Name: Adlay Bugg.
Position: Manager of intercollegiate programming in the Department of Athletics. Working on the practice and game schedules for the University’s 38 varsity teams. Processing contracts for varsity games. Scheduling the use of athletic facilities by members of the University community and the general public. Serving as an event manager for games and various sporting activities.
Quote: “I’ve been at the University for 19 years. I started in leadership gifts, went to the general counsel’s office and then worked in the dean of the faculty’s office before coming to athletics, where I’ve been for the last eight years. Each experience taught me how the University works and helped me to do a better job in the next place. I love being in athletics. The coaches and staff members are wonderful, and I feel connected to the students and the teams.”
Other interests: Watching football games with her husband, Vernon, and their adult sons, Vernon II and Corey. Taking road trips. Reading the Bible. Roller skating.
Jeffrey Friedland has been named director of Princeton’s Office of Research and Project Administration, effective Oct. 22.
Friedland has more than 14 years of experience in sponsored programs administration, including six years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At Princeton, he will oversee the administration of grants and contracts for research and instructional projects funded by external sponsors. He also will be responsible for reviewing and setting research administration policies to assure compliance and to reduce conflict of interest issues. In addition, he will chair the operations oversight board for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by the University.
“We are impressed by Jeff’s enthusiasm and his vision for creating an even closer working relationship between the research and project administration staff and the faculty,” said A.J. Stewart Smith, dean for research, to whom Friedland will report. “Jeff is committed to working with faculty very early in the process — right from the time that ideas are forming.”
From 1999 to 2005, Friedland was manager of grants and contracts in the Office of Sponsored Programs at MIT. He served as the primary central research administrator for the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Plasma Science and Fusion Center, two of the largest laboratories on campus.
For the last two years, he has been senior assistant director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at the Education Development Center in Newton, Mass. Friedland worked to develop new policies and guidelines to improve the grants administration of this international nonprofit organization.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Friedland also previously worked as a contract administrator at the Raytheon Co. and as a contract and financial manager at the Northeast Advanced Vehicle Consortium.
He will succeed Michelle Christy, who is now director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at MIT.
Angus Deaton, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and professor of economics and international affairs, has been elected president-elect of the American Economic Association. He will begin his two-year term in January, serving as president-elect for a year and then president. He will succeed Avinash Dixit, Princeton’s John J.F. Sherrerd ’52 University Professor of Economics.
The American Economic Association, organized in 1885, includes approximately 22,000 economists and 5,500 institutions. It publishes The American Economic Review and The Journal of Economic Perspectives. The organization encourages and promotes economic research and freedom of economic discussion.
Deaton has a joint appointment in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Economics. His research interests are in health, economic development and the analysis of household behavior, especially at the microeconomic level. His current work focuses on the determinants of health in rich and poor countries, as well as on the measurement of poverty in India and around the world.
He is a corresponding fellow of the British Academy and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also is a fellow of the Econometric Society and, in 1978, was the first recipient of the society’s Frisch Medal.