Board approves 19 faculty appointments
The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of 19 faculty members, including four full professors, one associate professor, and 14 assistant professors.
Charles Barber, in art and archaeology, will join the faculty on July 1, 2013, from the University of Notre Dame, where he has been a faculty member since 1996. He previously taught at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Warburg Institute in London.
Barber's area of specialty is Early Christian and Byzantine art, and his publications have focused on theories of the image in Byzantium. His other teaching and research interests include medieval art, Greek and Russian icons, and iconoclasm. Barber holds bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London.
Bradin Cormack, in English, will join the faculty on July 1, 2013. His research focuses on Shakespeare and English Renaissance poetry and drama, particularly the intersection of law and literature.
Cormack comes to Princeton from the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 2000. He received his bachelor's degrees in English, classics, biology and chemistry from the University of Alberta, a master's degree in medieval and Renaissance studies from the University of Cambridge, and his Ph.D. in English from Stanford University.
Regina Kunzel, in history and gender and sexuality studies, will join the faculty July 1, 2013, as the Doris Stevens Professor in Women's Studies. She is a professor at the University of Minnesota, and she previously taught at Williams College. Kunzel, a Stanford graduate, received her Ph.D. at Yale University.
Kunzel's research interests are in the field of history of gender and sexuality. Her publications include books on the history of prisons and American sexuality, and a social and cultural history of out-of-wedlock pregnancy and its relationship to social work in the first half of the 20th century.
Jason Lieb, in molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, will join the faculty July 1, 2013, and will serve as director of the institute. His research focuses on investigating how information is coded and used in genomes, specifically targeting areas that regulate chromosomal functions such as transcription, DNA replication and repair, recombination, and chromosome segregation.
Lieb will come to Princeton from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he has taught since 2002 and where he is director of the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, received his Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley, and earned his bachelor's degree at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Dara Strolovitch, in gender and sexuality studies, will join the faculty July 1, 2013, from the University of Minnesota, where she has taught since 2001. Her areas of specialty are political science and gender and sexuality studies, and her scholarship focuses on interest group politics and the intersection of race, gender and class with policymaking.
Strolovitch received her master's and doctoral degrees from Yale. She earned her bachelor's degree at Vassar College.
The following appointments are for three-year terms, except where noted:
Amir Ahmadi, in operations research and financial engineering, will join the faculty on Sept. 1, 2014. His research focuses on mathematical programming, and he is a fellow at the IBM Watson Research Center. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also received his Ph.D. and master's degree. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland.
Waseem Bakr, in physics, will join the faculty on Sept. 1, 2013. His specialty is atomic, optical and molecular physics. Bakr is a postdoctoral fellow at MIT, and he also earned his bachelor's and master's degree there. He earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University.
Timothy Buschman, in psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, joined the faculty on June 1, and his area of specialization is neuroscience. Buschman came to Princeton from MIT, where he was a postdoctoral fellow and had been a postdoctoral associate. He received his Ph.D. from MIT and his bachelor's degree from the California Institute of Technology.
Brad Carrow, in chemistry, will join the faculty on July 1, 2013. His research is based in the fields of synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry, and he is a member of the faculty at the University of Tokyo. Carrow earned his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and his bachelor's degree at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Kathryn Chenoweth, in French and Italian, will join the faculty on Sept. 1, 2013. A specialist in Renaissance French studies, she will come to Princeton from Washington and Lee University where she is an assistant professor. Chenoweth earned her Ph.D. at Brown University and her bachelor's degree at Wesleyan University.
Joel Lande, in German, will join the faculty on July 1, 2014. Lande studies 18th- and 19th-century European literature, and he is a lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and German, and a Cone-Haarlow-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows. A graduate of Columbia University, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Adam Levine, in mathematics, will join the faculty on July 1, 2013. A specialist in topology, Levine is a postdoctoral fellow at Brandeis University. After receiving his bachelor's degree at Harvard, he received his master's degrees and Ph.D. from Columbia.
Eduardo Morales, in economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will join the faculty on July 1, 2013. An assistant professor at Columbia, he specializes in international trade, econometrics and international organizations. Morales previously served as an associate research scholar at Princeton, received his Ph.D. from Harvard and his bachelor's degree from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Ezra Oberfield, in economics, will join the faculty on Sept. 1, 2013. His research interests lie in macroeconomics, and he is an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. A Yale graduate, Oberfield received his master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Chicago.
M’hamed Oualdi, in Near Eastern studies and history, will join the faculty on Sept. 1, 2013. A specialist in North African history and Mediterranean history, Oualdi is an assistant professor at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations at the University of Paris. He previously was a postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and he received his master's and doctoral degrees at Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne.
Benoit Pausader, in mathematics, will join the faculty on July 1, 2013. Pausader, who specializes in analysis, is a research associate at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Pausader previously taught at Princeton, New York University and Brown. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Cergy-Pontoise and his master's degree at the University of Lyon.
Sabine Petry, in molecular biology, will join the faculty on Sept. 1, 2013. A specialist in structural biology and biochemistry, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California-San Francisco. Petry received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität in Frankfurt, Germany, and her Ph.D. from MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge.
Alexander Ploss, in molecular biology, will join the faculty on July 1, 2013, and his research is focused on immunology and virology. He is a research assistant professor at Rockefeller University. After earning his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Tübingen in Germany, he received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.
Jennifer Rampling, in history, will join the faculty on Feb. 1, 2014. She specializes in the history of science, and she is a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge, where she earned her Ph.D. Rampling earned an LL.B. Law at the University of Hull and a master's degree at the University of London.