New Assistant Director Brings Experience in Junior Faculty Mentoring, Community Engagement, and Sustainability
We’re delighted to announce the upcoming appointment of Joe Bandy as a new Assistant Director. Joe is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology at Bowdoin College, and will begin here at the Center for Teaching this summer. Joe grew up in Nashville, received his B.A. from Rhodes College, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. At Bowdoin, he’s taught a variety of courses in Sociology/Anthropology, Environmental Studies and Latin American Studies, on topics including globalization and social change, environmental sociology, poverty and social policy, social movements, revolutions, identity, and U.S./Mexican relations. He is the recipient of several teaching awards, and has played an active role in facilitating teaching workshops, seminars, peer consultations and other events for faculty both at Bowdoin and across the country. Joe’s expertise in mentoring junior faculty, community engagement, sustainability, and other issues will add a great deal to the CFT team, and we look forward to introducing him to colleagues across the campus.