Faculty of arts and sciences

New investments in the FAS

In February 2022, the university announced new investments that will support a bold agenda for the future of research and teaching in the FAS. The number of FAS faculty positions will increase, allowing the FAS to hire scholars in fields of growing global importance, particularly the data-intensive social sciences, and to bolster our areas of enduring strength across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. This historic investment represents a watershed moment for the FAS and for Yale. 

FAS Dean’s Leadership Fellows named

FAS dean Tamar Gendler ’87 has announced the first cohort of FAS Dean’s Leadership Fellows. Leadership fellows are mid-career faculty nominated by their peers. They will participate in coaching that will enable them to hone leadership skills and goals. Fellows represent the future of leadership in the FAS: they are the faculty members who will steward our departments and programs in the years to come. The 2022 Leadership Fellows cohort members, representing departments across the FAS and SEAS, are: Arielle Baskin-Sommers (psychology), Claire Bowern (linguistics), Emily Coates ’06, ’11MA (theater and performance studies), Deborah Coen (history), Emily Erikson (sociology), Nilay Hazari (chemistry), Mick Hunter (East Asian languages and literatures), Maureen Long (Earth and planetary sciences), Paul North (German), Corey O’Hern (mechanical engineering and materials science), Ruzica Piskac (computer science), Douglas Rogers (anthropology), Rebecca Toseland ’07 (economics), and Harrison Zhou (statistics and data science).

Two FAS faculty receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Assistant Professor of Economics Mira Frick and Associate Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Sarah Slavoff were awarded Sloan Research Fellowships. This prestigious award recognizes scientists of exceptional promise. Frick is a microeconomic theorist who studies decision-making, bias, and choice, while Slavoff’s research reveals explores previously undiscovered aspects of the human genome. They represent the breadth of excellence in the FAS. 

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