We are pleased to welcome three full and three associate members this month; spanning four continents, they hail from the USA, Switzerland, Taiwan and Egypt.
Dr Evan Dutmer (USA) is Instructor in Latin, Ancient Mediterranean Cultures, and Ethics at the Culver Academies, a boarding school in Northern Indiana. He was awarded a PhD in Ancient Philosophy from Northwestern University in September 2019. He received his MA in Philosophy from Northwestern University in 2014, and his BA in Philosophy from Northern Illinois University in 2012. His academic work has been accepted for publication at the New England Classical Journal, Journal of Ancient Philosophy, Teaching Classical Languages, Journal of Classics Teaching, and Bryn Mawr Classical Review. He is the 2020 Indiana Classical Conference Teacher of the Year, Rising Star.
Dr Doaa ElShereef (EGYPT) was admitted as an Associate Member last year, and her impressive publication record in the last year has earned her an upgrade to Full Membership. Dr ElShereef received her PhD in Philosophy - Biblical Archeology in May 2018, and her first research paper, “Ancient Egyptian Sports and Fundamental Principles of Olympics,” was published in World History Bulletin (Nov. 2020). Her next paper “Canaanite Civilization between the shores of the Mediterranean and the American shores” will be published in World History Connected, U Illinois P, in Feb. 2021 and she will also be presenting a paper on “Religious History of Canaanite Civilization and its Impact on the Near East” at the next online annual meeting of the WHA. Her paper on “The Canaanite Trade Network between the Shores of the Mediterranean” is scheduled to be presented online in the International Conference on Anthropology, Archaeology, History and Philosophy of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET) in February 2021 in Paris, France.
Dr Thomas Gruber (SWITZERLAND) earned his PhD in Immunology and Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Research Management in 2020 from Bern University, following an M.Sc. in Molecular Life Sciences (2016) and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2014) from the same school. Currently working as a Development Scientist at a biopharma company, he continues his research and writing in oncology and immunology as an independent scholar. He has contributed to several published articles: “IL32: tumor immunity in melanoma,” JCI Insight (2020); “ Vaccine against peanut allergy based on engineered Virus-Like-Particles displaying single major peanut allergens,” J Allergy Clin Immunol (2020); “VLA-4 mediated adhesion of melanoma cells on the blood brain barrier is the critical cue for melanoma cell intercalation and barrier disruption’” J Cereb Blood Flow Metab (2018); “Recent Successes and Future Directions in immunotherapy of Cutaneous Melanoma,” Front Immunol (2017);  and “Cellular Shuttles: Monocytes/Macrophages Exhibit Transendothelial Transport of Nanoparticles under Physiological Flow,” ACS Appl Mater Interfaces (2017).
Dr Chung-Hui (Joan) Lin (TAIWAN) gained her DVM at National Taiwan University (NTU) in 2001. She received small animal internal medicine residency training and studied for master’s degree about blood pressure and heart failure during 2001-2004. She started to get interested in respiratory diseases since 2004. Joan found her enthusiasm and determined to do clinical research about respiratory medicine for her whole career since 2006 after meeting many great mentors/role models in this field. She earned her PhD in 2015 and was selected as a deFacto diplomate of the Asian College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Internal medicine) in 2019. She is currently an attending clinician with specialty in respiratory medicine and integrated cardiorespiratory assessment at veterinary teaching hospital, as well as an adjunct assistant professor of clinical veterinary medicine in NTU.
Stella Mattioli (USA) was born in Florence, Italy. She attended the University of Florence where she majored in Organization of Cultural Events in 2005. After working as a journalist for some years, she moved to Charlottesville to attend a Master in Italian Studies at University of Virginia, which she completed in 2015. Since then, Stella has been working as a Lecturer of Italian at the same institution. Her interests are: Second Language Acquisition, Victorian literature, Contemporary American and British Literature.
Selina Moon (USA) graduated from Smith College with a BA in history and received her MA in history and Graduate Certificate Public History from UMass Amherst. At Smith she became interested in mixed race Japanese American history and in graduate school began researching Japanese American disability history. Selina is currently working on children and adult books about her research, and in 2020 she joined the Family Race Exhibit Collective (FREC), a grassroots collective creating a traveling exhibit about racism in the US.

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