Two professors granted tenure by HWS Board
(May 25, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.–Two professors–experts in their fields, researchers, authors and talented educators–were recommended by Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark D. Gearan to be granted tenure and move up to the rank of associate professor. The new tenured faculty members are Paul Passavant, political science, and John Shovlin, history.
Gearan's recommendations for tenure have been approved by the Board of Trustees and are effective July 1.
Passavant joined the faculty in 1997 after receiving his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He earned his B.A., with distinction and high honors, from the University of Michigan. His primary areas of expertise are law and politics, American institutions and socio-political theory. He has had two books published: No Escape: Freedom of Speech and the Paradox of Rights (NYU Press, 2002), and Empire's New Clothes: Reading Hardt and Negri (Routledge, 2004, co-edited with Professor Jodi Dean).
Shovlin holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago, and received his A.B. from Harvard University summa cum laude. He joined HWS in 1998 and is an expert in European history, particularly in the areas of 18th-century French political and cultural history, the French Revolution and the history of political economy. He is currently working on a book titled “The Political Economy of Virtue: Economic Language and Social Revolution in France 1748-1815.”
“We are fortunate to have these talented individuals join our tenured faculty,” said Gearan. “Our students benefit from the academic excellence and engagement of these fine educators. I congratulate them and thank them for their dedication to the Colleges.”
Both professors reside in Geneva.