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The University of Illinois at Springfield is pleased to provide this list of campus community members who have agreed to make themselves available to share insight and perspective on a variety of issues — from the globally important to the more narrowly focused — with clubs, professional groups and other organizations, and with the media.

If you are interested in a specific topic that does not appear in the list, contact the Office of Campus Relations or phone 217/206-6716.

Please note: All subjects are available to both private groups and to the media, unless otherwise indicated.

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ACTING

ADVERTISING/MARKETING

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION  (also see Discrimination)

  • Kathryn Eisenhart, keise1@uis.edu, 206-7882
    associate professor, legal studies
    Affirmative action
    Civil liberties
    Discrimination
    For the media:
    Employment discrimination
  • Pat Langley, plang1@uis.edu, 206-7423
    professor emerita, women & gender studies and legal studies
    History of the gay & lesbian civil rights movementSexual harassment
    The women’s movement/women’s rights
  • Donna Rogers, droge1@uis.edu, 206-8244
    visiting instructor, managementAffirmative action

AFRICA

AFRICAN AMERICAN ISSUES/CULTURE

  • Dorine Brand, dbrand5@uis.edu, 206-7874
    assistant professor, public health
    The role of faith-based organizations in facilitating health programming within the African American community
  • Kamau Kemayo, kkema2@uis.edu, 206-8248
    associate professor, African-American studies
    African-American literature
    African-American popular cultural expressions
    Black History Month
    Multicultural & diversity issues, inc. pedagogy
    For the media:
    Representation of these issues in the Black community

AGING

ARCHAEOLOGY

ART

  • Michael J. Miller , mmill1@uis.edu , 206-7469
    associate professor art
    Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, and aspects of Computer Aided Design and Rapid Prototyping technologies

ASTRONOMY

  • John Martin, jmart5@uis.edu, 206-8342
    associate professor, astronomy/physics
    For the media:
    Astronomy
    Issues in astronomy & physics education
    Stars: What they’re made of / Death of stars / The star Eta Carina

AUTHORS  (also see Literature, Writing)

  • Barbara Burkhardt, bburk1@uis.edu, 206-6779
    associate professor, English
    Maxwell and Midwestern literature, Chicago Renaissance, and The New Yorker writers, particularly John Updike.
  • Donna Alfano Bussell, dbuss3@uis.edu, 206-8091
    associate professor, English
    Medieval Literature, Middle Ages in France and England (plus Dante): Major Figures/Works: , Beowulf, Abelard and Heloise, Marie de France, Chaucer, Joan of Arc; Christine de Pisan, Margery Kempe; Dante (especially Dante’s Divine Comedy [Inferno])
  • Sara Cordell, scord1@uis.edu, 206-7213
    associate professor, English
    Science Fiction—development and significance; The Gothic Novel—development and significance; British Industrial Novels—particularly their depiction of effects on traditional rural life of factories and railroad; Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory—its relation to literature and value as literary theory; Teaching literature online.
  • Lan Dong, ldong4@uis.edu, 206-8334
    associate professor, English
    Maxine Hong Kingston and Asian American literature
  • Tena Helton, thelt2@uis.edu, 206-7441
    associate professor, English
    American literature and culture (especially 1800-1865); Genre theory; Film; Education; Curriculum; Online Pedagogies esp. regarding the humanities; Southern literature and culture; Literary Theory; Graduate Education in English Studies; Composition; Poe.

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BUDGETS

  • Beverly Bunch, bbunc1@uis.edu, 206-6080
    professor, public administration
    State and local government budgeting and financial Management, intergovernmental relations, and policy analysis

BUSINESS (also see Management)

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CANCER

  • Sheryl Reminger, sremi2@uis.edu, 206-8011
    associate professor, psychology
    Neurological effects of cancer treatment, and cognitive impact of chronic disease

CHEMISTRY

CHILDREN’S ISSUES

  • Allan Cook, acook1@uis.edu, 206-7007
    professor emeritus, teacher education
    For the media:
    Bullying
    Gay/lesbian students and teachers
    Gender bias in education
  • Betsy Goulet, bgoul2@uis.edu, 206-8523
    visiting lecturer, public administration
    Sexual assault or abuse of children
    Child abuse prevention training

CHINA

  • Lan Dong, ldong4@uis.edu, 206-8334
    associate professor, English
    Heroic women in China
    Maxine Hong Kingston and Asian American literature
    Mulan

CIVIL LIBERTIES/CIVIL RIGHTS  (also see Affirmative Action, Discrimination, Women’s Issues)

  • Deborah Anthony, danth2@uis.edu, 206-8340
    associate professor, legal studies
    Civil rights
    Constitutional law
    Race, gender, and class politics
  • Kathryn Eisenhart, keise1@uis.edu, 206-7882
    associate professor, legal studies
    Civil libertiesFirst Amendment (freedom of the press, religion, speech)
    For groups:
    Discrimination
    Employment discrimination
  • Barbara Hayler, bhayl1@uis.edu
    professor emerita, criminal justice
    For groups:
    Due process and fair trial issues
    Registration of sex offenders
    For the media:
    Due process
    Wrongful convictions in the legal system
  • Gwen Jordan, gjorda2@uis.edu, 206-8520
    assistant professor, legal studies
    History of women lawyers
    National and international social justice activism
    Issues of gender race and the law
    Critical race theory
  • Pat Langley, plang1@uis.edu, 206-7423
    professor emerita, women & gender studies and legal studies
    The gay & lesbian marriage debate
    History of the gay & lesbian civil rights movement
    The women’s movement/women’s rights
    For the media:
    Sexual harassment

CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Jim Bonacum, jbona1@uis.edu, 206-6035
    associate professor, biology
    Climate change/Global warming
  • Dennis Ruez Jr., druez2@uis.edu, 206-8425
    associate professor, environmental studies
    Geologic record of climate change
    New techniques to reconstruct past environments, their applications for the future
    Paleoecology (reconstructing past environments)

COMMUNICATION (also see Journalism/Writing)

  • Mary Bohlen, mbohl3@uis.edu, 206-7362
    associate professor emerita, communication
    Adolescents and the media
    History of the media
    Improving Your Writing: Grammar tips, editing
    Women and the media
    Women and advertising
    For the media:
    The need for better writing
  • Kathy Petitte Jamison, kjamison@uis.edu, 206-8032
    associate professor, communication
    For groups:
    Advertising
    Argumentative writing
    Business writing
    Creative writing
    Consumer culture
    Film and culture
    Mass media issues/ethics
    Media and culture
    Media writing
    Writing for journalism
  • Amie Kincaid, akinc2@uis.edu, 206-8415
    associate professor, communication
    Interpersonal communication
    Intercultural communication
    Power inequities related to race, class, culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and religion in interpersonal interactions, specifically in instructional settings
  • Elizabeth Ribarsky, eriba2@uis.edu, 206-8416
    associate professor, communication
    Dating/romantic relationships
    Computer-mediated communication
    Communication about sex
    Reality television
    Service learning
    Public speaking
  • Hazel Rozema, hroe1@uis.edu, 206-7297
    associate professor, communication
    Family Communication: Communicating in stepfamilies
    Interracial communication & diversity issues
  • Ann Strahle, astra2@uis.edu, 206-7421
    assistant professor, communication
    Mass media
    Broadcast journalismInterviewing
    Public relations

COMPUTERS

  • Sviatoslav “Svet” Braynov, sbray2@uis.edu, 206-8245
    assistant professor, computer science
    E-commerce
    Computer security
    Information warfare
    Game theory
    Trust
    Artificial intelligence
    Intelligent agents
    Programming languages
    Computational linguistics
  • Kamyar Dezhgosha, kdezh1@uis.edu, 206-7243
    associate professor, computer science
    Distributed computing and web services
  • Rassule Hadidi, hadidi.rassule@uis.edu, 206-7294
    professor, management information systems
    Cloud computing
  • Sae Kwang Hwang, shwan2@uis.edu, 206-6030
    assistant professor, computer science
    Medical imaging
    Video processing
    Database & data mining
  • Ron Loui, rloui2@uis.edu, 206-7429
    assistant professor, computer science
    Artificial intelligence (especially AI and Law, automated reasoning)
    Logic of argument/debate, logic of decision
    Social computing, egovernment, e-commerce, fairness of games
    Cyberwarfare
    Datamining and data analytics, prediction
    Deep packet inspection
    Search
    Technology management
    Programming language education
  • Ray Schroeder, rschr1@uis.edu, 206-7531
    associate vice chancellor for online learning
    Online learning
    Online education trends
  • Mary Sheila Tracy, mtrac1@uis.edu, 206-7328
    instructor, computer science
    Women and technology
  • Lucas Vespa, lvesp2@uis.edu, 206-6788
    assistant professor, computer science
    Computer and network security
    Network quality of service
    Sensor networks and resource limited networks
    Computer engineering
    Computer hardware and VLSI, and GPU/SIMD processing
  • Roger West, rwest2@uis.edu, 206-6788
    instructor, computer science
    Data structures & algorithms
    Software engineering
    Artificial intelligence
    Biometric authentication

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • Leanne Brecklin, lbrec1@uis.edu, 206-7784
    associate professor, criminal justice
    Victimization
    Gender and crime
    Research methods and statistics
    Rape prevention
  • Jay Gilliam, jgill7@uis.edu, 206-7910
    assistant professor, criminal justice
    Race/ethnicity/social class and crime
    Drugs/alcohol and crime
    Juvenile delinquency
    Ecological factors of crime
    Urban and rural criminology
    Media issues and crime
  • Barbara Hayler, bhayl1@uis.edu
    professor emerita, criminal justice
    Death penalty
    Due process and fair trial issues
    Registration of sex offenders
    Sexual Assault or Abuse: Adults/children
    Wrongful convictions in the legal system
    For the media:
    The Courts (state, federal, U.S. Supreme Court): How they operate, what they do
    Treatment of sex offenders
    State and federal court decisions related to criminal justice issues
  • Beverly Rivera, brive1@uis.edu, 206-7579
    associate professor, criminal justice
    Prisons, probation and parole
    Organized criminal activity
    Occupational and environmental crime
    Criminal careers
  • Ryan Williams, rwill2@uis.edu, 206-8401
    associate professor, criminal justice
    Criminological theory
    Juvenile justice
    Juvenile delinquency and victimization
    Sport violence

CULTURE

  • Tena Helton, thelt2@uis.edu, 206-7441
    associate professor, English
    Early American culture and literature, esp. 1815-1840
    Southern literature and culture
  • Kathy Petitte Jamison, kjamison@uis.edu, 206-8032
    associate professor, communication
    For groups:
    Consumer culture
    Film and culture
  • Amie Kincaid, akinc2@uis.edu, 206-8415
    associate professor, communication
    Power inequities related to race, class, culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and religion in interpersonal interactions, specifically in instructional settings
  • Kamau Kemayo, kkmema2@uis.edu, 206-8248
    associate professor, African-American studies
    African-American popular cultural expressions
    Multicultural & diversity issues
    For groups: Black History Month
    For the media: “Representation of these issues in the Black community

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DATING & SEX

  • Elizabeth Ribarsky, eriba2@uis.edu , 206-8416
    associate professor, communication
    Dating/romantic relationships
    Computer-mediated communication
    Communication about sex
    Reality television

DESIGN/DIGITAL ART

DISCRIMINATION (also see Affirmative Action, Civil Liberties)

  • Pat Langley, plang1@uis.edu, 206-7423
    professor emerita, women & gender studies and legal studies
    The gay & lesbian marriage debate
    History of the gay & lesbian civil rights movement
    Sexual harassment
    The women’s movement/women’s rights
  • Donna Rogers, droge1@uis.edu, 206-8244
    visiting instructor, managementCompensation
    DiversityHarassment
    HR compliance

DIVERSITY

DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE

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ECOLOGY

  • Mike Lemke, mlemk1@uis.edu, 206-7339
    professor, biology
    For groups:
    Emiquon restoration
    Nutrients & microbes in soil & water
    For the media:
    Floodplain/river ecology
    Restoration ecology
    Water quality
  • Amy McEuen, mceuen.amy@uis.edu, 206-7341
    associate professor, biologyEcology
  • Dennis Ruez Jr., druez2@uis.edu, 206-8425
    associate professor, environmental studies
    Geologic record of climate change
    New techniques to reconstruct past environments, their applications for the future
    Paleoecology (reconstructing past environments)
    Interpreting Indonesia’s environment of 2 million years ago
  • Tih-Fen Ting, tting1@uis.edu, 206-7876
    associate professor, environmental studies
    Resource ecology and conservation, population-environment interactions, ecosystem management, and sustainability studies.
  • Lucia Vazquez, lvazq1@uis.edu, 206-7337
    associate professor, biology
    Plant systematicsEvolutionary biology
    Plant ecology

ECONOMICS

EDUCATION (also see Teaching)

  • Allan Cook, acook1@uis.edu, 206-7007
    professor emeritus, teacher education
    Gay/lesbian student and teachers
    Teacher education
    For the media:
    Gender bias in education
  • Scott Day, sday1@uis.edu, 206-7520
    associate professor, educational leadership
    K-12 School Consolidation or Annexation
  • Brian Kahn, briankah@uis.edu, 206-8518
    assistant professor, teacher education
    Curriculum and instruction
    Middle school concepts and practices
    Methods of secondary social studies
  • Jim Klein, jklei4@uis.edu, 206-6883
    assistant professor, human development counseling
    School Counseling
  • John Martin, jmart5@uis.edu, 206-8342
    associate professor, astronomy/physics
    For the media:
    Issues in astronomy & physics education
    Public policy concerning teaching of science & science standards

ELECTIONS  (also see Government, Politics)

  • Kent Redfield, kredf1@uis.edu, 206-6572, or 971-8691
    professor emeritus, political science
    Illinois politics
    State politics
    Legislative politics
    Political campaigns
    Lobbying

ENERGY

  • Charles Schweighauser, cschw1@uis.edu , 206-6721
    professor emeritus, astronomy/physics, English, and environmental studies
    For groups:
    Energy, the ultimate resource
    Thermodynamics, 1st and 2nd laws

ENVIRONMENT

  • Sharron LaFollette, slafo1@uis.edu, 206-7894
    professor, public health
    Environmental Health: Awareness and workforce development
    Indoor Air Quality: Health implication and remediation
    Radon measurements and mitigation strategies
    Risk assessment and risk communication
  • Mike Lemke, mlemk1@uis.edu, 206-7339
    professor, biology
    For groups:
    Emiquon restoration
    Nutrients & microbes in soil & water
    For the media:
    Floodplain/river ecology
    Restoration ecology
    Water quality
  • Dennis Ruez Jr., druez2@uis.edu, 206-8425
    associate professor, environmental studies
    Geologic record of climate change
    New techniques to reconstruct past environments, their applications for the future
    Paleoecology (reconstructing past environments)
    Interpreting Indonesia’s environment of 2 million years ago
  • Charles Schweighauser, cschw1@uis.edu, 206-6721
    professor emeritus, astronomy/physics, English, and environmental studies
    Environmental issues
  • Tih-Fen Ting, tting1@uis.edu, 206-7876
    associate professor, environmental studies
    Resource ecology and conservation, population-environment interactions, ecosystem management, and sustainability studies.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

  • Josiah Alamu, jalam3@uis.edu, 206-8485
    assistant professor, public health
    Epidemiology
    Emerging contagious diseases
    Environmental health
    Public health in Africa (Nigeria & The Gambia)
  • Sharron LaFollette, slafo1@uis.edu, 206-7894
    professor, public health
    Environmental health: Awareness and workforce development
    Indoor air quality: Health implication and remediation

ETHICS

EVOLUTION

  • Jim Bonacum, jbona1@uis.edu, 206-6035
    associate professor, biology
    Evolution
  • Lynn Fisher, fisher.lynn@uis.edu, 206-7938
    associate professor, anthroplogy
    Human evolution
  • Dennis Ruez Jr., druez2@uis.edu, 206-8425
    associate professor, environmental studies
    Geologic history of the Earth
    Geologic record of climate change
    Paleoecology (reconstructing past environments)
    Rediscovering the earliest Java Man & interpreting Indonesia’s environment of 2 million years ago
    Vertebrate paleontology (esp. Ice Age mammals)

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FAMILY ISSUES

  • Hazel Rozema, hroze1@uis.edu, 206-7297
    associate professor, communication
    Family Communication: Communicating in stepfamilies
    Sex education in the home
  • Tiffani Saunders, tsaun2@uis.edu, 206-8335
    instructor, sociology
    Family Communication: Communicating in stepfamilies
    Sociology of family, mental health and illness

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GAY/LESBIAN ISSUES

  • Pat Langley, plang1@uis.edu, 206-7423
    professor emerita, women & gender studies and legal studies
    The gay & lesbian marriage debate
    History of the gay & lesbian civil rights movement
  • Jason Pierceson, jpier2@uis.edu, 206-7842
    associate professor of political science and legal studies
    Politics of the gay & lesbian marriage debate
    Legal and political issues relating to sexuality
  • Michael Murphy, mmurp4@uis.edu, 206-8510
    assistant professor, women & gender studies
    LGBTQ studies/queer theory
  • Kerry Poynter, kpoyn2@uis.edu, 206-8316
    director of the UIS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, & Allied (LGBTQA) Resource Office
    LGBTQ youth & young adults, sexual & gender identity issues in higher education, transgender equity

GENDER ISSUES  (also see Women’s Issues)

  • Barbara Hayler, bhayl1@uis.edu
    professor emerita, criminal justice
    For groups:
    Sexual harassment issues
  • Amie Kincaid, akinc2@uis.edu, 206-8415
    associate professor, communication
    Power inequities related to race, class, culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and religion in interpersonal interactions, specifically in instructional settings
  • Pat Langley, plang1@uis.edu, 206-7423
    professor emerita, women & gender studies and legal studies
    The gay & lesbian marriage debate
    History of the gay & lesbian civil rights movement
    For the media:
    Sexual harassment
    The women’s movement/women’s rights
  • Michael Murphy, mmurp4@uis.edu, 206-8510
    assistant professor, women & gender studies
    Feminist approaches to visual and popular culture
    Critical men’s and masculinity studies
    LGBTQ studies/queer theory
    Rape and sexual assault prevention programs
  • Kerry Poynter, kpoyn2@uis.edu, 206-8316
    director of the UIS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, & Allied (LGBTQA) Resource Office
    LGBTQ youth & young adults, sexual & gender identity issues in higher education, transgender equity
  • Donna Rogers, droge1@uis.edu, 206-8244
    visiting instructor, managementGender in the workplace
  • Hazel Rozema, hroe1@uis.edu, 206-7297
    associate professor, communicationGender communication
  • Hinda Seif, hseif2@uis.edu, 206-8413
    assistant professor, sociology/anthropology and women & gender studies
    Interactions of gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nation

GENETICS

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES  (also see International Affairs)

  • Steve Schwark, sschw1@uis.edu, 206-6650
    professor emeritus, political science
    American foreign policy
    The Middle East
    Russian politics
    The U.S. and the U.N.

GLOBAL WARMING

GOVERNMENT/POLITICS (also see Illinois, Legislative Issues)

  • Jason Pierceson, jpier2@uis.edu, 206-7842
    associate professor of political science and legal studies
    Politics of the gay & lesbian marriage debate
    Legal and political issues relating to sexuality
    American constitution and constitutional Law
    Political philosophy
  • Kent Redfield, kredf1@uis.edu, 206-6572, or 971-8691
    professor emeritus, political science
    Illinois politics
    State politics
    Legislative politics
    Political campaigns
    Lobbying
  • Charles Wheeler, cwhee1@uis.edu, 206-7494
    professor, public affairs reporting
    Illinois budget
    Illinois General Assembly and current issues
    Legislative redistricting
    State political campaigns
    Statehouse media coverage

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HEALTH/HEALTH CARE (also see Medicine)

  • Atual Agarwal, aagar3@uis.edu, 206-6713
    associate professor, management information systems
    Quality control systems for health care organizations
  • Dorine Brand, dbrand5@uis.edu, 206-7874
    assistant professor, public health
    The role of faith-based organizations in facilitating health programming within the African American community
    Community Health
    Campus and Community Outreach
  • Kathy DeBarr, debarr@uis.edu, 206-7535
    associate professor, public health
    Health education
    Health services administration
  • Shahram Heshmat, heshmat.shahram@uis.edu, 206-7878
    associate professor, public health
    Health economics
    Addiction
    Food & health
    Human well-being
  • Sharron LaFollette, slafo1@uis.edu, 206-7894
    professor, public health
    Environmental Health: Awareness and workforce development
    Indoor Air Quality: Health implication and remediation

HISTORY

  • Kamau Kemayo, kkema2@uis.edu, 206-8248
    associate professor, African-American studies
    Black History Month
  • Holly Kent, hkent3@uis.edu, 206-8497
    assistant professor, history
    Antebellum U.S. history
    Women’s studies
    For the media:
    Women’s involvement in politics and activism
    Women’s work as writers and readers
    The history of fashion and beauty culture
  • Pat Langley, plang1@uis.edu , 206-7423
    professor emerita, women & gender studies and legal studies
    History of the gay & lesbian civil rights movement
    For the media:
    The women’s movement
  • Dennis Ruez Jr., druez2@uis.edu, 206-8425
    associate professor, environmental studies
    Geologic history of the Earth
    Rediscovering the earliest Java Man

HUMAN GENOME PROJECT

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • Donna Rogers, droge1@uis.edu, 206-8244
    visiting instructor, management
    Career Development
    Compensation
    Diversity
    Employment
    Harassment
    HR compliance
    Recruitment
    Staffing
    Training
  • Benjamin Walsh, bwals2@uis.edu, 206-8566
    assistant professor, management
    Human Resource Management
    Organizational Behavior
    Workplace mistreatment
    Training effectiveness
    Organizational climate

HUMAN RIGHTS

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ILLINOIS

  • Kent Redfield, kredf1@uis.edu, 206-6572, or 971-8691
    professor emeritus, political science
    Illinois politics
    Legislative politics
    Political campaigns
    Lobbying

IMMIGRATION

INDUSTRY

  • Atual Agarwal, aagar3@uis.edu, 206-6713
    associate professor, management information systems
    Lean practices for process improvements
    Modeling for supply chain networks
    Quality control systems for health care organizations
    Cross-culture business communication
  • Keenan Dungey, kdung1@uis.edu, 206-7345
    associate professor, chemistry
    For groups:
    Catalytic chemical processes in industry
  • Rassule Hadidi, hadidi.rassule@uis.edu, 206-7294
    professor, management information systems
    Cloud Computing
    Supply Chain Management
    Electronic Commerce
    Wide Area Networks
    Distance (Online) Education
  • Donna Rogers, droge1@uis.edu, 206-8244
    visiting instructor, management
    Career Development
    Compensation
    Diversity
    Employment
    Harassment
    HR compliance
    Recruitment
    Staffing
    Training

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS/U.S. FOREIGN POLICY (also see Global Perspectives)

  • Steve Schwark, sschw1@uis.edu, 206-6650
    professor emeritus, political science
    American foreign policy
    The Middle East
    Russian politics
    The U.S. and the U.N.
  • Hinda Seif, hseif2@uis.edu, 206-8413
    assistant professor, sociology/anthropology and women & gender studiesLatino communities and politics

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JOURNALISM (also see Communication, Media/Public Relations)

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LABOR RELATIONS (also see Human Resource Management)

LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS

  • Adriana Crocker, acroc2@uis.edu, 206-8329
    associate professor, politcal science
    Comparative Politics
    Latin American immigration
  • Hinda Seif, hseif2@uis.edu, 206-8413
    assistant professor, sociology/anthropology and women & gender studies
    Mexican migration and the US-Mexico border, Latino studies

LEGAL ISSUES

  • Barbara Hayler, bhayl1@uis.edu
    professor emerita, criminal justice
    The Courts (state, federal, U.S. Supreme Court): How they operate, what they do
    Death penalty
    Due process and fair trial issues
    Registration and treatment of sex offenders
    Wrongful convictions in the legal system
    For the media:
    State and federal court decisions related to criminal justice issues
    For groups:
    Sexual Assault or Abuse: Adults/children
    Sexual harassment issues
  • Gwen Jordan, gjorda2@uis.edu, 206-8520
    assistant professor, legal studies
    History of women lawyers
    National and international social justice activism
    Issues of gender race and the law
    Critical race theory
  • Pat Langley, plang1@uis.edu, 206-7423
    professor emerita, women & gender studies and legal studies
    The gay & lesbian marriage debate
    Sexual harassment
    Women in American law
    Women’s rights
  • Jason Pierceson, jpier2@uis.edu, 206-7842
    associate professor of political science and legal studies
    Politics of the gay & lesbian marriage debate
    Legal and political issues relating to sexuality
    American constitution and constitutional law

LEGISLATIVE ISSUES (also see Government)

  • Jason Pierceson, jpier2@uis.edu, 206-7842
    associate professor of political science and legal studies
    Politics of the gay & lesbian marriage debate
    Legal and political issues relating to sexuality
    American constitution and constitutional law
    Political philosophy
  • Kent Redfield, kredf1@uis.edu, 206-6572, or 971-8691
    professor emeritus, political science
    Illinois politics
    State politics
    Legislative politics
    Political campaigns
    Lobbying
  • Charles Wheeler, cwhee1@uis.edu, 206-7494
    professor, public affairs reporting
    Illinois budget
    Illinois General Assembly and current issues
    Legislative redistricting
    School funding
    State political campaigns

LINCOLN

LITERATURE (also see Authors, Writing)

  • Tena Helton, thelt2@uis.edu, 206-7441
    associate professor, English
    Early American culture and literature, esp. 1815-1840
    Southern literature and culture
  • Kamau Kemayo, kkema2@uis.edu, 206-8248
    associate professor, African-American studies
    African-American literature
    Science fiction
    Representation of these issues in the Black community
  • Charles Schweighauser, cschw1@uis.edu, 206-6721
    professor emeritus, astronomy/physics, English, and environmental studies
    For groups:
    American renaissance
    Comedy
    Dante
    James Joyce
    Modern drama

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MANAGEMENT/ADMINISTRATION (also see Business, Human Resource Management)

  • Sharron LaFollette, slafo@uis.edu, 206-7894
    professor, public health
    Environmental Health: Awareness and workforce development
    For groups:
    Risk assessment and risk communication
  • Donald O’Neal, oneal.don@uis.edu, 206-7932
    professor emeritus, management
    Strategic Management & Leadership
    Organization Theory
    Human Resource Management
    Business Ethics and Managing Change
  • Donna Rogers, droge1@uis.edu, 206-8244
    visiting instructor, management
    Career Development
    Compensation
    Diversity
    Employment
    Harassment
    HR compliance
    Recruitment
    Staffing
    Training
  • Nathan Steele, nstee2@uis.edu, 206-7928
    associate professor, management
    Power & Negotiation
    Managing Organizational Behavior
    Group Processes
    Teamwork
    Game Theory
    Game Theoretic Paradigms

MANUFACTURING

  • Atual Agarwal, aagar3@uis.edu, 206-6713
    associate professor, management information systems
    Lean practices for process improvements
    Modeling for supply chain networks
    Quality control systems for health care organizations
    Cross-culture business communication
  • Rassule Hadidi, hadidi.rassule@uis.edu, 206-7294
    professor, management information systems
    Supply Chain Management

MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS (also see Communications)

  • Mary Bohlen, mbohl3@uis.edu, 206-7362
    associate professor emerita, communication
    Adolescents and the media
    History of the media
    Women and the media
    Women and advertising
  • Kathy Petitte Jamison, kjamison@uis.edu, 206-8032
    assistant professor, communication
    For groups:
    Advertising
    Consumer culture
    Mass media issues/ethics
    Media and culture
    Media writing
    Writing for journalism
  • Ann Strahle, astra2@uis.edu, 206-7421
    assistant professor, communication
    Mass media, broadcast journalism, interviewing, public relations

MEDICINE (also see Health/Healthcare)

THE MIDDLE EAST

  • Kristi Barnwell, kbarn2@uis.edu, 206-7420
    assistant professor, history
    Modern Middle East; United Arab Emirates; political history; Arab Nationalism and nationalist movements; British Empire; decolonization
  • Ali Nizamuddin, aniza2@uis.edu, 206-8424
    associate professor, political science
    Islam
    Shariah
    The Middle East and the Muslim World
    Issues related to democratization
  • Steve Schwark, sschw1@uis.edu, 206-6650
    professor emeritus, political science
    The Middle East

MUSIC

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NONPROFITS

ONLINE EDUCATION

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PARANORMAL

PHILOSOPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHYSICS

  • John Martin, jmart5@uis.edu, 206-8342
    associate professor, astronomy/physics
    For the media:
    General physics
    Issues in astronomy & physics education

PLANTS

POLAND

PRISONS

PSYCHOLOGY

  • Barbara Hayler, bhayl1@uis.edu,
    professor emerita, criminal justice
    Treatment for sex offenders
  • Jim Klein, jklei4@uis.edu, 206-6883
    assistant professor, human development counseling
    School Counseling
  • Michele Miller, mmill36@uis.edu, 206-8058
    assistant professor, psychology
    Educational psychology, child development, temperament, readiness for school
  • Sheryl Reminger, sremi2@uis.edu, 206-8011
    associate professor, psychology
    Clinical neuropsychology, geropsychology, pediatric neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neurological effects of cancer treatment, and cognitive impact of chronic disease
  • Frances Shen, fshen3@uis.edu, 206-7270
    assistant professor, psychology
    Counseling psychology, multicultural and diversity issues, Asian American psychology

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

  • Beverly Bunch, bbunc1@uis.edu, 206-6080
    professor, public administration
    State and local government budgeting and financial management, intergovernmental relations, and policy analysis
  • William Miller, wmill3@uis.edu, 206-8361
    professor, public administration
    Desegregation policy, church and state Issues, citizen participation in economic development, financial ratios, equal employment, and race in research

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RELATIONSHIPS

  • Elizabeth Ribarsky, eriba2@uis.edu , 206-8416
    associate professor, communication
    Dating/romantic relationships
    Computer-mediated communication
    Communication about sex
    Reality television
  • Hazel Rozema, hroe1@uis.edu, 206-7297
    associate professor, communication
    Family Communication: Communicating in stepfamilies
    Interracial communication & diversity issues

RELIGION

  • David Bertaina, dbert3@uis.edu, 206-8412
    assistant professor, history
    The intellectual, social and religious history of the late antique and medieval Middle East
    Medieval encounters between Muslims and Christians
    Christmas and holiday cards
  • Keenan Dungey, kdung1@uis.edu, 206-7345
    associate professor, chemistry
    For groups:
    Integrating science and religion

RHETORIC

RISK ASSESSMENT

RUSSIA

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SCIENCE

  • Keenan Dungey, kdung1@uis.edu, 206-7345
    associate professor, chemistry
    For groups:
    Integrating science and religion
    For the media:
    Advances in catalysis
    Advances in materials
    Environmental chemistry
    Nanotechnology
  • Marc Klingshirn, mklin2@uis.edu, 206-8341
    associate professor, chemistry
    Inorganic chemistry
    Green chemistry
    Sustainability
  • Mike Lemke, mlemk1@uis.edu, 206-7339
    professor, biology
    For groups:
    Emiquon restoration
    Nutrients & microbes in soil & waterFor the media:
    Floodplain/river ecology
    Restoration ecology
    Water quality
  • John Martin, jmart5@uis.edu, 206-8342
    associate professor, astronomy/physics
    For the media:
    Astronomy
    General physics
    Hubble Space Telescope
    Stars: What they’re made of / Death of stars
    The star Eta Carina
  • Layne Morsch, lmorsc1@uis.edu, 206-8487
    assistant professor, chemistry
    Organic chemistry
    Green chemistry
  • Dennis Ruez Jr., druez2@uis.edu, 206-8425
    associate professor, environmental studies
    Geologic history of the Earth
    Geologic record of climate change
    New techniques to reconstruct past environments, their applications for the future
    Paleoecology (reconstructing past environments)
    Rediscovering the earliest Java Man & interpreting Indonesia’s environment of 2 million years ago
    Vertebrate paleontology (esp. Ice Age mammals)

SPORTS

STARS

  • John Martin, jmart5@uis.edu, 206-8342
    associate professor, astronomy/physics
    For the media:
    Astronomy
    Hubble Space Telescope
    Stars: What they’re made of / Death of stars
    The star Eta Carina

SUPERSTITIONS

SUSTAINABILITY

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TAXES/TAX CHEATING

TEACHING

  • Tena Helton, thelt2@uis.edu, 206-7441
    associate professor, English
    Online teaching in the humanities
    Teaching writing
  • Brian Kahn, briankah@uis.edu, 206-8518
    assistant professor, teacher education
    Curriculum and instruction
    Middle school concepts and practices
    Methods of secondary social studies
  • John Martin, jmart5@uis.edu, 206-8342
    associate professor, astronomy/physics
    For the media:
    Issues in astronomy & physics education
    Public policy concerning teaching of science & science standards
  • Cindy Wilson, cwils1@uis.edu, 206-6386
    associate professor, teacher education
    Reading Literacy

TECHNOLOGY

  • Sviatoslav “Svet” Braynov, sbray2@uis.edu, 206-8245
    assistant professor, computer science
    E-commerce
    Computer security
    Information warfare
    Game theory
    Trust
    Artificial intelligence
    Intelligent agents
    Programming languages
    Computational linguistics
  • Kamyar Dezhgosha, kdezh1@uis.edu, 206-7243
    associate professor, computer science
    Distributed computing and web services
  • Rassule Hadidi, hadidi.rassule@uis.edu, 206-7294
    professor, management information systems
    Cloud computing
  • Sae Kwang Hwang, shwan2@uis.edu, 206-6030
    assistant professor, computer science
    Medical imaging
    Video processing
    Database & data mining
  • Ron Loui, rloui2@uis.edu, 206-7429
    assistant professor, computer science
    Artificial intelligence (especially AI and Law, automated reasoning)
    Logic of argument/debate, logic of decision
    Social computing, egovernment, e-commerce, fairness of games
    Cyberwarfare
    Datamining and data analytics, prediction
    Deep packet inspection
    Search
    Technology management
    Programming language education
  • Donna Rogers, droge1@uis.edu, 206-8244
    visiting instructor, managementSocial media for HR and general business
  • Ray Schroeder, rschr1@uis.edu, 206-7531
    associate vice chancellor for online learning
    Online learning
    Online education trends
  • Mary Sheila Tracy, mtrac1@uis.edu, 206-7328
    instructor, computer science
    Women and technology
  • Lucas Vespa, lvesp2@uis.edu, 206-6788
    assistant professor, computer science
    Computer and network security
    Network quality of service
    Sensor networks and resource limited networks
    Computer engineering
    Computer hardware and VLSI, and GPU/SIMD processing
  • Roger West, rwest2@uis.edu, 206-6788
    instructor, computer science
    Data structures & algorithms
    Software engineering
    Artificial intelligence
    Biometric authentication

THEATER

  • Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson, ethib1@uis.edu, 206-6613
    associate professor, art, music, and theatre
    Shakespeare in performance
    Acting
    Directing
    Stage combat
  • Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson, mthom1@uis.edu, 206-8307
    associate professor, art, music, and theatre
    Acting
    Collaborative nature of theater process
    Directing
    Importance of the arts in education
    Role of theater in society
    Women in Theatre
    For groups:
    Theater in general

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WOMEN’S ISSUES

  • Barbara Hayler, bhayl1@uis.eduprofessor emerita, criminal justice
    Sexual Assault and Abuse: Adults/children
    For groups:
    Sexual harassment issues
  • Gwen Jordan, gjorda2@uis.edu, 206-8520
    assistant professor, legal studies
    History of women lawyers
    Issues of gender race and the law
  • Holly Kent, hkent3@uis.edu, 206-8497
    assistant professor, history
    Women’s studies
    For the media:
    Women’s involvement in politics and activism
    Women’s work as writers and readers
    The history of fashion and beauty culture

WORK

  • Donna Rogers, droge1@uis.edu, 206-8244
    visiting instructor, management
    Career Development
    Compensation
    Diversity
    Employment
    Harassment
    HR compliance
    Recruitment
    Staffing
    Training

WRITING  (also see Authors, Journalism, Literature)

  • Mary Bohlen, mbohl3@uis.edu, 206-7362
    associate professor emerita, communication
    Improving your writing: grammar tips, editing
    For the media:
    The need for better writing
  • Meagan Cass , mcass3@uis.edu, 206-8358
    assistant professor, English
    Creative writing (with an emphasis in fiction)
    Contemporary American and British literature
    Composition
    Ghost stories
    Women’s literature and feminist theory
    Sports literature
  • Tena Helton, thelt2@uis.edu, 206-7441
    associate professor, English
    Teaching writing

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