Expert Guide

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Ellen Anderson
Ellen Anderson
Executive Director of the Energy Transition Lab
Energy Transition Lab
Institute on the Environment
612-625-1981
  • Law
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
Public Policy
Ragui Assaad
Ragui Assaad
Professor
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
612-625-4856
  • Arab Spring
  • Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Youth in the Middle East
Health Sciences
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Melissa Avery
Professor
Graduate education and research
School of Nursing
612-624-5933
  • Pregnancy
  • Birth
  • Cesarean section
  • Natural birth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Post-partum depression
  • Pre-natal care
College of Liberal Arts, Expert
Mark Bell
Mark Bell
Assistant Professor
Political Science
College of Liberal Arts
612-624-4144
  • International security
  • Nuclear weapons
  • US foreign policy
Agriculture, Business
Michael A. Boland
Michael A. Boland
Professor and Director
Department of Applied Economics
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
612-525-3103
  • Governance of cooperatives
  • Organization of food economy sector
Environment
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Kate Brauman
Lead Scientist
Global Water Initiative/IonE
Institute on the Environment
612-626-9502
  • Ecosystem services
  • Ecohydrology
  • Land-water relationships
  • Water scarcity
  • Agricultural water use
Education
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William Doherty
Professor
Family Social Science
College of Education and Human Development
612-625-4752
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Marriage
  • Fatherhood
  • Divorce
  • Family challenges during holiday gatherings
Design & Architecture
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Lucy Dunne
Associate Professor and Director, Apparel Design Program; Co-Director, Wearable Technology Lab
Apparel Design
College of Design
612-626-5901
  • Smart Clothing
  • Wearable Technology
  • Functional Apparel
  • Human Factors in Design
  • Sustainable Fashion
Education
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Jed Elison
Assistant Professor
Institute of Child Development
College of Education and Human Development
612-301-6272
  • Autism
  • Early brain development
  • Developmental social neuroscience
  • Emerging psychopathology
Design & Architecture
Thomas R. Fisher
Thomas R. Fisher
Professor
College of Design
612-626-9068
  • Fracture-critical system failures
  • Cities in the new economy
  • Ethics and professional practice
  • Creating sustainable, resilient futures
  • Design thinking and the creative economy
Education
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Tara Williams Fortune
Immersion Projects Director
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
Global Programs and Strategy Alliance
651-269-3851
  • Dual language immersion education
Health Sciences
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Joseph Gaugler
Professor
Center on Aging
School of Nursing
612-626-2485
  • Care for Alzheimer's disease
  • Effective interventions for dementia/memory loss
  • Improving outcomes by focusing on family caregivers of persons with memory loss
  • Long-term care for memory loss
Education
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Abigail Gewirtz
Professor and Director of the Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health
Family Social Science and Institute of Child Development
College of Education and Human Development
612-624-1475
  • Children's mental health
  • Trauma
  • Parenting
Education
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Priscilla Gibson
Professor
School of Social Work
College of Education and Human Development
612-624-3678
  • Culturally sensitive services to African American families ​
  • Intergenerational caregiving with ​African American grandmothers ​
  • Experiences of African American parents and children who have been​ suspended ​
  • S​ocial justice ​issues in social work practice​
Expert, Health Sciences
Associate Professor Sarah Gollust
Sarah Gollust
Associate Professor
Division of Health Policy and Management
School of Public Health
612-626-2618
  • Equity
  • Food & nutrition
  • Politics
  • Public opinion
  • Communication
  • Media
Design & Architecture
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Richard Graves
Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research
Architecture
College of Design
612-626-8783
  • Energy and climate change
  • Equitable design
  • Water cycle in relationship to built enviornment
  • Materials for healthy buildings
  • Resilient communities
Environment
Jeff Hahn
Jeff Hahn
Extension Entomologist
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
612-624-4977
  • Insects found in gardens
  • Insects found in landscapes
  • Insects found in homes
Environment
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Jessica Hellmann
Director/IonE
Professor in the Dept. of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
College of Biological Sciences
(612) 625-3951
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Impacts of climate change
  • Biogeography
  • Natural resource management
  • Conservation biology
  • Population genetics
Expert, Health Sciences
Joshua Hou
Joshua Hou
Ophthalmologist and assistant professor
University of Minnesota Health and University of Minnesota Medical School
University of Minnesota Health, University of Minnesota Medical School
(612) 626-1442
  • Ophthalmology 
  • Eye conditions
Public Policy
Larry Jacobs
Larry Jacobs
Professor and Director
Center for the Study of Politics and Government
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
612-625-3384
  • Minnesota politics and policy
  • Presidential and legislative politics
  • Health care policy
  • Elections and voting behavior
  • Public opinion and polling
  • American political history
Environment
Bonnie Keeler
Bonnie Keeler
Assistant Professor
Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP)
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
612-625-8905
  • The economic value of clean water
  • Water resources in Minnesota
  • Water and equity
  • Natural capital and the value of ecosystems
  • Nitrogen pollution
  • The value of nature in urban areas
  • Green infrastructure and sustainable cities
College of Liberal Arts
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Timothy Kehoe
Professor
Economics
College of Liberal Arts
612-625-1589
  • applied general equilibrium modeling
  • intertemporal general equilibrium theory
  • trade theory
College of Liberal Arts, Law
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Jane Kirtley
Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Director of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law, affiliated faculty member at the Law School.
School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Law School
CLA, Law School
612-625-9038
  • Constitutional law
  • EU data protection
  • First Amendment
  • Free speech
  • Freedom of information
  • Freedom of the press
  • Information privacy
  • Media ethics
  • Media law
  • Media/military relations
  • National security
Expert
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Alexandra Klass
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Law School
Law School
612-625-0155
  • Energy law
  • Environmental law
  • Natural resources law
  • Tort law
  • Property law
Health Sciences
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Katy Kozhimannil
Associate Professor
School of Public Health
AHC
612-626-3812
  • Women's health
  • Reproductive health
  • Health policy
  • Maternal health
  • How policy impacts vulnerable populations
  • Birth outcomes
Education
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Amy Krentzman
Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
College of Education and Human Development
612-625-​2​312
  • Addiction treatment and recovery
  • Spirituality
  • Gratitude
  • Positive psychology
Design & Architecture
Barry Matthew Kudrowitz
Barry Matthew Kudrowitz
Assistant Professor
College of Design
561-445-4994
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Toys, games and play
  • Design of food
  • Sketching and drawing ideas
  • Humor and improvisation
Education
Nicole M. LaVoi
Nicole M. LaVoi
Senior Lecturer and Associate Director
Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport
College of Education and Human Development
612-626-6055
  • Coach behavior and its impacts on athletes, ethics, and women in coaching
  • Sportsmanship and/or bad behavior of athletes
  • Sport parent behavior on youth sport sidelines
  • Sport participation and gender equity
  • Benefits for girls and women in sport, gender equity
  • Media coverage of female athletes
Education
Ann S. Masten
Ann S. Masten
Professor
College of Education and Human Development
612-624-0215
  • Resilience in children
  • Homeless children
  • Children in disaster
  • Children in war
  • Interventions to promote resilience in children
Campus Climate, Public Policy
Keith Mayes
Keith Mayes
Professor
Department of African American & African Studies
College of Liberal Arts
612-723-9079
  • Race relations
  • Race and perception
  • Black men
  • Civil Rights commemorations and policies
  • Black History Month and Kwanzaa
  • Achievement gap
Environment
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Beth Mercer-Taylor
Coodinator
Sustainability Studies Minor / IonE
Institute on the Environment
612-624-9430
  • Sustainability Education
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to sustainability education
  • Engaging students in sustainability efforts
  • K-12 sustainability education (e.g. Green Ribbon Schools, environmental education)
  • Sustainability in cities in Minnesota (e.g. GreenStep Cities, best practices for small cities)
  • Campus-based sustainability (in energy, food systems, water, etc.)
  • Community-based sustainability projects on campus and in Minnesota
  • The energy transition in Minnesota (e.g. new projects, law and policies on energy)
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFFC) Conference of the Parties (e.g. "the climate talks")
  • Human rights and sustainability
  • Sustainability expressed through arts and humanities
College of Liberal Arts
Peter Mercer-Taylor
Peter J Mercer-Taylor
Associate Professor of Musicology and School of Music Director of Graduate Studies
School of Music
College of Liberal Arts
612-624-0385
  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • History of popular American music and culture
  • 19th century Romantic German music
  • Music history 1750 - 1900
  • American hymnology
Outreach
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Erik Moore
University Archivist
Archives & Special Collections
University Libraries
612-625-5756
  • History of the University of Minnesota
  • Timely source of information pertaining to the University, faculty and administrators, both current and past
  • Source for University records, documents, photographs and film footage
  • Resource for institutional archival procedures and preservation
  • Digital archives
Human Rights, Law
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Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society; Faculty Director, Human Rights Center
University of Minnesota Law
University of Minnesota Law
612-624-2318
  • International law
  • Human Rights law
  • National security law
  • Transitional justice
  • Feminist legal theory
  • Gender and conflict terrorism and Counter-terrorism Law
  • Practice of occupation
Health Sciences
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Michael Osterholm
Professor, School of Public Health and Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
School of Public Health
AHC
(612) 626-6770
  • Infectious diseases
  • The spread of diseases
  • Vaccines
  • Bioterrorism
  • Influenza
  • Global disease outbreaks
Law
Richard W. Painter
Richard W. Painter
Professor
Law School
612-626-9707
  • Securities law and regulation
  • Corporate governance
  • Government ethics
  • Professional responsibility
Expert, Health Sciences
Assistant Professor Laura Palombi
Laura Palombi
Assistant Professor
Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy, Duluth Campus
218-726-6011
  • Community-based participatory action research focused on preventing and addressing substance abuse
Kathryn L. Pearson
Kathryn L. Pearson
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts
612-626-2777
  • American politics
  • U.S. Congress
  • U.S. political parties
  • Congressional elections and political behavior
  • Women and politics
Education
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Michael Rodriguez
Professor and Co-Director of the Educational Equity Resource Center
Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
612-624-4324
  • Educational equity
  • Achievement and opportunity gaps
  • Educational testing and assessment
  • Social-emotional learning and youth development
Expert
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Ingrid Schneider
Professor
Department of Forest Resources
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
612-624-2250
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Public Policy
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Nancy Sims
Copyright Program Librarian
Content & Collections
University Libraries
612-624-1851
  • Copyright law
  • Copyright issues in academic publishing
  • Copyright issues in higher ed and K12 teaching
  • Public interest intellectual property law
  • Trademark, patent, music & media copyright, downloading, piracy, and infringement
  • Google Books
  • Fair use
  • Creative Commons
  • Open licensing
Environment
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Timothy Smith
Director, NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise, Institute on the Environment
Professor, Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
612-624-6755
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Environmental Accounting/Footprinting
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability
  • Food Supply Chains
  • Electricity Markets & Pricing
  • Bioenergy
Environment
Marla Spivak
Marla Spivak
Professor
Department of Entomology
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
612-624-4798
  • Bee breeding
  • Bees
  • Colony Collapse Disorder (bee health)
  • Floral landscapes for bees
Education
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Lisa Von Drasek
Curator
Children's Literature Research Collections, Archives and Special Collections
University of Minnesota
612-624-4817
  • Children's Literature
  • Literacy pre-k - 8th grade
  • Emergent and Family Literacy
  • Award-winning Children's Books
  • Diversity in Children's Literature
  • Children's Book Publishing
  • Children and Young Adults Reading and Writing
  • Children's Librarianship
Education
Kyla L. Wahlstrom
Kyla L. Wahlstrom
Senior Research Fellow
College of Education and Human Development
612-624-1890
  • School leadership
  • Educational reform policies
  • Later school start times
  • Teens and sleep
  • Teacher professional development

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