New faculty members appointed

Princeton NJ -- The Board of Trustees has appointed one new professor, one new associate professor and 17 new assistant professors to the faculty.

Elizabeth McCauley has been named professor of art and archaeology and the David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography, effective Sept. 1, 2002.
    A specialist in 19th- and 20th-century European art and 19th- and 20th-century photography, she has been a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts-Boston since 1988 and has chaired its Department of Art for several of those years. She was a faculty member at the University of Texas-Austin from 1981 to 1988 and at the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque from 1978 to 1981, during which time she also served as assistant director of the University of New Mexico Art Museum.
    McCauley is the author of "Industrial Madness: Commercial Photography in Paris, 1848-71," published by Yale University Press in 1994. She also has compiled numerous exhibition catalogs and written many essays, book chapters, reviews and articles for professional journals. She is a contributing editor of History of Photography and of Etudes Photographiques. She earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Wellesley College and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University.

Annabella Selloni was named associate professor of chemistry with continuing tenure, effective July 1, 2002. A member of Princeton's research staff since 1999, she specializes in theoretical surface physics and chemistry. Her work has been supported by a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
    A graduate of the University of Rome, she earned her Ph.D. degree from the Swiss Institute of Technology. She completed a postdoctoral experience at the IBM Watson Research Center in New York and has previously taught at universities in Italy and Switzerland.

The assistant professors appointed are:

In chemistry:

Stefan Bernhard, who studies inorganic chemistry. A 1988 graduate of the School of Engineering in Burgdorf, Switzerland, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland in 1996. He has been a postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory and at Cornell University.

In classics:

Marc Gygax, who studies ancient Greek history, epigraphy and material culture. A 1988 graduate of the University of Barcelona in Spain, he earned his M.A. in 1990 from the University of Tübingen in Germany and his Ph.D. in 1993 from the University of Barcelona. He was a Fulbright postdoctoral fellow at the University of California-Berkeley in 1994-95 and, since 1997, has been a research assistant at the University of Tübingen.

In Germanic languages and literatures:

Sara Poor, who studies German literature and the middle ages. She earned a B.A. in 1985 from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in 1994 from Duke University. She has served as an instructor of German and literature at Duke, lecturer at the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany and as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Humanities Forum. Since 1996, she has been an assistant professor of German studies and gender studies at Stanford University.

In history:

Liam Brockey, a specialist in early modern European history. For the past year, he has been a visiting assistant professor of history at Brown University, where he earned his A.M. in 1997 and his Ph.D. in 2002. He holds a 1994 B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Helen Tilley, a specialist in the history of medicine. She earned a B.A. degree in 1990 from the University of Chicago, an M.A. degree in 1996 from the University of California-Berkeley and a D.Phil. degree in 2001 from the University of Oxford. She has been a research fellow for the past year at Oxford.

In music:

Daniel Trueman, who earned his M.F.A. in 1997 and Ph.D. in 1999 from Princeton. A specialist in composition and music technology, he earned a B.A. degree from Carleton College in 1990 and an M.M. from the University of Cincinnati in 1995. He was a senior music technology consultant at Columbia University from 1999 to 2001, and then served as an assistant professor of music at Colgate University.

In physics:

Zahid Hasan, who specializes in experimental condensed matter physics. A member of Princeton's research staff since 2001, he earned a B.S. degree in 1994 from the University of Texas-Austin and an M.S. in 2000 and a Ph.D. in 2002, both from Stanford University.

Leonardo Rastelli, who has been a postdoctoral fellow in Princeton's Department of Physics since 2000. A 1996 graduate of the Università di Pisa in Italy, he earned a Ph.D. in 2000 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He specializes in particle theory.

In politics:

Kenneth Kersch, who specializes in public law. An assistant professor of political science at Lehigh University since 1999, he was a Vaughan Fellow in Princeton's James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions this year. He earned his B.A. in 1986 from Williams College and his J.D. in 1991 from Northwestern University. He practiced law for two years before going to Cornell University and earning an M.A. in 1997 and a Ph.D. in 1999.

Evan Lieberman, who earned his B.A. degree in 1992 from Princeton. He earned an M.A. in 1995 and a Ph.D. in 2000 from the University of California-Berkeley. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University for the past two years and specializes in comparative politics.

Tamsin Shaw, who studies political theory. She earned a B.A. degree in 1992 and an M.Phil. in 1993 from King's College, Cambridge, and a Ph.D. degree in 2001 from Cambridge University. She has been a research fellow in social and political sciences at King's College since 1998.

In psychology and the Woodrow Wilson School:

Emily Pronin, who specializes in social cognition and social judgment. She earned a B.A. degree in 1996 from Yale University and a Ph.D. degree in 2001 from Stanford University. She has been a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University for the past year.

In Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures:

Rubén Gallo, who studies Latin American literature, photography and radio. He earned a B.A. in 1991 from Yale University and a 1996 M.A., 1990 M.Phil. and 2000 Ph.D., all from Columbia University. He has been an assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto since 2001.

Pedro Monteiro, who studies the theory and history of literature as well as Brazilian culture. He earned a B.A. in 1994, an M.A. in 1996 and a Ph.D. in 2001, all from the University of Campinas in Brazil. He also earned an M.A. in 2000 from the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in France. For the past year, he has been a faculty member at Sao Marcos University in Brazil.

In the Woodrow Wilson School and economics:

Dean Karlan, whose area of research and teaching is development economics. He earned a B.A. in 1990 from the University of Virginia, both an M.P.P. and an M.B.A. in 1997 from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in 2002 from the Massa-chusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked as a consultant to an international microfinance nongovernmental organization in Central America.

In the Woodrow Wilson School and politics:

Christina Imai, who specializes in international relations. She earned a B.A. in 1993 and a Ph.D. in 2001, both from Harvard University.

David Lewis, who specializes in American politics. An assistant professor of government at the College of William and Mary since 2000, he earned a B.A. in 1992 from the University of California-Berkeley, an M.A. in 1996 from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a Ph.D. in 2000 from Stanford University. 

All assistant professor appointments are for three years starting July 1, 2002, except for Lieberman's which is for three years and begins Aug. 1, 2002; Brockey's, Gygax's, Poor's, Shaw's and Tilley's, which are for three years and begin Sept. 1, 2002; Kersch's, which is for three and one-half years and begins Feb. 1, 2003; and Pronin's, which is for three years and begins July 1, 2003.


June 17, 2002
Vol. 92, No. 29
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