Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Habiba Vaghoo teaches Organic Chemistry in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Colorado College. Her research interests are in the area of organofluorine chemistry and she is interested in the design and synthesis of fluorinated antimalarial analogs. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Professor of Biology
Ralph Bertrand teaches genetics and molecular biology in the biology department at Colorado College. He is interested in ancient human migration patterns in Southeast Asia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Emily Chan's research interests are Social Psychology, Interpersonal Perception and Self-Presentation, Prejudice and Stereotyping, Conflict and Negotiation, Judgment and Decision Making, Evolutionary Psychology, and Cross-cultural Social Psychology. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
I'm a mathematical biologist. That is, I use mathematical models to investigate biological phenomena. My research is in population biology and ecology, with a recent foray into bacterial genetics. In my dissertation work, I studied stochastic (i.e. incorporating chance) models of the spatial spread of plant diseases. As a postdoc, I studied unusual predator-prey dynamics in soil communities. Recently, I have collaborated with Dr. Phoebe Lostroh in CC's biology department to understand bacterial gene regulation, and with Dr. Miro Kummel in CC's environmental science program and Dr. Andrea Bruder in CC's math/CS department to understand complex spatio-temproal dynamics of an insect predator-prey system.
Heidi R. Lewis
Assistant Professor, Feminist and Gender Studies
Heidi R. Lewis joined the faculty of Colorado College in 2010 as the Riley Scholar-in-Residence in the Feminist & Gender Studies Program. After serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Program during the subsequent year, she was hired an Assistant Professor. Her teaching and research focus on feminism, gender and sexuality, women’s writing, African American literature and culture, Critical Race Theory, Critical Whiteness Studies, Critical Media Studies and popular culture. Her most recent project focuses on contemporary tragic mulatto narratives, noting that women with black fathers and white mothers highlight the father-daughter relationship in order to illuminate the unique relationship between race, gender, and class. She situates this project within contemporary discourses that examine the impetuses for and implications of the unique ways in which women of color understand and construct social, cultural, and political identities, as well as colorblindness and/or post-racial theories. Her other research interests include constructions of black gay men on television, hip hop culture, and the ways in which black women experience and shape academia.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Mario Montaño is a cultural anthropologist and folklorist. His research focuses on the Texas-Mexico border and northern region of Mexico. On of his main interests is the anthropology of food.