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Earth Science

Extreme Weather

In recent years some extreme weather events have been attributed to human-induced global warming, with Penn State studies indicating an increasing threat from extreme weather in the future.

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Earth Science

Climate Change

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

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Health & Medicine

Substance Misuse & Mental Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that more than 130 people die every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Penn State hosts the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH), the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and the newly-formed Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA) to help find research-based solutions to adress substance misuse and mental health.

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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
Jenni Evans

Earth Science

JenniEvans

Professor of Meteorology Director for the Institute for CyberScience

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
Iliana Baums

Earth Science

IlianaBaums

Associate Professor of Biology

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Coral Reefs
  • Climate Change
Michael Berkman

Politics & Policy

MichaelBerkman

Director for the Penn State McCourtney Institute for Democracy

Focus Areas

  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • Politics
  • Elections
Michael Mann

Earth Science

MichaelMann

Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science Director of the Earth System Science Center

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Extreme Weather
  • Climate Change
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Weather Risk
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
Lacey Wallace

Law and Policy

LaceyWallace

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • Law and Policy
  • Gun Control
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
Patrick McDaniel

Telecommunications

PatrickMcDaniel

William L. Weiss Professor of Information and Communications Technology Director of the Institute for Networking and Security Research

Focus Areas

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Election Hacking
  • Technology Policy
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

Director of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment

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

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
  • Psychological Effects of Digital Media Technologies
  • Interactive Media
  • Social Media
  • Mobile Media
  • Customized and Personalized Media
  • Online Credibility
  • Online Privacy
  • 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

Earth Science

Alexis Santos

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

Focus Areas

  • Earth Science
  • Polar Melting
  • 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
Shashank Priya

Engineering & Technology

ShashankPriya

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Associate Vice President for Research

Focus Areas

  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Materials Science
  • Biological Materials Engineering
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

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
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
Troy Sutton

Health & Medicine

TroySutton

Assistant Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Global Health
James Dillard

Social Sciences

JamesDillard

Distinguished Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • Communication
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

Politics & Policy

HilMalatino

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Family Gender Dynamics
  • Social Sciences
  • History
  • Civil Rights
  • Diversity
  • Politics & Policy
  • Historical Commemoration
B. Derrick Taff

Business

B. DerrickTaff

Assistant Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management

Focus Areas

  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Business
  • Park and Tourism Management
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
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