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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, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 4753, +1 512 471 0883
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
Assistant Vice President of Research and Policy, Department of Educational Administration
+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?)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4642
Expertise: Contaminant processes in the environment; Fate and transport modeling; Assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments
Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
+1 512 471 6128, +1 512 471 5942
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 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
Founding Director, Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation, Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation
+1 512 471 2320
Expertise: Roberts leads the effort at UT Austin to help young male and female athletes succeed on and off the field as responsible citizens.
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
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: Dr. Rodriguez's areas of interest and expertise include: pediatric chronic illness (e.g., cancer, asthma) and health disparaties; developmental processes in stress and coping; linguistic and cultural factors in mental health.
UTNIF ROLLINS, Department of Communication Studies, 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 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: 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.