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Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0453
Expertise: Tectonic geomorphology, stratigraphy, and paleogeodesy/paleoseismology at convergent plate margins Paleoclimate, fossil corals as a proxy for past sea-surface temperatures. Corals as recorders of relative sea level for vertical tectonics and sea-level history.
Executive Director, Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business
+1 512 232 3641
Expertise: Melinda E. Taylor is a Senior Lecturer and Executive Director of the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law. Taylor joined the faculty of the Law School in January 2006. Prior to joining the faculty, she was the director of the Ecosystem Restoration Program of Environmental Defense where she managed a staff of attorneys, scientists and economists engaged in projects to protect endangered species and water resources across the United States. Taylor has also served as deputy general counsel of the National Audubon Society in Washington, D.C. and was an associate at Bracewell & Patterson in Washington.
Professor and Carol Cockrell Curran Chair in Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3039, +1 512 471 6827
Expertise: Robotics, electro-mechanical actuators, embedded intelligence; Open architecture vehicles, ships, aircraft, machinery for manufacturing; Human rehabilitation systems; Long duration lunar base habitat operation
Professor and Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering No. 1, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 6179, +1 512 232 7920
Expertise: Medical imaging for minimally invasive surgery; Programmable wireless networks; Genomics and proteomics; Neural prosthetics and audio signal separation
Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
Expertise: Dr. Deborah Tharinger is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology with a primary role in the APA-accredited School Psychology Program. She is also licensed as a Psychologist by the Texas State Board of Examiners, and operates an independent practice. Her research and areas of interest include therapeutic assessment with children; adolescents and their families; developmental psychopathology; child maltreatment; school-based delivery of health and mental health services; and professional Issues in psychology.
Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0209, +1 512 471 1534
Expertise: Global energy supply and demand, Technology Administration, Multidisciplinary reservoir characterization, Carbonate sedimentology, Sequence stratigraphy, 3-D reservoir modeling, Resource assessment.
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
Expertise: Rural and Community Development; International and Internal Migration; U.S. Latino Communities; Globalization and Agricultural Restructuring; Tourism in Developing Nations; Gender; Activist Scholarship and Community Engagement; Latin America
Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4216, +1 512 471 3161
Expertise: Borehole Geophysics; Petrophysics; Formation evaluation; Well Logging; Rock Physics; Multi-Physics Geophysical Detection and Imaging; Geophysical Imaging of Time-Lapse Subsurface Phenomena; Inverse Problems; Signal Processing
Professor of Mathematics, Charles A Dana Center for Science and Mathematics Education, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 232 2271, +1 512 471 6190
Expertise: Education Policy; mathematics education; economics of education; educational equity; education program design and evaluation volunteerism
Associate Chair, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 475 8512
Expertise: labor economics; immigration; response to market and policy changes; institutional environment; hispanic workforce; overtime pay; labor unions; employment; immigrant labor; welfare