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DepartmentFirst NameLast NameExpertiseNote
Social Sciences & SociologyAnnaLeon-GuerreroOrganizational Behavior, Quantitative Data AnalysisDivision Dean
AnthropologyBradfordAndrewsCraft Production, Lithic Technology, Cultural Ecology, New World Complex Societies, Great Basin and Montane Foragers & Semi-Sedentary FarmersOn Sabbatical Fall 2021
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 Fall 2021
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
EconomicsNicholasPaternoMathematics, Statistics
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
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
HistoryBethKraigPhased Retirement
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 & Family TherapyMontiniqueMcEachern
Marriage and Family TherapyLindseyNiceMedical Family Therapy, Interdisciplinary Training and Collaboration, Mentorship Supervision
Marriage and Family TherapyDavidWardClinical Training & Supervision, Couple Relationships & Hope
Marriage & Family TherapySharonYoungMarriage & Family Therapy, Integration of Spiritual Beliefs, Clinical Training & Supervision
Political ScienceMichaelArtimeAmerican Government, Media and Politics, Voting and Elections
Political ScienceMariaChavezAmerican Government, Public Policy and Administration, Race and Politics
Political ScienceSusanna Southworth
PsychologyMichelleCeynarResearch Pertaining to Gender Issues and Prejudice
PsychologyCoreyCookStereotyping & Prejudice, Evolutionary Psychology, Morals, Values and Beliefs
PsychologySaraFinleyCognitive Science, Language Learning, Psycholinguistics, Phonology, Speech PerceptionOn Sabbatical
PsychologyJonGraheInterpersonal Perception, Undergraduate Research, Capstone Pedagogy, Crowd-Sourcing Science
PsychologyHeidiMcLaughlinCognitive Development, Sociocultural Contribution to Cognitive Processes, Development of Contamination Sensitivity and Biological Concepts
PsychologyBrooke Soden
Social WorkNathaniel BrownChildren and Families with a focus in child welfare and foster care, HIV/AIDS, College Student Mental Health, College Student and Career Development
Social WorkJoDeeKellerSchool Social Work, Social Work with Children & Families, Public Housing & Immigrant Communities, Evaluation ResearchPhased Retirment
Social WorkMichaelPelts
Social WorkDavidSimpsonChild/Adolescent Mental Health, Social Work with Children and Families, Research Methods
SociologyTeresa CiabattariContemporary Families, Gender, Racial Inequalities, Research Methods and Statistics
Sociology & Criminal JusticeGalenCiscell
Sociology & Criminal JusticeKateLutherCorrections, Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Deviance, Family, Gender
SociologyLaura McCloudSocial Class Stratification, Social Mobility Debt, Debt and Economic Inequality, Consumption, Culture and Mass Media
SociologyLauraFitzwater GonzalesFamily, Gender, Qualitative Research Methods, Social Inequality, Teaching and Learning
SociologyJoannaGregsonProvost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs - Not teaching
SociologyPeterGrosvenorGlobal Studies, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Philosophy