Five Faculty Receive Tenure

Five Williams faculty members have been promoted to associate professor with tenure, effective July 1. They are:

mag-ashrafQuamrul Ashraf, economics
Ashraf’s research focuses on topics in long-run economic growth and development, economic demography and agent-based computational macroeconomics. He teaches courses on macroeconomics and economic growth and development, both in the economics department, where he’s technology coordinator, and in the master’s program at the Center for Development Economics. He serves on the college’s Honor and Discipline Committee.


Cook_Mea_08Mea Cook, geosciences
Cook studies the ocean’s role in natural climate variability across time scales ranging from decades to hundreds of thousands of years, including natural fluxes of methane and carbon dioxide between the ocean and atmosphere and the role of ocean circulation in ice age cycles. She teaches courses on oceanography and climate change. She serves on the Faculty Steering Committee and the advisory committee to the Environmental Studies Program.


Crowe_Justin_10Justin Crowe ’03, political science
Crowe’s research interests include the Supreme Court, constitutional law and theory and American political and constitutional development, political thought and culture and political institutions. He teaches courses including Power, Politics and Democracy in America; American Constitutionalism; Problems and Progress in American Democracy; and American Political Thought. He serves on the Faculty Compensation Committee.


2014_David_Morris_0006David Gurcay-Morris ’96, theater
Gurcay-Morris is a set designer and experimental theater artist. His recent show with playwright/director Young Jean Lee, Straight White Men, was a Top 10 Show of 2014 in both the New York Times and Time Out. He teaches an introductory course in theatrical staging and design as well as upper-level classes in scenic design, 20th-century scenography and devised theater. He serves on the Faculty Review Panel and Winter Study Committee.


2012_Williams_Nate-Kornell_0004Nate Kornell, psychology
Kornell’s research interests include efficiency in learning and how typical learners understand and manage their own learning. He teaches Introductory Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognition and Education, and Perspectives on Psychological Issues. He serves on the college’s Committee on Information Technology.