Board approves four faculty appointments

Dec. 8, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of four faculty members, including one full professor and three assistant professors. 


Dalton Conley, in sociology, will join the faculty in summer 2016 from New York University, where he has been a faculty member since 2000. He studies social stratification, with a special interest in the intersection of sociology and genetics, such as whether genetic makeup explains why individuals react differently to a social stimulus such as a learning intervention.

Conley previously taught at Yale University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California-Berkeley. He received his B.A. at UC-Berkeley, a master's degree in public policy and administration from Columbia University, a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia, and master's and doctoral degrees in biology from NYU. 

Assistant professors

Ksenia Chizhova, in East Asian studies, will join the faculty in fall 2016. A scholar of Korean literature, Chizhova earned a bachelor's degree at American University in Bulgaria and a Ph.D. at Columbia.

Alisha Holland, in politics, will join the faculty in fall 2016. She studies politics and comparative politics, received her B.A. from Princeton and earned her Ph.D. at Harvard University.

Desmond Jagmohan, in politics, will join the faculty in summer 2016. Specializing in political theory, Jagmohan is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a Ph.D. from Cornell University.