Four faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences were recently approved as endowed professors by the Cornell Board of Trustees, continuing the college’s priority to recognize faculty excellence and accomplishments.
With these four, the number of A&S faculty appointed to endowed professorships since fall 2018 has reached 34.
“These coveted appointments are an important part of the College’s efforts to recruit and retain outstanding and engaging professors at Cornell,” said Ray Jayawardhana, Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. “I am happy to be able to congratulate this group of well-deserving colleagues.”
The professorships are possible because of generous gifts from alumni, parents and friends. Those gifts allow the College to replace retiring faculty, recruit stellar junior faculty and recognize and retain mid-career and senior faculty to provide leadership in areas of strategic importance.
The four faculty members honored are:
Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities
Professor, Asian studies
Herbert 1953 and Stephanie Neuman Professor in Hebrew and Jewish Literature
Associate professor, Near Eastern studies
Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy
Robert and Ann Rosenthal Assistant Professor of Sociology
Assistant professor, sociology