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Gretchen Hoadley Burke '81 Endowed Chair for Regional Studies

The Burke Chair is an annual appointment that supports outstanding teaching and research on the Upstate New York region.
The appointment is for both Colgate faculty and leading scholars in and/or on the Upstate New York region. The Burke Chair teaches two courses during his or her appointment and provides lectures open to the campus and the community. Established in 2006 by Stephen Burke '80 and Gretchen Hoadley Burke '81, this chair is supported by an endowment fund created to support and recognize outstanding scholars whose research interests focus on Upstate New York.

Current Chair

Dr. Wyatt Galusky, Associate Professor of Humanities at Morrisville State College, has been named the Gretchen Hoadley Burke ’81 Endowed Chair in Regional Studies, for one year, beginning July 1, 2014.

Dr. Galusky has a Ph. D. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech, and degrees in philosophy from the University of North Texas and Texas A&M University. His teaching specialties include science technology and society, and environmental studies; and his research interests center on animals in agriculture and public engagement with science and technology. His publication list includes several articles and reviews, some of which have appeared in places such as Engineers, Scientists, and Environmental Justice: Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement; Science as Culture; Science, Technology and Human Values; and Environmental Ethics.

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Past Chairs

Christopher Henke
2012-2013
Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Colgate University. READ MORE

Dr. Judith Wellman
2011-2012
Professor Emerita at State University of New York at Oswego and Principal Investigator at Historical New York Research Associates. READ MORE

Nicole Simpson
2010-2011
Associate Professor of Economics at Colgate. READ MORE

Faculty Research Funding

Beyond the Burke Chair, we seek to encourage faculty scholarship on, or directly pertaining to, the upstate region of New York by providing support for both the costs of research as well as a stipend award for the Colgate faculty investigator. READ MORE

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