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Joshua Adams

Joshua Adams
Assistant Professor, Communications

  • Media Studies
  • Race in politics
  • African/Black Diaspora Studies
  • Race in Criminal Justice
  • Race and Newsframing
  • African American History
  • Film
  • Race in Science Fiction
Margaret Ackerman

Margaret Ackerman
Assistant Professor, Nursing

  • Healthcare policies
  • Current recommendations and best practices
  • Current health care trends
Rob Brown

Rob Brown
Professor, Communications

  • Art of persuasion
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate speechwriting
  • Crisis communications
Avi Chomsky

Avi Chomsky
Professor, History

  • Immigration and undocumentedness in the United States.
  • The Cuban Revolution
  • Northern Columbia's coal industry
Peggy Dillon

Peggy Dillon
Associate Professor, Communications

  • The state of modern-day journalism
  • How the media cover political and other current events
  • How the journalism profession is changing and evolving due to social media, the convergence of media formats (audio, video, text) in online platforms, and business model changes in the newspaper industry
  • The use and effectiveness of design principles (contrast, alignment, repetition, proximity) in print and online publication design
Michele Louro

Michele Louro
Associate Professor, History

  • Fascism and Anti-fascist struggles
  • Non-violent political struggles (in India, but with wider implications for world)
  • International left-wing organizations, solidarity, unity
  • Modern India
  • Legacies of the British Empire
Marcos Luna

Marcos Luna
Professor, Geography 

  • Environmental justice
  • Climate change and its intersection with social justice
  • Transportation equity/justice
  • Racial segregation
  • Energy and the environment
  • Digital mapping
Keith Ratner

Keith Ratner
Professor, Geography

  • Urban planning
  • Transportation planning
  • GIS Implementation
Kani Sathasivan
Kanishkan Sathasivam
Professor, Political Science
  • International security and conflict
  • Foreign policy
  • Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  • Middle East politics
  • Asian politics
  • U.S. and international space programs
Cheryl Williams

Cheryl Williams
Assistant Professor, Nursing

  • Nursing
  • Nursing education


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