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Promoted for Excellence

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The start of the academic year saw a group of Arts and Science faculty honored with promotions and new titles. Receiving promotions from assistant professor were Laura Carpenter, associate professor of sociology; Nathalie Debrauwere-Miller, associate professor of French; Katherine Friedman, associate professor of biological sciences; Mark Hosford, associate professor of art; Christina Karageorgou-Bastea, associate professor of Spanish; and Lorraine López, associate professor of English.

Tony Earley, formerly Samuel Milton Fleming Associate Professor of English, became the Samuel Milton Fleming Professor of English.

Three faculty members were named to full professor. Isabel Gauthier, formerly associate professor of psychology, is now professor of psychology. Associate Provost for Global Strategy Joel Harrington, formerly associate professor of history, is now professor of history. Marc Hetherington was promoted from associate professor of political science to professor of political science.

In addition, three outstanding faculty were named to the position of University Professor in recognition of their accomplishments, contributions and scholarly distinctions.

Professor of Chemistry Lawrence Marnett is now University Professor, Mary Geddes Stahlman Professor of Cancer Research, professor of biochemistry, professor of pharmacology and director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology. Lilianna Solnica-Krezel is University Professor, professor of biological sciences, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Developmental Genetics and professor of cell and developmental biology. Former dean of the Vanderbilt Law School Edward L. Rubin has been named University Professor and professor of political science. This is in addition to his primary appointment to the law school as professor of law.

The College of Arts and Science has also welcomed new faculty from as far away as China and as near as Vanderbilt itself.

New Arts and Science Faculty - Fall 2009

  • Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman
    Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, on tenure track
  • Kirill I. Bolotin
    Assistant Professor of Physics, on tenure track
  • Jérôme Brillaud
    Assistant Professor of French, on tenure track
  • Joshua D. Clinton
    Associate Professor of Political Science, with tenure
  • Larisa Grawe DeSantis
    Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, on tenure track
  • Markus Eberl
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, on tenure track
  • Marilyn A. Friedman
    W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy
    Professor of Philosophy, with tenure
  • Peter J. Hudson
    Assistant Professor of History, on tenure track
  • Robin Margaret Jensen
    Luce Chancellor’s Professor of the History of Christian Worship and Art
    Professor of History of Art, with tenure (joint appointment with Vanderbilt Divinity School)
  • Michael Johnson
    Assistant Professor of Classics, on tenure track
  • Alexander “Ari” Joskowicz
    Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, on tenure track
    Assistant Professor of European Studies
  • Trica D. Keaton
    Associate Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, with tenure
  • Paul A. Kramer
    Associate Professor of History, with tenure
  • Larry May
    W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy
    Professor of Philosophy, with tenure
    Professor of Law
  • Terence E. McDonnell
    Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • Elizabeth J. Moodey
    Assistant Professor of History of Art, on tenure track
  • Emily C. Nacol
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, on tenure track
  • Vesna Pavlovic
    Assistant Professor of Art, on tenure track
  • Sean Polyn
    Assistant Professor of Psychology, on tenure track
  • Edward L. Rubin
    University Professor
    Professor of Political Science, with tenure
    Professor of Law
  • Mariano Sana
    Associate Professor of Sociology, with tenure
  • Samira Sheikh
    Assistant Professor of History, on tenure track
  • Zeynep Somer-Topcu
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, on tenure track
    Assistant Professor of European Studies
  • Lijun Song
    Assistant Professor of Sociology, on tenure track
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health and Society
  • Paul Henry Stob
    Instructor of Communication Studies, on tenure track
  • Ioana Şuvaina
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics, on tenure track
  • Amelia Winger-Bearskin
    Assistant Professor of Art, on tenure track
  • Julian Wuerth
    Associate Professor of Philosophy, with tenure
  • Yaqionq Xu
    Assistant Professor of Physics, on tenure track
    Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

photo credit: Daniel Dubois

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