College Bids Farewell to Retiring Faculty Members

After 46 years at the College, Margaret Cerullo has stepped down from her role as professor of sociology, through which she made an impact on countless students in the areas of social and political theory, including feminist theory and queer theory, sociology of culture, and social movements. During her extensive tenure, Cerullo served as a faculty-in-residence from 1993–2024 and as co-dean of the School of Social Science from 1996–1999; was integral in organizing the ongoing annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture Series honoring the late Hampshire faculty member and activist; led several January/May short-term field trips; co-hosted the Hampshire-in-Havana study abroad program for students; and continues to co-host the semi-annual Alumni, Family, and Friends Cuba Trip.

Brian Schultz will wrap up a 37-year term as associate professor of entomology and ecology. An agricultural ecologist and entomologist who conducted research at the Hampshire College Farm, Schultz also spent a number of years in Central America and the Caribbean studying methods of insect pest control. He was dean of the School of Natural Science for four years; participated in the College's Institute for Central American Development Studies; was a faculty trustee on Hampshire's Board; and led a trip to Costa Rica during spring break of 1998.

Professor of Public Health Elizabeth Conlisk has worked at Hampshire for 23 years. In addition to teaching, she served as dean of the School of Natural Science and, when interdisciplinary schools were dismantled on campus, in 2020, as dean for the academic areas of natural and cognitive science and critical social inquiry. Conlisk held roles on the Hampshire Board of Trustees and the Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science, an interdisciplinary certificate program for students interested in the sociopolitical and biologic bases of health. She also led a short-term field course in El Salvador in 2011 and 2013 titled Issues on Women’s Health in Developing Countries.

Hampshire is grateful for the service of these dedicated teachers and researchers and their contributions to the College community. We wish them a fulfilling retirement.

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