Mason’s Distinguished Faculty Honored
Posted: August 21, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
At a reception on Aug. 20, Mason’s distinguished faculty – holders of endowed chairs, Distinguished Service Professors, University Professors and Clarence J. Robinson Professors – were honored and several new members were welcomed to their ranks.
Provost Peter Stearns welcomed the distinguished faculty and thanked them “for what you’ve done and and what you will do.” He also called upon the senior faculty members to develop mentoring relationships with younger faculty members.
President Alan Merten referred to the group as Mason’s “best and brightest,” and echoed Stearns’ exhortation to mentor new faculty.
Recalling his experience traveling abroad this summer, Merten also encouraged the group to consider “the global dimension” of the work that they do.
“You’ll see, as I did, what George Mason University means to other institutions around the world and what they expect of us.”
President Alan Merten, center, shares a laugh with professors Anthony Maiello and Paul D’Andrea.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Jack Censer and College of Health and Human Services Dean Shirley Travis introduced four faculty members who have recently joined the “distinguished” group.
Current faculty members Deborah Boehm-Davis, Psychology; Naomi Lynn Gerber, Health and Human Services; and Stephen Mastrofski, Administration of Justice, have been named University Professors. In addition, David Lee Weisburd, who joins the Administration of Justice faculty this fall, has been named a Distinguished Service Professor.
Naomi Lynn Gerber, center, was recently named a University Professor. With her are James Olds and Lloyd Griffiths.
College of Health and Human Services Dean Shirley Travis, center, welcomed distinguished faculty.
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The full list of distinguished faculty follows.
Andrea Bartoli, French Cumbie Chair of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Michael Behrmann, Helen A. Kellar Professor of Special Education
James T. Bennett, William P. Snavely Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy
Michael Bronzini, Sidney O. Dewberry Endowed Chair for Civil Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
Francis H. Buckley, Mason Foundation Professor of Law
Sandra Cheldelin, Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Professor of Conflict Resolution
Gerald Cook, Earle C. Williams Professor of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Tyler Cowen, Holbert L. Harris Chair in Economics
Amitava Dutta, LeRoy Eakin Senior Professor of E-commerce
Michael G. Ferri, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Finance
Stephen F. Fuller, Dwight C. Schar Faculty Chair in Public Policy and University Professor
Jack A. Goldstone, Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Jr. Endowed Chair
Marc Gopin, James H. Laue Chair in World Religions Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution
Kingsley E. Haynes, Ruth D. Hazel and John T. Hazel, M.D., Faculty Chair in Public Policy
Laurence R. Iannocone, David H. Koch and Charles G. Koch Professor of International Economics
Sushil Jajodia, BDM International Professor of Information Technology and University Professor
Gary Kreps,Eileen and Steve Mandell Term Professor of Health Communication
Gopal Krishnan, VSCPA Northern Chapter Professorship in Public Accounting
Nelson R. Lund, Patrick Henry Professor of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment
Carol C. Mattusch, Mathy Professor of Art History
Timothy J. Muris, Mason Foundation Professor of Law
Eric Pankey, Heritage Chair in Writing
Daniel Polsby, Mason Foundation Professor of Law
William Reeder, Heritage Chair in Arts and Cultural Criticism
Dennis J. Ritchie, Elisabeth Shirley Enochs Chair in Child Welfare
Nadim Rouhana, Henry Hart Rice Chair of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Charles K. Rowley, Duncan Black Professor of Economics
Andrew P. Sage, First American Bank of Virginia Professor of Information Technology and University Professor
Roger R. Stough, Northern Virginia Chair in Local Government
Richard E. Wagner, Holbert L. Harris Chair in Economics
Edward J. Wegman, Bernard J. Dunn Professor of Information Technology and Applied Statistics
Walter E. Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics
Distinguished Service Professor
Distinguished Service Professorships are aimed at faculty members whose scholarly and/or service contributions win international distinction.
Michael R. Kelley, School of Public Policy
Stuart Malawer, School of Public Policy
David Lee Weisburd, Administration of Justice
According to the Faculty Handbook, University Professors are “men and women of unusually great stature and eminence from the world of national and international achievement.” They are appointed by the president and the Board of Visitors with the advice and consent of an ad hoc faculty committee; although they are appointed as at-large members of the general faculty, they may also be invited to accept primary affiliation in one or more departments, colleges, schools or institutes.
Zoltan Acs, Public Policy
Deborah Boehm-Davis, Psychology
Peter Boettke, Economics
Kenneth Button, Public Policy
Alan Cheuse, English
Timothy Conlan, Public and International Affairs
Susanne Denham, Psychology
John Foster, English
James E. Gentle, Computational Statistics
Naomi L. Gerber, Health and Human Services
Alexander H. Levis, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lance Liotta, Molecular and Microbiology
James Maddux, Psychology
Anthony Maiello, Music
Stephen Mastrofski, Administration of Justice
Margo Mastropieri, Education and Human Development
Paricia Miller, Music
James L. Olds, Computational Neuroscience
Raja Parasuraman, Psychology
James Pfiffner, Public Policy
Richard Rubenstein, Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Thomas Scruggs, Education and Human Development
Martin Sherwin, History and Art History/School of Public Policy
Jagadish Shukla, Climate Dynamics
Edgar Sibley, Information Systems and Systems Engineering/School of Public Policy
Valery N. Soyfer, Molecular and Microbiology
June Tangney, Psychology
Susan Tolchin, Public Policy
Rex Wade, History and Art History
Clarence J. Robinson Professors
Thanks to the vision and generosity of the late Clarence J. Robinson, Mason undergraduates have the opportunity to learn from faculty members recruited to Mason from senior positions at prestigious institutions. The mission of the Clarence J. Robinson Professors is to enrich the academic experiences of undergraduate students. At the same time, the professors continue their scholarly pursuits on broad and fundamental intellectual issues.
Shaul Bakhash, History
Spencer Crew, History and Art History
Paul D’Andrea, Theater and English
Robert Hazen, Earth Sciences
Hugh Heclo, Public Affairs
Carma Hinton, Visual Culture and Chinese Studies
Harold Morowitz, Biology and Natural Philosophy
John Paden, International Affairs and Public Policy
James Trefil, Physics