New Endowed Chairs in the School of Arts and Sciences

New Endowed Chairs in the School of Arts and Sciences

Anthony Braga: Jerry Lee Professor of Criminology

Anthony Braga has joined Penn Arts & Sciences as the Jerry Lee Professor of Criminology. Dr. Braga is a single of the nation’s primary social experts performing to strengthen our being familiar with of criminal offense and innovate in our justice system. His study cuts throughout lots of pressing subjects of wide desire, such as policing, gun violence, and crime avoidance. His current investigation consists of a randomized managed demo on the influence of police system-worn cameras, a examine on the value of sustained investigative work in fixing homicides and nonfatal gun assaults, and the result of courtroom-ordered reforms on racial disparities in New York Police Division enforcement patterns. Dr. Braga is a fellow the American Modern society of Criminology, a fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology, and the 2014 receiver of the AEC’s Joan McCord Award, recognizing his commitment to randomized controlled experiments.

Dr. Braga will launch the Crime and Justice Policy Lab in the division of criminology, aiming to place Penn’s research expertise to get the job done in addressing crime problems and fixing justice process worries in Philadelphia and further than.

Dr. Braga is becoming a member of Penn soon after five decades at Northeastern University, serving as the Elmer V. H. and Eileen M. Brooks Distinguished Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the director of the University of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and the director of the Centre on Criminal offense and Group Resilience. From 2012 to 2016, Dr. Braga was the Don M. Gottfredson Professor of Evidence-Based Criminology at Rutgers College. Prior to his time at Rutgers, Dr. Braga was a lecturer in community coverage and a senior exploration fellow at the Kennedy College of Federal government at Harvard College. He acquired a PhD and an MA in felony justice from Rutgers College, an MPA from Harvard College, and a BS in criminal justice from the College of Massachusetts.

The Jerry Lee Professorship was proven in 2003 by Jerry Lee through the Jerry Lee Foundation to support the recruitment of college in the area of criminology. Mr. Lee is the founder and president of 101.1 Extra FM Radio in Philadelphia.

Ron Donagi: Thomas A. Scott Professor of Mathematics

caption: Ron DonagiRon Donagi, professor of arithmetic and physics, has been appointed Thomas A. Scott Professor of Arithmetic. Dr. Donagi is an internationally renowned scholar of algebraic geometry and string theory. His perform is on the forefront of major exploration attempts in geometry, symplectic topology, quantum area theory, string theory and phenomenology, and the study of integrable types in condensed subject concept. Several of his former pupils are amongst the leaders in these fields. He has authored far more than 100 research articles and seven books. His investigate has been supported by numerous Nationwide Science Foundation grants, and he is the co-recipient of a $10 million Simons Collaboration Grant to show the Homological Mirror Symmetry Conjecture, just one of mathematics’ superb open difficulties. Dr. Donagi has been chosen as a Simons Fellow in Mathematics, as Deputy Director of the distinguished Simons Collaboration on Homological Mirror Symmetry, and as a fellow of the American Mathematical Modern society.

The Thomas A. Scott Professorship of Mathematics was set up by Thomas Alexander Scott, who served as the U.S. assistant secretary of war from 1861 until 1862 and later turned president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, on his dying in 1881.

Douglas Durian: Mary Amanda Wooden Professor of Physics

caption: Douglas DurianDouglas Durian, professor of physics and astronomy, has been appointed the Mary Amanda Wood Professor of Physics. A condensed issue experimentalist, Dr. Durian has created groundbreaking contributions in the locations of non-equilibrium tender matter physics and optics, especially in foams, suspensions, and granular materials, as properly as in the development of numerous mild scattering approaches for analyze of opaque resources. He is the author of virtually 150 articles or blog posts, and his exploration has received assist from a lot of Countrywide Science Foundation and NASA grants. Dr. Durian has served as chair of the American Physical Culture Topical Team on Comfortable Matter and of the Gordon Study Convention on Granular Make any difference. He at present serves on the editorial boards of Papers in Physics, NPJ Microgravity, and the Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment. Dr. Durian sales opportunities the Interdisciplinary Investigate Group on Disordered Solids inside of the Penn Supplies Analysis Science and Engineering Center.

This chair was established in 1947 by a bequest from James L. Wood, C’1887, in memory of his mother, Mary Amanda Wood. Mr. Wooden was a very well-identified landscape artist.

Antonio Feros and Jared Farmer: Annenberg Professors of Background

caption: Antonio Feroscaption: Jared FarmerAntonio Feros, professor and chair of heritage, and Jared Farmer, professor of heritage, have been named Walter H. Annenberg Professors of Heritage. 

A leading scholar of Spain and early fashionable Europe, Dr. Feros is the writer of two guides, Kingship and Favoritism in the Spain of Philip III, 1598-1621 (2000) and Talking of Spain: The Evolution of Race and Nation in the Hispanic Planet (2017), as nicely as a few co-edited volumes and a lot of articles or blog posts. His hottest publication is the co-edited volume The Iberian Worlds, 1450-1820 (2019). Dr. Feros is at the moment operating on a reserve provisionally titled Submit-War and Reconstruction in Spain, 1939-1969. Dr. Feros’ teaching has been identified with the Penn Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Investigation and the background department’s Dunn Award for Distinguished Instructing.

Dr. Farmer is an environmental historian with temporal skills in the 19th century and regional experience in the American West. He is the creator of three books and the recipient of 9 book awards, which includes the Francis Parkman Prize from the Culture of American Historians. He has been given grants from the Nationwide Humanities Centre, the American Council of Realized Societies, the Countrywide Endowment for the Humanities, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the American Academy in Berlin. In 2014, he gained the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, and in 2017, he was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Dr. Farmer joined Penn in January 2020 from Stony Brook University.

The late Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg received Penn’s Alumni Award of Advantage in 1991. He and his wife, the late Honorable Leonore Annenberg, were both emeritus trustees of the College. The Annenbergs endowed several chairs in Penn Arts & Sciences and made many generous contributions to the College. They also endowed the Annenberg College for Communication at the College of Pennsylvania in 1958.

So-Rim Lee: Korea Foundation Assistant Professor

caption: So-Rim LeeSo-Rim Lee has joined Penn Arts & Sciences as the Korea Basis Assistant Professor of Korean Experiments. Dr. Lee’s investigation and instructing take a look at the politics of representation in visual cultures and each day embodiment in South Korea and the Korean diaspora from the intersection of functionality reports, gender and sexuality research, and cultural scientific tests. Right after obtaining her PhD in theater and functionality reports from Stanford in 2018, Dr. Lee held postdoctoral fellowships at Columbia and Penn and taught classes at NYU and the Faculty of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently producing her first ebook on the visual and narrative discourses of plastic operation in South Korea.

The Korea Basis Professorships have been recognized by Penn’s Korea Basis in 1997. The mission of the Korea Basis is to boost better comprehension of Korea in just the global community and to raise friendship and goodwill among Korea and the relaxation of the globe via numerous trade applications.