Three faculty members selected as AAAS fellows
Posted December 18, 2006; 12:57 p.m.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has selected
three Princeton faculty members as fellows in recognition of their
"efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed
scientifically or socially distinguished."
Douglas Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, was recognized "for pivotal studies of American racial inequality, of residential segregation and of new immigration flows and federal immigration policies." He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton in 1978 and taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania before joining the Princeton faculty in 2003.
Harold T. Shapiro, professor of economics and public affairs and president emeritus of the University, was honored "for major contributions to macroeconomics and economic forecasting, for acclaimed leadership of two great research universities and for national leadership and important scholarship in bioethics." Shapiro, who received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton in 1964, was president of the University of Michigan from 1980 to 1988. He was president of Princeton from 1988 until 2001, when he became a full-time faculty member in the Department of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He served as chair of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission from 1996 to 2001 and has taught and conducted research in the field of bioethics.
associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was cited "for
distinguished research in evolution and development, providing an
integrated view of the genetic control of development, and placing it
in an evolutionary framework." He received his Ph.D. in ecology and
evolutionary biology from Princeton in 1994. He was a research
scientist at the University of Cambridge before returning to Princeton
as a faculty member in 2001.
The Princeton faculty members are among 449 newly selected fellows nationwide. They will be presented with an official certificate and a gold rosette pin on Feb. 17 at the association's annual meeting in San Francisco. The association is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.