Two Women Promoted to Full Professor at Davidson College

Davidson College, the highly rated liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina, has promoted five faculty members to full professor. Two of the five scholars are women.

Vivian Dietz was named full professor of history. She first joined the Davidson faculty in 1990. Since 1991, she has directed the college’s summer study program at Cambridge University where 20 students from Davidson spend six weeks in England and take courses in history or English.

Professor Dietz is a graduate of Harvard University. She hold a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Gayle Kaufman was appointed professor of sociology. She joined the Davidson faculty in 1999 and has served as chair of the sociology department since 2006. She is currently finishing her first book, Superdads: Fathers’ Struggles and Strategies for Balancing Work and Family in the 21st Century.

Professor Kaufman hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cornell University. She earned a Ph.D. at Brown University.

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