FACULTY HONOR: Four faculty members inducted into American Philosophical Society

June 30, 2016 11:20 a.m.

Four Princeton University faculty members and three University alumni are among 33 new members recently elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation's oldest scholarly organization. Paul DiMaggio, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Emeritus, and senior scholar, and Sara McLanahan, the William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, were inducted into APS' social sciences class. Alexander Nehamas, the Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities and professor of philosophy and comparative literature, was inducted into the humanities class. Joyce Carol Oates, the Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor of the Humanities, Emerita, and professor of creative writing, emerita, was among those inducted from the arts, professions, and leaders in public and private affairs class. Cynthia Dwork, a distinguished scientist at Microsoft Research and a member of Princeton's Class of 1970, was inducted into the mathematical and physical sciences class. Jon Friedman, an artist and a member of the Class of 1969, was among those inducted from the arts, professions, and leaders in public and private affairs class. James Hartle, a research professor and professor of physics, emeritus, at the University of California-Santa Barbara and a member of Princeton's Class of 1960, was inducted in the mathematical and physical sciences class. Candidates for APS membership are nominated by existing members and elected for extraordinary accomplishments in their fields.