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Hamilton Trustees Approve Tenure

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Posted March 18, 1996
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The Hamilton College Board of Trustees recently approved tenure for four members of the faculty, effective July 1.

They are: Carol A. Drogus and Stephen W. Orvis, government; Robert Kantrowitz, mathematics; and William Pfitsch, biology.

A member of the faculty since 1988, Drogus graduated summa cum laude from Mount Holyoke College in 1981 and received her master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At Hamilton, she has specialized in Latin American government and policies.

In 1992, Drogus was awarded a residential fellowship at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. While there, she conducted research on women, religion and social change in Brazil's basic Christian communities.

Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and French, Drogus has had four articles published and has served as an editorial assistant at Foreign Policy magazine.

Orvis, who served as an international observer for the 1992 and 1993 elections in Kenya, joined the Hamilton faculty in 1988. He graduated cum laude from Pomona College in 1981 and received his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In addition to authoring numerous articles on political reform in Kenya and Africa, he has received numerous grants and awards, including a guest scholar appointment at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, a Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs and a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Training Grant in Kenya.

Kantrowitz, who graduated cum laude from Hamilton in 1982, received his M.A., M.Phil and his Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University. He returned to Hamilton in 1990 and has taught a variety of subjects, including complex analysis, linear algebra and calculus.

Kantrowitz has received various awards and distinctions including being named Outstanding Teaching Assistant at Syracuse University in 1989 and serving as president of the Mathematics Graduate Organization at Syracuse from 1987-1989.

Pfitsch, who joined the Hamilton faculty in 1989, received his A.B. from Oberlin College in 1977 and his master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He is a member of several professional societies including the Ecological Society of America, the Botanical Society of America, Sigma Xi and the American Institute of Biological Sciences.

Prior to his arrival at Hamilton, Pfitsch worked at the University of Washington and the University of California. He has written numerous publications and has reviewed manuscripts for Oecologia, Bioscience and Ecology.

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