New Faculty: A ‘Remarkable Cohort of Teachers and Scholars’


Thirty-two scholars have joined the Dartmouth faculty this academic year, an accomplished group of teachers and researchers dedicated to a range of disciplines, including religion, African and African-American studies, health policy and clinical practice, geography, and psychological and brain sciences.

Dartmouth’s new faculty members joined the Faculty of Arts & Sciences and the professional school faculties during the current academic year.


Of that group, 17 join the Faculty of Arts & Sciences and 15 will be working in the graduate schools of the Tuck School of Business, Geisel School of Medicine, and Thayer School of Engineering and with The Dartmouth Institute for Health Care Policy & Clinical Practice.

“Dartmouth is enriched by this remarkable cohort of teachers and scholars,” says Michael Mastanduno, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. “These men and women joining the ranks of the College faculty are not only leaders in their fields of research, but they have the passion for teaching that affirms Dartmouth’s commitment as a leader in undergraduate education.”

These new faculty members share an enthusiasm for their work and for the opportunity to teach and collaborate in the Dartmouth community.

“Dartmouth is a rich, supportive, and inspirational place. I think it is very telling that I can’t wait to get to work each day,” says Jane Hill, an associate professor of engineering at Thayer.

Many speak about the concepts and questions that attracted them to their fields and the desire to draw out these ideas in the classroom.

“I am interested in asking how markets are socially, culturally, and politically constituted. History is a great way to understand how this works,” says Stefan Link, an assistant professor of history.

Associate Professor of Mathematics John Voight puts it this way: “The profound challenge of mathematics is matched by its beauty and elegance. Mathematics is expressive and exacting, imaginative and rigorous.”

Professor of Chemistry Glenn Micalizio says he feels he has found his academic home. “I am deeply impressed with the Dartmouth community and look forward to contributing to this amazing institution.” New faculty at Dartmouth, 2013-14 Arts & Sciences

  • Robert Baum, Associate Professor of Religion and of African and African-American Studies
  • Nicola Camerlenghi, Assistant Professor of Art History
  • Erik van Erp, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Levi Gibbs, A&S Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures
  • Lara Harb, Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures
  • Lucas Hollister, Assistant Professor of French
  • Jason Houle, Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • Stefan Link, Assistant Professor of History
  • Glenn Micalizio, Professor of Chemistry
  • Paul Musselwhite, Assistant Professor of History
  • Paul Novosad, Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Kyle Smith, Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Alireza Soltani, Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Hannah ter Hofstede, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences; Assistant Professor in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program
  • John Voight, Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Jonathan Winter, Assistant Professor of Geography
  • Xia Zhou, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Geisel School of Medicine

  • Glyn Elwyn, Professor, The Dartmouth Institute
  • Olga Gorlova, Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine
  • Yina Huang, Assistant Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Periannan Kuppusamy, Professor of Radiology and of Medicine
  • Valerie Lewis, Assistant Professor, The Dartmouth Institute
  • Brook Martin, Assistant Professor, The Dartmouth Institute
  • Jason McLellan, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
  • Alistair James O’Malley, Professor, The Dartmouth Institute
  • Elissa Ozanne, Associate Professor, The Dartmouth Institute

Thayer School of Engineering

  • Ryan Halter, PhD ’06, Assistant Professor of Engineering
  • Jane Hill, Associate Professor of Engineering
  • Vikrant Vaze, Assistant Professor of Engineering

Tuck School of Business

  • Ing-Haw Cheng, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
  • Santiago Gallino, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
  • Eesha Sharma, Assistant Professor of Business Administration

See slideshow on Dartmouth’s flickr site.

Bill Platt