This school year, 23 new faculty members join the College of Arts and Sciences, enhancing Cornell’s strengths in areas such as media studies, behavioral economics, moral psychology and African American literature.
The new faculty members include two alumni. Geneticist Franklin Pugh ’83 will join the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics during the spring semester. A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pugh aims to understand how all genes are regulated in human and yeast model systems and to apply this knowledge toward better diagnosis and management of human diseases.
Behavioral economist Alex Rees-Jones ’08, Ph.D. ’13, focuses on integrating psychology into economic policy analysis. His research seeks to understand how people think about and make decisions regarding their taxes.
This story originally appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.