Robert H. AbzugAudre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies Professor, Departments of History and American Studies Director, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies email@example.com Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois; B.A., Harvard University Research Interests: Dr. Abzug has written in a variety of fields and for over a decade has concentrated his research and writing on the history of psychology and psychotherapy. His biography of the American psychologist, Dr. Rollo May, is due to be published by Oxford University Press in 2012.
Ronald J. AngelProfessor, Department of Sociology firstname.lastname@example.org Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison Research Interests: Dr. Angel has published numerous books and journal articles that investigate the socioeconomic and health vulnerabilities of minority individuals and communities.
David I. BeaverProfessor, Departments of Linguistics and Philosophy Director, Cognitive Science Program email@example.com Education: Ph.D., University of Edinburgh Research Interests: Dr. Beaver has over twenty years of experience as a teacher and public speaker. As well as leading regular university classes from freshmen to advanced graduate students, he has taught a 10 week Continuing Studies class at Stanford University on metaphor, and distance learning courses over the internet. He frequently gives presentations and consults with groups outside of his areas of specialization, ranging from high schoolers to military, legal, and commercial groups. He is the Graduate Studies Advisor of the new HDO Master’s program.
Daniela BiniProfessor, Department of French and Italian firstname.lastname@example.org Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin Research Interests: Dr. Bini’s research combines philosophy and literature. Her books include A Fragrance from the Desert: Poetry and Philosophy in Giacomo Leopardi, Carlo Michelstaedter and the Failure of Language and Pirandello and His Muse: The Plays for Marta Abba. At present she is working on a study of the phenomena of Vitellonismo and Familismo in Italian culture and on artistic works that combine different media: popular and classical theater, music, film and poetry.
Dan BonevacProfessor, Philosophy email@example.com Education: Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Research Interests: Dr. Bonevac’s research focuses on the intersection of metaphysics, philosophical logic, and ethics. His first book, Reduction in the Abstract Sciences, received the Johnsonian Prize from The Journal of Philosophy; he has written four other books and edited or co-edited four others, as well as more than fifty articles in academic journals.
Katharine S. BrooksDirector, Liberal Arts Career Services firstname.lastname@example.org Education: Ed.D., West Virginia University Research Interests: Dr. Brooks is the author of You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career (Plume, 2010) which outlines her chaos theory-based Wise Wanderings™ career coaching system. Her courses center on helping students connect their liberal arts education with the workplace. Brooks provides training and consulting for career services professionals nationally through the Career Coaching Intensive programs she developed for the National Association of Colleges & Employers. She is a nationally certified and state licensed counselor, specializing in cognitive behavioral approaches, positive psychology, and appreciative inquiry. Her blog, Career Transitions, is on Psychology Today.
Douglas BrusterMody C. Boatright Regents Professor of American and English Literature, Department of English email@example.com Education: Ph.D. and M.A., Harvard University Research Interests: Bruster has published widely on Shakespeare and the literature of the English Renaissance. His current research focuses on Shakespeare’s relation to his era’s marketplace in representations.
David M. BussProfessor, Department of Psychology firstname.lastname@example.org Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley Research Interests: Dr. Buss’ work centers on human mating strategies, social conflict, prestige, status, and reputation.
John S. ButlerDirector, IC2 Institute Professor, Departments of Management and Sociology, Center for African and African American Studies email@example.com Education: Ph.D., Northwestern University Research Interests: Dr. Butler holds the Gale Chair in Entrepreneurship and Small Business in the Graduate School of Business (Department of Management). He is the Director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship and the Director of the Institute for Innovation, Creativity and Capital (IC²). His research is in the areas of organizational behavior and new venture development. For the last eight summers Professor Butler has occupied the Distinguished Visiting Professor position at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo Japan, and this year holds the same status at Peking University in China.
Davida CharneyProfessor, Department of Rhetoric and Writing firstname.lastname@example.org Education: Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University; M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; B.A., Brandeis University Research Interests: Dr. Charney is interested in how authors entice readers and listeners to pay attention to their new ideas, whether in academic, civic, or religious settings.
Caryn L. CarlsonProfessor and Associate Chair, Department of Psychology email@example.com Education: Ph.D., University of Georgia Research Interests: For most of her career, Dr. Carlson’s research program, funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, examined a number of aspects of the functioning of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dr. Carlson has recently changed the focus of her work to the field of Positive Psychology and well-being, and is active in advising both undergraduate and graduate students in research examining various aspects of this topic.
Elizabeth DanzeFellow of the American Institute of Architects, Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture firstname.lastname@example.org Education: B. Arch., University of Texas at Austin, M. Arch., Yale University Research Interests: Professor Danze’s work integrates practice and theory across disciplines by examining the convergence of sociology and psychology with the tangibles of space and construction. Danze is also a principal with Danze Blood Architects, as well as co-editor and author of Psychoanalysis and Architecture and CENTER, Volume 17: Space and Psyche (currently in press). She is the recipient of the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award and a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers.
Robert A. DukeMarlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor in Music and Human Learning Director, The Center for Music Learning email@example.com Education: Ph.D., Florida State University Research Interests: Bob Duke’s research on human learning and behavior spans multiple disciplines, including motor skill learning, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience. His most recent work explores procedural memory consolidation and the cognitive processes engaged during musical improvisation. A former studio musician and public school music teacher, he has worked closely with children at-risk, both in the public schools and through the juvenile justice system.
Zachary ElkinsAssociate Professor, Department of Government firstname.lastname@example.org Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; B.A., Yale University Research Interests: Dr. Elkins’ research focuses on issues of democracy, institutional reform, research methods, and national identity, with an emphasis on cases in Latin America. He co-directs both the Comparative Constitutions Project, an initiative to understand the causes and consequences of constitutional choices, and the website constitutionmaking.org, which provides resources and analysis for constitutional drafters in new democracies.
Richard R. FloresAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts; C.B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair Professor, Anthropology and Mexican American Studies email@example.com Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin Research Interests: Dean Flores works in the areas of critical theory, performance studies, semiotics, and historical and cultural anthropology. He is the author of Remembering the Alamo: Memory, Modernity, and the Master Symbol (University of Texas Press, 2002), Los Pastores: History and Performance in the Mexican Shepherd’s Play of South Texas (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995), editor of Adina De Zavala’s, History and Legends of the Alamo (Arte Público Press, 1996). He has published essays in American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, American Literary History, Radical History Review, and in the edited volume, Latino Cultural Citizenship, published by Beacon Press.
James W. FredricksonProfessor and Chair, Department of Management firstname.lastname@example.org Education: Ph.D., University of Washington Research Interests: Dr. Fredrickson has published work on issues of compensation, governance, strategic decision-making and management, and leadership. His current research interests include examinations of the symbolic and substantive effects of CEO actions.
Thomas J. GarzaUniversity Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies Director, Texas Language Center email@example.com Education: Ph.D., Harvard University Research Interests: Dr. Garza has taught and published on the Russian language and literature, foreign language pedagogy, and contemporary Russian culture during his twenty-one year tenure at UT Austin. His current research is on the attitudes of Russian youth toward the Chechen wars and conscription, and filmic portraits of machismo in contemporary Russian and Latino culture.
Terri GivensAssociate Professor, Government firstname.lastname@example.org Education: Ph.D. and M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; B.A., Stanford University Research Interests: Dr. Givens’s academic interests include radical right parties, immigration politics, and immigrant integration in Europe. She has held many prestigious positions at the university, including Vice Provost of International Activities and Undergraduate Curriculum; Director of the Robert S. Strauss Center’s European Union Center of Excellence; and Co-Director of the Longhorn Scholars Program. Most recently, Dr. Givens founded Take Back the Trail, a fitness apparel company she owns. All proceeds from the company are used to develop and fund a free fitness program for minority women.
Sam GoslingProfessor, Department of Psychology email@example.com Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley Research Interests: Dr. Gosling does research on Internet-based methods of data collection, personality in non-human animals, and on how human personality is manifested in everyday contexts like bedrooms, offices, webpages, and music preferences. This latter work is described in his book, Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You. Dr. Gosling is the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution.
Eric HirstAssociate Dean for Graduate Program, McCombs School of Business John Arch White Professor of Business Eric.Hirst@mccombs.utexas.edu Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Twin Cities); M.Acc., University of Waterloo; B.A., University of Waterloo Research Interests: Dr. Hirst’s research interests lie in individual investor and professional security analysts’ valuation judgments and investment decisions and how investors evaluate and use management earnings forecasts.
Charles J. HolahanProfessor, Department of Psychology firstname.lastname@example.org Education: Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst Research Interests: Charles (Josh) Holahan has been a visiting faculty member at the Center for Health Care Evaluation at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His areas of interest are health psychology, stress and coping, and occupational stress.
Wayne D. HoyerChairman, Department of Marketing The James L. Bayless/William S. Farish Fund Chair for Free Enterprise Wayne.Hoyer@mccombs.utexas.edu Education: Ph.D., Perdue University Research Interests: Dr. Hoyer’s major area of study is consumer psychology. His research interests include consumer information processing and decision making, customer relationship management, and advertising information processing (including miscomprehension and humor). Dr. Hoyer has published over 60 articles in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing, and other marketing and psychology forums.
Madeline Y. HsuDirector, Center for Asian American Studies Associate Professor, Department of History email@example.com Education: Ph.D., Yale University Research Interests: Dr. Hsu’s research and teaching explore the shifting dynamics of migration, identity claims, the politics of inclusion and exclusion, and experiences of transnationalism and diaspora.
Robert A. HummerProfessor, Department of Sociology
firstname.lastname@example.org Education: Ph.D., Florida State University Research Interests: Dr. Hummer is a social demographer whose research centers on health and mortality disparities across population groups in the United States, and with links between migration and health, and religion and health. Together with Richard Rogers and Charles Nam, he published Living and Dying in the USA: Health, Behavioral, and Social Differentials of Adult Mortality (Academic Press, 2000), which won the Otis Dudley Duncan Award from the Population Section of the American Sociological Association for its contribution to the field of Social Demography. He has also published more than 75 journal articles and book chapters related to health and mortality patterns in the United States.
Vijay MahajanJohn P. Harbin Centennial Chair in Business, Department of Marketing Administration
email@example.com Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin Research Interests: Dr. Mahajan received his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, his M.S. in Chemical Engineering, and his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Texas at Austin. His interests include innovation diffusion, marketing strategy, marketing research methodologies, and market dynamics of the developing countries. His most recent book is titled The Arab World Unbound: Tapping into the Power of 350 Million Consumers.