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14 Stanford scholars elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences

STANFORD -- Fourteen Stanford faculty members are among the 205 leading scholars newly elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Their selection brings total Stanford membership in the academy to 167, plus six scholars affiliated with the Hoover Institution.

Founded in 1780 by John Adams and other leaders of the American Revolution, the academy is an international honorary society based in Cambridge, Mass. It conducts a program of scholarly projects, studies and publications that address issues of contemporary society and public policy. Its present membership of about 3,300 fellows includes leading figures from universities, government, business and the creative arts.

The new Stanford members are:

  • Hans C. Andersen, professor of chemistry.
  • Denis A. Baylor, professor of neurobiology.
  • Richard A. Brody, professor of political science.
  • Donald J. Brown, professor of economics.
  • Steven Chu, professor of physics and applied physics, and Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor of Humanities and Sciences.
  • Peter Galison, professor of philosophy, and Marta Sutton Weeks Faculty Scholar.
  • Michael T. Hannan, professor of sociology, and professor of organizational behavior and human resources at the Graduate School of Business.
  • David M. Kreps, Paul E. Holden Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Business.
  • Paul R. Milgrom, professor of economics.
  • Lucille Shapiro, professor of developmental biology, and Joseph D. Grant Professor in the School of Medicine.
  • Carla Jo Shatz, professor of neurobiology.
  • James J. Sheehan, professor of history, and Dickason Professor in the Humanities.
  • Richard E. Taylor, professor of physics at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and co-winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in physics.
  • Paul A. Wender, professor of chemistry.



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