The following people are beginning their first semester on the Hopkins faculty. The information was supplied by their divisions.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Giovanni Arrighi, formerly of the State University of New York, is a professor in the Department of Sociology. Arrighi, who studies social, political and economic forces in modern geopolitics, received a doctorate from the Universita Bocconi, Milan.
Donald Carter, a former visiting professor in the Anthropology Department, is an assistant professor in that department. Carter received a doctorate from the University of Chicago. His field of study is the migration of peoples, especially from West Africa to Western Europe.
Hing Chi Jimmy Chan, who this month received a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics. He will pursue his interests in microeconomic theory and industrial organization.
Nahum Chandler, formerly of Duke University, has joined the Humanities Center as assistant professor. He will continue his study of African American history and culture and the writings of W.E.B. Du Bois. Chandler received a doctorate from the University of Chicago.
Daniel Deudney, formerly of the University of Pennsylvania, is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. His research focuses on relationships of politics, energy and the environment. He received a doctorate from Princeton University.
David Goldberg, who received a doctorate in chemistry from MIT in 1995, has joined the Chemistry Department as assistant professor. Goldberg's interests include the synthesis of metal-bearing molecules and their potential applications in materials chemistry.
Paul Kramer, who received a doctorate in history from Princeton University, is an assistant professor in the Department of History. His dissertation was titled "The Pragmatic Empire: U.S. Anthropology and Colonial Politics in the Occupied Philippines, 1898-1916."
Pier Larson, who received a doctorate in history from the University of Wisconsin, is an assistant professor in the History Department. Larson, whose research focuses on francophone African history, culture and religion, joins Hopkins from Pennsylvania State University.
Michael Moon, formerly of Duke University, is a professor in the Department of English. Moon's areas of research are in American literature and gender studies. His book Disseminating Whitman is considered at the top of the field of Whitman scholarship. He earned a bachelor's degree in general studies at Columbia University in 1979 and a doctorate in English at Hopkins.
Gyanendra Pandey, formerly of the University of Delhi, is a professor in the Department of Anthropology. Pandey is a leading figure in the field of the South Asian subcontinent and has been at the forefront of some of the most important academic debates in the field of culture and politics in the last decade. A Rhodes scholar, he earned a doctorate at Oxford University.
Geert Ridder, who was a visiting professor in the Department of Economics, is a professor in that department. Ridder, whose research focuses on combining panel data sets with attrition and refreshment samples, received a doctorate from the University of Amsterdam.
Morris Swartz, formerly a staff physicist at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Swartz is a leader in the field of experimental particle physics. He earned a bachelor's degree at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a doctorate in physics at the University of Chicago.
Sasha Torres, formerly of Brown University, joins the English Department as assistant professor. Torres received a doctorate from Cornell University. Her research focuses on issues of race, gender and the mass media.
Beverly Wendland has joined the Department of Biology as assistant professor. Her research examines endocytosis, an essential process whereby cell membranes incorporate small molecules such as nutrients and enable them to behave in coordinated ways. Wendland received a doctorate from Stanford University and has just completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.
Ethan Vishniac, formerly of the University of Texas, Austin, is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Vishniac is a theoretical astrophysicist, but his research also extends to the field of condensed matter and high-energy physics. He was awarded the 1990 Warner Prize, the most important honor granted by the American Astronomical Society to members under 40 years of age. He earned a bachelor's degree in physics and applied mathematics at the University of Rochester and a doctorate in astronomy at Harvard University.
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Ulrike Guerot, formerly of the Institute for European Policy-Research in Paris, is an assistant professor of European studies. A specialist in economic and social issues on European integration, the Franco-German relationship and the enlargement of the European Union to Eastern Europe, Guerot was assistant director of the Association for the Monetary Union of Europe and parliamentary assistant in the German Bundestag. She received a doctorate from the University of Munster, Germany.
Suhnne Ahn, musicology, received a bachelor's degree from Yale and a master's and doctorate from Harvard and has been on the faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests include Beethoven sketch studies, 19th-century chamber music and the French instrumental school.
Lucy Chang, music theory, has performed as a soloist on both the flute and piano with the San Francisco Symphony, Eastern Music Festival Orchestra and Southern Methodist University Summer Festival Orchestra. An active chamber musician, Chang is a member of the Young/Chang Duo and a founding member of the East Winds Woodwinds Quintet, which toured Japan in 1996. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, Chang earned a bachelor's degree in piano and flute performance and a master's in flute performance. She received additional training in eurhythmics at The Juilliard School.
Anthony Gigliotti, clarinet, studied at the Curtis Institute and was principal clarinet of the Philadelphia Orchestra for 47 years until his retirement. He was also a founding member of the Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet and has participated in the Newport Chamber Music Festival and International Music Festival (Valencia, Spain). His consulting work for the Selmer Instrument Company resulted in the design of the Selmer Series 10G clarinet. Gigliotti is a faculty member at the Curtis Institute and Temple University and former faculty, Grand Teton Orchestral Seminar.
Nicholas Maw, composition, has taught at the Royal Academy of Music, London, the universities of Cambridge and Exeter, Yale School of Music, Boston University and Bard College. Maw's compositions range from opera and symphonic pieces through chamber to vocal, choral and solo instrumental works. He has written two operas, One-Man Show and The Rising of the Moon, and is now composing an opera based on William Styron's novel Sophie's Choice, commissioned by the BBC for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Maw's music has been performed by major symphony orchestras in the United States, where he has received commissions from the Da Capo Ensemble, the St. Luke's Orchestra of New York and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Deidra Palmour, voice, received bachelor's and master's degrees from Baylor University and has performed with opera companies throughout the United States and in Nice, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. Her Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with the New York Choral Society was in 1992. She is a member of the Guilford Trio; recipient of grants from the Sullivan, Shoshana and Steber foundations; and winner of Metropolitan Opera, Baltimore Opera and Loren Zachary National Opera awards.
Alan Stepansky, cello, received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and studied at the Curtis Institute and the University of Pennsylvania. He was principal cellist of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and has appeared with the Mostly Mozart Festival, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Washington National Gallery and the New York Philharmonic Ensembles. He has been on the faculty at Harvard, MIT and the Manhattan School of Music.
Robert Van Sice, percussion, received a bachelor's degree from the Cleveland Institute and a master's from the South African College of Music. His recital and concerto performances in Europe, North America, Africa and the Far East have included premieres of more than 100 works for marimba. He was formerly principal percussionist, Bilbao Symphony, Spain; principal timpanist, Cape Town Symphony, South Africa; and former faculty, Rotterdam Conservatory, Holland; Freiburg Conservatory, Germany; Brussels Royal Conservatory, Belgium; and Geneva Conservatory, Switzerland. He is director of Percussion Studies, Yale School of Music.
School of Continuing Studies
Sarah Murray Thompson, formerly of the University of Wisconsin, is an assistant professor and director of undergraduate business and professional studies. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Eastern Illinois University, a master's in marketing management from the University of Colorado and a doctorate in educational psychology from Marquette University.
School of Medicine
The School of Medicine faculty has 95 new members: 12 assistant professors, 57 instructors, 12 assistants, seven research associates and seven scientists.
School of Nursing
Gayle Giboney Page, formerly of Ohio State University College of Nursing, has been named to the Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing Education. Page's area of expertise is pain management, and her research attempts to demonstrate that providing pain relief is not only a matter of comfort but one of physiologic necessity. She received a doctorate in nursing science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Sara Groves, formerly of Carroll College/Columbia College of Nursing in Wisconsin, is an instructor. Her area of expertise is community-based primary care, and she will work and teach in the school's community health nursing program. Groves received a doctorate in public health from the Columbia University School of Public Health.
Linda Pugh, formerly director of nursing research at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania, is an associate professor and director of professional education programs. Pugh is an expert in OB/GYN nursing and received a doctorate from the University of Maryland. She has lectured around the world and has developed curriculum at the Hopkins School of Nursing, where she was assistant professor from 1992 to 1996.
Laura Talbot, formerly of Texas Christian University, is an assistant professor and program director for geriatric nursing. Talbot will develop a program in geriatric nursing to complement the one in geriatric medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview. A colonel in the U.S. Armed Forces Reserves, Talbot received a doctorate in education from the University of North Texas and a doctorate in nursing from the Texas Woman's University.
School of Public Health
Janice V. Bowie is an assistant professor, Health Policy and Management, in the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Among Bowie's research interests are minority health, chronic disease prevention and control, quality of life, community health and religiosity. Prior to earning her doctorate in health policy and management from the School of Public Health, she worked for 15 years in a state public health department.
Vern B. Carruthers, formerly of Washington University, St. Louis, is an assistant professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. Carruthers is interested in the field of molecular and cell biology of the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. He earned a doctorate from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.
Janice Evans, formerly of the University of Pennsylvania, is an assistant professor in the Department of Population and Family Health Sciences. Evans, who is interested in the field of mammalian fertilization, earned a doctorate at the University of North Carolina.
Lawrence O. Gostin, professor of law at Georgetown University, has been appointed professor of law and public health, and co-director of the Johns Hopkins/Georgetown University Program on Law and Public Health. Gostin is interested in human rights in mental health, the ethical foundations of the new health care system, public health, and privacy and health information. He served on the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform. Gostin earned a law degree at Duke University School of Law and was awarded an honorary doctorate of law from the State University of New York. He is the editor of the health law and ethics section of JAMA.
Rafael A. Irizarry, formerly of the University of California, Berkeley, is an assistant professor, Biostatistics. Irizarry's interests are the application of random processes, stationary and nonstationary time series, Markov processes and wavelet analysis. An accomplished musician who plays the piano, guitar and cuartro, he has conducted research on second- and higher-order spectra of music. Irizarry earned a doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley.
Jouni J.K. Jaakkola, formerly of the Harvard School of Public Health, is an associate professor, Epidemiology. Jaakkola is interested in the field of environmental and occupational health and has carried out epidemiologic studies of the health effects of air and water pollution in Finland, Norway and Russia. Jaakkola earned M.D. and D.Sc. degrees at the University of Helsinki and a doctorate at McGill University.
Nathaniel F. Pierce, who held a joint appointment as professor of international health in the School of Public Health, with his primary appointment as a professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, now holds a primary appointment in the School of Public Health. He earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan and has worked extensively with the World Health Organization on combatting children's diseases.
Leiyu Shi, formerly chair of the Department of Health Administration, University of South Carolina School of Public Health, is an associate professor, Health Policy and Management. Shi's research contributions focus on primary care, with particular emphasis on community health centers and vulnerable populations. He earned a doctorate in health services research and an MBA in finance at the University of California, Berkeley.
David J. Sullivan, formerly of Washington University, St. Louis, is an assistant professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. Sullivan is interested in the mechanisms of iron metabolism, specifically utilization and transport, in Plasmodium falciparum, the etiologic parasite of malaria. He earned a medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed internal medicine and infectious diseases training at Washington University.
Whiting School of Engineering
Jonathan Cohen, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, double-majored in computer science and music at Duke University and holds master's and doctoral degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His research is in the area of interactive computer graphics and includes the automatic simplification of polygonal models, interactive walkthrough of massive models, compelling and realistic virtual environments, and modeling of 3-D objects.
Ralph Etienne-Cummings, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, comes to Hopkins from Southern Illinois University. He holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Lincoln University and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently he has conducted research in VLSI implementation of computer vision algorithms for fast, low power and compact focal plane image processing for robotics control.
James Harden, who holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Cornell University and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Harden's research interests are in the equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of soft materials.
En Ma, formerly of Louisiana State University, has been appointed associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and does research on the non-equilibrium processing of advanced materials, thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations, nanophase and amorphous alloys, thin film electronic materials and functional/structural materials for microelectromechanical systems.
Michael Miller, who received master's and doctoral degrees from Hopkins following a bachelor's at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Miller was formerly at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was professor of electrical engineering, the Newton R. and Sarah Louisa Glasgow Wilson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Center for Imaging Science. His principal fields of interest are image understanding and computer vision, medical imaging and computational anatomy, and computational neuroscience.
Trac Tran, who received bachelor's and master's degrees from MIT and was awarded a doctoral degree by the University of Wisconsin, Madison, joins the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as assistant professor. He is interested in filter banks and multirate systems, which provide new and effective ways to represent digital signals for computation, understanding and compression purposes.