Emory Report

October 5, 1998

 Volume 51, No. 7

Thirteen faculty receive promotions to full professor

The following faculty were recently promoted to the rank of professor. They are strong teachers, clinicians, researchers and writers from across the University.

L. G. "Tom" Thomas

Professor of Organizational


Goizueta Business School

PhD Duke University, 1979

The author of four books and numerous articles and book chapters, Thomas specializes in strategic management and government industrial policy. Prior to arriving at Emory in 1991, he held positions at the Brookings Institution, Columbia University, the University of Illinois and New York University. He has been named a distinguished educator for each of the business school's MBA programs (full time, executive and evening) and is also a member and Southeast regional representative of the Academy of Management.

Gay Robins

Professor of Art History,

Emory College

DPhil University of Oxford, 1981

Robins came to Emory in 1988 after fellowships at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and University College London. She is the author of four books, 59 articles and 15 reviews, among other publications, and has mounted the Carlos Museum exhibits Monuments and Mummies (1989), Beyond the Pyramids (1991) and Reflections of Women in the New Kingdom (1995).


Carol Worthman

Professor of anthropology,

Emory College

PhD Harvard University, 1978

A specialist in human reproductive ecology, Worthman joined Emory's faculty in 1986 after positions as director of Harvard's Laboratory of Human Reproduction & Reproductive Biology's Endocrine Core and senior research scientist at the National Museum of Kenya's Institute of Primate Research. She has written more than 20 articles for journals as well as numerous book chapters, reviews and published abstracts and spoken at more than 50 meetings, conferences and invited lectures.

Patrick Allitt

Professor of History,

Emory College

PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1986

A specialist in American history, Allitt has written two books on the Catholic faith, most recently Catholic Converts: British and American Intellectual Turn to Rome (1977), 17 articles and book chapters and 47 book reviews. He has been a Henry Luce Fellow at Harvard Divinity School and also held a fellowship at Princeton University's Center for the Study of American Religion. Allitt arrived at Emory in 1988.

Eloise Carter

Professor of Biology,

Oxford College

PhD Emory, 1983

Carter has received numerous awards for her teaching, including Oxford's Fleming Award in 1997, the Phi Theta Kappa Teaching Award in 1995 and the Meritorious Teaching Award from the Association of Southeastern Biologists in 1993. She has written one book, numerous articles and given presentations at 25 professional meetings, and is chair of natural sciences and mathematics at Oxford. In 1992 Carter designed and taught the two-week Oxford Institute for Environmental Education, a course for primary and secondary school teachers featuring hands-on ecology and schoolyard investigations, which ran through 1996.

Patricia Davis

Professor of Radiology,

School of Medicine

MD Medical College of Georgia, 1977

Davis began teaching at Emory in 1983 after residencies in internal medicine and diagnostic radiology at the Medical College of Georgia and Emory, respectively, and a fellowship in neurovascular radiology at the School of Medicine. She is the author or co-author of more than 65 articles and book chapters and serves as associate editor of Radiology. She has been an investigator for nine research grants, served on four National Institutes of Health advisory boards and made 67 scientific presentations, among other endeavors.

Hans Grossniklaus

Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine

MD Ohio State University, 1980

Grossniklaus, the F. Phinizy Calhoun Jr. Professor of Ophthalmic Pathology, came to Emory in 1989 after a residencies in ophthalmology and pathology at Case Western Reserve University and fellowships in ophthalmic pathology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Board certified in both ophthalmology and anatomic pathology, Grossniklaus received his department's Clinical Teaching Award in 1992 and an American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award in 1995. He is the author of five books, more than 165 co-authored articles and 70 abstracts.

John Hoffman

Professor of Neurology and Radiology, School of Medicine

MD University of Colorado, 1980

A specialist in functional neuroimaging, nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET), Hoffman is medical director for the Center for Positron Emission Tomography. He completed neurosurgical training and a residency in neurology at the University of Washington and held fellowships at the University of California, Los Angeles, in nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography. He held faculty positions at Duke University and UCLA before coming to Emory in 1993. Hoffman is the author or co-author of more than 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 12 book chapters and more than 190 abstracts. He received the American Society of Neuroimaging's Oldendorf Award in 1988 and an Award of Merit from the Society of Nuclear Medicine in 1992.

John Hunter

Professor of Surgery,

School of Medicine

MD University of Pennsylvania, 1981

A specialist in gastrointestinal surgery, Hunter is vice chairman of surgery and director of the Emory Endosurgical Center and serves on the editorial boards of eight surgical journals. Hunter came to Emory in 1992 after a residency at the University of Utah and fellowships in endoscopic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Western Ontario. He served on the surgical faculty of the University of Utah for four years, is the author or co-author of 97 articles, 55 book chapters and 56 published abstracts and the editor or co-editor of six books. Hunter also has produced seven laparoscopic surgery videos for national societies and film libraries.

Rod Pettigrew

Professor of Radiology,

School of Medicine

PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977; MD University of Miami, 1979

An Emory faculty member since 1984, Pettigrew specializes in nuclear medicine and holds a joint professorship in bioengineering at Georgia Tech. He completed one residency in internal medicine at Emory and another in nuclear medicine at the University of California, San Diego. A fellow of the American Heart Association since 1993, Pettigrew is currently a faculty sponsor or co-investigator on three National Institutes of Health grants. He has authored or co-authored more than 70 articles and book chapters and is the author of two books.

Stephanie Sherman

Professor of Genetics,

School of Medicine

PhD Indiana University Medical School, 1981

Sherman specializes in human and molecular genetics and genetic epidemiology and has written or co-written 22 book chapters and 62 referred scientific papers and 22 invited papers. She held postdoctoral fellowships at the Muscular Dystrophy Association and at Edinburgh University, Scotland and the University of Hawaii. Prior to coming to Emory in 1988, she worked as a researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. A member of the American Society of Human Genetics, Sherman is currently an investigator on three grants funding her research in Down and Fragile X syndromes.

Ray Watts

Professor of Neurology,

School of Medicine

PhD Washington University, 1980

Director of Emory's Movement Disorders Program and vice chairman of the neurology department, Watts completed a residency in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. He is co-author of the book Movement Disorders: Neurologic Principles and Practice (1997), 38 peer-reviewed articles, six book chapters and 58 abstracts. Watts came to Emory in 1986 and is currently medical director of the American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center, located at Emory.

M. Elizabeth Halloran

Professor of Biostatistics,

School of Public Health

MD Freie Universität Berlin, 1983; MPH Harvard University, 1985; DSc Harvard University, 1989

Halloran came to Emory in 1989 after postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard's School of Public Health and Imperial College in London. She is the author or co-author of more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and book reviews, writer of one book and the editor of two others set for publication. She is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health FIRST Award, several other NIH grants and director of an NIH training grant. Halloran was a recipient of a National Science Foundation Career Advancement Award in 1993. She serves as associate editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and on the editorial board of Statistics in Medicine.

Return to the Oct. 5, 1998 contents page