UCR Welcomes New Faculty Members for 2016–17

This fall, UC Riverside welcomed 132 new professors, including two new deans

Some of UCR’s new faculty members include (clockwise from top left) Yanran Li, BCOE; Gerald L. Clarke Jr.. CHASS;Robert Kaestner, School of Public Policy; Ilana Bennett, CHASS; Takesha J. Cooper, M.D., School of Medicine; and Flip Tanedo, CNAS.

This fall, UC Riverside welcomed 132 new professors, including two new deans. The campus is hiring new faculty at a fast rate, especially targeting areas of critical importance to the campus.

The new hires include 36 new faculty members in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences; 36 in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; 30 for the School of Medicine; one in SoBA; 16 in the Bourns College of Engineering; nine in the Graduate School of Education; and four in the School of Public Policy.

Research interests are varied — a sampling includes the rapid growth of Chinese Christianity, African history, galaxy formation, bumblebees, how consumer beliefs influence their purchases, social conditions as a fundamental cause of disease, representation theory in mathematics, indigenous hip-h0p music, the evolution of flowering plants and social media marketing, and many more. Individual profiles are located in the links below.

Meet the new faculty:

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