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M. K. Hage Centennial Professor in Education, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0364, +1 512 471 4407
Expertise: Dr. Ricardo Ainslie's work focuses on communities in the United States and Mexico that have experienced significant conflict, violence, and transformation, exploring broader questions about how communities absorb crises and how individuals and cultural groups live within them. A hallmark of his work is his use of media as a critical tool for conveying ideas and human experience.
Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 7531, +1 512 471 3550
Expertise: Gender; health; development; labor history; political movements (including Islamic groups); Political Economy; post-colonialism; urban social histories, popular culture; historiography; memory; liberalism; Middle East; South Asia
Senior Research Scientist, McDonald Observatory, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 3448, +1 512 471 1459
Expertise: Astrometry; space astronomy; Hubble Space Telescope; the search for and study of extrasolar planets and low-mass companions of stars; extraterrestrial life; star formation in external galaxies
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 1497
Expertise: We specialize in the rheology of suspensions, emulsions & complex fluids turbidity and debris flows, computational fluid mechanics imprint and immersion lithography, electrical impedance tomography, and the self-assembly of nanoparticles at surfaces.
Associate Professor, Department of Germanic Studies, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 6373
Expertise: 20th-century comparative Western European and U.S. literature; cultural studies, gender and memory; Holocaust; modern Dutch and modern Jewish literature and culture; ethnic minorities in Europe; cultural memory, trauma, race and gender, gender issues.
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
+1 512 232 3902
Expertise: Anthony Brown's research focuses on historical and contemporary issues and discourses concerning African American students in schools and society; race relations, cultural diversity, education
Director, Academic Program, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 5551, +1 512 475 7822
Expertise: Historic memory and human rights during the Cold War in Latin America, archives and history, and contemporary Central American history. She is equally interested in religious movements and ethnic identity in Latin America, Pentecostalism and other Protestant movements, and the intersection of religion and politics in Latin America, digital humanities, ethnic studies, religion
Professor and Director, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
+1 512 471 1939
Expertise: Argumentation (in a variety of settings); rhetoric; creating academic/community partnerships; inter- and cross-disciplinary education; diversity in higher education; academic entrepreneurship; the role of public research universities in society; reforming undergraduate and graduate education; citizen scholars; and accountability in higher education.
Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 475 7232
Expertise: The history of popular culture and consumerism in twentieth-century Germany and Europe; the history and politics of memory; the visual history of Germany in the twentieth century, with a specific focus upon photographic representations.
Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Elizabeth Shatto Massey Distinguished Fellow in Teacher Education, Director of the Center for Music Learning, Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts
+1 512 471 0972, +1 512 475 8812
Expertise: Human learning and behavior; procedural memory consolidation; skill learning
Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 5117
Expertise: Expertise in geomechanic and geochemistry applied to: risks associated with CO2 sequestration; hydraulic fracturing for shale gas production; environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing; and the water-energy nexus. Current research focuses on the scientific, environmental and public policy aspects of unconventional natural gas production, the water-energy nexus, and carbon capture and storage. He has a particular interest in risk analysis, decision making, and legal/regulatory issues related to fracing, CO2 sequestration, CO2-EOR, and energy production.
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 9209, +1 512 471 4141
Expertise: Cultural theory; anthropology of performance; folklore and expressive culture; Mexican American history and culture; Mexican American studies; critical theory; public history of the Alamo; race and ethnicity; critical race theory; cultural citizenship; cultural studies
Professor, Department of Classics, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 8504, +1 512 471 5742
Expertise: Cultural memory; Roman Literature and Civilization; Classical Tradition in Popular Culture; Greco-Roman antiquity; classical heritage of America; post-tenure review legislation; literature
Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 475 8497
Expertise: Neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neurobiology, physiological psychology, psychobiology, learning and memory, brain energy modulation, and neural mechanisms of behavior, transcranial laser stimulation of human cognitive and emotional functions
Director, Center for Electromechanics
+1 512 232 1628
Expertise: Microgrid performance; electrical process in algal biofuels production; electrical insulation; Electricity generation and storage; space power; electric energy; standards; technology policy; university-industry-government collaboration in technology; technology and economic development; electric guns; hybrid electric vehicles; electric locomotives; flywheel batteries; electric generators and motors; high voltage; environment & earth science.
Department Chair, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
+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.
Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 471 2428
Expertise: Adult development and aging; psychosocial factors in health and well-being in adulthood and aging; successful aging; women's health; health promotion in older adults; depressive symptoms and cigarette smoking; living with a smoker, cross-domain health risk behaviors, and obesity.
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 1455
Expertise: Design of high-performance, low-power microprocessors; Multicore processors; Memory Systems; Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking; Workload characterization; Adaptive computing;
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 232 6564
Expertise: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory, attention on neurons and synapses from the limbic system, properties and mechanisms of long-term synaptic potentiation (LTP) and depression (LTD), synaptic substrates for aspects of memory.
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0274
Expertise: Dr. Keith's research concentrates on understanding the nature and measurement of intelligence. His research has also focused on understanding influences on school learning. Dr. Keith has methodological interests in confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation modeling, and the use of existing large datasets in research.
Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4167
Expertise: Instability in Solids and Structures (Plastic Buckling of Structures; Propagating Instabilities in Shape Memory Metals; Composites; Foams); Modeling of Nonlinear Behavior and Failure of Solids (Metals; Composites; Foams)
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
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 4155
Expertise: Dr. Stephanie Rude's research interest centers primarily around the question, "What makes certain people vulnerable to becoming depressed?" Most of her work has focused on cognitive factors, biases in perception, interpretation, and memory that seem to characterize depression. Most recently she has been interested in emotion regulation (avoidance, suppression, rumination, emotional processing, mindful attention) and how it plays into depression vulnerability.