2001-2002 New Faculty

Welcome to the Berkeleyan's annual look at the campus's newest faculty. The 2001-2002 edition presents 56 new faculty members by department. Included are brief summaries of their academic expertise and educational backgrounds, and photos of most professors. This annual guide is a great way for campus departments to introduce their new faculty members to the campus.


Agricultural & Resource Economics


Art History

Art Practice





City & Regional Planning

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Computer Science

Earth and Planetary Sciences

East Asian Languages & Cultures


Electrical Engineering

Energy & Resources Group


Environmental Science, Policy, &

Film Studies






Mechanical Engineering

Molecular & Cell Biology

Near Eastern Studies


Political Science


Public Health

Public Policy

Social Welfare

Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Welcome letter from the Chancellor



Chancellor Robert Berdahl


It is my great pleasure and honor to welcome our newest faculty members to the Berkeley campus. This year, an exceptional group of scholars and teachers has joined us, and we are tremendously fortunate to have them.

Berkeley is known worldwide for its cutting edge scholarship and teaching, its first rate student body, and its bold discussion of the issues of the day. Central to all these strengths is our preeminent faculty.

Whether measured by awards, research, scientific breakthroughs, or service to society, our faculty are leaders in their fields and in the classroom. That is why we continually seek to recruit both the most promising young scholars and senior faculty of international acclaim.

This year we have been particularly successful in achieving our goal. For academic year 2001-02, 73 percent of the faculty members we recruited accepted offers. One third of these new recruits are women and two are Howard Hughes Investigators. One will serve as the director of the Institute of East Asian Studies and the other as director of the Regional Oral History Office.

All our new faculty were heavily courted by other top universities, and all will further enhance our academic excellence across many disciplines.

I have met and spent some time with many of these new faculty members. I am impressed not only by their accomplishments, but also by their commitment to the mission of this university. I am certain that all of them will make important contributions to our campus community and beyond, and that they will continue to provide the absolutely best education possible to this university's students.

Please join me in welcoming these remarkable men and women to our campus.

Robert Berdahl


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