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Flavio S Azevedo

Flavio S Azevedo

Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
flavio@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: My research focuses primarily on theorizing the nature of short- and long-term interests in STEM disciplines, and designing learning environments that are truly engaging to students. This has led me to investigate learning and interest-based participation in settings as diverse as classrooms, after-school programs, and hobby practices (model rocketry and amateurs astronomy). Intersecting with this central research focus, my other research interests include the use and creation of technical representations and the way these mediate knowing and learning; the discourse and practices of engaged participation in STEM classrooms; and social justice issues in STEM education. This work has appeared in publications such as the Journal of the Learning Sciences, Cognition and Instruction, and the Journal of Mathematical Behavior.

Chandrajit L Bajaj

Chandrajit L Bajaj

Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
bajaj@cs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8870, +1 512 471 5133

Expertise: Image Processing, Computer Graphics, Geometric Modeling, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Data Analysis & Visualization

Marcia  Barnes

Marcia Barnes

Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
marcia.barnes@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9258

Expertise: Typical and atypical development of reading comprehension and mathematics

Tasha Beretvas

Tasha Beretvas

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Education
tberetvas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0724, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Dr. Beretvas is primarily interested in the evaluation and innovative application of psychometric and statistical models. Her research involves the evaluation of models using simulation studies and application using real data sets. She is currently focused on examining extensions to the multilevel model that are intended to handle student mobility and other sources of data structure complexities. Dr. Beretvas also assesses meta-analytic techniques including meta-analysis of results from group comparison studies as well as the synthesis of single-case research design studies' results.

Chandra R Bhat

Chandra R Bhat

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
bhat@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4535

Expertise: Activity and travel behavior analysis; Travel demand modeling; Application of econometric, discrete choice and market research techniques in transportation planning; Logistics and freight modeling; Transportation energy and transportation air quality analysis; Urban form and spatial data modeling

Robert S Boyer

Robert S Boyer

Professor Emeritus, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
robertstephenboyer@gmail.com
+1 512 471 9745

Expertise: Automated reasoning; formal methods; artificial intelligence

Diane P Bryant

Diane P Bryant

Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
dpbryant@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4161, +1 512 232 2320

Expertise: Dr. Bryant has served as the Principal Investigator on an early numeracy, response to intervention grant funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, the 3-Tier Mathematics Elementary & Secondary Intervention Project funded by the Texas Education Agency, and the MSTAR Intervention program funded by the Meadows Foundation. Dr. Bryant was chosen to participate in the National Science Foundation funded "Beginning Substantive Collaboration between Mathematics Education and Special Education Symposium: Teaching Mathematics to Students within the RtI Process." She is the author/co-author of books, tests, and research articles that focus on educational interventions for improving the mathematics and reading performance of students with learning disabilities, and the use of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities. Her research articles represent 20 years of working collaboratively with school districts and teachers on interventions for students with learning disabilities and who are at-risk for educational difficulties.

Brian R Bryant

Brian R Bryant

Research Professor, Meadows Center and Vaughn Gross Center, , College of Education
brianrbryant@aol.com
+1 512 232 2320

Jodi M Casabianca-Marshall

Jodi M Casabianca-Marshall

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
jcasabianca@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0420

Expertise: The primary focus of Dr. Casabianca's research is on expanding the hierarchical rater model for rated test items with a specific interest in ratings of teachers. The expansion will culminate in a framework that accommodates longitudinal ratings, multidimensional assessments and multi-hierarchical designs. Recently she has also been applying generalizability study models to scores from classroom observation protocols and working on a large-scale evaluation of professional development reforms. In previous work, Dr. Casabianca focused on the development of new semiparametric marginal maximum likelihood methods for item response theory (IRT) and differential item functioning (DIF) detection.

Darla M Castelli

Darla M Castelli

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
dcastelli@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7636

Expertise: Dr. Castelli studies the effects of physical activity on motor and cognitive performance in school-aged children and emerging adults. She is also interested in the relationship between metabolic risk factors and cognition and how physical activity can reverse its effects.

Leszek F Demkowicz

Leszek F Demkowicz

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
leszek@ices.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4199

Expertise: Computational Acoustics and Electromagnetics; hp-Adaptive Finite and Boundary Element Methods; Applied Functional Analysis

David J Eaton

David J Eaton

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
eaton@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8972, +1 512 471 8959

Expertise: Eaton has written on rural water supply, international water resource conflicts, energy management, environmental problems of industries, management of emergency medical services, applications of mathematical programming to resource problems, insurance, and agriculture. His research focuses on sustainable development in international river basins, evaluation of energy and water conservation programs, and prevention of pollution. Eaton's current research concerns U.S.-Mexico environmental cooperation, new methods for evaluation of air pollution emissions, joint management by Palestinians and Israelis of shared groundwater, and water conservation in Texas.

Susan B Empson

Susan B Empson

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
empson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9688

Expertise: Elementary children's mathematics thinking; sociocognitive theories of learning, classroom processes; teacher development

Terry S Falcomata

Terry S Falcomata

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
falcomata@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Falcomata's research focuses on developing early childhood assessments and interventions for children with Austism Spectrum Disorder and other development disabilities.

Carlton J Fong

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
carlton.fong@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3879

Expertise: - The influence of psychosocial and study skill factors on community college success: A meta-analytic review - Student and teacher factors related to achievement in developmental mathematics - Meta-analytic investigation of the attitude-achievement paradox - The role of constructive feedback in college students' motivation, emotion, and learning

Wallace T Fowler

Wallace T Fowler

Professor and Paul D.& Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Professorship in Engineering & Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
wallace.fowler@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4257, +1 512 471 6913

Expertise: Spacecraft and Mission Design; Aircraft Design; Vehicle Modeling; Lunar and Planetary Exploration Systems; Multimedia Engineering Education

Mark A Gooden

Mark A Gooden

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
gooden@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8574

Expertise: Principal training; role of principal

Jessica H Hunt

Jessica H Hunt

Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
jhhunt@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7518

Expertise: Jessica's overarching research goal is to redirect and re-conceptualize research and instructional practice in mathematics such that students with LD can grow their conceptual knowledge. Two primary focal areas within this goal are a) documenting initial or informal conceptual understandings of children labeled as LD within a targeted mathematical area (i.e., rational numbers) and b) understanding how growth of conceptual knowledge occurs in the targeted area and can be nurtured through the learning process. A natural and essential extension of this work includes a secondary focal area concerning c) instructional practices special educators use to facilitate children's learning of mathematics and, more holistically, how educators can be supported to improve their teaching.

Desmond F Lawler

Desmond F Lawler

Professor and Nassir I. Al-Rashid Chair in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
dlawler@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4595

Expertise: Particles in water and wastewater treatment processes; Mathematical modeling of treatment processes; Physical-chemical treatment; Drinking and industrial process water treatment

Michael P Marder

Michael P Marder

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
marder@chaos.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3612

Expertise: Fracture; deformation of materials; computational materials science; condensed matter physics; nonlinear dynamics; teacher preparation; discovery learning; Uteach.

Jill A Marshall

Jill A Marshall

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
marshall@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9685

Expertise: My background is in physics and my primary research interest is physics, physical science, and engineering education, particularly student understanding and development of mathematical and physical models. I also have a strong research focus in secondary teacher preparation in STEM and expertise in teacher development in STEM, especially the nationally recognized UTeach model. I am currently coordinating with colleagues in the Jackson School of Geosciences and the Cockrell School of Engineering to evaluate the incorporation of modeling and design activities into STEM curriculum and teacher preparation.

Lauren A Meyers

Lauren A Meyers

Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
laurenmeyers@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4950

Expertise: infectious disease epidemiology, evolutionary dynamics, molecular evolution, viruses, bacteria, RNA, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, bioinformatics, flu, Ebola, Zika, malaria

J T Oden

J T Oden

Professor and Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering No. 2, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
oden@ices.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3312

Expertise: Finite element and computational methods and computational methods that can be applied to multiple physical phenomena and applications including energy, via subsurface fluid flow of oil, gas, and CO2 storage.

Karen L Ostlund

Karen L Ostlund

Lecturer, UTeach-Natural Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
ostlund@uteach.utexas.edu

Expertise: Science education; teacher training; apprentice teaching

Anthony J Petrosino

Anthony J Petrosino

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
ajpetrosino@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9681

Expertise: Project based Instruction, children's experimentation strategies, engineering education, development of expertise, informal learning, problem solving in STEM disciplines, at-risk populations

Sarah R Powell

Sarah R Powell

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

Expertise: Sarah's research interests include developing and testing interventions for students with mathematics difficulties. She is especially interested in peer tutoring, word-problem solving, and the role of symbols for understanding mathematics. During two years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, Sarah designed and implemented randomized-control trials related to non-symbolic understanding of mathematics, manipulative use, and explicit mathematics vocabulary instruction for students with mathematics difficulties.

Mark G Raizen

Mark G Raizen

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
raizen@physics.utexas.edu
+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.

Victor B Saenz

Victor B Saenz

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
vsaenz@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8585

Expertise: Higher education policy issues; Educational benefits of racial/ethnic diversity; Desegregation issues; Access, transition, and retention issues for underrepresented college students, especially Latino males in higher education; Policy impacts of affirmative action and remedial education policies; Assessment issues in higher education (learning outcomes)

Sahotra  Sarkar

Sahotra Sarkar

Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts
sarkar@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3800, +1 512 232 7122

Expertise: Philosopy of science; history of science; mathematical genetics; conservation biology; environmental ethics; communication.

Luis  Sentis

Luis Sentis

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
lsentis@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5987

Expertise: Human centered robotics; Mathematics of movement and manipulation; Building legged humanoid robots; Software architectures for sensing and acting; Biomechatronics

Kamy  Sepehrnoori

Kamy Sepehrnoori

Professor and Bank of America Centennial Professorship in Petroleum Engineering, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
kamys@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0231, +1 512 471 3161

Expertise: Reservoir simulation development and application; Simulation of enhance oil recovery processes; Computational methods; Parallel computations; Applied mathematics; Naturally fractured reservoir modeling; Co-optimization of CO2 sequestration and enhanced oil recovery; inverse modeling;

Gerald E Speitel

Gerald E Speitel

Professor and John J. McKetta Energy Professorship in Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
speitel@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7995

Expertise: Treatment processes for hazardous organic chemicals, including biodegradation and adsorption; Drinking water treatment; Computer models of treatment processes

William G Spelman

William G Spelman

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
spelman@mail.utexas.edu

Expertise: Urban policy and management; urban politics; criminal justice policy; prisons; municipal policing; community crime prevention

Walter M Stroup

Walter M Stroup

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
wstroup@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3747

Expertise: Generative design for group-situated learning and teaching, evaluation and modeling systemic reform especially in under-served contexts, the early learning of advanced mathematics (e.g., calculus) and science (e.g., entropy, complexity theory), development of network-mediated group learning environments and technologies, and the interaction of cognitive research, policy and domain-specific insight.

Philip U Treisman

Philip U Treisman

Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of Natural Sciences
uri@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2271, +1 512 471 6190

Expertise: Education Policy; mathematics education; economics of education; educational equity; education program design and evaluation volunteerism