Dean's Faculty Fellows
The Dean’s Faculty Fellows Program launched in 2018 to support untenured faculty in their research, scholarship, and creative expression during their probationary period. After reviewing many highly competitive nominations, a committee has selected seven recipients for 2018. These faculty were selected because of their scholarly accomplishments and the promise they show to make an impact in their respective fields. They will hold the title for two years and receive additional support for their research.
2018-2020 Dean's Faculty Fellows
Allison Anoll , Assistant Professor of Political Science, whose research focuses on how social
context, connections, and norms affect political participation, especially among racial and
Brandon Byrd , Assistant Professor of History, Britton Family Faculty Fellow in History,
whose research focuses on History of the 19th and 20th century U.S. with specializations
in African American History and the African Diaspora.
Marcelo Disconzi , Assistant Professor of Math, whose research focuses on geometric
analysis, fluid dynamics, relativistic fluids, and mathematical physics.
Andrew Goodman-Bacon , Assistant Professor of Economics, whose research focuses on the
intersections of economic history, health economics, inequality, and public economics.
Diana Heney , Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Greg S. Allen Faculty Fellow in Philosophy,
whose research focuses on the objectivity of ethical judgements, the nature of moral judgements,
and ethical issues pertaining to mental illness
Jessie Runnoe , Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, whose research focuses on Quasar central engines,
long-term variability, and unification; the host-AGN connection; low-frequency gravitational waves,
and supermassive black hole binaries.
Stephen Taylor , Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, whose research focuses on gravitational wave
astrophysics, multi-messenger astronomy, statistical inference, black holes, neutron stars, and pulsar timing arrays.
Sharece Thrower , Assistant Professor of Political Science, whose research focuses on how
Congress and the courts constrain the president’s use of various policy instruments such as
executive orders, signing statements, rulemaking, and regulatory review.
Steven Townsend , Assistant Professor of Chemistry, whose research focuses on the
chemistry and chemical biology of sugars.
Rebecca VanDiver , Assistant Professor of Art History, whose research focuses on African
Guojun Wang , Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, whose research focuses on late imperial