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New Faculty Emeriti Named

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The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust honored three longstanding members of the Arts and Science faculty with emeritus status at Commencement in May.

David A. Lowe, associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures, was named professor of Slavic languages and literatures, emeritus. Lowe is an expert on 19th-century Russian literature with a strong interest in contemporary Russian culture and has been a member of the Vanderbilt academic community since 1979.

John Siegfried, professor of economics, is now professor of economics, emeritus. Siegfried joined the economics faculty in the College of Arts and Science in 1972 and also taught at Vanderbilt Law School and in the Executive MBA program of the Owen Graduate School of Management.

Jo Ann Staples, senior lecturer in mathematics, was named senior lecturer in mathematics, emerita. An expert in graph theory, Staples joined Vanderbilt in 1975. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she oversaw the teaching and training program for mathematics graduate students as director of teaching.

photo credit: Neil Brake

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