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

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Linda Nielsen

Professor of Education

Nielsen’s special interest is father-daughter relationships and shared parenting/joint physical custody for children with separated parents.

Expert Areas: Children of Divorce | Fatherhood Myths | Fathers and Daughters | Joint Physical Custody

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Paúl Pauca

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

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Megan Regan

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Regan focuses on issues facing the working poor, including how the inability to afford insurance protection affects decision-making.

Expert Areas: Economic Development | Gentrification | Income Inequality | Local Communities | Poverty & Public Policy | Risk & Insurance

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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: Author Identification | Communication and Conflict | Counterterrorism | Crisis Negotiation | Hostage Negotiations | Interpersonal Communication | 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: Democratic Institutional Design | Interamerican Relations | International Political Economy | Latin American Politics | Political Recruitment and Candidate Selection | U.S. Immigration

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

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

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

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Patrick Sullivan

Director, Strategic Projects

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

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

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