Faculty Q&A

Timothy Frye Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

In the late 1980s, Timothy Frye, a recent Middlebury College graduate with a B.A. in Russian language and literature, went for the first time to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, where Mikhail Gorbachev had just come to power.

Carlos Alonso. Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

When Carlos Alonso was a student at Escuela Secundaria de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, the island’s elite public high school, all his teachers were Ph.D.s, professors on loan from the University of Puerto Rico.

Professor Jane Waldfogel

At the Republican presidential debates, the recent Occupy Wall Street protests and kitchen tables across the nation, Americans are debating the impact of government, taxes and programs on the rich and the poor.

Steven Bellovin. Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

Steven Bellovin always had a knack for catching computer hackers—even before most people knew what they were.

When neurobiologist Tom Jessell joined Columbia University Medical Center 25 years ago it was, he said, to interact with cutting edge scientists and “join the f