Endowed Professor Spotlight
For the faculty at Hobart and William Smith, there is no greater honor than receiving an endowed professorship. The appointment increases opportunities and financial support for faculty research, scholarship and academic initiatives while celebrating the best and brightest teacher-scholars at HWS. Here we offer a glimpse of some of our current recipients:
Clifton Hood, the George E. Paulsen ’49 Professor of American History and Government, is a nationally recognized expert on the history of New York City, with a particular focus on the city’s upper-class, historical memory and mass transit.
Walter Bowyer, the Philip J. Moorad ’28 and Margaret N. Moorad Professor in the Sciences, has taught in the HWS chemistry department faculty since 1988. During that time he has served as chair and taught a range of chemistry courses as well as interdisciplinary subjects exploring frontiers between the sciences, the arts, history and anthropology.
Professor of Art and Architecture Ted Aub, who holds the Class of 1964 Endowed Professorship, is an internationally recognized sculptor who has been awarded numerous public sculpture commissions in the United States, Korea and China. In addition to teaching sculpture and design at Hobart and William Smith Colleges for the past three and a half decades, he has exhibited his work widely, including in solo and group shows at galleries across the country.
Professor of Dance Donna Davenport, who holds the John Milton Potter Professorship in the Humanities, is a prolific choreographer and performer with a strong background in leadership at the Colleges, having chaired the Dance Department and co-founded the Social Justice Studies and Arts and Education Programs.