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Gayle J Acton

Gayle J Acton

Associate Professor, School of Nursing
gacton@mail.nur.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7334, +1 512 471 9081

Expertise: adult health nursing, gerontological nursing, gerontology, meta-analysis, family caregiving for persons with dementia, theory development

David E Adelman

David E Adelman

Professor and Harry Reasoner Regents Chair in Law, School of Law
dadelman@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 0877

Expertise: David E. Adelman teaches and writes in the areas of environmental law, intellectual property law, and climate change policy. Professor Adelman’s research focuses on the many interfaces between law and science. His articles have addressed such topics as the implications of emerging genomic technologies for toxics regulation, the tensions between legal and scientific evidentiary standards in regulatory decision making, and development of effective policies for promoting innovation relevant to addressing climate change.

Kamran  Ali

Kamran Ali

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
asdar@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7531, +1 512 471 3550

Expertise: Gender, health, development, labor history, political movements (including Islamic groups) and urban social history in the Middle East and South Asia

Robin D Atwood

Research Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
ratwood@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Atwood has spent over 15 years working on applied research projects focused on physical activity, obesity, worksite wellness, nutrition education evaluation, diabetes, and HIV prevention and care. She has worked with a number of programs at the Texas Department of State Health Services including the Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC), Obesity, Diabetes and HIV Prevention and Care. Dr. Atwood’s contracts focus on providing content and evaluation expertise, capacity building and program development for stakeholders at the federal, state and local level. She is currently working on issues surrounding changes in health care delivery systems impacted by health care reform and capacity building utilizing complexity science, generative leadership and an appreciative approach.

Germine H Awad

Germine H Awad

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
gawad@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0526

Expertise: My research interests include attitude development and expression in the following areas: prejudice and discrimination, ethnic and racial identity (with a focus on Arabs and African Americans), acculturation, immigration, and attitudes toward affirmative action beneficiaries. In addition, I also study the psychological antecedents of minority standardized test performance as well as issues related to culturally relevant research methodology. More recently, I have also been working on a project assessing the relationship between racial identity and body image for African American women.

Aaron B Baker

Aaron B Baker

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
abbaker@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Cardiovascular biology including atherosclerosis, thrombosis and in-stent restenosis; Vascular biomechanics/mechanotransduction; Development of medical devices, Drug delivery/tissue engineering systems for enhancing tissue repair; Glycobiology

Nathan L Bangs

Nathan L Bangs

Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
nathan@utig.ig.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0424

Expertise: Structural development and tectonic processes along convergent margins; MCS methods to acquire 3-D images of structure and stratigraphy within subduction zones; processing, inversion, and modeling of seismic reflection data

Isaac D Barchas

Associate Director, Austin Technology Incubator, IC2 Institute
ibarchas@ati.utexas.edu
+1 512 305 0048, +1 512 305 0000

Jonathan F Bard

Jonathan F Bard

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
jbard@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3076, +1 512 471 1336

Expertise: Development of efficient algorithms; Design and analysis of manufacturing systems; Large-scale hierarchical optimization; Workforce planning and scheduling;

Marcia  Barnes

Marcia Barnes

Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
marcia.barnes@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9258

Expertise: Typical and atypical development of reading comprehension and mathematics

Sarah K Bearman

Sarah K Bearman

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
skbearman@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Bearman’s current research interests center on three main agenda: 1) Using consumer feedback and practice-based evidence to adapt existing empirically supported interventions for better fit in usual care contexts where children and families receive services 2) Identifying training and supervision processes that foster the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of empirically supported interventions for youth and 3) The role of treatment integrity (adherence, competence, and differentiation) in the effectiveness of youth interventions. Dr. Bearman has specific expertise in empirically supported interventions for youth with depression, anxiety, conduct disorders and traumatic stress; dissemination and implementation science; the development of observational behavioral coding systems to assess therapy and supervision process; and mixed-methods approaches to research, including experimental and quasi-experimental design, qualitative and community participatory research, and longitudinal risk factor modeling. Dr. Bearman has also worked with community partners in a number of different child service contexts, including schools, clinics, and child welfare agencies.

Lisa M Bedore

Lisa M Bedore

Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Communication
lbedore@mail.utexas.edu
(512) 232-5101

Expertise: Child language and phonological development; child language disorders, bilingualism, Spanish-speaking children.

Adela  Ben-Yakar

Adela Ben-Yakar

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
ben-yakar@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 9280

Expertise: Development of femtosecond laser nanosurgery techniques for manipulation of biological systems; Two-photon fluorescence laser scanning microscopy; Development of miniaturized endoscopes for in-vivo cancer detection and treatment; Applications for nerve regeneration processes, and early cancer detection and treatment;

Mark E Bernstein

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Communication
mark.bernstein@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1553

Expertise: Speech development among deaf people; use of simultaneous communication and lexical acquisition in children

Amit  Bhasin

Amit Bhasin

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
a-bhasin@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3667

Expertise: Material science aspects and mechanistic modeling of distresses in pavement materials (e.g. fatigue cracking, moisture damage); Self healing properties of bituminous materials; Structure-property relationships in composite materials; Surface properties and interfacial adhesion of materials; Development of test methods to characterize properties and performance of pavement materials

Rebecca  Bigler

Rebecca Bigler

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
rebeccabigler28@gmail.com
+1 512 471 9917

Expertise: Gender and racial attitudes; how children view the presidency; child psychology; racism and social cognition in children; stereotyping; gender role development.

James S Black

James S Black

Professor, School of Architecture
+1 512 471 0755

Expertise: Urban design, new urbanism, development, Austin Downtown Alliance

Matthew  Bowers

Matthew Bowers

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
mattbowers@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2120

Expertise: My research examines the management of systems for athlete and coach development. Specifically, I investigate the potential supplemental impact that non-organized sport settings, such as pick-up sports and video games, may have on these development systems. Drawing from an interdisciplinary blend of quantitative, qualitative, and historical methodologies, my research focuses on leveraging this understanding of settings to influence the design and implementation of sport programs and policies that promote both elite performance and mass participation throughout the lifespan. Further, I also consider the development of creativity and innovation in and through sport at both the individual and organizational levels.

Christopher P Brown

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
cpbrown@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2288

Expertise: Impact of policymakers' high stakes reforms on teachers; early learning standards; pre-kindergarten assessment and alignment with elementary school; teacher education; curriculum development

Keffrelyn D Brown

Keffrelyn D Brown

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
keffrelyn@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4257

Expertise: African American students; teacher knowledge and beliefs; curriculum development and theory; underserved student populations; sociocultural knowledge; multicultural studies

Erika M Bsumek

Erika M Bsumek

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
embsumek@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3261, +1 512 475 7253

Expertise: Native American History, Navajo arts and crafts, labeling of Indian made goods, History of the U.S. West and American Southwest; Modern Western urban/rural development including how large-scale engineering projects such dams, highways, and suburbs transformed the Western landscape/environment. She also specializes in the study of the consumption of Native American artifacts.

Pamela S Buchanan

Pamela S Buchanan

Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
buchanan@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9390

Expertise: adapted physical education; community collaboratives in special education; sensory and motor integration

Joshua W Busby

Joshua W Busby

Assistant Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
busbyj@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8946

Expertise: Busby is the author of several studies on climate change, national security, and energy policy from the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution, the German Marshall Fund, and the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Busby is one of the lead researchers in the Strauss Center project on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS), a $7.6 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. He has also written on U.S.-China relations on climate change for CNAS and Resources for the Future.

Courtney T Byrd

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Communication
courtney.byrd@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9426

Expertise: Communication disorder; Causes and thrapies of Childhood stuttering; Adulthood stuttering; Lingustic processing; Motor planning; Fluency disorders; Voice disorders; Speech disfluencies

Rebecca M Callahan

Rebecca M Callahan

Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
callahan@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8347, +1 512 232 4149

Expertise: Bilingual Education, immigrant adolescents' academic preparation, language minority students and students identified with learning disabilities in the STEM pipeline, language policy in education, immigrant adolescents' civic development, the transition to young adulthood among immigrants.

Cindy I Carlson

Cindy I Carlson

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
ccarlson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0276, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Family relations and parenting; peer social relations; family-school linkages; child and adolescent development with an emphasis on early adolescence/middle school age; ethnic differences related the above topics; the prediction of attitudes toward diversity among middle school youth.

Jodi M Casabianca

Jodi M Casabianca

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
jcasabianca@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0420

Expertise: The primary focus of Dr. Casabianca's research is on expanding the hierarchical rater model for rated test items with a specific interest in ratings of teachers. The expansion will culminate in a framework that accommodates longitudinal ratings, multidimensional assessments and multi-hierarchical designs. Recently she has also been applying generalizability study models to scores from classroom observation protocols and working on a large-scale evaluation of professional development reforms. In previous work, Dr. Casabianca focused on the development of new semiparametric marginal maximum likelihood methods for item response theory (IRT) and differential item functioning (DIF) detection.

Darla M Castelli

Darla M Castelli

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
dcastelli@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7636

Expertise: Physical education instruction; exercise physiology; effects of physical activity and fitness on motor competency and cognitive health in children

Stephanie W Cawthon

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
stephanie.cawthon@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0378

Expertise: Dr. Cawthon's research focuses on access and equity in education. Her interests lie in the areas of instruction, assessment, and policy issues that affect those students who have been traditionally underserved. More specifically, Dr. Cawthon has an expertise in assessment accommodations, test development, and assessment policy related to standards-based and accountability reforms. Dr. Cawthon utilizes mixed methods approach to research, including secondary analysis of large-scale datasets, quasi-experimental design, arts-based methods, and qualitative designs.

Mounira M Charrad

Mounira M Charrad

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
charrad@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6311, +1 512 232 6300

Expertise: Gender; Womens Rights; Islam and Family Law; States and Citizenship; Middle East; North Africa; political sociology; development; and comparative historical methodology

Leslie B Cohen

Leslie B Cohen

Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
cohen@psy.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0189, +1 512 471 6261

Expertise: Perception, memory, and cognition of infants; Infant development; infant cognition; infant language

Kevin O Cokley

Kevin O Cokley

Professor, Also director of UT Austin's Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis and a Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts' Dept of African and African American Diaspora Studies, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kcokley@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7498

Expertise: Racial and ethnic identity development; factors that impact academic achievement of African American students; academic self-concept; academic motivation; multicultural psychology and issues of race, ethnicity and culture; Afrocentric/African-centered psychology; impact of religiosity and spirituality on various psychological outcomes; multicultural counseling

Robert  Crosnoe

Robert Crosnoe

Professor and Faculty Research Associate, Department of Psychology (by courtesy), and Population Research Center, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
crosnoe@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8329

Expertise: Child/adolescent development and transitions to adulthood; Education and child care; Families; Health; Immigration

Barbara L Davis

Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Communication
babs@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1929

Expertise: Speech acquisition among infants and children; speech delay in children; childhood apraxia of speech; vocal development among infants with cochlear implants.

Donald G Davis

Professor Emeritus, School of Information
dgdavis@ischool.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3806

Expertise: Texas American World Library History; History of Books Archives and Libraries; Collection Development in Libraries; Church History

James R Denbow

James R Denbow

Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
jdenbow@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8512

Expertise: Archaeology; anthropology; African history; African cultures; African languages; Kalahari desert; Congo prehistory; southern African socieites; African Iron Age and Neolithic studies; Great Zimbabwe and its development

Steven  Dietz

Steven Dietz

Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine Arts
sjdietz@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5311

Expertise: Playwriting, Directing, New Play Development, Adaptation, Theatre for Youth

David J Eaton

David J Eaton

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
eaton@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8972, +1 512 471 8959

Expertise: Eaton has written on rural water supply, international water resource conflicts, energy management, environmental problems of industries, management of emergency medical services, applications of mathematical programming to resource problems, insurance, and agriculture. His research focuses on sustainable development in international river basins, evaluation of energy and water conservation programs, and prevention of pollution. Eaton's current research concerns U.S.-Mexico environmental cooperation, new methods for evaluation of air pollution emissions, joint management by Palestinians and Israelis of shared groundwater, and water conservation in Texas.

Susan B Empson

Susan B Empson

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
empson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9688

Expertise: Elementary children's mathematics thinking; sociocognitive theories of learning, classroom processes; teacher development

Toni L Falbo

Toni L Falbo

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
toni@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0603, +1 512 471 8020

Expertise: The research of Dr. Falbo is primarily focused on only children. Most broadly, she is concerned with the long-term effects of siblings on human development. In addition to this topic, Dr. Falbo recently completed a longitudinal study of “at risk” Latino high school students in Austin, Texas. The students were followed through high school. Using data from this study, Dr. Falbo collaborated with Dr. Harriett D. Romo to write Latino High School Graduation. Both are currently engaged in a 25-year follow-up about these former students and their families to gain a deeper understanding of the enduring difficulties associated with the lack of a high school diploma.

Terry S Falcomata

Terry S Falcomata

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
falcomata@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Falcomata's research focuses on developing early childhood assessments and interventions for children with Austism Spectrum Disorder and other development disabilities.

Peter B Flemings

Peter B Flemings

Jackson Chair in Geosystems, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
pflemings@jsg.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 9520, +1 512 475 8738

Expertise: Stratigraphy, basin analysis, basin-scale fluid flow, pore pressures in seafloor sediments, submarine landslides, oil and gas migration, methane hydrates, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)

Michelle M Foss

Michelle M Foss

Chief Energy Economist & Head of CEE, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
michelle.foss@beg.utexas.edu
+1 713 654 5400

Expertise: Energy and environmental reseach (oil and gas, coal, nonfuel minerals, electric power), applied energy economics and business development, enterprise strategy and commercial operations, business-government relationships across energy value chains, liquified natural gas (LNG), energy markets, oil and gas markets, energy prices

Joe L Frost

Joe L Frost

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
jfrost@mail.utexas.edu

Expertise: Playground design; developmentally appropriate children's play; optimum play environments

Lee A Fuiman

Lee A Fuiman

Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
lee.fuiman@mail.utexas.edu
361-749-6775

Expertise: Fish biology; sensory ecology; developmental ecology; behavioral ecology of aquatic organisms.

James K Galbraith

James K Galbraith

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
galbraith@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1244

Expertise: Macroeconomic policy; monetary policy, economic development policies; comparative economic policy; economic inequality

Venkat  Ganesan

Venkat Ganesan

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
venkat@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4856

Expertise: My research focus is to develop a theoretical and computationally-based program aimed at elucidating the fundamental mechanisms underlying the design of novel, self-assembled advanced materials. The goal is to complement the research of experimentalists (synthetic chemists, chemical engineers, and material scientists) by providing simple but quantitative guidelines to rationally design and synthesize these materials. Towards this broad objective, our group’s research focuses on the development and use of a wide variety of tools spanning both equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, conventional fluid mechanics, molecular rheology and computational tools to complex fluids and biological systems.

William P Glade

William P Glade

Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
glade@eco.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3211

Expertise: Economic development in Latin America; comparative economic systems;economics of the arts and cultural policy; international cultural relations

David B Goldstein

David B Goldstein

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
david@cfdlab.ae.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4187

Expertise: Development of Numerical Methods; Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics; Detailed Flow Physics

Terrance L Green

Terrance L Green

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
tgreen@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Green's research focuses on the nexus of urban school reform and socially just community development. Additionally, his research interests include ways that urban policy can be leveraged to improve educational outcomes and community development in low-income neighborhoods of color.

Margo Gutierrez

Librarian
mgutierrez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 495 4589, +1 512 495 4520

Expertise: Mexican American & Latino Studies bibliography; Library services to Latinos (collection development; reference; archival collections etc.)

Gary A Hallock

Gary A Hallock

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
hallock@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4965

Expertise: Plasma propulsion; Fluctuations and turbulence in plasma; Advanced diagnostic development

Louis  Harrison

Louis Harrison

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
lharrison@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4785

Expertise: Race and culture in physical activity and sport; identity development patterns of African Americans

Michael G Hasler

Michael G Hasler

Program Director, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business
michael.hasler@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8192, +1 512 587 1422

Expertise: Supply chain management, procurement, total cost of ownership, global trade, supplier management, operations management, manufacturing management, business analytics, big data, organizational change, leadership development

Robert E Hebner

Robert E Hebner

Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
r.hebner@cem.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1628

Expertise: Microgrid performance; electrical process in algal biofuels production; electrical insulation; Electricity generation and storage; space power; electric energy; standards; technology policy; university-industry-government collaboration in technology; technology and economic development; electric guns; hybrid electric vehicles; electric locomotives; flywheel batteries; electric generators and motors; high voltage; environment & earth science.

Clement M Henry

Clement M Henry

Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
chenry@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7210

Expertise: Political economy; comparative politics; Middle East and North Africa - esp. Algeria Egypt Morocco Tunisia; politics of international oil; Islamic financial systems; commercial banking systems in the MENA; business, economics & labor.

Michael  Holleran

Michael Holleran

Associate Professor, School of Architecture
holleran@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3792

Expertise: Historic preservation, urban development, history of water, canals and ditches

Aletha C Huston

Aletha C Huston

Professor Emeritus, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
achuston@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0753

Expertise: Child Development; poverty and child policy; child care; television influences on children

Brent L Iverson

Brent L Iverson

Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies
iversonb@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7000

Expertise: Biotechnology; bioorganic chemistry; organic chemistry; molecular biology; drug and diagnostic development

Coleman A Jennings

Coleman A Jennings

Professor Emeritus/Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine Arts
coleman.a.jennings@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5324

Expertise: drama and theatre for children and youth, liaison with New York creative teams in developmental of Broadway musicals

Jody  Jensen

Jody Jensen

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
jljensen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2685

Expertise: Lower-extremity neuro-motor control in clinical populations Gait and posture in typically and atypically-developing populations Autism - mediation of symptoms and function through physical activity Children's motor skill development; children and exercise

Esbelle M Jowers

Esbelle M Jowers

Research Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
ejowers@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6027

Expertise: Dr. Jowers directs two major grant projects, including the Texas Initiatives for Children’s Activity & Nutrition (I-CAN!) project, and the Walk Texas! Project. Texas I-CAN! is an obesity prevention project that aims to increase both physical activity and healthy eating in elementary school children. This project is currently funded through the National Institutes of Health/ Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Child Development.The goal is to train elementary school teachers to incorporate physical activity into their academic lessons daily and to evaluate the corresponding physical activity changes and academic impact on the participating children. This is a 5-year project that will recruit 30 elementary schools within Central Texas. Dr. Jowers was part of the creation and refinement of this program since 2001 and has extensive experience working with children, elementary school teachers, and independent school districts. Walk Texas! is funded by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS)/Texas Diabetes Council/Program to provide diabetes prevention and technical assistance/expertise to state-funded community diabetes prevention projects. Additionally, Dr. Jowers manages the online reporting system, termed the Program Management and Tracking System (PMATS), for the Texas Department of State and Health Services. This system tracks clinical outcomes across various programs (physical activity, nutrition, diabetes self management) to determine the impact of the programs on diabetes prevention and control across the state of Texas.

Christine L Julien

Christine L Julien

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
c.julien@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5671

Expertise: Mobile and pervasive computing; Software engineering and middleware for dynamic environments; Algorithms and protocols for mobile and pervasive computing; mobile testbed development and use; Application of formal methods to mobile and pervasive computing networks;

Sean M Kerwin

Sean M Kerwin

Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy
skerwin@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5074

Expertise: Synthetic medicinal chemistry, anticancer drug discovery/development, DNA-drug interactions, natural products chemistry, molecular modeling

John D King

John D King

Professor Emeritus, Department of Special Education, College of Education
jack.king@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7551

Expertise: Epidemiology of physical activity; development of physical activity national guidelines; physical activity for chronic disease prevention

Amy L Kinkade

Lecturer, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
akinkade@utexas.edu

Expertise: Social and Emotional Learning Teacher Evaluation Administrator Development Supervision of Teachers Differentiation

Kara  Kockelman

Kara Kockelman

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
kkockelm@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0210, +1 512 471 4379

Expertise: Travel behavior; traffic safety; urban form and land development; transportation planning and policy-making.

Bill W Kohl

Research Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
hkohl@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 391 2530

Expertise: Epidemiology of physical activity Development of physical activity national guidelines Physical activity for chronic disease prevention

Alan J Kuperman

Alan J Kuperman

Associate Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
akuperman@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8245

Expertise: Ethnic conflict, U.S. military intervention, nuclear proliferation, humanitarian intervention, America foreign policy

Dorothy D Lambdin

Dorothy D Lambdin

Clinical Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
lambdin@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1540

Expertise: Elementary physical education; teachers'''' careers; assessment in physical education; teachers'''' goals and intents

Stephen E Laubach

Stephen E Laubach

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
steve.laubach@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6303, +1 512 475 8786

Expertise: Structural diagenesis, structural geology, fracture analysis, fluid inclusion and cathodoluminescence studies, rock mechanics, mechanical and fracture stratigraphy, hydrocarbon exploration and development in deep and/or structurally complex areas, tight gas sandstone, coalbed methane, shale gas; geologic aspects of hydraulic fracturing, application of borehole-imaging geophysical logs to stress and fracture evaluation, structural evolution of North American Cordillera, fracture history of NW Scotland, regional fracture studies Argentina.

Michael L Lauderdale

Michael L Lauderdale

Professor, School of Social Work
mll@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9246, +1 512 471 9831

Expertise: Organizational assessment, organizational development, survey research, community justice, criminal justice, US-Mexico relations

Amanda L Little

Amanda L Little

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
amandalittle@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6585

Expertise: Dr. Little's research emphasis is on effective, data based interventions for young children with special needs and behavioral challenges and their families. Specific areas of interest include applied behavior analysis, positive behavior supports, and intervention strategies that support and teach children and families in their home, school, and community settings. Dr. Little is the coordinator for the Early Childhood Special Education area and works closely with the Autism and Developmental Disabilities area.

Min  Liu

Min Liu

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
mliu@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5942, +1 512 232 6248

Expertise: Design and development of learner-centered environments with new media and emerging technologies; Developing technology enabled cognitive tools to support higher-level thinking skills; Problem-based learning and Project based learning; Instructional design; Second language learning

Alexandra  Loukas

Alexandra Loukas

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
alexandra.loukas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9388

Expertise: Adolescent problem behavior development Interaction of risk and protective factors, with a particular focus on the protective factor of school connectedness Tobacco use and cessation in disparate populations Concurrent use of cigarettes with other tobacco products

Randy B Machemehl

Randy B Machemehl

Professor and Nasser I. Al-Rashid Centennial Professorship in Transportation Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
rbm@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4541, +1 512 232 3100

Expertise: Transportation system operational analysis and design software development; Transport system demand estimation

Jill A Marshall

Jill A Marshall

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
marshall@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9685

Expertise: My background is in physics and my primary research interest is physics, physical science, and engineering education, particularly student understanding and development of mathematical and physical models. I also have a strong research focus in secondary teacher preparation in STEM and expertise in teacher development in STEM, especially the nationally recognized UTeach model.

Elena C McDonald-Buller

Elena C McDonald-Buller

Research Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
ecmb@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2891

Expertise: Air quality modeling; emissions trading; atmospheric chemistry; impacts of urban development patterns on air quality and population exposure to pollution; applications of satellite remote sensing data for air quality research

Richard P Meier

Richard P Meier

Professor, Department of Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts
rmeier@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9031, +1 512 471 1701

Expertise: Child language development; sign languages; American Sign Language; acquisition of American Sign language by deaf children

Kristin  Neff

Kristin Neff

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kristin.neff@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0382, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Dr. Neff’s research links self-compassion to mental health. She has successfully differentiated the construct of self-compassion from self-esteem. This line of research is highly cross disciplinary, drawing from fields of social and personality psychology, developmental psychology, and clinical psychology. Recently, Dr. Neff developed an eight-week program designed to teach self-compassion skills called "Mindful Self-Compassion." The effectiveness of the program is being evaluated using a wait-list control design. Following her doctoral training in the area of moral development and her postdoctoral training in the area of self-concept development, Dr. Neff’s research has focused on defining, measuring, and developing an intervention to teach self-compassion. According to Dr. Neff’s model, self-compassion involves showing kindness to oneself when experiencing suffering, framing one’s experience of imperfection in light of the shared human experience, and mindful awareness of negative thoughts and emotions. Dr. Neff was the first scholar to introduce the construct of self-compassion into the research literature. She operationalized the construct and created a scale by which it is measured.

Steven P Nichols

Steven P Nichols

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
s.nichols@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3565

Expertise: Product development and technology commercialization; Entrepreneurial development of students; Engineering professional responsibility; Engineering design and engineering design education

Sheila M Olmstead

Sheila M Olmstead

Associate Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
sheila.olmstead@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2064

Expertise: Olmstead is an environmental economist whose current research projects examine the environmental externalities associated with shale gas development in the United States, regulatory avoidance under the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act, the influence of federal fire suppression policy on land development in the American West, and free-riding in dam placement and water withdrawals in transboundary river basins. She has worked extensively on the economics of water resource management, focusing on water demand estimation, water conservation policy, and access to drinking water services among low-income communities. Climate and energy policy are additional topics of her research, especially with regard to the application of market-based environmental policy instruments.

Tolga  Ozyurtcu

Tolga Ozyurtcu

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
tolga@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6018

Expertise: Sport Development Sporting subcultures Cultural Geography of Sport Sport and Physical Culture History

Keryn E Pasch

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
kpasch@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8295

Expertise: Influence of media on youth risk behaviors Developing preventive interventions to address risk behaviors

Barbara L Pazey

Barbara L Pazey

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
bpazey@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8572

Expertise: Barbara Pazey's research interests focus on the development of socially just administrator and teacher leadership preparation programs in the context of meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of special population students; ethical leadership and decision making processes applied to special education law and policy; and the analysis of P-12 education programs within urban and/or turnaround school settings that empower student voice, recognize and foster the growth of special population students' 21st century skills such as creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking, and provide the prerequisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions that enable them to graduate from high school, ready for college and/or a career. She has presented in these areas at international, national, state, and local conferences. Pazey's teaching interests encompass the preparation of general and special education administrator and teacher leaders in the context of meeting the intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, physical, and aesthetic needs of special population students; trends and issues that impact the future of special education and educational leadership; ethical approaches to leadership, decision making, and practice; and special education law and disability policy.

Anthony J Petrosino

Anthony J Petrosino

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
ajpetrosino@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9681

Expertise: Project based Instruction, children's experimentation strategies, engineering education, development of expertise, informal learning, problem solving in STEM disciplines, at-risk populations

Joseph E Potter

Joseph E Potter

Professor, Population Research Center, College of Liberal Arts
joe@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8341

Expertise: Reproductive health, population and development, demographic estimation, Latin America and Texas. Evaluating impact of policies and funding for family planning in Texas.

Varun  Rai

Varun Rai

Assistant Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
raivarun@gmail.com
+1 512 471 5057, +1 512 471 4697

Expertise: Dr. Rai's principal research interests are in technological change, innovation and diffusion; economics of climate change/integrated assessment models; and energy and development. His research combines energy systems modeling with the political economy of energy markets to understand how changes in energy technologies, market conditions, policies and regulation, and environment could impact energy generation. The emphasis of his research is on interdisciplinary and integrative research in engineering and policy to ensure that the insights from his policy research are rooted in the underlying technical realties

Soncia  Reagins-Lilly

Soncia Reagins-Lilly

Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Office of the Dean of Students
soncia.r.lilly@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1762, +1 512 471 5017

Expertise: Higher Education policy, administration and finance; strategic planning; Leadership Development; Cultural Competence and International Cultural exchange

Stuart  Reifel

Stuart Reifel

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
sr10@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4500

Expertise: Early childhood education; play therapy; early development

Pedro  Reyes

Pedro Reyes

Professor, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
preyes@utsystem.edu
+1 512 499 4237, +1 512 499 4233

Expertise: As a social scientist, my work is focused on the subject of the conditions fostering high academic success for children of poverty and the stratification of learning opportunities for children of color. Also, I am engaged in evaluating significant policy issues at the State level. Over the years I have raised more than 22 million dollars in research and development funds from The Spencer Foundation, The Annenberg Foundation, the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Foundation, the Texas Education Agency, the National Science Foundation, the Houston Endowment, Inc., The Brown Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education, among others. Pedro Reyes is the author of Resiliency and Success: Migrant children in the US (2004); Lessons From High Poverty High Performance Schools: Creating Learning Communities (1999); and Teachers and Their Workplace: Commitment, Performance, and Productivity (1990). In addition, he has authored more than 75 articles, book chapters, monographs, and reviews and has presented more than 50 papers at national academic conferences. His research has appeared in such journals as Educational Administration Quarterly, The High School Journal, Journal of Educational Research, and the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. He was Editor of the Book Review Section of Educational Researcher, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and reviewer of many other scholarly journals.

Daron K Roberts

Daron K Roberts

Founding Director, Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation, Office of the President
daronroberts@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2320

Expertise: Roberts leads the effort at UT Austin to help young male and female athletes succeed on and off the field as responsible citizens.

Erin M Rodriguez

Erin M Rodriguez

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
erodriguez@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Rodriguez has three primary areas of research interest, including 1) marital communication in parents following a child’s cancer diagnosis, 2) coping, mental health, and disease control in families of youth with asthma, and 3) bilingualism and coping in Latino youth. Presently, Dr. Rodgriguez’s ongoing research projects examine: Pediatric chronic illness and health disparities Observational assessment of family communication Developmental processes in stress and coping Linguistic and cultural factors in mental health

Victoria E Rodriguez Ward

Associate Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
victoria@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8620

Expertise: Politics in Mexico; decentralization in Latin America; women and politics in Mexico and Latin America; gender and public policy; US policy development; theory of public policy.

Timothy B Rowe

Timothy B Rowe

Professor and J. Nalle Gregory Regents Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
rowe@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1725, +1 512 232 5512

Expertise: Vertebrate paleontology, evolution and development of the vertebrate skeleton, phylogenetic systematics, the early history of mammals and their extinct relatives among Synapsida, the history of birds and their extinct relatives among Dinosauria, the history of other amniotes, high-resolution X-ray computed tomography, CT scanner, DigiMorph, informatics

Loriene  Roy

Loriene Roy

Professor, School of Information
loriene@ischool.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3959

Expertise: Library development in Native American communities; creation of virtual museums of Native American artifacts; literacy efforts in Native American communities; library collection development and evaluation; oral tradition; organizing gatherings of indigenous librarians worldwide

Victor  Sampson

Victor Sampson

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
victor.sampson@utexas.edu

Expertise: Science Education Supporting Student Participation in Scientific Argumentation and other Scientific Practices Design and Enactment of Innovative Instructional Materials and Strategies Development of Science Proficiency Assessment

Delida  Sanchez

Delida Sanchez

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
delida.sanchez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0805

Expertise: Central to Dr. Sanchez’ work is identifying and incorporating culturally-specific constructs into her research design and interventions to advance mental health and behavioral interventions for youth of color. She is currently interested in perceived racial discrimination, racial identity, risk behaviors, and mental health outcomes among Black and Latino adolescents. Her research also examines identity development, particularly regarding the intersections of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and religion among populations of color. Dr. Sanchez implements her research to improve culturally competent clinical supervision and training.

Surya  Santoso

Surya Santoso

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
ssantoso@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3371

Expertise: Electromagnetic transient and electric power quality in power systems; Development of intelligent systems for enabling self-healing and self-restoring power systems; Wind power interconnection and integration

Kamy  Sepehrnoori

Kamy Sepehrnoori

Professor and Bank of America Centennial Professorship in Petroleum Engineering, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
kamys@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0231, +1 512 471 3161

Expertise: Reservoir simulation development and application; Simulation of enhance oil recovery processes; Computational methods; Parallel computations; Applied mathematics; Naturally fractured reservoir modeling; Co-optimization of CO2 sequestration and enhanced oil recovery; inverse modeling;

Jonathan L Sessler

Jonathan L Sessler

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
sessler@cm.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5009, +1 512 471 6674

Expertise: Organic chemistry; texaphyrins; expanded porphyrins; anion recognition; drug development; anti cancer agents; technical analyses of patents

Audrey M Sorrells

Audrey M Sorrells

Associate Dean of Students for Research, Office of the Dean of Students
audrey.sorrells@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5017, +1 512 475 6547

Expertise: Disproportionality in special education Students with autism spectrum disorders Student Veterans in higher education, with PTSD, TBI and substance use problems Postsecondary students with disabilities College student development and engagement, transfer and first generation students Assessment in higher education

Emily S Sparvero

Emily S Sparvero

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
sparv@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2383

Expertise: Dr. Sparvero’s research emphasis is sport policy, which includes (1) the development and analysis of sport specific policies, and (2) the ways in which communities can leverage sport assets to accomplish broader policy goals such as economic development, place marketing, and social welfare enhancement. Her current research is focused on organizational efficiency can be maximized by stakeholders involved in sport leverage.

Rajashri  Srinivasan

Rajashri Srinivasan

Professor, Department of Marketing, McCombs School of Business
raji.srinivasan@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5441

Expertise: New product development, marketing of high technology, marketing management and strategy, e-commerce marketing

Ben G Streetman

Ben G Streetman

Dean Emeritus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
bstreet@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1640

Expertise: Engineering education; Engineering workforce issues; Microelectronics; Semiconductor materials and devices; Epitaxy

Walter M Stroup

Walter M Stroup

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
wstroup@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3747

Expertise: Generative design for group-situated learning and teaching, evaluation and modeling systemic reform especially in under-served contexts, the early learning of advanced mathematics (e.g., calculus) and science (e.g., entropy, complexity theory), development of network-mediated group learning environments and technologies, and the interaction of cognitive research, policy and domain-specific insight.

Sharon L Strover

Sharon L Strover

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of Communication
sharon.strover@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6652

Expertise: The Information Society; telecommunications policy, including telephone cable and satellite systems; international cultural policy with respect to film and television; and the digital divide.

Marie-Anne P Suizzo

Marie-Anne P Suizzo

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
msuizzo@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0379, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: The research of Dr. Marie-Anne Suizzo focuses on cultural models of parenting during early childhood and adolescence, fathering and father-child relationships across cultures and ethnic groups, as well as parental academic socialization and its effects on children's and adolescents’ academic motivation and achievement, especially among at-risk youth. Dr. Suizzo is also interested in parental racial and ethnic socialization and its effects on the development of ethnic minority children. Finally, Dr. Suizzo examines parental education effects on children’s development and achievement, especially during school transitions (kindergarten, middle school, and college).

Deborah J Tharinger

Deborah J Tharinger

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
dtharinger@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Therapeutic Assessment with Children, Adolescents and their Families; Developmental psychopathology; child maltreatment; school-based delivery of health and mental health services; Professional Issues in Psychology.

Rebecca M Torres

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
rebecca.torres@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Migration, agricultural change, and touristic development in developing countries in the context of globalization; community support projects.

Richard Valencia

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
richard.valencia@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0378, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Intellectual and academic development of racial/ethnic minority children; psychometric evaluation of intelligence and achievement tests; social and psychological foundations of minority schooling; minority school failure and success; teacher testing and prospective minority teachers.

Janet C Walkow

Janet C Walkow


jwalkow@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 9746

Expertise: Pharmaceutical research, drug development process, business and development opportunities.

Peter  Ward

Peter Ward

Professor and C.B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair in US-Mexico Relations, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
peter.ward@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6302

Expertise: Latin American urbanization, contemporary Mexican politics, community development and housing policy in developing countries, planning in Mexico City, colonia-type housing in the United States, US-Mexico relations, Governance and politics and Latin America

Heather K Way

Heather K Way

Lecturer, School of Law
hway@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1210

Expertise: Issues related to affordable housing, community development, social equity, and transit-oriented development.

Claire E Weinstein

Claire E Weinstein

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
ceweinstein@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1375, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Strategic learning; learning-to-learn; student achievement and retention; higher education

Robert H Wilson

Robert H Wilson

Professor and Mike Hogg Professor in Urban Policy, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
dean.r.wilson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8947

Expertise: Urban and regional economic development; urban policy; technology policy; telecommunications policy; urban governance in developmenting countries

Patrick P Wong

Patrick P Wong

Associate Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
patwong@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8962

Expertise: social policy, family and child welfare, children services, mental health, poverty issues, housing, community development