Faculty

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



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



Nick Benesh

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

Nickolas Benesh

Contact

expertise

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



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



Ed Brands

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • B.A., Grinnell College

Ed Brands

Contact

expertise

  • Environmental monitoring
  • Environmental policy
  • Water resources



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

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


Mike Cheyne

  • Teaching Specialist
  • M.A., Western Michigan University
  • B.A., Grand Valley State College

Michael Cheyne

Contact

expertise

  • Popular Culture
  • Environmental History
  • History of Suburbia
  • Political History



Donna Chollett

  • 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

Interdisciplinary Contributions

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



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



Rebecca Dean

  • Associate 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



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



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



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



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



Chris Hagains

  • Assistant Professor

Chris Hagains

Contact




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



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



Jacqueline Greenwood Julien

  • Lecturer
  • Psy.D., Argosy University
  • M.A., Argosy University
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin, River Falls

Jacqueline Julien

Contact

expertise

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Testing and Assessment



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



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.



Tim Lindberg

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

Lindberg Timothy

Contact



Hsiang-Wang Liu

  • Teaching Specialist
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., National Taiwan Normal University
  • B.A., National Taiwan Normal University

Hsiang-Wang Liu

Contact

expertise

  • East Asian History
  • Modern China
  • Military History
  • Nationalism



Clement Loo

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
  • M.A., University of Calgary
  • B.A., University of Calgary

Clement Loo

Contact

expertise

  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Food Justice
  • Environmental Assessment



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



Benjamin Narvaez

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Grinnell College

Benjamin Narvaez

Contact

expertise

  • Latin American History
  • U.S.-Latin American Relations
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Labor History
  • Immigration History

Interdisciplinary Contributions

  • Latin American Area Studies
  • American Indian Studies



Cristina Ortiz

  • Assistant Professor

Cristina Ortiz

Contact




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



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



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



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.



Fred Wallace

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Rice University
  • M.A., Texas Christian University
  • B.A., Texas Christian University

Frederick Wallace

Contact

expertise

  • International Macroeconomics
  • Economic Growth

Affiliations

  • Universidad de Quintana Roo (Mexico)
  • CENTRUM Católica, Graduate Business School of the Pontificia
  • Universidad Católica de Perú