Congratulations to the Wagner College faculty members who were granted tenure and promotion at today's meeting of our board of trustees.
ALISON ARANT was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor. A member of the English Department faculty, Arant joined the Wagner College community in 2013.
She earned her B.A. from John Brown University, her M.A. from Creighton University and her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, Columbia.
Arant teaches and publishes on topics related to U.S. literature and culture, the American South, African American literature, women’s literature, and race and music studies. Her current research includes co-editing a collection of essays, “Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor,” which is forthcoming from University of Mississippi Press. That project introduces new approaches to O’Connor and grew out of Arant’s participation in a 2014 summer institute on Flannery O’Connor that was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is also a contributor to “Southern Comforts: Drinking and the U.S. South,” a collection currently forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press. It includes her essay, “Mama Likes Her Gin: Black Blues Women, Freedom and Alcohol in the Prohibition South.”
UTTEEYO DASGUPTA was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor. A member of the Economics Department faculty, Dasgupta joined the Wagner College community in 2014.
He earned M.A.s in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and the University of Arizona, Tucson, and his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Dasgupta’s research interests are in the positive, normative and strategic aspects of decision-making. He primarily uses economics experiments and game theory for his research.
He has published in the Journal of Public Economics, World Development, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Psychology, Economic Theory, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Group Decision and Negotiation, Economics Bulletin, New Zealand Economic Papers, Experimental Economics, Studies in Microeconomics, Economic and Political Weekly, Journal of Industrial Organization Education, Perspectives on Economic Education Research, and Developments on Experimental Economics.
He has refereed for the National Science Foundation (ad hoc reviewer), Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Economic Theory, Experimental Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economic Inquiry, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Journal of Socio Economics, Journal of Economic Psychology, Economics Letters, Managerial and Decision Economics, Review of Development Economics, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Social Choice and Welfare, Public Choice, Journal of Public Economic Theory, IZA Journal of Labor Economics, International Journal of Social Economics, Economic Record, Agricultural Economics, American Law and Economics Review, Singapore Economic Review, Economics of Governance Review, Economics Bulletin, Games, Studies in Microeconomics, Economics and Politics, Economics of Governance, Administration and Society, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Political Behavior, The American Economist, Journal of Industrial Organization Education, International Review of Economics Education, Economic and Political Weekly (panel reviewer), Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision-makers, Scientific Journals International, International Journal of Social Economics (panel reviewer), and Sustainability.
He is a senior research associate at the Center for International Studies and Policy at Fordham University. He serves as an associate editor for the journal Studies in Microeconomics and as a member of the editorial boards for Studies in Microeconomics, the Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, and the Journal of Community Development & Research.
His teaching interests are in microeconomic theory — and, in particular, game theory — as well as industrial organization and experimental/behavioral economics.
For more information on his research, teaching and current projects, visit his website.
DANE STALCUP was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor. A member of the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Stalcup joined the Wagner College community in 2013.
Stalcup came to Wagner College from New York University, where he completed his doctoral dissertation, titled “Fragmented Totalities: The Autobiography of Composer Hector Berlioz.” Previously, he earned his bachelor’s degree in French and anthropology from Tulane University (New Orleans) and completed a master’s degree in French literature at NYU. His current research explores the music and literature of France, with an emphasis on the 19th century.
FLORIN POP was promoted to professor. A member of the faculty of the Department of Math & Computer Science, Pop joined the Wagner College community in 2001.
He earned both his B.S. and his M.S. in mathematics from the University of Bucharest and his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of New Mexico. His current research focuses on functional analysis, operator theory and operator algebras.
SARAH J. SCOTT was promoted to professor. She currently serves as the college’s dean of integrated learning and is tenured in the Department of Art, Art History and Film. She joined the Wagner College community in 2007.
Sarah Scott completed her B.A. at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where she majored in art history and archaeology, and minored in chemistry. She lived in Manhattan for two years, working at the Metropolitan of Museum of Art in the Objects Conservation Department and then in the Curatorial Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art. She earned her Ph.D. in the history of art from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005.
Scott’s area of scholarship is ancient Near Eastern art. She is particularly engaged with issues surrounding the intersection of art and writing in fourth and early third millennium BCE southern Mesopotamia, and how cylinder seal imagery functioned in temple economies. She uses a range of methodologies not only drawing upon art history, but also archaeology, semiotics, and Assyriology (the study of ancient Near Eastern languages and scripts). Another research concentration of hers is the phenomenon of Assyrian imperial art. She investigates the role visual and textual narrative plays in the administration and ideology of empire, and is currently working on a digital reconstruction of an Assyrian palace at Nineveh.
Although a specialist in ancient Near Eastern art history, Sarah Scott teaches a range of courses at Wagner that encompasses the broader Mediterranean and Middle Eastern visual worlds. As part of a new Art History major, Scott offers courses in Ancient Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Islamic, Bronze Age, Greek, and Roman Art and Architecture. She employs an interdisciplinary approach in her courses and exposes students to themes dealing with narrative, semiotics, portraiture, and propaganda. Her classes actively utilize museums in New York City as an extension of the classroom.