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Russia-Ukraine conflict

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Sascha Meinrath

Telecommunications

SaschaMeinrath

Palmer Chair in Telecommunications Director of the X-Lab

Focus Areas

  • Civil Rights
  • Law and Policy
  • Technology Policy
  • Telecommunications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Election Hacking
  • Privacy
  • Surveillance
  • Artificial Intelligence
Daniel Mallinson

Politics & Policy

DanielMallinson

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration

Focus Areas

  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • Pennsylvania Politics
  • Politics
  • Drug Policy
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
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
  • Law and Policy
  • Technology Policy
  • Telecommunications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Election Hacking
  • Privacy
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
Karen Winterich

Business

KarenWinterich

Professor of Marketing Frank and Mary Smeal Research Fellow

Focus Areas

  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Consumer Behavior
Bradford Vivian

Politics & Policy

BradfordVivian

Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences Director of the Center for Democratic Deliberation in Penn State's McCourtney Institute for Democracy

Focus Areas

  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • Politics
  • Ethics Education
  • Historical Commemoration
Jennifer Van Hook

Politics & Policy

JenniferVan Hook

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • Demography
  • Population Research
  • Politics & Policy
Amit Sharma

Business

AmitSharma

Director of the Food Decisions Research Laboratory

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture
  • Food Safety & Quality
  • Business
  • Consumer Behavior
Michael  Nelson

Politics & Policy

Michael Nelson

Associate Professor of Political Science

Focus Areas

  • Law and Policy
  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • Pennsylvania Politics
  • Politics
Shoba Wadhia

Politics & Policy

ShobaWadhia

Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar Clinical Professor of Law Director, Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic

Focus Areas

  • Civil Rights
  • Racism
  • Diversity
  • Law and Policy
  • Immigration Law
  • Education
  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • International Affairs
Dennis Jett

Politics & Policy

DennisJett

Professor of International Affairs

Focus Areas

  • Politics & Policy
  • International Affairs
  • Foreign Aid Administration
  • American Foreign Policy
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
Terrence Guay

Business

TerrenceGuay

Clinical Professor of International Business

Focus Areas

  • Business
  • International Business
  • Globalization
Flynt Leverett

Politics & Policy

FlyntLeverett

Professor of International Affairs and Asian Studies

Focus Areas

  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • Politics
  • Congress
  • International Affairs
  • Middle East
  • Chinese Foreign Policy
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
Alexis  Santos

Social Sciences

Alexis Santos

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • Demography
  • Population Research
  • Economics
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
Kevin Kinser

Education

KevinKinser

Professor of Education Department Head of Education Policy Studies

Focus Areas

  • Education
  • Education Policy
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
Douglas M. Charles

Politics & Policy

Douglas M.Charles

Professor of History

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • History
  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations
Marie Hardin

Education

MarieHardin

Dean of the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications Professor of Journalism

Focus Areas

  • Journalism & Media
  • Sports Ethics
  • Women in Media
  • Civil Rights
  • Social Justice Movements
  • Diversity
  • Education
Simon  Haeder

Politics & Policy

Simon Haeder

Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Research to Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Law and Policy
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Politics & Policy
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
Matthew Ferrari

Agriculture

MatthewFerrari

Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics Associate Professor of Biology

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Health Policy
  • Agriculture
  • Entomology
  • Vector-borne Diseases
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
Dennis Scanlon

Health & Medicine

DennisScanlon

Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Focus Areas

  • Health & Medicine
  • Health Policy
Forrest Briscoe

Business

ForrestBriscoe

Professor of Management and Organization Frank & Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow

Focus Areas

  • Business
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Management and Organization
B. Derrick Taff

Business

B. DerrickTaff

Assistant Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management

Focus Areas

  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Business
  • Park and Tourism Management
James Piazza

Politics & Policy

JamesPiazza

Professor of Political Science

Focus Areas

  • Politics & Policy
  • American Politics
  • Politics
  • International Affairs
  • American Foreign Policy
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
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
Dara Purvis

Politics & Policy

DaraPurvis

Associate Dean for Research and Partnerships for Penn State Law Professor of Law

Focus Areas

  • Law and Policy
  • Politics & Policy

Social Sciences

Barry W. Ickes

Professor of Economics Head of the Department of Economics

Focus Areas

  • Social Sciences
  • Economics
Dermot Groome

Law and Policy

DermotGroome

Harvey A. Feldman Distinguished Faculty Scholar

Focus Areas

  • Law and Policy
  • International Criminal Law

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
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