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Professor and Dahr Jamail, Randall Hage Jamail and Robert Lee Jamail Regents Chair, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, School of Law
+1 512 232 1308
Expertise: Higher education law, academic freedom, free speech, labor law, legal history, constitutional law
Associate Dean for Research, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 4697, +1 512 471 5057
Expertise: Dr. Rai's principal research interests are in technological change, innovation and diffusion; economics of climate change/integrated assessment models; and energy and development. His research combines energy systems modeling with the political economy of energy markets to understand how changes in energy technologies, market conditions, policies and regulation, and environment could impact energy generation. The emphasis of his research is on interdisciplinary and integrative research in engineering and policy to ensure that the insights from his policy research are rooted in the underlying technical realties.
Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 0883, +1 512 471 4753
Expertise: Atomic physics; laser cooling of atoms; trapping atoms; methods for enriching stable isotopes; desalination of water; energy efficient lighting; molecular motion; materials science; quantum optics; laser optics.
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 2067
Expertise: Hydro-geomorphology; terrestrial sediment and carbon budgets; sediment routing; road erosion; infiltration and runoff routing modeling; land use and climate change effects on hydrologic/geomorphic processes and their consequences on water quality, sustainable development, stream habitat, and marine ecosystems; development of GIS-based sediment budget/hydrologic applications; mass wasting processes; spatial scale issues; natural hazards.
Professor and Warren S. Bellows Centennial Professorship in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 3683, +1 512 471 4929
Expertise: Geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology; Seismic stability of earth structures and slopes; Earthquake-induced landslides; Seismic site response; Field liquefaction evaluation and soil improvement; Application of remote sensing to earthquake damage assessment;
Professor and Temple Foundation Endowed Professorship No. 1, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4213
Expertise: Mechanical Behavior of Materials at High Strain Rates; Fracture in Nominally Brittle Materials; Shear Banding in Polymeric Materials; Phase Transformation in Shape Memory Alloys
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
+1 512 471 7551, +1 512 475 8587
Expertise: Mentoring in higher education; status of African-American faculty in higher education; historically Black colleges and universities; best practices in promoting inclusivity and diversity in higher education; status of African-American families in American society; experiences of students of color in American higher education; qualitative research methods (phenomenological interviewing).
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 1868
Expertise: Theory of electronic and optoelectronic devices, particularly at the nano-scale; Semi-classical and quantum mechanical device modeling; Alternative materials and geometries for CMOS (?non-classical? CMOS); Alternative state variables and switching methods (?beyond CMOS?)
Ruth Knight Millikan Centennial Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
+1 512 471 6128
Expertise: Technology as a catalyst for systemic change in the teaching-learning process, web-based collaborative learning environments, infusion of technology into teacher education programs, assisting developing countries to create plans for technology integration in education
Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 5236, +1 512 475 7233
Expertise: Late nineteenth and twentieth-century American cultural and social history, history of American holidays and family rituals, history of twentieth-century consumer culture, history and practice of pedagogy of American history, digital humanities relating to American history.
Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
+1 512 475 8569
Expertise: My scholarly work is focused on the school conditions fostering academic success for children of poverty and the stratification of learning opportunities for children of color. Also, I am engaged in evaluating state and local education policies that improve student success throughout the education pipeline. Over the years I have raised more than 22 million dollars in research and development funds from The Spencer Foundation, The Annenberg Foundation, the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Foundation, the Texas Education Agency, the National Science Foundation, the Houston Endowment, Inc., The Brown Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education, among others. Pedro Reyes is the author of Resiliency and Success: Migrant children in the US (2004); Lessons From High Poverty High Performance Schools: Creating Learning Communities (1999); and Teachers and Their Workplace: Commitment, Performance, and Productivity (1990). In addition, he has authored more than 75 articles, book chapters, monographs, and reviews and has presented more than 50 papers at national academic conferences. His research has appeared in such journals as Educational Administration Quarterly, The High School Journal, Journal of Educational Research, and the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. He was Editor of the Book Review Section of Educational Researcher, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and reviewer of many other scholarly journals.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
Professor, School of Journalism, Moody College of Communication
+1 512 293 3411, +1 512 471 0405
Expertise: Journalism; the intersection of oral history and journalism; Latinos and the news media, both as producers of news and as consumers; U.S. Latinos & Latinas of the World War II generation; diversity in the news media, National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Professor and Carol & Henry Groppe Professorship in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 7230
Expertise: Dr. Rochelle's research includes a focus on control of air pollution by acid gases, carbon dioxide, and air toxics, CO2 capture, flue gas desulfurization, acid gas treating, CO2 mass transfer with chemical reaction, electrolyte thermodynamics, reaction kinetics in aqueous solutions.
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0361, +1 512 471 4409
Expertise: Research focuses on men and traditional masculinity, with a particular emphasis on men's mental health, depression, help-seeking patterns, and their underutilization of counseling services.
Professor and Temple Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellowship No. 6, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4230
Expertise: Fast Algorithms for Composite Materials; Mechanics of Ice; Creep Deformation and Fracture
Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 475 8620
Expertise: Politics in Mexico; decentralization in Latin America; women and politics in Mexico and Latin America; gender and public policy; US policy development; theory of public policy.
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0283
Expertise: Studies family, linguistic, and sociocultural influences on children's adaptation to stress, to better understand how family coping, language and communication, and sociocultural context impact children's mental and physical health outcomes.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
+1 512 471 1918
Expertise: Dr. Rollins is a senior lecturer in the Moody College of Communication in the Department of Communication Studies. He teaches courses in the undergraduate level which focus on argumentation theory and practice and the way in which rhetorical movements affect social change. His current research projects include investigating the role of rhetoric in pedagogy as well as writing a textbook for high school debaters.
Professor, Department of Finance, Red McCombs School of Business
+1 512 471 5853
Expertise: Dr. Ronn's research is primarily in the area of energy risk: modeling, measurement and management. He has published articles on banking, investments, interest rate-sensitive instruments, and energy derivatives in academic and practitioner literature. In the energy-consulting area, Dr. Ronn has addressed the multiple issues of Risk Assessment; Construction of Optimal Hedge Portfolios; VAR and CVAR; Dual-Fuel Options; Valuation of Load-Following Services; Modeling Energy Prices and Pricing Monthly and Daily Options; and the Valuation and Optimal Management of Storage Facility.
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 6336
Expertise: Juries and jury decision making, empirical analysis of the law, lay understanding of law and legal practices; justice perceptions; jury behavior; emotions and law, social psychology
Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 232 5512, +1 512 471 1725
Expertise: Vertebrate paleontology, evolution and development of the vertebrate skeleton, phylogenetic systematics, the early history of mammals and their extinct relatives among Synapsida, the history of birds and their extinct relatives among Dinosauria, the history of other amniotes, high-resolution X-ray computed tomography, CT scanner, DigiMorph, informatics
Professor, School of Information
+1 512 471 3959
Expertise: Library development in Native American communities; creation of virtual museums of Native American artifacts; literacy efforts in Native American communities; library collection development and evaluation; oral tradition; organizing gatherings of indigenous librarians worldwide
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 4155
Expertise: Research focus is on the detection of biases in perception, attention, and memory that contribute to depression vulnerability and on the utility of "big picture" thinking for regulating mood.