Jennifer Hunt


Jennifer Hunt, a professor in the Department of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences, was named the James Cullen Chair in Economics.

Roy Groething

Economic Advice
Hunt is named to economics chair at SAS.

Jennifer Hunt, a professor in the Department of Economics at the School of Arts and Sciences, has been named the James Cullen Chair in Economics, created in recognition of James G. Cullen RC’64. Cullen was the national steering committee chair of The Rutgers Campaign: Creating the Future Today, a six-year fundraising effort that raised $615 million by its end in 2004. A former president and CEO of Bell Atlantic who was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2002, Cullen also established a $500,000 endowment to provide Rutgers scholarships to Piscataway high school graduates.

Having returned to teach at Rutgers University–New Brunswick this fall, Hunt had since January 2013 been the chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, advising the labor secretary and other high-level officials developing labor policy for the Obama administration.

New Dean at SMLR
Hayton takes over at  School of Management and Labor Relations.

James Hayton, an internationally known academic scholar and leader, is the new dean of the School of Management and Labor Relations. Hayton, who took over on August 1, was the pro dean at the Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick in England, where he joined the faculty in 2012. He succeeds Susan Schurman, who had held the position since 2012.

Soul Searching
Philosophy professor enters top academic honor society.

Philosopher Marilyn McCord Adams was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious national honorary society and a leading center for independent policy research. She is among 197 leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts who were selected this year. Members contribute to academy studies of science and technology policy; global security and international affairs; social policy and American institutions; and the humanities, arts, and education. Adams, a recurring visiting professor in the Department of Philosophy in the School of Arts and Sciences, teaches and researches medieval philosophy and the philosophy of religion. She has written two books on the subject of evil and is working on another about medieval theories of the soul.