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Gary Miller

Associate Professor of Health and Exercise Science

Miller’s research considers healthy behavioral lifestyle changes of nutrition and physical activity.

Expert Areas: Obesity | Childhood Obesity | Weight Loss | General Nutrition | Physical Activity | Bariatric Surgery | Exercise Effects | Dietary Intervention | The Role of Leptin in Obesity | Nutrition in Health and Disease | Lifestyles and Diseases | Advanced Exercise Physiology | Culture and Diet | Inflammation and Disease

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Christian Miller

A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy

Miller is an expert on the study of character and ethics.

Expert Areas: Ethics | Character | Honesty | Compassion | Virtue | God and Morality | Moral Reasoning | Moral Psychology | Moral Character | Objective and Subjective Morality | Philosophy of Religion

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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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Randall Rogan

Professor of Communication

Rogan is an internationally recognized expert on both international and domestic terrorism and hostage negotiation.

Expert Areas: Interpersonal Communication | Counterterrorism | Crisis Negotiation | Communication and Conflict | Author Identification | Hostage Negotiations | Terrorism

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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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