Social scientist Stephen Haber awarded Cox Medal

L.A. Cicero Stephen Haber

Stephen Haber

Stephen Haber, the A. A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, has received the 2009 Allan V. Cox Medal for Faculty Excellence Fostering Undergraduate Research.

The medal was presented Sunday by Richard Saller, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences.

The Cox Medal is awarded each year to a professor with a strong record of directing undergraduate research. It may also go to a faculty member who has excelled at working with just one or two undergraduates whose work has been outstanding.

Haber, whose research focuses on comparative politics and economic history, was cited for fostering collaboration and challenging students to meet the highest standards of social science research. He also was lauded for encouraging his students to pursue original research, graduate studies and public service while expanding their horizons with opportunities beyond Stanford.

The Cox award was established in memory of the late Allan Cox, a professor of geophysics and dean of the School of Earth Sciences. He is widely known as the co-discoverer of magnetic field reversals.