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December 4, 2000

1999–2000 Faculty Promotions

By Jan Gleason

Promotion to Full Professor

Emory College
Michael Bellesiles
, history, teaches early American history, focusing on the Revolution, the early republic and constitutional law. He is founding director of the Violence Studies program at Emory and is currently working on the origins of American gun culture. He received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine.

John Boli, sociology, teaches courses on institutional analysis, culture, political sociology and the sociology of education. His current research interests include world culture and international organizations since 1850; transnational corporations in world-cultural context since 1970; structure and process in the world polity; and citizenship and civil society. He received a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Mikhail Epstein, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Cultural Theory and Russian Literature, specializes in postmodern cultural theory, Russian literature and intellectual history, and contemporary philosophical and religious thought. He received a Ph.D. from the Academy of Sciences (USSR). He has authored 14 books and more than 300 essays and articles, and has been translated into 12 languages.

Richard Rambuss, English, is a specialist in Renaissance literature. He also works in contemporary U.S. cultural studies and gender studies. He regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on Milton, 17th-century poetry, Shakespeare and literary and cultural theory. He directs the graduate program in English and is currently preparing a new edition of Richard Crashaw’s devotional poetry. He earned his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

Goizueta Business School
Hendrick Bessembinder,
finance, has taught courses in corporate finance, investments and risk management at the master’s and doctoral levels and has received several teaching awards. His current research focuses on pricing and risk management in wholesale electricity markets, and on linkages between stock market structure and trading costs. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Hayagreeva Rao, organization & management, teaches a popular MBA elective course on industry and competitor analysis and other subjects in the GBS executive program. His current research focuses on understanding how social structures and processes influence economic outcomes. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan Business School and at HEC Paris, and a member of the Organizational Innovation and Change Division of the National Science Foundation. He received his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University.

School of Law
William Buzbee
, law, focuses on environmental law, administrative law, land use, federalism and related public law topics. He teaches environmental law, administrative law, property, land use and seminars on advanced environmental law issues, urban environmental law and regulatory reform. He cofounded the law school's recently opened Turner Environmental Law Clinic and coordinates Emory's environmental law offerings. He received a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

School of Medicine
Claire Coles,
psychiatry and behavioral sciences, directs the Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development Program and the Fetal Alcohol Center at the Marcus Institute. Her research focuses on developmental outcomes, from infancy through adolescence, as a function of teratogenic exposures; measurement of cognition, growth and emotional development in infancy and childhood; substance abuse in women; the effects of social/family environment on developmental outcomes and developmental disabilities in high-risk children. She received a Ph.D. from Emory University.

John Douglas, medicine, is the director of the Andreas Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center of Emory Hospital. He is one of the most experienced interventional cardiologists in the world and is internationally known for his work in coronary angioplasty and coronary angiography. His research focuses on improving the results of percutaneous coronary revascularization by using stents, new antithrombotic agents and intracoronary radiation, and by developing methods to protect the myocardium from particulate microembolization. He received an M.D. from Washington University.

Stephen Hanson, biomedical engineering, does research in thrombosis and hemostasis, blood-material interactions, vascular biology, cardiovascular devices, anti-thrombotic therapy, and local drug delivery. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Patricia Hudgins, radiology & otolaryngology, serves as division director of neuroradiology.
Her particular areas of interest are MR imaging and head and neck imaging. She received a M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco.

Pawel Jasterboff, otolarag-ology, directs Emory's tinnitus and hyperacusis program, which focuses on the phantom perception of sound in the ear and the abnormal perception of the loudness of sound. His research focuses on investigating the underlying mechanisms of the generation of tinnitus as well developing innovative treatment protocols. He received his Ph.D. from the Polish Academy of Sciences, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology.

Clinton Kilts, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has preclinical and clinical research interests in the mechanisms and treatment of schizophrenia and drug addiction. He also has a joint appointment in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine and is an affiliate scientist at Yerkes Primate Research Center. He received a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Scott Lambert, R. Howard Dobbs Professor of Ophthal-mology conducts research on intraocular lenses for children with cataracts. He has published 67 research papers, eight review articles and 20 book chapters. He received the Honor Award from the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in 1999. He received an M.D. from Yale University.
William Lewis, pathology and laboratory medicine, has scientific and clinical interests in heart disease and AIDS and the toxicity of antiretroviral drugs. He has published more than 50 articles and two book chapters and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. He received a M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine.

Mary Lynch, is chief of ophthalmology at the VA Medical Center. She provides care to glaucoma patients using new equipment and innovative procedures including a surgical instrument for treating advanced cases. Her clinical practice is enhanced by her involvement in research studies evaluating surgery, laser treatments and medical therapy for glaucoma. She received an M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University.

Stephen McDaniel, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, directs the Center for AIDS/HIV Mental Health Services, part of the Grady Health System's Infectious Disease Program. He is founder and director of mental health services at the Ponce de Leon Center, one of the largest and most comprehensive outpatient HIV treatment facilities in the country, jointly operated by Emory and Grady Hospital. He received an M.D. from the University of Arkansas.

Andrew Miller, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, addresses the role of the immune system in psychiatric disorders, including not only the impact of psychiatric disease on immune system function but also the contribution of the immune system to the pathophysiology of psychiatric disease. He received an M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia.

Philip Ninan, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, directs the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, which provides comprehensive evaluation and management of patients with psychiatric disorders characterized by pathological anxiety. He has focused much of his medical career and research on anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and other areas of mental illness. He received his medical degree from Christina Medical College, Vellore, India.

William O’Neil, medicine and physiology, is a member of the division of nephrology, with a joint appointment in the department of physiology. His research focuses on ion transporters in cell function, with a particular concentration on cell volume regulation in vascular endothelial cells––the cells lining the blood vessel walls. His research has important implications for patients with sickle cell anemia and is leading to insights into how changes in blood pressure regulate endothelial cell function. He is director of the Renal Ultrasonography Program in The Emory Clinic. He received an M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine.

Daniel Reines, biochemistry and co-director of the program in biochemistry, cell and development biology, is interested in understanding the molecular details of genetic control governed by the ability of RNA polymerase to transcribe a full-length RNA transcript from the templating information held within the DNA sequence of the gene. He employs in vitro biochemical studies using recombinant genes and purified gene products to examine this biological problem. He received a Ph.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Janet Rubin, endocrinology & metabolism division, directs the Osteoclast Laboratory at the VA Medical Center. Her laboratory focuses on the osteoclast, the cell responsible for resorbing bone. She also has a clinical practice at the VA Center and teaches medical students, residents and endocrinology fellows. She received an M.D. from Brown University.

School of Public Health
Claire Sterk,
behavorial sciences, main areas of research include women’s health, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, health disparities, and community-based prevention interventions. Her teaching includes adolescent health and qualitative research methodologies. Her recent publications include Fast Lives: Women who use Crack Cocaine (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1999) and Tricking and Tripping: Prostitution During the Era of AIDS (Putnam Valley, NY: Social Change Press, 2000). She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Erasmus University, Rotterdam and a doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of Utrecht, both in the Netherlands.

Edmund Becker, health policy and management, teaches health policy and organizational management and physician performance. His more recent interests focus in the areas of physician profiling and productivity in healthcare organizations. He is also interested in economic evaluations and outcomes related to cardiovascular disease. He received a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Emory College
Rustom Antia, biology, has research interests in the population dynamics of microparasites and the immune responses they elicit. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts,

Michael Berger, religion, explores concepts in Judaism from the perspective of philosophy of religion. He writes on issues of religious authority, and is currently working on notions of marital union and divorce in the Jewish tradition. His teaching includes courses in Jewish ethics, post-Holocaust theology, modern Judaism, and rabbinics. He also co-teaches comparative religion courses with other colleagues in the department. He received a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Kristen Brustad, Middle Eastern studies, teaches all levels of Arabic language as well as Arab culture and Arabic literature in translation. Her research focuses on Arabic language and literature. She is the associate director for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. She received a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Gary Laderman, religion, teaches in the following areas: American religious history and cultures, death and dying, theory and method, religions in the South, Native American religions, and science and religion. His research focuses on death in American life. He serves as associate director of the Graduate Division of Religion and directs the department's Pluralism Project. He received a Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Anna Leo, dance, teaches modern and ballet technique, composition, and dance history. She lived in New York for 13 years and danced with choreographers Sharon Kinney, Kenneth Rinker and Bebe Miller. Her choreography has been produced in New York and she has received a National Endowment for the Arts choreography fellowship. She received a M.F.A. from The Ohio State University.

Scott Lilienfeld, psychology, researches the causes and assessment of personality disorders (especially psychopathic personality) and personality traits; personality assessment; the causes and treatment of anxiety and anxiety disorders (e.g., the validity of projective techniques); psychiatric classification and diagnosis; pseudoscience and clinical psychology; and genetic approaches to psychopathology. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Dan Reiter, political science, specializes in international conflict, foreign policy decisionmaking, national security policy and international alliances. Current research interests examine why democracies win wars, international sources of democratization, whether democracies are more likely to ally with each other, and using event history analysis to study international conflict. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Suzanne Werner, political science, specializes in international conflict. Her current research interests include the causes of both the onset and the termination of war. She teaches a variety of classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels on war and politics, international conflict resolution, the consequences of war and formal modeling. She received a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Candler School of Theology
Timothy Jackson,
Christian ethics, focuses his research on moral philosophy and theology ––including medical ethics––especially the relationship between secular and Christian conceptions of truth, goodness, justice, freedom and mercy. He is currently working on a book on Kierke-gaard. He received a Ph.D. from Yale University.

Oxford College
Ken Anderson,
philosophy, has research interests in Sartre’s theory of language and philosophical conceptions of childhood. He received his Ph.D. from Emory, and he is a recipient of the COE Professor of the Year Award and the Sammy Clark Service Award.

Ken Carter, psychology, teaches introductory psychology, research methods, personality theories, psychopathology, investigative psychology and often serves as a clinical supervisor for Emory graduate clinical psychology training program. He has made presentations at dozens of professional conferences in the areas of social and personality influences on health as well as on new technologies and teaching. He received his Ph.D from the University of Michigan.

Michael Rogers, mathematics, teaches a range of introductory undergraduate mathematics courses. He has translated parts of Euclid’s Elements from ancient Greek and examines new methods of teaching mathematics to undergraduates. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Goizueta Business School
Anil Menon
, marketing, teaches in the undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA programs. His current research is in internal marketing, the organization context of marketing strategy and the development of market learning. His teaching interests are in marketing strategy and customer behavior, especially from an internal organization perspective. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.

School of Law
Ralph Brubaker
, law, teaches courses in bankruptcy, bankruptcy procedure, business associations and contracts, and he serves as a faculty advisor to the Bankruptcy Developments Journal. He received a J.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Robert Schapiro, law, teaches civil procedure and constitutional law. He was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. He served as a clerk for Judge Pierre Leval, then of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court. He worked with the law firm of Sidley & Austin in Washington, where he practiced general and appellate litigation. He received a J.D. from Yale Law School.

School of Medicine
Guy Benian,
pathology. The long-term goal of Benian’s research is to understand the mechanism by which the myofilament lattice is assembled and how muscle contraction is regulated. He received his M.D. from Wayne State University.

Henry Blumberg, medicine. His research interests include hospital and molecular epidemiology, and nosocomial and community control of tuberculosis. He also explores the efficiency and efficacy of control measures to prevent nosocomial transmission of M. tuberculosis and the efficacy of screening and preventive therapy among a high-risk urban population. He is the hospital epidemiologist at Grady Hospital and the fellowship program director for the Division of Infectious Disease. He received an M.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Haian Fu, pharmacology, conducts research to understand protein-protein interactions involved in intracellular signal transduction and apoptosis to provide opportunities for drug intervention in a variety of human diseases including cancer. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Muta Issa, urology and director of urology at the VA Center, is an expert on minimally invasive techniques in the destruction of benign prostatic hyperplasia. He has worked on not only microwave and radiofrequency ablation but also on laser ablation of prostatic tissue. He received an M.D. from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Grace Pavlath, pharmacology, focuses her research on regulation of skeletal muscle growth, repair and maintenance. She uses a combination of molecular, cellular, biochemical and in vivo approaches in her laboratory to address the biology of muscle precursor cells. She received a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

William Small, radiology and chief of radiology at Grady Memorial Hospital, focuses his research and teaching in ultrasound, CT and MRI imaging including applications of contrast agents, as well as imaging in the setting of trauma, transplantation, radio-frequency tumor ablation and new methods of early cancer detection and characterization. He received a Ph.D. and an M.D. from Emory.

Stephen Traynelis, pharmacology, has research interests in both molecular and physiological aspects of synaptic transmission that occurs on the millisecond time scale. His long-term research goal is to utilize the information he obtains to design novel pharmacological agents that modify synaptic receptor function in experimentally and therapeutically useful ways. He received a Ph.D. from the

University of North Carolina.
Thomas Ziegler,
medicine. His academic and clinical involvement focus on specialized enteral and parenteral nutrition support in hospitalized patients and intestinal rehabilitation in patients with short bowel syndrome and other malabsorptive states. He co-directs nutrition and metabolic support service at Emory Hospital. His research interests include molecular mechanisms of intestinal cell growth and nutritional regulation of intestinal growth factor expression. He received an M.D. from Michigan State University

School of Public Health
Victoria Phillips,
health policy and management. Her teaching and research interests explore health economics, labor markets for health professionals, long-term and community-based care and economic evaluation. She received a Ph.D. from Oxford University.


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