Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Princeton University

Princeton University recently announced the appointment of eight faculty members to endowed professorships. Four of these appointments went to women.

Ileana Cristea was appointed the Henry L. Hillman Professor of Molecular Biology. She joined the faculty in 2008 and was promoted to associate professor in 2013 and to full professor in 2016. Professor Cristea holds a master’s degree in medicinal chemistry and a Ph.D. in mass spectrometry from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in England.

Deana Lawson was named the Dorothy Krauklis ’78 Professor of Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts. Professor Lawson began teaching at Princeton in 2012. Earlier she taught at the California College of Arts in San Francisco, the International Center for Photography in New York, and the Rhode Island School of Design. A native of Rochester, New York, Professor Lawson is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. She earned a master of fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Eve Ostriker is the Lyman Spitzer, Junior Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics. She joined the faculty at Princeton in 2012 after serving on the faculty at the University of Maryland at College Park for 16 years. Her main scientific interests include the process of star formation and the structure and evolution of spiral galaxies. A graduate of Harvard University, Professor Ostriker holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Sanyu Mojola was appointed the Maurice P. During Professor of Demographic Studies. She is a professor of sociology and public affairs and a faculty associate of the Office of Population Research at Princeton. Her research examines how societies produce health and illness. She is especially interested in how gender, race/ethnicity, aging, and the life course and socio-economic status shape health outcomes. Before coming to Princeton, she taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Mojola earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Durham in England and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Filed Under: AppointmentsFaculty


RSSComments (0)

Leave a Reply