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Faculty experts

Dawn Abt-Perkins
Director of Writing Programs and 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
Associate Professor of English

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

Robert A. Baade
A. B. Dick 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

Lois Barr
Associate Professor of Spanish, Emerita

Areas of Study:  Spanish language, Latin American literature, peninsular literature

Anne F. Barry
Assistant Professor of Music

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

Christopher Todd Beer
Assistant 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
Assistant Professor of Communication

Areas of Study:  rhetoric of humor, rhetorical theory and criticism, feminist rhetoric

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

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

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

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

Miguel de Baca
Associate Professor of Art History

Areas of Study: America, modern, and contemporary art history

Shubhik DebBurman
Professor of Biology

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

Les R. Dlabay
Professor of Economics and Business

Areas of Study:  international business, microfinance and alternative financial services in informal economic settings, business development in base of the pyramid (BoP) and emerging market settings, global marketing research in cross-cultural settings, Latin American global business, Asian business culture and trade relations, financial accounting, capital budgeting

Kathryn Dohrmann
Assistant Professor of Psychology 

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

Judy Massey Dozier
Associate Professor of English

Areas of Study: African American literature, gender studies, nineteenth-century American literature.

Scott N. Edgar
Assistant Professor of Music 

Areas of Study: music education, band

Daw-Nay N.R. Evans Jr.
Assistant 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

Richard Fisher
Associate Professor of German

Areas of Study:  Goethezeit, modern German literature, literary genres, epic literature, comparative studies

Stewart Foley
Lecturer in Finance

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

Jean-Luc Garneau
Professor of French

Areas of Study:  linguistics, littérature Québécoise, French literature of the twentieth century, translation

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

Areas of Study:  Russian and European history

David George
Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Emeritus

Areas of Study:  Spanish language, Spanish literature, Latin American studies, Portuguese language, theater, translation, cinema studies

Benjamin Goluboff
Associate Professor of English

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

Rebecca Graff
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Areas of Study: historical archaeology, U.S. urban archaeology (19th- and 20th- century Chicago), modern and contemporary material culture, world’s fairs and expositions, anthropology of time and temporality, archaeology of tourism

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
Instructor in 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

Daniel Hanna
Assistant Professor of French and Spanish

Areas of Study: French literature, literature in translation

Brian Healy
Assistant Professor of Theater and Resident Designer/Technical Director

Areas of Study: stage design and technical production

Robert Holliday
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Areas of Study:  computer science, combinatorics

Linda Horwitz
Associate Professor of Communication

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

Anne E. Houde
Foster G. and Mary W. McGaw Professor in the Life Sciences 

Areas of Study: behavior, evolution, ecology

Chloe Johnston
Assistant Professor of Theater

Areas of Study: performance studies, performance art 

Anna Trumbore Jones
Professor of History

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

Michael M. Kash
Professor of Physics

Areas of Study: atomic physics, quantum optics, lasers

Laura J. Kateley
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Emerita

Areas of Study: inorganic chemistry, synthesis, chromatographic, spectroscopic applications

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
Associate 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:  American politics and law

Douglas B. Light
Laurence R. Lee Family Professor of Biology

Areas of Study: animal and human physiology, cell physiology, neurophysiology

Louis G. Lombardi
 Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus and Director of the Ethics Center

Areas of Study:  ethics, political philosophy, Greek thought

Susan M. Long
Assistant Professor of Psychology

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

Edward (Ned) Loughridge
Lecturer in Finance

Areas of Study:  insurance

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

Richard Mallette
Distinguished Service Professor of English, Emeritus

Areas of Study: English literature, Renaissance studies

James Marquardt
Associate Professor of Politics

Areas of Study:  American politics, international relations

William B. Martin
Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus

Areas of Study: organic chemistry, synthesis, biochemistry, enzyme inhibition

Zachary Martin
Visiting Assistant Professor of English

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

Tracy McCabe
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:  aesthetics, history of philosophy, gender studies, film

Robert Chad McCracken
 Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Politics

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

Gizella Meneses
Associate Professor of Spanish

Areas of Study:  U.S. Latino/a literatures and cultures, testimonial literature, Latin American colonial studies, Latino and Latin American cultural studies and film

Dustin Mengelkoch
Associate Professor of English

Areas of Study: Ancient and Early Modern Literature, Neo-Latin, History of the Book, Literary Criticism

Sean B. Menke
Gustav E. Beerly Jr. Assistant Professor of Biology

Areas of study: ecology, biogeography, zoology, entomology

Donald Meyer
Professor of Music

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

Michael T. Hartney
Assistant Professor of Politics

Areas of Study:  American politics, public policy, U.S. sub-national politics

Siobhan Moroney
Associate Professor of Politics

Areas of Study:  political theory, American politics

Nathan Mueggenburg
Associate Professor of Physics

Areas of Study: non-equilibrium systems, granular materials

Desmond Odugu
Assistant Professor of Education

Areas of Study: International and Comparative Education

Paul S. Orogun
Associate Professor of Politics

Areas of Study:  comparative politics, Africa

Michael Orr
Krebs Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Art History

Areas of Study:  medieval art, Renaissance art, illuminated manuscripts

Evan Oxman
Uihlein Assistant Professor of American Politics

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

Edward Packel
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emeritus

Areas of Study:  functional analysis, applications of mathematics to the behavioral and social sciences, computer science

David Park
Associate 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
Lecturer in Education

Areas of Study: elementary education, K-12 literacy

Rachel Ragland
Professor of Education

Areas of Study: Secondary Education

DeJuran Richardson
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Areas of Study:  statistics, biostatistics

Eli Robb
Associate Professor of Art

Areas of Study: design, sculpture, video and performance

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

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

Steven Rosswurm
Professor of History

Areas of Study:  American history, Mexican 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

R. Scott Schappe
Professor of Physics

Areas of Study: atomic physics, atomic collisions

Davis Schneiderman
Professor of English, Associate Dean of the Faculty

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

Nilam Shah
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Areas of Study:  spectroscopy, art analysis

Shelley Sherman
Associate Professor of Education, Emerita

Areas of Study: teacher preparation, educational studies, elementary education

W. Rand Smith
Irvin L. and Fern D. Young Presidential Professor of Politics, Emeritus

Areas of Study:  comparative politics (Europe and Latin America), political economy

David Spadafora
Professor of History, Emeritus

Areas of Study: modern European history

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
Associate Professor of Anthropology

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

Tracy Marie Taylor
Associate Professor of Art

Areas of Study: design, computer imaging, digital photography

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

Jill Van Newenhizen
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Areas of Study:  social choice theory, functional analysis

Nicholas L. Wallin
Assistant 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

Camille Johnson Yale
Assistant Professor of Communication

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

David Yuen
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Areas of Study:  modular forms, algebraic geometry, Riemann surfaces, computer science

Benjamin Zeller
Associate Professor of Religion

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

Rui Zhu
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Areas of Study:  Asian and comparative philosophy, Plato, philosophy of mind