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Division of Social Science 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: 

204 Imholte Hall

Phone: 
+1 3205896215

Cyrus Bina

Professor
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

Ed Brands

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
On Sabbatical 2017-18
Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.A., University of Iowa
B.A., Grinnell College

Expertise

Environmental monitoring
Environmental policy
Water resources
Ed Brands
Campus Location: 

Imholte 206

Phone: 
+1 3205896209

Sheri Breen

Associate Professor
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

David Brown

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of California Davis (Economics)
Ph.D. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Transportation Systems)
M.S. University of California Davis (Economics)
M.S. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Transportation Systems)
M.S. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Mathematics)
B.A. Coe College

Expertise

Microeconomic Theory
Industrial Organization
Public Economics & Finance
Dave Brown
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 320 589 6195

Emily Bruce

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., Williams College

Expertise

Modern Europe
History of Childhood
Social and Cultural History
Gender Studies
History of Education
Emily Bruce
Campus Location: 

Camden 118

Phone: 
+1 320 589 6188

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

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

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

Satis Devkota

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Wayne State University
M.A., Western Illinois University
M.A., Tribhuvan University
B.Sc., Tribhuvan University

Expertise

Health Economics
Applied Econometrics
Growth and Development
Applied Microeconomics
Satis Devkota
Campus Location: 

Camden 202

Phone: 
+1 3205896198

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
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: 

Camden 201

Phone: 
+1 320 589 6190

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
Solomon Gashaw
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

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

Elliot James

Assistant Professor
ABD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., Carleton College

Expertise

African History
Southern Africa
History of Technology
Gender and Sexuality
Postcolonial Studies
Public History
Elliot James
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 320 589 6181

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

Jacqueline Greenwood Julien

Lecturer
Psy.D., Argosy University
M.A., Argosy University
B.S., University of Wisconsin, River Falls

Expertise

Clinical Psychology
Adolescent Issues
Testing and Assessment
Campus Location: 

Off-campus

Phone: 
+1 6123091692

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 3205896197

Tim Lindberg

Assistant Professor
Pre-Law Adviser
On Fall Leave
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

Clement Loo

Assistant Professor
Coordinator for the Sustainable Leaders for the Future program
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
M.A., University of Calgary
B.A., University of Calgary

Expertise

Environmental Philosophy
Food Justice
Environmental Assessment
Clement Loo
Campus Location: 

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
On Fall 2017 leave
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

Benjamin Narvaez

Assistant Professor
On Fall 2018 Leave
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Grinnell College

Expertise

Latin American History
U.S.- Latin American Relations
Race and Ethnicity
Labor History
Immigration History
Benjamin Narvaez
Campus Location: 

Camden 102

Phone: 
+1 3205896182

Cristina Ortiz

Assistant Professor
On Fall 2017 leave
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

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

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
Stewart
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

Kevin Whalen

Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Expertise

Native America
Indigenous Education
American West
Labor History
Modern United States
Interdisciplinary Contributions
Kevin Whalen
Campus Location: 

Camden 101

Phone: 
+1 320 589 6187

Lauri Wyum

Teaching Specialist
M.S., Dakota State University
Teaching Credential, California State University, San Bernardino
Legal Assistant, Academy of Business College
B.S., Moorhead State University
B.A., Moorhead State University

Expertise

Teaching of Accounting
Management Theory
Lauri Wyum
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896183