ATHENS, Ohio (June 19, 2006) -- The professors and fellows of the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities are pleased to announce the appointment of William F. Condee as the J. Richard Hamilton/Baker and Hostetler Professor of Humanities. His appointment will take effect at the beginning of Fall Quarter 2006.
Condee, who has taught in the School of Theater at Ohio University since 1986, is currently director of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts. He has often been recognized at Ohio University for his outstanding teaching, and in 2002 received the prestigious Presidential Teacher Award. In 2003 Professor Condee received the "Excellence in Education Award" from Ohio Magazine.
The Ping Institute, which was created by the Ohio University Board of Trustees in 1992, supports and encourages the teaching of the humanities in schools and universities by funding such projects and activities as library acquisitions, curriculum revisions, teaching colloquia, public forums and summer workshops for teachers. The Institute is composed of three distinguished teaching professors, three professor fellows and a high school-teacher fellow. The Hamilton/Baker and Hostetler Professorship was previously held by Dean McWilliams who retired from the English Department in 2005.
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