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Ninety-six join faculty, including four full professors

Four full professors, one professor of practice and five associate professors were among 96 new faculty members invited to a daylong orientation to life on the MIT campus on Aug. 27.

The group also includes 39 assistant professors. The others are non-tenure track visiting professors, lecturers and instructors.

The full professors are:
Susan L. Lundquist of biology, who became director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research last October. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator was on the University of Chicago faculty for 17 years before she came to MIT.

Patrick Jaillet (Ph.D. 1985), who chaired the Management Science and Information Systems Department at the University of Texas' McCombs School of Business from 1997-2002, now heads the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In addition to his doctorate, he received the S.M. in civil and environmental engineering in 1982.

Donca Steriade (Ph.D. 1982) is on the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy faculty. She taught at UCLA before coming to MIT.

David Geltner (Ph.D. 1989) will teach the finance portion of coursework leading to the S.M. in real estate development at the Center for Real Estate. He was a professor at the University of Cincinnati college of business administration.

The orientation was moderated by faculty chair Stephen C. Graves. The program included panels on "Transition to Faculty Life," facilitated by Professor Emeritus Jay Keyser, a special assistant to the chancellor; "Teaching and Learning," facilitated by Dean for Undergraduate Research J. Kim Vandiver; "You and Your Students," facilitated by Chancellor Phillip L. Clay; and "Mentoring for New Faculty and Career Development," facilitated by Dean of Engineering Thomas L. Magnanti.
President Charles M. Vest and Provost Robert A. Brown also spoke.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on August 28, 2002.

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