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Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor, The School of Arts and Sciences
Research Interests: American Politics, Political Behavior
Visiting Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: reproductive biology and tissue engineering to understand the immune-endocrine mechanisms driving both reproductive physiology and disease pathogenesis.
Research Assistant Professor, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study & Human Development
Research Interests: Child and family policy; program evaluation; home visiting and other family support programs
Senior Lecturer, Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning
Research Interests: Social welfare and housing policy; policy implementation; public and nonpro.t management
Professor, Physics & Astronomy
Research Interests: 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.
Research Interests: Noncommutative harmonic analysis, representations of Lie groups, integral geometry, and Radon transforms
Assistant Professor, Education
Research Interests: 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.
Assistant Professor, Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora
Research Interests: Colonialism and decolonization; race and racial politics; gender and sexuality; Arab and Muslim Americans; policing and urban protest
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.
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
Research Interests: 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.
Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: VLSI, computer architecture, computer-aided design and computing at the intersection of hardware and software, Interdisciplinary courses combining these topics with biology
Research Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Electronic Materials; Semiconductor Materials; Semiconductor Devices; Materials Characterization; Thin-film Deposition; Optical Properties Electronic Materials; Photonic Materials; Nanofabrication; Electron Microscopy
Professor, Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Research Interests: American popular entertainment, musical theatre, women in theatre, the Holocaust/Genocide on stage and screen, voice and speech, stage directing, theatre and social change
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: biophysics and soft matter, microscale fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, microfluidic devices
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: environmental and occupational epidemiology, environmental health and safety
Associate Professor, Computer Science
Research Interests: Programming languages, program analysis, software reliability, application security, runtime systems, memory management, domain-specific programming languages, compilers, compiler optimizations, program performance
Senior Lecturer, Visual and Material Studies
Research Interests: 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.
Research Interests: Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century drama Renaissance poetry Gender and sexuality studies
Associate Professor, Romance Studies
Research Interests: 18th-Century French literature; Intellectual and Cultural History in Early Modern France; Interactions between Literature and the Visual Arts; Women Writers; Literary Theory and Theory of the Novel
Senior Lecturer, Economics
Research Interests: Urban Economics, Housing, International Migration, Development Economics
Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
Research Interests: Rehabilitation Management, Evaluation and Treatment of physical dysfunctions, Evaluation and Treatment of Orthopedic Dysfunctions in the Athlete, Concussion Management and Education, Adaptive Sports as a Rehabilitation Tool Adaptive Sports, Concussion Management of the Athlete and Student, Professional development of the Health-Care Manager
Senior Lecturer, Classical Studies
Research Interests: Ancient Art and Archaeology, Digital Humanities, Comparative Greek and Latin Grammar (PIE Linguistics), Roman Satire, Post-Augustan Literature, Latin and Greek Pedagogy
Research Interests: Dynamical systems: Hyperbolicity, invariant foliations, geodesic flows, contact flows, and related topics — Hasselblatt's research, undertaken with colleagues from several continents, is in the modern theory of dynamical systems, with an emphasis on hyperbolic phenomena and on geometrically motivated systems. He also writes expository and biographical articles, writes and edits books, and organizes conferences and schools. Information about his publications can be viewed on MathSciNet by those at an institution with a subscription. Former doctoral students of his can be found in academic positions at Northwestern University, George Mason University, the University of New Hampshire, and Queen's University as well as among the winners of the New Horizons in Mathematics Prize.
Professor, Computer Science
Research Interests: computational methods for systems biology and metabolic engineering, computer-aided design for integrated circuits
Senior Lecturer, Romance Studies
Research Interests: French language, teaching writing, instructional uses of technology, the 17th-, 18th-, and early 19th-century French literature, motherhood and female mentoring, Rousseau and the Enlightenment, women's writing, defining genre, publishing history
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: computer architecture, computer systems, power-aware computing, embedded systems, mobile computing, computer systems for machine learning, workload characterization, quantum computing, learning sciences and computer systems for human subjects research
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Engineering education; Diversity, equity, and inclusion; team-based engineering pedagogies; engineering design thinking