May 26, 2018  
2016-2017 
    
2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Retired Faculty


(as of August 1, 2015)

  

John W. Kuykendall, President Emeritus of the College and Samuel E. and Mary W. Thatcher Professor Emeritus of Religion  (1984, 2003)
B.A. (Davidson), B.D. (Union Seminary-Richmond), S.T.M. (Yale), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton), D.D. (Hanover), L.H.D. (Wofford), Litt.D. (Davidson)

Robert F. Vagt, President Emeritus of the College  (1997, 2007)
B.A. (Davidson), M.Div. (Duke), L.H.D. (Queens), LL.D. (Davis & Elkins)

Anthony S. Abbott, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of English  (1964, 2001)
A.B. (Princeton), M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard) 

Dennis R. Appleyard, James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of International Studies and Professor Emeritus of Economics  (1989, 2010)
A.B. (Ohio Wesleyan), A.M., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 

Ruth L. Ault, Nancy and Erwin Maddrey Professor Emerita of Psychology  (1979, 2014)
B.A. (Pomona), M.A., Ph.D. (UCLA) 

Cole Barton, C. Louise Nelson Professor Emeritus of Psychology (1983, 2015)
B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (Utah)

David M. Brown, Visiting Associate Professor Emeritus of Chemistry  (1997, 2012)
B.A. (Berry), Ph.D. (Emory) 

Horace Alden Bryan, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry  (1955, 1992)
A.B. (King), Ph.D. (Tennessee) (deceased 11/21/2015)

John Nicholas Burnett, Maxwell Chambers Professor Emeritus of Chemistry  (1968, 1997)
B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (Emory)

Richard Clyde Burts, Jr., Registrar Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Psychology  (1961, 1985)
A.B. (Furman), M.A., Ed.D. (Columbia) 

John Addis Casey, Executive Director Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Information Technology  (1983, 2005)
B.S. (Loyola), M.S., Ph.D. (Michigan State) 

Jean S. Cornell, Associate Professor Emerita of Speech  (1971, 1987)
B.A. (Ohio Wesleyan), M.S.J. (Northwestern), M.A. (Arizona) (deceased 11/17/2015)

Charles D. Dockery, Professor Emeritus of French  (1974, 2003)
B.A. (Earlham), M.A., Ph.D. (Iowa) 

C. Earl Edmondson, Professor Emeritus of History  (1970, 2007)
B.A. (Mississippi College), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke)

Hansford M. Epes, Jr., Registrar Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of German and Humanities  (1964, 2012)
A.B. (Davidson), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

Nancy J. Fairley, Professor Emerita of Anthropology  (1993, 2014)
B.A. (CUNY), Ph.D. (SUNY at Stony Brook)

Dirk French, W. R. Grey Professor Emeritus of Classics  (1967, 2001)
 A.B. (Lawrence), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton) 

Ralph William Gable, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry  (1960, 1994)
B.S. (Texas), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke)

Gail McMurray Gibson, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emerita of English and Humanities  (1983, 2014)
B.A., M.A. (Duke), Ph.D. (Virginia)

David Carroll Grant, Professor Emeritus of Biology  (1968, 2000)
A.B. (Wooster), Ph.D. (Yale) 

J. Alberto Hernández-Chiroldes, Professor Emeritus of Spanish  (1979, 2010)
B.A. (Puerto Rico), M.A. (Middlebury), Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin) 

John Gill Holland, Professor Emeritus of English  (1967, 2004)
A.B. (Washington & Lee), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Walter Herbert Jackson, Douglas C. Houchens Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts  (1969, 2011)
A.B. (Davidson), M.F.A. (UNC Chapel Hill) 

Grant D. Jones, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Anthropology  (1985, 2003)
B.A. (Florida State), M.A., Ph.D. (Brandeis) 

Robert David Kaylor, James Sprunt Professor Emeritus of Religion  (1964, 1999)
A.B. (Southwestern), B.D. (Louisville Seminary), Ph.D. (Duke)

Donald L. Kimmel, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Biology  (1971, 2000)
A.B. (Swarthmore), M.D. (Temple), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Lunsford Richardson King, Richardson Professor Emeritus of Mathematics  (1964, 2002)
B.S. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Duke) 

Benjamin G. Klein, Beverly F. Dolan Professor Emeritus of Mathematics  (1971, 2008)
A.B. (University of Rochester), M.A., Ph.D. (Yale) 

Ralph B. Levering, Vail Professor Emeritus of History  (1986, 2013)
B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton) 

Glenn Carlos Lindsey, Professor Emeritus of Economics  (1958, 1998)
B.B.A., M.B.A. (Georgia) 

Samuel Dow Maloney, James Sprunt Professor Emeritus of Religion and Philosophy  (1954, 1994)
A.B. (Davidson), B.D., Th.M., Th.D. (Union Seminary-Richmond) 

Robert E. Maydole, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy  (1974, 2005)
B.S. (St. Joseph’s), Ph.D. (Boston University) 

Martha R. McAlister, Lecturer Emerita in Speech  (1987, 2003)
B.S. (Northwestern), M.A. (UNC Greensboro)

Mark R. McCulloh, Professor Emeritus of German  (1982, 2015)
A.B. (Alabama), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Alexander Jeffrey McKelway, Paul B. Freeland Professor Emeritus of Religion  (1965, 1998)
A.B. (Davidson), B.A. (Princeton Seminary), Th.D. (Basel)

Elizabeth M. Mills, Professor Emerita of English (1985, 2015)
B.A., M.A. (University of Texas at El Paso), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

William Rodger Nutt, James G. Martin Professor Emeritus of Chemistry  (1971, 2014)
A.B. (Ohio Wesleyan), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke) 

Louis L. Ortmayer, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Political Science (1977, 2015)
B.A. (Yale), M.A., Ph.D. (Denver)

Edward L. Palmer, Wayne M. and Carolyn A. Watson Professor Emeritus of Psychology  (1970, 2011)
A.B. (Gettysburg), B.D. (Gettysburg Seminary), M.S., Ph.D. (Ohio) 

Leland Madison Park, Director Emeritus of the Davidson College Library  (1967, 2006)
A.B. (Davidson), M.Ln. (Emory), Adv. M. in L.S., Ph.D. (Florida State) 

J. Harris Proctor, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Political Science  (1970, 1991)
A.B. (Duke), M.A. (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy), Ph.D. (Harvard) (deceased 8/7/2015)

Charles Edward Ratliff, Jr., William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Economics  (1947, 1992)
B.S. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke) 

Jerry Allan Roberts, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics  (1965, 1993)
B.E.Py., M.S., Ph.D. (North Carolina State) 

Robert D. Ruth, Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology  (1971, 2015)
A.B. (SUNY at Buffalo), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke)

Lakshmanan Sabaratnam, Professor Emeritus of Sociology  (1986, 2007)
B.A. (University of Ceylon), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Washington) 

Merlyn D. Schuh, James G. Martin Professor Emeritus of Chemistry  (1975, 2008)
B.A. (South Dakota), Ph.D. (Indiana) 

Alan J. Singerman, Richardson Professor Emeritus of French  (1982, 2007)
B.A. (Ohio), M.A., Ph.D. (Indiana) 

Raymond Sprague, Professor Emeritus of Music  (1999, 2012)
B.A. (Williams), M.M. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque), D.M.A. (University of Colorado, Boulder) 

Lance Keith Stell, Samuel E. and Mary W. Thatcher Professor Emeritus of Philosophy  (1976, 2014)
B.A. (Hope), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 

Junius Brutus Stroud, Richardson Professor Emeritus of Mathematics  (1960, 1994)
B.S. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Virginia) 

I. Job Thomas, Professor Emeritus of History  (1979, 2012)
B.A., M.A. (Madras), Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 

Mary Caroline Thornberry, Professor Emerita of Political Science  (1980, 2011)
B.A., M.A. (Duke), Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) 

Kathleen J. Turner, Director Emerita of Oral Communication and Professor Emerita of Communication Studies (2004 - 2015)
B.A. (University of Kansas), M.A., Ph.D. (Purdue) 

Russ C. Warren, Professor Emeritus of Art  (1978, 2008)
B.F.A. (New Mexico), M.F.A. (University of Texas at San Antonio) 

Robert C. Williams, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Emeritus and Vail Professor Emeritus of History  (1986, 2004)
B.A. (Wesleyan), A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard) 

John H. Williamson, Herman Brown Professor Emeritus of Biology  (1981, 2000)
B.S. (North Carolina State), M.S. (Cornell), Ph.D. (University of Georgia, Athens) 

Erich-Oskar Joachim Siegfried Wruck, Professor Emeritus of German  (1962, 1994)
A.B., M.A., Ph.D. (Rutgers) 

Lauren W. Yoder, James Sprunt Professor Emeritus of French  (1973, 2009)
B.A. (Eastern Mennonite), M.A., Ph.D. (Iowa)

T.C. Price Zimmermann, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Emeritus and Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of History  (1977, 1999)
B.A. (Williams), B.A., M.A. (Oxford), A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard)