CANTON - Three members of the St. Lawrence University faculty have been appointed to named professorships, announced by Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Valerie Lehr.
Dorothy Limouze has been appointed to the L.M. and G.L. Flint Professorship of Fine Arts. The professorship was established in 1967 by Benjamin Flint, Class of 1913, in memory of his parents, who were residents of Canton. This fund supports outstanding members of the art and art history department. A graduate of Goucher College, Limouze holds an M.F.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University. She has published a number of articles on Flemish engraver Aegidius Sadeler, as well as northern and central European Renaissance and Baroque art.
Steven White has been appointed the Lewis Professor of Modern Languages. The Lewis Professorship was established in 1902 in honor of Harriet Lewis, to support an outstanding member of the modern languages and literatures department. A graduate of Williams College with a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, White is the author of several books of poetry and has published multimedia pieces combining spoken word, music with poems and translations. In addition, White has edited and translated several volumes of poetry by authors including Rubén Darío and Federico García Lorca. He has been a Fulbright Senior Specialist and gave the Frank P. Piskor Faculty Lecture at St. Lawrence in 2008.
J. Mark Erickson has been appointed to the James Henry Chapin Professorship of Geology and Mineralogy. The Chapin Professorship was endowed in 1904 by Kate Lewis Chapin in memory of her husband, the Reverend James Henry Chapin, professor of geology from 1871 to 1892. The fund supports an exceptional member of the geology department. Erickson is a graduate of Tufts University, with a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota. He researches rocks of Cambrian, Ordovician, Cretaceous and Quaternary ages from both marine and terrestrial settings, has discovered new species of Cretaceous snails and evidence for predation on Ordovician ones. Erickson has collaborated with numerous students and alumni in research, frequently co-presenting with them at conferences and publishing co-authored articles.