Current POSSE Mentors

Amy Dooling, Associate Dean of Global Initiatives, Director of the Walter Commons, Professor of Chinese

Amy Dooling, Posse 7

Associate Dean of Global Initiatives, Director of The Walter Commons for Global Study & Engagement and Professor of Chinese

Joined Connecticut College in 1998.

Education: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Amy Dooling, a scholar of modern Chinese literature who has taught at the College since 1998, is the mentor to Posse 7. Dooling has published books on 20th century women’s writing and feminist literary culture. In her new role as associate dean of global initiatives and director of the Otto and Fran Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement, Dooling works with offices and individuals across campus to advance the College’s global education efforts.  Dooling is exceptionally proud of her globetrotting Posse, who have taken advantage of the College’s emphasis on learning beyond the classroom through studies, research, and community engagement everywhere from Prague to Shanghai to New York City. Dooling grew up in Washington, D.C., and now resides in Guilford, Connecticut, with her husband and two children.  

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Midge Thomas, Posse 8

Professor of Music and President of New England Conference of Music Theorists, 2013-2015

Joined Connecticut College in 1999.

Education: B.A., Whitman College, M.A., University of Washington, Seattle, Ph.D., Yale University

Midge Thomas, professor of music theory and mentor to Connecticut College's Posse 8, has taught at the College since 1999. Her research focuses primarily on rhythm and contemporary music. Recently, she has turned her attention to issues of music theory pedagogy, equity within the field and access to the music major. She presented some of this work at the 2018 annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory, in a talk that explores the importance of incorporating equity pedagogy into music theory courses. A recent collaboration with Associate Professor of Psychology Ruth Grahn of the neuroscience department led to a joint presentation on music and emotion in summer 2018; they plan to pursue future projects together, in which they will investigate connections between music and resilience. The incredible, brilliant, and courageous Posse Scholars that Midge mentors have inspired her to try something new: she will study percussion with Adjunct Associate Professor of Music Pete Jarvis during her 2018-2019 sabbatical. Midge lives in Mystic with her husband, dog, two cats and bunny. Their two sons live in Pennsylvania and New York.

Andrea Lanoux, Associate Professor of Slavic Studies, Chair of Slavic Studies Department

Andrea Lanoux, Posse 9

Professor of Slavic Studies, Chair of Slavic Studies Department and Director of CISLA

Joined Connecticut College in 1999.

Education: B.A., Brown University, M.A., Ph.D., UCLA, Los Angeles

Jennifer Rudolph, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

Jennifer Rudolph, Posse 10

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Interim Chair of the Hispanic Studies Department 2017-2018

Joined Connecticut College in 2010.

Education: B.A., St. Xavier University, M.A., Loyola University, Ph.D., University of Illinois

Jennifer Domino Rudolph is associate professor of Hispanic and Latin American studies. She teaches courses on U.S. Latinx cultures. Jennifer’s family is from the south side of Chicago, where she completed her education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Jennifer lives in downtown New London. She is currently working on a book on baseball and Latin/o American identities and media. She is excited to work with Posse 10 and support their journey at Connecticut College!