Ph.D. Candidate (Education &  Sociology) University of Pennsylvania, 2009 -
M.S.Ed. (Education Policy) University of Pennsylvania, 2007
B.A. (Anthropology) Amherst College, 2001 

Research Interests
Sociology of education
Urban sociology
Social stratification
Research methods 

Amherst College Professor Ethan Temeles Receives National Science Foundation Grant for Hummingbird Research

September 19, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Ethan J. Temeles, associate professor of biology at Amherst College, has received a grant of $240,000 from the National Science Foundation for a research project titled “Coevolutionary Convergence and Displacement Across a Geographic Mosaic: Hummingbirds and Heliconias of the Lesser Antilles.”

Amherst College Professor Scott Kaplan Receives Fulbright Scholarship for Study in Chile

November 6, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— Scott F. Kaplan, an associate professor of computer science at Amherst College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to travel and conduct research on “Adding Experimentation and Analysis to Systems Courses: Memory Management Techniques for Reducing Process Switching Delays” at the Federico Santa Maria Technical University and Adolfo Ibanez University in Valparaiso, Chile from January through June.

Faculty Research

Departmental faculty, as indeed the entire College faculty, regards research and scholarly work as integral to continued effective teaching. Moreover, undergraduates have the opportunity to work in collaboration with members of the faculty during the summers, during Interterm, and in their senior year, as part of their honors project. The areas in which the physics faculty are currently active are:

Research Opportunities

Departmental Honors Research. A limited number of majors will engage in honors research under the direction of a faculty member during their senior year. Honors research involves credit for three courses (usually one course credit during the fall and two credits during the spring semester) and culminates in a thesis. The thesis usually involves both a review of the previous literature pertinent to the selected area of inquiry and a report of the methods and results of a study conducted by the student.