Twenty-three scholars—from a variety of disciplines that include biology, Native American studies, and sociology—have joined the ranks of Dartmouth’s Arts & Sciences faculty this academic year. In this weeklong series, Dartmouth Now takes a closer look at some of these scholars, their research, and what brought them to Dartmouth.
“The Dartmouth community welcomes this extraordinary collection of professors to campus,” says Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences Michael Mastanduno.
“They are both world-class teachers and scholars in their respective disciplines; their passion and expertise will greatly benefit and advance the Dartmouth community.”
In addition to the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Dartmouth’s professional schools have welcomed new tenured and tenure-track faculty.
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth has appointed Christopher I. Amos, Giovanni Bosco, Chao Cheng, Robert A. Cramer, Jr., Amarendra K. Das, Casey S. Greene, Adv. ’10, Todd W. Miller, David W. Mullins, Richard Simons, Elizabeth Teisberg, and Scott Williams to the faculty.
The Tuck School of Business has welcomed scholars Yaniv Dover, Teresa Fort, Giovanni Gavetti, Steven Kahl ’91, and Margaret Pierson.
Thayer School of Engineering has appointed Brenden Epps, an assistant professor of engineering.
New faculty members say they had positive first impressions.
“I am very impressed by the vibrant scholarly environment of Dartmouth,” says Olga Zhaxybayeva, assistant professor of biological sciences. “I wish I had time to go to all the interesting seminars and symposia that happen here daily.”
Emily Walton, assistant professor of sociology, enjoys working with her students. “The students here are incredible—engaged, confident, and well prepared,” says Walton. “I love preparing for class and thinking about all the things the students will find interesting, as well as engaging in discussion with students who ask incredible questions and challenge us all to be better.”
Sara Muñoz, assistant professor of Spanish, says she feels comfortable at Dartmouth. “Every day I am astonished by how nice and collaborative people are here. Everybody is willing to help, to offer a piece of advice, and they make you feel at home,” she says. “This, combined with the highly intellectual atmosphere that surrounds Dartmouth, makes it an outstanding and privileged place to be.”
New tenured and tenure-track faculty at Dartmouth, 2012-13
Arts & Sciences
Stephon Alexander, Ernest Everett Just 1907 Professor of Natural Sciences; director of Dartmouth’s E.E. Just Program
Randall Balmer, Mandel Family Professor of Arts and Sciences; chair of the religion department
Michael Cox, assistant professor of environmental studies
Yasser Elhariry, assistant professor of French
Jon Freeman, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences
Maria Ida Gobbini, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences
Erik Griffin, assistant professor of biological sciences
Yusaku Horiuchi, associate professor of government; Mitsui Chair of the Study of Japan
Katie Hornstein, assistant professor of art history
Julie Hruby, assistant professor of classical studies
Sean Kang, assistant professor of education
David Kraemer, Adv. ’07, assistant professor of education
Janice McCabe, assistant professor of sociology
Petra McGillen, assistant professor of German
Sara Muñoz, assistant professor of Spanish
Erich Osterberg, assistant professor of earth sciences
David Plunkett, assistant professor of philosophy
Nicholas Reo, assistant professor of Native American studies and environmental studies
Analola Santana, assistant professor of Spanish
Spencer Topel, assistant professor of music
Emily Walton, assistant professor of sociology
Kevin Wright, assistant professor of physics and astronomy
Olga Zhaxybayeva, assistant professor of biological sciences
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Christopher I. Amos, professor of community and family medicine
Giovanni Bosco, associate professor of genetics
Chao Cheng, assistant professor of genetics
Robert A. Cramer, Jr., assistant professor of microbiology and immunology
Amarendra K. Das, associate professor of psychiatry, associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Casey S. Greene, Adv. ’10, assistant professor of genetics
Todd W. Miller, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology
David W. Mullins, assistant professor of micro immunology
Richard Simons, senior associate dean for medical education; professor of medicine, associate vice president for health affairs
Elizabeth Teisberg, professor of community and family medicine
Scott Williams, professor of genetics and director of the Center for Integrative Biomedical Sciences
Thayer School of Engineering
Brenden Epps, assistant professor of engineering
The Tuck School of Business
Yaniv Dover, assistant professor of business administration
Teresa Fort, assistant professor of business administration
Giovanni Gavetti, associate professor of strategy
Steven Kahl ’91, associate professor of business administration
Margaret Pierson, assistant professor of business administration