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THE COLLEGE:
Faculty

The professors listed below are arranged chronologically by first year of teaching. Note that students were also sometimes instructed by a Writing Master or (if they paid the extra fees to an approved teacher) by an instructor in drawing or one of the modern languages.

William Smith

Professor of Ethics

1754-1791

Francis Alison
A.M. (hon.) 1759

Professor of Greek and Latin

1755-1759

Theophilus Grew
A.M. (hon.) 1757

Professor of Mathematics

1755-1759

Ebenezer Kinnersley
A.M. (hon.) 1757

Professor of English and Oratory

1755-1772

Paul Jackson
A.M. (hon.) 1757

Professor of Greek and Latin

1756-1758

John Beveridge

Professor of Greek and Latin

1758-1767

John Ewing
A.M. (hon.) 1759

Professor of Ethics and
of Natural Philosophy

1758-1762
1762-1778

Jacob Duché
A.B. 1757, A.M. 1760

Professor of Oratory

1759-1778

Hugh Williamson
A.B. 1757, A.M. 1760, LL.D. (hon.) 1787

Professor of Mathematics

1761-1763

Thomas Pratt

Professor of Mathematics

1760-1761,
1763-1766

Thomas Dungan
A.B. 1765, A.M. 1767

Professor of Mathematics

1766-1769

Paul Fooks

Professor of French and Spanish

1766-1779

James Davidson
A.M. (hon.) 1780

Professor of Greek and Latin

1768-1779,
1782-1806

James Cannon
A.B. 1767

Professor of English and Mathematics

1773-1782

James Wilson
A.M. (Honorary) 1766; LL.D. 1790

Professor of Law

1773
1790-1798

David Rittenhouse
A.M. (hon.) 1767

Professor of Astronomy

1779-1782

Robert Davidson
A.B. 1771, A.M. (ad eundem) 1780,
D.D. (hon.) 1784

Professor of Greek and Latin and
of History

1780-1782
1782-1784

John Christopher Kunze
A.M. (hon.) 1780, D.D. (hon.) 1783

German Professor of Philology
Professor of Oriental and German Languages

1780-1782
1782-1784

Archibald Gamble
A.B. 1771

Professor of Oratory and English Language

1782-1784

Samuel Magaw
A.B. 1757, A.M. 1760,
D.D. (hon.) 1783

Professor of Moral Philosophy

1782-1791

Robert Patterson
A.M. (hon.) 1788, LL.D. (hon.) 1819

Professor of Mathematics and
of Natural Philosophy

1782-1813
1810-1813

Justus H.C. Helmuth
A.M. (hon.) 1780, D.D. (hon.) 1785

German Professor of Philology
Professor of the German and Oriental Languages

1784-1791
1792-1794

John Andrews
A.B. 1765, A.M. 1767

Professor of Moral Philosophy

1789-1813

William Rogers
A.M. (hon.) 1773, D.D. (hon.) 1790

Professor of Oratory and English Language

1789-1811

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The 187 pages (including many biographies) of this exhibit were researched, written and created by Mary D. McConaghy, Michael Silberman, and Irina Kalashnikova. This exhibit first appeared on the Web in 2004, as part of the celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday.