Alumni

Teaching Chairs

List of 22 items.

  • Charles C. and Ann W. Alexander Chair

    The Charles C. and Ann W. Alexander Chair was initially established in 2007 by the Greenhill Family as the Charles C. and Ann W. Alexander Faculty Salaries Fund. The Fund became the Charles C. and Ann W. Alexander Chair by June 2008 as the result of many additional donations from Groton alumni and parents, family members, and other friends. Since 2009, Andres T. Reyes ’80 has held this Chair.
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  • Sherrard Billings Chair of Classics

    The Sherrard Billings Chair of Classics was established in memory of Reverend Sherrard Billings, one of the three original Masters at the School. Since 2012, Scott Giampetruzzi has held this chair.
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  • Lathrop Brown Chair

    The Lathrop Brown Chair was established in 1978 in memory of Lathrop Brown 1900 by his widow, Mrs. Helen Hooper Brown. Since 2012, David J. Prockop has held this Chair. 
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  • Peter B. Camp Chair in English and the Humanities

    The Peter B. Camp Chair in English and the Humanities was established in 2012 by an anonymous donor, in memory of Peter B. Camp, faculty member 1969-1994 and acting headmaster during 1977-78. Peter is remembered for his inspiration to Groton students, his devotion to the School, his gracious and caring nature, and his sense of humor. English Department Head Sravani Sen-Das is the first ever to hold this Chair.
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  • John Crocker 1918 Chaplain’s Chair

    The John Crocker 1918 Chaplain’s Chair was established by alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of Groton School. 
  • F. Trubee Davison Chair in History

    The F. Trubee Davison Chair in History was established by three generations of the Davison Family to bear witness to the life of public service and a lifelong interest in history, especially American history, of Mr. F. Trubee Davison 1914. Since 2015, Jennifer B. Wallace has held this chair.
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  • Dillon Chair of the Humanities

    The Dillon Chair of the Humanities was established through the generous gift of C. Douglas Dillon 1927. Since 2010, Andy Anderson has held this Chair.
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  • Kendall W. Foster Chair in the Sciences

    The Kendall W. Foster Chair in the Sciences was established anonymously in 1986 by a grandparent of Groton graduates in honor of Kendall W. Foster, an exacting teacher, warm human being, and a champion of the sciences who taught at Groton from 1943 until 1965. Since 2001, Stephen D. Belsky has held this Chair.
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  • Geoffrey deC. Gund ’60 Teaching Chair

    The Geoffrey deC. Gund ’60 Teaching Chair was established in 1997 by Geoffrey deC. Gund ’60. Since 2007, David H. Black, Jr. ’80 has held this Chair.
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  • E. Roland Harriman Chair Fund

    The E. Roland Harriman Chair Fund was established in 1962 by Mr. E. Roland Harriman 1913. The Fund received a generous addition in 1993 from the Gladys and Roland Harriman Foundation. Since 2003, John T. Conner has held this Chair.
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  • Independence Foundation Chair

    The Independence Foundation Chair was established in 1959 by the Independence Foundation. Since 1999, Douglas Van Dyck Brown ’57 has held this Chair.
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  • Lawrence Family Chair in History and World Affairs

    The Lawrence Family Chair in History and World Affairs was established in 1988 through the generosity of James Lawrence ’26 and John Lawrence ’27, children of James and John, and John’s son-in-law, Ferdinand Colloredo-Mansfeld. Since 2000, Thomas S. Lamont has held this Chair.
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  • James F. McClelland, Jr. and Paul Wright Teaching Chair

    The James F. McClelland, Jr. and Paul Wright Teaching Chair was established in 2015 by Jamie McClelland ’66. It is to be awarded to a faculty member, who, in the judgment of the Headmaster, demonstrates an exemplary dedication to teaching and personal character that instills in students the lifelong love of learning and intellectual pursuit, particularly in the areas of engineering, math, and environmental sciences.  The first holder of the James F. McClelland, Jr. and Paul Wright Teaching Chair is Albert L. Hall
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  • Murphy Family Chair for Asian Studies

    The Murphy Family Chair for Asian Studies was established in 2009 by the Grayson M.P. Murphy Family to provide an endowment to fund Asian studies at Groton School, with particular emphasis on Chinese language and culture. Since 2015, Shannon Jin has held this chair.
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  • Elizabeth R. Peabody Chair

    The Elizabeth R. Peabody Chair was established in 1989 through the generosity of William Wood-Prince ’32 and other friends and family of Elizabeth Peabody. Since 2015, Peter McD. Fry has held this chair.
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  • LuAnn S. Polk Coeducation Chair

    The LuAnn S. Polk Coeducation Chair was established in 2002 by the Coeducation Committee and other members of the Groton School community to recognize Mrs. Polk’s 25 years of service to the School and her commitment to coeducation. Since 2007, Catherine W. Lincoln has held this Chair.
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  • Harold I. Pratt Chair of Music

    The Harold I. Pratt Chair of Music was established in 1986 by gifts from Mr. Pratt ’55, members of his family, and his friends.
  • W. Homer and Helena P. Smith Chair in Chemistry

    The W. Homer and Helena P. Smith Chair in Chemistry was established in 1995 through the generosity of Homer P. Smith ’25 in memory of his parents. Since 1998, Sandra L. Kelly has held this Chair.
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  • Malcolm Strachan Chair

    The Malcolm Strachan Chair of English Literature was established in 1990 by family and friends of The Reverend Malcolm Strachan, beloved master of English, Chaplain, and head of the Sacred Studies Department. Malcolm was a member of the Groton faculty from 1932 until his death in 1960. Since 2009, Theodore G. Goodrich has held this Chair.
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  • John Hay Whitney Chair of History and Public Affairs

    The John Hay Whitney Chair of History and Public Affairs was established in 1987 by the Trustees of Groton School from a bequest from Mr. Whitney’s estate, in appreciation of Mr. Whitney’s outstanding generosity to the School through his lifetime. Since 1996, John Lyons has held this Chair.
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  • Thomas S. Williams Chair

    The Thomas S. Williams Chair was established in 1992 by the bequest of Henry S. Williams ’44, in honor of his brother Thomas S. Williams ’45. Since 2007, Katharine Leggat has held this Chair.
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  • Paul Wright Chair in Mathematics

    The Paul Wright Chair in Mathematics was established by Hugh Knowlton, Jr. ’41 and William J. Schieffelin III ’41 to honor the life, work, and example of one of the School’s most respected and admired masters. Since 1987, Jonathan Choate ’60 has held this Chair.
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