Eleven members of the faculty retired this year and were elected to emeritus status. Brief highlights are provided here. To read more, go to http://news.lafayette.edu.
A member of the faculty for 42 years, his research interests include state and local public finance, Social Security, Georgist economics, and Irish land issues. He was a visiting scholar in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney and in the Department of Agricultural Economics at University College in Dublin. He served as department head several times and was a mentor for Posse Scholars.
A member of the faculty for 27 years, he led six semester-long study-abroad programs, one in Brussels and five in Bremen. His research interests include computer architecture and energy resources. He has been an engineering consultant to General Electric, U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He received the College’s Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award.
A faculty member for 41 years, his research interests include mineralogy, thermodynamic properties of earth materials, and high-temperature geochemistry. He has received grants over the years totaling $1.6 million from the National Science Foundation, and has mentored dozens of students in research. Named a life fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America in 1991, he received the College’s Mary Louise Van Artsdalen Prize, Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Award, and Jones Lecture Award.
He taught dozens of courses in German language, literature, culture, and civilization during his 51 years as a member of the faculty. He developed and taught the College’s first interim-session abroad course in Austria, Hungary, and Germany, and is the recipient of the College’s Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Lecture Award.
With research interests spanning Inca cultural history, Andean anthropology and archeology, vernacular architecture, pre-Columbian art and architecture, folklore method and theory, and preservation of cultural patrimony, she is the author of four books, most recently The Shape of Inca History: Narrative and Architecture in an Andean Empire. A member of the faculty for 34 years, she was clerk of the faculty from 2008 to 2014. Her research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and she was elected a fellow of the Institute of Andean Studies. She developed and led the College’s semester in Guatemala. She received the College’s Marquis Distinguished Teaching Award, Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Award, Jones Lecture Award, and Student Government Superior Teaching Award.
A member of the faculty for 44 years, he served as chair of International Affairs and coordinator of Russian and East European Studies. His research interests include Germano-Slavic literary and cultural relations, 19th-century German prose, and East-West European relations. The author of two books, Pribic taught interim courses in Vienna, the Soviet Union, Russia, Italy, and Berlin/Prague/Munich, and directed semesters abroad in Brussels and Bremen. He received the College’s Marquis Distinguished Teaching Award, Delta Upsilon Distinguished Mentoring and Teaching Award, Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award, Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Lecture Award, and Daniel L. Golden ’34 Faculty Service Award.
A member of the faculty for 40 years, he taught courses in linear programming, operations research, mathematical modeling, abstract algebra, combinatorics, probability, linear algebra, applied statistics, and calculus. In 1982, he served as a visiting fellow in the Department of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering at Cornell University. He was secretary or president of the College’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for more than 20 years.
His research interests include application of chemical engineering principles to environmental and energy-related issues, renewable energy sources, catalytic conversion of methanol to oxygenates, industrial wastewater treatment, and hazardous waste treatment. A member of the faculty for 27 years, he received grants from American Chemical Society and National Science Foundation. He was an ABET program evaluator from 2006 to 2014. He was a mentor to Posse Scholars.
A member of the faculty for 27 years, his research interests include heat transfer, fluid mechanics, biomedical engineering, and hydrogen embrittlement of metals. The recipient of a National Science Foundation grant, he is co-author of Design Guidelines for Hydrogen Piping and Pipelines. He developed and taught an interim course in Turkey and led semesters abroad in Brussels and Bremen. He has been a research adviser for many students and led the West Ward Urban Ecology Project supported by the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and Air Products and Chemicals.
A member of the faculty for 35 years, her research interests include Middle English literature and medieval representations of nonhuman animals. She is the author of Chaucer’s Agents: Cause and Representation in Chaucerian Narrative. Van Dyke received the College’s Marquis Distinguished Teaching Award, Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award, and Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Lecture Award. She was coordinator of the Women’s Studies Program in 1993-94 and from 2006 to 2008.
A member of the faculty for 34 years, he served as clerk of the faculty from 1997 to 2008. His teaching and research fields include the literature and social history of the 18th century, satire, the novel, poetry, songs, literary research methods, the history of the book, digital humanities, and analytic bibliography. He received the College’s Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award, Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Award, Jones Lecture Award, and Student Government Award for Superior Teaching. The recipient of fellowships from Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and American Council of Learned Societies, Woolley is the author of Swift’s Later Poems: Studies in Circumstances and Texts.