Three new full professors named to the faculty


Princeton NJ -- The appointments of three new faculty members as full profes-sors have been approved by the Board of Trustees.

They are: Christopher Achen, professor of politics, effective Jan. 1, 2004; Susan Stewart, professor of English, effective July 1, 2004; and Ned Wingreen, professor of molecular biology, effective Feb. 1, 2004.

Achen arrived at Princeton from the University of Michigan, where he had been a professor of political science since 1990. He also has been associated with the University of Michigan's Center for Political Studies for more than a decade. From 1985 to 1990, he was on the faculty of the University of Chicago, and prior to that he taught at the University of California-Berkeley for 10 years and at Yale University for one year. From 2001 to 2002, he was a visiting fellow in the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton.

Achen's field of specialization is applying mathematical and statistical theory to electoral and party systems, public policy and international relations. His books include "Ecological Inference," with W. Phillips Shively, published by the University of Chicago Press in 1995; and "Statistical Analysis of Quasi-Experiments," published by the University of California Press in 1986. He is co-editor of a University of Michigan Press series on quantitative political analysis and serves on the editorial board of several journals.

He earned his B.A. from the University of California-Berkeley and his Ph.D. from Yale.

Stewart will come to Princeton from the University of Pennsylvania, where she has been the Donald T. Regan Professor in English since 1997. Prior to that, she taught at Temple University from 1978, becoming a full professor in 1986.

Specializing in 20th-century British and American literature and culture, Stewart is the author of "Poetry and the Fate of the Senses," published by the University of Chicago Press in 2002; "Crimes of Writing: Problems in the Containment of Representation," published by Oxford University Press in 1991; "On Longing, Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection," published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 1984; and "Nonsense: Aspects of Intertextuality in Folklore and Literature," published by Johns Hopkins in 1979. Stewart also has published collections of her poetry as well as individual poems in numerous journals.

She earned her B.A. from Dickinson College, her M.A. from Johns Hopkins and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Wingreen came to the University from NEC Laboratories America in Princeton, where he had been a senior research scientist since 2002. From 1991 to 2002, he was a scientist at the NEC Research Institute.

Wingreen's research focuses on quantitative models of real biological systems, about which he has written numerous articles. He also has been issued three patents for his research. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society in the Division of Biological Physics.

He earned his B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Board approves seven promotions


The Board of Trustees has approved the promotions of seven faculty members. The faculty members and their departments, by the academic rank to which they are being promoted, are:

Professor -- Margaret Martonosi, electrical engineering, effective Feb. 1, 2004; Allan Rubin, geosciences, effective July 1, 2004; Michael Strauss, astrophysical sciences, effective July 1, 2004.

Assistant professor -- Goran Blix, French and Italian, effective Feb. 1, 2004; Kosuke Imai, politics, effective Feb. 1, 2004; Tymon Tatur, economics, effective July 1, 2003; Benjamin Widiss, English, effective Feb. 1, 2004.


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