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Edmund Perfect

Edmund Perfect Professor Earth and Planetary Sciences Expertise: Edmund Perfect can discuss the development of new methods and models, particularly those based on fractal geometry, for characterizing the hydraulic properties of Earth materials. Perfect also can discuss neutron imaging of fluids in porous media, and how to upscale model parameters obtained at the pore-scale to

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Michael Gilchrist

Michael Gilchrist Associate Professor Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Expertise: Michael Gilchrist can discuss evolutionary theory, molecular evolution, protein translation, mathematical biology and host-pathogen evolution. Expertise Categories: Biology | Evolution Contact Information Email: Phone: 865-974-6453 Web:

Jerome Baudry

Jerome Baudry Assistant Professor Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology   Expertise: Jerome Baudry specializes in developing and using high-performance supercomputers and cloud computational architectures to identify chemicals that possess a biological effect. His research and development work uses the world’s most powerful supercomputers to accelerate the discovery of new and potent pharmaceuticals and to

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Joshua S. Fu

Joshua S. Fu Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering Expertise: Joshua Fu’s research work includes climatic changes, environmental impact assessments, air pollution modeling and energy usages on air quality, land use (satellite applications) and emissions. He also focuses on the impacts of extreme events on health, the impacts of transportation planning, diesel track emission effects

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Nathan Kelly

Nathan Kelly Assistant Professor Political Science Expertise: Nathan Kelly is an expert in American politics, political economy and public policy. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of economic inequality, public opinion, voting behavior and social policy. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and is the author of “The Politics of Income

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Elizabeth Hendrickson

Elizabeth Hendrickson Assistant Professor Journalism and Electronic Media   Expertise: Elizabeth Hendrickson’s research interests include social media cultivation, media adoption of new technology and the organizational communication systems found within various media. She teaches courses focusing on the magazine industry and multiplatform communication. She also has taught qualitative research methods, principles of American journalism and

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Brandon Prins

Brandon Prins Associate Professor Political Science Expertise: Brandon Prins specializes in international politics, with an emphasis on the relationship between domestic politics and violent militarized conflict among nation-states. He has an extensive list of refereed publications and has co-authored chapters in four edited volumes. His articles have appeared in the International Studies Quarterly, Journal of

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Bruce Behn

Bruce Behn Ergen Professor of Business and Faculty Fellow, Center for Business and Economic Research Business Administration Expertise: Bruce Behn can discuss accounting, accounting education and information management. Expertise Categories: Accounting | Information Management | Business Contact Information Email: Phone: 865-974-1760 Web:

Jered Sprecher

Jered Sprecher Assistant Professor Art Expertise: Jered Sprecher is an artist whose studio practice explores the “handwriting” of humankind. The vocabulary that he draws from is focused on the vast array of marks and images in one’s surroundings. From this vocabulary he samples visual motifs and imports them into his paintings and drawings. These works

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Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon

Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon Professor Education Expertise: Barbara Thayer-Bacon can discuss philosophy of education, feminist theory and pedagogy and cultural studies. Expertise Categories: Education | Feminism | Cultural Studies Contact Information Email: Phone: 865-974-9505 Web: