New Faculty Fall 2017


Name
Department
Research
Doerte Blume
Doerte BlumePhysics and AstronomyTheoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Naga Rama Kothapalli
Naga Rama Kothapalli
First Year Research Experience

Being able to do research during undergraduate college years will be very advantageous for your career irrespective of your career choice.


Angela Pharris
Angela Pharris
Social Work
Public child welfare, how public policies are implemented, how administrators and child welfare services make decisions and plan for programs and services for children in foster care and for youth who are aging out of the foster care system
Oluwatobi Odeleye
Oluwatobi Odeleye
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemical education, focusing on student attitudes towards Chemistry and how to modify teaching strategies in order to enhance student interest towards this field
Roberto Pesce
Roberto Pesce
English

Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature


JEremy Kellawan
Jeremy Kellawan
Health and Exercise Science

Mechanisms that match blood flow to metabolic demand in human health and disease


Tyler Ransom
Tyler Ransom
Economics

Labor economics, urban economics, economics of education


Gregory Muller
Gregory Muller
Mathematics

Algebra, specifically the study of cluster algebras, a phenomenon discovered within the functions on many highly-symmetric spaces.


Julie Gerlinger
Julie Gerlinger
Sociology
Criminology, policy and crime, school discipline
Deborah Moore-Russo
Deborah Moore-Russo
Mathematics

Spatial literacy and the use of digital resources in communicating and making meaning of SEM (science, engineering, math) ideas


Elyse Singer
Elyse Singer
Anthropology

Reproductive politics in Mexico, bioethical debates at the beginning and end of life (e.g. abortion and euthanasia), health and healthcare, and church versus state control of the body.


Laura-Isobel McCall
Laura-Isobel McCall
Chemistry and Biochemistry

Host-microbe communication and its impact on disease development


Raina Heaton
Raina Heaton
Native American Studies

Endangered languages and the structural effects of language obsolescence. Involved in language revitalization projects. Preserves materials/artifacts provided by Tribes and Linguists so that Native communities have ongoing access to Language data that can help them in the future.


Amanda Wilkerson
Amanda Wilkerson
Health and Exercise Science
Health impacts of sedentary behavior, investigating individual, social, and environmental influences on sedentary behavior and primarily focuses on the workplace setting.

Hayley Lanier
Assistant Curator,Mammology


Ashlee Rowe
Biology
Neuroscience and Integrative Biology

Pengfei Zhang
Mathematics


Karen Meysick
Microbiology
Pathogenic Microbiology

Raymond Orr
Native American Studies


Ferah Munshi
Physics and Astronomy


Kuver Sinha
Physics and Astronomy


Charles Finocchiaro
Political Science


Erin Freeman
Psychology


Kim Cassie
Social Work