Brad Osgood, electrical engineering, has been elected to chair next year's Faculty Senate.
Osgood received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees at Carnegie Mellon University and his doctorate from the University of Michigan. Before joining the Stanford faculty in 1985, he taught math at Harvard University.
In recent years, Osgood has been active in developing the Science, Math and Engineering Core. He is the recipient of a Bing Centennial Teaching Professorship, which recognizes the highest level of excellence in teaching with an emphasis on teaching undergraduates.
Joining Osgood on the senate's
steering committee will be John Taylor, economics, who also will
serve as senate vice chair; David Freyberg, civil and environmental
engineering; Charlotte Jacobs, oncology; Hazel Markus, psychology;
John Rickford, linguistics; and Debra Satz, philosophy.