Three faculty members named professors of the Academy at Johns Hopkins

Three faculty members from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences have been named professors of The Academy at Johns Hopkins. Joel Grossman, professor in the Department of Political Science; Richard Kagan, professor in the Department of History; and Yuan Chuan Lee, research professor in the Department of Biology, have all been accepted into the Academy, effective July 1, 2013.

Started by Dean Katherine Newman, the Academy at Johns Hopkins is an institute for advanced study, where retired professors can pursue research opportunities, conduct and attend academic seminars, and explore other opportunities for continued scholarship.

With the addition of professors Grossman, Kagan, and Lee, the Academy now has nine members.

Joel Grossman has been at Johns Hopkins since 1996, and his areas of expertise are American politics and constitutional law. Grossman is a former editor of Law & Society Review, and a number of books on American constitutional law and the Supreme Court. He co-edited The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court (2005, 2nd ed.) with the late Kermit Hall. In 2005 Grossman was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. In 2007 he was the co-recipient of the Krieger School Teaching Award.

Richard Kagan came to Johns Hopkins in 1972. His area of expertise is the history of early modern Europe, with emphasis on Habsburg Spain and its overseas empire. His most recent book is Clio and the Crown: The Politics of History in Medieval and Early Modern Spain. Kagan has contributed to and edited numerous historical volumes, and currently is at work on a book entitled The Spanish Craze: America Discovers the Arts and Cultures of the Hispanic World, 1890-1930.  A member of the American Philosophical Society, in 2012 he was elected a corresponding member of the Spanish Royal Academy of History.

Yuan Chuan Lee has been at Johns Hopkins for more than 40 years, and his areas of expertise are glycobiology and glycosciences. In particular, his research has enabled significant advances in the understanding of glycoconjugates such as glycoproteins and glycolipids. Lee is the author of more than 300 academic papers and the author of seven patents, some of which were licensed to companies in Japan. In 2001, he was the recipient of the Claude S. Hudson Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry, given by the American Chemical Society.