News from Grinnell College

GRINNELL, Iowa ­– The Grinnell College Board of Trustees has approved the awarding of tenure and President Raynard S. Kington has approved numerous faculty promotions for the 2019-20 academic year.

These faculty members have been recognized for their contributions to teaching and research, as well as their high levels of engagement with students as advisers and mentors.

Promoted to associate professor with tenure: Gwenola Caradec (French), Xavier Escandell (anthropology), John Garrison (English), Andrew Graham, (chemistry), Cynthia Hansen (linguistics and anthropology) and Celeste Miller (dance).

Granted tenure: Tamara Beauboeuf (gender, women’s, and sexuality studies). She will join the faculty as the Louise R. Noun Chair in Women’s Studies in the fall of 2019. She comes to Grinnell College from DePauw University, where she is a professor of women’s studies and dean of the faculty.

Promoted to full professor: Shanna Benjamin (English) and Timothy Dobe (religious studies).

Transitioned to senior faculty status: Susan Ireland (French), Ellen Mease, (theatre and dance) and Mark Montgomery (economics). Senior faculty status recognizes those faculty members who are released from regular, full-time teaching obligations to pursue scholarly and professional activities associated with the College.

Transitioned to emeritus faculty: William Case (physics), Paul Munyon (economics) and Christopher Hunter (sociology).