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Board approves two new faculty appointments

Jan. 29, 2020 11:35 a.m.

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of two professors to the faculty.

Kristina Olson, in psychology, joins the faculty in fall 2020 from the University of Washington, where she directs the Social Cognitive Development Lab and has taught since 2013. She received her B.A. from Washington University and her Ph.D. from Harvard University before joining the faculty of Yale University in 2008.

An expert in early childhood social cognitive development, Olson’s research interests focus on transgender and gender-nonconforming youth, social group attitudes, perceptions of inequality and prosocial behavior.

 Shinsei Ryu, in physics, joins the faculty in summer 2020. An associate professor at the University of Chicago, Ryu previously was on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ryu’s research examines theoretical condensed matter physics, with particular focus on quantum mechanical aspects of condensed matter systems. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo.