Humanities Division

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Ace 116

Humanities emphasizes library research skills, from careful and deep reading to using digital resources of all kinds. Humanities students generally work extensively in the library or on the library website to develop fine-tuned search skills. They are also likely to earn advanced degrees, from the Ph.D., J.D. or MFA, to library degrees including the Master of Science in Information Sciences and Master of Library Science. Our graduate placement record with nationally-ranked programs is excellent, and our graduates have worked in the Library of Congress, Hollins University and public libraries.

Language Placement Exam Information: New College offers an online placement exam in Spanish, French and German in order to place students in the appropriate class. Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Latin and Russian do not use the online placement exam; faculty in those areas can provide you with more information. Once you are admitted to New College, you will be able to access detailed information on language placement exams through our community portal, myNCF. Faculty will confirm your placement after you arrive in August through some combination of questionnaires, writing samples and individual conversations.

Humanities Division AOCs

Humanities Faculty

Dr. Tom Bailey

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

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Dan Bethune

Assistant in Humanities (Studio Technician)

Dr. Maribeth Clark

Professor of Music

Chair, Division of Humanities

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Dr. Mark Dancigers

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Dr. Nicolas Delon

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies

Dr. Alexandria Griffin

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

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Dr. Melanie Hubbard

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Dr. Robert Knox Jr.

Emeritus Professor of English

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Dr. Sonia Labrador-Rodriguez

Associate Professor of Spanish Language and Literature

Dr. Douglas Langston

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion

Dr. Fang-yu Li

Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Culture

Dr. Manuel Lopez

Interim Dean of Studies

Associate Professor of Religion and Buddhist Studies

Andrei Malaev-Babel

Adjunct Associate Professor of Theater

Dr. Gordon Michalson Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Humanities

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Dr. Stephen Miles

Professor Emeritus of Music

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Dr. Arthur Miller

Professor Emeritus of British and American Literature

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Dr. Nova Myhill

Professor of English and Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Dr. Nassima Neggaz

Associate Professor of History and Religion

Dr. John Newman

Emeritus Professor of Religion

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Dr. Christopher Noble

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Jose Alberto Portugal

Professor of Spanish Language and Literature

Virginia Puckett Bray

Adjunct Instructor of Piano

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Dr. Amy Reid

Professor of French Language and Literature

Director of Gender Studies

Dr. David Schatz

Professor Emeritus of Russian Language

Dr. Hesam Sharifan

Visiting Assistant Professor

Dr. Wendy Sutherland

Professor of German & Black European and Diaspora Studies

Dr. Michael Sweet

Research Scholar, Humanities

Dr. Ashkan Tabatabaie

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Digital Media

Dr. Hugo R. Viera-Vargas

Assistant Professor of Caribbean/Latin American Studies and Music

Kevin Wang

Adjunct Instructor

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Leymis Wilmott

Dance Instructor and Artist in Residence

Dr. Alina Wyman

Professor of Russian Language and Literature

Dr. Jessica Young

Assistant Professor of Global English

Faculty Steward of the Dr. Helen N. Fagin Collection in Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights

Dr. Robert L. Zamsky

Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Professor of English

Dr. Florence Zamsky

Visiting Professor of French Language and Literature

Dr. Jing Zhang

Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Culture

International & Area Studies Director