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Dana Ferraris, Steven Pearson and Kevin McIntyre | McDaniel College

ferraris-dana-mcdaniel-collegeDana Ferraris, an associate professor and chair of the chemistry department at McDaniel College, was named the John Desmond Kopp Professorship in the Sciences.

Ferraris began teaching at McDaniel in 2015 as a visiting professor before joining the faculty as associate professor in 2017. During his time at McDaniel, he has mentored undergraduate students completing student-faculty research and most recently, worked with students on research to discover drugs to fight COVID-19.

Ferraris also received FDA approval for cedazuridine, the cancer drug he invented more than a decade ago when working in the biotech industry as a synthetic medicinal chemist. Prior to joining McDaniel, he taught at the Johns Hopkins University, Stevenson University and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

The John Desmond Kopp Professorship in the Sciences was established in 2006 through a $1.25-million bequest from John Desmond Kopp, a member of the class of 1922.

pearson-steven-mcdaniel-collegeSteven Pearson, a professor and chair of art and art history department is the Joan Develin Coley Chair in Creative Expression and the Arts.

Pearson began teaching at McDaniel nearly 16 years ago and was named The Ira G. Zepp Distinguished Teacher in 2019. He is also a visual artist and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions. In 2012, he was named a semi-finalist for the Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize and he was a semi-finalist for the Bethesda Painting Award in 2013. At McDaniel, he launched the College’s Visiting Artist Lecture series that brings regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists to campus.

Established in 2010, the Joan Develin Coley Chair in Creative Expression and the Arts was created by the Board of Trustees in honor of Joan Develin Coley, who was elected in 2000 as the first female president of McDaniel College and the first president to be promoted from the faculty ranks

mcintyre-kevin-mcdaniel-collegeKevin McIntyre, a professor of economics and business administration and coordinator of the master’s degree program in data analytics, is the Ethan A. Seidel Chair in Economics and Business Administration.

McIntyre has spent 20 years at McDaniel College, and has taught courses ranging from introductory economics to upper-level finance and statistics. He graduated from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics. He earned a master’s degree in economics in 1995 and a doctorate degree in economics in 1998 at the University of Virginia. He also attended the London School of Economics and the Institute of European Studies in 1993.

This endowed chair was established in 2008 by current McDaniel College trustee and former board chair Martin K. P. Hill to honor Ethan A. Seidel, professor of Economics and Business Administration.

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