Faculty member named to endowed chair

From: The Peoria Journal Star

John Dooley, an award-winning computer scientist, professor and chairman of the computer science department at Knox College, has been named to the newly created William and Marilyn Ingersoll Chair in Computer Science.

The chair is endowed by a $1.3 million bequest from the estate of Ingersoll, a pioneer in the field of business technology consulting.

A member of the Knox faculty since 2001, Dooley  was named Senior Scientist of the Year for 2011 by the Quad City Engineering and Science Council. He teaches all levels of computer science at Knox, from introductory programming through advanced courses in software development and computer security.

The William and Marilyn Ingersoll Chair in Computer Science was endowed by a bequest from Ingersoll, who died in 2007. Both William Ingersoll and his wife, Marilyn Jones Ingersoll, a Galesburg native who died in 2005, were Knox College graduates, the classes of 1951 and 1950, respectively.

Also covered in the Register-Mail.