Introducing new faculty members

The following are among the new faculty members at the University. Others will be introduced periodically in this space.

Ian G. Dobbins, Ph.D., joins the Department of Psychology in Arts & Sciences as associate professor. He earned a doctorate from the University of California, Davis, and conducts research on human memory, specifically investigating the role of prefrontal cortex during deliberate recovery of memories using functional magnetic resonance imaging brain-scanning techniques. He also is interested in nonstrategic rules of thumb and implicit learning mechanisms that may govern memory attributions.

Elizabeth Haswell, Ph.D., joins the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences as assistant professor. Haswell earned a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of California, San Francisco. Her postdoctoral work was done at the California Institute of Technology as a Department of Energy Fellow of the Life Sciences Research Foundation. Haswell’s lab looks at how physical force is converted into a biochemical signal capable of altering the state of the cell. The model plant Arabidopsis thaliana is being used in her research.

Cynthia Lo, Ph.D., joins the School of Engineering as assistant professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering. She will use her expertise in molecular scale modeling with applications in aquatic systems (solid-liquid interfaces) in the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering’s Aquatic Processes Cluster. Lo comes from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where she was a postdoctoral researcher. Lo earned a doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Adam Rosenzweig, J.D., joins the School of Law as associate professor. He earned a juris doctorate from Georgetown University and a master of laws from New York University. Before joining the faculty, Rosenzweig was a visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University School of Law. He also was in private practice in New York, where he focused on federal income tax law and specialized in the areas of private equity, hedge funds, equity derivatives and cross-border capital markets and clerked for James L. Dennis, judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Rosenzweig concentrates his research and teaching in the area of tax law and policy.

Fuqiang Zhang, Ph.D., joins Olin Business School as assistant professor of operations and manufacturing management. He earned a doctorate at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research topics include outsourcing, procurement and supply chain contracting; customer-oriented operations models; incentives in operations management; and stochastic inventory models. Zhang previously was assistant professor of operations and decision technologies at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.