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Faculty

Jon Anderson

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • M.S., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • B.S., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Jon Anderson

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expertise

  • Biostatistics
  • Time-to-Event Data Analysis
  • Analysis of Survey Data



Oscar Baldelomar

  • Assistant Professor
  • B.A., California State University, Los Angeles
  • M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
  • M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Oscar Baldelomar

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expertise

  • Cognition and Identity Development
  • Intersection of Social Identities in Children and Adolescents
  • Culture and Identity Development



Joseph Beaver

  • Lecturer
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tucson
  • M.A., University of Tulsa
  • B.G.S., University of Kansas

Joseph Beaver

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expertise

  • Geography
  • Quantitative methods and computer modeling in archaeology
  • Epipaleolithic and Neolithic societies of the Middle East
  • Human/prey dynamics



Nick Benesh

  • Assistant Professor
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin, River Falls
  • M.S., University of Memphis
  • Ph.D., University of Memphis

Nickolas Benesh

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expertise

  • Theories of Mind and Cognition
  • Perception
  • Language
  • Coordination of Language and Perception



Mary Elizabeth Bezanson

  • Professor
  • Communication, Media, and Rhetoric Discipline Coordinator
  • Ph.D., University of Washington
  • M.A., University of Washington
  • B.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Mary Elizabeth Bezanson

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expertise

  • Rhetorical History and Criticism
  • Children's Literature
  • Presidential Inaugurals
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Rhetoric of Picturebooks



Cyrus Bina

  • Professor
    Distinguished Research Professor
  • Ph.D. The American University
  • M.A. Ball State University
  • M.A. Ball State University
  • B.S. Institute of Advance Accounting (Tehran, Iran)
  • Morris Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Cyrus Bina

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expertise

  • Economic Theory and Methodology
  • Energy and Environmental Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Technological Change & Skill Formation
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Globalization & Strategy
  • Iran's Economy & Polity
  • International Relations & US Foreign Policy


Editorial Boards and Editorships

  • Journal of Critical Studies of Business and Society (2008- present)
  • Review of Radical Political Economics (1980-1990, 2001-2004)
  • Journal of Iranian Research & Analysis (Associate Editor: 1998-present)


Kent Blansett

  • Assistant Professor (on leave 2013-14, Katrin H. Lamon Fellow at the School for Advanced Research)
  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  • M.A., University of New Mexico
  • B.A., University of Missouri, Columbia

Kent Blansett

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expertise

  • American Indian History
  • Urban American History
  • History of the West
  • Modern American History
  • Environmental History

Interdisciplinary Contributions

  • American Indian Studies
  • Intellectual Community



Sheri Breen

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award

Sheryl Breen

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expertise

  • Political theories of nature
  • Sustainable agriculture and stewardship
  • Ecological reformulation of property theory



Stephen Burks

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
  • M.A. University of Massachusetts
  • M.A., Indiana University
  • B.A., Reed College
  • Morris Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Stephen Burks

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expertise

  • U.S. trucking industry
  • Behavioral economic field experiments
  • Behavioral personnel economics

Research

  • Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn
  • Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Center for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx), University of Nottingham
  • Trucking Industry Program, Georgia Institute of Technology


Barbara Burke

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Purdue University

Barbara Burke

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expertise

  • Creation and Dissemination Mass Media Stories that Inform our Relationships Between People
  • How Marginalized People are Understood by Mainstream Society
  • Media Content and Audiences



Donna Chollett

  • Professor
    LAAS Coordinator
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Iowa State University
  • B.S., Iowa State University

Donna Chollett

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expertise

  • Political Economy of Agrarian Systems, Anthropology of Food
  • Rural Communities and Sociocultural Change in Latin America
  • Social Movements, Social Justice, Human Rights

Interdisciplinary Contributions

  • Anthropology/Sociology
  • Latin American Area Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies



Rebecca Dean

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • M.A., University of Arizona
  • B.A., University of Michigan

Rebecca Dean

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expertise

  • Agricultural societies in southern Arizona and the Mediterranean
  • Spread and development of farming
  • Impact of agricultural societies on the landscape and animals



Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane

  • Associate Professor
  • On leave, Fall Semester 2014
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • B.A., University of Washington
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Jennifer Deane

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expertise

  • Medieval History
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Religious and Cultural History
  • Gender Studies

Interdisciplinary Contributions

  • Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
  • German Studies
  • Honors



Deb Economou

  • Lecturer
  • J.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Theodora Econoou

Contact

expertise

  • Business Law



Bart Finzel

  • Professor
    Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Dean
  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • M.A., Cornell University
  • B.A., Valparaiso University
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Bart Finzel

Contact

expertise

  • Long-term planning
  • Liaison to faculty and administration of the campus
  • Create funding mechanisms
  • Establish partnerships with other community development organizations throughout the upper Midwest

Reporting Units




Clayton Forester

  • Assistant Professor

Clayton Forester

Contact



Tim Grove

  • Head Coach, Women's Basketball
  • M.A., University of North Dakota
  • B.S., Mayville State University
  • A.A., Fergus Falls Community College

Tim Grove

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Paul Grove

  • Head Coach, Men's Basketball

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Tom Johnson

  • Associate Professor
  • B.A., St. Olaf College
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Thomas Johnson

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expertise

  • Perception
  • Attention
  • Language Behavior
  • Creativity



Seung-Ho Joo

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., Eastern Kentucky University
  • B.A., Yonsei University Seoul
  • Morris Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Seung-Ho Joo

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expertise

  • International Relations
  • East Asian Foreign Relations
  • International Conflict



Jeremy Karger-Gatzow

  • Head Coach, Track & Field and Cross Country

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Arne Kildegaard

  • Professor, Center for Small Towns Director
  • Ph.D., University of Texas
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College

Arne Kildegaard

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expertise

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Economics of Renewable Energy Systems
  • Economic Development



Jong-Min Kim

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
  • M.S., Chung-Ang University, South Korea
  • B.S., Cheongju University, South Korea
  • Morris Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Jong-Min Kim

Contact

expertise

  • Statistical genetics
  • Sample Survey Methods
  • Cluster Analysis



Hiroyuki Imai

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • M.A., University of Michigan
  • B.A., Keio University

Hiroyuki Imai

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expertise

  • Development Economics
  • International Economics
  • Financial Economics



Paul Kivi

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Wyoming

Paul Kivi

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Peter Koprince

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of North Dakota
  • M.A., University of North Dakota
  • B.A., Wake Forest University

Peter Koprince

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expertise

  • Humor Communication, Specifically Humor Used in Education
  • Online Communities
  • Nonverbal Communication



Nick Leonard

  • Lecturer
  • B.S., St. John's University
  • M.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Nick Leonard

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expertise

  • Patterns and predictors of mental health service utilization. Specifically, school-based mental health supports and services.



Leslie Meek

  • Professor
    Chair, Division of the Social Sciences
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award
  • John Tate Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

Leslie Meek

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expertise

  • Biopsychology
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Effects of Environment on Offspring Development (daylength and alcohol)
  • Maternal Behavior
  • Sexual Differentiation



Anthony Ocaña

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., North Dakota State University

Anthony Ocana

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expertise

  • Management of conflict in personal and professional lives
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Organizational Communication
  • Intercultural Communication



Bibhudutta Panda

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University
  • M.S., Louisiana State University
  • M.Phil., Delhi School of Economics
  • M.A., Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics
  • B.A., Utkal University

Bibhudutta Panda

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expertise

  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Regional Economics



Heather Peters

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • M.A., University of Arizona
  • B.A., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • B.S., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Heather Peters

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expertise

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Sport Psychology
  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Eating Disorders



Roger Rose

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Roger Rose

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expertise

  • American Government
  • Congress
  • The Presidency
  • State and Local Government
  • Research Methods
  • Policy Making
  • Human Rights



Kevin Stefanek

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • M.S., Boise State University
  • B.A., University of California

Kevin Stefanek

Contact

expertise

  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Sport Management
  • Martial Arts

Research

  • National Collegiate Taekwondo Association


Cheryl Stewart

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Miami University
  • M.A., Miami University
  • B.S., George Mason University

Cheryl Stewart

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expertise

  • Cognition
  • Attention
  • Learning|Memory (including both individual and group memory)
  • Specific factors that influence student learning in educational environments



Dennis Stewart

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Miami University
  • M.A., Miami University
  • B.S., University of Illinois

Dennis Stewart

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expertise

  • Group dynamics
  • Social Influence
  • Gender Stereotypes
  • Political Psychology
  • Consumer Psychology
  • Teaching of Psychology.



Engin Sungur

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University
  • M.S., Carnegie-Mellon University
  • M.S., Middle East Technical University
  • B.A., Middle East Technical University
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Engin Sungur

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expertise

  • Statistics Education
  • Modern Multivariate Analysis
  • Copulas and Directional Dependence Modeling