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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

Director, Strategic Projects

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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Timo Thonhauser

Associate Professor of Physics

Thonhauser sees much potential for using hydrogen to power vehicles.

Expert Areas: Condensed Matter Physics | Carbon Capture | Physics | Quantum Physics | Hydrogen Storage | Metal Organic Frameworks

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Barry Trachtenberg

Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History and Director of Jewish Studies Program

Trachtenberg can comment on the Holocaust and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as a range of issues facing Jews around the world.

Expert Areas: Yiddish culture and language | Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Nazism | Race, immigration policy and Judaism | American Jewish history | The Holocaust | Antisemitism | Jewish identity and culture | Zionism

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Andrew Verstein, J.D.

Professor of Law

Verstein’s vast knowledge of business law is heavily sought-after by media covering finance laws, insider trading, and corporate governance.

Expert Areas: Financial Benchmarks | Securities and Commodities | Market Manipulation | Lending | International Business Law | Crowdfunding | Insider Trading | Investing | Litigation | Mixed Motives | Securities Litigation | Finance Law | Corporate Law | Corporate Governance | Corporate Finance | Contract Law | Contracts | China | Business Law | Business Entities

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Robert Whaples

Professor of Economics

Whaples is a strong advocate of eliminating the penny.

Expert Areas: Economic History of the U.S. | Employment and Unemployment | History of Labor Markets | Minimum Wage | Walmart and Big Box Retailers | Economics of Climate Change | Economics of Natural Resources | Elimination of the Penny

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Eric G. Wilson

Thomas H. Pritchard Professor of English

Wilson is a leading expert in the relationships between literature and psychology.

Expert Areas: American Culture and Mental Health | Literature and Psychology | Film and Religion | Western Esoteric Traditions | Humanism and Technology | Transatlantic Romanticism | The Gothic

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Ron Wright, J.D.

Professor of Law

Wright is a former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice who empirically researches prosecutors and criminal procedure.

Expert Areas: Empirical Research | Presecution | Evidence | Jury Selection | White-Collar Criminal Cases | Antitrust | Police Oversight | Racial Justice | Criminal Prosecutors | Sentencing | Criminal Justice | Criminal Procedure | Criminal Law | Trial Lawyer

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