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Dawn Abt-Perkins
Associate Dean of the Faculty for Student Success, Professor of Education

Areas of Study: secondary and multicultural education

Glenn Adelson
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Areas of Study:  conservation biology and restoration ecology, conceptualizing biodiversity, literature and the environment

Robert Archambeau
Professor of English

Areas of Study: English literature, nineteenth-century literature, writing poetry

Carla Arnell
Professor of English

Areas of Study: ancient and medieval literature, history of the English novel

Robert A. Baade
Ernest A. Johnson Professor of Economics

Areas of Study:  international trade, international finance, economics of sports

Sugata Banerji
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Areas of Study: computer vision, scene understanding, machine learning

Flavia Barbosa
Assistant Professor of Biology

Areas of Study: Behavioral Ecology, Evolution, Sexual Selection, Mate Choice, Animal Communication

Anne F. Barry
Assistant Professor of Music

Areas of Study: choral, music education, international music education

Rudi Batzell
Assistant Professor of History

Areas of Study: U.S. history, economic and social history

Christopher Todd Beer
Associate Professor of Sociology

Areas of Study:  globalization, social movements, environmental sociology, climate change and climate justice, East Africa, economic and labor sociology, survey methodology

Elizabeth Benacka
Associate Professor of Communication

Areas of Study:  rhetoric of humor, feminist rhetoric, queer rhetoric, gender performance/ drag in Chicago, me too movement, civil rights movement, comedic controversies

Catherine Benton
Associate Professor of Religion

Areas of Study: history of religions, Asian religions, cross-cultural studies

David Boden
Associate Professor of Sociology

Areas of Study:  cultural sociology, law and social policy, research methods, community and identity

Arthur Bousquet
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Areas of Study: Finite volumes, finite elements, optimization, machine learning

Nancy Brekke
Associate Professor of Psychology

Areas of Study: social psychology, psychology and law, research methods and statistics, social cognition, prejudice

Shiwei Chen
Professor of History

Areas of Study:  East Asian history

Jason A. Cody
Professor
of Chemistry

Areas of Study: inorganic chemistry, solid state chemistry

William Conrad
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Areas of Study: molecular biology, cancer epigenetics,host-pathogen interactions, synthetic biology, pharmacology

Zachary Cook
Assistant Professor of Politics

Areas of Study: Parties and elections, Public opinion, Presidency

Joshua Corey
Gustav E. Beerly, Jr. Associate Professor of English

Areas of Study: modern and contemporary poetry, creative writing, critical theory, Anglo-American modernism, writing

Shubhik DebBurman
Disque D. and Carol Gram Dean Professor of Biological Studies

Areas of Study: cell biology, molecular biology, neurobiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology of human disease

Kathryn Dohrmann
Assistant Professor of Psychology 

Areas of Study: developmental psychology, human sexuality, public health, psychology of gender, environmental psychology, Montessori education

Scott N. Edgar
Associate Professor of Music 

Areas of Study: music education, social emotional learning, conducting, culturally responsive pedagogy

Daw-Nay N.R. Evans Jr.
Associate Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies

Areas of specialty: Africana Philosophy, Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century European Philosophy

Amanda Felkey
Associate Professor of Economics and Business

Areas of Study:  household economics, behavioral economics, development economics, quantitative methods, microeconomic theory

David Fernandez-Diaz
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Areas of Study: Spanish language, XVIIIth to XXth century Spanish literature

Elizabeth W. Fischer
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

Areas of Study:  natural science, organic chemistry, biochemistry

Stewart Foley
Lecturer in Finance and Special Advisor on the Practice of Finance

Areas of Study: global insurance, insurance asset management, corporate finance, investments

Carol Gayle
Associate Professor of History, Associate Director of the Master of Liberal Studies Program

Areas of Study:  Russian and European history

Paul Gladen
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Areas of Study: Organic Chemistry, Synthesis, Natural Products

Benjamin Goluboff
Professor of English

Areas of Study: American literature, nineteenth-century literature, literature and the environment, writing, poetry

Rebecca Graff
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Areas of Study: archaeology, historical archaeology, world’s fairs and expositions, Chicago history, modern material culture studies, contemporary archaeology

Cristina Groeger
Assistant Professor of History

Areas of Study: U.S. History, Labor and Class Politics, History of Education, Immigration and Migration, Women and Gender Studies, Urban Studies

Kent Grote
Assistant Professor of Economics and Business

Areas of Study:  finance, investment analysis, industrial organization

R. Sergio Guglielmi
Professor of Psychology

Areas of Study: medical and health psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychophysiology, personality

Muris Hadzic
Assistant Professor of Finance

Areas of study: financial economics, asset pricing, behavioral finance, news analytics, textual analysis in finance, quantitative finance, money and banking, Islamic finance

Cynthia T. Hahn
Professor of French

Areas of Study:   French language; Francophone literature of Quebec, Africa, and Lebanon; French literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; translation; business French; French film, Islamic World Studies; cinema studies; creative writing

Linda Horwitz
Associate Professor of Communication

Areas of Study:  feminist rhetoric, history of rhetoric, American public address

Chloe Johnston
Associate Professor of Theater

Areas of Study: performance studies, performance art 

Anna Trumbore Jones
Associate Dean of the Faculty, Professor of History

Areas of Study: ancient and medieval history, late antiquity, history of Chrsitianity

Courtney Pierre Joseph
Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies

Areas of Study:  African American history & amp, culture Haiti, and the diaspora women & amp, gender studies

Michael M. Kash
Professor of Physics

Areas of Study: atomic physics, quantum optics, lasers

Matthew R. Kelley
Professor of Psychology

Areas of Study: cognitive psychology, learning and memory, research methods and statistics

Karen E. Kirk
Professor of Biology

Areas of Study: genetics, genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology

Craig Knuckles
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Areas of Study:  control theory and optimization, functional analysis, computer science

Denise Kripper
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Areas of Study: spanish language, translation theory, transatlantic studies, contemporary Latin American literature

Marc Lawrence
Lecturer in Finance 

Areas of Study: investment management, capital markets, hedge funds, corporate bankruptcy, value investing

Karen Lebergott
 Associate Professor of Art

Areas of Study:  painting, drawing, mixed media

Dan LeMahieu
Hotchkiss Presidential Professor of History, Director of the Master of Liberal Studies Program

Areas of Study:  modern European history

Robert J. Lemke
Professor of Economics and Business

Areas of Study: microeconomic theory, industrial organization, econometrics, labor economics, mathematical economics

Debra Homer Levis
Assistant Professor of Politics

Areas of Study:  freedom of speech, discrimination

Susan M. Long
Associate Professor of Psychology

Areas of Study: community psychology, violence against women, women in poverty, and community interventions, homeless families

Edward (Ned) Loughridge
Lecturer in Business and Finance

Areas of Study:  marketing and branding in the insurance industry

Jean-Marie Maddux
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Areas of Study: behavioral neuroscience, associative learning, attention and learning, motivation, incentive salience, addiction, behavioral pharmacology

Ann B. Maine
Senior Lecturer in Biology

Areas of Study: molecular genetics, cell biology

James Marquardt
Associate Professor of Politics

Areas of Study:  American politics, international relations

Zachary Martin
Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Areas of Study: creative writing, editing and publishing, modern and contemporary fiction, Indian literature

Tracy McCabe
Director of Writing Programs, Senior Lecturer in English

Areas of Study:  women’s studies, writing

Brian McCammack
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Areas of Study: American environmental history, American studies, African American studies, environmental justice

Janet McCracken
 Professor of Philosophy

Areas of Study:  animal ethics, environmental ethics

Robert Chad McCracken
 Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Politics

Areas of Study: philosophy of law, political philosophy, analytic philosophy, history of philosophy

Gizella Meneses
Professor of Spanish

Areas of Study:  Latin American film, Latinx literature in the United States, Latin American crime fiction, Latin American authors, Spanish in the U.S. and Spanish for heritage speakers

Sean B. Menke

Associate Professor of Biology

Areas of study: climate change, extinctions, ants, invasive species, biogeography

Donald Meyer
Professor of Music

Areas of Study:  music history, music theory, film music, electronic music, music composition.

Siobhan Moroney
Associate Professor of Politics

Areas of Study:  mid-century American housing

Nathan Mueggenburg
Associate Professor of Physics

Areas of Study: non-equilibrium systems, granular materials

Desmond Odugu
Associate Professor of Education

Areas of Study: International and Comparative Education

Evan Oxman
Uihlein Associate Professor of American Politics

Areas of Study: political philosophy, democratic theory, American politics

Dimitra Papadovasilaki
Assistant Professor in Finance

Areas of Study: behavioral and experimental finance, financial economics, applied macroeconomics, decision making, and financial crises 

David Park
Professor of Communication

Areas of Study: mass communication theory; experts, intellectuals, and the media; the intellectual history of communication research; theoretical perspectives on new media

Richard Pettengill
Associate Professor of Theater

Areas of Study: dramaturgy, performance studies, renaissance drama, theater history

Jacquelynn S. Popp
Assistant Professor of Education

Areas of Study: elementary education, K-12 literacy teaching  and learning, disciplinary literacy, historical inquiry, teacher reflection, qualitative research methodology

DeJuran Richardson
Ernest H. Volwiler Professor of Mathematics

Areas of Study:  statistics, biostatistics

Ann M. Roberts
 James D. Vail III Professor of Art History

Areas of Study:  ancient, medieval, and early modern art history

 

Ahmad Sadri
Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies and Professor of Sociology

Areas of Study: social theory, political sociology, sociology of religion, sociology of film, sociology of intellectuals

David Sanchez Burr

Assistant Professor of Art

Areas of Study: Sculpture, Sound, Mixed&;Media and Technology

R. Scott Schappe
Associate Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Physics

Areas of Study: atomic physics, atomic collisions

Davis Schneiderman
Krebs Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Professor of English

Areas of Study: creative writing, twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, postmodernism

Erica Schultz
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Areas of Study: Organic chemistry, Synthesis and Reaction Development

Margot Schwalbe
Assistant Professor of Biology

Areas of Study: Neuroethology, Animal Physiology, Animal Behavior, Sensory Biology, Biomechanics

 

Tessa Sermet
Assistant Professor of French

Areas of Study: French and Francophone literature and cultures, Science fiction studies, French film, graphic novels, visual culture

Nilam Shah
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Areas of Study:  spectroscopy, art analysis

Jeffrey O. Sundberg
James S. Kemper Foundation Professor of Liberal Arts and Business

Areas of study:  environmental and natural resource economics, microeconomic theory, corporate finance, law and economics, finance

Holly Swyers
Professor of Anthropology

Areas of Study: U.S. culture, American adulthood, 20th-21st century U.S. education, sports, community development and maintenance

Vivian Ta
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Areas of Study: Social psychology, Personality psychology, Psychology of language, Computer-mediated communication, Quantitative text analysis, Dyadic interaction

Tracy Marie Taylor
Associate Professor of Art

Areas of Study: design, computer imaging, digital photography

 

Patricia “Trish” Thomas
Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation program and Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Areas of Study: Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship, Innovation, Entrepreneurial Selling, Product Development, Licensing, Media, Marketing, Design Thinking

Enrique Treviño
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Areas of Study:  number theory, analytical and computational number theory, recreational mathematics

Carolyn Tuttle
Betty Jane Schultz Hollender Professor of Economics, Director of Border Studies Program

Areas of Study:  macroeconomic theory, money and banking, border studies, women in the work force, child labor in Latin America

Nicholas L. Wallin
Associate Professor of Music

Areas of Study: conducting, music theory

Naomi Wentworth
Associate Professor of Psychology

Areas of Study: developmental psychology, aging, motivation, brain function in attention, mathematical psychology, infant development

Lynn C. Westley
Assistant Professor of Biology

Areas of Study: physiological ecology of plants

Rachel Whidden
Associate Professor of Communication

Areas of Study:  argumentation theory, rhetoric of science and religion, visual rhetoric

Dawn C. Wiser
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Areas of Study: physical chemistry, computational chemistry, organometallic mechanism

Ying Wu
Assistant Professor of Chinese

Areas of Study: applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, and second language acquisition 

Camille Johnson Yale
Associate Professor of Communication

Areas of Study: critical media studies, new media and communication technologies, media history

Benjamin Zeller
Associate Professor of Religion

Areas of Study: North American religions, Christianity, religion and food, new religious movements, cults