Bridgewater College welcomes five new full-time faculty members for the 2023-2024 academic year. They join the Rhodes School of Arts and Humanities, the School of Natural Sciences and the School of Professional Studies.
The new faculty members, announced by Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Leona Sevick, are:
Dr. Hollie Bergeron, who joins the Teacher Education Program as a visiting assistant professor of education. Bergeron received a doctorate in education from Northeastern University in Boston, a master’s degree in education from Rivier University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and early childhood education from Keene State College, both located in New Hampshire.
Dr. Steve Ingham, who joins the Department of Communication Studies and Theatre as an instructor of communication studies. Ingham received a Ph.D. in communication from Wayne State University in Michigan, an M.A. in communication from the University of Cincinnati and a B.A. in communication from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan.
Malcolm Ogden, who joins the Department of Communication Studies and Theatre as a visiting assistant professor of communication studies. Ogden will obtain a Ph.D. in communication, rhetoric and digital media this September from North Carolina State University. He holds an M.A. in English from N.C. State and a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Maggie Payne, who joins the Department of World Languages and Cultures as an instructor of Spanish. Payne received an M.A. in Hispanic linguistics from N.C. State and a B.A. in marketing and Spanish from the University of Lynchburg.
Dr. Monika Sierkowska, who joins the Department of World Languages and Cultures as an instructor of French and German. Sierkowska received a Ph.D. in German literature from the University of California, Davis and an M.A. in second language acquisition in French language and literature from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany.