About Us: The Board
Comprised of five faculty from across Arts & Sciences and Engineering, five
students, and four staff, the Experimental College Board selects new courses
each semester, plans campus events, and develops new initiatives.
2015-2016 ExCollege Board
Mary Davis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and
Planning. An economist by training, her areas of specialization include
environmental health economics, worker and children's health, and statistics.
Virginia Drachman is Arthur and Lenore Stern Professor of
American History at Tufts University. Her teaching interests focus on nineteenth
and twentieth century American history, specifically the history of women,
medicine and society, and the rise of modern American culture. Her current
research project focuses on girlhood in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Stephen Fuchs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Biology, where he teaches courses on biochemistry and molecular and cell
biology. His research is focused on understanding how protein structure relates
to protein function.
Ariel Goldberg is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director
of the Psycholinguistics & Linguistics Lab at Tufts University. His research
interests focus on the mechanisms and representations involved in language
production and how they relate to linguistic patterns found in the world's
Sarah Killian, Class of 2016, is majoring in Peace and Justice
Studies. In addition to serving on the ExCollege board, she is involved with
Tufts Traveling Treasure Trunk, Students for a Just and Stable Future, Tufts
Sustainability Collective, Tufts Tutors, and is a resident of Crafts House and
section manager for the Crafts Center.
Stephanie Li, Class of 2016, is majoring in History with a minor
in Studio Art. In addition to serving on the ExCollege board, she works with the
Tufts Podcast Network and Tufts Imaginet.
Scott Mongold, Class of 2018, plans to major in Biopsychology
and Classical Studies. In addition to serving on the ExCollege board, his
extracurriculars include the Pre-Med Society, Timmy Global Health, and Club
Sara Newman, Class of 2018, also works as Publicity Coordinator
for Vox: Students for Reproductive Justice and as a volunteer at Tufts Daycare.
Her interests include art history, politics, education reform, film photography,
and environmental science.
Ronna Ten Brink, Class of 2017, is majoring in Engineering
Psychology and Computer Science, with a minor in Music Engineering. In addition
to serving on the ExCollege board, she is a producer and contributor to the
Tufts Podcast Network, a member of the Queer Women's Group, Applejam
Productions, and Tufts Crafts Center, and an Audio Engineer with the Tufts Music
Qiaobing Xu is Assistant Professor in the Department of
Biomedical Engineering and the Tufts University Schools of Medicine. His
research interests lie at the intersection of material science engineering,
specifically nanoscience, and biomedical application. His work looks at
developing new synthetic materials for the delivery of therapeutic