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Stelljes, Scott

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Adachi, Nobuko

Associate Professor

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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 Awards: ? 1) University Research Initiative Award, Illinois State University (2009) 2) The Dean's Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement, College of Art and Sciences (2007)

Adams, Kelly

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Adedze, Agbenyega

Associate Professor

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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

Academic Staff

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CSD: 332  Clinical Process:  Evaluation and Treatment

Adhikari, Bibek

Associate Professor

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Principles of Economics, Public Economics, Current Economic Issues. Economic and behavioral effects of tax systems and various reforms such as tax, decentralization, and structural reforms; taxpayer responses to rules and enforcements.

Ahmed, Md Kaiser

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Aideyan, Osaore

Assistant Professor

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Comparative and International Politics African Politics, Developing Countries Politics of Development International and Community Development Governance Structure of Development Programs Community Development

Ajayi, Olukayode

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Akman, Fusun

Full Professor

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Mathematics

Akman, Olcay

Full Professor

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Mathematics

Albright, Stacy

Staff

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Almburg, Rachel

Master's Student

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Almeida Velez, Maria

Master's Student

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Alstrum, James

Emeritus

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Amato, Joe

Assistant Professor

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Creative writing and literature The novel, creative writing pedagogy

Anderson, April

Adjunct Faculty

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Anderson, David

Emeritus

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Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Religion, Cognitive Science Realism-Antirealism Debates, Philosophy of Mind, Intentionality, Theories of Reference, Phenomenal Consciousness

Anderson, Jamie

Staff

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Anderson, Roger

Full Professor

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Plant Ecology Restoration ecology Human Ecology

Andrade, Louis

Emeritus

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Andricks, Karla

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Ansher, Jay

Staff

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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)

As part of the department's outreach efforts, Dr. Ansher is 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.

Applegate, James

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Arledge, Taylor

Master's Student

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Armstrong, Joseph

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Organismal botany: economic botany, plant diversity, plant taxonomy, plant identification, herbarium collection curation, plant form and function, plant morphology, rain forest ecology. Floral biology, floral development and evolution, pollination of Magnolialean trees especially nutmegs and custard apples, florivory. Ecology of hemiparasitic plants and their impact on grassland communities.

Asbury, Bryan

Lecturer

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Avant, Deneca

Assistant Professor

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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

Backer, Jacqueline

Master's Student

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Baek, Jae

Assistant Professor

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

Bahmanian, Mohammad

Assistant Professor

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Bailey, Alison

Full Professor

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Feminist Philosophy and Theory, Philosophy of Race, Reproductive Justice, Epistemologies of Ignorance. My interdisciplinary scholarship is rooted firmly in the premises of feminist epistemology. Knowledge is socially situated. Marginalized groups of knowers are positioned to know and experience the world in ways that are structurally invisible to dominant groups. Fresh scholarly approaches to social justice are revealed when inquiry begins in the lives of the marginalized. This familiar cluster of insights has guided my research on reproductive justice, white privilege and moral responsibility, epistemic injustice, epistemologies of ignorance, feminist pedagogy, and philosophical responses to intersectionality. I’m currently at work on three scholarly projects. (1) My most recent project addresses the role of “knowing resistant anger” in response to practices of silencing at the heart of epistemic injustice. (2) I’ve recently completed a pedagogical project that applies the insights from the epistemologies of ignorance literature to track how knowledge and ignorance circulate in philosophy classrooms that address social justice issues. (3) I’m also working on collection of essays The Unlevel Knowing Field: Feminist Meditations on Race, Gender, and Knowledge.

Bailey, Rita

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Pediatric and Adult Dysphagia Voice and Voice Disorders Research Methods Introduction to Organic Disorders of Speech: Voice, Head and Neck Cancer, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders, and Dysphagia Neuropathologies of Speech Pediatric and Adult Dysphagia Augmentative/Alternative Communication Voice Service-learning Pre-Literacy to Literacy

Bailey, Angela

Lecturer

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Bajwa, Neet Priya

Associate Professor

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Baker, Margaret

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Baker, Fortuna

Staff

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Baldwin, John

Full Professor

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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

Ballard, Jordan

Master's Student

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Banik, Tenley

Associate Professor

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Mineralogy, Petrology, Volcanic Processes, Evolution of Earth Petrology, Volcanology, Geochemistry; Evolution of silicic crust; Icelandic petrology; porphyry copper systems

Banks Wimbley, Brea

Associate Professor

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Cognitive Assessment, Theories and Practice of Counseling Children and Adolescents, Multicultural Psychological Practice Microaggression; Student of color experiences in higher education; Autism Spectrum Disorder

Banks, Wilson

Emeritus

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Barker, David

Associate Professor

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

Lind, Elizabeth

Staff

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Women and family life on the American frontier between 1865 and 1900. Support systems and improvised "town" life surrounding industrialization sites during the same time period. Preservation and restoration of historical artifacts.

Barrett, Jeffrey

Full Professor

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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 is currently Principal Investigator of a four-year project, Learning Trajectories to Support the Growth of Measurement Knowledge: Pre-K through Middle School in collaboration with Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama at the University of Denver along with Craig Cullen, a colleague at Illinois State University. Barrett recently completed a related four-year project: A Longitudinal Examination of Children’s Developing Knowledge of Measurement: Mathematical and Scientific Concept and Strategy Growth from Pre-K to Grade 5 in collaboration with Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama at the University of Denver. Both projects are part of the Discovery Research K-12 Program of the National Science Foundation.

Barter, Rachel

Master's Student

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Bartz, Emily

Master's Student

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Basterretxea, Gorka

Master's Student

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Bauer, Adam

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Bauer, Taylor

Master's Student

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Gender Studies, Polarization in Political Discourse

Baumgartner, Kitrina

Master's Student

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Baur, John

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Analytical Chemistry (CHE 215 and 315) Electrochemistry Chemical Instrumentation Bioanalytical Chemistry Chemical nanosensors and microsensors are valuable tools for investigating complex biological systems. These tiny sensors, which have active sensing elements between 100 nm and 10 µm wide (about 1/1000th to 1/10th the diameter of a hair), can measure very small changes in concentration in real time with very high spatial resolution. Such advantages can be exploited in two ways. First, a chemical image can be created by systematically measuring the concentrations of chemical species as a function of sensor location. A technique that we extensively employ, Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM), is based upon this principle. Second, transient and localized changes in the concentration of a chemical species can be monitored in real time using a stationary sensor. This is principle serves as the basis of several techniques (such as amperometry and fast-scan voltammetry) for real-time monitoring dynamic biological systems. 5 µm microsensor Our research is aimed at combining these two powerful approaches into a single instrument, the Biological Scanning Electrochemical Microscope (BioSECM), particularly for investigating neurotransmitter release from cultured neurons during growth and neurodegeneration. One significant advantage of the BioSECM over other methods for investigating these systems is that topographical and chemical imaging can take place simultaneously. This means that structure-function relationships of neurons (or model neurons) can be studied. Schematic Diagram of the BioSECM Imaging Process Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this research, students from both biology and chemistry (or biochemistry) are needed. Those with an interest or aptitude in instrumentation (e.g. electronics, computer hardware, and computer programming), cell culture, or nanotechnology will find this research particularly rewarding. In order to realize the potential of the BioSECM, substantial improvements in the instrumentation and the sensor must be achieved. These improvements, along with brief descriptions of the biological applications of the instrument, are summarized below. Instrument Improvement In order to use the SECM for high-resolution chemical and topographical imaging of biological samples, we must develop our own hardware, software, and techniques. We have recently developed a method for imaging cultured model neurons directly in the growth media, a critical step toward our long-term goal of measuring release during neuronal development. However, this goal can only be achieved if the BioSECM is adapted to function under incubation conditions (i.e. 37°C, 5% CO2 atmosphere), and so we are presently developing an incubation chamber suitable for this purpose. BioSECM image (left) of a cultured model neuron recorded with a 5 µm microsensor Sensor Development The sensor is the heart of the SECM. It provides the specificity necessary for chemical imaging, and its size determines the spatial resolution of the technique. For this reason, a primary thrust of our research is the development of new chemically selective nanosensors and microsensors. Presently, we are working to modify carbon nano-ring sensors so that they are capable of imaging neurotransmitter release and imaging cell morphology with high resolution. We are also developing multifunctional sensors that will be capable of imaging multiple species simultaneously. Applications Neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis. One distinct advantage of the BioSECM is its capability for imaging both cell morphology and neurotransmitter release. We wish to investigate how neurotransmitter release, both its time course and spatial distribution, changes during neuronal growth and the formation of synapses with other cells, a process known as synaptogenesis. By studying these processes, we can learn fundamental mechanisms involved in neuronal development. Neurodegeneration. The types of microsensors and nanosensors used for the BioSECM are also capable of producing short-lived chemical species that are known exert oxidative stress on cells. These reactive oxygen species (predominately superoxide, O2-, hydroxyl radical, •OH, and hydrogen peroxide, H2O2) are suspected of playing a role in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Syndrome. We plan to use the BioSECM to apply a local dose of the reactive oxygen species and then image changes in morphology and neurotransmitter release. In this way the role of reactive oxygen species in neurodegeneration can be investigated, and potential therapies evalutated. Simultaneous detection of neurotransmitter release (black) and cell morphology (red)

Beck, Ann

Full Professor

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Counseling, Research Methods Dr. Beck's primary research interests are in the area of students' stress levels as associated with enrollment in a clinical discipline and techniques that facilitate students' stress management. Additionally, she conducts research in the area of augmentative and alternative communication. Specifically, she has investigated the attitudes of children and adolscents toward their peers who use AAC and the efficacy of various AAC interventions.

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; Community Development; Intro. Soc.; Senior Experience; Foundations of Inquiry. Community and economic development practice, rural community well-being, spatial inequality, persistently poor communities

Belomoina, Lyudmila

Master's Student

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Language variation, second language writing, dialects and education, ESL endorsement in K-12 Language Arts classroom

Benson, Carol

Emeritus

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Bergfield, Justin

Associate Professor

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Dr. Bergfield's research spans a wide range of fascinating topics.

Bergner, Raymond

Full Professor

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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

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Bernardi, Donald

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Fourth Fifth and Sixth amendment issues

Biddle, Kathryn

Master's Student

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Billingsly, Danica

Lecturer

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Binning, John

Associate Professor

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Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Employment decision making Talent assessment and management; Validation of employment decision systems; Science of competency modeling;

Bishop, Tiffany

Master's Student

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Writing and Literature

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

Blanco Lobo, German

Assistant Professor

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

Blaney, Joseph

Full Professor

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Media Effects, Campaigns, Crisis Communication Repair of Public Image, Media Pedagogy

Bloom, Amy

Instructional Assistant Professor

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

Boaz, John

Emeritus

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Boesdorfer, Sarah

Assistant 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

Academic Staff

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Aural Rehab

Bogue, Ross

Staff

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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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Boolman, Jennifer

Staff

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Born, Harold

Emeritus

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Borow, Ann

Master's Student

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Literature Literature

Borowicz, Victoria

Assistant 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.

Bowden, Rachel

Full Professor

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

Bowman, Clarence

Emeritus

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Bowman, Heidi

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Composition, Gender in the Humanities Writing research identity, animals, psychology, community-building in the classroom

Boyer, Kevin

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Bradley, Robert

Emeritus

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Brasseur, Lee

Full Professor

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Technical writing, Editing, Visual Communication, Medical Rhetoric,Document Design, Gender Issues in Technical Communication Technical Communication in the Fetal Ultrasound Exam, Cultural critiques of technical visual information, Graphing and charting processes, Workplace Ethnographies of visual design, Florence Nightingale

Braswell, Gregory

Associate Professor

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Developmental research methods; Educational psychology; Black psychology 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.

Bratslavsky, Lauren

Assistant Professor

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

Brehm, Joan

Full Professor

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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

Associate Professor

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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

Associate Professor

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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, Robert

Full Professor

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Writing, 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

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Brophy, Nathaniel

Master's Student

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Brown, David

Associate Professor

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Recent Courses: Undergraduate: Introductory Sociology, Sociological Inquiry, Sociology Of Culture. Graduate: Sociological Theory, Sociology of Culture. Recent M.A. Thesis Committee Topics: Educational stratification, Work/Occupations/Organizations, Popular Culture and Media, Technology, Environment, Community, Historical Sociology. Sociological Theory, Cultural and Historical Sociology, Organizations, Education, Stratification, Methods of Historical Inquiry.

Brown, Lauren

Emeritus

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Brown, Lynn

Emeritus

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Browne, James

Master's Student

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Bruckner, Christine

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Bryant, George

Master's Student

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Budikova, Dagmar

Full Professor

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Quantitative Research Methods, Climatology Physical Climatology & Hydroclimatology: Interannual and decadal climate variability (ENSO, PDO, NAO/AO); climate change; Arctic climatology; North American climatology

Bularzik, Eileen

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Language Arts/Literacy, English Education, Writing and Children's writing development Children's writing, Young adult literature, English Language Arts Programs

Buller, Thomas

Full Professor

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

Bullington, Tristan

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Bunge, Ryan

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Bunting, Roger

Instructional Assistant Professor

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            Nanoparticulate Semiconductors
            Conducting Polymers and Composites
            Chemical Photographic Systems

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Burnett, Gene

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Burningham, Bruce

Full Professor

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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

Academic Staff

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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; introductiont to research Consumer markets; trade shows; global and comparative history/macrosociology; economic development

Burt, Susan

Full Professor

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Grammar (and Pragmatics), Pragmatic Issues in Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics (and Bilingualism), History of English, Language ideologies Intercultural Pragmatics: Language Choice, Speech Act Realization, Politeness Theories
Language Shift, Address terms

Butler, David

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Byerley, Jeremy

Master's Student

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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, Bee Diversity in Fragmented Prairies, Evolution in Fragmented, Heterogeneous and Changing Environments

Byers, Marilyn

Emeritus

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Byler, Philip

Master's Student

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Social and political justice, cooperative enterprises, community development

Cachey, Elizabeth

Master's Student

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Caldwell, Cindy

Staff

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Calero, Elizabeth

Master's Student

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Campbell, Julie

Associate Professor

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Infant and child behavior, statistics 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. Departures from the traditional use of statistical methods into the land of longitudinal data analysis are frequent and especially stimulating for me.

Campbell, Kim

Assistant Professor

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Campbell-Raufer, Cathleen

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Capparella, Angelo

Associate Professor

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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

Carlson, Shanna

Academic Staff

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

Carpenter, Nathan

Academic Staff

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Carr, Caleb

Assistant Professor

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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, Robert

Academic Staff

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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, James

Emeritus

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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.

Cashman, Ryan

Master's Student

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Cass, Cynthia

Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Associate

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Hands on research! Reducing dependence upon non-renewable energy sources by optimizing the deconstructability of lignocellulosic biomass.

Castillo, Marinelly

Lecturer

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Spanish grammar structures  

 

Casto, Joseph

Associate Professor

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

Cates, Gary

Full Professor

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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.

Chalian, Sona

Staff

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Chapman, Heather

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Chapman, Silas

Master's Student

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Charron, Justin

Master's Student

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Literary analysis, poetics, CHAT, modernism, post-modernism French-Candadian diaspora, Beat Generation and American Counter-culture literature

Chebolu, Sunil

Associate Professor

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Chen, Jihui

Associate Professor

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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

Cheng, Fuxia

Full Professor

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Cheung, Hou Tak

Staff

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Chiang, Shih-Wei

Lecturer

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Chidester, Phillip

Associate Professor

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Childers, Matthew

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Childress, Tamara

Adjunct Faculty

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Chin, Colleen

Master's Student

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Christensen, Neil

Assistant Professor

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Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

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. Here are a few of my recent publications:

On Tree-Level Unitarity in Theories of Massive Spin-2 Bosons NDC and Stefanus (a graduate student at the University of PIttsburgh) We analyzed the scattering of massive spin-2 bosons in a theory with generic couplings in order to determine whether conservation of probability could be achieved at "tree-level". We wrote a computational code to calculate these complicated scattering amplitudes and analyze whether the probability conservation could be achieved in each case.

A New Method for the Spin Determination of Dark Matter NDC and Daniel Salmon (an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh) We developed and simulated the use of a new analytical formula to determine the spin of dark matter at an electron-positron collider that is planned to be built in the near future. We wrote computational code and ran extensive simulations of particle collisions to show the efficacy of our new formula for determining the dark matter spin.

FeynRules 2.0 - A Complete Toolbox for Tree-Level Phenomenology Adam Alloul, NDC, Celine Degrande, Claude Duhr and Benjamin Fuks We released version 2.0 of a computational physics code that we wrote that enables physicists to implement and study new theoretical models that attempt to explain the challenges with the Standard Model described above. This is an update of version 1.0 which was authored by myself and Claude Duhr (who was a graduate student at the time) and has been extremely popular in our field.

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

Christopherson, Indu

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Chupp, Elizabeth

Academic Staff

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Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Communication Theory
Civic Engagement
Career Preparation

Ciani, Kyle

Associate Professor

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Histories of the American Family; Women and Gender; American West; Women's Activism. How the changing culture of work in transborder communities directed childcare strategies and policy formation. Her current research project is a study of educational developments in the mid-twentieth century on American Indian reservations in the southwest.

Clark, Brian

Emeritus

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Cleeton, David

Full Professor

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Financial Economics Political Economy of the European Union

Clements, McKenzie

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Clemmons, Linda

Associate Professor

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Professor Clemmons is an expert on the U.S. antebellum period and on Native Americans and teaches courses in these areas. Her manuscript, The Conflicted Mission, was published by Minnesota Historical Society Press in Spring, 2014. She received a Newberry Library post-doctoral Spencer Foundation Fellowship in the History of Education. U.S. Antebellum & Native American History

Cler, Jane

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Coats, Karen

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Children's and Young Adult Literature, Critical Theory Psychoanalytic theory, Children's Literature and Culture, Young Adult literature

Cochran, Olga

Master's Student

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I am interested in how linguistic practices can be incorporated into teaching other disciplines on the spectrum of English Studies. Along with that I am curious about the ways humor can increase the efficacy of learning and teaching in Linguistics, Composition and Gender studies. Efficacy and constraints of humor in pedagogical practice and in human interaction at large. The effects of stand-up comedy on students learning in the linguistics classroom.

Coletta, Jennifer

Master's Student

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Trauma studies Women's/gender studies Queer studies

Combs, David

Master's Student

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Combs, Mitchell

Master's Student

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Conley, Jean

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Cook, Anne

Staff

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Cook, Martha

Associate Professor

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Courses I teach: BSC 196 Biological Diversity, BSC 304 Senior Seminar, BSC 330 Phycology, BSC 418 Biological Microscopy, BSC 420.28 Seminar in Evolution and Systematics. I'm interested in the evolution of plants and algae. In my lab we study the structure and development of these organisms at the cellular level, using various types of microscopy.

Corbett, Robert C.

Emeritus

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Certified Professional Geologist. Chair of the Academic Education Committee, American Institute of Professional Geologists. Research Interests: Chemical Evolution of Ground Water; Composition of Seeps and Springs; Chemical Classification of Rain Water; Zonation of Rain Water. Teaching: Foundations of Inquiry, Natural Disasters, Our National Parks; Organizes and leads field trips down the Green and Colorado Rivers and to Hawaii.

Courtright, Jeffrey

Associate Professor

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The 2015-2016 school year makes Dr. Courtright's 25 years in public relations education, "Dr. C"  or "Dr. Jeff" teaches several elective courses across a variety of contexts, from environmental communication to non-profit public relations;to international public relations, focusing on both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. This fall, Dr. C also is teaching COM 356, Executive Speechwriting, in addition to Environmental Communication and a graduate seminar in public relations theory. --the relationship between corporate reputation and message design
--organizational image and desired personae
--environmental leadership
--environmental education and student outcomes

Cox, Barbara

Staff

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Cox, Courtney

Master's Student

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Multimodality, Digitial Literacy, Feminist Rhetorics, Creative Writing Methodology

Cox, Michaelene

Associate Professor

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corruption, digital government, human rights, social capital, visual politics, international humanitarian law

Cragan, John

Emeritus

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Crew, John

Emeritus

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Critchfield, Thomas

Full Professor

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

Crooks, Joan

Adjunct Faculty

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Composition (Comp I, Comp II, & Advanced Composition ), Creative Writing, Related Arts, Inter-disciplinary courses, 19th Cent. Amer. Lit. Watching, thinking about, writing about film art & artists, Creative Writing--prose/poetry, Psychology--interpersonal relating, workplace bullying (prevention of) Music--classical, rhythm &blues, Amer. standard songbook, Nature of Consciousness

Crothers, Austin

Full Professor

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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

Associate Professor

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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 French history, with a particular emphasis on social history and the peasantry.

Crutchley, David

Staff

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Cruz, Ricardo

Full Professor

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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).

Cullen, Amanda

Assistant Professor

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Geometry for Teachers, 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

Assistant Professor

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Cupach, William

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Cutbirth, Craig

Emeritus

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Cutter, Douglas

Instructional Assistant Professor

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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

Associate Professor

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

D'Elia, Anne

Academic Staff

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Danhof, Margaret

Master's Student

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Danner, Julia

Master's Student

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Davis, Daniel

Assistant Professor

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Organizational, leadership and group/team communication, intercultural and nonverbal communication, and research methods. The neuro-cultural dialectic across all types and contexts of human communication.

Davis, Roxxi

Adjunct Faculty

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Davis, Ryan

Associate Professor

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

Day, James

Full Professor

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Teaching: Principles of Geology, Evolution of the Earth, Ocean Science, Sedimentology, Life of the Geologic Past, 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. Teaching: Principles of Geology, Evolution of the Earth, Ocean Science, Sedimentology, Life of the Geologic Past, Invertebrate Paleontology.

Day, Roger

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Del Mastro, Andrew

Master's Student

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Demirci, Mahide

Full Professor

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Sociolinguistics, Language Variation, Dialectology, Language Attitudes, Sociolinguistics and Social Theories, Pragmatics, Discourse and Conversation Analysis, Ethnography of Speaking, Second Language Acquisition, TESOL, Research Methods and Principles in Applied Linguistics, English Grammar Social Psychology of Language, Language Attitudes, Perceptions and Evaluations of Language Varieties within the framework of “Perceptual Dialectology/Folk Linguistics”, Politics of Language, Language Policies and Planning, Language Ideology and Identity, Ideological views of language such as nationalist and ethnic ideas of language, the role of language in the construction of national, cultural and ethnic identity, the use of language as national language to create national unity and to assimilate local dialects and local/ethnic languages

Denham, Ryan

Lecturer

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De Santis, Christopher

Full Professor

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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.

Desouza, Eros

Full Professor

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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.

Deutsch, Harry

Emeritus

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Devia-Allen, Gabriella

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Diaz Mazquiaran, Jaione

Master's Student

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Diaz-Kozlowski, Tanya

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Dill, Mary

Master's Student

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Rhetoric/Composition, Multimodal Composition, Visual Rhetoric Multimodal Composition, Disability Studies, Life Writing

Dillon, Gabrielle

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Dincer, Oguzhan

Associate Professor

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Public Economics, Econometrics Economic Growth and Development, Public Economics

Ding, Pisheng

Instructional Assistant Professor

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DiVincenzo, Ashley

Master's Student

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Dobbins, Paige

Master's Student

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Critchfield, Karla

Associate Professor

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

Donovan, Jenna

Master's Student

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Dooley, Lisa

Master's Student

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Dorsey, Benjamin

Master's Student

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Dossey, John

Emeritus

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Dougherty, Michael

Associate Professor

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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. This is an advanced introductory course for majors which focuses on the sociological "toolbox:" critical thinking, clear and coherent writing, research design, and core disciplinary concepts. My research centers on the environmental dimensions of rural livelihoods and community development. I strive to integrate macro, world-systemic analyses with empathetic, locally-embedded fieldwork to explain outcomes around rural underdevelopment. Most of my research is multi-method, combining interviewing with survey research. I am a Latin Americanist, although I also conduct research in the United States. My previous research projects have examined, protected area management in Guatemala, the social organization of local food systems in the United States, and rural tourism and community development. My current project looks at local responses to the introduction of industrial scale gold mines in Central America.

Dourlet, Katherine

Instructor

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Dowell, William

Instructor

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Deviant Behavior/Social Disorganization, Family

Driskell, Jeremy

Assistant Professor

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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, and novel ligands.

Druker, Jonathan

Full Professor

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"I teach undergraduate courses on Italian language, literature and culture; and graduate courses on literature that explore trauma, memory and the Holocaust." "My current project analyzes works of Holocaust literature with respect to trauma, memory, history and time. Much of my previous research examined Primo Levi's Holocaust writings through the lens of Theodor Adorno's 'Dialectic of Enlightenment'."

Drummer, Matthew

Master's Student

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Dunham, James

Staff

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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.

Dunn, Samantha

Master's Student

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Dunton, Karen

Staff

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

Duquenne, Stephanie

Lecturer

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Durchholz, Aaron

Master's Student

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Earl, Lindsey

Staff

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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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Eastlund, Angela

Master's Student

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Edel, Ryan

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Creative Writing Pedagogy, Composition Studies Rhetorical uses of Autobiography on Social Media Fiction, Memoir, Poetry

Edge, Orlyn

Emeritus

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Edler, Kate

Staff

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Edmonds-Cady, Cynthia

Associate Professor

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Diverse Populations, Community Practice, and Child and Family Policy. All courses include a civic/community engagement component. 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: focused ethnography, participatory qualitative mapping/spatial analysis, oral history, and archival methods. Dr. Edmonds-Cady has presented and published papers on 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.

Edwards, Jennifer

Master's Student

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Edwards, Jennifer

Master's Student

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Edwards, Kevin

Associate Professor

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

Edwards, Laura

Lecturer

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French/Italian - Oral Proficiency, Intro to Reading and Writing. French and Italian L2 Learning, Identity and Second Language Acquisition, Identity and Study Abroad, Critical Applied Linguistics, Higher Ed Internationalization

Edwards, Philip

Emeritus

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Efigenio, Erica

Master's Student

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Eggan, Lawrence

Emeritus

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Eggert, Anne-Katrin

Adjunct Faculty

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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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Eilts, Kristen

Master's Student

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Eimer, Chelsey

Lecturer

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Eimermann, Thomas

Emeritus

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El-Zanati, Saad

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Ellerton, Nerida

Full Professor

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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).

Patterson, Katherine

Associate Professor

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17th- and 18th-Century British Literature and Culture, Women Writers, 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, Early Modern and 18th-Century Women Writers, Book History, Media Studies, and Digital Humanities

Enriquez, Alejandro

Assistant 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.

Estevez Gonzalez, Maria

Master's Student

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Evans, Bethany

Staff

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Ewers, Alexander

Master's Student

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Critical/Cultural Studies Rhetoric

Falk, Jasmin

Master's Student

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Farmer-Dougan, Valeri

Full Professor

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Canine Behavior and Cognition Experimental Analysis of Behavior Learning Physiological Psychology Comparative Animal Learning, Cognition and Behavior Psychopharmacology Experimental and Applied Behavior Analysis Canine Behavior and Cognition Behavioral neuroscience Disequilibrium models of reinforcement Neurobiology of reinforcement Developmental disabilities

Fei, Hong

Staff

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Ferrara, Suzanne

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Ferrence, Gregory

Full Professor

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

Ferrill, Nancy

Staff

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Fine, Hope

Staff

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Fish, Susan

Lecturer

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Fitzgerald, Joshua

Master's Student

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Fleisher, H Kassia

Full Professor

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Fiction Creative nonfiction Hybrid genres Narrative theory Women's literature Creative writing pedagogy Memoir Novel Documentary Nonfiction Playwriting Screenwriting

Fochesatto, Ana

Master's Student

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Foiles, Sharon

Staff

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Foltz, Patricia

Staff

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Foote, Eloise

Emeritus

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Fox, Deborah

Academic Staff

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Franczak, Iwona

Master's Student

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My undergraduate research involved exploring students' behavioral engagement and development of transferable skills in conventional elementary as well as in public and private Montessori schools. I am interested in examining students' behavioral engagement in the context of peer to peer and teacher to student relationships with an emphasis on social interactions (partnership v competition), role taking (ordinates v subordinates), and levels of power (authority and autonomy).

Franz, Patricia

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Fray, Chelsea

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Freed, John

Emeritus

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Professor Freed is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History and the author of The Friars and German Society in the Thirteenth Century (1977), The Counts of Falkenstein: Noble Self-Consciousness in the Twelfth Century (1984), and Noble Bondsmen (1995), along with articles about the German nobility in such journals as the American Historical Review. Although he retired in 2005, he continues to teach courses in medieval history. His sesquicentennial history of Illinois State will be available in February 2009. Medieval Europe

Friberg, Jennifer

Master's Student

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Dr. Friberg's teaching interests are focused on child language development and disorders. Dr. Friberg is currently involved in research centered on the following topics: the scholarship of teaching and learning and child language assessment.

Friedberg, Stephen

Emeritus

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Friesen, Jon

Full Professor

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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.

Fuller, Theodore

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Gabl, Jessica

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Gaddis, Maegan

Staff

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Gafur, Sayed Habibul

Master's Student

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Galva, Charitha

Staff

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Gamage, Jinadasa

Emeritus

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Garcia, David

Master's Student

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Garcia, Lorraine

Master's Student

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Garcia-De-Vicuna-Vega, Ainhoa

Master's Student

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Garris, Kim

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Garris, Paul

Distinguished Professor

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

Gatto, Craig

University Professor

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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, James

Lecturer

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Geng, Pei

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Gerschick, Thomas

Associate Professor

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The Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Disability, Gender and the Body, Sociological Inquiry, American Diversity: Contested Visions of the U.S. Experience. The Intersection of Gender and Disability; The Body in Social Life, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Gifford, Ronald

Academic Staff

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Dr. Gifford is the Assistant Chair of the History Department and an advisor for History and History-Social Sciences Education students whose last names begin N-Z.  He specializes in antebellum U.S. history, focusing on slavery and abolition. Antebellum U.S. History

Gill, Virginia

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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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Gilmore, Matthew

Master's Student

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Gilson, Oriana

Master's Student

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Giovagnoli, David

Master's Student

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Composition, History of the English Language, Gay Men's English Pedagogy, GLBT Issues, Classical and Anglo-Saxon philology

Gjesfjeld, Christopher

Associate Professor

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Glascock, Jack

Associate Professor

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Visual communications Media content and effects

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

Adjunct Faculty

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Goel, Rajeev

Full Professor

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Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics, Technology, Corruption, Tobacco

Gonzalez Martin, Cristina

Master's Student

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Gordon, George

Emeritus

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Gorr, Michael

Emeritus

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Michael Gorr retired from Illinois State University in May 2006.

Gougis, Rebekka

Assistant Professor

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I am a science education researcher, and I conduct research along several lines of inquiry, all with the over-arching goal to improve the quality of science education at the post-secondary level. My two general areas of research are motivation and scientific discourse.

Gowen, Julie

Emeritus

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Gray, Kenneth

Staff

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

Green, Isabel

Assistant Professor

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Physical Chemistry Heterogeneous Catalysis

Surface Science, Catalysis, Photo-catalysis, Green Chemistry.

The Green Lab probes the surface chemistry of novel nanoparticle catalysts. Surface chemistry is involved in the production of almost all synthetic materials in our lives through heterogeneous catalytic reactions. It is also a dominant factor in environmental remediation such as the catalytic exhaust systems used in automobiles. Our lab employs low temperature in situ transmission infrared (TIR) spectroscopy to study chemical reactions in real-time over novel nanoparticle catalyst surfaces. One current project studies a group of gold-core-oxide-shell (Au@TiO2) nano-catalysts showing promise as efficient thermo- and photo- catalysts for oxidation reactions. By comparing catalytic performances of similar Au@TiO2 nanoparticles with subtle design differences such as gold loading, shell thickness, and nanoparticle size, the Green Lab is able to provide crucial insights into future catalyst design and optimization.

Green, Kathryn

Master's Student

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Communication Theory, Organizational, Leadership, Intercultural, and Relational Communication

Greenseth, Glen

Emeritus

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Grobe, Rainer

Distinguished Professor

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

Gudding, Gabriel

Associate Professor

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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 (poetry, nonfiction, and essay), the theories and sociology of literary production, and the pedagogy of creative writing. 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. Nonfiction and the epistemology of literary genres. Cosmicism, philosophical pessimism, existential nihilism. Ethnoastronomy.

Gudeman, Patricia

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Gueguen, John

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PROFILE OF JOHN A. GUEGUEN, JR.

John Arthur Gueguen, Jr., is the son of John Arthur (1910-1992) and Marjorie Agnes (Mallot) Gueguen (1910-1997)?their first-born (four daughters followed). His father was descended from immigrants to the United States from Brittany in the late 19th century; his mother was descended from Irish immigrants in the mid 19th century. Both families settled in Lexington, a small river town in western Missouri. Both parents practiced the Catholic faith with devotion; aided by the priests and nuns of Immaculate Conception church and school they instilled in their children a solid life of piety.

John Jr. (known as Jack in the family and at school) was born in Independence, Mo. on Flag Day, June 14, 1933, and baptized July 2 at St. Mary?s Church. His education began at home with Compton?s Pictured Encyclopedia. After several moves to other river towns in Missouri, the family returned to Lexington in 1944. Gueguen graduated (salutatorian) from Lexington High School in 1951 (having taken part in numerous school activities) and from Wentworth Military Academy (Junior College) as Honor Graduate in 1953 (having followed the pre-engineering curriculum and editing the school paper).

Gueguen transferred to the Univ. of Notre Dame, intending an architecture major, but soon switched to the program in journalism (communication arts) in the College of Arts and Letters, and joined the band (trombone). At Notre Dame he learned to study hard, pray well, and form friendships with fellow students and faculty members. He graduated in June 1956 magna cum laude, and awarded an assistantship (with Gerhart Niemeyer) in Notre Dame?s masters program in Soviet and East European Studies (M.A., 1958).

Later that year Gueguen was asked to fill a sudden faculty vacancy in the political science dept., and this became the beginning of a lifetime career in college teaching (interrupted by doctoral studies with emphasis on political philosohy at the Univ. of Chicago; Ph.D. June 1970; dissertation director, Joseph Cropsey). While teaching at Notre Dame (1958-60, 1962-64, 1965-66) he served as assistant to Eric Voegelin and in 1960 helped to establish Windmoor House, a student residence and meeting center near the campus.

Gueguen?s teaching career continued at San Francisco State (1967-68) while helping to establish Richmond Park Cultural Center for supplementary education of high school students, and in the College of the Univ. of Chicago (1970-72); his long tenure at Illinois State Univ. (Normal) began in Sept., 1972. There he devoted 24 years to the intellectual and personal formation of several thousand students and formed many lifetime friendships. In 1981 he was selected teacher of the year in the Arts and Sciences College and delivered the Arts and Sciences Lecture. He became emeritus in 1996; at that time the annual Thomas More Scholarship was created in the Dept. of Politics and Government to honor high achievers in political thought who intend careers in public service.

Gueguen?s primary achievement at Illinois State was in researching and teaching political thought and great books courses, as supplemented by informal discussions with students and conference papers for colleagues. He participated in a dozen professional associations and published frequent articles and book reviews. He was a co-founder of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists (1990). His principal extra-curricular activity (1983-92) was heading the American delegation to the annual UNIV congresses in Rome and editing the ICU (Institute for University Cooperation) quarterly, Cooperation in Education; nine ISU students accompanied him on those trips. He also helped to develop and often taught a study skills course for high school and college students. Between 1980 and 2005 he taught courses in moral and social philosophy and the history of philosophy in Summer Semesters of Christian Philosophy.

During the fifty years of his academic career Gueguen acquired a substantial library and archive in the history of philosophy and political thought. This is located in part at Wespine Study Center (his retirement residence in suburban St. Louis) and at Lincoln Green, a student residence and meeting center he helped to establish in 1989 near the Univ. of Illinois in Urbana. He maintains active association with more than 50 former students and colleagues, as well as his four sisters, their 19 children, and 40-some grandchildren, visiting whenever possible and writing often.

Section 1: Courses

  • Philosophy of Man (Word) or (PDF)
  • On Freedom (Word) or (PDF)
  • Moral Philosophy (Word) or (PDF)
  • Moral Philosophy: Friendship (Word) or (PDF)
  • Philosophy of History (Word) or (PDF)
  • History of Philosophy (Word) or (PDF)
  • Critical Notes on the Political Philosophers of Modernity (Word) or (PDF)

Section 2: Essays, Book Reviews, and Poems

Section 3: Philosophical Letters

Section 4: Teaching and Learning in the University

Section 5: Papal Documents

Section 6: Other Magisterial Documents

  • You Will Be My Witness (Word) or (PDF)
  • The Social Doctrine on Work (Word) or (PDF)

Section 7: Supplementary Materials (prior to 1999)

  • Index of Archives in the Collection (Word) or (PDF)
  • Course Outlines and Teaching Aids (Word) or (PDF)
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Gustafson, Erik

Master's Student

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Adu Gyamfi, Prince

Master's Student

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Ha, Kwang-Chul

Emeritus

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Haas, Angela

Associate Professor

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American Indian rhetorics and literatures, cultural rhetorics, digital rhetorics, histories and theories of technical communication, rhetorical theory, and visual rhetorics American Indian rhetorics and literatures, cultural rhetorics, decolonial theory and methodology, digital rhetorics, histories and theories of technical communication, indigenous feminisms, rhetorical theory, transnational cyberfeminist theory, and visual rhetorics

Haghshenas, Seyyedeh Sadegheh

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Hale, Lee Anne

Lecturer

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Haley, Michael

Master's Student

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Young adult/adolescent literature & cinema; Women's writing; Global literature; Gender and sexuality; Language ideologies. Constructions of developmental & language ideologies in age-defined literary genres (Children's, YA/Adolescent, New Adult); Aesthetics of the novel; Cognitive narratology; Horror narratives; Feminist rhetoric.

Hall, Robert

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

Hall, Sarah

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Halle, Craig

Academic Staff

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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

Instructional Assistant Professor

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

Halsey, Robin

Master's Student

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Second language acquisition, English grammar, TESOL Methods and Materials, Civics and Literacy in ESL. Diachronic history of English grammar; Approaches to teaching low literacy students; English orthography; Brain-based learning theory.

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); Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (CHE 216 Lab); Environmental Chemistry (CHE 280); Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHE 350); Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (CHE 351); Homogeneous Catalysis (CHE 380.52) 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, Nina

Associate Professor

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Child abuse and neglect; family centered practice; child welfare; family preservation and reunification; case management; and supervision

Hammond, Thomas

Assistant Professor

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Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Mycology, Plant Pathology, Fungal genetics Genome Biology; Fungi; Selfish Genetic Elements;

Han, Suejung

Assistant Professor

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

Hansen, David

Master's Student

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Research, critical thinking, literature, and learning objectives. Gothic literature, theatre, hoaxes, board and video games, mythology.

Hansen, John

Emeritus

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Current research interests are in the area of synthetic organic chemistry, particularly the preparation, characterization, and reactions of novel heterocyclic compounds. Areas of interest include: A. Studies in the preparation and reactions of novel N-oxygenated pyrazoles of types 1-3 shown below, and of compounds of related structures. B. Investigation of new 4-oximino-4,5-dihydroisoxazole derivatives of type 4 and related compounds.

Hansen, Tammy

Staff

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Hao, Wei

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Harbers, Heidi

Associate Professor

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Courses I teach: Undergraduate CSD 215 Clinical Phonetics (Fall, Spring) CSD 275 Spoken and Written Language Analysis (Fall), CSD 375 Diversity Issues in CSD (Spring elective) Graduate CSD 412 Speech Sound Disorders (Fall) Independent studies for CSD travel abroad experiences Australia/NZ May 2014, May 2016 London/Paris, Spring break 2015 Seoul (graduate only) January 2014, July 2014 Phonological awareness and literacy issues in preschool and school age children Phonological processing and phonetic transcription skills Bilingual issues in children Current research projects: Examination of phonological awareness and working verbal memory before and after learning phonetic transcription skills The instructional role of derivational morphology when understanding word stress. Creating culturally competent professionals. Influences of slow speech intervention on language output of adult and children (with J. Sawyer)

Harman, Shannon

Master's Student

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Rhetoric and Composition

Harris, Allison

Assistant Professor

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One focus of our group’s work is the study atomic collisions using state-of-the-art theoretical and computational methods. We specialize in four-body scattering problems, such as simultaneous excitation-ionization and charge transfer collisions. The second area of our group’s research is the study of networks in biological systems. We are currently studying the role of stochasticity in gene regulatory networks, as well as using artificial neural networks to study memory in the brain.

Harris, Duriel

Associate Professor

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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

Associate Professor

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Child welfare, welfare reform, social policy, community and economic development, differentials in service delivery, drug courts

Harris, Sara

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Harris, Timothy

Full Professor

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Principles of Economics, Public Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics

Harris, Frances

Master's Student

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Hart, Daniel

Master's Student

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Hartman, Andrew

Full Professor

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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. 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. Hartman is an editorial advisor for the University of Chicago Press, was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark for the 2013-14 academic year, and is an Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer for the 2015-2018 period. He was the founding President of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH), and he continues to write for the Society’s award-winning blog. Hartman has been published in a host of academic and popular venues, including The American Historian, Journal of American Studies, Reviews in American History, Journal of Policy History, Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, Salon, Jacobin, Bookforum, Baffler, Raritan, and In These Times.

Hartseil, Bryce

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Harvey-Northrop, Jennine

Assistant Professor

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Undergraduate CSD 210 Neurobasis of Speech, Language, and Hearing (Fall, Spring) Undergraduate CSD 310 Clinical Neurology (Fall, Spring) Undergraduate CSD351 Introduction to Aural Rehab (Summer) Graduate CSD: 402 Cognition and Language Across the Lifespan I: Foundation (Fall) Graduate CSD: 403 Cognition and Language Across the Lifespan II: Differential Diagnosis (Spring) Graduate CSD: 404 Cognition and Language Across the Lifespan III: Intervention (Spring) Graduate CSD: 410 Neurobasis of Communication Disorders (Fall) Graduate CSD 414 Dysphagia (Fall) Graduate CSD 419 Aphasia (Spring) Graduate CSD 449 Cognitive Intervention & Wellness Seminar (Spring, Summer) Graduate CSD 444 Motor Speech Disorders (Fall 2012) Research Specialty: Cognition & Aging-- Collaborator with the Adult Treatment and Wellness Program, which is a division of the Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic at ISU-- Current research projects in the Neurologic Communication Disorders and Cognitive Wellness Lab: 1) Investigation of Cognitive Wellness Programs for prevention and treatment during Normal Cognitive Aging processes, with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, and Aphasia 2) Examination of cognitive function during dual task in varied noise environments. 3) Study of Dual Task Design 4) Investigation of Social Media and Cognitive function 5) Examination of integrated educational and training practices in CSD 6) Study of An Inter-disciplinary Learning Experience for Nursing and Speech- Language Pathology Students

Hassani, Sadri

Emeritus

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Hassani, Sarah

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Hathway, Robert

Emeritus

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Hayes, Rebecca

Assistant Professor

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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.

He, Qiliang

Assistant Professor

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Healy, Linda

Staff

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Hearn, Alyson

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Heath, Victoria

Staff

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Heermance, Amy

Staff

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Heggie, Lorie

Emeritus

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Heidenreich, Byron

Associate Professor

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Helms, Jeffrey

Academic Staff

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Helmuth, Timothy

Staff

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Hemme, Marygrace

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Hemmer, Megan

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Hendricker, Jessa

Master's Student

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Heneghan, Tyler

Master's Student

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My thesis involves investigating microscopic polishes on lithic artifacts from Spracklen (33GR1585) to gain insight into their function and the role of the archaeological site in Ohio Hopewell community organization.

Henson, Jorgi

Master's Student

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Communication 110, Communication 178, and Communication 160 Food Service Industry

Hernandez, Alyssa

Master's Student

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Meyers, Derek

Lecturer

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Over the last three years, I have taught PSY 215 (Educational Psychology), PSY 303 (Adult Development and Aging), and PSY 331.01 (Laboratory in Research Methods for Psychology: Developmental).

Hershberger, Lotus

Emeritus

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Hesson-McInnis, Matthew

Full Professor

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

Heyne, Richard

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Higgins, Andrew

Instructional Assistant Professor

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

Hildebrandt, Susan

Associate Professor

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L2 language teaching pedagogy, L2 assessment, second language acquisition, students with disabilities in the foreign language classroom L2 teacher education, L2 teacher evaluation, educational policy, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, students with disabilities in the foreign language classroom using the principles of Universal Design for Instruction

Hilgard, Joseph

Assistant Professor

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Introduction to psychology; research methods; statistics; meta-analysis; Bayesian statistics Why are people sometimes so awful to each other? How can we make people nicer and the world safer? What makes video games so fun? Why do different people have different tastes in video games? And why do some people play video games until their hygiene, health, jobs, and relationships suffer? What proportion of research findings are true? Just how effective are the manipulations and measurements used by psychologists? How can we make scientific publication more fair and more truthful? Can statistics help us detect when we're only given part of the data? And is it possible to catch a sophisticated fake?

Hill, John

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Hill, Mark

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Himley, Matthew

Associate Professor

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Courses that I teach on a regular basis at ISU include Human Geography (GEO 142), Living in the Environment (GEO 205), Geography of Latin America (GEO 235.02), 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

Full Professor

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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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Hochstetler, Sarah

Assistant Professor

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Pedagogy, writing methods, teacher research Secondary English teacher professional development, writing pedagogy, teacher identity, teacher advocacy, educational reform

Holifield, Jalisa

Master's Student

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Holland, Daniel

Full Professor

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

Hollywood, Mary

Instructional Assistant Professor

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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

Honings, Joseph

Master's Student

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Hooker, John

Assistant Professor

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

Hopper, Kathleen

Associate Professor

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Horn, Dakota

Master's Student

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Horna, Ruben

Lecturer

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Horvath, Christopher

Associate Professor

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Philosophy of Biology Philosophy of Science Gender Studies (Ph.D. Duke University) is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Biological Sciences. 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.

House, Alvin

Emeritus

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House, James

Emeritus

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Houston, Doris

Associate Professor

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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.

Howe, Sherrie

Civil Service, Hourly

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Howell, Jennifer

Assistant Professor

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Francophone Literatures & Cultures Contemporary French & Francophone Literatures of North Africa; Francophone Literatures of the African and Vietnamese Diasporas; Photography; the Graphic Novel; Eco-criticism; Maghrebi Immigration Literature; Memory & History; Performance Theory

Huang, Chien Che

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Huber, Allison

Master's Student

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I am particularly interested in pathology and trauma observed on Late Woodland and Terminal Late Woodland dog burials in the American Bottom region.

Huber, Brenda

Staff

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Hudson, Cory

Master's Student

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

Huff, Cynthia

Full Professor

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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

Huffman, Samantha

Master's Student

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Hughes, Richard

Associate Professor

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Professor Hughes teaches courses in both United States history and history education. Before obtaining his graduate degrees, he taught history, government, and economics for four years at Southern High School in Durham, North Carolina and frequently serves 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 he has published articles in The Oral History Review, The Historian, The History Teacher, Social Education, and The Social Studies. 20th Century America Social History, History Education

Hughes-Liss, Nichole

Master's Student

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Hund, Alycia

Full Professor

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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

Emeritus

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Hunt, Stephen

Full Professor

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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.

Hunt, Tim

Emeritus

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Hunter, Gina

Associate Professor

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Gina Hunter, Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Illinois, teaches courses in cultural anthropology and ethnography. She os Co-Director of the Old Main Project (oldmain.illinoisstate.edu), an oral history and archaeological study of Illinois State University's first building. She is also a Co-Director of the Ethnography of the University Initiative (www.eui.uiuc.edu), a multi-campus project based at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, that fosters student research on their own universities. Dr. Hunter's regional specialty is Brazil. She has published research on women's reproductive health, foodways and food systems, higher education, pedagogy and research methods. At Illinois State, she is affiliated with the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program and the Women and Gender Studies Program. She leads a study abroad program in Brazil.

Hunter, William

Full Professor

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Hurley, Elise

Assistant 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

Instructional Assistant Professor

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I primarily teach American literature, including ENG 130 (The Survey of American Literature), ENG 231 (American Literature to 1830), and ENG 232 (American Literature, 1830-1870). I also teach a number of other courses through the English department and the Writing Program.

Hutchison, Michele

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Huxford, John

Associate Professor

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Ichniowski, Thaddeus

Emeritus

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Idate, Aparna

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Ilie, Alexandra

Associate Professor

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Ilyukhina, Valentina

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Insel, Arnold

Emeritus

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Ionescu, Lucian

Full Professor

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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.

Ispas, Dan

Associate Professor

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I/O Psychology, Statistics and Research Methods My research interests are focused on several related and sometimes overlapping areas: 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. Understanding and Improving Survey Research: identified employee surveys, study design features that reduce common method variance, reducing social desirability biases in employee surveys.

Jacques, Wesley

Master's Student

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Jang, Hanee

Master's Student

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Children's and Adolescent Literature, 19th Century Literature, History of Children's Literature, Picture Books and Diversity in Children's Literature Victorian Literature and Culture, 19th Century Literature, Children's and Adolescent Literature and Culture, New Adult Literature and Culture, Lewis Carroll, Subversion in Literature, Literary Folk and Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen, Picture Books, Graphic Novels and Manga, Adolescent Film and Digital Media Studies

Jansen, Maddison

Master's Student

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Jara, Jeanette

Master's Student

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Jasper, Kathryn

Assistant Professor

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My courses examine the major social and political transformations of the Roman and medieval Mediterranean world. I am also interested in Europe’s relationship to its neighbors. 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 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 the eleventh-century monastic congregation of Fonte Avellana, located in the Italian Marches, entitled Mapping a Monastic Network: Peter Damian and Fonte Avellana in the Eleventh Century.

Jayaswal, Radheshyam

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Jayes, Janice

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Jennings, Andrew

Master's Student

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Jesse, Kenneth

Emeritus

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Johns, Grace

Staff

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Ms. Johns' administrative professional responsibilities for the ISU Physics Department include: enrollment management (student recruitment and retention, advising, registration and scheduling, and alumni relations), budget management (GR, Agency, Grant, and Foundation), publications (Directions Alumni Magazine, department degree brochures, special event posters, etc.), special projects (such as special event planning, women in science outreach with AWIS-HOI's/ISU Physics' Women in STEM Career's Pen Pal Mentoring Project, ISU's EYH Conference through Math, Science, and Technology, and our annual AAUW-BN/ISU Physics/ISU Democracy Project BN High School Senior Essay Contest), and institutional reports. As a doctoral student in the Education, Administration and Foundation Department at ISU, her research interests include career mentoring equity and diversity in the sciences for underrepresented groups. This research complements and expands upon her student advising, recruitment, and retention work in the Physics Department. Ms. Johns also serves on the Board of ISU's Expanding Your Horizons Through Math, Science and Technology Conference (www.eyh.ilstu.edu) and has helped plan these annual conferences since 1991 that provide career exploration experiences for girls in 5 - 10th grade, as well as workshops for their parents and teachers.

Since 1994, Ms. Johns has served as Communication Coordinator and member of the Association for Women in Science, Heart of Illinois Chapter (www.phy.ilstu.edu/AWIS-HOI). AWIS-HOI is dedicated to encouraging young women to pursue their talents in science, technolopgy, engineering, and math. Ms. Johns created and coordinated the Annual Spring AWIS-HOI / ISU Physics Women in STEM Career Pen Pals Project which brings women professionals and college students in STEM together with junior high school or high school students from a different school or community organization each year. Spring 2008 will bring the 5th Annual Career Pen Pals Project to another school in the local area. In 2007, the AWIS-HOI / ISU Physics Women in STEM Career Pen Pals Project, along with three other ISU Physics Department community outreach programs--the ISU Planetarium, the ISU Solar Car Team, and Physics on the Road and the WGLT radio program Uncommon Knowledge--won Honorable Mention in the FOCUS Department/School Civic Engagement Award competition.

Ms. Johns is also the Co-VP for Programming for the American Association of University Women, Bloomington-Normal Branch (www.aauw-il.org/bloom). Ms. Johns created and coordinates a variety of programming for AAUW-BN, including the now 3rd Annual AAUW-BN Bloomington-Normal High School Senior Essay Contest each Fall that provides six scholarships to students who write outstanding essays about the importance of promoting equity and diversity principles in our personal, professional, and public lives. AAUW-BN awards the 1st Place scholarship award. The ISU Physics Department co-sponsors the 2nd Place and two Finalist scholarship awards; while ISU's American Democracy Project co-sponsors the 3rd Place and one Finalist scholarship award.

Finally, Ms. Johns serves on the Board of ISU's Women's Mentoring Network (www.mentoringnetwork.ilstu.edu). The goal of this organization is to provide support and assistance to women returning to college to complete their education, and/or who must juggle family and work responsibilities in addition to completing their education. ISU's Women Mentors meet with their mentees regularly each semester. WMN also hosts several special events and activities each semester in which all of its mentor and mentee members may participate and share idea. The 4th Annual Women's Mentoring Network Conference will be held in Spring 2008.

Johnson, David

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

Jones, Elizabeth

Master's Student

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Jones, Graham

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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 class 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.

Jones, Richard

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Reporting, editorial writing, history of journalism

Jordan, Jerome

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Learning and Cognition, Perception, Systems Theory Consciousness, Volition, Action-Planning, Intentionality

Joseph, Antony

Assistant Professor

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Occupational Audiology (CSD 541), Audiologic Rehabilitation (CSD 533), Case Report Preparation (CSD 580.09), Professional Issues in Audiology (CSD 540), Educational Audiology (CSD 580.06), Introduction to Audiology (CSD 350), Hearing Science (CSD 249), Independent Study (CSD 500, CSD 299, 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

Master's Student

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Juliano, Steven

Distinguished Professor

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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, Hi Yun

Master's Student

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Second Language Writing, TESOL Second Language/Multilingual Writing, Cross-Cultural Writing in College Contexts, English for Academic Purposes, Teacher Education, Second Language Acquisition

Jung, Julie

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Contemporary Rhetorical Theories, Critical Composition Studies Feminisms and Rhetorics, Disability Rhetorics, Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies, Posthumanist Rhetorics, Burkean rhetorical theory

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

Kalmbach, James

Master's Student

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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 race theory, post-colonial/anti-colonial 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 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 race theory, post-colonial/anti-colonial theory

Kamara, Samuel

Instructional Assistant Professor

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African Life Writing, Postcolonial Literature, African Feminism, Cultural and Trauma Theory

Kane, Catharine

Master's Student

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

Kang, Hyun-Sook

Associate Professor

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Second Language Acquisition; TESOL Methods and Materials; Second Language Assessment and Testing; Research Methods in Applied Linguistics; Language and Identity; Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics; English Grammar Second language (L2) instruction, learning and assessment; bilingualism and biliteracy; individual differences in L2 learning; L2 reading and writing; language attitudes; intercultural communication

Kang, Jong

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- Broadcast Curriculum and Electronic Media Training. - Broadcast/Cable Programming, Management, Policy Implication, and Media Law. - Social Effects of Mass Communication, Television Socialization, and Research Design. - Effects and Functions of New Communications Technology and Policy Implications.

Karim, Kh Rezaul

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Karthikeyan, Palramani

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Kasperlik, Kathrin

Master's Student

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Katz, Alan

Master's Student

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Keil, Benjamin

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Keller, Sandra

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Kellum, Kenneth

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Kelly, Ethan

Master's Student

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Kennedy, Larissa

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Ms. Kennedy teaches the History of East Asia survey. China & 20th Century Literature; Warring States texts

Kennedy, Laura

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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.

Kern, Willis

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Kerr, Kathryn

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Writing
Poetry
Literature and the environment
Poetry and prose poetry
Creative nonfiction
Irish Studies, especially poetry Environmental Literature/Nature Writing

Kim, Jun-Hyun

Associate Professor

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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

Associate Professor

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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

Kimmell, Franklin

Master's Student

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Kipkoech, Gilbert

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Kirby, Benjamin

Associate Professor

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Kirchner, James

Emeritus

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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

Associate Professor

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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

Staff

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Kiser, George

Emeritus

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Kiura, Mary

Master's Student

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Klass, Gary

Emeritus

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

Klem, Sydney

Master's Student

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Knapp, Gretchen

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Geographical Information Systems, Biogeography, Natural History Collections

Knapp, Molly

Administrative Professionals, Continuous, Exempt

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Koch, Megan

Academic Staff

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Koe, Katy

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Koenig, Charlotte

Master's Student

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Konsky, Cathy

Emeritus

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Kording, Scott

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Kostelnick, John

Associate Professor

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Current Courses: GIS Applications, Cartography, Human Geography, Geography of Chicago, World Geography, Quantitative Reasoning in the Social Sciences, 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), remote sensing, cultural geography of the United States.

Kraus, Lindsey

Master's Student

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Kritselis, Alexander

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Kroonblawd, Hannah

Master's Student

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Composition, Creative Writing, Literature, ESL/EFL. Habits of mind within (and with-out) the composition classroom, Poetics (contemporary/elegaic/transnational).

Kuhle, Lana

Assistant Professor

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Kukla, Todd

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Kurz, Michael

Emeritus

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Kwon, Dongjae

Master's Student

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Laing, Rachel

Master's Student

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Lambert, Kelly

Instructional Assistant Professor

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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, Thomas

Lecturer

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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.

Lancrenon, Agathe

Master's Student

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Illustrated texts, visual literacy, children's art

Landau, Steven

Full Professor

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

Langdon, Jeremy

Staff

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Langrall, Cynthia

Full Professor

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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, Daniel

Assistant Professor

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

Lappin, Julie

Staff

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Larkin, Patricia

Academic Staff

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Larsen, Brittany

Master's Student

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Larson, Erik

Associate Professor

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Mechanisms of genome instability

Lascurain Ibarlucea, Patxi

Assistant Professor

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Lash, Timothy

Distinguished Professor

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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 200 papers in international research journals and received 22 external grants from NSF, NIH, the Petroleum Research Fund and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation for a total of over 2.7 million dollars.

Latka, Nancy

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Laursen, Leslie

Master's Student

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Lawton, Carrie

Instructional Assistant Professor

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LeGrand, Robert

Civil Service, Hourly

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Leonard, Diane

Staff

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Leonard, Meghan

Assistant Professor

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

Leonard, Wilbert

Full Professor

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

Lesser, Deborah

Lecturer

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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

Full Professor

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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.

Lewis, John

Master's Student

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Lewis, Katy

Master's Student

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Children's literature | Young adult literature Feminist theory | Narrative theory | Rape culture | Food studies | Picture books

Liechty, Daniel

Full Professor

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

Lienhart, Linda

Academic Staff

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Lin, Alan

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Lind, Carol

Emeritus

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Medieval Literature & Art Anglo-Saxon Literature, Pictish Symbol Stones, Humor Theory

Lind, Nancy

Full Professor

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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

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Lippert, Lance

Associate Professor

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

Little, Sally

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Litwiller, Gabrielle

Master's Student

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Long, Larry

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Loomis, David

Full Professor

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Regulatory Economics, Renewable Energy, Telecommunications, Forecasting Regulatory Economics, Industrial Organization, Telecommunications, Forecasting, Demand Analysis, Applied Econometrics

Lorenzo, Rebecca

Master's Student

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Dystopian YA novels and their representation of high-stakes testing, especially its impact on adolescent growth and identity, and its power as a institution of categorization which promotes standing power structures.

Lubinski, Cheryl

Emeritus

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Ludwig, Joseph

Staff

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Lynd, Juliet

Associate Professor

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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

Lynn, Benjamin

Master's Student

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Broadcast television production techniques. Communication skills applicable to broadcast television productions.

Lyons, Sarah

Master's Student

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Translation, ESL/EFL, hybrid and experimental literature, the growing literary importance of the graphic novel, myth-making and the personal

Lyons, Tara

Assistant Professor

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Renaissance Drama, Shakespeare, Early Modern Literature, Book History, Gender, and Performance Her research interests include early modern drama, book history, and gender studies. She is currently working on a book project that constructs a history of the drama collection in the hundred years before the publication of Benjamin Jonson’s Works (1616) and William Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623). In her book, she aims to redefine the collection and show how the Jonson and Shakespeare folios are inscribed by earlier collections and their organizational frameworks

Maca, Patrick

Master's Student

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Macarthy, Francis

Master's Student

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Multimodal Composition, Digital Rhetoric, Classical Rhetoric, Composition Multimodality, Literacy, Digital Rhetoric, Composition, Memory, Digital Communication

Machina, Kenton

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Metaphysics Philosophy of Religion Logic Responsibility and determinism Dr. Kenton Machina (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) served as the University's first Endowed Chair. The Tom and Janet Andes Professor of General Education was designed to provide intellectual support for the University?s General Education Program. In 2003, with Prof. Anu Gokhale (Technology), he administered a three-year demonstration project funded by the National Science Foundation to enhance the General Education Program?s ability to prepare students for life in a scientific and technological world. Professor Machina retired in 2006, but will occasionally  agree to teach a class for the Department of Philosophy. His research interests are in the semantics of vagueness (including fuzzy logic), where his work has been internationally recognized, and with more recent interest in exploring moral accountability in the light of increased scientific understanding of the origins of human behavior. 

Maher, Megan

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Mahler, Mackenzie

Master's Student

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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

Full Professor

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Professor of Geology, Undergraduate Academic Adviser; Field Camp Director. 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.

Manna, Uttam

Associate Professor

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Mark, Karen

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Maroules, Nick

Emeritus

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Juvenile Delinquency; Criminology; Introduction to Research Methods; Senior Experience; Graduate Seminar in the Sociology of Law Professional Law and society; crime and society; research methodologies; sociolinguistics; ethnomethodology

Marshall, Kristin

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Writing for the Real World

Martin, Lisa

Lecturer

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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

Full Professor

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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.

Martinez, Luis

Master's Student

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Marx, David

Associate Professor

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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), 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 energy conversion devices including photovoltaics and thermoelectrics, particularly those incorporating novel nanoscale technologies.

Mason, Adam

Master's Student

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Matsuoka, Hiroshi

Emeritus

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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.

Maxstadt, Margaret

Master's Student

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May, Kenzie

Master's Student

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McBride, Dawn

Full Professor

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

McBride, Raymond

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McBride, William

Associate Professor

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Film, Drama, Cultural Theory, Biblical Hermeneutics, Art Criticism/Aesthetics, Online Pedagogy, Children's Literature, Global Literature Film Style, Midrash, Queer Theory, Writing & Violence, African-American Studies, Hitchcock, The Culture Industry, Coming of Age, Monotheism

McCarthy, M Katherine

Instructional Assistant Professor

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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

McClure, Jacqueline

Academic Staff

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Traumatic Brain Injury, Aphasia, Right Hemisphere Syndrome, Accent Modification

McClure, Thomas

Associate Professor

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

McCurdy, Michael

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McDonald, Joseph

Lecturer

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Mcguire, Tina

Master's Student

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Communication Education Communication Education, Athletic Communication

McHale, John

Associate Professor

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McHale, Kimberley

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McKinney, Kathleen

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Introduction to Sociology, Research Methods, Social Psychology, Human Sexuality, Senior Experience, Teaching Seminar

Social Psychology, Undergraduate Education/Teaching, Teaching and Learning in Sociology, Interpersonal Relationships, and Sexuality.

McKinney, Jerey

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Undergraduate Field Seminar/ Practicum

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)

McLaughlin, Robert

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Contemporary Fiction
Narrative Theory
Drama
Postmodern Fiction
Thomas Pynchon
World War II popular culture
American Musical Theater

Mead, Walter

Emeritus

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Meadors, Russell

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Bair, Sherry

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Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT), Teacher Development, Assessment of Mathematical Understanding, Problem solving

Meier, Sherry

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Meister, Paul

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

Merfeld, Michelle

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Merkle, Dorothy

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Mersch, Sharon

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Meszka, Mariusz

Visiting Faculty

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Metallo, Mollie

Master's Student

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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-based interventions to promote Social and Emotional Learning

  • Systems-level interventions and consultation

  • Contextual influences on child and adolescent development

Milita, Kerri

Assistant Professor

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Interest Groups, Public Policy, Direct Democracy, American Elections Direct Democracy, Election Laws, Candidate Position-Taking

Miller, Dennis

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Miller, E Joan

Emeritus

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Research interests: History of geographical thought and changing teaching methods of geography, folk geography of the Ozarks, regional geography of Western Europe.

Miller, Gregory

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Miller, Todd

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Miller, Joseph

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Ott, Aimee

Assistant Professor

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Interpersonal communication Family communication Dark side of interpersonal communication Communication research methods The communicative management of information and identity. I have studied this in a variety of contexts (e.g. post-divorce relationships; parent-child relationships; women’s decision-making about health; relational aggression), from a variety of theories (e.g. Communication Privacy Management Theory; Facework Theory; Relational Dialectics Theory), and conceptually via turning points, technology, social support, and communication rules.

Milligan, Jenifer

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Mills, Sharon

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Mir, Montserrat

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

Mitchell, Susan

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Mitchell, Timothy

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Organic Chemistry Organic Synthesis 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) solely by chemical processes, organic synthesis has impacted countless technological advances. The theme of our research program is training next generation scientists to develop practical synthetic solutions to important scientific problems. Our group focuses on the development of new reactions that are either inspired by or directed toward natural products. Enantioselective oxidopyrylium-alkene [5+2] cycloadditions are being pursued utilizing organocatalysis as an efficient and environmentally friendly solution to this problem. Bridged, polycyclic ethers are ubiquitous moieties in biologically active natural products and the oxidopyrylium-alkene [5+2] cycloaddition is uniquely suited to access this challenging structural motif. Two total synthesis projects of interest are the natural products muironolide A and scholarisine A. Both targets represent significant challenges in the area of asymmetric synthesis, one being the stereoselective formation of all-carbon, quaternary stereocenters.

Mockford, Edward

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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

Mohammed, Reda

Master's Student

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Linguistics ( Descriptive & Theoretical) ,Eco-Criticism theory, Trauma, Sociolinguistics, Native American Literature, African American Literature, and TESOL

Mondal, Sayanti

Master's Student

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Literature and the Other Arts, Multimodal composition Literary and Culture Studies, Indian Writing in English, Translation Studies

Monroe, Alan

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Mooney, Edward

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Middle Level Mathematics Education Students’ statistical and probabilistic thinking

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

Associate Professor

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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.

Moore, Roberta

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Moran, Mary

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Morris, Charles

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Morrison-Sain, Ashley

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Mortimer, Nathan

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My teaching interests include: Cell Biology, Immunology, Comparative Immunology, Genetics Research in my lab is focused on understanding cellular immune responses, and uncovering the tricks that pathogens and parasites use to overcome them. We use the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster and parasitoid wasps that infect flies as a model host-parasite system. Projects in the lab include: the molecular genetics of cellular immunity, parasite virulence mechanisms, and the genetics of autoimmunity.

Mukta, Shahnaz

Master's Student

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Mulligan, Christopher

Associate Professor

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- Analytical Chemistry (CHE 215) - 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, Robert

Staff

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Mushrush, Christopher

Instructional Assistant Professor

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

Mutmainna, Munira

Master's Student

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Language, linguistics, literary theory, SLA, EFL, ESL and TESOL Language, linguistics, EFL, ESL and TESOL

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

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Nance, Kimberly

Full Professor

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Fall 2016 Courses: IDS 203.15 Nations & Narrations of Latin America; SPA 233 Introduction to Hispanic Literatures; SPA 244 Spanish American Culture 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: Nations & Narrations of Latin America; Latin American Popular Culture; 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

Nassar, Issam

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Social History of Palestine Modern Histories of Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq. History of Photography Middle Eastern History; History of Jerusalem; History of the Late Ottoman Empire; WWI in the Middle East; and History of Photography of the Middle East

Nassar, Jamal

Emeritus

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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

Full Professor

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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

Nave, Evan

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Nave, Krista

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Navickas, Julie

Academic Staff

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Ndiaye, Momar

Emeritus

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Ndone, James

Instructional Assistant Professor

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

Nelson, Robert

Emeritus

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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

Nersessova, Irina

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Neuleib, Janice

Emeritus

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Writing and Rhetoric, Pedagogy, Religions and Cultures Fantasy and religious literature (especially cultural studies of fairy tales and myths worldwide),The teaching and learning of writing, Language use and development, Poetry

Newman, Erin

Master's Student

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Nichols, Nancy

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Nichols, Wade

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Nikolaou, Dimitrios

Assistant Professor

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

Nikolova, Teodora

Lecturer

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Noboa, Mario

Master's Student

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Noraian, Monica

Associate Professor

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Before joining the department, Monica Noraian taught United States and World History for many years in the Chicagoland area at both West Chicago High School and Adlai E. Stevenson High School. She holds a middle school and secondary teaching certificate and an administrative certificate. Her areas of endorsement are History and the Social Sciences as well as German Language. She has published and presented widely on teaching History and the Social Sciences. Her dissertation is titled Sarah Raymond Fitzwilliam--The nation's first female school superintendent (1874-1892): a biography of one woman learning to dare and daring to lead and become a book in 2009. Dr. Noraian continues to write, present, serve, and teach in the field of history - social sciences education. Germany & History Education

Norton, Anne

Lecturer

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O'Connell, Derek

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O'Reilly, Catherine

Associate Professor

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Oberhelman, Andrew

Master's Student

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Oblazny, Mark

Master's Student

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Odaffer, Phares

Emeritus

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Oflaherty, Mark

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Ohler, Adrienne

Associate Professor

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Economic Reasoning using Statistics, Econometrics, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Microeconomic Principles, Public Utility Economics Natural Resource & Environmental Economics, Electricity Markets, Public Utility Theory, Econometrics, Public Policy

Olsen, Patrice

Associate Professor

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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

Assistant Professor

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Research methods; evidence-based practice; practice evaluation. Student self-efficacy; social work with older adults; military social work.

Onozato, Shoko

Master's Student

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Orzeck, Reecia

Assistant Professor

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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.

Osenga, Candice

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Oshita, Chelsea

Master's Student

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Ostaszewski, Krzysztof

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

Otto, Albert

Emeritus

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Oware, Prince

Master's Student

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Paehler, Katrin

Associate Professor

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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

Assistant Professor

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

Palmer, Carl

Assistant Professor

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

Palmisano, Abigail

Master's Student

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Pancrazio, James

Associate Professor

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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

Associate Professor

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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.

Park, Taeok

Associate Professor

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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

Staff

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Parmely, Raelynn

Master's Student

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Parodi, Carlos

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Intenational Political Economy, Human Rights, Latin American Politics. United State 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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Parris, Leandra

Associate Professor

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Social, Emotional, Behavioral Assessment/Intervention Counseling - Children and Adolescents Substance Abuse Counseling Crisis Intervention/Prevention Trauma School Climate Peer Relationships Youth Risky Behaviors

Parry, Sally

Associate Professor

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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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Payne, Richard

Emeritus

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Peeples, Abby

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Penn, Austin

Master's Student

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Pereira, Camila

Master's Student

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Perez, Laurel

Master's Student

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Creative Writing, Pre Service Teachers, pedagogy Feminist Activist Working Class Pedagogies Creative Writing Pedagogies Working Class Issues

Perez, Louis

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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, William

Associate Professor

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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: Introduction to Groundwater Modeling, Applied Groundwater Modeling, Groundwater Geology, Hydrology, Karst Hydrogeology, Principles of 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.

Peterson, Patricia

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Phelan, Douglas

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Phelps, Paige

Master's Student

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Morse, Philip

Emeritus

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Phillips, Lisa

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Environmental Humanities, Technical Communication, Gender, Rhetoric and Writing Environmental and Sensory Rhetorics, Environmental Justice, Feminist Theories

Piotrowski, Sara

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Piske, Jacob

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Pitluck, Aaron

Associate Professor

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Economic Sociology, Global Development & Economic Change, Contemporary Social Problems in Global Perspective, Introduction to Sociology, Contemporary Social Theory, Cultural Sociology, Sociology of Complex Organizations, Senior Experience (capstone thesis course) My current research can be divided into four themes, all involving finance & society. First, I investigate professional investors’ behavior in global financial markets. For example, I have researched how illiquidity influences investors’ behavior in emerging markets, and why foreigners herd and locals act as their counterparties. Second, I am interested in how moral and ethical norms, beliefs, and values influence financial markets. For example, I’ve conducted research on Islamic Finance in Malaysia and Socially Responsible Investing in the United States. Third, I am fascinated by conflicts of interest in economic life, and how people negotiate these conflicts to get their work done. Fourth, I am currently conducting research into the social consequences of Islamic finance, particularly Islamic bonds (sukuk).

Pitman, Eric

Master's Student

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Queer Subjectivity and Trauma, Master Narratives of Whiteness and Hetero-Hegemony

Plantholt, Michael

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Plevka, John

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Polus, James

Master's Student

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Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin

Assistant Professor

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French-language literatures, particularly modern and contemporary; French film; Continental philosophy, especially existentialism and ethics; Contemporary French society, culture, and history 20th-21st century French-language literature; French film; Religion, secularism, and narrative; Ethics; Existentialism; World War II, the Occupation, and the Holocaust; Contemporary French society, culture

Pope, Ron

Emeritus

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Powell, Frank

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Organizational Communication
Persuasive Communication
Communication Theories
Interviews
Educational Communication
Public Speaking

Presmeg, Norma

Emeritus

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Preston, Robert

Emeritus

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Prunty, Tiffany

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Pryor, John

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Pulley, Cynthia

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Calculus, geometry and mathematics education K - 12

Quirk, Jeanette

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Raes, Nicholas

Master's Student

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Ragan, Shelby

Master's Student

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Children's and Young Adult Literature Composition Children's and Young Adult Literature Feminist Ethics Recurring Narratives/Narrative Transformations Gender and Morality (and the intersection of the two) Constructions of desire Narrative theory

Ragusa, Jennifer

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Rahman, Md Mijanur

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Technical and Professional Writing, First Year Writing, Writing in the Academic Disciplines, English for Academic Purposes, Critical Applied Linguistics English for Academic Purposes, Cross-Cultural Issues in Teaching English, Technical Communication, Grammar and Discourse, Inter-cultural Pragmatics, Program Administration, Orwell

Rahn, Adam

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Ram, Rati

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Economic Development, Human Resources, Cross-Country Studies

Rankin, Erik

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Raschke, Emily

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Reda, John

Associate Professor

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Professor Reda specializes in colonial American history. His research and teaching interests also include early national U.S. history, westward expansion, and the Atlantic world. His book manuscript titled "From Furs to Farms: The Transformation of the Mississippi Valley, 1762-1825," is currently under review. Colonial American History Early National American History Atlantic World

Reed, Monica

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Reed, Toure

Associate Professor

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Touré F. Reed is an historian of Afro-American History. His interests include 20th century black politics as well as US urban and labor history. Afro-American History Professor Reed's research projects focus principally on the impact of race and class ideologies on black social reform during the first half of the twentieth century. 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 is co-author of Renewing Black Intellectual History: The Ideological and Material Foundations of Black American Thought (Paradigm Publishers, 2009 hardcover, 2010 paperback). Dr. Reed is currently engaged in research for two books: Why Liberals Separate Race from Class (Verso) 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.

Reeder, Glenn

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Reese-Weber, Marla

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Sibling and dating violence; Child sexual abuse/sexual assault; Romantic relationships; Adolescent development; Family processes

Reger, William

Instructional Assistant Professor

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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

Regilio, Michael

Administrative Professionals, Continuous, Exempt

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Web Design

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Reid, James

Emeritus

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Reischauer, Audrey

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Reiter, Richard

Emeritus

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Rejack, Brian

Assistant Professor

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Romanticism; media studies; video games; book history; aesthetics.

Reno, Blake

Master's Student

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Postmodern literature, psychoanalysis, cultural studies. Lacan, psychoanalysis, postmodern literature, Thomas Pynchon, John Fowles, death, sex, metal cultures.

Replogle, Sherri

Instructional Assistant Professor

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

Ressler, Paula

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Teacher Education
Multicultural Education
Feminist and Educational Drama Pedagogy
LGBT/Queer Studies
Urban Education
Holocaust and Genocide Studies
LGBTQ Issues in Education
Drama in Education for Literacy and Social Development
School-University Partnerships
Preparing Pre-service Teachers
Collaborative Preparation and Support of Urban Teachers to Promote Attrition and Reduce Isolation
Teacher and Classroom Research
Teaching Holocaust Literature

Retzer, Kenneth

Emeritus

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Riaz, Ali

Full Professor

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South Asian Politics, Comparative Politics Political Islam, South Asian Politics, Bangladeshi Politics, Democratization,

Rich, Beverly

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Mathematics education, geometry, technology

Richards, Brianne

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Rients, Jeffrey

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Rivadeneyra, Rocio

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I enjoy teaching courses on Adolescent Development and Culture and Psychology including Latino Psychology and Diversity in Psychology. 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-Newell, Lori

Associate Professor

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Subnational politics, particularly Urban Politics. 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.

Roberts, Frederick

Emeritus

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Roberts, Jeanette

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Roberts, Krista

Master's Student

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Robillard, Amy

Associate Professor

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Composition theory, rhetorical theory, life writing, the personal essay, pedagogy, medical humanities, especially the illness narrative 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.

Robinson, Patricia

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Robustelli, Carlo

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Romero, Erika

Master's Student

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Children's Literature, Young Adult Literature, Adaptations, Visual Literacy & Rhetoric, Writing Children's and YA literature, Digital Narratives, Fan Fiction, Adaptations, Visual Rhetoric, Pedagogy

Rosa, Epaminondas

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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. Dr. Rosa's research work is in the field of nonlinear dynamics with special emphasis on synchronization of complex systems. A particular complex system of interest is networks of neuron. Synchronous networks of 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, for example, and in many processes associated with circadian rhythms. In the brain, synchronization is also directly related to memory and information processing. It is therefore difficult to overemphasize the relevance of studies in computational and experimental neuroscience in general, and in those related to synchronization in particular.

Rosenbaum, Stephen

Emeritus

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Rosenblatt, Rebecca

Assistant Professor

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Physics Education Research (PER). Open questions in PER: What is the nature of student understanding (or misunderstanding) of a particular physics topic? How to measure student understanding? How does understanding evolve with time? What role do general cognitive mechanisms play? What is the most effective way to teach a particular topic? Why are some teaching methods better than others? How to implement instructional methods on a large scale? In the past I have worked more specifically with student understanding and learning mechanisms in relation to physics and in Assessment and Curriculum design.

Rothenberger, Otis

Emeritus

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Chemical Demonstration Presentations for Teachers
History of Chemistry Presentations for Teachers
Outreach Presentations for General Audiences

Jmol Development
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.

Chemistry Outreach

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!

Rowley, Rex

Associate Professor

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Field-based courses in Japan and New Mexico/West Texas, Urban Geography, Introductory World and Human Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Sense of Place, Place-based Identity, Las Vegas, Nuclear Landscapes, Casino Landscapes, Cultural Impacts of Sea Level Rise

Ruiz, Isaac

Master's Student

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Russo, Audra

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Rusthoven, Ian

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Ruszkowski, Derek

Master's Student

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Gender and health. Social gerontology, education, individuals in society, and sustainability.

Rutherford, George

Associate Professor

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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.

Rutte, Monique

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Sadd, Benjamin

Assistant Professor

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Ecology, Evolution, Infectious Disease, Ecological immunology, Entomology Ecology and evolution of host-parasite relationships, Host immune defence evolution, Ecological immunology

Sahota, Navneet

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Sakaluk, Scott

Distinguished Professor

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Animal Behavior, Evolution Behavioral Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Avian Biology, Entomology

Salinas, Christine

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Sallen, James

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Sampeck, Kathryn

Associate Professor

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Dr. Kathryn Sampeck teaches classes in historical archaeology, landscape archaeology, and archaeology of political economy. Her central areas of interest are the archaeology of Spanish colonialism and the social history of commodities such as cacao. Her current archival research focuses on reconstructing prototypes for precontact pictorial manuscripts from El Salvador. Her research in El Salvador and her field school in eastern Tennessee explore the nature of sixteenth-century Spanish and indigenous interaction and how to detect political, social, and economic organization in archaeological landscapes. She has conducted fieldwork in Bolivia, Honduras, and El Salvador. historical archaeology, archaeology of Spanish colonialism, political economy, ethnohistory, food history

Sanchez, Andres

Master's Student

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Conceptual Poetry and Process-Based Writing, Lyric Essays and Set Theory, Geometry and Topology Contemporary Conceptual Poetry and Poetics, Constraint-Based Writing Practices, Experimental and Innovative Essay Writing, Implications of Mathematical Properties on Writing and Text

Sanchez Martin, Cristina

Master's Student

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Writing for diverse student populations, Second Language Writing, Translingual Writing, Transnational Rhetorics, Linguistics, TESOL. Second Language/Multilingual writing, Translingualism, Transnational Rhetorics, Theory of translation, Teacher Education.

Sanchez, Claudia

Master's Student

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Sociolinguistics, Language Ideologies, Perceptual Dialectology, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, TESOL, Pedagogy.

Sanson, David

Assistant Professor

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Logic, Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language Metaphysics, Medieval Philosophy, History of Logic

Sarfati, Yusuf

Associate Professor

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Comparative Politics; Politics of the Middle East; Religion and Politics; Democratization Democratization; Social Movements; Identity Politics; Politics & Religion; State-society Interactions

Saunders, Rebecca

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Comparative literature; late 19th through 21st century European and African literatures; literary and cultural theory; and continental philosophy. 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.

Savage, Gerald

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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.

Sawyer, Jean

Associate Professor

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Dr. Sawyer's teaching interests are in fluency disorders, counseling, and professional writing. Dr. Sawyer's research interests are in fluency disorders, specifically in characteristics of stuttered speech and treatment efficacy. She is currently investigating articulation rate in stuttered speech and the distribution of disfluencies in speech samples. The focus of her clinical research is on parent-based interventions for preschool children and the efficacy of an employment interview program for adults who stutter.

Schachtschneider, Katelyn

Instructional Assistant Professor

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international relations, global issues, human rights

Scheiman, Chad

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Scheiman, Crystal

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Schering, Matthew

Master's Student

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Digital rhetoric, multimedia, pedagogy,

Schlenker, Charles

Staff

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Schmeeckle, Maria

Associate Professor

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Children in Global Perspective, American Family, Marriage and Family, Contemporary Social Problems in Global Perspective, Introduction to Sociological Research. Children and Youth, Global and Transnational Sociology, Family, Aging/Social Gerontology, Sex and Gender. Marginalized Children Worldwide, Family Boundary Complexity, Stepfamily Relationships, Intergenerational Relationships, Kinship.

Schmeiser, Benjamin

Associate Professor

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Benjamin Schmeiser is an associate professor of Spanish Linguistics. 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 English and Spanish at many levels, ranging from elementary, junior high, and high school to junior college and the university. He was nominated and received Honorable Mention for excellence in teaching in 2011. His research concentrates on Spanish, Portuguese, and Pali. He has either taught or presented his research in the US, Canada, England, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Portugal, and Spain. He was awarded tenure in 2012. Here are the courses he has taught at ISU: Spanish Grammar; Spanish Phonetics and Phonology; Introduction to Spanish Linguistics; Spanish Syntax; Spanish Phonology (Graduate level); History of the Spanish Language (Graduate level), European Cinema (Graduate level), Phonological Theory and Analysis (Graduate level), and Studies in Spanish Linguistics 1. Research Interests 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.

Schmidt, Anne

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Schmidt, Donald

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Schmidt, Leila

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Schneider, Kimberly

Associate Professor

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Schoenwald, Ira

Emeritus

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Schroeer, Juergen

Emeritus

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Schuller, Eric

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Schultz, Jeremy

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Sciubba, Jessica

Lecturer

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Sedbrook, John

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Seeger, Henry

Master's Student

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Seelinger, George

Full Professor

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

Seeman, Alyssa

Academic Staff

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Seeman, Scott

Assistant Professor

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

Segelcke, Elke

Associate Professor

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Sellers, Stephanie

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Seloni, Lisya

Associate Professor

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Second Language Writing, Critical Pedagogy, Intercultural Rhetoric, Cross-cultural issues in TESOL Second Language Writing, Critical Pedagogy, Discourse Analysis, Educational Ethnography, Language Policy, Linguistic Landscape

Sennott, Linnea

Emeritus

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Sevigny-Beslich, Bethany

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Seyoum, Wondwosen

Associate Professor

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Hydrologic Modeling, Water and Environmental Law, Remote Sensing Hydrology Hydrogeolgy and Water Resources, Remote Sensing Hydrology, Hydrologic Modeling, Climate and Human Impact in water availability

Shahmiri, Sanam

Master's Student

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Contemporary Poetry, Poetics, Feminism, Multicultural Literature, Cultural Hybridity, Diaspora Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Ekphrasis, Film & Literature (Adaptation)

Shapiro, Jonathan

Associate Professor

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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.

Puckett, Tiffany

Associate Professor

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Legal Studies, Legal Research and Writing, Education Law, Disability Law, Commercial Law, Real Estate Law, Family Law, Administrative Law, and Litigation. Education law and policy, education finance, teen parent policy, and disability policy.

Sharp, Marsha

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Shawki, Noha

Associate Professor

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

Sheffield, Nicolette

Master's Student

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Sheridan, Kathryn

Assistant Professor

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research; substance use disorders

Shier, Stephen

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Shively, Rachel

Associate Professor

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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

Shrivastava, Rosmary

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Siderits, Mark

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Simon, Thomas

Emeritus

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Simonds, Brent

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Visual Communication, Media Ecology, Documentary Production, Digital Post Production, Motion GFX/Visual Effects Documentary Filmmaking, Educational Media

Simonds, Cheri

Full Professor

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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

Simpson, Gregory

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Singer, Rochelle

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Sissokho, Papa

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Vector Space Partitions, Zero-sum Theory, Additive Combinatorics

Skadron, George

Emeritus

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Skibo, James

Full Professor

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Great Lakes and Southwest archaeology; Archaeological Theory and Ethnoarchaeology

Smederovac, Kristen

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Smith, Fred

Emeritus

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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)

Smith, Jamie

Assistant Professor

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research methods, pediatric dysphagia, organic pathologies 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

Associate Professor

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

Smith, Laura

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Smith, Maria

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paleopathology, bioarchaeology, Pre-Columbian southeastern United States, specifically the Tennessee River Valley of eastern and west-central Tennessee. Current Research: Oral health in prehistory (chronicling changes in diet, health status, and economic change from hunting and collecting to intense agriculturalist food procurement strategies) with Dr T K Betsinger (SUNY at Oneonta); paleopathology of Late Woodland osteological samples from West-Central Illinois; intergroup violence in the Late Woodland to late Mississippian periods in East Tennessee.

Smudde, Peter

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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.

Soderlund, Richard

Assistant Professor

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Professor Soderlund has broad interests in modern European history, especially social and labor history, and has published articles in Criminal Justice History and the Journal of Social History. His current research centers on labor law and the changing nature of property relationships in the workplace of early industrial England. Modern European Social & Labor History

Sousa Araujo, Dhaniela

Master's Student

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Sparby, Erika

Associate Professor

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social media, memes, and online aggression; gender and identity in digital public discourse

Spence, Lawrence

Emeritus

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Spence, Logan

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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

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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Anthropological linguistics, cognitive anthropology, language and culture contact, popular culture, Japan, Southeast Asia, Co-Editor of Pan-Japan.

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.

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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Steward, Razelyn

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Stewart, Kerry

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Stewart, Todd

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Stinnett, Gina

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Feminist rhetorics, life writing, testimony, trauma theory, and media studies

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

Stokes, Jeffrey

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Social Gerontology; Marriage and Family; Aging and the Life Course; Health and Well-Being; Quantitative Methods; Social Psychology; Neighborhood Effects; Death and Dying/Bereavement

Stone, Abigail

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Stone, Livia

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Social movements, media, and Mexico. Expertise in visual, political, and economic anthropology. Particular interest in social documentary film production and distribution in transnational, anti-capitalist social movements.

Stoneman, Madison

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Storrs, Kera

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Story, Derek

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Public Speaking
Communication as Critical Inquiry
Civic Engagement
Human Resources
Cultural & Organizational Communication
In addition to teaching in the School of Communication I serve the campus through leadership on the iPeople team in Human Resources. We are consistently exploring:
  • Enhancements to our iPeople environment
  • Training and Communication that serve the campus through an open access to personnel data
  • Strategically supporting the efforts of Educating Illinois

Streeter, Edward

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Strom, Kristen

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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

Su, Qichang

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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

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

Suess, Steven

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

McBride, Eirin

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General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Solid State and Materials Chemistry Powder X-ray diffraction, neutron powder diffraction, crystal structure, magnetic structure, oxyfluorides, anti-perovskites, optical and electromagnetic properties.

Sullivan, Richard

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I regularly teach a large-enrollment Introduction to Sociology course and upper division classes on social movements and political sociology. I also teach Sociological Inquiry - the gateway course to the major and sociology of education. I have taught three graduate seminars: on capitalism, higher education, and social theory. Political Sociology, Education, Social Movements, Labor Studies My past 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.I am currently working on a book that provides an accessible sociological analysis of higher education for students and their parents.

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. 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.

Sutton, Benjamin

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Sutton, Courtney

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Swafford, Jane

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Swanson, Elisha

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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

Szczepura, Lisa

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Inorganic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry and General Chemistry. Research in the Szczepura group involves exploring the chemistry of supraoctahedral clusters with the basic formula [M63-X)86]n where M = Mo or Re, and X = halide or chalcogenide. We are particularly interested in developing synthetic methodologies which will enable us to design new cluster complexes. We are also interested in conducting fundamental studies which will allow us to understand ligand effects on the physical properties and reactivity of these new cluster complexes. This knowledge is essential for the deliberate application of supraoctahedral clusters towards specific applications such as catalysis. Students conducting research in the Szczepura group synthesize and characterize new transition metal cluster complexes, and are trained to work with air sensitive compounds (glove box and Schlenk line techniques). Common characterization techniques include NMR (1H,13C and 31P), IR and UV-vis spectroscopies, X-ray crystallography and cyclic voltammetry. In addition, our laboratory is equipped with a state-of-the-art rapid scanning spectrophotometer with a stopped flow device. This instrument enables us to conduct detailed analyses of very fast reactions. Activation of Small Molecules: Recently, we demonstrated that the hexanuclear [Re6Se8]2+ cluster core activates organonitriles to undergo a [2+3] dipolar cycloaddition reaction with NaN3 (Chem. Commun. 2007, 4617-4619). Specifically, [Re6Se8(PEt3)5(MeCN)]2+ and N3- react to form [Re6Se8](PEt3)5(1,5-methyltetrazolate)]+ within minutes at room temperature. Our findings mark the first time rhenium has activated an organonitrile to undergo a cycloaddition reaction, and the first hexanuclear cluster complex to contain this type of N-donor ligand. There is a great deal of interest in tetrazoles because they have such varied uses, in addition to their use in synthetic organic chemistry. We are currently exploring the scope and mechanism of small molecule activation by the [Re6Se8]2+ cluster core. Luminescent Properties of Hexanuclear Clusters: It is well known that both the hexanuclear molybdenum halide and rhenium chalcogenide cluster complexes display interesting photophysical properties. In fact, [Mo­63-Cl)8Cl6]2- is known to have one of the longest excited state lifetimes for a transition metal complex. In the process of characterizing a new series of [Mo­6Cl8(SR)6]2- (R = Et, Bu, benzyl, Ph, 3-indolyl) clusters, we investigated their luminescent properties. Shown here are emission spectra of (Bu4N)2[Mo6Cl8(SEt)6] in MeCN at three different excitation wavelengths. (These studies were done in collaboration with Prof. D. Cedeño.) In a manuscript published in the Journal of Cluster Science (2009, 20, 105-112) we provide the excited state lifetimes and quantum yields of these thiolate complexes. Notably, we found that the [Mo6Cl8(SR)6]2- complexes exhibit long excited state lifetimes. Although the emission maximum does not vary with a change in the substituent on the thiolate ligand, there is a correlation between the substituents and the excited state lifetime and quantum yield. We have also collaborated with Prof. Cedeño on a study investigating a family of [Re6S8(PEt3)nCl6-n]4-n (n = 1 – 4) clusters (Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 11386-11394). Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: The educational component of my NSF CAREER award (2003-08) resulted in the development and implementation of a program aimed at improving the success rate of underrepresented minorities majoring in the sciences at Illinois State University (ISU). The program, titled the Enrichment Workshop Program (EWP), offered a small group of incoming students a unique opportunity to become part of a support group where they could network with faculty and other minority students. The development and preliminary assessment of this program are detailed in a manuscript published in The Chemical Educator (2010, 15, 126-133).

Taylor, Jason

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Taylor, Mary

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Tellor, Amy

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Templeton, Jeffrey

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Ten Haken, Faith

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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.

Thetard, Lisa

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Thiagarajah, Kulathavaranee

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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, Kelley

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Thomas, Lindsey

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Thomas, Michiko

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Thomas, Nancy

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Thomas, Roger

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Thompson, Charles

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

Thompson, Torri

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Thornton, Carol

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Tidmarsh, Bryanna

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Children's Literature, Young Adult Literature, Gothic Literature, Literature and Controversy (Rutgers University) Queer Theory, Feminist Theory, Marxism, Young Adult Literature, Fairy Tales, Monsters (with a special love for vampires)

Tilford, Michael

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Tipnis, Shailesh

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Tobias, Jennifer

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

Topdar, Sudipa

Assistant Professor

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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.

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

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Trendle-Polus, Laura

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Television news writing, reporting and presentation; newscast producing Media effects: specifically, the impact of television portrayals and television exposure on career selection and career expectations. Issues impacting journalists doing their jobs.

Trew, Hannah

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Tripathi, Kiran

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Tripathi, Namrata

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Trites, Roberta

Distinguished Professor

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

Trivedi, Amish

Master's Student

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Experience as authority and critical understandings of power in the creative writing classroom Contemporary American Poetry; critical approaches to power, authority, construction of canon, and institutions within literary publics

Troelstrup, Jayne

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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

Associate Professor

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Professor Tsouvala teaches all levels of Greek and Roman history, as well as a seminar on Greek and Roman Women and Sexuality, and a survey course on Western Civilization to 1500. Professor Tsouvala has taught ancient Greek and Latin at ISU, and she often takes students on study abroad programs to Greece and Italy. Ancient History and Literature

Tyra, Teresa

Administrative Professionals, Continuous, Exempt

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Phonology and phonological disorders
Auditory Processing Disorders
Multi-Disciplinary Team
School-age Language

Ugor, Paul

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20th-21st Century Postcolonial Anglophone World Literature; African Literature and Cinema/Video; African Popular Culture; New Media Cultures in the Global South; Youth Cultures in Africa; 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.

Urban, Jadeyn

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Urey, Diane

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Vakili, Pouya

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Valente, Judith

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Valentine, Cherie

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Van Der Laan, James

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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 postwar, late Stalin and Khrushchev eras); daily life and material culture; Communist ideology and society; gender; Soviet cultural relations with non-aligned countries during the 1950s and 1960s

Vegter, Mark

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Career and academic advisement Career Advising, Academic Advisor training and development, Student Development theory

Velazquez, Victor

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Verma, Karishma

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Cultural rhetorics, visible rhetorics, digital activist rhetorics

Verner, Jay

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Verticchio, Heidi

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Cultural Diversity in Communication Disorders Stress Management of College Students

Vialard, David

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Composition and Rhetoric Technical Communication Audio Description Participatory Design Accessibility and Universal Design New Media

Vicars, Mary

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United States and World History

Vidal Gadea, Andres

Assistant Professor

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1) Molecular techniques 2) Neuroscience 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.

Vijithakumara, Tilaka

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Vinney, Lisa

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normal and disordered voice, counseling, models of treatment/motor learning applied to therapy, medical speech-language pathology The role of self-regulatory capacity, personality, and task variables on vocal behavior modification;The effect of self-regulatory exercises on vocal behavior change; Vocal health education and preventative care; The influence of voice on impressions

Vinson, Jessica

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Viswanath, Tharini

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Children's Literature; Women's and Gender Studies

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!

Mortimer, Alysia

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My teaching interests are Genetics, Genes and Behavior, and the Biology of Aging. My research focuses on understanding how aging and environmental factors like pesticides and toxins contribute to neurodegenerative diseases and muscular dystrophies using the model system Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly).

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, Te-Yu

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

Wanick, Tony

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Warfield, Janet

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Wargo, Betsy

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Warren-Riley, Sarah

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Waters, George

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

Watson, Andrew

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Watts, Kendra

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Webb, James

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Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry
Proteomics, a growing field of biochemical research, attempts to catalog and characterize proteins expressed by genes, compare variations in their expression levels under different conditions (notably sickness versus health), study their interactions, and identify their functional roles. Proteomics, in a sense, is more complex than genomics, not only because there are so many possible interactions among proteins, but because there are so many more proteins than genes. Although, the humane genome project has identified more than 30,000 genes, the proteins encoded by these genes amount to more than half million.

During the past two decades, mass spectrometry has become established as the primary method for protein identification from complex mixtures of biological origin. This is largely attributable to advances in ionization techniques and instrumentation that allow routine analysis of minute amounts (typically femtomoles) of nonvolatile, polar compounds such as peptides and proteins.

In our laboratory, we are interested in characterizing proteins and their post-translational modifications by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS).

Currently, we are involved in a collaborative project with Professor Jon Friesen to identify the phosophorlyation sites in the enzyme CTP:phosphocholine cytidylyltransferase (CT), Phosphorlyation is important because it is a major control mechanism for the regulation of diverse cellular processes.

Our approach to this problem is to digest the protein into smaller peptides using a suitable enzyme. The peptides are then separated by HPLC and their molecular weight determined by MS. The addition of a phosphate group can then be determined.

In addition to the instrumentation at Illinois State University, we are making use of the sophisticated mass spectrometric facilities at the University of California, San Francisco to help us in this research.

Webb, Michael

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Engaging, honest, and affable, these are the traits that I believe a good teacher should have. In my own experience, the instructors who had these characteristics made the material they were covering more appealing, interesting, and ultimately easier to learn. In my courses, I encourage students to think critically when analyzing a problem, not simply memorizing a solution. Chemistry is a central science, incorporating several aspects of other areas of study. Recognizing and understanding, then applying when you have learned to solve a problem is the ultimate goal. Regurgitation is not part of the curriculum. That being said, I have an open door policy with regards to extra help or questions. If my office door is open, come in! Ask away! If it is closed, email me (miwebb@ilstu.edu) and we can arrange a meeting. Research within the Webb group focuses on the occurrence of metals in medicine, as either the therapeutic agent or the target for therapy. Specifically, protein interactions have been observed to be central in either the pathology of several diseases following an interaction with endogenous metal ions, thereby becoming the target for therapy, or in the transportation of metallotherapeutics to their site of action. We are currently investigating several metal-protein interactions, to provide new leads for therapeutic development. For more information on current research and potential opportunities, please visit my personal research webpage.

Webber-Collins, 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

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Webster, Amanda

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Creative Writing, Blogging and other New Media

Weeks, Charles

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Wehrmann, Kathryn

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Research, policy, field Foster care, staff development, social welfare policy, Romanian child welfare issues, crisis nurseries, child mental health

Weier, Jacklyn

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Weitzel, Christopher

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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.

Wellin, Christopher

Assistant Professor

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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 care-giving, 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 recent (2007) report summarizing ethnographic research on paid care-giving was commissioned by a committee of the National Academy of Sciences. Aging and the Life Course; Caregiving for Aged and/or Chronically Ill People; Sociology of Work/Occupations; Careers; Qualitative Methods; Teaching/pedagogy.

Wells, Ronda

Staff

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Wenning, Carl

Emeritus

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Carl J. Wenning is former coordinator of the Physics Teacher Education program at Illinois State University where he has been teaching since 1978. He taught six university courses in physics pedagogy, and supervised student teaching. He served as advisor to all undergraduate majors in the physics teaching sequence. Dr. Wenning also served as advisor to students enrolled in the C & I Master's Degree program whose concentration is physics teacher preparation. He is actively involved in the professional development of high school physics teachers, and is serving as project director for the Local Physical Science Alliances of Illinois ? a joint activity of the Illinois Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Illinois Association of Chemistry Teachers, and the Illinois Science Teachers Association. He is currently President of the Illinois Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, and editor-in-chief of Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online.

Wesselmann, Eric

Assistant Professor

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Social Psychology Research Methods Psychology & Film Social Influence Ostracism/Exclusion Stigma Religion/Spirituality

West, Douglas

Emeritus

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West, Elise

Master's Student

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Wester, Kenneth

Staff

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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

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Whalen, Robert

Staff

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Whitman, Wendi

Emeritus

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Wiant, Michael

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Native American lithic technology, geoarchaeology, landscape history, museum education

Widergren, Tracy

Adjunct Faculty

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Wiebold, Loralie

Instructor

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Wieburg, Carrie

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Wiggins, Linda

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Wilkinson, Brian

Staff

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Willetts, Marion

Associate Professor

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I teach primarily courses in Animals and Society and in research methods and statistics (both graduate and undergraduate). I also teach on occasion courses in families and family history, as well as in stratification. My research focuses on animal shelters and sanctuaries -- specifically, how volunteer work at sanctuaries shapes lifestyle choices regarding animals (as food, companions, etc.) , animal cruelty among animal rescue workers, and the challenges and rewards experienced by those who work at animal sanctuaries/rescue organizations. I also explore in my research cohabitation and other family practices and policies, including licensed domestic partnerships, civil unions, same-sex marriage, and covenant marriage.

Williams, Britni

Master's Student

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Williams, Kameron

Master's Student

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Williams, Natilie

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Willmitch, Thomas

Staff

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Wilson, Kiah

Master's Student

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Wilson, Thomas

Emeritus

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Winger, Stewart

Associate Professor

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Formerly of the American University in Cairo and Lawrence Technological University, Dr. Winger specializes in American Political, Economic, and Religious and Legal history of the Antebellum Period. He is the author of LINCOLN, RELIGION, AND ROMANTIC CULTURAL POLITICS, 2003, as well as articles and reviews, in the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association and other journals. Dr. Winger offers courses in Civil War and Reconstruction, American Religious History, Religion in the Civil War, U.S. Legal and Constitutional History, and U.S. Economic Development in the Antebellum and Civil War Period. Currently: U.S. Economic Development in the Antebellum and Civil War Period.

Wingfield, Tuwana

Instructional Assistant Professor

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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

Wirth, Hannah

Master's Student

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Woith, Kelly

Staff

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Wood, Amy

Associate Professor

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She teaches courses in American cultural and intellectual history, in U.S. southern history, and visual culture and film history. Professor Wood specializes in American cultural 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. 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). She is currently working on a book project on cultural ideas about criminality in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and is co-editing a book, titled Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South.

Woodruff, Jennifer

Instructor

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Woods, Charles

Master's Student

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Rhetoric and Composition, Composition as Critical Inquiry, Life Writing, Multimodality, Genre Studies Rhetoric and Composition Studies, Rhetoric and Composition Pedagogical Approaches , Rhetoric of Music, Rhetoric of Advertisements, New Media Studies, Adaptation

Woolard, Chad

Lecturer

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Woollen, Katharine

Master's Student

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Wortham, Anne

Associate Professor

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History of Sociological Thought, Social Stratification, Sociology of Culture Sociological Theory, Sociology of Culture, Race and Ethnic Relations, Black History, History of Ideas

Wright, Anna

Lecturer

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Communication Education Communication Education, Instructional Communication, Small Group Communication, Social Emotional Learning

Wu, Xiao

Master's Student

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Wyland, Timothy

Master's Student

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Xu, Maochao

Assistant Professor

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Extreme value theory; Risk analysis in actuary and insurance; Cyber Security

Yacucci, Amy

Academic Staff

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

Yamskulna, Gaywalee

Associate Professor

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Vertex operator algebras

Yigitbilek, Demet

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Young, Robert

Emeritus

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Zdansky, Erik

Master's Student

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Basic Social Statistics Poverty, Homelessness, Non-profit sector, Social Construction of Social Problems

Zhang, Kevin

Full Professor

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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

Full Professor

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Zich, Raymond

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Zigerell, Lawrence

Assistant Professor

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

Zimmerman, Corinne

Full Professor

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Development of scientific reasoning; Scientific literacy; Students' understanding of scientific concepts; Inductive inference

Zintambila, Henry

Assistant Professor

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Research Interests: Geochemistry of Precipitation. Teaching: Weather, Climatology, Geography of Africa Precipitation, Africa

Zompetti, Joseph

Full 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

Full Professor

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Modern Poetry and Poetics, Ecocritical Theory and Environmental Criticism, Creative Writing, Modernist Studies, Feminist Theory & Gender Studies, Education for Sustainability, Cultural Theory Modern poetry and poetics, ecocritical theory and environmental criticism, zoopoetics, vegan philosophy, liberation psychologies, neuroscience of human emotion, radical mothering, feminist Poetics, play, non-violence and human relations.

Zona, Thomas

Instructional Assistant Professor

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Zosky, Diane

Full Professor

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Domestic violence and social work practice Domestic Violence