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Frankenthal Family Professorship

The Frankenthal Professorship was established in October of 1980 in honor of the late Siegfried W. Frankenthal by members of the Frankenthal family of Green Bay.

The Frankenthals owned and operated Packerland Packing Company, a local meat packing plant, until the business was sold in the 1970s. Mr. Frankenthal and his wife, Karola, were active in their synagogue and community charitable work. They were the parents of one daughter and three sons.

The award recognizes and gives support for a full professor who has demonstrated a productive commitment to scholarship and whose work exemplifies the spirit and mission of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The Frankenthal Professorship is open to scholars from all academic fields.


2022- David Voelker
Degrees: B.A., Hanover College
M.A. and Ph.D., Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professor of Humanistic Studies and History

2017 - David Coury
Degrees: B.A., Wittenberg University
M.A. and Ph.D., Univ. of Cincinnati
Professor of Humanistic Studies
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2012 - Gregory S. Aldrete
Degrees: B.A., Princeton
M.A., Ph.D., Michigan
Professor of History and Humanistic Studies

2010 - Andrew Kersten
Degrees: B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Ph.D., Cincinnati
Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies

2005 - Cheryl Grosso
Degrees: B.S. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
D.M.A., Iowa
Professor of Communication and the Arts (Music)

1999 - Carol Emmons
Degrees: B.S. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 
B.F.A., M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Professor of Communication and the Arts (Art History)

1993 - Joyce E. Salisbury
Degrees: B.A. (history), M. A. and Ph.D. (medieval history), Rutgers - The State University
Professor of Humanistic Studies (History)

1988 - Estella L. Lauter
Degrees: A.B. and Ph.D. (English), University of Rochester 
Professor of Humanistic Studies (Women's Studies), resigned 1994

1984 - Frederick I. Kersten
Degrees: B.A. (philosophy), Lawrence University
M.A. and Ph.D. (philosophy), New School for Social Research
Professor Emeritus of Humanistic Studies (Philosophy), retired 1995

1981 - James A. Clifton
Degrees: B.A. (liberal arts), University of Chicago
M.A. (anthropology and sociology), San Francisco State College
Ph.D. (anthropology), University of Oregon
Professor of Humanistic Studies (Anthropology), retired 1990