Sept. 23, 1999
Vol. 19 No. 1

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    Faculty honored with named professorships

    Four University faculty members, Homi Bhabha, English Language & Literature; Sheila Fitzpatrick, History; Mark Strand, Committee on Social Thought; and new faculty member John Cacioppo, Psychology (see related new faculty story), have recently received distinguished service professorships.

    Nine University professors have received named professorships, including one new faculty member, John Brewer (see related new faculty story), who has appointments in English Language & Literature and History.

    Current faculty members who have received named professorships are: Michael Camille, Art History, Pradeep Chintagunta, Graduate School of Business, Mark Hanson, Political Science, Steven Kaplan, Graduate School of Business, Abbie Smith, Graduate School of Business, Anne Robertson, Music, Ruey Tsay, Graduate School of Business, and Mark Zmijewski, Graduate School of Business.

    [homi bhabha]
    Homi Bhabha

    Homi Bhabha, the Chester D. Tripp Professor in English Language & Literature, is now the Chester D. Tripp Distinguished Service Professor.

    Bhabha is one of the world’s foremost authorities on postcolonial theory––the rethinking of the experiences of countries with a colonial past. The Location of Culture (1994), a collection of essays on the conceptual and political ramifications of colonialism and postcolonialism, is perhaps his best-known work.

    Bhabha has published and lectured extensively in Britain and the United States. His essays have appeared in journals such as New Formations, October, Oxford Literary Review and Screen. His work also has been published in a number of collections and anthologies, including Questions of Third Cinema (London: BFI, 1990), Psychoanalysis and Cultural Theory: Thresholds (London: Macmillan, 1991) and Redrawing the Boundary of Literary Study in English (New York: MLA, 1992). He is on the editorial boards of October, Critical Inquiry and New Formations, among others, and served as guest editor of Critical Inquiry’s spring 1997 issue titled Frontlines and Borderposts. He also is a regular contributor to Artforum.

    Bhabha’s recent lecture honors include the Beckmann Lectures at the University of California-Berkeley, the W.E.B. DuBois Lectures at Harvard University and The Amnesty Human Rights Lecture at the University of Oxford. He also has been invited to deliver the 2001-02 Wellek Lectures at the University of California-Irvine, the 2001-02 Clarendon Lectures at the University of Oxford and the Presidential Lecture at Stanford University in 2000.

    Named as one of Newsweek’s “100 People to Watch for the Millennium,” he recently was awarded a fellowship from Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and is currently at work on A Measure of Dwelling, a theory of vernacular cosmopolitanism.

    Bhabha is a graduate of Elphinstone College at the University of Bombay, where he received his B.A. Bhabha also received an M.A. and M. Phil. in English and American literature and a D. Phil. in English literature from Christ Church, Oxford University.

    [michael camille]
    Michael Camille

    A faculty member since 1985, Michael Camille, Professor in Art History, has been named the first Mary L. Block Professor in Art History.

    An expert in medieval art, Camille has explored many aspects of medieval image-making in his research and writing. His books are The Gothic Idol: Ideology and Image-Making in the Medieval Art (Cambridge University Press, 1989); Image on the Edge: The Margins of Medieval Art (Reaktion Books Ltd., Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard University Press, 1992); Master of Death: The Lifeless Art of Pierre Remiet, Illuminator (Yale University Press, 1996); Glorious Visions: Gothic Art (London and New York, 1996); The Medieval Art of Love (Abrams, 1997); and Mirror in Parchment: The Luttrell Psalter and the Making of Medieval England (University of Chicago Press, 1998).

    His research articles include “Some Visual Implications of Medieval Literacy and Illiteracy,” published in Art History; “The Tres Riches Heures: An Illuminated Manuscript in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” published in Critical Inquiry; and “Visual Signs of the Sacred Page: Books as Signs and Symbols in the Bible Moralisee,” published in Word and Image.

    Camille’s ongoing research projects include The Gargoyles of Notre Dame, a study of the history and rediscovery of Gothic gargoyles in the 19th century, and a project to be titled Sculpture, Signs and Street Life in Medieval France.

    He is the recipient of a 1988 leave and travel fellowship from the Getty Foundation and a 1992-93 National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin.

    During the 1990s, Camille held visiting professorships at Northwestern University, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the University of California-Berkeley. He also has served as visiting directeur d’etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

    A graduate of Cambridge University, Camille received his B.A. in art history and English and his M.A. and Ph.D. in art history.

    [pradeep chintagunta]
    Pradeep Chintagunta

    Pradeep Chintagunta, Professor in the Graduate School of Business, has been named the Robert Law Jr. Professor in the GSB.

    His areas of research interest include the study of household purchase behavior using scanner data, the analysis of strategic interactions among firms, and the forecasting of new product sales in domestic and international markets.

    Chintagunta serves as a co-editor of the Journal of Business and as an associate editor of the publications Management Science and the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. He is an area editor of Marketing Science and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Marketing Research.

    Chintagunta, who teaches marketing, joined the University in 1995. He received his Ph.D. in marketing from Northwestern University in 1990, a master’s degree in management from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India, and a bachelor’s degree from the Institute of Technology of Banaras Hindu University in India.

    Before joining the GSB faculty, Chintagunta taught marketing as an assistant, then associate, professor at Cornell University.

    [sheila fitzpatrick]
    Sheila Fitzpatrick

    Sheila Fitzpatrick, a leading scholar of Russia and the former Soviet Union, has been named the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor in History.

    She has been given a number of awards, including the University’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching in 1995.

    In 1994, she won the Heldt Prize for the best book written by a female author in Slavic studies for her book titled Stalin’s Peasants: Collectivization and Popular Resistance in Russia (1994). That book also was selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book of 1994.

    She is the author of other books about Russia, including the recently published Everyday Stalinism. Among her other works are The Commissariat of Enlightenment: Soviet Organization of Education and the Arts Under Lunacharsky, 1917-1921 (1970); Education and Mobility in the Soviet Union, 1921-1932 (1979); The Russian Revolution (1986, 1994); The Cultural Front: Power and Culture in Revolutionary Russia (1992); and Accusatory Practices: Denunciation in Modern European History, 1789-1989 (1997), which was edited with Robert Gellately.

    Fitzpatrick joined the faculty in 1990 and was named the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Professor in History in 1994. Before joining the Chicago faculty, she was the Oliver H. Radkey Regents professor in history at the University of Texas-Austin from 1987 to 1989 and professor in history there from 1980 to 1987. Fitzpatrick also was co-director of the Center for Soviet and East European Studies at the University of Texas from 1984 to 1989.

    She was previously a member of the faculty at Columbia and St. John’s universities.

    Fitzpatrick began her university education in Australia, where she received a B.A. from the University of Melbourne in 1961. She earned a D. Phil. from Oxford in 1969.

    [john mark hansen]
    John Mark Hansen

    John Mark Hansen, a distinguished scholar on American politics, has been named the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor in Political Science.

    Hansen, whose research has focused on interest groups, citizen activism and public opinion, is the author of numerous articles, including “Individuals, Institutions and Public Preferences over Public Finance,” published in the American Political Science Review, and “Taxation and the Political Economy of the Tariff,” published in International Organization.

    He also is the author of two books, Mobilization, Participation and Democracy in America (1993) with Steven Rosenstone and Gaining Access: Congress and the Farm Lobby, 1919-1981 (1991).

    In 1999, he received the Heinz Eulau Award from the American Political Science Association for the Best Article Published in the American Political Science Review in 1998. He also received the Outstanding Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists for Mobilization, Participation and Democracy in America in 1995.

    Hansen’s current research focuses on public opinion, public budgeting and politicians’ inferences from the outcomes of elections.

    He joined the University faculty in 1986 as Assistant Professor in Political Science and was named an Associate Professor in 1992. In 1994, he was named a Professor in Political Science. He served as Chairman of Political Science from 1995 to 1998, when he was named Associate Provost for Education and Research.

    Hansen received a B.A. in 1981 from the University of Kansas and a M. Phil. in 1983 and Ph.D. in 1987 from Yale University.

    [steven kaplan]
    Steven Kaplan

    Steven Kaplan, the Leon Carroll Marshall Professor in the Graduate School of Business, has been named the Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance in the GSB.

    A member of the GSB finance faculty since 1988, Kaplan also is a member of the Board of Directors of the University’s Center for Research in Security Prices.

    He has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles, including “Top Executive Rewards and Firm Performance: A Comparison of Japan and the U.S.,” published in the Journal of Political Economy; “The Staying Power of Leveraged Buyouts,” published in the Journal of Financial Economics; and “How Costly is Financial (not Economic) Distress? Evidence from Highly Leveraged Transactions That Became Distressed,” which was co-authored with Gregor Andrade, published in the Journal of Finance and awarded the Smith Breeden Prize for First Prize Paper in 1998.

    Kaplan has been director of the American Finance Association since 1997, and he was one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ “40 Under 40” choices, “the biggest standouts under the age of 40 in the Chicago area’s private and public sectors.”

    Kaplan testified in 1989 at the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearings on Leveraged Buyouts and received the McKinsey Award for Excellence in Teaching at the GSB in 1998.

    He received his Ph.D. in business economics in 1988, an A.M. in business economics in 1987 and an A.B. in applied mathematics in 1981, all from Harvard University.

    [anne robertson]
    Anne Robertson

    Anne Robertson, Professor in Music, has been named the first Claire Dux Swift Professor in Music.

    Robertson, who has studied in Paris and Austria, is the author of The Service Books of the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis: Images of Ritual and Music in the Middle Ages (Clarendon Press, 1991), for which she won the John Nicholas Brown Prize of the Medieval Academy of America in 1995.

    As a scholar of music of the Middle Ages, Robertson has a particular interest in the music of 14th-century French composer and poet Guillaume de Machaut. She has presented numerous academic papers on Machaut and has written about his work in articles and reviews, including “The Mass of Guillaume de Machaut in the Cathedral of Reims.” Robertson also is a member of the International Machaut Society, for which she has served as president and vice president.

    Her other professional affiliations include membership in the American Musicological Society and the Medieval Academy of America.

    In addition to the prize she received for her first book, Robertson has been honored with an Alfred Einstein Award of the American Musicological Society and a Van Courlandt Elliott Prize of the Medieval Academy of America.

    She has been a George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation fellow, a Guggenheim fellow and a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow.

    Robertson also has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities Conference Division and for the Jacob Javits Fellowship Competition.

    She was Chair of the Music Department from 1992 to 1998 and has taught at the University since 1984, when she was a Visiting Professor in Music. Prior to her appointment at Chicago, Robertson taught music at the University of Houston.

    She earned a B.M. in piano performance and an M.M. in chamber music and accompanying from the University of Houston. Robertson earned another master’s degree in music––this second one in music theory––from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. She then received her Ph.D. in musicology from Yale University.

    [abbie smith]
    Abbie Smith

    Abbie Smith, Professor in the Graduate School of Business, has been named the Irene and Boris Stern Professor in the GSB.

    A member of the GSB accounting faculty since 1980, Smith’s research interests include corporate governance, executive compensation, performance measurement, corporate restructuring and the relation between the valuation and stewardship roles of accounting.

    Smith, who earned her Ph.D., M.B.A. and B.S. degrees at Cornell University, received a McKinsey Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1990 and was mentioned as an “Outstanding Faculty” member in Business Week’s “Guide to the Best Business Schools” in 1997.

    She has authored and co-authored many research articles, including “CEO Compensation: The Role of Individual Performance Evaluation,” published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics; “An Empirical Investigation into the Relative Performance Evaluation of Corporate Executives,” published in the Journal of Accounting Research; and “Corporate Ownership Structure and Performance: The Case of Management Buyouts” and “Effects of Recontracting on Shareholder Wealth: The Case of Voluntary Spin-offs,” published in the Journal of Financial Economics.

    She currently serves as a co-editor of the Journal of Accounting Research and as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Accounting and Economics.

    Smith is a member of the American Compensation Association Academic Research Committee and has been a member of the Chicago Finance Exchange and the American Accounting Association Research Advisory Committee.

    [mark strand]
    Mark Strand

    A distinguished poet and artist, Mark Strand, Professor on the Committee on Social Thought, is now the Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professor.

    Named the national poet laureate in 1990, Strand won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his collection of poems titled Blizzard of One.

    The author of eight volumes of poetry, children’s books and books on painting, Strand has received numerous awards for his poetry, including the 1993 Bollingen Prize in Poetry for his work titled Dark Harbor and the 1994 Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry. He also has been the recipient of Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation fellowships and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    In addition to the prize-winning poetry collections mentioned above, Strand has written Sleeping With One Eye Open, The Late Hour and The Continuous Life. His translations include The Owl’s Insomnia and Souvenir of the Ancient World. He also has written the children’s books The Planet of Lost Things, The Night Book and Rembrandt Takes a Walk, as well as The Art of the Real, a book that explores the works of nine American figurative painters.

    The Weather of Words, a collection of selected essays Strand has written about poetry, will be published in February by Alfred A. Knopf Inc.

    Strand was the Regents Park Visiting Professor at the University in 1996 and a Visiting Scholar in 1997. Before joining the Chicago faculty during Spring Quarter 1998, he was the Elliot Coleman professor of poetry at Johns Hopkins University.

    He received his A.B. from Antioch College, his B.F.A. from Yale University and his M.A. from the University of Iowa.

    [ruey tsay]
    Ruey Tsay

    A University faculty member since 1990, Ruey Tsay, Professor in the Graduate School of Business, has been named the H.G.B. Alexander Professor in the GSB.

    He is the author or co-author of more than 50 journal articles, many of which explore linear and nonlinear time series models and their applications to a wide range of disciplines. Tsay’s work has been published in leading statistical journals, including the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Biometrika, Annals of Statistics and the Journal of the American Statistical Association.

    Currently, Tsay serves as the principal organizer of the annual NBER/NSF time series conference and as associate editor of Asia-Pacific Financial Markets and Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics. He also has served as co-editor of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and as associate editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Theory and Methods and Statistica Sinica.

    Tsay is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the Royal Statistical Society.

    He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982 and then taught statistics at Carnegie Mellon University as an assistant and associate professor before joining the Chicago faculty in 1990.

    [mark zmijewski]
    Mark Zmijewski

    Mark Zmijewski, Deputy Dean and Professor in the Graduate School of Business, has been named the Leon Carroll Marshall Professor in the GSB.

    Zmijewski received the Emory Williams Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University in 1988 and the American Accounting Association’s Competitive Manuscript Award in 1984.

    He also has been a co-author of a number of research papers, including “Contemporaneous Announcements of Dividends and Earnings,” published in the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance; “Methodological Issues Related to the Estimation of Financial Distress Prediction Models,” published in the Journal of Accounting Research; and “An Evaluation of Alternative Proxies for the Market’s Expectation of Earnings,” published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics.

    A member of the American Accounting Association and the American Finance Association, Zmijewski has served as editor of The Accounting Review since 1993.

    Before joining the University faculty as an Assistant Professor in the GSB in 1984, Zmijewski taught accounting courses at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he also earned his Ph.D.

    He taught financial accounting in the University’s International M.B.A. program in Barcelona, Spain, in 1994 and has taught business courses at the U.S. Business School in Prague and Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.