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Promotions, appointments

Trustees grant faculty promotions

Princeton NJ -- The Board of Trustees has approved the promotions of 21 faculty members. Seven faculty members were promoted to the rank of full professor, nine to associate professor and five to assistant professor. The faculty members and their departments, by the academic rank to which they are being promoted, are:

Professor -- Nancy Bermeo, politics; Miguel Centeno, sociology; Beatriz Colomina, architecture; Andrew Dobson, ecology and evolutionary biology; Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, French and Italian; Tullis Onstott, geosciences; and Cecilia Rouse, economics and public affairs. All were effective July 1, 2001, except for Colomina's, which was effective Feb. 1, 2001.

Associate professor -- Oliver Arnold, English; Perry Cook, computer science; Angela Creager, history; Elizabeth Gavis, molecular biology; Laura Landweber, ecology and evolutionary biology; Giovanni Maggi, economics; Shivaji Sondhi, physics; Thomas Leisten, art and archaeology; and Suzanne Walker, chemistry. All, with continuing tenure, were effective July 1, 2001.

Assistant professor -- Karen Bennett, philosophy; Jordan Ellenberg, mathematics; Wee Gan, mathematics; Sarah-Jane Mathieu, history; and Joshua Tucker, politics and international affairs. Bennett's, Mathieu's and Tucker's promotions are for a three-and-one-half-year term, effective Feb. 1, 2001. Ellenberg's and Gan's promotions are for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2001.


Board approves appointments of new faculty

The Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of one associate professor, 14 assistant professors and one senior lecturer to the faculty.

Associate professor

In the Woodrow Wilson School and politics, Nolan McCarty has been a faculty member at Columbia University and a research associate at the University of Rochester since 1996. Last year, he was a national fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. A specialist in American politics, he earned an A.B. degree from the University of Chicago and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. His appointment, with continuing tenure, was effective July 1, 2001.

Assistant professors

In history, Graham Burnett is interested in the history of science. A 1993 graduate of Princeton, he has M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Cambridge University. From 1997 to 1999 he was a Mellon Fellow in Columbia University's Society of Fellows in the Humanities. He also has been a fellow in the New York Public Library's Center for Scholars and Writers and an assistant professor in the honors college at the University of Oklahoma. His three-year appointment was effective Sept. 1, 2001.

In mathematics, Diego Cordoba specializes in the field of analysis. A graduate of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, he holds a 1996 M.S. degree and 1998 Ph.D. degree from Princeton. He has served as an instructor at the University of Chicago since 1998, and also was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in 1998-99. His three-year appointment was effective Sept. 1, 2001.

In operations research and financial engineering, Damir Filipovic's field of specialization is mathematical finance. He has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zurich and has been a visiting research fellow at Princeton this year. His three-and-one-half-year appointment is effective Feb. 1, 2002.

In Slavic languages and literatures, Mirjam Fried is interested in linguistics. She has a B.A. degree from Charles University in Prague and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California-Berkeley, where she has been a lecturer since 1998. Her three-year appointment was effective Sept. 1, 2001.

In psychology, Michael Graziano has been at Princeton for a number of years. He earned his B.A. in 1989 and his Ph.D. in 1996 from the University. For the next two years, he was a postdoctoral fellow here and, since 1998, he has been a visiting research fellow. His field of specialization is neuroscience. His three-year appointment was effective Sept. 1, 2001.

In philosophy, Hans Halvorson is interested in the philosophy of science and, in particular, physics. He earned a B.A. degree from Calvin College, two M.A. degrees -- in philosophy and in mathematics -- and a Ph.D. degree, all from the University of Pittsburgh. His three-year appointment was effective Sept. 1, 2001.

In chemistry, Chul Lee specializes in organic/bioorganic chemistry. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Since 1999, he has been a postdoctoral research fellow at Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. His three-year appointment was effective July 1, 2001.

In politics, Evan Lieberman is a 1992 graduate of Princeton. He has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California-Berkeley. A specialist in comparative politics, he has been a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University since 2000. His three-year appointment is effective July 1, 2002.

In economics and public affairs, Adriana Lleras-Muney is interested in labor economics and health economics. A graduate of Louisiana State University, she holds M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. Her three-year appointment was effective July 1, 2001.

In philosophy, Hendrik Lorenz has served for the past year as a lecturer at the University of Oxford, where he earned his Ph.D. A specialist in ancient philosophy, he holds B.A. and M.Phil. degrees from the University of Cambridge. His three-year appointment was effective Sept. 1, 2001.

In sociology, Scott Lynch studies demography, aging, medical sociology and statistics. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Arkansas and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University. He has been an instructor at Peace College in Raleigh, N.C., since 1997. His three-year appointment was effective Sept. 1, 2001.

In psychology, Kenneth Norman's field of specialization is cognitive neuroscience. A graduate of Stanford University, he has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. Since 1999, he has been a National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado. His three-year appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2002.

In history, Marc Rodriguez studies U.S. Southwest borderlands. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been a lecturer at Northwestern and at UW-Madison. His three-year appointment was effective Sept. 1, 2001.

In French and Italian, Aissata Sidikou-Morton is interested in French language, Francophone literature and African cinema and orality. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the Université de Niamey, Niger, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1997, she has been a lecturer at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her three-year appointment was effective July 1, 2001.

Senior lecturer

In humanities and visual arts, Eve Aschheim has been appointed senior lecturer. She previously has taught introductory drawing at Princeton. Her three-year appointment was effective July 1, 2001.

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September 24, 2001
Vol. 91, No. 3
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Contents

In the news
Paying Tribute, seeking understanding
Financial aid improvements help achieve more diversity
Special events mark installation celebration
Building was booming on campus this summer

People
Trustees grant faculty promotions
Biologist has an artistic alter ego
Spotlight/People
Princeton Prep Program

Community
Celebration set for Oct. 6
Office is resource for community
Center brings together community service efforts
University shares knowledge through auditing program
By the numbers: Community commitments

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Calendar of events
Nassau Notes
News briefs
Research notes


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