Promotion and Tenure: 2014 Profiles

Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Todd Cronan
Art History
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Todd Cronan completed his PhD in the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley (2005). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2010, he held positions at Virginia Commonwealth University, University of California, Berkeley and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His primary research focus is modern art (painting, photography and architecture) in Europe and North America and theoretical issues around intention, affect and expression. His articles have been published in journals including The Art Bulletin, The Brecht Yearbook, The British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Design and Culture, History of Photography, New German Critique, nonsite.org, qui parle, Radical Philosophy, and the Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte.

Jacobus de Roode
Biology
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Jacobus de Roode completed his PhD in Evolution and Ecology at the University of Edinburgh (2005). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2008, he held postdoctoral positions at Emory University and the University of Georgia. His primary research focus is the ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions, including the study of self-medication in monarch butterflies, virulence evolution in honeybee parasites and drug resistance in human malaria. His articles have been published in journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Evolution, Ecology Letters, and Science.

Carla Freeman
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Carla Freeman completed her PhD in Anthropology at Temple University (1993). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 1995, she held positions at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and at the University of the West Indies. Her primary research focus is on the culture, gender and political economy of globalization. Her books include High Tech and High Heels in the Global Economy: Women, Work, and Pink Collar Identities in the Caribbean (Duke University Press, 2000), Global Middle Classes: Ethnographic Particularities, Theoretical Convergences (SAR Press, edited with Rachel Heiman and Mark Liechty), and Entrepreneurial Selves: Neoliberal Respectability and the Making of a Caribbean Middle Class (Duke University Press, 2014); her articles have been published in journals including American Ethnologist, Critique of Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Signs: Journal of Women, Culture and Society, and Feminist Studies.

Nicole Gerardo
Biology
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Nicole Gerardo completed her PhD in Integrative Biology at The University of Texas at Austin (2004). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2007, she held a postdoctoral position at the University of Arizona. Her primary research focus is on the ecology and evolution of insect interactions with beneficial and harmful microbes. Her articles have been published in journals including Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Evolution, Genome Biology, Molecular Ecology, and PLoS Biology.

Adam Glynn
Political Science
Appointment to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Adam Glynn completed his PhD in Statistics at the University of Washington (2006). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2014, he held positions as Assistant and Associate Professor at Harvard University. His research focuses on causal inference and sampling/survey design for political science applications. His articles have been published in journals including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of the American Statistical Association, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Political Analysis, and Public Opinion Quarterly.

Kevin Karnes
Music
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Kevin Karnes completed his PhD in Musicology from Brandeis University (2001). He is a historical musicologist who studies sounding expressions of identity, difference, and belonging in central and eastern Europe, from the nineteenth century to the present. His publications include Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History (Oxford UP, 2008); Baltic Musics/Baltic Musicologies: The Landscape since 1991 (co-edited with Jochim Braun; Routledge, 2009); Brahms and His World (co-edited with Walter Frisch; Princeton UP, 2009); and A Kingdom Not of this World: Wagner, the Arts and Utopian Visions in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna (Oxford UP, 2013).

Stefen Lutz
Chemistry
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Stefan Lutz completed his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Florida (1999). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2002, he held a postdoctoral fellowship position at Pennsylvania State University. His primary research focus is the engineering and design of proteins for therapeutic applications, as well as green and sustainable biocatalytic process in industry. His articles have been published in journals including Nature, Science, and the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Donna Maney
Psychology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Donna Maney completed her PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior from the University of Washington (1997). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2003, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Her research focus is how hormones, genes, and neural circuits interact with the environment to affect social behavior. Her work has been published in over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters since 1996, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Hormones & Behavior, Developmental Neurobiology, Behavior Genetics, PLoS ONE, Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience, Endocrinology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Advances in Genetics, European Journal of Neuroscience, Genome Biology and Evolution, and Journal of Comparative Neurology.

Joseph Manns
Psychology
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Joseph Manns completed his PhD in Psychology at the University of California, San Diego (2002). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2007, he held a postdoctoral fellow position in the Department of Psychology at Boston University. His research connects neuroscience with psychology to ask how the hippocampal memory system supports our everyday memories. His articles have been published in journals including Hippocampus, Pharmacology, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Laura Namy
Psychology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Laura Namy completed her PhD in Cognitive Psychology at Northwestern University (1998). She joined the faculty at Emory as an Assistant Professor immediately after completing her doctoral degree. Her research focus is on how cognition and language grow and develop in infants, toddlers, and young children, researching how individuals determine the meanings of novel words, and how children construct a meaningful sense of what objects are, what categories they belong to, and how various objects relate to each other. She has been published in more than 30 peer-review publications in her field, including Brain and Language, Infancy, Language Learning and Development, and Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Elizabeth Pastan
Art History
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Elizabeth Pastan completed her PhD in Art History at Brown University (1986). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 1995, she held positions at Indiana University in Bloomington, Wellesley College, the Rhode Island School of Design, Boston College, The Museum School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Brown University. Her primary research focus is medieval art and architecture. Her articles have been published in journals including the Journal for Glass Studies, The Haskins Society Journal, Anglo-Norman Studies, Word & Image, Gesta, Speculum, The Record of the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Michael Rich
Political Science
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Michael Rich completed his PhD in Political Science at Northwestern University (1985). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 1994, Rich held positions at Brown University, The Providence Plan, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. His primary research focuses on collaborative, cross-sector, community-based partnerships and the revitalization of urban communities. He is the author of Collaborative Governance for Urban Revitalization (with Robert Stoker, Cornell University Press, 2014) and Federal Policymaking and the Poor (Princeton University Press, 1993). His articles have been published in journals including the American Political Science Review, Urban Affairs Review, Publius: the Journal of Federalism, Housing Policy Debate, Cityscape, and Economic Development Quarterly.

Melvin Rogers
Philosophy
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Melvin Rogers completed his PhD in Political Science at Yale University (2006). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2012, Rogers held positions at the University of Virginia, Swarthmore College and Carleton College. Rogers' primary research focus is political theory, democratic theory and pragmatism. His articles have been published in journals including Contemporary Political Theory, Contemporary Pragmatism, European Journal of Political Theory, and Philosophy and Social Criticism.

Michelle Schreiber
Film and Media Studies
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Michele Schreiber completed her PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (2006). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2008, she held a Visiting Assistant Professor position at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Her primary research focus is gender in film and media. Her articles have been published in anthologies including Reclaiming the Archie: Feminism and Film History (2010), Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema (2011), and American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond (2012). She is the author of the book American Postfeminist Cinema: Women, Romance and Contemporary Culture (Edinburgh University Press, 2014).

Susanna Widicus Weaver
Chemistry
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Susanna Widicus Weaver completed her PhD in Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (2005). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2008, she was a postdoctoral scholar in Chemistry and Astronomy at the University of Illinois. Her primary research focus is astrochemistry, drawing from the forefronts of laboratory spectroscopy, observational astronomy, and chemical modeling. Her articles have been published in journals including The Journal of Physical Chemistry, The Astrophysical Journal, The Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, Chemical Reviews, and Review of Scientific Instruments.

Carrie Rosefsky Wickham
Political Science
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Carrie Wickham completed her PhD in Politics at Princeton (1996). She joined the faculty at Emory in 1994. Her primary research focus is the study of Islamist movements and contentious politics in the Middle East and North Africa. She is the author of two books, published respectively by Columbia University Press (2002) and Princeton University Press (2013), and her articles have appeared in journals including Comparative Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics, and the Middle East Law and Governance Journal.

Oxford College

Jasminka Ninkovic
Economics
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Jasminka Ninkovic completed her PhD in Economics at Emory University (2007). Prior to joining the faculty at Oxford College of Emory University in 2008, she held positions as a research fellow at the Institute for Economic Sciences and the Institute for Foreign Trade in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Her primary research focus is foreign direct investment and transition economies and the scholarship of teaching and learning, with an emphasis on team-based learning. She is the author of the book Determinants of International Flows: An Analysis of Foreign Direct Investment and Export. She has presented her research at a number of pedagogy and economics conferences.

Effrosyni Seitaridou
Physics
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Effrosyni Seitaridou completed her PhD in Physics at California Institute of Technology in 2008 and joined the faculty at Oxford College of Emory University that same year. Her primary research focus is molecular diffusion and biophysics. She is co-author of the book Simple Brownian Diffusion: An Introduction to the Standard Theoretical Models (Oxford University Press), and has co-authored articles published in journals including The Journal of Chemical Physics and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

Goizueta Business School

Ryan Hamilton
Marketing
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Ryan Hamilton joined the Goizueta Business School faculty in 2008 after completing a PhD in Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is a consumer psychologist, whose research investigates shopper decision making. In particular, he is interested in how brands, prices and choice architecture influence decision making at the point of purchase. His research has been published in journals including Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Management Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Diwas KC
Information Systems and Operations Management
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Diwas KC completed his PhD in Managerial Sciences and Applied Economics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2008). Prior to joining the Emory faculty in 2008, he held positions at Oracle Corporation in California and Teradyne Inc. in Massachusetts. His primary research focus is health care operations and policy. His articles have been published in journals including Management Science and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

Kristy Towry
Accounting
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Kristy Towry completed her PhD in Accounting at The University of Texas at Austin (2002). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2002, she held positions at The University of Texas at Austin, Compaq Computer Corporation, Exxon Company, LA Tech University, and First National Bank. Her primary research focus is the use of accounting information for managerial decision making, with a special focus on managerial control systems and financial incentives. Her articles have been published in journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, and The Review of Accounting Studies.

School of Law

Joanna Shepherd-Bailey
Law
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Joanna Shepherd-Bailey completed her PhD in Economics at Emory University (2002). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2004, she was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Clemson University. Her research focuses on law and economics, especially on empirical analyses of legal changes and legal institutions, such as the impact of campaign contributions on decision making by elected judges. Her articles have been published in journals including New York University Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Duke Law Journal, and Southern California Law Review.

Alexander "Sasha" Volokh
Law
Grant of Tenure within Rank of Associate Professor
Alexander "Sasha" Volokh completed his JD (2003) and PhD in Economics (2004), both at Harvard University. Prior to joining the Emory faculty in 2009, he was a visiting associate professor at both Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Houston Law Center. His research interests include law and economics, privatization, administrative law, and legal history. His articles have been published in journals including University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Stanford Law Review, American Law and Economics Review, and New York University Law Review.

School of Medicine

Jing Chen
Hematology and Medical Oncology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Jing Chen completed his PhD in Biochemistry and Cell and Developmental Biology at Emory University (2001). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2004, Chen was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Chen's primary research focus is how intricate molecular communication networks evolve to control cell growth, survival, proliferation and differentiation in mammalian cells, and how disruption of these processes leads to oncogenesis. His articles have been published in journals including Cancer Cell, Molecular Cell, and Science Signaling.

Cynthia A. Derdeyn
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Cynthia Derdeyn completed her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at Georgia State University (1994). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2004, Derdeyn held positions at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and University of Alabama at Birmingham. Derdeyn's primary research focus is understanding the transmission and immunogenicity of HIV with the aim of applying that knowledge as a basis for developing an effective HIV vaccine. Her articles have been published in journals including Science, PLoS Pathogens, and Virology.

Victor Faundez
Cell Biology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Victor Faundez completed both his MD (1989) and his PhD in Biological Sciences (1995) at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2000, Faundez was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. Faundez's primary research focus is mechanisms by which membrane proteins in neurons are sorted and transported from the cell body to synaptic terminals. His articles have been published in journals including Journal of Neuroscience, Nature Genetics, and Journal of Cell Biology.

Mandy L. Ford
Surgery
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Mandy Ford completed her PhD in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis at Emory University (2004). Ford was a postdoctoral fellow in the Emory Transplant Center before she was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery in 2007. Ford's primary research focus is T cell activation, programming, and memory generation following transplantation. Her articles have been published in journals including The Journal of Experimental Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and The Journal of Immunology.

Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis
Neurosurgery
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Costas Hadjipanayis completed his MD at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (1998) and his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2005). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2007, Hadjipanayis held positions at the University of Pittsburgh. Hadjipanayis's primary research focus is the use of fluorescent-guided surgery for the management of malignant brain tumors. His articles have been published in journals including Neurosurgery and Cancer Research.

Shella Keilholz
Biomedical Engineering
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Shella Keilholz completed her PhD in Engineering Physics at the University of Virginia (2001). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2004, Keilholz did postgraduate training at the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Keilholz's primary research focus is developing noninvasive ways to image and analyze dynamic network interactions within the brain. Her articles have been published in journals including NeuroImage.

Baek Kim
Pediatrics
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Baek Kim completed his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Arizona (1993). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Kim held positions at the University of Rochester. Kim's primary research focus is elucidating molecular mechanisms involved in HIV genomic hypermutability. Kim is Director of the Center for Drug Discovery. His articles have been published in journals including Nature of Immunology, Virology, and PLoS Pathogens.

Gregory S. Martin
Medicine
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Gregory Martin completed his MD at Vanderbilt University (1994) and his Master of Science in Clinical Research at Emory (2004). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2000, Martin did postgraduate medical training at Vanderbilt University. Martin's two related research foci are acute respiratory distress syndrome and its most common causative condition, sepsis. At Grady Memorial Hospital, Martin serves as Director of the Medical and Coronary Intensive Care Units (since 2005) and as Section Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (since 2006). His articles have been published in journals including the Journal of Critical Care and Critical Care Medicine.

Donald T. Rainnie
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Donald Rainnie completed his PhD in Pharmacology at Edinburgh University (1988). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2000, Rainnie held positions at the University of Texas and Harvard University. Rainnie's primary research focus is understanding how disruption of the neural circuitry of the extended amygdala can contribute to the etiology of psychopathologies associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and autism spectrum disorder. His articles have been published in journals including the Journal of Neuroscience, Science, and the Journal of Neurophysiology.

Martin G. Sanda
Urology
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Martin Sanda completed his MD at Columbia University (1987). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Sanda held positions at Harvard Medical School. Sanda's primary research foci are three multi-center consortium studies that seek to develop urine tests for detecting prostate cancer and to develop benchmarks for improving quality of life among cancer survivors. His articles have been published in journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Ioannis Sechopoulos
Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Ioannis Sechopoulos completed his PhD in Bioengineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007 and was recruited to Emory the same year. Sechopoulos's primary research focus is the development and use of computer models, simulations, and algorithms for two distinct areas: radiation dosimetry studies of existing and upcoming x-ray based imaging technologies, and optimization and development of tomographic x-ray based breast cancer imaging. His articles have been published in journals including Medical Physics, PLoS One, and Radiology.

Hyunsuk Shim
Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Hyunsuk Shim completed her PhD in Biophysics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1992). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2002, Shim held positions at Johns Hopkins University. Shim's primary research focus is interdisciplinary translational efforts to discover novel series of drugs to inhibit metastasis, to develop imaging tool to detect metastatic potential of tumor cells by using Positron Emission Tomography, and to develop high-resolution, volumetric MR spectroscopic imaging to accurately monitor/predict cancer therapy response in glioblastoma patients. Her articles have been published in journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Cancer Research, and American Journal of Physiology.

Lena Ting
Biomedical Engineering
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Lena Ting completed her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University (1998). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory University in 2002, Ting did postgraduate training at Laboratoire Physiologie et Biologie de la Motricite, Université de Paris V and Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Sciences University. Ting's primary research focus is the emerging field of neuromechanicsand seeks to understand how the brain and body interact to produce normal and impaired movement. Her articles have been published in journals including Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Biomechanics, and Journal of Neuroscience.

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Melissa Faulkner
Nursing
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Melissa Faulkner completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1991). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, she held positions at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Tennessee, and Southeast Missouri State University. Her primary research focus is on the psychosocial and physiological alterations, particularly cardiovascular risks, associated with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes in adolescents. Her articles have been published in journals including Biological Research in Nursing, Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, and Journal of Pediatric Health Care.

Kristy Martyn
Nursing
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Kristy Martyn completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of Florida, Gainesville (1998). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, she held positions at the University of Michigan, Georgia State University, Albany State University, University of Miami, and University of Florida. Her primary research focus is on improving the health of adolescents through person-centered assessment and communication. Her articles have been published in journals including Nursing Research, Journal of Pediatric Health Care, and Journal of School Nursing.

Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
Nursing
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Drenna Waldrop-Valverde completed her PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Memphis (1999). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2011, she held positions at the University of Miami. Her primary research focus is on understanding the factors associated with medication adherence, particularly among persons with HIV/AIDS. Her articles have been published in journals including AIDS and Behavior, Journal of Aging Research, and Psychology, Health, and Medicine.

Rollins School of Public Health

F. Dubois Bowman
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
F. Dubois Bowman completed his PhD in Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2000, he was a graduate student and statistician for Rho, Inc. His primary research focus is the development of statistical methodology for assessing brain imaging data. His articles have been published in journals including NeuroImage, Biometrics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, and Statistics in Medicine.

Cam Escoffery
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Cam Escoffery completed her PhD in Health Promotion and Behavior at the University of Georgia (2002). Prior to joining the tenure-track faculty at Emory in 2008, she was Clinical Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory. Her primary research focus is dissemination and implementation research in health promotion and chronic disease prevention and control, particularly cancer. Her articles have been published in journals including Health Education and Behavior, Journal of Health Education, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Health Education Research.

Ying Guo
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Ying Guo completed her PhD in Biostatistics at Emory University (2004). Prior to joining the tenure-track faculty at Emory in 2006, she was Research Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at Emory. Her primary research focus is imaging statistics and methods for multivariate data analysis. Her articles have been published in journals including Biostatistics, Biometrics, NeuroImage, and Journal of the American Statistical Association.

Penelope Howards
Epidemiology
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Penelope Howards completed her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2004). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2007, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH. Her primary research focus is reproductive health epidemiology, including infertility among cancer survivors, and epidemiologic methods. Her articles have been published in journals including the American Journal of Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Annals of Epidemiology, and Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.

Timothy Lash
Epidemiology
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Timothy Lash completed his DSc in Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health (1999). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, he was Professor of Epidemiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and Aarhus University (Denmark). His research focuses on improvement of breast cancer outcomes and epidemiologic methods. His articles have been published in journals including American Journal of Epidemiology, British Medical Journal, Lancet, and Journal of the National Cancer Institute. He is the author of the text, Modern Epidemiology.

Yang Liu
Environmental Health
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Yang Liu completed his PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at Harvard University (2004). Before joining the faculty at Emory in 2009, he was a Research Associate at the School of Public Health, Harvard University. His primary research focus is the development of advanced spatial statistical models using satellite data to estimate fine particulate matter concentration and the impact of climate change on health. His articles have been published in journals including Environmental Health Perspectives, Atmospheric Environment, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Remote Sensing of Environment.

Robert Lyles
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Robert Lyles completed his PhD in Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1996). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 1999, he was an Assistant Scientist at the Johns Hopkins University. His primary research focus is developing statistical tools for epidemiological research as applied to environmental toxin exposures, assessment of HIV viral load and cancer and the management of misclassified and missing data. His articles have been published in journals including Biometrics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, AIDS, and Statistics in Medicine.

Stefanie Ebelt Sarnat
Environmental Health
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Stefanie Ebelt Sarnat completed her ScD in Environmental Health at Harvard University (2005). Prior to joining the tenure-track faculty at Emory in 2009, she was Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at Emory. Her primary research focus is on the health effects of exposure to ambient air pollution and health impacts of climate change. Her articles have been published in journals including Epidemiology, Environmental Health Perspectives, Environmental Science and Technology, and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Matthew Strickland
Environmental Health
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Matthew Strickland completed his PhD in Epidemiology at Emory University (2007). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2008, he was a Health Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Strickland's primary research focus is on the health effects of exposure to ambient air pollution and reproductive and children's environmental health. His articles have been published in journals including Environmental Health Perspectives, American Journal of Epidemiology, Pediatrics, and Epidemiology.

Candler School of Theology

Joel LeMon
Old Testament
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Joel LeMon earned his PhD in Hebrew Bible from Emory University's Graduate Division of Religion (2007) and joined the Emory faculty that same year. His primary research interest is in the interpretation of the Psalms. His articles have been published in journals including the Journal of Biblical Literature and Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft.

Ted Smith
Preaching and Ethics
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Ted Smith earned his PhD in Ethics and Society from Emory's Graduate Division of Religion (2004). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, he taught at Vanderbilt University. His primary research interest is in the intersection between history, ethics, and political theology. His articles have been published in journals including the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Studies in Christian Ethics, and Homiletics.

Brent Strawn
Old Testament
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Brent Strawn completed his PhD in Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary (2001). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, he taught at Asbury Theological Seminary. His primary research interests are in the areas of biblical iconography and poetics. His articles have been published in journals including Vetus Testamentum, the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft.