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Professors Burke-White and Wagner are named 2013 Penn Fellows

January 17, 2013

Law School Professors William Burke-White and R. Polk Wagner are among eight faculty members from across the University who have been named 2013 Penn Fellows.

The Penn Fellows program, begun in 2009, provides leadership development to select Penn faculty members in mid-career. It includes opportunities to build cross-campus alliances, meet distinguished academic leaders, think strategically about universities and university governance, and consult with Penn’s senior administrators.

Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost for Faculty Lynn Hollen Lees announced the appointments.

Burke-White, an expert on international law and global governance, served from 2009-2011 on the Policy Planning Staff of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He is Deputy Dean of the Law School.

Wagner, an expert in intellectual property law and policy, with a special interest in patent law, is the co-author of Patent Law (Concepts and Insights). From 2009 to 2012 he co-directed the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition.

The other 2013 Penn Fellows are:

Elisabeth Barton, associate professor of anatomy & cell biology in the School of Dental Medicine, studies muscle physiology, especially skeletal muscle repair, with the goal of developing therapies to aid in combatting muscle disease and enhance repair after injury.

Adam Grant, associate professor of management in the Wharton School, studies work motivation, job design, employee initiative and proactivity, leadership, and burnout and is the author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success.

Carmen Guerra, associate professor of medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine, specializes in cancer control, especially the barriers to physician recommendation and patient acceptance of cancer screening tests and procedures and the impact of literacy barriers on cancer screening.

John MacDonald, associate professor and chair of criminology in the School of Arts & Sciences, studies a wide variety of topics in criminology, including interpersonal violence, race and ethnic disparities in criminal justice, and the effectiveness of social policy responses to crime.

Kim M. Olthoff, Donald Guthrie Professor of Surgery in the Perelman School of Medicine and director of the Liver Transplant Program at the Penn Transplant Institute, focuses on adult and pediatric liver transplantation, living donor transplantation, and surgery for hepatobiliary malignancies and benign liver tumors.

Eve M. Troutt Powell, associate professor and graduate group chair of history in the School of Arts & Sciences, is a cultural historian of the modern Middle East who is the author of A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain and the Mastery of the Sudan.