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November 11, 2002

Distinguished Faculty 2002-2003

All information courtesy of the provost's office. Corrections should be sent to Information compiled by Matthew Harrison.

Thomas Arthur, Lamar Professor of Law
AB: Duke University
JD: Yale University
Arthur specializes in antitrust, federal civil procedure and administrative law. He serves on the executive committee of the antitrust section of the Association of American Law Schools, and he also is a member of the American Law Institute.

Lawrence Barsalou, Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology
BA: University of California, San Diego
PhD: Stanford University
Barsalou’s research addresses the sensory-motor bases of higher cognition, situated conceptualization, categories constructed to achieve goals, and dynamic representations of concepts. His research increasingly explores the neural mechanisms that underlie these abilities.

Stanley Berry, Willaford Leach/ Armand Hendee Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology
MD: Mayo Medical School
Residency: St. Louis University Hospital
Berry is a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has subspeciality certification in maternal-fetal medicine. He currently serves as professor and chief of service at Crawford Long Hospital.

Grant Carlson, Wadley R. Glenn Chair of Surgery
BA: Georgia Institute of Technology
MD: Emory University School of Medicine
Carlson is widely recognized for his expertise in treating melanoma, head and neck, and breast cancer patients. He is chief of plastic surgery at the Atlanta V.A. Medical Center and chief of surgical services at Crawford Long.

Cathy Caruth, Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Comparative Literature and English

PhD: Yale University
Caruth’s research interests include German and English romanticism, trauma theory, literary theory and psychoanalytic theory. She has served as director of the Psychoanalytic Studies Program and currently is director of the Program in Comparative Literature.

Sheila Cavanagh, Massee-Martin NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor of English
AB: Georgetown University
PhD: Brown University
Cavanagh teaches a number of courses focused on Renaissance literature and writing. She also is an associated faculty member in the Women’s Studies Program and a member of the core faculty in the Violence Studies Program. Cavanagh serves as the Emory liaison to the Folger Institute in Washington and as director of the Emory Women Writers Resource Project.

Elliott Chaikof, John E. Skandalakis Chair of Surgery
BA: John Hopkins University
MD: John Hopkins University
PhD: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chaikof is currently a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Annals of Vascular Surgery and Cardiovascular Biology, and a member of scientific study sections for the NIH and the AHA. His current research interest is in endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, aortic surgery and problems at the interface of medicine and engineering.

Wright Caughman, Alicia Leizman Stonecipher Chair in Dermatology
AB: Davidson College
MAT: University of South Carolina at Columbia
MD: Medical University of South Carolina
Caughman has received numerous national and international awards for his contributions in research, education and clinical service. In 2000, he won the Joseph von Plenck Award from the Austrian Society in Dermatology. Caughman has served on the editorial boards of the Archives of Dermatology and the Journal of the American Association of Dermatology, and currently is associate editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Dwight Duffus, Goodrich C. White Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

BA: University of Regina
PhD: University of Calgary
Duffus has served as chair of mathematics & computer science at Emory since 1991. He has directed or co-directed several honors and masters theses, six doctoral students, and he received the Emory Williams Award in 1986 for excellence in graduate teaching.

Robyn Fivush, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology

BA: State University of New York at Stony Brook
MA: The New School for Social Research
PhD: The City University of New York
Fivush served as director of the Institute for Women’s Studies at Emory from 1997-2000. She also is an associated faculty member at the Institute for Women’s Studies and the Violence Studies Program. Her work focuses on early memory with an emphasis on social construction of autobiographical memory and the relations among memory, narrative, trauma and coping.

Lamar Fleming, Robert P. Kelly Chair in Orthopaedics

MD: Medical School of Georgia
Residency: Parkland Memorial Hospital in Medicine
Fleming served as a U.S. Navy flight surgeon from 1967-70. He also has served as president of the Atlanta Orthopaedic Society, the Georgia Orthopaedic Society and the Eastern Orthopedic Society. In 2004, Fleming will serve as president of the Southern Orthopaedic Society for one year.

Carl Holladay, Charles Howard Candler Professor of New Testament

BA: Abilene Christian University
MDiv: Abilene Christian University
ThM: Princeton Theological Seminary
PhD: University of Cambridge
Holladay taught at Yale Divinity School before coming to Emory in 1980. He served as associate dean of Candler School of Theology from 1983-91, acting dean in 1985 and dean of the faculty and academic affairs from 1992-94. Holladay received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award in 1994. His current research focuses on New Testament introduction, Luke-Acts, and Judaism in the Graeco-Roman world.

Xiaoping Hu, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Medical Imaging
BS: University of Science and Technology of China
MS: University of Chicago
PhD: University of Chicago
Hu’s current research focuses on the development and application of biomedical magnetic resonance techniques, including functional brain imaging (fMRI), high field MRI, in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and molecular imaging. He is particularly recognized for developing methods that remove unwanted physiological fluctuations in fMRI data and for investigation into the mechanism of fMRI.

Dalia Judovitz, National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of French and Italian

BA: Brandeis University
PhD: Johns Hopkins University
Judovitz served as chair of the French and Italian department from 1988-90 and from 1994-2000, and as director of the Program in Comparative Literature from 1992-93. Her research interests include 17th century French literature and philosophy, critical theory and aesthetics.

Robert Kovac, John D. Thompson Chair of Gynecologic Surgery

MD: University of Missouri
Residency: Barnes Hospital in St. Louis
Kovac served as a major in the U.S. Army and was a general surgeon and co-hospital commander in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Combat Medic Badge and the Vietnam Paratrooper Wings. Kovac has been an active inventor in pelvic reconstructive surgery, holding many patents for instrumentation and operative techniques. He also has received a commendation from Congress for teaching cost-effective hysterectomy procedures.

Christian Larsen, Carlos and Marguerite Mason Professor of Surgery

MD: Emory University School of Medicine
PhD: Oxford University Larsen has focused his scientific research on the biology of transplant rejection and the development of transplantation tolerance. He has published widely in such journals as the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry and the Journal of American Society of Nephrology. He is director of the Emory Transplant Center and an active clinical transplant surgeon.

Clinton Lawrence, Augustus J. McKelvey Chair in Lung Transplantation Medicine
BA: University of Texas at Austin
MD: University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School
Lawrence performed immunology research at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, where he developed an interest in the lungs’ immune system. His current research focuses on determining the mechanisms of acute and chronic rejection following lung transplantation and developing alternative medical treatments for end-stage lung diseases.

Frank McDonald, Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry
BA: Texas A&M University
PhD: Stanford University
McDonald has received the Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, National Sciecne Foundation Young Investigator Award, Eli Lilli Grantee in Organic Chemistry, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and the Novartis Award in Support of Synthetic Organic Chemistry. His research interests include concern with the synthetic, medicinal and organometallic aspects of organic chemistry.

Nancy Newman, LeoDelle Jolley Chair in Opthalmology
MD: Harvard University School of Medicine
Newman is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has been elected to the American Neurological Association and is a principal investigator in the Ischemic Optic Neuropathy Decompression Trial. Newman’s current academic interest includes teaching and clinical research in the field of neuro-opthalmology, with a focus on diseases of the optic nerve.

Thomas Pearson, Livingston Distinguished Chair of Surgery
BA: Juniata College
MD: Emory University School of Medicine
PhD: Balliol College, Oxford University
Pearson was appointed co-director of the Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program at Emory in 1994. He is currently professor of surgery, director of Emory’s Kidney Transplant Prorgam and an affiliate scientist at the Yerkes Division of Pathobiology and Immunobiology. Pearson’s interests include transplantation immunology and translational and clinical research to achieve transplantation tolerance.

Hugh Randall, Leach Endowment Chair in Gynecology and Obstetrics

BA: Emory University
MD: Emory University School of Medicine
Randall currently serves as a professor of gynecology and obstetrics, chief of the gynecology and obstetrics service for the Grady Health System, director of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Integrated Residency Training Program, and medical director for the Grady nurse-midwifery service. He served as president of the Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society in 1994 and as chairman of the Council on Maternal and Infant Health of the State of Georgia from 1998-2000.

Walter Reed, William Rand Kenan Jr. University Professor in Emory College

BA: Yale University
PhD: Yale University
Reed came to Emory in 1987 as professor and chair of English. He has served as director of undergraduate studies for the comparative literature program and was the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Curriculum in Emory College. In July 2002, Reed was named Director of the Graduate Institute for Liberal Arts.

Jay Shanken, Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Finance
BS: State University of New York at Stony Brook
MA: Cornell University
MS: Carnegie-Mellon University
PhD: Carnegie-Mellon University
Shanken received the Roger F. Murray Prize from the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance in both 1996 and 1999. His current research interests include the theory and testing of asset-pricing models and market efficiency, the predictability of stock returns, asset allocation and portfolio management, investment performance evaluation, and Bayesian econometrics.

Bradd Shore, Goodrich C. White Professor of Anthropology

BA: University of California at Berkley
PhD: University of Chicago
Shore currently serves as director of the Emory Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL Center). His research interests include symbolic and psychological anthropology in the regions of Oceania and Polynesia and more recently in the United States. Shore also is currently researching the creation and reproduction of family cultures through family rituals in Southern middle-class families.

Charles Staley, Holland M. Ware Teaching Professorship in Surgery

BA: Emory University
MD: Dartmouth Medical School
Staley came to Emory in 1995 as assistant professor and became associate professor of surgery in 2002. From 1996-98, he was ad hoc Veterans Administration oncology grant reviewer. Staley’s clinical and research interests include the treatment and study of gastrointestinal and liver cancer.

Claire Sterk, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health
PhD: Erasmus University, University of Utrecht
Sterk came to Emory in 1995 as an associate professor of behavioral sciences and health education and the acting director of the Women’s and Children’s Center at the Rollins School of Public Health. She served as a member of the team that investigated the syphilis outbreak in Georgia’s Rockdale County and was interviewed for “The Lost Children of Rockdale County,” a program that aired on PBS’s Frontline in October 1999.

Byron Williams, Martha West Looney Chair in Medicine
MD: University of Florida
Residency: Charlotte Memorial Hospital
Williams is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. He specializes in clinical research related to non-invasive cardiology and coronary-artery disease. Williams has received the J. Willis Hurst Award for teacher of the year in cardiology, and he serves on the University of Florida School of Medicine Alumni Board.