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Affiliated Faculty

 

University of Illinois Affiliated Faculty

 

William Barley

 

William Barley - Assistant Professor of Communication

 

Email: barley@illinois.edu

 

Katherine R Baylis

 

Katherine Baylis - Associate Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

 

Email: baylis@illinois.edu

 

Cabral Bigman

 

Cabral Bigman - Assistant Professor of Communication

Dr. Cabral Bigman’s research focuses on communication about risk and inequality. She is particularly interested in the influence that messages about comparative risk and inequality have on health and communication-related behavior.

 

Email: cbigman@illinois.edu

Website: http://www.communication.illinois.edu/people/cbigman

 

Catherine Blake

 

Catherine Blake - Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Associate Director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship

 

Email: dblake@illinois.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merle Bowen

Merle Bowen - Associate Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Political Science

Merle Bowen's intellectual journey in African and related studies began on the African continent, and expanded out from there to other parts of the black world, especially the Americas. Southern Africa generally, and Mozambique more particularly, were the site of her first major scholarly engagement. Her agrarian interests in southern Africa led to another line of inquiry, notably rural sociology and social movements in the African diaspora. Her current research focuses on Brazil’s quilombos or African descended communities struggling for land and livelihood, and critically examines the national quilombo land movement that is fighting for black land rights. Brazil, home to the largest population of people of African descent outside of the African continent, is an ideal location to explore the impact of land reform on class, race, and gender in rural settings.

 

Email: bowen@illinois.edu

Website: http://www.afro.illinois.edu/people/bowen

 

Jake's Face

 

Jake Bowers - Associate Professor of Political Science and Statistics

Jake Bowers is a Professor in the Political Science, Statistics and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He is also a Fellow at the White House Social and Behavioral Science Team.

 

Email: jwbowers@illinois.edu

Website: http://jakebowers.org

 

 

 

 

Robert Brunner

Robert Brunner - Professor of Astronomy

Robert J. Brunner is a Professor of Astronomy with additional appointments in Computer Science,
Electrical and Computer Engineering, the School of Information Science, Informatics, Physics, Statistics,the Cline Center, the Beckman Institute, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Robert received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University. He spent five years as a post-doctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology before accepting his faculty appointment at the University of Illinois. Professor Brunner is now focused on the nascent field of data science and is leading new educational opportunities in data science as well as working as the Data Science Expert in Residence at the University of Illinois Research Park

 

Email: bigdog@illinois.edu

Website: http://www.astro.illinois.edu/people/bigdog

 

Peter Christensen

 

Peter Christensen - Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

 

Email: pchrist@illinois.ed

 

 

 

Dov Cohen

 

Dov Cohen - Professor of Psychology and Law

Dov Cohen has been a faculty member at the University of Illinois and the University of Waterloo in Canada. He is currently professor of psychology with affiliations in the College of Law and the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies. He is the co-author or co-editor of the books: Handbook of Cultural Psychology, Culture of Honor, and Culture and Social Behavior. Among other topics, he has done research on culture; religion; language use; concepts of face, dignity, and honor; violence; and legal policy and practice.

 

Email: dovcohen@illinois.edu

Website: http://www.psychology.illinois.edu/people/dovcohen

 

Stephanie Craft

 

Stephanie Craft - Associate Professor of Journalism

 

Email: scraft@illinois.edu

 

Ben Crost

 

Ben Crost - Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

 

Email: bencrost@illinois.edu

 

Xinyuan Dai

 

Xinyuan Dai - Associate Professor of Political Science

 

Email: xdai@illinois.edu

 

Jana Diesner

 

Jana Diesner - Assistant Professor of Information Sciences

Jana Diesener's research is at the nexus of network analysis, natural language processing and machine learning. In her lab, they develop and advance computational solutions that help people to better understand the interplay and co-evolution of information and socio-technical networks. They bring their solutions into real-world context to solve here and now problems - currently mainly related to impact assessment.

 

Email: jdiesner@illinois.edu

Website: http://people.ischool.illinois.edu/~jdiesner/

 

 

 

 

 

Travis Dixon

Travis Dixon - Associate Professor of Communication

Travis Dixon is a media effects scholar dedicated to investigating the prevalence of stereotypes in the mass media and the impact of stereotypical imagery on audience members. He has been honored as a faculty fellow with UIUC's Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society and he was the 2013 Visiting Philanthropy Faculty Scholar at the Clinton School of Public Service. Dr. Dixon has received 7 top paper awards from the National Communication Association and the International Communication Association. He has also received a top article award from the National Communication Association. Dr. Dixon serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Howard Journal of Communications, Media Psychology, and the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. Much of Dr. Dixon's work has been focused on racial stereotyping in television news. His more recent investigations examine the content and effects of stereotypes and counter-stereotypes in major news events, online news, and musical
contexts.

 

Email: tldixon@illinois.edu

Website: http://www.communication.illinois.edu/people/tldixon

 

Miles Efron

 

Miles Efron - Associate Professor of Information Sciences

 

Email: mefron@illinois.edu

 

Brant Houston

 

Brant Houston - John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, and Professor of Journalism

 

Email: houstonb@illinois.edu

 

 

Sarah Hummel

 

Sarah Hummel (Chaudoin) - Assistant Professor of Political Science

 

Email: shummel@illinois.edu 

 

Sally Jackson

 

Sally Jackson - Professor of Communication

 

Email: sally@illinois.edu

 

James Kuklinski

 

Jim Kuklinski - Professor Emeritus of Political Science

 

Email: kuklinsk@illinois.edu

Website: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/person/james-kuklinski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Lawless

Robert Lawless - Max L. Rowe Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Illinois Program on Law, Behavior and Social Science

Robert Lawless is the Max L. Rowe Professor of Law and co-director of the Program on Law, Behavior and Social Science. He served as the College's associate dean for research from 2013-16.

Lawless specializes in bankruptcy, consumer credit, and business law. He is a new co-author for the eighth edition of Secured Transactions: A Systems Approach, a leading textbook on secured transactions. He also joins Professors Jennifer K. Robbennolt and Thomas S. Ulen as the co-author of Empirical Methods in Law, a textbook on empirical methodologies as applied to the study of law and newly released in a second edition in 2016.

Professor Lawless administers and contributes to the blog Credit Slips, a discussion on credit, finance, and bankruptcy. He also participates in the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, a long-term research project studying persons who file bankruptcy. Professor Lawless is a member of the American Law Institute, the National Bankruptcy Conference, and the American College of Bankruptcy. He has testified before Congress, and his work has been featured in media outlets such as CNN, CNBC, NPR, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the National Law Journal, the L.A. Times, and the Financial Times. Professor Lawless is also one of the College's regular contributors to Legal Issues in the News on WILL-AM 580.

 

Email: rlawless@illinois.edu

Website: https://www.law.illinois.edu/faculty/profile/robertlawless

 

Avital Livny

 

Avital Livny - Assistant Professor of Political Science

 

Email: alivny@illinois.edu

 

Bertram Ludäscher

 

Bertram Ludäscher - Professor of Information Science and Director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship

 

Email: ludaesch@illinois.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruby Mendenhall

 

Ruby Mendenhall - Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies

Ruby Mendenhall is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She holds joint faculty appointments in Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, and Social Work. She is currently a Faculty member at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and a Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Women and Gender in Global Perspective, and Gender and Women Studies. She is the recipient of the Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar for outstanding achievements in research and leadership on campus. She is also a Grand Challenge Learning Teaching Fellow in the Health Track. Mendenhall’s research focuses on racial microaggressions in higher education. She examines how living in racially segregated neighborhoods with high levels of violence affects Black mothers’ mental and physical health using qualitative, quantitative and genomic analysis. She is attempting to recover Black women’s lost history by using topic modeling and data visualization to examine over 800,000 documents from 1740 to 2014. Mendenhall also does research on racial microaggressions and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). She teaches the following courses: Research Methods; Social Stratification; Urban Communities and Public Policy; Black Women in Contemporary U.S. Society; Genes and Behavior: Black Mothers in Englewood from Science to Society; and Stress and Health in Urban Communities. Her research has appeared in academic journals such as Social Forces, Social Science Research, Demography, Housing Policy Debate, The Review of Black Political Economy, The Black Scholar, and Social Service Review.

 

Website: http://www.sociology.illinois.edu/people/rubymen

Email: rubymen@illinois.edu

 

Hope C Michelson

 

Hope Michelson - Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

 

Email: hopecom@illinois.edu

Website: http://ace.illinois.edu/directory/hopecm

 

 

Prof. Mondak

Jeffery Mondak - James M. Benson Chair in Public Issues and Civic Leadership, and Professor of Political Science

Prof. Jeffery Mondak holds the The James M. Benson Chair in Public Issues and Civic Leadership in the Department of Political Science. His research interests focus on American and cross-national political behavior and psychology.

 

Email: jmondak@illinois.edu

Website: http://www.pol.illinois.edu/people/jmondak

 

Scott Poole

 

Scott Poole - David L. Swanson Professor of Communication, Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and Director of the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

 

Email: mspoole@illinois.edu

 

 

 

Jennifer Robbennolt

Jennifer Robbennolt - Associate Dean for Research, Alice Curtis Campbell Professor of Law, Professor of Psychology, and Co-Director of the Illinois Program on Law, Behavior and Social Science

Jennifer Robbennolt is the Associate Dean for Research, Alice Curtis Campbell Professor of Law and
Professor of Psychology, and Co-Director of ther Illinois Program on Law, Behavior and Social Science. She is a renowned scholar in the area of psychology and law, torts, and dispute resolution. Her research integrates psychology into the study of law and legal institutions, focusing primarily on legal decision-making and the use of empirical research methodology in law.

 

Email: jrobbenn@illinois.edu

Website: https://www.law.illinois.edu/faculty/profile/JenniferRobbennolt

 

 

Dan Roth

Dan Roth - Founder Professor of Engineering, and Professor of Computer Science

Dan Roth is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a University of Illinois Scholar. He is the director of the DHS funded Center for Multimodal Information Access & Synthesis (MIAS) and has faculty positions also at the Statistics and Linguistics Departments and at the graduate School of Library and Information Science. Roth is a Fellow of the ACM, AAAI, and ACL, for his contributions to the foundations of machine learning and inference and for developing learning centered solutions for natural language processing problems.

 

Email: danr@illinois.edu

Website: http://l2r.cs.illinois.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jen Selin

Jen Selin - Assistant Professor of Political Science

Jennifer L. Selin is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Illinois. Her research explores the relationship between the American federal bureaucracy, Congress, and the President. In the past 50 years, Congress has delegated an increasing amount of policy to the federal bureaucracy. Courts historically have justified this delegation based upon the connection between policy decisions made by the legislature and the President’s ability to ensure that the laws are faithfully executed. Indeed, the constitutionality of unelected administrators implementing policies under delegated authority hinges on the assumption that these administrators are responsive to direction from democratically elected officials like members of Congress or the President. Selin’s research explores the effectiveness of efforts by elected officials to direct bureaucratic policymaking. By approaching democratic accountability from the perspective of federal administrators, her published work and broader research agenda illustrate that the structure of the bureaucracy’s decision-making environment has important implications for political influence and the American constitutional system of separation of powers. Jennifer Selin’s research has been published in political science, public administration, and law journals. She holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and J.D. from Wake Forest University. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Selin practiced administrative law and specialized in electricity market regulation and alternative energy development, licensing, and regulation.

 

Email: jselin@illinois.edu

Website: https://publish.illinois.edu/jselin/

 

Sharon Shavitt

 

Sharon Shavitt - Walter H. Stellner Professor of Marketing and Professor of Psychology

 

Email: shavitt@illinois.edu 

 

 

 

 

David Tewksbury

David Tewksbury - Department Head and Professor of Communication

David Tewksbury is a professor and Department Head in the Department of Communication. He earned his Ph.D. in Communication in 1996 from the University of Michigan. His research interests include the political effects of new communication technologies, the cognitive processing of media messages, and audience news consumption behaviors. With Jason Rittenberg, he wrote News on the Internet: Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century, published by Oxford University Press. He is a former president of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research and former chair of the International Communication Association’s Mass Communication Division.

 

Email: tewksbur@illinois.edu

Website: http://www.communication.illinois.edu/people/tewksbur

 

Vetle Torvik

 

Vetle Torvik - Assistant Professor of Information Sciences

 

Email: vtorvik@illinois.edu

 

Alicia Uribe-McGuire

 

Alicia Uribe-McGuire - Assistant Professor of Political Science

 

Email: aburibe@illinois.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shaowen Wang

Shaowen Wang - Professor of Geography & Geographic Information Science, Professor of Computer Science, and Founding Director of the CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies

Shaowen Wang is a Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science (Primary), Computer Science, Library and Information Science, and Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he is named a Centennial Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is also Associate Director for CyberGIS and a Senior Research Scientist of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and Founding Director of the CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies and CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information Laboratory. He holds affiliate appointments within UIUC’s Computational Science and Engineering Graduate Program and Illinois Informatics Institute.

His research and teaching interests center on three interrelated themes: 1) computational and geographic information sciences; 2) advanced cyberinfrastructure, cyberGIS, and geospatial data science; and 3) multi-scale geospatial problem solving and spatiotemporal analytics. His research has been actively supported by multiple US government agencies and industry. He has published a number of peer-reviewed papers including articles in more than 15 journals. He has served as an Action Editor of GeoInformatica, and guest editor or editorial board member for seven other journals, book series and proceedings. He is serving as the President of the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences. He served on the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science Board of Directors from 2009 to 2012, and was appointed two terms as a Councilor of the Open Science Grid Consortium. He was a visiting scholar at Lund University sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2006 and NCSA Fellow in 2007, and received the NSF CAREER Award in 2009.

 

Email: dshaowen@illinois.edu

Website: http://www.cigi.illinois.edu/shaowen

 

 

 

 

Lesley Wexler

Lesley Wexler - Professor of Law

Lesley Wexler joined the Illinois Law School faculty in fall 2010, teaching torts, laws of war and international environmental law. Before coming to Illinois, Professor Wexler taught at the Florida State University College of Law. Prior to teaching at Florida State, she spent two years at the University of Chicago Law School as a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer on Law.

Professor Wexler has broad research interests in international humanitarian law, human rights law, and sex discrimination. Professor Wexler specializes in those legal areas that reflect the movement of anti-discrimination and humanitarian norms through domestic law, international law, social movements, and corporations. She has written on the legitimacy of targeting decisions, the blood diamond trade, and the regulation of depleted uranium and landmines, along with a series of articles on human rights impact statements. Her work has drawn on case studies using DeBeers, Wal-Mart, and Chik-fil-A.

 

Email: lmwexler@illinois.edu

Website: https://www.law.illinois.edu/faculty/profile/lesleywexler

 

Robin F. Wilson

 

Robin F. Wilson - Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law, Director for the Program in Family Law and Policy, and Co-Director of the Epstein Health Law and Policy Program

 

Email: wils@illinois.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Verity Winship

Verity Winship - Professor of Law

Verity Winship’s academic interests are in the area of business law and complex litigation. Specifically, her research focuses on corporate litigation, securities enforcement, and disputes that cross legal systems. Her articles have appeared in such journals as the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, and the Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation. Professor Winship is chair of the AALS securities regulation section (2016-17) and is on the executive committee of the AALS civil procedure section. She is a regular radio commentator for “Legal Issues in the News,” WILL-AM-FM Illinois Public Radio.

Professor Winship is an honors graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where she served as an executive editor of the Harvard Law Review. Upon graduation, she clerked for Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then for Judge Marjorie O. Rendell, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also practiced law with WilmerHale in New York City in the area of securities enforcement and litigation.

 

Email: vwinship@illinois.edu

Website: http://www.law.illinois.edu/faculty/profile/VerityWinship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cara Wong

Cara Wong - Associate Professor of Political Science, LAS Global Studies, and Asian American Studies

Cara Wong is Associate Professor of Political Science and of Asian American Studies and Faculty Associate of the Cline Center for Democracy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Wong is author of Boundaries of Obligation in American Politics (2010, Cambridge University Press), and she has published numerous articles in edited volumes and journals, including the Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Political Behavior. Her work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, University of Michigan, and University of Illinois. Wong holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her areas of specialization are public opinion and political behavior; political psychology; race and ethnicity; and citizenship and immigration.

 

Email: carawong@illinois.edu

Website: http://www.pol.illinois.edu/people/carawong

 

Mike Yao

 

Mike Yao - Associate Professor of Digital Media, Advertising, and Journalism

 

Email: mzyao@illinois.edu

 

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External Affiliated Faculty

 

 

Jose Cheibub

 

Jose Cheibub - Mary Thomas Marshall Professor in Liberal Arts and Professor of Political Science (Texas A&M University)

 

Email: cheibub@tamu.edu

 

Zackary Elkins

 

Zachary Elkins - Associate Professor of Political Science (University of Texas — Austin)

 

Email: zelkins@austin.utexas.edu

 

Eric Gartzke

 

Eric Gartzke - Professor of Political Science and Director of cPASS (University of California, San Diego)

 

Email: egartzke@ucsd.edu

 

Tom Ginsburg

 

Tom Ginsburg - Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, and Professor of Political Science (University of Chicago)

 

Email: tginsburg@uchicago.edu

 

Kiju Jung

 

Kiju Jung - Lecturer (Sydney Business School, Australia)

 

Email: kiju.jung@sydney.edu.au

 

Stuart Soroka

 

Stuart Soroka - Michael W. Traugott Professor of Communication Studies and Political Science (University of Michigan)

 

Email: ssoroka@umich.edu

 

Milan Svolik

 

Milan Svolik - Associate Professor of Political Science (Yale)

 

Email: milan.svolik@yale.edu

 

Wouter Van Atteveldt

 

Wouter Van Atteveldt - Assistant Professor of Political Communication (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands)

 

Email: wouter@vanatteveldt.com

 

Hartmut Wessler

 

 

Hartmut Wessler - Professor of Media and Communication (Mannheim University, Germany)

 

Email: marianne.valigura@uni-mannheim.de (Secretary's email)

 

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