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Early Career Professorships and Career Development Professorships

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Early career professorships and career development professorships are given to promising untenured and recently tenured faculty. They include support for the faculty member's research and teaching program and are awarded for a term.


Current Early Career Professors and Career Development Professors

  • Abigail Celis, Marian Trgve Freed Early Career Professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies and Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies and African Studies
  • Bruce Desmarais, William and Monica DeGrandis-McCourtney Early Career Professor in Political Science and Professor of Political Science
  • Kristina Douglass, Joyce L. and Douglas S. Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute and Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African Studies 
  • Paul Grieco, Strumpf Early Career Professor of Economics and Associate Professor of Economics
  • Kevin McManus, Gil Watz Early Career Professor in Language and Linguistics and Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics
  • Michael Nelson, Jeffery L. Hyde and Sharon D. Hyde and Political Science Board of Visitors Early Career Professor in Political Science and Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Emily Pakhtigian, Hyde-McCourtney Endowed Career Development Professor in the College of the Liberal Arts and Assistant Professor of Public Policy
  • Anna Peterson, Tombros Early Career Professor of Classical Studies and Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
  • Kathryn Salzer, Vincent J. and Jeanette M. Gorman-McCourtney Career Development Professor in Medieval History and Associate Professor of History
  • Pamela Van Haitsma, Douglas S. and Joyce L. Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute and Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Ashton Verdery, Harry and Elissa Sichi Early Career Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Social Data Analytics and Associate Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Social Data Analytics
  • Candis Watts Smith, Laurence and Lynne Brown-McCourtney Early Career Professor in the McCourtney Institute 
  • Hilary Wething, Jackman-McCourtney Endowed Career Development Professor in the College of the Liberal Arts and Assistant Professor of Public Policy
  • Dawn P. Witherspoon, McCourtney Family Early Career Professor in Psychology and Associate Professor of Psychology 
  • Anna Ziajka Stanton, Caroline D. Eckhardt Early Career Professor in Comparative Literature and Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

Former Early Career Professors and Career Development Professors (now holding other titles)

  • Magali Armillas-Tiseyra,  Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature (formerly Caroline D. Eckhardt Early Career Professor of Comparative Literature)
  • Jennifer Boittin, Associate Professor of French, Francophone Studies, and History (formerly Josephine Berry Weiss Early Career Professor in the Humanities)
  • Jonathan Eburne, Professor of Comparative Literature and English (formerly Josephine Berry Weiss Early Career Professor in the Humanities)
  • Jeremy Engels, Barry Director of the Paterno Liberal Arts Fellows Program and Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences (formerly Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute)
  • Paul Grieco, Associate Professor of Economics (formerly Strumpf Early Career Professor of Economics)
  • Daniel Grodzicki, Assistant Professor of Economics (formerly Strumpf Early Career Professor of Economics)
  • Erin Heidt-Forsythe, Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and Political Science (formerly Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute)
  • Sung Jae Jun, Associate Professor of Economics (formerly Strumpf Early Career Professor of Economics)
  • Abraham Khan, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Communication Arts and Sciences (formerly Laurence and Lynne Brown-McCourtney Early Career Professor in the McCourtney Institute)
  • Xiaofei Lu, Professor of Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies (formerly Gil Watz Early Career Professor in Language and Linguistics)
  • Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François, Marian Trygve Freed Early Career Professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies and Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, and Comparative Literature
  • Christopher Moore,  Associate Professor of Philosophy and Classics (formerly Harry and Elissa Sichi Early Career Professor in Philosophy)
  • Peter Newberry, Assistant Professor of Economics (formerly Strumpf Early Career Professor of Economics)
  • Koraly Perez-Edgar, McCourtney Professor of Child Studies and Professor of Psychology (formerly McCourtney Family Early Career Professor in Psychology)
  • Henrique Roscoe de Oliveira, Strumpf Early Career Professor of Economics and Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Aaron Rubin, Malvin E. and Lea P. Bank Professor of Jewish Studies, Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and Linguistics (formerly Lea P. and Malvin E. Bank Early Career Professor in Jewish Studies)
  • Benjamin J. Schreier, Mitrani Family Professor of Jewish Studies, and Professor of English and Jewish Studies (formerly Lea P. and Malvin E. Bank Early Career Professor in Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of English and Jewish Studies)
  • José Soto, Associate Professor of Psychology (formerly Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute)
  • Joseph Wright, Professor of Political Science (formerly Jeffrey L. Hyde and Sharon D. Hyde and Political Science Board of Visitors Early Career Professor in Political Science and Associate Professor of Political Science)
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