March 17, 1998
Geneva, NY — During its winter meeting in February, the Board of Trustees of Hobart and William Smith Colleges approved three tenure appointments, with promotion to associate professor, effective July 1, 1998.
Betty Bayer, who was promoted to associate professor of psychology, is active in women's studies and senior editor of Reconstructing the Psychological Subject, contributed to by a number of international scholars. She frequently presents papers on feminism and social psychology. After three years at the University of Alberta, she transferred to Carleton University, Ottawa, where she completed her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. She resides in Geneva.
Robert Cowles, who received the B.A. from Macalester College, the M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music, and the D.Mus. from Indiana University, was promoted to associate professor of music. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at the Colleges, Cowles conducts the Colleges Chorale and the Colleges Community Chorus. He also directs the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble. Cowles resides in Geneva.
Clifton Hood was promoted to associate professor of history. He is the author of 722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York, and is frequently cited in national and international media on the topic of the subways. Hood received the B.A. from Washington University, the M.A., the M.Phil., and the Ph.D. from Columbia University. He resides in Rochester.
The three all joined the faculty in 1992.