Human Services Faculty

Oscar Baldelomar

Assistant Professor
B.A., California State University, Los Angeles
M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Expertise

Cognition and Identity Development
Intersection of Social Identities in Children and Adolescents
Culture and Identity Development
Oscar Baldelomar
Campus Location: 

Imholte 116e

Phone: 
+1 3205896211

Joseph Beaver

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tucson
M.A., University of Tulsa
B.G.S., University of Kansas

Expertise

Geography
Quantitative methods and computer modeling in archaeology
Epipaleolithic and Neolithic societies of the Middle East
Human/prey dynamics
Joseph Beaver
Campus Location: 

Imholte Hall 1

Phone: 
+1 3205897003

Rebecca Dean

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Arizona
M.A., University of Arizona
B.A., University of Michigan

Expertise

Agricultural societies in southern Arizona and the Mediterranean
Spread and development of farming
Impact of agricultural societies on the landscape and animals
Rebecca Dean
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205897009

Solomon Gashaw

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
S.J.D./Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Law School
M.L.I., University of Wisconsin
B.A., Haile Selassie I University, Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

Expertise

Sociological Theory
Law and Sociology
Social Movement
Ethnicity and the State
Campus Location: 

Camden 15

Phone: 
+1 3205896202

Farah Gilanshah

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
M.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., National University of Iran - Tehran, Iran

Expertise

Ethnic Community
International Migration
Research Methodology
Gerontology
Farah Gilanshah
Campus Location: 

Camden 105

Phone: 
+1 3205896184

Tom Johnson

Associate Professor
B.A., St. Olaf College
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Expertise

Perception
Attention
Language Behavior
Creativity
Tom Johnson
Campus Location: 

Imholte 116D

Phone: 
+1 3205896207

Leslie Meek

Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Awards

  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award
  • John Tate Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

Expertise

Biopsychology
Sexual Behavior
Effects of Environment on Offspring Development (daylength and alcohol)
Maternal Behavior
Sexual Differentiation
Leslie Meek
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896213

Kerry Michael

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., University of Alabama in Huntsville
B.S., Athens State University

Expertise

Individual differences and personality factors in health and disease
Psychoneuroimmunology
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Kerry Michael
Campus Location: 

Imholte 20A

Phone: 
+1 3205896189

Cristina Ortiz

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.A., University of Iowa
B.A., Central College

Expertise

Latina/o experiences in the U.S.
Rural life and communities in the U.S. Midwest
Immigration, Transnationalism, Globalization
Race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, and religion as components of identity
Cristina Ortiz
Campus Location: 

Imholte 205

Phone: 
+1 3205896194

Heather Peters

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Arizona
M.A., University of Arizona
B.A., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
B.S., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Expertise

Clinical Psychology
Sport Psychology
Multicultural Psychology
Eating Disorders
Heather Peters
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896217

Jennifer Rothchild

Associate Professor
Coordinator of the Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) Program
Ph.D., American University
M.A., Georgia State University
B.A., Miami University

Expertise

Gender and Development
Qualitative Methodology
Systems of Inequality
Childhood Studies
South Asian Studies
Jennifer Rothchild
Campus Location: 

Imholte 116A

Phone: 
+1 3205896279

Cheryl Stewart

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Miami University
M.A., Miami University
B.S., George Mason University

Expertise

Cognition
Attention
Learning & Memory (including both individual and group memory)
Specific factors that influence student learning in educational environments
Campus Location: 

Imholte 20C

Phone: 
+1 3205896379

Dennis Stewart

Professor
Ph.D., Miami University
M.A., Miami University
B.S., University of Illinois

Expertise

Group dynamics
Social Influence
Gender Stereotypes
Political Psychology
Consumer Psychology
Teaching of Psychology
Dennis Stewart
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896196