Grinnell faculty receive named professorships

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 11:37 am

GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College board of trustees recently named two Grinnell faculty members to endowed professorships.
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Kathryn Kamp, professor of anthropology, was named Earl. D. Strong Professor of Social Studies. Kamp joined the faculty in 1982 and has worked extensively in the area of ethnoarcheology, including the use of archeological methods to study the lives of children and the nature of childhood in many and varied ancient sites. Kamp has authored three books and has authored or co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles. She has co-directed the Grinnell Archaeological Field School in Arizona with her husband Professor John Whittaker since 1984. This interdepartmental chair was established in 1969 with a bequest by Mrs. Clyde A. Peck of Newton, Iowa, and others in memory of Earl D. Strong, a 1909 Grinnell graduate.
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Marc Chamberland was named Myra Steele Professor of Mathematics. Chamberland joined the Grinnell College faculty in 1997 and has been professor of mathematics and statistics since 2009. Chamberland has published more than 35 peer-reviewed journal articles and has given more than 70 presentations in mathematical conferences and colloquia. His latest research focuses mainly on experimental mathematics where computers are used to make new mathematical conjectures. He has received support from the National Science Foundation to develop an upper-level undergraduate course in this emerging field. This named chair was established in 1887 by Alonzo Steele in memory of Myra Tracy, a 1873 Grinnell graduate.
Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four-year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries in more than 26 major fields, interdisciplinary concentrations, and pre-professional programs.
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