Tenured and Promoted Faculty
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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.
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
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).
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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).
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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).
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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).
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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).
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
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).