Wheaton Professors Awarded Emeritus, Promotion, Tenure and Faculty Achievement Awards

April 29, 2020

Provost Margaret Diddams recently announced faculty promotions and achievement awards.

Blanchard Hall Wheaton College ILWheaton College Provost Dr. Margaret Diddams announced the following faculty promotions at the April 21 Faculty Business Meeting. These promotions are effective July 1, 2020:


  • Dorothy F. Chappell, Professor of Biology Emerita (43 years, 1977-2020)
  • Robert L. Gallagher, Professor of Intercultural Studies Emeritus (22 years, 1998-2020)
  • Sally E. Morrison, Associate Professor of Education Emerita (23 years, 1997-2020)


Promotion to Associate Professor and Tenure

Promotion to Associate Lecturer

  • Rebecca A. Toly, Assistant Lecturer of Spanish

Promotion to Associate Professor

Promotion to Professor

Junior Faculty Achievement Award

Senior Teaching Achievement Award

  • Alison Gibson, Senior Lecturer in English
  • James Huff, Associate Professor of Human Needs & Global Resources and Anthropology; Associate Director of Human Needs and Global Resources

Senior Scholarship Achievement Award

Senior Service Achievement Award

  • Barrett McRay, Associate Professor of Christian Formation & Ministry