Two Faculty Members Named Dana Professors
Alma College President Saundra Tracy has announced the selection of Joanne Gilbert and Cameron Reed as Charles A. Dana Professors.
Dana Professorships were established in 1973 by the Charles A. Dana Foundation to improve academic quality by attracting, rewarding and retaining outstanding faculty to Alma.
Selections are made from among the rank of full professors based on outstanding teaching performance, scholarship and a primary record of innovation as well as commitment to the objectives of the College. Current Dana Professors include Dave Clark, John Davis, Scott Messing and Bill Palmer.
Joanne Gilbert, Cameron Reed
Gilbert, professor of communication, was recognized for her many contributions to the campus, particularly in the areas of women’s studies and diversity, as well as her unique creativity.
“Dr. Gilbert’s scholarship spans traditional works like her book and book chapters, all well-received in the profession, to her creative works such as her Everyday Live Performance scripts based on the Holocaust and the Crazy Horse sculpture interviews,” said Tracy. “Students have commented on the transformative impact of her teaching."
Reed, professor of physics and astronomy, was recognized for his long and stellar record of teaching, scholarship and service.
“Dr. Reed’s election as an American Physical Society Fellow is arguably the highest external recognition that any current Alma faculty member has received,” said Tracy. “He is a professor who presents complex ideas clearly and inspires individual students."
Posted: Mon, April 5th, 2010 at 5:19PM