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Schoenfeld, Clay (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 49, Number 9 (June 1948)

Nineteen recruits join staff,   pp. 10-11


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been in Madison for a year as project
associate in the departments of speech
and rural sociology, working with the
Wisconsin Idea Theater.
  WILLIAM     L. LEA, '33, assistant
professor of civil engineering. The
vacancy is created by the retirement
this month of Prof. William Kinne, '04,
of the civil engineering staff.
  LeROY PETERSON, MA '30, assist-
ant professor of education. Mr. Peter-
son has been a member of the staff of
the Wisconsin Education Association
for 15 years. No man has been more
intimately identified with recent efforts
to reform public school legislation in
this state.
  EDWARD KRUG, associate profes-
sor of education. He was formerly co-
ordinator of the state-wide curriculum
revision program in Wisconsin.
  Professor Krug is currently serving
as associate professor of education at
Stanford. He will begin work at Wis-
consin in the 1948 Summer Session.
  Dr. Krug received his BA and MA
aegrees at Northwestern in I0oo anu
1934 and his doctorate in education at
Stanford in 1941. His experience in-
cludes high school teaching, directing
visual education, serving as curriculum
consultant and curriculum coordinator,
and university teaching at the Univer-
sities of Montana, Stanford and Wis-
consin.
  His educational publications include
Our Life Today: Why Taxes? and
Marketing the Things We Use. He also
served as editor of the Stanford In-
vestigation Publications, and Education
in Wartime prepared by the Stanford
education faculty.
  CHESTER HARRIS, associate pro-
fessor of education. He has been assist-
ant professor and examiner at the Uni-
versity of Chicago and will come here
to teach educational measurements and
statistics.
  Wirdlv PYnrieneeld in thif field. Pro-
fessor Harris has served as director of
the testing program of the Denver, Col-
orado, High Schools, research worker
in the University of Chicago evaluation
program, and staff member of secon-
dary school workshops at the Universi-
ties of Chicago and Michigan.
  SHIRLEY COOPER, associate profes-
sor of rural education. He is a nation-
ally recognized leader in rural school
reorganization and will hold his ap-
pointment here jointly in the School of
Education and the College of Agricul-
ture.
  Professor Cooper knows the prob-
lems of school district reorganization
at first hand, having been county su-
perintendent in West Virginia during
the period when that state changed
from the district system to one under
which each county has one school board
for the county. He is at present assist-
ant director of rural service of the Na-
tional Education Association.
  Professor Cooper holds degrees from
Davis and Elkins College, West Vir-
ginia University and Cornell Univer-
sity, completing the work for his doc-
torate at Cornell in 1943. His educa-
tional experience includes positions as
elementary p r i n c i p a 1, supervisor in
county schools, county superintendent,
supervisor of training in Army Air
Corps, research associate in rural edu-
cation, head of education department.
    * Wisconsin is strength-
    ening its faculty to meet
    the ever-growing de-
    mand for education,
    research, and public
    service.
    Dr. Cooper participated in the con-
 ference on school district reorganiza-
 tion in Wisconsin held at the Univer-
 sity January 29 to 30.
   LISLE BLACKBOURN, Sr., football
 backfield coach. Mr. Blackbourn will
 replace Guy Sundt, '22, who will take
 over as varsity track and cross-country
 coach June 30, succeeding the retiring
 Tom Jones.
   Blackbourn, 48, was head football
 coach at Milwaukee Washington from
 1935 to 1946. He now is serving as
 athletic director.
   HENRY G. GOEHRING, assistant
 dean of the College of Engineering. He
 will operate the College placement of-
 fice.
   Professor Goehring spent four years
 after graduation from Bethany College,
 West Virginia, as a high school coach.
 He then did graduate study at the Har-
 vard School of Business Administra-
 tion. He has since been associated with
 the American Steel and Wire Corp.,
 the National Refining Corp., and the
 Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp.
   WILLIAM L. DOUDNA, x '26, and
 HERBERT JACOBS, instructors in the
 School of Journalism. Mr. Doudna is on
 the staff of the Wisconsin State Jour-
 nal and Mr. Jacobs on the Capital
 Times. Both will continue in their regu-
 lar work at the newspaper.
   They are conducting laboratory ses-
 sions in news e d i t i n g, super~vising
 junior students in the techniques nec-
 essary to actual production of a daily
 newspaper.
   "This is a move toward getting back
 to realism in training future news-
 paper workers," Chairman Henry Ladd
 Smith, MA '37, of the School explains.
 "The plan should give the students
 more of the 'feel' of the newsroom."
   ROYDEN J. DANGERFIELD, pro-
 fessor of political science. Dr. Danger-
 field is now executive vice-president of
 the University of Oklahoma. He will be
 on leave the first semester of next year
 to teach at the National War College.
 He received his bachelor's degree
 from Brigham Young University in
 1925 and his doctorate in political sci-
 ence from the University of Chicago
 in 1931. He also did graduate work at
 the London School of Economics and
 the Geneva School of International
 Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.
 Dr. Dangerfield served as director
 of research for President Hoover's
 Committee on Recent Social Trends in
 1930-31 and in 1936-37 was forum di-
 rector for the U. S. Office of Educa-
 tion. During the war, -from 1942 to
 1944, he served as chief of the Block-
 ade Division, the US Foreign Economic
 Administration; in 1944-45 as chief of
 the international law office, U. S. Navy,
 and later as assistant chief of research
 in the State Department.
 He returned to the University of
 Oklahoma in the fall of 1945 as assist-
 ant to the president and was promoted
to executive vice president of the uni-
versity in 1947. In this capacity he was
in charge of academic affairs of the
university. H i s professional career
started with an assistant professorship
of government at Oklahoma in 1928.
   He is the author of In Defense of
 the Senate, published in   1933, co-
 author of The Hidden Weapon, Harp-
 er's, 1947, and co-author of Documen-
 tary Source Book on American Govern-
 ment and Politics, Heath, 1931. He will
 teach courses in international relations
 and international organization at the
 University of Wisconsin.
   LAURENCE C. YOUNG, professor
 of mathematics. Dr. Young comes from
 the Institute for Advanced Study at
 Princeton, N. J.
 Dr. Young is now on leave from the
 School of Mathematics, Institute for
 Advanced Study, as a visiting profes-
 sor at the University of Cape Town,
 South Africa. His appointment as a full
 professor of mathematics becomes ef-
 fective the second semester of the com-
 ing academic year when he returns
 from Cape Town. He received his edu-
 cation in Trinity College, Cambridge,
 England, earning his Sc.D. degree in
 1938. He also took post-graduate work
 at the University of Munich.
 He has been a fellow in Trinity Col-
 lege and for eight years was professor
 and head of the department of pure
 mathematics at the University of Cape
 Town. He was a visiting professor at
 Ohio State the summer of 1947. He is
 married and the father of four children.
 LOWELL R. LAUDON, professor of
 geology. He is at present chairman of
 the department of geology at the Uni-
 versity of Kansas.
 C. W. M. HART, associate professor
 of sociology and anthropology. He will
 be on leave from the University of
 Toronto.
 FREDERICK       J. HOFFMAN, as-
 sociate professor of English. Dr. Hoff-
 man now holds that position at the
 University-f Oklahoma.
 THOMAS J. HIGGINS, professor of
 electrical engineering. Dr. Higgins will
 come from the Illinois Institute of
 Technology.
 WALTER J. MEHL, '40, assistant to
 the associate dean of the College of
 Letters and Science. Mr. Mehl, a for-
 mer Badger track star, has been field  -
 secretary of the Wisconsin Alumni
 Assn. He will work under C. H. Rue-
 disilli, '33.
 Besides appointing new men, the Re-
 gents made some major title shifts
 among the old hands during the past
 six weeks.
 As previously mentioned, Guy Sundt,
 x '22, has moved from backfield coach
 to track coach. He retains his position
 as assistant athletic director.
 Robben W. Fleming, '41, secretary
 of the coordinating and planning com-
 mittee for a new Industrial Relations
 Center on the campus, has been ap-
 pointed director of the Center with the
 rank of assistant professor.
 J. Kenneth Little, registrar and di-
 rector of student personnel services,
 has been named acting director of pub-
 lic service to take over temporarily the
 work of the late Frank 0. Holt, '07.
 Paul L. Trump's (PhD '34) title has
 been changed from advisor of men to
dean of men.
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