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November 5, 2001

Distinguished Professlors

Listed below are the newly chaired professors at Emory for the 2001-02 year. In subsequent issues, Emory Report will list new faculty at the University and all faculty promoted to tenure.


James Flannery
Winship Professor of Humanities and Arts

Born in Hartford, Conn., Flannery received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Trinity College in Hartford (where he also received an honorary doctorate) and an M.F.A. from Yale University School of Drama. He is a musician, trained singer, academic writer, recording artist, director, fundraiser, educator, and five times was ranked one of the 100 most prominent Irish Americans. His fields of interest include an organic approach to the teaching of voice production, singing and verse speaking, and theory and practice of modern experimental theater.

Bruce Knauft
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology

Knauft received his B.A. in anthropology from Yale University and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He received the inaugural 1998 Distinguished Research Award from Emory College. Knauft has authored four books and some 30 journal articles and chapters. His interests encompass a wide variety of issues in the ethnographic study of culture and power.

Ronald Gould
Goodrich C. White Professor

Gould received his B.S. in mathematics from the State University of New York and his M.S. in computer science and Ph.D. in mathematics from Western Michigan University. He was the recipient of the 1999 Emory Williams Teaching Award. Gould, currently director of graduate studies for the computer science and mathematics department, has authored many publications with heavy emphasis on the studies of graph theory and graph algorithms.

Dana White
Goodrich C. White Professor

White received his B.A. from Fordham University, his M.A. from University of Wyoming and his Ph.D. from George Washington University. White has authored and co-authored several articles and reviews with a significant emphasis on Atlanta—its history, economy, architecture, black heritage and many other aspects. He also served as script writer and on-camera narrator for The Making of Modern Atlanta, an eight-part documentary series on the city’s post-World War II development.

Marion Howard
Marion Howard Professor of Adolescent Reproductive Health

Howard received her B.A. in English from Northwestern University in 1958 and her Ph.D. in sociology in 1976 from the Graduate School of the Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities. She joined the Emory faculty that same year and began working in adolescent pregnancy. Her programs to help prevent teen pregnancy are the most widely replicated abstinence education programs in the United States. She is the first holder of a chair endowed in her name earlier this year by actress Jane Fonda.

David Stephens
Stephen W. Schwarzman Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine

Stephens earned his B.S. in biology at The Citadel, where he was a Rhodes Scholar nominee. He received his M.D. from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. His current positions at the School of Medicine include director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology, and executive vice chair of the Department of Medicine.

David Harrison
Marcus Chair in Medicine

Born in Oklahoma City, Harrison earned his B.S. from Oklahoma State University and his M.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently a member of the American Heart Association’s Research Planning and Evaluation Committee and a fellow on the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences. His research focus is on understanding endothelial regulation of vasomotor tone and endothelial cell and vascular biology.

Geoffrey Bennington
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of French

Born in Great Britain, Bennington received his B.A. in modern languages (French and Spanish), M.A. and doctorate from Oxford University. He served as chair of the French department at the University of Sussex from 1990–94 and 1995–97 where he designed and implemented a new undergraduate curriculum.

Catherine Manegold
James M. Cox Jr. Professor of Journalism

Manegold received her B.A. in English from Carleton College. She has worked as a reporter or correspondent for The New York Times, Newsweek and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She is a seven-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, and shared a team award in 1994 for a team report on the World Trade Center bombing while working with The New York Times.

—copy by Matthew Harrison.



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