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Four UW-Madison scholars recognized by AAAS

April 22, 2009

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences elected four UW–Madison scholars to its 2009 class of fellows.

Established in 1780, the academy studies contemporary issues influenced by science, humanities, culture and education. The goal of electing an annual class of fellows is to enhance its ability to conduct interdisciplinary, long-term policy research.

The 2009 Wisconsin class includes:

Sean Carroll, professor of molecular biology, genetics and medical genetics and investigator with Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Carroll’s research focuses on animal development, pattern formation and morphological evolution, and immunochemistry and biological imaging.

Carroll has been published in, among others, Nature and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He also co-authored the second edition of “From DNA to Diversity: Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design.”

James Dumesic, Steenbock Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Dumesic is renowned for research in kinetics and catalysis, surface and solid-state chemistry. His research has appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry, the Journal of Chemical Physics, the Journal of Catalysis and more.

Notable awards include the Parravano Award from the Michigan Catalysis Society, election to the National Academy of Engineering and the Benjamin Smith Reynolds Award for teaching excellence, among others.

Dan Hausman, Herbert A. Simon Professor of Philosophy. His areas of research concentrate on methodological, metaphysical and ethical issues at the boundaries between economics and philosophy.

Hausman co-founded the journal Economics and Philosophy and edited the third edition of “The Philosophy of Economics: An Anthology.”

He co-authored “Economic Analysis, Moral Philosophy, and Public Policy” and wrote “Casual Asymmetries,” “Capital, Profits, and Prices: An Essay in the Philosophy of Economics” and “The Inexact and Separate Science of Economics,” among others.

Karen Strier, professor of anthropology. Strier researches the behavioral ecology of primates from a comparative perspective to contribute to conservation efforts on their behalf. She currently serves on the series editorial board of Primate Field Studies, is the series editor of Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Primatology.

Her most recent books include “Faces na Floresta” and the third edition of “Primate Behavioral Ecology.” Her most recent journal articles have appeared in the American Journal of Primatology and Current Anthropology.