Hamilton College Names New Associate Dean

David C. Paris, the James S. ShermanProfessor of Government, has recently been appointed associate dean of thefaculty. His term will commence in January 1997.

Paris, a 1971 graduate of Hamilton College, received his master's degree in1973 and his doctorate in 1975 from Syracuse University. In 1979, he returnedto the Hamilton campus as a government professor.

A winner of the Sears Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence and CampusLeadership in 1990, Paris has also served as assistant to the dean of thecollege, chair of the government department and most recently, chair of theCommittee on Appointments.

Paris specializes in education and public policy and has two books, TheLogic of Policy Inquiry and his most recent, Ideology & EducationalReform.

Also been active in the local community, Paris has served as president ofthe Clinton School Board and as a member of the board of directors for the ABetter Chance program. He resides in Clinton with his wife and threedaughters.

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