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Faculty Hires and Promotions for 2019

August 30, 2019 | Rebecca Au-Mullaney

The King’s College is pleased to welcome Dr. Joseph Griffith to the faculty, who will bring his expertise to the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics program at King’s. The College also congratulates the accomplishments of two faculty members who received promotions this year.

Joseph GriffithDr. Joseph Griffith

Dr. Joseph Griffith was hired in 2019 as Assistant Professor of Politics. Among the courses he will teach at King’s are American Political Thought and Practice II, Foundations of Politics, and Comparative Government. Griffith earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Baylor University after majoring in Political Science and History at Ashland University. His dissertation is on American jurisprudence concerning the right of parents to direct their children’s education. In the 2018-2019 academic year, he was a visiting lecturer at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Richard M. Weaver Fellow at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Griffith lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son, with whom he says he “watches witty TV shows and the Cleveland Cavaliers.”

Benjamin WhiteDr. Benjamin White

Upon the completion of his Ph.D. through Durham University, Dr. Benjamin White was promoted from instructor to assistant professor of biblical studies. White’s expertise lies in Pauline studies, the New Testament, biblical studies, and some aspects of Reformation theology. His other academic interests include biblical hermeneutics and interpretation as well as Christian theology, pedagogy, and preaching.

Dawn FotopulosDawn Fotopulos

Dawn Fotopulos was promoted to a full professor of business this year. She has served in the Business and Finance program at King’s since 2004, and teaches management courses based on her executive experience in the financial services, ready-to-wear, real estate development, and consumer product industries. In addition to her extensive service as a professor, Fotopulos has spent her career as an entrepreneur, Wall Street trader, Citigroup VP, and award-winning coach to small business owners.