Emory Report

November 2, 1998

 Volume 51, No. 10

New tenured faculty have variety of interests, experience

Ujjayant Chakravorty

Associate Professor of Economics

PhD, University of Hawaii

With a doctoral degree in agricultural and resource economics, Chakravorty has published widely on the economics of fossil fuel use, climate change and the management of natural resources such as water, forests and fisheries. He frequently consults with the World Bank and United Nations agencies and has been a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Kobe University in Japan. He currently holds adjunct appointments at the East-West Center Energy Program in Honolulu and the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington. Chakravorty has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, among others, and has contributed articles to several edited volumes.


Ralph DiClemente

Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education.

PhD, University of California at San Francisco

DiClemente is an internationally recognized expert on the development and evaluation of HIV prevention programs tailored to adolescents and women. While a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, he also served as co-director of the Prevention Sciences Research Program in the Center for AIDS Research. His research has received more than 10 grants and contracts, including five that currently have multi-year awards totaling more than $5 million. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sex Research, AIDS Education and Prevention and the European Journal of Epidemiology. DiClemente has authored 72 peer-reviewed publications, eight books and more than 21 book chapters.


Jacques Dion

Professor of Radiology

MD, University of Ottawa

Having completed residencies in radiology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the Hospital Notre Dame in Montreal, Dion went on to complete a fellowship in neuroradiology at London's University Hospital. He served as professor of radiology and neurosurgery at the University of Virginia prior to coming to Emory and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, the American Journal of Neuroradiology, Investigative Radiology, the Journal of Neurosurgery, and the Archives of Neuro-ophthalmology and Stroke. In addition, he has contributed to more than 130 scientific presentations, 164 invited lectures, 70 scientific papers, 16 book chapters and is the editor of two textbooks.


Heide Fehrenbach

Associate Professor of History

PhD, Rutgers University

Fehrenback comes to Emory from a tenured position at Colgate University. Her area of focus is modern Germany with special interests in cultural history, film and gender. Her first book, Cinema in Democratizing Germany: Reconstructing National Identity After Hitler, received the biennial book award of the American History Association Conference Group for Central European History in 1996. Fehrenbach is co-editor of Transactions, Transgressions, Transformations: American Culture in Western Europe and Japan and is currently completing Race in German Reconstruction: African-American Occupation Children and Postwar Discourses of Democracy, 1945-1965, which will examine attitudes in Germany toward biracial children conceived during the American occupation.


Christopher Lane

Associate Professor of English

PhD, University of London

Lane received early tenure and promotion after teaching in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A former recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, he comes to Emory after publishing three books-The Burdens of Intimacy, The Ruling Passion and the edited collection, The Psychoanalysis of Race. He also has published numerous journal and book articles and is at work on a study of misanthropy in 19th-century British culture. He teaches courses on Victorian literature and culture.


Frank McDonald

Associate Professor of Chemistry

PhD, Stanford University

A former American Cancer Society postdoctoral research fellow, McDonald's research interests focus on developing new reactions for the efficient synthesis of biologically significant organic compounds. He has received the Camille and Henry Dreyfuss New Faculty Awards, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, the Eli Grant in Organic Chemistry and the Camille Dreyfuss Teacher-Scholar Award. McDonald has published 20 articles focusing on explorations in organometallic chemistry and applications to synthetic organic chemistry.


Kathy Parker

Associate Professor of Nursing

PhD, Georgia State University

With a focus in nephrology, Parker was the recipient of a 1997 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research for her study "The Effects of Hemodialysis on the Sleep-Wake Cycle." Since 1990 she has written six refereed journal articles, 10 book chapters and 10 research abstracts and proceedings. She has served as consultant to the National Kidney Foundation Task Force and a manuscript reviewer for Image and the ANNA Journal.


Joseph Porac

Professor of Organization and Management

PhD, University of Rochester

Porac comes to Emory after serving as professor of business administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been a visiting faculty member at New York University. His research interests focus on the cognitive bases of organizations. He is currently studying the structure and transmission of knowledge within producer/consumer networks in the U.S. automotive and paper industries. He has published in many organizations and management journals and has edited four books on cognition within and between organizations. He is currently an officer of the Organizational and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management.


P. Lyndon Reynolds

Aquinas Associate Professor of Catholic Theology

PhD, University of Toronto

With a research background concentrated in the history of Western Christian thought, AD 400-1400, Reynolds focuses on scholastic theology and culture during the high Middle Ages and mystical theology in the Middle Ages. He currently serves as director of the Aquinas Center of Theology, Emory's center for Catholic studies. In 1994 Reynold published the book Marriage in the Western Church. His new book, Food and the Body, is due in June.


Diana Robertson

Associate Professor of Organization and Management

PhD, University of California at Los Angeles

Robertson previously served on the faculties of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the London Business School. She has received the University of Pennsylvania Provost Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Wharton Undergraduate Teaching award and several government grants. Robertson has published widely in the area of business ethics.


Rajeshwar Tekmal

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

PhD, NDRI, Kurukhsetra University, India

Tekmal has gained national recognition among cancer researchers with the development of a transgenic mouse model for breast cancer. His most recent research investigates the role estrogen plays in breast cancer. He is also actively involved in women's health issues such as endometriosis. A member of National Institutes of Health Study Sessions, Tekmal has also been published in Frontiers in Bioscience, Cancer Letter, Cancer Research, among others.


Bernard Weiss

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

MD, Columbia University

Following a residency in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Weiss went to work at Johns Hopkins University in the field of molecular biology and genetics. He comes to Emory following a professorship in pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School. He's been a recipient of a U.S. Public Health Service Special Fellowship and the Lederle Medical Faculty Award. Weiss has published six book chapters, 41 peer-reviewed research articles and 10 other articles.


Sharon Weiss

Professor, Vice-Chair and Director of Anatomic Pathology, Pathology and Laboratory


MD, John Hopkins School of Medicine

Weiss is an internationally known surgical pathologist who specializes in soft tissue tumors. She currently heads the World Health Organization International Reference Centre for the Histological Classification of Soft Tissue Tumours and is the consultant in pathology for the National Cancer Institute. Her accomplishments include the A. James French Endowed Professorship in Diagnostic Pathology at the University of Michigan and the presidency of the United States Academy of Pathology. She has served on numerous editorial boards, including the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, the American Journal of Clinical Pathology and International Surgical Pathology. Her publication credits include four books and more than 80 peer-reviewed articles.


Compiled by Stephanie Scott

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