Holders of named professorships announced


Several MIT faculty members have been appointed to named professorships. All appointments are effective July 1, 2004.

Assistant Professor Jongyoon Han of electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) is the next holder of the three-year Karl Van Tassell Career Development Professorship, established by Van Tassell (S.B. 1925) in 1986.

Assistant professors Marc A. Baldo of EECS and Daniela Pucci de Farias of mechanical engineering each will hold the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Professorship for a three-year term. The professorships were established in 1973 by the MIT Corporation to honor the Edgertons.

Professor Henry Jenkins of the literature section in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences will hold the Peter de Florez Professorship for a five-year term. The professorship, established by de Florez (S.B. 1938), recognizes Jenkins' devotion to the study of comedy in media.

Assistant Professor Eric Hudson of physics will hold the three-year Class of 1958 Career Development Professorship, established by the class at its 25th reunion.

Assistant Professor Matthew Lang of mechanical engineering and biological engineering will hold the W.M. Keck Career Development Professorship for three years. The professorship was established by the Keck Foundation to aid work in science, engineering and medical research.

Assistant Professor Sarah O'Connor of chemistry will hold the three-year Latham Family Career Development Professorship, established by Allen Latham Jr. (S.B. 1930) and his wife Ruth.

Assistant Professor Christopher Burge of biology will be the Whitehead Career Development Professor for a three-year term.

Professor Nancy Kanwisher of brain and cognitive sciences will hold the Ellen Swallow Richards Professorship for a five-year term. The Professorship was established in 1973 to honor MIT's first woman graduate and first woman teacher.

Professor Barbara Imperiali of chemistry will be the Class of 1922 Professor for a five-year term.

Assistant Professor Fiona Murray of the Sloan School will hold the Class of 1922 Career Development Professorship for three years.

Jared Curhan, assistant professor of organization studies at Sloan, will hold the Mitsui Career Development Professorship for a three-year term. The professorships were established in 1980 by the Mitsui Group in 1980.

Assistant Professor of History Meg Jacobs will hold the Class of 1947 Career Development Professorship for a three-year term.

Associate Professor of Design and Computation John Maeda of media arts and sciences is the next holder of the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professorship for a five-year term. E. Rudge Allen (S.B. 1948, S.B. 1949) was a member of the MIT Corporation at the time of his death in 1990.

Assistant Professor J. Meejin Yoon of architecture will hold the Class of 1948 Career Development Professorship for a three-year term. The professorship was established by the class at its 40th reunion.

Assistant Professor Martin Culpepper of mechanical engineering will be the next Rockwell International Career Development Professor for a three-year term. The professorship was endowed in 1985 by Rockwell International Corp.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 29, 2004 (download PDF).


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