Three More Doctoral Faculty Members Named Distinguished Professors

January 30, 2014

Three members of the GC's consortial faculty, Arthur Apter (Baruch, Mathematics), Jay Rosen (CSI, Mathematics), and Richard McCoy (Queens, English), have been appointed distinguished professors, effective February 1, 2014.

Arthur W. Apter, a member of the doctoral faculty since 2006, received his Ph.D. in mathematics from MIT in 1978. His research interests include mathematical logic, specifically set theory: large cardinals and forcing.

Jay S. Rosen, a member of the doctoral faculty since 1987, received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton University in 1974. Rosen's research area is probability. His current research centers on the study of stochastic processes, in particular Markov processes and Gaussian processes. He is actively exploring a link between these usually separate areas, which relate the local times and intersection local times of Markov processes to Gaussian chaoses.

Richard McCoy, of the English faculty, also teaches in the Renaissance studies certificate program. His research interests include the late medieval and early modern periods; 16th- and 17th-century English literature; and Renaissance and Reformation politics, religion, and culture. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.