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2008-2009 - Emory University

  1. 1. Emory University Tenured and Promoted Faculty 2008-2009 DRAFT Prepared by The Office of the Provost July 2009
  2. 2. 2 Emory College Carol Anderson, Ph.D. Associate Professor of African American Studies Carol Anderson earned a master's degree from Miami University (1983) and a Ph.D. in history from The Ohio State University (1996). Prior to joining the Emory faculty in 2009, she was Assistant Professor (1996-2003) and then Associate Professor (2003-2008) of History at the University of Missouri. Her research and teaching focus on twentieth-century African American history, human rights, colonialism and anti-colonialism. She is the author of Eyes off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 (Cambridge, 2003), which won the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath Book Awards. She has received numerous grants and fellowships, including being named a fellow at Harvard’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History (2005-2006). Stefan Boettcher, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Physics Stephan Boettcher earned a Diplom degree from Kiel University in Germany and a Ph.D. in physics from Washington University in St. Louis (1993), where his research focused on new perturbative techniques. He held postdoctoral positions at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Oklahoma and was a Director's Fellow at the Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He joined the Department of Physics at Emory in 1998 as a lecturer and was appointed assistant professor in 2003. Dr. Boettcher is the author of numerous publications in the top peer reviewed journals in the physics field. David Borthwick, Ph.D. Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science David Borthwick earned a Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University (1993). From 1996 through 1997 he served as a National Science Fund Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. He joined the Emory faculty in 1997 as an Assistant Professor, earning tenure in 2002. Dr. Borthwick’s primary research interests include global and geometric analysis, differential geometry, mathematical physics, and scattering theory applications of microlocal analysis in symplectic topology. He is the author, among other highly regarded publications, of Spectral Theory of Infinite-Area Hyperbolic Surfaces, published by Birkhauser in 2007.
  3. 3. 3 Patricia A. Brennan, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology Patricia Brennan received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1986) and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Southern California (1992). A member of the Emory faculty since 1996, Dr. Brennan specializes in the study of aggression and violence. Her research explores the developmental trajectories of children born to depressed mothers from infancy through adulthood; prenatal and perinatal risks for childhood behavioral disorders; and stress reactivity and emotional processing in childhood and early adulthood. In addition to publishing widely on these topics, Dr. Brennan serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Huw M.L. Davies, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry Huw Davies received his Ph.D. from the University of East Anglia, England (1980). After a post-doctoral position at Princeton University, he joined the faculty at Wake Forest University, and in 1995 moved to the State University of New York at Buffalo. He joined the Emory faculty in August 2008 as Asa G. Candler Professor of Chemistry. His research seeks todevelop new enantioselective synthetic methods, including the design of chiral catalysts, the development of new synthetic methodology, the total synthesis of biologically active natural products, and the development of chiral therapeutic agents. Dr. Davies has published over 190 articles in premier journals and holds 10 patents. He has received a number of awards, including the American Chemical Society Cope Scholar Award (2005). In 2007 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Richard F. Doner, Ph.D. Professor of Political Science Richard Doner earned an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1968), an M.A. from Stanford University (1973), and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley (1987). He joined the Emory faculty in 1986 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1992. Dr. Doner’s current research focuses on the political and institutional bases of Thai economic growth, comparative analyses of business associations in developing countries, flexible production in East Asia, and the political economy of the hard disk drive industry in East Asia. Dr. Doner teaches the politics of Southeast Asia, the international political economy, the politics of economic development, the politics of Japan, and cooperation. In 2005 he received the “Friends in Faculty Award,” an Emory Campus Life Award of Service.
  4. 4. 4 R. Brian Dyer, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry Brian Dyer comes to Emory having served as a Staff Scientist and Laboratory Fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1987, where he also completed his post-doctoral training (1985- 1986) after graduating with a Ph.D. in physical-inorganic chemistry from Duke University (1985). His research focuses on protein dynamics, structure and function, bioinorganic chemistry, and the chemical and biophysical applications of lasers and vibrational spectroscopy and imaging. Dr. Dyer’s work has been published in highly-regarded peer-reviewed journals, most recently in Biochemistry (2007, 2004), Biophysiological Journal (2008, 2005), and Human Molecular Genetics (2006). Michael A. Elliott, Ph.D. Professor of English Michael Elliott is a graduate of Amherst College (1992) and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University (1998). He joined the Emory faculty in 1998, earning tenure in 2004. He specializes in the literature and culture of the United States from the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to American cultures and the place of Native Americans in the United States. Dr. Elliott's most recent research revolves around questions of historical representation in the public spaces of the United States. He is the author, among other works, of Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer (University of Chicago Press, 2007). Maisha T. Fisher, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Educational Studies Maisha Fisher earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (2003) after teaching elementary and high school English. She subsequently held a postdoctoral research fellowship at Teachers College, Columbia University. She joined the Emory faculty in 2004 as an Assistant Professor. Currently she has a grant from the National Council of Teachers of English to study a theater company that works with incarcerated teens. In 2008, Dr. Fisher received the Early Career Research Award from Kappa Delta Pi/AERA Division K and the Early Career Achievement Award from the National Conference on Research on Language and Literacy (NCRLL). Her latest book is Black Literate Lives: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, an ethno-history of the historical predecessors of PLCs (Taylor & Francis, 2008).
  5. 5. 5 Jason L. Francisco, M.F.A. Associate Professor of Visual Arts Jason Francisco received his B.A. in Philosophy from Columbia University (1989), his M.A. in South Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (1994), and his M.F.A. in Photography from Stanford University (1998). An acclaimed photographer, writer, and book artist, he works critically and creatively with photographs as documents, exploring problems of visualizing historical memory. He is the author, among other works, of Far From Zion: Jews, Diaspora, Memory (Stanford, 2006). Professor Francisco comes to Emory from the Visual Arts Department at Rutgers University, where he was an associate professor. In previous years, he held a series of visiting positions at Stanford. Lance H. Gunderson, Ph.D. Professor of Environmental Studies Lance Gunderson earned a master’s degree in Botany and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida. He served as founding chair of Emory’s Department of Environmental Studies from 1999-2005. His research seeks to understand how ecosystem processes and structures interact across space and time scales and to explore how scientific understanding influences resource policy and management. In 2007, he was named a Beijer Fellow by the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences. He has served as the executive director of the Resilience Network, Vice Chair of the Resilience Alliance, and Chair of the NAS National Research Council Committee on Ecological Impacts of Road Density. John T. Lysaker, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy John Lysaker received his A.B. from Kenyon College and his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. Previously he was a faculty member at the University of Oregon, where he was promoted to professor in 2008. He joins the Emory faculty in Fall 2009. Dr. Lysaker is the author of three books, including Schizophrenia and the Fate of the Self (Oxford, 2008, co-authored with P. Lysaker) and Emerson and Self-Culture (Indiana University Press, 2008). His articles have appeared in The Georgia Review, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, New German Critique, and elsewhere. Currently he is Vice President of the International Society for Dialogical Science and is completing a three-year term on the executive board of The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.
  6. 6. 6 Esfandiar Maasoumi, Ph.D. Professor of Economics Esfandiar (Essie) Maasoumi, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Economics at Emory University, holds B.Sc, M.Sc., and Ph.D. (1977) degrees from the London School of Economics. He comes to Emory in Fall 2009 from Southern Methodist University, where he has held the Robert and Nancy Dedman Professorship since 1989. An international expert in econometrics, welfare economics, Stochastic Dominance, inequality, mobility, and poverty, among other fields, Dr. Maasoumi has authored over 100 publications, including special issues of the Journal of Econometrics and Econometric Reviews. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and the Journal of Econometrics, and a member of the Econometric Society, the American Statistical Association, the American Economic Association, and the American Mathematical Society. Dr. Maasoumi serves on the board of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Donna L. Maney, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology Donna L. Maney earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior from the University of Washington (1997). She held a postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral neuroendocrinology at the Johns Hopkins University and then joined the Emory faculty in 2003. Her research focuses on the neuroendocrine and genetic mechanisms affecting the social behavior of song birds. She has published widely, including in Genetics (2008), Endocrinology (2008, 2007, 1999), and Brain Research (2007); and she is a contributor to The Design of Animal Communication (2003) and Reproduction in Context: Social and Environmental Influences on Reproduction (1999), both published by MIT Press. Dr. Maney received a 2005 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and a 2004 NSF Early Career Development award. Sara J. Markowitz, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Economics Sara Markowitz earned her B.A. (cum laude) from Rutgers University (1993) and her Ph.D. in Economics from CUNY, Graduate and University Center (1998). She joined the Emory faculty in 2008 after serving as an associate professor of economics at Rutgers University, Newark campus. Dr. Markowitz’s specialty is applied microeconomics and health economics, particularly economic analyses of healthy and unhealthy behaviors. She is a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research and has served as the Principal Investigator for grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2001-2003, 2003-2005) and the National Institutes of Health (2007-2009). Dr. Markowitz is the recipient of the Second
  7. 7. 7 Adam Smith Award in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research and has been featured in Who’s Who in the Social Sciences since 2004. James H. Morey, Ph.D. Professor of English James Morey came to Emory University in 1994 after earning an M.A. (1987) and Ph.D. (1990) from Cornell University, holding a Fulbright Scholarship to Iceland (1987-88), and serving four years as an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech. He was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor at Emory in 1998. Currently he is working on an edition of the Middle English penitential poem The Prick of Conscience as well as on a miscellany of Middle English biblical literature. In 2000, he published Book and Verse: A Guide to Middle English Biblical Literature. Dr. Morey teaches courses in Old and Middle English, and his medieval interests extend from Old French and Old Norse literature to the Renaissance, with a concentration on religious literature and the vernacular Bible. He is also a core faculty member in the Linguistics Program. Vincent P. Murphy Professor of Theatre Studies Vincent (Vinnie) Murphy joined the Emory faculty in 1989 as an untenured associate professor and Artistic Director of Theatre Emory. Prior to this he held faculty appointments at Tufts, Simon Fraser, the University of Massachusetts, Emerson College, and the University of Ottawa. He received tenure at Emory in 1997. A 1972 graduate of Boston University, he has collaborated on more than 200 theater productions across the United States, Canada, Europe, and throughout South America. Under his tutelage as Artistic Producing Director, Theater Emory presents professional and student productions in a unique intensive and collaborative environment. Professor Murphy is the founder of the groundbreaking “Theater Works Company” in Boston. In addition, he has received over 35 “Best Play of the Year” awards, as well as the Emory Crystal Apple award for excellence in teaching in the humanities. Michael L. Owens, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Leo Owens earned his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany (2001) and accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in Emory’s Office of University and Community Partnerships. In 2003 he moved to the tenure track as Assistant Professor of Political Science. His research and teaching areas include governance and public policy, urban politics, religion and politics, and African American politics. Dr. Owens is the author of God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America (University of Chicago Press, 2007). He is a recipient
  8. 8. 8 of the Urban Affairs Association's Young Scholar Award and a Ford Foundation Minority Fellowship. Dr. Owens is currently an associate of Emory's Office of University-Community Partnerships and of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, as well as a board member of the National Housing Institute. Christine G. Perkell, Ph.D. Professor of Classics Christine Perkell earned a Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard University (1977) and joined the faculty of Dartmouth College as an Assistant Professor the same year. She received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1983. She joined the Emory faculty in 1990 as a tenured Associate Professor; for her first decade at Emory she held a half-time appointment. Her special interests include epic poetry, Greek and Latin literature, and linguistics. She has received a number of recognitions and honors, including being named a Durant Scholar and a Wellesley College Scholar. Dr. Perkell teaches in the areas of Greek and Latin literature, classical civilization, and the classical tradition in the humanities. From 2003-2006, she served on the Classical Association of the Middle West and South program committee. Mark Ravina, Ph.D. Professor of History Mark Ravina earned an M.A. (1988) and a Ph.D. in History (1991) from Stanford University and joined the Emory faculty in the same year as an Assistant Professor, with affiliated faculty status in what is now the East Asian Studies Program. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1997. He specializes in Japanese history, especially eighteenth- and nineteenth-century politics. His broader methodological interests lie in the transnational and international dimensions of state- building. Recently he has begun to explore the idea of a transnational history, emphasizing interactions between nations and cultures. His first book, Land and Lordship in Early Modern Japan, was re-published in Japanese translation as Meikun no satetsu. From 2006-2007, Dr. Ravina served as a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow. He is currently Director of the East Asian Studies Program. Benjamin Reiss, Ph.D. Professor of English Benjamin Reiss earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (1997) and joined the faculty at Tulane University as an Assistant Professor, earning tenure in 2004. He joined the Emory faculty in 2006 as an Associate Professor. He specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and culture, with strong interests in popular culture, medicine, race, disability, and environmental issues. In 2008, he published Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture. Dr.
  9. 9. 9 Reiss is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Louisiana Board of Regents. He teaches courses on traditional literary periods as well as courses that blend literary analysis with cultural studies, social history, and the history of medicine and disability. Dr. Reiss is currently Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of English. James K. Rilling, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anthropology James Rilling earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Emory University (1998) and went on to a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral joined the Emory faculty in 2003. He uses functional neuroimaging techniques to explore the neurobiological bases of human and non-human primate social cognition. He also employs functional neuroimaging techniques to compare human and non-human primate brain anatomy and function in order to identify human brain specializations and shed light on human brain evolution. Dr. Rilling teaches courses on the Evolution of Human Brain and Mind, Human Biology: A Life Cycle Approach, Foundation of Behavior, and Human Social Neuroscience. He holds an additional appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Deboleena Roy, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Deboleena Roy received an M. Sc. from McMaster University (1996) and a Ph.D. in reproductive neuroendocrinology from the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto (2001). After a one-year visiting position at Brown University, she joined the faculty of San Diego State University as an Assistant Professor; she was granted tenure in 2008. She joins the Emory faculty in Fall 2009. Dr. Roy studies feminist theory in science. Her work seeks to bridge feminist critiques of science with transformations in the processes of scientific knowledge production. Dr. Roy’s teaching integrates biology and women’s studies and addresses gender, race, and class in science education. She has published in journals such as Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy; Australian Feminist Studies; Endocrinology; and Journal of Biological Chemistry. She is currently working on a manuscript, Mapping Gender, Hormones, and Neurons: Feminist Configurations in the Neurosciences. Marina Rustow, Ph.D. Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies Marina Rustow earned her Ph.D. with distinction from Columbia University (2004). She joined the Emory faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2003. Her research focuses on medieval and early modern Jewish history; Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the medieval
  10. 10. 10 Near East; heresy and sectarianism; and the Cairo Geniza, a storeroom for discarded papers found in a medieval synagogue. Holding a joint appointment in History and Jewish studies, Dr. Rustow is the author of several articles in first-tier peer reviewed journals, as well as Heresy and the Politics of Community: The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate (Cornell University Press, 2008); and Scripture and Schism: Samaritan and Karaite Treasures from the Jewish Theological Seminary Library (New York: Jewish Theological Seminary, 2000). Caroline Schaumann, Ph.D. Associate Professor of German Studies Caroline Schaumann earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis (1999). Before joining the Emory faculty in 2002, she served as a visiting assistant professor at Middlebury College. Dr. Schaumann’s research covers post-War and post-Wall German literature and culture, German-Jewish literature, exploration and mountaineering literature and film, representations of the Holocaust, and language pedagogy. She received the Max Hayman Endowment Fellowship in 1998 and a travel grant from the Emory University Institute for Comparative and International Studies in 2005. She is the author of Memory Matters: Generational Responses to Germany's Nazi Past in Recent Women's Literature (Walter de Gruyter, 2008) and a contributor to Germans as Victims in the Literary Fiction of the Berlin Republic (Camden House 2008). Pamela Scully, Ph.D. Professor of Women’s Studies and African Studies Pamela Scully earned an M.A. from the University of Cape Town (1987) and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan (1993). Her first academic appointment was a half-time position at Kenyon College. She moved to Denison University in 1999 as Assistant Professor of History, earning tenure in 2004; she joined the Emory faculty the same year as a Visiting Associate Professor. In 2006 she was granted tenure. Her research focuses comparative women’s and gender history, with an emphasis on slavery and emancipation. Dr. Scully teaches courses on gender, violence and genocide, post- colonial feminist theory, and feminist approaches to international human rights. She is the Director of Emory’s Institute of African Studies and serves on the executive committee of the Institute for Developing Nations, a partnership between Emory and The Carter Center. Don Seeman, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Religion and Jewish Studies Don Seeman received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University (1997) and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical
  11. 11. 11 School (1997-1998). Prior to joining the Emory faculty in 2003, he taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds a joint appointment in Jewish Ethnography with the Department of Religion and the Rabbi Donald A. Tam Institute for Jewish Studies. Dr. Seeman’s research covers medical anthropology, Ethiopian Israelis, anthropological approaches to the Hebrew Bible, and violence and extremism in Israel. His scholarship has appeared in the Harvard Theological Review, the Journal of Religion in Africa, and elsewhere; and he is the author of One People, One Blood: Ethiopian-Israelis and the Return to Judaism (Rutgers, 2009). Sharon T. Strocchia, Ph.D. Professor of History Sharon Strocchia earned an M.A. (1973) and a Ph.D. (1981) in History from the University of California, Berkeley and joined the Emory faculty in 1988 as an Assistant Professor, earning tenure in 1992. She specializes in the social and cultural histories of Renaissance Italy, with a focus on women and religion in fifteenth- century Florence; gender and sexuality in early modern Europe; and social history of medicine in premodern Europe. Her most recent book is Nuns and Nunneries in Renaissance Florence (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009). In 2008, she received the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference Literature Prize for Best Literature Article. Dr. Strocchia served as the President of Emory’s University Senate and the Chair of Faculty Council from 2004-2005. Elizabeth A. Wilson, Ph.D. Professor of Women’s Studies Elizabeth Wilson earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Sydney in Australia (1994). She taught women’s studies at the University of Western Sydney and other institutions before joining the faculty of the University of New South Wales at a rank equivalent to associate professor, which she held for five years before joining the Emory faculty in 2008. Her research explores how biology, particularly the neurosciences, might be used to break new ground for feminist and queer theory. Currently she is researching the conjunctions between pharmaceutical theories of depression, biomedical data about the gut, and feminist theories of the body (“Gut Feminism”). Dr. Wilson also teaches the science of sexuality and gender, the gender politics of mental illness, and feminist theory. She is the author, among other publications, of Neural Geographies: Feminism and the Microstructure of Cognition (Routledge 1998) and Psychosomatic: Feminism and the Neurological Body (Duke 2004).
  12. 12. 12 Oxford College Kenneth L. Anderson, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy Kenneth Anderson earned an M.A. (1989) and a Ph.D. in Philosophy (1991) from Emory University. He joined the Oxford College faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1997, earning tenure in 2000 and serving as Associate Academic Dean since January 2006. His research interests include Sartre’s theory of language and philosophical conceptions of childhood. At Oxford, where he has taught since 1991, Dr. Anderson received the COE Professor of the Year Award and the Sammy Clark Service Award, and in 2008, he received the Emory Williams Teaching Award, one of the university’s highest honors bestowed on its faculty. He is currently treasurer of the North American Sartre Society. William B. Cody, Ph.D., J.D. Professor of Political Science William Cody earned an M.A. (1973) from the University of Georgia, a Ph.D. (1980) in Political Science from The Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School for Social Research in New York, and a J.D. from the Joseph Henry Lumpkin School of Law at the University of Georgia. From 1987-1988, he served as a law assistant to Judge George H. Carley of the Georgia Court of Appeals (now Justice Carley of the Georgia Supreme Court). He has been active in the Faculty Council and University Senate, including serving as President from 1997-1998, on the Emory University Honorary Degree Committee from 2003-2004, and as a current Faculty Council member. Dr. Cody teaches in the areas of history, social science, and political science at Emory at Oxford. Gretchen E. Schulz, Ph.D. Professor of English Gretchen Schulz earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. (1975) in English from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a second M.A. (Liberal Arts, 2000) from St. John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico. She joined the Oxford College faculty in 1978. She specializes in renaissance drama and has studied Shakespeare at Harvard University and at the Folger Institute (as one of 16 chosen for a Mellon-funded seminar on Shakespeare in an Age of Visual Culture). Dr. Schulz has devoted much time to advancing interdisciplinary teaching and learning on the Oxford campus, and played a role in creating and teaching two new interdisciplinary courses at Oxford, The Great Conversation: Culture and The Great Conversation: Society. She is a long-time Board member (and former Chair) of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company.
  13. 13. 13 Goizueta School of Business Sundar G. Bharadwaj, Ph.D. Professor of Marketing Sundar Bharadwaj earned his Ph.D. in Marketing from Texas A&M University (1994). He joined the Emory faculty in 1993 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1999. He was a Visiting Associate Professor at Singapore Management University in 2005-2006. Dr. Bharadwaj’s research focuses on business problems relating to current and long-term returns and risks to marketing investments in brands, customers, innovation, and marketing strategy. He received an Early Career Award from the American Marketing Association and was a finalist for the Maynard Award for Theoretical Contributions in 2007. His work has been featured in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and the Journal of Academy of Marketing Science. Ramnath K. Chellappa, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management Ramnath Chellappa received his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Texas at Austin (1997-98). Upon graduation he joined the faculty of the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. He joined the Emory faculty in 2005 as a Visiting Associate Professor and transitioned to an untenured Associate Professor the following year. He holds a background in engineering, including both Mining Engineering (1987-91) and Petroleum Engineering (1991-93), and he has worked as a Unix and networks administrator. Dr. Chellappa's current research focuses on economic, behavioral and technical aspects of electronic markets. In particular, he aims to understand how the adoption of the Internet by both consumers and vendors has changed conventional views of products and business transactions. He currently teaches in the M.B.A. and Ph.D. programs at Goizueta and offers technically oriented courses for the undergraduate program. Ilia D. Dichev, Ph.D. Professor of Accounting Ilia Dichev earned a Ph.D. from the University of Washington (1995). He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1996 as an Assistant Professor, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003, and to Professor in 2008. A noted scholar of accounting and finance, Dr. Dichev has garnered the attention of many notable media, including The New York Times, with his work on the impact of accounting information on the behavior of decision-makers. His research has been published in journals such as the American Economic Review (2007), Accounting Review (1997, 2002, 2008), and the Journal of Accounting & Economics (2009). Dr. Dichev comes to Emory from the University of Michigan Business School, where he
  14. 14. 14 served as an associate professor and the director of graduate studies in accounting. Sandy D. Jap, Ph.D. Professor of Marketing Sandy Jap earned a B.S. (with honors) in Marketing from the University of Florida (1989) and a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Florida (1995). She joined the Goizueta Business School in 2001 after teaching at the Sloan School of Management (MIT); she earned tenure in 2003. Dr. Jap’s research focuses on the development and management of inter-organizational relationships, including how to balance risks and rewards and share the payoffs of close collaborations. In 2003 she was named one of twenty potential leaders of the next generation of marketing academics by the Marketing Science Institute, and in 2004 she became a Caldwell Research Fellow, an award for research excellence. In 2007 she received the Lou Stern Award for her article examining marketing channels and distribution. Her current work examines the world of online reverse auctions. Jill E. Perry-Smith, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Organization and Management Jill Perry-Smith joined the Goizueta Business School faculty after completing her Ph.D. in management in the College of Management at Georgia Institute of Technology (2002). She studies the effects of informal social networks on creativity and the impact of work-life initiatives on firm and individual performance. Dr. Perry Smith is an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Review and the Journal of Management. Prior to her academic career, she oversaw large refinery expansion projects across the United States. She currently teaches the core organization and management course in the BBA program, a creativity and innovation elective, as well as an organizational behavior seminar in the Ph.D. program.
  15. 15. 15 Rollins School of Public Health Gary W. Miller, Ph.D. Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Gary Miller earned an M.S. (1992) from Old Dominion University, a Ph.D. (1995) from the University of Georgia, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University (1997) and Duke University (1998). He was recruited to Emory from the University at Texas at Austin as an Associate Professor without tenure in 2002; he was awarded tenure in 2004. His research focuses on toxicology and environmental and genetic factors involved in neurological disease, particularly the role of pesticides in the development of Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Miller is Chair of Emory’s Institutional Health and Biosafety Committee, Director of Emory Parkinson’s Disease Collaborative Environmental Research Center, Director of the Emory NIEHS-funded Toxicology Training Grant, and holds additional appointments in Neurology and Pharmacology.
  16. 16. 16 School of Law Timothy R. Holbrook, J.D. Professor of Law Timothy Holbrook earned his J.D. from Yale Law School. He comes to Emory in 2009 from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was an Associate Professor and the Associate Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law. He specializes in intellectual property and patent law, publishing widely in such journals as William and Mary Law Review (2008), Washington University Law Review (2006), and Science (2006). Professor Holbrook has also co- authored Patent Litigation and Strategy (West Group, 2002). After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Glenn L. Archer Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has worked in Budapest, Hungary, with the Hungarian patent law firm Danubia, and the Washington, D.C., law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding, where his practice focused on patent and appellate litigation. Julie A. Seaman, J.D. Associate Professor of Law Julie Seaman earned a J.D. from Harvard University (1989, magna cum laude), where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and a teaching assistant for the Federal Litigation course. She clerked with federal district court Judge Robert J. Ward (1989-1991) and joined the Emory faculty in 2001, first as an instructor in legal writing, then in 2002 becoming a Visiting Assistant Professor, advancing to Assistant Professor in 2004 and earning promotion to untenured Associate Professor in 2007. She has taught Legal Writing as an adjunct professor at Stetson University School of Law. In 2005, Professor Seaman published a paper titled Form and (Dys)Function in Sexual Harassment Law: Biology, Culture, and the Spandrels of Title VII. She currently teaches evidence and a seminar on the first amendment. Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, J.D. Professor of Law Barbara Bennett Woodhouse earned a JD from Columbia University (1983). She joins the Emory faculty in 2009 from the University of Florida, where she was the David H. Levin Chair in Family Law, as well as Founder and Director of the Center on Children and Families. She is one of the foremost authorities on, and champions for, children’s rights in the United States. Her research interests include adoption, child welfare law, children's rights, constitutional law, and family law. She has contributed to many volumes and reviews, including the St. John’s Law Review (2007) and Virginia Journal of Law and Social
  17. 17. 17 Policy (2005). Her most recent book is Hidden in Plain Sight: The Tragedy of Children’s Rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate (Princeton, 2008). She completed clerkships in the U.S. Supreme Court under Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (1984-85) and the U.S. District Court for Southern District of New York under Hon. Abraham D. Sofaer (1983-84).
  18. 18. 18 Candler School of Theology Noel L. Erskine, Ph.D. Professor of Theology and Ethics Noel Erskine received his Master of Theology from Duke University (1971) and his Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary (1978). He joined the Emory faculty in 1977 as an Assistant Professor, earning tenure in 1980. A scholar of black theology and pedagogy, Dr. Erskine studies the Black church, including comparative studies of theological method in the work of James Cone, Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Martin Luther King, Jr. His authored and edited works include From Garvey to Marley; Rastafari Theology (University of Florida Press, 2005), King Among the Theologians (Pilgrim Press, 2004), Decolonizing Theology: A Caribbean Perspective (African World Press, 1981, 1988) and Black People and the Reformed Church in America (Reformed Church Press, 1978). Ellen Ott Marshall, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation Ellen Ott Marshall holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in religion, ethics and society and was Associate Professor of Ethics at Claremont School of Theology before joining the Emory faculty in 2009. She is interested in violence and peacemaking, ethical questions in literature and film, and the relationship between faith, history and ethics. Dr. Marshall is the contributing editor of Choosing Peace through Daily Practices (Pilgrim Press, 2005), and author of Though the Fig Tree Does Not Blossom (Abingdon, 2006) and Christians in the Public Square: Faith that Transforms Politics (Abingdon, 2008). She also writes on welfare reform and the United Methodist response to war.
  19. 19. 19 Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Susan Bauer-Wu, Ph.D., R.N. Associate Professor of Nursing Susan Bauer-Wu earned an M.S. in Oncology/Adult Health Nursing from the University of New Hampshire (1990) and a Ph.D. from Rush University, College of Nursing, with a focus in psychoneuroimmunology (1997). She joined the Emory faculty as an untenured Associate Professor in 2007. Prior to that, she was Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston (2001-2007). Her research focuses on the science of the mind-body connection and the enhancement of quality of life for individuals affected by cancer. She has received numerous professional honors and awards and currently is a distinguished scholar with the Georgia Cancer Coalition. Dr. Bauer-Wu’s teaching interests include the use of contemplative and self-care practices for nursing students to foster resiliency and enhance patient-provider dynamics. Linda A. McCauley, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, FAAOHN Professor of Nursing Linda McCauley earned a Master’s in Nursing from Emory (1979) and a Ph.D. in Environmental Health and Epidemiology from the University of Cincinnati (1988). She comes to Emory from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, where she was Nightingale Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research from 2004-2009. She began her tenure as Dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in May 2009. A member of the Institute of Medicine, Dr. McCauley is a leader in studying pesticide exposure and its impact on vulnerable populations. She works to identify culturally appropriate interventions to decrease the impact of such health hazards. A major goal of her research is to disseminate findings in ways that are understandable and meaningful to clinicians and migrant farm workers. Dr. McCauley is a fellow of the American Academy of Occupational Health Nurses and recently was a Fellow of Harvard University Kennedy School of Government's Women and Power in the New World.
  20. 20. 20 School of Medicine Rama Rao Amara, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Rama Amara received his Ph.D. in molecular biology and immunology from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, and did his post-doctoral training at Emory. He was invited to join the faculty in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology as Assistant Professor in 2003. His research focuses on the development of vaccines for HIV/AIDS with an emphasis on therapeutic vaccines targeting HIV/AIDS, generation and maintenance of CD8 T cells and the associated CD4 T Cells. His research has been published in numerously scholarly journals, including Journal of Virology (2008, 2009), Vaccine (2007, 2008, 2009) and Nature (2009). In addition to his appointment in the School of Medicine, he holds an appointment with the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Jack L. Arbiser, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Dermatology Jack Arbiser earned an M.S. (1983) from Emory University and an M.D. and Ph.D. (1991) from Harvard University, where he also completed a residency in dermatology (1995) and a Howard Hughes Postdoctoral Fellowship (1997). He joined the Emory faculty in 1998 as an Associate Professor of Dermatology affiliated with the Winship Cancer Institute. His research focuses on the regulation of angiogenesis and tumorigenesis by signal transduction pathways and the factors that cause transformation in melanoma, especially the transition from noninvasive to invasive melanoma. In 2007 he received the Albert E. Levy Award for the Senior Investigator. He is Director of Research at the Winship Cancer Institute. Gary J. Bassell, Ph.D. Professor of Cell Biology Gary Bassell earned a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School (1992) and completed postdoctoral work at the Center for Neurological Diseases of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bassell was recruited as an Assistant Professor of Anatomy by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1995 and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor of Neuroscience in 1998. In 2005, he was recruited by Emory School of Medicine Neurology and Human Genetics Departments as an Associate Professor with tenure. His areas of research include the mechanisms of mRNA trafficking and local protein synthesis in neurons, their function in axon guidance and synaptic plasticity, and dysfunction in fragile X syndrome and spinal muscular atrophy. He is a recipient of
  21. 21. 21 the Basal O’Connor Scholar Award from the March of Dimes Foundation, an Investigator Award from the Epilepsy Foundation of America, the Irma Hirschl Career Scientist Award, and the Dana Foundation Award in Brain Imaging. Ping Chen, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Cell Biology Ping Chen earned an M.S. from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, Chinese Academy of Science (1988) and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1996). She was recruited to Emory as Assistant Professor of Cell Biology in 2003. She researches molecular regulation of the development and regeneration of the mammalian auditory system. Currently Dr. Chen is studying the morphogenesis of the mammalian auditory sensory organ, the organ of Corti, using a combined approach of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and genetics. Her study of the pathways involved in critical developmental stages of the organ of Corti may provide important clues for hair cell protection and regeneration. Her research has appeared in Brain Research (2009), Developmental Biology (2007), and the Journal of Biological Chemistry (2003). Anita H. Corbett, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry Anita Corbett earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1992) from Vanderbilt University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Dana Farber Cancer Institute (1997). She joined the Emory faculty in 1997 in the Department of Biochemistry as an assistant professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003. Her research seeks to understand the regulation of nuclear protein import and mRNA processing/export as key steps in mediating and regulating gene expression and as they relate to human diseases, including cancer and muscular dystrophy. Her work has been published in Genetics (2009), Gene (2009) and Journal of Biological Chemistry (2007, 2008), among other journals. From 1996-2000, Dr. Corbett received the Biomedical Career Award from Burroughs Wellcome. Cynthia A. Derdeyn, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Cynthia Derdeyn earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from Georgia State University (1994) and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She joined the Emory School of Medicine faculty in 2004 as Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Her current research focuses on HIV-1 subtypes and heterosexual transmission of HIV-1 toprovide information about how a vaccine
  22. 22. 22 might induce a protective neutralizing antibody response, to better understand the consequences of neutralizing antibodies, and to provide information useful for the design of vaccine immunogens. In 2008 she became a permanent member of the NIH/NIAIDStudy Section, AIDS Immunology and Pathogenesis. She holds additional appointments as Affiliate Scientist at Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Scientist at the Emory Vaccine Center. Michael P. Epstein, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Human Genetics Michael Epstein earned an M.S. in Biostatistics (1998) and a Ph.D. in Biostatistics (2002) from the University of Michigan. He was recruited by Emory’s Department of Human Genetics as an Assistant Professor in 2003 and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Biostatics and Bioinformatics in the Rollins School of Public Health. His research involves the development and application of statistical methods for identifying genetic variants within the human genome that increase the risk for complex diseases. His methodological interests focus on the construction of statistical tests for gene mapping that utilize data from large and detailed catalogues of single-nucleotide polymorphisms available in genome-wide association studies. The applied focus of Dr. Epstein’s research involves mapping genetic variants that increase risk for post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and autism. Mary R. Galinski, Ph.D. Professor of Medicine Mary Galinski earned her Ph.D. from the Sackler Institute of Biomedical Sciences at New York University School of Medicine, with an emphasis in Molecular Parasitology. Before joining the Emory faculty in 1998 as an assistant professor, she was a faculty member at NYU School of Medicine. In 2002, she was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Her research focuses on malaria. In 1992 she founded the Malaria Foundation International to facilitate the development and implementation of solutions to the health, economic, and social problems caused by malaria. In 1999 she established the Emory Vaccine Center’s Malaria Research Program. She has published recently in Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology and Trends in Parasitology. Dr. Galinski currently holds an additional appointment in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
  23. 23. 23 Ellen J. Hess, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacology Ellen Hess received her Ph.D. from University of California, San Diego (1987). She held a postdoctoral fellowship at The Scripps Research Institute (1986-1992) and held faculty positions at the Pennsylvania State University and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She was promoted to tenured professor at Johns Hopkins just prior to her recruitment to Emory in 2008. Her research focuses on the molecular genetic basis of inherited neurologic disorders, particularly movement and hyperactivity disorders; her recent findings have been published in Brain (2007, 2009), Neuroscience (2007), and Journal of Neuroscience (2005, 2006). Dr. Hess serves as the chairperson of the Neurological Science and Disorders C (NSD-C) study section for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Debra E. Houry, M.D., M.P.H. Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine Debra Houry earned an M.D. and M.P.H. from Tulane University School of Medicine (1998) and completed her residency training at Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado in 2002; she served as chief resident in her fourth year. Dr. Houry was recruited to Emory’s Department of Emergency Medicine as Assistant Professor in 2002. Her research focuses on the prevention of violence against women, on mental health issues related to violence, and on emergency care. She is a recipient of the Jay Drotman Award from the American Public Health Association for the most outstanding young public health professional in the country (2002) and the first Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award from the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (2007). She holds an additional appointment in the Rollins School of Public Health. Ahsan Husain, Ph.D. Professor of Medicine Ahsan Husain received his Ph.D. from Queen’s Medical School, University of Nottingham (1979). Prior to his appointment at Emory, he served as the Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at University of Alabama at Birmingham and co-directed its Center for Heart Failure Research and the school’s Specialized Center of Clinically Oriented Research. He came to Emory in 2008. At Emory, his specializations include heart failure and myocardial biology; he will also participate in the Biomedical Engineering Program between Emory and the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research has been featured numerous times in the journal Science, as well as more recently in Lancet (2007), Pathology (2008), and Pediatric Cardiology (2009). No Photo Available
  24. 24. 24 Hyder A. Jinnah, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Neurology Hyder A. Jinnah received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego (1993). He comes to Emory from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Neurology in 1999 and subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. Dr. Jinnah’s research focus is movement disorders in young people, and he maintains active research programs related to dystonia and Lesch-Nyhan disease. In addition to being an active member the American Neurological Association and the American Academy of Neurology, Dr. Jinnah has lent his scientific expertise tothe Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Daniel Kalman, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Daniel Kalman earned a Ph.D. in Neurosciences from the University of California, Los Angeles (1988) and joined the Emory faculty in 2001 as an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He was a recipient of the National Cancer Institute Research Fellowship from 1993-2000. His research explores how bacterial and viral pathogens interface with their host. Specifically, he examines 1) the immunological detection and clearance of the infection, and 2) host systems utilized by the pathogen to facilitate infection. A long-term goal of his laboratory is to develop approaches that will permit identification of agents useful in treating disease. His work has been published recently in Gastroenterology (2009), Future Microbiology (2008), and Journal of Immunology (2007). Stuart J. Knechtle, M.D. Professor of Surgery Stuart Knechtle received his M.D. from Cornell University (1982) and comes to Emory from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he served as Assistant Professor of Surgery, earning tenure in 1994 and being promoted to Professor of Surgery in 2000. He joined the Emory faculty in 2008. He is best known for developing strategies in transplant immunosuppression that promote tolerance of an organ transplant. His research seeks to find safer and more effective ways to prevent rejection. His work has earned recognition from the International Society of Heart Transplantation (1986) and the American Society of Transplantation, including an Upjohn Award for Outstanding Paper(1986) and the Senior Achievement Award in Clinical Transplantation (2008). His work is published regularly in such journals as Transplantation (2006,2007), American Journal of Transplantation (2009, 2008, 2007) and Immunology (2007).
  25. 25. 25 Omar Kucuk, M.D., FACN Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology Omar Kucuk earned his medical degree from Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey (1975). He held a residency and fellowship at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, and a hematology and oncology fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Before joining the Emory faculty in 2008 as Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology, he held professorships at the University of Hawaii and Wayne State University. Dr. Kucuk’s research focus is nutrition and cancer therapy. He conducted the first clinical trials to show the benefits of soy and lycopene supplements in prostate cancer. His current investigations focus on the effects of micronutrients and phytochemicals on biomarkers of cell growth, differentiation, inflammation, and oxidative stress in a variety of cancers. He has more than 150 peer-reviewed publications. David J. Lefer, Ph.D. Professor of Surgery David Lefer received his Ph.D. from Wake Forest University in 1991. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has held faculty positions at Tulane University School of Medicine, the LSU Health Sciences Center, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He was recruited by Emory School of Medicine in 2008 as Professor of Surgery. Dr. Lefer has authored or co-authored more than 135 papers, primarily in the area of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. His recent research has been featured in Cardiovascular Research (2009), Circulation (2008), and Diabetes (2008). His research group was among the first to demonstrate the cardioprotective effects of nitric oxide in the setting of acute myocardial infarction. Gregory S. Martin, M.D., M.Sc. Associate Professor of Medicine Gregory Martin earned an M.D. from Vanderbilt University (1994) and a M.Sc. from Emory University (2004). He was recruited to the Emory School of medicine in 2000 as Assistant Professor of Medicine. His research includes clinical and translational research in critically ill patients, including those with sepsis, organ dysfunction syndromes, and acute lung injury or acute respiratory distress syndrome. He teaches in the Pulmonary & Critical Care fellowship program, chairs the Division ICU Standardization Committee, directs the Clinical Interaction Network Site at Emory University Hospital Midtown, serves as Associate Division Director for Critical Care in Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care in the School of Medicine, and is Section head for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Director of the Medical and Coronary Intensive Care Units at Grady Memorial Hospital.
  26. 26. 26 John N. Oshinski, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Radiology John Oshinski earned a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology (1993) and completed his postdoctoral training at Emory School of Medicine Department of Radiology. After completing his postdoctoral work, he served as Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology at the University of Virginia (1998) and at Emory School of Medicine (1997, 2000). His research involves the development of clinical and basic science applications of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). He also uses MRI and computational fluid mechanics to examine the role of hemodynamics on the localization, development and progression of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Oshinski has served as co-chair of the NIH Workshop on High Field Cardiac MRI in 2007, and he is currently serving as Director of MR Research. Joel H. Saltz, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Joel Saltz received his M.D.-Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science at Duke University (1986) and completed a residency in Clinical Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University. A board certified clinical pathologist, he serves as Emory’s Director of the Center for Comprehensive Informatics, Chief Medical Information Officer of Emory Healthcare, and as a Professor in the Department of Pathology. Dr. Saltz is a pioneer in the fields of high-performance computing and biomedical informatics, with more than 325 publications and 70 invited presentations to his credit. Previously he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University (OSU) and Davis Endowed Chair of Cancer at OSU. Alfred (Fred) P. Sanfilippo, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Fred Sanfilippo received his M.D. (1976) and Ph.D. in immunology (1975) as a Medical Scientist Training Program Fellow at Duke University. He is Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Emory, CEO of Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center, and Chair of Emory Healthcare. Prior to joining the Emory faculty, he was Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Dean of the College of Medicine, and Medical Center CEO at The Ohio State University and later its Executive Dean for Health Sciences. He also served as Baxley Professor and Chair of Pathology at Johns Hopkins.
  27. 27. 27 David S. Sheps, M.D, M.S.P.H. Professor of Medicine David Sheps earned his M.D. (1969) and M.S.P.H. (1988) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began his academic career at the University of Miami, earning tenure in 1978. In 1979 he returned to the University of North Carolina, where he was promoted to Professor in 1988. He later served as Professor and Chair of Cardiology at East Tennessee State University and as Professor of Medicine and Associate Chair of Cardiology at the University of Florida. He was recruited to Emory as a clinician- scientist with the VA Medical Center in 2008. He specializes in the clinical and epidemiologic consequences of acute and chronic stress in patients with cardiovascular disease, focusing on the role played by mood disorders, psychological stress, and other biobehavioral factors in patient outcomes. He is Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatic Medicine and received the Excellence in Teaching Award for 2008 for teaching fellows at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Shanthi V. Sitaraman, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Medicine Shanti Sitaraman earned a Ph.D. (1989) and M.D. (1992) from the University of Toronto and was selected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 1995. She joined the Emory faculty in 1997 as an Associate Professor. Her research focuses on the understanding of the pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), particularly the mechanisms of diarrhea in IBD. Recently, her work has been published in Gastroenterology (2007, 2008, 2009) and American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology (2007, 2008). She has served on the Steering Committee of the Gastroenterology Research Group of the American Gastroenterological Association. William C. Small, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Radiology William Small holds four degrees from Emory, including an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. His current interests include a variety of topics in CT, including contrast usage, dosimetry reduction, reconstruction and interpretation methods, CT- perfusion and dual-energy applications and methods of tumor destruction including radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy. He is widely published, with his most recent research appearing in European Journal of Radiology, Academic Radiology, AJR, and Radiographics. Dr. Small is an active educator with the Emory system and is currently Director of Abdominal Imaging and Chief of Service at Emory Hospital Midtown.
  28. 28. 28 David A. Steinhauer, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology David Steinhauer earned a Ph.D. from the University of California (1988). He came to Emory in 2002 as Assistant Professor from the National Institute for Medical Research at Mill Hill, London. His research focuses on structure/function studies of the viral hemagglutinin glycoprotein (HA) to understand how receptor binding and membrane fusion are mediated at the molecular level. The primary goal of his research is to relate the mechanistic properties of these fundamental functions to the basic biology of influenza viruses with respect to replication characteristics, host range, adaptation, and potential to affect human disease. Dr. Steinhauer’s research has been published in numerous journals, most recently Virology (2008, 2006) and Journal of Immunology (2007). Paula M. Vertino, Ph.D. Professor of Radiation Oncology Paula Vertino earned a Ph.D. (1990) from the State University of New York, Buffalo, and an MD (1996) from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in oncology. She joined the Emory School of Medicine faculty in 1996 as Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003. Her research foci include DNA methylation and epigenetic mechanisms of human carcinogenesis. In 2003, she was named an American Cancer Society Research Scholar, and in 2006 she joined the Woodruff Leadership Academy. Dr. Vertino holds an additional appointment in the Winship Cancer Institute. She has served as the co- Director of the Cancer Genetics and Genome Instability Program at the Winship Cancer Institute since 2005. Ya Wang, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Radiation Oncology Ya Wang received her M.D. and M.Sc. degrees in China and a Ph.D. from the Academy of Medical Science in Beijing (1994). She came to Emory from Thomas Jefferson University, where she was a professor of radiation oncology. She has been a Professor of Radiation Oncology at Emory since 2008; she also serves as the Director of the Division of Experimental Radiation Oncology. Dr. Wang’s clinical and research interests lie in mammalian cells’ response to DNA double strand break, including checkpoint activation and DNA repair, as well as the relationship between DNA damage response and metastasis. Her research has been published in Cell Cycle (2005, 2007, 2008) and the Journal of Cell Physiology (2005).
  29. 29. 29 Paul R. Wolpe, Ph.D. Professor of Medicine Paul Root Wolpe received his Ph.D. in medical sociology from Yale University (1989). He comes to Emory in 2008 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he held cross-disciplinary faculty appointments in psychiatry, medical ethics, and sociology. A founder of the field of neuroethics, Dr. Wolpe is the immediate past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and serves as co-editor of the American Journal of Bioethics. He also serves as the first Chief of Bioethics for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and is the first National Bioethics Advisor for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Ling Wei, M.D. Professor of Anesthesiology Ling Wei earned her M.D. in 1982 from the Beijing Capital Institute of Medicine. Prior to her recruitment to Emory as Professor of Pathology in 2008, she served as Associate Professor at the Medical College of South Carolina. Her research focuses on cell injury in cerebral ischemia and the treatment of ischemic stroke. She and her research team are particularly interested in neural and vascular plasticity that may promote long-term functional recovery after stroke. Their recent research on embryonic stem cell transplantation is aimed at repairing damaged structures and promoting functional recovery in the ischemic brain after stroke, as well as in injured peripheral nerves, using wild-type and genetically modified embryonic stem cells. Dr. Wei has published extensively, most recently in the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry (2009). David W. Wright, M.D., FA.C.E.P. Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine David Wright earned an M.D. from the University of Alabama (1993), completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati (1997), and joined the Emory faculty in the same year as an Assistant Professor. He specializes in neuroinjury, sports concussions, cognitive impairment, neuroprotection and neuroplasticity, and medical technology development, exploring if neurosteroids are effective in mediating neuroprotection and neurorepair after traumatic brain injury. In 2001 Dr. Wright received the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Young Investigator Award. He has appointments at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.
  30. 30. 30 Manuel S. Yepes, M.D. Associate Professor of Neurology Manuel Yepes earned an M.D. from Javeriana University (1989) and received additional training from Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota, University of Cincinnati, and Georgetown University Medical Center. Prior to joining the Emory faculty in 2005 as Assistant Professor of Nuerology, he served as a guest researcher at NIH/NINDS, Molecular Mechanisms of Ischemic Stroke, and as director of the Stroke Unit and the Neurovascular Diagnostic Center at Georgetown. His research examines the neurotoxic effect of tissue-type plasminogen activator in the ischemic brain; TWEAK-mediated neuroinflammation during ischemic stroke; and LRP as a regulator of blood brain barrier permeability. In 2003 he received the Roland H. Lange Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences from the American Red Cross. Shan Ping Yu, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Anesthesiology Shan Ping Yu earned his M.D. and M.S. in Pharmacology in 1982 from the Capital Institute of Medicine and Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Beijing, China. In 1990 he earned his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Prior to coming to Emory in 2008 as Professor, he served as Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Medical College of South Carolina as well as an Associate Professor at Washington University. Dr. Yu’s research initially focused on modulations of ion channels and membrane transporters in normal and pathological conditions; in recent years, it has extended to include the ionic and molecular mechanisms of cell death that occur in ischemic stroke and stem cell transplantation therapy. Dr. Yu comes to Emory from the Medical University of South Carolina and Washington University School of Medicine. James C. Zimring, M.D, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine James Zimring received his M.D/Ph.D. training (1999/1998) from Emory University. He joined the Emory faculty in 2002 as Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. His research seeks to identify cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in establishing and maintaining immunological tolerance, with a focus on transfusion and bone marrow transplantation. His work has application and relevance for organ transplantation, transfusion, autoimmunity, tumor immunotherapy, infectious disease, and gene therapy. Dr. Zimring’s most recent articles have appeared in Blood (2007, 2009), Transfusion (2007, 2008, 2009) and American Journal of Clinical Pathology (2006).