Emory Report

October 26, 1998

 Volume 51, No. 9

22 Emory faculty recently granted tenure, promotions

The following Emory faculty members were awarded tenure with promotions or tenure in rank this academic year.


Edna Bay,

granted tenure in rank as associate professor in the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts

Bay received her PhD in history from Boston University in 1977. She came to Emory in 1980, where she initially worked as an administrator and part-time faculty member in the ILA. From 1988 to 1995 she served as executive director of the African Studies Association. She has authored or edited five books, including Wives of the Leopard: Gender, Politics and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey, published in September by the University Press of Virginia.


Irene Browne,

to associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Institute for Women's Studies

Browne received a PhD in sociology from the University of Arizona in 1991. Since then she has published a large volume of her work in books and journals. She also has received several grants and served as co-principal investigator for "The Multi-City Study of Urban Inequity," a project funded collectively by the Ford and Russell Sage foundations. She also has a forthcoming edited volume, to be published by Russell Sage in December.


Antonio Capone Jr.,

to associate professor of ophthalmology

Capone, a specialist in retinal disease, joined the Emory faculty in 1989 and is director of tele-ophthalmology and co-director of retinal transplantation. He has authored or co-authored 60 articles and 10 textbook chapters and is the recipient of a Clinical Teaching Award and an Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Capone did his residency at the University of Pittsburgh's Eye and Ear Institute and held fellowships in cornea research at the University of Pittsburgh and in viteroretinal diseases and surgery at Emory.


Elliot Chaikof,

to associate professor of surgery

Chaikof joined the Emory faculty in 1992. He is the author of more than 60 articles and was the recipient of the Faculty Fellowship Award from the American College of Surgeons, the E.J. Wylie Traveling Fellowship from the Society of Vascular Surgery/International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery and the American Heart Association (AHA) Clinician Scientist Award, among many others. A member of the National Vascular Biology Study Section for the AHA, Chaikof did residencies in general surgery and vascular surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Emory Hospital, respectively.


Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger,

to associate professor of religion

Flueckiger received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in South Asian languages and literature in 1984, with a specialty in performance studies and came to Emory in 1992. She has just received a senior research award from the American Institute of Indian Studies to go to India in 1999 and received the Fulbright Senior Research Award in 1994, the Emory Teaching Fund Award in 1996 and SGA's Excellence in Teaching Award last year. She has published extensively, including her book Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India.


Judith L. Fridovich-Keil,

to associate professor of genetics

Fridovich-Keil joined the Emory faculty in 1991 as an instructor in the department of pediatrics. Prior to joining Emory, she earned a PhD in biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School. She is co-author of 24 research articles.


Leonard Howell,

to associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Howell joined the Emory faculty in 1987. He is co-author of 50 research articles and abstracts and the first author of research articles published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Howell has been the principal investigator on two National Institutes of Health research grants and co-investigator on three. Howell did his postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School.


Barnhart Huiman,

to associate professor of biostatistics

Huiman joined the Department of Biostatistics at the Rollins School in 1992 after completing her doctorate in statistics from the University of Pittsburgh. She received the Culver-Teplitz award given to excellent teacher-scholars in 1989 and the Excellence in Research Certificate from the section of geriatrics of the American Physical Association in 1997, among others. She has authored or co-authored 21 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and presented 17 papers at national professional meetings.


Yoke Wah Kow,

to associate professor of radiation oncology

Kow joined the Emory faculty in 1995 and has written more than 80 research articles and abstracts. He received his PhD from Brandeis University and has worked at the University of Vermont, New York Medical College and the University of Wisconsin. Kow is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and The Radiation Research Society.


Fadil Lakkis,

to associate professor of medicine

Lakkis joined the Emory faculty in 1992. He received a National Kidney Foundation research fellowship in 1989 and the foundation's Young Investigator Award in 1992. He has written 15 original manuscripts and holds one U.S. patent. He also won the Young Investigator Award from the 16th International Congress of the Transplantation Society in 1996 and is the chairman of the research and development committee at the VA Medical Center.


Michelle Lampl,

to associate professor of anthropology

Lampl earned both a doctorate and a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, joining Emory in 1994. She serves as an adjunct pediatric professor in the medical school and as a research associate to the University of Bordeaux, France. Lampl received grants from the Gerber Foundation in 1996 and 1997 and has published 22 articles in refereed journals, contributed to several books, and presented more than 30 papers at professional conferences.


Daniel Levy,

to associate professor of economics

Levy earned a doctorate in economics from the University of California at Irvine in 1991 and joined Emory's Department of Economics in 1992, where he teaches courses in macroeconomics and mathematical methods. He has published 14 articles in refereed journals, two chapters in edited volumes and has presented 57 papers at professional meetings and departmental seminars. His research interests include imperfections of market mechanisms, international capital flows and economic growth. Levy has just been appointed director of graduate studies in economics.


Barbara McAlpine,

to associate professor of dermatology

McAlpine, director of The Emory Skin Disease Research program and the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Center, joined the Emory faculty in 1992. She has written more than 40 articles and abstracts and presented 39 lectures at regional and national meetings. McAlpine did her internship at Union Memorial Hospital in internal medicine and served as resident and chief resident in dermatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


James Morey,

to associate professor of English

Morey, a specialist in Old and Middle English as well as Old Norse, received his PhD from Cornell in 1990. He came to Emory in 1994, where he has received the Emory College Faculty Development award and the Massee-Martin/National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching Observation Award. He has published 14 articles and reviews and recently completed his first book, Middle English Biblical Literature, forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press.


Delia Fabbroni-Giannotti Nisbet,

to associate professor of German and Italian

Nisbet received her PhD in comparative literature from Emory's Institute of Liberal Arts in 1992. She has taught at Oxford College since 1981. She is featured in Who's Who Among American Teachers 1998 and received Phi Theta Kappa's "Favorite Professor" honor in 1996 and again this year. She has participated in or presented papers at 17 national and international conferences and meetings and has a book forthcoming.


Catherine Nickerson,

to associate professor of American studies and English

Nickerson joined Emory in 1992 after receiving her doctorate in American studies at Yale University. She has been co-director of Emory's American studies program since 1993 in the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts and the English department. She recently finished writing her first book, The Web of Iniquity: Detective Fiction by American Women, 1865-1935, and has published essays in American Literary History, Volume 9, and Literature/ Film Quarterly.


Laurie Patton,

to associate professor of religion

Patton received her PhD in the history of religions from the University of Chicago in 1991. She became assistant professor of early Indian religions at Emory in 1996, receiving a University Research Committee grant this year. She is the author of one book and the editor of two collections of essays on the interpretation of Indian religions and comparative mythology. She has written more than 20 articles and delivered more than 30 lectures and papers at professional conferences.


Barbara Rothbaum,

to associate professor of psychiatry

Rothbaum is an expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders who joined the Emory faculty in 1990. She is identified as the first academic clinician to focus on virtual reality technologies in the treatment of phobic disorders and has just received a patent on this work. Her work has been reported in 34 peer-reviewed papers and 19 book chapters. She has published one book and has one forthcoming.


Mark Sanders,

to associate professor of English

Sanders joined Emory's English department in 1992 after receiving his doctorate from Brown University and teaching at Williams College, where he received the Gaius Charles Brolin Fellowship. He has published two books, Afro-Modernist Aesthetics and the Poetry of Sterling A. Brown and A Son's Return: Selected Essays of Sterling A. Brown, as well as eight articles and two book reviews.


M. Thomas Thangaraj,

granted tenure in rank as D. W. & Ruth Brooks Associate Professor of World Christianity in the School of Theology

Thangaraj joined the Emory faculty in 1998. He has also taught at the Tamilnadu Thelogical Seminary and at American College in India. He obtained his doctorate in theology at Harvard Divinity School and is the author of several published works.


Paige Tolbert,

to associate professor of environmental and occupational health

Tolbert came to Emory in 1992. She has been a member of the Delta Omega honorary society and co-director of the Rollins School's Joint Environmental and Occupational Health/Epidemiology MPH program since 1993. She has been principal investigator of grants from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and the Electric Power Research Institute and co-principal investigator for a grant for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Environmental Protection Agency.


Cynthia Willett,

to associate professor of philosophy

Willet received her doctorate in philosophy from Pennsylvania State University in 1988 and came to Emory in 1996. She published her first book, Maternal Ethics and Other Slave Moralities, in 1995 and has written articles for Philosophy and Literature and Cultural Critique on topics in social philosophy. This year she published and edited a collection of essays, Theorizing Multiculturalism: A Guide to the Current Debate. She is currently working on the book A Dialectic of Eros and Freedom.

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