Faculty Q&A

Kate Marvel on the steps of Low Library with Alma Mater behind her.

Photo by John Pinderhughes

Kate Marvel is an associate research scientist at both the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. She has been focusing on earth's rising temperature and the role clouds play in climate change.
David Henry Hwang with his arms crossed, smiling.

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David Henry Hwang has an illustrious career: he’s a dramatist whose work has won Tony, Obie and Grammy awards and is also America’s most-produced living opera librettist.

Nikolaus Kriegeskorte at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute organized a three-day conference that starts brings together cognitive scientists, neuroscientists and computer scientists. Kriegeskorte spoke with us about the event and his research.
Richard Ford

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After Richard Ford published an essay about his mother in Harper’s Magazine in 1986, he always wanted to write a companion piece about his father.

Carol Becker

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Since it was founded in 1965, Columbia University School of the Arts has produced a stream of award-winning writers, playwrights, filmmakers, actors, directors and visual artists. While the school has never lacked for talent, it has long suffered from a paucity of square footage.

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William Wadsworth, an essayist and poet, is the lead administrator of all School of the Arts Writing Program activities, including the Graduate and Undergraduate Creative Writing Programs, its Summer School and Global Programs.
Desmond Patton

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Prof. Desmond Patton looks at conflict, culture and language on social media and then develops algorithms to detect instances of aggression.
Political Science Professor Donald Green

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In the last presidential election, 58.6 percent of eligible voters went to the polls. That’s lower than most developed countries, even after factoring out those, like Belgium and Turkey, where voting is compulsory.

Award-winning producer James Schamus directs Phillip Roth's Indignation for the silver screen. Photo Courtesy of Roadside Attractions

James Schamus is a longtime film professor at the School of Arts, where this fall he will teach courses on “Topics in American Film” and “The Western.” Last year, he was inducted into the 25 Year Club at Columbia.

Turkuler Isiksel

Turkuler Isiksel was born in Turkey but left to attend university in Edinburgh, later receiving her Ph.D. from Yale.

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