New Faculty to Join Bethany College for 2018-19 Academic Year

BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College has hired three new faculty members who will begin teaching in the 2018-19 academic year.

These additions will grow Bethany’s departments of Biology and Political Science.

The new faculty include:

  • Dr. Anna Edlund – Dr. Anna Edlund, of Easton, Pa., is Bethany’s new Associate Professor of Biology. She received a B.A. from Swarthmore College, Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, and post doctorate from the University of Chicago. Along with researching pollen grains and the cells they contain, Dr. Edlund has taught at Spelman College and Lafayette College. For the past six summers, she has taught biology to Tibetan Buddhist monks in India. This fall semester, before arriving at Bethany, she will be Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she will teach a course on Creation and Embryology.
  • Dr. Katrina McNally – Dr. Katrina McNally, of Adelphi, Md., is Bethany’s new Assistant Professor of Political Science. She earned a Ph.D., ABD, and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Chemistry and Theatre Arts from Hastings College. She has teaching experience from Northern Virginia Community College and the University of Maryland, and her research interests include political representation in Congress, political institutions, identity politics, group-based representation, and elite behavior and quantitative methods.
  • Dr. Kayce Mobley – Dr. Kayce Mobley, of Pittsburg, Kan., is Bethany’s new Assistant Professor of Political Science. Dr. Mobley has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Georgia and a B.A. in Political Science from The University of the South. Among many publications, including “Big Brother, Ltd.: The Orwellian Nature of Neoliberal Politics,” and “Hiding Death: Contextualizing the Dover Ban,” Dr. Mobley has taught at Pittsburg State University, Wabash College, and the University of Georgia.
About Bethany College

Bethany College, founded in 1840, is the oldest private college in West Virginia. The Bethany experience focuses on academic excellence in the area of liberal arts and prepares students for a lifetime of work and a life of significance.

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