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Board approves faculty appointments

May 26, 2021 11:52 a.m.

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of faculty members, including one full professor, one associate professor and eight assistant professors.

Professor

Emily Greenwood, in classics and the University Center for Human Values, specializes in ancient Greek prose literature and classical receptions. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2021.

Greenwood comes to Princeton from Yale University, where she has taught since 2009, most recently as a professor of classics with a courtesy secondary appointment in African American studies. She previously taught at St. Andrews University as a lecturer from 2000 to 2008

She is the author of two books, “Thucydides and the Shaping of History” (Duckworth, 2006), and “Afro-Greeks: Dialogues Between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century” (Oxford University Press, 2010), which was the joint winner of the 2011 Runciman Prize.

Greenwood earned a Ph.D., an M.Phil., an M.A. and a B.A. from the University of Cambridge.

Associate professor

Molly J. Crockett, in psychology and the University Center for Human Values, specializes in experimental psychology. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2022.

Crockett will join Princeton from Yale University, where she serves as an assistant professor. She also taught at the University of Oxford as an associate professor from 2014 to 2017.

She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and a B.S. from the University of California-Los Angeles.

Assistant professor

Natalia Vélez Alicea, in psychology, joins the faculty in fall 2023. She specializes in cognitive and developmental psychology and holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jay Cephas, in architecture, joins the faculty this summer. He is currently an assistant professor at Northeastern University, where he specializes in architecture and urbanism. He also taught at the University of Michigan. Cephas holds an A.M. and a Ph.D. from Harvard University and an M.Arch. from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Jonathan Conway, in chemical and biological engineering, joins the faculty this fall. He specializes in chemical and biological engineering. Conway earned a Ph.D. and an M.S. from North Carolina State University, and a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame.

John Grigsby, in economics and public affairs, specializes in macroeconomics. He joins the faculty this summer. Grigsby holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Washington and Lee University.

Samuel Holzman, in art and archaeology and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, specializes in Greek architectural history and archaeology. He joins the faculty on July 1. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. from Brown University.

Emma Hubert, in operations research and financial engineering, specializes in applied mathematics. She joins the faculty this fall. Hubert earned her Master 2 MASEF, Master 1 and Licence MEFA, from Paris-Dauphine University, France.

Elizaveta Rebrova, in operations research and financial engineering, specializes in high dimensional probability. She joins the faculty July 1. Rebrova currently teaches at the University of California-Los Angeles as an assistant adjunct professor. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, a B.S. and an M.S. from Lomonosov Moscow State University, and an M.S. from Yandex School of
Data Analysis, Moscow.

Sam Trejo, in sociology, specializes in computational methods and social science genomics. He joins the faculty this summer. He holds a Ph.D. and two M.A.s from Stanford University, as well as a B.A. from the University of Texas-Austin.