Chambliss will serve as the Sidney Wertimer Professor of Sociology. A member of the Hamilton faculty since 1981, he received his doctorate from Yale. He is the author of Champions: The Making of Olympic Swimmers, named Book of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee; and Beyond Caring: Hospitals, Nurses, and the Social Organization of Ethics. A specialist in formal organizations and social psychology, he has received the American Sociological Association's Theory Prize for his work on organizational excellence.
Isserman, a Hamilton faculty member since 1990, will serve as the William R. Kenan Professor of History. Isserman earned his bachelor's degree from Reed College and his doctorate from the University of Rochester. He was recently awarded a Fulbright grant to teach American political history in Russia and will serve as a distinguished visiting professor of American history at Moscow State University. He is a specialist in 20th-century U.S. history, and has authored and co-authored several books.
Krueger, a specialist in medieval and renaissance French literature and culture, will serve as the Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of French. Krueger earned her bachelor's degree at Wesleyan University, and her master's degree and doctorate from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has published numerous articles, and is the author of Women Readers and the Ideology of Gender in Old French Verse Romance. She received a major National Endowment for the Humanities grant as one of 10 translators of the Old French Arthurian Vulgate Cycle. A Hamilton faculty member since 1980, she has directed the college's Junior Year in France program.