BIRTHPLACE: Lafayette, Ind.; later moved to Corvallis, Ore.
CURRENT JOB: Princeton University provost — the University’s second-ranking official and its chief academic and budgetary officer — since 2004. Constitutional scholar.
TEACHING: Professor, New York University Law School, 1990–2001. Princeton University faculty since 2001; directed the Program in Law and Public Affairs.
PRINCETON MAJOR: Physics, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
UNDERGRADUATE ACTIVITIES: Editor of INQUIRY, a national student science journal; research assistant at Argonne National Lab in Illinois. Intern in the Oregon governor’s office; campaign worker for Anderson for President. Member, Elm Club.
ADVANCED EDUCATION/TRAINING: Rhodes scholar, Oxford University. Law degree, University of Chicago. Law clerk to U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Patrick Higginbotham and U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
BOOKS: Author of two books on constitutional law and the Supreme Court; co-author and co-editor of two others.
FAMILY: Married to Lori A. Martin, a securities litigator with the firm WilmerHale; father of a 14-year-old son.
SPORTS: Lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.