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    Grinnell College
  Feb 23, 2018
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emeriti Faculty

In the following listings, the first date, in parentheses, indicates initial appointment to the College; the second date indicates appointment to the latest rank.


Adelberg, Arnold (1962). Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Statistics, 2009–. B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Atwell, Roberta (1973). Professor Emerita of Education, 2002–. B.S.Ed., Southwest Missouri State College; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.

Bonath, Gail J. (1977). Associate Professor Emerita of the Library, 2016-;Systems Librarian, Associate Professor, Library, 1992–2015. B.S., Iowa State University; M.A., University of Iowa.

Brown, Victoria B. (1989). Professor Emerita of History, 2006–; Professor of History, 2004–. B.A., M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., University of California-San Diego.

Caulkins, D. Douglas (1970). Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, 2010–. B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Cavanagh, W. Michael (1971). Professor Emeritus of English, 2011–. B.A., Kansas State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Christiansen, Kenneth A. (1955). Professor Emeritus of Biology, 1994–. B.A., Boston University; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Clotfelter, Beryl E. (1963). Professor Emeritus of Physics, 1996–. B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.

Dawson, John C. (1957–69; 1971). Professor Emeritus of Economics, 1996–. B.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., Cornell University.

DeLong, Karl T. (1966). Professor Emeritus of Biology, 1996–. B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley.

Dobbs, Elizabeth A. (1976). Professor Emerita of English, 2013-. B.A., St. John's College (Maryland); M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York-Buffalo.

Drake, George A. (1960–61; 1979). Professor Emeritus of History, 2004–. B.A., Grinnell College; B.A., M.A., Oxford University (England); B.Div., M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Duke, Charles L. (1969). Professor Emeritus of Physics, 2011–. B.S., North Carolina State University; Ph.D., Iowa State University.

Durkee, L. H. (1962). Professor Emeritus of Biology, 1993–. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University.

Durkee, Lenore T. (1963). Professor Emerita of Biology, 1999–. B.A., M.S., Syracuse University; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Erickson, Luther E. (1962). Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, 2003–. B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Fairchild, Diane E. (1984). Professor Emerita of Physical Education, 1986–. B.A., M.S., Mankato State College.

Fudge, James T. (1969). Professor Emeritus of Music, 1995–. B.Mus., Westminster College (Pennsylvania); M.Mus., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Gilday, Edmund (1995). Associate Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, 2015–. B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A., University of British Columbia (Canada); Ph.D., University of Chicago. Senior Faculty Status.

Hays, Elizabeth L. (1977). Associate Professor Emerita of Music, 2006–. B.A., University of California-Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University.

Herman, Eugene A. (1965). Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Statistics, 2008–. B.S., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley.

Hsieh, Andrew (1978). Professor Emeritus of History, 2013–. B.A., M.A., Chinese University of Hong Kong; Diploma, Research Institute for Humanistic Studies, Kyoto University (Japan); Ph.D., Yale University.

Jepsen, Charles H. (1969). Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Statistics, 2010–. B.A., Wartburg College; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University.

Kaiser, Daniel H. (1979). Professor  Emeritus of History, 2013–. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Kasimow, Harold (1972). Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, 2008–. B.H.L., Jewish Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Temple University.

Kissane, James D. (1956). Professor Emeritus of English, 2000–. B.A., Grinnell College; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.

Lalonde, Gerald V. (1969). Professor Emeritus of Classics, 2011–. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington.

Liberman, Mathilda (1960). Lecturer Emerita in English, 1998–. B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., University of Connecticut.

McClelland, Kent A. (1982). Professor Emeritus of Sociology, 2015–. B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., Harvard University.

McKee, Christopher (1971). Professor Emeritus of Library Science, 1977–. B.A., University of St. Thomas; M.A.L.S., University of Michigan.

McKibbin, Bobbie H. (1976). Professor Emerita of Art and Art Hisorty, 2015–. B.F.A., M.F.A., Miami University (Ohio).

Moffett, Alexander S. (1971). Professor Emeritus of Theatre, 2006–. B.A., M.A., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., Florida State University.

Moore, Edward M. (1967). Professor Emeritus of English, 2006–. B.A., University of the South; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Moore, Emily (1980). Professor Emerita of Mathematics and Statistics, 2000–. B.A., Carleton College; A.M., Ph.D., Dartmouth College.

Moore, Thomas L. (1980). Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Statistics, 2000–. B.A., Carleton College; M.A., University of Iowa; A.M., Ph.D., Dartmouth College.

Osgood, Russell K. (1998). Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science, 2011–. B.A., J.D., Yale University.

Phillips, Edward A. Jr. (1975). Professor Emertus of Classics, 2015–. B.A., Dickinson College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. Senior Faculty Status.

Perri, Dennis R. (1967). Professor Emeritus of Spanish, 2010–. B.A., Dominican College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Robertson, Diane C. (1977). Professor Emerita of Biology, 2011–. B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia; M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley.

Scott, Helen G. (1981). Professor Emerita of Russian, 1988–. B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Simawe, Saadi (1992).  Professor Emerita English, 2000–. B.A., Al-Mustansiriyah University (Baghdad); M.A., University of Nebraska; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Smith, D. A. (1970). Professor Emeritus of History, 2006–. B.A., Vanderbilt University; B.A., M.A., Oxford University (England); Ph.D., Yale University.

Strauber, Ira L. (1973). Professor Emeritus of Political Science, 1987–. B.A., Queens College; M.A., Northwestern University; Ph.D., Brown University.

Uhlenhopp, Elliott L. (1977). Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, 2008–. B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., Columbia University.

Voyles, Bruce A. (1977). Professor Emeritus of Biology, 2011–. B.A., Whitman College; Ph.D., Purdue University.

Voyles, Martha M. (1980–81; 1985). Associate Professor of Emerita of Education, 2013–. B.A., Whitman College; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University.

Walker, Waldo S. (1958). Professor Emeritus of Biology, 2001–. B.S., Upper Iowa University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Wellborn, Beryl E. (1958–62; 1972). Professor Emeritus of Education, 1995–. B.S.Ed., Northeast Missouri State College; M.A., University of Iowa.

Zirkle, Merle W. (1961–64; 1971). Professor Emerita of Art and Art History, 2004–. B.A., University of Mississippi; M.F.A., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.