Professor of History, replaced Jonathan Cole, who stepped down after 13 years as the Universityschief academic officer to return to teaching and research.
Alan is one of the most distinguished historians in the United States and a superb teacher, said
President Lee Bollinger. We are very fortunate that he is now prepared to direct his extraordinary talents to helping Columbia build its future.
Brinkleys published works include Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression, which won the 1983 National Book Award; The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People; The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War; and Liberalism and Its Discontents. He is currently writing a biography of Time magazine founder Henry R. Luce.
A member of the Columbia faculty since 1991, Brinkley has chaired the history department since 2000. He received his BA from Princeton in 1971 and his PhD from Harvard in 1979.
The Graduate School of Journalism has named Nicholas Lemann as dean, effective September 1.
His appointment followed a year of discussions by a task force created by President Lee Bollinger to assess journalism education at Columbiaa step that aroused much debate in the journalism community, resulting in widespread media coverage. Lemann replaced Tom Goldstein 69JRN, 71LAW who stepped down in the summer of 2002.
Lemann served as one of 35 members of the task force. Nick is a marvelous choice, said Professor David A. Klatell, who served as the schools acting dean during the search. He is an extraordinarily intelligent reporter and writer of surpassing skill and insight, who is optimistic about the future of journalism and dedicated to bringing that future to fruition.
Lemann has been the Washington correspondent for The New Yorker since 2000 and before that spent 15 years as the national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. His books include The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America, and The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy.
Lemann graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was president of The Harvard Crimson.
was the founder, president, and CEO of Claris Corporation, which was purchased by Apple Computer Inc. in 1990. Before starting Claris, he was an executive vice president at Apple. He previously held executive positions at Eastman Kodak Company and the New York advertising agency J. Walter Thompson.Columbias head football coach from 1974 to 1979, Campbell was captain of the 1961 team that shared the Ivy League championship with Harvard, the only title in the teams history. He and his wife, Roberta, have been generous to a number of Columbia programs in addition to football. Their contributions over the years include funding for the renovation of the Aldo T. Buff Donelli Intercollegiate Strength Room in the Dodge Physical Fitness Center and the endowment of the Roberta and William Campbell Professorship in the Humanities.
A molecular biologist, Hirsh has been Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Professor and chair of the Department
of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics in the College of Physicians and Surgeons since coming to Columbia in 1990.
Before that, he spent five years as executive vice president and director of research at Synergen, Inc., a biotechnology company.
Photo: Brinkley and Hirsh: Eileen Barroso; Lemann: Sigrid Estrada