Social Science Faculty

Jon Anderson

Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
M.S., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.S., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Awards

  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Expertise

Biostatistics
Time-to-Event Data Analysis
Analysis of Survey Data
Jon Anderson
Campus Location: 

Science 1330

Phone: 
+1 3205896306

Stacey Parker Aronson

Professor
Spanish Discipline Coordinator
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
M.A., University of Kansas
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University

Expertise

Spanish Language
Brazilian Portuguese Language
16-17th Century Peninsular Spanish Literature, Particularly by Women Authors
Literary Representations of Sexual Violence
Muslim and Jewish Literature of Spain
Stacy Aronson
Campus Location: 

Camden 209

Phone: 
+1 3205896290

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

Lecturer
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

Tammy Berberi

Associate Professor
On Sabbatical Leave, 2015–16
Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Colorado College

Expertise

Disability and Aesthetics
Tristan Corbière
19th-century French Literature
Disability Studies
Inclusion in Higher Education
A portrait of a smiling woman
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896264

Cyrus Bina

Professor
On Sabbatical Leave 2015-16
Ph.D. The American University
M.A. Ball State University
M.A. Ball State University
B.S. Institute of Advance Accounting (Tehran, Iran)

Awards

Morris Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Expertise

Economic Theory and Methodology
Energy and Environmental Economics
Political Economy
Technological Change & Skill Formation
History of Economic Thought
Globalization & Strategy
Iran's Economy & Polity
International Relations & US Foreign Policy
Cyrus Bina
Campus Location: 

Camden 206

Phone: 
+1 3205896193

Sheri Breen

Associate Professor
On Sabbatical, 2015-16
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Awards

Alumni Association Teaching Award

Expertise

Political theories of nature
Sustainable agriculture and stewardship
Ecological reformulation of property theory
A woman with graying hair and glasses in front of several indoor plants
Campus Location: 

Imholte 210

Phone: 
+1 3205896206

Sarah Buchanan

Associate Professor
French Discipline coordinator, 2015-16
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Awards

  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Expertise

Francophone Studies
West African Cinema and Literature
Maghrebian Cinema and Literature
Caribbean Literature
French Cinema
Sarah Buchanan
Campus Location: 

Camden 211

Phone: 
+1 3205896292

Stephen Burks

Professor
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
M.A. University of Massachusetts
M.A., Indiana University
B.A., Reed College

Awards

Morris Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Expertise

U.S. trucking industry
Behavioral economic field experiments
Behavioral personnel economics
Stephen V. Burks
Campus Location: 

Camden 203

Phone: 
+1 3205896191

L. Mercredi Chasman

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois
B.S. California Institute of Technology

Expertise

Eigenvalue problems in PDE
Special functions
Merc Chasman
Campus Location: 

Science 1360

Phone: 
+1 3205896328

Mark Collier

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
B.A., Columbia University

Expertise

Modern Philosophy
Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science
Moral Psychology
Mark Collier
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896288

Julia Dabbs

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
M.A., University of Maryland, College Park
A.M.L.S., University of Michigan
B.A., University of Michigan

Expertise

Women Artists of the Early Modern Period (1500–1800)
17th C. French Sculpture and Art Theory
Julia Dabbs
Campus Location: 

HFA 5

Phone: 
+1 3205896232

Rebecca Dean

Associate Professor
On Sabbatical, 2015-16
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

Bradley Deane

Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University
B.A., University of Michigan

Awards

  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award

Expertise

British Literature and Culture of the Long Nineteenth Century
Literature of Imperialism, Colonialism, and Nationalism
Victorian Gender and Sexuality
History of the Novel, Publishing, and Authorship
Materialist, Historicist, and Post-colonial Literary Theory
Cultural Studies and Popular Culture
Bradley Deane
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896265

Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane

Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University
B.A., University of Washington

Awards

  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Expertise

Medieval History
Early Modern Europe
Religious and Cultural History
Gender Studies
Jennifer Deane
Campus Location: 

Camden 112

Phone: 
+1 3205896186

Dan Demetriou

Associate Professor
Philosophy Discipline Coordinator
Ph. D., University of Colorado
M.A., Texas A&M University
M.A., Youngstown State University
B.A., Ambassador University

Expertise

Ethics
Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Law
Dan Demetriou
Campus Location: 

Camden 208

Phone: 
+1 3205896291

Julie Eckerle

Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Expertise

Early Modern British Literature
Women’s Writing and Representations of Gender in Literature
Early Modern Life Writing
Julie Eckerle
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896262

Deb Economou

Assistant Professor
J.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., Case Western Reserve University

Expertise

Business Law
Employment Law/Human Resources
Domestic Relations
Deb Economou
Campus Location: 

Imholte 20E

Phone: 
+1 3205897006

Bart Finzel

Professor
Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Dean
Ph.D., Cornell University
M.A., Cornell University
B.A., Valparaiso University

Awards

  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Expertise

Long-term planning
Liaison to faculty and administration of the campus
Create funding mechanisms
Establish partnerships with other community development organizations throughout the upper Midwest
Bart Finzel
Campus Location: 

Behmler 315

Phone: 
+1 3205896015

Pieranna Garavaso

Professor
Chair of the Humanities Division
Ph.D., University of Nebraska
M.A., University of Padova (Italy)
B.A., University of Padova (Italy)

Awards

  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Expertise

Metaphysics
Philosophy of Language
Epistemology
Frege
Analytic Feminism
Pieranna Garavaso
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896251

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

Vicki Graham

Professor
Ph.D. University of California
M.A., University of California
B.A., San Francisco State University

Expertise

Poetry and poetics
20th Century British and American poetry
Nature poetry
Eco-criticism
Creative writing
Vicki Graham
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896258

Stephen Gross

Associate Professor
Archivist
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Expertise

American Social History
History of American Immigration
Rural History
History of Religion in America
Minnesota History
Stephen Gross
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 320 589 6172
+1 320 589 6278

Roland Guyotte

Professor
Ph.D.,Northwestern University
M.A., Northwestern University
A.B., Brown University

Expertise

U.S. History
Political History
The American Presidency
Immigration and Ethnicity
Biography and Autobiography
History of Education
Roland Guyotte
Campus Location: 

Camden 108

Phone: 
+1 3205896185

Hiroyuki Imai

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
M.A., University of Michigan
B.A., Keio University

Expertise

Development Economics
International Economics
Financial Economics
Hiroyuki Imai
Campus Location: 

Imholte 116B

Phone: 
+1 3205896214

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

Seung-ho Joo

Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Yonsei University Seoul

Awards

Morris Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Expertise

Northeast Asian Security
Korean Politics and Foreign Policy
Russian Foreign Policy
Seung-ho Joo
Campus Location: 

Imholte 209

Phone: 
+1 3205896203

Arne Kildegaard

Professor
Chair of the Social Science Division
Ph.D., University of Texas
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College

Expertise

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Economics of Renewable Energy Systems
Economic Development
Arne Kildegaard
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896190
+1 3205896451

Michael Lackey

Professor
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Awards

  • Distinguished McKnight University Professorship
  • UMM Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Expertise

Twentieth-century Intellectual History
God and Religion in Literature
Atheism
Michael Lackey
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896263

Lory Lemke

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Expertise

Epistemology
Metaphysics
Campus Location: 

Camden 210

Phone: 
+1 3205896289

Tim Lindberg

Assistant Professor
Pre-Law Adviser
Ph.D University at Albany
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Expertise

American Government
U.S. Political Institutions
Political Behavior
Constitutional Law
American Political Development
Tim Lindberg
Campus Location: 

Imholte 207

Phone: 
+1 3205896208

Mark Logan

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
B.A. Carleton College

Expertise

Algebra
Combinatorics
Campus Location: 

Science 2385

Phone: 
+1 3205896346

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

Brook Miller

Professor
English Discipline Coordinator
Ph.D., Indiana University

Expertise

Modern and Contemporary British Literature
Critical Theory
Transnational and Global Approaches to Literature
Cognitive Approaches to Literature
Brook Miller
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205856260

Michael O'Reilly

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Manchester University, England
B.S.,Queens University, North Ireland

Expertise

Algebra
Representation Theory
Campus Location: 

Science 1310

Bibhudutta Panda

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
M.S., Louisiana State University
M.Phil., Delhi School of Economics
M.A., Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics
B.A., Utkal University

Expertise

Economic Growth and Development
Applied Macroeconomics
Regional Economics
Bibhudutta Panda
Campus Location: 

Imholte 211

Phone: 
+1 3205896205

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

Roger Rose

Associate Professor
Center for Small Towns Director
Ph.D., University of California, Davis
B.A., Occidental College, Los Angeles

Expertise

Public Service Attraction
Voluntarism
Presidency & Supreme Court
International Human Rights
Roger Rose
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896220

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

Marynel Ryan Van Zee

Associate Professor
History Discipline Coordinator
On leave, 2015-16
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago

Expertise

Modern European History
Intellectual and Social History
Gender Studies
Marynel Ryan Van Zee
Campus Location: 

Camden 116

Phone: 
+1 3205896181

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

Engin Sungur

Professor
Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University
M.S., Carnegie-Mellon University
M.S., Middle East Technical University
B.A., Middle East Technical University

Awards

Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Expertise

Statistics Education
Modern Multivariate Analysis
Copulas and Directional Dependence Modeling
Engin Sungur
Campus Location: 

Science 1350

Phone: 
+1 3205896325

Tisha Turk

Associate Professor
Writing Center Director
On Sabbatical Leave 2015-16
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Expertise

Fan Studies
Composition Studies
Digital Literacies and New Media
Writing Centers and Peer Tutoring
Narrative Theory
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Tisha Turk
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896261