UMass Amherst UWW is delighted and honored to welcome two new members to their distinguished group of faculty. Although new to UWW, David Bartone and Lisa Modenos have well-established relationships with the University of Massachusetts. David received his MFA from UMass Amherst in Creative Writing (Poetry), and has shared his expertise by teaching courses in creative writing, composition, food writing, and rare forms of literature. “I am proud to be part of such a storied program at UMass Amherst,” David said about joining UWW. “It is wonderful to be a part of such a dedicated and talented faculty and staff. Everyone here models an impressive and earnest dedication to students.”
Lisa shares David’s excitement about her new position within the university, exclaiming that she is “thrilled to be joining the UWW faculty this fall!” Lisa brings to UWW an extensive background in anthropology, which began with a B.A. from Queens College, City University of New York. Lisa has since received her MA and PhD, both from UMass Amherst, and she has had the opportunity to teach anthropology courses at Mount Holyoke, Skidmore College, Assumption College, Holyoke Community College, and UMass Amherst.
David and Lisa will begin the upcoming school year teaching the UWW introductory course Frameworks of Understanding, serving as both instructors and advisors to their students.