Faculty Research Lecturer Recipients

Current Recipients

125th Faculty Research Lecturer, Jack Feldman (Neurobiology)


126th Fcaulty Resaerch Lecturer, Stephanie Jamison (Asian Languages and Cultures)



Loye H. Miller

The Fossil Birds of California


Shepherd I. Franz

How the Brain Works


Charles Grove Haines

A Government of Laws or a Government of Men


Samuel J. Barnett

Evidence of the Nature of the Elementary Magnet


Earle R. Hedrick

Difficulties in Logic in Mathematics


Bennet M. Allen

Glands and Growth


John C. Parrish

The Emergence of the Idea of Manifest Destiny


William J. Miller

Magmatic Intrusion, or the Rise of Molten Rock into the Earth’s Crust


Malbone W. Graham

In Quest of a Law of Recognition


Olenus L. Sponsler

Living Matter: A Molecular Approach


Lily Bess Campbell

History and Tragedy in the Mirror for Magistrates


Vern Oliver Knudsen

Modern Acoustics and Culture


John Elof Boodin

Man in His World


Harald U. Sverdrup

Physics and Geophysics


Knight Dunlap

Research in Methods of Adjustment


Howard S. Fawcett

Adventures in the Plant Disease World


Arnold Schoenberg

The Composition with Twelve Tones


Carl Epling

The Living Mosaic


Tracy Y. Thomas

The Concept of Invariance in Mathematics


William H. Chandler

Trees in Two Climates


Jakob A.B. Bjerknes

Waves and Vortices in the Atmosphere


Hans Reichenbach

Philosophy and Physics


William G. Young

Organic Reaction Mechanism with Allylic Compounds


James Gilluly

Crystal Deformation


Paul Friedlander

Research in Classics


Max Shaw Dunn

The Protein Problem


Carl Eckart

Why Study Ocean Currents?


Manuel Pedro Gonzalez

Jose Marti: An Epic Chronicler of the U.S. in the Eighties


Ralph L. Beals

The Village in an Industrial World


Carl L. Hubbs

Crossing the Species Line


Saul Winstein


Edward Niles Hooker

Dryden and the Atoms of Epicurus


Horace Winchell Magoun

The Platonic Soul and the Contemporary Brain


Harry Hoijer

The Science of Language


Donald B. Lindsley

Brain Development and Behavior


Earl L. Griggs

Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Theodore H. Bullock

How Can Nerve Cells Handle Information


Louis Byrne Slichter

Gravity Observations and the Dynamics of the Earth


Gustave Edmund von Grunebaum

Islam: The Experience of the Holy and the Concept of Man


Harold K. Ticho

The New ‘Elementary’ Particles


Wolf Leslau

The Land of Prester John


Charles Henry Sawyer

Hormones and the Brain


William Matthews

The Egyptians in Scotland


C.D. O’Malley

Don Carlos of Spain: A Medical Portrait


Donald J. Cram

Molecular Intrigues and Chemical Espionage


Gerhart B. Ladner

The Middle Ages in Austrian Tradition:

Problems of an Imperial and Paternalistic Ideology


Leon Knopoff

The Continents Drift and the Earth Quakes


Lynn White Jr.

Engineering in Medieval Intellectual Life


Emil L. Smith

Molecular Evolution


Bernard Brodie

How Much is Enough? Guns vs. Butter Revisited


Isadore Rudnick

The Unusual Properties of Superfluid Helium: With Demonstrations


Robert Martin Adams

What Was Modernism


William N. Valentine, M.D.

The Metabolically Underprivileged Human Red Blood Cell


John S. Galbraith

Anti-Imperialism in an Imperial Era: A Blunt Assessment of Victorian Britain


Julian S. Schwinger

Relativity and the Common Understanding


Robert S. Stevenson

Caleronian Opera


Paul D. Boyer

How Living Cells Use Energy


David Mellinkoff

The Myth of Precision and the Law Dictionary


J. William Schopf

The Earliest History of Life: Solution of Darwin’s Dilemma


Henrick Birnbaum

Lord Novgorod the Great: Sociopolitical Experiment and Cultural Achievement


Arnold B. Scheibel, M.D.

As the Brain Grows Up and Grows Old

1986 (Fall)

Eugen Weber

French Revolutions

1987 (Spring)

Ralph H. Turner

The Paradox of Social Order

1988 (Spring)

W.G. Ernst

The Circumpacific Ring of Fire—Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics

1988 (Fall)

Peter Ladefoged

The Two Sides of Phonetics

1989 (Spring)

David Eisenberg

Protein Structure and Design

1989 (Fall)

Joyce Appleby

Clio in the Service of Patria: Writing the History of One’s Own Country

1990 (Spring)

Raymond L. Orbach

This Not—so-crazy World: Order in Randomness

1991 (Winter)

Philippa R. Foot

Nietzsche’s Immoralism

1991 (Spring)

Mostafa A. El-Sayed

On the Conversion of Solar to Electric Energy by the Other Photosynthetic

1992 (Winter)

William Oldendorf, M.D.

Changing Images of Mind and Brain

1992 (Spring)

Harold H. Kelley

The Logic of Interpersonal Relations System in Nature; Bacteriorhodopsin

1993 (Winter)

Richard P. Turco

Ozone and Life: An Impending Crisis

1993 (Spring)

Charles F. Kennel

The Plasma Physics of the Aurora Borealis

1994 (Spring)

Gary B. Nash

The Hidden History of Mestizo America

1994 (Fall)

Leonard Kleinrock

The Internet and Beyond

1995 (Spring)

Vyacheslav V. Ivanov

Indo-European Migrations: A Linguistic Reconstruction of Pre-History

1995 (Fall)

M. Frederick Hawthorne

From Mummies to Rockets and on to Cancer Therapy

1996 (Spring)

Jared Diamond

Why Did Human History Unfold Differently on Different Continents For the Last 13,000 Years?

1996 (Fall)

Judea Pearl

The Art and Science of Cause and Effect

1997 (Fall)

Margaret Galland Kivelson

From Outer Space to the Ocean Floor: Magnetic Fields in the Solar System


Michael J.B. Allen

Life as a Dead Platonist

1998 (Fall)

Kendall N. Houk

Seeing Molecules React: Computational Explorations from Cosmochemistry to Chemical Biology

1999 (Spring)

Giorgio Buccellati

The Discovery of Ancient Urkesh and the Question of Meaning in Archaeology

1999 (Fall)

Robert B. Goldberg

Genetic Engineering in Agriculture: Super Plants for the 21st Century

2000 (Spring)

Peter H. Lee

Higher Narratives in Korea

2000 (Fall)

Harvey R. Herschman

Finding New Genes, Determining Their Functions, and Watching Their Expression in Living Individuals

2001 (Spring)

Carole Pateman

The Equivalent of the Right to Land, Life, and Liberty?: Democracy and the Idea of a Basic Income

2001 (Fall)

Michael Phelps

Imaging the Living Biology of our Bodies in Health and Disease

2002 (Spring)

Susan McClary

Evidence of Things Not Seen: History, Subjectives, and Music

2003 (Winter)

S. Lawrence Zipursky

Building the Brain: How Nerve Connections Are Formed During Development

2003 (Spring)

Christopher B. Donnan

Moche Portraits from Ancient Peru the Center of the Milky Way

2003 (Fall)

Dr. Andrea M. Ghez

Unveiling a Black Hole at

2004 (Spring)

Dr. Margaret C. Jacob

Science and the Origins of Western Cosmopolitanism

2004 (Fall)

Dr. H. Ronald Kaback

The Passion of the Permease: From Membrane to Molecule to a Mechanism of Active Transport

2005 (Spring)

Dr. Carole B. Johnson

Didi Hamid Benengeli, Don Quijote and the Metafictional Conventions of Chivalric Romance

2005 (Fall)

Eli Yablonovitch The End of the

Semiconductor Roadmap: The Collision of Physics, Economics and Sociology

2006 (Spring)

Karen Orren

A Single French Fry: The Supreme Court and the Depletion of Constitutional Law

2006 (Fall)

Ernest Wright

Symporters: Marvelous Molecular Machines

2007 (Spring)

Stephen Yeazell

What’s Not Wrong with the Justice System—And What Is

2007 (Fall)

Owen Witte

A Delicate Balance: Stem Cells, Cancer & the Immune Response

2008 (Spring)

Thom Mayne

Heritage Transformed

2008 (Fall)

Edward L. Wright

Observing the Origin of the Universe:  A Century of Progress in Cosmology

2009 (Spring)

Gregory Schopen

The Buddha as a Businessman: Economics and Law in an Old Indian Religion

2009 (Fall)

Steven Clarke

Aging and Rejuvenation: Chemistry and Biology at Work

2010 (Spring)

Robert Winter

A Fugue and a Waltz: Performance, Technology and [Post-] Postmodern Engagement

2010 (Fall)

Seth Putterman

Fiat Lux: Light from Gas Bubbles, X-Rays from Peeling Tape, and Fusion from Crystals

2011 (Spring)

Anthony Seeger

Who Owns Music and Why Should You Care

2011 (Fall)

James A. Lake

Using Genomes to Track the Evolution of Life on Earth and Beyond

2012 (Fall)

Rodger Detels

Hang-in and Have Smart Friends – The Road to HIV Resistance

2012 (Spring)

Teofilo Ruiz

Kings and Knights at Play: Festive Martial Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

2013 (Fall)

Richard Kaner

A Quest for New Materials: Superhard Metals, Conducting Polymers and Graphene

2013 (Spring)

Francoise Lionnet

Perilous Crossings Shipwrecks, Migrations, and the Global Pursuit of Hope

2014 (Fall)

Uptal Banerjee

Oncogenes, Metabolism, Development, Cancer and the little fruit fly that could

2014 (Spring)

Katherine Stone

Rupture and Invention The Changing Nature of Employment, the Vanishing Middle Class, and the Implications for Social Policy

2014 (Fall)

Uptal Banerjee

Oncogenes, Metabolism, Development, Cancer and the little fruit fly that could

2015 (Spring)

Efrain Kristal

Jorge Luis Borges On War

2015 (Fall)

J. Arch Getty

Dead Man Talking: Lenin's Body and Russian Politics

2016 (Spring)
Robert Bjork

How We Learn Versus How We Thing We Learn

2016 (Fall)

Edward De Robertis

Evolution and Development from Simple Animals to Human via Ancestral Gene Networks

2017 (Spring)

John Agnew

Is There A Post-Place Politics?

2017 (Fall)

Michael Green

The Human Social Brain: How It Works and How it Goes Awry in Schizophrenia and the General Population

2018 (Spring)

Ellen DuBois

The Suprising Road to Women's Sufferage