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Named Deanships, Directorships, and Professorships

Endowed professorships have a personal and lasting impact.

  1. G. Sayeed Choudury

    Mr. Choudhury, who holds the Hodson Directorship in Digital Research, was appointed associate director of the Sheridan Libraries digital programs in 2003.

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  2. Natalia Trayanova, Biomedical Engineering

    Dr. Trayanova’s research centers around understanding the normal and pathological electrophysiological and electromechanical behavior of the heart. She is the Murray B. Sachs Professor.

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  3. Arturo Casadevall, Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Dr. Casadevall’s groundbreaking work on infectious diseases is widely known. He has received several of the highest honors in medicine and health, and holds the Alfred and Jill Sommer Professorship and Chairmanship.

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  4. Erin Aeran Chung, Department of Political Science

    Dr. Chung, the inaugural Charles D. Miller Professor, joined the Hopkins faculty in the Department of Political Science in 2004, where she teaches courses in comparative politics and East Asian politics.

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  5. Ko Wang, Carey Business School

    Professor Wang, the R. Clayton Emory Chair in Real Estate and Infrastructure, joined the Carey Business School in 2014 and leads the Edward St. John Real Estate Program.

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  6. Ashani T. Weeraratna, Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine

    Ashani T. Weeraratna, Ph.D., is the E.V. McCollum Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, and co-leader of the Cancer Invasion and Metastasis Program at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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  7. Federico M. Bandi, Carey Business School

    Federico M. Bandi is the inaugural appointee to the James Carey Endowed Professorship in Business at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

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Clayton C. Yates

CLAYTON C. YATES, Ph.D. is the inaugural John R. Lewis Professor in Pathology. In 2022, he was recruited to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to join the Division of Urologic Pathology in the Department of Pathology where he serves as the Director for Translational Health Disparities and Global…

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James Eshleman

JAMES R. ESHLEMAN, M.D., Ph.D. is the inaugural Ralph H. Hruban, M.D. Professor in Pancreatic Cancer Research. He received his medical degree and doctoral degree in anatomy and structural biology (cell biology) at the University of Pennsylvania in 1988. Dr. Eshleman completed an internship in internal medicine at Temple University…

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Andrew G. Horti

ANDREW G. HORTI, PH.D., M.S. is the second recipient of The Russell H. Morgan Professorship in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science.  He serves as a Professor in the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Dr. Horti earned his undergraduate degree in physical chemistry and…

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Arntraud Hartmann

ARNTRAUD HARTMANN is a Panel Member of the Independent Accountability Mechanism (IAM) of the German, French and Dutch Development Banks (DEG, PROPARCO and FMO). She was formerly a member of the Independent Accountability Panels of the Asian and African Development Banks. These mechanisms investigate complaints from people harmed by development…

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Eugene (Evgeny) Finkel

EUGENE (EVGENY) FINKEL works at the intersection of political science and history. He was born in Ukraine and grew up in Israel. Finkel received a BA in Political Science and International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a PhD in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His…

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Mark Gilbert

MARK GILBERT is Professor of History and International Studies at SAIS Europe. He was educated (B.A. hons Politics, 1983) at Durham University and was awarded a PhD in contemporary history by the University of Wales (1990). Before joining SAIS, he was associate professor in contemporary history and international studies at…

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Justin O. Frosini

JUSTIN O. FROSINI is an associate professor of comparative public law at Luigi Bocconi University, Milan, and an adjunct professor of constitutional law at Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe. He is also the director of the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development in Bologna, Italy. Dr. Frosini is the co-coordinator…

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Tito Cordella

TITO CORDELLA started his professional career as an academic, teaching at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and at the University of Bologna. He then had a long stint at Bretton Woods Institutions where, alternating operational and research activities, he gained extensive policy experience on a wide range of issues (monetary…

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Søren Jessen-Petersen

SØREN JESSEN-PETERSEN has served as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Kosovo and Under Secretary-General of UNMIK; was also the European Union Special Representative in Skopje, Macedonia, the Chairman of the European Union Stability Pact's Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative (MARRI) and Chair of the MARRI Steering Committee; also…

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Sanam Vakil

SANAM VAKIL is the James Anderson Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe; and director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at Chatham House. Previously, she was the deputy director and a senior research fellow in the program. Dr. Vakil leads the Iran Forum project focusing…

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Kathryn Falb

KATHRYN FALB, ScD, MHS ‘07, a recognized leader on preventing violence against women and children in humanitarian settings, was appointed the Leon S. Robertson Faculty Development Chair in Injury Prevention and assistant professor in the Health Systems Program of the Department of International Health and the Johns Hopkins Center for…

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Kazuhiko Yamada

KAZUHIKO YAMADA, M.D., is the Margery K. and Thomas Pozefsky Professor in Kidney Transplant Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and serves as director of xenotransplantation at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In August 2022, Dr. Yamada moved from Columbia University where he was professor of surgery and medicine…

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