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Winston Black, visiting assistant professor, History Department

Winston Black, visiting assistant professor in the History Department, specializes in medieval history, history of Christianity and history of medicine.

The courses he will teach at Binghamton include early medieval Europe; medieval religion and the church; and the Black Death and the impact of plague.

Black, from Delavan, Wis., received his undergraduate degree in English and medieval studies from Lawrence University. He did his graduate work at the University of Toronto.

Black, who formerly taught at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, is working on a translation and commentary of Henry of Huntington’s Anglicanus Ortus, a 12th-century Latin medical work. He also will be featured in a forthcoming collection of essays about medieval medicine.

He enjoys hiking, gardening and playing the piano.

Mayumi Hirano, lecturer, Asian and Asian American Studies Department

Mayumi Hirano, a lecturer in the Asian and Asian American Studies Department, specializes in Japanese linguistics and second language acquisition.

Hirano, from Sapporo, Japan, received her master’s in Japanese linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Hirano will teach four Japanese courses at Binghamton. She has taught Japanese as a foreign language at Middlebury College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Middle Tennessee State University.

Her hobbies include skiing, snowboarding and reading books.

Catherine Malele, lecturer, Chemistry Department

Catherine Malele, a lecturer in the Chemistry Department, was a recipient of the Binghamton University Graduate Student Excellence Award in 2008.

She received her undergraduate and master’s degree from Kenyatta University in Kenya and received her doctorate from Binghamton University.

Malele, who is from Kenya, will teach general chemistry at Binghamton.

Anthony Reeves, visiting assistant professor, Philosophy Department

Anthony Reeves, a visiting assistant professor in the Philosophy Department, specializes in moral and political philosophy.

Reeves received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Portland and a doctorate in philosophy from Boston University.

He previously worked as a visiting professor at Xavier University in Ohio.

Reeves, from Helena, Mt., will teach methods of reasoning; advanced philosophy of law; and law and morality.

He enjoys running, hiking, skiing, coffee and strategy games.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08