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Building Interdisciplinary Communities at Duke – A Look Back with Susan Roth

May 14th, 2015
1:00 PM


On Thursday, May 14 Susan Roth and Ed Balleisen held a discussion about interdisciplinary communities at Duke. 

Susan Roth

Duke University

Professor Roth came to Duke University in 1973 as an assistant professor, and is currently a professor in the Department of Psychology and Neurosciences. She served as chair of that department from 1999-2002, and worked as special assistant in both the President's and the Provost's offices following her term as chair. Roth was appointed as Dean of the Social Sciences in Arts and Sciences in 2004 and served through the 2005-06 academic year. She has been Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies since 2006.

Professor Roth's scholarly publications have focused on the process of coping with traumatic life events. She is well known for her studies of sexually victimized women, including clinical treatment studies of adult survivors of childhood incest, and she has served as president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Roth has been the recipient of the Trinity College Distinguished Teaching award for her Psychology of Women course, and has served as dissertation advisor for 26 Ph.D. recipients in psychology. She chaired the executive committee of Duke's Women's Initiative and the Provost's Women's Faculty Development Task Force.  

Edward J. Balleisen

Duke University

Edward J. Balleisen is Associate Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University and Senior Fellow at Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics, where he directs the “Rethinking Regulation” project.  On July 1, 2015, he will become Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies.  He has university-wide recognition for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (Howard D. Johnson Award in 2005; Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2015) and Excellence in Graduate Mentoring (Graduate Dean’s Award, 2015).   

The author of Navigating Failure: Bankruptcy and Commercial Society in Antebellum America (2001), Balleisen has written widely on the historical intersections among law, business, and policy in the United States, as well as the evolution of American regulatory institutions and contemporary debates on regulatory governance. Balleisen’s next book, Business Fraud: An American History, is forthcoming with Princeton University Press.  He is now in the early stages of developing an oral history project on late twentieth-century and early twenty-first-century regulatory governance.