William Woods hires four new faculty

Four new faculty members have joined William Woods University for the fall semester:

Hannah Bolados, assistant professor of Spanish; Craig Bruce Smith, assistant professor of history; and Joe Davis and Amanda Hanks-Lenzini, both instructors in education.

Hannah Bolados
Hannah Bolados

Bolados earned a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Arizona. She has traveled and studied extensively in Latin America and Spain and has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, grants, scholarships and awards.

She is a member of the Modern Language Association, Latin American Studies Association, Popular Culture Association and Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.

Craig Bruce Smith

Smith did both undergraduate and graduate work at St. John’s University,earning a B.A. in history and an M.A. in European history. He went on to receive both an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history at Brandeis University.

He has taught at Brandeis, Tufts University, Suffolk University, Emmanuel College and Lesley University and specializes in early American cultural and intellectual history during the 18th century and the Age of Revolution, specifically looking at ethics and national identity. His book, “Rightly to be Great: Honor, Virtue, Ethics and the American Revolution,” will be published with the University of North Carolina Press in the spring of 2018.

Joe Davis
Joe Davis

Davis, a Fulton native, has been working in the Fulton Public Schools since 2006 when he was a summer school enrichment teacher and later as a site supervisor for the after-school child care program at McIntire Elementary School. After earning his B.S. in elementary education from William Woods, he taught fifth grade at McIntire for five years.

He also served as crisis prevention institute instructor for the school district for the past four years and as assistant principal/interim principal at Bush Elementary School for the last two years. He earned his M.Ed. in educational administration from William Woods and is pursuing an education specialist in educational leadership and policy analysis.

Amanda Hanks-Lenzini
Amanda Hanks-Lenzini

Hanks-Lenzini, a Holts Summit resident, is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership at William Woods. She also earned her education specialist in curriculum and instruction at William Woods, after earning her B.S. in elementary education and master’s of school teaching, both from Lincoln University. She has taught in Jefferson City Public Schools, California Elementary School and New Bloomfield Elementary School.

She has been an adjunct instructor at William Woods for two years and for the past year she has been coordinator of student teachers and instructor at Lincoln University.