Hamilton College President Eugene Tobinrecently announced the appointments of Daniel Chambliss, Maurice Isserman andRoberta Lyles Krueger to distinguished faculty chairs.

Chambliss will serve as the Sidney Wertimer Professor of Sociology. A memberof the Hamilton faculty since 1981, he received his doctorate from Yale. He isthe author of Champions: The Making of Olympic Swimmers, named Book ofthe Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee; and Beyond Caring: Hospitals,Nurses, and the Social Organization of Ethics. A specialist in formalorganizations and social psychology, he has received the American SociologicalAssociation'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 ReedCollege and his doctorate from the University of Rochester. He was recentlyawarded a Fulbright grant to teach American political history in Russia andwill serve as a distinguished visiting professor of American history at MoscowState University. He is a specialist in 20th-century U.S. history, and hasauthored and co-authored several books.

Krueger, a specialist in medieval and renaissance French literature andculture, will serve as the Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of French. Kruegerearned her bachelor's degree at Wesleyan University, and her master's degreeand doctorate from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She haspublished numerous articles, and is the author of Women Readers and theIdeology of Gender in Old French Verse Romance. She received a majorNational Endowment for the Humanities grant as one of 10 translators of the OldFrench Arthurian Vulgate Cycle. A Hamilton faculty member since 1980, she hasdirected the college's Junior Year in France program.

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