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David I Beaver

David I Beaver

Professor, Department of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts
dib@utexas.edu

Expertise: Political language, Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Language and law, Meaning, Semantics, Pragmatics, Language and society, Philosophy of language. political language. propaganda.

Mary Beltran

Mary Beltran

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
mary.beltran@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0021, +1 608 320 9041

Expertise: U.S. Latina/o media studies; the U.S. media industries; mixed race and media culture; U.S. television and film history; feminist media studies; media activism and independent media production

Douglas G Biow

Douglas G Biow

Director, Academic Center, Department of French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts
biow@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7267

Expertise: cultural, literary, art, medical, diplomatic, and intellectual history of Renaissance Italy; masculinities; the history of individualism

Carl S Blyth

Carl S Blyth

Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts
cblyth@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2312, +1 512 471 5531

Expertise: Applied linguistics (instructional technology, corpus linguistics, pedagogical grammar); French sociolinguistics (style, stance and interaction); Discourse studies (narrative analysis, cultural scripts, indexicality)

Courtney T Byrd

Courtney T Byrd

Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
courtney.byrd@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9426

Expertise: Communication disorder; causes and therapies of childhood stuttering; adulthood stuttering; linguistic processing; motor planning; fluency disorders; voice disorders; speech disfluencies; speech-language contributions to childhood stuttering; innovative treatment; bilingualism and multiculturalism in speech-language pathology; accessible clinical training tools

Julia  Campbell

Julia Campbell

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
julia.campbell@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Central auditory and visual processing in children and adults. Cortical plasticity, or the ability of the brain to adapt to incoming information.

Debra  Cantu

Debra Cantu

Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
debra.cantu@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6137

Expertise: Leadership Development *Develops PK-12 school leaders. Designs and coordinates learning objectives, knowledge development, and effective practices for graduate students to apply theory into practice in their internship based on the following learning outcomes: *Develop Capacity for Teaching and Learning Excellence *Advocate for and Ensuring Equitable Support Systems for All *Build Executive Leaders to Promote Ethical Policies and Practices *Partner Authentically and Equitably with Families and Communities Curriculum and School Improvement *Leads and develops curriculum content, scope and sequence, standards alignment and performance assessments for higher education and school district curriculum. *Diagnose problems and challenges using school data, research and planning, implementation and progress monitoring and reflection. Improvement Science *Identify the Problem *Analyze the Problem and Diagnose Its Causes *Develop a Theory of Action *Design the Strategy *Plan for Implementation *Implement the Strategy *Assess Progress *Adapt and Modify for Continuous Improvement Certification *Leads policies, practices and designs systems required by Texas Education Agency for admissions, clinical experiences and certification for the program and department. School District Partnerships *Building a Partnership *Co-designing curriculum *Collaboration and Planning *Implementation and Progress Monitoring Executive Coaching *Design *Implementation *Strategic Planning *Progress Monitoring

Stephanie W Cawthon

Stephanie W Cawthon

Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Faculty Fellow, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
stephanie.cawthon@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0378

Expertise: Investigates issues of access and equity for disabled people, with a special focus on systems change, research translation, and assessment.

Swarat  Chaudhuri

Swarat Chaudhuri

Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
swarat@cs.utexas.edu

Expertise: artificial intelligence, AI, formal methods, safe autonomous systems, trustworthy machine learning, automated reasoning, programming languages, compilers, program synthesis

Tanya E Clement

Tanya E Clement

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
tclement@utexas.edu

Expertise: Archives, Digital Humanities, American Literary Modernism, Textual Studies, Sound Studies, Scholarly Information Infrastructure, Humanities Data Curation, Anne Sexton, HiPSTAS (High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship)

North Cooc

North Cooc

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
ncooc@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7923

Expertise: Explores how family background, culture, and school contextual factors influence decisions and trajectories within special education.

Paul  Edgar

Paul Edgar

Associate Director, Clements Center for National Security
paul.edgar@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Paul Edgar is the Interim Executive Director of the William P. Clements, Jr. Center for National Security at the University of Texas-Austin. He holds a PhD in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures from the University of Texas and studies the historical origins of diplomacy, war, and strategy in pre-classical antiquity. Before entering academia, Paul served more than 22 years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. He deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom I as the security advisor to Vice Admiral (Ret.) John Scott Redd in the Coalition Provisional Authority. Paul returned to Iraq during the 2006-2007 surge, and then deployed to Afghanistan in 2008-2009 for counterinsurgency and combat operations. Subsequently, he served as the executive assistant to the commander of the Kingdom of Jordan’s Special Operations Command; the battalion commander of 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry in The Old Guard; and as the political advisor for Israeli affairs to the United States Security Coordinator in Jerusalem. https://www.clementscenter.org/person/paul-edgar-2/

Mattan  Erez

Mattan Erez

Professor, Chandra Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
mattan.erez@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7846

Expertise: Computer architecture; High-performance computing; Programming languages and models

Marina  Fontolan

Marina Fontolan

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
marina.fontolan@utexas.edu

Expertise: Videogame localization, game studies, De- and postcolonial game studies, history of games and gaming, and science and technology studies

Maria E Franquiz

Maria E Franquiz

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
maria.franquiz@austin.utexas.edu
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Examines ethnographic language and literacy practices in K-12 classrooms, specifically focusing on how Latinx critical race theory explains the relationship between heritage language and culture and the evolving identities of future teachers.

Shernaz B Garcia

Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Special Education, College of Education
shernaz.garcia@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Bilingual special education; multicultural issues in special education; education of students who are at educational risk; prereferral intervention

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, +1 512 471 3607

Expertise: Russian language teaching methodology; Applied linguistics; Contemporary Russian culture; The Chechen wars and the media; Post-Soviet youth culture; Language teaching pedagogy; Russian popular culture; Modern Russian language; Contemporary Russian media; Masculinity Studies; Mexican/Latino masculinity; Soviet/Russian masculinity

Andreas  Gerstlauer

Andreas Gerstlauer

Professor, Chandra Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
gerstl@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8294, +1 949 413 3250

Expertise: Embedded system design; Electronic system-level (ESL) design automation, modeling, languages, methodologies and tools; Embedded hardware and software synthesis

Zoi  Gkalitsiou

Zoi Gkalitsiou

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
zoigkal@utexas.edu

Expertise: communication disorders, fluency disorders, stuttering, bilingualism, eye-tracking, linguistic processing, executive functions

Stephanie Grasso

Stephanie Grasso

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
smgrasso@utexas.edu

Expertise: Speech-language pathology, bilingualism and aphasia, neurologically-based communication disorders

Kenneth F Greene

Kenneth F Greene

Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
kgreene@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7206

Expertise: Mexican and Latin American politics; political parties and elections in Mexico and the rest of Latin America; authoritarianism and democratization; research method; campaigns

Liberty  Hamilton

Liberty Hamilton

Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
liberty.hamilton@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1929

Ian F Hancock

Ian F Hancock

Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts
xulaj@mail.utexas.edu

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

Roderick Hart

Roderick Hart

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
rod.hart@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1956

Expertise: media and politics; civic participation; political campaigns; presidential rhetoric

Kelsey  Hatton

Kelsey Hatton

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
kelsey.hatton@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2015

Maya Henry

Maya Henry

Associate Dean for Research, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
maya.henry@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: nature and treatment of aphasia

Lars Hinrichs

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
txe@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8755

John M Hoberman

John M Hoberman

Professor, Department of Germanic Studies, College of Liberal Arts
hoberman@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6368

Expertise: European cultural and intellectual history with special interests in Sportwissenschaft and the history of ideas about race; Scandinavian studies; Norwegian language instruction; history of Jewish racial folklore; Olympics; Sports doping; race relations

Alexander  Huth

Alexander Huth

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
huth@cs.utexas.edu

Expertise: artificial intelligence; AI; decoding words from thoughts; machine learning; natural language processing; large language models; generative AI; understanding how the brain processes language and represents meaning

Syed A Hyder

Syed A Hyder

Director, South Asia Institute, Department of Asian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
akbarhyder@utexas.edu

Expertise: Islam in South Asia, Urdu language and literature, Aesthetics in South Asian and the Middle East

Noah  Isenberg

Noah Isenberg

Associate Dean for Professional Programs, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
noah.isenberg@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6680, +1 917 689 6453

Expertise: media studies; industry/history/criticism; identity and representation; classical Hollywood; independent cinema; Weimar cinema; Émigrés in Hollywood

John L Ivy

John L Ivy

Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
johnivy@utexas.edu

Expertise: Exercise physiology; carbohydrate metabolism; ergogenic aids; exercise and diabetes; nutrition and exercise

Sharon Jarvis

Sharon Jarvis

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
sjarvis@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1961, +1 512 471 5251

Expertise: political persuasion, communication, research methods

Corinne Jones

Corinne Jones

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
corinne.jones@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: motor control and motor learning of swallowing behaviors; neuromodulatory approaches to dysphagia; pharyngeal high-resolution manometry; swallowing; swallowing disorders (dysphagia); swallowing evaluation and rehabilitation; Parkinson’s disease; Multiple sclerosis

Manuel J Justiz

Manuel J Justiz

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
mjustiz@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1695

Expertise: Bringing the experience of 28 years as dean of the College of Education, Justiz shares his expertise in topics of public policy, the politics of education, and providing equal access for minorities in education.

Ward W Keeler

Ward W Keeler

Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
ward.keeler@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8520

Expertise: Anthropology and expressive culture (performing arts and literature); hierarchy; gender; Buddhism; Indonesia and Burma, including the Rohingya crisis

Stuart Kelban

Stuart Kelban

Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
skelban@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6037

Expertise: screenwriting; television; film industry

Deborah C Kelt

Deborah C Kelt

Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
dkelt@utexas.edu

Expertise: Brings her experience in literacy education to UT with a specialization in preparing secondary teachers to work in urban schools.

Sarfraz  Khurshid

Sarfraz Khurshid

Professor, Chandra Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
khurshid@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8244

Expertise: Software testing; Specification languages; Code conformance; Model checking; Heuristics in program analysis; Data structure repair; Program repair

Su Yeong  Kim

Su Yeong Kim

Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
su.yeong.kim@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5524, +1 512 475 6014

Expertise: Development of children of immigrants in the United States, with a focus on children of Chinese and Mexican origin; parenting; parent-child relationships

Rajinder  Koul

Rajinder Koul

Department Chair, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
rajinder.koul@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Understanding the symbol, referent, and instructional variables that influence graphic symbol learning in people with severe communication impairments as a consequence of developmental or acquired disabilities.

Shanti  Kumar

Shanti Kumar

Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
shanti.kumar@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3498

Expertise: Global media; cultural studies

Matthew A Lease

Professor, School of Information
ml@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9350

Expertise: Lease is a professor in the School of Information. He researches artificial intelligence combined with human-computer interaction techniques in crowdsourcing and human computation, information retrieval, and natural language processing fields. He is also a faculty founder and leader of UT Austin's Good Systems, an eight-year, university-wide "moonshot" Grand Challenge to design responsible AI technologies. As part of Good Systems, Lease leads a six-year, seven-member faculty project that focuses on developing explainable AI techniques to combat disinformation. One of Lease's ongoing projects is content moderation, which involves using automated, human-in-the-loop, and human-safe practices to curb online disinformation, hate speech, and polarization.

Jihye  Lee

Jihye Lee

Assistant Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
jihye.lee@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Computational inequality, AI, government, public benefits, advertising, financial constraints, digital inequality, media psychology

Rosemary Lester-Smith

Rosemary Lester-Smith

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
rosemary.lester-smith@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2690

Expertise: Diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders; vocal tremor; voice therapy, neurological voice disorders

Brian P Levack

Brian P Levack

Professor and John E. Green Regents Professorship in History; Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
levack@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: The history of the law and the interaction between law and politics, witchcraft

Jessy  Li

Jessy Li

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts
jessy@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, text analysis, language and society, linguistics, large language models, chatgpt

Min  Liu

Min Liu

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
mliu@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6248, +1 512 471 5942

Expertise: Areas of expertise include designing and developing immersive, media-rich environments for learners at all age levels and research the effects of them using mixed-methods; studying the effect of other emerging technologies on learning and motivation; focusing on problem-based learning, project-based learning, and game-based learning pedagogical approaches; learning analytics in serious games and other online environments, and understanding MOOCs as an emerging online learning tool.

Amy H Liu

Amy H Liu

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
amy.liu@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7249

Expertise: Ethnic politics, language policies, migration politics, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe

Josephine  Lukito

Josephine Lukito

Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Media, Moody College of Communication
jlukito@utexas.edu

Expertise: Intersection of computational sociolinguistics and global political communication; power and the role of systems in societies, especially political and economic systems; AI

Alison  Maggart

Alison Maggart

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts
alison.maggart@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: western art music of the United States, academic music, serialism/formalism, Cold War culture, New Age, sound and meditation

Vijay  Mahajan

Vijay Mahajan

Professor, Department of Marketing, Red McCombs School of Business
vijay.mahajan@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0840, +1 512 471 1128

Expertise: Product diffusion; marketing strategy; marketing research methodologies; business.

Beth Maloch

Beth Maloch

Senior Associate Dean, College of Education
bmaloch@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3476

Expertise: Examines literacy teacher preparation, specifically the role of coaching and mentoring that occurs inside programs.

Matthew S McGlone

Matthew S McGlone

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
matthew_mcglone@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1920

Expertise: Cognition, persuasion and prejudice in interpersonal communication, stereotypes and stereotype threats, spatial performance, identity and sex differences. Social influence, persuasion and deception and the key role of language

Richard P Meier

Richard P Meier

Professor, Department of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts
rmeier@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1701, +1 512 471 9031

Expertise: Child language development; sign languages; American Sign Language; acquisition of American Sign language by deaf children

Roselia  Mendez Murillo

Roselia Mendez Murillo

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
roselia.mendezmurillo@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: conducting qualitative work; particularly conducting interviews with Latina/o/x/e families; stress, resilience, thriving of Latinx families within the context of language brokering; undocumented status; living separated due to migration reasons

Risto P Miikkulainen

Risto P Miikkulainen

Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
risto@cs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7316, +1 512 471 9571

Expertise: artificial intelligence, neural networks, natural language processing, computer vision, evolutionary intelligence, neuroevolution, bioinformatics, computational biology, machine learning, cognitive science, computational neuroscience

Mohammad A Mohammad

Mohammad A Mohammad

Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
mamohammad@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6650

Expertise: Linguistics and the Arabic language

Raymond J Mooney

Raymond J Mooney

Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
mooney@cs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7316, +1 512 471 9558

Expertise: artificial intelligence, bioinformatics and computational biology, machine learning, natural language processing

Chandra L Muller

Chandra L Muller

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
cmuller@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8377

Expertise: The effects of family, community, education policy and health behaviors on education and the transition to adulthood; STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) preparation and careers

Mark F O'Reilly

Mark F O'Reilly

Department Chair, Department of Special Education, College of Education
markoreilly@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Assesses and supports individuals with intellectual disabilities and develops social skill/communication interventions for children with ASD.

Nik  Palomares

Nik Palomares

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
nik@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Mental health; how communication effects psychological wellbeing; cyberbullying; how people respond to fact-checking of information and misinformation online

Amy  Pavel

Amy Pavel

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
apavel@cs.utexas.edu

Expertise: artificial intelligence, graphics and visualization, human-computer interaction, natural language processing, human-AI interaction, accessibility, video & augmented reality/virtual reality, machine learning

Jorge Perez Perez

Jorge Perez Perez

Department Chair, Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts
jorgep@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4549
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: 20th and 21st century Spanish cinema, novel, and popular culture; queer culture and theory; Latin American cinema; fashion; costume design; Pedro Almodovar; Penelope Cruz; celebrity culture; Chanel

Sarah R Powell

Sarah R Powell

Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
srpowell@utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6556

Expertise: Develops and tests interventions for students with mathematics difficulties, emphasizing word-problem solving, mathematics writing, data-based decision making, and the vocabulary within mathematics.

Dalpat S Rajpurohit

Dalpat S Rajpurohit

Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
drajpurohit@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Hindi Language; Literary and Religious Cultures of Early Modern India; D?d? Panth and Poet-Saint Sundard?s (1596-1689); Modern Hindi Literature; Dalit autobiographies; devotional, monastic, and court cultures of early modern India

Pedro  Reyes

Pedro Reyes

Department Chair, Educational Leadership and Policy, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
preyes@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8569
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: I study student success for children experiencing poverty. I analyze how school leadership and state policy facilitate student success across the education pipeline.

Heather R Rice

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
hrrice@utexas.edu

Elizabeth  Richmond-Garza

Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
emrg@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5708, +1 512 471 4991

Expertise: Modern European drama; Oscar Wilde; the Gothic, Orientalism; Decadence; detective fiction; aesthetic and literary theory; literature and the fine arts.

Erin M Rodriguez

Erin M Rodriguez

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
erodriguez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0283
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Dr. Erin Rodríguez studies family, sociocultural, and contextual influences on children’s development and health outcomes, with a focus on understanding and reducing health disparities affecting low-SES Latinx youth. <em>Dr. Rodríguez will be reviewing applications in anticipation of taking a student for Fall 2024.</em>

Nancy L Roser

Nancy L Roser

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
nlroser@utexas.edu

Expertise: Use of children's literature in literacy programs, Classroom discourse; response to literature

Cinthia S Salinas

Cinthia S Salinas

Associate Dean Pro Tem for Educator Workforce Development, College of Education
cssalinas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3539

Expertise: Dr. Salinas is a member of the Social Studies Education program area and is an affiliate faculty member in the Bilingual/Bicultural and the Cultural Studies in Education program areas. Her focus in the social studies includes critical historical inquiry in elementary bilingual and secondary education late arrival immigrant ESL classroom settings, as well as broader understandings of citizenship. Her work also examines social studies teachers' enactment/countering of curriculum through narratives that include civic identities, agency, and membership of others.

Wayne  Schiess

Wayne Schiess

Senior Lecturer, School of Law
wschiess@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1333

Expertise: Legal writing; legal research; drafting; plain language

Mary Beth Schmitt  Schmitt

Mary Beth Schmitt Schmitt

Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
marybeth.schmitt@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Language and literacy outcomes for children with developmental language disorders, including the effects of behavior regulation, optimal treatment intensity and peers

Gautami H Shah

Professor of Instruction, Department of Asian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
gshah@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6033

Allison  Skerrett

Allison Skerrett

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
askerrett@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4883

Expertise: Focuses on secondary English and literacy education in urban contexts, including among transnational youth.

Spencer  Smith

Spencer Smith

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
spencer.smith@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Speech perception in noise; neural processes from inner ear to cortex

Stacey K Sowards

Stacey K Sowards

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
stacey.sowards@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: racial, gendered, language, and classed politics of marginalization; standing in various communities, states, and nations; Latina/o/x communities in the United States and South America.

Jurgen Streeck

Jurgen Streeck

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
jstreeck@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1955

Expertise: Human interaction in everyday life; language and the body

Elizabeth  Swanson

Elizabeth Swanson

Research Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
easwanson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2320

Expertise: All of my work focuses on developing and testing for efficacy literacy practices for struggling readers. This includes: * infusing literacy practices into elementary and middle school content area classes; * empowering parents to provide reading support to their own children; * providing intervention to struggling readers; * translating research to practice for teachers; * designing effective professional development; * translating research into usable products for parents.

Jessica R Toste

Jessica R Toste

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
jrtoste@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6551

Expertise: Focuses on effective interventions for students with and at-risk for reading disabilities, with a focus on intensifying intervention through data-based instruction and attention to motivational processes

Angela  Valenzuela

Angela Valenzuela

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
valenz@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6008
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Specializes in urban education from a sociological and multicultural perspective, with a focus on minority youth in schools, particularly at the K-12 level.

Sharon  Vaughn

Sharon Vaughn

Executive Director, Meadows and VGC, College of Education
srvaughn@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 423 8207

Expertise: Investigates effective interventions for a diverse group of students with reading difficulties and students who are English language learners.

Jun  Wang

Jun Wang

Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication
jun.wang@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: assistive speech technologies; neurogenic motor speech disorders; speech brain-computer interfaces

Melissa Wetzel

Melissa Wetzel

Department Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
mmwetzel@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Literacy teacher preparation, coaching and mentoring, equity and justice in literacy instruction

Sarah J Whitehead

Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts
sarahjey@utexas.edu
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Foreign Language Pedagogy, Curriculum Design, Concept-Based Language Instruction, Epistemology, Conversation Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Ecology Theory, Critical Theory, Spanish Language

Anthony C Woodbury

Anthony C Woodbury

Professor, Department of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts
woodbury@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1701

Expertise: Chatino linguistics and language preservation, Documentation and preservation of endangered languages, Eskimo-Aleut languages and speech communities, Natural discourse and verbal art, Tone, prosody and intonation, Grammatical analysis and theory