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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

Contact

expertise

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



Stacey Parker Aronson

  • Associate Professor
  • Spanish Discipline Coordinator
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.A., University of Kansas
  • B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University

Stacey Aronson

Contact

expertise

  • Spanish Language
  • Brazilian Portuguese Language
  • 16-17th Century Peninsular Spanish Literature, Particularly by Women Authors
  • Literary Representations of Sexual Violence
  • Muslim and Jewish Literature of Spain



Joseph Beaver

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

Joseph Beaver

Contact

expertise

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



Tammy Berberi

  • Associate Professor
  • French Discipline Coordinator
  • Ph.D., Indiana University
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A., Colorado College

Tammy Berberi

Contact

expertise

  • Disability and Aesthetics
  • Tristan Corbière
  • 19th-century French Literature
  • Disability Studies
  • Inclusion in Higher Education



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

Contact

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

Contact

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

Contact

expertise

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



Sarah Buchanan

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award

Sarah Buchanan

Contact

expertise

  • Francophone Studies
  • West African Cinema and Literature
  • Maghrebian Cinema and Literature
  • Caribbean Literature
  • French Cinema



Stephen Burks

  • Associate 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

Contact

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


L. Mercredi Chasman

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • B.S. California Institute of Technology

L. Mercredi Chasman

Contact

expertise

  • Eigenvalue problems in PDE
  • Special functions



Donna Chollett

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

Donna Chollett

Contact

expertise

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



Mark Collier

  • Associate Professor
  • Philosophy Discipline Coordinator
  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
  • B.A., Columbia University

Mark Collier

Contact

expertise

  • Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science
  • Moral Psychology



Julia Dabbs

  • Associate Professor (On sabbatical 2013–2014)
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.A., University of Maryland, College Park
  • A.M.L.S., University of Michigan
  • B.A., University of Michigan

Julia Dabbs

Contact

expertise

  • Women Artists of the Early Modern Period (1500–1800)
  • 17th C. French Sculpture and Art Theory



Rebecca Dean

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

Rebecca Dean

Contact

expertise

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



Brad Deane

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • B.A., University of Michigan
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award

Bradley Deane

Contact

expertise

  • Nineteenth Century British Literature



Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane

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

Jennifer Deane

Contact

expertise

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

Interdisciplinary Contributions

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



Dan Demetriou

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph. D., University of Colorado
  • M.A., Texas A&M University
  • M.A., Youngstown State University
  • B.A., Ambassador University

Daniel Demetriou

Contact

expertise

  • Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law



Julie Eckerle

  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Chair of the Humanities Division
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Julie Eckerle

Contact

expertise

  • Early Modern British Literature
  • Women’s Writing and Representations of Gender in Literature
  • Early Modern Life Writing



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



Pieranna Garavaso

  • Professor
  • Chair of the Humanities Division
  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska
  • M.A., University of Padova (Italy)
  • B.A., University of Padova (Italy)
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Pieranna Garavaso

Contact

expertise

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Epistemology
  • Frege
  • Analytic Feminism



Solomon Gashaw

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • S.J.D./Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Law School
  • M.L.I., University of Wisconsin
  • B.A., Haile Sellassie I University, Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

Soloman Gashaw

Contact

expertise

  • Sociological Theory
  • Law and Sociology
  • Social Movement
  • Ethnicity and the State



Tom Gausman

  • Lecturer
  • M.S. Northern Illinois University
  • M.A. Northern Illinois University
  • B.A. University of Minnesota, Morris

Tom Gausman

Contact




Farah Gilanshah

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • M.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • B.A., National University of Iran- Tehran, Iran

Farah Gilanshah

Contact

expertise

  • Ethnic Community
  • International Migration, Research Methodology
  • Gerontology



Vicki Graham

  • Professor
  • Ph.D. University of California
  • M.A., University of California
  • B.A., San Francisco State University

Vicki Graham

Contact

expertise

  • Poetry and poetics
  • 20th Century British and American poetry
  • Nature poetry
  • Eco-criticism
  • Creative writing



Stephen Gross

  • Associate Professor, Archivist
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Stephen Gross

Contact

expertise

  • American Social History
  • History of American Immigration
  • Rural History
  • History of Religion in America
  • Minnesota History

Services

  • Archives
  • West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center

Interdisciplinary Contributions

  • Social Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Intellectual Community



Roland Guyotte

  • Professor
  • Ph.D.,Northwestern University
  • M.A., Northwestern University
  • A.B., Brown University
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Roland Guyotte

Contact

expertise

  • U.S. History
  • Political History
  • The American Presidency
  • Immigration and Ethnicity
  • Biography and Autobiography
  • History of Education

Interdisciplinary Contributions

  • African American Studies
  • Honors



Hiroyuki Imai

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

Hiroyuki Imai

Contact

expertise

  • Development Economics
  • International Economics
  • Financial Economics



J. Brooks Jessup

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A. Hamilton College

James Jessup

Contact

expertise

  • East Asian History
  • Modern China
  • Religious and Social History
  • Urban History



Tom Johnson

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

Thomas Johnson

Contact

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

Contact

expertise

  • International Relations
  • East Asian Foreign Relations
  • International Conflict



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

Contact

expertise

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



Paul Kivi

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

Paul Kivi

Contact



Michael Lackey

  • Associate Professor
  • English Discipline Coordinator
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Michael Lackey

Contact

expertise

  • Twentieth-century Intellectual History
  • God and Religion in Literature
  • Atheism



Lory Lemke

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

Lory Lemke

Contact

expertise

  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics



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

Contact

expertise

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



Mark Logan

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
  • B.A. Carleton College

Mark Logan

Contact

expertise

  • Algebra
  • Combinatorics



Tim Lindberg

  • Teaching Specialist
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Lindberg Timothy

Contact



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

Contact

expertise

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



Brook Miller

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Indiana University

Chris Miller

Contact

expertise

  • Modern and Contemporary British Literature
  • Critical Theory
  • Transnational and Global Approaches to Literature
  • Cognitive Approaches to Literature



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

Contact

expertise

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



Michael O'Reilly

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Ph.D., Manchester University, England
  • B.S.,Queens University, North Ireland

Michael Oreilly

Contact

expertise

  • Algebra
  • Representation Theory



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

Contact

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

Contact

expertise

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



Jeff Ratliff-Crain

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda
  • B.S., The Ohio State University
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Jeff Ratliff-Crain

Contact

expertise

  • Heath Decisions and Behaviors
  • Mediators of Coping Style
  • Predictors of Use of Common Drugs



Jennifer Rothchild

  • Associate Professor
    Coordinator of the Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) Program
  • Ph.D., American University
  • M.A., Georgia State University
  • B.A., Miami University
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award

Jennifer Rothchild

Contact

expertise

  • Gender and Development
  • Qualitative Methodology
  • Systems of Inequality
  • Childhood Studies
  • South Asian Studies



Roger Rose

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

Roger Rose

Contact

expertise

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



Marynel Ryan Van Zee

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago

Marynel Ryan Van Zee

Contact

expertise

  • Modern European History
  • Intellectual and Social History
  • Gender Studies

Interdisciplinary Contributions

  • Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
  • German Studies
  • Intellectual Community



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

Contact

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

Contact

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

Contact

expertise

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



Tisha Turk

  • Associate Professor
    Writing Center Director
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Tisha Turk

Contact

expertise

  • Fan Studies
  • Composition Studies
  • Digital Literacies and New Media
  • Writing Centers and Peer Tutoring
  • Narrative Theory
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies



Sheng Xiao

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University
  • M.Sc., Sichuan University
  • B.A., Sichuan University

Sheng Xiao

Contact

expertise

  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Behavioral Economics and Finance
  • Venture Capital
  • Economic Growth



Xia Zhang

  • Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Beijing Normal University; B.A., Beijing Normal University

Xia Zhang

Contact

expertise

  • Globalization, Development, and Urbanization
  • Gender (Masculinity) and Migration in Contemporary China
  • Youth Culture, Labor Politics, and New Media