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December 2, 2002

2002 faculty tenure promotions

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Claudia Adkison, professor of anatomy and cell biology: Adkison has been a tenured faculty member in anatomy and cell biology for more than 20 years. She currently functions as chief operating officer for the School of Medicine and oversees faculty matters.

John Altman, associate professor of microbiology and immunology: Altman is internationally recognized for his work in the development of tetramer technology, which has revolutionized the field of cellular immunology and provided a mechanism for developing improved vaccines for humans.

Robert Bartlett, associate professor of political science: Bartlett focuses on the political philosophies of the Enlightenment in relation to ancient principles of citizenship and religious life. He currently serves as faculty sponsor for Pi Sigma Alpha, the undergraduate society for political science majors.

Anandhi Bharadwaj, associate professor of decision and information analysis: Bharadwaj joined the business school upon completing her doctorate in management information systems at Texas A&M University in 1993. Goizueta has a made major commitment to building faculty capabilities in information systems, so Bhardwaj’s expertise can be put to good use.

Gregory Berns, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences: Berns was recruited to Emory in 1998 because of his outstanding record of graduate education, medical training and research potential. He has received international recognition for his research in neuroimaging and computational neuroscience.

Valerie Biousse, associate professor of ophthalmology: Biousse is one of the world’s experts in neuro-opthalmology. She brings to Emory a track record of committee involvement from her years as an academic neurologist in France.

David Borthwick, associate professor of mathematics: As a Harvard graduate student, Borthwick focused on “quantization,” the relationship in mathematical physics between a classical dynamic system and a corresponding quantum system. Professionally, he has reviewed grant proposals for the National Science Foundation and Israel Science Foundation.

Bracht Branham, professor of classics and comparative literature: As a teacher, Branham has drawn high undergraduate evaluation scores in Greek and Latin language classes. For many years he has been one of the most visible participants in the comparative literature graduate program as a continuing instructor, committee member and recruiter.

Douglas Bremner, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences: Bremner was recruited to Emory to become director of the Emory Center for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Mental Health Research at the VA Medical Center. He has an international reputation as a leader in neuroimaging research in post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

Patricia Brennan, associate professor of psychology: Brennan’s research focuses on the root causes of personal violence and aggression. Letters from graduate students praise her instructional strengths, such as attention to detail, her thorough knowledge of material and how generous she is with her time and guidance.

Lou Ann Scism Brown, professor of pediatrics: As a basic scientist in a clinical department, Brown has extended her research work to include one-on-one instruction and mentoring. She also participates in problem-based learning for first-year medical students.

Melissa Brown, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine: Brown is an accomplished senior scientist and teacher who has achieved international recognition for her fundamental discoveries about mast cells and their function. Her work changed scientific thinking about the role of these cells in immunity.

Michael Broyde, associate professor of law: Broyde first came to the law school as a visiting associate professor of law. His specialty is Jewish law (which he also teaches in the Candler School of Theology), and he is an ordained rabbi.

Eric Brussel, associate professor of mathematics and computer science: Brussel received his bachelor’s from the University of California-Santa Cruz and his doctorate from University of California-Los Angeles. His current areas of interest are number theory and algebraic field theory.

Grant Carlson, professor of surgery: Carlson is widely recognized for his work in the
surgical treatment of breast cancer. His studies have afforded significant improvement in the outcome of breast reconstruction for patients with the disease.

Elliott Chaikof, professor of surgery: Chaikof is a vascular surgeon and scientist known internationally for his research in biomaterials (tissue engineering) and the use of biologics in the management of vascular disease. He also is instrumental in collaborative research efforts between Emory and Georgia Tech through the joint Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Leland Chung, professor of urology: Chung is an international leader in prostate cancer research. His work has led to a deeper understanding of prostate cancer growth, differentiation, survival and metastasis, as well as to novel approaches for treatment.

Elena Glazov-Corrigan, associate professor of Russian and East Asian languages and cultures: Glazov-Corrigan received her bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from Dalhousie and Toronto universities in Canada. She is a recognized authority in English and Russian literature, as well as in literary and cultural theory.

Carl D’Orsi, professor of radiology: D’Orsi is a leader in oncologic imaging; his research focuses on breast imaging and image-guided interventional procedures. He has played a significant role in introducing digital mammography into clinical practice.

Timothy Dowd, associate professor of sociology: Dowd’s areas of interest include how the railroad industry developed in 19th century America and the American popular music industry. Dowd is one of few scholars with expertise in sociology and quantitative technique who also is truly “musical,” thus able to analyze differences and similarities in musical structures.

Robert Drazin, professor of organization and management: Drazin received his PhD in organization and management in 1982 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the editorial review board for Organization Science and has served as a consulting editor for the Academy of Management Journal. His research is in organization theory and the management of innovation in large corporations.

Charles Epstein, professor of neurology: Epstein’s work in electroencephalography and transcranial magnetic stimulation is considered to have laid a foundation for the current, exciting applications of this technology in neuroscience as well as other disciplines.

Dorinda Evans, professor of art history: Evans received her PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, England. She has served as chair of art history and as director of graduate studies. Evans also has served on a number of working committees since joining the Emory faculty in 1978.

Mary Galinski, associate professor of medicine: Galinski is an internationally recognized expert in the area of malaria prevention and control who has made numerous contributions in the Division of Infectious Diseases. She is a collaborative member of the Emory faculty who has achieved international recognition for her service, research and teaching in the field of malaria prevention and treatment.

Frederic Gerr, professor of environmental and occupational health: Gerr’s work has linked faculty in several departments of the schools of public health and medicine and Georgia Tech. He is a professor of current physicians and MPH students, and has worked in shaping national policy on worksite safety.

Jonathan Glass, professor of neurology: Glass was recruited to Emory in 1996 to direct the neuromuscular program in the Department of Neurology. He is an internationally recognized clinician/scientist in neuropathology of HIV and mechanisms of axonal degeneration.

Stephan Hamann, associate professor of psychology: Hamann has successfully bridged psychological sciences with neurosciences with his fMRI work. He is human subjects review coordinator for the psychology department. Professionally, Hamann has reviewed proposals for funding agencies and has served as a reviewer for journals.

Geraldine Higgins, associate professor of English: As an Oxford University doctoral student, Higgins worked with Emory’s British studies summer abroad program. Her service contributions have been tied mostly to development of international studies and the Irish studies program. Higgins’ scholarship and area of expertise is in Irish studies.

Hanjoong Jo, associate professor of biomedical engineering: Jo received his bachelor’s from Korea University and his doctorate from Pennsylvania State University. His current research deals with responses of vascular endothelial cells to biomechanical forces, blood flow and microquanity.

Yoke Wah Kow, professor of radiation oncology: Kow is a leading investigator in DNA repair enzymology. He is a successful basic scientist in Grady Hospital’s clinical department, where his collegiality and assistance to others is greatly appreciated.

Steven L’Hernault, professor of biology: L’Hernault joined the faculty in 1988 and is a key contributor to the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. As director of its biochemistry, cell and developmental biology program, L’Hernault is responsible for a well-developed administrative infrastructure of committees.

Lian Li, associate professor of pharmacology: Li’s work in molecular neurobiology has yielded exciting discoveries that have garnered national attention. Her research looks to further the understanding of the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, with the ultimate goal of designing intervention strategies.

Tim Lian, associate professor of chemistry: Lian came to Emory in September 1996 as assistant professor of chemistry. He has chaired sessions for seven conferences, refereed articles for the Journal of Physical Chemistry and eight other journals. He has reviewed grant proposals for the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education and three other agencies.

Richard Makadok, associate professor of organization and management: Makadok holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics and economics from Yale and a doctorate in organization and strategy from the Wharton School. He is a scholar in the field of strategic management research.

Frank McDonald, professor of chemistry: McDonald was trained at Stanford and Yale in synthetic organic and bioorganic chemistry. He developed his career in organic metallic chemistry, studying the unique interaction of metals with organic molecules.

James Meyer, associate professor of art history: Meyer came to Emory in September 1994 as an instructor in art history and has established himself as a historian and critic of modern American art. Meyer’s area of expertise is the 1960s, and he has written two books on the Minimalist movement of that period.

Dominique Musselman, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences: Musselman has achieved national recognition for her studies exploring the psychobiologic interface between depression and outcome among patients with cardiovascular disease and cancer. She is a leading scholar in the relationship of mood disorder and stress with cardiovascular and neoplastic disease.

Kenneth Newell, associate professor of surgery: Newell is an expert in the field of organ transplantation. He is a gifted clinician who has made important contributions to his field of study. Newell was recruited from the University of Chicago, where he was director of the liver and pancreas transplant division.

Frederick Nolte, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine: Nolte has distinguished himself as an innovative director of a large and complex laboratory service, an excellent scholar and a dedicated teacher. He is internationally recognized in the field of molecular diagnostics.

Arshed Quyyumi, professor of medicine: Quyyumi is a preeminent scholar in cardiovascular biology who was recently recruited from the National Institutes of Health, where he served as director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory. He is widely recognized as an innovative and prolific researcher with the ability to move from bench to bedside.

David Peterson, professor of Old Testament: Peterson has played a significant role in several major reference works that have shaped the interpretation of Old Testament scholarship for lay people: the Harper’s Bible Commentary, the New Interpreter’s Bible and a new annotated bible published by Oxford University Press.

Polly Price, professor of law: An alumna of Emory (BA and MA) and of Harvard (JD), Price is a legal historian. She has supervised many student papers, served as an advisor for the Emory Law Journal and served as associate dean for academic affairs in the law school.

Hillary Rodman, associate professor of psychology: Rodman has pursued a multisided research program investigating how behavior is affected by the functioning of neural circuits. She excels in drawing undergraduates into research experiences and has obtained a supplement to her NSF grant specifically to fund that work.

Jay Shanken, associate professor of finance: Shanken holds a doctorate in economics from Carnegie Mellon University. He has a stellar record of research and scholarship in finance and has published his work in a number of journals. Shanken currently is a professor of both MBA and PhD students.

George Shepherd, professor of law: Shepherd established and administered the law and economics colloquium series at the law school and regularly referees articles for economics and political science journals. He has written extensively in the areas of antitrust law and economics, and in areas where the two intersect.

Yoland Smith, professor of neurology: Smith is an internationally recognized scientist in neuroanatomy with particular expertise in the neurochemcial organization of the basal ganglia. His findings contribute to the understanding and treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

Augusto Sola, professor of pediatrics: Sola was recruited from the University of California-Los Angeles. At Emory he serves as director of neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics. Many consider him the “father of neonatology” in South and Central America because he developed fellowship programs in Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay, Cuba and Ecuador.

Igor Stojiljkovic, associate professor of microbiology and immunology: Stojiljkovic’s independent research productivity in the understanding of iron metabolism in microorganisms has blossomed at Emory. He has established an international reputation in this field.

Robert Taylor, associate professor of medicine: Taylor is in the cardiology division of the Department of Medicine and is director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program. His research focuses on vascular biology with an emphasis on the role of vascular inflammation in the pathogenesis of hypertension, diabetes and atherosclerosis.

Joyce Tenover, professor of medicine: Tenover is an accomplished senior faculty member who is a recognized leader in the field of geriatrics. She has achieved international recognition as an expert in androgen replacement theory in aging males.

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
, associate professor of women’s studies: Garland-Thomson comes to Emory from Howard University, where she served as an associate professor since 1997. She has done extensive work on national boards and committees, most notably in developing disability studies in organizations such as the American Studies Association and the Modern Language Association.

Viola Vaccarino, associate professor of medicine: Vaccarino was recently recruited from Yale. She is a highly respected epidemiologist and innovative investigator in cardiovascular epidemiology, especially in cardiovascular disease in women and the role of psychological and behavioral factors in cardiovascular disease.

Jerrold Vitek, professor of neurology: Vitek has achieved international recognition for his research on the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. As director of functional and stereotaxic neurology, he has been instrumental in Emory’s development as a world-class center for the treatment of these disorders.

Sunil Wahal, associate professor of finance: Wahal’s research has been published in a number of journals, and his classroom teaching has far exceeded expectations for a junior faculty member. He has played a large role in establishing a new research-oriented ethos in the finance area.

Jeffrey Walker, professor of English: Walker’s area of expertise is rhetoric studies. He has excellent research credentials that now include two scholarly monographs, a co-edited textbook and more than 30 essays and reviews.

Vanessa Siddle Walker, professor of educational studies: Walker has served on three committees for the American Educational Research Association, two for the Spencer Foundation, two editorial boards and as a member of the Alumni Council of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

Regina Werum, associate professor of sociology: Apart from a range of department committees, Werum has put together three of the annual Southeastern Undergraduate Sociology symposia. She is active in professional associations, reviews for journals and granting agencies, and has volunteered time to several Atlanta public service organizations.

Carrie Wickham, associate professor of political science: Wickham’s scholarly work is on Middle Eastern politics. She has won one major teaching award and received nominations for three others, and she has been recognized seven times for teaching excellence by Emory’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter.

Gina Wingood, associate professor of behavioral science and health education: Wingood is a model for her peers in the field of public health and is frequently sought as a mentor by young African American women who aspire to achieve similar accomplishments. She is a highly regarded scholar whose published work has achieved national visibility.

Vincent Yang, professor of medicine: Yang previously worked for the Johns Hopkins Center for Analysis of Gene Expression. At Emory, he serves as director of the division of digestive diseases in the Department of Medicine. Yang is an international leader in the field of molecular gastroenterology.

Haiyen Zhau, associate professor of urology: Zhau is a skilled research scientist who has made significant contributions to the understanding of molecular urology and therapeutics. She has provided excellent mentorship to a number of trainees and continues to contribute much to the education of Emory clinicians and scientists.

Stuart Zola, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences: Zola’s scholarship in the area of memory and the medial temporal lobe in humans and nonhuman primate models is considered landmark and has exerted a profound influence on the field of cognitive neuroscience. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Association for Biomedical Research. Zola is director of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

Christopher Zorn, associate professor of political science: Zorn is a judicial scholar whose work involves sophisticated statistical analysis of the American judiciary system. Three times he has been invited to teach at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, the University of Michigan’s summer methodology program, considered by many to be the best in the country.

—Compiled by Matthew Harrison