Ten Stanford faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 23, 2015, 10:44 p.m.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest honorary learned societies, recently inducted its 2015 class, 10 of whom are Stanford faculty. The Academy is a independent policy research center and convenes leaders from the academic, business and government sectors to respond to global challenges.

Inductees in the Academy are sorted into a variety of different classes: the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, and Public Affairs, Business and Administration. Each class is comprised of several more specific sections, and the Academy also inducts foreign honorary members annually.

The Stanford faculty inducted into the Academy represent a large variety of fields and research interests, ranging from economics to medicine to electrical engineering.

The 10 new Stanford members of the AAAS are:

  • Liran Einav, professor of economics
  • David B. Grusky, the Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences; director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality
  • Kenji Hakuta, the Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education
  • Peter J. Klenow Ph.D. ’91, the Ralph Landau Professor in Economic Policy; senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
  • Brian K. Kobilka, the Helene Irwin Fagan Chair in Cardiology; professor of medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine
  • Nicholas W. McKeown, the Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield, Sequoia Capital Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
  • Milbrey W. McLaughlin, founding director of John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities; the David Jacks Professor Emerita of Education and Public Policy at the Graduate School of Education
  • Douglas Rivers, professor of political science; senior fellow at the Hoover Institution
  • Michael Snyder, the Stanford W. Ascherman MD, FACS, Professor in Genetics; director of the Center of Genomics and Personalized Medicine at the School of Medicine
  • Johan van Benthem, the Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University; university professor emeritus of pure and applied logic at the University of Amsterdam


Contact Nitish Kulkarni at nitishk2 ‘at’ stanford ‘dot’ edu.

Nitish Kulkarni '16 is a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He writes about technology and breaking news, and runs online content sections. Email him at nitishk2 'at' stanford.edu.

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