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.
Dave received his BA from Williams in 1987 and an MA from Tufts in 1993. He then spent six years teaching science and coaching racquet sports at Westminster School in Connecticut before moving to Groton in 1999 with his wife and two daughters. Dave coaches boys varsity squash and girls varsity tennis and serves on a variety of administrative committees. In his time at Groton, Dave Prockop has taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), all levels of physics, and astronomy at Groton, and he has conducted numerous tutorials on topics from boat hull design to quantum theory. He helped create and launch the School's innovative, interdisciplinary STEM program and was one of its inaugural teachers. Dave holds the Lathrop Brown Chair, one of several endowed chairs for esteemed faculty.