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Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 5492, +1 512 471 5531
Expertise: Dante Studies, medieval Italian literature and culture, digital humanities, history and philosophy of science, Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco, 20th century Italian fiction; Medieval Italian literature.
Assistant Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 5057, +1 512 471 4697
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 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
Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Office of the Dean of Students
+1 512 471 1762, +1 512 471 5017
Expertise: Higher Education policy, administration and finance; strategic planning; Leadership Development; Cultural Competence and International Cultural exchange
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration, 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).
Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 4936
Expertise: Literature (especially of Spain, Cervantes, Golden Age); study abroad; interdisciplinary programs; Spanish language and culture (Spain); Cultural links between Spain, Mexico, Morocco, and the Southwest; Interaction between Islam, Christianity, Judaism in middle ages and Early Modern period
Associate 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?)
Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
+1 512 471 6128, +1 512 471 5942
Expertise: Computer-supported collaborative learning; Web-based learning environments; instructional systems design; planning and policy issues in technology and teacher education
Senior Lecturer, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 5236, +1 512 475 7233
Expertise: American social and cultural history, with particular interest in the history of American holidays, public ritual, consumer culture, and national identity; the formation of American cultural identities and behaviors; the intersection of gift and money economies in the late 19th century.
Professor, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
+1 512 475 8569
Expertise: As a social scientist, my work is focused on the subject of the conditions fostering high academic success for children of poverty and the stratification of learning opportunities for children of color. Also, I am engaged in evaluating significant policy issues at the State level. 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.
Associate Professor, School of Journalism, College of Communication
+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: Broadly, Dr. Rochlen’s research examines men and masculinity. He is primarily interested in addressing depression in men, particularly as relates to men’s underutilization of counseling services. He has secondary lines of interest in non-traditional gender roles, stay-at-home fatherhood, and the implementation of technology in psychotherapy.
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
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
Expertise: Dr. Rodriguez has three primary areas of research interest, including 1) marital communication in parents following a child’s cancer diagnosis, 2) coping, mental health, and disease control in families of youth with asthma, and 3) bilingualism and coping in Latino youth. Presently, Dr. Rodgriguez’s ongoing research projects examine: Pediatric chronic illness and health disparities Observational assessment of family communication Developmental processes in stress and coping Linguistic and cultural factors in mental health
Associate 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.
Professor, Department of Finance, 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 and J. Nalle Gregory Regents Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 1725, +1 512 232 5512
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: My research interest centers primarily around the question, What makes certain people vulnerable to becoming depressed? Most of my work has focused on cognitive factors, biases in perception, interpretation, and memory that seem to characterize depression. Most recently I have been interested in emotion regulation (avoidance, suppression, rumination, emotional processing, mindful attention) and how it plays into depression vulnerability. cognitive vulnerability to depression cognitive impairments in depression professional psychotherapy ethics communication