Faculty Notes

2008-09 Named Chair Appointments

In 2008-09, Williams College appointed of the following professors to named chairs: Henry W. Art as the Rosenburg Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology; Ilona D. Bell as the Samuel Fessenden Clarke Professor of English; George T. Crane as the Fred Greene Third Century Professor of Political Science; Susan Dunn as the Preston S. Parish more »

WCMA Exhibition Wins "Best Show" Award

“Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy,” a Williams College Museum of Art exhibition, received the first place award for the “Best Show in a University Gallery” from The International Association of Art Critics/USA. “Making It New” was conceived and created by Deborah Rothschild, formerly senior curator for modern and more »

Psychology Professor Phebe Cramer to Retire

Psychology professor Phebe Cramer will retire from Williams College July 1, 2009. For more than 30 years, she has been teaching courses such as Developmental Psychology; Children’s Lives: Thinking, Feeling and Doing, and Childhood Disorders and Therapy. Her research interests include personality assessment as well as creativity and its associative processes. She is the author more »

Andy Jaffe Takes His Jazz Skills Abroad

Andy Jaffe, senior lecturer in music, who is on leave spring semester, is a guest professor at The Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan. Summer 2009 will find him leading a quintet at the Toulon Jazz Festival in France.  He has been a leader in jazz pedagogy for more than 25 years, and more »

Devadoss Honored by His Alma Mater

Satyan Devadoss, associate professor of mathematics, received an Alumni Recognition Award from  North Central College (Ill.).  The award is presented annually to an alumnus who has excelled professionally and demonstrated service to both community and alma mater. Devadoss graduated from North Central College in 1993.  He earned his doctorate in mathematics in 1999 from Johns more »

"Frederick Douglass and Barack Obama"

Neil Roberts, assistant professor of Africana Studies and faculty affiliate in political science, delivered a lecture titled “Frederick Douglass and Barack Obama: Fugitive Refashioning of American Democracy” at The Julliard School in February.  In his talk, Robers explored the connection between President Obama and the American abolitionist and statesman of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass.  more »