Date September 4, 2018
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Brown welcomes 53 new faculty members

Hailing from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds, 53 new faculty members join the Brown community this year to guide student-centered learning and engage in high-impact research.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — With research and teaching expertise in fields ranging from brain science and data science to Africana studies, epidemiology and engineering, 53 new professors and lecturers will join the Brown University faculty in the 2018-19 academic year.

“Faculty are central to Brown’s core educational mission,” said Brown University Provost Richard M. Locke. “They are responsible for engaging in research and discovery across disciplines, finding solutions to pressing societal issues, and for designing innovative approaches to teaching and learning that prepare students to make a difference in the world. I’m enthusiastic about the exceptional scholars who are joining the Brown community this year and look forward to supporting their work in classrooms, laboratories and in the community.”

VIDEO: Brown welcomes 53 new faculty members (by Stephen Crocker)

The new professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers and research and teaching faculty members will serve in a wide variety of academic departments. The full listing, with links for more information about each faculty member, follows below:

Humanities and Social Sciences

Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman

Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman
Associate Professor of American Studies and English

 

Lisa Biggs

Lisa Biggs
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

 

 

Kelly Dobson

Kelly Dobson
Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media

 

 

Jae Hee Han

Jae Hee Han
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

 

 

Laird Hunt

Laird Hunt
Professor of Literary Arts

 

 

Liwei Jiao

Liwei Jiao
Lecturer in East Asian Studies

 

 

Leila Lehnen

Leila Lehnen
Associate Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

 

 

Susanna Loeb

Susanna Loeb
Professor of Education and International and Public Affairs

 

 

Kevin Quashie

Kevin Quashie
Professor of English

 

 

Dixa Ramirez

Dixa Ramirez
Assistant Professor of American Studies and English

 

 

Emily Rauscher

Emily Rauscher
Assistant Professor of Sociology

 

 

RaMell Ross

RaMell Ross
Assistant Professor of Visual Art (effective January 2019)

 

 

Mark Seto

Mark Seto
Director of the Brown University Orchestra and Senior Lecturer in Music

 

 

Mark Steinbach

Mark Steinbach
Senior Lecturer of Music

 

 

Lulei Su

Lulei Su
Lecturer in East Asian Studies

 

 

Neil Thakral

Neil Thakral
Assistant Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs

 

Life and Physical Sciences

Stephen Bach

Stephen Bach
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

 

Yuri Bazilevs

Yuri Basilevs
E. Paul Sorensen Professor of Engineering

 

 

Alexander Evans

Alexander Evans
Assistant Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

 

 

Roman Feiman

Roman Feiman
Assistant Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences

 

 

Andrey Gromov

Andrey Gromov
Assistant Professor of Physics (effective January 2019)

 

 

Jia Li

Jia Li
Assistant Professor of Physics (effective January 2019)

 

 

Charles Morton

Charles Morton
Lecturer in Chemistry

 

 

Tim Nelson

Tim Nelson
Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Research)

 

 

Ellie Pavlick

Ellie Pavlick
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

 

 

Vikas Srivastava

Vikas Srivastava
Assistant Professor of Engineering

 

 

Kory Stiffler

Kory Stiffler
Assistant Professor of Physics (Research)

 

 

Eric Victor

Eric Victor
Lecturer in Chemistry

 

 

Samuel Watson

Samuel Watson
Lecturer in the Data Science Initiative

 

Biology and Medicine

See a complete list of new Biology and Medicine faculty, including clinical appointments.

 

Marco De Cecco

Marco de Cecco
Instructor in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry (Research)

 

 

Carsten Eickhoff

Carsten Eickhoff
Assistant Professor of Medical Science

 

 

Iuliana Ene

Iuliana Ene
Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Research)

 

 

Alexander Fleischmann

Alexander Fleischmann
Provost's Associate Professor of Brain Science, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

 

 

Hamish Fraser

Hamish Fraser
Associate Professor of Medical Science

 

 

Emilia Huerta-Sanchez

Emilia Huerta-Sanchez
Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

 

 

Blanche Ip

Blanche Ip
Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)

 

 

Stephanie Jones

Stephanie Jones
Associate Professor of Neuroscience

 

 

George Lisi

George Lisi
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry

 

 

Matthew Nassar

Matthew Nassar
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (effective January 2019)

 

 

Kathaleen O'Connor-Giles

Kathaleen O'Connor-Giles
Provost's Associate Professor of Brain Science, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

 

 

Brandon Ogbunugafor

Brandon Ogbunugafor
Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

 

 

Nathalie Oulhen

Nathalie Oulhen
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry (Research)

 

 

Rachel Soemedi

Rachel Soemedi
Instructor in Medical Science (Research)

 

 

Daniel Spade

Daniel Spade
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

 

Public Health

Jasjit Ahluwalia

Jasjit Ahluwalia
Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Professor of Medicine

 

Angela Bengtson

Angela Bengtson
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (effective January 2019)

 

 

Nina Joyce

Nina Joyce
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

 

 

Whitney Mills

Whitney Mills
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research)

 

 

Patience Moyo

Patience Moyo
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

 

 

Jennifer Nazareno

Jennifer Nazareno
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

 

 

Jennifer Pellowski

Jennifer Pellowski
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

 

 

Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez

Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

 

 

Ian Saldanha

Ian Saldanha
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice