As most of you know, Professor Dave Balaam is retiring at the end of this academic year after a distinguished career at Puget Sound. Although no one can ever really take Dave's place in IPE at Puget Sound, we are very fortunate to have hired an outstanding new professor who will fill Dave's faculty position and bring her own distinct skills, interests and values to our program.
That new professor is Emelie Kaye Peine. Professor Peine earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy and development at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Her Masters and PhD degrees are in Development Sociology from Cornell University in Ithica, NY. Her doctoral dissertation is titled "The Private State of Agribusiness: The Public Authority of Private Regimes in the Soybean Industry of Mato Grosso, Brazil." She is currently visiting assistant professor at Deep Springs College.
Professor Peine's fall teaching assignment includes two sections of IPE 201 and one section of IPE 331: The IPE of Food and Hunger. We are all really pleased that Professor Peine will be joining us in the fall and we look forward to introducing her to all of you.