Professor Sanderson is the Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology) at Amherst. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University, and went on to receive both masters and doctoral degrees in psychology from Princeton University. Her research has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health. She has also published over 25 journal articles and book chapters, in addition to multiple textbooks. Her latest trade book, The Positive Shift, examines how mindset influences happiness, health, and even how long we live. At Amherst, she teaches classes in a number of different areas of psychology. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching reality TV dating shows, and walking her rescue dogs!
I'm Haoran Tong, a first-year student at Amherst College from Beijing, China. I started encountering poetry since very young, and much of my source of inspiration comes from news and artworks online. Besides poetry, I’m also an enthusiastic singer. Recently, I joined Concert Choir and Glee Club in Amherst Choral Society. I also enjoy photography, calligraphy, and soccer. My academic interest rests on the intersection of law, literature, and societal patterns.
My name is Klára Móricz and I am a professor of music at Amherst College. My research concerns music history, especially in the first half of the twentieth century. I have written two books, one on Jewish identities in twentieth-century music (University of California Press, 2008) and one on Russian composers and their experience of exile in interwar Paris (University of California press, forthcoming). I edited the score of Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, for the Béla Bartók Complete Critical Edition (2018), and co-edited a volume of essays on the Russian composer Arthur Vincent Lourié (Oxford University Press, 2013). At Amherst I teach classes on music theory, including a seminar on the poetic interpretation of nineteenth-century music and on topics related to the history of classical music.
My name is Rana Barghout. I am a senior neuroscience major at Amherst College (Class of 2020) on the pre-medical track. I am a Questbridge National Match Scholar and member of the First-Generation Student Association.