1978 he was promoted to Associate Professor.
He was interested in the cultures of the Far East
and taught Chinese history. In 1981, with fifteen
students, he went to China for eight weeks —in
Guilin at Gwangxi Teachers College and at other
places in that country.
alan J. Williams (B.A., Stanford; Ph.D., Yale)
came to Wake Forest in 1974. He was promoted
to Associate Professor in 1980. He taught
French history and was particularly interested
in eighteenth-century France before the French
Revolution. He was the author of The Police of
Paris, 1718–1789. In 1978 he received the Uni-
versity’s award for excellence in teaching. (See
Others who taught history at Wake Forest dur-
ing the Scales years were Visiting Professor
frederick l. bronner (1966–1970), Judith ann
Weller (1966–1968), Visiting professor e.
mowbray tate (1967–1973), elliott o. foster
(1967–1968), edward h. platte (1968–1974;
1977–1978), lorraine Van meter (1968–1974),
charles andrew domson (Spring 1973), philip
earl green (Fall 1973), margaret J. osler
(1974–1975), louise hoffman (1975–1977),
elizabeth h. murphrey (Spring1976), chris-
topher cribaro (1978–1980), Victor Kamen-
drowsky (1980–1984), betty Weaver talbert
(Fall 1982), and anne parrella (Spring 1983).
The Department of History in 1982–1983. Standing in the back row: Buck Yearns (almost invisible), Richard Barnett,
Richard Zuber, Henry Stroupe, Howell Smith. Second “row:” Percival Perry, Merrill Berthrong, B.G. Gokhale, Mike Sinclair,
Ed Hendricks. In front: Victor Kamendrowsky, Alan Williams. Some absentees from this photograph are pictured elsewhere.