Parshall named curator at National Gallery

Peter Parshall, Jane Neuberger Goodsell Professor of Art History, has been named head of department and curator of Old Master prints at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C. He will be in charge of some 20,000 objects and will be involved in acquiring prints, designing and mounting exhibitions, and writing catalogs, along with related scholarly activities. Reed has granted Parshall a two-year leave to allow for the possibility of his returning to the college.

"This is an incredible opportunity for me," said Parshall. "I thoroughly enjoy teaching at Reed and can't envision another academic appointment that would be as satisfying. However, I have missed having regular access to works of art, and the National Gallery will give me that benefit on a daily basis as well as the opportunity to address a more general audience and do so in a very different way."

Parshall's several awards include a 1995-96 Andrew Mellon Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 1992 Burlington Northern Award for teaching and scholarship, and a 1982-83 National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. He has been a member of the Reed faculty since 1971.

New members of the board of trustees

Three new trustees have been elected to the Reed College board: Candace Galen '78 and Jeffrey Kenner as regular trustees, who will serve five-year renewable terms, and Rachel Dorr '76 as an alumni trustee, who will serve a four-year term.

Candace Galen '78 is an award-winning professor of biological sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, specializing in alpine plant communities. She received her Ph.D. in botany from the University of Texas-Austin in 1983 and taught at Bowling Green State University, the University of Toronto, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook before joining the University of Missouri in 1990. She was program director of the population biology program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 1995 to 1996 and is a member of the doctoral dissertation improvement grant panel in ecology for the NSF.

Jeffrey Kenner is president of Kenner & Company, a New York-based private investment firm. Following his graduation from Lehigh University with degrees in industrial engineering and business admin-istration, Kenner served in the U.S. Marine Corps and took part in Harvard Business School's executive education program in financial management. Before forming Kenner & Company in 1986, Kenner served as president of the venture capital affiliate of an investment banking firm and as a management consultant for Price Waterhouse. In addition to his involvement with Reed, Kenner serves on the boards of directors of Behr Process Corporation, BSI Holdings, Williamhouse-Regency, and Pace Industries. Kenner and his wife, Patti, parents of Julie Kenner '98, have been active members of the Reed parents council.

Rachael Dorr '76, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is an attorney for Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC, specializing in urban planning and environmental law. She graduated from Reed with a degree in English. Dorr received a J.D. from Boston University in 1981 and an M.S. in city planning from Harvard University in 1981. She is a past member of the Reed alumni association board and has worked as a volunteer for reunions and for the Boston alumni chapter.

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