Edwin M. Moseley
Edwin M. Moseley began his teaching career in 1937. He came to Skidmore
in 1961 to assume the dual posts of professor of English and dean of
faculty. Moseley became the College's first provost when that position
was created in 1967.
In the fall of 1972, President Palamountain suffered a heart attack;
Dean Moseley stepped in as acting president. Palamountain would later
say, "It is difficult to conceive of what Skidmore would have been
without [Moseley's] unique contributions."
Moseley "gave his all to the strengthening
and support of the faculty," Palamountain continued, viewing it "never as a collective
noun but rather as a complex and potentially unstable mix of highly
talented individuals requring individual, sensitive, and creative concern and support."
Moseley relinquished his administrative duties in 1976 to teach
full-time. He died in December 1978.
In 1979 the annual faculty research lecture (established in 1957) was
named in his honor.
Creative Thought Matters.