Distinguished Professors

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Emory students have access to a remarkable asset: Emory faculty. Students learn from dedicated teachers who are also recognized for their distinctive research expertise.

Emory's faculty includes:

  • 12 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 22 fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
  • 30 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and 2 Howard Hughes professors
  • 23 members of the Institute of Medicine
  • 3 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
  • 5 members of the National Academy of Sciences

Notable members of Emory's faculty include:

  • Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
  • His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama
  • CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff
  • Former U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Jeffrey Koplan
  • Booker Prize-winning novelist Sir Salman Rushdie
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey, 19th U.S. Poet Laureate

Recognition: 2014

NameAchievement
American College of PhysiciansStacy Higgins, associate professor in the School of Medicine's Department of Medicine, is awarded the W. Lester Henry Award for Diversity and Access to Care
American Dental Education Association's Gies (ADEAGies) FoundationLisa Tedesco, dean of Emory's Laney Graduate School and vice provost of academic affairs-graduate studies, is recognized for her outstanding achievements as a dental educator
American Marketing Association FoundationJagdish N. Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at the Goizueta Business School, receives the William L. Wilkie "Marketing for a Better World" Award
Breakthrough Prize in Life SciencesMahlon R. DeLong, neurology professor at Emory's School of Medicine, is recognized for excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life
Caribbean Philosophical AssociationAbdul JanMohamed, professor of English and August Baldwin Longstreet Chair in English and African American Studies, receives the Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award for pioneering research in Caribbean thought
Forum for Theological ExplorationGregory Ellison,assistant professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Emory's Candler School of Theology, is elected to a three-year term on FTE's Board of Trustees
Georgia Bio Innovation AwardAmi Klin, director of the Marcus Autism Center, chief of the Division of Autism and Related Disorders in the School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics, is honored for innovative contributions
National Institutes of HealthDeborah Watkins Bruner, Woodruff Professor of Nursing at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and associate director of cancer outcomes at Winship Cancer Institute, is recognized as the top-ranked nurse researcher in terms of total NIH grant support ($2.8 million in 2013)
Organ Procurement and Transplant Network and United Network for Organ Sharing, Region 3Thomas Pearson, executive director of the Emory Transplant Center and Livingston Professor of Surgery at the School of Medicine, is elected associate councillor, to be followed by a term as councillor, representing Region 3 on the OPTN/UNOS board of directors
Poets and QuantsDavid Schweidel, associate professor of marketing in Goizueta Business School and co-director of Emory Marketing Analytics Center, is named one of the "Best 40 B-School Profs Under the Age of 40"
William Meredith Award for PoetryU.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing, is recognized for her talent as a poet and her work to promote poetry to American audiences

Recognition: 2013

NameAchievement
Academia EuropaeaCraig L. Hill, Goodrich C. White Professor of Chemistry, is elected to the Academia Europaea, an association of scholars recognized as global leaders in their areas of expertise
Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in PsychiatryHelen Mayberg, Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair of Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics at Emory's School of Medicine, receives the Baylor College of Medicine-based award for contributions in research, education and service for people with mental illness
American Academy of Arts and SciencesU.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing, is named a member of one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies
American Academy of NursingElizabeth Corwin, Kristy Martyn and Judith Wold, professors at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, are inducted into the American Academy of Nursing Fellowship
American Association for Cancer ResearchFadlo R. Khuri, Winship Cancer Institute deputy director and Roberto C. Goizueta Chair in translational research at Emory's School of Medicine, receives the Rosenthal Award that recognizes the nation's most outstanding young cancer researcher
American Association for the Advancement of ScienceHelen Mayberg, professor of psychiatry, neurology and radiology and the Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair in Psychiatric Imaging and Therapeutics at Emory's School of Medicine, is named an AAAS Fellow
American College of CardiologyCardiothoracic surgeon Vinod Thourani receives the W. Proctor Harvey, MD, Young Teacher Award
American Law InstituteRichard Freer, Robert Howell Hall Professor of Law, is named a lifetime member
American Law InstituteTim Holbrook, associate dean of the faculty and professor of law, is elected to membership
Association for Feminist AnthropologyCarla Freeman, Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, is nominated to serve as the AFA's president, preceded by a two-year term as president-elect
Association of Schools and Programs of Public HealthMohammed K. Ali, assistant professor in the Departments of Global Health and Epidemiology at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, receives the ASPPH/Pfizer Early Career in Public Health Teaching Award
Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.Associate professor Steffen Lösel and Aquinas Professor of Historical Theology Phillip Reynolds are named Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology for 2013-2014
Burroughs Wellcome FundDavid S. Weiss, assistant professor of medicine, is named an Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, an award to support early-career researchers
Consortium of Universities for Global HealthMohammed K. Ali, assistant professor in the Departments of Global Health and Epidemiology at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, receives the Velji Award for Teaching Excellence in Global Health
Friends of the National Library of MedicineSanjay Gupta, an Emory neurosurgery faculty member and chief medical correspondent for CNN, receives the Distinguished Health Communications Award
Friends of the National Library of MedicineRaymond Schinazi, Frances Winship Walters Professor of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, receives the Distinguished Medical Science Award
Georgia Research AllianceWalter J. Curran Jr., executive director of Emory's Winship Cancer Institute and professor and chair of the School of Medicine's Department of Radiation Oncology, is named a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Chair in Cancer Research
Getty ScholarSandra Blakely, associate professor of classics, is selected to pursue research on the art-historical impact of maritime transport
Herschbach Prize in TheoryJoel Bowman, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Chemistry, is recognized among prominent scientists making seminal contributions to the field
Charles H. Herty MedalDavid Lynn, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Chemistry and Biology, is recognized by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) for outstanding work and service
Honorary Degree, Duke UniversityImmunologist Max Cooper, School of Medicine professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, is recognized by Duke University, which cites his collaboration with its researchers
Honorary Degree, University of Lund, SwedenMartha A. Fineman, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law, is recognized for exemplary work in the study of feminist and family law
Institute of MedicineCarlos del Rio, Hubert Professor and chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health and co-director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research, is elected to one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine
Robert Wood Johnson FoundationLaw professor Polly Price is selected for the Scholar-in-Residence program in public health law to study the rise of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis along the southern U.S. border
Library of CongressNatasha Trethewey, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing, serves as the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate; the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, first named to the role in 2012, is appointed to a second year-long term
National Academy of InventorsDennis Liotta, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Chemistry and executive director of the Emory Institute for Drug Development, is named an NAI Fellow
National Academy of InventorsJames W. Wagner, president of Emory University, and Raymond I. Schinazi, Frances Winship Walters Professor of Pediatrics at Emory and director of the Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology, are named Charter Fellows
National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and QualityLeon L. Haley Jr., deputy chief of staff and deputy senior vice president of medical affairs for Grady Health System and associate professor of emergency medicine at Emory, is appointed to Department of Health and Human Services agency panel
National Institutes of HealthTracey Lamb, assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases at Emory's School of Medicine, receives the NIH New Innovator Award that recognizes scientists proposing innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical research
National League for NursingJudith L. Wold, Distinguished Professor for Educational Leadership at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, is named an Academy of Nursing Education Fellow for her innovative teaching strategies
NewsweekLaw professor Michael J. Broyde, a senior fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, is named one of America's top 50 rabbis
PEN Open Book AwardKevin Young, Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing and English and Emory Libraries curator, is recognized for his book, "The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness"
Robert J. and Claire Pasarow FoundationProfessor Helen Mayberg, Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair of Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics at Emory's School of Medicine, receives the 25th Annual Award in Neuropsychiatry Research, along with colleagues at Stanford University
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of NursingSandra B. Dunbar, Charles Howard Candler professor of Cardiovascular Nursing and associate dean for Academic Advancement at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, is inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
Society for New Testament StudiesCarl Holladay, Charles Howard Candler Professor of New Testament Studies, is nominated to serve as the organization's 2016-2017 president, preceded by a term as deputy-president elect
Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer AwardFrans de Waal, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Primate Behavior in the psychology department and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, is recognized by Montana State University

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