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Four Faculty Members Rise in the Ranks

Lauded for their research in the sciences and social sciences, four faculty members were recently granted tenure by the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees.

February 18, 2003 GENEVA, N.Y.—Four professors—experts in their fields, researchers, authors and, by far, incredible 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.

They are:
• Tom Drennen, economics, an expert on world energy issues and global warming
• Carol Parish, chemistry, a physical chemist who uses computational and theoretical methods to explore the molecular behavior of HIV inhibitor and anti-cancer drugs
• Virginia Tilley, political science, an authority on Middle East conflict and Third World development, and
• Andy Walters, psychology, a psychologist, researcher and author in the areas of developmental and health psychology, and human sexuality.

Gearan’s recommendation for tenure was approved by the Board of Trustees and is effective July 1.

“We are fortunate to have these talented individuals join our tenured faculty,” said Gearan. “Our students will benefit from the academic excellence and engagement of these four faculty members. I congratulate them and thank them for their dedication to the Colleges.”

Drennen holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University, a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined HWS in 1996 and serves an energy consultant for Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M.

Parish received her Ph.D. and master’s degree from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. Parish joined HWS in 1997.

Tilley holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a master’s degree from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from Antioch College. She came to HWS in 1997.

Walters holds a Ph.D. from University of Georgia, a M.P.H. degree in epidemiology from the University of California at Berkeley, and master and bachelor’s degrees from The Ohio State University. The newest of the four recently tenured professors, Walters joined the faculty in 1998.

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