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Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Special Education, College of Education
+1 512 475 6566
Expertise: Oversees the undergraduate program for Special Education, including internships, student teaching, coursework, as well as teaching at the graduate level.
Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 232 4801
Expertise: Effects of vascular dysfunction due to aging, and the lifestyle habits that can prevent or reverse dysfunction. Role of peripheral vascular dysfunction in the pathogenesis of cognitive and cerebrovascular dysfunction Reduction in physiological functional capacity with advancing age Community-based studies in minority cardiovascular health Masters athletes as a model of successful aging
Professor and Clare Cockrell Williams Centennial Chair in Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 5573
Expertise: Orbital Mechanics; Satellite Orbit Determination; Earth Satellite Applications
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.
Senior Research Scientist Emeritus, 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.
Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 3393, +1 512 475 8488, +1 512 560 4100
Expertise: Agrophobia; Anxiety and phobic disorders; Behavioral medicine; Behavioral therapies; Cognitive processes of behavior change; Therapy outcome evaluation
Professor and Carol Cockrell Curran Chair in Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
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
+1 512 232 7920, +1 512 471 6179
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.
Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 6711, +1 361 749 6768
Expertise: marine science; reproductive endocrinology; endocrine-disrupting chemicals; environmental toxicology; steroid hormone action; reproduction/population risks
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 3161, +1 512 471 4216
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
Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
+1 512 475 6551
Expertise: Focuses on effective interventions for students with and at-risk for reading disabilities, with a focus on motivational process and use of data to improve instructional decision making.
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
Reserve Director, Marine Science Institute, College of Natural Sciences
Expertise: Tunnell is the Director for the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (the Reserve). His focus is on protection and restoration of sensitive habitat and living resources along the Texas Coastal Bend. Tunnell is charged with leading the Reserve to implement an effective management plan for the Reserve system. He founded the Nurdle Patrol to enlist citizen scientists to monitor a form of pollution common on the Gulf Coast caused by small plastic pellets called nurdles. He earned a Bachelors degree in Vertebrate Biology and a Masters degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Research Associate, Energy Institute
+1 512 796 9771
Expertise: Dr. Tuttle is a Research Fellow in the Energy Institute at University of Texas at Austin. His lifelong passion in the automotive space intersects with his decades of experience in information technology and interest in the diffusion of innovation in the research areas of Plug-In Vehicle adoption and integration with the grid, alternative fuel and advanced powertrain vehicles, the Smartgrid, and renewable energy systems. In the past, Dr. Tuttle advised the UT GM/DOE Challenge-X hybrid development team and was the team manager for the 2007 UT DARPA Urban Challenge Autonomous vehicle team. Today, he is one of the electric vehicle researchers in Austins Pecan Street Consortium/UT-Austin Plug-In Vehicle Smartgrid research project.