The Colorado College Board of Trustees approved promotion to full professor for four faculty members at their June meeting. Associate professors promoted to full professor are Tamara Bentley, Art; Genevieve Love, English; Gail Murphy-Geiss, Sociology; and Rebecca Tucker, Art.

Bentley earned her B.A. in history and her Ph.D. in art history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has taught Introduction to Asian Art; Art of China and Art of Japan, as well as Art and International Trade 1550-1800, Print Culture and International Exchange in Early Modern Art, and a First-Year Experience course, Conflict and Confluence in Asian Culture.

Love earned her B.A. in English, with high honors, from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. in English language and literature from Cornell University. Love teaches Introduction to Shakespeare; Shakespeare’s Tragedies on Film; Milton’s Paradise Lost; Renaissance Drama; Introduction to Poetry;and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Literature.

Murphy-Geiss earned her Ph.D. in religion and social change at University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology and became an assistant professor at Colorado College in 2004. She teaches Gender Inequality, Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Family, Research Design, and Thinking Sociologically. She also teaches courses in the Feminist and Gender Studies program and has taught the course Contemporary French Society in Lyon, France.

Tucker earned her Ph.D. at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and her A.B. in the history of art at Bryn Mawr College. She joined the Art Department in 2003 and received tenure in 2009. Tucker has taught Introduction to Art History, Renaissance Culture, The High Renaissance and After: Italian Art of the 16thCentury, Art of the Dutch Republic, and Art of the Baroque: Art and Empire in the 17thCentury, History of Collecting, and Introduction to Museum Studies. Currently she is the museum director at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.