Directory of Fellows

Directory of Fellows

All persons who hold the title of professor emeritus in accordance with the statutes of Columbia University as well as retired professors, researchers, and administrators who have participated significantly in academic programs, are eligible to become Fellows of EPIC.


  • Education

    Habilitation: University of Mannheim, 1970
    Ph.D. — University of London, 1964
    M.A. — University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1961

    Interests and Research

    Volker Berghahn, Seth Low Professor of History, specializes in modern German history and European-American relations. He received his M.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1961) and his Ph.D. from the University of London (1964). He taught in England and Germany before coming to Brown University in 1988 and to Columbia ten years later. His publications include: America and the Intellectual Cold Wars in Europe (2001); Quest for Economic Empire (ed., 1996); Imperial Germany (1995); The Americanization of West German Industry, 1945-1973 (1986); Modern Germany (1982); Der Tirpitz-Plan (1971); Europe in the Era of Two World Wars (2006); Industriegesellschaft und Kulturtransfer, Goettingen (2010) and most recently Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer. From Inner Emigration to the Moral Reconstruction of West Germany, Princeton (2019).


    • Modern Germany, 1871-2000
    • Europe, 1900-1945
    • European Historiography
    • European-American business relations
    • European-American cultural relations


    • Fellow, Royal Historical Society, England
    • Order of Merit, First Class, Federal Republic of Germany
    • Honorary Professor, University of Warwick
    • Fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin
    • Helmut-Schmidt Prize of ZEIT Foundation

    Selected Books

    Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer. From Inner Emigration to the Moral Reconstruction of West Germany, Princeton, 2019

    American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century, 2014

    Industriegesellschaft und Kulturtransfer, Goettingen 2010

    Europe in the Era of Two World Wars, 2006

    America and the Intellectual Cold Wars in Europe, 2001

    Sarajewo 1914. Der Untergang des alten Europa, 1997

    Imperial Germany, 1871-1914, 1995

    Otto A. Friedrich. Ein politischer Unternehmer, 1993

    The Americanization of West German Industry, 1945-1973, 1986

    Militarism. The History of an International Debate, 1863-1979, 1982

    Modern Germany. Economy, Society, and Politics in the Twentieth Century, 1982

    Germany and the Approach of War in 1914, 1973

    Selected Edited Volumes

    with Simone Laessig, Between Structure and Agency, 2008

    with Sigurt Vitols, Gibt es einen Deutschen Kapitalismus?, 2006

    Quest for Economic Empire, 1996

    with Wilhelm Deist, Rüstung im Zeichen der wilhelminischen Weltpolitik, 1988

    with Martin Kitchen, Germany in the Age of Total War, 1981

    Militarismus, 1975


    Last Updated February 18, 2020

  • Roger Anderson retired after 42 years at Columbia University's Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory and Data Sciences Institute where he was Senior Scholar at the Center for Computational Learning Systems in the Fu School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. Roger has led teams that have developed the next generation of intelligent control systems for Smart City infrastructure (electricity, water, sewage, transportation).

    At the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia, he founded the Borehole Research, Global Basins, 4-D Seismic, Reservoir Simulation, Portfolio Management and Energy Research Groups. Over his CU career, he brought in more than a Quarter Billion in research money, including NSF funded ship-time costs. He co-invented 19 patents, with 8 more pending and has written 3 books and more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Anderson has had technical, business, computational, and working collaborations with Baker Hughes, Boeing, BBN, BP, Chevron, Finmeccanica, IBM Research, KBR, Lockheed Martin, Pennzoil, Rudin Management, Schlumberger, Texaco, and Shell. Anderson is co-founder of start-up energy companies 4-D Technology, Bell Geospace, AKW Analytics and CALM Energy.


    Last Updated February 24, 2020

  • Frances Pritchett is Professor Emerita of Modern Indic Languages, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies. She received her M.A from the University of California at Berkeley and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, in South Asian Languages and Civilizations; she taught at Columbia from 1982 to 2013. Her books includeNets of Awareness: Urdu Poetry and Its Critics (University of California Press, 1994);The Romance Tradition in Urdu: Adventures from the Dastan of Amir Hamzah (Columbia University Press, 1991). She maintains a very large website of study materials (texts, translations, images) about South Asia for the use of students and teachers, and is currently working on a commentary on the poetry of the brilliant Urdu and Persian poet ‘Ghalib’ (1797-1869). This project is available online as A Desertful of Roses: the Urdu Ghazals of Mirza Asadullah Khan "Ghalib."


    Last updated June 14, 2019

  • Peter L. Strauss is the Betts Professor of Law Emeritus at Columbia Law School.  He joined the faculty in 1971, twice served as vice dean, and became emeritus July 1, 2017.  He has long been teaching courses in administrative law, legal methods, and legislation; as emeritus, he has been teaching legal methods I and the required elective on Legislation and Regulation, and in the spring of 2020 will teach the new course in Advanced Administrative Law.

    He received his LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1964 and his A.B. from Harvard College in 1961. Before joining the Law School, he clerked for David L. Bazelon and William J. Brennan in Washington, D.C.; spent two years lecturing on criminal law in the national university of Ethiopia; and three years as an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor General, briefing and arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. During 1975 to 1977, Strauss was on leave from Columbia as the first general counsel of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    In 1987, the American Bar Association's section of administrative law and regulatory practice presented Strauss with its third annual award for distinguished scholarship in administrative law. From 1992 to 1993, he served as chair of the section. He has been a reporter for rulemaking on its APA and European Union administrative law projects, and was a member of its E-Rulemaking task force. In 2008, the American Constitution Society awarded him the first Richard Cudahy prize for his essay “Overseer or 'The Decider'? The President in Administrative Law.”

    Noted for writings introducing foreign lawyers to American public law, Strauss has been a visitor on the law faculties of Addis Ababa University, the University of Buenos Aires, European University Institute, Harvard University, Hong Kong University, La Sapienza (Rome), Ludwig Maximillians University (Munich), the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law, McGill University, New York University, the Sorbonne (Paris) and Tokyo University, and has lectured widely on American administrative law abroad, including programs in Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Turkey, and Venezuela. During 2008 to 2009, he was Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European Law Institute and Parsons Fellow at the University of Sydney Law School.

    A life member of the American Law Institute, in 2010 Strauss was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He has also long been a faculty member on the board of the Law School's Public Interest Law Foundation.


    • LL.B., Yale Law School, 1964
    • A.B., Harvard College, 1961

    Areas of Expertise

    • Administrative law
    • Legal methods
    • Legislation
    • The regulatory and administrative state

    Activities and Affiliations

    • Chair, 1992–1993; Co-Reporter on Rulemaking for project on American administrative law, 2000–2001; Co-Reporter on Rulemaking in the European Union, 2004–present, American Bar Association's section of administrative law and regulatory practice
    • American Law Institute
    • Editor, Social Sciences Research Network Administrative Law Abstracts
    • Board Member, Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
    • Members consultative group, Ethics project, American Law Institute
    • Public Member or Senior Conference Fellow, Administrative Conference of the United States (from 1982)
    • Editorial Advisory Board, Lexis Electronic Authors Press
    • Consultations with Chinese Office of Legislative Affairs and Chinese legal scholars, in China and the United States on draft Chinese laws concerning aspects of administrative procedure, under auspices of the Asia Foundation and of the Yale Center on Chinese Law, concerning proposed Chinese Law on Licensing, 2000–present

    Honors and Awards

    • Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2010
    • Richard D. Cudahy Prize for scholarship on Regulatory and Administrative Law, American Constitution Society, 2008
    • Scholar in Residence, Rockefeller Conference Center, Bellagio Italy, 1994 and 2005
    • Third annual award for distinguished scholar­ship in admin­is­tra­tive law, ABA sec­tion of admin­istra­tive law and regu­lato­ry prac­tice, ­­1987
    • Distinguished Service Award, US NRC, 1977
    • John Marshall Award for excellence in Appel­late Advoca­cy, U.S. Department of Justice, 1970


    Last Updated February 19, 2020

  • Mischa Schwartz is the Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, where he was the founding Director (in 1985) of the NSF-sponsored Center for Telecommunications Research (CTR). He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the AAAS, and a Fellow of the International Engineering Consortium. He is also a member of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), a Past President of the IEEE Communications Society, and a former Director of the IEEE. His publications include 10 books and over 180 papers in communication theory and systems, signal processing, wireless systems, computer communication networks, and the history of communications. The awards he has received include the IEEE Education Medal and the Columbia Great Teacher Award, both awarded in 1983, a citation by the IEEE in 1984 as one of the all-time best educators, the Cooper Union Gano Dunn Medal for contributions to technology, IEEE Edwin Armstrong Award for contributions to communication technology, NYC Mayor’s Award for excellence in technology, Eta Kappa Nu Eminent Member award, the 2003 Okawa Prize of Japan for contributions to telecommunications and engineering education, and the IEEE EAB Vice-President’s award in 2009 for outstanding contributions to EE education, theory, and practice in the fields of communications, signal processing, and computer networking.

    Prior to joining Columbia in 1973, he was Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (where he served as Head of the Department for 4 years), and a Project Engineer at Sperry Gyroscope Company where he worked in the field of radar system studies.


    Last Updated February 19, 2020

  • Frank Wolf is Dean Emeritus of the School of Professional Studies.  A graduate of Williams College, Wolf holds a second bachelor’s degree from Worcester College, Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University (1971). He served on the faculty at Drew University in Madison, NJ (1969-78) before returning to Columbia in 1979 as Associate Dean of the School of General Studies (1979-1995), where he served as well as Acting Dean (1992-94). 

    In 1995 General Studies was divided into two units, and Wolf was appointed Dean of what was initially called the “Division of Special Programs.”  Under Wolf’s leadership the unit was first renamed “Continuing Education,” and in 2002, became the School of Continuing Education, with authority to grant the Master of Science degree.  As founding dean, he put in place six applied M.S. programs before retiring in 2006 when he was named Dean Emeritus.

    While at Columbia, Wolf taught undergraduate courses in Political Science.  He also served as the director of Columbia’s overseas programs: most notably, the undergraduate program at Reid Hall in Paris, and later the programs in Berlin, Kyoto, Beijing, and Shanghai.  He was also responsible for the creation of eight Liberal Studies M.A. programs, now administered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  Finally, he was the Arts and Sciences Dean in charge of language instruction from 1993 until his retirement, and served as Columbia’s representative to the Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching during those years.

    Upon his retirement in 2006 he joined the Thomas J. Watson Foundation as Director of the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship (, a mentoring and professional development program working with undergraduates in New York City colleges. He retired from the Watson Foundation in 2012 to take up his current position of Executive Director of the Child Welfare Fund where he continues today. (

    He has also been active as a volunteer in the world of social services. From 1988-96 he was a paraprofessional social worker at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis working with people with AIDS. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Urban Pathways (2006-13), a homeless services organization which works principally to support and ultimately to house the formerly chronically homeless in New York City.  He currently serves as one of five elected Trustees of the incorporated Village of Saltaire, NY, and as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center.

    Last Updated June 12, 2019

  • Eric John Heyer MD, PhD is Professor Emeritus from the Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurology and is currently Special Research Scientist in the Department of Neurological Surgery. He retired after 25 years as a neuroanesthesiologist at Columbia University. While working at Columbia University, Dr. Heyer forged close relationships with neurosurgeons, working in collaboration with them in many different areas related to neurosurgery.

    He started his research career as an undergraduate at The University of Chicago in the laboratory of Dr. John Hubby. “In the early 1960s, …[Dr. Hubby] began a series of electrophoresis studies that charted the extent of genetic variation between the same genes in different species and used that difference as a measure of the evolutionary distance between those organisms”. After graduating from The University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, he studied at The Rockefeller University in the Biophysics laboratory of Dr. Alexander Mauro where he looked at the effect of permeant and impermeant solutes, and unstirred boundary layers on osmotic flow and Time-Variant Conductance of Bilayer Membranes Treated with Monazomcycin and Alamethicin. He continued these studies in the Medical Scientist Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Alan Finkelstein. He received his MD and PhD in 1975.

    He continued his clinical training as an intern at the New York Hospital in Internal Medicine, and then as a resident at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University. Subsequently he became an Instructor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan and a Grass Fellow in the laboratory of Robert Macdonald, where he studied the action of convulsant and anticonvulsant medications on the membrane properties of primary dissociated cell cultures of spinal cord neurons from neonatal mice. His subsequent appointments were at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the Department of Neurology where he continued his research with primary dissociated neurons from the ventral mesencephalon looking at cells associated with dopamine and its receptors.

    In 1988 he had a career switch and began his residency in Anesthesiology with subsequent appointments in that Department and in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University. Since 1995 he was been actively doing clinical research with Dr. E Sander Connolly from the Department of Neurological Surgery studying cognitive change associated with a surgical procedure called carotid endarterectomy. For about 12 years their research was supported by the National Institute of Aging. They documented that cognitive changes associated with carotid endarterectomy was due to cerebral injury, and found that certain statins reduced the incidence of this injury.

    Dr. Heyer was chief of the Division of Neurological Anesthesiology from 2000 until he retired December 31, 2015. Upon retiring from his clinical responsibilities in 2016 he was appointed special research scientist in the Department of Neurological Surgery. He has continued his clinical outcome studies in collaboration with Dr. Connolly.

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Top MD Consumers Checkbook

    Clinical Trials

    Publications & Presentations


    Last Updated February 24, 2020

  • Professor Arzac is an expert on corporate finance and valuation. He taught the advanced corporate finance courses in the MBA and Executive MBA programs, directed the Merger, Buyouts and Corporate Restructuring program for executives, and co-directed the Mergers and Acquisitions program for executives at London Business School. He is the author of the book Valuation for Mergers, Buyouts and Restructuring, translated into Japanese and Chinese, and has published many articles in finance and economics journals. He has received many awards for teaching excellence, including the 1995 Margaret Chandler Award for Commitment to Excellence in teaching. Arzac is a director of the Adams Funds, Mirae Asset Discovery Funds, Credit Suisse Next Investors LLC, and ETF Securities USA LLC.


    Ph.D. (Financial Economics), M.A., (Economics) and M.B.A., Columbia University. C.P.N., University of Buenos Aires.  

    Previous academic positions 

    Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (Senior Vice Dean), Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, 1982-85 and 1988.

    Chairman of the Finance Division, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, 1979-82, 1988 and 1990. 


    Last Updated February 24, 2020

  • Dr. Nickoloff was an Emeritus Professor of Radiology at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Chief Hospital Physicist at the Columbia University Medical Center for 33 years. He had lectured extensively at scientific conferences across the country, wrote two books on the subject of Radiation Physics; a book used extensively in Radiology Residency programs across the USA, published 150 journal articles, 57 peer reviewed journal articles, 87 abstracts and held 24 offices in professional organizations.


  • Douglas Chalmers is Professor Emeritus of Political Science; Special Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Retirement and former Executive Director of the Society of Senior Scholars at Columbia, a group of retired professors who teach in the Core Curriculum of the College. After 38 years of teaching at Columbia, he retired in 2005. He was the President of EPIC for 2 years from 2014 to 2016. He continued to teach in the Core Curriculum of the College until Spring 2019.  He was awarded a Doctorate of Letters (honoris causa) by Columbia University in 2019.

    Chalmers is author and co-editor of The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America (1997), co-edited The Right and Democracy in Latin America (1992), and articles and books about the organization and institutions that link civil society to government in Europe and Latin America. His most recent book is Reforming Democracies, Six Facts about Politics that Demand a New Agenda, Columbia University Press (2013).

    Last updated February 19, 2020

  • Dr. Allen Hyman has had a long career in medicine. Currently Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, he was previously Senior Physician and Special Advisor to the CEO at The New York- Presbyterian Hospital, where he was also Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director and the hospital’s first chief of staff.
    Hyman began his career as a resident in pediatrics and anesthesiology in 1960, having been influenced by C. Everett Koop, former U.S. surgeon-general, and E.M. Papper, Chairman of Anesthesiology at Columbia University. Hyman’s research on premature infants led to his introducing new clinical methods of ventilating very small babies. In 1980, Hyman’s focus shifted from children to adults, and he was appointed co-director of the Surgery Intensive care Unit. In 1987, he was awarded Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship and was appointed health-aide to Senator Robert Dole. In 1996, Hyman was appointed by Governor George Pataki to serve on his Ad Hoc Task Force on New York’s Prospective Hospital Reimbursement Methodology. The final report led to the passage of the Health Care Reform Act. In 2000, Hyman was appointed to a four-year term at the Council of Graduate Medical Education (COGME).

    Hyman is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Medicine, New York Academy of Sciences, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was also listed in the published volume of The Best Doctors in America.

    He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Hyman recently endowed a professorship at Columbia, the Allen I. Hyman, M.D. Professorship of Critical Care in Anesthesiology and two Columbia lectureships: in the History of Anesthesia/Medicine and Critical Care/ Anesthesiology. Valerie and Allen have two sons and eight grandchildren. Joshua is Professor of Orthopedics at VP&S. Zoe, attends Columbia College.


    Last Updated February 19, 2020

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