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About the Mary Tucker Thorp College Professorship

The Mary Tucker Thorp College Professorship is awarded each academic year to a full professor with at least six years
of service at Rhode Island College who has demonstrated excellence in teaching along with excellence in scholarship and/ or excellence in professional and collegial service. The professorship honors the contributions of Mary Tucker Thorp, whose illustrious career at the college spanned the time period of 1926–1967.

Candidates for the Thorp College Professorship are evaluated by a college-wide committee composed of faculty from the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Management, the School of Nursing, the School of Social Work, and the Adams Library. The appointment is made by the college president.

Selection and appointment criteria include demonstrated excellence in teaching along with excellence in scholarship and/or excellence in service.

Funds to support the Thorp College Professorship were provided by a generous bequest in the will of Mary Tucker Thorp and are held in the Tucker Thorp Fund, which is administered by the Rhode Island College Foundation.

Previous Recipients:

Year Recipient
2013 Pamela Irving Jackson
2011 Kathryn Kalinak
2009 Meredith McMunn
2008 None
2007 Ronald Dufour
2006 Maureen Reddy
2005 Ric Reamer
2004 Jeannine Olson
2003 James Barton & Jayashree Nimmagadda
2002 Cathleen M. Calbert
2001 Peter S. Allen & Karen S. Castagno
2000 Barbara A. Schapiro
1999 Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban
1998 Richard A. Lobban
1997 Yael Avissar
1996 Thomas E. Malloy
1995 Peter Meyer
1994 Stephen E. Fisher
1993 Curtis K. Lafollette
1992 Amritjit Singh
1991 Judith L. Stillman
1990 Edythe L. Anthony
1989 Terence E. Hays
1988 J. Stanley Lemons
1987 Harriet Brisson
1986 Charles J. Marzzacco
1985 William H. Robinson
1984 S. Salman Wasti
1983 Sally J. Marks
1982 Alene F. Silver
1981 Lillian D. Bloom
1980 Nancy Sullivan

Page last updated: October 9, 2013