Yung-Pin Chen received his Ph.D. in statistics from Purdue University in 1994. He taught at Occidental College, Pomona College, and Smith College before coming to Lewis & Clark College in 2002. He is fascinated by the study of randomness.
Isabelle received her Licence d’anglais from the Université de Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle in 1990, and her Maîtrise de littérature anglaise from the Université Blaise Pascal de Clermont-Ferrand in 1992. She graduated from Michigan State University, where she received both her MA (1993) and her Ph.D. (1999) in French Literature. She has published on Diderot, Olympe de Gouges, and Sébastien-Roch-Nicolas Chamfort. Her current research deals with the letter form in polemical and philosophical letters to highlight the key role they played in carrying out the Enlightenment project of reforming the way people thought.
Joel received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New Hampshire in 1997 and a Master in Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. From 2006-2007 he worked and studied as Meisterschule at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany on a Fulbright Fellowship. His photographs have shown both nationally and internationally in both group and solo exhibitions and has been published in various journals, magazines, and a monograph entitled Landmark. Work from an ongoing individual project entitled Agapage recently was exhibited at the Art Gym in Portland, Oregon and Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, California in 2015. In 2015-2016 Joel participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program.
I have research interests in 19th & 20th Century Continental Philosophy, and Indian Philosophy. I have published articles such journals as in 1650–1850, American Philosophical Quarterly,Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, Clio,Continental Philosophy Review, Educational Theory, Idealistic Studies, International Philosophical Quarterly, International Studies in Philosophy, Janus Head, The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Philosophia, Philosophical Forum, Philosophical Frontiers, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Praxis International, The Pluralist, and Rhetorica.
Ben Gaskins is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lewis & Clark College. He teaches both American and Comparative Politics, including classes on religion and politics, mass media, public opinion, group politics, and political institutions. His research focuses mainly on the effect of religious commitment on opinion formation, media usage, voting behavior, and democratic citizenship. His work also looks at how citizens learn about politics and how they make political choices. His research has been published in The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, American Politics Research, Politics & Religion, and The International Journal of Press/Politics.
Healy’s research focuses on the social and cultural history of Central Europe (Germany, Austria, the Czechlands, Poland) with special emphasis on World War I, nations and nationalism, gender and everyday life. Her book, Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire: Total War and Everyday Life in World War I (Cambridge University Press, 2004) was awarded the 2005 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize from the American Historical Association and the 2005 Barbara Jelavich Book Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. Her current research project, entitled “At the Gates of Western Civilization: Islam and the Turks in Central European Historical Memory,” funded by a 2011-12 Fulbright senior research grant, examines how the siege of Vienna in 1683 has been re-told and re-written in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Central European patriots and nationalists. Recently, references to the siege have surfaced in debates about the identity of Europe and Turkey’s desire to join the EU. The study sheds light on the geographical imaginations of historical actors, and shows how and to what ends they have used defeat of “the Turks” to delineate the boundaries of “Europe.” Professor Healy’s research has been supported by the National Humanities Center; the Fulbright Commission; and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
Jessica is an assistant professor of Environmental Studies at Lewis & Clark College. She did her dissertation work examining the energetics and kinematics of breaking waves in the deep ocean at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography with Ken Melville. She is now using similar image processing techniques to explore the identification and motion of clouds in the sky
Rebecca Lingafelter is a performer, director, producer and teacher living in Portland, OR. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2005, where she studied with Anne Bogart, Andrei Serban and Kristin Linklater. In New York she performed at Classic Stage Company, PS122, The Ontological Hysteric Incubator, HERE Arts Center, The Bushwick Starr, The Chocolate Factory, Judson Church, Vortex Theatre Company, Target Margin Theatre, and The Metropolitan Opera. She has performed internationally in Korea, Germany, Italy, England and Budapest, Hungary. She was co-artistic director of experimental theatre ensemble Performance Lab 115 from 2005-2010 and was lead-artist for PL115’s six-month residency with Mabou Mines mentored by Ruth Maleczech in 2008. Rebecca has taught voice, movement, acting and contemporary performance for over 7 years. She taught at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts where she was on faculty through 2010. In addition she taught at the Public Theater, Classic Stage Company and The Brooklyn Academy of Music. In Portland, she has taught at the Portland Actors Conservatory and Portland Playhouse as well as leading workshops for Third Rail Repertory and PETE. Local credits include Collapse with Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Fifth of July with Profile Theatre and performances at On The Boards and Portland Center Stage’s JAW Festival with her theatre company, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble (PETE). In addition to stage work, Rebecca’s commercial and television credits include a Guest Star role on TNT’s Leverage, as well as national Pepsi and Kraft commercials. She is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA.
My research interests are focused on the biochemical events that facilitate long-term memory formation. Changes in neuronal architecture accompany long-term memory formation. Several lines of evidence suggest that the serine protease, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), serves as a modulator of learning-related synaptic plasticity. To better understand the molecular determinants of synaptic plasticity, my laboratory uses fluorescence microscopy and green fluorescent protein (GFP) technology to study the synaptic localization, distribution and secretion of tPA and other key neuromodulatory proteins at synaptic sites.
Todd Lochner teaches undergraduate courses in Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, Introduction to American Politics, and Law, Lawyers and Society. He also teaches a joint undergraduate-law school course on Election Law at Northwestern School of Law, where he is a Research Fellow. He is Prelaw Advisor to the College, and his articles appear in Law & Policy, Regulation & Governance, Election Law Journal, and Justice System Journal, among others. He enjoys spending time with his wife Suzanna watching Game of Thrones and Modern Family.
Jens Mache was born in Karlsruhe, Germany. As an undergraduate student, he studied computer science at the University of Karlsruhe (Vordiplom in 1992). After completing a Master’s degree at Southern Oregon University in 1994, he became a Ph.D. student at the University of Oregon (Ph.D. completed in 1999, advisor Virginia Lo). In 1998, he became Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. In 2004, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. And in 2010, he was promoted to Full Professor.
Dr. Metz is a plant community ecologist whose research explores the relative importance of biotic interactions, disturbance, and the abiotic environment in driving forest dynamics and diversity. She has ongoing research programs in both temperate and tropical forests.
Dawn Odell’s research focuses on the exchange of material goods and artistic practices between Asia and Europe in the early modern period, with a particular emphasis on the Dutch engagement with China. She has published articles on the seventeenth-century Dutch travel book author Johan Nieuhof, Chinese export porcelain, Dutch and Chinese ethnographies, and early Sinology in Europe.
Associate Professor, Department Chair of Rhetoric and Media Studies
Bryan Sebok is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Rhetoric and Media Studies. His research interests include innovation in the film and media industries, narrative film, documentary film production, and industrial shifts. He has recently completed his feature documentary, FOOD TRUCK: THE MOVIE, which premiered at the Madrid International Film Festival, winning Best Feature Documentary.
I study the (Laplace) spectral geometry of Riemannian orbifolds, and the topological properties of orbifolds which satisfy Ricci or sectional curvature bounds. I am also interested in spectral graph theory.
Associate Professor of Art and Studio Head in Ceramics
Ted Vogel is Associate Professor of Art and Program Head in Ceramics at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon where he has taught since 1994.
In addition to his teaching at Lewis & Clark College, Ted has taught workshops nationally, and has served as a visiting artist at numerous colleges, universities and art centers. Ted often incorporates glass, clay, cast iron and digital imagery into his art-making vocabulary. His work is exhibited widely and is held in numerous public and private collections and is published in numerous books and ceramics publications. This fall, Ted will open a one-person exhibition of his sculptures and installations at Kent State University.
Ted is one of the founding developers of accessCeramics.org a growing collection of images of contemporary ceramics by recognized artists. Arts educators, students, artists, scholars, curators and the general public use this on-line project worldwide. Currently this site has grown to 400 national and international artists and hosts a growing 4000 images.