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- • Tilghman: Federal proposals jeopardize strengths of higher education
- • $30 million gift creates neuroscience center
- • Pioneering seismologist Tony Dahlen dies
- • Yashar analyzes complex issues of citizenship in Latin America
- • Collection of Kahlil Gibran manuscripts donated to the library
- • Summer construction focuses on residential colleges
- • Tuition grant increased for children
- Faculty news
- • Four faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching
- • Eleven new faculty members appointed
- • Faculty promotions, resignations
- • Fourteen faculty members transfer to emeritus status
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Eleven new faculty members appointed
Princeton NJ — The Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of 11 new faculty members — six full professors, one associate professor and four assistant professors.
Kofi Agawu has been named a professor of music, effective Sept. 1, 2007. A specialist in musicology, he has been a faculty member at Harvard University since 2006 and before that served on Princeton’s faculty for eight years. He also has taught at Yale, Cornell and Duke universities, King’s College London and Haverford College.
A native of Ghana, Agawu’s work has focused on analytical issues in selected repertoires of Western Europe and West Africa. Among his many publications are “Playing With Signs: A Semiotic Interpretation of Classic Music” (Princeton University Press, 1991), which won the Society for Music Theory Young Scholar Award, “African Rhythm: A Northern Ewe Perspective” (Cambridge University Press, 1995) and “Representing African Music: Postcolonial Notes, Queries, Positions” (Routledge, 2003). A Guggenheim fellow in 1990-91, he received the Royal Music Association’s Dent Medal in 1992 and was elected a fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000.
Agawu holds diplomas in musicianship and theory from the Royal College of Music and in the teaching of singing from the Royal Academy of Music, as well as a B.A. from Reading University in the United Kingdom, an M.Mus. from King’s College London and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Douglas Bernheim was appointed a professor of economics, effective Sept. 1, 2007. He specializes in microeconomic theory and empirical public finance. He also previously taught at Princeton from 1990 to 1994, and for the last 13 years has been at Stanford University, where he began his teaching career.
Bernheim’s research has focused on models of decision-making with cognitive limitations; his work has applications to addiction, saving, marketing and other behavior. He has been named a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
A graduate of Harvard University, he earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Pinelopi Goldberg has been named a professor of economics, effective July 1, 2007. Her areas of expertise include applied microeconomics, empirical international trade and international organization, and development.
A faculty member at Princeton from 1992 to 1999, Goldberg was a professor at Columbia University from 1999 to 2001 and has been at Yale since then. Her research focuses on trade protection and liberalization and the effects of trade on poverty, wages and inequality. She has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York since 2004 and is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a fellow of the Econometric Society, a member of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee and a senior fellow of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis for Development.
A graduate of the University of Freiburg in Germany, she earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University.
David Lee was appointed a professor of economics and public affairs, effective July 1, 2007. A specialist in labor economics, he earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1999 and received the Albert Rees Prize for the most outstanding dissertation in labor economics.
Lee taught at Harvard for a year before joining the faculty at the University of California-Berkeley in 2000. For the past year, he has been a professor at Columbia University. His research investigates various dimensions of inequality in the United States. He also seeks to understand how economic agents respond to laws, institutional rules and policy regimes that have the potential to affect the distribution of resources, and how those rules can be used to learn about economic behavior.
He has received a National Science Foundation grant to support his work as well as several faculty research grants from UC-Berkeley. He is a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Lee earned his A.B. from Harvard University.
Judith Weisenfeld was named a professor of religion, effective July 1, 2007. A specialist in African American religious history, she earned her Ph.D. from Princeton in 1992.
She taught at Columbia University from 1991 to 2000, then joined the faculty at Vassar College. Weisenfeld is the author of “Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929-1949” (University of California Press, 2007) and “African American Women and Christian Activism: New York’s Black YWCA, 1905-1945” (Harvard University Press, 1997), and co-editor (with Richard Newman) of “This Far By Faith: Readings in African American Women’s Religious Biography” (Routledge, 1996). She is the founder of The North Star: A Journal of African American Religious History and served as editor from 1997 to 2005.
Weisenfeld earned her A.B. from Barnard College. Her work has been supported by the Lilly Endowment, the Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion at Yale University and the American Academy of Religion.
Julian Zelizer was appointed a professor of history and public affairs, effective July 1, 2007. He is a specialist in American political and policy history. He taught at the State University of New York-Albany from 1996 to 2004, and has been a faculty member at Boston University since then.
Zelizer is the author of “On Capitol Hill: The Struggle to Reform Congress and Its Consequences, 1948-2000” (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and “Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress and the State, 1945-1975” (Cambridge University Press, 1998). The latter won the Organization of American Historians’ Ellis Hawley Prize and the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation’s D.B. Hardeman Prize. He also has edited three other books.
A 2006 Guggenheim fellow, Zelizer is a frequent commentator in the international and national media on political history and contemporary politics. He earned his B.A. from Brandeis University and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.
Yueh-Lin Loo was appointed an associate professor of chemical engineering with continuing tenure, effective Sept. 1, 2007. A specialist in materials science, she earned a Ph.D. from Princeton in 2001. She served as a postdoctoral member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories for a year, then joined the faculty at the University of Texas-Austin in 2002. She holds BSEs in materials science and engineering and in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Susana Draper was appointed an assistant professor of comparative literature for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2007. A specialist in Latin American studies and comparative literature, she has been a lecturer at the University of Southern California since 2005. She earned her B.A. from the Universidad de la República-Uruguay, her M.A. from Louisiana State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
Christopher Heuer was appointed an assistant professor of art and archaeology for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2007. A graduate of Bowdoin College, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley. He specializes in Northern European art history. He has served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute, and since 2005 has been a lecturer and postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University.
Brooke Holmes was appointed an assistant professor of classics for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2007. A specialist in ancient Greek literature, she earned her Ph.D. from Princeton in 2005. She has been an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill since 2005. She holds a B.A. from Columbia University.
Anna Wienhard was appointed an assistant professor of mathematics for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2007. A specialist in geometry, she earned her Ph.D. from the Universität Bonn in Germany. She served as a postdoctoral fellow at Universität Basel in Switzerland in 2004-05 and was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in 2005-06. She has been an instructor at the University of Chicago since 2005.