David Bevington, the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and Theater and Performance Studies, was appointed earlier this month the University’s Secretary of Faculty Emeriti.
In this role, Bevington will be responsible for helping retired faculty maintain connections to the University community.
In announcing the appointment, Provost Thomas Rosenbaum described Bevington as “an extraordinary Shakespearean and Elizabethan scholar, beloved teacher, and defining University of Chicago figure.”
Bevington joined the faculty in 1967. He has edited numerous editions of Shakespeare’s plays, and written widely on medieval and renaissance drama.
He received a Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 1979, and the Norman Maclean Faculty Award in 2007.
An enthusiastic member of the campus community, Bevington has served on the boards of Court Theatre and University Theater, plays viola with the University Chamber Orchestra, and has taken part in the annual Faculty Revels at the Quadrangle Club, among many other activities.
Bevington succeeds the late Eugene Goldwasser, the Alice Hogge and Arthur A. Baer Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, who had been the Secretary of Faculty Emeriti since Nov. 1, 2009.