During the spring semester, Dr. Mike Sosulski, provost, announced the naming of three long-serving members of the faculty to endowed professorships, all of whom are active in research and professional organizations outside of the college. “Wofford faculty elevate the student experience by engaging through their disciplines in the larger academic commons,” he says. “Research, conference attendance and presentations, study and writing fuel our faculty intellectually, which, in turn, enhances classroom experiences and creates further opportunities for our students.”

Named to the professorships are:

Dr. Christine Dinkins, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Philosophy, has co-authored two books and has published a number of chapters and scholarly articles. In 2017 she received the nursing education grant from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing to conduct site research at a nationally ranked medical center.

Dr. Natalie Grinnell, the Reeves Family Professor in Humanities, maintains an active and varied scholarly presence in her field of medieval literature, publishing in-depth, discipline-specific research and presenting at conferences, including in 2017 at the 52nd annual Congress on Medieval Studies.

Dr. Tim Terrell, the T.B. Stackhouse Professor of Economics, serves on the editorial staff of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics and is a member of the editorial board of Political Economy of the Carolinas. He is an associate scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute. His primary research areas relate to regulation, environmental policy and ethics.

by Laura H. Corbin