Meet the Faculty

David Nordmann

David Nordmann

Henrietta Arnold Associate Professor of History

B.A., Coe College
M.A., University of Kansas
Ph.D., Indiana University

Dr. Nordmann teaches Western Civilization in addition to courses in East Asian history. His specialties include Meiji Japan, late 19th-century Korea, U.S.-East Asia relations and Asian-American history.

Chris Hatchell

Chris Hatchell

Associate Professor of Religion

B.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Email: chatchell@coe.edu

Dr. Hatchell teaches in the field of Asian religions, with particular interests in Buddhism, Hinduism and Daoism. His research focuses on Tibet, especially the Bön religion and a system of philosophy and practice called the Great Perfection (rdzogs chen). His current project is a translation of a Tibetan text known as the Zermik (gzer mig), which is a biography of the founder of the Bön tradition, Tönpa Shenrab. Some of his other favorite topics are Indian and Tibetan tantra, Buddhist cosmology, contemporary Tibetan literature and film, digital initiatives in Tibetan Studies and Tibetan music and games. American old-time music is also a major interest — banjo and fiddle players are welcome to stop by his office.

Mickey Wu

Mickey R.C. Wu

George Baker Professor of Business Administration and Economics 

B.A., Berea College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Dr. Wu specializes in the areas of the economics of trade and development, and excellence-based organizations. He was instrumental in establishing the Spellman Memorial Fund, the Investment Fund and the women's varsity soccer program at Coe.

Kim Lanegran

Kimberly Lanegran

Associate Professor of Political Science

B.A., Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida

Dr. Lanegran teaches courses on comparative politics, international organizations, women and politics and U.S. public policy. Her publications focus on international human rights trials and the political transformation of South Africa. Recently, she edited a special issue of African Studies Quarterly on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Africa.

Derek Buckaloo

Derek Buckaloo

William R. and Winifred Shuttleworth Professor of History

B.A., Stanford University
M.A., Ph.D., Emory University

Dr. Buckaloo teaches American history, with special interests in 20th-century politics and culture, foreign relations, particularly the Cold War and the Vietnam War, and Native American history. His present research is on the "Vietnam Syndrome."