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Paul C Adams

Paul C Adams

Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
paul.adams@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1599, +1 512 471 5116

Expertise: geography of media and communication; technological change; representations of places, landscapes and environments; critical geopolitics; Europe; North America

Kevin S Alter

Professor, School of Architecture
alter@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6545

Expertise: Architecture

Chandrajit L Bajaj

Chandrajit L Bajaj

Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
bajaj@cs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8870, +1 512 471 5133

Expertise: Image Processing, Computer Graphics, Geometric Modeling, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Data Analysis & Visualization

Marcia  Barnes

Marcia Barnes

Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
marcia.barnes@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9258

Expertise: Typical and atypical development of reading comprehension and mathematics

Michael E Barrett

Michael E Barrett

Research Professor, Center for Research in Water Resources, Cockrell School of Engineering
mbarrett@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0935

Expertise: Quality, impacts, and mitigation of urban, agricultural, and construction site stormwater runoff

Phillip J Barrish

Phillip J Barrish

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
pbarrish@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7840, +1 512 471 4991

Expertise: American Literature, 1860-1930; literary realism; medicine and literature; masculinity as a cultural construction

Frank N Bash

Frank N Bash

Professor Emeritus, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
fnbash@gmail.com
+1 512 471 3733

Expertise: Telescopes; star formation; spiral galaxies

Keisha L Bentley-Edwards

Keisha L Bentley-Edwards

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kbentleyedwards@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2755

Expertise: My research examines the processes by which young people understand their cultural selves and how this meaning making influences relationships, academic achievement, well-being and a sense of social responsibility. I have a strong belief that research should provide the theoretical framework and empirical evidence to guide practice and intervention. Using an action-research approach, I explore resiliency and cultural competence in the context of 1) the processes of racial socialization, 2) community vs. individual investment in the Black community, 3) risk and protective factors in coping with racism and 4) class and upward mobility.

Lance  Bertelsen

Lance Bertelsen

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
lberte@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8769

Expertise: Eighteenth-century British literature and culture; representations of World War II in literature, film and journalism

Jonn E Breen

Jonn E Breen

Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
jbreen@mail.utexas.edu
512-471-4578

Expertise: Structural concrete bridges and buildings; Building codes; Structural systems; Prestressed concrete

Anthony L Brown

Anthony L Brown

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
alb@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3902

Erika M Bsumek

Erika M Bsumek

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
embsumek@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3261, +1 512 475 7253

Expertise: Native American History, Navajo arts and crafts, labeling of Indian made goods, History of the U.S. West and American Southwest; Modern Western urban/rural development including how large-scale engineering projects such dams, highways, and suburbs transformed the Western landscape/environment. She also specializes in the study of the consumption of Native American artifacts.

Beth E Bukoski

Beth E Bukoski

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
bb@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4419

Expertise: My research focuses explicitly on issues of social justice, equity, and diversity. In particular, it centers on the persistence and success of underrepresented students, the experiences of underrepresented faculty, and leadership across the P-20 pipeline. I employ qualitative methods such as narrative and discourse analysis, phenomenology, and case study, and I often utilize critical epistemologies and theories.

Carlos H Caldas

Carlos H Caldas

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
caldas@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6014

Expertise: Information technologies for project management; Life-cycle information integration; Project data analysis; Construction knowledge discovery and dissemination; Product and process modeling; Project control systems; Field management technologies; Communication, collaboration and coordination technologies

Barbara G Dodd

Barbara G Dodd

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
bdodd@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0188

Expertise: The research of Dr. Dodd examines the application of classical mental test theory and item response theory to attitude scaling, academic placement, adaptive testing, and standard settings.

Neal J Evans

Neal J Evans

Professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
nje@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4396

Expertise: Star formation; interstellar medium; radio astronomy; infrared astronomy; extraterrestrial life; NASA Spitzer Space Telescope

Robert A Fernea

Professor Emeritus, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
fernea@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4206, +1 512 471 3881

Expertise: Cultural anthropology; Middle East; Arab world; Iraq; Egypt; Egyptian Nubia; ethnographic film; cultural construction of masculinity

Carlton J Fong

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
carlton.fong@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3879

Expertise: - The influence of psychosocial and study skill factors on community college success: A meta-analytic review - Student and teacher factors related to achievement in developmental mathematics - Meta-analytic investigation of the attitude-achievement paradox - The role of constructive feedback in college students' motivation, emotion, and learning

Michael L Garrison

Michael L Garrison

Professor, School of Architecture
mgarrison@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0185, +1 512 471 1922

Expertise: Advanced Design, environmental controls, solar design

Thomas J Garza

Thomas J Garza

Associate Professor, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9126, +1 512 475 9649

Expertise: Russian language, the vampire in slavic cultures, Russian fairy tales, Russian youth culture, Post-Soviet youth culture, Chechyna and the Chechen wars, contemporary Russian culture, Gorbachev, Yeltsyn, Putin, Russian organized crime, Russian mafia.

Michele R Guzman

Michele R Guzman

Assistant Director, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
michele.guzman@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7631

Expertise: Multicultural counseling; racial identity constructs; educational struggles of Latino subgroups

Ian F Hancock

Ian F Hancock

Professor, Department of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts
xulaj@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7684, +1 512 471 1701

Expertise: Romani (Gypsy) language (origins, history, civil rights movement); creolization of language; English (dialects, history, spread overseas)

Hillary  Hart

Hillary Hart

Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
hart@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4635, +1 512 423 5022

Expertise: Technical communication; writing pedagogy; environmental communication; risk communication

Steven D Hoelscher

Steven D Hoelscher

Professor, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
hoelscher@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2567, +1 512 471 7277

Expertise: Photography; Cultural and Historical Geography; Urban Studies; Memory; Ethnicity and Race; North American and European urbanism; social constructions of space and place, landscape and region; cultural memory; and the geography of tourism.

Brian K Horton

Brian K Horton

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
horton@jsg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1869

Expertise: Tectonics of sedimentary basins, evolution of orogenic systems, sediment provenance and routing systems, nonmarine depositional processes.

Robert K Jansen

Robert K Jansen

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
jansen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8827

Expertise: Molecular systematics and evolution; evolution and systematics of the asteraceae; chloroplast DNA evolution; origin and evolution of oceanic island floras; role of hybridization on the extinction of rare species

Jody L Jensen

Jody L Jensen

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
jljensen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2685

Expertise: Lower-extremity neuro-motor control in clinical populations Gait and posture in typically and atypically-developing populations Autism - mediation of symptoms and function through physical activity Children's motor skill development; children and exercise

James O Jirsa

James O Jirsa

Professor and Janet S. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
jirsa@uts.cc.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1706, +1 512 471 4582

Expertise: Design and behavior of reinforced concrete structures; Earthquake engineering; Repair and rehabilitation of structures

Charles  Kerans

Charles Kerans

Professor and Robert K. Goldhammer Chair in Carbonate Geology, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
ckerans@jsg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4282

Expertise: Carbonate sequence stratigraphy, depositional systems, reservoir characterization, basin analysis, seismic interpretation, seismic stratigraphy, paleokarst analysis, carbonate diagenesis

Kara  Kockelman

Kara Kockelman

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
kkockelm@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0210, +1 512 232 4252

Expertise: Travel behavior; traffic safety; urban form and land development; transportation planning and policy-making.

Fernanda L Leite

Fernanda L Leite

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
fernanda.leite@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5957

Expertise: Computer-aided engineering and design; Product and process modeling; Construction management; Building information modeling; Information technology for project management; Life-cycle information integration; Collaboration and coordination technologies; Building energy performance

Julie A Minich

Julie A Minich

Assistant Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
minichja@utexas.edu

Expertise: Chicana/o Literary and Cultural Studies; Latina/o Literary and Cultural Studies; LGBT Studies; Feminist Studies; and Disability Studies

Juan  Miro

Juan Miro

Professor, School of Architecture
jmiro@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0182

Expertise: In his teaching, practice and research, Miro explores the role of the architectural profession in civic life, the relationship between the manmade and Nature, and the relevance of history for designers. Miró was named a Distinguished Professor by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). He is also a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers of the University of Texas at Austin. Other teaching awards include the Texas Excellence in Teaching Award and the ACSA New Faculty Teaching Award.

David  Mohrig

David Mohrig

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
mohrig@jsg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2282

Expertise: Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Geomorphology, Rivers, Deltas, Coastlines, Submarine Channels, Geohazards, Sediment-Gravity Currents, Sediment Transport, Seismic Interpretation, Basin Analysis

Kristin  Neff

Kristin Neff

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kneff@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0382, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Dr. Neff's research links self-compassion to mental health. She has successfully differentiated the construct of self-compassion from self-esteem. This line of research is highly cross disciplinary, drawing from fields of social and personality psychology, developmental psychology, and clinical psychology. Recently, Dr. Neff developed an eight-week program designed to teach self-compassion skills called "Mindful Self-Compassion." The effectiveness of the program is being evaluated using a wait-list control design. Following her doctoral training in the area of moral development and her postdoctoral training in the area of self-concept development, Dr. Neff's research has focused on defining, measuring, and developing an intervention to teach self-compassion. According to Dr. Neff's model, self-compassion involves showing kindness to oneself when experiencing suffering, framing one's experience of imperfection in light of the shared human experience, and mindful awareness of negative thoughts and emotions. Dr. Neff was the first scholar to introduce the construct of self-compassion into the research literature. She operationalized the construct and created a scale by which it is measured.

William J O'Brien

William J O'Brien

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
wjob@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4638

Expertise: Production systems: project supply chain management, project controls; Computer integrated construction: information integration, collaborative systems, human-computer interaction, implementation issues

Erika A Patall

Erika A Patall

Assistant 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 from numerous perspectives, including self-determination theory, decision-making theories, achievement goal theory, expectancy-value theory, and situational interest, 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. As a second related line of research, Dr. Patall is interested in individual differences in motivation and academic achievement and underachievement. In particular, she is interested in how students' beliefs and feelings about their academic "potential" relate to motivation related constructs, as well as how such beliefs develop and can be used to explain academic underachievement. To address these questions, she conducts research syntheses on motivational predictors of achievement or underachievement. Dr. Patall recently developed and validated a scale assessing feelings and beliefs about academic "potential."

Danielle D Pieranunzi

Lecturer, 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

Ehud I Ronn

Ehud I Ronn

Professor, Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business
eronn@mail.utexas.edu
+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.

Victor B Saenz

Victor B Saenz

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
vsaenz@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8585

Expertise: Higher education policy issues; Educational benefits of racial/ethnic diversity; Desegregation issues; Access, transition, and retention issues for underrepresented college students, especially Latino males in higher education; Policy impacts of affirmative action and remedial education policies; Assessment issues in higher education (learning outcomes)

Cynthia S Salinas

Cynthia S Salinas

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
cssalinas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3539

Expertise: Historical thinking and citizenship education in bilingual, ESL, and immigrant schooling contexts, migrant education, and high stakes testing in the social studies.

Delida  Sanchez

Delida Sanchez

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
delida.sanchez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0805

Expertise: Central to Dr. Sanchez' work is identifying and incorporating culturally-specific constructs into her research design and interventions to advance mental health and behavioral interventions for youth of color. She is currently interested in perceived racial discrimination, racial identity, risk behaviors, and mental health outcomes among Black and Latino adolescents. Her research also examines identity development, particularly regarding the intersections of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and religion among populations of color. Dr. Sanchez implements her research to improve culturally competent clinical supervision and training.

Timothy M Shanahan

Timothy M Shanahan

Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
tshanahan@jsg.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7051

Expertise: Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, paleolimnology, sedimentary geology and geochemistry, organic geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, compound-specific stable isotope analysis

Alissa R Sherry

Alissa R Sherry

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
asherry@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 695 9878

Expertise: My research interests to date have comprised general areas of constructivist theory, including aspects of the cognitive construction of attachment and the role of identity in diverse populations. This has led to an appointment as Associate Director for the Center for Women's and Gender Studies over the past 2 years. I have also published in the area of psychological assessment, mostly in an effort to stay current with my teaching expertise in assessment and forensic evaluation. Combining my interest in diversity identity and forensic evaluation, I have been working on a book project about two women who exposed a Federal Judge in Galveston for sexually harassing them. This led to an FBI investigation, Congressional hearings and his conviction on federal charges. He served 4 years in prison. The book project looks at these two women and the role of their personal histories in determining the path each took in dealing with the harassment and having the courage to come forward. From this story comes an interest in civic duty (both because these women were federal employees and the duty they felt to come forward and report their harassment) and an interest in political psychology. With the generous help of Sharon Jarvis from the Department of Communications, we are currently working on projects exploring the ways in which attachment predicts political affiliation and how this may or may not be mediated by news media consumption. We are ultimately interested in how this extends to voting and civic participation.

Philip U Treisman

Philip U Treisman

Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of Natural Sciences
uri@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2271, +1 512 471 6190

Expertise: Education Policy; mathematics education; economics of education; educational equity; education program design and evaluation volunteerism

Melissa R Wetzel

Melissa R Wetzel

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
mmwetzel@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1423

Expertise: Preservice Teacher Learning in Literacy, Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis and Ethnography, New Literacy Studies and Multimodality