Distinguished Teaching

The National Endowment of the Humanities endowment income provides salary supplements for three distinguished teaching professors as well as modest honorariums for several fellows of the Ping Institute.

It also funds projects such as library acquisitions, teaching colloquia, curriculum revisions, and summer workshops for high school humanities teachers.


Current Distinguished Teaching Professors of the Ping Institute

Dr. Thomas H. Carpenter (1997-present)
Charles J. Ping Professor of Humanities, Director of the Ping Institute, Chair of Classics and World Religions and Professor of Classics

Dr. William F. Condee (2007-present)
J. Richard Hamilton/Baker & Hostetler Professor of Humanities and Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts

Dr. Lois D. Vines (1994-present)
James S. Reid/Standard Products Company Professor of Humanities and Professor of French


Emeriti Distinguished Teaching Professors

Dr. Alan R. Booth
J. Richard Hamilton/Baker & Hostetler Professor Emeritus of Humanities and Professor Emeritus of History

Dr. Charles J. Ping
President Emeritus and Trustee Professor of Philosophy and Education, is Director Emeritus and Adjunct Fellow of the Ping Institute.

Dr. Dean McWilliams (Deceased)
J. Richard Hamilton/Baker & Hostetler Professor Emeritus of Humanities and
Professor of English


Current Fellows

Dr. Samuel Crowl (1994-present)
Trustee Professor of English, Founding Member of the Ping Institute

Ms. Anne Kemmerle (2012-present)
English Instructor, Athens High School

Dr. Mary Jane Kelley (2007-present)
Associate Professor Spanish

Dr. Ayesha K. Hardison (2011-present)
Assistant Professor, Department of English


Former Fellows

Kizzie Elmore-Clark
Teacher of Humanities, Federal Hocking High School

Dr. Andrew Escobedo (2000-2003)
Associate Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies

Dr. Katherine Jellison (1998-2006)
Professor of History

Dr. Paul C. Jones (2004-2007)
Associate Professor of English

Dr. Miriam Shadis (2007-2010)
Assistant Professor, History

Ms. Susan J. Dietz (2010-2012)
Teacher of Humanities, Logan-Hocking Middle School