Research Opportunities in 2021-2022

Faculty members listed below are looking for students interested in pursuing undergraduate research in 2021-2022. If you wish to be included on this page, then please email Meredith Allison. If you are a student and would like help with writing an email to a faculty member, then please contact the Undergraduate Research Student Association (click here for email address).



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Faculty Member Research & Creative Interests Research Category Faculty Information
Aaron Piepmeier exercise, cognition, online experiments Math & Sciences
Aaron Trocki mathematics education Math & Sciences, School of Education & Wellness
Alexis Franzese sociology, social psychology, identity Social Sciences
Amanda Chunco biogeography, conservation, ecology Math & Sciences
Amanda Sturgill media, journalism, analytics School of Communications
Amy Allocco religion, gender, India/South Asia Arts & Humanities
Amy Overman aging, neuroscience, cognition Math & Sciences
Ann Cahill feminist theory, philosophy of the body, sexual assault Arts & Humanities
Anthony Crider photojournalism, virtual reality, crowd counting Multidisciplinary
Antonio Izzo molecular, microbiology, ecology Math & Sciences
Baris Kesgin foreign policy, political leaders Social Sciences
Brian K. Pennington religion, India, culture Multidisciplinary
Caroline Ketcham neurodiversity, movement, sensory, concussions, mental health Multidisciplinary
Casey Avaunt dance history, dance theory, dance choreography Arts & Humanities
Catherine Chiang forensic accounting, earnings management, analytics School of Business
Charles Irons history, race, religion Social Sciences
Chris Nelson sales and marketing School of Business
Chris Richardson astrophysics, galaxies, black holes Math & Sciences
Danielle Lake design thinking; community based participatory research; feminist pragmatist philosophy Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, School of Education & Wellness
David Jiang entrepreneurship (opportunity recognition, psychology of startups), family business (family owners' social and emotional dynamics), organizational behavior (motivation, power, and influence) School of Business
David Vandermast ecology, forests, outside Math & Sciences
Duke Hutchings computer science Math & Sciences
Elena Kennedy social entrepreneurship School of Business
Eric Bauer toxicology, behavior, e-cigarette Math & Sciences
Eric Hall exercise, mental health, concussions Multidisciplinary, Math & Sciences
Erin Pearson race, literature, American studies Arts & Humanities, Multidisciplinary
Evan Gatti art history; cultural heritage; medieval history Multidisciplinary
Federico Pous social movements, Latin America, social justice Arts & Humanities
Geoffrey Claussen Jewish Studies, ethics, religion Arts & Humanities
Honglin Xiao GIS and remote sensing, global environmental changes, natural disasters Multidisciplinary
Hwayeon Ryu mathematical modeling, immune response, COVID-19 Math & Sciences
Janet Myers literature, WGSS Arts & Humanities
Jeff Carpenter social media, online communities, professional development School of Education & Wellness, School of Communications
Jeff Clark large permutation groups Math & Sciences
Jen Dabrowski chemistry, sustainability, medicine Math & Sciences
Jen Hamel animal behavior, ecology, evolution Math & Sciences
Jennifer Eidum education, writing, teaching English Arts & Humanities
Jenny Jiang social network analysis, semantic network analysis, digital media School of Communications
Jessica Merricks biology education, public understanding of science, mixed methods research Multidisciplinary
Jessie Moore engaged learning; professional writing; writing studies Multidisciplinary, Arts & Humanities
Jonathan Su mechanical engineering, drug delivery, transport Math & Sciences
Juan Leal Ugalde Latin American studies, visual culture, Critical Theory Arts & Humanities
Julia Bleakney writing and rhetoric, mentoring, writing center studies Multidisciplinary
Justin Clar environmental chemistry, environmental nanotechnology Math & Sciences
Karen Yokley mathematical biology and modeling Math & Sciences
Kaye Usry policy studies, criminal justice Social Sciences
Kelsey Bitting science teaching, student learning, student interest Multidisciplinary
Kevin Agnew data science, decision making, auditing School of Business
Kevin Bourque LGBTQ studies, lesbian and gay literature, and queer theory Arts & Humanities
Kirstin Ringelberg visual culture, identity, and history Multidisciplinary
Kristin Lange languages, teaching, social media Multidisciplinary, Arts & Humanities, School of Education & Wellness
Lauren Kearns choreography, dance science Arts & Humanities
Lauren Walker psychology, sport, coaching Math & Sciences
Lawrence Garber marketing, consumer behavior School of Business
Leyla Savloff anthropology and feminism Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Multidisciplinary
Li Li visual rhetoric, international rhetoric, professional communication Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, School of Communications, Multidisciplinary
Lisa Buchanan education, literature, social issues School of Education & Wellness
Mark Enfield science education, multimedia authoring (using technology as a tool in school) School of Education & Wellness
Mark Kurt labor economics School of Business
Mathew Gendle neuroscience, consciousness, neuropharmacology Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences, Math & Sciences
Matthew Wittstein exercise, dance, sport, neuroscience, virtual reality Math & Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Multidisciplinary
Megan Isaac English, Literature, Drama Arts & Humanities
Nicholas Bussberg statistics, environmental science Math & Sciences
Nina Namaste identity, interdisciplinarity, intercultural learning Arts & Humanities, Multidisciplinary
Pablo Celis-Castillo Latin America, literature, cultural studies Arts & Humanities
Paula Rosinski multimedia writing, online communications Arts & Humanities
Prachi Gala marketing, psychology, and consumer behavior School of Business
Pratheep Kumar Paranthaman virtual reality, artificial intelligence, game design, brain-computer interface (EEG), mixed reality Math & Sciences
Qian Xu social media, analytics, online persuasion School of Communications
Raj Ghoshal sociology, race, politics Social Sciences
Robert Vick biology, physiology, heart rate variability Math & Sciences
Rochelle Ford civil rights, social justice, history, diversity, equity and inclusion School of Communications
Sabrina Thurman infant development, motor development Social Sciences
Samuele Pardini modernity, American Studies, class, and ethnicity Arts & Humanities
Scott Windham motivation, data cleaning, language study Multidisciplinary, Arts & Humanities, Math & Sciences
Shannon Zenner visual communication, political psychology School of Communications
Shefali M. Christopher running, athletes School of Health Sciences
Srikant Vallabhajosula biomechanics of postural control and gait, exercise science, Physical Therapy School of Health Sciences, Multidisciplinary
Stephanie Baker racism, health inequities, community-engagement Social Sciences
Stephen Bloch-Schulman democratic theory, oppression studies, the scholarship of teaching and learning Arts & Humanities
Stephen Byrd special education, compassion fatigue, and burnout School of Education & Wellness
Svetlana Nepocatych nutrition and exercise science Math & Sciences
Todd Lee mathematics, gerrymandering, analytics Math & Sciences
Toddie Peters reproductive health, rights, and justice; social ethics; economic ethics Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences
Vanessa Drew-Branch social justice, advocacy, human rights, wellness Social Sciences, Multidisciplinary
Victoria Fisher music performance, piano pedagogy, musicology Arts & Humanities
Wen Guo Arts administration and policy, visual culture, Chinese cultural policy Arts & Humanities
William Moner interactive media, game design, information design Multidisciplinary, School of Communications
Xin Liu supply chain, marketing and E-commerce School of Business
Yanica F. Faustin racism, maternal and child health, health inequities Social Sciences
Yidi Wu China, East Asia, oral history Arts & Humanities