The Office of the President announced on Sept. 2 the academic appointments of three new endowed chairs.
Saul Cornell, Ph.D., has been named the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History. Cornell specializes in the American Revolution, the early republic, and legal/constitutional history. He comes to Fordham from Ohio State University.
Two visiting appointments have been made to the St. Ignatius Loyola Chair: R. Bentley Anderson, S.J., Ph.D., joins the faculty for the 2009-2010 academic year. Father Anderson comes from St. Louis University and is a scholar in race and religion in the United States and southern Africa, post-World War II. Thomas McCoog, S.J., Ph.D., holds the St. Ignatius Loyola Chair for the fall semester. Father McCoog is librarian and archivist to the British Province of the Society of Jesus and is on the staff of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford University.