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Wendy Parker, J.D.

Professor of Law

Parker uses her expertise in Constitutional Law to inform her research on discrimination and equal protections in education and employment.

Expert Areas: Workplace Discrimination | Segregation | Title IX | Higher Education | Equal Protection | Education Reform | Discrimination | College Admissions | Civil Procedure | Charter Schools | Affirmative Action | Bias | Civil Liberties | Civil Rights | Desegregation | Education Law | Employment Law | Ethnic Discrimination | Gender Law | Public Law | Race Law | University Admissions

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Gregory Parks, J.D., Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Research, Public Engagement, and Faculty Development

Parks is a clinical psychologist and lawyer who researches fraternities as well as the relationship between race, bias, and the law.

Expert Areas: Unconscious Bias | Social Science | Racism | Psychology | HBCU | Greek Life | Fraternal Networks | Empirical Research | Cognitive Psychology | Civil Rights | Black Fraternities | Bias | Civil Procedure | Clinical Psychology | Criminal Justice | Fraternities | Forensic Psychology | Hazing | Jury Selection | Race Law | Social Justice | Sororities

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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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Jennifer Priem

Associate Professor of Communication

Preim’s research focuses on connecting supportive interactions with cortisol recovery following a stressful experience.

Expert Areas: Dyadic stress and coping | Emotional support | Features of supportive communication | Physiological responses to supportive communications | Stress recovery | Emotional recovery

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Mark Rabil, J.D.

Director of Innocence and Justice Clinic

Rabil is an experienced advocate for the wrongfully convicted whose work led to the release and exoneration of Darryl Hunt.

Expert Areas: Trial Advocacy | Criminal Procedure | Litigation | Criminal Law | Wrongful Convictions | Innocence and Justice | Criminal Justice | Incarceration | Social Justice | Capital Defender | Racial Justice | Criminal Investigation

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

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Sidney Shapiro

Professor of Law

Shapiro uses his expertise in administrative procedure to explain how and why politics, policy, and law impact regulatory decision-making.

Expert Areas: Crisis Management | Risk Regulation | Public Law | OSHA | Government Regulation | Energy Law | Administrative Law | Administrative Procedure | Regulatory Policy | Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill | Environmental Law | Health and Safety Protections | Occupational Safety and Health Administration | Regulation | Safety Recalls

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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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