Faculty

Profs. Ken Miller, Jon Shields, and Jack Pitney

Three different books by CMC professors showcase their expertise, while offering three distinct ways of looking at the upcoming presidential election in November.

Jack Pitney serves up a provocative point-of-view; while Jon Shields and co-author Stephanie Muravchik share what they learned traveling to working-class communities in three states, and Ken Miller analyzes national politics by examining the rivalry between “Red-Republican Texas” and “Blue-Democratic California.”

Profs. Sharda Umanath, Catherine L. Reed, Alison Harris, and Stacey N. Doan have been awarded highly competitive grants.

From investigating the resiliency of young adults to turning back the clock on memory for older populations, four professors in CMC’s Psychological Sciences department are looking at how we mentally manage our world. And their outstanding work has been rewarded with five large, highly competitive, external grants—virtually unprecedented for professors at small liberal arts colleges, especially in a single year—to fund research and further teaching at CMC.  

Former Professor Carol Carney
A Zoom memorial service and endowed scholarship fund honor a beloved teacher, mentor, and colleague who invested wholeheartedly in students
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Cognitive psychologist Sharda Umanath and her CMC student researchers are cartographers in the largely uncharted ‘zone of proximal retrieval” of our knowledge bases.

“Wait, wait… I know that… It’s on the tip of my tongue.” 

Everyone has experienced this form of “memory retrieval failure.” Yet common as tip-of-the-tongue events are, remarkably little is known in general about the cognitive terrain surrounding them: the hills and valleys of what psychologists call “marginal knowledge.”

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Nixon v. Trump

Jack Pitney’s GOP affiliation survived Watergate, but not Donald Trump. He explains the difference.

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In their new book, Trump’s Democrats, Jon Shields and co-author Stephanie Muravchik explore what compelled voters in consistently blue states to cast ballots for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016.

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In his 2020-21 Convocation address, President Hiram Chodosh proposed a challenge to the CMC community.

“Years later, when we look back at now, what is the story we would like to be able to tell?”

Prof. Branwen Williams (left) and Prof. Mary Evans (right)

Across the CMC curriculum, members of our faculty are meeting the challenge of these unprecedented and historic times, delivering exceptional coursework in a fully online modality for the fall semester. In our Academic Innovations series of faculty Q&As, professors share their curricular highlights, best practices, and how students are helping to shape virtual learning for a memorable, collaborative academic experience.

KLI Classroom

With the beginning of each academic year, we announce the faculty members and coaches joining the Claremont McKenna College community. Here are brief introductions to each. Welcome to all!

Mark Huber

Across the CMC curriculum, members of our faculty are meeting the challenge of these unprecedented and historic times, delivering exceptional coursework in a fully online modality for the fall semester. In our Academic Innovations series of faculty Q&As, professors share their curricular highlights, best practices, and how students are helping to shape virtual learning for a memorable, collaborative academic experience.

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