Three Hamilton College Faculty Earn Tenure
Ian Rosenstein, ChemistryRosenstein joined the Hamilton College faculty in 1994 as an assistant professor of chemistry. Previously he was a research associate and instructor of general chemistry and organic chemistry at Duke University. Rosenstein earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Duke University, and his bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has received several fellowships and awards in his field, including the Burroughs-Wellcome Fellowship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, the Paul M. Gross Award, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Research Stipend and the R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Institute Faculty Travel Grant Award to attend the National Organic Symposium. He also received the American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund Type G Grant and a Pew-New York State Cluster Faculty/Summer Research Program grant. He has published and presented a number of professional papers, and is a member of the American Chemical Society and Phi Lambda Upsilon. In May, 1999 Rosenstein received one of Hamilton's highest awards for teaching, the John R. Hatch Class of 1925 Excellence in Teaching Award. It supports an annual prize for a tenure-track faculty member who has been employed by the college for fewer than five years, and who has demonstrated superior teaching, high-quality scholarly research and a significant and positive impact on students. >p>
George Shields, ChemistryDepartment chair and professor of chemistry George Shields earned a bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before coming to Hamilton in 1998, Shields was chair of the chemistry department at Lake Forest College. He also spent three years as a postdoctoral associate at Yale University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Shields was recently one of six recipients nationwide of a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Scholar/Fellow Program for Undergraduate Institutions. The program is designed to reward faculty with successful student-centered research programs and to allow a recent Ph.D. to spend two years at an undergraduate institution learning how to balance the demands of teaching and research with undergraduates. Shields has written several science education book chapters, and participated in extensive undergraduate research direction, professional workshops and conference poster presentations. He received the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science Fellowship Award, a Conoco/DuPont Fellowship, and received grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center and Research Corporation. Shields has written extensively for professional journals such as the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Molecular Modeling and Journal of Quantum Chemistry. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, Council on Undergraduate Research, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.