Elbert H. Neese, Jr. Professorship in Economics
“Ebbie” Neese, former president of the Beloit Corporation, was a long-standing trustee of Beloit College and a close friend of Miller Upton. In his memory, the Neese Family Foundation has endowed the Elbert H. Neese, Jr. Professorship in Economics, which will support the faculty member charged with directing the annual Miller Upton Forum. From its earliest days, Beloit College has undertaken a public mission: to prepare young people for educated, open-minded and responsible citizenship. We are honored to perpetuate Ebbie’s belief in that mission through this endowed professorship.
From Beloit College News:
Josh Hall named Elbert H. Neese, Jr. Professor of Economics
[Joshua Hall]Monday, September 17, 2012
At last week's Academic Senate meeting it was announced that Josh Hall will be the new Elbert H. Neese, Jr. Professor of Economics.
He replaces Emily Chamlee-Wright who recently took a position as Provost at Washington College. Hall’s previous title was assistant professor of economics.
As the Elbert H. Neese, Jr. Professor of Economics, Hall will direct the annual Miller Upton Forum.
The professorship is in honor of “Ebbie” Neese, a former president of the Beloit Corporation, a long-standing trustee of Beloit College, and a close friend of the college’s sixth president, Miller Upton.
From Washington College News:
Washington College Taps Beloit Economist and Administrator As New Provost
CHESTERTOWN, MD—Washington College has named Emily Chamlee-Wright as its new Provost and Dean. Chamlee-Wright currently serves as Associate Dean at Beloit College in Wisconsin, where she also teaches economics and directs the Miller Upton Programs on the Wealth and Well-being of Nations.
Washington College president Mitchell B. Reiss says Chamlee-Wright stood out among a remarkably strong field of candidates because of her strengths as both a scholar and an administrator. “It is clear that Dr. Chamlee-Wright understands what it takes to be a great teacher and scholar, and what it takes to be a great liberal-arts college in the 21st century,” he adds. “She impressed us all with her passion for engaged learning, both in the classroom and in the field. In these challenging economic times, we also value her experience in bringing financial stability and sustainability to high-quality academic programs and in expanding summer programs at Beloit. Her talents, energy and creativity will help us move Washington College forward in significant ways.”
News: The first holder of the Elbert H. Neese, Jr. Professorship in Economics named [emily.jpg]At its October 2007 meeting of the Board of Trustees of Beloit College, Dean Franken announced Emily Chamlee-Wright as the first holder of the Elbert H. Neese, Jr. Professorship in Economics. Professor Chamlee-Wright earned her PhD in Economics from George Mason University in 1993 whereupon she joined the Beloit College faculty. Professor Chamlee-Wright has spent her career investigating the cultural and institutional forces that foster free, peaceful, and prosperous societies. As the Elbert H. Neese, Jr. Professor, she will direct and develop the Upton Forum and related programs.