Peter Steinberger named dean of the faculty
Peter J. Steinberger, the Robert H. and Blanche Day Ellis Professor of Political Science and Humanities at Reed College, has been appointed dean of the faculty, effective August 1, 1997. The dean of the faculty is Reed's chief academic officer and the second operating officer at the college.
"Peter Steinberger has had a distinguished career here both as a masterful teacher and as a productive scholar," said Steven Koblik, president of Reed, in announcing the appointment. "The dean of the faculty search committee, after widely canvassing faculty opinion, strongly recommended Professor Steinberger, citing his outstanding academic work, experience on the major faculty committees, his love for Reed, and his potential for administrative service."
Steinberger, who was named the first Ellis professor at Reed in 1993, has been on the Reed faculty since 1977. He is the author of The Concept of Political Judgement (University of Chicago Press, 1993) and Logic and Politics: Hegel's Philosophy of Right (Yale University Press, 1988) as well as numerous scholarly and op-ed articles about political participation in democratic societies that have appeared in journals and newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
Steinberger received a B.A. in 1970 and an M.A. in 1972 from Fordham University and a Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of California, Riverside.
Steinberger will succeed Linda Mantel, who has been Reed's dean of the faculty since 1993.
Wasserstrom receives book award
Steven Wasserstrom, Moe and Izetta Tonkon Associate Professor of Judaic Studies and Humanities, recently won an award for excellence in religious studies in the category of historical studies for his book Between Muslim and Jew: The Problem of Symbiosis (Princeton University Press, 1995) from the American Academy of Religion (AAR). The award was presented to Wasserstrom at the AAR annual meeting, in New Orleans in November.
Wasserstrom holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Toronto and has taught at Reed since 1986. In April of 1990, Wasserstrom was appointed Reed's first Moe and Izetta Tonkon Associate Professor.