Three Professors Retire

 

 

The end of the academic year marked the retirement of three long-serving members of the Colby faculty, and President William D. Adams thanked them for their service to the College at the annual faculty-trustee dinner during Commencement Weekend. All three retirees remain members of the Colby faculty with emeritus status.

Jane MossJane M. Moss, the Robert E. Diamond Professor of Women’s Studies and professor of French, came to Colby in 1979 after earning her bachelor’s degree at Wellesley and a master’s and Ph.D. at Yale. She studied and taught the literature of Québec, Franco-America, and Francophone women writers. Her mother and brother were Colby graduates, and she called it “a dream come true” to spend her career at Colby. Her husband, Richard M. (Pete) Moss, taught history from 1978 to 2005.




Cliff ReidClifford E. Reid, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics, came to Colby in 1987 after earning his bachelor’s degree at the George Washington University and his Ph.D. at Princeton. He studied discrimination in American life, specifically in housing, employment, and wages, and he was known for rigorous standards in the classroom. He is a past chair of the Economics Department and served on the Bunche Scholars committee.





Sheila McCarthySheila M. McCarthy, associate professor of Russian, came to Colby in 1987 after earning degrees at Emmanuel, Harvard, and her Ph.D. at Cornell. She taught Russian language, literature, and culture and founded the Colby in St. Petersburg study-abroad program. She accompanied alumni trips to Russia, helped to start a sister-city connection with Kotlas, Russia, and organized the Russian Sampler, which brought area schoolchildren to Colby each spring to experience Russian language and culture.

 
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  • On September 24, 2009, CHET HARRINGTON wrote:
    I AM PROUD OF THESE PROFESSORS AND HOPE THEY WILL BE REPLACED BY OTHERS AS QUALIFIED.. I WISH I COULD THANK ALL MY PROFESSORS FOR ALL THEY DID TO MAKE MY LIFE ENJOYABLE.. CHET HARRINGTON 51