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.


  • Dr. William Rosner is a retired endocrinologist and whose major research interest was in the mechanism of action of steroid hormones

    Education and Training

    Albert Einstein Medicine 

    Board Certification

    Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)


    Professional Memberships

    • Member Endocrine Society 
    • Member American Society for Clinical Investigation 
    • Member American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
    • Fellow American College of Physicians


    • NY & Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Campus, Internal Medicine; Bellevue Hospital Center, Internal Medicine; University of NC Hospital, Internal Medicine  
    • Bellevue Hospital Center, 1962


    • Endocrinology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 1966


    Last Updated March 30, 2020

  • Professional Experience

    President and Founder, Behaviorome Sciences, Inc., 2009-Present

    Research Scientist, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, 2000-2008

    Research Scientist, Department of Microbiology, Columbia University, 1990-2000

    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Columbia University, 1982-1990

    Senior Staff Associate, Department of Microbiology, Columbia University, 1980-1981

    Instrument Maker, Department of Physics, Columbia University, 1965-1968

    Director, Laboratory for Molecular Mechanisms in Human Diseases, Department of Medicine, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1985-2009



    Columbia University, Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunology, 1975-1979

    Rutgers University, Ph. D., Quantum Chemistry, 1974

    Columbia University, B. S., Physics, 1967

    Dartmouth College, Mathematics, 1960-1961


    Academic Honors

    Dean’s List, Dartmouth College, 1960.

    Partial Academic Scholarship, Dartmouth College, 1960-1961.

    Dean’s List, Columbia University, 1963-64

    Full Academic Scholarship, Columbia University, 1965-1967.

    Colgate-Palmolive Co. Fellowship, Rutgers University, 1971-1972.


    Research Summary

    2009 -Present     

    • Development of the Behaviorome concept and development of automated methods for remote monitoring of mentation and behavior based on sensors and statistical learning machines.
    • Further development of the Hypo-NMDAR-ST Theory of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and related disorders
    • Development of new classes of treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder predicted by the Hypo-NMDA-Receptor Signal Transduction Theory.
    • First to use High-Glycine Therapy with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

    1997 - 2008 

    • Development of the Hypo-NMDA-Receptor Signal Transduction Theory of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

    2003 – 2008

    • The Cellbot Project - a robotic toolbox for cell biology using statistical learning machines for automatic cell recognition and autonomous cell manipulation and analysis.

    1985 – 1997

    • T-cell Recognition of Internal Images in the Idiotypic Network.
    • Development of a General Model of the Idiotypic Network.

    1975 – 1984

    • Mechanism of T-Cell receptor antigen recognition.
    • Immune Regulation and Idiotypic Networks.
    • Myasthenia Gravis as an autoimmune idiotypic network disease.
    • Single-cell methodology and hybridoma technology (first protein-free medium)

    1968 – 1974

    • The lowest triplet state and the ground state of benzoic acid – a high-resolution spectroscopic study at liquid helium temperature. Ph.D. Thesis.


    Selected Publications

    Cleveland, WL, DeLaPaz, RL, Fawwaz RA, and Challop RS, "High-Dose Glycine Treatment of Refractory Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder in a 5-Year Period," Neural Plasticity, Volume 2009, Article ID 768398, 25 pages, doi:10.1155/2009/768398

    Cleveland WL. “Crime and Punishment in the Society of Lymphocytes: A Speculation on the Structure of the Putative Idiotype Network,” In: "Anti-idiotypes, Receptors, and Molecular Mimicry” (D. S. Linthicum and N. Farid, eds.) Springer Verlag, New York, 1987.

    Cleveland WL, Erlanger BF. Hypothesis: the MHC-restricted T-cell receptor as a structure with two multistate allosteric combining sites,” Mol Immunol. 1984 Nov; 21(11):1037-46.

    Cleveland WL, Wassermann NH, Sarangarajan R, Penn AS, Erlanger BF. “Monoclonal antibodies to the acetylcholine receptor by a normally functioning auto-anti-idiotypic mechanism,” Nature. 1983 Sep 1-7; 305(5929):56-7.


    Issued Patents

    Cleveland WL. High dose glycine as a treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. 9,504,665.

    Cleveland WL. High dose glycine as a treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. 9,415,030.

    Cleveland WL. High dose glycine as a treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. 8,604,080.

    Long, X, Cleveland, WL, Yao, YL. Methods and systems for identifying and localizing objects based on features of the objects that are mapped to a vector. 7,958,063.

    Erlanger BF, Cleveland WL, Cacalano NA. Derivatives of cyclosporine A, antibodies directed thereto and uses thereof. 5,405,785.

    Erlanger BF, Cleveland WL, Cacalano NA. Derivatives of cyclosporine A, antibodies directed thereto and uses thereof. 5,350,574.

    Erlanger BF, Cleveland WL. Method of producing monoclonal auto-anti-idiotypic antibodies. 5,144,010.

    Edelman IS, Erlanger BF, Tsilianos E, Cleveland WL. Auto-anti-idiotypic monoclonal antibodies to steroid receptors and uses thereof. 4,818,684.

    Cleveland WL, Erlanger BF. Protein-free culture medium. 4,767,704.


    Grant/Manuscript Review

    Journals:Science, Journal of Immunology, BMC Bioinformatics, Autoimmunity, Analytical Biochemistry

    National Institutes of Health:IMAT Study Section


    Teaching Activities

    Department of Microbiology, Columbia University:

    From 1982 thru 1997, Prof Cleveland lectured in the immunology section of the departmental course given to medical, dental, and graduate students. His lectures covered the complement system, antigen-antibody interactions, T-cell immunology, and Types II-IV hypersensitivity. He also taught courses for graduate students, such as Introductory Immunology and Advanced Immunology and was on departmental committees that reviewed Ph.D. qualifying examinations and oral defenses of Ph.D. theses. Periodic lectures to House Staff in the Department of Medicine at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center were also given.


    Invited Symposium Speaker

    International Symposium on “Molecular Basis of Nerve Activity” in Berlin-Dahlem, F. R. Germany, October 1984.

    International Symposium on "Hybridomas in Human Systems: Technology and Biomedical Problems,” College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, May 1985.

    UCLA Symposium on "Monoclonal Antibodies and Cancer Therapy” in Park City, Utah, January 1985.

    International Symposiumon "Anti-Idiotypes as Probes for the Study of Receptors” in Montebello, Canada, July 1986, Session Chairman.


    Society Memberships

    American Association of Immunologists

    The Harvey Society of New York


    Biographical Listings

    American Men and Women of Science

    Marquis Who’s Who in the World

    Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare


    Personal Website


    Last updated March 26, 2020

  • W. Michael Lai joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1987 as Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopaedic Bioengineering - a joint appointment between the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He served as Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department from 1996 to 2002. His research interest is in the area of Orthopaedic Biomechanics.

    He is active in the Bioengineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He served as Chairman of the Bioengineering Division in 1996/97 and an associate editor of the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, ASME from 1990 to 1996. Among the awards that he has received include two best paper awards for his research in Biomechanics - the ASME Melville Medal in 1982 and the Bioengineering Division Best Paper Award in 1991 and the ASME Lissner Award for outstanding achievement in Bioengineering in 2001. He is a Fellow of ASME and a Founding Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

    He has received two teaching awards, including the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award from the Columbia Engineering School Alumni Association in 2000.




    1. Elements of Mechanics of Elastic Solids, W.M. Lai and E. Saibel, Addison Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1965
    2. Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, W.M. Lai, D. Rubin and E. Krempl, Pergamon Press, First Edition, 1972; Second Edition 1978.
    3. Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, W.M. Lai, D. Rubin and E. Krempl, Pergamon Press, Third Edition 1994.
    4. Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, W.M. Lai, D. Rubin and E. Krempl, Elsevier Science Publisher, Fourth Edition 2010.

    Selected Papers and Book Chapters (1991-2002)

    1. A Triphasic Theory for the Swelling and Deformation Behaviors of Articular cartilage, W.M. Lai, J.S. Hou, V.C. Mow, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Vol 113, 3, 198-207, 1991.
    2. The Density and Strength of Proteoglycan-Proteoglycan Interaction sites In Concentrated Solutions. W. Zhu, W.M. Lai and V.C. Mow, Journal of Biomechanics. Vol 24, 11, 1007-1018, 1991.
    3. A Contact Problem Modelling the Squeeze Film Mode of Synovial Joint Lubrication, V.C. Mow, J.S. Hou, W.M.Lai and M. H. Holmes, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 1991.
    4. Constitutive Theory for the Mechano-Electrochemical Properties of Articular cartilage, W.M. Lai, W. Gu, L. Setton and V.C. Mow, 1991 Biomechanics symposium, AMD-Vol. 120, Eds. R.L.Spilker and M. H. Friedman, 233-238, 1991.
    5. Biphasic FEM of Frictional Creep Indentation of Articular Cartilage, K.A. Athanasiou, R.L. Spilker, W. M. Lai and V.C. Mow, Biomech Symp ASME, AMD 120: 153-156, 1991.
    6. An Analysis of the Squeeze Film Lubrication Mechanism For Articular Cartilage. J.S. Hou, V.C. Mow, W.M. Lai and M.H. Holmes, Journal of Biomechanics. Vol 25, 3, 247-260, 1992.
    7. Analysis of Fluid and Ion Transport Through a Porous Charged-Hydrated Biological Tissue During a Permeation Experiment, W.Y. Gu, W.M.Lai and V.C.Mow, Proc. Symp comp Mech Porous Material, ed by N.J. Salamon and R.M. Sullivan, AMD-Vol 136, ASME, 29-42, 1992.
    8. Transport of fluid and ions through a porous permeable charged-hydrated tissue, and streaming potential data on normal bovine articular cartilage, W.Y.Gu, W.M.Lai and V.C.Mow, Journal of Biomechanics. Vol. 26, 6, 1993.
    9. Factors Influencing Interstitial Flow in Articular Cartilage, W.M.Lai, W.Y.Gu and V.C.Mow, Proc. Bioengineering Conference, BED-Vol.24, 395-398, 1993.
    10. Constitutive Modeling of Articular Cartilage and Biomacromolecular Solutions. W.M.Lai, V.C. Mow and W. Zhu. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Vol. 115, No. 4(B), 451-622, 1993.
    11. Theoretical Basis for Measurements of Cartilage Fixed-Charge Density Using Streaming Current and Electro-Osmosis Effects, W.Y. Gu, W.M.Lai and V.C. Mow, Advances in Bioengineering, Ed. J.M. Tarbell, VED-Vol. 26, 55-58, 1993.
    12. An Asymptotic Solution for Two contacting Biphasic Cartilage Layers, G.A.Ateshian, W.M.Lai, W.B. Zhu and V.C.Mow, Journal of Biomechanics, 27:1347-1360, 1994.
    13. Flows of Electrolytes Through Charged Hydrated Biological Tissue. W.M.Lai, W. Gu and V.C.Mow. Applied Mechanics Review, Vol 47, 2, 277-281, 1994.
    14. Mechanism for Regulation of Articular Cartilage Hydration in a Canine Model of Osteoarthritis. Trans Orthop Res Soc,19, 493, 1994.
    15. On Negative Osmosis in Cartilage: A Theoretical Analysis, W.Y. Gu, W. M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Proc Int Conf Biomed Engng, 1994.
    16. A Generalized Triphasic Theory for Multi-Electrolyte Transport in Charged Hydrated Soft tissues, W. Gu, W.M.Lai and V.C. Mow, Advances in Bioengineering, BED Vol.28, ed by M.J. Askew, New York, ASME, 217-218, 1994.
    17. Quantification of the "Curling" Behavior of Articular Cartilage. H. Tohyama, L.A. Setton, F. Guilak, W. M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Proc 2nd World Cong Biomech, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, ed by L Blankevoort, JGM Kooloos, II, 217, 1994.
    18. The Evolution of Constitutive Modeling of Articular Cartilage: A Paradigm in the Study of Charged-hydrated-soft Tissues. V.C. Mow, W.M.Lai, Proc 2nd World Cong Biomech, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, ed by L Blankevoort, JGM Kooloos,I,1, 1994.
    19. Experimental Measurement of the in Vitro Curling Behavior of Articular Cartilage, L.A. Setton, H. Tohyama, W.M. Lai, F. Guilak and V.C. Mow, Advances in Bioengineering, BED Vol.28, ed by M.J. Askew, New York, ASME, 135-136, 1994.
    20. Effects of mechanical stress and deformation on passive ion transport through hydrated permeable tissues, W.Y. Gu, W.M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Annuals of Biomedical Engineering, 23/S.1, S-104, 1995.
    21. Predictions of the swelling induced pre-stress in articular cartilage. L.A. Setton, W.Y. Gu, W.M. Lai, V.C. Mow, In Mechanics of Poroelastic Media, ed. APS Selvadurai, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 299-322, 1995.
    22. Changes in Proteoglycan Synthesis Rates of Chondrocytes in Articular Cartilage are Associated with the Time Dependent Changes in their Mechanical Environment, N.M. Bachrach, W.B. Valhmu WB, E. Stazzone, A. Ratcliffe, W.M. Lai and V.C. Mow , Journal of Biomechanics, 28:12, 1561-1569, 1995.
    23. An Analytical Model for Membrane Stretch and Chondrocyte Volume Change During Tissue Compression: A Biphasic Inclusion Model, N.M. Bachrach, G.S. Chorney, W.M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Advances in Bioengineering, BED-Vol 31, ASME, 1995.
    24. Ion-induced Swelling Behavior of Articular Cartilage in Tension. H. Tohyama, W.Y. Gu, L.A. Setton, W.M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Trans Orthop Res Soc., 20, 702, 1995.
    25. Effects of Na-Ca Exchange on Cartilage Swelling and Fluid Transport, W.Y.Gu, W. M. Lai, V.C. Mow,  BED-Vol 29, 29-30, ASME, 1995.
    26. Measurement of Streaming Potential of Bovine Articular and Nasal Cartilage in 1-D Permeation Experiments, W.Y. Gu, J. Rabin, W.M.Lai, V.C.Mow,  Advances in Bioengineering, BED-Vol 31, ASME, 1995.
    27. A Technique for Measuring Volume and True Density of the Solid Matrix of Cartilaginous Tissues. W.Y. Gu, B. Lewis, W. M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Advances in Bioengineering, BED-Vol. 33, 89-90,  ASME, 1996.
    28. Effect of Disc Degeneration on Streaming Potential of Human Annulus Fibrosus, W.Y.Gu, J. Rabin, B.A. Rawlins, V.C. Mow, Advances in Bioengineering, Advances in Bioengineering, BED-Vol. 33, 251-252, ASME, 1996
    29. A Triphasic Analysis of Negative Osmotic Flow Through Charged-Hydrated Soft Tissues. W. Y.Gu, W.M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Journal of Biomechanics, 30:71-78, 1997.
    30. Nonlinear Mechano-electrochemical Theory for Transport Phenomenoa in Soft Hydrated Tissues.  W. M. Lai, W.Y. Gu, V.C. Mow, Proc. Int. Conf. New Frontiers in Biomedical Eng., JSME Centennial Grand Congress, Eds. K. Tanishita, M. Sato, p33-36, 1997.
    31. The Role of Interstitial Fluid Pressurization and Surface Porosities on the Boundary Friction of Articular Cartilage. G.A. Ateshian, H. Wang, W.M. Lai,  J. Tribology, 120:241-251, 1998.
    32. A Mixture Theory for Charged Hydrated Soft Tissues Containing Multi-electrolytes: Passive Transport and Swelling Behaviors, W.Y. Gu, W. M. Lai, V.C. Mow, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 120: 169-180, 1998.
    33. Multi-phasic Mixture Theory for Charged Soft Hydrated Tissues.  Proc. 13th US National Congress of Applied Mechanics, June, 1998.
    34. Effects of Fixed Charges on the Stress-relaxation Behavior of Hydrated Soft Tissues in a Confined Compression Experiment, V.C. Mow, G.A. Ateshian, W.M.Lai, W.Y. Gu, Int. J. Solids and Structures, 35:4945-4962, 1998
    35. A Transversely-Isotropic Biphasic Model for Unconfined Compression of Growth Plate and Chondroepiphysis, B. Cohen, W.M. Lai and V.C. Mow,  Journal of Biomechanical Eng., J Biomech Engng 120:491-496, 1998.
    36. On the Equivalence of Chemical Load and Mechanical Load on Articular Cartilage, W.M. Lai, W.Y. Gu, V.C. Mow, Journal of Biomechanics, 12:1181-1185, 1998.
    37. A mixture theory for charged hydrated soft tissues containing multi-electrolytes: passive transport and swelling behaviors, W.Y.Gu, W.M.Lai, V.C.Mow, J Biomech Engng, 120:169-180, 1998
    38. Effects of fixed charges on the stress-relaxation behavior of hydrated soft tissues in a confined compression problem. V.C.Mow, G.A. Ateshian, W.M.Lai, W.Y.Gu, Int J Solids and Structures, 35:4945-4962, 1998.
    39. The role of interstitial fluid pressurization and surface porosities on the boundary friction of articular cartilage, G.A.Ateshian, H. Wang, W.M.Lai, Journal of Tribology, ASME, 120:241-251, 1998.
    40. Transport of multi-electrolytes in charged hydrated biological soft tissues, W.Y.Gu, W.M.Lai, V.C.Mow, J Trans Porous Med, 34:143-157, 1999.
    41. A mixed finite element formulation of triphasic mechano-electrochemical theory for charged, hydrated biological soft tissues, D.N.Sun, W.Y.Gu, X.E.Guo, W.M.Lai, V.C.Mow, In J Num Meth Engng, 45:1375-1402, 1999.
    42. On the electrical potentials inside a charged soft hydrated biological tissues: Streaming potential vs. diffusion potential, W.M.Lai, V.C.Mow, D.D.Sun, G.A.Ateshian, J Biomech Engng, 122:336-346,2000.
    43. Effects of inhomogeneous fixed charged density on the electrical signals for chondrocytes in cartilage, W.M.Lai, D.D.Sun, G.A.Ateshian, V.C.Mow, ASME-AMD-BED Symp on Mechanics in Biology, eds. J Casey, G Bao, AMD242/BED46:201-213, 2000.
    44. Electrical signals for chondrocytes in cartilage, W.M.Lai, D.D.Sun, G.A.Ateshian, X.E. Guo, V.C.Mow, Biorheology, 39:39-45, 2002.


    Last Updated March 24, 2020

  • 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

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    Last Updated June 05, 2020

  • Susan M. Essock, Ph.D. is the Edna L. Edison Professor of Psychiatry, Emerita, in the Division of Behavioral Health Services and Policy Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. She served as Division’s Director from its beginning in 2007 until 2015 and was the founding director of the Division’s Center for Practice Innovations. Dr. Essock’s work involves facilitating the translation of research findings into mental health policy and practice and evaluating the impact of behavioral health services. Prior to coming to Columbia in 2007, Dr. Essock was Director of the Division of Health Services Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine from 1998-2007. Before joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Essock was the Director of Psychological Services for the public mental health system in Connecticut for 10 years, where her responsibilities included quality assurance and performance monitoring. She also served for 5 years as Acting Deputy Commissioner for Evaluation for the New York State Office of Mental Health. Dr. Essock was a member of IBM Corporation’s Mental Health Advisory Board from its inception in 1990 through 2011, helping that corporation monitor the quality of mental health care provided under its managed behavioral healthcare vendors. Through all these efforts, a common theme has been creating scalable ways to implement new services, monitor implementation fidelity, and measure outcomes to assess the extent to which the services contracted for are, indeed, those being delivered. Hence Dr. Essock is familiar with a wide range of treatment and system challenges posed by people needing behavioral health care and she is a mental health services researcher with practical grounding in both public- and private-sector delivery systems and associated contracting for behavioral health services. 

    Dr. Essock is a past Chair of the NIMH Services Research Review Committee, past Chair of the NIMH Intervention Research Review Committee, and a past member of the NIMH National Advisory Mental Health Council and the Advisory Council for the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review. At Columbia, Dr. Essock Co-chaired the Women Faculty Group in Psychiatry, a group dedicated to helping women faculty advance their careers and address gender-specific challenges often encountered by women and served on the Career Development Committee for research faculty in Neurology.


    Dr. Essock's main research interests are facilitating the translation of research findings into mental health policy and practice and evaluating the impact of behavioral health services.

    Dr. Essock has worked with the New York State Office of Mental Health and other entities to determine ways to implement and sustain evidence-based treatments for people with serious mental illnesses and to determine the impact of managed care initiatives on people’s health.

    Research Interests

    • Mental Health Services Research
    • Performance Measurement
    • Early intervention for individuals with schizophrenia



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    Sep 30 2014 - Sep 29 2019


    Sep 30 2014 - Sep 29 2019


    Jul 1 2015 - Jun 30 2018


    Jul 1 2014 - Jun 30 2017


    Jan 1 2014 - Dec 31 2015


    Jul 1 2010 - Jun 30 2015


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    Feb 23 2014 - Sep 1 2014


    Aug 29 2013 - Aug 28 2014


    Jul 1 2009 - Jul 1 2014


    Jul 13 2009 - Dec 31 2013


    May 1 2012 - Apr 30 2013


    Jun 18 2011 - Feb 28 2013


    Jan 1 2010 - Dec 31 2012


    Aug 9 2011 - Apr 30 2012

    Selected Publications

    • Essock SM, Mueser KT, Drake RE, Covell NH, McHugo GJ, Frisman LK, Kontos NJ, Jackson CT, Townsend F, Swain K: Comparison of ACT and standard case management for delivering integrated treatment for co-occuring disorders. Psychiatric Services 2006;57: 185-196
    • Essock SM, Covell NH, Davis SM, Stroup TS, Rosenheck RA, Lieberman JA: Effectiveness of switching antipsychotic medications. American Journal of Psychiatry 2006;163: 2090-2095
    • Essock SM, Covell NH, Leckman-Westin E, Lieberman J, Sederer L, Kealey E, Finnerty M, and members of the Scientific Advisory Committee: Identifying clinically questionable psychotropic prescribing practices for Medicaid recipients in New York State. Psychiatric Services 2009;60: 1595-1602
    • Essock SM, Schooler N, Stroup TS, McEvoy JP, Jackson C, Covell NH: Effectiveness of switching from antipsychotic polypharmacy to monotherapy. American Journal of Psychiatry 2011;168: 702-708
    • Donahue S, Manuel J, Herman D, Fraser L, Henian C, Essock S. : Development and use of a transition readiness scale to help manage ACT team capacity. Psychiatric Services 2012;63: 223-229
    • Wisdom JP, Knapik S, Holley MW, Van Bramer J, Sederer LI, Essock SM. Best practices: New York's outpatient mental health clinic licensing reform: using tracer methodology to improve service quality. Psychiatric Services. 2012;63(5):418-420.
    • Humensky J, Dixon LB, Essock SM. State mental health policy: an interactive tool to estimate costs and resources for a first-episode psychosis initiative in New York State. Psychiatric Services. 2013;64(9):832-834.
    • Essock SM, Nossel IR, McNamara K, et al. Practical Monitoring of Treatment Fidelity: Examples From a Team-based Intervention for People With Early Psychosis. Psychiatric Services. 2015;66 (7) 674-676.
    • Essock SM, Olfson M, Hogan MF. Current practice for measuring mental health outcomes the United States. International Review of Psychiatry. 2015;27(4) 296-305.
    • Essock SM, Goldman HH, Hogan MF, Hepburn BM, Sederer LI, Dixon LB. State Partnerships for first-episode psychosis services. Psychiatric Services . Jul 2015;66 (7) 671-673.
    • Dixon LB, Goldman HH, Bennett ME, Essock SM. Implementing coordinated specialty care for early psychosis: The RAISE Connection Program. Psychiatric Services. Jul 2015;66(7): 691-698.
    • Hoagwood KE, Essock SM, Morrissey J, et al. Use of pooled state administrative data for mental health services research: Lessons from the field. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research . 2016; 43(1):67-68.

    For a complete list of publications, please visit


    Last Updated March 6, 2020

  • Dr. Myers received his MD degree from SUNY, Downstate Medical Center in 1961. He trained in internal medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and completed a one-year post-doctoral research fellowship (NINDB) in neuromuscular disease at that facility. He did his military service in the Air Force at the Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories in Dayton Ohio, working on exercise physiology projects. He then had further residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and has remained there since.

    He is now the A. David Gurewitsch Professor Emeritus and Special Lecturer in the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Myers has a special interest in neuromuscular diseases and although now semi-retired he rounds with the rehab residents on the consult services and has a limited private practice at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).

    He was the principal rehabilitation physician at the MDA Clinic at CUMC for over 37 years and was the founder and Co-director of the MDA Clinic at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ for almost as long. Dr. Myers served on the professional advisory committees of the CMT Association and the NYC Chapter of the MS Society. He was on various other hospital, university and medical society committees and has written a number of articles and chapters. He was Co-Chief Editor of the Third Edition of Downey and Darling's Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine.

    He has been listed in Castle Connolly’s America's Top Doctors, Top Doctors New York Metro Area and in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors when he was practicing full-time. Dr. Myers has been married to his wife, Jacqueline, for over 50 years and has 3 children.


    Last Updated March 30, 2020

  • Ronald Grele is the former Director of the Columbia University Oral History Research Office. Prior to coming to Columbia he directed the Oral History Program at UCLA and served as Research Director at the New Jersey Historical Commission and Assistant Director of the Ford Foundation Oral History Project. He began his career in oral history as an interviewer and archivist at the John F. Kennedy Oral History Project. He has been awarded a Fulbright teaching appointment at the University of Indonesia and has conducted workshops and seminars on oral history throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America. In 1988 he was elected President of the Oral History Association and was, for a number of years, editor of The International Journal of Oral History.

    He is the Author of Envelopes of Sound: The Art of Oral History, among other works, and editor of Subjectivity and Multiculturalism in Oral History. He received his doctorate from Rutgers University and has taught at Lafayette College, The California State University at Long Beach and Kingsborough Community College. He has served as a consultant on number of oral history projects and for a number of museums and historical agencies. He has undertaken projects on the history of the Garrett Corporation in Los Angeles, McKinsey & Company, and the Boston Consulting Group. He has conducted biographical interviews for the Columbia Oral History office with women graduates of the Columbia Law School and with directors and officers of The Atlantic Philanthropies and the General Atlantic Group, and for a community history project documenting the social and cultural history of Harlem. He also conducted interviews for the Rule of Law Project and the Carnegie Corporation Project.


    Last Updated March 6, 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

  • B.A., Columbia (1958); B.A., Oxford (1960); M.A., Oxford (1964); Ph.D., Columbia (1964).

    Professor Hanning began teaching at Columbia in 1963. He also taught at Bread Loaf (Middlebury College), Yale, Johns Hopkins, NYU, and Princeton. He was director and professor at the Bread Loaf School at Lincoln College, Oxford in 1980, 1984, 1986, and directed NEH Summer Seminars for College Teachers in 1982, 1985, and 1989. He received ACLS, Guggenheim, and NEH Fellowships and a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship to the Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio. He was elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America (1986) and a Trustee of the New Chaucer Society (1998-2002). He was the Biennial Chaucer Lecturer at the 1998 NCS Congress, at the Sorbonne in Paris.

    His areas of expertise include medieval English literature, Chaucer, medieval French romance, medieval historiography, the Ovidian tradition in medieval European literature, and the works of the Italian masters Boccaccio, Ariosto, and Castiglione. At the undergraduate level, he taught courses on the constructions of "race" and ethnicity and the fortunes of immigrant groups in America, and for nearly three decades, co-taught (with David Rosand of Art History) a seminar on the art and literature of the Renaissance.

    His major publications include: The Vision of History in Early Britain (1966), The Individual in Twelfth-Century Romance (1977), The Lais of Marie de France, co-translated with Joan M. Ferrante (1978), Castiglione: The Real and the Ideal in Renaissance Culture, co-edited with David Rosand (1983), Serious Play. Desire and Authority in the Poetry of Ovid, Chaucer, and Ariosto (2010; based on the Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lectures, 2005), The Romance of Thebes, co-translated with Joan M. Ferrante (2018).  Reading Medieval Culture. Essays in Honor of Robert W.Hanning, edited by Robert M. Stein and Sandra Pierson Prior,.was published in 2005.

    2005-2006 was Prof. Hanning's last year of teaching. He retired June 30, 2006 after 45 years of offering instruction at Columbia.


    Last Updated March 6, 2020

  • Education

    Ph.D. — Harvard University, 1963
    M.A. — Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), 1961
    B.A. — Washington and Lee University, 1954

    Interests and Research

    Robert O. Paxton, Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Science, specializes in the social and political history of Modern Europe, particularly Vichy France during the World War II era. Paxton has worked on two issues within the general area of modern European history: France during the Nazi occupation of 1940-1944; and the rise and spread of fascism. He was the first in the 1960s and 1970s to establish, on the basis of German archives, the active collaboration of Vichy France within Hitler's Europe, a finding received coolly at first in France and now largely accepted. He continues to speak, write, and research in these fields. In 2009 he served as guest curator for an exhibition at the New York Public Library entitled "Between Collaboration and Resistance: French Literary Life Under Nazi Occupation."

    Major Professional Activities

    • Chair, Department of History, Columbia, 1980-1982
    • Expert Witness, war crimes trials of Paul Touvier, Versailles, 1994 and Maurice Papon, Bordeaux, 1997


    • Officier, Légion d'Honneur (France), 2009
    • Honorary Fellow, Merton College, Oxford, 2001
    • Lifetime Achievement Award, American Historical Association, 1999
    • Elected Member, American Philosophical Society, 1999
    • Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1982

    Honorary Degrees

    • Washington and Lee University, 1974
    • University of Caen (France), 1994
    • SUNY Stony Brook, 1994
    • University of Lyon II (France), 2003



    The Anatomy of Fascism (2004, translated into fourteen languages)

    French Peasant Fascism (1996)

    Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order (1972, 2nd ed., 2001)

    Vichy France and the Jews, with Michael Marrus (1981, 2nd ed. 2019)

    Europe in the Twentieth Century (1975, 4th ed. 2004)


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    Last Updated June 05, 2020

  • Dr. Farris is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Ophthalmology and retired since January 2019 as Attending Physician and Special Lecturer of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University. Dr. Farris was Director of Ophthalmology at Harlem Hospital from October 1972 until January 2016.

    Dr. Farris developed expertise in dry eye management as a result of the National Eye Institute and Research to Prevent Blindness sponsored research in the corneal effects of contact lens wear and tears. Dr. Farris is past President of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists.


    Last Updated June 23, 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

  • Professor Peter Holt graduated MB BS (Honours) and later MD in 1954 from the London Hospital Medical College of the University of London, came to the USA in 1957 and after 2 years of Residency  did a 2 ½ year Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He then came to St. Luke’s Hospital Center and later St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center as Chief of Gastroenterology, a position he held for 39 years. From 1966 to 1975 he was the PI of Columbia’s NIH Training Program in Gastroenterology. He stepped down from his position as chief of gastroenterology and the professorship of Medicine in 2000 when he became Emeritus.

    He was head of the clinical research program of the American Health Foundation from 2000 until 2005. He started bringing research subjects to the Rockefeller University in 2003 as an adjunct research associate and joined the full time faculty there in 2007.

    His research interest throughout his career focused on the physiology and pathophysiology of gut epithelial cells and trained 106 fellows in gastroenterology.


    Last Updated March 18, 2020

  • 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 created and taught 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


    • Gellhorn and Byse's Administrative Law, Cases and Comments, Foundation Press, (with Teachers’ Manuals, and occasional Supplements), 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th editions, 1979, 1986, 1995, 2003, 2011
    • Administrative Justice in the United States, Carolina Academic Press, 1989, 2002, 2016
    • Legal Methods: Understanding and Using Cases and Statutes, Foundation Press, 2005, 2008, 2014
    • The Law of the Kings, An English translation, (Strauss, ed., A. Paulos trans., Fetha Negast), Addis Ababa, Haile Selassie I University Press, 1968, republished with additional materials, Carolina Academic Press 2008
    • “Citizens to Preserve Overton Park v. Volpe – of Politics and Law, Young Lawyers and the Highway Goliath in Administrative Law Stories,” (Strauss ed.), 2006
    • “Private Standards Organizations and Public Law,” 22 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 497, 2013
    • “‘Deference’ is too Confusing – Let’s Call Them ‘Chevron Space’ and ‘Skidmore Weight,’” 112 Columbia Law Review 1143, 2012
    • “Overseer or ‘The Decider’ – The President in Administrative Law,” 75 George Washington Law Review 695, 2007, (Richard D. Cudahy Prize Essay, 2008)
    • “Rulemaking in the Ages of Globalization and Information: What America Can Learn From Europe, and Vice Versa,” 12 Columbia Journal of European Law 645, 2006
    • “Courts or Tribunals? Federal Courts and the Common Law,” 53 Alabama Law Review 891, 2002
    • “The Rulemaking Continuum,” 41 Duke Law Journal, 1463, 1992
    • “When The Judge is not the Primary Official With Responsibility to Read: Agency Interpretation and the Problem of Legislative History,” 66 Chicago-Kent Law Review 321, 1992
    • “One Hundred Fifty Cases Per Year: Some Implications of the Supreme Court's Limited Resources for Judicial Review of Agency Action,” 87 Columbia Law Review 1093, 1987
    • “The Place of Agencies in Government: Separation of Powers and the Fourth Branch,” 84 Columbia Law Review 573 1984, (ABA Administrative Law Section award, 1985)
    • “Review, Beyond the Best Interests of the Child,” (with J. Strauss), 74 Columbia Law Review 996, 1974

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    Last Updated May 5, 2020

  • BA, City University of New York, Queens College, 1959;

    BS, Columbia, 1959; PhD, 1964

    Joined Columbia Business School in 1976


    Peter Kolesar is Professor Emeritus, member of the Columbia Water Center and Special Lecturer for Decision, Risk, and Operations at Columbia Business School. Kolesar studies quality management and statistical quality control as well as applications of operations research and statistics to the management of production and service systems. His research includes modeling of service systems with random cyclic customer demand patterns, accelerating the implementation of total quality management systems and optimizing credit–screening procedures. He was awarded the 1975 Lanchester Prize — the highest award in operations research — for work on the deployment of police and fire departments and for contributions to the design of the New York City Fire Department’s Computerized Control System. His algorithm for relocating fire engines in severe emergencies was used to great effect during the 9/11 World Trade Center crisis. His recent award-winning research laid the foundation for the water release rules for New York City’s Delaware River dams, which provide half of the City’s drinking water. Professor Kolesar was twice an examiner for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, and is an associate editor for Interfaces and the Quality Management Journal. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science and a Distinguished Fellow of the Operations Management Society.  Professor Kolesar was a senior researcher at the RAND corporation and on the faculties of the Imperial College, London and of the Université de Montréal. He is also a consultant to numerous firms and government agencies. His nature phonographs has been exhibited widely.



    Journal articles

    Juran's lectures to Japanese executives in 1954: A perspective and some contemporary lessons In The Quality Management Journal (2008)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    Coping with time-varying demand when setting staffing requirements for a service system In Production and Operations Management (2007)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar, Ward Whitt

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    Improving emergency responsiveness with management science In Management Science (2004)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    An improved heuristic for staffing telephone call centers with limited operating hours In Production and Operations Management (2003)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar, João Soares

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    Improving the SIPP approach for staffing service systems that have cyclic demands In Operations Research (2001)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar, João Soares

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    A note on approximating peak congestion in Mt/G/∞ queues with sinusoidal arrivals In Management Science (1998)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    Insights on service system design from a normal approximation to Erlang's delay formula In Production and Operations Management (1998)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar, Linda Green

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    Creating Customer Value through Industrialized Intimacy In <a href="">strategy + business</a> (1998)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar, Garrett van Ryzin, Wayne Cutler

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    A note on the convexity of service-level measures of the (r, q) system In Management Science (1998)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar, Hongtao Zhang

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    The lagged PSA for estimating peak congestion in multiserver Markovian queues with periodic arrival rates In Management Science (1997)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    Partial quality management: An essay In Production and Operations Management (1995)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    On the accuracy of the simple peak hour approximation for Markovian queues In Management Science (1995)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    The relevance of research on statistical process control to the total quality movement In Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (1993)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    Vision, Values, Milestones: Paul O'Neill Starts Total Quality at Alcoa In California Management Review (1993)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    The pointwise stationary approximation for queues with nonstationary arrivals In Management Science (1991)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    Some effects of nonstationarity on multiserver Markovian queueing systems In Operations Research (1991)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar, Antony Svoronos

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    Testing the validity of a queueing model of police patrol In Management Science (1989)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    On the validity and utility of queueing models of human service systems In Annals of Operations Research (1987)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    A robust credit screening model using categorical data In Management Science (1985)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar, Janet Showers

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    The feasibility of one-officer patrol in New York City In Management Science (1984)
    Coauthor(s): Linda Green, Peter Kolesar

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    Using simulation to develop and validate analytic models: Some case studies In Operations Research (1978)
    Coauthor(s): Edward Ignall, Peter Kolesar, Warren Walker

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    Improving the deployment of New York City fire companies In Interfaces (1975)
    Coauthor(s): Edward Ignall, Peter Kolesar, Arthur Swersey, Warren Walker, Edward Blum, Grace Carter, Homer Bishop

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    A queueing-linear programming approach to scheduling police patrol cars In Operations Research (1975)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar, Kenneth Rider, Thomas Crabill, Warren Walker

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    Determining the relation between fire engine travel times and travel distances in New York City In Operations Research (1975)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar, Warren Walker, John Hausner

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    Comments on a blood-bank inventory model of Pegels and Jelmert In Operations Research (1973)
    Coauthor(s): John Jennings, Peter Kolesar

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    A remark on the computation of optimum media schedules In Operational Research Quarterly (1968)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    A branch and bound algorithm for the knapsack problem In Management Science (1967)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    Linear programming and the reliability of multicomponent systems In Naval Research Logistics Quarterly (1967)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    Breaking the Deadlock:  Improving Water Release Policies on the Delaware River through Operations Research”, with J. Serio,  Interfaces, January, 2011

    " A Simple Model of Optimal Clearance of Improvised Explosive Devices ",  with D. Stimpson, K. Leister and F. Woodaman,  Annals of Operations Research, Spring 2012 

    An Environmental Perspective on the Water Management Policies of the Upper Delaware River Basin, with A Ravindranath and Naresh Devineni, Water Policy Journal, Jan 2016 1-21 


    Scientific quality management and management science In Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science (1993)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    Finalists for the 2010 Franz Edelman Award Announced In Edelman Gala Program Book (2010)
    Coauthor(s): Peter Kolesar

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    Last updated June 26, 2020

  • Dr. Peter Messeri is a medical sociologist whose focus includes the organization of health care systems, community interventions to promote healthier communities, tobacco control, and the nature of health and social disparities. He has methodological expertise in the conduct of group randomized designs to evaluate interventions at the community and health systems level as well as methods for assessing causal effects for non-experimental studies. Dr. Messeri is the founding principal investigator of CHAIN project that was initiated in 1994. CHAIN is a longitudinal study of people living with HIV in New York City. After his retirement in 2018, he continues as a senior investigator.

    Dr. Messeri has had a longtime association with the Truth initiative (Formally the American Legacy Foundation).  Dr. Messeri has been involved in the evaluation of its national anti-smoking campaign (Truth), as well as the evaluation of a multi-state initiative to promote youth empowerment in state and local tobacco control programs.

    Other research includes the social ecology of New York City neighborhoods, homelessness and how research evidence informs state legislation on childhood wellbeing.

    Dr. Messeri has published numerous articles on social support, delivery of health services, tobacco control, and substance use. He currently teaches an advanced quantitative methods course as well as a first-year social science theory course for doctoral students.


    Last Updated March 24, 2020

  • Penelope Buschman, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

    Penelope Buschman retired from the Columbia University Medical Center as Assistant Professor of Nursing, where she was also the Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. Prior to directing the program at CUSON, she practiced as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Consultant at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital working in the interface of pediatrics and child psychiatry.

    Last Updated May 4, 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

  • Michael Rosenthal, PhD '67 is a former Associate Dean of Columbia College and Roberta and William Campbell Professor in the Teaching of Literature Humanities in the English Department.

    Rosenthal has written a number of books. His most recent (2017) was Barney: Grove Press and Barney Rosset,the story of America's Maverick publisher of the 1960s. He also wrote a book entitled Nicholas Miraculous, on former University President Nicholas Murray Butler, as well as a book on Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, called The Character Factory: Baden-Powell's Boy Scouts and the Imperatives of Empire, and another on Virginia Woolf.

    Areas of Interest:

    Late Victorian and Edwardian popular culture; Bloomsbury; the modern British novel


    B.A., Harvard (1958); M.A., University of Wisconsin (1959); Ph.D., Columbia University (1967). Professor Rosenthal is interested in British literature and culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 


    Last Updated March 02, 2020

  • Martin Meisel made English and Comparative literature his academic home  because he believed it could accommodate his interests in literature, history, philosophy, the sister arts, even science, which had been his original bent.  His subsequent path shows honorable scars of the struggle to maintain breadth while keeping clear of superficiality.  Much of his teaching and scholarship has sought its footing in the nineteenth century broadly construed, and in the literature aimed at performance in the theater.

     His most recent book,  Babel in Russian and Other Literatures and Topographies: The Tower, the State, and the Chaos of Language (Lexington Books, 2019), takes a wider turn, as did its predecessor, Chaos Imagined: Literature, Art, Science (Columbia, 2016).  In addition to  essays and articles on narrative and dramatic literature and the visual arts, he is also author of How Plays Work: Reading and Performance (Oxford, 2007), Shaw and the Nineteenth Century Theater (Princeton and Oxford,1963, 1969, 1976, 1985), and the prize-winning Realizations: Narrative, Pictorial, and Theatrical Arts in Nineteenth Century England (Princeton, 1983).  

    He has taught at Rutgers University, Dartmouth College,  the University of Wisconsin, and Columbia University (since 1968), where he chaired the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Theater Arts Division in the School of the Arts. For five of the years between 1986 and 1993, he was Vice-President for Arts and Sciences and effectively Dean of the Faculty, and he is currently the Brander Matthews Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Literature.  He has held two Guggenheim Fellowships; a National Humanities Center Fellowship; a Woodrow Wilson International Center Fellowship; awards from the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (Edinburgh) and the American Philosophical Society; a Bancroft Faculty Award and Columbia's Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. 

    He grew up in New York, earned  his bachelor's degree at Queens College, his master's and doctoral degrees from Princeton University, and was honored with the degree of Doctor of Letters by Columbia in 2011.  He served in the United States Army in the late days of the Korean War.  In addition to his teaching and writing, he has appeared on stage in character roles and as the occasional villain, and he has now and then directed.


    Last Updated June 09, 2020

  • After graduating from Rice University, Martin David Tilson III ’63 earned his M.D. at Yale University in 1967 and stayed on at Yale to train in general and vascular surgery. After military service (1972–1974), he returned to join the faculty at Yale and, in 1985, he was promoted to professor without term and director of the Division of Vascular Surgery. In 1989, he was recruited by Columbia University to chair the Department of Surgery at its affiliated teaching hospital, St. Luke's/Roosevelt, which had merged to become the largest hospital in the U.S. operating under one charter. His laboratory, devoted to the genetics and pathobiology of the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) moved with him. He was the recipient of two National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants and many honors.

    In 2010, he retired to become the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Professor of Surgery, emeritus, at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center. He continues to write scientific papers and give lectures to learned societies. At last count, his 80 papers on AAA have been quoted approximately 10,000 times according to Google Scholar.


    Last Updated June 15, 2020

  • Marianne J. Legato, MD, PhD (hon c), FACP, is an internationally renowned academic, physician, author, lecturer, and pioneer in the field of gender-specific medicine. She is a Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Legato is also the Director of the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine, which she founded in 2006 as a continuation of her work with The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University. She received an honorary PhD from the University of Panama in 2015 for her work on the differences between men and women’s normal physiology and their sex-specific experience of disease..

    At its core, gender-specific medicine is the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. Dr. Legato’s discoveries and those of her colleagues have led to a personalization of medicine that assists doctors worldwide in understanding the difference in normal function of men and women and in their sex-specific experiences of the same diseases.

    She began her work in gender-specific medicine by authoring the first book on women and heart disease, The Female Heart: The Truth About Women and Coronary Artery Disease, which won the Blakeslee Award of the American Heart Association. Because of this research, the cardiovascular community began to include women in clinical trials affirming the fact that the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of the same disease can be significantly different between the sexes. Convinced that the sex-specific differences in coronary artery disease were not unique, Dr. Legato began a wide-ranging survey of all medical specialties and published the first textbook on gender-specific medicine, The Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine. The second edition appeared in December 2009. The third edition won the Prose Award for the best book published in 2017 in the field of clinical medicine. She is currently working on the fourth edition.  Her latest book, The Plasticity of Sex is being released this year (2020) by the Academic Press. She also founded the first scientific journals publishing new studies in the field, The Journal of Gender-Specific Medicine, and a newer version, Gender Medicine, both listed in the Index Medicus of the National Library of Medicine. She is currently writing a history of gender-specific medicine at the request of the Academic Press. Dr. Legato is the founder and editor-in-chief of the official journal of the Foundation, Gender and the Genome. The journal published by Sage, launched in  the WINTER 2016.

    Dr. Legato is the author of several other books for the lay public including What Women Need to Know (Simon & Schuster, 1997), Eve’s Rib (Harmony Books, 2002), Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forget (Rodale, 2005) and most recently, Why Men Die First (Palgrave, 2008). Her books have been translated into 28 languages to date.

    As an internationally respected authority on gender medicine, Dr. Legato has chaired symposia and made keynote addresses to world congresses in gender-specific medicine in Berlin, Israel, Japan, Panama, South Korea, Stockholm, and Vienna. She maintains the only gender-specific private practice in New York City, and she has earned recognition as one of the “Top Doctors in New York” by New York Magazine for the past 15 years.

    Last Updated April 29, 2020

  • Linda Lewis, MD is the former Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Currently, Dr. Lewis is Clinical Professor Emerita of Neurology and Special Lecturer in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Lewis served on the board of trustees of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and for 12 years introduced the speakers and led the oath recitation at the White Coat Ceremony.

    Education & Training

    West Virginia University School of Medicine

    Internship: 1966 University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics

    Residency: Case Western Reserve Medical Center

    Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

    Residency: University of Wisconsin

    Residency: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

    Fellowship: 1971 Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center


    Last Updated May 7, 2020

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    Last Updated June 05, 2020

  • Dr. Leila Pang was appointed as Ngai Jubilee Professor Emerita of Anesthesiology at the Columbia University Medical Center on July 1, 2019, following her official retirement on June 30th, having served more than 40 years at the institution.

    Dr. Pang joined the department of anesthesiology as Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology and Pediatrics in 1976 and continued her rise through the ranks of academic professorship. Her clinical and teaching talents led her to be named Anesthesiology Residency Program Director in 2002 and Vice Chair for Resident Education in 2004.

    In July of every year — for more than four decades — Dr. Pang met each new cohort of residents for clinical orientation in the operating room. Her trainees, their patients and her patients have been the beneficiaries of her superb skill and experience in anesthesia and in intensive care for children and infants undergoing transplantation, and those with chronic pain, cancer, congenital abnormalities, problems with airway management and apnea, and cardiothoracic and vascular disease.

    Upon her retirement Dr. Pang was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Department of Anesthesiology for her contributions as a scholar, clinician, mentor and leader. Dr. Pang’s expertise has also led to numerous invitations for her to share her clinical and academic expertise as a lecturer and presenter at national symposiums and societies, and at other institutions. She has held significant offices in national subspecialty societies, and she has published numerous articles, reviews, book chapters, and abstracts. In addition, since 2002, Dr. Pang has been a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Children of China Pediatrics Foundation which provides multi-specialty medical treatment and surgery to children in Chinese orphanages.

    Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated 

    Pediatric Anesthesiology


    Undergraduate Education

    University of Hawaii, BA, Philosophy 1962 - 1966

    Medical Education

    State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, MD, 1966 - 1970


    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-CUMC, CHONY, Pediatrics, 1970 - 1971


    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-CUMC, Anesthesiology, 1971 - 1973


    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-CUMC, Anesthesiology & Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonary Disease, 1973 – 1976

    Academic Appointments

    • Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, July 1976 – June 1984, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
    • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, July 1984 – June 1993, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
    • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, July 1993 – June 2006, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
    • Ngai-Jubilee Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, July 2006 – December 2009, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
    • Ngai-Jubilee Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, January 2010 – June 2013, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
    • Ngai-Jubilee Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC, July 2013 – July 2019

    Administrative Titles 

    • Vice Chair for Resident Education
    • Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program


    • Intern in Pediatrics, Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York, July 1970 – June 1971
    • Assistant Resident in Anesthesiology, Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York, July 1971 – June 1973
    • Fellow in Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, July 1973 – June 1974
    • Fellow in Pediatrics and Anesthesiology, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, July 1974 – June 1976

    Special Honors

    • Mortar Board (National Woman's Society for Academic Achievement and Service), 1965-66

    Department and University Committees Hospital Committees

    • University Committees
      • Orthopedic Surgery 5-Year Review Committee, 1988-91
      • Faculty of Medicine, Committee on Appointments and Promotions, 2013 – June 2019
      • Academy of Clinical Mentoring and Excellence, July 2016 – present
        • Subcommittee on Mentoring, August 2016 - June 2019
      • Electronic Medical Record Task Force, March 2016 – June 2016
      • P&S Education Leadership Committee, July 2016 – June 2019
    • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital CUIMC Committees
      • Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), July 2002 - June 2018
        • GMEC Ad Hoc Task Force for Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, July 2002
        • GMEC Evaluation Sub-Committee for Core Residency Programs, December 2015 - June 2018
        • GMEC Internal Review Committee for: Pediatric Dentistry, Neuropathology, Pediatric Rheumatology, Otolaryngology
    • Department of Anesthesiology Committees
      • Executive Committee At-Large Member, 1979-81, 2002 – June 2019
      • Research Committee, 1979-88
      • Sabbatical Leave Committee, 1979-88
      • E.M. Papper Lectureship Committee, 1983-84
      • Committee on Human Investigation, 1983 - June 2019
      • Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1984 - June 2019
        • Secretary, 1999 - 2017
      • Alumni Affairs Committee, 1994 – 2012
      • Faculty Development Committee, 2001 - June 2018
        • Chairman, 2001 – 2012
        • Secretary, 2012 – 2017
      • Advanced Training Fellowship Committee, 2002 - 2016
      • Equal Opportunity Committee, 1979 - 2016
        • Chairman, 1999 - 2016
      • Resident Evaluation Committee, 1992 - June 2019
        • Vice-Chairman, 2002 – 2012,
      • Resident Education Committee, 1996 - June 2019
        • Chairman, 2002 - June 2018
      • Resident Recruitment Committee, 2002 - June 2018
      • Residents’ Concern Committee, Member 2002 - June 2019
        • Chairman 2002 -2012
      • Clinical Competency Committee, 2002 - June 2019
    • Anesthesiology Service - The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital CUIMC Committees:
      • Executive Committee At-Large Member, 1979-81, 2002 - June 2019
      • Long Range Planning Committee, 1982-84
      • Management Committee, 1980-82, 1993-96
        • Secretary, 1981-82
      • Resource Allocation Panel, 1979 -85
      • Staff Review Committee, 1992 - 2000
      • Committee on Resident Well-Being
        • Chairman, July 2002 - Sept 2002
    • National Committees and Organizations
      • American Thoracic Society/American Lung Association
        • Component Committee on Research Review, 1978-81
        • Scientific Assembly on Pediatrics, Program Committee, 1979-80
      • Society for Education in Anesthesia
        • Subcommittee on Subspecialty Curriculum, 1986-91
        • Committee on Resident Curriculum, 2002 – 2019
        • Publication Committee
          • Chair 2004 – 2013
        • Editor for SEA Newsletter Anesthesia Education, 2004 – 2013
        • Membership Committee, 2009 – June 2019
        • Resident Education Committee Member, 2004 – June 2019
        • Faculty Development Committee Member, 2016
        • National Annual Meeting Program Director
          • “Advancing Your Program to the Next Level”, October 2004, Las Vegas, NV
      • Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations and Perioperative Medicine, 2009 - June 2018
        • Association of Anesthesiology Core Program Directors (AACPD), 2009 - June 2018
          • Council Member AACPD, 2009 – 2013
      • Editorial Reviewer: Ad Hoc Reviewer for Transplantation, 2003

    Hospital Affiliations 

    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

    Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated 

    Pediatric Anesthesiology


    Last Updated April 3, 2020

  • Lance Liebman is the William S. Beinecke Professor of Law Emeritus and Dean Emeritus at Columbia Law School. He teaches and does research in the areas of employment law, property law, and social welfare law.

    He began his tenure at the Law School in 1991 as Dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law.  He stepped down as dean in 1996, and then led the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law for almost 20 years. From 1999 to 2014, he was director of the American Law Institute, the leading private law reform organization in the world. Before coming to Columbia, Liebman was a professor at Harvard Law School for 21 years. In the Supreme Court’s 1967 term, he was a law clerk to Justice Byron White. From 1968 to 1970, he was an assistant to Mayor John V. Lindsay of New York.

    Liebman was a member of the Yale Corporation from 1971 to 1983. He has taught at Maharajah Sayajirao University in Baroda, India; at Tokyo University; at the Harvard-Fulbright School in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam; at Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and at the European University Institute.

    He has published casebooks on property law, employment law, and social responsibilities of lawyers.

    Liebman studied at Yale College, at the University of Cambridge, and at Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review


    • LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1967
    • M.A., University of Cambridge, 1964
    • B.A., Yale University, 1962

    Areas of Expertise

    • Employment law
    • Social welfare law
    • Property law


    • Employment Law, (with M. A. Rothstein, K. A. Yuracko), 2015, (8th edition)
    • The Social Responsibilities of Lawyers, (with P. B. Heymann), 1988
    • Property and Law, (with C. M. Haar), 1985, (2nd edition)


    • Employment Law
    • Property



    Last Updated April 9, 2020

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    Last Updated June 05, 2020

  • Biography of Heidrun (Heidi) Rotterdam

    Heidrun was born in war-torn Germany in 1943, in a small village near the then German city of Danzig, now the Polish city of Gdansk, the fifth child of Walter Vogelberg, an agricultural consultant and teacher, and the first and only child of Ruth Vogelberg, an elementary school teacher. When the Russian army invaded the Eastern part of Germany in 1945, the family fled to Schleswig – Holstein, the most Northern state of what became West Germany, where relatives offered temporary shelter. Her youth was marked by poverty, disease and fear of war. War seemed to the child a necessary evil, for which you had to prepare. A good student, eager to learn, she won a scholarship  at age 16 to study for a year in the U.S. Sponsored by the Michigan Council of Churches, she spent one year in Pontiac, Michigan, attending and graduating from the Waterford Township High School in 1960.

    Upon her return to Germany, she had to attend high school for another year, graduating from the Gymnasium in Neumünster in 1961.  She decided to study medicine, since that appeared the most reasonable choice in an unstable world. Doctors were always needed. After finishing medical school in Munich in 1968, she married Paul Rotterdam, an Austrian painter, whose career was starting to take off with exhibitions in Vienna, Italy and the U.S. Invited as a guest lecturer to teach at Harvard University, he and his wife moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts. A daughter, Charlotte, was born in Cambridge in 1969.

    Unable to secure a residency in Internal Medicine, her first choice, Heidrun accepted an offer for a residency in Pathology at the Pieter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston in 1971. Two years later, the family moved to New York City, at the urging of the painter husband, who realized that New York was the center of the American art world. The couple divorced a few years later.

    In New York, Heidrun finished her residency in Pathology at Lenox Hill Hospital and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in 1973. Gastrointestinal pathology became her specialty. She published articles and books, was invited to lecture nationally and internationally, and became an expert in the pathology of AIDS. She left Lenox Hill Hospital in 1985 for an academic career at New York University and later Columbia University, where she remained until her retirement at age 70 in 2013.

    Rather than give up her professional activities entirely, she accepted an offer as a part time consultant in gastrointestinal pathology at New York Gastroenterology. Her ultimate retirement is scheduled for June 2020.

    There will be time for her hobbies, reading, writing (short stories and poems), playing the piano, travelling, and gardening at her upstate NY country house.  She has 2 grandchildren, with whom she travels every year.

    Last Updated April 14, 2020

  • Dr. Harvey J. Weiss received his AB from Harvard in 1951 and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1955. He has had a long career at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. From 1996-1999, he was a member of the Committee on Appointments and Promotion (COAP), serving as Chairman in his final year.

    He retired in 1999 and is now Professor Emeritus of Medicine. From 1969-1996, he was the Director of the Division of Hematology-Oncology, first at Roosevelt Hospital, and later at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. From 1980-1986, he served on the Subcommittee for Certification in Hematology of the American Board of Internal Medicine. The recipient of numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Weiss’s research focused on basic mechanisms involved in the arrest of bleeding at sites of injured blood vessels, and in the formation of dangerous intravascular thrombi.

    Among his major contributions were the first reports that aspirin inhibited platelet aggregation and thrombus formation in experimental models. These observations form the basis for its current use in preventing heart attacks and strokes. He and his colleagues were the first to describe the two major functions of von Willebrand factor, specifically its role in promoting the deposition of platelets at sites of blood vessel injury, and as the carrier protein for Factor VIII in plasma that protects it from proteolysis. For these and other studies that included elucidation of the platelet defects in patients with previously undiagnosed bleeding disorders, Dr. Weiss was elected to membership in the American Society on Clinical Investigation in 1970, and to the Association of American Physicians in 1977. In 1994, he was awarded a Distinguished Career Award from the International Society on Thrombosis & Haemostasis.


    Last Updated June 15, 2020

  • Harvey A. Hornstein, Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Organization and Leadership, received his Ph.D. from TC in 1964 and joined the TC faculty in 1966. He was a Professor for over 30 years, including nine years as Chair of the graduate training program in psychology at Columbia's Teachers College.

    Hornstein's recent scholarly interests have focused on psychological violence in the workplace, factors affecting self-awareness on learning, and the formation of in-group/out-group boundaries.

    He is the author of Sympathy, Altruism and Helping (1979), Social Intervention: A Behaviorial Science Approach (1971), Cruelty and Kindness: A New Look at Aggression and Altruism (1976), Managing Human Forces in Organizations (1982), Managerial Courage (1986), A Knight in Shining Armor (1991), Brutal Bosses (1996) and Haves and the Have Nots: The Abuse of Power and Privilege in the Workplace and How to Control It (2002).

    In a Fortune magazine review of Brutal Bosses, the reviewer Kenneth Labich says that Hornstein's work is "a disturbing study of managerial abuse" and that the "book effectively documents the spread of some undeniably monstrous behavior."

    Besides authoring numerous other publications, Hornstein was on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Behaviorial Science and a consulting editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology.

    He has consulted with executives in 15 countries, in industries including technology, banking, insurance, air travel, chemicals, and entertainment.


    Last Updated April 23, 2020

  • Biography

    Dr. Hae Kim, MD is a psychiatry specialist in New York, NY. He graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 1958 and specializes in psychiatry and psychoanalysis.


    • Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis 

    Board Certifications

    • Psychiatry



    NY School of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis, affiliated with Columbia Psychoanalytic Institute 


    Brooklyn State Hospital

    Psychiatric residency


    Kings County-Downstate Medical Center

    Psychiatric residency


    Christ Hospital

    Internship Hospital


    Seoul National University College of Medicine 

    Medical School



    Last Updated April 15, 2020

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    Last Updated June 05, 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

  • Dr. Ferdinand Ofodile is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Ofodile is Clinical Professor Emeritus and Special Lecturer in Surgery, Columbia University, New York. He has been practicing plastic surgery for more than twenty years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a Fellow of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. He is also board certified in general surgery.

    Dr. Ofodile received his Bachelor of Science (BS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. He did his surgical training at Columbia Presbyterian and Harlem Hospitals, New York. He did a Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at Mayo Clinic.

    Hospital Affiliations:

    • Former Chief of Plastic Surgery, Harlem Hospital Center, New York.

    Dr. Ferdinand Ofodile designed a NASAL IMPLANT FOR RHINOPLASTY  in Blacks and Hispanics, named the “Ofodile Implant” after his name.  The Implants are designed to produce more natural results that fit the black and Hispanic features.  This implant was created by of South Carolina (1-866-225-5785).

    Dr. Ofodile has published numerous scientific articles in plastic surgery and presented scientific plastic surgery papers in many international conferences.

    Dr. Ofodile is an active member of several societies, including:

    • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • American Association of Plastic Surgeons (Fellow)
    • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
    • New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

    He has received several awards and has been named one of "America's Top Physicians" by the Consumers' Research Council of America, "Top African American Doctor" by the Network Journal and The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons' (NYRSPS) 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Dr. Ofodile has led volunteer medical missions to several parts of the world, including the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nigeria and Mozambique.


    Last Updated April 3, 2020

  • 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

  • Elliott Sclar is Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning at GSAPP and the Columbia University Earth Institute. He co-directs the Earth Institute’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD), one of ten global centers of excellence in Future Urban Transport established by the Volvo Foundations of Gothenburg, Sweden. He works on issues of socially equitable and environmentally sustainable urban public transportation.

    An economist and urban planner, his research and writings explore the impact of finance and governance on the land use-transport connection that determines urban form. Sclar teaches courses on planning history, physical structure of cities, urban sustainability and urban transport economics.

    Sclar coordinated the Taskforce on Improving the Lives of Slum Dwellers, one of the ten task forces established by the UN Millennium Project to aid the implementation of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. He was one of the lead authors of its 2005 report A Home in the City published by Earthscan.

    Sclar is a nationally recognized expert on privatization: his book You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For: The Economics of Privatization (Cornell, 2000) won two major academic prizes: the Louis Brownlow Award for the Best Book of 2000 from the National Academy of Public Administration and the 2001 Charles Levine Prize from the International Political Science Association and Governance magazine for a major contribution to public policy literature.

    Recent books:

    • Sclar, Elliott, Bernadette Baid-Zars, Lauren Ames Fischer and Valerie Stahl editors (2020) Zoning: A Guide to 21stCentury Planning, London: Routledge
    • Sclar, Elliott, Mans Lönnroth and Christian Wolmar editors (2016) Improving urban access; new approaches to funding transport investment, London: Routledge
    • Sclar, Elliott, Mans Lönnroth and Christian Wolmar editors (2014) Urban Access for the 21st Century: Finance and governance for transport infrastructure, London: Routledge
    • Sclar, Elliott, Nicole Volavka-Close and Peter Brown editors (2012) The Urban Transformation: Health, Shelter and Climate Change, London: Routledge

    Recent Journal Articles:

    • Salon, D. Sclar, E. and Barone, R. (2017) Can Location Value Capture Pay for Transit? Organizational Challenges of Transforming Theory into Practice, Urban Affairs Review, June 2017
    • Sclar, E (2015) The political economics of investment Utopia: public–private partnerships for urban infrastructure finance, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 18:1, 1-15,
    • Rizvi, A. and Sclar, E. (2014) Implementing bus rapid transit: A tale of two Indian cities, Research in Transportation Economics Klopp J., Chanin J., Ngau P. and Sclar E. (2014). “Globalization and the Urban Studio: Evaluating an Inter-University Studio Collaboration in Nairobi” International Development Planning Review 36 (2)
    • Sclar, E. (2013) Looting the Urban Commonwealth: Privatization and the Politics of Austerity, New Labor Forum, 22:3 46-53


    Last Updated April 1, 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.


  • Dr. Edward Mullen is the Willma and Albert Musher Professor Emeritus at Columbia University. Previously he was Professor at the University of Chicago and Fordham University and Visiting Professor at Case Western Reserve University.

    Dr. Mullen was Principal Investigator for an NIMH funded predoctoral training program in mental health services research at Columbia University (1989-2007) and an NIMH funded predoctoral and postdoctoral training program at the University of Chicago (1984-1989). His research and publications have focused on evidence-based policy and practice, outcomes measurement in the human services, mental health services research, and research applications in social work practice.

    Dr. Mullen teaches evidence-based practice, social work research methods and systematic review methods. He has been a social work practitioner in the following organizations: Department of Child Welfare, Washington, D.C.; Alexandria Mental Health Clinic, Alexandria, VA; Traveler’s Aid Society, Washington, D.C.; Big Brothers of the National Capital Area, Washington, D.C.; St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, D.C.; Jewish Family Services (JFS), New York. He was trained in family treatment at JFS. He has had a range of practice research positions with: Chapin Hall Center for Children, the University of Chicago; Family Focus, Inc., Evanston and Chicago, Illinois; Director of the Institute of Welfare Research Community Service Society of New York; Director of the Department of Research and Evaluation, Community Service Society of New York; Director of the Center for the Study of Social Work Practice, Columbia University and the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services.

    Research Interests

    • Evidence-based Policy & Practice
    • Outcomes Measurement
    • Mental Health Services Research
    • Evidence-based Behavioral Practice

    Current Projects

    Selected Publications & Presentations since 2009

    Books, Book Chapters and Series

    Mullen, E. J. (2017). Reconsidering the ‘idea’ of evidence in evidence-based policy and practice. In Lorenz, W. and Shaw, I. Eds. Private Troubles or Public Issues? Challenges for Social Work Research. London: Routledge.

    Soydan, H. (Ed.) (2015). Social work practice to the benefit of our clients: Scholarly legacy of Professor Edward Joseph Mullen. Bolzano, Italy: Bolzano University Press.

    Mullen, E. J. (2015). Reflections. In Haluk Soydan (ed). Social work practice to the benefit of our clients: Scholarly legacy of Professor Edward Joseph Mullen. Bolzano: Italy: Bolzano University Press.

    Mullen, E. J. (2015). Afterword: Social Welfare Philosophy for the 21st Century. In Alma J. Carten. Reflections on the American Social Welfare State: In the tradition of the profession. Washington: D.C.: NASW Press.

    Mullen, E. J., (Editor-in-Chief). (ongoing since 2009). Oxford bibliographies: Social work. Oxford University Press.

    Mullen, E. J. (2014). Comparative effectiveness research: Designs and methods. In Satu Kalliola (ed). Evaluation as a Tool for Research, Learning and Making Things Better. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Newcastle upon Tyne: United Kingdom. 13-30.

    Mullen, E. J. (2012). Reflections from Social Work Scholars. In Albrithen, A. (2012). “Readings in Social Work”, A-Homaidhi Printing Press. Riyadh: Saudi Arabia. This chapter includes sections written by Martin Bloom, Joel Fisher, Edward Mullen, and Bruce Thyer translated into Arabic by Abdulaziz A. Albrithen    د.عبدالعزيز بن عبدالله البريثن; available in Arabic only).

    Bellamy, J. L., Bledsoe, S. E., Fang, L., Manuel, J. & Mullen, E. J. (2012). Addressing the barriers to EBP implementation in social work: Reflections from the BEST Project. In Rzepnicki, T. L., McCracken, S. G. & Briggs, H. E. (eds). From Task-Centered Social Work to Evidence-Based and Integrative Practice. Lyceum Books Inc.  136-155.

    Bellamy, J., Bledsoe, S., & Mullen, E. J., (2009). The cycle of evidence-based practice. In H.-U. Otto, A. Polutta & H. Ziegler (Eds.), Evidence-based practice – Modernising the knowledge base of social work?. Leverkusen-Opladen, Germany: Barbara Budrich Publishers. 21-29.

    Mullen, E. J. (2009). Evidence-based policy & social work in healthcare. In M. St-Onge & S. Dumont (Eds.), Social Work and Global Mental Health: Research and Practice Perspectives Binghampton, NY: Haworth Press.

    Mullen, E. J., Bledsoe, S. E., & Bellamy, J. L. (2009). Evidence-based Social Work Practice: Implementation Concepts & Issues. Otto, H.-U., Polutta, A., & Ziegler, H. (Eds.). What Works – Welches Wissen braucht die Soziale Arbeit? Zum Konzept evidenzbasierter Praxis Opladen, Germany: Barbara Budrich Publishers.

    Journal Articles

    Mullen, E. J. (2016). Reconsidering the ‘idea’ of evidence in evidence-based policy and practice. European Journal of Social Work, 19(3-4), 310-335. doi:10.1080/13691457.2015.1022716. Mullen, E. J. (2016).  (This article is based on a keynote lecture delivered at Bolzano/Bolzon Free University; the keynote lecture and slides are available online at: )

    Mullen, E. J. (2014). Evidence-based knowledge in the context of social practice. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 42(Suppl 13): 59–73.

    Bellamy, Jennifer L., Mullen, Edward J., Satterfield, Jason M., Newhouse, Robin P., Ferguson, Molly, Brownson, Ross C., & Spring, Bonnie. (2013). Implementing evidence-based practice education in social work: A Transdisciplinary Approach. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(4), 426-436.

    Bledsoe, S. E., Manuel, J., Bellamy, J. L., Fang, L., & Mullen, E. J. (2013). Implementing evidence-based practice: Practitioner assessment of an agency-based training program. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 10(2), 73-90.

    Mullen, E. J., & Shuluk, J. (2011). Outcomes of social work intervention in the context of evidence-based practice. Journal of Social Work,11(1): 49-63.

    Soydan, H., Mullen, E. J., Laine, A., Wilson, C., Rehnman, J., & Li, You-Ping (2010). Evidence-based clearinghouses in social work.Research on Social Work Practice. 20(6): 690-700.

    Mullen, E. J. (2010). Evidence-based practice: Overview. In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work. Ed. Edward J. Mullen. Oxford University Press. May 1, 2010.

    Mullen, E. J. (2010). Evidence-based practice: Finding evidence. In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work. Ed. Edward J. Mullen. Oxford University Press. May 1, 2010.

    Mullen, E. J. (2010). Evidence-based practice: Issues, controversies, & debates. In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work. Ed. Edward J. Mullen. Oxford University Press. May 1, 2010.

    Satterfield, J., Spring, B. Brownson, R. C., Mullen, E. J., Newhouse, R., Walker, B., & Whitlock, E. (2009). Toward a transdisciplinary model of evidence-based practice. Milbank Quarterly, 87(2), 368-390.

    Manuel, J. I., Mullen, E. J., Fang, L., Bellamy, J. L., & Bledsoe, S. E. (2009). Preparing Social Work Practitioners to use Evidence-based Practice: A Comparison of Experiences from an Implementation Project. Research on Social Work Practice19(5), 613-627.

    Presentations & Lectures

    Video Presentations & Lectures


    Conference Presentations

    Mullen, E. J. (2016). Social Work: A Half Century in Perspective.  Keynote paper presented at the Columbia School of Social Work Alumni Conference “Dealing with Disorder: Micro and Macro Strategies for Coping”, New York City.

    Mullen, E. J. (2014). The idea of evidence in the context of evidence-based policy and practice. Keynote address: 4th European Conference for Social Work Research: Private troubles or public issues? Challenges for social work research. Bozen/Bolzano, Italy. April 15-17, 2014.

    Mullen, E. J. (2013). Evidence in social practice. Evidence based knowledge – consensus or controversy: a conference about the use of evidence based knowledge (EBK) in public administration. Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Sciences (FAS). April 23, 2013. Vår gård, Saltsjöbaden. Stockholm, Sweden.

    Mullen, E.J. (2012). Comparative effectiveness research: Designs and methods. Opening Plenary Paper Presented at the 8th International Conference on Evaluation for Practice, June 18–20, 2012, Pori, Finland, University Consortium of Pori (UCPori, Porin yliopistokeskus, Pohjoisranta 11 A, Pori, Finland. “Evaluation as a Tool for Research, Learning and Making Things Better”– A Conference for Experts of Education, Human Services and Policy.

    Bellamy, J., Mullen, E. J., & Spring, B. (2010, October). Strategies and resources for evidence-based practice education in social work. Presented at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Portland, OR.

    Mullen, E. J. (2010, September). A transdisciplinary model for facilitating practitioner use of EBP. Presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Inter-centre Network for the Evaluation of Social Work Practice (INTSOCEVAL) in the University of York, England.

    Mullen, E. J. (2009, October). Commentary. Presented at the Los Angeles Conference on Intervention Research in Social Work, University of California School of Social Work’s Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services and Institute for Advancement of Social Work Research, Los Angeles, CA.

    Mullen, E. J. (2009, November). From theory of evidence-based practice to making it happen in everyday practice. Paper presented at the Annual Conference, Institutet för utveckling av metoder i socialt arbete (Institute for the Development of methods in social work), Stockholm, Sweden.

    Mullen, E. J. (2009, November). What can be concluded from general reviews of social work effectiveness? Lecture presented to the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm, Sweden.

    Mullen, E. J. (2009, November). Teaching & implementing evidence-based social work practice. Lecture presented at Ersta Sköndal högskola, Insitutionen för socialt arbete, Stockholm, Sweden.

    Mullen, E. J. (2009, November). What is known from research about the effectiveness of social work intervention. Presented at the “Social Work Research and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER): A Research Symposium to Strengthen the Connection” sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers and the NASW Foundation, Washington, D.C.

    Mullen, E. J. (2009, May). Grading of evidence in evidence-based clearinghouses: Introduction & description of NYAM/SWLI evidence-based database. Presented at the Campbell Collaboration Colloquium, Better Evidence for a Better World, Oslo, Norway.


    Last Updated June 08, 2020

  • 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

  • Until his formal retirement at the end of 2016, Dirk Salomons directed the humanitarian policy track at Columbia’s School of International Public Affairs (SIPA), and then continued teaching there as a special lecturer; he also holds an appointment as a visiting professor at Sciences Po in Paris. In his research as well as in teaching, Salomons focuses on the interaction between policy and management in humanitarian operations. He has a particular interest in the transition from relief to recovery in countries coming out of conflict.

    Prior to joining the SIPA faculty in 2002, Salomons served since 1997 as managing partner of the Praxis Group, Ltd., an international management consulting firm based in the USA and Switzerland, where he continued, ultimately in an advisory role, until the end of 2012. He also was a non-resident fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, working mainly on post-conflict stabilization issues.

    From 1970 until 1997, Salomons served in a wide range of management, peace building, and policy advisory functions in several organizations of the United Nations system, including FAO, UNDP, UNAIDS, UNOPS, and the UN Secretariat. During these years, he led the Policy Division of the UN’s International Civil Service Commission, presided over the UN’s Joint Appeals Board, monitored elections in Nicaragua, sorted out problems in UNDP field offices, and fought to improve the status of women in the UN system. His most cherished assignment was that of executive director for the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Mozambique, from 1992 to 1993.  

    As a consultant, subsequently, Salomons advised on the restructuring of UNCTAD and of UNFPA, the management of humanitarian mine action in Kosovo and Iraq, the use of “clusters” in the coordination of humanitarian action, funding mechanisms for post-conflict recovery, and broader issues of management in international organizations. Fieldwork for these evaluations and policy studies was largely done in Chad, Sudan, the DR Congo, and West Africa, as well as in the Middle East (Gaza, Jordan) and on the island of Mindanao.

    Salomons, a national of the Netherlands, started his career as a literary critic for the Algemeen Handelsblad, and as a translator of Thomas Mann, while working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  He received a “kandidaats” degree from the University of Amsterdam in 1964, and subsequently obtained his “doctoraal”, in Germanic languages, also at the University of Amsterdam, in 1967.

    Recent publications:

    “Charity or Charade: The Tragedy of Humanitarianism”, Journal of International Affairs, Summer 2017, Vol. 70, No.2

    “The Perils of Dunantism: Towards Rights-based Humanitarianism”, in: Andrej Zwitter, Christopher Lamont, Hans-Joachim Heintze, Joost Herman (eds), Humanitarian Action: Global, Regional and Domestic Responses to Local Challenges, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2015

    Le manuel de gestion pour les missions de terrain onusiennes”, with Alice Hecht and Till Papenfuss, International Peace Institute, New York, 2014

     “Good Intentions to Naught: Revisiting the Pathology of Human Resources Management at the United Nations”, in: Dijkzeul, Dennis and Beigbeder, Yves (eds), Rethinking International Organizations: Pathology and Promise, New York, Berghahn Books, 2014


    Last Updated March 31, 2020

  • Debra Kalmuss, PhD, Professor Emerita of Population and Family Health at Mailman School of Public Health, has spent more than two decades conducting research on sexual coercion and intimate partner violence, contraceptive decision-making, pregnancy resolution decision-making and the consequences of early childbearing, and teen pregnancy prevention. She helped design and is helping to evaluate Gender Matters (Gen.M), one of the first gender-transformative teen pregnancy prevention programs in the United States. Now in its fifth year, Gen.M is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health. Dr. Kalmuss joined PopFam and the Mailman School in 1984.


    Last Updated March 16, 2020

  • Daniel M. Thys, M.D. is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anesthesiology of the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Anesthesiology of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Previously, Dr. Thys held such positions as Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center; Associate Attending, Anesthesiology, The Mount Sinai Hospital; and Assistant Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

    A native of Belgium, Dr. Thys received his Doctor of Medicine, Surgery & Obstetrics degree from Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. He completed his internship at University Hospitals in Leuven, and a residency in Anesthesia & Critical Care in St. Jan’s Hospital in Brugge, Belgium. After graduation from medical school, he was commissioned as a medical officer in the Belgian Navy. He served as medical officer on board Belgian Navy ships and at the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant. In 1972, he also did a tour as an exchange officer with the US Navy on board USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42).

    In 1976, he immigrated to the United States to pursue advanced training in anesthesiology. He did residency training in anesthesiology at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and a fellowship in pediatric-cardiac anesthesiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He also completed post-graduate work at the Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services and the Advanced Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services at the Harvard School of Public Health.

    A recipient of numerous citations and awards, Dr. Thys is certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Anesthesiology, is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American Heart Association. He has assumed several positions of leadership within the medical community including service as President of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, President of the National Board of Echocardiography, and President of the Association of Anesthesiology Program Directors. His academic efforts have focused on the perioperative care of patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery and on the application of transesophageal echocardiography in such patients. He was a founding member of the National Board of Echocardiography and a senior examiner of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He has been an editorial consultant to several anesthesiology, cardiology, and cardiothoracic surgical publications. He is the author of more than 150 scientific publications, numerous book chapters, and two textbooks.

    Last Updated April 29, 2020

  • Obituary


    Last Updated June 05, 2020

  • Chauncey Greene Olinger, Jr.: Former Naval Officer, Philosophy Instructor, retired American investment company executive; editorial consultant; retired Certified Financial Planner. Recipient Conspicuous Alumni Service Medal, Columbia University, 1980; Service, Loyalty and Dedication Award, Graduate Faculties Alumni of Columbia University, 1988; University Seminars Tannenbaum-Warner Award, 2015.


    Bachelor of Arts with Honors - Philosophy - University Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia - 1955.

    Master of Arts (philosophy), Columbia University, New York, 1971.


    • Lieutenant (jg) United States Navy, 1955-1958.
    • Coadjutant in Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1968—1972.
    • President, New York World Federalists, United States of America, New York City, 1970.
    • Director, subcommittee of United States Secretary of State Advisory Committee on the 1972 United National Conference on the Human Environment, Department of State, Washington, 1972.
    • Editorial consultant, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, New York City, 1973—1982. Editor, President, Metropolitan Research Company, New York City, 1982—1991. Investment Executive: First Albany, 1991—1992, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, New York City, 1992—2009.
    • Secretary, University Seminar on the Nature of Man, New York City, 1968—1972, member, Committee to Increase Corporate Philanthropic Giving, 1980—1983;
    • founder, co-chairman University Seminar on the History of Columbia University, since 2005.


    • Certified Financial Planner, 1994-2009.


    President, Fellowship of Young Churchmen, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, 1950-1952. Trustee, Cathedral Church St. John the Divine, 1988. National Chairman, Coalition to Stop SST Environmental Damage, New York, 1975-1978.

    Non-governmental organization representative, Friends of Earth at United Nations, 1977-1986. Public Member, Human Rights in Research Committee, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, 1975-1980. President, Graduate Faculties Alumni, Columbia University, New York, 1977-1981; President, Columbia University Student Council. New York 1963-1964.

    Board of Directors: Bar Harbor (Maine) Festival, 1969-1974, Bloomingdale House of Music, New York City, 1976-1981. Member, American Philosophical Association, National Institute of Social Sciences (Director 1988-1992; President from 2006 - 2017), Finance Planning Association, Pilgrims of the United States, American Society Most Venerable Order of Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, St. Andrew's Society of the State of New York (Secretary 1991-1995), St. George's Society New York, Century Association, Emeritus Professors in Columbia (Associate Member), The Church Club of New York (Vice President 1985-1986, 88-89, 96-97, President 1997-2000, Trustee 1983-1989, 93-2000, 2001-2004), Laymen's Club of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (President 1988, Governor 1982-2006, 1st Vice President 2004-2006), Center for United Nations Reform Education (board directors).


    • Reading, writing, walking, theater, ballet, sculpture.


    Married Carla R. Dragan, May 30, 1981.

    Chauncey Greene Olinger
    Cora Blount (Urquhart) Olinger
    Carla R. Dragan


    Last Updated May 07, 2020

  • Dr. Carolyn Warner is a neurologist in New York, New York and is affiliated with Columbia Memorial Hospital-Hudson. She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

    Education & Experience

    Medical School & Residency

    New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Campus

    Residency, Neurology

    University of Rochester

    Residency, Neurology

    SUNY Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals

    Residency, Internal Medicine

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Medical School

    Certifications & Licensure

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

    Certified in Neurology

    NY State Medical License

    Active through 2020


    • Carotid interventions (CEA and CAS) in acute stroke patients: which procedure on which patient.Darling RC, Warner C, Yeh CC, Shah MD, Hnath JC, Shah DM
    • Dopamine mechanisms in the subthalamic nucleus and possible relationship to hemiballismus and other movement disorders.Wolfson L, Brown LL, Makman M, Warner C, Dvorkin B, Katzman R


    Last Updated April 10, 2020

  • Positions held at Columbia University   (now retired)

    Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, 1980-89

    Director, Teaching Apprentice Program [ENCL], Composition and Survey Courses, 1980-86

    Adjunct Associate Professor ENCL, 1990-96

    Director/Dean of the Summer Session, 1997-2006

    Core lecturer (adjunct ENCL), 2000-13


    Volunteer—Community Impact TASC programs

                Coach, writing workshops, 2015 

                Co/director, Core&Community, 2017-



    St. Teresa of Avila: Author of a Heroic Life. Centennial Book. University of California Press, 1995.


    Ahlgren, Gillian. Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 21.1 (1996): 21-22.

    Ashley, Kathleen. a/b:Auto/Biography Studies 11.2 (1996): 163-65.

    Carrión, María. The Medieval Review (TMR) 1997.

    Egan, Keith J. Church History 65.4 (1996): 707-08.

    Frese, Dolores Warwick. Religion & Literature 29.2 (1997): 79-85.

    Lachance, Paul. Church History 66.4 (1997): 820-21.

    Mack, Phyllis. “Tales of Transformation,” The Women’s Review of Books 13.9 (1996):   1113-14.

    Miles, Margaret R. America December 9, 1995: 26.

    O’Malley, John W. Common Knowledge 6.1 (1997): 147. 

    Peraita, Carmen. Renaissance Quarterly 50.1 (1997): 344-45

    Taggard, Mindy Nancarrow. Sixteenth Century Journal 27.3 (1996): 934-35

    Velasco, Sherry M. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 30.2 (1996): 348-50.


    Articles and Chapters of Books

    “St. Teresa of Ávila: The Expression of Spanish Spirituality,” in A Companion to World Literature, ed. Ken Seigneurie, vol. 3 of 5, 1451-1770-- Religious Belief and Dissent. (Wiley: online, 2019; print, forthcoming 2020).

    “The Meaning of St. Teresa’s Work for Four Victorian Women,” in Santa Teresa: Critical Insights, Filiations, Responses, eds. Martina Bengert and Iris Roebling-Grau (Orbis Romanicus: Narr Francke [Tübingen], 2019): 149-76.

    “The Augustinian ‘Ages of Man’ in the Life of St. Teresa,” in Teresa de Jesús: Patrimonio de la HumanidadActas del Congreso Mundial Teresiano 21-27 September 2015 (Universidad Mística [Ávila], 2016).

    “St. Teresa of Ávila,” in Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide, eds. Marion Ann Taylor and Agnes Choi (Baker, 2012): 493-98.

     “Teaching St. Teresa’s Book of Her Life in the Western Tradition of Spiritual Autobiography,” in Approaches to Teaching St. Teresa of Ávila and Other Spanish Mystics, ed. Alison P. Weber (Modern Language Association, 2009): 122-33.

     “The Relationship between Teresa of Ávila and Philip II: A Reading of the Extant Textual Evidence,” Archiv für Reformationgeschichte/Archive for Reformation History 94 (2003): 223-42.

    “Teresa of Avila’s Performances of the Novels of Chivalry,” in The Vernacular Spirit: Essays on Medieval Religious Literature, eds. Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Duncan Thompson and Nancy Warner (Palgrave-St. Martins, 2002): 297-316.

    "St. Teresa as a Social Reformer," in Mysticism and Social Activism, ed. Janet Ruffing (Syracuse University Press, 2001): 91-103.

    "Introduction: Autobiography and Mysticism," a/b:Auto/Biography 6.2 (Fall 1991): 153-56. (guest editor of this issue)

    "A Definition of Mystical Autobiography," a/b:Auto/Biography 6.2 (Fall 1991): 226-39.

    "Saint Teresa's Meditaciones sobre los Cantares:  The Hermeneutics of Humility and Enjoyment," Religion and Literature18.1 (Spring 1986): 27-44; Spanish translation in Revista de filosofía [Seville], May 1987: 29-46.


    Edited Books

    Introduction, annotations, and revised translation, Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, trans. Tobias Smollett, 1755. Barnes and Noble, 2004.

    Approaches to Teaching Dante's Divine Comedy. Modern Language Association, 1982. (editor)


    Book Reviews

    Review of The Heirs of St. Teresa of Ávila: Defenders and Disseminators of the Founding

    Mother’s Legacy, ed. Christopher C. Wilson, Journal of Catholic History (April 2009): 360-62.

    Review of Related Lives: Confessors and Their Female Penitents, 1450-1750, by Jodi Bilinkoff, Christianity and Literature 56.3 (2007): 516-20.

    Review of Writing Religious Women: Female Spiritual and Textual Practices in Late Medieval England, eds. Denis Renevey and Christiania Whitehead, Christianity and Literature 51.2 (2002): 277-79.

    Review of Cecilia Ferrazzi: Autobiography of An Aspiring Saint, trans. and ed. Anne Jacobson Schutte, Biography 21.2 (1998): 208-210.

    Review of From Madrid to Purgatory: The Art and Craft of Dying in Sixteenth-Century Spain, by Carlos M. N. Eire, Journal of Religion 77.3 (July 1997): 466-67.

    Review of Sisters in Arms: Roman Catholic Nuns through Two Millennia, by JoAnn Kay McNamara, Women's Review of Books 24.7 (April 1997): 21-22.

    Review of Teresa of Ávila and the Politics of Sanctity, by Gillian T. W. Ahlgren, Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 22.1 (Winter 1997): 20-21.

    Review of Julian of Norwich's "Showings": From Vision to Book, by Denise Nowakowski Baker; Margery Kempe's Dissenting Fictions, by Lynn Staley; and Body and Soul: Essays on Medieval Women and Mysticism, by Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff, Religion and Literature 27.2 (Summer 1995): 97-101.



    Form and Style: Theses, Reports, Term Papers. (Houghton Mifflin, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003).

    Writing the Research Paper: A Guide and Sourcebook.  (Houghton Mifflin, 1979).  (coauthor with Marsha Hirsch Cummins)


    Courses Taught


    Basic writing


    Composition and literature

    Advanced exposition and argumentation

    Scholarly writing (research-based writing for graduate students)



    Literary Criticism and Theory

    Theory of Autobiography

    Women's Autobiography

    Twentieth-century Fiction (continental, English, Latin American)

    Modern European Drama (Georg Büchner to Tom Stoppard)

    Visionary Literature (medieval, comparative)

    Mystics of Medieval Europe

    Early Modern Women Writers

    Feminist Theory

    The Novels of Virginia Woolf

    Literature Humanities (core curriculum)

    Contemporary Civilization (core curriculum)

    Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition

    M.A. Pro-seminars on literary theory


    Last Updated May 8, 2020

  • Carol Liebman is Clinical Professor Emerita of Law at Columbia Law School where she founded Columbia’s Mediation Clinic and the Negotiation Workshop and also taught a course on bio-ethics mediation. Liebman is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer in conflict resolution. She has designed and presented mediation training for a variety of groups, including the Certificate Program in Bioethics at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; New York’s First Department, Appellate Division, Attorney Disciplinary Committee; the New York City Bar Association; and high school students, parents, and teachers. She has taught about negotiation and mediation in Vietnam, Brazil, Israel, and China, and has mediated cases involving medical malpractice, discrimination, family issues, public agencies, community disputes, business conflicts, and educational institutions.

    Liebman’s is co-author of Mediating Bioethics Disputes: A Guide to Shaping Shared Solutions, 2011, revised and expanded edition. She is a former member of New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board and of the New York City Bar Association’s executive committee. She was co-principal investigator of the Mediating Suits against Hospitals (MeSH) project, along with the Demonstration Mediation and ADR Project, a part of the Project on Medical Liability in Pennsylvania.

    In 2012, Liebman received the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching.


    ·       J.D., Boston University, 1975

    ·       M.A., Rutgers University, 1963

    ·       B.A., Wellesley University, 1962


    Areas of Expertise

    ·       Negotiation

    ·       Mediation

    ·       Legal education

    ·       Bioethics Mediation



    ·       Bioethics Mediation: A Guide to Shaping Shared Solutions, (with Nancy N. Dubler), Vanderbilt University Press, 2011, (revised and expanded edition)

    ·       “Interest Based Mediation of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits: A Route to Improved Patient Safety?” (with Chris Stern Hyman, Clyde B. Schechter and William M. Sage), 35 Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, October 2010

    ·       “Medical Malpractice Mediation: Benefits Gained, Opportunities Lost,” 74 Law & Contemporary Problems 135, 2011

    ·       “Autonomy and Diminished Capacity,” (Ellen Waldman, ed.), comment in Mediation Ethics Cases and Commentaries, Jossey-Bass, 2011

    ·       “Medical Error Disclosure, Mediation Skills, and Malpractice Litigation: A Demonstration Project in Pennsylvania,” (with Chris Stern Hyman), The Project on Medical Liability in Pennsylvania, (funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts)

    ·       “Words that Heal,” (with Douglas Frenkel), Annuals of Internal Medicine, March 2004

    ·       “A Mediation Skills Model To Manage Disclosure of Errors And Adverse Events to Patients,” (with Chris Stern Hyman), 23 Health Affairs 22, July/August 2004

    ·       “Disclosure and Fair Resolution of Adverse Events,” (with Chris Hyman, in Medical Malpractice and the U.S.;  Sage and Kersh, eds.)  Cambridge University Press, 2006

    ·       “Mediation as Parallel Seminars: Lessons from the Student Takeover of Columbia University’s Hamilton Hall,” Negotiation Journal, April 2000

    ·       “The Profession of Law: Columbia Law School’s Use of Experiential Learning Techniques to Teach Professional Responsibility,” 58 Law and Contemporary Problems 73, 1995

    ·       “Toward a Theory of Negotiation, in Negotiating for Settlement in Divorce, (Sanford Katz, ed.), Prentice Hall Law and Business, 1987

    ·       “Negotiations in the Divorce Context, Family Dispute Resolution: Litigation and the Alternatives,” (James G. McLeod, ed.), Carswell, 1987


    Last updated, June 24, 2020

  • Educational Background

    MA: University of Pennsylvania (’60)
    PhD: Columbia University (’65)

    Research Interests

    Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Japanese Literary and Cultural History, Illuminated Literary Texts, Japanese Heritage Musical Instruments and Vocal Literature

    Professor Emerita, Barbara Ruch, is full-time Director of the IMJS: Institute for Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives and was the Founder and first Director of EALAC’s Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture and the Shincho Professorship of Japanese Literature for Donald Keene and successors which she conceptualized and for which she raised the endowment during 1984-1986 with support in Japan of eminent writers and cultural leaders, Shiba Ryōtarō, Abe Kōbō, Nagai Michio, Takemitsu Tōru and the then president Satō Ryōichi and general manager Nitta Hiroshi of Shinchosha Publishing Co.

    Professor Ruch received her M.A. in classical Chinese and Japanese Studies at the University of Pennsylvania under Derk Bodde and Dale Saunders and her Ph.D. at Columbia in Medieval Japanese Literature and Cultural History under Tsunoda Ryūsaku, Donald Keene and Ivan Morris. Her training at Kyoto University had been with the linguist Sakakura Atsuyoshi, the historian Hayashiya Tatsusaburō, and the medieval fiction specialist Okami Masao. She then taught Classical and Modern Japanese language and Japanese literature at Harvard, then at Penn, and also, commuting to New York, she shared the teaching of Pre-Modern and Modern Japanese Literature with Professor Keene as Visiting Professor at Columbia for several years. She moved permanently to Columbia as Professor in 1984, at which time she brought to Columbia under the EALAC umbrella the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies (IMJS) which she had founded at Penn in 1968, and which had a name change in 2013 to IMJS: Institute for Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives. At Columbia, in addition to her seminar on medieval vocal narratives, she instituted EALAC’s first courses specializing in Major Women Writers in Pre-Modern and Modern Japan as well as the History of Female Clerics in Japanese Buddhism. Professor Ruch retired from teaching and became Emerita in 1999, but has remained full-time director of the Institute to the present day.

    The mission of the Institute has been, and remains, the identification, resurrection and research of sorely neglected constituents, often unrecognized as academic fields, that are fundamental to the understanding of Japanese culture. The first decades of its research were devoted to the first full-scale collaborative study of the huge body of neglected medieval Japanese illuminated fictional texts (Nara ehon, otogizōshi) and to opening the field of the performing art based on calligraphed paintings known as etoki. In 1978-79 Professor Ruch directed the first international and interdisciplinary research team of scholars of literature, art, and religion in on-site collections of such texts discovered in London, Dublin, New York, Tokyo and Kyoto, that had till then been unknown to scholars in Japan. The works were published in full in the 1980s. She was awarded the newly established Minakata Kumagusu Prize in 1991. During the decade of the 1990s she then led research projects that resulted in the resurrection of the history of eminent Japanese women clerics and publications on the thirteen extant Imperial Buddhist Convents in Nara and Kyoto which culminated in permanent on-going projects of research and restoration (architecture; textiles; hand-calligraphed records, etc.), and the establishment of a sister collaborating office in Kyoto. Following exhibitions and symposia at Columbia and in Tokyo she edited the first English-language book on the subject (Engendering Faith: Women and Buddhism in Premodern Japan). In 1992 she was the first non-Japanese to receive the Aoyama Nao Prize for Women’s History. In 1999 she received the Order of the Precious Crown, with Butterfly crest, an imperial decoration for eminent royal and other women founded by the Meiji Empress. In 2000 she was awarded the Yamagata Bantō Prize, given yearly to one Japan specialist worldwide for leadership and creativity in the study of Japan. In 2008 she was the first foreign woman to receive the Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai (BDK) Cultural Award in furthering the history of Buddhism, and in 2009 the previous decades of research and collaboration with the Imperial Convents culminated in the Tokyo exhibition focused on all thirteen convents and with the appearance of the bilingual Amamonzeki: Hidden Heritage – Treasures of Imperial Buddhist Convents. In 2011 she received the Kyoto Cultural Award from the Governor of Kyoto. Prof. Ruch signed an agreement with Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) and the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (Nabunken), with IMJS as liaison in 2011 for a five-year multi-dimensional project focused on East-West issues of conservation and historic preservation and an exchange of related faculty lecturers to Columbia and Columbia student interns to Japan.

    Columbia celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2004, Juilliard School of Music marked its 100th anniversary in 2005 and Columbia’s eminent Department of Music was about to celebrate its 110th anniversary in 2006 – a time of re-evaluation of direction in Japanese Studies. An Institute survey of American academia revealed that the only discipline of Japanese Studies that has no degree program or center in the U.S. was the huge and culturally influential field of Japanese heritage music. Concerned with the neglect of Japanese instrumental heritage music in both academia as well as in music training programs in and outside Japan, Professor Ruch turned to the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs and in collaboration with the Columbia Department of Music launched a program in 2006-2007 to teach Japanese Classical Gagaku Court Music and form a Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble within the Music Performance Program and the Columbia and Juilliard joint program. In 2007 the Mentor/Protégé Program was created for intensive training in Tokyo for the most talented musicians emerging from the Gagaku training program, and in 2011 Edo-period shakuhachi and koto ensembles were added to the performance program. March 2020 marks the 15th anniversary of this Japanese ensemble initiative, which includes course credit, instrumental training, workshops for composers, the summer six-week Mentor/Protégé Program, annual NY master classes, and Miller Theatre concerts. Expanded collaboration with Columbia’s Computer Music Center (CMC) and the School of the Arts Sound Arts Program (SAP) has opened new doors for young Japanese and American musicians and composers to explore the sonics of Japanese heritage instruments, the first project of which was a computer analysis of various types of koto instruments in a collaboration between the Columbia CMC and the Tokyo University of the Arts, published in the August 2015 issue of the Hōgaku Journal.

    In 2013 Prof. Ruch organized the first New York Summit on preserving the past, enriching the present, and engaging the future of Japanese Heritage Music. It was at this time the Institute – no longer and not for a long time focused exclusively on the medieval age of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu – changed its working name (by request of collaborating scholars) to the IMJS: Institute for Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives. The subsequent Tokyo Summit of Japanese Heritage Music in June 2014, enlarged by four strategy teams during 2014, continues work today in broadening music teacher training beyond Western instruments to include Japanese instrumental training as well.

    During the academic year 2018-2019 the Institute marked the 50th anniversary of its founding with concerts in New York and at Yomiuri Ōtemachi Hall, Tokyo, featuring advanced Gagaku musicians from Columbia; commissioned stage interpretations of the medieval picture scroll Kiku no sei monogatari (Chrysanthemum Heart) by Japanese musicians; and, with newly composed music, and vocalizations of the 12th-century lyrics of imayō songs by the celebrity singer Otomae that miraculously had been transcribed live by Retired Emperor GoShirakawa who had been her student.

    For information about IMJS (Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies): Institute for Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives, please visit


    Last Updated April 27, 2020



  • Dr. Barbara Berkman is the Helen Rehr and Ruth Fizdale Professor Emerita of Health and Mental Health at Columbia University School of Social Work and Special Research Scientist in the Faculty of Social Work. She received her Doctorate from Columbia University School of Social Work, a MA from the University of Chicago, and her BA with distinction and honors in Philosophy from the University of Michigan.

    Following her doctorate, she was awarded a Kellogg fellowship to study the outcome of social work health care service delivery to older hospital patients.  She directed 23 federally and foundation supported research projects focusing on issues in oncology and geriatric care. She is a former President of the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research (IASWR).

    Dr. Berkman has received many awards and honors primarily for her research and policy efforts in health, mental health, and aging. In 1986, she became the first recipient of the Edith Abbott Distinguished Alumni Award of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.  In 1987, she received the “Greatest Contribution to Practice” Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the Hyman J. Weiner Award for “Distinguished Scholarship Contributing to Health Care Practice and Administration,” from the Society for Hospital Social Work Directors of the American Hospital Association.  In 1994, she was honored by the National Association of Social Workers when she received the Ruth Knee / Milton Wittman Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Health/Mental Health Policy.”  In 2002, Dr. Berkman received the “Career Achievement Award” from the Association for Geriatric Education in Social Work (AGE-SW).  In 2004 she was given NASW Foundation’s Social Work Pioneer Award, and in 2008 she received the President’s Medal of Honor from the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD). In 2009, she was honored with the Donald P. Kent Award from the Gerontological Society of America for her professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society. In 2012, the American Cancer Society recognized her with the "Distinguished  Achievement in Cancer Award". More recently, in 2015, the Columbia University School of Social Work inducted Dr. Berkman in the Alumni Association Hall of Fame.

    Dr. Berkman’s professional contribution to the knowledge base in health care and aging includes over 200 books, chapters, and articles. In recognition of her research and practice in oncology and health care, with a focus on older adults and their families, she has been named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and of the New York Academy of Medicine and The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.


    Last Updated March 10, 2020

  • Anna Frajlich (a.k.a Anna Frajlich-Zajac) has lived in New York since 1970, after emigrating from Poland with her husband and son in 1969 with the Jewish “exodus” cause by the so called “Anti-Zionist” campaign orchestrated by the Polish Communist Party. In 1965 she received her MA in Polish literature in the Warsaw University, and defended her Ph.D. dissertation in the Slavic Department of the New York University in 1990.

    Her poetry, reviews, articles and essays have been published in various journals in Poland, the United States, and Europe.  She is an author of 17 books of poetry (and prose), three of them bilingual Polish–English, Polish-French, and recently Polish-Italian.

    Today Frajlich is a Senior Lecturer Emerita, Department of Slavic Languages and
    Associate Faculty Member, Harriman Institute  Columbia University

    She has taught Polish language and literature in the United States for over 30 years. .

    She is the recipient of:

    1981 Kościelski Foundation of Switzerland Literary Prize

    2002 The Knight Cross of the Order of Merit awarded by the President of the Polish Republic 

    2003 Literary Prize of W. & N. Turzanski Foundation (Toronto, Canada).

    In the citation the Prize committee praised Dr. Frajlich work as one “of the most interesting phenomena in the contemporary Polish poetry,” which “reveals deep truth about the existence of an individual entangled in the tragic fate of contemporary civilization.”

    2008 the honorary title of the Ambassador of Szczecin, Poland. 

    2015 Prize of the Union of Polish Writers in Exile, based in London.

    The citation states: Anna Frajlich’s  “literary roots lie deep in Polish, Jewish and American culture, but it is in the Polish language that she finds a safe haven and belonging.... The journey, exile, the passing of time are frequent themes in her works, but she seeks not only her own place in the world, but goodness and beauty. Her work has a deep humanitarian dimension.”

    2017 the Distinguished Pole Award in USA, category of culture. 

    She is a member of Polish Writers Association, Polish PEN, and the American PEN, also the board member of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences, as well as the following associations: The Kościuszko Foundation, and the American Assoc. of Slavic and East European Languages. 

    Her book of essays in English “The Ghost of Shakespeare” will be published in 2021.

    Her website:


    Last Updated March 02, 2020

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    Anissa Abi-Dargham, MD, is The Lourie Endowed Chair in Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology, Director of Multi-Modal Translational Imaging Lab, Vice Chair for Research in Department of Psychiatry, Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Science, Renaissance School of Medicine and Special Lecturer in Psychiatry at Columbia University. She was previously the Chief of the Division of Translational Imaging in the Psychiatry Department at Columbia. She also served as Director of Clinical and Imaging Research in the Lieber Center for Schizophrenia Research, and Director of the Silvio O. Conte Center for the study of "Dopamine Dysfunction in Schizophrenia", both based at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.




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    • M.D., Saint Joseph’s University


    Abi-Dargham research utilizes molecular imaging techniques (SPECT and PET) to study the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, schizophrenia related spectrum disorders and addiction. Her work has resulted in seminal publications describing the complex alterations of dopamine transmission in schizophrenia and their relationship to clinical symptoms, cognition and response to treatment, as well as their interrelatedness to glutamate dysfunction in schizophrenia. These studies showed increased striatal dopamine release in schizophrenia, which has become one of the most established findings of schizophrenia research, and cortical deficit. Her work with cortical D1 receptors has provided added rationale for developing and testing D1 agonists in schizophrenia. Another direction for work in her imaging group is dual diagnosis patients with comorbid schizophrenia and cannabis abuse. She and her team found that most drug addictions blunt dopamine release during the chronic phase of drug dependence, which results in poor outcomes. In a popular interview, she explained, "The bottom line is that long-term, heavy cannabis use may impair the dopaminergic system, which could have a variety of negative effects on learning and behavior." She has recently focused on understanding the disconnection between striatal and extrastriatal dopamine in schizophrenia and how this contributes to altered perceptual inference, as a key model for hallucinations and psychosis. Ultimately this work is relevant to developing biomarkers and more focused treatment interventions for these disorders.


    Abi-Dargham has received numerous awards, and published over 180 articles in major scientific journals. She is the deputy editor of imaging for both neuropsychopharmacology and biological psychiatry, Past President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and former president of the Brain Imaging Council for the Society of Nuclear Medicine. Additionally, she has a large portfolio of federal, charitable and industry-funded studies.

    In 2016, she was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine. She received the Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research from the Brain and behavior Research Foundation in 2018.



    Last Updated April 29, 2020

  • Andrew Hull Yood, MD is a retired Psychiatrist in New York, NY who completed his Residency at Montefiore Medical Center - Henry & Lucy Moses Div. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.




    Inpatient Psychiatry, Addiction​​​​​​​

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    The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Allen Hospital​​​​​​​

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    Albert Einstein - Montefiore Medical Center​​​​​​​

    Residency, Psychiatry​​​​​​​

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    Board Certification expired 2014

    Attending Psychiatrist 

    NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital,


    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center,



    Last Updated April 20, 2020

  • Andreas Huyssen is the Villard Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he served as founding director of the Center for Comparative Literature and Society (1998-2003). He chaired the Department of Germanic Languages from 1986-1992 and again from 2005-2008. He is one of the founding editors of New German Critique (1974-), and he serves on several editorial boards of national and international journals. 

    In 2005, he won Columbia's coveted Mark van Doren teaching award. His research and teaching focus on 18th-20th-century German literature and culture, international modernism, Frankfurt School critical theory, postmodernism, cultural memory of historical trauma in transnational contexts, and, most recently, urban culture and globalization.

    Huyssen has published widely in German and English and his work has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Danish, Slovenian, Hungarian, Polish, Turkish, Japanese, and Chinese. His books include Die frühromantische Konzeption von Übersetzung und Aneignung. Studien zur frühromantischen Utopie einer deutschen Weltliteratur (1969), Friedrich Schlegel. "Athenäums"-Fragmente und andere Schriften (1978, latest reprint 2005), Drama des Sturm und Drang (1980), The Technological Imagination: Theories and Fictions (ed. with Teresa de Lauretis and Kathleen Woodward, 1980), After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Postmodernism (1986), Postmoderne: Zeichen eines kulturellen Wandels (ed. with Klaus Scherpe, 1986), Modernity and the Text: Revisions of German Modernism (ed. with David Bathrick, 1989), Twilight Memories: Marking Time in a Culture of Amnesia (1995), Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory (2003), the edited volume on cities beyond the Northern Transatlatic entitled Other Cities, Other Worlds: Urban Imaginaries in a Globalizing World (2008), and Modernismo después de la posmodernidad (2010). His latest two books are William Kentridge, Nalini Malani: The Shadowplay as Medium of Memory (2013) and Miniature Metropolis: Literature in an Age of Photography and Film (2015).

    Currently, he works on a book about contemporary visual artists from beyond the Northern Transatlantic and their dual investment in memories of state violence and memories of modernism. He has also written a couple of essays on Trump, Breitbart, Bannon and the Frankfurt School.


    Last Updated March 17, 2020

  • Alvin Wald graduated from The Cooper Union, starting out as an electrical engineer. He soon switched to biomedical engineering, at that time being at the forefront of this new profession. He began this new career at New York University Medical Center, then moved to Columbia-Presbyterian (Irving) Medical Center. He carried out research in the nervous system, cardiovascular system, and respiratory system. He also participated in teaching and patient care activities. As Editor-in-Chief of the "IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine" (Now called “IEEE Pulse”) for sixteen years his goal then and continues to be to expand the profession of biomedical engineering. This publication has the largest worldwide circulation of any general-purpose biomedical engineering periodical, concentrating on both technical and societal aspects of the profession. He went on to found and be the first Editor-in-Chief of “Biomedical Engineering On Line.” Dr. Wald was elected as a Founding Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).


    Last Updated April 13, 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

  • Alden T. Vaughan taught in the Department of History at Columbia for thirty-three years before his retirement in 1994. Since 2002 he has also been an Affiliate Professor of History at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Vaughan’s teaching and research examine British America in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, especially the perceptions and interactions of Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans in the formative decades of diverse settler societies. His publications include New England Frontier: Puritans and Indians, 1620-1675 (1965, 3rd ed. 1995); American Genesis: Captain John Smith and the Founding of Virginia (1975); Roots of American Racism (1995) – a selection of his essays on that topic; and Transatlantic Encounters: American Indians in Britain, 1500-1776 (2006, pb. ed., with corrections 2008). Vaughan also publishes on Shakespeare, often in collaboration with his wife, Virginia Mason Vaughan, a literary scholar. Their works include Shakespeare’s Caliban: A Cultural History (1991) and Shakespeare in America (2012). The Vaughans co-edited The Tempest in the Arden Shakespeare 3rdseries (1999, rev. ed. 2011) and two anthologies on that play (1998, 2014).


    Last Updated April 13, 2020

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