Seven faculty appointments approved

The Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of seven faculty members, including three full professors and four assistant professors.


In history, David Cannadine was named the Dodge Professor of History, effective Sept. 1, 2011, after serving for three years as a senior research scholar in Princeton's Council of the Humanities and as a lecturer in the history department. His interests include the economic, social, political and cultural history of modern Britain and its empire, as well as capitalism, collecting and philanthropy in 19th- and 20th-century America, and the history of history. He is the author of 12 books, including "The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy," "Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire," and "Mellon: An American Life."

Cannadine, who received a knighthood from the British government in 2009, came to Princeton after 10 years at the University of London. He also previously served on the faculty of Columbia University and the University of Cambridge. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Cambridge and his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford.

In chemistry, Garnet Chan will be appointed the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Chemistry, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Chan's research is focused on developing new techniques for electronic structure theory using ideas that bridge quantum chemistry, condensed matter and quantum information.

Chan earned his bachelor's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He will join the Princeton faculty after seven years at Cornell University. He previously served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California-Berkeley and as a research fellow at Cambridge.

In mathematics and the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Peter Constantin joined the faculty, effective Nov. 1, 2011, as the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics and Applied Computational Mathematics. The author of 140 papers and two books, he conducts research on nonlinear partial differential equations with applications to turbulent convection, the physics of exploding stars and other topics related to fluid dynamics.

Constantin arrived at Princeton from the University of Chicago, where he was a faculty member since 1985. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Bucharest and a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Assistant professors

In economics, Myrto Kalouptsidi has been appointed to a term of three and a half years, effective Feb. 1, 2012. A specialist in industrial organization, she is currently an associate research scholar at Princeton. A graduate of the University of Athens, she holds a master's degree from Athens University of Economics and Business and a Ph.D. from Yale University.

In English, American literature scholar Joshua Kotin began a three-year term July 1, 2011. He is a graduate of McGill University and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.

In economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Tom Vogl began a three-year term July 1, 2011. Vogl's research focuses on development economics and health policy. A 2005 graduate of Princeton, he holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

In French and Italian, Christy Wampole began a three-year term Sept. 1, 2011. A specialist in 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century French and Italian literature, Wampole earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Texas and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.