The Sheerr Family

The Stanley I. Sheerr Term Professorship in the Social Sciences is named for the late Stanley I. Sheerr, W’37, the former chair of Crown Textile Company. When Stanley Sheerr passed away in 1984, his family made a gift in his memory to support faculty in the social sciences. His wife passed away in 1989, but her two children—Richard Sheerr, C’69, a former member of the Penn Arts & Sciences Board of Advisors, and Constance Sheerr Kittner, CW’61—remain active Penn supporters.

Named Professor

Emily Hannum, Stanley I. Sheerr Term Professor in the Social Sciences