Six named professorships were announced at the faculty meeting on Monday, March 14. The appointments range from two to three years, are not immediately renewable, and carry an annual stipend of $7,500 to be used for professional development purposes. The basis for selection was exemplary teaching and scholarship. The new appointments are:
Crown Family Endowed Professor for Innovation in the Arts:
Ofer Ben-Amots; music. This is the first year for this professorship.
The A.E. and Ethel Irene Carlton Professor of Social Sciences:
Eve Grace; political science. Juan Lindau held the Carlton Professorship from 2005-2007; Mario Montaño is the current holder.
The Christine S. Johnson Professorship in Music:
Victoria Levine; music. Richard Agee held the first Christine S. Johnson Professorship from 2009-2010 and is the current holder.
The John Lord Knight Chair for the Study of Free Enterprise:
Vibha Kapuria-Foreman; economics. Larry Stimpert held the John Lord Knight Chair from 2005-2007; Aju Fenn is the current holder.
The NEH Endowed Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities:
Joan Ericson, East Asian Languages. Barry Sarchett held the NEH Professorship from 2005-2007; Tom Lindblade is the current holder.
The Nancy Bryson Schlosser and C. William Schlosser Professorship in the Arts:
Kate Leonard; art. Gale Murray held the Schlosser Professorship from 2006-2008; Peggy Berg is the current holder.