Wilbert Gamble came to OSU in 1962 and joined the faculty of the Chemistry Department. He became part of the newly created Biochemistry and Biophysics Department when it was established in 1967. Gamble’s research focused on atherosclerosis, a form of arteriosclerosis. He won College of Science and university awards for his student advising work.
Novelist Bernard Malamud was an English professor at Oregon State College from 1949 to 1961. During this time he wrote three novels: The Natural (1952), The Assistant (1957), and A New Life (1961) as well as a collection of short stories, The Magic Barrel (1959) for which he received the National Book Award. He was presented OSU's Distinguished Service Award in 1969.