New UTC Professorship Honors Dalton Roberts

Musician and philosopher Dalton Roberts will be honored with a new professorship in his name at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

The Dalton Roberts Professorship in Public Administration honors the man who held the position of Hamilton County Executive from 1978 until his retirement in 1994. Roberts was Hamilton County Manager from 1971-1977. He has been a school teacher and educational supervisor.

Roberts is a songwriter as well as a musician. He has written the autobiographical book, "Things That Really Matter." His column appears weekly in the Lifestyle Section of the Chattanooga Times/Chattanooga Free Press.

Dr. David Brodsky of the UTC Political Science Department will be the first-ever recipient of the professorship. The professorship will provide a stipend and other resources to the holder. Preference is given to faculty members whose major field of study and teaching is Public Administration, a graduate program designed for public service career professionals.

"The Department of Political Science is extremely grateful for the generosity of the Chattanooga community in honoring Dalton Roberts and creating a Professorship in his honor. The department is also extremely fortunate in having such a worthy individual as Dr. David Brodsky as the first holder of this prestigious professorship," according to Dr. David Carrithers, Adolph Ochs Professor of Government and head of the UTC Political Science Department.

"Dr. Brodsky has compiled a distinguished record of service and contributions to the Chattanooga community over the course of some thirty years, and he also has a distinguished record of research and teaching here at UTC in both undergraduate and graduate programs within the department. For a number of years, Dr. Brodsky ably served as the coordinator of the department's Public Adminstration program, and it is entirely fitting that he be the first Dalton Roberts Professor of Public Administration," Carrithers said.

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