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Nunokawa appointed master of Rockefeller
Posted January 11, 2008; 10:36 a.m.
Professor of English Jeff Nunokawa, who has been serving this year as acting master of Rockefeller College, has been appointed to a full four-year term as master.
Rockefeller College is one of Princeton's six residential colleges. Nunokawa's term will run through the 2010-11 academic year. He succeeds Maria DiBattista, professor of English and comparative literature, who concluded her second term as master of Rockefeller College at the end of the 2006-07 academic year.
In addition, two college masters have been reappointed for their second four-year terms, beginning in July: Marguerite Browning, associate professor of linguistics in the Council of the Humanities, in Wilson College; and Sanjeev Kulkarni, professor of electrical engineering, in Butler College.
Nunokawa joined the Princeton faculty in 1988 and teaches and conducts research on such diverse topics as the Victorian novel, literary theory and criticism, lesbian and gay literary theory, and Asian American literature. He won the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1992 and the Class of 2001 University Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2000. He teaches regularly at the Breadloaf School of English, a summer program for high school teachers.
Nunokawa is a member of the Council of the Princeton University Community and its executive committee as well as the editorial board of Princeton University Press. He served previously on the CPUC Rights and Rules Committee and the Priorities Committee. He was a faculty fellow and freshman adviser at Rockefeller College from 1989 to 1994 and a fellow at Wilson College from 1995 to 2007.
The appointments were announced by Nancy Malkiel, dean of the college, and Kathleen Deignan, dean of undergraduate students. A faculty member serves as the head of each of Princeton's residential colleges. The masters work closely with their staffs to build supportive communities and to devise programs and activities to extend education beyond the classroom.