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Welcome Incoming Faculty

USC Dornsife welcomed 19 new faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year. Hailing from universities around the world, this year’s group of scholars are some of the best and brightest in the nation, bringing with them years of experience and research in a wide range of disciplines.

The new faculty members join departments including biological sciences, chemistry, economics, English, French and Italian, physics and astronomy, political science, philosophy, psychology, religion and sociology.

Their research interests range from 19th and 20th century Italian literature to computational, behavioral and neuroimaging techniques. The group includes a world-renowned economist; an Operation Desert Storm veteran who focuses her research on the impact of military-to-military exchange programs on civil-military relations; an expert on Buddhism-state relations in China; and a pair of psychologists who will found the USC Mind and Society Center in USC Dornsife.

Read more about USC Dornsife’s new faculty at dornsife.usc.edu/new-faculty-2013-14

 

Gian Maria Annovi
French and Italian


Carol Atkinson
International Relations


James Boedicker
Physics and Astronomy


Rosa Di Felice
Physics and Astronomy


Brian Karl Finch
Sociology


John Hawthorne
Philosophy


S. Andrew Hires
Biological Sciences


Arie Kapteyn
Economics


Rongdao Lai
Religion


Ellen Leggett
Psychology


Naomi Levine
Biological Sciences and Earth Sciences


Smaranda Marinescu
Chemistry


Daniel A. Nation
Psychology


Ann Owens
Sociology


Daphna Oyserman
Psychology, Education and Communication


Jonathan Quong
Philosophy


Elda María Román
English


Norbert Schwarz
Psychology and Marketing


Jason Zevin
Psychology and Linguistics