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President Emerita Shirley Tilghman Joins Wilson School Faculty

May 13, 2014
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Eric Wilkens
Princeton University President Emerita Shirley Tilghman (Photo credit: Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications)
Shirley Tilghman, president emerita of Princeton University, will be joining the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs as a joint faculty member with the Department of Molecular Biology
“We are thrilled to have Professor Tilghman join our faculty,” said Cecilia Rouse, dean of the Wilson School. “Science is integral to public policy, and Professor Tilghman’s research and scholarship in the field of molecular biology and her leadership in higher education policy are significant gains for the Wilson School.” 
A world-renowned scholar and leader in the field of molecular biology, Tilghman served on the Princeton faculty for 15 years before being named the first female president in the University’s history in 2001. 
Tilghman stepped down at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year and was succeeded by Christopher Eisgruber, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs at the Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values. 
Photo credit: Princeton University, Office of Communications, Denise Applewhite


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