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Siena and worked as an accountant and IRS agent before joining Skidmore in 1975. He was active in shaping the busi- ness department’s case-study–based in- troductory course, MB107, and speaking about it in business-education confer- ences and consultancies. He taught ac- counting and entrepreneurship and ad- vised students in creating business plans.


Tom Denny earned master’s and doc- toral degrees in musicology from East- man School of Music and then joined


Zankel Music Center.


Terry Diggory holds a DPhil from Ox- ford University. A Yalie before that, he taught at Yale before joining Skidmore’s English department in 1977. He is an expert on the interactions of word and image, particularly the synergies be- tween the “New York School” of abstract painters in the 1950s and the writers who were their contemporaries and sometime collaborators. He has pub- lished many articles on this and other literary topics; his books include Yeats and American Poetry and William Carlos Williams and the Ethics of Painting.


CHUCK JOSEPH GARY MCCLURE MARGARET PEARSON JOYCE RUBIN


Skidmore’s faculty in 1982. His teaching and research have covered the Romantic and Baroque, Franz Schubert, operas from Wagner’s Ring cycle to Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and jazz history. He won research grants to study Schubert manu- scripts, the business of opera, and other subjects in Vienna, and he published widely in American and European jour- nals and books. Recently chair of the music department, he helped plan and execute its move into the new Arthur


After five years at the University of Iowa, Bill Fox joined Skidmore's sociology faculty in 1976. His PhD is from Indiana Uni- versity. With inter- ests from urban so- ciology to contem- porary folklore, he has published on “fakelore,” afflu- ence and anomia, ethnicity and in- come, musical tastes, and digital data analysis. Along with sociol- ogy and statistics


courses, he taught Liberal Studies courses and a freshman seminar on Saratoga Springs past and present. His textbook Social Statistics, first published in 1992, is being updated for its fifth edition.


Chuck Joseph has a master’s in piano performance from the University of Illi- nois and a PhD in musicology from the University of Cincinnati; he also studied with the likes of Nadia Boulanger and Soulima Stravinsky. He taught music


theory, 20th-century music, and other courses at Skidmore since 1985. He pub- lished in many academic journals and won four research grants from the Na- tional Endowment for the Humanities. A well-known Igor Stravinsky scholar, he is the author of Stravinsky and the Piano, Stravinsky Inside Out, Stravinsky and Bal- anchine, and (forthcoming) Stravinsky’s Ballets.


A Navy grad with a Dartmouth MBA, Gary McClure was a VP at Rank-Xerox in the UK, founding president of Bonanza Ltd., and an executive at other firms dur- ing the 1970s and ’80s. After earning his PhD at the University of Central Florida, he joined Skidmore in 1993. His teaching and research focused on global financial management, and he spearheaded the de- velopment of Skidmore’s international af- fairs program. In 2007 he won a Fulbright grant to teach MBA courses at the Univer- sity of Zagreb, Croatia.


Margaret Pearson is a scholar of Japa - nese women’s diaries, the early meanings of yin and yang, and other aspects of East Asian history, culture, and political thought. She has master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Washing- ton and studied at National Taiwan Uni- versity as well. She is a fellow at Cam- bridge University’s Clare Hall, and has spoken and published widely. A member of Skidmore’s history faculty since 1980, she also taught in the Asian studies and gender studies programs and in the Uni- versity Without Walls.


Joyce Rubin came to Skidmore after serving as the director of gifted and tal- ented programs for a Brooklyn school dis- trict from 1979 to 1994. She did graduate work at CUNY’s Hunter College, earning an MSEd and professional diploma. At Skidmore she taught education courses and directed the student-teaching com- ponent of the education major. She also helped shape UWW’s education-studies curricula for students from Antigua and spearheaded a campus-visit program for Brooklyn schoolchildren. —SR


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