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Ananda Mitra

Professor of Communication

Mitra’s expertise makes him the go-to person for the latest trends in social media.

Expert Areas: Technology and Communication | Technology and Society | Computers in Education and Training | Computer Use in Data Collection | Employment in U.S. and India | Cultural Sustainability | Communication Technology and Evaluation | Communication and Public Culture | Indian Culture and Communication Practices

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Gloria Muday

Director, Center for Molecular Signaling and Professor of Biology

Muday pursues research on how plant hormones modulate root development.

Expert Areas: Molecular Biology of Plants | Genetically Modified Organisms | GMOs | STEM Education

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Linda Nielsen

Professor of Adolescent and Educational Psychology

Nielsen’s special interest is helping divorced and estranged dads and daughters reunite or strengthen their bonds.

Expert Areas: Family Dynamics | Educational Psychology | Fathers and Daughters | Portrayal of Fathers in Media | Asolescent Psychology | Divorce and Stepfamilies | Shared Residential Parenting | Fairy Tailes and Fatherhood Myths | Restoring Relationships

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Paúl Pauca

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Pauca has combined his professional research and personal passion to improve the lives of people all over the world.

Expert Areas: Hyperspectral and LiDAR image analysis | Human-computer interfaces for disabilities | Mobile and pervasive devices | Computer Science Education | STEM and entrepreneurship | Pitt Hopkins Syndrome | Non-profit organization development | Parenting a Child with Special Needs

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Peter Siavelis

Professor of Political Science & Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program

Siavelis' research currently focuses on electoral politics in Latin America, specifically candidate selection.

Expert Areas: Latin American Politics | Political Recruitment and Candidate Selection | U.S. Immigration | International Political Economy | Interamerican Relations | Democratic Institutional Design

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Miles Silman

Director of the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability and Professor of Biology

Silman has been a leader in the sustainability movement since beginning his doctoral research more than 20 years ago.

Expert Areas: Tropical Ecology | Tropical Biodiversity | Community Ecology | Plant Evolution | Plant Ecology | Techniques in Mathematical Biology | Advanced Ecology | Sustainability | Climate Change

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Robin Simon

Professor of Sociology

Simon has conducted groundbreaking research regarding the impact of parenthood on adults’ happiness and health.

Expert Areas: Social Relationships and Health | Parenthood and Happiness | Gender Emotion and Mental Health | Women and Depression | Romantic Relationships

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Joseph Soares

Professor of Sociology

Soares is a driving force behind the national movement to rethink college admissions and adopt test-optional admissions policies.

Expert Areas: Sociology | Standardized Tests | National Educational Policies | Social Discrimination | Privilege in Society | Societal Trends

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Patrick Sullivan

Interim Director, Office of Personal & Career Development (OPCD)

Sullivan supports students in their internship search & coaches them on getting the most from their experiences.

Expert Areas: Job Hunting | Networking | Career Development | Personal Development | Higher Education | Employment Trends | Hiring Trends | Internships | Interview Preparation

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Mike Summers

Director, Employer Relations

Summers helps students build relationships and seek internships as they explore and secure career paths from their first year to their last.

Expert Areas: Employer Relations | Job Hunting | Networking | Career Development | Personal Development | Employer | Higher Education | Talent Recruitment | Employment/Hiring Trends

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