New full professors to join the faculty

Jennifer Greenstein

Princeton NJ -- The appointments of 12 new faculty members as full professors have been approved by the Board of Trustees.

They are: Leonard Barkan, professor of comparative literature; Charles Beitz, professor of politics; Thomas Hare, professor of comparative literature; Lars Hedin, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and in the Princeton Environmental Institute; John Londregan, professor of politics and international affairs; Alan Mann, professor of anthropology; William Massey, the Edwin Wilsey Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering; Michael Oppenheimer, the Albert Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs; Jerome Silbergeld, the P.Y. and Kinmay Tang Professor in Chinese Art; Lars Svensson, professor of economics; David Wilcove, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and public affairs; and Paul Yang, professor of mathematics. All appointments are effective July 1, 2001, except Svennson's, which is effective Aug. 1, 2001; Hare's, Mann's, Massey's and Silbergeld's, which are effective Sept. 1, 2001; Wilcove's, which is effective Nov. 1, 2001; and Oppenheimer's, which is effective Feb. 1, 2002.

Barkan will arrive at Princeton from New York University, where he has been the Samuel Rudin University Professor of the Humanities and professor of English and fine arts since 1994. He also has served as director of the New York Institute for the Humanities since 1997. Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of Michigan and North-western University.

Barkan's fields of interest are Renaissance literature and art history, as well as drama. His publications include "Unearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture" (Yale University Press, 1999) and "Transuming Passion: Ganymede and the Erotics of Humanism" (Stanford University Press, 1991). He has also edited a series of books on Renaissance drama published by Northwestern University Press.

A graduate of Swarthmore College, Barkan earned his master's degree from Harvard University and his Ph.D. degree from Yale University.

Beitz will be returning to Princeton, where he earned a Ph.D. in the political philosophy program in 1978. He has been a professor of government at Bowdoin College since 1991. He also served as the college's dean for academic affairs until 1999. Pre-viously he spent 15 years teaching political science at Swarthmore College.

The focus of Beitz's scholarship is political theory, international political theory, democratic theory, jurisprudence and international relations. His current research has focused on human rights theory, intellectual property and the so-called "moral rights" of creators of artistic and literary works. He is the author of "Political Theory and International Relations," which was published by Princeton University Press. He was co-editor of "International Ethics," also published by Princeton Univer-sity Press.

The recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1987 and an American Council on Education Fellowship in 1989, Beitz earned his bachelor's degree from Colgate University.

Hare will be returning to Princeton, where he earned his undergraduate degree in East Asian studies in 1975. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and joined the faculty at Stanford University. Over the last 20 years, he has held appointments in the Department of Comparative Literature and in the Department of Asian Languages, which he chaired for three years.

A specialist in Japanese literature through the 18th century as well as ancient Egyptian literature, Hare is the author of "ReMembering Osiris: Number, Gender and the Word in Ancient Egyptian Representational Systems" (1999). He also wrote "Zeami's Style: The Noh Plays of Zeami Motokiyo" (1986). Both were published by Stanford University Press.

Hedin arrives at Princeton from Cornell University, where he has been teaching since 1994. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor at Michigan State University's W.K. Kellogg Biological Station and Department of Zoology for four years.

A specialist in terrestrial biogeochemistry, Hedin has published numerous papers in professional journals such as Nature, Ecology and Scientific American. He has been the recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He also won the George Mercer Award from the Ecological Society of America in 1996.

Hedin earned his bachelor's degree from Cornell, and his Ph.D. from Yale University.

Londregan returns to Princeton, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1988. He also was at Princeton from 1990 to 1996, serving as a visiting fellow in the Center of International Studies for one year and as an assistant professor of politics and public affairs for five years. He has been teaching at the University of California-Los Angeles since 1996.

Londregan, who specializes in quantitative methods and in Latin America, is the author of "Legislative Institutions and Ideology in Chile," published last year by Cambridge University Press. He also has written numerous articles for professional journals, including World Politics, The American Political Science Review and International Studies Quarterly. In 1996 he was a national fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington.

Mann has spent the last 32 years on the anthropology faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in paleoanthropology. He has conducted field research in Europe and Africa and has served as a consultant to the National Geographic Society since 1981. He is the co-author of "Human Biology and Behavior: An Anthropological Perspective," which was first published in 1975 by Little, Brown and is currently in its fifth edition.

Mann has won several awards for his classroom performance, including prizes for outstanding teaching from the University of Pennsylvania's College Alumni Society in 1996 and from the Undergraduate Anthropology Board in 1997. He was a visiting professor of anthropology at Princeton during the spring semesters from 1987 to 2000.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Mann received his Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley.

Massey also is returning to Princeton, where he received his bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1977. He served as a visiting faculty member in Princeton's operations research department in 1980. Since 1981, he has been a researcher for the Mathematical Sciences Research Center at Bell Laboratories. His research has focused on queuing theory, telecommunications modeling, network economics and applied probability.

Massey was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Mathematicians. For the last six years, he has helped organize the Conference for African-Americans in the Mathematical Sciences.

Massey has served as a mentor to many students over the years and has received Bell Labs' Lincoln Hawkins Mentoring Excellence Award. The author of numerous articles for professional journals, he received his Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Oppenheimer has been a scientist at Environmental Defense, a not-for-profit environmental advocacy group, since 1981. For the last five years, he has led the organization's efforts to avert global warming as chief scientist and manager of the global/regional air program. From 1971 to 1981, he served as a physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Oppenheimer is the co-author of "Dead Heat: The Race Against the Greenhouse Effect," published by Basic Books in 1990. He has also published numerous articles in professional journals. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Silbergeld has taught since 1975 at the University of Washington, most recently as the Donald Petersen Professor of Arts. He served as the university's chair of art history from 1988 to 1992, and as director of the School of Art from 1992 to 1996.

A specialist in Chinese art history, Silbergeld is the author of "China Into Film: Frames of Reference in Contemporary Chinese Cinema," which was published in 1999. He also wrote "Contradictions: Artistic Life, the Socialist State and the Chinese Painter Li Huasheng," which was selected by The New York Times as a Notable Book of 1993. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the J. Paul Getty Trust and the American Council of Learned Societies.

In 1968, Silbergeld spent a year in Princeton's program in Chinese art and archaeology on a graduate fellowship. He earned his bachelor's degree and his Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Svensson comes to Princeton from Stockholm University, where he has been at the Institute for International Economic Studies since 1978. He was a senior research fellow until 1984, when he became a professor of international economics. In 1999, he was a visiting professor in Princeton's Department of Economics.

Svensson's fields of interest are macro-economics, monetary economics, international macroeconomics and international finance. He has written extensively for professional journals such as the Journal of Economic Theory, the Scandinavian Journal of Economics and the European Economic Review.

Last year he was selected as a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Svensson earned his bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees from Stockholm University.

Wilcove comes to Princeton from the Environmental Defense Fund, where he has been a senior ecologist working on the protection of endangered species since 1991. Previously, he spent five years at The Wilderness Society, where he developed the scientific foundation for the organiz-ation's campaign to protect the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest.

Wilcove has written extensively about endangered species and conservation policy for professional publications. He also is the author of "The Condor's Shadow: The Loss and Recovery of Wildlife in America," published in 1999. He has been an affiliate professor at the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Range Sciences at the University of Idaho since 1998.

A graduate of Yale University, Wilcove earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1985.

Yang was a visiting professor at Princeton from 1998 to 2000. For the last year, he has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study.

A faculty member at the University of Southern California since 1982, Yang is a specialist in differential geometry and partial differential equations. He has received several National Science Foundation grants to support his work.

Yang received his bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California-Berkeley.

June 18, 2001
Vol. 90, No. 30
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