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Rebecca Gill

Associate Professor of Communication, Merlo Presidential Chair in Communication and Entrepreneurship

Gill focuses on entrepreneurial and occupational identity and how innovators develop their voices in startups and existing organizations.

Expert Areas: Entrepreneurial Identity | Entrepreneurship | Gender and Entrepreneurship | Innovation and New Venture Development | Interprofessional Communication | Organizational Communication | Storytelling and Entrepreneurship | Work/Life and Entrepreneurship

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Samuel Gladding

Professor of Counseling

Gladding, an expert on family counseling, can address issues related to parenting, blended families, and family relationships.

Expert Areas: Arts in Counseling | Creative Arts in Counseling | Creativity | Family Counseling | Group Counseling | International Counseling | Professional Orientation to Counseling | Wellness

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Amanda Griffith

Associate Professor of Economics

Griffith's research focuses on the economics of higher education.

Expert Areas: Applied Econometrics | Economics of Education | Labor Economics | Women and STEM Fields

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Michael Gross

Associate Professor, Department of Engineering

National Science Foundation CAREER Award winner Michael Gross is a founding faculty member of WFU's undergraduate program in engineering.

Expert Areas: Activity-level or situational student motivation in STEM courses and practical course design | Adsorption calorimetry | Chemical Engineering | Composite engineering | Green technologies | High-powered fuel cell technologies | Inorganic Chemistry | Materials Chemistry | Materials engineering and processing | Multifunctional ceramic composites for solid oxide fuel-cell electrodes | Solid state materials for electrochemical energy conversion | Student motivation and motivation theory in STEM courses

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Katy Harriger

Professor of Political Science

Harriger is an expert on political participation and voting among college-age people. She is also an expert on federal special prosecutors.

Expert Areas: American Constitutional Law | Government Ethics | Independent Counsel & Special Prosecutors | The Separation of Powers | The Supreme Court | Women and Politics

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Dedee DeLongpré Johnston

Director of Sustainability

Johnston has nearly 20 years of expertise in education, sustainability and environmental issues.

Expert Areas: Carbon Footprint Reduction | Ecosystem Management | Energy Conservation | Environmental Issues | Green Business | Recycling | Renewable Energy | Sustainability in Higher Education | Sustainable Agriculture | Sustainable Management

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Oana Jurchescu

Associate Professor of Physics

Jurchescu’s expertise is in the structure and electronic properties of organic semiconductors.

Expert Areas: Charge Transfer Complexes | Flexible Plastics | Functional Organic Materials | Macroelectronics | Nanotechnology | Organic Devices | Organic Electronics | Organic Field-Effect Transistors | Organic Semiconductors | Organic Single Crystals | Organic Spintronics | Organic Thin-Film Transistors | Perovskite Electronics | Perovskite Thin-Film Transistors | Physics of Organic Semiconductor Devices | Structure-Property Correlations

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Daniel Kim-Shapiro

Professor of Physics & Harbert Family Distinguished Chair for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship

Kim-Shapiro is an expert on nitric oxide, a signaling molecule that is important in maintaining adequate blood flow.

Expert Areas: Blood Flow Clotting | Blood Storage Transfusions | Cardiovascular Health | Complications from Blood Transfusions | Drinking Beet Juice | Hemoglobin | Nitric Oxide Dysfunction | Sickle Cell Disease

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Marina Krcmar

Professor of Communication

Krcmar is a leading expert on the effects of video games and television on children and adolescents.

Expert Areas: Baby Einstein | Children and Television | Effects of Video Game Violence on Children | Families Without Television | Media and Moral Reasoning | Video Game Violence | Video Game Violence Legislation | Video Games and Moral Reasoning

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Sarah Lischer

Associate Professor of Political Science

Lischer is an expert in humanitarian crises, military intervention, genocide and forced migration.

Expert Areas: African Politics | Civil Wars | Civil Wars: Causes and Consequences | Forced Migration | Genocide Issues | Human Rights | Humanitarian Crises | Humanity and Atrocity | International Conflict Resolution | Military Intervention in Humanitarian Crises | Politics of Forced Migration | Politics of International Military Intervention | Transitional Justice | Tribunals | War Crimes

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