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102 Faculty Join Tenure Ranks

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January 23, 2007

New tenured and tenure-track faculty members have joined Northwestern University in the 2006-07 academic year. The following appointments have been approved by the Board of Trustees.

Feinberg School of Medicine

Ann E. Bryant Borders, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has an M.D. from Harvard University. She specializes in maternal and fetal medicine.

Debabrata Chakravarti, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has a Ph.D. from Albert Einstein College of Yeshiva University. He specializes in reproductive biology and was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania.

Alejandro Cornelias, assistant professor of medicine, has an M.D. from the University of Venezuela. He specializes in pulmonary and critical care. He was on the faculty of Northwestern University.

Joan Cook-Mills, associate professor of medicine, has a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She specializes in allergy and immunology and was on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati.

Lynette L. Craft, assistant professor of preventive medicine, has a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She specializes in kinesiology and exercise psychology and was on the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine.

Jacqueline Gollan, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. She specializes in psychology and was on the faculty of the University of Chicago.

Yuanyi Feng, assistant professor of neurology, has a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. She was on the faculty of Harvard University.

M. Rosario Hernandez, professor of ophthalmology, has a D.D.S. from the University of Chile. She was on the faculty of Washington University.

Jacqueline S. Jeruss, assistant professor of surgery, has an M.D. from the University of Vermont and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She recently completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at M.D. Anderson.

Abel Kho, assistant professor of medicine, has an M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He specializes in medical informatics and was on the faculty of the Regenstrief Institute.

Daniel Chiang-Hao Lee, assistant professor of medicine, has an M.D. from Northwestern University. He specializes in cardiology.

Jonathan D. Licht, professor of medicine, has an M.D. from Columbia University. He specializes in hematology and oncology and was on the faculty of Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Zhidong Lu, assistant professor of medicine, has a Ph.D. from Oregon Health & Science University. He specializes in allergy and immunology and was on the faculty of the National Institutes of Health.

Patrick Mantyh, professor of anesthesiology, has a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. He was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota.

Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, associate professor of medicine, has an M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Paris-Sud. He specializes in endocrinology and was on the faculty of Baylor College.

Arthur H. Neufeld, professor of opthamology, has a Ph.D. from New York University. He was on the faculty of Washington University.

Pavel Osten, assistant professor of physiology, has a Ph.D. from the State University of New York. He was on the faculty of the Max Planck Institute.

Toru Ouchi, assistant professor of medicine, has a Ph.D. from Osaka University. He specializes in cancer and molecular oncology and was on the faculty of New York University.

Carol A. Podlasek, assistant professor of urology, has a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. She was on the faculty of Northwestern University.

Karen Ridge, assistant professor of medicine, has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Melissa Simon, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has an M.D. from Rush Medical College. She was on the faculty of Northwestern University.

Hui-Ju Tsai, assistant professor of pediatrics, has a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and an MPH from Yale University. She specializes in statistical genetics and epidemiology.

Alan W. Yasko, professor of orthopaedic surgery, has an M.D. from Northwestern University. He specializes in orthopaedic oncology and was on the faculty of the University of Texas.

Kellogg School of Management

Nidhi Agrawai, assistant professor of marketing, has a Ph.D. from New York University.

Gad Allon, assistant professor of managerial economics and decision sciences, has a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He specializes in operations management.

Achal Bassamboo, assistant professor of managerial economics and decision sciences, has a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He specializes in operations management.

Alberto Salvo Brugarolas, assistant professor of management and strategy, has a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He specializes in management and strategy.

Brian Cadman, assistant professor of accounting information and management, has a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon.

Amy Cuddy, senior lecturer and Donald P. Jacobs Scholar of management and organizations, has a Ph.D. from Princeton University. She specializes in micro organization behavior and was on the faculty of Rutgers University.

Mehmet Ekmekci, senior lecturer and Donald P. Jacobs Scholar of managerial economics and decision sciences, has a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Florian Herold, assistant professor of managerial economics and decision sciences, has a Ph.D. from the University of Munich.

Yael Hochberg, assistant professor of finance, has a Ph.D. from Stanford University. She specializes in finance and economics and was on the faculty of Cornell University.

Camelia Kuhnen, senior lecturer and Donald P. Jacobs Scholar of finance, has a Ph.D. from Stanford University. She specializes in finance and economics.

Benjamin N. Lansford, assistant professor of accounting information and management, has a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.

Justin Lenzo, senior lecturer and Donald P. Jacobs Scholar of management and strategy, has a Ph.D. from Boston University. He specializes in industrial organization.

Wuqin Lin, assistant professor of managerial economics and decision sciences, has a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He specializes in operations management.

Antoine Loeper, senior lecturer and Donald P. Jacobs Scholar of managerial economics and decision sciences, has a Ph.D. from the University of Toulouse.

David Matsa, senior lecturer and Donald P. Jacobs Scholar of finance, has a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He specializes in finance and economics.

Susan Perkins, senior lecturer and Donald P. Jacobs Scholar of management and organizations, has a Ph.D. from New York University. She specializes in macro organizational behavior.

Yi Qian, senior lecturer and Donald P. Jacobs Scholar of marketing, has a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She specializes in quantitative marketing.

Brian Rogers, senior lecturer and Donald P. Jacobs Scholar of managerial economics and decision sciences, has a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.

Derek Rucker, assistant professor of marketing, has a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.

Tjomme Rusticus, senior lecturer and Donald P. Jacobs Scholar of accounting information and management, has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ithai Stern, assistant professor of management and organizations, has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas. He specializes in macro organization theory.

Yasutora Watanabe, assistant professor of management and strategy, has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jonathan Weinstein, assistant professor of managerial economics and decision sciences, has a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

School of Law

Olufunmilayo Arewa, associate professor of law, has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from Harvard University. She specializes in finance, securities and corporate law and was on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University.

Kenworthey Bilz, assistant professor of law, has a Ph.D. from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. She specializes in law and social science, and evidence.

Lee Epstein, Kuhn Professor of Law, has a Ph.D. from Emory University. She specializes in law and social science, and empirical legal research, and was on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis.

Nancy Staudt, Class of 1940 Professor of Law, has a J.D. from the University of Minnesota. She specializes in taxation, and law and social science, and was on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis.

Abraham Wickelgren, assistant professor of law, has a Ph.D. and J.D. from Harvard University. He specializes in law and economics, and antitrust, and was on the faculty of the University of Texas.

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Jose Andrade, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He specializes in geotechnics.

Matthew Grayson, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He specializes in solid state-nanoelectronics and was on the faculty of Technische Universität München.

Dean Ho, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering, has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He specializes biomaterials and neural engineering.

Wendy Murray, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and physical medicine and rehabilitation, has a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She specializes in biomechanics.

Yu Nie, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. He specializes in transportation.

Medill School of Journalism

Geraldine Rosa Henderson, associate professor of integrated marketing communications, has a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She was previously on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin.

School of Communication

David Bell, associate professor of theatre, has an M.A. from the University of Virginia. He previously held an appointment with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Daniel Cantor, assistant professor of theatre, has an M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theater. He was on the faculty of Wesleyan University.

Amanda Dehnert, assistant professor of theatre, has a B.F.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University. She was on the faculty of Brown University.

Darren Gergle, assistant professor of communication studies, has a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. He specializes in computer-mediated communication.

Rebecca Gilman, assistant professor of radio/television/film, has an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. She specializes in playwriting and previously held an appointment with the Goodman Theatre.

Henry Godinez, associate professor of theatre, has an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin. He specializes in Latino/a theatre and was on the faculty of DePaul University.

Hamid Naficy, John Evans Professor of Communications in radio/television/film, has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He specializes in international film and media and was on the faculty of Rice University.

Eric Patrick, assistant professor of radio/television/film, has an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts. He was on the faculty of the University of North Carolina.

Jacqueline Stewart, associate professor of radio/television/film, has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She specializes in film history and was on the faculty of the University of Chicago.

Debra Tolchinsky, assistant professor of radio/television/film, has an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was on the faculty of Northwestern University.

School of Education and Social Policy

David Rapp, assistant professor of learning sciences and psychology, has a Ph.D. from the State University of New York. He was previously on the faculty of the University of Minnesota.

Michelle Reininger, assistant professor of learning sciences and human development and social policy, has a Ph.D. from Stanford University. She specializes in economics of education.

School of Music

Drew Davies, associate professor of music studies, has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He specializes in musicology and has been on the faculty at Northwestern University.

Lee Hyla, the Harry and Ruth Wyatt Professor of Theory and Composition, has an M.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He specializes in composition, and is on the faculty of the New England Conservatory. Professor Hyla will begin his appointment in September 2007.

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Thomas Bozza, assistant professor of neuroscience and physiology, has a Ph.D. from Tufts University. He specializes in neuroscience and was on the faculty of Rockefeller University.

Franceso Calegari, assistant professor of mathematics, has a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. She specializes in number theory and was on the faculty of Harvard University.

Jianhua Cang, college fellow of neuroscience and physiology, has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He specializes in neuroscience and was on the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco.

Brady Clark, assistant professor of linguistics, has a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He specializes in syntax and semantics and was on the faculty of Northwestern University.

Dyan Elliot, professor of history, has a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She specializes in medieval history and was on the faculty of Vanderbilt University.

Kathryn S. Evans, assistant professor of English, has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She specializes in early modern literature.

Hanna Feldman, assistant professor of art history, has a Ph.D. from Columbia University. She specializes in 20th century art history and was previously on the faculty of Northwestern University.

Steve Franconeri, assistant professor of psychology, has a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He specializes in visual cognition and was on the faculty of the University of British Columbia.

Regina Grafe, assistant professor of history, has a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. She specializes in early modern continental Europe and was on the faculty of Oxford University.

Cecily J. Hilsdale, assistant professor of art history, has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She specializes in medieval art and was on the faculty of the University of Kansas.

Sharon Holland, associate professor of African American studies, has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She specializes in literature and was on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Marianne Hopman, assistant professor of classics, has a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She specializes in Greek and Latin literature on religion, anthropology and culture.

Steven Jacobsen, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences, has a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He specializes in mineralogy and petrology and was on the faculty of the Carnegie Institution.

Mercouri Kanatzidis, professor of chemistry, has a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He specializes in solid state materials chemistry and was on the faculty of Michigan State University.

Christina Kiaer, associate professor of art history has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She specializes in modern Russian art, and was on the faculty of Columbia University.

Jorg Kreienbrock, assistant professor of German, has a Ph.D. from New York University. He specializes in modernist German literature and was on the faculty of New York University.

John Marko, professor of physics and biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology, has a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He specializes in biological physics and was on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

John D. Marquez, assistant professor of African American studies, has a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. He specializes in Latino/a studies and was on the faculty of the University of Texas.

Leslie McCall, associate professor of sociology, has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. She specializes in social inequalities, economics and political science, and was on the faculty of Rutgers University.

Marcus Moseley, associate professor of German and Jewish studies, has a Ph.D. from Oxford University. He specializes in Jewish studies and was on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University.

Laura Beth Nielsen, assistant professor of sociology, has a Ph.D. and J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She specializes in law and inequality and previously held an appointment with the American Bar Foundation.

Seamas Stiofan O’Driscoll, assistant professor of Slavic language and literatures, has a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He specializes in economics and literature.

Michael L. Rakowitz, associate professor of art theory and practice, has an M.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He specializes in sculpture and installation art and was on the faculty of the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Steve Reinke, associate professor of art theory and practice, has an M.F.A. from Nova Scotia College. He specializes in new media and video and was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin.

Noelle I. Samia, assistant professor of statistics, has a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

Shanlini Shankar, assistant professor of anthropology, has a Ph.D. from New York University. She specializes in Asian American studies and was on the faculty of Binghamton University.

Nitasha Sharma, assistant professor of African American and Asian American studies, has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She specializes in Asian American studies and was previously on the faculty of Amherst College.

Francesca Smith, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences, has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She specializes in paleoclimatology and was on the faculty of Pennsylvania State University.

Regan Thomson, assistant professor of chemistry, has a Ph.D. from Australian National University. He specializes in organic chemistry and was on the faculty of Harvard University.

Muhammad Sani Umar, associate professor of religion, has a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He specializes in Islam in Africa and was on the faculty of Arizona State University.

Rachel Zuckert, assistant professor of philosophy, has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She specializes in Kant and was on the faculty of Rice University.