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   Date: 7/14/10 Bookmark and Share

Five Faculty Appointed Chaired Professors

The Smith College Board of Trustees recently conferred chaired professorships on five Smith faculty members. The appointments became effective July 1, 2010. They are:

Rosetta Marantz Cohen, professor of education and child study, Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Professor

Professor Cohen received a bachelor's degree from Yale University, a master's from Columbia University, and M.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees from the Columbia University Teachers College. She has taught at Smith since 1990 and was promoted to professor in 2002. Her recent publications include "What it Takes to Stick it Out" (journal article in Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009) and "Une Vie Exceptionelle" (book chapter in Risk, Courage and Women: Contemporary Voices in Prose and Poetry, 2007). Her courses include "Philosophy of Education" and "Research Project at the Smithsonian Institution." She has served on the Committee on Tenure and Promotion, Faculty Council, Committee on Mission and Priorities, Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation, on the Executive Committees of the Poetry Center and American Studies Program, and as chair of her department.

Suzan Edwards, professor of astronomy, L. Clark Seelye Professor

Professor Edwards received a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Hawaii. She began teaching at Smith in 1980 and was promoted to full professor in 1992. Her recent refereed articles have appeared in Astronomical Journal and Astrophysical Journal. She teaches "Telescopes and Techniques" and "Sky I: Time." She is chair of her department and has served on the Committee on Tenure and Promotion.

Justina Winston Gregory, professor of classical languages and literatures, Sophia Smith Professor

Professor Gregory received a bachlor's degree from Smith, and master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University. She arrived at Smith in 1975 and was promoted to full professor in 1991. She is the 2009-10 Katherine Asher Engle Lecturer. Her recent articles include "A Father's Curse" (in The Play of Texts and Fragments, Brill, 2009), "Donkeys and the Equine Hierarchy in Archaic Greek Literature" (in Classical Journal, 2007), and "Genre and Intertextuality: Euripides' Alcestis and Sophocles' Antigone" (in Bulletin of the Institute for Classical Studies, 2006). She teaches "Elementary Greek" and "The Trojan War." She has served as chair of her department and on the Library Committee.

Barry Moser, professor-in-residence in the Department of Art, Irwin and Pauline Alper Glass Professor

Professor Moser holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Chattanooga. He has received honorary degrees from Westfield State College, Anna Maria College, and Massachusetts College of Art. A member of the National Academy of Design, his work is in numerous collections, including The National Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum, and The British Museum. He taught at Rhode Island School of Design for 10 years; was the 1995 Oates Fellow in Humanities at Princeton; and was a distinguished scholar at the University of Louisville in 2001. He has illustrated more than 250 books, including Moby Dick, The Divine Comedy, and an acclaimed edition of the Bible. In 2008 he was the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medal Winner for Best Illustrator for Jack London's Dog. He teaches "The Book: Theory and Practice II," and serves as Printer to the College.

Ann Zulawski, professor of history and Latin American and Latino/a studies, Sydenham Clark Parsons Professor

Professor Zulaski received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, a master's degree from Bank Street College, and master's and doctoral degrees from Columbia University. She came to Smith in 1987 and was promoted to professor in 2006. She is the author of Unequal Cures: Public Health and Political Change in Bolivia, 1900-1950 (Duke University Press, 2007) and "Bolivia's National Revolution of 1952: What Did Che See" (in Che's America: Latin America in the 1950s, forthcoming). She received the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers in 1999-2000. Her courses include "National Latin America, 1821 to the Present" and "Problems in the History of Spanish America and Brazil." She has served as director of the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program and on the Committee on Study Abroad.


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