Faculty

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Deborah Frieze

Professor of the Practice
Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning
Impact investing, solidarity economy, community finance, systems thinking
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John Fu

Professor and Department Chair of Community Health
Community Health
Categorical data analysis, survival data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, latent variable analysis, smoking behavior, substance abuse, major depression, disparity in financial access
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Corey Fucetola

Research Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
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Scheri Fultineer

Dean of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts
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John Fyler

Professor
English
Chaucer Medieval literature (including Dante and the Roman de la Rose) Latin classics and the classical tradition Biblical commentary Gender issues in medieval literature
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Hugh Gallagher

Professor
Physics & Astronomy
Experimental particle physics, neutrino oscillations, neutrino interaction physics, neutrino astrophysics, computer simulations of neutrino-nucleus interactions. The main thrust of my research is the study of the neutrino. Through neutrino oscillation experiments, we are gaining insights into neutrino masses and mixing parameters. Precise measurements of these quantities may allow us to uncover the reason behind the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe, or point the way to a theory beyond the standard model. Precise measurements of oscillation parameters require good models of neutrino-nucleus interactions. I work on experiments that are studying neutrino oscillations (NOvA and DUNE), on experiments that are providing new data on neutrino-nucleus interactions (MINERvA), and on a widely-used software package (GENIE) that is used to simulate neutrino-nucleus interactions.
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Gerard Gasarian

Professor
Romance Studies
19th- and 20th-Century French Poetry, with an emphasis on Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Breton and Bonnefoy French Symbolism and French Surrealism Poetry and Philosophy Poetry and music
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Laurie Gaskins Baise

Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
geotechnical earthquake engineering, seismic hazard mapping, natural hazards
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Laura Gee

Associate Professor
Economics
Behavioral / Experimental Economics, Labor Economics, Public Economics, Diversity/Discrimination
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Emily Gephart

Senior Lecturer
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts
Her research spans many forms of visual culture: she has published and presented on how new scientific approaches to the unconscious mind informed the work of American artists and critics in the early 20th century; on poetic satire and pictorial criticism of modernism in the 1916 Spectra hoax; on transatlantic encounters with the oceanic commons in art; on coordinated human and animal aesthetics in millinery fashion; and on the fabrication and perception of fly fishing lures, among other examples of 19th century 'ecologies of mind.'
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Nina Gerassi-Navarro

Professor and Department Chair of Romance Studies
Romance Studies
Nineteenth-Century Latin American literature; Nation building; The culture of outlaws; Visual culture and film studies; Travel narratives; Popular culture
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John Germaine

Research Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
geotechnical, laboratory testing, automation, soil behavior, physical properties, mechanical properties, material science
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Calvin Gidney

Associate Professor
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study & Human Development
Linguistics; literacy, sociolinguistic development; dyslexia in African-American children; language of children's cartoons; children's name-calling
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Heather Gilbert

Lecturer
Occupational Therapy
Adult Mental and Behavioral Health Across the Continuum of Care, Justice-Based OT, Community-Based Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Group-Based OT, OT Leadership in Community-based Practice, Sexual Intimacy, Program/Staff Development, and Emerging Practice
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Linda Girard

Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
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Juan Gnecco

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
reproductive biology and tissue engineering to understand the immune-endocrine mechanisms driving both reproductive physiology and disease pathogenesis.
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Ariel Goldberg

Associate Professor
Psychology
Psychology of Language, Linguistics
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Jessica Goldberg

Research Associate Professor
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study & Human Development
Child and family policy; program evaluation; home visiting and other family support programs
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Laurie Goldman

Senior Lecturer
Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning
Social welfare and housing policy; policy implementation; public and nonpro.t management
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Gary Goldstein

Professor
Physics & Astronomy
Theoretical high energy and nuclear physics, Science and society, Science education Theories of fundamental constituents of matter, Quantum Chromodynamics, tests of the Standard Model and beyond, the role of spin and angular momentum in particle interactions at medium and high energies. The role of science in public policy; non-proliferation of nuclear arms; education for peace.
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Douglas Gollin

Jason P. and Chloe Epstein Professor
Economics
Economic Development and Growth
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Fulton Gonzalez

Professor
Mathematics
Noncommutative harmonic analysis, representations of Lie groups, integral geometry, and Radon transforms
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Charles Goss

Professor of the Practice
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts
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Julia Gouvea

Associate Professor
Education
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Brian Gravel

Associate Professor
Education
Brian's research focuses on students' representational practices in science and engineering studied using design-based research on learning technologies and socio-technical learning environments. This work builds from the development of SAM Animation, which is stop-motion animation software developed at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach. Brian co-developed SiMSAM: a multi-representational toolkit to support creative computational modeling activities for middle grades learners. Curious about design, play, and making, his more recent work involves partnerships with researchers and educators to start Nedlam's Workshop in 2014, a makerspace in an urban high school that emphasizes multidisciplinary inquiry. Through this work, he developed both empirical and theoretical contributions focused on heterogeneous design, STEM literacies in making, and analyses of how communities of makers organize to support each other's practices. Collectively, his research complicates and expands the field's understandings of how inquiry unfolds in making contexts, and how makerspaces can be a site for equitable and dignified participation in STEM. Brian's newer work involves teachers engaging in playful computational making to study how they (re)negotiate relationships to inquiry, disciplines, computational tools, and heterogeneous ways of knowing. This includes the exploration of geographies of care and responsibility that support STEM learning environments that center wellbeing. His scholarship examines the many facets of making and making spaces in schools, both in the United States and abroad. Brian's collaborative research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the LEGO Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation.
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Kerri Greenidge

Mellon Associate Professor
Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora
African American History and African Diasporic History; African American Intellectual and Political Thought; African American and African Diasporic Literatures; African American and African Diasporic Histories / Literatures of New England
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Scott Greenspan

Lecturer
Education
Scott's research focuses on school-based mental health services and multi-tiered systems of support, physical activity promotion, and affirming psychosocial supports for LGBTQIA+ youth. He publishes his work in peer-reviewed journals and presents at national conferences.
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Timothy Griffin

Associate Professor
Agriculture, Food and Environment
Agriculture and the Environment: This is the constant theme of my work since my undergraduate days. Within the AFE program, this incudes assessments of resource use (land, water, etc.) by current and future production strategies and systems. My current efforts are informed by having conducted decades of field and laboratory research on crop management, alternative crop development, short- and long-term effects of cropping systems on potato yield and quality, management strategies to improve soil quality, manure nitrogen and phosphorus availability, soil carbon sequestration and cycling, emission of greenhouse gases from high-value production systems, and grain production for organic dairy systems. Sustainable and Equitable Food Systems: Environmental outcomes are one of several realms or domains that are encompassed by a Sustainable Food System. The Friedman School is uniquely placed to link agriculture, nutrition and health, economics, and individual and societal well-being. Of particular interest is the role of diets as a driver of sustainability outcomes, and includes policy-oriented efforts such as my role advising the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, to include sustainability in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Interdisciplinary Education and Mentoring: The AFE program is inherently interdisciplinary, as is the Friedman School. My particular interest is to provide education and research opportunities so that students can develop the specific skills necessary to work at the interface of different disciplines or domains.
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Meredith Grinnell

Lecturer
Occupational Therapy
Current research interests include the use of tele-health technologies and patient participation in healthcare outcomes. Other interests include the use of social media to enhance engagement and communication within the profession as well as with patients.
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Joel Grodstein

Lecturer
Electrical and Computer Engineering
VLSI, computer architecture, computer-aided design and computing at the intersection of hardware and software, Interdisciplinary courses combining these topics with biology
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Barbara Wallace Grossman

Professor
Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
American popular entertainment, musical theatre, women in theatre, the Holocaust/Genocide on stage and screen, voice and speech, stage directing, theatre and social change
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Jeffrey Guasto

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
biophysics and soft matter, microscale fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, microfluidic devices
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Matthew Gudgeon

Assistant Professor
Economics
Labor Economics, Public Economics, Political Economy
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Giulia Guidetti

Research Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
natural photonics, structural colors, bio-inspired photonics, biomaterials
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David Gute

Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
environmental and occupational epidemiology, environmental health and safety
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Eulogio Guzman

Distinguished Senior Lecturer
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts
He specializes on the sculpture and architecture of the Mexica (Aztec) and socio-political history and visual culture of colonial Mexico. His interests include visual manifestations of indigenous governance, Pre-Columbian architecture and urbanism, global interactions of the sixteenth and seventeenth century, colonial and post-colonial visual strategies, Open Churches of Sixteenth Century Mexico, the Habsburg empire, kunstkammer, museum studies, and modern architectural history.
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Judith Haber

Professor
English
Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century drama Renaissance poetry Gender and sexuality studies
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David Hammer

Professor
Education
Research on learning and instruction. My research is on learning and teaching in STEM fields (mostly physics) across ages from young children through adults. Much of my focus has been on intuitive "epistemologies," how instructors interpret and respond to student thinking, and resource-based models of knowledge and reasoning.
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Simon Han

Professor of the Practice
English
Creative Writing (Fiction and Creative Nonfiction)
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Daniel Hannon

Professor of the Practice
Mechanical Engineering
human factors, airspace systems