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Early career professorships are given to promising untenured faculty, and include support for the faculty member’s research and teaching program. The appointment is operative during the pre-tenure years.
These awards were made possible by a gift to the College from Linda and Jonathan Strumpf.
Linda Strumpf, a 1969 economics graduate of Penn State and a 1972 MBA graduate of New York University, serves on Penn State's Board of Trustees. She is chief investment officer of the Helmsley Charitable Trust in New York, an organization that aspires to improve lives by supporting effective nonprofits in health and medical research, human services, education and conservation. She recently retired as vice president and chief investment officer of the Ford Foundation after 28 years of service.
Jonathan Strumpf is a 1969 psychology graduate of Penn State, and earned a Ph.D. in school psychology from New York University. He is a psychologist at Half Hollow Hills High School East in Dix Hills, N.Y.