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Faculty Profiles

James E. Rothman

Sterling Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Chemistry

This is an addition to the story originally published on 10/07/2013: In 2017 James E. Rothman, was appointed as a Sterling Professor of Cell Biology. A Sterling Professorship is one of the university’s highest faculty honors.   October 7, 2013... read more

Mark Saltzman

Chair, Dept of Biomedical Engineering and Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

W. Mark Saltzman is an engineer and educator. Dr. Saltzman's research has impacted the fields of drug delivery, biomaterials, nanobiotechnology, and tissue engineering: this work is described in over 200 research papers, 2 edited books, and 15... read more

Jacob Hacker

Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science & Director of the Institute for Social and Policy Studies

Jacob S. Hacker, Ph.D., is the Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He is also Vice President of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and a former... read more

Kathryn Lofton

Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History and Divinity

Kathryn Lofton is a historian of religion with a particular focus on the cultural and intellectual history of the United States. Her archival expertise is in the post-Civil War era, but her research draws upon the histories and anthropology of... read more

Paul Fry

William Lampson Professor of English & Director of Graduate Studies

Paul H. Fry is the William Lampson Professor of English and has taught at Yale since 1971. He received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley and his Ph. D. from Harvard. His primary areas of specialization are British romanticism, the... read more

Seyla Benhabib

Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science & Philosophy

Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University and was Director of the Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics (2002-2008). Professor Benhabib was the President of the Eastern Division of the... read more

Robert Schoelkopf

Sterling Professor of Applied Physics and Physics, and Associate Director of the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering

Robert J. Schoelkopf, recently appointed as Sterling Professor of Applied Physics and Physics, focuses his research on the development of superconducting devices for quantum information processing, which might eventually lead to revolutionary... read more

Joan A. Steitz

Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Lining a shelf in the office of Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D., is a row of champagne bottles, each label signed in a rite of passage by graduate students when they completed their doctoral work in Steitz’s lab, almost all of whom moved on to faculty... read more