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Summer 2018 Wofford Today
professors

Four Appointed to Named Professorships

Four faculty members have been appointed to named professorships in honor of their leadership and service to the college and its students.

Dr. G.R. Davis was named the college’s second Dr. and Mrs. Larry Hearn McCalla Professor of Biology. He also is noted for his avocation as a photographer who has published several books of his work. In 2008 Davis received an Excellence in Teaching award sponsored by South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Inc. He spent his sabbatical leave teaching at Africa University in Zimbabwe. Davis also has served as an interviewer for Rwandan Presidential Scholars.

Dr. Li Qing Kinnison, the founding and principal architect of Wofford’s major and minor in Chinese, was named the Peacock Associate Professor of Chinese. Under Kinnison’s leadership, Wofford’s Chinese language and culture program has grown tremendously since its inception in 2004, and its students have excelled in the annual Palmetto Chinese Star Language competition. Rachel Marie Woodlee ’13, Wofford’s current Rhodes Scholar, majored in Chinese and business economics.

Dr. John R. McArthur, who came to Wofford from Claremont-McKenna College in 1990 and is the long-standing chair of the Department of Economics, was named the Reeves Family Professor of Economics. A member of the American Economics Association, he has published numerous articles and has presented his work at professional conferences. He also has held several teaching fellowships.

Dr. Anne B. Rodrick was named the Reeves Family Associate Professor of History. In addition to her teaching duties in the Department of History, Rodrick is the coordinator of the Humanities Program as well as of the 19th Century Studies Program, and she is active in the Gender Studies Program. Rodrick is a member of Wofford’s American Association of Colleges and Universities “Bringing Theory to Practice” team focusing on service and civic engagement in local communities. In 2006, she received Wofford’s Philip Covington Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Humanities and Social Sciences.

By Laura Hendrix Corbin