Hastings College announces endowed professorships, lectureship

At the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year, Hastings College announced faculty who have been appointed to its Endowed Professorships and Lectureship.

Endowed professorships and lectureship are established by Hastings College alumni and friends who wish to make a significant, long-lasting impact on academics at Hastings College. Individuals who would like to make a contribution or support an endowed faculty position are encouraged to contact the Hastings College Foundation at 402.462.7363 or alumni@hastings.edu.

Faculty appointed this year include:

Dr. Byron Jensen, professor of music, was appointed the Distinguished Professorship in Music for 2019-22.

Dr. Brett Erickson, professor of visual arts, was appointed the Morton and Ella Steinhart Endowed Professorship in Art for 2019-22.

Dr. Jessica Henry, professor of communication arts and chair of the department, was appointed the Lawrence and Jeannette James Distinguished Professorship in Communication Arts for 2019 through 2022.

Dr. Bruce Batterson, associate professor of business administration, was appointed the Edgar and Frances Reynolds Distinguished Lectureship in Business and Economics for 2019-22.

Dr. Robert Babcock, professor of history, was appointed the Dorothy Weyer Creigh Distinguished Professorship in History for 2019-22.

Dr. John Kuehn, professor of biology and chair of the department, was appointed the Waldean C. McIntire Distinguished Professorship in Biological Sciences for 2019-22.

Dr. Bobbi Buchholz, professor of mathematics, was appointed the Elvena and Hattie Holling Distinguished Professorship in Math and Science for 2019-22.

Dr. Neil Heckman, professor of chemistry, was appointed the Richard B. and Dorothy K. Tickler Distinguished Professorship in Science. This appointment began in 2018 and runs through 2021.

Dr. Robert Amyot, professor of political science, was appointed the Dr. Neil and Enola McDonald Distinguished Professor of Political Science. This appointment began in 2018 and runs through 2021.

Nebraska’s premier private college, Hastings College is a four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.

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