March 27th, 2012 | University

Hungerford named next master of Morse

Acting Calhoun Master Amy Hungerford will succeed Frank Keil as Morse College master.
Acting Calhoun Master Amy Hungerford will succeed Frank Keil as Morse College master. Photo by Jacob Geiger.

Amy Hungerford will succeed Frank Keil as master of Morse College, University President Richard Levin announced Tuesday during dinner in the Morse dining hall.

Hungerford is the current acting master of Calhoun College and a professor of English and American studies. She and her husband Peter Chemery, associate director of undergraduate admissions, will begin their five-year term as master and associate master of Morse on July 1.

“She is a very active player in the University and has done a wonderful job as acting master of Calhoun College,” Levin said of Hungerford at the announcement. “I’m sure she will come to you well prepared to adopt your traditions as Morsels, and maybe add a few of her own.”

A New Hampshire native, Hungerford attended Johns Hopkins for both her undergraduate and graduate education, earning a Ph.D. in English and American literature in 1999. She specializes in American literature after 1945, has taught at Yale since 1999, and served as director of undergraduate studies in the English department from January 2009 to spring 2011. Read more in tomorrow’s News.