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Steven Schiff

Health & Medicine

StevenSchiff

Director of the Penn State Center for Neural Engineering Harvey F. Brush Chair in the College of Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanics and Physics Professor of Neurosurgery at Penn State College of Medicine

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Neural Engineering
  • Infectious Disease
Earth Science

Extreme Weather

World Meteorological Organization data show that weather-related disasters have increased five-fold over the past 50 years, resulting in more than 2 million deaths and $3.64 trillion in damages. Evidence in the most recent International Panel on Climate Change report suggests that increasing global temperatures will continue to make these events more frequent.

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Jenni Evans

Earth Science

JenniEvans

Professor of Meteorology Director for the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Hurricanes
  • Extreme Weather
  • Climate Change
Richard Alley

Earth Science

RichardAlley

Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Glaciology
  • Polar Melting
  • Climate Change
Michael Berkman

Politics & Policy

MichaelBerkman

Director for the Penn State McCourtney Institute for Democracy

Focus Areas

  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • Politics
  • Elections
  • Democracy
  • State Politics
Susan McHale

Social Sciences

SusanMcHale

Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Director for the Social Science Research Institute Associate Director for the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Family Gender Dynamics
  • Sibling Relationships
  • Social Sciences
  • Family Dynamics
Earth Science

Climate, Energy and the Environment

The effects of human-caused climate change continue to ripple around the world. Penn State experts are at the forefront of the science behind the effects and possible solutions.

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Martin Bucknavage

Agriculture

MartinBucknavage

Senior Food Safety Extension Associate

Focus Areas

  • Agriculture
  • Food Safety & Quality
Jeffrey Catchmark

Politics & Policy

JeffreyCatchmark

Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Affiliated Faculty of the The Rock Ethics Institute

Focus Areas

  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Materials Science
  • Biomedical Materials Engineering
  • Packaging Materials Engineering
  • Food Materials Engineering
  • Nanomaterials Engineering
  • Biological Materials Engineering
  • Politics & Policy
  • Ethical Leadership and Decision-Making
  • Ethics Education
Felecia Davis

Engineering & Technology

FeleciaDavis

Associate Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Carey Memorial Early Career Professor in the Arts Director of SOFTLAB@PSU

Focus Areas

  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Energy
  • Solar Fabrics
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Sustainable Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials Science
Stephan Goetz

Business

StephanGoetz

Professor of Agricultural and Regional Economics Director of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • Economics
  • Agriculture
  • Law and Policy
  • Business
  • Economic Development
Jennifer Van Hook

Politics & Policy

JenniferVan Hook

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • Demography
  • Population Research
  • Politics & Policy
Alan Taylor

Earth Science

AlanTaylor

Director of Vegetation Dynamics Lab

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Wildfires
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Ecology
Amit Sharma

Business

AmitSharma

Director of the Food Decisions Research Laboratory

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture
  • Food Safety & Quality
  • Business
  • Consumer Behavior
Robert Roberts

Agriculture

RobertRoberts

Professor of Food Science Head, Department of Food Science

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture
  • Food Safety & Quality
Yvette Richardson

Earth Science

YvetteRichardson

Professor of Meteorology

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Extreme Weather
  • Tornadoes
  • Weather Risk
Tom Richard

Earth Science

TomRichard

Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Bioenergy and Bioresource Engineering

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Energy
  • Biofuels
  • Agriculture
Michael  Nelson

Politics & Policy

Michael Nelson

Associate Professor of Political Science

Focus Areas

  • Law and Policy
  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • Pennsylvania Politics
  • Politics
John Mauro

Engineering & Technology

JohnMauro

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Engineering Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program Associate Head for Graduate Education, Materials Science and Engineering

Focus Areas

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Materials Science
  • Glass
Robert Speel

Politics & Policy

RobertSpeel

Associate Professor of Political Science

Focus Areas

  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • American Presidency
  • Politics
  • Elections
  • Voting Behavior
  • Congress
  • International Affairs
Nichola Gutgold

Politics & Policy

NicholaGutgold

Professor of Communcation Art & Sciences

Focus Areas

  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • Politics
  • Voting Behavior
  • Women in Politics
S. Shyam Sundar

Digital Media Technologies and Families

S. ShyamSundar

James P. Jimirro Professor of Media Effects Co-Director, Media Effects Research Laboratory

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • Communication
  • Journalism & Media
  • Emotional and Cognitive Effects of Media
  • Telecommunications
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Media Technologies and Families
  • Psychological Effects of Digital Media Technologies
  • Online Privacy
  • Interactive Media
  • Social Media
  • Mobile Media
  • Customized and Personalized Media
  • Online Credibility
  • Fake News
  • Virtual Assistants
Andrew Read

Health & Medicine

AndrewRead

Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pathobiology
  • Genetics
  • Drug Resistance
Jason Rasgon

Earth Science

JasonRasgon

Professor of Entomology and Disease Epidemiology

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Hurricanes
  • Climate Change
  • Health & Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pathobiology
  • Agriculture
  • Entomology
  • Vector-borne Diseases
  • Mosquitoes
  • CRISPR
Alexis  Santos

Social Sciences

Alexis Santos

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • Demography
  • Population Research
  • Economics
Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

Engineering & Technology

VijaykrishnanNarayanan

Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Focus Areas

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Computer Architecture
  • Design Automation
Jennie Noll

Social Sciences

JennieNoll

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Director, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Human Development
  • Research to Policy
  • Social Sciences
  • Family Dynamics
  • Population Research
Joshua  Inwood

Politics & Policy

Joshua Inwood

Associate Professor of Geography and African Studies

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • Demography
  • Population Research
  • History
  • Civil Rights
  • Racism
  • Social Justice Movements
  • Politics & Policy
  • Politics
  • Ethics Education
Kevin Furlong

Earth Science

KevinFurlong

Professor of Geosciences

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Earthquakes
Douglas M. Charles

Politics & Policy

Douglas M.Charles

Professor of History

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • History
  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations
Suresh Kuchipudi

Agriculture

SureshKuchipudi

Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Emerging Infectious Diseases Associate Director, Animal Diagnostic Lab Clinical Professor and Head of Microbiology Section

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Health Policy
  • Global Health
  • Agriculture
  • Zoonotic and Emerging Viruses
Lena  Surzhko-Harned

Politics & Policy

Lena Surzhko-Harned

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Focus Areas

  • Politics & Policy
  • Politics
Ray Block

Politics & Policy

RayBlock

Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies

Focus Areas

  • Civil Rights
  • Social Justice Movements
  • Diversity
  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • Politics
  • Elections
  • Voting Behavior
Kathleen Keller

Health & Medicine

KathleenKeller

Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Nutritional Sciences
John Hayes

Agriculture

JohnHayes

Associate Professor of Food Science Director, Sensory Evaluation Center

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture
  • Food Safety & Quality
Karen Bierman

Social Sciences

KarenBierman

Evan Pugh Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies Director, Child Study Center

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Human Development
  • Social Sciences
  • Family Dynamics
Bernice Hausman

Health & Medicine

BerniceHausman

Professor and Chair, Department of Humanities Professor, Public Health Sciences

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Health Policy
B. Derrick Taff

Business

B. DerrickTaff

Assistant Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management

Focus Areas

  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Business
  • Park and Tourism Management
Ali A. Olomi

Politics & Policy

Ali A.Olomi

Assistant Professor of History

Focus Areas

  • Politics & Policy
  • Middle East
Katriona Shea

Earth Science

KatrionaShea

Professor of Biology and Alumni Professor in the Biological Sciences Faculty member in the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Climate Change
  • Health & Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Global Health
  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Ecology
  • Social Sciences
  • Population Research
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
Erica Smithwick

Earth Science

EricaSmithwick

Distinguished Professor of Geography Director of the Center for Landscape Dynamics Associate Director of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Wildfires
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Ecology
Sarah Damaske

Social Sciences

SarahDamaske

Associate Professor of Sociology, Labor & Employment Relations, and Women's Studies Research Associate, Population Research Institute

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • Demography
  • Population Research
  • Gender Beliefs and Family Transitions
  • Family and Work Demands
Brett Scofield

Social Sciences

BrettScofield

Executive Director, The Center for Collegiate Mental Health Co-Interim Senior Director, Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Collegiate Mental Health
  • Social Sciences
  • Family Dynamics
  • Communication
Priya Kumar

Digital Media Technologies and Families

PriyaKumar

Assistant professor, College of Information Sciences and Technology Faculty affiliate, Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence

Focus Areas

  • Digital Media Technologies and Families
  • Online Privacy
  • Social Media
  • Mobile Media

Social Sciences

Barry W. Ickes

Professor of Economics Head of the Department of Economics

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • Economics
Social Sciences

Russia-Ukraine conflict

​Penn State has a wide range of faculty experts who are readily available to give insight on the evolving and ongoing economic, political, cultural and legal impacts of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.

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Catherine Wanner

Politics & Policy

CatherineWanner

Professor of History, Anthropology, and Religious Studies

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Politics & Policy
  • International Affairs
Seth Blumsack

Sustainability & Environment

SethBlumsack

Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics and International Affairs Director of the Center for Energy Law and Policy

Focus Areas

  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Energy
  • Energy Law and Policy
  • Electric Power and Natural Gas
Lee Kump

Earth Science

LeeKump

Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Geosciences

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Climate and National Security
  • Climate Change
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Energy Use and Carbon Emissions Education
  • Energy
  • Biofuels
Lara Fowler

Politics & Policy

LaraFowler

Interim Director of the Sustainability Institute Interim Chief Sustainability Officer Senior Lecturer for Penn State Law and the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Polar Melting
  • Extreme Weather
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Law and Policy
  • Politics & Policy
Paul Shrivastava

Business

PaulShrivastava

Focus Areas

  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Business
  • Management and Organization
Lisette Garcia

Politics & Policy

LisetteGarcia

Assistant Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • Demography
  • Family and Work Demands
  • Civil Rights
  • Diversity
  • Business
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Management and Organization
  • Politics & Policy
  • Ethical Leadership and Decision-Making
Christopher Beem

Politics & Policy

ChristopherBeem

Managing Director of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy

Focus Areas

  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • Politics
  • Elections
  • Voting Behavior
  • Democracy
Kevin Munger

Politics & Policy

KevinMunger

Focus Areas

  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • Politics
  • Elections
  • Voting Behavior
Mary Beth Oliver

Journalism & Media

Mary BethOliver

Co-director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory

Focus Areas

  • Journalism & Media
  • Emotional and Cognitive Effects of Media
  • Media Violence
Politics & Policy

Election 2022

The Penn State community includes a wide range of faculty members and researchers who contribute to an open, public dialogue on important political issues across the state, nation and world. Our faculty often speak with the media on research related to issues that are top of mind during elections.

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