3 Senior Scholars Elected Teaching Society Members

At its spring meeting the administrative committee of the Heyman Center for the Humanities elected three new scholar-teachers to membership in the Society of Senior Scholars for 1995-96. Members are professors emeriti enlisted to teach, after normal retirement, in the basic courses of Columbia College's core curriculum.

As announced by Wm. Theodore deBary, director of the Center and the Senior Scholars program, the following new members have agreed to serve:

Cooley, who received his B.A. from San Diego State University and his Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley, was an assistant professor of English at Columbia from 1959 to 1967 and was an adjunct professor from 1980 to 1988.

Hovde, a Columbia College graduate, received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1956. He has been at Columbia since 1960, serving as dean of Columbia College from 1968 to 1972, heading the Columbia College division of the English department and chairing the Humanities A course for five years.

He has been chairman of the Lionel Trilling Seminars committee and has received the Great Teacher Award and the Mark Van Doren Award.

Rice, who received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard, has been teaching history at Columbia since 1964. He served as chairman of the department from 1970 to 1973 and chairman of the Society of Fellows in the Humanities from 1984 to 1988.

He was executive director of the Renaissance Society of America from 1966 to 1982 and 1985 to 1988 and continues as a member of its Executive Board.

He received Columbia's Great teacher Award in 1984.

Other members of the Society of Senior Scholars who will teach in the core program next year:

Craig Bush, deBary, Pierre Cachia, Wallace Gray, Mary Mothersill, Joel Newman, Conrad Schirokauer, Arthur Tiedemann and Bernard Wishy.


Columbia University Record -- May 26, 1995 -- Vol. 20, No. 30