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Board approves 14 faculty appointments

Sept. 29, 2017 4:38 p.m.

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of 14 faculty members, including four professors and 10 assistant professors.

Professors

Kathryn Edin, in sociology and the Woodrow Wilson School, will join the faculty in winter 2018 from Johns Hopkins University, where she has taught since 2014. An expert in poverty research, looking specifically at the nexus of welfare and low-wage work, family life and neighborhood contexts, Edin has held faculty appointments at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University and Rutgers University. She earned her B.A. at North Park University and Ph.D. at Northwestern University.

Thomas Griffiths, in psychology and computer science, will join the faculty in summer 2018 as the Henry R. Luce Professor of Information Technology, Consciousness, and Culture. Griffiths has been a professor at the University of California-Berkeley since 2006 and earlier taught for a year at Brown University. His research centers on developing mathematical models of higher level cognition and understanding the formal principles that underlie people's ability to solve the computational problems they face in everyday life. A Ph.D. graduate of Stanford, Griffiths earned his B.A. from the University of Western Australia.

Tania Lombrozo, in psychology, will join the faculty in summer 2018 from the University of California-Berkeley, where she has served as an associate professor since 2013 and as an assistant professor from 2006-13. An expert in the cognitive psychology of explanation and understanding, Lombrozo received her undergraduate degree from Stanford and Ph.D. from Harvard.

Pietro Ortoleva, in economics and the Woodrow Wilson School, joined the faculty in summer 2017 from Columbia, where he has taught on the faculty since 2013. Previously, Ortoleva was an assistant and then associate professor at the California Institute of Technology. He was awarded a Ph.D. from New York University and Laurea from Università di Torino. His research specializes in decision theory, behavioral economics and political economy.

Assistant professors

Daniel Cohen, in mechanical and aerospace engineering, will join the faculty in winter 2018 from Stanford, where he has been a postdoctoral fellow since 2014. An expert in biomechanics and robotics, Cohen received his B.S.E from Princeton and Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley.

Natalie Marie Cox, in economics, will join the faculty in summer 2018. Her research focuses on industrial organization and public finance. Cox earned her Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley and B.A. from Stanford.

Andrew Guess, in politics and the Wilson School, joined the faculty in summer 2017 from his postdoctoral research fellowship at New York University. His research examines issues at the intersection of political communication, public opinion and political behavior. Guess earned his Ph.D. at Columbia and B.A. at Cornell University.

Jonathan Hanselman, in mathematics, joined the faculty in summer 2017 from the University of Texas-Austin, where he has been an instructor since 2014. Having received his Ph.D. from Columbia and B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hanselman's research specialties include manifolds and cell complexes, and differential geometry.

Gregor Jarosch, in economics and the Wilson School, joined the faculty in summer 2017 from Stanford, where he has been an assistant professor since 2016. Previously, Jarosch was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton. A specialist in macroeconomics and labor economics, he was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and Diploma from the University of Tuebingen.

Dean Knox, in politics, will join the faculty in summer 2018 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned his Ph.D. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. His research interests lie at the intersection of network analysis and causal inference, with application to comparative politics and a particular focus on the Middle East.

Wyatt Lloyd, in computer science, joined the faculty in fall 2017 from the University of Southern California, where he has taught since 2014. Previously, Lloyd was a postdoctoral researcher at Facebook. A Ph.D. alumnus of Princeton, he received his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and his research focuses on large-scale distributed systems.

Jonathan Mummolo, in politics and the Woodrow Wilson School, joined the faculty in summer 2017 from Stanford, where he received his Ph.D. He completed his M.A. at Georgetown University and B.A. from New York University. Mummolo's research examines bureaucratic politics and political behavior, and demonstrates the wide-ranging consequences of government action on public perceptions of institutions and the social world.

Aikaterini Stergiopoulou, in classics, joined the faculty in summer 2017 from Claremont McKenna College, where she has taught as an assistant professor since 2014. An expert in modern Greek language and literature, Stergiopoulou earned her Ph.D. from Princeton, M.A. from New York University and B.A. from Yale.

Xin Wen, in East Asian studies and history, joined the faculty in summer 2017. He completed his Ph.D. at Harvard, M.A. at Peking University and B.A. at the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei. An historian of medieval China and Inner Asia, his work situates China in the connected world of Eurasia.