December 4, 2000
19992000 Faculty Promotions
By Jan Gleason
Promotion to Full Professor
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.
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
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 Crashaws devotional
poetry. He earned his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.
Goizueta Business School
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
School of Medicine
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.
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
radiology & otolaryngology, serves as division director of neuroradiology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 cellsthe
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
mathematics, teaches a range of introductory undergraduate mathematics
courses. He has translated parts of Euclids Elements from ancient
Greek and examines new methods of teaching mathematics to undergraduates.
He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Goizueta Business School
School of Law
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
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.
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.
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.
School of Public Health