Interdisciplinary Research Profiles
Art & Art History
- Emily Burns
Assistant Professor of Art History
Areas of Expertise: 19th century art and culture (espec. US, France, Great Britain and Australia), Native American studies, and global impressionism.
Interdisciplinary Research: Anthropology, film studies, and nineteenth-century studies.
- Bill Hutto
Airport/Aviation Center Director
Areas of expertise: Aviation
Interdisciplinary research: Public policy issues, engineering related to aviation, human factors, training, and other disciplines that relate to aviation safety and the governing of aviation issues.
Communication & Journalism
- Myoung-Gi Chon
Assistant Professor of Public Relations
Areas of Expertise: My research interests lie in Public Relations and Health Communication. In particular, I'm interested in crisis-risk communication, social media activism, health information campaigns, and employee communication behaviors.
Interdisciplinary Research: I'd like to involved in crisis-risk communication studies using social media (e.g., health campaigns) or employee communication studies to contribute to the local community (e.g., CSR). For example, there are many Korean companies related to Hyoundai and Kia in the state of Alabama.
- Elijah Gaddis
Assistant Professor of History
Areas of Expertise: Digital Humanities, Public History/Humanities, Material culture, and Space, Place, and the Environment.
Interdisciplinary Research: I am always interested in work around space and place, particularly when it is focused on community involvement or understanding.
- Elay Shech
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Areas of Expertise: I'm a philosopher of science, so I deal with various conceptual and foundational issues such as the nature of scientific explanation, understanding, and representation, and the role of models and idealizations in science (and this includes social sciences like economics, political sciences, psychology, etc.). I also specialize in philosophy of physics and mathematics.
Interdisciplinary Research: All fields of physical or social science.
Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work
- Tal Peretz
Assistant Professor of Sociology
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Areas of Expertise: Sociology of Gender, Men & Masculinities, Social Movements, Feminist Theory, and Intersectionality.
- Hilary Joyce
Assistant Professor of Social Work and BSW Program Director
Areas of Expertise: Adolescent mental health, depression, school climate, school connectedness, school social work, and school-based mental health.
Last Updated: June 07, 2018