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DepartmentFirst NameLast NameExpertiseNote
Social Sciences & SociologyAnnaLeon-GuerreroOrganizational Behavior, Quantitative Data Analysis
AnthropologyBradfordAndrewsCraft Production, Lithic Technology, Cultural Ecology, New World Complex Societies, Great Basin and Montane Foragers & Semi-Sedentary Farmers
AnthropologyDavidHuelsbeckPrehistoric Archaeology, Northwest Coast Native American CulturesPhased Retirement
AnthropologyJordanLevyPolitical Anthropology, Ethnography of the State, Honduras, Latin America, Development Policies, International Labor Migration, Applied and Engaged AnthropologyOn sabbatical 2019-20
Anthropology & Global StudiesAmiShahInternational Development, International Relations, IPE, Neoliberalism, Urban Studies, Identity, Ethnic Conflict, Citizenship, West Africa, South Asia
AnthropologyKatherineWileySocial Hierarchy and Inequality, Gender, Economic Anthropology, Islam, Dress, Islamic Republic of Mauritania
EconomicsLynnHunnicuttIndustrial Organization, History of Economic Thought, Statistics, and Microeconomics Research, Bargaining and decision making in organizations
EconomicsKrisztinaNagyMacroeconomics, Financial Econometrics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, Managerial Economics, Statistics, Econometrics
EconomicsNorrisPetersonLabor Economics, Mathematical Economics, Game Theory, Microeconomic Theory, Economic education, income distribution, forensic economicsPhased Retirement
EconomicsMarkReimanResource and Energy Economics, International Trade, Commercial Policy Research, Applied resource and energy economics, Trade and the environment,Non-market valuation techniques
EconomicsPriscillaSt. ClairDevelopment Economics, Environmental Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Community forest management, Household energy use in developing countries
EconomicsKarenTravisHealth Economics, Econometrics, Introductory Statistics Research, Physician Payment, Access to Health Care, Prenatal Care Productivity, Economics Education
EconomicsMartinWurmMacroeconomics, Money and Banking, Managerial Economics and Statistics, Financial Economics, Economic Development, Macroeconomics
HistoryRayneAllinsonMedieval and Early Modern Europe, Tudor and Stuart Britain, the Italian Renaissance, Biography and History, History of Diplomacy and Politics, History of IdeasOn leave 2019-20
HistoryBethGriech-PolelleHolocaust Studies, Nazi Germany, European Women's History
HistoryMichaelHalvorsonBusiness and Economic History, Innovation Studies, History of Computing (Personal Computers), Software Development, Windows Programming, Early Modern Europe, Reformation Germany, Lutheranism, Tudor England (study abroad)
HistoryGinaHamesAlcohol Studies in a Global Context, Pedagogy (especially First-year programs), Latin America (specifically Mexico, Cuba, and the Andean region), Bolivia and Peru (study away), Global Human Rights, Global Women’s & Gender History
HistoryRebekahMergenthal19th U.S. History, Westward Expansion, Frontiers and Borderlands, Environmental History
Marriage and Family TherapyElisabethEsmiol WilsonTraining and Supervision Issues, Clinical Interventions with Families and Couples, Interaction between Spirituality and Relational Well-being
Marriage and Family TherapyLindseyNiceMedical Family Therapy, Interdisciplinary Training and Collaboration, Mentorship Supervision
Marriage and Family TherapyDavidWardClinical Training & Supervision, Couple Relationships & Hope
Political ScienceMichaelArtimeAmerican Government, Media and Politics, Voting and Elections
Political ScienceMariaChavezAmerican Government, Public Policy and Administration, Race and Politics
Political ScienceCynthiaPalazzolo
Political ScienceSidOlufsPublic Policy, Political Philosophy, American GovernmentPhased Retirement
PsychologyMichelleCeynarResearch Pertaining to Gender Issues and Prejudice
Social WorkKerryDunnCriminal and Juvenile Legal Systems, Macro Practice, Community, Agency, and Policy Change, Interprofessional Practice, Teamwork, and Groupwork, Study of Teaching and Learning, Qualitative and Participatory Research Methods
Social WorkJoDeeKellerSchool Social Work, Social Work with Children & Families, Public Housing & Immigrant Communities, Evaluation Research
Social WorkKathyRussellPolicy Planning and Organizational Development, Services to Organizations and Communities, Services to Families and Children, School Social WorkOn sabbatical 2019-20
Social WorkDavidSimpsonChild/Adolescent Mental Health, Social Work with Children and Families, Research Methods