Faculty

Northwestern faculty serve as leaders of our programs and working groups. Additionally, we have affiliated faculty from more than 30 departments. Any Northwestern faculty member with relevant research and teaching interests is welcome to become an affiliate.

Northwestern faculty may request to become affiliates by completing the faculty affiliate online application.

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Buffett Faculty Advisory Council

Representing a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, the council provides strategic and other advice to Buffett leadership.

Héctor Carrillo
Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies

Jeannette Colyvas
Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Human Development & Social Policy

William Leonard
Professor of Anthropology

D. Soyini Madison
Professor of Performance Studies

Jide Okechuku Nzelibe
Professor of Law

Hendrik Spruyt
Norman Dwight Harris Professor of International Relations

Faculty Fellows

Fellows offer intellectual leadership in the development of sustained research excellence within the Buffett Institute, and its affiliated research groups and workshops. 

Karen Alter 
Professor of Political Science

Jordan Gans-Morse
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd 
Professor of Political Science

Dean Karlan 
Nemmers Distinguished Professor of Economics and Finance

Rajeev Kinra
Associate Professor of History

Wendy Pearlman 
Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Professor of Political Science

Helen Tilley 
Associate Professor of History

Chris Udry 
King Professor of Economics

Klaus Weber
Associate Professor of Management & Organizations

Faculty leadership of Buffett activities

Affiliated faculty

Communication

  • Arntson, Paul
  • Baldwin, Kate
  • Boczkowski, Pablo
  • Christian, Aymar Jean
  • Dohrn, Zayd
  • Drane, Denise
  • Drewal, Margaret
  • Ewing, Sally
  • Gaonkar, Dilip
  • Madison, Soyini D.
  • Marian, Viorica
  • Naficy, Hamid
  • Rein, Irving
  • Rivera-Servera, Ramón
  • Samanci, Ozge
  • Schwoch, James
  • Shaw, Aaron
  • Shumate, Michelle
  • Silverstein, Shayna
  • Sniadecki, J.P.
  • Tolchinsky, Debra

Education & Social Policy

  • Calkins, Susanna
  • Coburn, Cynthia
  • Colyvas, Jeanette
  • Cook, Fay Lomax
  • Figlio, David
  • Haase, Claudia
  • Kretzmann, Jody
  • Lewis, Dan
  • Malamud, Ofer
  • Spillane, Jim

Engineering & Applied Science

  • Bazant, Zdenek
  • Dunand, David
  • Gaillard, Jean-Francois
  • Gray, Kimberly
  • Kelso, David
  • Mehrotra, Sanjay

Journalism

  • Doppelt, Jack
  • Foster, Douglas
  • Ghiglione, Loren
  • Hopgood, Mei-Ling
  • Huffman, Brent
  • Klein, Alec
  • LaMay, Craig
  • Lee, Candy
  • Marshall, Jon
  • McNulty, Timothy
  • Shearer, Ellen
  • Slevin, Peter

Law

  • Arimond, Bridget
  • Black, Bernard
  • Dana, David
  • Delaney, Erin
  • Francis, Clinton
  • Geraghty, Thomas
  • Hagan, John
  • Kleinfeld, Joshua
  • Kontorovich, Eugene
  • Koppelman, Andrew
  • McGinnis, John
  • Nzelibe, Jide
  • Pedraza-Farina, Laura
  • Pfander, James
  • Sawyer, Stephen
  • Scheffer, David
  • Sorensen, Juliet
  • Tenenbaum, Samuel

Management

  • Baliga, Sandeep
  • Christensen, Paul
  • Hirsch, Paul
  • Hughes, Edward
  • Jones, Benjamin
  • Karlan, Dean
  • Perkins, Susan
  • Saul, Jason
  • Shalowitz, Joel
  • Shapiro, Joel
  • Spulber, Daniel
  • Weber, Klaus

Medicine

  • Achenbach, Chad
  • Adekola, Kehinde
  • Chan, Jennifer
  • Curtis, Laura
  • Emanuel, Linda
  • Hirschhorn, Lisa
  • Mroczek, Daniel
  • Swaroop, Mamta
  • Wolf, Michael

Music

  • Davies, Drew
  • Naroditskaya, Inna

Arts & Sciences

  • Alder, Ken
  • Allen, Michael
  • Allen, Treb
  • Alter, Karen
  • Aparicio, Ana
  • Arjona, Ana
  • Alemdaroglu, Ayca
  • Baena, Elisa
  • Barnett, Lydia
  • Beaman, Lori
  • Beisel, Nicola
  • Ben-Arieh, Galya
  • Bienen, Henry
  • Bledsoe, Caroline
  • Bond, George
  • Bouzaglo, Nathalie
  • Braga-Pinto, César
  • Braun, Robert
  • Britto, Lina
  • Brueck, Laura
  • Bryant, Sherwin
  • Bush, Christopher
  • Bushnell, John
  • Byrnes, Corey
  • Cadava, Geraldo
  • Camic, Charles
  • Carrillo, Héctor
  • Carroll , Peter
  • Carruthers, Bruce
  • Cavanagh, Clare
  • Chen, Anthony
  • Cherry, Haydon
  • Cohen, Deborah
  • Cook, Rifka
  • Coronado, Jorge
  • di Leonardo, Micaela
  • Doepke, Matthias
  • Earle, Timothy
  • Edwards, Brian
  • Eisenman, Stephen
  • El Amine, Loubna
  • Escobar, Jesús
  • Espeland, Wendy
  • Feldman, Hannah
  • Fernández-Morera, Darío
  • Fine, Gary 
  • Fitz, Caitlin
  • Fraser, Sarah
  • Frommer, Benjamin
  • Froula, Christine
  • Galvin, Daniel
  • Gans-Morse, Jordan
  • Garraway, Doris
  • Gibbons, Reginald
  • Gibson, Edward
  • Gillingham, Paul
  • Glassman, Jonathon
  • Griswold, Wendy
  • Gunter, Ann
  • Hanretta, Sean
  • Hansen, Karen
  • Harbridge Yong, Laurel
  • Hauser, Mark
  • Hayes, Peter
  • Heimer, Carol
  • Hein, Laura
  • Henke, Marina
  • Henning, Stefan
  • Hernandez, Sara
  • Hoffman, Katherine
  • Hopman, Marianne
  • Hu, Jun
  • Hurd, Elizabeth Shakman
  • Hurd, Ian
  • Hurst, William
  • Hylton, Forrest
  • Immerwahr, Daniel
  • Ingram, Brannon
  • Jayachandran, Seema
  • Johnson, Matthew
  • Johnson, Rebecca
  • Joseph, Richard
  • Kerr, Lucille
  • Khan, Fatima
  • Kiel, Doug
  • Kinnan, Cynthia
  • Kinra, Rajeev
  • Krcmaric, Daniel
  • Lafont, Cristina
  • Lane, Christopher
  • Launay, Robert
  • Lauzière, Henri
  • Leonard, William
  • Licops, Dominique
  • Llerena, Laura Leon
  • Locke, Peter
  • Logan, Amanda
  • Loriaux, Michael
  • Macauley, Melissa
  • Maguire, Emily
  • Mahoney, James
  • Manning, Susan
  • McCall, Leslie
  • McDade, Thomas
  • McLane, John
  • Medin, Douglas
  • Mestieri, Martí
  • Mikhaeel, Ragy Ibrahim
  • Mokyr, Joel
  • Molina, Michelle
  • Monoson, Sara
  • Mwangi, Evan
  • Nelson, Stephen
  • Nguyen, Lam-Thao
  • Orloff, Ann
  • Page, Benjamin
  • Paluch, John
  • Paltillo, Mary
  • Pearlman, Wendy
  • Petrovsky-Shtern, Yohanan
  • Petry, Carl
  • Prasad, Monica
  • Qader, Nasrin
  • Ramirez, Paul
  • Rekhess, Elie
  • Reno, William
  • Rey, Christian
  • Richards, Sandra
  • Riedl, Rachel
  • Rielly, John
  • Riesbeck, Christopher
  • Roberts, Andrew
  • Robin, Cynthia
  • Rogers, Reuel
  • Romanowski, Sylvie
  • Russel y Rodriguez, Monica
  • Safford, Frank
  • Schoenbrun, David
  • Schwartz, Regina
  • Seawright, Jason
  • Seligman, Rebecca
  • Shankar, Shalini
  • Sherry, Michael S.
  • Spencer, Bruce
  • Spruyt, Hendrik
  • Stanley, Amy
  • Stevens, Jacqueline
  • Suiseeya, Kimberly Marion
  • Sullivan, Noelle
  • Sun, Jili
  • Thompson, Krista
  • Tilley, Helen
  • Traina, Cristina
  • Tzelgov, Eran
  • Udry, Chris
  • Ukaegbu, Chikwendu
  • Uslenghi, Alejandra
  • Wall, Wendy
  • Waxman, Sandra
  • Weber, Samuel
  • Weheliye, Alexander
  • Weismantel, Mary
  • Weissmark, Mona
  • Weitzman, Erica
  • Wilensky, Uri
  • Winegar, Jessica
  • Winston, Jane
  • Winters, Jeffrey
  • Wisecup, Kelly
  • Wright, Zachary
  • Yildiz, Emrah
  • Yosmaoğlu, İpek K.
  • Young, Sera
  • Yuh, Ji-Yeon
  • Zamperini, Paola