Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Michel Berta, French (1984-2013)

B.A. (summa cum laude), University of Massachusetts, 1980; M.A. (Phi Sigma Iota), Boston University;Ph.D., Queens University, Kingston, Canada, in 19th Century French Literature (Naturalism and Emile Zola). Studies of Protestant theology at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes at the Sorbonne, and Art History at the Ecole du Louvre. Prix de la Ville de Colombes, 1963 in painting; Prix Santiago Vilas, 1983, for best essay of the year written in a romance language in an American University; Merit Award for Outstanding Research, 1993-1994; NCSA Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2000.

Richard Miller, Philosophy (1972-2011)

A.B., Colgate University; Ph.D., Columbia University. University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1995. UNCSA Dean of College Academics from 2008-2011. Though retired from full-time status, he continues to teach one college-level class per semester.

Elaine D. Pruitt, Social Sciences (1975-2009)

B.A. and M. A. University of North Carolina at Greensboro. High School and College-level social studies and history teacher at UNCSA. National Endowment for Humanities Fellow three times. She received and Excellence in Teaching Award from UNCSA in 1996. Dean of Division of General Studies in 2003. and later named Associate Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic and Graduate Programs. Chief Academic Officer in 2006-2009. Board member of the Associates, co-chair of the Giannini Society and member of the UNCSA Foundation Board. Interim Headmaster & Dean of High School Academics, 2015-16.

Nancy Goldsmith, Italian (1975-2008)

Assistant Dean, College (1988-2002); Italian (1975); Humanities (1984); Vocal Italian
Diction (1984) B.A. (cum laude), Boston University; M.A., Brown University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Middlebury College Scuola estiva. Interpreter, NCSA International Music Program, 1976-77,1987-88. Fulbright Summer Seminar in Rome and Perugia, 1982; NEH Summer Seminar on Chaucer and Boccaccio, 1984; AATI Summer Seminar for Teachers of Italian, Siena, 1991. Staff Italian diction coach for Piedmont Opera Theatre, 1985-1996. Co-director of SACS Self-Study, 1993-1995. NEH Summer Seminar on Renaissance and Baroque Palace Culture, Rome, 1998. NEH Summer Seminar, "Opera:Interpretation, Reading, Staging," Princeton University, 2002.

LeRoy Percy, English, Writing, and Literature (1990-2008)

B.A., Yale University; M.A., Cambridge University; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Jeremy Reiskind, Science (1986-2007)

B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Princeton University; M.S., Yale University; Ph.D., University of North Dakota.

Noel Callow Kirby-Smith, Writing and Literature (1971-2002)

A Randall Jarrell Fellow and M.F.A. University of North Carolina Greensboro. She worked for more than three decades at UNCSA, for some years as Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate Academic program. Knowing that many plays, dances, films, operas and other musical compositions originate with or are inspired by poems, stories or short dramatic works, Noel valued the opportunity to offer creative writing courses to performing arts students.