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JoAnne Akalaitis B.A., University of Chicago; graduate study in philosophy, Stanford University. Independent theatrical director and writer. (1998–2012) Wallace Benjamin Flint and L. May Hawver Flint Professor Emeritus of Drama.Mario J. A. Bick B.A., Columbia College; Ph.D., Columbia University. (1970–2017) Professor Emeritus of Anthropology.Benjamin Boretz B.A., Brooklyn College; M.F.A., Brandeis University; M.F.A., Ph.D., Princeton University. Composer, critic, editor. (1973–98) Professor Emeritus of Music and Integrated Arts.Burton Brody B.A., Columbia College; Ph.D., University of Michigan. (1970–2012) Professor Emeritus of Physics.Diana De G. Brown B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., Columbia University. (1988–2017) Professor Emeritus of Anthropology.Alan Cote Painter. (1970–2003) Professor Emeritus of Studio Arts.Carolyn DewaldB.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. (2003–2016) Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies. Terence F. Dewsnap B.A., M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. (1963–2016) Professor Emeritus of English.Michael Donnelly A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Birkbeck College, University of London. (1999–2015) Professor Emeritus of Sociology.John Ferguson Sc.B., Brown University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. (1977–2013) Professor Emeritus of Biology.Larry Fink Photographer; solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, others. (1988–2017) Professor Emeritus of Photography.Jean M. French B.A., Seton Hill University; Ph.D., Cornell University. (1971–2011) Edith C. Blum Professor Emeritus of Art History.Luis Garcia-Renart Studied with Pablo Casals, Mstislav Rostropovich, Aram Khachaturian. (1962– ) Professor Emeritus and Visiting Professor of Music.Richard Gordon B.A., Harvard College; M.A., Ph.D., Graduate Faculty of New School University. (1973–2008) Professor Emeritus of Psychology.William James Griffith A.B., cum laude, Claremont McKenna College; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University. (1968–2013) Professor Emeritus of Philosophy.Frederick Hammond B.A., Ph.D., Yale University. (1989–2012) Irma Brandeis Professor Emeritus of Romance Cultures and Music History.Benjamin La Farge B.A., Harvard College; graduate study, Balliol College, University of Oxford. (1968–2014) Professor Emeritus of English. Mark Lambert B.A., Bard College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University. (1967–2009) Asher B. Edelman Professor Emeritus of Literature.Nancy S. Leonard A.B., Smith College; Ph.D., Indiana University. (1977–2014-) Professor Emeritus of English. Mark LytleB.A., Cornell University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. (1974–2015) Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards Professor Emeritus of Historical Studies.Norman Manea M.S., Institute of Construction, Bucharest. Author of novels, short fiction, memoirs, and essays. (1989–2017) Francis Flournoy Professor Emeritus in European Studies and Culture; Distinguished Writer in Residence.William T. Maple B.A., Miami University; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University. (1973–2014) Professor Emeritus of Biology.Aileen Passloff B.A., Bennington College. (1993–2013) L. May Hawver and Wallace Benjamin Flint Professor Emeritus of Dance.Joan Retallack B.A., University of Illinois, Urbana; M.A., Georgetown University. (2000–14) John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor Emeritus of Humanities.Robert Rockman B.A., Harvard University; M.A., University of California, Berkeley. (1956–2002) Professor Emeritus of Literature and Theater. Justus Rosenberg Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; L.L., Sorbonne, Paris. (1962– ) Professor Emeritus of Languages and Literature and Visiting Professor of Literature.Gennady L. Shkliarevsky B.A., M.A., Kiev State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia. (1985–2016) Professor Emeritus of History.Peter D. Skiff B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., University of Houston; Ph.D., Louisiana State University. (1966–2016) Professor Emeritus of Physics.Peter Sourian B.A., Harvard College. Novelist, essayist, reviewer. (1965–2010) Professor Emeritus of English.James Sullivan B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design. (1966–95) Professor Emeritus of Studio Arts. Suzanne Vromen Licence ès Sciences Sociales and Première Licence ès Sciences Economiques, University of Brussels, Belgium; M.Sc., urban planning, Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., sociology, New York University. (1978–2000) Professor Emeritus of Sociology.Hilton M. Weiss Sc.B., Brown University; M.S., University of Vermont; Ph.D., Rutgers University. (1961–2008) Professor Emeritus of Chemistry; David and Rosalie Rose Research Professor. Elie Yarden Educated variously at University of Pennsylvania; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Chicago. Composer. (1967–88) Professor Emeritus of Music.