Visiting Faculty Fellowships

PURPOSE: The purpose of QuanTM's fellowship is flexible; our only requirement is that each faculty fellow support quantitative, empirical, or theoretical work in some fashion. Potential fellow activities include, but are not limited to, engaging in quantitatively oriented research, delivering lectures to faculty and students, or participating in QuanTM workshops and speaking events. The Institute seeks faculty fellows who will promote quantitative literacy at Emory, as well as enrich the synthesis of quantitative theory and social sciences our department has fostered. 

BENEFITS: Each fellow is provided with free furnished housing, complimentary travel to Emory, and a monthly stipend of $3,500 for living expenses. Please note, due to space constraints, office space at QuanTM is not guaranteed.

DURATION: The duration of the fellowship is flexible. Fellows are invited to be in residence for up to one semester during the fall, spring, or summer. Non-continuous visits are also welcome. Shorter visits, such as two weeks, are also permissible.

ELIGIBILITY: Tenure-track faculty, tenured faculty, and post-doctoral associates from an institution outside of Emory are eligible to apply. This fellowship is open to other individuals who hold a PhD but may not maintain a faculty position at a university. Candidates may apply directly, though each candidate must be nominated by an Emory department or program prior to submitting an application. QuanTM offers up to two visiting faculty fellowships per semester. 

APPLICATION: Applications must include a CV, a statement of purpose for the visit, and a nomination letter from a faculty member or department at Emory University. The nomination letter must be sent by the writer of the letter. 

DEADLINE: QuanTM will start accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year in October 2016 and will continue to review applications until the fellowships are filled. 

MORE INFO: Please submit all application materials to and include “Faculty Fellowships” in the subject title along with your full name. Questions and concerns may also be directed to


Current Fellows

Past Fellows

Christopher Berry (spring semester 2016)

Elliott Sober (spring semester 2016)

Will Moore (summer semester 2015)

Guy David (summer semester 2015)

Ermal Shpuza (fall semester 2014)

  • Taught ARTHIST 210/592: Introduction to Graphics & CAD, a course in the department of Art History that introduces students to drafting, modeling, rendering and, animation, and explores the potential of the computer as an active analytical and design instrument.
  • Gave a lecture titled “Quantifying the Social Logic of Buildings and Cities”
  • Conducted a workshop titled “Spatial Analysis in Architecture and Archaeology”
  • Began research collaboration with professor Michele Benzi, and doctoral student Francesca Arrigo
  • Advised a doctoral student in the department of Anthropology on spatial analysis of urban settlements

Russell Bernard (spring semester 2014)

  • Conducted a workshop titled “Research Design in Anthropological Studies”
  • Tutored Anthropology graduate students in research design
  • Worked on a new edition of his book, co-authored with Gery Ryan, on analyzing qualitative data

Coen Elemans (spring semester 2013)

  • Gave a lecture titled "Singing in the Fast Lane: the Neuromechanics of Sound Production in Vocal Vertebrates"
  • Collaborated with professor Sam Sober (Biology) on experimental studies of vocal production mechanisms in songbirds

Ernesto Estrada (fall semester 2013)

  • Taught a graduate course in the department of Mathematics & Computer Science, MATH 577R: Seminar in Combinatorics: Introduction to Complex Networks
  • Led a workshop titled “Networks from the Real World"

Jason M. Fletcher (summer semester 2013)

  • Gave a lecture titled "Understanding Heterogeneous Effects of Health Policies Using a Gene-Environment Interaction Framework"

Annalisa Quaini (spring semester 2014)

  • Collaborated with professor Alessandro Veneziani and Luca Bertagna on a research project involving a Leray model with a deconvolution-based indicator function for the simulation of incompressible fluid flow at moderately large Reynolds number with under-resolved meshes. For the implementation of the model, they adopted a three-step algorithm called evolve-filter-relax (EFR) that requires the solution of a Navier-Stokes problem, the solution of a Stokes-like problem to filter the Navier-Stokes velocity field, and a final relaxation step. 

Jeffrey S. Rancine (spring semester 2013)

  • Led a 5-day workshop titled “A Primer on Recent Advances in Nonparametric Estimation and Inference"
  • Met with a number of graduate students and assisted them with their statistical analysis
  • Presented research in the Department of Economics
  • Presented research in the School of Public Health 

Georg Vanberg (summer semester 2013)

  • Conducted a joint research project with an Emory faculty member and graduate student, which produced one paper on judicial decision-making, and spawned additional work.