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    Davidson College
   
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2006-2007 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty


Retired Faculty (as of August 1, 2005)

  

   

Samuel Reid Spencer, Jr., President Emeritus of the College and Professor Emeritus of History

(1951, 1983)

    

A.B. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard), L.L.D. (Davidson), L.H.D. (Oglethorpe, Queens, Bridgewater, Marymount, Hollins, Mary Baldwin), Litt.D. (Washington and Lee)

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

Anthony S. Abbott, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of English

(1964, 2001)

 

A.B. (Princeton), M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard)

 

 

 

Rupert T. Barber, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Speech

(1963, 1998)

 

B.S. (Louisiana State), M.A. (Columbia), Ph.D. (Louisiana State) (deceased 05/10/06)

 

 

 

Horace Alden Bryan, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

(1955, 1992)

 

A.B. (King), Ph.D. (Tennessee)

 

 

 

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)

 

   

Thomas A. Cartmill, Professor Emeritus of Physical Education

(1974, 1985)

 

B.S. (Springfield), M.Ed. (Johns Hopkins)

 

   

John Addis Casey, Executive Director and Professor Emeritus of Information Technology

(1983, 2005)

 

B.S. (Loyola), M.S., Ph.D. (Michigan State)

 

 

Richard Cargill Cole, Virginia Lasater Irvin Professor Emeritus of English

(1961, 1993)

 

A.B. (Hamilton), M.A., Ph.D. (Yale)

 

 

 

Jean S. Cornell, Associate Professor Emerita of Speech

(1971, 1987)

 

B.A. (Ohio Wesleyan), M.S.J. (Northwestern), M.A. (Arizona)

 

 

 

Charles D. Dockery, Professor Emeritus of French

(1974, 2003)

 

B.A. (Earlham), M.A., Ph.D. (Iowa)

 

 

 

James Monroe Fredericksen, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

(1957, 1989)

 

B.S. (Richmond), Ph.D. (Virginia)

 

 

 

Dirk French, W. R. Grey Professor Emeritus of Classics

(1967, 2001)

 

A.B. (Lawrence), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton)

 

 

 

William Francis Frey, Professor Emeritus of Physics

(1960, 1999)

 

A.B. (King), M.S., Ph.D. (Vanderbilt)

 

 

 

Ralph William Gable, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

(1960, 1994)

 

B.S. (Texas), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke)

 

 

 

David Carroll Grant, Professor Emeritus of Biology

(1968, 2000)

 

A.B. (Wooster), Ph.D. (Yale)

 

 

 

John Gill Holland, Professor Emeritus of English

(1967, 2004)

 

A.B. (Washington & Lee), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Douglas Clay Houchens, Professor Emeritus of Art

(1953, 1978)

 

B.F.A., M.F.A. (Richmond Professional Institute)

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

John D. Kelton, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Psychology

(1959, 1997)

 

B.S. (Davidson), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

George Labban, Jr., W. R. Grey Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies

(1952, 1984)

 

A.B., M.A., Ph.D. (Texas)

 

 

 

Malcolm Lester, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of History

(1959, 1989)

 

A.B. (Mercer), M.A., Ph.D. (Virginia)

 

 

 

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 John Manning, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Physics and Humanities

(1968, 2005)

 

A.B. (Gettysburg), M.S., Ph.D. (Virginia)

 
   

Robert E. Maydole, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

(1974, 2005)

 

B.S. (St. Joseph's), Ph.D. (Boston University)

 
   

Winfred Pleasants Minter, Professor Emeritus of Political Science

(1957, 1981)

 

B.S., M.S. (Virginia Polytechnic), Ph.D. (Chicago)

 

 

 

Martha R. McAlister, Lecturer Emerita in Speech

(1987, 2003)

 

B.S. (Northwestern), M.A. (UNC Greensboro)

   

Alexander Jeffrey McKelway, Paul B. Freeland Professor Emeritus of Religion

(1965, 1998)

 

A.B. (Davidson), B.A. (Princeton Seminary), Th.D. (Basel)

 

   

C. Louise Nelson, Professor Emerita of Economics

(1964, 1988)

 

B.S., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Malcolm Overstreet Partin, Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor Emeritus of History

(1968, 2003)

 

A.B. (UNC Chapel Hill), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke)

 

 

 

Jack R. Perry, Director Emeritus of the Dean Rusk Program in International Studies and Professor Emeritus of Political Science

(1985, 1995)

 

A.B. (Mercer), M.A., Ph.D. (Columbia)

 

 

 

Max Eugene Polley, J.W. Cannon Professor Emeritus of Religion

(1956, 1993)

 

A.B. (Albion), B.D., Ph.D. (Duke)

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

Junius Brutus Stroud, Richardson Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

(1960, 1994)

 

B.S. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Virginia)

 

 

 

William Holt Terry, Dean of Students Emeritus

(1962, 1994)

 

B.S. (Davidson), M.Div., D.Min. (Union Seminary-Richmond)

 

 

 

Hallam Walker, Professor Emeritus of French

(1965, 1985)

 

A.B., M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton)

 

 

 

Wilmer Hayden Welsh, Professor Emeritus of Music

(1963, 1991)

 

B.S. (Johns Hopkins), B.M., M.M., Artist's Diploma (Peabody Conservatory)

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

Albert Allen Wolf, Professor Emeritus of Physics

(1965, 1991)

 

B.A., M.A. (Vanderbilt), Ph.D. (Georgia Institute of Technology)

 

 

 

Erich-Oskar Joachim Siegfried Wruck, Professor Emeritus of German

(1962, 1994)

 

A.B., M.A., Ph.D. (Rutgers)

 

 

 

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)

 


Retired Librarians

 
   

Mary Sewell Helvey, Head Catalogue Librarian Emerita

(1966, 1983)

 

A.B. (Concord), B.A. in L.S. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Hattie R. Pendergraft, Head of Serials & Government Documents Emerita

(1973, 1996)

 

B.A. (Campbell), M.S. in L.S. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Evelyne B. Thomas, Head of Acquisitions Emerita

(1976, 1991)

 

A.B., M.A. (Alabama)

 

Continuing Faculty, 2005-2006 (as of August 1, 2005)

  ^ TOP

(tenure/tenure-track appointments)

 

Peter J. Ahrensdorf, Professor of Political Science and Humanities

(1989, 2003)

    

B.A. (Yale), Ph.D. (University of Chicago)

 

 

 

Daniel W. Aldridge III, Associate Professor of History

(2000, 2004)

 

B.A. (Michigan State), J.D. (Northwestern University Law School), Ph.D. (Emory)

 

 

 

Dennis R. Appleyard, James B. Duke Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics

(1989, 1989)

 

A.B. (Ohio Wesleyan), A.M., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

 

 

 

Ruth L. Ault, Nancy and Erwin Maddrey Professor of Psychology

(1979, 1989)

 

B.A. (Pomona), M.A., Ph.D. (UCLA)

 

 

 

Ben Baker, Associate Professor of Economics

(1997, 1997)

 

B.A. (Wofford), M.A. (University of South Carolina, Columbia)

 

 

 

Robin Bruce Barnes, Professor of History

(1980, 1994)

 

B.A. (Colby), M.A., Ph.D. (Virginia)

 

 

 

Cole Barton, Professor of Psychology

(1983, 1994)

 

B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (Utah)

 

 

 

Ruth Freitag Beeston, Professor of Chemistry

(1984, 1998)

 

B.S. (Bucknell), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

+ Mario J. Belloni, Associate Professor of Physics

(1998, 2005)

 

B.A. (University of California, Berkeley), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Connecticut)

 

 

 

Jonathan P. Berkey, Professor of History and Humanities

(1993, 2004)

 

B.A. (Williams), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton)

 

 

 

Karen Kabat Bernd, Associate Professor of Biology

(1998, 2004)

 

B.A. (Franklin and Marshall), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton)

 

 

 

Irl C. Bivens, Professor of Mathematics

(1982, 1992)

 

A.B. (Pfeiffer), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

David N. Blauch, Associate Professor of Chemistry

(1993, 1999)

 

B.S. (Lebanon Valley College), Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena)

 

 

 

Mauro Botelho, Associate Professor of Music

(1990, 1996)

 

B.M., M.M. (University of Cincinnati), Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

 

 

 

Daniel M. Boye, Professor of Physics

(1989, 2001)

 

B.S. (Emory & Henry), Ph.D. (University of Georgia, Athens)

 

 

 

Laurence S. Cain, Professor of Physics

(1978, 1992)

 

B.S. (Wake Forest), M.S., Ph.D. (Virginia)

 

 

 

A. Malcolm Campbell, Associate Professor of Biology

(1994, 2000)

 

B.S. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins)

 

 

 

Shireen E. Campbell, Associate Professor of English

(1993, 1999)

 

B.A. (Florida Atlantic), M.A., Ph.D. (Tulane)

 

 

 

Felix Alvin Carroll, Jr., Joseph R. Morton Professor of Chemistry

(1972, 1986)

 

B.S. (UNC Chapel Hill), Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology)

 

 

 

Verna M. Case, Charles A. Dana Professor of Biology

(1974, 1991)

 

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State)

 

 

 

Timothy P. Chartier, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

(2003, 2003)

 

B.S., M.S. (Western Michigan), Ph.D. (University of Colorado, Boulder)

 

 

 

Kelly A. Chaston, Associate Professor of Economics

(1997, 2003)

 

B.A. (Rhode Island), M.A. (University of New Hampshire), Ph.D. (Boston College)

 

 

 

Keyne A. Cheshire, Assistant Professor of Classics

(2002, 2002)

 

B.A. (Carleton), M.A., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Helen Cho, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

(2002, 2002)

 

B.A., B.S. (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign),

 
 

M.A., Ph.D. (University of Missouri, Columbia)

 

 

 

Wolfgang Christian, Herman Brown Professor of Physics

(1983, 1993)

 

B.S., Ph.D. (North Carolina State)

 

 

 

Suzanne W. Churchill, Associate Professor of English

(1996, 2002)

 

B.A. (Middlebury), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton)

 

 

 

**Ann Marie Costa, Professor of Theatre

(1994, 2004)

 

B.F.A. (Boston Conservatory of Music), M.F.A. (University of Pittsburgh)

 

 

 

Russell Crandall, Assistant Professor of Political Science

(2000, 2000)

 

B.A. (Bowdoin), M.A., Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins)

 

 

 

Stephen L. Davis, Professor of Mathematics

(1981, 1996)

 

B.A. (Lindenwood), Ph.D. (Rutgers)

 

 

 

Scott D. Denham, Professor of German

(1990, 2004)

 

A.B. (University of Chicago), A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard)

 

 

 

Joseph R. Dennis, Assistant Professor of History

(2005, 2005)

 

B.S. (University of Wisconsin-Madison), J.D., M.A., Ph.D. (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

 
     

Vivien E. Dietz, E. Craig Wall, Jr. Distinguished Teaching Professor in Humanities and Associate Professor of History and Humanities

(1990, 1996)

 

A.B. (Harvard), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton)

 

 

 

Michael Edwin Dorcas, Associate Professor of Biology

(1998, 2004)

 

B.S., M.S. (University of Texas at Arlington), Ph.D. (Idaho State)

 

 

 

C. Earl Edmondson, Professor of History

(1970, 1985)

 

B.A. (Mississippi College), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke)

 

 

 

Hansford M. Epes, Jr., Registrar and Professor of German and Humanities

(1964, 1985)

 

A.B. (Davidson), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Amanda Ewington, Assistant Professor of Russian

(2002, 2002)

 

B.A. (Barnard), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Chicago)

 

 

 

Nancy J. Fairley, Professor of Anthropology

(1993, 2003)

 

B.A. (CUNY), Ph.D. (SUNY at Stony Brook)

 

 

 

Brenda A. Flanagan, Professor of English

(1996, 1996)

 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

 

 

 

Mark C. Foley, Assistant Professor of Economics

(2000, 2000)

 

B.S. (William and Mary), M.A., Ph.D. (Yale)

 

 

 

W. Trent Foley, Professor of Religion

(1984, 1997)

 

B.A. (Kalamazoo), M.Div. (McCormick Theological Seminary),

 
 

M.A., Ph.D. (Chicago)

 

 

 

Ann M. Fox, Associate Professor of English

(1999, 2005)

 

B.S., B.A. (SUNY at Buffalo), M.A., Ph.D. (Indiana University, Bloomington)

 

 

 

Joseph Tate Gardner, Jr., Professor of Theatre

(1974, 1990)

 

A.B. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Florida State)

 

 

 

Richard R. Gay, Associate Professor of Education

(1999, 1999)

 

B.A., M.A. (University of Richmond), Ph.D. (UNC Greensboro)

 

 

 

Timothy H. Gfroerer, Associate Professor of Physics

(1999, 2004)

 

B.S. (University of the South), M.S. (Georgia Institute of Technology), Ph.D. (Dartmouth)

 

 

 

Gail McMurray Gibson, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English and Humanities

(1983, 1992)

 

B.A., M.A. (Duke), Ph.D. (Virginia)

 

 

 

Irwin Stuart Goldstein, Professor of Philosophy

(1983, 1998)

 

B.A. (Carleton University), M.Litt. (Bristol), Ph.D. (Edinburgh)

 

 

 

Sharon L. Green, Assistant Professor of Theatre

(1999, 2001)

 

B.A. (University of Rochester), M.A. (University of Toronto), Ph.D. (CUNY)

 
   

Meghan E. Griffith, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

(2005, 2005)

 

B.A. (Bucknell), Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

 

 

 

+Michael J. Guasco, Assistant Professor of History

(2001, 2003)

 

B.A. (University of Portland), M.A. (Villanova), Ph.D. (College of William and Mary)

 

 

 

Karen Gwen Hales, Assistant Professor of Biology

(2000, 2000)

 

B.A. (Swarthmore), Ph.D. (Stanford)

 

 

 

Cindy DeForest Hauser, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

(2002, 2002)

 

B.S. (Washington and Lee), M.S. (UNC Wilmington), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Pamela C. Hay, Associate Professor of Biology

(1985, 1991)

 

B.A. (Hendrix), M.S. (University of Arkansas), Ph.D. (North Carolina State)

 

 

 

Burkhard J. Henke, Associate Professor of German

(1993, 1999)

 

Zwischenprüfung (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität), M.A. (University of California, Santa Barbara), Ph.D. (University of California, Irvine)

 

 

 

J. Alberto Hernández-Chiroldes, Professor of Spanish

(1979, 1991)

 

B.A. (Puerto Rico), M.A. (Middlebury), Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin)

 

 

 

Peter Neal Hess, Gail M. and Ernest G. Doe Professor of Economics

(1980, 1993)

 

B.A. (Bowdoin), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Laurie J. Heyer, L. Richardson King Assistant Professor of Mathematics

(2000, 2000)

 

B.S., M.S. (University of Texas at Arlington), Ph.D. (University of Colorado, Boulder)

 

 

 

+Ann M. Ingram, Associate Professor of English

(1994, 2000)

 

B.A. (Stanford), M.A. (Monterey Institute of International Studies),

 
 

M.A., Ph.D. (Emory)

 

 

 

+Randall M. Ingram, Associate Professor of English

(1995, 2000)

 

A.B. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Emory)

 

 

 

Rudy Jackson, Jr., Assistant Professor of Education

(2000, 2000)

 

B.S. (Randolph-Macon), M.Ed. (James Madison), Ph.D. (Lehigh)

 

 

 

Walter Herbert Jackson, Douglas Houchens Professor of Fine Arts

(1969, 1983)

 

A.B. (Davidson), M.F.A. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Everett Frank Jacobus, Jr., Professor of French

(1971, 1988)

 

B.A. (Duke), Ph.D. (Cornell University)

 

 

 

+Gayle H. Kaufman, Associate Professor of Sociology

(1999, 2005)

 

B.S., M.S. (Cornell University), Ph.D. (Brown)

 

 

 

John E. Kello, Professor of Psychology

(1974, 1991)

 

B.S. (Old Dominion), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke)

 

 

 

+Kyra A. Kietrys, Assistant Professor of Spanish

(2001, 2001)

 

B.A. (Wellesley), M.A. (Middlebury), Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania)

 

 

 

Benjamin G. Klein, Beverly F. Dolan Professor of Mathematics

(1971, 1985)

 

A.B. (University of Rochester), M.A., Ph.D. (Yale)

 

 

 

Peter M. Krentz, W. R. Grey Professor of Classics and History

(1979, 1993)

 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Yale)

 

 

 

Carole Ann Kruger, Associate Professor of French

(1987, 1994)

 

A.B., A.M. (UNC Greensboro), Ph.D. (Duke)

 

 

 

*Vikram Kumar, Professor of Economics

(1986, 2004)

 

B.A. (St. Stephen's College), M.A. (Delhi School), Ph.D. (Vanderbilt)

 

 

 

Zoran Kuzmanovich, Professor of English

(1988, 2002)

 

B.A., M.A. (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee),

 
 

Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

 

 

 

William David Lawing, J. Estes Millner Professor of Music

(1976, 1994)

 

A.B. (Davidson), M.M., D.M.A. (Cleveland Institute of Music)

 

 

 

Jung Lee, Assistant Professor of Religion

(2001, 2002)

 

B.A. (Amherst), Ph.D. (Brown)

 

 

 

Neil Lerner, Associate Professor of Music

(1997, 2003)

 

B.A. (Transylvania), A.M., Ph.D. (Duke)

 

 

 

Ralph B. Levering, Professor of History

(1986, 1992)

 

B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton)

 

 

 

Cynthia Lynn Lewis, Charles A. Dana Professor of English

(1980, 1993)

 

B.A. (Ohio State), Ph.D. (Harvard)

 

 

 

Larry L. Ligo, Professor of Art History

(1970, 1988)

 

A.B. (Muskingum), B.D. (Princeton Seminary), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Barbara Mary Lom, Assistant Professor of Biology

(2000, 2000)

 

B.A. (Lawrence), Ph.D. (Northwestern University Institute for Neuroscience)

 

 

 

Eriberto P. Lozada, Jr., Assistant Professor of Anthropology

(2002, 2002)

 

A.B., A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard)

 
   

 B. Andrew Lustig, Holmes Rolston III Professor of Religion

 (2005, 2005)

 

B.A. (University of San Francisco), M.A. (Princeton), Ph.D. (University of Virginia)

 
   

Scott R. MacKenzie, Assistant Professor of English

(2002, 2002)

 

B.A. (University of Canterbury), M.A., Ph.D. (Cornell University)

 

 

 

William K. Mahony, Professor of Religion

(1982, 1996)

 

A.B. (Williams), M.Div. (Yale), Ph.D. (Chicago)

 

 

 

Maria Magdalena Maiz-Peña, Associate Professor of Spanish

(1992, 1998)

 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Arizona State)

 

 

 

Jane E. Mangan, Assistant Professor of History

(2004, 2004)

 

B.A. (Vassar), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke)

 

 

 

Gerardo Marti, Assistant Professor of Sociology

(2004, 2004)

 

B.A. (Pepperdine), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Southern California)

 

 

 

David W. Martin, Professor of Economics

(1984, 1997)

 

B.A. (DePauw), M.S., Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

 

 

 

Margaret R. McCarthy, Associate Professor of German

(1995, 2001)

 

B.A. (Connecticut College), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Rochester)

 

 

 

Mark R. McCulloh, Professor of German

(1982, 1996)

 

A.B. (Alabama), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

 
   

Sean D. McKeever, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

(2005, 2005)

 

B.A. (Wesleyan), M.A., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Sally G. McMillen, Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor of History

(1988, 1998)

 

B.A. (Wellesley), M.L.S. (Pratt Institute), M.A. (UNC Charlotte), Ph.D. (Duke)

 

 

 

+Kenneth J. Menkhaus, Professor of Political Science

(1991, 2004)

 

B.A. (Xavier), M.A., Ph.D. (University of South Carolina, Columbia))

 

 

 

Paul B. Miller, Associate Professor of English

(1999, 2005)

 

B.A. (College of Wooster), M.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Ohio State)

 

 

 

Elizabeth M. Mills, Professor of English

(1985, 1999)

 

B.A., M.A. (University of Texas at El Paso), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Donna K. Molinek, Associate Professor of Mathematics

(1992, 1998)

 

B.S. (University of Alaska, Anchorage), M.S. (Northern Arizona), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Michael J. Mossinghoff, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

(2002, 2002)

 

B.S. (Texas A&M), M.S. (Stanford), Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin)

 

 

 

Kristi S. Multhaup, Associate Professor of Psychology

(1996, 2002)

 

B.A. (Gustavus Adolphus College), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton)

 

 

 

Margaret P. Munger, Associate Professor of Psychology

(1994, 2000)

 

B.A. (University of Chicago), M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D. (Columbia University)

 

 

 

Richard D. Neidinger, Professor of Mathematics

(1984, 1997)

 

B.A. (Trinity), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin)

 

 

 

**Randy F. Nelson, Virginia Lasater Irvin Professor of English

(1977, 1988)

 

B.A., M.A. (North Carolina State), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton)

 

 

 

+Jeanne M. Neumann, Associate Professor of Classics

(1994, 2000)

 

B.A. (Union College), M.A. (Indiana), A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard)

 

 

 

William Rodger Nutt, Professor of Chemistry

(1971, 1985)

 

A.B. (Ohio Wesleyan), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke)

 

 

 

Louis L. Ortmayer, Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science

(1977, 1989)

 

B.A. (Yale), M.A., Ph.D. (Denver)

 

 

 

Edward L. Palmer, Wayne M. and Carolyn A. Watson Professor of Psychology

(1970, 1986)

 

A.B. (Gettysburg), B.D. (Gettysburg Seminary), M.S., Ph.D. (Ohio)

 

 

 

Christopher J. Paradise, Assistant Professor of Biology

(2000, 2000)

 

B.S. (SUNY at Albany), M.A. (SUNY at Binghamton), Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State)

 

 

 

Leland Madison Park, Director of the Library

(1967, 1975)

 

A.B. (Davidson), M.Ln. (Emory), Adv. M. in L.S., Ph.D. (Florida State)

 

 

 

Alan Michael Parker, Associate Professor of English

(1998, 2000)

 

B.A. (Washington University), M.F.A. (Columbia University School of the Arts)

 

 

 

Luis H. Peña, Professor of Spanish

(1987, 1997)

 

B.A. (Universidad de Monterrey), M.A., Ph.D. (Arizona State)

 

 

 

*Patricia A. Peroni, Associate Professor of Biology

(1992, 1998)

 

B.A. (SUNY College at Plattsburgh), M.L.S. (SUNY at Albany), M.S. (Bucknell), Ph.D. (Duke)

 

 

 

Karl A. Plank, James W. Cannon Professor of Religion

(1982, 1995)

 

B.A. (Hanover), M.Div., M.A., Ph.D. (Vanderbilt)

 

 

 

Lynn M. Poland, Associate Professor of Religion and Humanities

(1990, 1991)

 

A.B. (Bates), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Chicago)

 

 

 

Jeremiah Lee Putnam, Paul B. Freeland Professor of Biology

(1973, 1988)

 

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Texas A & M)

 

 

 

Julio J. Ramirez, R. Stuart Dickson Professor of Psychology

(1986, 1995)

 

B.S. (Fairfield), M.A., Ph.D. (Clark)

 

 

 

+Shelley Rigger, Brown Associate Professor of Political Science

(1993, 1999)

 

A.B. (Princeton), Ph.D. (Harvard)

 

 

 

William M. Ringle, Professor of Anthropology

(1986, 1998)

 

B.A. (Johns Hopkins), M.A., Ph.D. (Tulane)

 

 

 

Carlos M. Rivera, Assistant Professor of Spanish

(2000, 2002)

 

B.A. (University of Puerto Rico), M.A. (New York), Ph.D. (Arizona State)

 

 

 

David M. Robb, Associate Professor of Philosophy

(1999, 2003)

 

B.A. (Stanford University), M.A., Ph.D. (Cornell University)

 

 

 

*Susan L. Roberts, Associate Professor of Political Science

(1993, 1994)

 

B.A. (Wake Forest), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Notre Dame)

 

 

 

Clark G. Ross, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, and Frontis W. Johnston Professor of Economics

(1979, 1990)

 

B.A. (University of Pennsylvania), Ph.D. (Boston College)

 

 

 

Robert D. Ruth, Associate Professor of Sociology

(1971, 1980)

 

A.B. (SUNY at Buffalo), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke)

 

 

 

Lakshmanan Sabaratnam, Professor of Sociology

(1986, 2003)

 

B.A. (University of Ceylon), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Washington)

 

 

 

Leon Sachs, Assistant Professor of French

(2002, 2002)

 

B.A. (Haverford), M.A. (Bryn Mawr), M.A. (Johns Hopkins,), Ph.D. (Yale)

 

 

 

Samuel Sánchez-Sánchez, Assistant Professor of Spanish

(2004, 2004)

 

B.A. (University of Huelva, Spain), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

 

 

 

*Cort Savage, Associate Professor of Art

(1992, 1998)

 

B.A. (Indiana), M.F.A. (Syracuse)

 

 

 

Merlyn D. Schuh, James G. Martin Professor of Chemistry

(1975, 1986)

 

B.A. (South Dakota), Ph.D. (Indiana)

 

 

 

Patrick Joel Sellers, Associate Professor of Political Science

(2000, 2002)

 

B.A. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke)

 

 

 

**Nina E. Serebrennikov, Professor of Art

(1987, 2001)

 

B.A. (George Washington University), M.S.L.S., M.A., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Thomas C. Shandley, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

(1994, 1994)

 

B.A. (Simpson College), M.A. (Bowling Green State University),

 
 

Ph.D. (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

 

 

 

+Janet Harrison Shannon, Associate Professor of Sociology

(1990, 1996)

 

B.S. (Saint Joseph's), M.A., Ph.D. (Temple)

 

 

 

Ping Shao, Assistant Professor of Chinese

(2002,2003)

 

B.A. (Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages), M.A. (Illinois State)

 
 

Ph.D. (Washington University)

 

 

 

Brian J. Shaw, Professor of Political Science and Humanities

(1982, 1996)

 

B.A. (SUNY at Stony Brook), M.A., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Vivian Shen, Associate Professor of Chinese

(1998, 2004)

 

B.A. (Shandong University), M.A., Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)

 

 

 

Alan J. Singerman, Richardson Professor of French

(1982, 1991)

 

B.A. (Ohio), M.A., Ph.D. (Indiana)

 

 

 

+Catherine Slawy-Sutton, Professor of French

(1985, 1999)

 

Licence d'anglais, Maitrise d'anglais (University of Nice), M.A., Ph.D. (Indiana)

 

 

 

C. Shaw Smith, Jr., Professor of Art History and Humanities

(1986, 2000)

 

A.B., M.A., Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

Fred H. Smith, MacArthur Assistant Professor of Economics

(2000, 2000)

 

B.A. (Kenyon), M.A. (University of Delaware), Ph.D. (Vanderbilt)

 

 

 

Mark A. Smith, Associate Professor of Psychology

(1998, 2004)

 

B.A. (Lenoir-Rhyne), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

 

*Harlow Gregory Snyder, Associate Professor of Religion

(2000, 2004)

 

B.S. (Seattle Pacific), M.S. (Columbia University), M.Div., S.T.M., Ph.D. (Yale)

 

 

 

Raymond Sprague, Professor of Music

(1999, 1999)

 

B.A. (Williams), M.M. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque),

 
 

D.M.A. (University of Colorado, Boulder)

 

 

 

Mark T. Stanback, Associate Professor of Biology

(1995, 2001)

 

B.S. (Davidson), Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley)

 

 

 

*Jennifer E. Stasack, Associate Professor of Music

(1991, 1997)

 

B.M., M.M. (University of Hawaii-Manoa), D.M.A. (University of Cincinnati)

 

 

 

Lance Keith Stell, Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy

(1976, 1985)

 

B.A. (Hope), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

 

 

 

Erland P. Stevens, Associate Professor of Chemistry

(1998, 2004)

 

B.S. (Duke), Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

 

 

 

Durwin R. Striplin, Associate Professor of Chemistry

(1996, 2002)

 

B.S. (Eastern New Mexico), Ph.D. (Washington State)

 

 

 

Paul H. Studtmann, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

(2004, 2005)

 

B.A., M.A., (University of Iowa), Ph.D. (University of Colorado)

 
   

●Homer Bates Sutton, Professor of French

(1980, 1995)

 

A.B. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Indiana)

 
   

+John R. Swallow, J.T. Kimbrough Associate Professor of Mathematics

(1994, 2000)

 

B.A. (University of the South), M. Phil., M.S., Ph.D. (Yale)

 

 

 

I. Job Thomas, Professor of History

(1979, 1994)

 

B.A., M.A. (Madras), Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

 

 

 

Mary Caroline Thornberry, Professor of Political Science

(1980, 1991)

 

B.A., M.A. (Duke), Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

 

 

 

Patricia A. Tilburg, Assistant Professor of History

(2003, 2003)

 

B.A. (The College of New Jersey), M.A., Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)

 

 

 

Scott Tonidandel, Assistant Professor of Psychology

(2002, 2002)

 

B.A. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (Rice)

 

 

 

Michael K. Toumazou, Professor of Classics

(1987, 2000)

 

A.B. (Franklin and Marshall), M.A. (Loyola University of Chicago),

 
 

M.A., Ph.D. (Bryn Mawr)

 

 

 

Robert F. Vagt, President of the College

(1997, 1997)

 

B.A. (Davidson), M.Div. (Duke), L.H.D. (Queens), LL.D. (Davis & Elkins)

 

 

 

**Mary S. Vásquez, Joel O. Conarroe Professor of Spanish

(1996, 1996)

 

B.A. (Florida State), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Washington)

 
   

Onita M. Vaz-Hooper, Assistant Professor of English

(2005, 2005)

 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (University of Southern California)

 

 

 

*Tara Villa (Chamra), Instructor in Music

(2003, 2004)

 

B.A. (Franklin and Marshall), M.M. (Penn State University)

 

 

 

Russ C. Warren, Professor of Art

(1978, 1992)

 

B.F.A. (New Mexico), M.F.A. (University of Texas at San Antonio)

 

 

 

John Wertheimer, Associate Professor of History

(1993, 1999)

 

B.A. (Oberlin), M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton)

 

 

 

David R. Wessner, Associate Professor of Biology

(1998, 2004)

 

A.B. (Franklin and Marshall), Ph.D. (Harvard)

 

 

 

Angela L. Willis, Assistant Professor of Spanish

(2002, 2004)

 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin)

 

 

 

Anne Blue Wills, Assistant Professor of Religion

(2003, 2003)

 

B.A. (Davidson), M.Div. (Yale), Ph.D. (Duke)

 

 

 

Lauren W. Yoder, James Sprunt Professor of French

(1973, 1989)

 

B.A. (Eastern Mennonite), M.A., Ph.D. (Iowa)

 

 

 

John Nicholas Yukich, Associate Professor of Physics

(1998, 2004)

 

B.A. (Kenyon), Ph.D. (University of Virginia)

 

The first date shown in parentheses is that of the original academic-year appointment to the faculty and the second is that of appointment to current faculty rank.
 

*

 

On Leave Fall Semester 2005-06

**

 

On Leave Spring Semester 2005-06

+

 

On Leave 2005-06

 

Study Abroad Year Program: Germany or France

●●

 

Study Abroad Semester Program: Art, Classics, or India

Other Instructional Appointments, 2005-06

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Anthony S. Abbott, Adjunct Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of English

    

A.B. (Princeton), M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard)

 

(Fall Semester)

 

M. Christopher Alexander, McGee Director of the Dean Rusk International Studies Program and Associate Professor of Political Science

    

B.S. (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke)

 

Denise Alvarez, Adjunct Lecturer in English

 

B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

(Fall Semester)

 

Pat Baker, Adjunct Lecturer in Communication Studies

 

B.A., M.A. (Queens)

 

Timothy A. Beach-Verhey, Director of Exploration of Vocation Program and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Religion

 

B.A. (Hope College), M.Div. (Union Theological Seminary), Ph.D. (Emory)

 

Jack M. Beasley, Visiting Associate Professor of Theatre

 

B.A. (Vanderbilt), M.F.A. (University of Georgia, Athens)

 

Ann Lee Bressler, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History

 

B.A. (Pennsylvania State), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Virginia)

 

(Spring Semester)

 

David M. Brown, Visiting Associate Professor of Chemistry

 

B.A. (Berry), Ph.D. (Emory)

 

D. Henry Buckley, Visiting Professor of French

 

B.A. (Tufts), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

 

Jennie R. Buckner, James K. Batten Professor of Public Policy

 

B.A. (Ohio State)

 

(Spring Semester)

 

Ruskin K. Cooper, Artist Associate in Piano

 

B.M. (Oberlin College Conservatory of Music), M.M. (University of South Florida),

 

D.M.A. (UNC Greensboro)

 

Jacquelyn Culpepper, Artist Associate in Voice

 

B.S. (Western Carolina), M.M. (Baylor)

 

Camille M. Davidson, Adjunct Lecturer in Political Science

 

B.B.A. (Millsaps), J.D. (Georgetown University Law Center)

 

Megan O. Drinkwater, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

 

B.A. (Cornell University), Ph.D. (Duke)

 

McArthur Freeman, II, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

 

B.F.A. (University of Florida), M.F.A. (Cornell University)

 

Tom Gabbard, Adjunct Lecturer in Theatre

 

B.A. (Pepperdine), M.B.A. (Golden Gate)

  (Fall Semester)
   

Andrea Gazzaniga, Visiting Assistant Professor of English

 

B.A. (Wellesley), M.A., Ph.D. (Cornell University)

 

Diana Hume George, McGee Professor of Writing

 

B.A., M.A. (SUNY at Fredonia), M.A., Ph.D. (SUNY at Buffalo)

 

(Spring Semester)

 

 

Evelyn C. Gerdes, Lecturer in Education

 

B.S., M.A. (East Carolina)

 

Carol L. Higham, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

 

B.A. (Wellesley), M.A. (Yale), Ph.D. (Duke)

 

Elizabeth Huddleston, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology

 

B.S. (Tulane), M.A. (Middle Tennessee State), Ph.D. (Florida Institute of Technology)

 

(Davidson-Broughton Program Summer 2005)

 

Pearl James, Visiting Assistant Professor of English

 

B.A. (University of California, Berkeley), M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Yale)

 

Martha Koljonen, Artist Associate in Violin and Strings

 

B.M. (Cleveland Institute of Music)

 

Stephen J. Kolouch, CPT, Assistant Professor of Military Science

 

B.B.A. (James Madison)

 

Joseph C. Konen, Adjunct Lecturer in Medical Humanities

 

A.B. (Hamilton), M.D. (College of Medicine, SUNY) M.S.P.H. (University of Utah)

 

(Fall Semester)

 

Cynthia Lawing, Artist Associate in Piano

 

B.M. (Wittenburg), B.M., M.M. (Cleveland Institute of Music)

 

Rita Martin, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

 

B.A. (University of Havana), M.A. (Florida Atlantic), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

Kathleen B. McElhaney, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology

 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (University of Virginia)

 

Linda C. McNally, Lecturer in Biology

 

B.S., M.S. (UNC Charlotte)

   

Olga Zhitomirskaya Muller, Adjunct Lecturer in Russian

 

B.S., M.S. (St. Petersburg State University)

  (Spring Semester)

 

Amy C. Oakes, Visiting Instructor in Political Science

 

B.A. (Davidson), M.S., Ph.D. (expected) (Ohio State)

 

Andrew C. Oster, Adjunct Instructor in Music

 

B.A. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (expected) (Princeton)

 

(Fall Semester)

 

Stephen W. Peterson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

 

B.S., M.A., Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

 

Scott D. Ripley, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

 

B.S. (U.S. Naval Academy), M.F.A. (University of California, San Diego)

 

Michael Rowland, Artist Associate in Music/Departmental Accompanist

 

B.A. (Wake Forest), M.C.M. (Southern Baptist Seminary)

 

Dolores Santamaria, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

 

Licenciada (University Complutense de Madrid), M.A. (University of South Carolina, Columbia), Ph.D. (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

 

Jialin C. Shen, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chinese

 

B.A. (Shanghai International Studies), Ph.D. (Laval University at Québec)

 

Diane Basgall Thornton, Artist Associate in Voice

 

B.M., M.M. (Temple)

 

Kathleen J. Turner, Director of Oral Communication and Professor of Communication Studies

 

B.A. (University of Kansas), M.A., Ph.D. (Purdue)

 

Jean Wright Veilleux, Adjunct Lecturer in Medical Humanities

 

B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), J.D., L.L.M. (George Washington)

 

Fiona L. Watson, HHMI Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Biology

 

B.S., M.S. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Harvard)

 

(Spring Semester)

 

●M. Chad Wellmon, Visiting Instructor in German

 

B.A. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (expected) (University of California, Berkeley)

 

Robert C. Whitton, Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics

 

B.S. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania)


●Study Abroad Year Program: Germany or France


New Faculty and Instructional Appointments (as of May 1, 2006)

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Denise Alvarez, Adjunct Lecturer in English

 

B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

(Fall Semester)

 

Pat Baker, Adjunct Lecturer in Communication Studies

 

B.A., M.A. (Queens)

 

D. Henry Buckley, Visiting Professor of French

 

B.A. (Tufts), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

 

Tonya J. Clay, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

 

B.F.A. (University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, M.F.A. (SUNY at Stony Brook)

 

Henri Cole, McGee Professor of Writing

 

B.A. (College of William and Mary), M.A. (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee),

 

M.F.A. (Columbia University)

 

(Spring Semester)

 

Ruskin K. Cooper, Artist Associate in Piano

 

B.M. (Oberlin College Conservatory of Music)

 

M.M. (University of South Florida), D.M.A. (UNC Greensboro)

 

Camille M. Davidson, Adjunct Lecturer in Political Science

 

B.B.A. (Millsaps), J.D. (Georgetown University Law Center)

  (Fall Semester)

 

Victoria R. Gardner, Visiting Assistant Professor of History

 

B.A. (Temple), A.M., A.M., Ph.D. (expected) (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

 

Andrea Gazzaniga, Visiting Assistant Professor of English

 

B.A. (Wellesley), M.A., Ph.D. (Cornell University)

 

Karmella A. Haynes, HHMI Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Biology

 

B.S. (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University), Ph.D. (Washington University)

 

Carol L. Higham, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Humanities

 

B.A. (Wellesley), M.A. (Yale), Ph.D. (Duke)

 

(Spring Semester)

 

Christian Hunt, Visiting Instructor in German

 

B.A. (Davidson), M.Phil., M.St. (Oxford University)

 

Larry Jinks, James K. Batten Professor of Public Policy

 

B.J. (University of Missouri), M.S.J. (Columbia University)

 

(Fall Semester)

 

Lunsford Richardson King, Visiting Richardson Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

 

B.S. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Duke)

 

Martha S. Koljonen, Artist Associate in Violin and Strings

 

B.M. (Cleveland Institute of Music)

 

Joseph C. Konen, Adjunct Lecturer in Medical Humanities

 

A.B. (Hamilton), M.D. (College of Medicine, SUNY), M.S.P.H. (University of Utah)

 

(Fall Semester)

   

Holly A. Korta, Adjunct Lecturer in Education

 

B.A. (UNC Charlotte), M.S. (Winthrop)

 

Rita Martin, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

 

B.A. (University of Havana), M.A. (Florida Atlantic), Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

Hassan El Menyawi, Kemp Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

 

B.Sc., B.C.L., LL.B. (McGill Law School, Montreal), LL.M. (York University, Toronto)

 

(Spring Semester)

 

C. Mathews Samson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

 

B.S. (Louisiana State), M.Div. (Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary),

 

M.A. (Louisiana State), Ph.D. (SUNY at Albany)

 

Dolores Santamaria, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

 

Licenciada (University Complutense de Madrid), M.A. (University of South Carolina, Columbia), Ph.D. (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

 

*Sophia D. Sarafova, Assistant Professor of Biology

 

B.S. (Swarthmore), M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Columbia University)

 

Emily Setina, Visiting Instructor in English

 

B.A. (Davidson), Ph.D. (expected) (Yale)

 

Alex Somuah Obeng, Adjunct Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies

 

B.A., M.Phil. (University of Cape Coast)

 

(Fall Semester)

 

Mark Sutch, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

 

B.A. (Iowa State), M.F.A. (Rhode Island College)

 

Jean Wright Veilleux, Adjunct Lecturer in Medical Humanities

 

B.A. (UNC Chapel Hill), J.D., L.L.M. (George Washington)

 

(Fall Semester)

 

Jarrett T. Welsh, Teaching Associate in Classics

 

A.B. (Davidson), A.M., Ph.D. (expected) (Harvard)

 

(Spring Semester)

 

Robert C. Whitton, Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics

 

B.S. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania)

* Indicates a tenure-track appointment
●Study Abroad Year Program: Germany or France

Named Professorships

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Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Professorship
—This professorship honors the memory of one of Davidson’s most loyal alumni, Edward M. Armfield, Sr., Class of 1937, who served his alma mater as a member of the Board of Visitors, was an Alumni Association and Annual Fund volunteer, an inductee in the Athletic Hall of Fame, and a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Established by the foundation which bears his name, the Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Professorship recognizes excellence in teaching and scholarship, with a preference for a member of the Department of English. 

Mary Reynolds Babcock Professorship —Established in 1960 by a gift from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, in honor of Mary Reynolds Babcock, the sister of Z. Smith Reynolds. 

James Knox Batten Visiting Professorship in Public Policy —Created in 1995 by grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Knight-Ridder, Inc. in memory of James K. Batten, Class of 1957. The Batten Professorship is an interdisciplinary position held by a series of individuals with experience and expertise in such diverse realms as politics, economics, urban affairs, journalism, and the sciences. 

Herman Brown Professorship in Natural Sciences —Established in 1983 by gifts from The Brown Foundation of Houston, Texas, and other friends of Davidson, the Herman Brown Professorship is named for the late chief executive officer of Brown and Root. 

Brown Professorship in Asian Studies —Established by The Brown Foundation of Houston, Texas, in 1989 to expand the teaching of Asian studies at Davidson. 

James W. Cannon Professorship —Established in 1919 by gifts from the children of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Cannon of Concord, North Carolina, with subsequent support from a trust established by their son, Charles A. Cannon, Class of 1915. 

Maxwell Chambers Professorship —Established in 1855 under a special provision of the will of Davidson's principal 19th century benefactor, Maxwell Chambers of Salisbury, North Carolina, this professorship enabled Davidson to inaugurate the teaching of chemistry. 

Lester D. Coltrane III Visiting Professorship in Religion —Established by the Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trust No. Three to recognize the longtime and diligent service to its Board of Lester D. "Bub" Coltrane III, Davidson College Class of 1940, this professorship is in support of the college’s Program for the Theological Exploration of Vocation. 

Joel O. Conarroe Professorship —Established through the generosity of an anonymous donor, this professorship honors Joel O. Conarroe, Class of 1956, and President Emeritus of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 

Covington Visiting Professorship —Established in 1982 by Howard W. Covington, Class of 1937, this professorship brings exciting teachers to campus as visiting professors. 

John Crosland Professorship —Established in 1995 by John Crosland, Class of 1951, and his wife Judith E. Crosland. 

Craig Family Distinguished Professorship in Reformed Theology and Justice Ministry —This distinguished professorship was established by the Craig family in memory of the Reverend David Irvin Craig, Class of 1878, and the Reverend Carl Brackett Craig, Class of 1911, as well as to honor the children of Virginia K. and David E. Craig, Class of 1961, who attended Davidson: The Reverend Caroline Evelyn Craig, Class of 1988, and Carlton Scott Craig, Class of 1993, and his wife, Carol Hancock Craig, Class of 1992. The professorship will be held by a teacher who, by word and deed, encourages and inspires the moral and ethical choices that promote faithful stewardship of the environment and peace among all the world’s people. The holder of this professorship should be one who, by example, can teach and lead students in engaging the challenges that confront society today, with training and expertise in Christian Theology in general, and Reformed Theology, in particular. 

Charles A. Dana Professorships —The Dana Professorships were established in 1966 through a challenge campaign initiated by the late philanthropist and industrial pioneer, Charles A. Dana. 

R. Stuart Dickson Professorship —Established in 1994 by the Dickson Foundation and the Ruddick Corporation to honor longtime Davidson trustee R. Stuart Dickson, Class of 1951. 

Gail M. and Ernest G. Doe Professorship —Established in 1998 by Ernest G. Doe, Class of 1969, and his wife Gail to recognize a faculty member of the department of economics who excels in undergraduate teaching, has a record of superior professional achievement, and exemplifies the moral and intellectual values of Davidson College. 

Beverly F. Dolan Professorship —Established in 1993 by Textron, Inc., to honor the service of its retiring chief executive officer and chairman of the board, Beverly F. Dolan, this professorship is for a member of the mathematics or physical science faculty. 

James B. Duke Professorship —Established by gifts from The Duke Endowment, in response to the inauguration of the Dean Rusk Program in International Studies. 

Paul B. Freeland Professorship —Created in 1981 through a bequest from Dr. Paul B. Freeland, Class of 1925, a minister from Crowley, Louisiana. 

W.R. Grey Professorship —Established in 1935 by Captain James Parks Grey, Class of 1885, in honor of his brother, W.R. Grey, Class of 1884, a professor at Davidson for forty years. 

Douglas C. Houchens Professorship —Established through the generosity of an anonymous donor to honor Douglas C. Houchens, Davidson College Professor of Art from 1953-1978. 

Virginia Lasater Irvin Professorship —Created in 1960 by a gift from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to honor Virginia Irvin, wife of George L. Irvin, Class of 1924, and a cousin of R.J. Reynolds, Jr. 

Frontis W. Johnston Professorship —Established in 1986 through gifts from Dr. Johnston's family, colleagues, and friends, this professorship was created to honor the late Frontis Withers Johnston, Class of 1930, who served Davidson for many years as teacher, dean of the faculty, and interim president. 

Francis B. Kemp Visiting Professorship —Established by Bank of America in memory of Francis B. Kemp, Class of 1963, this professorship supports a visiting faculty member distinguished in his or her field. 

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professorship —Created in 1968 and later augmented by the William R. Kenan Foundation. 

John T. Kimbrough Professorship —Established in 1998 by gifts from his children, Lawrence M. Kimbrough, Class of 1963, Mary P. Kimbrough King, John T. Kimbrough, Jr., Class of 1958, and William A. Kimbrough, to honor John T. Kimbrough, Professor of Mathematics at Davidson College from 1928-1974. 

L. Richardson King Professorship —Established by the Kimbrough and King families in honor of L. Richardson King, Class of 1959, and Richardson Professor of Mathematics from 1964-2002. 

MacArthur Professorship —Established in 1981 by a gift from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation of Chicago, this rotating professorship helps bring promising young professors to Davidson. 

Nancy and Erwin Maddrey Professorship —Established in 1993 by Davidson trustee E. Erwin Maddrey III, Class of 1963, and his wife Nancy Burgess Maddrey. 

James G. Martin, Jr. Professorship —Established in 1991 by friends and admirers of the Honorable James G. Martin, Class of 1957, in recognition of his service to the State of North Carolina as governor. 

John and Ruth McGee Directorship of the Dean Rusk Program in International Studies — Established by the John F. and Ruth B. McGee Foundation of Charleston, West Virginia, to endow this joint faculty administrative position. 

McGee Visiting Professorship in Creative Writing —Established by John F. McGee, Class of 1943, and his wife to bring gifted writers to campus as visiting professors. Josephine Humphreys, Al Young, Susan Allport, Karen Jones-Meadows, Peter Meinke, Sheri Reynolds, and Robert Morgan are among those who have visited Davidson as McGee Professors. 

J. Estes Millner Professorship —Established in 1997 through a major bequest of J. Estes Millner, Class of 1926, to support teaching in the department of music. 

Joseph R. Morton Professorship —Established in 1990 by Joseph R. Morton, Class of 1920, to support teaching in the departments of chemistry, physics, or mathematics. 

C. Louise Nelson Professorship —Established by Ross W. Manire, Class of 1974, and his wife Dee to recognize the dedication to teaching demonstrated by this member of the Davidson faculty who served the college from 1964-1988. 

Malcolm Overstreet Partin Professorship —Established by William N. Mathis, Class of 1988, to attract to Davidson talented young pre-tenured faculty members who demonstrate a love of classroom teaching, lectures meant to both educate and enthrall, and commitment to instill a lifelong devotion to learning as embodied by this Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor of History from 1968- 2002. 

Richardson Professorship —Established in 1962 in response to a challenge grant from the H. Smith Richardson Foundation. 

Holmes Rolston III Professorship in Religion and Science —Established by Holmes Rolston III, Class of 1953 and recipient of the 2003 Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries About Spiritual Realities, this chair explores in teaching, research, and scholarship the dialogue and interaction between religion and science. 

James Sprunt Professorship of Bible and Philosophy —Established in 1925 by a bequest from this remarkable and erudite North Carolina businessman. 

Samuel E. and Mary West Thatcher Professorship —Established by a bequest from Mary Thatcher and by gifts from John Thatcher, Class of 1948. 

Todd and Melissa Thomson Professorship in Environmental Studies —Established by Todd S. and Melissa McKeithen Thomson, both of the Class of 1983, to attract to Davidson College an individual with a strong record and potential in environmental studies, with an emphasis on public policy. 

Vail Professorship —Established by a gift from Foster and Mary McGaw in 1977, in honor of James D. Vail III, Mrs. McGaw's son, and his family. 

E. Craig Wall, Jr. Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities —Established through gifts from family, friends, and business associates of Mr. Wall, Class of 1959, and a grant from the National Endowment for the humanities, this chair supports teaching in the humanities program and honors Craig Wall's service to Davidson as chairman of the Board of Trustees. 

Wayne M. and Carolyn A. Watson Professorship —Established in 1991 through gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Wayne M. Watson, parents of Bryna Watson, Class of 1982. 

William H.Williamson Professorship —Created in 1926 through a trust fund left by William Holt Williamson, Class of 1886.