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Acevedo, Juan

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Ackah, Vera Anastasia

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Adachi, Nobuko

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Nobuko Adachi is an anthropologist specializing in linguistics, diaspora studies, and ethnohistory. She has been the editor of Pan-Japan: The International Journal of the Japanese Diaspora since 2000. Classes Taught: Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology; Introduction to Asian America; Japanese Diaspora, Culture, and Identity; Principles of Ethnology; General Anthropology; Japanese Communicative Strategies; Japanese Society and Culture; The Japanese Way of Life; The Geography of Japanese Emigration Asian American studies; diaspora theory; transnational migrations in cultural, political, and economic contexts (especially Japanese immigration to the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Peru), Japanese and Koreans in the former USSR; race and racism, ethnic identity; minorities, justice, and injustice; sociolinguistics (language and power, language change, language death and language maintenance, language shift, pidgins, code-switching, foreigner talk, bilingualism

Adams, Kelly

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Adedze, Agbenyega

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Professor Adedze is a specialist in African history with interests in material culture and the cultural history of museums. He has published articles on material culture and museums as tools for nationalism in Africa. His dissertation focused on the social history of museums in West Africa. African History

Adelman, Kimberly

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CSD: 332  Clinical Process:  Evaluation and Treatment

Adeshina, Akinkunmi

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Adu, Simon Amoako Adu

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Affram, Kweku Amaning

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Afreen, Saima

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Agbasiere, Chinyere

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Ahmad, Ali

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Ahsan, Md Imran

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Akinwoleola, Opeyemi

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Akman, Fusun

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Mathematics

Akman, Olcay

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Mathematics

Akrofi, Benedicta

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Alabi, Lukman

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Alaeddini, Malihe

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Albright, Stacy

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Alende, Joy

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Allred, Darcy

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Native American/American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Decolonial Studies, Gender Studies and Queer Theory

Al-Refae, Ola

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Alstrum, James

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Alwehaibi, Fahad Mohammed F

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English as ESL/EFL, Linguistics & TESOL

Alzoubi, Sujude

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Amissah, Anthony

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Amoakwa, Agnes

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Anderson, Jamie

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Anderson, Roger

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Plant Ecology
Restoration ecology
Human Ecology

Andricks, Karla

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Anifowoshe, Deborah

Master's Student

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Ankomah, Edmund

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19th C. Transcendentalist Philosophy and Literature, Literary Criticism Transcendentalist Philosophy, Postcolonial literature, Animation Comedy Aesthetics and Sociology,

Ansher, Jay

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Dr. Ansher is the department's Director of General Education Laboratories. He coordinates activities related to our Physics 102 "Atoms to Galaxies" class and laboratory experiments. He often teaches one or two sections of that class, plus other General Education courses.

He is also the coordinator of our department's Physics on the Road outreach program which includes taking demonstrations into K-12 classrooms, science centers, museums, and other community groups. The goal of this program is to educate and inspire younger audiences in the areas of basic science. Check out these interviews as Dr. Ansher talks about public education...
...on TV News 25 WEEK (January 17, 2006)
...in the B-N Pantagraph (January 23, 2010)
...on Radio 1230 WJBC (February 12, 2011)
...in the B-N Pantagraph (April 17, 2011)
...in the B-N Pantagraph (April 14, 2012)
...in the Lincoln Daily News (December 12, 2018)

As part of the department's outreach efforts, between 2006 and 2014, Dr. Ansher was co-host of Uncommon Knowledge, a weekly radio show on ISU's radio station WGLT.

Dr. Ansher is an experimental space plasma physicist. His research includes the study of the magnetospheres of Jupiter and the Earth, using spacecraft data from Voyager 1 and 2, Galileo, Cassini, and Cluster.

Apaflo, Dorcas Akorkor Apaflo

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Apambila, Daniel Sherrick

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Arellanes, Jordan

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Classrooms are an opportunity to learn more about the contextual factors that support the future development of students. Some of the most meaningful connections that we can make within a classroom are through discussions and making personal connections with the materials. My courses are designed to ensure students are given the opportunity to make these connections. Trained in flipped classrooms, team-based learning, and SoTL designs. My research has two main interests, 1) the educational attainment of Latino families and 2) fatherhood. Often people don't know what they are capable of achieving, or even being passionate about, without the knowledge of what is possible. Of particular interest, is how do we find our role within society and how can others (parents, mentors, coaches, teachers) change the way we view ourselves and our societal roles.

Amangeldi, Medeu

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Arndt, Tom

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Asare, Nana Yaa

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Asare Kwakye, Isaac

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Asbury, Bryan

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Asfaw, Dawit

Master's Student

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Asirifi, Mark Ofosu

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Auth, Sydney

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Winfrey Avant, Deneca

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Avogo, Winfred

Associate Professor

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Demography and Population Issues, Research and Quantitative Methodology, Social Problems and Senior Experience and Social Statistics. Demography, Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, Forced Migration, Diffusion and Social Networks, Research Methodology and Statistics

Awa, Francis

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Awuku, Joseph

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Baek, Jae

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Children's mathematical thinking in Numbers, Operations, and Algebra

Bahmanian, Amin

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See https://about.illinoisstate.edu/mbahman/ See https://about.illinoisstate.edu/mbahman/

Bailey, Alison

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Feminist Philosophy and Theory, Philosophy of Race, Reproductive Justice, Epistemologies of Ignorance. Dr. Bailey’s scholarship engages issues at the intersections of feminist theories, philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies, and social epistemology (especially epistemic injustice and ignorance). She gave the spring College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecture in 2020. Her recent work on anger and epistemic injustice appears in the Royal Institute of Philosophy’s supplemental volume on “The Harms and Wrongs of Epistemic Practice,” and in The Logic of Racial Practice: Embodiment, Habitus, and Implicit Bias. She co-edited The Feminist Philosophy Reader (2007) with Chris J. Cuomo. Her forthcoming book, The Weight of Whiteness: Feminist Engagements with Privilege, Race, and Ignorance (Lexington Books, 2020) is framed as a series of invitations to wade slowly and mindfully into the inherited weight of whiteness and to hold space with the ways that white supremacy works to anesthetize white people from the damage it does to our collective humanity.

Bailey, Angela

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Bajwa, Neet Priya

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Baker, Margaret

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Bakhtiari, Shakiba

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Baldwin, John

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Intercultural communication, communication theory, qualitative research methods, psychology of language areas of culture and communication, including adaptation and competence, interethnic communication, prejudice, stereotypes, and the construction of racial and national identities in Brazilian popular music

Banik, Tenley

Associate Professor

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Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Volcanic Processes, Evolution of Earth, Planetary Geology Petrology, Volcanology, Geochemistry; Evolution of silicic crust; Icelandic petrology; porphyry copper systems

Banks, Brea

Associate Professor

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Cognitive Assessment, Theories and Practice of Counseling Children and Adolescents, Culturally Responsive Psychological Service Provision Microaggression; Student of color experiences in higher education

Banks, Wilson

Emeritus

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Baral, Susil

Assistant Professor

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Physical Chemistry
Nanoscience
Single Polymer Dynamics
Research in our lab focuses on developing and applying single-molecule microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to understand the fundamental behavior of materials. In the first direction, we use magnetic tweezers microscopy to investigate the single-chain conformation and dynamics of the synthetic polymers to acquire knowledge for developing polymer materials with tailored mechanical properties. In the second direction, we use fluorescence microscopy to study the light-matter interactions in plasmonic nanoparticles to acquire knowledge for developing nanoscale materials with enhanced optical properties.

Baranov, Evgenii

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Barker, David

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Algebraic reasoning, generalization, teacher knowledge & beliefs, and teacher development.

Barnes, George

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My research focuses on modeling chemical reactions that occur in experimental tandem mass spectrometry, with a particular emphasis on elucidating the dissociation mechanisms of polypeptides. Molecular dynamics simulations reveal atomistic details concerning the reaction mechanism for peptide fragmentation in these high-energy collision systems. Graph theory is then employed to elucidate reaction mechanisms. In particular, the Barnes group has shown that proton motion and non-covalent complexes play a crucial role in the dynamics and the overall products formed during dissociation events.

Barrett, Jeffrey

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Since 1997, I have taught a variety of courses including content courses for non-majors, methods courses for undergraduate majors, courses designed for practicing teachers, and graduate courses for Ph.D. or Masters -level students. I am interested in teaching about cognition and measurement, as well as the content of geometric reasoning. I am also interested in teaching about the use of dynamic computer tools for pedagogy such as dynamic geometry software in K-12 schooling. Primary research interests include the learning and teaching of the mathematics of measurement, geometric reasoning, the use of computer software to model mathematical ideas, and the professional development of teachers engaged in teaching elementary and middle-school level mathematics or science. Dr. Barrett served as Principal Investigator of two NSF-funded projects: "Learning Trajectories to Support the Growth of Measurement Knowledge: Pre-K through Middle School" and "A Longitudinal Examination of Children’s Developing Knowledge of Measurement: Mathematical and Scientific Concept and Strategy Growth from Pre-K to Grade 5". Both projects were part of the Discovery Research K-12 Program of the National Science Foundation.

Barua, Proma

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Bauer, Adam

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Baur, John

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Analytical Chemistry (CHE 215 and 315)
Electrochemistry
Chemical Instrumentation
Bioanalytical Chemistry

Beck, Frank

Associate Professor

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Community and Urban Sociology; Community Development; Demography; Sociology of Education; Social Statistics (undergraduate and graduate); Urban Soc.; Community; Intro. Soc.; Senior Experience; Foundations of Inquiry. Community and economic development practice, rural community well-being, spatial inequality, persistently poor communities

Beer, Ginger

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Beitello, Emily

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Belhadi, Khadidja

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Benson, Carol

Faculty Associate

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Bergfield, Justin

Associate Professor

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My group's research interests focus on systems where uniquely quantum resources, such as non-classical correlations (entanglement) and matter wave effects (superposition, interference), can be used to overcome classical design challenges or avoid them entirely. We develop the theories and codes necessary to investigate the entropy, charge, and spin transport through molecular junctions, open quantum systems composed of macroscopic electrodes coupled to microscopic molecules.

These systems are ideal for investigating the interplay between strongly correlated matter, quantum nonequilibrium thermodynamics, and information theory since quantum effects typically dominate a molecular junction’s response (even at room temperature) and can be harnessed via molecular design or junction symmetry. With our theories we study both fundamental and applied aspects of thermoelectric, spintronic, and “entanglement generation” quantum computing devices.

Bergner, Raymond

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Psychopathology, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Clinical Supervision Descriptive Psychology Clinically useful conceptualizations of psychopathologies Psychotherapy Research on love and sexuality Psychotherapy integration Philosophy of Science

Berk, Kenneth

Emeritus

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Berk, Laura

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Biggers-Richardson, Ocean

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Bishop, Tiffany

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Technical Communication, Composition, Multimodal composition Multi-modalities, Composition, Technical Communication, Rhetorics of abuse, Identity Rhetorics, Cultural Rhetorics, Pedagogy, Intersections between High School Education and Rhetoric and Technical Writing, Social Justice Theories

Biswas, Mahua

Associate Professor

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Introductory Physics
Electronics
Experimental Physics
Current research interest of Biswas group is on fabrication of nanometer scale materials for emerging technologies. We study the fundamental mechanism behind the nanomaterial formation and the nanomaterials properties using high resolution microscopy, optical & infrared spectroscopy, and diffraction.

In recent years we have explored-
a. Block copolymer nanostructures as a template for inorganic nanofabrication

c.Sequential Infiltration synthesis and Atomic Layer Deposition for inorganic Nanomaterial growth

d. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy for understanding the nanomaterial growth mechanism

Bjorklund, Diane

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Sociology of Death and Dying, Self and Society, Senior Experience, Qualitative Research Design and Analysis Sociological Social Psychology, Symbolic Interactionism, Qualitative Methods, Sociology of Emotions, Autobiography, Narrative, Emotion Culture

Black, Shatoya

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Blanco Lobo, German

Associate Professor

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Econometrics, Statistics and Labor Economics. Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Program Evaluation

Blaney, Joseph

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Media Effects,
Campaigns,
Crisis Communication
Repair of Public Image, Reputation Management

Blodgett, AJ

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Bloom, Amy

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GEO 207 Natural Disasters; GEO 211 Earth's Dynamic Weather Geography Education; Geoscience Education; Climate and Environmental Change

Blue, Janine

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Creative writing and English composition Black Feminist Thought. Intersectionalism. American Slavery's creation of the gender, color, and power dynamics of Black women and men. Critical Race Theory. Generational trauma.

Blue, Matt

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Blumberg, Paul

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Boafo, Emmanuel

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Boehm, Shelby

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literacy play, humanizing pedagogies, young adult literature, secondary English teacher education literacy play, humanizing pedagogies, young adult literature, secondary English teacher education

Boesdorfer, Sarah

Associate Professor

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General Chemistry, Preservice and Inservice Chemistry Teachers Learning experiences influence on chemistry teachers' practices,
Incorporation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in high school chemistry classrooms, including its effects on teaching practices and student learning.

Boester, Cara

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Aural Rehab, phonetics

Bogue, Ross

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Dr. Bogue serves as manager of the department's computer system. He is also an experimental condensed matter physicist, with a research background in transport properties in amorphous materials.

Bohn, Willard

Emeritus

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Bondzie, Ebenezer

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Boolman, Jennifer

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Bork, Jacquie

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Born, Harold

Emeritus

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Borowicz, Victoria

Associate Professor

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Species interactions involving plants.  Recent research concerns:
  • mycorrhizal fungi and plant-herbivore relations
  • resource limitation and the role of a hemiparasitic plant in prairie communities.

Borrull, Francesc

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World Languages, Bilingual Education, Peninsular Languages and Literatures (Catalan and Spanish). Teacher Education, World Languages, Bilingual Education, Heritage Learners.

Bougie, Ulysses Constance

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Boutilier, Kate

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Bowden, Rachel

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Ecological Physiology of Animals;
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy;
Graduate and Undergraduate Seminars
Maternal resource provisioning to offspring;
Sex determination;
Ecoimmunology

Bowen, Addie

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Bowman, Heidi

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Composition, Gender in the Humanities, Women's Writing Writing research identity, community-building in the classroom

Boyer, Kevin

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Bradley, Robert

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Braswell, Gregory

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I teach a variety of courses with developmental research methods, Black psychology, and educational psychology being my usual courses. In all of my classes, I focus on cultural contexts and on how psychology can be applied professionally and personally. I am interested in how communities support children's learning of various skills including how to read, play and draw pictures. More specifically, I have studied children's development in the context of museums, schools and homes. Also, I am interested in parents' beliefs about how children develop. This work is informed by various sociocultural theories of human functioning.

Bratslavsky, Lauren

Associate Professor

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broadcast history, feminist media studies, television studies, visual communication, media literacy, visual literacy historical and contemporary television, media archives, media ecology

Braun, Becky

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Pediatric Audiology (CSD 523 and CSD 532), Auditory Processing & Disorders (CSD 526), Implantable Auditory Prostheses (CSD 536), Differential Diagnosis in Audiology (CSD 521), Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation Training (CSD 351)

Braun, Pam

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Brehm, Joan

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Sociology of Natural Resources and Environment Sociology of Community Research Methods Environment and natural resource sociology, sociology of community, research methods, demography, watershed health, place attachment. My research and teaching interests center around the interactions between human populations and the environment in which they live. My most recent research activities involve two specific areas of investigation. First, I am working with colleagues at Southern Illinois University on an interdisciplinary investigation of water quality and community capacity for planning and conservation with the overall goal of evaluating and communicating watershed and community health risks in eight subwatershed communities in Southern Illinois. Second, I am working on a social assessment of attitudes, values, and beliefs regarding water quality and watershed management in the Nippersink Creek watershed in Northern Illinois. This project is funded by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IL-EPA) 319 Program.

Brelsfoard, Mary

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Breu, Christopher

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Cultural and Critical Theory, American Literature 1900 to the Present, American Popular Culture, Literature and Culture in a Global Context, Gender and Sexuality Materialism, Biopolitics, Marxism, Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century American Literature, Popular Culture, Cultural and Critical Theory, Gender and Sexuality

Breyer, Daniel

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Epistemology Moral Psychology/Freedom and Religion Philosophy of Religion Indian & Buddhist Philosophy Ancient, Medieval & Early Modern Philosophy Contemporary epistemology Philosophy of Religion Moral Psychology Buddhist Studies

Broad, Bob

Professor Emeriti

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Writing studies, writing assessment, pedagogies of composition and literature, English education, and research methods. Writing assessment (portfolio and communal assessment), relationships between literacy and democracy, English education, and qualitative research methods.

Brodnick, Stephanie

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Richardson, Amanda

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Brown, Ingrid

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Brown, Lynn

Emeritus

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Brown, Nichol

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Among others: contemporary young adult literature, fairy tale retellings, speculative fiction, posthumanism

Blowers, Bruce

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Bularzik, Eileen

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Language Arts/Literacy, English Education, Children's Literature, Writing. Children's Literacy, Children's/Young Adult Literature, English Language Arts Programs

Buller, Tom

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Ethics, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy Bioethcs, Neuroethics, Philosophy of Mind

Bunge, Ryan

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Buragas, Amelia

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Burningham, Bruce

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Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture; Transatlantic Studies; Hispanic Oral Traditions; Performance Theory Medieval and Early Modern Literature Cervantes; Theater; Film; Jongleuresque Performance; Comedia Studies; Romancero Studies; Cultural Studies; Street Theater; Popular Culture; Postmodernism

Burns, Julie

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CSD 218 - Exploration in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Burr, Thomas

Associate Professor

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Global and comparative historical sociology; sociology of culture; economic sociology; global development; research methodology Global and comparative history; macrosociology; consumer markets; economic development; bicycle history

Buschman, Paige

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Butler, David

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Byers, Diane

Associate Professor

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Biological Evolution, Biostatistics, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Plant Biology Plant Pollinator Interactions, Evolution of Plant Breeding Systems, Plant Soil Microbial Interactions, Bee Diversity in Fragmented Prairies, Evolution in Fragmented, Heterogeneous and Changing Environments

Byers, Marilyn

Emeritus

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Byrnside, Abigail

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Caldwell, Cindy

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Campbell, Julie

Associate Professor

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Infant and child behavior, statistics, adolescent development My research addresses developmental issues in hemispheric specialization, lateralization, handedness, motor development, and quantitative methods. I am interested in the lateralization of functions, and the relation of such lateralization to other systems which are developing simultaneously. Within the broad topic of lateralization, I have focused on unimanual and bimanual hand use, role-differentiated bimanual manipulation, tool use, construction, language, and embodied cognition. Additionally, I am particularly interested in applying new quantitative methodology to developmental studies.

I am also interested in investigating factors that influence teaching and learning behaviors. I am particularly interested in the introduction of technology into the classroom. Asking students to use devices in the classroom cultivates questions about whether this technique should be used for teaching. Some of those questions include: Am I tempting students to browse other websites and distract themselves from the class when I ask them to use their devices? By introducing teaching platforms, such as Nearpod in the classroom, am I increasing participation using digital communication, but decreasing opportunities to practice verbal debate skills? Because technology can create an anonymous, safe space for students to share their thoughts, does using Nearpod enhance the learning environment?

Campbell, Kim

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Campos, Hillary

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Capan, Emily

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Teaching College Composition, Freshman Composition

Capie, Kevin

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Journalism, Sports Communication

Caplan, Matt

Assistant Professor

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Stars freeze. At the end of their lives stars cool and contract forming white dwarfs and neutron stars. In these extremely dense environments nuclei can be packed so closely that they freeze solid, forming materials many trillions of times denser than anything on earth. Dr. Caplan uses large scale computer simulations to study these 'astromaterials' and calculate their physical properties to interpret astronomical observations of dead stars.

Capparella, Angelo

Associate Professor Emeriti

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Avian Biology, Conservation Biology, Human Ecology, Systematic Biology Avian Systematics/Biogeography/Conservation, Wind Tubine Impacts on Bats, Central Illinois Herps Biogeography/Conservation

Card, Reilly

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Carlson, Shanna

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Critical thinking, current events, civic engagement, debate media, islam, religion

Carpenter, Brian

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Carr, Caleb

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Dr. Carr is epistemologically a quantitative researcher, who typically uses experiments and surveys to answer research questions. His research focuses on how individuals and organizations are blurring the line between personal and professional through technology. As effective lenses through which to explore these issues, Dr. Carr's research has often used online discussions and group decision tasks, the popular online multiplayer game World of Warcraft, and online communities in his experiments. In survey research, interesting data is often authored from human resource practitioners and managers in organizations.

Carroll, Bob

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Television Production, Mass Media, Media Convergence, Social Media, Motion Graphics, Non-linear Editing Effects of light and color on viewer perception in video production. The use of Drones in Journalism.

Carter, Austin

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Carter, Greg

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African Atlantic Religions; Atlantic World; Slavery in the Americas African Atlantic Religions and Cultures; Early American History, Maritime History

Carter, James

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Retired 2005 as Professor of Geography and Coordinator of the Hydrogeology Masters Program. President, ILGISA--Illinois GIS Association, 1999-2000; Chair of the Map Use Commission of the International Cartographic Association, 1991-99. Currently: President, Normal Rotary Club; member, ISU Senior Professionals. Interests: explaining Ice Flowers; Climate Change and Global Warming; Map Use.

Carter, Tyler

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Castillo, Marinelly

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Spanish grammar structures  

 

Casto, Joe

Associate Professor

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Animal Behavior;
Behavioral Endocrinology;
Animal Communication;
Behavioral Neuroscience;
Avian Development;
Behavioral Endocrinology;
Ecological Immunology

Cates, Gary L

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Behavior Analysis, Academic Assessment and Intervention, Assessment/Intervention Practicum Behavior Analysis in Educational Settings, Curriculum Based Measurement, Response to Intervention, Intervention Efficiency and Effectiveness, Choice Responding, Academic Assessment and Intervention.

Chapman, Heather

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Ramanathan, Chathapuram

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Social work practice
Social development
Cross-cultural issues
Innovation in Social work education
Addiction recovery
Corporate social responsibility

Chavez, Oscar

Associate Professor

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Content courses for mathematics teachers, Geometry, History of Mathematics Mathematics curriculum materials, Proof in mathematics education, Teacher education

Chebolu, Sunil

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Checketts, Josh

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Chemosit, Caroline

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Chen, Susan

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Managerial Economics, Game Theory, Microeconomics Theory, Business Statistics, Industrial Organization, Econometrics Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics, Applied Game Theory and Strategy, and E-Commerce

Chen, Tianran

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Cheng, Fuxia

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Cheung, Tak

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Chiang, Shih-Wei

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Chidester, Phillip

Associate Professor

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Chikahisa, Spencer

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Chilaka, Jonathan

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Chilukuri, Bhaskar

Assistant Professor

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Physical Chemistry
Surface Chemistry and Characterization
Computational Chemistry
Quantum Chemistry
Research in the Chilukuri lab involves studying molecular self-assembly and chemistry on ordered surfaces using experimental characterization and computational modeling. The projects are focused on investigating molecular interactions between adsorbate-adsorbate, adsorbate-substrate and harnessing them toward tunable molecular assembly. We also study surface supported metal-ligand coordination chemistry at the single molecule level. Additionally, we are interested in studying kinetics and thermodynamics of surface supported molecular assembly and reactions. Research involves experimental characterization with techniques like scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and spectroscopy in variable environments. All experiments are performed in conjunction with multiscale modeling using quantum mechanical and molecular dynamics methodology.

Chime, Amaka

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Christensen, Neil

Associate Professor

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Two of the great revolutions of physics in the 20th century were relativity and quantum mechanics. Combining special relativity and quantum mechanics produced relativistic quantum mechanics or, as it is better known, quantum field theory. As soon as it was created, quantum field theory predicted the existence of antiparticles which were discovered shortly afterwards. Almost a century later, quantum field theory has become a mature field and is the framework within which the Standard Model of particle physics is built. The Standard Model has been extremely successful at predicting and explaining almost all experiments to date, with the most recent success being the spectacular confirmation of the Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model. Nevertheless, there are many outstanding problems that are not yet accounted for by the Standard Model. Among those are the fine-tuning problem of the Higgs boson, the properties of dark matter, the explanation for dark energy, a detailed understanding of the hierarchy of fermion masses and the abundance of matter but not antimatter in the universe. On the other hand, there are also fundamental problems with quantum field theory itself. It is not able to successfully accommodate gravity at very small scales and therefore appears to be incomplete. Furthermore, new methods of calculating the probability of particle scattering appear to be leading us towards a more fundamental theory of relativistic quantum mechanics opening up new areas of research into fundamental physics.


My research deals with the exploration of these problems, both in the Standard Model and in the fundamental aspects of relativistic quantum mechanics itself. I use a combination of analytical and computational methods to explore these problems, sometimes emphasizing one and sometimes the other. Computational power continues to grow exponentially, following Moore's law, enabling ever more complex calculations. It is my belief that this will create one of the next revolutions in fundamental physics and therefore apply a good amount of my time in this direction. On the other hand, a new theoretical understanding of a problem can often far surpass even the most powerful computational model. So, I think it is important to approach fundamental physics from both directions and find the most advantageous route at a particular time.

A listing of my publications can be found on the inSpire website.

Christopherson, Indu

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Chukwudi, Daniel

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Chupp, Elizabeth

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Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Communication Theory
Civic Engagement
Career Preparation

Ciani, Kyle

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Histories of Women & Gender in the Americas; American Family; Women's Activism in the Americas. In her book, Choosing to Care: One Hundred Years of Childcare and Social Reform in San Diego, 1850-1950 (University of Nebraska Press, 2019) Ciani assessed how the changing culture of work in southwestern transborder communities directed childcare strategies and policy formation. Her current research project is an examination of educational developments in the southwestern United States during the 20th century, including the introduction of public schools on reservations and efforts to rehabilitate adolescents judged delinquent by the court system.

Cieslik, Jason

Assistant Professor

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Criminal Law & Procedure

Cintron Gonzalez, Edcel

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ESL, the use of picture books in an ESL or ELA classroom, TESOL, C.H.A.T... Children's Literature; YA; Sea Literature; Animals in Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myth; ESL Education; CV Writing; Academic Writing; Writing Centers; Editing; Peer-tutoring; Business writing...

Clark, Brian

Professor Emeriti

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Cleeton, David L

Professor

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Financial Economics Financial Structures within the European Union

Clemens, Kelly

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Health psychology, social psychology, emotion, research methods, quantitative methods, measurement My research sits at the intersection of social and health psychology, and focuses on how psychological processes influence health- and treatment-related behaviors (e.g., uptake, adherence) and outcomes (e.g., placebo and nocebo effects).

Cler, Jane

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Cochran, Olya

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First Year Composition, Linguistics, and TESOL. Formation and expression of identity through language practices, literacies, and humor. Auto-ethnographic and ethnographic approaches. Humor-based pedagogical practices, their efficacy and constraints. Interdisciplinary approach to teaching first year writing.

Coe, Jennifer

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Cole, Camille

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world history, economic history, Middle East history My first book project looks at how wealthy people in late Ottoman Iraq and the Persian Gulf used new legal and bureaucratic tools to accumulate capital and land; and how they used the resulting conflicts to talk about identity and belonging in new ways.

My second project examines resource and infrastructural concessions in the Ottoman Middle East and post-independence Latin America.

I have written more broadly on histories of technology, capital, state expansion, and archives in the late Ottoman Gulf.

Corven, Julien

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My research interests include how preservice teachers evaluate students' written mathematical work, the curriculum of elementary teacher preparation programs, and the agentic decision making processes of undergraduate students pursuing STEM degrees. My research incorporates both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Combs, Shane

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Compton, Robert

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Cook, Cindy

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Corrie, Seth

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Cox, Barbara

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Cox, Michaelene

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International relations, international law, human security, civic engagement, research methodologies Cross-disciplinary interests include quality of governance issues such as human security, armed conflict, corruption, and digital government. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning includes pedagogical matters such as visual methodologies and collaborative learning.

Craig, Byron

Assistant Professor

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My current research includes the public controversy surrounding rap music and hip hop culture as they intersect with race and anti-blackness in the late 20th to early 21st century. Additionally, my research includes bio-politics and the black/brown body and post-racial representations in film and television specifically since and as a response to, the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Crew, John

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Critchfield, Tom

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I usually teach courses related to Learning and Research Methods. General topics in behavior analysis and learning.

Crothers, Gabrielle

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Crothers, Lane

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Political culture American government Recent political history Social politics and history Globalization and American popular culture Right wing social movements Political culture Political leadership

Crubaugh, Anthony

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Crubaugh specializes in 18th-century European history and teaches courses on the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and Napoleon, Western Civilization since 1500, Early Modern France, Atlantic History, and Europe in the Age of Revolutions. 18th-century European history, with a particular emphasis on social history, the peasantry, and religion in the French Revolution.

Crutchley, David

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Cruz, Ricardo

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Creative Writing, Black Literature, Hip-Hop Studies. (Re)Defining the Black Aesthetic, Relationship of Music and Fiction, (S)Language, Avant-Pop (Popular Culture in Fiction), Remix Aesthetic and Versioning.

Cull, Kennedy

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Cullen, Amanda

Associate Professor

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Geometric Measurement, Number Theory for Teachers, Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6-8, and History of Mathematics and Mathematics Education Children's development of spatial structuring and area measurement concepts;
Children's drawing development (and connecting drawing development research to area measurement developmental progressions);
Inservice teachers' use of Hypothetical Learning Trajectories to inform their instruction; and
Preservice teachers' practicing the practice of teaching

Cullen, Craig

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My teaching focuses on courses for preservice high school teachers. I have taught all of our methods courses for these students. The course I have taught the most is our technology course for preservice teachers. The role of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Children's development of measurement concepts. I am currently focused on quantitative reasoning, especially as it relates to students' understanding of angle measure and trigonometry.

Cullen, Mary

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Cupach, William

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Cutter, Douglas

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Mr. Cutter studied Latin American history at the University of Arizona. He specializes in Mexican history. Other interests include Latin American culture, gender, Borderlands and Chicano history. Latin American History

Cutting, John

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Research Methods
Statistics
Cognitive Psychology
Psycholinguistics
Human Memory
Psycholinguistics
Language production
Quantitative methods in psychology
Cognitive psychology

Dahl, Jan

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Microbiology, Microbial Pathogenesis, Chemical Biology My lab is broadly interested in developing a better understanding of how bacteria respond to stress, particularly oxidative stress. We use a combination of genetic, biochemical, and microbiological methods to study redox-regulated stress defense strategies in gram-negative pathogens. Our goal is to determine the role of these processes in host defense and to identify potential novel drug targets. Targeting players involved in these processes has the potential to increase the susceptibility of the pathogens to immune defense and thus could make clearance by the innate immune system more efficient. The Review of Antimicrobial Resistance projected in 2016 that by 2050 more people will die from multi-resistant superbugs than from cancer. Therefore, our long-term goal is to make significant contribution to the attempt to reduce the likelihood of bacterial infections.

Dalbey, Nikki

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Darner, Rebekka

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I am a science education researcher, and I conduct research with the overarching goal of improving the scientific literacy of nonscientist members of the public, including teachers.

Davis, Angela

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Davis, Roxxi

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Davis, Ryan A

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19th-21st-Century Spanish Literature and Culture, Narrative, Religion, Medicine and Literature, Spanish Influenza, "Fringe" discourses

Day, James

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Teaching: Principles of Geology, Evolution of the Earth, Ocean Science, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Invertebrate Paleontology. Research Interests: Paleoecology, paleobiography and systematic paleontology of Ordovician-Devonian brachiopods, conodonts, and molluscs (gastropods); high-resolution biostratigraphy using integrated brachiopod and conodont sequences for correlation; integrated sequence-event stratigraphy, chemostratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy of Devonian cratonic and continental platform deposits of North America; paleogeography of Devonian Luarussia and paleoceanography of the Devonian ocean.

Day, Roger

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De Santis, Christopher

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African-American Literature and Culture; "Race" in American Literature; American history, particularly Reconstruction and the Civil Rights era and their literary and cultural legacies; Southern Literature 19th and 20th century American and African-American Literature; the Reconstruction Era and its Legacies; Racial Ideologies and National Identity; The Harlem Renaissance; Langston Hughes; Southern Literature.

DeBoe, Kaylee

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Dedmond, Grace

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delBarco-Trillo, Javier

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Mammalian Biology, Animal Behavior, Comparative Animal Physiology, Ecology Field Trips Mammalian reproduction; sperm physiology; sexual selection; olfactory communication; aggressive and mating behaviors; urban ecology and evolution in both invertebrates and vertebrates.

Mayer, Kathryn

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Deline, Mary Beth

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DelMaramo, Sarah

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Delorto, Hannah

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Demos, Melissa

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Denham, Ryan

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Desouza, Eros

Professor Emeriti

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I infuse cultural issues in all of my courses (e.g., Personality, Senior Seminar, and Psychology of Diversity); my teaching philosophy is that we build knowledge by thinking, talking, writing, and evaluating current knowledge. For graduate courses I have a dual role. That is, I begin by reviewing key points. Then, I will become a group facilitator, with the class as a whole being in charge of the discussions. My current research is on workplace prejudice and discrimination based on gender, race-ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability, through a multicultural and cross-cultural perspective, which enlarges the range of hypothesis testing.

Desta, Deksiyos

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Deutsch, Harry

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Devia-Allen, Gabriella

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DeVore, Amanda

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Dhar, Abantika

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First Year College Writing World Englishes
Second Language Writing/Writing Practices
Transnational Writing
AI and Language
Equitable Teaching/Learning Practices in the field of ESL and Higher Academia
Tanslanguaging in First Year Writing
South Asian American Rhetoric/Bangladeshi American Rhetoric/Transnational Feminist Rhetoric
Critical Race Theory in Higher Education
Feminist Theory and Method in Applied Linguistics

Diekhoff, Lindsay

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Dillaway, Heather

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Dillon, Gabrielle

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Dincer, Oguzhan

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Public Economics, Econometrics Economic Growth and Development, Public Economics

Ding, Pisheng

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classical complex analysis, differential geometry, classical analysis, potential theory, topology of manifolds, theoretical physics

DiVincenzo, Ashley

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Doepke, Karla

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Service-learning courses Child Psychopathology Behavior Analysis Treatment outcome research Autism Suicide assessment and treatment Child eyewitness testimony

Dooley, Lisa

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Dossey, John

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Dougherty, Michael L

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My courses draw from the subfields of community, rural, environmental and development sociologies. I regularly teach Sociology 240, People in Places, a survey of community sociology and Sociology 330, Society and Environment, an advanced undergraduate course in environmental sociology. I also regularly teach Sociology 206, Sociological Inquiry and Sociology 200, advanced introductory courses for majors which focus on the sociological "toolbox:" critical thinking, clear and coherent writing, research design, and core disciplinary concepts.

Dowell, William

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Deviant Behavior/Social Disorganization, Family

Driscoll, Kate

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Driskell, Jeremy

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Research in the Driskell group focuses on the development of novel diagnostic and biological assays by interfacing chemistry, nanomaterials, and biology. Work includes both applied research to develop innovative bioanalytical tools, as well as fundamental research to investigate the mechanism of SERS, antibody-antigen binding kinetics, novel ligands, and protein-nanoparticle interactions.

Druker, Jonathan

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"I teach undergraduate courses on Italian language, literature and film, along with European studies and Holocaust literature. I occasionally teach graduate courses on literature and trauma." "•My current book project, titled 'His heart within him burns': On Primo Levi’s Traumatic Fictions, analyzes the function and representation of Holocaust trauma in Levi’s imaginative writing. This volume will move beyond his much-discussed Holocaust testimonies and memoirs to closely consider Levi’s science fiction, historical and autobiographical fiction, poetry and essays.
•Much of my previous research examined Levi's Holocaust testimonies through the lens of Theodor Adorno's 'Dialectic of Enlightenment'.
•With L. Scott Lerner, I co-edited a collection of nineteen essays which address the place of Italian Jewish culture and history in the birth and development of Italy from the 19th century 'Risorgimento' to the present."

Dugas, Matthew

Assistant Professor

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In my lab, we ask questions about the social and environmental factors that shape communication. Our primary focus is on communication within avian and anuran families, in particular how and why offspring solicitation traits evolve. This includes life-history studies that address the selective pressures shaping families as well as observational and experimental efforts to understand the information content and function of offspring signals. Other areas of interest include visual signal evolution generally, a topic we consider by studying the avian begging display and freshwater fishes.

Duggins, Delyn

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Dukic, Zachary

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Linguistics
History of English
Derivational Morphology

Duncan, Benton

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Dunham, James

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Jim is in charge of the Physics Department model shop and wood shop. He designs, fabricates, and repairs equipment for the Department's teaching and research programs.

Dunton, Karen

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Interests: Entertaining, Travel, Medieval History and Festivals, Costume design and construction, Gardening.

Duque, Fernanda

Assistant Professor

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Neurobiology / Animal behavior / Hormones and behavior / Neuroethology / Neuroendocrinology / Animal communication / Scientific writing Multimodal communication and social behavior
/ Vocal communication and sensory adaptations
/ Neural processing of multimodal signals
/ Neural mechanisms of social behaviors
/ Evolution of communication signals
/ Behavioral plasticity in social contexts
/ Changing environments and stress response
/ Adaptations to extreme environments

Duquenne, Stephanie

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Earl, Lindsey

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Lindsey hopes to conduct independent research on how volunteerism connects young adults to communities they might not otherwise engage with, particularly people experiencing homelessness, and the outcome of this interaction.

Eashmond, Jaylen

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Ebersole, Courtney

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Edema, Clementina

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Edens, Jamie

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Edge, Orlyn

Emeritus

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Edler, Kate

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Edmonds-Cady, Cynthia

Associate Professor

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Diverse Populations, Community Practice, Practice with Families and Groups, and Child and Family Policy. All courses include a community engagement component. Nature-based ecotherapy practices with women trauma survivors, the community engagement of young low-income mothers, the uses of maternalism in the history of poor women’s social movements, and intersectionality in poor women’s access to reproductive rights during the Jim Crow era.

Research methods include qualitative methods such as: arts-based methods (photo-voice, poetic inquiry, autoethnography), focused ethnography, participatory qualitative mapping/spatial analysis, oral history, and archival methods.

Dr. Edmonds-Cady has presented and published papers on trauma survivors' healing through nature, feminist standpoint theory, the history of the Welfare Rights Movement, race/class and women’s reproductive control in the 1940s-1950s American South, and the use of feminist research methods.

Edor, Matthew

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Edwards, Kevin

Associate Professor

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Drosophila molecular genetics; cell & developmental biology; biological microscopy.

Edwards, Laura

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French/Italian - Oral Proficiency, speaking, reading, writing and thinking through the lens of current events and social justice French and Italian L2 learning, second language acquisition during study abroad (SA), SA participant identity, critical applied linguistics, higher ed internationalization

Edwards, Philip

Emeritus

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Eggan, Lawrence

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Eggert, Anne-Katrin

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animal behavior I am interested in the behavioral ecology of insect reproduction, specifically the evolution of parental care, communal breeding, and male mating behavior.

Eggleton, Roger

Emeritus

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Eimer, Chelsey

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Eimermann, Thomas

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El-Zanati, Saad

Professor Emeriti

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Elewosi, Millicent

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Ellerton, Nerida

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• Algebra education • Mathematical modeling • Number sense • History of school mathematics I have conducted research on how language, cultural and historical factors influence the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. Particularly since taking up my appointment at ISU, I have published a number of papers on the learning and teaching of rational number, algebra, and on the history of school mathematics. I have also conducted much research over the past 30 years on problem posing in school mathematics. I was Associate Editor of the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (2011–2015), and Editor of the Mathematics Education Research Journal (1993–1997).

Ellis, Miranda

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Ellison, Katherine

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17th- and 18th-Century British Literature and Culture, Women Writers, Trauma Studies, Book History, Media Studies, Digital Humanities, and Publishing Studies 17th- and 18th-Century British Literature and Culture, the History of Cryptography, Intelligence, and Intellectual Disability, Trauma Studies, Early Modern and 18th-Century Women Writers, Book History, Media Studies, and Digital Humanities

Ellsworth, Jaime

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Eneh, Chinelo

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Engelke, Martin

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My scientific and intellectual pursuits center around fundamental questions about molecular-level dynamic processes in cells. My goal is to decipher how microtubules and molecular motor proteins function and how they are regulated to achieve cellular organization and homeostasis. For more information please see my lab website.

Enriquez, Alejandro

Associate Professor

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Latin American literature and culture and all levels of Spanish language courses. * Colonial Literature and Culture, with an emphasis on missionary and indigenous (Maya) Colonial and Postcolonial Discourse; Latin American and Peninsular Baroque. * Secondary fields: the Atlantic World; Critical Discourses on the Colonial and Postcolonial Theory; Feminism and Feminist Criticism; Contemporary Latin American Literature, with an special interest in the modern and the postmodern historical novel; Latin American Culture and Civilization; Mexican and Latin American Film.

Epplett, Shannon

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Theatre history, introduction to theatre, theatre literature, script analysis, devising, directing, arts administration Chicago Theatre History, Contemporary Native American performance, Early 20th Century Art Theatre Movements, Federal Theatre Project, Theatrical Reform and Federation Movements in the U.S. (The Drama League and A.N.T.A.). Victorian Theatre, Devising, Pierre Bourdieu, Improv, Arts Administration, Modern Dance

Ervin, Anastasia

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Erwin, Alicia

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Erzuah, Marymoud

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Evans, Carlos

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Evurulobi, Chinasa Iroabughichi

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Farrell, Calli

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Ferrari, Francesco

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Ferrence, Gregory

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X-ray crystallography, metal-organic chemistry, chemical education, f-element chemistry.

Fetscher, Elizabeth

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Finan, Laura

Assistant Professor

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Adolescent development; research methods; life-span development My research addresses how psycho-social and contextual factors influence adolescents' and young adults' health risk behaviors. I am particularly interested in (a) family relationships as developmental contexts and (b) alcohol and other substance use and problems. Recently, I have begun to explore environmental factors (e.g., neighborhoods and schools) to better capture the range of salient factors which drive young peoples' behavior.

Research Interests: Adolescent health • Alcohol and other substance use and problems • Family relationships

Fisher, Katie

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Fleming, Fiona

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Floyd, Kyle

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Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology My lab is interested in the dynamics of bacterial surface attachment, mediated by adhesive macromolecular structures known as pili, which underly biofilm formation and bacterial pathogenesis. Our research seeks to understand how the facultative human pathogen and causative agent of the gastrointestinal disease cholera, Vibrio cholerae, regulates surface adhesion to mediate both environmental and host colonization.

Folkerts, Kori

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Fontenot, Emily

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Foote, Eloise

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Fostar, Jonathan

Unknown

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Foster, Alec

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Fox, Deborah

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Francis, Riley

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Fray, Chelsea

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Freeman, Dan

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Disability Studies, Young Adult literature, LGBT studies, Pop Culture and Media Studies

Freitag, Bob

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Friberg, Jennifer

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child language development and disorders, assessment, and professional issues in communication sciences and disorders. scholarship of teaching and learning, specifically the impact of out-of-class learning, mentoring in SoTL, application of SoTL beyond the single classroom, and SoTL advocacy

Friedberg, Stephen

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Friesen, Jon

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In my laboratory we use modern molecular biological tools as well as classical biochemical techniques to study the structure and function of enzymes critical for the biosynthesis of phosphatidylcholine, a major phospholipid component of the eukaryotic cell membrane. Research focuses on the enzyme CTP:phosphocholine cytidylyltransferase (CT), a member of the CDP-choline pathway, which results in the biosynthesis of phosphatidylcholine (PC). PC is the major component of eukaryotic cell membranes and a precursor to vital components of signal transduction pathways such as diacylglycerol and phosphatidic acid. CT is rate-limiting for the CDP-choline pathway and extensively regulated at the cellular level. CT is present as both a soluble and membrane-associated form. In many cells, activation of CT occurs simultaneously with the translocation of the enzyme from a soluble form to membrane-associated form, while in vitro the soluble form of CT is activated by the addition of certain lipids. In addition to regulation via association with membranes, CT from mammals is extensively phosphorylated. The regulation of CT activity is central to a variety of cellular processes, including the cell cycle, cell death, and vesicular traffic.

Gabl, Jessica

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Gaddis, Maegan

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Galina, Elmira

Master's Student

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Galva, Charitha

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Gamage, Jinadasa

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Garris, Kim

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Garris, Paul

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Neuroscience; Animal Physiology; General Biology Drugs of abuse; Parkinson's disease; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; microsensor instrumentation development

Gatto, Craig

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The active transport of ions across cell membranes is performed by P-type ATPases. These are integral membrane proteins which use the energy of hydrolysis of ATP to pump ions across biological membranes. The mechanism by which these proteins couple ATP hydrolysis to ion transport is one of the central interests of the laboratory. My laboratory focuses on structure-function studies, molecular mechanism, assembly and subcellular trafficking of these important transporters. P-type pumps are tansiently phosphorylated from ATP and transport alkali metals (e.g. Na+, K+, H+, Ca2+) as well as heavy metals (e.g Cu2+ and Cd2+). Members of this protein superfamily are represented across all phyla.

Gee, Jim

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Geng, Pei

Assistant Professor

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Measurement error models, nonparametric statistics, biostatistics.

Gifford, Ronald

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Dr. Gifford is the Director of Undergraduate Education and Enrollment Management for the Department of History; He specializes in antebellum U.S. history, focusing on slavery, abolition, and the US Civil War. Antebellum U.S. History, Trans-Atlantic Antislavery, Civil War & Reconstruction

Gilani, Admiral Hina

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Gilbert, Tanavia

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Gill, Virginia

Professor Emeriti

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My main research interest is the social organization of doctor-patient interaction. I have used Conversation Analysis to study medical encounters in a variety of settings, including primary care and surgical clinics, and in a clinic for childhood developmental disabilities. My current project concerns how surgeons and newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients discuss surgical treatment options during their consultations.

Gilliland, Amy

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Gjesfjeld, Christopher

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Godoy, Eric

Associate Professor

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Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Social-Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Gender and Sexuality Collective Responsibility, Ecofeminism, Climate Change, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Conceptions of Nature, Philosophy of Games

Goebig, Jordan

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Goitia, Alexandra

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Gomes da Rocha, Gabriela

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Public Relations; Social Media; Mass Communication

Gordon, George

Emeritus

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Gordon, Kali

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Gorr, Michael

Emeritus

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. Michael Gorr retired from Illinois State University in May 2006.

Gramer, Rachel

Associate Professor

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writing pedagogy, sociocultural writing pedagogy, writing teacher education, feminist research methods and methodologies narrative research, feminist methodologies and pedagogies, new writing teacher education/preparation, writing pedagogies, first-year writing, multimodal composition, writing program administration

Gray, Ryan

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Careers for Anthropology and Sociology majors Advising Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors, History of Higher Education, Careers for Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors, Educational Technology

Greci, Jaclyn

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Greenseth, Glen

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Grobe, Rainer

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see http://www2.phy.ilstu.edu/ILP/

Grunawalt, Jordan

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Gudding, Gabriel

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My pedagogical interests range from contemporary moral philosophy (as it applies specifically to creative writing and more broadly to English Studies), experimental and hybrid creative writing (nonfiction, essay, poetry), the theories and sociology of literary production, the pedagogies of creative writing and translation.

I have a keen interest in teaching in prisons and have started creative writing programs in three prisons since 2000, in New York, Mississippi, and most recently in Illinois.
Moral philosophy as it relates to literary production. Critical animal studies. Zoopoetics and ecopoetics. Translation (Spanish, Norwegian). Nonfiction and the epistemology of literary genres. Creative Writing Pedagogy. Translation Studies.

Gudeman, Trish

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Gyamfi, Emmanuella Ama

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Ha, Kwang-Chul

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Haas, Angela

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cultural rhetorics, editing, rhetorical theory, technical communication cultural rhetorics, editing, rhetorical theory, technical communication

Hakim, Emad

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English as a Second language
English as a foreign language
ESL/EFL teacher training
College Composition (First year, Academic and professional writing)
ESL Writing
Critical and Transformative approaches in TESOL
Critical Literacy
Critical Pedagogy

Hale, Lee Anne

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Haley, Michael

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Psycho-Social Nature of Language and Storytelling Intersections between English Studies and Psychology, Storytelling, Narratives of the (or a) Self

Hall, Genesis

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Hall, Jon

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Hall, Robbie

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Health Communication, Basic Communication Course, Interpersonal Communication. Health Communication, Basic Communication Course, Interpersonal Communication.

Hall, Sarah

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Halle, Steve

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Publishing Studies, Book Publishing, Book Design, Indie/DIY Publishing, Digital Publishing, Editing, Professional Communication, Poetry, Creative Writing Small Press/Nonprofit Literary and Scholarly Publishing, Publishing Studies Pedagogy, Creative Writing, Creative Writing Pedagogy, 20th and 21st Century Poetry

Hallsten Lyczak, Jodi

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Leadership
Mass Communication
Organizational Communication
Leadership, In-Group and Out-Group Communication, Organizational Culture/Organizational Climate, Higher Ed

Hamaker, Christopher

Associate Professor

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General, Inorganic, and Environmental Chemistry Course taught include: Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHE 110); General Chemistry I (CHE 140); General Chemistry II (CHE 141); Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (CHE 216 Lab); Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry (CHE 250); Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (CHE 251); Environmental Chemistry (CHE 280); Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHE 350); Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (CHE 351); Homogeneous Catalysis (CHE 380a52) Research in the Hamaker group is currently focused on coordination chemistry, hydrogen bonding, and catalysis. The research projects bridge the traditional areas of inorganic and organic chemistry, with exposure to analytical analysis techniques. There are two major projects currently under investigation: (1) the synthesis of ligands and transition metal complexes with the goal of developing materials for the removal and recovery of heavy metals; (2) the investigation of intermolecular interactions, especially hydrogen bonding, in the solid state (crystal engineering); and (3) development of new ligands for asymmetric catalysis. The current projects will allow students to encounter many synthetic and analytical techniques. Modern spectroscopic techniques including NMR, IR, UV/vis, X-ray crystallography, and electrochemistry are used to characterize the new compounds. Additionally, chromatographic techniques including GC, GC/MS, TLC, and column chromatography are used for identification, quantification, and isolation of catalytic products. Project 1: Synthesis of new ligands with potential environmental applications. Heavy metals are significant environmental pollutants. Mercury is highly toxic and known to bioaccumulate in the food chain, lead can lead to birth defects, and cadmium is acutely toxic. These elements are found in electronic devices and rechargeable batteries. The noble metals Ru, Os, Rh, Ir, Pd, Pt, and Au and their complexes are commonly used as catalysts in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Removal of these metals is important not only because of their cost, but also because of their potential toxicity. The recommended limit according to the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products for all six of the above listed noble metals combined in active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's) is 5 ppm. Therefore, recovery of these metals is of both environmental and economic importance. Schiff base ligands have been long known, and widely investigated. They are easily synthesized and modified both sterically and electronically. Our research group is currently investigating the coordination chemistry of salicyaldehyde and pyridinecarboxaldehyde imines of methyl carbazate and O-ethyl thiocarbazate with a variety of metals. We have found the chemistry of the O-ethyl thiocarbazate imines to be very similar to the related thiosemicarbazones. The methyl carbazate imines have slightly different chemistry; the pyridylimine derivatives preferring to bind as neutral ligands and the salicylidene derivatives binding as monoanionic ligands . Long term goals include use of the ligands as precipitation agents for heavy metals and covalently attaching these classes of ligands on the surface of materials to generate potentially reusable, heterogeneous systems for the removal of toxic metals. Project 2: Solid state intermolecular interactions (crystal engineering). Intermolecular forces, such as hydrogen bonds and p-stacking, play an important role in both the reactivity and the crystal packing of molecules. Additionally, the physical properties of a substance (including density, color, solubility, etc.) are determined by the intermolecular interactions in the crystalline solid state. Our group is interested in synthesizing simple molecules, such as sulfonamides, with potential hydrogen-bond donor and acceptor groups and examining their solid state structures. We are also investigating the intermolecular interactions of the substituted salicylidenecarbazate ligands, which display interesting intermolecular interactions in the solid state. Project 3: Synthesis of new chiral ligands for asymmetric catalysis. We are interested in preparing chiral ligands for use in asymmetric catalysis

Hamilton, CJ

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Hammond, Griffin

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Hammond, Tom

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Genetics, Molecular Biology, Programming for Biologists Genome defense processes, Selfish genetic elements, gene drivers

Han, Jennifer

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Han, Suejung

Associate Professor

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Psychopathology;
Clinical/counseling psychology;
Personality Psychology;
Multicultural counseling/ Diversity Issues;
Clinical health psychology
Attachment theory applications to disordered eating behaviors;
Health behavior change;
Diversity issues, broadly defined

Hannie, Keri

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Hansen, David

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Critical and creative thinking, P-CHAT, and exploring social identity through personal writing and research. Monster theory, Gothic literature, theatre, hoaxes, and the works of Terry Pratchett.

Harness, Libby

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Harris, Allison

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Atomic collisions provide key insights into one of the most fundamental forces of nature – the Coulomb force. The study of atomic collisions is primarily used to understand the dynamics of charged particle interactions, but is vital to other areas of physics, such as plasma physics, astrophysics, and biophysics. Our research uses state-of-the-art high performance computing techniques to model various collision processes and provide guidance to our experimental colleagues. We are also studying how new matter wave forms, known as twisted electrons, interact with atoms and how these exciting and strange particles differ from their untwisted counterparts.

The goal of ultrafast physics is to understand electronic motion on its natural timescale. This is typically achieved by studying the interaction of atoms and molecules with short, high-intensity laser pulses. We use sculpted laser pulses to study processes such as above threshold ionization, tunneling ionization, and high-order harmonic generation. Sculpted pulses have unique properties that can be used to access physical properties of atoms and molecules that are otherwise inaccessible, such as their rotational properties. They can also be used to create atomic states useful in quantum computing applications. Our goals are to identify new techniques for the study of rotational properties of atoms and to find efficient methods of generating atomic states for use in quantum computers.

Migraine is a disease afflicting an estimated 1 billion people worldwide. For migraineurs, the effects can be debilitating and costly. While treatment options are improving, the underlying causes remain elusive. In collaboration with the Stein Lab at ISU, we use computational models to study neuronal interactions at the cellular level and examine the role of genetic mutations in triggering migraines. Our goal is to understand what happens at the onset of migraine and what initiates the process.

Harris, Duriel E

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Poetry Writing
Poetics
African American Literature
Improvisation and Black aesthetics, Memory and Trauma Studies, WOC Feminisms, Digital Technologies and the African Diaspora, 18th and 19th century African American Literature, Oppositional/Experimental poetics, Performance Studies

Harris, Gardenia

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Child welfare, welfare reform, social policy, community and economic development, differentials in service delivery, drug courts Racial disparity in the provision of social services. Prevention of HIV among middle age African American women. Child welfare policies.

Harris, Sara

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Harris, Timothy

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Microeconometrics, Public Economics, Principles of Economics

Hartman, Andrew

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Professor Hartman teaches all range of 20th-century US History courses. He is also interested in historiography and the philosophy of history, and regularly teaches that at the graduate level. Hartman is also one of the history department's history-social science education specialists, stemming from his experience as a high school social studies teacher in the Denver area. Andrew Hartman's first book, Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008. Hartman’s second book, A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2015 and has been widely reviewed in popular and academic journals ranging from The Wall Street Journal and New Republic to the American Historical Review and Reviews in American History. A second edition of A War for the Soul of America, with a new conclusion, was published in 2019. Hartman is currently at work on his third book, Karl Marx in America, which is contracted to be published by the University of Chicago Press. Be on the lookout for that book in 2024.

Hartman won Illinois State University's Outstanding University Researcher Award in 2020. He is also the winner of two Fulbright Awards. Hartman was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark for the 2013-14 academic year, and he is the Fulbright British Library Eccles Center Research Scholar for the 2018-19 academic year. He is an editorial advisor for the University of Chicago Press, and is an Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer for the 2015-2021 period. He was the founding President of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH), and he wrote for the Society’s award-winning blog from 2007 until his retirement from the blog in 2018.

Hartman has been published in a host of academic and popular venues, including the Washington Post, Baffler, Chronicle of Higher Education, American Historian, Journal of American Studies, Reviews in American History, Journal of Policy History, Salon, Jacobin, Bookforum, and In These Times.

Hartman co-hosts a podcast dedicated to politics, ideas, and history, titled "Trotsky and the Wild Orchids."

Hartry, Kazumi

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Harvey-Northrop, Jennine

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Undergraduate CSD 210 Neurobasis of Speech, Language, and Hearing
Graduate CSD: 402 Cognition and Language Across the Lifespan I: Foundation
Graduate CSD: 403 Cognition and Language Across the Lifespan II: Differential Diagnosis
Graduate CSD: 404 Cognition and Language Across the Lifespan III: Intervention
Graduate CSD: 410 Neurobasis of Communication Disorders
Graduate CSD 414 Dysphagia
Graduate CSD 419 Aphasia
Graduate CSD 449 Cognitive Intervention & Wellness Seminar
Graduate CSD 444 Motor Speech Disorders
Research Specialty: Cognition & Aging

Current research projects in the Neurologic Communication Disorders and Cognitive Wellness Lab:
1) Cognitive Interventions for persons with Normal Cognitive Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, and Aphasia
2) Virtual Reality for Rehabilitation in Speech-Language Pathology
3) Dual task design
4) Speech in noise environments
5) Social Media and Cognitive function
6) Inter-disciplinary Learning

Collaborator with the Adult Treatment and Wellness Program, a division of the Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic at ISU

Hassani, Sadri

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Hassani, Sarah

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Hatch, Joey

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Hathway, Robert

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Hauser, Allison

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Hayes, Rebecca

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Advertising, public relations campaigns, crisis communication The uses, effects, and affordances of social media for users and brands, and in politics and crises.

Hearn, Aly

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Heckner, Nic

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Heffers, Audrey

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Creative Writing (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, genre fiction); Queer Literature Creative Writing (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, genre fiction); Creative Writing Studies; Queer Studies; Bisexuality Studies; Inclusive Pedagogy & Praxis; Embodied Pedagogy

Heggie, Lorie

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Heidenreich, Byron

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Heil, Melissa

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Helms, Jeff

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Helmuth, Tim

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Hendricker, Jessa

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Hendricks, Mike

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Latin American Politics, Politics of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, Community Development, Drug Trafficking and International Security, Conflict Management and Peacekeeping, Comparative Politics, International Relations Resource Extraction and Resistance, Peacekeeping Effectiveness, SOTL

Henson-Miller, Jorgi

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Communication 110 Crisis Communication, Public Relations, and Intercultural Communication

Herbert, Cassie

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Social Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Sex, Philosophy of Language, Social Epistemology - Pragmatics of derogatory terms, slurs, and everyday harmful language
- Pragmatics of online harassment
- Understanding and responding to sexual violations
- Scaffolding sexual agency

Herman, Alyssa

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Technical Communication and Social Justice Pedagogies; Critical Race and Feminist Disability Studies; Whiteness Studies; Studies of Embodiment, Emotion, & Affect; Student Collaboration.

Hernbrott, Lisa

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Hershberger, Lotus

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Hesson-McInnis, Matthew

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Statistics, Data Analysis, and Research Methods Application of statistical methods to a wide range of substantive research questions

Heyne, Richard

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Higginbothan, Nicole

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Higgins, Andrew

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Philosophy of Mind, Psychology, Metaphysics, Experimental Philosophy Moral Psychology, Obituaries, Network Analysis, Mereology, Ontology

Hill, John

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Himley, Matt

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Courses that I teach on a regular basis at ISU include Human Geography (GEO 142), Environment, Resources, and Sustainability (GEO 205), Geography of Latin America (GEO 235a02), Political Ecology (GEO 334), and Economic Geography (GEO 342). In all my classes, I seek to foster students' capacities to think critically and to develop informed, nuanced understandings of important real-world issues. In broad terms, I am interested in three dimensions of human-environment interactions: (a) the processes through which elements of the natural world are thought of, valued, and incorporated into the economy as resources; (b) the socio-environmental implications of resource exploitation; and (c) the forms of social mobilization and protest that resource-industry expansion generates. In recent years, my research has focused on the drivers and effects of changing patterns of mineral development in Peru, in both contemporary and historical periods. Through this research, I address issues including the role of science in the identification, exploitation, and management of natural resources; the implications of shifting governance frameworks for resource-use dynamics and conflicts; and the rise of sustainability and corporate social responsibility in government and resource-industry discourse and practice. I am especially interested in the unequal impacts of resource-centered development policies, the uneven power dynamics that characterize encounters at the extractive frontier, and how historically marginalized communities organize to defend their rights and interests in the face of extractive-industry expansion.

Hitchcock, Shawn Raynard

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My teaching interest in organic chemistry. I have taught courses in sophomore organic chemistry, graduate organic chemistry, and special topics in carbon-carbon bond forming reactions and stereochemistry. CHE 230: The course is offered as the first in a two-course sequence in a yearlong study of organic chemistry. This course serves to build a strong foundation in the science of organic chemistry for students preparing for careers in the chemical industry, academia, medicine, pharmacy or other health related fields. The class was built about a foundation of lectures, interactive class participation, video presentations and demonstrations that focused on the art and science of organic chemistry. CHE 232: CHE 232 is offered as the final course in a two-course sequence of organic chemistry and is required for majors. The class builds upon the foundations and introduces new concepts that are directly related to biology and biochemistry. These elements usually bring in the interest of the undergraduates because it is such an interdisciplinary focus. CHE 380.51: CHE 380.51 is a course that is designed to meet the needs of graduate and undergraduate students. The class is a transitional course that helps undergraduate students and graduate students reinforce the basics that were learned during the sophomore year in college. I have always believed that the establishment of the fundaments is critical. The examples that are drawn from in class are taken from the immediate chemical literature. CHE 426: CHE 426 is a class meant to help undergraduate and M.S. graduate students gain of strong understanding of organic chemistry beyond the undergraduate experience. The class covers a number of subjects that are important in contemporary organic synthesis. Many graduate students often tell me that CHE 426 was one of their best classes that they have taken during their graduate career. My research interest in the field of molecular asymmetry. As we move into the 21st century, the needs of society change and evolve. The pharmaceutical industry is changing as well. The emerging challenges in the pharmaceutical filed involve many different aspects. One of these aspects is molecular chirality, the capacity of certain molecules to exist as right-handed and left-handed versions. The global sales of such chiral drugs are currently greater than $150 billion per year. Many of these medicinal agents are selectively prepared as either the "right-handed" form or the "left-handed" form as they can exhibit different biological effects. My research has been focused on developing a variety of methods for the selective preparation of single enantiomer materials. In 2004, funding from the Petroleum Research Fund (administered by the ACS) has allowed me to work with a variety of graduate and undergraduate students in developing a class of chemical reagents capable of inducing the selective formation of chiral materials. The successes and challenges associated with the oxadiazinones led to emergence of a new research program focused on the use of asymmetric catalysts. The catalysis work led to the establishment of a patent for a method that was developed for the Ephedra alkaloid known as pseudonorephedrine. This work was primarily led by Jonathan Groeper. Before this patent work, pseudonorephedrine was commercially available for nearly $16,800 per gram. This work makes the cost of the material about $20 per gram. Sigma-Alrich also saw the value of his compound and has recently developed irs own synthetic procedure to make this material available. We also developed several new classes of chiral catalysts called oxazolidines, oxadiazines and beta-hydroxysalicylhydrazones. These catalysts have shown promise in the application in trials of the asymmetric 1,2-addition of diethylzinc to aromatic and aliphatic aldehydes. This pilot work led to my research group successfully securing a grant from the National Science Foundation in 2007 for $226,050. This grant is being used to increase the diversity of chemical methods that my research group employs in the search for methods of the very selective formation of chiral molecules. Working with a lead graduate student, Raleigh Parrott, an undergraduate student Seshanand Chandrashekar, and high school student Brittany Morgan, we have just published our results of an effective tridentate catalyst in the journal Tetrahedron: Asymmetry. We have developed several families of ligands that already show much promise in terms of their use in reactions such as the asymmetric allylic alkylation reactions. One of our current targets that we are nearing completion on is the medicinal agent leveteracitam, a clinically effective treatment for epilepsy. In addition to this work, we have developed several families of ligands that already show much promise in terms of their use in reactions such as the asymmetric allylic alkylation reactions. In conjunction with my research activities, I am constantly developing my mentoring activities with my research students. The activities include weekly meetings where students learn about finding, applying for, and securing positions in the chemical industry. Students who have worked with me in carrying out studies on chiral materials are employed around the country at companies such as Alcon Laboratories (Texas), Amgen (California), Anderson & Associates (Illinois), DeCode Laboratories (Illinois), GlaxoSmithKline (Pennsylvania). Jonathan Groeper, a 2007 graduate is now employed at Merck Research Laboratories (New Jersey) and Raleigh Parrott II, another 2007 graduate is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Virginia).

Hjelle, Norton

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Holland, Daniel

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Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, Space and Plasma Physics Magnetospheric Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, Magnetized Sheath, Ion Propulsion

Hollywood, Mary

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Professor Hollywood's interests include women's history with an emphasis on Asian and Asian American women. Additional interests include immigration and constitutional history specifically the fourteenth amendment and civil rights. The title of her Masters thesis is "Vietnamese and Other Asian Women's Immigration to the United States, 1965-1995." American Diversity, United States immigration

Holst, Morgan

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Holtz, Jody

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Hooker, John

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Communication Education, Communication Research Methods, Public Speaking, Communication Technologies and Impacts, Assessment Communication Education, Distance learning, Assessment

Hopper, Megan

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Journalism, Mass Media Theory & Effects, Ethical Considerations in Mass Communication Media representations of women, experiences of journalists, media literacy

Horvath, Christopher

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Philosophy of Biology Philosophy of Science Gender Studies (Ph.D. Duke University) is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Biological Sciences. He is currently Chair of the Department of Philosophy. His research in evolutionary theory, phylogenetic systematics evolutionary psychology, and gender studies appears in numerous academic outlets including the Philosophy of Science, Biology and Philosophy, The Quarterly Review of Biology, and The Archives of Sexual Behavior. Professor Horvath has served as a visiting scholar in the Program for History and Philosophy of Science at Sydney University (Australia), and as a Fellow in History and Philosophy of Biology at Northwestern University. In addition to his appointment in Philosophy, Professor Horvath also has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Hosain, Akbar

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ENG-125: Literary Narrative
ENG-101: Writing as Critical Inquiry

Hossain, Md Didar

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House, Alvin

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House, James

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Houston, Doris

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Child and Family Policy; Diversity and Social Justice;Organizational Systems Change; Evaluation. Higher education access and outcomes for underserved populations; foster and adopted youth; diversity and social justice.

Howell, Jennifer

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Francophone Literatures & Cultures, French for Business & the Professions, Composition & Conversation, North African Literature in Translation Francophone North Africa, Francophone Literatures of the African and Vietnamese Diasporas, Photography, the Graphic Novel, Crime Fiction, Ecocriticism, History & Memory

Huang, Ben

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Huber, Cadie

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Hudson, Cory

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Composition and Literature Postmodern and Contemporary Literature, Narrativity, Critical Theory

Huerta, Lidia

Assistant Professor

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Early Intervention; Bilingual (Spanish/English) Speech-Language Pathology; Child Language Disorders; Child Language Development; Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Care; Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Access Dr. Huerta's research focuses on culturally and linguistically responsive care in speech-language pathology as it relates to preservice training and service delivery to young (birth to 5 years of age) dual language learners, primarily from Spanish-speaking backgrounds, and their families.

Huff, Cynthia

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Women’s Literature Globally
Victorian Literature
Feminist Theories
Life-Writing Animal Studies
Women’s’ Life, especially writing
Victorian culture and science and its impacts
Letters and diaries
Using life-writing as a pedagogical resource
Familial self-presentation
Animal Studies

Hughes, Richard

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Professor Hughes teaches courses in both United States history and history education and currently serves as the director of the Secondary History and Social Sciences program. Before obtaining his graduate degrees, he taught history, government, and economics at Southern High School in Durham, North Carolina and has served as a reader for the College Board's Advanced Placement U.S. History exam. His research interests include twentieth-century social and cultural American history and the scholarship of teaching and learning with a focus on the evolving disciplinary understandings of history teachers and teacher candidates. He has published book chapters and articles in The Oral History Review, The Historian, The History Education Research Journal, The History Teacher, Social Education, The Social Studies, and Social Studies Research and Practice. He has also served on the editorial board of Teaching History: A Journal of Methods. Most recently, he has co-authored a chapter on teaching history in the United States and the United Kingdom in the forthcoming volume of The International Review of History Education. 20th Century America Social History, History Education

Hund, Alycia

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Lifespan Development (PSY 213) Infant and Child Development (PSY 301) Cognitive Development; Executive Functioning; Spatial Cognition and STEM Learning; Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Elementary Grades; School Readiness and Achievement

Hunt, Robert

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Hunt, Stephen

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Argumentation and Debate, Communication Assessment, Communication Methodology and Pedagogy, Communication Needs of Students At-Risk, Communication Theory, Freedom of Speech, Instructional Communication, Persuasion, Political Communication, Public Speaking, Special and Diverse Populations I have published articles on several topics including instructional communication, persuasion, and communication pedagogy. My major research interests include the pedagogy of civic and political engagement, critical thinking, communication skill assessment, and training/mentoring graduate students.

Hunter, Gina

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Dr Hunter teaches courses in cultural anthropology, food anthropology, and ethnography. Dr. Hunter has published research on women's reproductive health, foodways and food systems, the ethnography of the university, pedagogy and research methods. At Illinois State, she is co-Director of the Food Studies Minor, and is affiliated with the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program. Her regional specialty is Brazil and has twice led a study abroad program in Brazil.

Hunter, Willy

Professor Emeriti

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Hurley, Elise

Associate Professor

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Professional and Technical Communication, Visual and Spatial Rhetorics, Public Rhetorics, Digital Rhetorics, Multimodal Composition, Service Learning and Community Engagement Pedagogies Professional and Technical Communication Theory and Pedagogy, Visual and Spatial Rhetorics, Public Rhetorics, Feminist Rhetorics, Community Literacies, Social Justice Pedagogies, Service Learning and Community Engagement Pedagogies

Hurley, Jeremy

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I primarily teach American literature, including ENG 130 (The Survey of American Literature), ENG 231 (Early American Literature), ENG 232 (American Literature, 1830-1870), and ENG 233 (American Literature, 1870-1920). I also teach a number of other courses through the English department and the Writing Program and serve as the faculty advisor for Euphemism, ISU's online creative arts journal.

Hutchison, Shelley

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Ichniowski, Thaddeus

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Idate, Aparna

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Ijigade, Franklin

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Ilie, Alexandra

Associate Professor

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Statistics Industrial/Organizational Psychology Motivation Workplace stress, Counterproductive work behaviors, Individual differences

Insel, Arnold

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Ionescu, Lucian

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Topology and differential geometry, abstract algebra, calculus, quantum computing, differential equations, number theory ... Applications of mathematics (homological algebra methods and deformation theory) to quantum physics and quantum computing ... it's just a different kind of Calculus, where discrete changes are modeled as processes: Quantum Information Dynamics. An example desk-top application? Quantum Optics! (For more info see My Books ) My current research, as of 2010 or so, is in Number Theory as the Ultimate Physics Theory.

Islam, Shafiq

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Ispas, Dan

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I/O Psychology, Statistics and Research Methods Individual Differences: how and why individual differences impact attitudes and behaviors in employment and academic contexts
Job Performance/Personnel Selection: testing/test validation, rater motivation, cognitive and non-cognitive predictors, OCB, CWB.
Career and Employment Issues (especially in relation to voluntary turnover): overqualification – underemployment, idiosyncratic deals, employability, mentoring.

NOTE on Letters of Recommendation: Every semester I receive a considerable number of requests for letters of recommendation. I will only write letters if the following conditions are met:
Undergraduate Students: you take at least 2 courses with me and work with me on a PSY290/291/390/391 for at least two semesters.
Graduate Students: only if I supervised your thesis.

Jacob, Sunday

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Jang, Nina Hanee

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Children's and Adolescent Literature and Culture, Visual Cultures, WOC Feminism, Life Writing. Children's and Adolescent Literature and Culture, Visual Cultures, WOC Feminism, Life Writing.

Jasper, Kathryn

Associate Professor

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My courses examine the major social and political transformations of the Roman and medieval Mediterranean Basin, from Western and Central Europe, to North Africa, Byzantium, and the Middle East. I ask that my students engage multiple sources beyond documents, such as monuments, art, and architecture. Some of my courses include an undergraduate seminar on the city of Rome, a graduate seminar on the historiography of the central Middle Ages, the Italian Renaissance (usually taught as part of the ISU Orvieto study abroad program), and a two-part class on the Middle Ages from 200-1100, and 1100-1500, respectively. I teach Latin 115, the Introduction to Paleography course, and Advanced Latin Paleography in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. I study approaches to rural land tenure in religious houses during Late Antiquity and through the central Middle Ages, especially in northern Italy. I am also interested in how people communicated and disseminated ideas about land management. My background in archaeology affords me a unique perspective in terms of theory and praxis, and my current project incorporates both documentary and physical evidence. At present I am completing a book on how interactions with the natural environment and contemporary economic practices influenced religious behaviors. How did a reformed congregation behave economically amidst an increasingly more commercialized economy, an environment constantly in flux, and waves of new religious movements focused on poverty during the twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth centuries? Constructions of “wilderness” shaped interactions with the physical world in Renaissance Italy. The book's inherent interdisciplinarity combines the fields of history, economic geography, archaeology, and environmental studies. Consequently, the project utilizes different tools to address its research questions. I use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to map property acquisitions over time. Data from archaeological survey shows the physical characteristics of specific landscapes and places. Finally, qualitative data analyzing software serves to isolate and pattern the frequencies of terms pertaining to property, infrastructures, and stewardship in relevant documents.

Jayaswal, RK

Professor Emeriti

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Jayes, Janice

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Jegede, Kenny

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Jenkins, Michele

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Jesse, Kenneth

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Jipson, Natalie

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Johnsen, Anna

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Johnson, David

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20th century United States; Courses taught include History 111, 136, 248, 249, and IDS 121.17 ("The 1960s"). Meteorology (GEO211). Geography (GEO135). 20th Century American History

Johnson, Lauren

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Johnson, Rachel

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Johnston, Elizabeth

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Jones, Graham

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Jones, Jalissa

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Jones, Marjorie

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General Biochemistry and Biochemistry labs as well as courses in Lipids, Carbohydrates, and Biological Catalysts AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS: (Registered Student Organization) RSO Advisor of the Year Award 2011 College Outstanding Service Award 2009-2010 ISU Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Arts and Sciences (1990) ISU Distinguished Science Teacher Award (1997) Faculty Fellow of CeMaST at ISU (2008) Treasurer for Local Section of ACS in 2009-2010 ISU Faculty Dorm Mentor of the Year Award for 2005-06 Chemist of the Year for the Illinois Heartland Local Section of the American Chemical Society (2006) Research Directions for the Jones' Lab: Choline is a molecule used to make the membrane component phosphatidylcholine. Although most organisms make their own choline, one type of parasitic protozoans, called Leishmania, is not able to do so and therefore must get the choline from their hosts. These parasitic protozoans infect more than 20-25 million people world-wide and some 350 million people are at risk since they live in areas where Leishmania diseases are endemic. At least 12 species of the genus Leishmania are human pathogens and other species infect animals such as horses, cows, dogs, as well as reptiles. Such diseases can be expressed as skin infections, infections in the mucus membranes of mouth and throat, as well as infections in the internal organs. There are very few good therapies currently being used to treat human Leishmania diseases. This is, in part, because the treatments are expensive, have severe side effects, and drug resistance is also developing. Thus a major area of research in the Jones' Lab is the use of unique inorganic and organic molecules such as choline derivatives as potential cytotoxic agents for Leishmania diseases. We test various compounds for their ability to affect the growth of these protozoans in culture. We specifically use the Leishmania tarentolae species which is not pathogenic for humans but is for reptiles. We can thus safely use this species which is easily cultured as our model system. Microscopic changes in cell shape, size, and motility as well as analysis for cell viability are done following addition of derivatives at various concentrations. We are working to determine the mechanism of cytotoxicity of the effective compounds. We are also testing some metal complexes (especially vanadium) to assess their potential toxicity for Leishmania. The long term goal is to develop these various classes of materials as selective pharmaceutical drugs to treat human or domestic animal Leishmania diseases.

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Reporting, editorial writing, history of journalism

Jordan, J Scott

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Learning and Cognition, Perception, Systems Theory, Senior Seminar (Otherland: A gamified approach to understanding the multi-scale 'othering' essential to being). Consciousness, Volition, Action-Planning, Intentionality, Wild Systems Theory, Agency and Popular Culture

Jorden, Jean

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Joseph, Antony

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Occupational and Environmental Audiology (CSD 541), Adult Audiologic Rehabilitation (CSD 533), Business and Practice Management (CSD 542), Professional Issues in Audiology (CSD 540), Counseling for Audiology (CSD 551), Clinical Practicum (CSD 508), Introduction to Audiology (CSD 350), Hearing Science (CSD 249), Independent Study (CSD 500, CSD 299 [Honors], CSD 287), and Teaching Experience in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD 291) Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, Audiologic Services for Infants and Older Adults, and Epidemiology.

Joyce, Jillian

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Juliano, Steven

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Community Ecology. Introductory Ecology, Entomology. Biostatistics. Advanced Biostatistics. Application of Mathematics to Biology. Community ecology, especially the roles of interspecific competition and predation in communities. Ecology of mosquitoes. Connections between behavioral, physiological, population and community ecology. Applied statistics. Application of Mathematical tools to Ecology

Jung, Julie

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Contemporary Rhetorical Theories Feminisms and Rhetorics, Disability Rhetorics, Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies, Posthumanist Rhetorics, Burkean rhetorical theory, rhetorics of math

Kadyamusuma, McLoddy

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Dr. Kadyamusuma teaches courses in Phonetics, Introduction to Language, Neurolinguistics, Multicultural Issues, Speech Language Pathology and Neurogenic Language Disorders Dr. Kadyamusuma's primary interests are in Multilingualism, Language Processing in healthy and neurologically impaired speakers, Language Assessment and Aphasia . He is also interested in the processing of Prosody in native and non-native speakers

Kahn, Jeffrey

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Clinical-counseling psychology

Personality

Quantitative research methods
Emotional expression and well-being

Scientific training in professional psychology

Applied quantitative methods

Kalter, Susan

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• Literary, cultural, and historical study of the United States and North America

• Native American studies/Native American literatures

• Ethnic studies, critical theories of race including critical race theory, post-colonial/anti-colonial/decolonial theory

• World literatures, especially African, Caribbean, and circum-Caribbean (Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone)

• New American literary history & the archival recovery of noncanonical American texts

• African American literatures

• Wilderness and the environment

• North American Literatures

• 18th, 19th and early 20th century literary and cultural studies

• Native American studies/Native American literatures

• Global, multi-ethnic intellectual histories & intellectual spheres of influence

• The histories of imperialism, colonization and de-colonization

• Oral traditions, non-alphabetic writing systems, and their relationship to alphabetic literacy and writing

• Philosophies of language

• Multiculturism, critical theories of race including critical race theory, post-colonial/anti-colonial/decolonial theory

Service to the University


Director & advisor, Interdisciplinary Program in Native American Studies (2007-present)


Co-Director & advisor, Interdisciplinary Program in Ethnic Studies (2018-present); sole director & advisor from 2007-2018


AMALI Curriculum Committee, 2019-present

University Curriculum Committee (elected, 2021-22)


• Vice Chair and liaison to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Academic Senate (elected, 2021-22)


Undergraduate Committee, Department of English (2000-02; Spring 2003; 2015-17; 2019-22; Chairperson, 2021-22)


Academic Senate (elected, 2006-21)


• Chair of the Senate (elected annually, 2014-21)


• Secretary of the Senate (elected annually, 2007-14)


• Member, Executive Committee (2007-21)


• Faculty Affairs Committee (Chair (elected) 2011-12; Member 2016-17, 2020-21)


• Member, Rules Committee (2019-20)


• Member, Planning and Finance Committee (2007-08, 2014-16, 2017-19)


• Member, Academic Affairs Committee (2013-14)


• Chair, Administrative Affairs and Budget Committee (elected, 2006-07, 2008-11, 2012-13)


• Chair, ASPT Equity ad hoc committee (2017-18)


• Chair, Academic Impact Fund ad hoc committee (2017-present)


• Chair, AFEGC Procedures working group (Summer 2017)


• Communications liaison to the Humanities faculty (2007-08, 2013-14)


Academic Planning Committee (member and liaison to the Academic Affairs Committee, 2013-14; ex-officio member, 2014-21; double member 2020-21)


Committee on Campus Communications to the Board of Trustees (2007-09, 2014-21; Chair, 2015-16, 2018-19)



Provost’s Advisory Council (ex-officio member, 2014-21)


Capital Planning and Budget Team (ex-officio member, 2014-21)


Chair, Council of Illinois University Senates (elected, 2014-21)


Data Stewardship and Information Technology Services Council (ex-officio member, 2015-21)



Compliance Working Group (2015-21)


Faculty Library Liaison, Department of English (2012-2020)


University Facilities Use Task Force, Fall 2018-Fall 2019


Research Proposal Review Committee, College of Arts and Sciences (2017-19)


Department Faculty Status Committee, Department of English (elected, 2017-19)


Provost’s ad hoc committee toward proposal for IDEAS (U.S. Diversity) Graduation Requirement (invited, 2017-18)





Chair, Search Committee for a tenure-track faculty position in English Education, Department of English (2017-18)


Educating Illinois/University Strategic Plan Taskforce, January 2017-May 2018


ISU Homepage Working Group (2016-18)


Advisor, Graduate Student Association, a Registered Student Organization (2013-18)


Leadership Initiative Admissions and Advisory Committee (March 2016-May 2017)


Enterprise Portal Steering Committee (2016-17)


Unmanned Aircraft Systems policy drafting team (2015-17)


Institutional Review Board Internal Procedures Revision Task Force (Spring 2016)


Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Steering Committee (ex-officio member, 2014-15)


English Education Committee, Department of English (2014-15)




Search Committee for a tenure-track faculty position in African Literatures and Cultures, Department of English (2013-14)


Diversity Committee, Department of English (2007-09, 2012-13)


Faculty Advisory Board for Diversity Advocacy (formerly Intercultural Programs and Services)/Native American student issues sub-committee (2004-11, co-founder)


Graduate Committee, Department of English (2009-10)


Faculty Mentor, University Scholars Program (2008-09)


Search Committee for the Chair of the Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences (elected, 2007-08)

Search Committee for a tenure-track faculty position in Global Literatures, Department of English (2007-08)

Advisor, Flatlanders Climbing Club, a Registered Student Organization (2006-08)



Member, Selection Committee, Student Involvement Awards (2007)



Global Literature Committee, College of Arts and Sciences (2006-07)



College Curriculum Committee, College of Arts and Sciences (2002-03; 2005-06)


Professional Growth Committee, Department of English (2005-06)


Department Council, Department of English (elected, 2003-2005)


Faculty Advisory Committee, Laboratory for Integrated Learning and Technology (2001-03)


Julia Visor Award (formerly the C.L.R. James/Malcolm X Award) Subcommittee, Department of English (2000-03)


Writing Committee, Department of English (Fall 2002)


Nominating Committee for Minority-Scholar-in-Residence Charlene Teters (2002)


Search Committee for a tenure-track faculty position in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Department of English (2001-02)

Kancharlapalli, Naren

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Kane, Catharine

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Trauma Studies, War, Post Modernism, Fantasy and SciFi, Middle Grade Fiction, Pop Culture

Kapoor, Nathan

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Energy History, Science and Technology Studies, Medical Humanities, Colonialism, and Engineering History History of Electric Power Systems, New Zealand, British Empire, and Indigenous Studies

Karim, Kh Rezaul

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Karimi, Mehdi

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- Optimization and mathematical programming
- Optimization software and applications
- Interplay of optimization and machine learning
- Hyperbolic programming and sum-of-squares techniques
- Optimization in power systems, communications, and smart grids
- Convex analysis
- Interior-point methods

Karn, Cassandra

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Karstrand, Kelly

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Karthikeyan, Pal

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Kartcheske, Madi

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Keene, Alex

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Keil, Benjamin

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Keller, Sandra

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French linguistics; sociolinguistics; language ideologies; minority language representations and practices; discourse analysis; intersectional identities in contemporary France; verbal art and performance; narrative

Kelley, MacKenzie

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Kennedy, Larissa

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Professor Kennedy has taught the History of East Asia, History of Chinese Civilization, and World Religions. China & 20th Century Literature; Warring States texts

Kennedy, Ross

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Twentieth-century American foreign relations and political ideology; international history 1914-65. World War I; Woodrow Wilson; U.S. foreign relations; international history 1914-65.

Khurshid, Saqlain

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Kim, Hye Hyon

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Victorian Literature, Capitalism, Marxism, Psychoanalysis, George Gissing

Kim, Jun-Hyun

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Analytical Chemistry (CHE 215)
Instrumental Analysis (CHE 315)
Polymer Chemistry and Nanoscience (CHE380.23)
Surface/Materials Chemistry (CEH412.07)
Hollow Polymer Nanoparticles for Drug-Delivery Vehicles. We are interested in constructing hollow polymer nanoparticles (hPNPs) for use as selective/specific drug-delivery carriers that can have high drug-loading capacity, easy surface modification, and excellent stability. These polymeric materials can be reliably prepared by using a conventional radical polymerization to grow a shell of polymer around monodipserse sacrificial inorganic silica nanoparticles having tunable sizes. This approach can allow for the synthesis and development of uniform core-shell nanoparticles with tunable shell thicknesses from the nanometer to micron size. After cross-linking the resulting polymer shell via amide and/or ester bond, the removal of the silica cores with diluted fluoride can allow for the formation of stable shell cross-linked hPNPs. The crosslinking process can allow for the formation of hydrolytically degradable and biodegradable amide/ester bonds leading to the effective release of the encapsulated drugs in vivo. Thus, our hPNPs possess an additional feature for controlled release properties. These structures can then be highly loaded with small-molecule therapeutic agents within the hollow core to yield drug-delivery vehicles. In addition, surface functionalization of hPNPs with specific/selective targeting groups would enable them to be used as drug-delivery vehicles that can possess effective release properties at disease site. Our research, based on a combination of nanoscale materials and polymer chemistry, offers a unique means for the reliable preparation of complex polymer-based nanostructures that will form the next generation of multipurpose drug-delivery systems. Photochemical synthesis of nanoscale metal particles for catalytic applications. The main goal of this research is to prepare various metal nanoparticles (gold, silver, copper, palladium, and their alloys) possessing tunable absorption properties, and to examine their photothermal heating efficiency and catalytic activity in chemical reactions upon irradiation of a solar simulated light. Conventional spherical metal nanoparticles possess a strong but narrow absorption peak in the visible light area. Simply modified metal nanoparticles, however, can have a strong and wide absorption band across the visible to near infrared region, which largely covers the intense solar radiation spectrum on the Earth. As metal nanoparticles have a unique ability to absorb light energy and convert it into heat, the irradiation of these anisotropic metal nanoparticles with solar light can photothermally increase the temperature of the reaction media and the surface of the nanoparticles. Since most catalytic reactions take place on the surface of catalysts (e.g., a metal substance) and often require a moderate reaction temperature, employing these optically-active metal nanoparticles can enhance the reaction yields and reduce the reaction time without any electrical thermal input. Considering recent environmental concerns and the soaring demand for renewable energy this study is especially relevant. A thorough investigation of the structure-dependent absorption properties and the photothermal heating efficiency of metal nanomaterials and their catalytic activity in chemical reactions (including reduction, hydrogenation, homocoupling, Suzuki, and Ullman reactions) under a solar-simulated light allows for the development of highly effective, practical, and cost-efficient catalytic systems. Light-induced sysnthesis of gold nanoparticles Metal nanoparticle catalysis upon exposure to sunlight

Kim, Susan

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Old English Language and Literature, Medieval Literature, History of the English Language Old English Language and Literature, Medieval Literature, History of the English Language

King, Carrie

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Kirchner, James

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Worked in petroleum exploration in Libya and Nigeria, 1962-1966; Past-President Central Section National Association of Geology Teachers. Research Interests: Mineralogy and petrology of Tertiary igneous activity in the Black Hills, SD.

Kirik, Viktor

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Cell Biology, Developmental Biology Cell division and cell expansion are essential for proper tissue and organ formation during growth and development. We are interested in molecular mechanisms which determine division plane selection and orientation of cell expansion in growing plant cells. Plant cells are surrounded by rigid cell walls which fix their positions relative to neighbors. Positioning of new cell walls during cell division, and orientation of cellulose microfibrils during cell expansion are crucial in tissue and organ development. Microtubules (MTs) plays an integral role in both of these processes and our research is focused on understading how the MT cytoskeleton guides cell division and cell expansion.

Kirkham, Krista

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Kiser, George

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Klass, Gary

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POS138: Quantitative Reasoning POS232: Politics and Public Policy POS233: Community Service Leadership Seminar POS334 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality

Knapp, Gretchen

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Geographical Information Systems, Biogeography, Natural History Collections

Knapp, Molly

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Koch, Megan

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Koe, Katy

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Koenig, Charley

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Writing (creative writing, first year composition, writing in the academic disciplines, life writing), film studies, feminisms Feminisms, queer theory, pedagogies of care, creative writing, life writing, film, television

Kondo, Valentine

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Korankye, Eric

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Anti-racist/oppressive pedagogies, translingual pedagogies, and culturally-responsive/sustaining pedagogies Linguistic diversity and social justice, autoethnography, and intercultural rhetoric

Kostelnick, John

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Current Courses: Advanced GIS, Cartography, Human Geography, Geography of Chicago, World Geography, Maps and Geographic Reasoning, Independent Study in Geography Geographic Information Science (GIScience), geovisualization, cartographic symbolization and design, design and usability of interactive maps, crisis and humanitarian relief mapping, hazards and risks, GIS applications in society (humanitarian demining, sea level rise), cultural geography of the United States urban geography.

Kpienbaareh, Daniel

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Geographic Information Systems
Weather, Climate and Climate Change
Environmental Systems Science
Geospatial applications including precision agriculture
Natural resource management
Agroecology and other regenerative farming approaches
Participatory GIS
Smallholder agriculture
Sub-Saharan Africa

Krautwurst, Judy

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Krippel, Jess

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Kuhle, Lana

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Kukla, Todd

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Kwawukumey, Gideon

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Antiracist pedagogies: Translingual pedagogies and genre-based instructional approaches, Embracing voice and identity of students in teaching of writing My research interests as an academic and writing instructor have always been to consider how rhetorical theories and antiracist praxis can be applied to deconstruct teaching first-year writing in translingual spaces, how students' linguistic identities and social contexts can affect their writing, how multimodal shifts in rhetorical strategies impact learning and the dynamic between students and teachers, and where the study of students’ writing can intersect with landmark conversations in intercultural rhetoric. I also aim to pedagogically examine the kind of relationship that exists between national and institutional language policies and micro classroom practices.

Laaied, Wiriyaporn

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Lamb, Addison

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Lambert, Kelly

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My interests in teaching go further than general communication. I have a passion for video production and more specifically sports production which I love sharing with students.

Lamonica, Tom

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Public relations and strategic communication ...media relations, client relationships in public relations ... sports communication & management ... professional practice and internships ... strategic writing ... editing.

Lancaster, Laura

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Landau, Steven

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Behavior disorders in children; developmental psychopathology ADHD; Children's disturbed peer relations and bullying.

Landers, Katharine

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Women's writing, early modern literature, gender in the humanities, fashion and dress in literature, romance 17th century women's writing, early modern political identity, material culture, history of fashion

Langdon, Jeremy

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Langrall, Cynthia

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I enjoy teaching at the undergraduate level in the elementary and middle school mathematics education programs. At the graduate level I teach theory and research coursed in the Master's and Doctoral programs. My research is focused on two main areas of interest: the development of elementary and middle school students' probabilistic and statistical reasoning and issues related to teacher development

Laning, Sarah

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Lannin, Dan

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General psychology, clinical-counseling theory and techniques, positive psychology values; stigma; self-affirmation; narcissism; help-seeking

Larkin, Tricia

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Language and Literacy Development, Assessment, Stuttering Gender identity and exceptionality, Cultural responsiveness in a clinical setting, Formative assessment for CSD programs, Reflective practices for clinical skill development

Larsen, Brittany

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Multimodality, Composition pedagogy, cultural rhetorics Adaptation Theory, intersections of rhetoric and literature

Lartey Abrahams, Kelvin Nii

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Lascurain Ibarlucea, Patxi

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Lash, Timothy

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Organic Chemistry, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Structure Determination using Spectroscopic Methods

Synthesis of Porphyrins, Carbaporphyrins and Other Biologically and Medicinally Active Macrocycles.  Nature has selected the porphyrin nucleus, generally in metalated form, for a surprising number of functions that include oxygen transportation in mammals (hemoglobin), energy production from molecular oxygen reduction as part of the respiratory chain (cytochrome oxidase), electron transport/redox (cytochromes), peroxide breakdown (catalase, peroxidases), photosynthesis (chlorophylls) and so on. The versatility of this tetrapyrrolic system stems in part from its intrinsic stability and its ability to form chelates with many different transition metals at varying oxidation levels. Porphyrins also represent an unparalleled family of aromatic macrocycles that formally possess [18]annulene characteristics and as such are the only naturally occurring examples of higher bridged annulene structures. Although the porphyrin system is generally near planar, it can be severely distorted from planarity without significantly sacrificing its aromatic properties. On the other hand, the biological functions of metalloporphyrins are known to be modulated by conformational restrictions within protein environments. Porphyrin and their derivatives are often used as photosensitizers in a type of cancer treatment known as photodynamic tumor therapy (PDT) and have found many other medicinal applications, e.g. in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. In my laboratory, we are developing new synthetic routes to these important macrocyclic compounds. These projects are directed at the synthesis of true porphyrins and related species with novel spectroscopic and chemical properties.

The major emphasis of our current investigations involves the synthesis of porphyrin analogues with exotic subunits such as azulene, benzene, naphthalene, indene, cyclopentadiene, cycloheptatriene, pyridine or pyrazole replacing one or more of the usual pyrrole rings. These studies provide new insights into the nature of aromaticity in these "[18]annulenes of nature" and have resulted in the discovery of remarkable new chemistry. For instance azuliporphyrins have been shown to readily form stable organometallic derivatives with nickel(II), palladium(II), platinum(II), iridium(III) and rhodium(III), whereas copper(II) salts give rise to a regioselective oxidation at the internal carbon. In contrast, benzocarbaporphyrins act as trianionic organometallic ligands, generating stable silver(III) and gold(III) derivatives. Benzocarbaporphyrins also react with ferric chloride in alcohol solvents to give carbaporphyrin ketals with strong long wavelength absorptions that make these structures good candidates as superior photosensitizers for applications in PDT. In addition, carbaporphyrin ketals show some promise in the treatment of leishmaniasis. Another carbaporphyrinoid system synthesized by our research group is oxybenziporphyrin, and this acts as both a dianionic or a trianionic ligand generating palladium(II), platinum(II), copper(III), silver(III) and gold(III) complexes. New methodologies are also being developed to synthesize dicarbaporphyrinoid systems that exhibit equally exciting reactivity.

Research from our group has been highlighted on four journal covers (Tetrahedron in 2005, the European Journal of Organic Chemistry in 2007 and Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry in 2013 and 2015) and as a frontispiece for the top ranked journal Angewandte Chemie in 2004. To date, I have published over 220 papers in international research journals and received 23 external grants from NSF, NIH, the Petroleum Research Fund and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation for a total of over 3 million dollars.

Lasisi, Omolola

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Lawler, Caleb

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Lawless, John

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Lazaroff, Steven

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lorde, fromm, 60s freire, di prima, moten/harney, kimmerer creative writing & poetry, the history & logic of abolition & fascism, deleuze

Leffers, Gina

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LeGrand, Bob

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Leonard, Diane

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Leonard, Meghan

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Judicial Process Judicial Decision-Making Constitutional Law Voting Rights Judicial Politics State Courts Court Institutional Legitimacy Judicial Decision-Making

Leonard, Wib

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Quantitative Methodology, Leisure/Sports/Recreation, Social Psychology Quantitative Methodology, Leisure/Sports/Recreation, Social Psychology

Lesser, Deb

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Anything Radio!  Also Broadcast Promotions and Event Planning, as well as Media Sales and Media Programming.

Advising college media; the experiences of first year and transfer students; teaching excellence.

Lessoff, Alan

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U.S. and comparative urban history
U.S. Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
U.S. urban and local history.
U.S. Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

Lewandowski, Trevor

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Lewis, Kristina

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Sociolinguistics, TESOL Methods, Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Research Methods, Second Language Writing Language Teacher Identity, Second Language Teacher Education, Mentoring/Supervision in Teacher Education, Discourse Analysis, Practitioner Inquiry

Liechty, Daniel

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Human Behavior in the Social Environment Social Work theory, post-Freudian anthropology, death education, aging and society, and medical ethics

Lillge, Danielle

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pedagogy, methods, teacher research professional development, secondary English teacher education, literacy, facilitation, interactional ethnography, qualitative methods

Lind, Nancy

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Public Administration, graduate and undergraduate Politics, Taxes and Budgets Organizational Theory and Behavior Administrative Law Telecommunications Law and Policy E-Government Illinois Politics. Public Law.

Lindstrom, Mary

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Lippert, Lance

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Organizational Communication, Leadership Communication, Health Communication, Training & Development, and Qualitative Methods. Workplace communication, civic & political engagement and pedagogy, applied communication, leadership communication, humor use in communication, communication in health care, instructional communication.

Litwiller, Gabrielle

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British Literature (specifically Medieval), Biblical Studies/Literature, Menstruation/Infertility/Birth/Miscarriage

Lopez, Marcela J

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Lorenzo, Rebecca

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Memory Studies, Phenomenology, and cognition. Media Studies and Popular Culture/Fandom Studies Cultural Studies and Dystopian YA Literature

Lorio, Ciera

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Dr. Lorio's research specifically focuses on young children with or at risk for language and literacy disorders. Her program of research is organized around three main areas:

(1) validating and refining existing caregiver coaching strategies to support replication of research and application in the field;

(2) developing time-efficient professional development and educational opportunities with coaching to increase the fidelity and sustainability of caregiver-implemented interventions in natural routines; and

(3) designing interventions that target vocabulary development and emergent literacy skills for young children with or at risk for language disorders.

If you are a student interested in working in Dr. Lorio's lab (Research in Early Language and Literacy Acquisition - RELLA Lab), please reach out to her to set up a meeting.

Lubinski, Cheryl

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Ludwig, Luke

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Lukkarinen, Ryan

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Lynd, Juliet

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Contemporary Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies
Topics in Dictatorship and Postdictatorship
Transatlantic Connections between Latin America and Spain
Gender and Literature
Literature and Politics
Literary, Performative, and Visual Arts of Latin America
Contemporary Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies
Politics of Literature and Culture in Chile since the 1960s
Intersections between theories of literature, culture, politics, and performance

Lyons, Tara

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Renaissance Drama, Shakespeare, Early Modern Literature, Bibliography and Book History, Textual Studies, and Gender Studies Her research interests include early modern drama, book history, and gender studies.

Macnider, Hevelin

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Mahan, Robi

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Maio, Julie

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health communication, critical studies, women's studies, interpersonal communication, leadership communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, mental illness and communication

Malone, David

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Structural Geology, Sedimentary Geology, Field Geology Structure and Stratigraphy of Eocene volcanic rocks of the Absaroka Range of Wyoming, The Heart Mountain Slide, 3-D Geologic Mapping, Detrital Zircon Geochronology, Bedrock and Surficial Geology of central Illinois. Teaching: Structural Geology, Stratigraphy, Geology Field Camp, various Regional and Area Studies field courses.

Maney-Magnuson, Shannon

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teacher preparation, ELA methods teacher education, field instruction, clinical experiences in teacher preparation, dialogic pedagogy

Mangels, Rebekah

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Manna, Uttam

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Mark, Karen

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Marshall, Kristin

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Writing for the Real World

Martin, Amanda

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Martin, Jonathan

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Communicative approaches to language learning Law and Literature; love and marriage; German minorities in Central Europe

Martin, Richard

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Dr. Martin is one of the architects of the department's computational physics program and has developed modules, courses, and the Computer Physics degree program. He is currently working on guided Mathematica notebooks for use with upper division physics courses. Dr. Martin's research specialty is computational space plasma physics and nonlinear dynamics. He is currently involved in modeling the earth's magnetosphere and investigating charged particle dynamics in the geomagnetic tail and magnetopause regions. Dr. Martin is co-director of the Space Physics Research and Instruction group, a research group involved in space physics research and physics education.

Martin, Tami

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http://math.illinoisstate.edu/tsmartin/ Research interests Mathematics education issues at the secondary and post-secondary levels, including: students' understanding of geometry, calculus, and proof; secondary mathematics teacher development.

Martin-Harris, Marnita

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Marx, David

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Dr. Marx is continually seeking to improve his teaching methods to reach both non-scientists and future physicists alike. He was written several teaching supplements that are used by instructors all over the United States for both algebra-based and calculus-based introductory physics courses. He believes that courses should be taught as interactively as possible; and thus, was an early adopter and promoter of the clicker technology at Illinois State University. He is the recipient of the University Teaching Initiative Award, CAS Dean's Award for Teaching (Honorable Mention), 2018 Impact Award, and the Student Teacher's Association Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Marx is an experimental solid state physicist. His research program generally includes the synthesis and characterization of bulk, thin film, and nanocrystalline materials. Characterization includes structural, electrical, and thermal properties. Dr. Marx is currently focused on thermal transport in composites, energy conversion devices including photovoltaics and thermoelectrics, particularly those incorporating novel nanoscale technologies.

Masters, Denice

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Matsuoka, Hiroshi

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Dr. Matsuoka's research specialty is theoretical many-body physics. His research experience includes elementary particle physics, superconductivity, and molecular dynamics. He is currently using molecular dynamics simulations to investigate phase transitions in microclusters.

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McBride, Dawn M

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- Research Methods
- Statistics
- Human Memory
- Cognition & Learning
- Prospective Memory
- False Memory
- Implicit Memory
- Forgetting

McBride, RC

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McBride, William Thomas

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Film Style. Drama. American, British, Global Literature. The Tanakh and New Testament, Ancient Literature Hermeneutics, Hitchcock, Sacred Texts, Cultural Theory of the Popular

McCarthy, Katherine

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Dr. McCarthy is a Balkan specialist and has previously taught at Bradley. The topic of her dissertation was: "Rural Revolutionaries and Partisan Power: Peasant Resistance to the Socialization of Agriculture in Croatia, 1945-1952." She teaches courses in European history and historical methodology. Eastern Europe

McClelland, Melissa

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McClure, Jacqueline

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McClure, Thomas

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Litigation
Constitutional Law
Torts
Paralegal Studies
Effectiveness of court-sponsored reforms
Judicial Impartiality
Litigation

McCombs, Angie

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McCrone, Jason

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Mcdermott, Camille

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McGuire, Tina

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Communication Education, Secondary Education Communication Education, Athletic Communication

McHale, John

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McHale, Kim

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McLauchlan, Craig

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Inorganic Chemistry, General Chemistry, Materials and Solid-State Chemistry Currently, my research interests lie with vanadium coordination chemistry, with one project focused on materials and catalysis and another involving bio-mimetic activity of vanadium complexes. These topics have been chosen with student interests and education in mind in that they each expose students to a variety of synthetic and characterization techniques while pursuing some intriguing chemical problems. A brief summary of each project follows. For more information, please feel free to browse the group website (http://about.illinoisstate.edu/ccmclau/) or contact me directly.

Open Framework Vanadium-Phosphonates as Catalysts
Vanadium is used quite extensively for oxidation catalysis-- specifically for sulfuric acid production. Recently, it has been demonstrated that a vanadyl phosphate catalyst transforms C4H10 to maleic anhydride. Can simple reactions be used to make vanadium phosphates and phosphonates for catalytic use? It has been shown that reactions of phosphonic acids with metal alkyl reagents leads to the formation of cage structures. Metal -oxy and -amino complexes have also been reacted with phosphonic acids to create these open frameworks. The work in this area has, thus far, been limited to gallium and aluminum alkyl species. Other metal systems could be explored and, perhaps, expose new structures with unusual properties. With an open framework like a zeolite, vanadium species such as these could possess high surface areas conducive to effective catalysis. It is the goal of this work to produce new vanadium-phosphate or -phosphonate complexes that possess open frameworks and to study their catalytic properties. Lately, we have been working with tris-pyrazolylmethanesulfonate or cyclopentadienylphosphonate complexes bridged by a series of phosphonates. (ICA 2009, IC 2012, ICA 2014)

Biomimetic Uses of Vanadium: Insulin-Enhancing V Complexes
Over the past 30 years, a number of vanadium complexes have been shown to be "insulin mimetic", that is, to diminish blood glucose levels, when administered as therapeutic agents to diabetics. More recent studies have shown that these complexes do not actually mimic insulin, but merely enhance the effects of the small quantities of insulin that are present. A variety of coordination complexes containing combinations of N/S/O donor sets all seem effective in reducing blood glucose levels regardless of which donor set is employed. Complexes with ligand systems including dithiolenes (S/S), cysteine-amines (S/N), picolinates (N/O), catecholates (O/O), salen (N/O), and guanidine (N/N) have all been employed, all almost exclusively with V4+ and V5+ systems. The disparate nature of the ligands suggests that it is the metal center and not the ligand that is playing the dominant role in therapy. To date, bis(picolinato)oxovanadium(IV) (VO(pico)2) is one of the most effective coordination complex being investigated for use in diabetic therapy. Although initial studies were with VO43-, a V5+ complex, subsequent studies have shown that V complexes, whether administered as V3+, V4+, or V5+ complexes, all seem to be effective in reducing blood glucose levels. One of the dangers of using V complexes for diabetic therapies is the accumulation of V in the body, especially in the bone with, as yet, unknown physiological consequences. With appropriate ligand choice, the required dose may be minimized. We synthesize and characterize new vanadium complexes with varying oxidation states and examine their efficacy in inhibiting enzymes. We then implement the acquired knowledge in the synthesis of vanadium coordination complexes to be studied for bio-mimetic insulin-enhancing properties. Lately we have been using the ligands picolinate, anthranilate, and imidazolylcarboxylate with vanadium as V3+, V4+, or V5+ complexes or with decavanadate, V10O286-. (JIB 2010, JIB 2012)

McMahon, Mary

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Means, Curtis

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Medrala, Kematat

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New Media Media Criticism New Media

Mehzabeen, Maisha

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Meiners, Angie

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Meister, Paul

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Principles of Geology, Field Camp, Science Education U-Pb Geochronology, Geologic Mapping, Education

Mercier, Caitlin

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Multiculturalism, social equity, antiracism and anticolorism (Intersectional) experiences of veg*ns; consequences of stigma; minority stress, coping, and well-being of Black Americans/women; discrimination and mental health

Merkle, Jeanne

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Mersch, Sharon

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Metternich, Sydney

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Metts, Sandra

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Meyer, Kevin

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Argumentation and Debate, Communication Education, Communication Theory, Health Communication, Instructional Communication, Persuasion, Quantitative Research Methods, Small Group Communication Instructional Communication, Communication Education, Basic Communication Course, Sports Apologia and Image Repair, Health Communication, Argumentation and Debate

Meyers, Adena

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School Consultation
Statistics and Research Methods
Advanced Practicum in School-Based Consultation and Intervention
Health Psychology
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
School-based interventions to promote Social and Emotional Learning
Systems-level interventions and consultation
Contextual influences on child and adolescent development
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as an indirect intervention for children

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Milita, Kerri

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Direct Democracy, Congress, Presidency, Public Policy Direct Democracy, Congress, Election Laws, Candidate Position-Taking

Miller, Lizzy

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Miller, Logan

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Miller, Todd

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Miller-Ott, Aimee

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Relational/Interpersonal Communication, Family Communication, Interpersonal/Family Communication and Aging, Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication, Mobile Technology in Relationships The negotiation of cell phone communication in personal relationships; the presentation and negotiation of identity in interpersonal relationships. I have studied these interests in a variety of contexts (e.g., romantic relationships, friendships, post-divorce relationships, foster families, parent-child relationships, women’s peer relationships), through different theories (e.g., Facework Theory, Politeness Theory, Communication Privacy Management Theory).

Bowman-Milligan, Jenifer

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English, gender and sexuality studies, British literature, feminist theory, queer theory, women in literature, and cross disciplinary studies. British literature, feminist theory, queer theory, gender theory, sexuality studies, gender studies, psychoanalytic theory, Indigenous literature, cross disciplinary studies, Armenian literature, and women in literature.

Mir, Montserrat

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Spanish language and linguistics Teacher Education, Spanish oral discourse, Pragmatics

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Mitchell, Andy

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Organic Chemistry Often referred to as the central science, chemistry continues to demonstrate utility toward a wide range of scientific disciplines. The development of new reactions occupies a privileged position within the field of chemistry due to extensive applications derived from organic synthesis. Since pioneering syntheses of urea (1828) and acetic acid (1845), organic synthesis has impacted countless technological advances. The theme of our research program is natural product inspired organic synthesis - an enduring training ground for next generation scientists. Our group focuses on the development of new reactions that are either inspired by or directed toward natural products. Several oxidopyrylium-alkene [5+2] cycloadditions are under investigation since the products, bridged polycyclic ethers, are ubiquitous moieties in biologically active natural products. Students learn a variety of skills in this research including laboratory techniques, mechanistic reasoning, interpretation of spectra, and presentation of results.

Mitra, Amartyakumar

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Humor Studies, Digital Humanities, Cultural Studies, Criticism and Theory, European Modernism

Mizan, Ridita

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Mohammadi, Hassan

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I teach graduate courses in econometrics, time-series forecasting, and research methods, as well as undergraduate courses in macroeconomics and principles of economics. Department of Agriculture. Applied Econometrics and Time Series Forecasting, Research Methods, Macroeconomics For primary research interest over the past few years has been related to global and domestic energy markets. I am on the editorial board of the Energy Economics, and have done collaborative work with the United Nations and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Open-economy Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Energy Markets

Monroe, Alan

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Mooney, Edward

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Middle Level Mathematics Education Students’ statistical and probabilistic thinking

Moore, Chamelia

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Moore, Cynthia

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I teach the BSC 329 Human Genetics course as well as two courses in the Biology Teacher Education program. I am course coordinator for BSC 204, Biological Investigations

Moore, Maria

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Communication Law & Policy Media Ethics Converged Media Media Management Television Programming Documentary Production Television Program Development Media Sales & Marketing In Mass Media: the holistic fusion of human story and technology in digital media, media law, media ethics, First Amendment issues, whistleblower or leaked sources for investigative reporting, multimodal media production, and documentary production. In the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL): collaborative learning, civic engagement, and participatory research.

Morales Schmeiser, Rocio

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Moran, Mary Jeanette

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Morris, Charles

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Morris Davis, Maggie

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Morshed, Maruf

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Mueller, Kate

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Mulligan, Christopher

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- Analytical Chemistry and Associated Laboratories
- Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation and Applications
- Forensic Chemistry
Design/construction of portable mass spectrometric (MS) systems and ionization sources
-Ambient ionization methods
- Applications for on-site analysis with portable MS instrumentation: forensic analysis, homeland security, environmental monitoring, etc.

Murphy-Pociask, Ian

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Mushrush, Christopher

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Economic Law, Principles of Economics, Introductory Statistics, Money & Banking, Managerial Economics, Current Economic Issues Public Finance of Higher Education

Musial, Paul

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Myers, Dane

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Myerscough, Ashton

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Nagorski, Richard

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Areas of Current Research Interest The area of general interest within our group is the mechanisms and rate constants of reaction of biologically important molecules in water. In general, we prefer to observe the reaction of simple molecular analogs of the biological molecules of interest and extend our observations to the more complex biological molecules as our understanding of the system increases. There are two areas of current interest within the group. The first is the investigation of the stability constants and specifically, the mechanism of breakdown of carbinolamides. The general structure of carbinolamides is as shown in Scheme 1, and allows for great diversity of groups given the three possible positions of substitution. We are interested in these compounds because it has been shown that carbinolamides are intermediates in the enzyme mediated synthesis of a-amidated peptides. However, very little systematic work on the reaction of carbinolamides has been completed and even less is known about methods to catalyze the breakdown of these compounds. We propose the study of the reaction of various carbinolamides under aqueous conditions and the factors that catalyze their breakdown. The second area of current interest is the electrophilicity of amides, that is, how susceptible are amides to nucleophilic attack by a carbanion. Shown in Scheme 2 is the general reaction in which we are interested. The reaction proceeds by the formation of an enolate which can then nucleophilically attack the amide to form 2. Compound 2 will then undergo breakdown to form products. There are many interesting aspects to this reaction, the first of which is the reaction itself. We are familiar with similar reactions of this type (eg. Aldol, Claisen, Dieckmann) but this particular reaction has itself received little or no attention. Secondly, by investigating this reaction we will generate data that will allow us to make conclusions about the electrophilicity of amides that may eventually allow a better understanding of resonance. We propose the study of the mixed-Claisen condensation reaction above to determine the nature of this reaction and gain insight into the electrophilicity of amides. In addition, by changing the R groups on nitrogen we may be able to measure changes in the electrophilicity of the amide. Skills and Techniques of Importance: Students (undergraduate and graduate) who work in my labs will receive a variety of experiences: synthesis and purification of organic compounds learn the proper techniques for the determination and analysis of kinetic data and then put these techniques to use learn the operation of analytical instrumentation for the purposes of isolation and identification of reaction products spectral identification of organic compounds and become familiar with methods of obtaining said spectra

Nakamura, Mayuko

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Nalefski, Matthew

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Courses currently taught: HIS 101 (Western Civ. to 1500); HIS 135 (US to 1865)
Previously taught: US History since 1877
Antebellum American legal, political, diplomatic; Civil War; abolitionism; transatlantic slave trade; nineteenth-century Atlantic world.

Nance, Kimberly

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Offices: Modern Language Association of America, Division on Teaching as a Profession, Executive Committee, 2012-2017

Modern Language Association of America, Division on Teaching of Literature, Executive Committee, 2000-2005, Chair 2002-2004

Midwest Modern Language Association, Division on Multicultural Literature in the Classroom, Chair 2005, Secretary, 2004

Midwest Modern Language Association, Division on Peace Literature and Pedagogy, Chair, 1998, Secretary 1997

Award: College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Humanities Teacher

Courses taught:
Children on the Edge: Young Narrators in Novels of Dictatorship; Bildungsroman Across Borders; Mirame, Diversity and Visibility in Spain and Latin America; Nations & Narrations of Latin America; Latin American Popular Culture; Spanish for Health Care, The Boom: Latin American Literature Goes Global; Larger than Life: Latin American Icons; Spanish American Short Stories from 1996-Next Month: Proyecto Sherezade; Seminar on Form and Function in Spanish American Folklore; Latin American Novels of the 1960s; Sor Juana Seminar; Latin American Lifewriting; Literatures of Cultural Encounter; Violence and Responses to Violence in Latin American Narrative; Borges, Bombal and Cortázar; Chronicles and Travelers’ Tales; Latin American Folklore and Popular Culture; Casona, Sastre and Buero Vallejo; Images of the Indio in the Modern Spanish-American Novel; Fantastic and Magical Realism in Latin American Literature; Senior Seminar; Survey of Spanish-American Literature; Introduction to Hispanic Literature; Spanish American Civilization; Serving Spanish-Speaking Populations; Modern Spanish Novel; Academic Spanish for Spanish Speakers; Grammar; Composition; Conversation
American Library Association/Choice Academic Book Award for Can Literature Promote Justice? Trauma Narrative and Social Action in Latin American Testimonio (2007)

Interests:
theories of reading and reception, literature and social justice, psychology and neurobiology of narrative, narrating war and torture, Aristotelian rhetorical categories and persuasion, folklore and literature, second person narrative, innovations in narrative technique, theories of the fantastic and magical realism, teaching literature

Nance-Carroll, Niall

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Children's literature, young adult literature, the novel, narrative theory, and television Children's and young adult literature, ethics, politics, narrative theory, popular culture, and everyday life

Nassar, Jamal

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Jamal R. Nassar is retired chair and professor in the Department of Political Science at Illinois State University.

Born in Jerusalem, Palestine, professor Nassar earned a B.A. from Jacksonville University in 1972, an M.A. from the University of South Florida in 1974 and a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1978.

Since joining the faculty at Illinois State in 1978, professor Nassar has established himself as a leading authority on the politics of the Middle East. His many publications include such books as Intifada: Palestine at the Crossroads, The Palestine Liberation Organization: From Armed Struggle to the Declaration of Independence, Change Without Borders: The Third World at the End of the Twentieth Century, and Politics and Culture in the Developing World: The Impact of Globalization. Many of his articles, chapters and reviews have appeared in highly rated publications and have been translated to about a dozen other languages.

Dr. Nassar has chaired a number of national and international conferences on the Middle East. In 1987, professor Nassar was awarded a Senior Fulbright Fellowship to teach on the West Bank. Between 1991 and 1995, he served as editor of Arab Studies Quarterly and he currently serves on its editorial board as he does on the boards of other distinguished journals on the Middle East region. Dr. Nassar shares his knowledge of the region's politics through speeches and interviews. He has addressed the United Nations as an expert on the Question of Palestine, and was consulted or has appeared as an expert witness on the area in highly visible court cases in the United States and Canada.

In addition to being a noted scholar, professor Nassar has an impressive teaching record. Dr. Nassar was the recipient of the Alumni Association's Outstanding University Teacher Award in 1993-1994. His dedication to his students and his commitment to challenging their minds earns him their respect even long after they graduate. His involvement in theses committees and independent work with students makes him one of the most active teachers around.

Professor Nassar is also active in University governance. He has served on many committees in his Department, College and the University at large.

Nauta, Margaret

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Fundamentals of Psychology; Vocational Counseling; Group Psychotherapy and Counseling Social and Cognitive Influences on Career Choice and Development; Academic and Professional Role Model Influences; Women's Career Development

Navickas, Julie

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Ndone, James

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Public Speaking Public Relations, Health Communication, and how Mass Media shapes the way people think and make decisions.

Kuta, Celdrick

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Neequaye, Ishmael

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• Second Language Acquisition
• Second Language Assessment
• Second Language Teaching
• Curriculum Studies in English
• Second Language Acquisition
• Second Language Assessment
• Second Language Teaching
• Curriculum Studies in English

Nelson, Robert

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Research Interests: Geomorphology, geology of Illinois. Teaching: Environmental Geology, Geomorphology, Glacial and Quaternary Geology, Principles of Geology, Geophysics, Problems in Environmental Geology, Natural Disasters, Geology Field Camp. Earthquakes, glaciers, streams

Nelson, Sheilla

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Nenne, Carol

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Nguyen, Allison

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Nguyen, Huyen

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Nichols, Wade

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Nicolas, Joanna

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Nietlisbach, Pirmin

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Evolution, Avian Biology, Population and Conservation Genetics, Biostatistics Pirmin's research is in evolutionary and conservation genetics and genomics. Current projects focus on the genetic and fitness consequences of inbreeding in small wild song sparrow and deermouse populations and other evolutionary questions in a wild house wren population.

Nikolaou, Dimitrios

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Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Health Economics Health Economics, Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Demography

Nikolova, Teodora

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Nkanta, Edikan

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Nwakudu, Cynthia

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O'Connell, Derek

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O'Donnell, J

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Queer horror uptake

O'Reilly, Catherine

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Obi, Christabel

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Odaffer, Phares

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Odeh, Joy

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Odeh, Yasmin

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SOC 271 - Research Methods in Sociology (Fall '22)
SOC 300 - Senior Experience in Sociology (Spring '23)
SOC 270 - Sociological Theory (Fall '23)
Criminology and the Legal System
Deterrence Approaches
Prison Reform
Recidivism, Mass Incarceration, and Reintegration
For-Profit Prison Industry
Political Science and Morality
Peace and Conflict Resolution

Economic Sociology
Market Research Analysis
Demography

Social Psychology
The Sociology of Addiction
Parenting
Culture, Socialization, and Indoctrination
Pedagogy
Metaphysics

Okereke, Blessing

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Olguin, Jesus

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My research straddles the subfields of usage-based linguistics, typology, morphosyntax, semantics, discourse, language documentation and description, corpus linguistics, and language contact.

Much of typology is inherently categorical. In many typological surveys, variables are usually classified as present or absent (“What’s possible?”). My typological work goes beyond this domain in that it pays attention to how historical, diachronic, social, and cognitive processes have shaped the distribution of linguistic variants across the languages of the world (“What’s where why?”). My work shows that language is a dynamic system, in which constructions have associative connections with one another (a grammar network approach). In my own work on complex-sentence systems, I have shown that ‘as if’ constructions share a number of properties with similative ‘like’ constructions, and manner constructions (e.g. ‘the way she left…’). Double ‘without V-ing’ constructions (e.g. ‘she left without paying the bill and without saying goodbye’) share a number of properties with ‘neither…nor’ constructions, and ‘let alone’ constructions. Furthermore, ‘instead of V-ing’ constructions share a number of properties with preference constructions (e.g. ‘it is better to go to the field than…’). From a usage-based perspective, these associative links can be explained by analogical connections between constructions in the grammar network. The analysis of the dynamics of complex-sentence systems has led me to propose a number of universals and implicational hierarchies.

Besides analyzing taxonomic relations in typological perspective, I have also explored filler-slot relations in individual languages (in collaboration with Stefan Gries). The distinction between lexicon and syntax has played an important role in linguistic theory. However, the dichotomy of lexicon vs. syntax and their presumed independence has long been challenged in particular by work in the framework of Construction Grammar (e.g., Goldberg 1995). Such work has proposed that the co-occurrence patterns of lexemes and constructions is functionally motivated; for instance, verbs occur in some construction’s slot especially if the verb’s function/meaning is compatible with that of the construction (Goldberg 1995:50; Gries & Stefanowitsch 2004:99), which gives rise to a joint distribution of lexemes in constructions that are known in the literature as ‘Filler-Slot Relations’ (see Diessel 2019: 20). In a usage-based framework, such probabilistic associations constitute part of each language user’s individual and ever-changing exemplar-based representation of linguistic knowledge (Beckner et al. 2009), which is why our general understanding of linguistic knowledge but also our particular understanding of specific constructions benefits from the study of such associations between constructional slots and lexemes filling them (Stefanowitsch & Gries 2003).

CURRENT WORK
For the most part, typological studies have been based on natural discourse data, such as monologues, and/or elicitation of isolated sentences. These studies have taken us toward a better understanding of a number of linguistic phenomena. However, to get beyond the what is expected, the already known, the researcher must cede some control to the language users themselves (Du Bois & Troiani 2023). In my research, I show that conversational data can lead us to uncover intriguing discourse functions. In particular, my current work demonstrates that the co-construction may serve as the niche for the development of discourse functions. Important insights regarding natural discourse use come only through careful and respectful collaborative work with native speakers. Good documentation of unscripted, connected speech in a variety of genres, is critical for discovering new correlations among features and new diachronic developments of patterns. Linguistic typology and language documentation and description must be closely aligned in that each can provide tools important to progress in the others.

PUBLICATIONS
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

2020 Olguín Martínez, Jesús & Zarina Estrada Fernández. Adverbial clauses in Huasteca Nahuatl from a functional-typological approach. LIAMES: Línguas Indígenas Americanas 20. 1-21

2020 Olguín Martínez, Jesús. Attributive temporal clauses in cross-linguistic perspective. Te Reo. The Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand 63. 1-36

2021 Olguín Martínez, Jesús. Hypothetical manner constructions in world-wide perspective. Journal of Linguistic typology at the crossroads 1. 2-33

2021 Olguín Martínez, Jesús & Nicholas Lester. A quantitative analysis of counterfactual conditionals in the world’s languages. Italian Journal of Linguistics 33. 147-182

2022 Olguín Martínez, Jesús. Contact-induced language change: The case of Mixtec adverbial clauses. Journal of Language Contact. Evolution of Languages, Contact and Discourse 15. 1-70

2022 Olguín Martínez, Jesús & Alonso Vásquez. The contribution of Amazonian languages to the typology of purpose clauses. LIAMES: Línguas Indígenas Americanas 22. 1-21

2023 Olguín Martínez, Jesús & Manuel Peregrina Llanes. ‘Without V-ing’ clauses: Clausal negative concomitance in typological perspective. Folia Linguistica 57. 37-80.

2023 Olguín Martínez, Jesús. Semantically negative clause-linkage: ‘Let alone’ constructions, expletive negation, and theoretical implications. Linguistic Typology published online July 2023.

2023 Olguín Martínez, Jesús. Areality of clause-linkage: The consecutive construction in Mesoamerican languages. Voprosy Jazykoznanija (‘Topics in the Study of Language’) 3. 122-142.

In press Olguín Martínez, Jesús. Precedence clauses in the world’s languages: Negative markers need not be expletive. STUF-Language Typology and Universals.

In press Olguín Martínez, Jesús. ‘Until’ clauses in typological perspective. Rhema

PEER-REVIEWED CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUMES

2019 Olguín Martínez, Jesús, Zarina Estrada Fernández, & Manuel Peregrina Llanes. Dissecting adverbial clauses in Veracruz Huasteca Nahuatl. In Estudios de lenguas amerindias 4. Escenario actual de la investigación sobre lenguas yutoaztecas. Homenaje a Jane H. Hill. Zarina Estrada Fernández, Mercedes Tubino Blanco, & Albert Álvarez González (eds.), 257-280. Universidad de Sonora

2023 Olguín Martínez, Jesús. A typological study of tail-head linkage constructions. In Discourse phenomena in typological perspective, Alessandra Barotto & Simone Mattiola (eds.), 403-432. John Benjamins: Studies in Language Companion Series.

In press Olguín Martínez, Jesús, Bernard Comrie, & Eric W. Campbell. Temporal subsequence in Uto-Aztecan languages. Dependencias Simétricas y Asimétricas: Dominios semánticos y sus motivaciones, Zarina Estrada Fernández, Albert Álvarez González, and Armando Mora-Bustos (eds.). Universidad de Sonora

Olsen, Patrice

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Professor Olsen is a specialist in Latin American history. Her manuscript, "Artifacts of Revolution: Architecture, Society, and Politics in Mexico City, 1920-1940," (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008) received the Lewis Hanke Prize from the Conference on Latin American History, and the Michael C. Meyer Award from the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies. Other publication areas include Latin American architecture and popular culture, and U.S. national security, the Bush Doctrine, and foreign intelligence. Her teaching fields include colonial and modern Latin American history, environmental history and human rights, the Borderlands, Latin American military history, foreign intelligence and covert operations, and U.S. nuclear history and strategy. She has also been co-director of ISU's study tours to Cuba, and coordinates environmental history programs in the Peruvian Amazon. She received the University Teaching Initiative Award in 2002-2003, and the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding College Teacher Award (Social Sciences) in 2004-05. Her current research includes collective memory and monumentality in Cuba, the relationship between human and environmental rights in Peru, the atomic landscape, and foreign intelligence and hemispheric security. An avid photographer, her work has been published in various texts and multimedia forms. Modern Latin American history, focusing on human rights. Foreign Intelligence and comparative military history.

Olson, Mark

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Research methods; evidence-based practice; practice evaluation. Post-traumatic stress; military social work; social work with older adults; student self-efficacy; sexual minorities.

Onozato, Shoko

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Opare, Gabriel

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Gabriel is interested in the translingual writing identities of multilingual students. I am particularly interested in voice and identity enactments of multilingual students in different cultural spaces. I also have research interests in intercultural rhetoric.

Opare Addo, Clifford

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Orozco, Stephanie

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Orzeck, Reecia

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As a human geographer, I am interested in teaching courses on Social and Cultural Geography, Political and Economic Geography, and Geography of the Middle East. I also enjoy teaching one of the department's introductory courses: Introduction to Human Geography. I have three main research interests: the political economy of public international law; the history and geography of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and representations of the body in popular, geopolitical and legal discourse. I am also interested in academic freedom and debates about the role of the academy in society.

Osei, Kwame

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Osenga, Candice

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Differential Diagnosis in Audiology (CSD 521)

Oshaji, Esther

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Medical Sociology

Ostaszewski, Krzysztof

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Actuarial science, Asset-liability management, Financial mathematics, Probability. Actuarial science, Asset-liability management, Financial mathematics, Probability.

Otto, Albert

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Ozkum, Burak

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Personality, Statistics, Testing and measurement Personality, Teams, Assessment of individual differences

Ozyesilpinar, Eda

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border rhetorics, rhetorical theory, ancient and contemporary rhetorics, comparative and cultural rhetorics, digital-cultural rhetorics border rhetorics, rhetorical cartography and rhetorics of space/place, comparative and cultural rhetorics, non-Western rhetorics, digital rhetorics, rhetorical theory and histories of rhetorics (rhetorics of and from non-Western and underrepresented groups), feminist, postcolonial, and decolonial theories and methodologies

Pacha, Hilary

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Paehler, Katrin

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Modern European History;
Modern Germany History;
20th Century (Eastern) Europe;
Nazi Germany;
Holocaust;
Genocide Studies;
Film and History;
History and Memory
Modern Germany;
Nazi Germany & the Holocaust;
Intelligence History;
History and Memory;
Film and History

Paitz, Ryan

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Endocrinology, Comparative Physiology, Developmental Biology, Embryology Embryonic development, steroid metabolism, maternal effects, steroids, endocrine disruption

Palmer, Carl

Associate Professor

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Political Psychology, Public Opinion, Research Methods Political Psychology, Public Opinion, and Experimental Methodology

Pancrazio, James J

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Latin American Literature and Culture Cuban Literature and Culture Latin American Essay Narrative Studies, Creative Writing, Short Fiction Cuban literature and Culture Novelist Alejo Carpentier Enriqueta Faber Sexuality and Psychoanalysis Intersections of History, Culture and Economics

Pao, Maria

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Spanish Peninsular literature and culture, particularly of the 20th century. The novel of the 1990s, the coming-of-age narrative, and the modernist and avant-garde period in Spain before the civil war.

Parfenova, Daria

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Park, Taeok

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Anatomy and physiology of speech and language, medical speech pathology, dysphagia, neurosciences, motor speech disorders Physiological characteristics of normal and disordered swallowing, developing intervention strategies for dysphagia rehabilitation, prevention approach of swallowing disorder in older individuals

Parker, Margaret

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Parodi, Carlos

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Intenational Political Economy, Human Rights, Latin American Politics. United States immigration policy Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Human Rights movements The past, present, and future of capitalism Development models Democratization

Parr, James

Emeritus

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Parry, Sally

Professor Emeriti

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American Literature of the 20th Century, Drama, Bible as Literature, Adolescent Series Fiction, World War II popular culture Sinclair Lewis, American Literature between World War I and World War II, World War II popular culture, Adolescent Series Fiction

Parsons, Ruth

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Pasi, Geeta

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Pathak Kharel, Radhika

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Patra, Sudarshana

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Paul, Abbie

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Pena, Michelle

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Perez, Lou

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Professor Perez is the author of five books on Japanese and Asian history including Japan Comes of Age: Mutsu Munemitsu and the Revision of the Unequal Treaties (1999), Mutsu Munemitsu and Identity Formation of the Individual and the State in Modern Japan (2001), and Daily Life in Premodern Japan (2002). He teaches courses on East Asian History and chairs the East Asian Studies Team. East Asia & Japan

Perry, Bill

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Ecology Aquatic Ecology Stream Ecology Limnology Rainforest Ecology Invertebrate Zoology My laboratory works on two major projects at this time. The first project deals with the ecology and biogeochemistry of agricultural streams. We are currently working with The Nature Conservancy to examine the effects of watershed management practices and wetlands on downstream water quality. This work is being conducted in headwater streams of the Mackinaw River east of Illinois State University. The second project in the laboratory deals with invasive species ecology. We are currently focusing on the invasions dynamics of the rusty crayfish, Orconectes rusticus, in streams. We are assessing the role of flow in mediating invasion dynamics. Another aspect of this research is examining the role of hybridization in streams using microsatellite markers developed in collaboration with David Lodge and Jeff Feder at the University of Notre Dame.

Peters, Steven

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Research interests in my group involve the chemistry of free radicals and radical anions, particularly those that are important to polymeric chemistry and biochemistry. We employ magnetic resonance techniques to explore the chemistry of these systems. My students and I have been very active in looking at the electron initiated cycloaddition of isocyanates that results in the formation of stable isocyanurate anion radicals; both isocyanates and isocyanurates are important in polyurethane chemistry (Organic Letters, 2008, 10, 4521-4524). We are currently exploring the reduction of a variety of aryl substituted isocyanates. My group is also interested in the reactivity between phenoxyl radicals with nitrogen oxide free radicals, both of which are important in many environmental and biological processes. We have just finished investigating the rearrangement mechanism of a stericly hindered nitrocyclohexadienone (2) under anaerobic conditions, see mechanism below (European Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2009, 35, 6104–6108). Notably, we discovered that a key step in this mechanism is the release of the free radical nitric oxide, which is an important biological messenger in numerous living organisms. This reaction is slow enough to observe the transformation of 2 to the final products using our new state-of-the-art Bruker nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers.

Peterson, Eric

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Teaching: Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Karst Hydrogeology, Aquifer Systems, Principles of Geology, & Problems in Environmental Geology Research Interests: Surface water – ground water interaction within the hyporheic zone of low gradient streams and in karst systems, fluid flow and thermal transport modeling, and physical processes of karst systems.

Petrova, Elena

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Phelan, Doug

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Morse, Philip

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Piontek, Russell

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Piotrowski, Sara

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Pitluck, Aaron

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Teaching Interests:
Economic Sociology, Global Development & Economic Change, Introduction to Sociology, Contemporary Social Problems in Global Perspective, Contemporary Social Theory, Cultural Sociology, Sociology of Complex Organizations, Senior Experience (capstone thesis course)

Areas of Specialization:
Economic Sociology. Global Development & Economic Change. Financial Capitalism. Morals, Markets and Business Ethics. Islamic Banking and Finance. Political Economy. Globalization & Financialization. Malaysia. Focused & Ethnographic Interviews.
I am an economic sociologist who studies contemporary capitalism from a cultural and postcolonial perspective. Among other topics, my publications have explored professional investor behavior in equity and debt markets, and explored how moral and ethical norms, beliefs, and values are interwoven in markets.

My current research is a book project with the working title, Making Finance Meaningful. This is based on ethnographic research that I've conducted over the past decade in Islamic banks in Malaysia. The book is evolving but currently centered on three questions: What is the meaning of Islamic finance, and how are investment bankers and Shariah scholars co-producing it? What do we learn from their work about how to distinguish empowering from exploitative finance? And how do these work experiences inform us about secular projects to alter the trajectory of finance capitalism? My humble hope is that my readers will uncover new ways to think about, critique, and change contemporary capitalism.

Critiquing finance presupposes understanding. One cannot accurately critique—much less regulate, reform, or replace—something that one does not understand. This truism is particularly perplexing for moral critics of finance, as well as critical social scientists and autonomous regulatory bodies, because there are wide structural asymmetries of knowledge between these outside observers and financial experts. Given the pervasive and growing influence of finance in society, it is important for the public and public intellectuals to be capable of understanding, critiquing, and potentially controlling the finance industry. Over the past decade, I have conducted research in global Islamic investment banks in Malaysia to understand how investment bankers and religious scholars are attempting to bridge the gap between their worldviews and attempt to alter the trajectory of finance.

Previous research in Malaysia has examined how Islamic banking and finance has been guided and promoted by decades of leadership in government, universities, think tanks, and regulatory bodies such as the Central Bank. These accounts are an important explanation that my research draws on and contributes to. However, in contrast to these “top down” explanations, my methodology examines the prosaic and often contentious “bottom up” production of new forms of finance within Islamic investment banks. Complementing earlier research that I have conducted on professional investor behavior in Malaysia’s conventional financial markets, in 2012, 2013, and 2019, I conducted approximately fifty, focused, ethnographic, tape-recorded interviews with investment bankers and Islamic experts in ten investment banks. The interviews focus on my interviewees’ work constructing “sukuk,” a class of financial instrument developed over the past decade as a moral replacement for sovereign and corporate bonds. These banks form the super majority of the domestic sukuk market and half of the international sukuk market. Sukuk are viewed as a crucial element in building a global, transnational, alternative Islamic financial system. The novelty of this research’s “bottom up” methodology is in examining how these diverse parties communicate with one another to critique finance and contentiously coproduce Islamic finance before the innovations are institutionalized by state actors.

I am on sabbatical from May 2022-July 2023 where I will be collaborating with colleagues at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study and the Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois-Chicago. During my sabbatical, I am writing a book that contributes to interdisciplinary conversations that seek to distinguish empowering from exploitative finance and to contribute to understanding how to alter the trajectory of finance towards the former. I look forward to returning to ISU in Fall 2023!

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Early Modern Europe, Environmental History, British and Irish History, Atlantic World, Global History My first book No Wood, No Kingdom: Political Ecology in the English Atlantic (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021) examines fears of wood scarcity in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the ways in which they shaped English colonial expansion.

My next project examines the history of municipal water supplies, steam power, and climate in the English Atlantic World.

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French-language literatures, particularly modern and contemporary; French cinema; ethics and existentialism; contemporary France 20th- and 21st-century French-language literature; French film; religion, secularism, and narrative; ethics; existentialism; World War II, the Occupation, and the Holocaust; contemporary French society and culture

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human evolution, experimental archaeology, primate studies, Paleolithic archaeology, osteology, cognition and language I am interested in how humans’ manner of perceiving and interacting with the world is different from that of other primates and how it has changed through time, or in other words, how human cognition has evolved. This has led to my interest in how we can measure something as intangible as the evolution of cognition. One unique way that humans interact with the world is through their habitual use of tools. Tools are a product of cognition; they are a window into the mind of not only people living today, but also the humans and human relatives who made and used tools in the past. Therefore, I am also interested in the interplay between technology and human cognitive evolution. I rely on neuroimaging technology to infer the neural correlates of ancient tool production, and consequently draw conclusions about human cognitive abilities at different points in prehistory. This research has led to more specific questions about derived neural networks involved in language, working memory, and learning, as well as broader questions on the evolutionary mechanisms contributing to cognitive evolution and brain expansion, prehistoric modes for socially transmitting learned skills, and modern human origins.

TLDR: My research interests include the evolution of human language and cognition, Homo erectus, comparative primate cognition, Paleolithic technology, the application of psychological/neurological tools to anthropological questions, and hominin locomotion.

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Professor Reed's courses center on black social, political, and intellectual history. His courses draw from US urban and labor history. Professor Reed's research projects focus principally on the impact of race and class ideologies on African American civil rights politics and US public policy from the Progressive Era through the Presidency of Barack Obama. Dr. Reed is the author of Not Alms But Opportunity: The Urban League and the Politics of Racial Uplift, 1910-1950 (UNC Chapel Hill Press, 2008) and Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism (Verso Books, 2020). He is also co-author of Renewing Black Intellectual History: The Ideological and Material Foundations of Black American Thought (Paradigm Publishers, 2009 hardcover, 2010 paperback). Professor Reed's articles have appeared in the Journal of American Ethnic History, LABOR, nonsite.org, Catalyst, Blackagendareport.com, Commondreams.org, Dissent Magazine, Jacobin, the Nation, and The New Republic.

Dr. Reed is currently engaged in research for two monographs. Menace II Equality: How the Entertainment Industry Sold Reaganism to African Americans and New Deal Civil Rights: Class Consciousness and the Quest for Racial Equality, 1933-1948.

Dr. Reed has received numerous grants and fellowships including the prestigious Kluge Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Library of Congress in support of New Deal Civil Rights.

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Dr. Reger specializes in Early Modern European and Russian military organization and command structure. His research interests include comparative world frontiers, cultural history, and intellectual history. He has published several articles on European mercenaries in the service of the Russian tsar during the 17th century, and is currently working on a book on the Thirteen Years' War (1654-67). Russian & U.S. Military History

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International relations, American foreign policy, peace studies, multicultural and ethnic studies, and political theory Moral norms and strategic action in international politics, civilians in war

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Foundational Concepts for Introductory Sociology Students
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Adolescent Development; Latino/a Psychology; Cultural Psychology; Honors I study media's role in the socialization of adolescents and emerging adults, with particular emphasis on Latino/a youth. I have studied the portrayals of Latinos in the media and how these images form our concepts of Latinos, women, men and other social groups in our society and how these portrayals impact members of these social groups. In addition, I am interested in how portrayals of gender and sex on television (both English and Spanish-language media) inform young people's cultural perceptions of sex and sexuality.

Riverstone, Lori

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Subnational politics, particularly Urban Politics and Intergovernmental Relations. Also, Public Administration and Environmental Politics. Primary focus is on the interaction of governments in the U.S. intergovernmental system, specifically, the tools and strategies used by state and local governments to accomplish their goals and defend their interests in America's highly competitive political system.

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Composition theory, rhetorical theory, life writing, the personal essay, pedagogy I am an essayist and a rhetorician interested in investigating instances of failed persuasion, persuasion that steps over the line into abuse, and persuasion used as a precursor to violence. Language that claims to be something it isn’t, language that feigns innocence. I write to understand how language is used to shut others down, to shame them into silence, to control them and, on the flip side, how language is used to break silences and to break the stories that have ensured those silences. My preoccupations with belief, with failed persuasion, with deception, and with empathy, compassion, and vulnerability are neither simply personal nor merely academic. They are what drive me to continue thinking through cultural expectations of honesty and sincerity and public refusals to demonstrate the vulnerability that unites us all as human beings. My work is my life, and by this I don’t mean to suggest that I’m a workaholic. Instead, my work is my life in the sense that my scholarship is my autobiography, and I would wager a guess that I’m not alone in this.

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Evolution, Animal behavior, Biostatistics, Animal physiology, Zoology, Neuroscience I study the evolution of animal communication. My research focuses on bird vocalizations and combines bioacoustics, animal psychology, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology. It involves work in the laboratory and the field, including expeditions to the tropics. General topics of interest include animal behavior, neuroscience, evolution, vocal communication, bioacoustics, tropical biology, ornithology, and computational ethology.

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Dr. Rosa's teaching experience includes Physics for Engineers, Atoms to Galaxies, Physics I, Thermal Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory, and Computational Neuroscience. Dr. Rosa's research work is in the field of computational neuroscience and nonlinear dynamics, with special emphasis on synchronization of complex systems. A particular complex system of interest is networks of neuron. Synchronous neurons are critical in mechanisms associated with rhythmic motions such as mastication, breathing, walking, swimming and flying. Abnormal synchrony has been associated with neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and depression, and in many processes associated with circadian rhythms. Synchronization is also directly related to memory and information processing.

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Professor Tom Newton, University of Southern Maine, and I maintain the Virtual Molecular Model Kit at chemagic.org. The kit is designed to be used as a lecture presentation tool and a student model kit for traditional molecular modeling experiments.

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Professor Jim Webb and I are the caretakers of the chemistry outreach presentation, "Is It Chemistry of Magic?" This chemistry road show is in its fourth decade. My profile photo shows step two of the Magic Bottle Reaction. We’re still having fun!

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I. Advanced laboratory and other applied topics such as statics and electronics II. Project-based learning, especially innovative ideas that support entrepreneurial education I. Nonlinear dynamics, especially in mechanical systems (the chaotic waterwheel). II. Mott electron polarimeters and the use of electron spin in atomic, molecular, and optical physics. III. Understanding the way students understand and learn measurement concepts, especially length, area, and volume.

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Dr. Kathryn Sampeck teaches classes in historical archaeology, Afro-Latin America, landscape archaeology, archaeological theory, and anthropology of food. Her field school in eastern Tennessee explores the nature of sixteenth-century Spanish and indigenous interaction and how to detect political, social, and economic organization in archaeological landscapes. historical archaeology, archaeology of Spanish colonialism, race and racialization, political economy, ethnohistory, food history, with a focus on the cultural history of taste, cultural landscapes, cartography, literacy, race, money and monetization, and commerce in American commodities in the Early Modern world.

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Saunders, Rebecca

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Literary and cultural theory; comparative literature; continental philosophy; late 19th and 20th century literatures of Europe and Africa, particularly of France, Greece, the Maghreb, and South Africa; theories of nationalism and globalization; (trans)gender and postcolonial studies; the concept of the foreign; trauma and modernity, transitional justice, human rights, animal studies.

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technical and professional communication, rhetoric. Social justice, diversity, international and intercultural professional communication, workplace communication, program review and assessment, internships and experiential learning.

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Dr. Sawyer's teaching interests are in fluency disorders, counseling, professional writing, and cultural diversity. Dr. Sawyer's research interests are in fluency disorders, specifically in characteristics of stuttered speech and treatment efficacy. Her efficacy research currently centers on parent-based interventions for preschool children who stutter.

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Schmeiser, Benjamin

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Benjamin Schmeiser is an associate professor of Spanish Linguistics at Illinois State University. He earned his PhD in Spanish Linguistics, with a specialization in Phonetics and Phonology, from the University of California, Davis in 2006.

Since entering the teaching field in 1994, he has taught Spanish at many levels, ranging from elementary, junior high, and high school to junior college and the university. He has also taught English and Portuguese at the university level. As an assistant professor, he received Honorable Mention for excellence in teaching in 2011. He was awarded tenure in 2012. As an associate professor, he was the co-recipient of the Kenneth A. and Mary Ann Shaw Teaching Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. He has twice been recognized as an 'MVP professor' by student-athletes. He teaches courses in Spanish (Linguistics, grammar, writing, conversation), Portuguese, and English (European Film).

His research concentrates on Spanish, Portuguese, and Pali, as well as general areas of phonetics and phonology in cross-linguistic terms. In sum, he has either taught, conducted field work, presented and/or published his research in the United States, Brazil, Canada, England, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Japan, Poland, Portugal, and Spain. Within the United States, he has taught in five states, namely California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Kentucky.
1. Overview

1.1 Experimental approach

Over the last ten years, my research has been defined by two principal qualities. First, it is part of the phonetics-phonology interface. This interface refers to phonetically-guided research in phonology. In general terms, it means that abstract frameworks used to describe human speech must be grounded in fine-grained, minute phonetic detail in languages (e.g. my research in svarabhakti vowels). Until the late 1990s, there was quite often a separation between those who did phonetics (i.e. more concrete) and those who did phonology (i.e. more abstract). My work is part of a movement that synthesizes both approaches.

Second, with the exception of my work with a historical basis, my research is defined by its usage of laboratory phonology. This approach differs from past research that often cited data from previous studies. In this approach, the researcher analyzes data from participants whose speech was recorded in a controlled environment. Data are then laboriously transcribed with phonetic symbols and then analyzed. In my research, I collect data in the field and analyze it using up-to-date methods and software; for example, I conduct all spectrographic and waveform analysis in Speech Analyzer 2.6, all audio file editing in Sound Forge, and all statistical analysis in the software most commonly-used in my field, a program simply called ‘R’.

1.2 My approach

My research interests center on the properties of sounds within a dynamic language system. Languages generally contain around forty sounds used in human speech. Studies in the last fifteen years have completely changed our view of how we process these sounds in oral communication. They have illustrated with empirical data that sounds in a word are not a collection of independent, static units, like pearls on a necklace. Rather, they are interdependent, dynamic units, called ‘gestures’ in Articulatory Phonology (henceforth, AP) (Browman & Goldstein 1992; Gafos et al. in press). In this approach, a gesture is a dynamically defined articulatory movement that produces a constriction in the vocal tract. For this discussion, a gesture is roughly used to represent the movements required to produce a given sound in human language. In AP, the vowel is the underlying gesture in a syllable and consonants (i.e. constrictions) are ‘placed’ onto the vocalic gesture.

1.3 Research motivations

My work is motivated by the premise that human speech has a very intricate timing relationship between adjacent consonants, called ‘consonant clusters’. Consonant clusters represent an intriguing challenge to the linguist in that each language allows for different consonant cluster combinations, both within and across a syllable. My research seeks to answer three fundamental questions. First, what is the governing force behind these changes in timing relationships? Second, how do changes in timing relationships between sounds (i.e. gestures), particularly adjacent sounds, alter a particular language? Third, at a theoretical level, what implications do these changes have for a gestural-based approach? In what follows, I discuss how I answered these questions in further detail.

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Seelinger, George

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Geometric Invariant Theory, Algebraic Transformation Groups, Vector Space Partitions, Associative Rings

Seeman, Alyssa

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Seeman, Scott

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Hearing Science, Psychoacoustics, Anatomy and Physiology, Electrophysiology, Research Methods Psychoacoustics, Auditory perception in noise, Listening effort, Psychophysical indicators of stress

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Second Language Writing, Critical Pedagogy, Intercultural Rhetoric, Cross-cultural issues in TESOL Second Language Writing, Critical Pedagogy, Language Ethnography, Academic Discourse Socialization, Linguistic Landscapes

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Sennott, Linnea

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Severino, Fernando

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Journalism Studies, Latin America, Political Communication, Immigration. Affiliated faculty at ISU Latin America and Latino/a studies program.

Seyoum, Wondy

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Watershed Modeling, Applied Groundwater Modeling, Remote Sensing Hydrology Hydrogeolgy and Water Resources, Remote Sensing Hydrology, Hydrologic Modeling, Climate and Human Impact in water availability

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Shapiro, Kam

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Specific research and teaching interests include Political Philosophy, Democratic Theory, Radical Democracy, Biopolitics, American Political Thought, Political Economy, Public Culture, and Media Politics. Research interests include Democratic Theory, Radical Democracy, Violence, Biopolitics, American Political Thought, Walter Benjamin, Carl Schmitt, William Wordsworth, Mark Twain, Vilfredo Pareto.

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Children's Literature, Young Adult Literature, Contemporary Fantasy Literature, Queer Theory, Feminist Theory, Care Ethics, Heroism, Social Justice, Youth Activism

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international relations; human rights; international organizations; global issues, sustainable development transnational social movements and activism; human rights; international norms; global governance, sustainable development

Shelly, Michael

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Shende, Shraddha

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Aging, hearing loss and cognition (specific focus on cognitive control)
Cognitive communication disorders and hearing loss
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Event-related electroencephalography (EEG)

Sheridan, Kate

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research; substance use disorders

Shin, Esther

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Shinkareva, Galina

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Ecohydrology, freshwater systems, aquatic vegetation, GIS, anthropogenic pollution, heavy metal fluxes, potentially toxic elements distribution in suspended and bottom sediments

Shively, Rachel

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Applied linguistics, Spanish linguistics, technology and language learning, Spanish language and culture, discourse analysis Spanish, second language acquisition, study abroad, pragmatics, discourse analysis

Shupe, Alicia

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Siderits, Mark

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Silva, Desiree

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Simon, Santhosh

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Simon, Thomas

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Simonds, Brent

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Media Ecology,
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Simonds, Cheri

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Public Speaking; Classroom Communication; Communication Pedagogy; Instructional Communication; Communication Assessment Teacher Clarity, Credibility, and Immediacy; Student Initiated Challenges; Portfolio Assessment; GTA Training; Speech Evaluation and Feedback; Student Engagement

Sissokho, Papa

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Skadron, George

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Skibo, James

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Great Lakes and Southwest archaeology; Archaeological Theory and Ethnoarchaeology

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Smith, Courtney

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Biological anthropology, human paleontology, human osteology and functional anatomy Dr. Fred H. Smith has worked on Neanderthal and early modern human fossil material for almost 50 years. His is particularly focused on the role of Neanderthals in the emergence of modern humans in western Eurasia. His publications number 7 books, over 200 professional articles, and numerous abstracts, notes and reviews. His 1984 book, The Origin of Modern Humans, was named best book in the life sciences that year by the American Association of Publishers, and his newest book , The Origins of Modern Humans. Biology Reconsidered (with James Ahern), was published in 2013 by Wiley-Blackwell. Smith has carried out field and laboratory research in Europe, West Asia and Africa and has taught at the Universities of Hamburg and Tuebingen (Germany) and Zagreb (Croatia)

Mahurin Smith, Jamie

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language development and disorders, causal factors, pediatric dysphagia Environmental variables that influence communication skills, with a particular interest in short-term and long-term outcomes for children who experienced adverse perinatal events like prematurity. Effective strategies for feeding intervention with compromised infants. School-aged language outcomes for children born prematurely, with an emphasis on automated assessment tools for conversations and narratives.

Smith, K Aaron

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Theoretical Linguistics, History of English, Grammar Linguistics, Morphosyntax, Grammaticalization, History of English, Germanic Linguistics, Dutch

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Smith, Ralph

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Smudde, Pete

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My teaching focuses on public relations courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The courses would involve everything from the introductory course to writing to strategy to research/scholarship. In all my courses I like to connect the dots between theory and practice because they inform and rely on each other. Also, in the design of my courses, I apply many of the practices and demands of "real world" public relations so students can become prepared for how they will be managed in their jobs. Dr. Smudde is most interested in several areas of study in public relations, all based on his unique combination of industry and academic experiences. First, he studies public relations' synergy with corporate strategy, including performance management. Second, he examines corporate message design, especially in cases of managing corporate reputations. Third, he is interested in internal public relations (a.k.a. employee relations). Fourth, he examines leadership and management matters for organizations, especially linked to internal PR. Fifth, he explores pedagogical approaches to public relations that meet academic and industry demands. Dr. Smudde also recently started investigating spirituality in the workplace, and he has his sights on selected topics in the PR field. Specific orientations for his work have included Kenneth Burke, Michel Foucault, Karl Weick, and those from the fields of linguistics, semiotics, composition studies, and business management. Dr. Smudde favors the methodologies of rhetorical criticism and discourse analysis, and he is comfortable working with other approaches that are qualitative or quantitative.

Smyser-Fauble, Barbi

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Technical communication, history of technical writing, cultural rhetorics, multimodal composition, gender studies, digital & visual rhetorics, medical rhetorics, organization & strategic communication, disability studies and business & government writing. Disability studies, feminist theories, medical rhetorics, cultural rhetorics, digital and visual rhetorics, new media reading and composing strategies, Inter/intra cultural rhetorics and technical communication histories and theories.

Snelling, Cassandra

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Soja, Taylor

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I teach classes on British & European history, the history of war and society, European empires, women & gender, and historical methods and digital history. I am a historian of modern Britain and specialize in the histories of war, gender, and empire with a focus on the long 19th century. My research explores the relationship between violence and empire using methods including the study of material culture, family history, and group biography.

Sparby, Derek

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Digital technical communication; digital, feminist, and cultural rhetorics; digital aggression, web design, information architecture, social media, ethics, tactical technical communication, crisis communication Digital, feminist, and cultural rhetorics and technical communication, including social media, memes, and online aggression; gender and identity in digital public discourse; ethics and participation; tactical technical communication and crisis communication

Spence, Lawrence

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Spotswood, Phil

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Poetry, alternative forms of grading, getting outside the classroom Occult poetics, St. Joseph apocrypha, queer theory

Spranger, Avery

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Sprecher, Susan

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Susan Sprecher earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has written on interpersonal attraction, intimacy, and human sexuality, and has had articles published in the Journal of Personal Relationships. She teaches courses on social psychology, human sexuality, marriage and the family, and personal relationships. Social Psychology, Marriage and the Family, Close Relationships, Sexuality. Relationship initiation; love; compassionate love; equity and exchange; sexual attitudes; Internet dating services; relationship initiation

Stallones Marshall, Lindsay

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Native American history
History of the North American West
Public memory
History of education
Animal studies
Dr. Marshall's main research focus is settler colonial memory construction of Native American history through U.S. history education. Her book manuscript Teaching Us to Forget: The Wars of Westward Expansion, U.S. History Education, & Public Memory, 1870 - 1995 explores the construction of memory about the wars the U.S. waged against Native Nations in the late nineteenth century. It interrogates the fundamental narrative framing of U.S. history as taught in schools and examines the ongoing and destructive memory work anti-Indigenous textbook narratives perform through secondary history education.

Dr. Marshall also researches historical horse-human relationships with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and decolonial methodologies. Drawing from archival sources, environmental history, ethology, Indigenous sources, and practical research in various traditions of equitation, she investigates events in the history of the U.S. West through a horse-centered lens of analysis.

Standard, Jean

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Physical Chemistry I & II Computational Chemistry Quantum Chemistry Methods of Computational Science Research in my group is in the area of computational chemistry. The major themes of my research include the study of weakly bound systems, such as van der Waals molecules and hydrogen-bonded complexes; investigations of the dynamics of wide-amplitude and highly-excited molecular vibrations; probing of photodissociation and other decay processes in small molecules; and the investigation of metastable states of atoms and molecules. Understanding vibrational dynamics and photodissociation processes requires a knowledge of potential energy surfaces for the molecular system of interest; therefore, we also are engaged in developing methods for determining potential energy surfaces for small molecules and complexes. Students in the group generally will be involved in running several different simulation and computer graphics programs on Unix workstations. Techniques employed include a variety of quantum and classical mechanics methods. Though computer programming experience is not required to work in the group, students with programming experience may also be involved in developing computer programs. Listed below are a few current projects. (1) Atmospheric Sulfur Chemistry Sulfur emissions into the earth's atmosphere consist primarily of sulfur dioxide, SO2, from fossil fuel combustion. Sulfur dioxide is oxidized to sulfur trioxide, which is then converted into sulfuric acid, H2SO4, one of the principal components of acid rain. One set of steps in the mechanism involves oxidation of sulfur dioxide to sulfur trioxide, SO3. Sulfur trioxide then reacts with water to form an intermediate molecular complex, SO3–H2O. The molecular complex rearranges to form sulfuric acid, H2SO4. It is believed that the activation energy required for conversion of the intermediate complex to acid rain is reduced significantly by the presence of additional water molecules. We are investigating the effects that additional water molecules have on the structure and energetics of acid rain precursors using a variety of quantum mechanical methods. (2) Interactions of Singlet Carbenes with Heteroatom-containing Compounds For the past few years, my research group has been involved in carrying out computational studies of singlet carbenes and intermolecular complexes formed from singlet carbenes, such as ylides. Ylides are formed from the interaction of molecules containing a heteroatom (such as N, P, O, S, F, or Cl) with a singlet carbene molecule. Such intermolecular complexes are often difficult to study experimentally, due to their short lifetimes and high reactivity. Sulfur ylides are formed when a molecule containing a sulfur atom interacts with a singlet carbene. The lone pair electrons on the sulfur interact with an empty orbital on the carbene. Sulfur ylides are important symthetic intermediates which have recently been employed in the production of designer polymers and the formation of metal-carbene complexes. High-level, large-scale computational studies of sulfur ylides are being performed in order to investigate their structures, properties, energetics, and bonding. (3) Computational Studies of Alkanethiols Chemisorbed on Noble Metal Surfaces Alkanethiols chemisorbed on noble metal surfaces form self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), which consist of densely packed hydrocarbon chains bound to the surface through a covalent interaction between sulfur headgroup and metal surface. Experimental observations of surface-enhanced electronic Raman scattering (SEERS) have been made for alkanethiol SAMs on roughened silver and gold surfaces. In conjunction with Professors Brian Clark and Brian Gregory, we have shown that the electrons involved in SEERS are located in the vicinity of the sulfur headgroup region. Therefore, the electronic structure of the headgroup region plays a key role in understanding the energetics of the alkanethiol SAM systems. Because the recent modeling studies suggest that the electron is localized in the headgroup region, the electronic structure and bonding of the sulfur interacting with the metal surface must be elucidated. In this project, ab initio quantum mechanical calculations are being carried out to obtain a wealth of information about the electronic structure of the system. The focus of the project is two-fold: first, high-level studies are being completed to investigate the interactions of thiolate (and selenate) species with small gold and silver clusters; second, electronic structure calculations are being performed to determine the interactions of two or more thiolate species on larger gold and silver clusters.

Stanlaw, James

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linguistic anthropology, cognition, language and culture contact, popular culture, Japan, Southeast Asia, Co-Editor of Pan-Japan.

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Stein, Wolfgang

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.. I am interested in the sensory processing and plasticity in motor networks and the influence of this plasticity on behavior. For this, I use the arthropod motor circuit as a model system for the integration of sensory information and pattern selecting processes inside the nervous system. The main focus of my work is to determine how networks with small numbers of neurons cope with complex and multimodal sensory input and how higher order circuits select the required patterns from multifunctional motor circuits to perform the adequate behavior.



The ability to handle an overwhelming amount of sensory input and the ability to adequately respond to the situation at hand is the most fascinating property of the nervous system. While this phenomenon plays a key role in everyday life, because it serves to adapt the animal to the changing requirements of the body and the environment, it is also one of the least understood. Intriguingly, even small brains with a limited number of neurons are capable of performing this task. For making the decision what motor program to use, nervous systems, and particularly small ones, require mechanisms to reduce the complexity of the sensory input space and to select the task-relevant sensory information.



In my research, I have so far focused on rhythmic motor patterns, generated by neuronal circuits called central pattern generators in the stomatogastric nervous system of crustaceans. Central pattern generators govern large parts of our behavior such as walking, breathing or chewing. They are multifunctional, i.e. they generate a variety of different patterns to respond adequately to the situation at hand. In an interdisciplinary approach, I aim at relating the neural actions of the brain to the behavior of the animal. My approach combines behavioral observations, neurophysiology on the cellular and circuit levels, optical imaging with fluorescent dyes, and computer-based real-time modeling in closed-loop systems to elucidate general principles of motor pattern selection from multifunctional, adaptive networks. Recently, I have started to use multi-unit optical recording techniques for these purposes and I aim at implementing these tools in my research.


Since many of the same organizing principles pertain to network activity in all animals, my work aims to better elucidate how the nervous system generates a functionally adequate behavior also in "higher" animals, including humans. The principles derived from these experiments and models will then guide us to a more thorough understanding of how animals interact and communicate adequately with their environment. This will then also lead to the implementation of more sophisticated sensory algorithms in mechanical agents, such as robots and artificial limbs.

Steinbach, Harriett

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Steinmetz, Nick

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My research interests include political communication, anti-queer stigma within public health campaigns and critical media studies, focusing primarily on the representations of queerness in reality television.

Stelljes, Scott

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Stephens, Nathan

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Stevens, Michael

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International Psychology Legal, Ethical, and Practice Issues in Clinical-Counseling Psychology Psychology of Personality Behavioral Medicine Ethics Existential Psychology International Psychology

Stevenson, Cheryl

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Stewart, Todd

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Stipp, Karen

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Human behavior in the social environment; School social work; Social work policy; Social work practice; Diversity and Ethics Child well-being; Health disparities; Access to health care; Scholarship of teaching and learning

Stivers, Richard

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 technology, culture, morality, religion, mass media Cultural Sociology, Language/Social Linguistic Theory Recent Book Publication Shades of Loneliness

Stivers, Michael

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Stokes, Brittany

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Communication as Critical Inquiry

Stone, Abigail Chipps

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In 100-level courses like ANT 102: Human Origins, I focus particularly on helping students make connections between course content and issues of relevance to their own lives, including race, inequality, and climate change. This approach engages students from many different majors in a deeper understanding of anthropological concepts. I believe that archaeology and physical anthropology’s time-depth and broad perspective have much to offer students with only a casual interest in the field. In upper level courses like ANT 370: Zooarchaeology, ANT 382: Senior Thesis, and ANT 460: Research Design I challenge students to design and implement original, independent research. These skills serve students well regardless of their future careers. Archaeology; Africa; zooarchaeology; isotopic analysis; mobility; emergence of urbanism; spread of domestic animals in sub-Saharan Africa; socio-economic and political configurations in the past

Stone, Livia K

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My research focuses on the intersections between political activism, cultural change, and visual media. I have a particular interest in anti-capitalist, anti-government social movements in Mexico and the United States. I am the author of Atenco Lives!: Filmmaking and Popular Struggle in Mexico (2019). My work has also apeared in Adjusting the Lens: Community and Collaborative Video in Mexico (2017), Cine político en México (2019), The Journal of Latin American & Caribbean Anthropology, Visual Anthropology Review, Cultural Anthropology, and The Taiwan Journal of Democracy. My current research projects include a historical examination of the ethico-political idea of autogestión in Mexico and a collaborative ethnographic project examining the challenges facing US heartland farmers and the contemporary cultural divide between the urban and the rural.

Story, Derek

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Public Speaking
Communication as Critical Inquiry
Business Information Systems
Human Resources
Cultural & Organizational Communication

Strandquist, Evan

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Streeter, Edward

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Strickler, Stephanie

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Strzepek, Katy

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Stump, Daniel

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Dr. Stump's areas of study include Antebellum, and Cultural and Intellectual history. The title of his dissertation is "A Plan for Teaching American Transcendentalism: Concept and Method." Antebellum America. World War I.

Su, Q Charles

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Dr. Su is a theoretical atomic, molecular and optical physicist. His specialty involves the interaction of laser light with atoms. He has recently discovered atomic stabilization effects in a super-strong field regime. His research includes laser fusion diagnosis, harmonic light generation, electron-electron correlation, laser pulse propagation in media and relativistic quantum dynamics of atoms in external fields. Recently novel cycloatoms have been demonstrated in his lab under the radiation of combined laser and magnetic fields. Prof. Su is the co-director of the Intense Laser Physics Theory Unit at Illinois State, a research center that promotes scientific exchange and actively involves undergraduate researchers. He is a prolific scholar with frequently cited publications and numerous invited presentations and conference organization activities. His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and Research Corporation. His research and teaching have been recognized with awards and feature articles.

Sublett, Michael

Emeritus

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Historical/Political Geography of Illinois and the Midwest; toponomy of the United States

Suess, Steve

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Radio, Journalism, Announcing Performance, Sports Broadcasting, Longform Audio Journalism Radio Uses and Gratifications, Media Education

Suleiman, Zainab Onozasi

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Sullivan, Richard

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Dr. Sullivan regularly teaches a large-enrollment Introduction to Sociology course as well as upper division classes on social movements, higher education, and political sociology. He also teaches social theory at the graduate level. Political Sociology, Education, Social Movements, and Labor Studies. His previous research focused on the social movement dynamics of labor movement revitalization, union organizing among white-collar workers and immigrants working in garment industry sweat shops. He is now working on several projects in the arena of public sociology. This work includes producing a podcast, publishing a regular newsletter, and writing a book that addresses the need to improve the sociological literacy of the general public.

Sundermeier, Ellen

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Sundin, Bridget

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Susina, Jan

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Adolescent Literature and Culture. Children's Literature and Culture. Picture Books and Illustrated Texts. Folk Tales and Literary Fairy Tales. Victorian Literature and Culture. Graphic Novels. 1960s California Renaissance Literature. Lewis Carroll. Charles Dickens. Jane Austen. Adolescent Literature and Culture. Children's Literature Picture Books and Illustrated Texts. Folk Tales and Literary Fairy Tales. Victorian Literature and Culture. Victorian Children's Literature. Visual Culture. Lewis Carroll & Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Children's Film & Digital Media. Charles Dickens. Jane Austen. Comics and Graphic Novels.

Suthaharan, Sivanujan

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Suwandi, Intan

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Swafford, Jane

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Swan-McClendon, Lynda

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Swanson, Elisha

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Sweeney, Laura

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Swerdlik, Mark

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Legal-ethical issues in school psychology Clinical Supervision Clinical Supervision Professional issues in school psychology Multi-tiered Systems of Support/Response to Intervention Impact of Deployment of Soldiers and their families Psychoeducational measurement and its application to psychoeducational assessment

Swindler, James

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Metaphysics, Ethics, History of Philosophy. Click on this link to read the vita for James Swindler: http://philosophy.illinoisstate.edu/faculty/?control=facultyProfile&ID=jkswind&dept=Philosophy

Swisher, Jane

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Szczepura, Lisa

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General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallic Chemistry Significance of Research. As a synthetic chemist, my research efforts focus on preparing new chemical compounds from smaller, previously reported or readily available, starting materials. Specifically, we work with transition metal clusters. Once the metals are assembled into clusters, we incorporate new terminal ligands (L) and investigate the physical properties and reactivity of the resulting compounds. Goals of the research are aimed at developing synthetic methodologies for the design of unique clusters with novel physical properties and unique reactivity. There are key features which make these clusters well suited for a variety of important applications such as imaging, battery materials and catalysis. While our studies are fundamental in nature, we have had an impact in the field.

Key contributions to the discipline include:
The discovery that rhenium chalcogenide clusters activate small molecules via ‘click chemistry’, a term that describes high yield reactions occurring under mild conditions, with few, if any, unwanted byproducts. While the advantages of this type of chemistry are numerous, especially in industrial processes, prior to our studies only a handful of metal complexes demonstrated click chemistry. Our most recent manuscript on this project was published last year (Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 4653, https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2018/dt/c7dt04907b/unauth). These findings were significant in that we established the ability of these clusters to perform unique transformations, opening up the possibility of using these clusters as catalysts, something that had not been imagined previously.

Investigating the viability of cluster based solids as cathode materials in rechargeable lithium batteries. These studies are being conducted in collaboration with researchers at Stony Brook University (Drs. Esther Takeuchi, Kenneth Takeuchi and Amy Marschilok). Our first study, highlighting the high stability and high rate capability of cluster-based materials, was published as a communication in Inorganic Chemistry (2018, 57, 4812, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b00499 ). We are currently conducting studies on clusters containing more earth abundant transition metals.

Preparation of the first hexanuclear clusters containing carbene ligands (Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 10536, https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/cc/c5cc03215f/unauth ). The preparation of these carbene clusters has been attempted by others, without success. Organometallic complexes (i.e. metal complexes containing carbon based ligands) play an extremely important role in synthetic and industrial chemistry, and carbene ligands are particularly valuable in facilitating key organic transformations. This report ushered in a new area of carbon based ligands for these cluster complexes and we are only beginning to examine the preparation and study of clusters containing more reactive carbon-donor ligands.

An invited review chapter included in a special issue of Structure and Bonding (2019, 180, 75). This issue was dedicated to Marcel Sergent, a pioneer in the study of rhenium-based cluster complexes. This chapter reviews key synthetic methodologies that have been developed (by us and other researchers) which are necessary for the ultimate design of clusters for specific applications.

Tackett, Mary

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Talbot, Jennifer

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Tanui, Melon

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Introduction to Sociology with Dr. Aaron Pitluck Women health and Early child marriages

Tarhule, Aondover

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Tawzer, Evan

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Tay, Amanda

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Taylor, Irene

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Composition and Creative Writing Age Related Studies, Life Writing/Memoir/Personal Essay

Taylor, Jason W

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Templeton, Jeffrey

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Teplova, Maryna

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ESL writing, Creative Writing - poetry; teaching composition TESOL, Composition Studies, Creative Writing, Linguistics,

Tetteh, Kelvin

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Thayn, Jonathan

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I am a proponent of research-based learning. My remote sensing and biogeography courses are built around research projects. Students typically complete the bulk of the project during the semester with the goal of submitting the completed work to scientific peer-review. This holds students’ attention, introduces them to research and the value of the material discussed in class, and introduces a sense of authenticity to coursework. Smaller research projects are used in my geography of Latin America course. Most of my work focuses on characterizing and modeling landscape-scale ecosystem function and response to perturbation using time-series' of satellite imagery. I am particularly interested in applications associated with agriculture, grassland and forest ecosystems, and archaeology. Much of my work is done in the Great Plains region of the United States and in Latin America.

Themanson, Jason

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Thiagarajah, Ranee

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Thomas, Denise

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Thomas, Jill

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Advisor for Geography, Geography Education, Earth & Space Sciences Education, and Geography minors; Geography Lecturer; Staff Cartographer; Director of Cartographic Services Laboratory. Cartographer for the journals "Illinois History Magazine," and "Material Culture" and the State of Illinois K-12 Educational Testing Assessment Program. Research Interests: Quality Map Design; Cartography in the Elementary School Classroom. Teaching Interests: Introduction to Cartography; Cartographic Processes; The Travelers World. Personal Interests: Volleyball, Running, Reading, House Restoration, Foster Parenting, and Traveling.

Thomas, Lindsey

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Thomas, Roger

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Thompson, Charles

Professor Emeriti

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Directing undergraduate-, M.S.-, and Ph.D.- student research The evolutionary, physiological, and behavioral ecology of birds.

Thompson, Torri

Emeritus

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Thornton, Carol

Emeritus

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Tidmarsh, Bryanna

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youth literature, social justice, activism Queer theory, feminist ethics of care, activist rhetoric, children's and YA literature

Tinlin, Ryan

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Tipnis, Shailesh

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Tobias, Jennifer

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Elementary Mathematics Education Prospective teachers' understanding of rational number concepts and operations.

Topdar, Sudipa

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• Colonial and Modern South Asian History • Gandhi and Non-Violence • Colonial Education in India • Culture and British Empire • History of the Body • Education and schooling in colonial India • Colonial childhoods • Children’s literature in colonial India • Nationalism and citizenship • History of the body, gender and masculinity

Toro-Morn, Maura

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Maura I. Toro-Morn joined the faculty of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the early 1990's. Currently, she is the Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program. In a recent interview for ISU’s Daily Vidette she was quoted as saying; “for immigrants like myself, we will always be connected and will exist in a transnational field, always seeking a connection to our new home." She is currently devoted to teaching courses in the Sociology department that overlap with Latin American and Latino Studies. She is also a core faculty member for the Women and Gender Studies Program where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes. As a scholar in the fields of immigration and sociology, she has always been curious about why people move, how, and what are the consequences of their movements thus she has devoted a significant part of her career to studying migrations in a global perspective. She began to address the complexities of migration while researching the social class and gender dimensions of Puerto Rican migration to Chicago. She is part of a generation of scholars that has taken on that task of exploring the gender specific qualities of contemporary migrations, work that has contributed to the historicizing Latino immigration to the Midwest and to making the experiences of women immigrants across diverse geographies visible. Her work is also relevant because it contributes to analyzing how gender and race systems of inequality intersect in the recruitment and deployment of Latina women workers.

Through both her research and teaching, she is devoted to investigating, teaching, and working toward equality for people on issues of ethnicity, race, gender, and social class. This commitment was recognized in 1998 when Toro-Morn was awarded the David Strand Diversity Award.

Torrealba, Gabriel

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Tranel, Lisa

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Geomorphology, Sedimentology, Natural Disasters, GIS Examining the evolution of mountain landscapes and drainage basins as a result of interactions between tectonic, geomorphic and climatic processes. Reconstruction of erosional & tectonic histories in bedrock and sedimentary systems using tools including apatite (U-Th)/He thermochronometry & cosmogenic radionuclides. Spatial variation of erosion in the Teton Range, Wyoming

Trask, Tisa

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Trepac, Kris

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Trites, Roberta

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Children's Literature
Adolescent Literature
Feminism and narrative theory in children's and adolescent literature; Louisa May Alcott; Mark Twain

Troelstrup, Holms

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Publishing Studies, Digital Publishing, Professional Communication, Creative Writing, Poetry Bookmaking and book arts, contemporary poetry, professional communication, publishing, publishing pedagogy, cover and interior book design, creative writing pedagogy, social media marketing and other digital marketing

Trouille, Mary

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Mary Trouille is Professor of French and a member of the Women & Gender Studies affiliate faculty. Since joining the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures in the fall of 1993, Trouille has taught a wide variety of courses on French language, literature, and culture. She especially enjoys teaching courses that draw on her specialization in gender studies and early modern French literature. Among the courses she has developed at ISU are Gender and Power in Contemporary France, The Theater of Molière and the "Woman Question" in 17th-Century France, French and Francophone Women's Autobiography, Marriage and Domestic Violence in 18th-Century French Literature and Society, and The Metamorphoses of the Don Juan Figure in French Literature. Trouille also regularly teaches two courses she created for ISU's General Education Program: Literary Narrative: The Eighteenth Century on Film (LAN 125) and Perspectives on Gender in the Humanities (LAN/ENG/COM 128). Mary Trouille's research cuts across literature, social history, legal history, and gender studies. She is the author of two books: Sexual Politics in the Enlightenment: Women Writers Read Rousseau (SUNY, 1997) and Wife-Abuse in Eighteenth-Century France (published in 2009 by the Voltaire Foundation in the series Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century). In 2010, she published a critical edition and English translation of Stéphanie de Genlis's 1782 gothic tale Histoire de la Duchesse de C*** in the Texts and Translation series published by the London-based Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA). She is currently completing a critical edition of another late eighteenth-century text: Rétif de la Bretonne's 1789 novel Ingénue Saxancour, to be published by the MHRA in 2013. She has also begun research for a book-length project on rape in eighteenth-century French literature, law, and society. Trouille is the translator of the first volume of Rethinking France: Les Lieux de Memoire, a collection of essays on French history and historiography edited by Pierre Nora and David Jordan (University of Chicago Press, 2002).

Tsouvala, Georgia

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Professor Tsouvala teaches all levels of Greek and Roman history, as well as more specialized survey courses and seminars on Greco-Roman history, Alexander the Great, and Greek and Roman Women and Sexuality. Professor Tsouvala also teaches Western Civilization I to 1500, First Year Latin, and Ancient Greek. Dr. Georgia Tsouvala specializes in women's history in the Greco-Roman world, Greek archaeology, Greek literature, and Greek epigraphy. Her current research focuses on the history and literature of Greece in the early Roman Empire, women's history, Plutarch, inscriptions, and Archaic technology.

Tuleassi, Jessica

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Turman, Catelin

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Transatlantic Modernism
Critical Trauma Studies
Material Feminisms
Life Writing

Turner, Justin

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Ugor, Maya

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Ugor, Paul

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20th-21st Century Postcolonial Anglophone World Literature; African Literature and Cinema; African Popular Culture; Cultural Theory; Media Cultures in the Global South; and Postcolonial Theory. My research and teaching interests are concerned with new social processes—in global politics, economy, information and communication technologies, cultural/textual representations, and everyday life—and the new social responses which these social changes elicit, especially from amongst marginal groups like youth and women in postcolonial settings.

Ure, Charlotte

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Urey, Diane

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V, Laura

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Valadez, David

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Valente, Judith

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Van Der Laan, JM

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Vanden Eynden, Charles

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Vanden Eynden, Joan

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Varga-Harris, Christine

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Russian history from the 800s through the 1990s; postwar/Communist/Cold War Eastern Europe through 1989; gender and imperialism; material and consumer culture Russia (especially from 1945-1964/the late Stalin and Khrushchev eras); postwar Eastern Europe; daily life and material culture; Communist ideology and society; gender; Soviet cultural relations with non-aligned countries during the 1950s and 1960s.

Ventimiglia, Andrew

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Media law and policy, mass media ethics

Verner, Jay

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Verticchio, Heidi

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Preparation for Graduate School Applications
Professional Issues
Coding, Billing, and Reimbursement
Holistic Admissions in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Student Mental Health and Well-being

Vidal-Gadea, Andres

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1) Neuroscience
2) Molecular techniques
3) Neuroethology
4) Behavioral genetics
My lab uses the nematode C. elegans and the marbled crayfish to study the molecular and neural underpinnings of behavior. We harness these insights to the study of neural and muscular pathologies. Our approach is integrative and combines forward and reverse genetics, immunohistochemistry, calcium imaging, optogenetics, and in-depth behavioral analysis. We currently focus on three topics: magnetic field detection and orientation, the etiology and prevention of degeneration during Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and the adaptation of molecular techniques to the study of neuroscience in crustaceans.

Magnetic field detection and orientation:
Many organisms detect and use the magnetic field of the earth to navigate their environment. While much progress has been made in this exciting field, no magneto transduction mechanism has been identified in any animal. After demonstrating that nematodes can detect and orient to magnetic fields, our lab identified the first set of neurons capable of detecting this invisible force field. Our lab presently works to: 1) characterize the magnetic orientation behavior of C. elegans; 2) identify the molecular transduction mechanism allowing worms to detect magnetic fields; 3) determine how the magnetosensory neurons encode magnetic information; 4) evaluate the effects of non-terrestrial magnetic fields on animal viability.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy:
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a lethal disease affecting 1 in 3500 males caused by deleterious mutations in DYS1, a giant gene encoding the dystrophin protein. Progress in this field is hindered by lack of animal models faithfully recreating the disease beyond the genetic lesion (e.g. muscular degeneration, loss of ambulation). We devised the first assay able to fully recapitulate the progression of the disease in animals. We then conducted a genetic screen and isolated mutants able to overcome the effects of the disease. My students now work to identify these mutations hoping to bring relief to those suffering with this disease. We are also using this and similar assays to evaluate different types of exercise that might prove protective for dystrophic musculature.

Adaptation of molecular techniques to the study of neuroscience in crustaceans:
For well over a century, crustaceans have proven immensely useful in neuroscience research. Key has been their unmatched ability to withstand a multitude of synchronous neuronal investigations. In recent years advances in molecular and genetic techniques allowed many model organisms to jump to the forefront of research, however crustaceans have remained somewhat insulated from this revolution due in part to their complex life histories. Our lab is presently collaborating with the Stein lab at ISU, and the Lyco lab in Germany to bring crustaceans into the age of modern genetics. We are using the marbled crayfish, a parthenogenetic species that easily breeds in the lab to adapt current molecular and genetic techniques to the study of neuroscience and behavior in crustaceans.

Vietti, Brittney

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Villegas Vera, Yesenia

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Vlasov, Dmitrii

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Geology, Natural Disasters, Urban Geochemistry geology, disasters, urban pollution, heavy metals, benzo[a]pyrene, environmental geochemistry, medical geology, road dust, aerosols, soils, precipitation, air pollution, water ecosystems, geochemical interactions, partitioning, source apportionment, geochemical ratios, public health risks, sustainable development

Vogel, Brooklyn

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Vogel, Laura

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I have taught BSC 160 Microbiology and Society, BSC 203 Cell Biology, BSC 204 Biological Investigations, BSC 260 Microbiology, BSC 354 Biotechnology II, BSC 367 Immunology, BSC 420 Immunology Seminar and BSC 450 Advanced Immunology. My laboratory is interested in immune regulation. We study immune responses at the cellular level, but also incorporate genetics and biochemistry as well as environmental effects. We have several projects in the lab, including several collaborative projects. For more information on research projects, please visit my webpage!

Wagman, Jeffrey

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Introduction to Psychology; Perception; Cognition and Learning; Cognitive Science Perception-action; ecological psychology; Haptic perception and tool use; Perceptual learning; Perception of affordances

Walker, Joyce

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Research Methods, Pedagogies for Teaching Writing, Life Writing, Genre Studies, Cultural-Historical Activity Theory Using Genre studies and Cultural-Historical Activity Theory pedagogies in the teaching of writing; folk music and community formation; writing transfer and uptake

Walters, William D.

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Editor of the journal "Material Culture". Research Interests: past cultural landscapes especially town locations and Midwestern vernacular structures; historic preservation; McLean County geography and historic preservation. Teaching Interests: Historical Geography; Political Geography, Geography of Europe.

Wang, T Y

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Asian Politics Research Methods Asian Politics, cross-Strait Relations, US-China Relations, Research Methods

Wang, Xing

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Actuarial Science
Finance
Data Analysis
Applied Statistics
Xing Wang's research interests include risk measure, mortality, annuities and their statistical inference. Her work focus on statistical inference about risk measures under the heavy-tailed losses and the valuation processes for the large portfolios of the variable annuities.

Warfield, Janet

Emeritus

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Wargo, Betsy

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Waters, George

Professor

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Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Game Theory Macro/Monetary Economics, Game Theory, Models of Learning, Asset Pricing

Webber, Julie

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Theory POL 261: Classical Political Theory POL 262: Modern Political Theory POL 265: American Political Thought POL 461: Seminar in Political Theory POL 361: Topics in Political Theory (Theories of the Subject) POL 339: Playground to Politics (Comedy and Satire in American Politics) Feminist Theory, Gender and Sexuality POL 225: Women and Politics WGS 391: Going Global: Overcoming Violence Against Women & the Girl-child POL 338: Gender and Political Theory POL 337: Gay and Lesbian Politics and Theory Political tragedy and violence; Youth Politics Political comedy & Media; Globalization & IR Theory Feminist Theory & Women and Politics: American Political Theory & Pragmatism (Intellectual history of) LGBTQI Rights, Policy, Theory; Gender and Policy

Webster, Mandy

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Creative Writing, Composition, Technical Writing, and Contemporary Literature

Weeks, Andrew

Emeritus

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Weier, Jacklyn

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Feminist Theory, Queer and Trans Theory, Human Geography, Cultural Anthropology, Nature-Society Geographies, Political Economy - Communes and the Intentional Communities Movement
- Feminist Political Economy
- Feminism and the Commons
- Queer Geographies

Weldon, Sharon

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We study two structurally distinct forms of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase found in either the cytosol (PEPCK-C) or mitochondria (PEPCK-M). Although the two forms are 40% nonidentical in amino acid makeup, they are similar in structure and catalysis. Hormones (e.g., glucagon, insulin) and diet influence transcription of the PEPCK-C gene, but not the PEPCK-M gene. We use site-directed mutagenesis of cDNAs for both isozymes in order to determine effects of specific amino acids on catalytic function. We also study the influence of structure on protein and mRNA stability of these PEPCK isozymes. The short half-life and hormonal control of PEPCK-C suggests that there are labile regions in either the mRNA or protein.

Welker, Page

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Wellin, Christopher

Associate Professor Emeriti

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Chris Wellin is a sociologist whose teaching and research interests focus on critical gerontology; the study of work and occupations; and qualitative/interpretive research methods. Wellin has done ethnographic studies in diverse settings and communities, including technical theatre, factory work, and paid caregiving, especially for older people facing chronic illness and disability. Wellin's project has been to document and theorize informal, often tacit, work skills and their implications for the social organization of work and formal systems of authority. His publications have appeared in such outlets as Current Research on Occupations and Professions; Teaching Sociology; Qualitative Sociology; Journal of Aging and Social Policy; and the Handbook of Ethnography. A report summarizing ethnographic research on paid caregiving was commissioned by a committee of the National Academy of Sciences. He edited and contributed two chapters to the (2018) book, Critical Gerontology Comes of Age, published by Routledge (New York & London). Aging and the life course; Caregiving for people who are older and/or face chronic illness or disability; Sociology of work/occupations; careers; Qualitative research methods; Teaching/pedagogy.

Wesselmann, Eric

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Social Psychology;
Research Methods;
Psychology & Popular Culture (film/comics/music)
Social Connection and Exclusion;
Sexual Harassment;
Stigmatization;
Religion/Spirituality;
Moral Decision-Making;
Media, Fandom, & Popular Culture (film/comics/music)

West, Autumn

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West, Douglas

Emeritus

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Wester, Kenneth

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Mr Ken Wester is an educational specialist coordinating the Department's Physics Teacher Education (PTE) program. Wester came to Illinois State University from the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science where he taught various levels of High School physics for 19 years. While teaching he has received various national awards including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Education and is Nationally Board Certified in Science.   He is involved with various professional organizations including AAPT and NSTA.  

Westerhout, Julian

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Whalen, Robert

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Whitesel, Jason

Associate Professor

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Whitman, Wendi

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Widergren, Tracy

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Wiggins, Emily

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Wiggins, Linda

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Wiggins, Stacey

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Wilkinson, Brian

Professor Emeriti

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Willetts, Marion

Professor

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I teach courses primarily in stratification and in Animals and Society, as well as in research methods (both graduate and undergraduate). I also teach on occasion courses in family history. My research focuses on animal shelters and sanctuaries. Most recently, my research has focused on animal hoarding among animal rescue workers, and capture-neuter-vaccinate-release programs for street dogs in Bhutan.

Williams, Pica

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Williams, Ken

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Williams, Natilie

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Willmitch, Thomas

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Exoplanets and binary star systems.

Winger, Stewart

Associate Professor

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Dr. Winger offers courses in Civil War and Reconstruction, American Religious History, U.S. Legal and Constitutional History, Global Fundamentalisms, and U.S. Economic History. He has helped lead a multi-faculty Global Religions course that began in 2019. Dr. Winger is currently co-editing a volume on ex parte Milligan, a landmark civil liberties case that arose out of the Civil War and that has recently assumed new importance in controversies surrounding the conduct of the "War on Terror."

He is also writing a book titled The Fostering Care of Government: Abraham Lincoln and Internal Improvements. By reworking Lincoln's legislative record especially, the book seeks to restore Lincoln's economic program to a central position in Lincoln interpretation neglected since Gabor Boritt's Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream.

Winsor, Matthew

Associate Professor

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Calculus, Geometry, Secondary teaching methods, History of mathematics. Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation, Teaching English Language Learners Mathematics

Wodika, Ben

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Introductory Biology
Botany
Restoration Ecology
Restoration Ecology
Community Ecology

Harman, Kelly

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Wolff, Miriam

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Wood, Amy

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She teaches courses on American cultural and intellectual history, on U.S. southern history, and on historical methods and research. Professor Wood specializes in American cultural and intellectual history in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the history of the U.S. South. She is the author of Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940 (University of North Carolina Press, 2009), which examines visual representations of lynching and the construction of white supremacy in the Jim Crow era. Lynching and Spectacle won the Lillian Smith Book Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award in History. Her most recent book is Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South (University of Illinois Press, 2019), co-edited with Natalie Ring (UT-Dallas). She is also the co-guest editor of issue of Mississippi Quarterly on lynching, representation, and memory (2008) and the editor of the volume on violence for the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (University of North Carolina Press, 2011). Her current book project, "Sympathy for the Devil: The Criminal in the American Imagination" (under contract, Oxford University Press) is an intellectual and cultural history of crime and punishment at the turn of the twentieth century.

Wood, Rachel

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Woodruff, Jennifer

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Woolard, Chad

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Wu, Shengtian

Assistant Professor

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Academic assessment and interventions, behavior modification & Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment and Intervention. School consultation, parent training, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Academic interventions.

Dai, Xiaotian

Assistant Professor

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Xu, Maochao

Professor

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Statistical modeling; Cyber risk analysis; Cybersecurity insurance

Yacucci, Amy

Unknown

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Autism, school aged language, articulation, phonology, literacy, written language, AAC School age Language, autism, literacy, AAC

Yamskulna, Gaywalee

Professor

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Vertex operator algebras. For more information about Yamskulna's research, please visit https://about.illinoisstate.edu/gyamsku/.

Serna Maldonado, Yaritza

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Yawson, Vivian

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SOC 108 - Contemporary Social Problems in Global Perspective Migration Studies

Yigitbilek, Demet

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ESL Composition

Young, Robert

Emeritus

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Yuen, Void

Unknown

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Literary publishing, multimodal composition, prose writing, AI science fiction Queer rhetorics, asexual rhetorics, disability rhetorics, multimodal composition, AI science fictions, metanarrative

Zhang, Kevin

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Principles of Economics, International Trade, International Finance, and Advanced International Economic Analysis Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), International Tarde, International Finance, Chinese Economy, Economic Development, Regional/Urban Economics

Zhao, Wenhua

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Zhukovska, Lesya

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Zich, Raymond

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Ziem, Cindy

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Zigerell, LJ

Associate Professor

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Judicial politics. Constitutional law. Legal thinking. Research methods Race and sex bias. Researcher bias

Zoellick, Raechel

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Zompetti, Joseph

Professor

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I teach courses in civic engagement, rhetoric, and argumentation. My courses usually involve aspects of rhetorical theory, rhetorical criticism, critical theory, cultural studies, civic engagement and social movement theories and magic. My research interests include the rhetoric of Sacco & Vanzetti, the rhetoric of Dante, Gramsci, civic engagement, rhetorical theory and criticism, and the rhetoric of magic.

Zona, Kirstin

Professor

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I am currently teaching a large undergraduate lecture course called "Narratives of Potential," in which we explore what it means, via a wide variety of literary texts, to actualize one's potential as a human being in our current historical-cultural moment. This course draws upon the myriad research and teaching interests that I've been committed to over the years: poetry and poetics, literature, creative writing, literary theory, women's studies, sexuality and gender studies, ecocriticism, veganism, contemplative practice in higher education, pedagogies of liberation, and emergent strategy. I am fascinated and compelled by the study of human potential, an avenue of inquiry that is inextricable from and begs consideration of the ecologies of which we're a part. It is impossible to pursue rigorous study of human potential without simultaneously looking at the ways we exist in relationship with non-human animals and the living earth. My current research project draws from a wide range of texts and expressive practices: poetry, theory, literature, philosophy, memoir, photography, drawing, and journals/letters/emails.

Zuo, Jia

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