9 Faculty Retire in 2014-15

Nine members of the Wesleyan faculty retired during the 2014-15 academic year.

They include John Carr III, professor of theater (1984-2014); James Donady, professor of biology (1972-2015); Richard Elphick, professor of history (1971-2015); Brian Fay, the William Griffin Professor of Philosophy (1971-2015); Gale Lackey, adjunct professor of physical education (1978-2015); Laurie Nussdorfer, the William Armstrong Professor of History (1986-2015); George Petersson, the Fisk Professor of Natural Science (1973-2015); Vera Schwarcz, the Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies (1975-2015); and Ann Wightman, professor of history (1981-2014).

On May 23, the faculty gathered for a reception. Several faculty also held their own private celebrations.

Brian Fay, who joined the Wesleyan faculty in 1971 as an assistant professor of philosophy, was recognized at a reception on May 23. (Photo by Hannah Norman '16)

Brian Fay, who joined the Wesleyan faculty in 1971 as an assistant professor of philosophy, was recognized at a reception on May 23. (Photo by Hannah Norman ’16)

Jim Donady celebrated his retirement with several faculty and staff from the Biology Department including administrative assistant Blanche Meslin.

Jim Donady celebrated his retirement with several faculty and staff from the Biology Department including administrative assistant Blanche Meslin.

Several Wesleyan faculty, fellow emeriti, family and friends attended the retiring faculty reception on May 23 including, from left, Peter Frenzel, professor of German studies, emeritus; Krishna Winston, the Marcus L. Taft Professor of German Language and Literature; Herbert Arnold, professor of German and Letters, emeritus; and Annemarie Arnold, adjunct professor of German studies, emerita.

Several Wesleyan faculty, fellow emeriti, family and friends attended the retiring faculty reception on May 23 including, from left, Peter Frenzel, professor of German studies, emeritus; Krishna Winston, the Marcus L. Taft Professor of German Language and Literature; Herbert Arnold, professor of German and Letters, emeritus; and Annemarie Arnold, adjunct professor of German studies, emerita. (Photo by Hannah Norman ’16)