Noted Salem College historian Dr. Daniel Prosterman has been awarded a one-year Research leave to complete the research and writing for a new book. “During my Research leave, I’m looking forward to working on my next book, Atomic Dreams,” Dr. Prosterman said.
“I am so thankful for Dr. Prosterman’s service to Salem during the pandemic and presidential search,” said President McGee. “A beloved teacher and mentor, Dr. Prosterman truly stepped up to serve Salem as Dean during the pandemic. He has more than earned the opportunity to focus on his scholarship.”
Dr. Prosterman joined Salem College as an Assistant Professor of History in 2008 and was promoted to Associate Professor when he was granted tenure in 2014. He spearheaded the General Education program for a decade and launched Salem’s Race and Ethnicity Studies program. Interim President Susan Henking appointed Dr. Prosterman as Interim Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs in 2020. In January 2021 Interim President Susan Henking removed the interim designation and asked Dr. Prosterman to serve as Vice President and Dean of the College through academic year 2021-22.
Said Dr. Prosterman, “As a long-standing member of the Salem community, it’s been an exhilarating time to serve Salem College as both Dean and Professor. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have served alongside President Summer McGee this past year. I have seen first-hand how her strategic vision, leadership and experience has served the College well and I believe will continue to do so in the future.