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Nine Stanford faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Apr 29 2022

Nine Stanford faculty members are among the 261 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S), which honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists, and innovators engaged in advancing the public good.

The new Stanford members to join the Class of 2022 are as follows:

Robert Gordon, professor of law, emeritus, is a preeminent legal historian with expertise in American legal history, evidence, the legal profession, and law and globalization. He has written extensively on contract law, legal philosophy, and on the history and current ethics and practices of the organized bar. Gordon, who joined the Stanford Law faculty in 1982, spent time in the U.S. Army and as a journalist before teaching at Buffalo, Wisconsin, and Yale law schools.

James Gross is the Ernest R. Hilgard Professor of Psychology in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Director of the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory and of the Stanford Psychology One Teaching Program. He is also a member of Stanford Bio-X, the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance, the Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI), and Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute. His research focuses on areas of emotion and emotion regulation, and he has published over 500 papers on the subject. Gross is a Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education Association.

Rob Jackson is a professor of Earth system science and the Michelle and Kevin Douglas Provostial Professor. He is a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy, and also chairs the Global Carbon Project. Jackson’s research explores the many ways people affect the Earth, including the impacts of climate change, energy extraction, and water demands. Some of his current lab projects explore droughts and forest mortality, the global carbon dioxide and methane budgets, and how soils and soil fertility influence plant growth and survival.