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Emeritus Society Retired Faculty Serving the Future

Emeritus Society Board


Tom Brigham, Ph. D. 

Tom Brigham and his family arrived in Pullman the summer of 1972. They moved from New York where Dr. Brigham  was teaching at NYU, and they spent their first year learning that one could get anywhere in Pullman in 10 minutes. They spent a lot of time in the car waiting for events to start.   

He did the usual teaching and research moving from assistant professor to professor and scientist. Tom also did a fair amount of university service. He was the founding director of the student advising and learning center, and then spent two terms herding cats as the executive secretary of the faculty senate. 

Shortly after Lane Rawlins returned to WSU as president, he asked Tom to be his executive assistant for faculty affairs.  One afternoon Lane and Tom were lamenting that WSU did almost nothing to recognize its emeritus faculty. One result of the conversation was the Emeritus Society. In 2011, Dr. Brigham retired and officially became a member of the society. 


Nicholas Lovrich, Ph.D.

Nick Lovrich came to WSU in 1977 and retired to emeritus status in 2011. He was a member of the Department of Political Science and served as the WSU Faculty Senate legislative representative for ten legislative sessions.  He chaired 30 Ph.D. dissertation committees, half in Political Science and half in Criminal Justice.



Robert Rosenman, Ph. D.

Robby Rosenman retired from the School of Economic Sciences on January 1, 2019, after 36 years at WSU. Since then, he has been a member of the Emeritus Society and has been serving on the Emeritus Society board for 1 year.




Charles Gaskins, Ph. D.

Charles Gaskins came to WSU in 1976 with a joint appointment in the Animal Science Department and the Program In Statistics, which did teaching and consulting mostly for students and faculty in the biological sciences area. He retired in 2010. 



Alexander Hammond, Ph.D.

Alex Hammond came to WSU from UCLA in 1975.  Over the next 34 years, he served as editor and co-editor of Poe Studies, combined research and teaching with various administrative positions in the Department of English and Program in American Studies, and, upon retirement, joined the Emeritus Society. 




Sally Horton, Ph. D.