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Jeffrey G Paine

Jeffrey G Paine

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
jeff.paine@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1260, +1 512 471 1534

Expertise: Near-surface geophysics in hydrogeology and environmental and Quaternary geology; coastal geology; Quaternary geology and geomorphology; computer applications in the geological sciences

Thomas G Palaima

Thomas G Palaima

Professor, Department of Classics, College of Liberal Arts
tpalaima@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8837, +1 512 471 5742

Expertise: Aegean scripts & prehistory, Greek language, war & violence studies, public intellectual writing, music as social criticism, Dylanology

Zhigang  Pan

Zhigang Pan

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
dpan@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1436

Expertise: VLSI Computer Aided Design; Physical design and circuit optimization; Design and manufacturing process integration; Vertical integration of technology, circuit/CAD and system

Lorraine S Pangle

Lorraine S Pangle

Professor, Co-Director, Thomas Jefferson Center, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
lsp226@gov.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1447

Expertise: Ancient, early modern, and American political philosophy; ethics; the philosophy of education; problems of justice

Camille  Parmesan

Camille Parmesan

Adjunct Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
parmesan@uts.cc.utexas.edu

Expertise: Global warming, climate change, insect ecology, butterfly biology

Keryn E Pasch

Keryn E Pasch

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
kpasch@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8295

Expertise: Influence of media on youth risk behaviors Developing preventive interventions to address risk behaviors

Paola  Passalacqua

Paola Passalacqua

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
paola@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3319

Expertise: Multi-scale analysis of hydrological processes; Dynamics of environmental transport on river networks and deltaic systems; Quantitative analysis and modeling of landscape forming processes, geomorphic transport laws and subgrid-scale parameterization

Erika A Patall

Erika A Patall

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
patall@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0381

Expertise: Dr. Erika Patall primarily examines how motivation can be supported and the relationship between motivation and academic achievement from numerous perspectives, including self-determination theory, interest theories, decision-making theories, expectancy-value theory, and achievement goal theory, among others. To address these issues, Dr. Patall uses various research methodologies, including meta-analysis, cross-sectional and longitudinal survey research, experience sampling, and experiments in both laboratory and natural settings. She has most frequently focused on how the provision of choice and support for autonomy may impact motivation and support other achievement related outcomes. Dr. Patall has also studied how school time and the activities of children outside of school influence their academic achievement. Topics she has studied have included the effects of extended school time and activities such as parent involvement in schoolwork, homework, and afterschool programs. Finally, Dr. Patall is interested in the development and use of meta-analytic methods in social science research.

Yale N Patt

Yale N Patt

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
patt@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4085

Expertise: Microprocessor architecture in the many core era; Parallelism and superscalar processor design; Seriously heterogeneous chip multiprocessors; How to help students learn

James R Patton

James R Patton

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
patton.jim@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4161

Expertise: Transition assessment & planning, Students with disabilities in higher education, Study skills assessment and instruction, Individuals with disabilities and the criminal justice system, Differentiating instruction for student with special needs in inclusive settings

Donald R Paul

Donald R Paul

Professor and Ernest Cockrell, Sr. Chair in Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
drp@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5392

Expertise: Interests include the broad areas of polymer science and engineering and chemical engineering. Current research involves various aspects of polymeric materials including polymer blends; membranes for separations, drug delivery, packaging, etc.; and polymer processing.  The blend research deals with the thermodynamics of polymer-polymer interactions (miscibility, phase diagrams, interfaces), reactive compatibilization of multiphase mixtures, rubber toughening, the control of phase morphology during processing by both chemical and physical means, and polymeric nanocomposites.  The research on diffusion in polymers involves investigation of structure-property relationships to design better membranes for separation processes and improved barrier materials plus an interest in theories and models for describing sorption and permeation of small molecule penetrants in polymers including the rubbery, glassy, semi-crystalline, and liquid crystalline states of these materials.  The research on nanocomposites involves devising chemical and processing strategies for exfoliating layered silicates in polymer matrices for improvement of performance using nanoscale reinforcement.  Synthesis, characterization, and performance of polymers are an integral part of the research in all these areas.

Gaylen  Paulson

Gaylen Paulson

Associate Dean and Director of Executive Education, Department of Management, Red McCombs School of Business
gaylen.paulson@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8541

Expertise: Negotiation, conflict management, influence processes, attitudes and attitude change, creative thinking

Pamela M Paxton

Pamela M Paxton

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
ppaxton@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6323

Expertise: Women in politics; pro-social behavior, politics, gender, and methodology.

Shelley M Payne

Shelley M Payne

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
smpayne@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9258, +1 512 232 9288

Expertise: Infectious diseases; bacterial pathogens; emerging infections; iron metabolism; cholera and E. coli diseases

Katherina A Payne

Katherina A Payne

Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
kapayne@utexas.edu

Expertise: Her research and teaching interests focus on understanding, questioning, and furthering the relationship between public schools and the health and renewal of democracy. Professor Payne's work as a teacher educator and researcher seeks to better prepare and support elementary teachers as democratic educators who can create more equitable classrooms and learning experiences for all students to see themselves as able and active members of our democratic society.

Barbara L Pazey

Barbara L Pazey

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
bpazey@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8572

Expertise: Barbara Pazey's research interests focus on the development of administrator and teacher leadership preparation programs so future leaders and teachers can fully meet the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of a diverse student population; ethical leadership and decision making processes applied to special education law and policy; and the analysis of P-12 education programs within urban and/or turnaround school settings. She embraces a research agenda that seeks to empower student voice, recognize and foster the growth of students' 21st century skills such as creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking, and provide the prerequisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions that enable them to graduate from high school, ready to pursue a post-secondary education and/or enter the workforce. She has presented in these areas at international, national, state, and local conferences. Pazey's teaching interests encompass the preparation of general and special education administrator and teacher leaders in the context of meeting the intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, physical, and aesthetic needs of special population students; trends and issues that impact the future of special education and educational leadership; ethical approaches to leadership, decision making, and practice; and special education law and disability policy.

Ami  Pedahzur

Ami Pedahzur

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
pedahzur@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1452, +1 512 232 4608

Expertise: Terrorism, counterterrorism, political radicalism, special operations forces, Israeli politics

Elizabeth D Pena

Elizabeth D Pena

Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Communication
lizp@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2690

Expertise: Dynamic language assessment applied to bilingual (Spanish/English) children.

James W Pennebaker

James W Pennebaker

Executive Director and Special Advisor to the Provost, Project 2021 and Educational Innovation, College of Liberal Arts
pennebaker@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2781

Expertise: Natural language and social behavior; group processes and educational outcomes; how individuals, groups, and cultures respond to traumatic events

Nicholas A Peppas

Nicholas A Peppas

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
peppas@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6644

Expertise: Biomaterials; Controlled drug delivery; Molecular modeling of protein structures in contact with biomaterials and tissues; Modeling of biomedical devices; Bionanotechnology; Molecular recognition processes

Domino R Perez

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
drperez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7853, +1 512 471 4557

Expertise: Chican@ literature; American literature; popular culture; cultural studies; film

H W Perry

H W Perry

Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
hwperry@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1852, +1 512 232 7228

Expertise: U.S. Supreme Court; constitutional interpretation; the intersection of law and politics; free speech; class actions; public law

Anthony J Petrosino

Anthony J Petrosino

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
ajpetrosino@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9681

Expertise: Project based Instruction, children's experimentation strategies, engineering education, development of expertise, informal learning, problem solving in STEM disciplines, at-risk populations

Elizabeth M Pettit

Elizabeth M Pettit

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
bpettit@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9850

Expertise: Social Inequality, Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Labor Markets, Research Methods

Tasha S Philpot

Tasha S Philpot

Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
tphilpot@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3681, +1 512 471 5121

Expertise: African-American Politics, Political Psychology, Public Opinion and Political Behavior, Political Communication, and Political Parties

James B Philpott

Senior News Editor and Correspondent, KUT Radio, College of Communication
bphilpott@kut.org
+1 512 232 5418

Expertise: Texas Governor Rick Perry, Texas politics

Danielle D Pieranunzi

Director of Sustainability Initiatives, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, School of Architecture
dpieranunzi@wildflower.org
+1 512 232 0124

Expertise: Sustainable approaches to developing and maintaining landscapes, the Sustainable Sites Initiative, sustainable building design and construction,sustainability programs, landscape and building certification systems and performance benchmarks

Jorge R Pinon

Jorge R Pinon

Director of Latin American and Caribbean Energy Program, Jackson School of Geosciences
jrpinon@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4988, +1 305 926 6910

Expertise: Latin American and Caribbean energy, Energy, energy policy, Latin America,

Keenan A Pituch

Keenan A Pituch

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kpituch@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0672, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Dr. Pituch is interested in multivariate analysis as well as univariate and multivariate multilevel modeling, especially as applied to data arising from experimental designs. He is also interested in intensive longitudinal models, missing data analysis, and exploratory structural equation modeling. Dr. Pituch has authored a textbook on multivariate analysis and is working on a second textbook (along with Dr. Tiffany Whittaker) covering statistical analyses for experimental designs.

Paula M Poindexter

Paula M Poindexter

Associate Professor, School of Journalism, College of Communication
paula.poindexter@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 695 6879

Expertise: Newspaper and television journalism, including audience, content and diversity in coverage, and leadership and management in the industry; the relationship African-Americans, women and youth have with the news; ethics in research methodologies in the media; media framing; polling, specifically the validity and interpretation of election polls; news coverage of presidential elections; women and young voters.

Francisco  Polidoro

Francisco Polidoro

Associate Professor, Department of Management, Red McCombs School of Business
francisco.polidoro@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9187

George D Pollak

George D Pollak

Professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Natural Sciences
gpollak@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4352, +1 512 471 4849

Expertise: Neurophysiology and how brain controls behavior

Gary A Pope

Gary A Pope

Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
gpope@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3235, +1 512 471 3161

Expertise: Enhanced oil recovery; Reservoir engineering; Fluid flow in porous media; Numerical simulation; Phase behavior and fluid properties; Water soluble polymers; Surfactants; Surfactant enhanced aquifer remediation; Characterization of NAPLs in groundwater; Use of tracers for characterization of aquifers

James P Pope

James P Pope

Clinical Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
jpaulpope@utexas.edu

Expertise: Intelligence operations and analysis; National security affairs; Counterterrorism; Military affairs; Interagency collaboration; Public management

Eric C Potter

Eric C Potter

A&P Hourly Employment, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
eric.potter@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7090

Expertise: Oil and gas exploration, Permian Basin, Rocky Mountains basins, Basin and Range.

Joseph E Potter

Joseph E Potter

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
joe@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8341

Expertise: Reproductive health, population and development, demographic estimation, Latin America and Texas. Evaluating impact of policies and funding for family planning in Texas.

Lucas A Powe

Lucas A Powe

Professor, Department of Government, School of Law
spowe@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1345

Expertise: U.S. Supreme Court; First Amendment; Second Amendment; Constitutional law; sports law

Michael P Powell

Michael P Powell

Director, Engineering Career Assistance Center, Cockrell School of Engineering
mppowell@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7459

Expertise: Engineer shortage; Engineering employment outlook

Sarah R Powell

Sarah R Powell

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
srpowell@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6556

Expertise: Sarah R. Powell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education. Powell was a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow from 2014 to 2016, and she is currently a Faculty Fellow with the Greater Texas Foundation. Powell is Principal Investigator of an Institute of Education Sciences efficacy grant related to word problems and equation solving for third-grade students with mathematics difficulties. Powell's research interests include developing and testing interventions for students with mathematics difficulties, with a special emphasis on peer tutoring, word-problem solving, mathematics writing, and the symbols and vocabulary within mathematics.

Robert A Prentice

Robert A Prentice

Director of Business Honors Program, Business, Government and Society, Red McCombs School of Business
rprentice@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5246

Expertise: General business law, securities regulation, mergers & acquisitions, insider trading, law of electronic commerce, legal liability of accoutants, ethics

Howard T Prince

Howard T Prince

Clinical Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
hprince@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4303

Expertise: Ethics, Leadership, Military Affairs, Psychology

David F Prindle

David F Prindle

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
dprindle@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7214

Expertise: American politics, including elections, Congress, the Presidency; the politics of truth and deception; the politics of evolution

Patrick G Pringle

Adjunct Professor, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
ppringle1@austin.rr.com

Masa  Prodanovic

Masa Prodanovic

Associate Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
masha@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0839

Expertise: Fluid displacement in porous media; Porous matrix and microfractured media characterization; Unconventional reservoirs modeling; Ferrohydrodynamics

Jorge A Prozzi

Jorge A Prozzi

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
prozzi@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4771

Expertise: Pavement materials; Pavement design and rehabilitation; Pavement monitoring, evaluation and performance analysis; Accelerated pavement testing; Applied econometrics; Transportation Infrastructure Management

James E Pustejovsky

James E Pustejovsky

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
pusto@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0683

Expertise: Dr. Pustejovsky conducts methodological and applied statistical research in the areas of meta-analysis, robust inference, and statistical methods for single-case research. His further interests include causal inference, experimental design, and statistical models for behavioral data.