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Endowed With Talented Professors

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In 2011, Lewis & Clark announced new holders of endowed professorships, which honor distinguished individuals and advance innovative teaching and research.

David Campion, Pamplin Associate Professor of History

David Campion is the new Pamplin Associate Professor of History. Campion, whose research focuses on the British Empire, modern Britain, Ireland, South Asia, and imperialism and decolonization, has taught at Lewis & Clark since 2002.

Campion, a Georgetown University graduate, received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2002. A onetime naval reserve officer, he has served as a U.S. Department of Education Fellow specializing in South Asia. His research and teaching have been recognized and supported by several organizations, including the Andrew J. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He also received an Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Award for teaching excellence in the humanities in 2006.

The Pamplin Professorships were established in 1993 as part of the Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Society of Fellows. Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. ’64, ’65, ’66, now a life trustee of Lewis & Clark, chaired the Board of Trustees from 1991 to 1996. Stephen Dow Beckham held the Pamplin Professorship in History prior to his retirement in 2011.

JenniferJohnson.2_63009.034Jennifer Johnson, Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law

Jennifer Johnson, a nationally recognized expert in corporate and securities law, is the new Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law.

Johnson’s primary areas of teaching and research are in business and securities law, and her recent scholarship focuses on securities regulation, arbitration, and litigation.

Johnson earned her degrees from Mills College and Yale Law School before clerking for Judge Alfred T. Goodwin, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. She was then in private practice with the Portland law firm of Stoel Rives before joining the Lewis & Clark Law School faculty in 1980. In 2008, Johnson was elected to the American Law Institute and was named the Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar in recognition of her exemplary teaching and scholarship in business law. 

The endowed professorship was created by a generous gift from Louise Wood. Her late husband, Erskine Wood Sr., died in 1983 at the age of 103. He was a renowned Portland admiralty lawyer and the last living person to know Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe. Former dean James Huffman was the first faculty member to hold the professorship; he retired last year.

The endowed professorship was created by a generous gift from Louise Wood. Her late husband, Erskine Wood Sr., died in 1983 at the age of 103. He was a renowned Portland admiralty lawyer and the last living person to know Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe. Former dean James Huffman was the first faculty member to hold the professorship; he retired last year.

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