the eleventh
his first year
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u faculty notes
Four women members of the faculty were hon-
ored by the Board of Trustees in the spring of
1968. Each of them was to play an important
role in the history of women at Wake Forest.
Jeanne owen,
Professor of Busi-
ness Law in the
School of Business
was appointed
Acting Dean of the
School of Business
following the resignation of Dean gaines
rogers. She had previously served as Director
of Evening Classes (1961–1962) and as Acting
Dean of Women (1962–1964). Though not
interested herself in a permanent administra-
tive assignment, she was known for her will-
ingness to accept any responsibility she was
offered. She was also much admired for her
quick and alert intellect and her frank opinions
on University issues, even when they ran coun-
ter to the prevailing administrative orthodoxy.
marjorie crisp, since 1947 a member of the
Department of Physical Education and the
supervisor of women’s intramural sports, was
named Director of Physical Education for Wom-
en, the first person to be given that title. Her
appointment foreshadowed significant prog-
ress in athletic opportunities for Wake Forest
undergraduate women.
elizabeth phillips of the Department of Eng-
lish and mary frances robinson of the Depart-
ment of Romance Languages were promoted
to the rank of Professor. They were the first
women from the College faculty to achieve that
rank, and both would later serve as chairwomen
of their respective departments. Professor
Phillips would also be a leader in the develop-
ment of Women’s Studies at Wake Forest.
Also promoted to Professor in the spring of
1968 were robert brehme in physics, ralph
fraser in German, carl harris in classical
languages and literature, and J. robert John-
son in mathematics.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology david k.
evansi was the leader in establishing an over-
seas center for interdisciplinary research in
Belize, British Honduras. The center was de-
signed to develop summer programs for stu-
dents and faculty members in a variety of
academic disciplines.
Old Gold and Black named Professor of Reli-
gion g. mcleod bryan “Professor of the Year.”
The Asian Studies program received a $45,000
grant from the National Defense Education Act
to hold an Asian Studies Institute for high school
teachers in the summer of 1968.
Tales from Cabin Creek, by Professor Emeritus
of Philosophy a.c. reid, was published.
At the beginning of the Scales administration
the departments in the College were chaired as
follows: ralph amen (Biology), John nowell
(Chemistry), cronje earp (Classical Languages),
John parker Jr. (Education), edwin wilson
(English), James o’flaherty (German), henry
stroupe (History), ivey gentry (Mathematics),
thane mcdonald (Music), harold barrow
See Evans’ article, “Emerging Nations: A First Hand View,” in The Wake Forest Magazine, XVI
(November 1968), 6–11.
Jeanne Owen
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