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Five new faculty members appointed
Princeton NJ — The Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of five new faculty members — one full professor and four assistant professors.
David Leheny has been named professor of East Asian studies, effective July 1, 2007. A specialist in Japanese politics, he has been a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1998.
A visiting fellow several times at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Social Science, he served for two years as editor of its newsletter, Social Science Japan. Leheny is the author of two books, “Think Global, Fear Local: Sex, Violence and Anxiety in Contemporary Japan” (2006) and “The Rules of Play: National Identity and the Shaping of Japanese Leisure” (2003), both published by Cornell University Press.
He has been the recipient of international affairs fellowships from the Council on Foreign Relations. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Leheny earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University.
Delia Baldassarri was appointed assistant professor of sociology for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2007. She holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Trento in Italy. She specializes in public opinion and political behavior.
Yelena Baraz was appointed assistant professor of classics for a three-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2007. A specialist in Latin language and literature, she has been an assistant professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., since 2005. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in Munich for a year. A graduate of the City University of New York, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley.
Petre Petrov was appointed assistant professor of Slavic languages and literatures for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2007. A graduate of the University of Sofia in Bulgaria, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He specializes in Soviet literature.
Ping Wang was appointed assistant professor of East Asian studies for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2007. A specialist in Chinese literature, she has been an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the past year. She holds a B.A. from Anhui University in China, an M.A. from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.
19 named to endowed professorships
Nineteen faculty members have been named to endowed professorships. All are effective July 1, 2007, unless otherwise noted:
• Bonnie Bassler, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology.
• Roland Benabou, the Theodore A. Wells ’29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs.
• Anne Case, the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs.
• Lynn Enquist, the Henry L. Hillman Professor in Molecular Biology.
• Noreen Goldman, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Demography and Public Affairs.
• Harrison Hong, the John H. Scully ’66 Professor in Finance.
• Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, the Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology.
• Elon Lindenstrauss, the Henry Burchard Fine Professor of Mathematics, effective Sept. 1, 2007, to Feb. 1, 2008.
• Nolan McCarty, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs.
• Sara McLanahan, the William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs.
• Stephen Morris, the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics.
• Christina Paxson, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics and Public Affairs.
• Wolfgang Pesendorfer, the Theodore A. Wells ’29 Professor of Economics.
• Larry Peterson, the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science.
• Igor Rodnianski, the Thomas D. Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics, effective July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008.
• Leigh Schmidt, the Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion.
• Yigong Shi, the Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology.
• Gertrud Schupbach, the Henry Fairfield Osborn Professor of Biology.
• Zoltán Szabó, the Henry Burchard Fine Professor of Mathematics, effective Feb. 1, 2008, to June 30, 2008.
Board approves 14 promotions
The Board of Trustees has approved the promotions of 14 faculty members. The faculty members and their departments, by the academic rank to which they are being promoted, are:
Professor — Eddie Glaude Jr., religion, effective Sept. 1, 2006.
Associate professor (with continuing tenure) — Moses Charikar, computer science; Jeff Dolven, English; Adam Elga, philosophy; Michael Gordin, history; Michael Graziano, psychology; Yiguang Ju, mechanical and aerospace engineering; Hendrik Lorenz, philosophy; Vivek Pai, computer science; Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, economics and international affairs; Clarence Rowley, mechanical and aerospace engineering; Szymon Rusinkiewicz, computer science; Stanislav Shvartsman, chemical engineering; and Ron Weiss, electrical engineering. All are effective July 1, 2007.
Faculty members submit resignations
The following faculty members have submitted their resignations:
Effective Sept. 1, 2006: Leonid Koralov, assistant professor of mathematics, to accept a position at the University of Maryland.
Effective Jan. 1, 2007: Evgeniy Narimanov, assistant professor of electrical engineering, to accept a position at Purdue University.
Effective July 1, 2007: Niklas Beisert, assistant professor of physics, to accept a position at the Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik; Jeremy Braddock, assistant professor of English, to accept a position at Cornell University; Jean-Michel Rabaté, the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Comparative Literature, to accept at position at the University of Pennsylvania.
Effective Jan. 1, 2008: James Haxby, professor of psychology, to accept a position at Dartmouth College.