June 13, 2003
Honored with Chaired Professorships
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Nine Smith College professors have been named to chaired professorships.
They are Daniel Horowitz, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor in Social and Economic Research; Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, Sydenham Clark Parsons Professor in History; John Brady, Mary Elizabeth Moses Professor; Donna R. Divine, Morningstar Professor in Jewish Studies; Carolyn Jacobs, Elizabeth Marting Treuhaft Professor; Monica Jakuc, Elsie Irwin Sweeney Professor in Music; Douglas Patey, Sophia Smith Professor; Paulette Peckol, Louise C. Harrington Professor; and Jay Garfield, Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities.
A member of the Smith College faculty since 1989, Daniel Horowitz is the director of the American Studies program and is an associated member of the history department. Prior to his coming to Smith, he taught at a number of prestigious colleges and universities, including Harvard University, Wellesley and Scripps Colleges. His scholarly interest in recent American intellectual history has led him to publish a number of books, including "Vance Packard and American Social Criticism" (University of N.C. Press, 1994) and "Betty Friedan and the Making of 'The Feminine Mystique': The American Left, The Cold War, Modern Feminism" (University of Mass. Press, 1998). He earned his undergraduate degree at Yale College and his doctorate at Harvard University.
Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, a historian with a special interest in the history of women in the United States, joined the Smith faculty in 1988. Her work in American history has explored cultural philanthropy, higher education, the American landscape and sexuality. She is the author of a number of books, including, most recently, "Rereading Sex: Battles Over Sexual Knowledge and Suppression in Nineteenth Century America" (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002). Horowitz earned her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College and her master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University.
John Brady joined the Smith College geology faculty in 1975. In addition to his numerous scholarly publications in geology and mineralogy journals, Brady is the co-author with Brian White of "Fifty Hikes in Massachusetts" (Countryman Press, 3rd Ed., 2003) He earned a bachelor's of art degree from Harvard College, a master's of science degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and a doctoral degree from Harvard University.
Donna R. Divine, who joined the Smith government faculty in 1971, has a strong and longstanding interest in all aspects of Middle East history and politics. Her training in three of the region's major languages has enabled her to conduct original research in Arabic, Hebrew and Turkish. She is the author of "Women Living Change: Cross-Cultural; Perspectives (Temple University Press, 1985); "Politics and Society in Ottoman Palestine: The Arab Struggle for Survival Power (Lynne Rienner, 1994); and is currently writing "Exiled in the Homeland" to be published by the University of Massachusetts Press. Divine earned her bachelor's of art degree from Brandeis University and her doctoral degree from Columbia University.
Dean of the Smith College School for Social Work (SCSSW), Carolyn Jacobs has served in numerous leadership capacities at Smith since joining the SCSSW faculty in 1980. Her scholarly interests focus on the development of learning and work environments shaped by ethics of justice and compassion, and she has been recognized internationally for her work in integrating spirituality with clinical social work practice. In 2001, she was elected to the National Academies of Practice as a distinguished social work practitioner. Jacobs has also been active in the Hampshire County community serving as both a member and chair of the board of the Hampshire Community United Way. Jacobs earned her bachelor's of art degree from Sacramento State University and her doctoral degree from Brandeis University.
Since joining the Smith College faculty in 1969, pianist Monica Jakuc has performed numerous solo and chamber musical recitals in the U.S. and abroad covering a repertoire that spans 300 years. Jakuc has also performed on early pianos since 1986. As guest artist in a series of Historical Piano Concerts, she has played instruments from the E.M. Frederick Collection in Ashburnham, Mass. With noted early music violinist Dana Maiben, she founded Florentine Camerata, a chamber music organization based in Florence, Mass. In recent years, she has featured the music of women composers on her programs and has been a featured artist at International Association of Women in Music concerts in London and Washington. Jakuc earned her bachelor's and master's of science degrees from Juilliard School of Music.
Douglas Patey, who has been on the Smith faculty since 1979, is a professor of English whose special interest is 18th-century British and European literature and culture. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies and the Guggenheim Foundation. His publications include "Probability and Literary Form" (Cambridge University Press, 1984) and "Evelyn Waugh: A Critical Biography" (Oxford: Blackwell, 1998), as well as essays on Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, G.W.F. Hegel, and the development of literary theory 1660-1820; he's now at work on a book about the emergence of modern disciplinary divisions between the "arts" and the "sciences." He is also active in Smith's interdepartmental program in the history of science, where he team-teaches "Images and Understanding" (a history of theories of vision, light and visualization). His undergraduate degree is from Hamilton College and his master's and doctoral degrees are from the University of Virginia.
Biologist Paulette Peckol has been on the Smith College faculty and coordinated the Five College Marine Sciences Program since 1985. Her area of expertise is in marine ecology with a focus on the coral reefs in Belize and the Bahamas. Over the years she has led student research trips to these locations to study the health of the coral reefs and has developed environmental education programs for school children in an effort to increase awareness of the fragility of the coral reef ecosystem. Peckol earned her bachelor's of science degree from Wittenberg University and her doctoral degree from Duke University.
Jay Garfield, who joined the Smith College faculty in 1999, teaches and pursues research in various aspects of philosophy, including foundations of cognitive science, logic, philosophy of language and Buddhist philosophy. He is director of the Five College Tibetan Studies in India Program, a member of the graduate faculty of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, adjunct professor of philosophy at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies and associate professor of philosophy at University of Melbourne. Garfield earned his undergraduate degree at Oberlin College and his master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Pittsburgh.
Smith College is consistently ranked among the nation's foremost liberal arts colleges. Enrolling 2,800 students from every state and 55 other countries, Smith is the largest undergraduate women's college in the country.