Two selected as new masters for forbes and Wilson colleges


Princeton NJ -- New masters will take over at Forbes and Wilson colleges starting this summer.

Elizabeth Lunbeck, professor of history, will succeed Andrea LaPaugh, professor of computer science, as master of Forbes College. Marguerite Browning, associate professor of the Council of the Humanities and linguistics, will succeed Miguel Centeno, professor of sociology, as master of Wilson College. Both appointments are effective July 1, 2004.

Elizabeth Lunbeck

Elizabeth Lunbeck

Lunbeck has written extensively about the modern human sciences, with particular focus on the history of psychiatry and psychoanalysis. A faculty member since 1988, she served as departmental representative from 1990 to 1997 and as director of graduate studies in the history department from 1999 to the present.

Lunbeck also has been a freshman-sophomore adviser in Wilson College and is currently a faculty fellow of the Princeton Society of Fellows. She has been elected or appointed to a wide range of committees, including the Council of the Princeton University Community.

LaPaugh has served as master of Forbes College since 2000.

Marguerite Browning

Marguerite Browning

Browning is a theoretical syntactician whose scholarly work has focused on developing a theory about how people come to know and understand the sentence structure of their native language. A faculty member since 1990, she served as director of the Program in Linguistics from 1997 to 2001. She also has been a member of several committees, including the Council of the Princeton University Community.

Browning also has been a freshman adviser and faculty fellow for many years at Butler College, and she served as resident faculty member there in 1991 and 1992.

Centeno has served as master of Wilson College since 1997.

Both 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 five 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.


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