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Professor and Harry Reasoner Regents Chair in Law, School of Law
+1 512 232 0877
Expertise: David E. Adelman teaches and writes in the areas of environmental law, intellectual property law, and climate change policy. Professor Adelman's research focuses on the many interfaces between law and science. His articles have addressed such topics as the implications of emerging genomic technologies for toxics regulation, the tensions between legal and scientific evidentiary standards in regulatory decision making, and development of effective policies for promoting innovation relevant to addressing climate change.
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 4284
Expertise: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Social Theory; Political Sociology; Media and the Public Sphere Sociology of Culture; Sociology of Law; Sociology of Emotions; Western Europe; Middle East; Qualitative and Historical Methods.
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0526
Expertise: Dr. Awad's research interests include attitude development and expression in the following areas: prejudice and discrimination, ethnic and racial identity (with a focus on Arabs and African Americans), acculturation, immigration, and attitudes toward affirmative action beneficiaries. In addition, Dr. Awad also studies the psychological antecedents of minority standardized test performance as well as issues related to culturally relevant research methodology. Recently, she has been working on a project assessing the relationship between racial identity and body image for African American women.
Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 8747
Expertise: Gerard Manley Hopkins; Alice books; Victorian literature; literature of nature; animal humanities; digital humanities; computers and English studies, including social networking and multi-player online games
Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 8916, +1 512 232 6093
Expertise: 19th and 20th century American literature; literary and cultural theory and historiography; antebellum evangelism, secularism, and radical politics, and their contemporary legacies; the theory and practice of the humanities
Professor, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 8746
Expertise: Scholarly writing; public policy discourse; scientific and technical writing; proposal writing; public opinion writing; cognitive skill learning; writing processes; reading processes; rhetorical theory; college writing; Jewish studies; Hebrew Bible
Professor and Director, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
+1 512 471 1939
Expertise: Argumentation (in a variety of settings); rhetoric; creating academic/community partnerships; inter- and cross-disciplinary education; diversity in higher education; academic entrepreneurship; the role of public research universities in society; reforming undergraduate and graduate education; citizen scholars; and accountability in higher education.
Professor, School of Law
+1 512 232 1367
Expertise: John Dzienkowski teaches and writes in the areas of professional responsibility of lawyers, real property, international energy transactions, and oil and gas taxation. He is widely regarded as one of the most dynamic and effective speakers on topics of professional responsibility and he has delivered almost one hundred ethics presentations to in-house corporate departments, large and small law firms, state bar continuing legal education programs, and law faculties throughout this country.
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0603, +1 512 471 8020
Expertise: Dr. Falbo is an internationally recognized expert on the social and psychological characteristics of only children, including Chinese only children. She has studied the effects of sibling status on human development, including educational attainment and health in later life. She has studied the impact of ethnic minority status and parental support on educational outcomes, most notably writing the book Latino High School Graduation with Harriett D. Romo. Dr. Falbo is presently examining the effects of China's one-child policy on the personalities of Chinese children and adults, and is beginning a project to develop tools to assess explicit and implicit attitudes toward the one or two child family.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
+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
Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts
+1 512 471 0901, +1 512 471 3382
Expertise: History of American industrial design; US intellectual property law pertaining to design; evaluation/criticism of design; Henry Sargent (1770-1845).
Director of Texas Politics Project, Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services, College of Liberal Arts, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 0090
Expertise: Texas politics; presidential elections; Internet and politics; political campaigns; Texas Politics Project
Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
+1 512 471 4041
Expertise: My interests focus on three areas: (1) Teacher preparation, (2) The classroom literacy environment, and (3) Promoting literacy achievement in developing countries. Methods: Descriptive, correlational, experimental, content analysis, program evaluation.
Professor, School of Journalism, College of Communication
+1 512 471 1990
Expertise: Media and journalism (law and ethics); progressive politics and political dissidence; U.S. antiwar activism; communication; white privilege and institutionalized racism; pornography and sexual violence; male masculinity and feminism.
Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts
Expertise: Race relations and inequalities in Brazil and Latin American; public policies issues and monitoring; models of socioeconomic development; labor market; statistics of race, ethnic, and gender inequality
Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 6770
Expertise: History of political philosophy, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, philosophy of language, medieval philosophy, Philosophy of language; history of political philosophy; philosophy of religion; seventeenth century England
Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work
+1 512 471 0551
Expertise: Open adoptions, outcomes for birthmothers, adoptive parents and adopted children, trans-racial adoptions, family preservation, special needs adoptions, post adoption services, female sexual abuse perpetrators, racial identity issues, adolescent pregnancy, effectiveness of residential treatment services, adoption, same-sex couples
Executive Director and Special Advisor to the Provost, Project 2021 and Educational Innovation, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 2781
Expertise: Natural language and social behavior; group processes and educational outcomes; how individuals, groups, and cultures respond to traumatic events
Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
+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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
+1 512 232 7504
Expertise: Science Education Supporting Student Participation in Scientific Argumentation and other Scientific Practices Design and Enactment of Innovative Instructional Materials and Strategies Development of Science Proficiency Assessment
Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 8375
Expertise: Chaucer; the history of Chaucer studies; the textual environments of medieval literature; Medieval Literature; Medieval Romance; Bibliography and Textual Studies; Literary Theory; Women, Gender, and Literature; Food Writing
Associate Professor, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 7277, +1 512 232 2015
Expertise: American cultural history of alcohol and drugs; History of addiction research; American cultural and intellectual history; American social thought and social sciences; history of social science
Associate Professor, School of Journalism, College of Communication
+1 512 471 1783, +1 512 471 1845
Expertise: Media management; Internet newspaper economics; motivation and satisfaction in the newsroom; change and newspapers; newspaper organizational cooperation; technology''s role in media management; black press economics; mass media and minorities; newspaper reporting and editing; communication; journalism
Professor, Department of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts
+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
Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 8383, +1 512 471 4991
Expertise: Medieval literature; medieval and renaissance rhetoric and pedagogy; composition exercises in premodern classroom; modern use of premodern compostion exercises