Hamilton Trustees Approve Tenure

The Hamilton College Board of Trusteesrecently approved tenure for four members of the faculty, effective July 1.

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

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

In 1992, Drogus was awarded a residential fellowship at the Kellogg Institutefor International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. While there, sheconducted research on women, religion and social change in Brazil's basicChristian communities.

Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and French, Drogus has had four articlespublished and has served as an editorial assistant at Foreign Policymagazine.

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

In addition to authoring numerous articles on political reform in Kenya andAfrica, he has received numerous grants and awards, including a guest scholarappointment at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, a Pew FacultyFellowship in International Affairs and a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral DissertationTraining 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 Hamiltonin 1990 and has taught a variety of subjects, including complex analysis,linear algebra and calculus.

Kantrowitz has received various awards and distinctions including being namedOutstanding Teaching Assistant at Syracuse University in 1989 and serving aspresident of the Mathematics Graduate Organization at Syracuse from1987-1989.

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

Prior to his arrival at Hamilton, Pfitsch worked at the University ofWashington and the University of California. He has written numerouspublications and has reviewed manuscripts for Oecologia, Bioscience andEcology.

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