at the top: provost, dean
a year of administrative changes, two of the University's highest
posts have been filled. On January 1 Richard L. Saller left his
position as dean of the social sciences to become provost, taking
the mantle from Geoffrey R. Stone, the Harry Kalven Jr. distinguished
service professor in the Law School and the College, who announced
in October that he planned to return to teaching ("Chicago
Journal," December/01). And on July 1 James L. Madara will
join Chicago from Emory University to become dean of the biological
sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine and vice president
for medical affairs at the U of C.
the Edward L. Ryerson distinguished service professor in history,
classical languages and literature, New Testament and early
Christian literature, and the Committees on the Ancient Mediterranean
World and Demographic Training, joined the faculty as an associate
professor in 1984 after five years at Swarthmore College. In
1992 he received the Quantrell Award for excellence in undergraduate
teaching. A past chair of the Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean
World (1992-93) and the history department (1993-94), he was
named social-sciences dean in 1994.
historian of Rome with interests in social, economic, and cultural
history, Saller has B.A. degrees in Greek and history from the
University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.
His books include Personal Patronage under the Early Roman
Empire (Cambridge, 1982); Patriarchy, Property and Death
in the Roman Family (Cambridge, 1982); and, with coauthor
P. D. A. Garnsey, The Roman Empire: Economy, Society and
Culture (Berkeley, 1987), which has been translated into
the west side of Ellis Avenue, James L. Madara will take the
helm of the medical and biological sciences at the University.
Madara, a noted pathologist, gastroenterologist, and cell biologist,
is currently the William Patterson Timmie professor and chair
of pathology and laboratory medicine at Emory University School
of Medicine in Atlanta. He replaces Bryce Weir, the Maurice
Goldblatt professor in surgery and neurology, who has served
as an interim administrator since Glenn D. Steele resigned in
January 2001 to become president and CEO of Geisinger Health
graduate of Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Madara
completed residency and research training at Harvard Medical
School, where he later became a professor of pathology. In 1994
he was named director of the Harvard Digestive Diseases Center
and joined Emory University in 1997. Madara has earned awards
from the American Gastroenterological Association, the American
Association of Pathologists, the British Society of Gastroenterologists,
and the National Institutes of Health, and he is editor in chief
of the American Journal of Pathology.
Riordan, president of the University of Chicago Hospitals and
also an Emory transplant, described Madara as "a friend,
a valued former and future colleague, and a remarkable physician."
will be joined in Hyde Park by his wife, Vicki M. Madara, an
architect, and their children Max, age 15, and Alexis, age 10.