Asif Agha named Francis E. Johnston Term Professor of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology is excited to announce that Dr. Asif Agha has been appointed Francis E. Johnston Term Professor of Anthropology. A post previously held by the late Dr. Harold Dibble, this chair was created through the bequest of G. Frederick Roll, W’34 and is named in honor of Francis E. Johnston, a biological anthropologist and an emeritus professor of anthropology at the University. Professor Johnston, who completed his Ph.D. at Penn in 1962, was on the faculty of the Department of Anthropology for nearly four decades and served as department chair from 1982 to 1994. He also founded the Center for Community Partnerships' Urban Nutrition Initiative, a project which has helped to improve community nutrition and wellness in West Philadelphia. To learn more about Dr. Agha’s work, explore his faculty profile at the following link!