Seven faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences were recognized for their achievements this year prior to their retirement.

obert Lawson ROBERT B. LAWSON
Professor of Psychology Emeritus

I have been very blessed to have a long run of 44 years as a faculty member and academic administrator at UVM. I have learned a great deal from my undergraduate and graduate students, and from a wide variety of faculty drawn from all corners of the University of Vermont. In my teaching, research and academic administrative programs, my actions, thoughts, and ideas have been guided by two principles, namely “Chance favors the optimist because the pessimist is unlikely to take a chance” and it is critical “To think logically and act compassionately.” Robert B. Lawson



Education: B.A., 1961, Monmouth University; M.A., 1963; Ph.D., 1965, University of Delaware.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1966-1969, Associate Professor, 1969-1974, Professor, 1974-2010.

Key Scholarly Interests: Human Visual Perception—Stereoscopic Vision, Organizational Psychology, and History of Psychology.

Publication Highlights:
Twenty-five major articles in addition to the following books.

Lawson, R. B., Graham, J., & Baker, K. (2007). A History of Psychology: Globalization, Ideas and Applications. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Lawson, R. B. and Shen, Z. (1998). Organizational Psychology: Foundations and Applications. New York: Oxford University Press. .

Gulick, W. L. and Lawson, R. B. (1976). Human Stereopsis: A Psychophysical Approach. New York: Oxford University Press.

Lawson, R. B., Goldstein, S. G., and Musty, R. E. (1975). Principles and Methods of Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Lawson, R. B., Goldstein, S. G., and Musty, R. E. (1975). Experiments in Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Goldstein, S. G., Lawson, R. B. and Musty, R. E. (1975). Teachers Manual and Item File. New York: Oxford University Press.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Having worked with thousands of UVM students since 1966. Undergraduate courses: General Psychology, Perception and Cognition, Sensory Processes, Motivation and Emotion, Experimental Psychology, Organizational Psychology, History of Psychology, and Organizational Psychology: Global and local Issues. Graduate courses: Seminars in Visual Perception, Sensory Processes-Vision, Perception and Information Processing, Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behaviors and Cultures, Public Sector Organizations, and History of Psychology.

Research and academic administrative programs funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, National Eye Institute, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Department of State yielding $7.1 million dollars in awards.

Academic administrative career highlights include: associate vice president for research and dean of the Graduate College; chair, Psychology Department; director, Master in Public Administration Program; chair, President’s Commission on Racial Diversity; chair, Athletic Council; and Project Director responsible for preparing and submitting a competitive application to the National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research resulting in award of $5.5 million. Chair, Inaugural Committee on Undergraduate Education commissioned by President Lattie F. Coor. Established the University Scholars Program at the University of Vermont, which is still active and functioning today.

Served on thesis and doctoral dissertation committees and several departmental, collegiate, and university assignments.

Other Professional Experience: Served as president-elect, president, and past-president of the Northeast Association of Graduate Schools, Council of Graduate Schools 1982-1986. Served as member or chair of accreditation committees for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges for the University of Connecticut, Salve Regina University, the Dental School of Harvard University, University of New Haven, Southern Connecticut State University, American International College Simmons College, and Clark University. Member, Executive Board, Vermont Psychological Association. Chair, Committee to Revise Accreditation Standards for Graduate Programs, New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Chair, Steering Committee, UVM-NCAA Accreditation Program (1996-1998). Chair, Board of Governors, University Press of New England. Member, Board of Directors, Graduate Record Examination and Research Committee Educational testing Service, Princeton, NJ 1984-1988.

Awards and Honors: George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award (UVM), 2003. The Athletic Department Award for Loyal Support and Continuing Devotion to UVM Athletic Programs, 2005.

Community Service: Member of the Allocations committee, United Way.

illiam MannWILLIAM E. MANN
Professor of Philosophy Emeritus


“To adopt a Kantian manner of speaking, research without teaching is empty; teaching without research is blind. My research and teaching has benefited immeasurably from the influence of a steady stream of remarkable departmental colleagues. It has been my privilege to be associated with them and, on occasion, to serve them.” William E. Mann



Education: B.A., 1962; A.M., 1964, Stanford University; Ph.D., 1971, University of Minnesota.

UVM Career: Associate Professor, 1974-1980; Professor, 1980-2010; Marsh Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, 2002-2010; Chair, Department of Philosophy, 1978-1991; 2007-2010.

Key Scholarly Interests: Ancient and Medieval philosophy; Augustine; Philosophy of Religion.

Publication Highlights:
Editor, The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion (Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2005), xvi + 335 pp.

Editor, Augustine’s Confessions: Critical Essays (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006), xii + 240 pp.

“Inner-Life Ethics,” in Gareth B. Matthews (ed.), The Augustinian Tradition (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999), pp. 140-165.

“Augustine on Evil and Original Sin,” in Eleonore Stump and Norman Kretzmann (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Augustine (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), pp. 40-48.

“Duns Scotus on Natural and Supernatural Knowledge of God,” in Thomas Williams (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Duns Scotus (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), pp. 238-262.

“To Catch a Heretic: Augustine on Lying,” Faith and Philosophy, 20 (2003), Special Issue on “Augustine,” pp. 479-495.

“Ethics,” in Jeffrey Brower and Kevin Guilfoy (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Abelard (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp. 279-304.

“Anselm on the Trinity,” in Brian Davies and Brian Leftow (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Anselm (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004) pp. 257-278.

“The Epistemology of Religious Experience,” in Paul Copan and Chad Meister (eds.), Philosophy of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Issues (Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2008), pp. 9-22.

“The Metaphysics of Divine Love,” in Kevin Timpe (ed.), Metaphysics and God: Essays in Honor of Eleonore Stump (New York: Routledge, 2009), pp. 60-75.

“The Guilty Mind,” European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 1 (2009), pp. 41-63.

“Faith and Reason,” in Robert Pasnau (ed.), The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 707-719.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Chair, American Philosophical Association (APA) Committee for the Defense of Professional Rights of Philosophers, 1990-1993. Secretary-Treasurer, APA Eastern Division, 1994-2003. Member, APA National Board of Officers, 1994-2003; 2005-2009. Member, APA Committee on Priorities and Problems of the APA, 1998-1999. Chair, APA Committee on the Status and Future of the Profession, 2006-2009. Acting Executive Director, APA, 2005-2006, Chair, APA Search Committee for an Executive Director, 2005-2006.

Other Professional Experience: Instructor, 1967-1971; Assistant Professor, 1971-1972, Department of Philosophy, St.Olaf College. Assistant Professor, 1972-1974, Department of Philosophy, Illinois State University. Distinguished Scholar, Center for the Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame, 1988-89.

Awards and Honors: Winner of the 1971 Review of Metaphysics Dissertation Essay Competition. Participant in the 1973 Council for Philosophical Studies’ Summer Institute in the Philosophy of Religion. Participant in the 1980 Council for Philosophical Studies’ Summer Institute in Medieval Philosophy. Recipient, University of Vermont Faculty Summer Research Fellowships, 1981, 1985, 1988, 1993, and 1998. Recipient, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers and Independent Scholars, 1988-89. Recipient of the University of Vermont College of Arts and Sciences’ Dean’s Lecture Award, Spring, 1999. Recipient of the Graduate College of the University of Vermont’s University Scholar Award for 2009-2010.

Community Service: Organizer of and participant in various Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes programs.

uther MartinLUTHER H. MARTIN
Professor of Religion Emeritus


“I have long sought to bring to the study of religion the critical perspective that is often lacking from this particular area of the humanities. Increasingly, I have become committed to a scientific approach to this study because of its successes in explaining human behaviors, especially those religious behaviors that are so important for understanding the modern world.” Luther H. Martin




Education: B.A., 1959, Western Maryland College; M.Div., 1962; STM, 1963, Drew University; Graduate Studies, 1965-1966, University of Göttingen; Ph.D., 1972, Claremont Graduate School.

UVM Career: Instructor, 1967-1971; Assistant professor, 1971-1976; Associate Professor, 1976-1987; Professor, 1987-2010. Acting Chair, 1978-1980; Chair, 1980-1991, Department of Religion.

Key Scholarly Interests: The academic (historical and scientific) study of religion; Graeco-Roman religions (including the early Christianities); cognitive science of religion.

Publication Highlights: Author or editor of 11 books, including Hellenistic Religions: An Introduction, Oxford University Press, 1987 (translated into Greek and Czech), and Past Minds Studies in Cognitive Historiography, ed. with J. Sørensen, Equinox Press, London, for August 2010.

Author of over 100 journal articles, chapters in books and contributions to reference volumes, and over 40 reviews in professional journals. Served on editorial board of 12 journals and edited 5 special issues of journals.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Instrumental in bringing Professor Michel Foucault to UVM in 1982 for three weeks of seminars, lectures, classroom visits, etc. Faculty seminar with Professor Foucault published as Technologies of the Self: A Seminar with Michel Foucault, co-ed. with Huck Gutman (English) and Patrick H. Hutton (History), The University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, 1988 (translated into Japanese, Spanish, German, Korean).

Founding member and Executive Secretary/Treasurer, North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR), 1985-1995; member, Governing board, 1985-present. Founder and Director, John Dewey Honors Program, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Vermont, 1994-1996. Founding member, International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 2005; President, 2008-2010.

Toronto Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion, Honorary Director and Chair, International Advisory Committee, 2008-present. Co-chair, Program Committee, XXth Quinquennial Congress, International Association for the History of Religions, Toronto 2010.

Other Professional Experience: Yeshiva University, NEH Summer Seminar, 1980. American Academy in Rome, NEH Summer Seminar, 1987. Distinguished International Fellow, Institute of Cognition and Culture, Queen’s University Belfast, 2005-2007. Member, “Helsinki Group”, to develop, for the US Department of Defense, a presentation on research initiatives for the explanation of human behavior and culture, especially religion, within the social and cognitive sciences, meeting at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, 2010. Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Religion, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ, 2010.

Awards and Honors: UVM University Scholar, 1993-94. McDaniel College Trustee Alumni Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement, 2004. Festschrift announced: Chasing Down Religion: In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences. Essays in Honour of Luther H. Martin, D. Wiebe and P. Pachis, eds. Thessaloniki: Vanias Publications (for August 2010).

eorge MoyserGEORGE H. MOYSER
Professor of Political Science Emeritus



“Without comparisons to make, the mind does not know how to proceed.” Alexis de Tocqueville, 1830





Education: B.A., 1966, University of Manchester (England); M.A., 1968, University of Essex (England); M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1976, University of Michigan.

UVM Career: Associate Professor, 1987-1992; Professor 1992-2010. Chair, Department of Political Science, 1996-2010.

Key Scholarly Interests: European politics, including British politics; political participation and liberal democracy; religion and politics.

Publication Highlights:
Political Participation and Democracy in Britain,
Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992. (Co- author).

Church and Politics in a Secular Age: A Case Study of the Church of England,
Oxford and New York: The Clarendon Press (Oxford University), 1988. (Co-author).

“Religion and Politics,” in John R. Hinnels (ed.), The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion. (Abingdon, Oxon., and New York, Routledge), Second Edition, 2009.

“Political Participation in Democratic States,” in Roland Axtmann (ed.), Understanding Democratic Politics. (London and Beverly Hills, Calif: Sage, 2003).

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Director, European Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Vermont, 1991-1997. University Faculty Senate Executive Council, University of Vermont, 1990-92. Chair, Research Committee 43, “Religion and Politics,” International Political Science Association, 1988-1991, 1991-1994. Foundation Convener of British Political Studies Association Specialist Group on Religion and Politics, 1984-1986.

Other Professional Experience: Assistant Professor, 1972-1976, University of Manchester, England. Associate Professor (with tenure), 1976-1987, University of Manchester, England. Visiting Professor, 1993-94, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Visiting Professor, 1978, University of New Brunswick, Canada.

Awards and Honors: The 2010 Robert V. Daniels Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of International Studies.

Community Service: Episcopal Priest, Diocese of Vermont. Served various local churches.

imothy  MuradTIMOTHY MURAD
Associate Professor of Spanish Emerita


“For nearly four decades I have been privileged to live my academic life in a department that is ever-changing yet still rooted in its core commitment to literature and language. I have been sustained in that long journey by the company of good colleagues. In the classroom, my most wondrous moments have come when students have taught me to perceive things I never imagined. Little did I suspect that many years later, at the journey’s end, I would remember with such delight its remote beginning. Now, counseled by Fray Luis de León, one of Spain’s finest lyric poets of the 16th century, it is time to follow life’s escondida senda." Timothy Murad



Education: B.A., 1966; Ph.D., 1975, Rutgers University.

UVM Career: Instructor, 1971-1975; Assistant Professor, 1975-1981; Associate Professor, 1981-2010. Director, Latin American Studies Program, 1973-1977. Chair, Department of Romance Languages, 1984-1989.

Key Scholarly Interests: Spanish-American prose fiction; the literature of the Mexican Revolution; Spanish-American poetry; literary translation.

Publication Highlights:
“Animal Imagery and Structural Unity in Mariano Azuela’s Los de abajo,” Twentieth Century Literature Criticism, Vol. 145, Thompson/Gale,2004.

“Una biografía poética de Juan Facundo Quiroga,” Mundi, mayo, 1988.

“Borges: Visión de Barranca Yaco,” in Armando Zárate, ed., Barranca Yaco: Juicios y testimonios, Plus Ultra, Buenos Aires, 1985.

“Translation Error as Critical Insight: Pablo Neruda’s ‘Poema 20,’” Translation Review, 1984.

Los de abajo vs. The Underdogs: The Translation of Mariano Azuela’s Novel,” Hispania, 1982.

“Nostalgia boricua,” [seven part poem], The Bilingual Review/La revista bilingüe, 1978.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Member, Board of Directors, Vermont Foreign Language Association, 1987-2006. Editor Contribuyente (Contributing Editor), Chasqui, 1991-1995. Miembro Consejo Asesor (Member, Editorial Board), Mundi, 1986-1991. Co-founder, Champlain Valley Foreign Language Alliance, 1987.

Other Professional Experience: Board Member, Vermont Council on the Humanities, 1996-2002. Professional Reviewer for Heinle & Heinle, Houghton Mifflin, MacMillian-McGraw-Hill, 1988-2002. Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, 1978-1979.

Awards and Honors: UVM Faculty Research Scholarship, 1980.

Community Service: Underhill Planning Commission, 1986-1992. President, North Underhill Cemetery Association, 2007-present.

Professor of French Emeritus


“Let a man be stimulated by poetry, established by the rules of what is right, and perfected by music. A man who reviews the old so as to find out the new is qualified to teach others.” Confucius





Education: B.A., 1968; MA, 1971; Ph.D., 1976, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1979-1984; Associate Professor, 1985-94; Professor, 1994-2010.

Key Scholarly Interests: The French colonial presence in the Champlain Valley; Canadian bibliography; the Quebec novel.

Publication Highlights:
Canada: A Reader’s Guide. 2nd ed. International Council for Canadian Studies, 2000.
Nokkahigas: Champlain and the Meeting of Two Worlds. State University of New York, 2009.
La vie littéraire au Québec (in collaboration), vols. II and III. Presses de l’Université Laval, 1994,1996.
“La nouvelle québécoise avant 1940,“ in La nouvelle au Québec. Fides, 1996.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: President, American Council for Quebec Studies, 1983-84. Executive Council, Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, 2003-2007. Associate Editor, The American Review of Canadian Studies, 1997-2002. Delegate for the State of Vermont, White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services, 1979.

Other Professional Experience: Visiting Scholar, Musée de l’Amérique Française, Quebec, 1996. Collaborated with curators on “En toutes lettres,” an exhibit devoted to Nineteenth Century Quebec Literature.

Awards and Honors: Daniels Award for International Studies, 2008. Twentieth Anniversary Award for outstanding contributions to Canadian Studies, Canadian Government, Department of External Affairs, 2007. Fulbright Research Fellow (Canada), 1994-1995. Senior Fellow, Government of Canada, Department of External Affairs, 1986-1987. Phi Kappa Phi, 1971.

Professor of French Emerita


“Be it scholarly editions of her translations, literary analysis, or courses and lectures, Professor Whatley’s scholarship is meticulously researched, elegantly written, and engagingly presented. It centers on making available the contexts, subtleties, and implications of writings from periods and cultures other than our own and stands as a model for those working in the humanities and beyond.” —Grant Crichfield, Associate Professor of French Emertus, UVM




Education: B.A., 1959, Carleton College; Ph. D., 1969, Vanderbilt University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1973-1980; Associate Professor, 1980-1991; Professor, 1991-2010.

Key Scholarly Interests: Literature of the Renaissance, 17th and 18th centuries; New World exploration; women writers of the 18th century

Publication Highlights:
History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil, by Jean de Léry. Translation and Introduction by Janet Whatley. Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford: University of California Press, 1990.

“‘Sea-Changes’: L'Histoire d’un voyage de Jean de Léry et La Tempête de Shakespeare.” La France-Amérique (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles). Actes du XXXVe colloque international d'études humanistes. Réunis par Frank Lestringant. Paris: Champion, 1998.

There Are No Letters Like Yours: The Correspondence of Isabelle de Charrière and Constant d’Hermenches.
Translation and Annotations by Janet Whatley and Malcolm Whatley. Lincoln:University of Nebraska Press, 2000.

“Dissoluble Marriage, Paradise Lost: Suzanne Necker’s Essay Sur le divorce.” Dalhousie French Studies: 56 (Fall 2001): 144–153. (Special issue: Le mariage sous l’Ancien Régime, ed. Claire Carlin.)

“Reading the Life of Isabelle de Charrière.” In Isabelle de Charrière: Proceedings of the International Conference Held at Yale University on 19-20 April 2002. Edited by Vincent Giroud and Janet Whatley. New Haven: Beinecke Library, 2004.

“The Engaged Life of a Quiet Man: Charles-Emmanuel de Charrière.” Cahiers Isabelle de Charrière/Belle de Zuylen. Genootschap Belle van Zuylen, Universiteit Utrecht, 2008, No. 3. 11-23.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Modern Language Association; Northeast Society for Eighteenth Century Studies.

Other Professional Experience: Instructor, Colby College, 1966-1967; Assistant Professor, Washington University, 1969-1973; Visiting Associate Professor, Deep Springs College, 1985.

Awards and Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Fulbright Grant, to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, 1959-1960; NDEA grant used to subsidize dissertation research in Paris, 1964-1965; NEH Fellowship to attend summer seminar at Harvard University, 1982; NEH grant for translation and presentation of Jean de Léry’s Histoire d’un voyage fait en la terre du Brésil; Dean’s Fund grant to support publication of “There Are No Letters Like Yours: The Correspondence of Isabelle de Charrière and Constant d’Hermenches,” 1998; grant from University Committee on Research and Scholarship to support publication of Charrière correspondence, 1999; grant from the Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature to support publication of the Charrière correspondence, 1999; grant from Pro Helvetia (Swiss Government) to support publication of the Charrière correspondence, 1999; Pi Alpha Theta, 2003.

Community Service: Taught classes for Burlington High School Total Immersion Program, 1975 and 1978; gave talk on the importance of foreign language learning at the High School French Contes sponsored by the Société des Deux Mondes, 1981; gave talk on early views of the New World for South Burlington High School, 1981; gave talk on the writer Colette for community-based conversation group, 1998; gave presentation with Malcolm Whatley for the Montpelier branch of UVM’s Continuing Education for our book, There Are No Letters Like Yours, 2000; set up a small reading program with residents of Birchwood Healthcare Center on a regular weekly or bi-monthly basis, 2001; lectured on early New World exploration for Professor Grant Crichfield’s class, “Great Ideas: Cultural Encounters,” at Burlington College, 2010.