NEWPORT – Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy has added four faculty fellows and one adjunct fellow — with backgrounds ranging from archaeology to journalism to art — to its faculty.
The fellows program was launched last fall, and the new group is the second to join the Pell Center, bringing the total number of fellows to 20. The four new faculty fellows, all professors at Salve, are Emily Colbert Cairns, Robin L. Hoffmann, Jon Bernard Marcoux and Susannah Strong. Robert Whitcomb, vice president and editorial page editor of The Providence Journal, will join the Pell Center as an adjunct fellow.
“I’m grateful to this distinguished group for what I know will be a body of meaningful contributions to the public dialogue on important issues,” Jim Ludes, director of the Pell Center, said in a statement.
Cairns is an assistant professor of modern and classical languages whose scholarship examines early modern Spain and Latin American and the Sephardic Jewish diaspora.
Hoffmann, professor and chairwoman of administration and justice, focuses on juvenile justice and has served on several governmental bodies related to domestic violence and juvenile justice.
Marcoux is an assistant professor of cultural and historic preservation whose archaeological research has emphasized Native American societies and the intersection of economic growth and cultural heritage.
Strong, lecturer of art, explores issues of public art and historical preservation in her scholarship.
Whitcomb comes to Salve following a lengthy career in journalism, which has included stints at The Wall Street Journal and The International Herald Tribune. His areas of specialty range from the media to renewable energy to international politics.