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    University of California Merced
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Faculty


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VIRGINIA ADAN-LIFANTE
Senior Lecturer SOE, Coordinator of Spanish Language Instruction, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Licenciatura, Universidad de Sevilla; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Second language acquisition, Hispanic women’s literature, Hispanic culture, Puerto Rican literature and culture

MARK ALDENDERFER
Dean of School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, and Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Comparative archeological anthropology that examines the emergence of social inequality and subsequent long-term cultural transformation of forager societies, and cultural adaptations within high-elevation montane regions

PAUL ALMEIDA
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., The University of New Mexico; Ph.D. University of California, Riverside
Social movement dynamics in historical and comparative perspective, to explain the conditions associated with the levels, forms, and outcomes of social movement activity in lesser-developed countries

SUSAN AMUSSEN
Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
A.B., Princeton University; A.M., Ph.D., Brown University
Early Modern England, Women’s History, especially early modern European Atlantic History

DAVID ARDELL
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Stanford University
Computational biology of gene expression systems: their structure, function, evolution, and coevolution with genomes, functional and evolutionary bioinformatics of RNA and proteins, evolutionary genomics of prokaryotes

VENKATTRAMAN AYYASWAMY
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
B.A., Indian Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University
Particle methods including particle-in-cell with Monte Carlo collisions (PIC/MCC), direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) and molecular dynamics; non-equilibrium flows and plasma physics; Micro/nanotechnology & N/MEMS

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RAMESH BALASUBRAMANIAM
Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
M.Sc., BITS, Pilani, India; Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Cognitive, neurophysiological, and dynamical systems approaches to action

ROGER C. BALES
Professor, School of Engineering, and Director, Sierra Nevada Research Institute
B.S., Purdue University; M.S., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Hydrology, snow and ice, hydrochemistry, climate impacts on water resources, climate changes over polar ice sheets

MIRIAM BARLOW
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of Utah; M.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester
Evolution of bacteria, predicting the evolution of antibiotic resistance, testing evolutionary theory

IRENEE R. BEATTIE
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., Tufts University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona
Education, racial/ethnic and gender inequality, adolescent transitions to adulthood, law/policy

J. MICHAEL BEMAN
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., Yale University; Ph.D., Stanford University
Linking microbial ecological patterns to biogeochemical processes with a specific focus on the nitrogen cycle in coastal systems

ASMERET ASEFAW BERHE
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.Sc., University of Asmara; M.Sc., Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Biogeochemistry, soil science, effect of changing environmental conditions on vital soil processes, especially the cycling and fate of essential elements in the critical zone

HARISH BHAT
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences   
A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Applied mathematics, dynamical systems and applied analysis, waves in discrete/inhomogeneous/dispersive media, numerical analysis, and scientific computing

FRANCOIS BLANCHETTE
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.Sc., Universite de Montreal; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fluid mechanics and related numerical methods, focusing on sedimentation and multiphase flows

JESSICA BLOIS
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of California, San Diego; M.A., Humboldt State University; Ph.D., Stanford University
Modern ecology, paleoecology, and phylogeography

KATHERINE BROKAW
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University; B.A., M.A., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Early modern and medieval drama and poetry; performance theory; Shakespeare in contemporary performance; music in drama and poetry; religion and ritual

PAUL BROWN
Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts and Director, Health Sciences Research Institute
B.S. (2), University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Health Economics, Comparative Effectiveness, and Health Services Research

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LINDA CAMERON
Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Health Psychology, Environmental Psychology

GREGG CAMFIELD
Professor and Vincent Hillyer Chair in Literature, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
A.B., Brown University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Nineteenth-century American literature and culture, Mark Twain, American literary sentimentalism

ELLIOTT CAMPBELL
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., M.S., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of Iowa
Sustainable energy, ecological design, bioenergy

STEFANO CARPIN
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
Laurea in Ingegneria Informatica, Ph.D., University of Padova, Italy
Robot algorithms, robot motion planning, randomized and distributed algorithms, cooperative multi robot systems, rescue robotics, Internet based simulations

MIGUEL CARREIRA-PERPINAN
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
B.Sc., M.Sc., Technical University of Madrid Spain; B.Sc., U.N.E.D. University, Spain; Ph.D., University of Sheffield, UK
Artificial intelligence, machine learning

ALBERTO E. CERPA
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
Engineer Degree, Buenos Aires Institute of Technology; M.S. (2), University of Southern California; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Computer networking and distributed systems, wireless sensor networks, topology control, wireless radio channel measurement and characterization, programming models, development of wireless test beds, Internet protocols, operating systems issues

ADITI CHANDRA
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., M.A., University of Delhi; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Islamic and South Asian Art and Architecture, Colonial Archaeological Histories,
Histories of Travel and Tourism, Social and Visual Histories of Postcards, Theories of Space, Histories of Landscapes and Gardens, Cinema of India, Islam in Indian Cinema

YANGQUAN CHEN
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., University of Science and Technology of Beijing, China; M.S., Beijing Institute of Technology, China; Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mechatronics, control systems, unmanned aircraft systems, cyber-physical systems, and applied fractional calculus

YIHSU CHEN
Associate Professor, Schools of Engineering and Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.S., Tunghai University; M.S., Harvard University; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Energy and environmental modeling, policy and health effect analyses

RAYMOND Y. CHIAO
Professor Emeritus, Schools of Natural Sciences and Engineering
B.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Experimental and theoretical studies of nonlinear and quantum optics, gravitational radiation, nonlinear parametric effects, general relativity, the interaction of matter waves with gravity waves

CHIH-CHUN CHIEN
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., M.A., National Taiwan University; Ph.D. The University of Chicago
Ultra-cold Atoms, strongly correlated electrons, and transport and non-equilibrium phenomena

WEI-CHUN CHIN
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., M.S., National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan; M.S.E., Ph.D., University of Washington
Cellular signaling, cellular engineering, polymer gel assembly, biopolymer gels

JINAH CHOI
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Southern California
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and the mechanism of synthesis and functions of novel HCV proteins that are produced by programmed translational frame shifting, as well as how HCV replication might be regulated by endogenous and exogenous agents

RICARDO CISNEROS
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.S., MPH., California State University, Fresno; Ph.D., University of California, Merced
Interdependence of ecological and human health, interconnections of air, soil water, and biota

MICHAEL CLEARY
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of California, Davis; Ph.D., Stanford University
Stem cell biology

MICHAEL E. COLVIN
Professor and Art and Fafa Kamangar Endowed Chair in Biological Sciences, School of Natural Sciences
S.B. (2), Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Computational and systems biology, biotechnology, computational chemistry

MARTHA H. CONKLIN
Professor, School of Engineering
B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Biogeochemistry, metal cycling, surface water/shallow groundwater interactions, organic chemical distribution in soil and groundwater, chemical processes in snow, K-12 environmental education

COURTENAY CONRAD
Assistant Professor, Social of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.S., Clemson University; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University
Intersection of international relations and comparative politics and focus on state repression, international organizations, and comparative political institutions

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RICK DALE
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of Toronto; Ph.D., Cornell University
Cognition and action relationship; language learning and processing; coordination and interaction in learning and communication; dynamical and connectionist models of learning and processing; philosophy of cognitive science

LILIAN DAVILA
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Materials structure and simulations, nanoscale materials, environmental materials

KEVIN DAWSON
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., M.A., California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D. University of South Carolina
Colonial History

MICHAEL DAWSON
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.Sc., University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England; M.Sc., University of York, England; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Assembly of evolution of communities, population dynamics in relation to climate change, evolution of morphology and behavior at micro-and macro-evolutionary scales

ROBIN DELUGAN
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Nation-state identity, globalization, immigration, transnationalism

SARAH DEPAOLI
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., M.A., California State University, Sacramento; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Quantitative Psychology

GERARDO C. DIAZ
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., Universidad de Santiago de Chile; M.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Energy conversion systems, dynamic simulation and control of thermal systems, absorption chillers and heat pumps, vapor compression systems with alternate refrigerants

KYLE DODSON
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., The University of Texas, Austin; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University
Political Sociology, Quantitative Methodology, Social Change, Religion and Science, Social Stratification, and Comparative Sociology

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ARIEL ESCOBAR
Professor, School of Engineering
Bachelor’s degree, ENET 28 “Republica Francesa”, CONET; Electronic Engineer, Universidad Tecnologica Nacional, Argentina; Ph.D., University of the Republic (PEDECIBA) R.O.U.
Cardiac signaling, development of new optical and spectroscopic techniques for studying the subcellular dynamics of second messengers using fluorescent probes

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FABIAN FILIPP
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.Sc., University of Regensburg; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Heidelberg
Systems biology of cancer metabolism

MARILYN FOGEL
Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Ecology and Biogeochemistry

HENRY JAY FORMAN
Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.A., Queens College; Ph.D., Columbia University
Signal transduction, antioxidants and redox signaling, lung disease

DAVID FORTUNATO
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of Miami; M.S., University of New Haven; M.A., Ph.D., Rice University
Coalition politics, legislative institutions, mass political behavior, ideal point estimation

CAROLIN FRANK
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
M.Sc., Uppsala University School of Engineering; Ph.D., Uppsala University
Evolutionary genomics of prokaryotes and fungi, evolution of host-parasite interactions, marine genomics and metagenomics

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MARCOS GARCIA-OJEDA
Lecturer PSOE, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of Illinois; M.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; Ph.D., Stanford University
Stem cell research, cell biology, immunology, biotechniques, virology

TEAMRAT GHEZZEHEI
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of Asmara; Ph.D., Utah State University
Soil and environmental physics, multiphase flow and mechanics of porous media

SAYANTANI GHOSH
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.Sc., St. Stephen’s College, India; B.A.,University of Cambridge; M.S., Ph.D., University of Chicago
Nanodevices, solid state materials, quantum information, optical science

PAUL GIBBONS
Lecturer PSOE, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., B.M., Arizona State University; M.F.A., University of Massachusetts
Merritt Writing Program

JEFFREY GILGER
Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., M.S., CSU Hayward; M.A., Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara
Developmental Psychology

JAN GOGGANS
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., M.A., California State University, Sacramento; Ph.D., University of California, Davis
American literature, American nature writing and literature of the environment, California literature and culture, literature of the Central Valley, literature and culture of the Great Depression, literature and photography

TANYA GOLASH-BOZA
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of Maryland; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Race, human rights, and immigration policy

MARIAELENA GONZALEZ
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.S., B.A., Santa Clara University; M.T.S., Harvard University; Ph.D., Stanford University
Tobacco-related health disparities and the potential for public health policy to address such disparities

AJAY GOPINATHAN
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
M.Sc., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; Ph.D., University of Chicago
Cell motility, actin bundle dynamics

SACHIN GOYAL
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
B.Tech, Banaras Hindu University, India; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Continuum Mechanics, Dynamics and Controls

QINGHUA GUO
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., M.S., Peking University, China; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Methodological and applied aspects of geographical information science

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LAURA HAMILTON
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., DePauw University; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University
Family and educational systems as factors that shape social stratification processes associated with gender, sexuality, and social class

THOMAS HANSFORD
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., Saint Mary’s College of Maryland; Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Politics of the federal judiciary, campaigns and elections

THOMAS C. HARMON
Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., Johns Hopkins University; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University
Contaminant transport in aquatic systems, soil and groundwater remediation, development and use of environmental sensors

STEPHEN HART
Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., Duke University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Soil microbial ecology, global change, terrestrial biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, natural resources

NIGEL HATTON
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., Virginia Tech; M.F.A., University of San Francisco; M.A., M.J., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University
Nineteenth–and twentieth–century American and African American literature and culture, transnational American studies, literature and philosophy, Søren Kierkegaard, global human rights

JASON HEIN
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.Sc., Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Synthetic organic chemistry

EVAN HEIT
Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.S.E., B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Stanford University
Categorization, inductive reasoning, recognition memory, computer simulation and mathematical modeling, intuitive statistical judgment

GREGG HERKEN
Professor Emeritus, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; Ph.D., Princeton University
History, American diplomatic history, nuclear history, history of Cold War

MATTHEW HIBBING
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Illinois
American politics, political behavior, political psychology, public opinion, biology and politics, personality and political behavior, physiological traits and political attitudes, ideology, and perceptions of political opposition

E. DANIEL HIRLEMAN
Dean, School of Engineering and Professor, School of Engineering
B.S.M.E., M.S.M.E., Ph.D., Purdue University
Laser/optical sensors and measurement methods for: surface defect and microfeature characterization; early detection of biohazards including chem/bio agents and food-borne pathogens; semiconductor manufacturing; combustion; and fluid mechanics. Global engineering education, cross-cultural global teams, and assessment

LINDA HIRST
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.Sc., Ph.D., Manchester University, UK
Experimental biophysics, soft condensed mater physics, molecular self-assembly and structure-function relationships

KATRINA HOYER
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of California, Davis; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Research in immunology, specifically studying how cellular and signaling abnormalities lead to autoimmune and inflammatory disease

HRANT HRATCHIAN
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., Eastern Michigan University; Ph.D., Wayne State University
Molecular quantum chemistry and electronic structure theory with applications to artificial photosynthesis

HAIFENG HUANG
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
B.A., Zhejiang University, China; M.P.P., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University
Political roles of new media and central local relations and principal agent problems of authoritarian politics

KATHLEEN HULL
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
M.A., University of Calgary; B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Cultural impact of colonial encounters of the native people in North America, interplay of demography and culture, ethnicity and ethnogenesis in pre-literate societies

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BOAZ ILAN
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.Sc., Ph.D., Tel Aviv University
Mathematics involved with real-world phenomena, with application to such areas as the control of intense laser beams and high-precision measurements of frequency and time, numerical computation

SUNGJIN IM
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., M.S., Seoul National University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign
Design and analysis of algorithms and their applications; approximation algorithms, online algorithms, randomized algorithms, scheduling algorithms, combinatorial optimization, game theory, big data algorithms

ROBERT INNES
Professor and Tony Coelho Endowed Chair in Public Policy, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Environmental economics, law and economics, industrial organization, agricultural policy and markets, finance

CHRISTINE M. ISBORN
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of San Francisco; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington
Theoretical and computational chemistry

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CAROLYN DICEY JENNINGS
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
M.A., University of St Andrews; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University
Philosophy of mind and cognitive science, attention, perception, consciousness, and action

ERIN JOHNSON
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.Sc., Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada; Ph.D., Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
Development and application of density-function theory

ANDREA JOYCE
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.S., University of California, Riverside; Ph.D., Texas A & M University
Public Health

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MARCELO KALLMANN
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., State University of Rio de Janeiro; M.S., Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Geometric modeling, computer graphics, computer animation, autonomous agents, robotics, artificial intelligence

DAVID KAMINSKY
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University Ethnomusicology

ANNE MYERS KELLEY
Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of California, Riverside; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Resonance Raman spectroscopy and microscopy, molecular photochemistry and photophysics, organic materials for nonlinear optics, modeling of spectroscopic data

DAVID F. KELLEY
Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., Whitworth College; Ph.D., University of Washington
Spectroscopy and dynamics of semiconductor nanoparticles, ultrafast spectroscopy of excited states and reactive intermediates, solvation effects on proton and electron transfer reactions, vibrational dynamics of gas phase molecules

CHRISTOPHER KELLO
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Speech and reading processes, coordinative bases of cognitive systems

ARNOLD D. KIM
Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., Northwestern University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington
Wave propagation in random media, light propagation in tissues, wireless communications, scientific computing, asymptotic and perturbation methods

MASASHI KITAZAWA
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., CSU, San Bernardino; M.S., University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., Iowa State University
Toxicology

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MIN HWAN LEE
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., Seoul National University, Korea; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University
Energy Storage

YUE LEI
Lecturer SOE, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., Peking University, Beijing, China; M.S. California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Low-dimensional topology and geometry, geometric analysis, index theory, eta invariant and its applications

KARIN LEIDERMAN
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., University of Utah
Mathematical Biology, specifically in biological fluid dynamics, biomechanics, and biochemistry. Other interests include porous media flow, regularization methods, and scientific computing.

DOROTHY LELAND
Chancellor
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University
Contemporary continental philosophy

VALERIE J. LEPPERT
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
B.A. (2), California State University, Sonoma; Ph.D., Northwestern University
Electron microscopy, nanomaterials for application in technology and the environment

CHANGQING LI
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
B.A., Northwestern Poylytech. University; M.S., (1) Tsinghua University (2) Clemson University; Ph.D., University of Florida
Biomedical imaging instrumentation and reconstruction algorithm development, focusing on preclinical imaging, x-ray Luminescence Optical Tomography (XLOT), simultaneous Fluorescence Optical Tomography (FOT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging (CLI)/Tomography (CLT)

ANDY LIWANG
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Washington
Structure and function of circadian clock proteins

PATRICIA LIWANG
Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Harvard University
Structure and function of anti-HIV Chemokines

IGNACIO LOPEZ-CALVO
Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain; M.A., California State University Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin American narratives with an emphasis on the cultural production of the Caribbean and the Southern Cone, Chicano literature and culture

JENNIFER LU
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., Shanghai University; M.S., Drexel University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Nanotechnology, nanofabrication

KELVIN LWIN
Lecturer PSOE, School of Engineering
B.S., University of California, Berkeley
Computer Science and Engineering

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YANBAO MA
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei; M.S., Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Fluid mechanics with emphasis on multi-scale, multi-physics flows ranging from microfluidic systems to macro-scale aerodynamics and hydrodynamics

DALIA MAGANA
Assistant Professor
B.A., M.A., University of California, Davis
Spanish Linguistics

PAUL MAGLIO
Professor, School of Engineering and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Cognitive science management in regards to the studies of work, models of web programming, and human-computer interaction

SEAN MALLOY
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University
War and morality, American political history, utopian and extremist movements in the 1930s, the domestic sources of U.S. foreign policy, the ways in which economics, religion and culture shape Americans’ interactions with the rest of the world

JENNIFER MANILAY
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Harvard University
Mechanisms that control cell fate decisions in the immune system, the development of T lymphocytes, important components of immune defense against pathogens

ROUMMEL MARCIA
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., Columbia University, New York; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Scientific computation, large-scale optimization, interior-point methods, numerical analysis, global optimization, mathematical biology, compressed sensing, signal processing

MANUEL M. MARTIN-RODRIGUEZ
Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Licenciatura, Universidad de Sevilla; M.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Cross-disciplinary perspectives from cultural, ethnic and film studies, border studies, textual recovery, intra-cultural difference, the Hispanic context of Chicano/Chicana literature, popular culture and the mass media

ASHLIE MARTINI
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., Ph.D., Northwestern University
Molecular modeling of nanoscale interfaces, simulation-based interface design, fluid power tribology

TEENIE MATLOCK
Associate Professor and McClatchy Chair in Communication, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Cognitive science, psycholinguistics, spatial cognition, metaphor, semantics, gesture

KARA E. MCCLOSKEY
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University and Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Engineering principles, such as analysis and design, as they apply to the advancements being made in stem cells and tissue engineering, cardiovascular cell lineage

CARRIE MENKE
Lecturer PSOE, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Chemical and materials physics

ERIK MENKE
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Alternative energy including improving solar cells and producing carbon neutral fuel sources

MATTHEW MEYER
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of Kansas, M.S., University of Wisconsin, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Research on using temperature-dependent isotope effects as a probe for enzyme dynamics in soybean lipoxygenase-1

JUAN MEZA
Dean, School of Natural Sciences and Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., M.A., M.S., Ph.D., Rice University
Nonlinear optimization with an emphasis on methods for parallel computing

KEVIN A. MITCHELL
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Nonlinear dynamics and classical/quantum chaos, semi-classical phase-space techniques, topological and geometric methods for low-dimensional systems, the geometric/Berry phase and gauge theory

MICHAEL MODEST
Professor and Keith and Elinor Shaffer and Betty Lou George Chair in Engineering, School of Engineering
Dipl.-Ing., Technical University of Munich, Germany; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Radiative heat transfer and laser machining of ceramics

NATHAN MONROE
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
American political institutions, role of political parties and organizational institutions within Congress, legislative politics

RUTH MOSTERN
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.S., Georgetown University, M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Geography and state power in Middle Period China, georeferencing, the digital mapping of historical and cultural phenomena

HOLLEY MOYES
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., Florida State University; M.A. Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Archaeological anthropology addressing the place of ideology and ritual in the ascendance and decline of elite power and authority

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SHAWN D. NEWSAM
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., University of California, Davis; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, content based information retrieval, digital libraries, data mining

CLARISSA NOBILE
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University
Research lies in transcriptional networks that regulate gene expression during biofilm development

STEPHEN NICHOLSON
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Political behavior in the United States, Direct democracy on political outcomes, divided partisan control of government on public opinion and political behavior, effects of issues on Latino political behavior, media effects on trust in government

DAVID NOELLE
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Computational cognitive neurosciences, connectionism, cognitive control, learning, concept formation, working memory, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, machine learning, artificial intelligence

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ROBERT S. OCHSNER
Senior Lecturer SOE, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Director of Merritt Writing Program, and Director of Center for Research on Teaching Excellence
B.A., Western Washington University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Social and cultural issues of teaching “white” English, a research focus that joins ESL theory with social constructionist insights about the power relationships between teacher and student or among diverse students in groups

PEGGY A. O’DAY
Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of California, Davis; M.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., Stanford University
Aqueous, surface and environmental geochemistry, biogeochemistry and transport of inorganic contaminants in natural systems, geochemical applications of spectroscopy and microscopy, chemistry in hydrothermal systems

DAVID M. OJCIUS
Professor and Presidential Chair in Biology, School of Natural Sciences
B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Infection by intracellular pathogens, particularly chlamydia trachomatis, interaction between infected cells and the immune system mechanisms of cell death, innate immunity

RUDY MARTIN ORTIZ
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.A., M.Sc., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Endocrine physiology, physiological adaptations in water and electrolyte homeostasis and fat metabolism during extreme conditions such as prolonged fasting and altered gravitational load

NÉSTOR OVIEDO
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
D.V.M., Universidad Centroccidental “Lisandro Alvarado”, Venezuela; M.Sc., Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC); Ph.D., IVIC/University of Utah
Tissue regeneration, morphogenesis, role of stem cells in regulating tissue homeostasis and regeneration of missing parts in adults

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THOMAS W. PETERSON
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
B.S., Tufts University; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Chemical Engineering

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SHOLEH QUINN
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago
Middle Eastern history, history of Iran, Islamic civilization, women in the Middle East, Central Asian history, Historiography, Early Modern empires

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DUNYA RAMICOVA
Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.F.A., Goodman School of Drama; M.F.A., Yale University School of Drama
Costume design for theatre, opera, ballet, dance, film and television, history of costume design, history of clothing and fashion, drawing, watercolor painting

SUSANA RAMIREZ
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., Santa Clara University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health
Communication in the service of social justice

LINDA-ANNE REBHUN
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
A.B., Mount Holyoke College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Cultural phenomena, women’s and gender studies, Latin American studies, Agrarian studies

CRISTIÁN H. RICCI
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., California State University, Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Spanish literature, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Spanish-American literature, Portuguese literature, Golden Age and Colonial literature

ROBERT RICE
Lecturer PSOE, School of Engineering
B.A., Hobart College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Utah
Snow science, mountain hydrology, water resources, sensor networks, remote sensing, and climate change

EMILY RITTER
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., Webster University; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University
Political repression and domestic conflict; international human rights law, institutions, & practices; international governance & judicial institutions; formal methodology

WOLFGANG ROGGE
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
Dipl. Ing., Technical University, Berlin, Germany; M.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Air pollution science and engineering

ERIK ROLLAND
Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University; M.Sc., NHH and NTNU, Norway
Solving intractable management problems inspired by real management problems, often from the fields of operations research and information systems, but also from other domains, such as healthcare, service, and risk management.

FLORIN RUSU
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
B.Eng., Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Florida
Databases in general, with a particular focus on large scale data management, data aggregation and approximation methods; data streaming; approximate query processing; online aggregation.

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RAMENDRA SAHA
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S. (2), M.S., University of Calcutta; Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center
Molecular and genetic regulation of immediate early genes in the central nervous system. 

MICHAEL SCHEIBNER
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
M.S., University of New Mexico; Diplom Physiker, Dr. Rer. Nat., University of Würzburg, Germany
Light-matter interactions on a nanometer scale with a focus on coupling phenomena of nanostructures and resulting applications

KURT SCHNIER
Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.S., University of California, San Diego; M.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. University of Arizona
Fisheries research, experimental economics, and health economics

ROSE SCOTT
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois
Developmental psychology, child psychology, psychological reasoning, cognitive development, infancy, and language acquisition

JASON SEXTON
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., Humboldt State University; M.S. University of Montana; Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Plant distributions, tolerance, and evolvability in novel and stressful environments and the genomic and phylogenetic underpinnings of adaptation

WILLIAM R. SHADISH
Distinguished Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., Santa Clara University; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University
Clinical psychology, experimental and quasi experimental design, meta-analysis, program evaluation, psychology of science

JAY SHARPING
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Whitewater; M.A., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Northwestern University
Non linear fiber optics, atomic and molecular optics, quantum optics, carbon annotates

MARIO SIFUENTEZ
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., M.A., University of Oregon; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University
Comparative ethnic studies, race and labor in Latin America, Asian Pacific Americans and the Pacific Rim, Western History

SUZANNE SINDI
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.A., California State University, Fullerton; M.S., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
Applied non-linear dynamics, computational biology, and genomics

MUKESH SINGHAL
Professor and Chancellor’s Professorship, School of Engineering
B.S., Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
Cybertrust, Information Security, Distributed Computing Systems, Operating Systems, Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing, Networks Security, Database Systems, Cloud Computing, and Wireless Sensor Networks and Systems

ANNA SONG
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Adolescent decision-making relating to their health and well-being

MICHAEL SPIVEY
Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; Ph.D., University of Rochester
Language/vision interaction, sentence processing, spoken word recognition, visual memory, visual attention, visual imagery, problem solving, eye movements, neural networks and dynamical systems

JIAN-QIAO SUN
Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Bio-mechanics, bio-medical engineering

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ALEXANDER THEODORIDIS
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of Virginia; M.P.P., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Political psychology, experimental methods, and political attitude formation

LIN TIAN
Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., Tsinghua University; M.S., Beijing University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Theoretical studies of quantum information and quantum computation

JITSKE TIEMENSMA
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.S., Leiden University Medical Center; M.S., Free University Amsterdam; Ph.D., Leiden University Medical Center
Biological health psychology and behavioral medicine

MAYYA TOKMAN
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Mathematical modeling of nonlinear phenomena, numerical analysis, scientific computing

CHRISTINA TORRES-ROUFF
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
A.B., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Biological anthropology

DAVID TORRES-ROUFF
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
A.B., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Race and Ethnicity, Urban History, Latina/o History, Comparative Borderlands, Social Institutions, Community Formation, Public Policy, California, US West

SAMUEL J. TRAINA
Vice Chancellor for Research, Professor, Schools of Natural Sciences and Engineering and holder of the Ted and Jan Falasco Chair in Earth Sciences and Geology
B.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Surface, colloidal and complexation chemistry in soils, sediments and natural waters, remediation of contaminated soils and sediments

JESSICA TROUNSTINE
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Political Institutions, elite political behavior, elections, representation

THEOFANIS TSOULOUSHAS
Professor and Ruiz Family Chair in Entrepreneurship, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of Athens; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Research focuses on applied micro theory, particularly contract theory and the economics of organizations and corporate finance.

CHUN-CHIN VINCENT TUNG
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
M.S., National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan; Ph.D., UCLA
Materials Science and Engineering

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ZULEMA VALDEZ
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Racial and ethnic relations, international migration, intersectionality, and economic sociology

NELLA VAN DYKE
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona
Political sociology, social movements, sexuality, gender, hate crime

PETER VANDERSCHRAAF
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.S., Loyola Marymount University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Political philosophy, game theory, ethics

JACK VEVEA
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., M.S., San Francisco State University; A.B., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Chicago
Innovation of statistical methods to address problems that cannot be solved by conventional techniques

JESS VICKERY
Lecturer PSOE, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Chemistry and chemical biology

JOSHUA VIERS
Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Director of CITRIS
B.S., Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Environmental resource management and decision-making

CHRISTOPHER VINEY
Professor, School of Engineering
B.A., Ph.D., Cambridge University
Biomolecular materials (design of materials synthesis, assembly, processing and physical optimization strategies based on examples from nature), physical science and engineering of polymers and liquid crystals (structure-property-processing relationships)

AXEL VISEL
Associate Adjunct Professor, School of Natural Sciences
Ph.D., Max Planck Institute, Germany
Gene regulation, vertebrate developmental biology and bioenergy

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JAN WALLANDER
Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., Ashland College; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University
Health psychology, pediatric psychology

ERIC WALLE
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.S., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Emotion, Social Interaction, Socio-emotional Development, Epigenetic Phenomena

ANNE WARLAUMONT
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of Memphis
Communication Sciences and Disorders

SHI-PU WANG
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., M.A., Indiana University, Bloomington; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
History and theory of 20th century American Art with concentration on American artists of Asian origin, study of the role that national, cultural, and/or ethnic identity plays in the work of artists, the impact that US Cold War cultural programs played in the development of new art trends in Asia Since World War II

ZHONG WANG
Associate Adjunct Professor, School of Natural Sciences
M.S., Shanghai Institute of Cell Biology, Shanghai, China; Ph.D., Duke University
Study of complex microbial communities through computations analysis of genome data

ANTHONY WESTERLING
Associate Professor, Schools of Engineering and Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Research efforts to model climatic influences on wildfire and on water and energy resources, working with policy makers to explore alternatives for building sustainable resource management structures

ALEXANDER WHALLEY
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of Western Ontario; M.A., University of British Columbia; Ph.D.,
University of Maryland, College Park
Labor economics, macroeconomics, applied econometrics

DEBORAH WIEBE
Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Art
B.A., Bethel College; M.A., M.P.H., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Health and Pediatric Psychology

ROLAND WINSTON
Distinguished Professor, Schools of Natural Sciences and Engineering
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Chicago
Solar power and renewable energy, elementary particle physics, non-imaging optics

FRED WOLF
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Molecular and cell biology

J. ARTHUR WOODWARD
Professor Emeritus, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.S., Wake Forest University; M.A., Ph.D., Texas Christian University
Experimental design, statistical genetics, applied statistics and psychometrics

GREGORY WRIGHT
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Davis
International Trade, Immigration, Economic Growth

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JING XU
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., Caltech; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Physics/Biophysics

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MING-HSUAN YANG
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
B.S., National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan; M.S., University of Southern California and University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, image processing, cognitive science

TAO YE
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., Peking University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Nanoscale science, bioanalysis

KENICHI YOSHIDA
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Research focuses on how the trope of objects and matter operated in art of modern Japan to posit a critical alternative to a Eurocentric and anthropocentric totality

JEFFREY YOSHIMI
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., University of California Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, phenomenology (especially Husserl), neural networks

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ANNE ZANZUCCHI
Lecturer PSOE, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
B.A., Drew University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester
Writing Program Administration, Pedagogy & Assessment, Science and Technical Writing

Adjunct Faculty

CARLOS COIMBRA
Associate Adjunct Professor, School of Engineering
B.S. (2), University of Brasilia; M.S., Instituto Superior Tecnico of Lisbon; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Particle dynamics, stability of fluids, variable order modeling, turbulent multi-phase mixing layer, computational fluid dynamics, combustion

M. PILAR FRANCINO
Assistant Adjunct Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., National Autonomous University of Mexico; M.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester
Bacterial genomes

GABRIELA LOOTS
Assistant Adjunct Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.S., University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Developmental genomics with emphasis on skeletal and limb development

ALEKSANDR NOY
Associate Adjunct Professor, School of Natural Sciences
B.A., Moscow State University; M.S., Ph.D., Harvard University
Nanosynthesis, single-molecule imaging and measurements

WILLEM J.M. Van BREUGEL
Adjunct Professor Emeritus, School of Natural Sciences
Ingeniur degree, Eindhoven University; Ph.D., Leiden University
Distant massive galaxies, the effects of their central super-massive black holes on the galaxy-formation process, the formation and evolution of the largest structures known in the Universe: clusters of galaxies