Dr. David A. Campion joined the Pamplin Society of Fellows in 2011. He has been a member of the history department since 2002 where he teaches survey courses on British history from the late Middle Ages to the present and South Asian history from antiquity to the present. His upper-level courses focus on the British Empire, Modern Ireland, Victorian Britain and comparative decolonization.
Dr. Campion has published articles on policing and civil order in colonial India, railways security in colonial India, parliamentary reform of the London Police, and comparative nationalism in Britain and its empire. His current research interests include the politics of decolonization in Malta and the impact of Irish republicanism on the British Empire.
Dr. Campion received his doctorate and master’s degrees in history from the University of Virginia and his bachelor’s degree in history and English from Georgetown University. In 2006 he received the Graves Award for excellence in teaching and scholarship in the humanities and in 2009-10 he was a visiting Fulbright lecturer at the Hong Kong Baptist University. His research and teaching have been supported by the William J. Fulbright Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Andrew J. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Institute of Indian Studies, and the Rotary International Foundation.
Dr. Arthur O’Sullivan joined the Pamplin Society of Fellows in 2001. He is a member of the Economics Department, and teaches courses in introductory economics, microeconomics, and urban economics. He is the author of the best-selling textbook, Urban Economics, currently in its 5th edition. The book is used around the world in courses in economics, urban planning, and public policy, and was most recently translated into Cyrillic.
Dr. O’Sullivan’s research focuses on public policy issues such as urban land-use, the siting of noxious facilities, tax limitations, campaign contributions, and gun control. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Urban Economics, Land Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Law and Economics, and Journal of Public Economics.
Dr. Curtis Johnson began teaching political science at Lewis & Clark College in 1979 and has also taught at the College’s law school, San Diego State University, Columbia University, and John Jay College in New York. He was named the Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr., Professor of Government in 1999. Along with Janis Lochner, Pamplin Professor of Science, and Stephen Dow Beckham, Pamplin Professor of History, Johnson takes on the responsibility of guiding Pamplin Fellows in their academic and leadership growth. He served as Dean of the College from 2000 to 2005 after serving as Dean of the Social Sciences Division since 1995.
In addition to teaching, he chaired the Political Science Department from 1986 to 1992; chaired all major standing committees; helped plan the College’s core program, Inventing America, and served as its director in 1996-97; directed Lewis & Clark’s Summer College for High School Juniors; and served as academic coordinator for the Oregon-Waseda Summer Program.
A specialist in political theory and the history of political thought, Johnson is the author of two books, Aristotle’s Theory of the State and Socrates and the Immoralists. Johnson has also published numerous papers on Plato, Socrates, and Hobbes and is regularly invited to present papers at national conferences. His current research centers on the history of evolutionary theory with a particular focus on Charles Darwin.
Dr. Johnson received his master of philosophy and doctorate from Columbia University, where he was a Columbia University Fellow and Danforth Fellowship finalist. He earned a master of arts degree from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree with honors in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was an honors student.
Dr. Janis E. Lochner joined the Pamplin Society of Fellows in 1996. She is a member of the Chemistry Department and current chair of the interdisciplinary program in Biochemistry. Dr. Lochner was the recipient of the Burlington Norther Award for Teaching in 1986. She teaches 300 level offerings in Structural and Metabolic Biochemistry. Dr. Lochner also regularly teaches 100 level courses that either introduce students to the basic tenets of molecular biology or explore the science of nutrition.
Dr. Lochner’s research efforts are targeted at following the intracellular trafficking and synaptic release of neuronal proteins implicated in long-term memory formation. Using the tools of molecular biology, genes for neuronal proteins are linked to a fluorescent jellyfish gene. Hybring proteins derived from these gene fusions fluoresce or “glow” thereby facilitating the tracking of the proteins in real-time. Quicktime movies that profile the dynamics of one of these neuronal fusion proteins can be found at www.lclark.edu/~lochner/hippo.html. Over the years, Dr. Lochner’s research has been supported by both the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. In recent years, several of the Pamplin Fellows have worked collaboratively with Dr. Lochner on research pursuits. Their work has been published in Molecular Biology of the Cell and in the Biophysics Journal.
Stephen Dow Beckham was named the Pamplin Professor of History in 1993. He earned his B.A. at the University of Oregon and his M.A. and Ph.D. at UCLA. He has taught college students for the past thirty-four years as a specialist on Native Americans, the American West, and U.S. environmental history.
Prof. Beckham has worked with many Indian tribes across the United States as an expert witness in land claims, reservation, hydropower, and Indian gaming litigation. His work has included the Delaware Nation and Ottawa Tribe (OK), Duwamish, Cowlitz, and Chinook tribes (WA), Cow Creek Band of Umpqua, Grand Ronde, and Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw (OR), and the Karuk and Oholone/Esselen Tribes (CA). Annually he teaches in the summer Indian Law Program at Lewis & Clark Law School.
Prof. Beckham’s newest books are Lewis & Clark from the Rockies to the Pacific (2002) and The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (2003). He is the curator and author of the national traveling exhibit, “The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition” that opened at the Thomas Jefferson Library, Monticello, in 2003. He is the curator/author of “Oregon, My Oregon” (exhibit at Oregon Historical Society, Portland), “Wrapped In Tradition: Indian Trade Blankets and the Art of Dale Chihuly” (on tour), and numerous interpretive centers including the Oregon Trail Center (Baker City, OR.), Gorge Discovery Center (The Dalles, OR.), Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center (Stevenson, WA.), Cape Disappointment Visitors Center (Ilwaco, WA.), Wasco County Museum (The Dalles, OR.), and the Yaquina Head Interpretive Center (Agate Beach, OR.).