Assistant Professor of Psychology
Stephan Anagnostaras comes to Emory from Ph.D. and postdoctoral work at
University of California-Los Angeles, following undergraduate study at
Michigan State. He has broad research interests in molecular genetics
and neuroscience with a focus on memory, where he is winning attention
for his work on fear conditioning in mice. Anagnostaras teaching
interests include learning theory and addiction study.
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of French
Geoffrey Bennington earned his degrees at Oxford University, receiving
his doctorate in 1984. His scholarly record includes seven books, two
edited volumes and more than 70 articles. The books attest to his intellectual
breadth, ranging from the 18th century French novel to contributions on
Rousseau, Kant, Lyotard and Derrida. Benningtons faculty service
to date has been at the University of Sussex, where he established a fine
record in teaching and academic leadership.
Assistant Professor of History
Marcus Collins grew up in England and did his undergraduate work at Cambridge,
followed by graduate study at Harvard and Columbia universities. His scholarly
interests include Oswald Mosley fascism, West Indian immigration and sexuality
issues, such as British masculinity hangups. His first book, forthcoming
from Oxford, is on the ideal of companionate marriage and the enemies
of that ideal in modern England. Collins teaching interests include
India and the British empire. He is currently completing postdoctoral
work at the University of Newcastle and will arrive at Emory in January.
Lecturer in Spanish
Lisa Dillman earned her B.A. from University of California-San Diego and
holds masters degrees from Emory and from Middlesex University.
She has taught in Spain and England as well as in the United States. Dillman
has worked as a translator on such diverse projects as a soccer World
Cup bid, legal contracts for Soul Jazz Records and website editing for
a British multimedia company.
Associate Professor of Womens Studies
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson comes to Emory from nine years faculty
service at Howard University. Previously she earned a doctorate in English
at Brandeis University following undergraduate work at University of Nevada-Reno.
Garland-Thomsons research field is feminist theory with an emphasis
on disability studies; she is the author of two books on treatments of
physical disability in American culture and literature. Her work at Emory
will begin in 2002.
Associate Professor of Russian Studies
Elena Glazov-Corrigan earned a B.A. in classics and English at Canadas
Dalhousie University, then a Ph.D. in comparative literature at the University
of Toronto. She is a specialist in literary theory; her publications include
articles on Pasternak and Shakespeare, and a recent book on the poetics
of Osip Mandelstam. An award-winning teacher, Glazov-Corrigan comes to
Emory from St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, where
she has been serving as chair of the English department. She begins service
here immediately as chair of the Department of Russian and East Asian
Languages and Cultures.
Lecturer in Chinese
Wan-li Ho did undergraduate and masters studies in her native Taiwan.
She has just completed doctoral work at Temple University in comparative
religion. Her publications in that field include a book, The Tao of Jesus;
her dissertation focuses on ecofeminism in China. Ho comes to Emory following
two years of teaching at Williams College.
Lecturer in Japanese
Seiko Horibe began by majoring in Danish at Osaka University. Now in the
final stage of doctoral work at Purdue University in linguistics, she
specializes in applied linguistics with a focus on second language pedagogy.
Horibe is an experienced teacher of Japanese and served on a temporary
appointment last year. She has won several grants for her research on
cognitive processes in language acquisition.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
James Kindt graduated with highest honors from Haverford College and won
research prizes and NSF funding as a Yale doctoral student. His field
is computational chemistry with a focus on simulation and theory of lipid
bilayer systems. Kindt is interested particularly in membrane proteins,
useful in pharmaceutical work and possibly in attacking cancer cells.
A dedicated teacher, he has been active in high school tutoring and enjoys
working with scientific slow learners.
Tong Soon Lee
Assistant Professor of Music
Tong Soon Lee grew up in Singapore and received his training as an ethnomusicologist
at the universities of Durham (England) and Pittsburgh. His interests
include the musical cultures of East and Southeast Asia, musical anthropology
and popular culture. He is also an accomplished classical pianist. Lee
presently is completing a study of how the Singapore state has tried to
use street theater to help create nationality in its varied
population. Other interesting projects include research on the music of
Muslim prayer calls and on the musical life of Chinese communities in
the United Kingdom.
Assistant Professor of Economics
Zheng Liu grew up in coal mining country in Shanxi province, north China.
After college and masters work in Beijing, he earned his Ph.D. at
the University of Minnesota. Liu is a macroeconomist with wide interests,
including microeconomics, public finance and international trade. He specializes
in business cycle analysis, developing quantitative monetary cycle models
that have attracted attention, particularly for their inclusion of seasonal
influences. Liu won four teaching awards at Minnesota as a teaching assistant.
He comes to us with four years of additional experience from Clark University.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
James Lu grew up in Taiwan and Iowa. Following college at the University
of Iowa, he earned graduate degrees in computer science at Syracuse and
Northwestern universities. His research interests involve automated reasoning,
probabilistic object bases and multiple-valued logics. Lu comes to Emory
from Bucknell University, where he was an award-winning teacher with success
involving students in National Science Foundation research projects.
Lecturer in Physics
Mahmoud Madani holds a bachelors degree from Pars College, Iran,
and a doctorate from Bedford College, University of London. His research
centers on spectroscopic study of polymers. Madani has taught previously
in South Africa and at Duquesne, Lehigh and Florida Atlantic universities
in this country. At Emory he will teach modern physics and optics laboratories
and will help develop advanced courses for both undergraduate and graduate
James M. Cox Jr. Professor of Journalism (ILA)
Boston native Catherine Manegold comes to Emory from 20 years as a reporter
and editor with The New York Times, Newsweek, Philadelphia Inquirer
and several smaller papers. She is a seven-time Pulitzer Prize nominee
and was a member of the Times team awarded a Pulitzer for coverage
of the 1992 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Other award-winning
work includes reporting on events in the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Most recently, Manegold has published a book titled In Glorys
Shadow: Shannon Faulkner, The Citadel, and a Changing America.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Debbie Mills grew up near Los Angeles and earned her academic degrees
at UCLA, University of California-Santa Barbara and UCSD. Her field of
research is developmental cognitive neuroscience, where she uses the event-related
potential (ERP) technique to study development of cerebral specializations
for language and other cognitive functions. Mills has become well known
for work on patterns of change and brain response to linguistic stimuli
in children to age 3. This is her first regular faculty appointment, but
she has taught courses and directed research at UCSD and Cal State-Fullerton.
Associate Professor of Economics
Kaz Miyagiwa comes from the Osaka area and earned his B.A. at Kobe University.
Since doctoral work at the University of Texas, he has taught at Dayton,
the University of Washington and most recently at Louisiana State University.
Miyagiwa specializes in international trade theory. From earlier studies
that examined topics such as capital mobility, technology transfers and
brain drain problems, he has moved to issues in research and
development. Miyagiwa brings a teaching record that similarly has covered
a broad range of subjects.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Born in London, Hudita Mustafa did her undergraduate and doctoral work
at Yale and Harvard, respectively. Her research interests center on economics
and sociocultural anthropology, gender and West Africa. These interests
come together in her work on changes in Senegalese society, as reflected
by the success of women entrepreneurs in the Dakar clothing industry.
Mustafa has won a number of prestigious grants and postdocs and has traveled
widely in Europe, Africa, Latin America and South Asia.
Lecturer in Physical Education
Betsy Noell grew up in Winston-Salem, N.C., and did undergraduate work
in psychology at nearby Guilford College. She then earned a masters
in exercise science at Georgia State University. After an internship with
Emorys Cardiac Risk Reduction Program, Noell came to the Department
of Health, Physical Education and Dance, where for the past two years
she has been visiting lecturer in the principles of physical fitness programs.
Assistant Professor of Film Studies (ILA)
Karla Oeler grew up in the Pittsburgh area. After attending Oberlin College,
she taught Russian in Baltimore middle schools before entering the graduate
program in comparative literature at Yale. Her research and teaching now
bring together interests in literary theory plus film theory and aesthetics,
Soviet and post-Soviet cinema, and feminist theory. Last year Oeler held
a Mellon postdoc at Emory.
Ana Santos Olmsted
Lecturer in Portuguese
Ana Santos Olmsted did undergraduate work in social science at the Universidade
Federal de Rio de Janeiro. Now completing a Ph.D. in Brazilian literature
at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, she has taught at that school
and at Smith College and has worked as a freelance translator. Olmsted
brings a wealth of cultural knowledge to Emorys new Portuguese program,
from growing up in Brazil to her experiences in Spain, Portugal and with
the Luso-African (Cape Verde) immigrant population in Massachusetts.
Lecturer in Theater Studies
Lisa Paulsen grew up in Ames, Iowa, and earned her degrees at the University
of Northern Iowa and Southern Methodist University. She brings teaching
expertise in acting, movement and Shakespeare, gained from acting and
directing Shakespeare festivals in California, Utah, Oregon, Texas and
Georgia, and from service on the acting faculty at the University of Alabama.
Instructor in History
Bianca Premo received her B.A. from her home states University of
South Carolina; she is finishing up Ph.D. requirements at University of
North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is a specialist in colonial Latin America;
her research has centered on childhood in 18th century Lima (Peru), specifically
on how growing up was affected by race, social class and gender heirarchies.
Premo also has written in the areas of womens history and on sports
as popular culture. At Chapel Hill, she won the history departments
1996 award for best graduate student teacher.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Lore Ruttan grew up in Minnesota, New York and Singapore and earned academic
degrees at the universities of Chicago, Minnesota and UC-Davis. She has
studied diverse organisms including viruses, spiders and ducks. As a human
ecologist, Ruttan has primarily sought to identify ecological conditions
that favor human cooperation. To that end she has examined the rules and
institutions of subsistence fishermen in Indonesia and pastoralists in
East Africa. She has become increasingly interested in how differences
among individuals hinder and otherwise affect ability to cooperate.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Scottish biologist Iain Shepherd got his doctorate at Oxford after earning
a B.S. at London University. Iain is a zebrafish specialist, with a particular
interest in how certain genetic mutations affect development of the zebrafish
enteric nervous system. Discoveries here may have application to human
problems such as Hirschsprungs disease, a congenital deformity in
the lower intestinal tract. Shepherd currently is completing a postdoc
at the University of Washington; he will begin work at Emory in January.
Lecturer in Dance
George Staib was born in Iran but claims Waynesboro, Pa., as home. He
majored in political science at Dickinson College and then went on to
a MFA in dance at Temple University. Staibs interests include choreography,
theater and voice. For the last 16 years, he has supported himself by
doing choreography for award-winning colorguard groups.
Assistant Professor of Religion
A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Dianne Stewart grew up in Hartford, Conn..
She has a B.A. from Colgate and a Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary,
N.Y. Stewards scholarly interests have centered on theologies and
religious practices of the African diaspora, particularly in the Caribbean.
She comes to us from three years faculty service at Holy Cross University.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Born in Iowa, Paul Talcott graduated from Swarthmore College and earned
his doctorate at Harvard. He is an East Asianist who focuses on the politics
of Japan, with a research focus on identity and group politics; Talcott
is completing a book on health care politics, especially on how elderly
Japanese, despite no AARP-type lobby or visible representation in politics,
have remained fairly well taken care of in the face of efforts by various
groups to reduce their benefits. Talcott will arrive at Emory in January,
upon return from a postdoc in Tokyo.
Professor of Economics
Jerry Thursby grew up in eastern North Carolina and received all his degrees
at UNC-Chapel Hill. His research areas are econometrics, international
trade and the licensing of university technologies. He comes to us from
previous faculty appointments at Syracuse, Ohio State and most recently
Purdue. Thursbys Emory appointment includes chairing the Department
Assistant Professor of English
Natasha Trethewey grew up in the Atlanta area, graduating from Redan High
School and the University of Georgia. She earned a MFA in poetry at the
University of Massachusetts-Amherst and comes to us from four years
teaching of poetry and other topics in creative writing at Auburn University.
Natasha has won numerous awards and prizes and has a second book of poems
coming out soon. Last year she was a Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute,
Assistant Professor of English
Born and raised in the Washington area, Deborah White holds all her degrees
from Yale. She is a specialist in British Romantic poetry and has published
articles on Shelley and Wordsworth. Last year she published a book with
Stanford Press on Romantic concepts of imagination. According to reports
from previous faculty service at Northwestern and Columbia universities,
White is a versatile, highly regarded teacher.
Instructor in Environmental Studies
Another product of a Washington upbringing, Tracy Yandles professional
interests center on policy problems in environmental issues. Following
college and masters study at Franklin and Marshall College and Baylor
University, Yandle worked for an environmental consulting firm. Now she
is completing an Indiana University Ph.D. program in public policy. She
has three areas of research concern; the first two are market-based and
state-level approaches to environmental management, and the third is how
institutions influence peoples access to environmental resources.
all information courtesy of the Office of the Provost.