Three Women Named to Endowed Professorships at Dartmouth College

BrisonSusan Brison was named the Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values. She has been a member of the philosophy department faculty at Dartmouth since 1985. She also teaches in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies program at Dartmouth. Her current research is focused on issues of freedom of expression in the Internet age. Professor Brison is the author of Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self (Princeton University Press, 2001). Dr. Brison is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.

CottinghamKathryn Cottingham was appointed the Dartmouth Professor in the Arts and Sciences. She is a professor and chair of the department of biological sciences and serves as co-chair of the graduate program in ecology and evolutionary biology. She is a fellow of the Ecological Society of America. Her recent research has focused on the health effects of exposure to arsenic. Professor Cottingham is a graduate of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

LawrenceAmy Lawrence was named the Parents Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities. She joined the faculty at Dartmouth in 1988 and has served as a professor of film and media studies and comparative literature. She is the author of several books including The Passion of Montgomery Clift (University of California Press, 2010) and Echo of Narcissus: Women’s Voices in Classical Hollywood Cinema (University of California Press, 1991). She holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in cinema and television, all from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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