June 24, 2011—North Central College recently named three new faculty recipients of endowed chairs. They are
• Diane Anstine, Mary Schneller Rosar Professor of Economics
• Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion
• Brian Hanlon, Coleman Foundation Professor of Entrepreneurship
The Schneller chairs are new endowed chairs and were made possible by the generosity of alumnae Mary Schneller Rosar, Class of 1933, and her sister Cecelia Schneller Mueller, Class of 1927. The Coleman Foundation chair was vacated by retiring faculty member Gary Ernst, professor of international business and marketing, and first holder of the chair.
Diane Anstine, Mary Schneller Rosar Professor of Economics, associate professor and chair of economics: Anstine holds a B.A. and M.A. from Miami University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. A member of North Central’s faculty since 1997, she was awarded the College's Dissinger Award for Junior Faculty in 2000. In 2003, she was granted tenure and, in 2009, she was named a Ruge Fellow, a program designed to recognize, celebrate and reward faculty for their contributions to North Central’s teaching and learning environment. She advises the economics honor society Omicron Delta Epsilon and is the Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA.
Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, associate professor of religious studies and director of academic opportunities: Hamalis holds a B.A. from Boston College, a master of divinity degree from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. A faculty member since 2004, he was awarded the College’s Dissinger Award for Junior Faculty in 2008, granted tenure in 2010 and is the faculty advisor for the College Scholars Honors Program. His expertise and publications in the field of Eastern Orthodox Ethics have made him a sought-after lecturer at conferences and universities, and he serves as a consultant for the World Council of Churches.
Brian Hanlon, Coleman Foundation Professor of Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of marketing: Hanlon received a B.S., M.B.A. and juris doctor from DePaul University. A member of North Central College’s faculty since 2006, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship, business law and marketing. He serves as a faculty advisor to students in the Phi Alpha Delta pre-law organization and to the College's American Marketing Association student chapter. Hanlon frequently consults leading real estate developers in the United States and Europe and regularly presents his research at business and academic conferences.