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School of Arts and Sciences

Endowed Faculty Fellows

Endowed Funds for Excellence in Teaching and Research

The following funds have been established by generous donors to support the School of Arts and Sciences faculty.

Bernstein Faculty Fellows Fund
Donors: Leonard Bernstein, D.M.D., M.P.H., A53, D56, A01 and Dr. Jane Holmes Bernstein
Year Established: 2006
The Bernstein Faculty Fellows Fund enhances Tufts' ability to attract and retain the very best scholars and teachers amongst the junior tenure-track faculty, and help them to develop the career balance between teaching, advising, and mentoring with research activities/scholarly studies.

Recipients:

  • Frank Lehman, Music (2018-2019)
  • Kendra Field, History (2017-2018)
  • Brooke Kelsey Jack, Economics (2015-2016)
  • Moon Duchin, Mathematics (2013-2015)
  • Randall Akee, Economics (2010-2012)
  • Sarah Sobieraj, Sociology (2009-2010)
  • Hee-Sun Lee, Education (2008-2009)
  • Genevieve Walsh, Mathematics (2008-2009)
  • Ioannis Evrigenis, Political Science (2007-2008)
  • Avner Baz, Philosophy (2006-2007)
  • Hugh Gallagher, Physics and Astronomy (2006-2007)
  • Gary Bedell, Occupational Therapy (2005-2006)
  • Marina Bers, Child Study and Human Development (2005-2006)

 

Neubauer Fund for Faculty Excellence
Donors: Joseph E. Neubauer, E63, J90P and Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer
Year Established: 2007
The Neubauer Fund for Faculty Excellence elevates the quality of the faculty in the humanities and social sciences by providing resources for salary and start-up packages offered to new faculty members.

Recipients:

2018-19

  • Daanika Gordon, Sociology
  • Felipe Dias, Sociology
  • Rachelle Mozman Solano, SMFA
  • David Antonio Cruz, SMFA

2017-18

  • Annie Pfeiffer, German
  • Adolfo Cuevas, Community Health
  • Cedric DeLeon, Sociology
  • Diana Martinez, Art History

2016-17

  • Andrea Acevedo, Community Health
  • Tatiana Chudakova, Anthropology
  • Federico Esposito, Economics
  • Alecia McGregor, Community Health
  • Jill Weinberg, Sociology

2015-16

  • Rachel Applebaum, History
  • Alan Finkelstein-Shapiro, Economics
  • Shameka Powell, Education
  • Nick Seaver, Anthropology
  • Shomon Shamsuddin, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

2014-15

  • Kyle Emerick, Economics
  • Jennifer Eyl, Religion
  • Kendra Field, History
  • Frank Lehman, Music
  • Paul Meuntener, Psychology

2013-14

  • Laura Gee, Economics
  • Keren Ladin, Occupational Therapy and Community Health
  • Jeremy Melius, Art History
  • Nathan Wolff, English

2012-13

  • Nimah Mazaheri, Political Science
  • Noe Montez, Drama and Dance
  • Natalya Baldyga, Drama and Dance
  • John Lurz, English
  • Dilip Ninan, Philosophy

2011-12

  • Weiping Wu, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Helen B. Marrow, Sociology
  • Brian A. Hatcher, Religion

2010-11

  • Elizabeth Foster, History
  • Stephan Pennington, Music
  • Dennis Rasmussen, Political Science
  • Kamran Rastegar, German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literatures

2009-10

  • Zeina Hakim, Romance Languages
  • Kenneth Garden, Religion
  • Ichiro Takayoshi, English
  • Ariel Goldberg, Psychology
  • Kris Manjapra, History

2008-09

  • Andreea Balan Cohen, Economics
  • Radiclani Clytus, English
  • Kelly Greenhill, Political Science
  • Tama Leventhal, Child Development
  • Alisha Rankin, History
  • Ayanna Kim Thomas, Psychology

 

Knez Family Faculty Investment Fund
Donors: Debra Smith Knez, J82, A09P and Brian Knez, A09P
Year Established: 2012
The Knez Family Faculty Investment Fund supports efforts to recruit and retain exceptional junior level faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences.

 

Recipients:

  • Shan Jiang, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (2018-2019)
  • Anthony Romero, SMFA (2017-2018)
  • Nathan Ward, Psychology (2016-2017)
  • Mimi Kao, Biology (2015-2016)
  • Benjamin Wolfe, Biology (2014-2015)
  • Yu-Shan Lin, Chemistry (2013-2014)
  • Muthoni Ngatia, Economics (2013-2014)

 

Merrin Fund for Faculty Excellence
Donors: Edward H. Merrin, A50, A80P, A82P, A85P and Vivian Merrin, A80P, A82P, A85P
Year Established: 2006
The Merrin Fund for Faculty Excellence supports faculty development at the School of Arts and Sciences per the discretion of the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

 

Recipients:

  • Luke Davis, Chemistry (2018-2019) 
  • David Smythe, Math (2017-2018)
  • Zarin Machanda, Anthropology (2016-2017)
  • Peter Love, Physics and Astronomy (2015-2016)

 

John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Memorial Fund for Faculty Development
Donors: The Estate of J. Richard Skuse, A41
Year established: 1999
The John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Memorial Fund for Faculty Development supports faculty development for social science departments at Tufts University.