the faculty

Fifteen named to endowed chairs

At its May meeting, the Corporation of Brown University approved four new professorships and a directorship, and announced the appointment of 15 faculty to named chairs.

By TAB staff  |  June 1, 2010  |  Email to a friend

At its annual business meeting on May 28, 2010, the Brown Corporation ratified endowed professorships and a directorship established by its Advisory and Executive Committee.

Three Chancellor’s Professorships have been established with support from Chancellor Thomas J. Tisch; and the Sigal Family Professorship in Humanistic Medicine, a clinical professorship in oncology, was made possible by a gift from the family of the late Phyllis and Irving Sigal. In addition, the University has established the Frederic M. Alper Directorship of Financial Aid with a gift from Frederic M. Alper, a 1960 Brown graduate, parent, and trustee emeritus.

The Corporation also approved the appointment of the following faculty to named chairs, effective July 1, 2010:

Lundy Braun, Royce Family Professor in Teaching Excellence and Professor of Medical Science and Africana Studies

Timothy Flanigan, Dean’s Professor of Medical Science

Braden Fleming, Lucy Lippitt Professor of Orthopaedics in the Research Scholar Track

Lina Fruzzetti, Royce Family Professor in Teaching Excellence and Professor of Anthropology

Forrest Gander, Adele Kellenberg Seaver ’49 Professor of Creative Writing

Oncologist Fred J. Schiffman was named the inaugural holder of the Sigal Family Professorship in Humanistic Medicine.: Oncologist Fred J. Schiffman was named the inaugural holder of the Sigal Family Professorship in Humanistic Medicine. Constantine Gatsonis, Henry Ledyard Goddard University Professor of Medical Science

Gerald Guralnik, Chancellor’s Professor of Physics

Cindy Schwartz, Alan G. Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics in the Teaching Scholar Track

Fred J. Schiffman, Sigal Family Professor in Humanistic Medicine

Richard Schwartz, Chancellor’s Professor of Mathematics

William Warren, Chancellor’s Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences

Casey Dunn, Manning Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Jacques Khalip, Robert Gale Noyes Assistant Professor of the Humanities

Jessaca Leinaweaver, Vartan Gregorian Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Kiri Miller, Manning Assistant Professor of Music

Rashid Zia, Manning Assistant Professor of Engineering