Members

Jennifer Daryl Slack

  • Distinguished Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies, Humanities

Links of Interest

Research Areas

  • Cultural Studies Theory and Practice
  • Technology and Culture
  • Environment and Culture
  • Creativity and Culture
  • Communication Theory

Carlos Amador

  • Associate Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies
  • Modern Language Program Director

Nancy Barr

  • Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
  • Director, Engineering Communications Program

Links of Interest

Laura E. Brown

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Director, Data Science Graduate Program

Area of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Data Mining and Data Science
  • Applications of AI and ML to Energy (microgrids, power systems), Health, and other domains
Marina Choy

Marina Choy

  • PhD Student

Andrew Fiss

  • Assistant Professor of Technical & Professional Communication
  • Director, Scientific & Technical Communication Program

Links of Interest

Google Scholar Profile

Specialties

  • Technical Communication
  • STS (Science and Technology Studies; Science, Technology, and Society)
  • Science Communication
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Math
  • Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary, and Transdisciplinary Education

Valoree Gagnon

  • Director, University-Indigenous Community Partnerships, Great Lakes Research Center
  • Assistant Professor, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Research Interests

  • University-Community Partnerships, research engagement, and equitable practice and design
  • Environmental Justice and Policy, toxic substances, risk management, and promoting holistic health
  • Indigenous / Native American Studies, treaties and the government-to-government relationship, food sovereignty, and Indigenous wisdom in the Great Lakes region
  • Environmental Stewardship and the Seven Generations Philosophy

Sarah A. Green

  • Interim Department Chair, Chemistry
  • Professor, Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Climate change communication
  • Science-policy interface
  • Youth engagement in climate policy
  • Response of aquatic systems to climate change
  • Great Lakes
  • Fluorescence-based analytical methods
  • Aerosol chemistry
  • Origin and fate of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in terrestrial, lake, and marine environments
  • Methods for detection of free radicals, photochemical transformations of natural and anthropogenic organic compounds in the environment
  • Integration of biological, geological, physical, and chemical data for understanding global cycles.

Caryn Heldt

  • Director, Health Research Institute
  • James and Lorna Mack Endowed Chair of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Bioseparations
  • Virus removal and detection
  • Biosensors

Soonkwan Hong

  • Associate Professor of Marketing, College of Business

Teaching Interests

  • Consumer behavior
  • Global Marketing
  • Branding
  • Marketing ethics and Sustainability

Research Interests

  • The polysemic nature of consumer-market dynamics in association with (pop)culture, technology, and institutions as key drivers of varied manifestations of consumer identity.
  • Consumers as self-emancipating and self-contradicting agents in the market
  • Sustainable lifestyles.
  • Postcolonialism and globalization
  • Alternative food systems and cultures
  • Algorithmic consumer culture

Mary Jennings

  • Director, Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Amy M Marcarelli

  • Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Limnology
  • Ecosystem Ecology of Streams and Rivers
  • Biogeochemistry

Libby Meyer

  • Senior Lecturer, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Director, Music Composition Program

Specialties/Activities

  • Classical music composition
  • Violin/viola performance, instruction

Alexandra Morrison

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities
  • Ethics and Philosophy Minor Advisor

Research Areas

  • Continental Philosophy (especially Phenomenology and Existential Thought)
  • Social and Political Philosophy (including Feminist Philosophy)
  • Philosophy and Art (including Literature)
  • Ethical Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Engineering Ethics

Susanna D. Peters

  • Lecturer in Law and Society

Areas of Interest

  • Resource Economics
  • Cyberlaw
  • Intellectual Property
  • Constitutional Law
  • Orientation to Legal Careers
  • American Government

William Roberts

  • Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement
  • Vice President, Michigan Tech Fund

Mark Rudnicki

  • Professor of Practice in Forest Biomaterials
  • Coordinator of Industrial Research, Innovation, and Commercialization

Areas of Expertise

  • Forest Biomaterials
  • Tree biomechanics
  • Wind and trees
  • Dendrochronology
  • Extension and Outreach

Roman Sidortsov

  • Associate Professor, Energy Policy

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Energy Security and Justice
  • Risk Governance of the Energy Sector
  • Arctic Energy Development
  • Russian Energy Policy
  • U.S. Energy Policy

Areas of Expertise

  • Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Comparative and International Energy Law
  • U.S. Energy Law
  • U.S. Environmental Law
  • Russian Energy and Environmental Law
  • Energy Geopolitics
Stefanie Sidortsova

Stefanie Sidortsova

  • Executive Director for Communications, University Marketing and Communications

About Stefanie

  • Stefanie leads UMC's communications team, including news and media relations, social media, and brand communications staff.
  • Her professional background includes experience in higher education administration and instruction, law, government relations, and writing and editing.
  • She enjoys hiking, writing, and spending time with family and friends.

Patty Sotirin

  • Professor of Communication, Humanities

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Feminist theories
  • Humanistic qualitative methods
  • Gender and communication in the workplace
  • Family communication
  • Communication and civic life

Michael Stanitis

  • IPEC Honorary Community Member
  • Program Coordinator, Portage Lake District Library

Kelly S. Steelman

  • Department Chair and Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Display design
  • Tech adoption
  • Technology training

Leo Ureel

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Coordinator, College of Computing Learning Center

Area of Expertise

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science Education
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Erika Vye

Erika Vye

  • Geosciences Research Scientist, Great Lakes Research Center

Areas of Interest

  • Geosciences Education
  • Geoconservation
  • Geoheritage
  • National Marine Sanctuary
  • Great Lakes Indigenous Knowledge
  • University-Indigenous Community Partnerships

Charles Wallace

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Dean for Curriculum & Instruction, College of Computing
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital technology adoption for older adults and other digital newcomers
  • K-12 computing education
  • Undergraduate software engineering and computer science education
  • Communication in software development
  • Lightweight formal methods
  • Agile software development
Adam Wellstead
"Academics are the only people I can think of for whom this sentence makes sense: 'I'm hoping to get some time off so that I can get some work done.'"
—Sidney Verba

Adam M. Wellstead

  • Professor of Public Policy, Social Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Policy advisory systems
  • Governance and political mechanisms
  • Survey research
  • Policy process frameworks

Areas of Interest

  • Canadian Energy and Environmental Issues
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Oil Sands Development
  • Forest Policy
  • Canadian Studies
  • Policy Innovation Labs
  • Policy Design

Richelle L. Winkler

  • Professor of Sociology and Demography, Social Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Rural Sociology
  • Population and Environment
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Community Engaged Scholarship
  • Internal Migration
  • GIS and spatial analysis

Shan Zhou

  • Assistant Professor, Environmental and Energy Policy

Research Interests

  • Environmental & Energy Policy
  • Smart Grids, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency & Green Buildings
  • Sustainable Technology Adoption & Diffusion
  • Environmental and Energy Justice
  • Urban and Local Sustainability
  • Policy Processes
  • Policy Analysis
Send Feedback