Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Expertise

 
 
Terrence C. Casey  

Terrence Casey

Areas of Specialization:

  • Comparative political economy
  • British politics
  • Globalization

Research Activities:

  • The political economy of the global financial crisis
  • Developing new growth models in the wake of the financial crisis

Books:

  • The Legacy of the Crash: How the Financial Crisis Changed America and Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
  • The Blair Legacy: Politics, Policy, Governance and Foreign Affairs (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)
  • The Social Context of Economic Change in Britain (Manchester University Press, 2002)
 

Dale S. Bremmer  

Dale S. Bremmer

Areas of Specialization:

  • Applied econometrics
  • Industrial organization
  • Monetary theory
  • Natural resources and energy

Research Activities:

  • Female labor force participation rates and divorce rates
  • Cases when nested and nonnested hypothesis tests are equivalent
  • Relationship between consumer confidence and stock indices
  • Federal Reserve behavior in setting interest rates

Industrial Experience:

  • Expert witness
  • Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, State of Indiana
 

Patricia A. Carlson  

Patricia A. Carlson

Areas of Specialization:

  • American literature
  • New media and organizational change
  • computer-mediated writing environments
  • Risk communication
  • Ethics and human communication

Research Activities:

  • PRISM Project (Lilly Endowment funded to provide a portal for Indiana teachers of middle school science and mathematics
  • Information technology and educational change
  • Writing and assessment in engineering education (NSF funded project)

Industrial Experience:

  • Army Research Laboratory, Corporate Information and Enterprise Computing, Aberdeen, Maryland, Summer, 1988.
    studies on information technology and organizational change
  • Program Manager, 1990-95.  Advanced Educational Technologies, Air Force Human Resources Laboratory, Brooks Air Force Base, Instructional Design and Adaptive Pedagogies for Computer-Supported Multimedia
  • NASA/Goddard and NASA/Langley Research Centers, Summers, 1979-1989
  • Republic Management Service, Washington DC, 1984.  Senior Documentation Specialist
  • International Centers for Telecommunications Technology, Terre Haute, 1989.  Senior Associate, Center for Advanced Media Studies
  • Human Resources Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Summer, 1987-88.  Hypertext/Hypermedia Development
  • National Research Council, Senior Fellow, Brooks Air Force Base, 1989.  Computer-aided composition for engineering reports.  Neural networks applications to composition
 

Caroline Carvill  

Caroline Carvill

Areas of Specialization:

  • 20th century American literature
  • American fiction
  • Service Learning

Research Activities:

  • Southern fiction
  • Active learning and classroom practice
 

Chapman , David Jr.  

David A. Chapman, Jr.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Post-war American avant-garde
  • Music technology
  • Undergraduate music pedagogy

Research Activities:

  • Cultural and social histories of minimalist music
  • Intersections of music analysis and history
  • Archival research and histories of the recent past
 

Kevin Christ  

Kevin P. Christ

Areas of Specialization:

  • Applied microeconomics / Managerial economics
  • International trade and balance of payments
  • Industrial organization
  • History of economic thought

Research Activities:

  • The role of public capital in private production
  • Agency theory and optimal incentive structures

Industrial Experience:

  • Maritz Canada, Director of Marketing, 1992-1993
  • Maritz Inc., Various marketing positions, 1984-1992
 

Christensen Paul 2014  

Paul Christensen

Areas of Specialization:

  • Cultural anthropology
  • Japan
  • Addiction/recovery

Research Activities:

  • Contemporary Japanese culture
  • Addiction, alcoholism and recovery
  • Gender and masculinity

Books:

  • Alcoholism, Masculinity, and Japan: Suffering Sobriety in Tokyo (Lexington Books, 2015)
 

Rebecca Dyer  

Rebecca G. Dyer

Areas of Specialization:

  • Postcolonial literature
  • Translation and reception studies
  • Film and Cultural studies

Research Activities:

  • Representations of cities in fiction and film
  • Migration narratives

Dr. Dyer has published articles in College Literature, PMLA, Obsidian III's special issue on Black British literature, Cultural Critique, and Critical Sense.  She received a Fulbright grant to conduct research and lecture at Lebanese American University, Beirut during the 2007-08 academic year.  In her current book project, she examines representations of domestic servants, particularly migrant or ethnic minority servant characters.

 

Findley Andrew 2014  

Andrew Findley

Areas of Specialization:

  • Roman Art and Archaeology
  • Late Antique and Early Byzantine Art and Architecture
  • Public Art and Architecture

Research Activities:

  • Sacred architecture in Roman Asia
  • Cultural appropriation and emulation
  • The Roman Imperial Cult
  • Romans outside the Empire
 

Gustavo Garcia  

Gustavo Garcia

Areas of Specialization:

  • Latin American Literature
  • Cultural Studies

Research Activities:

  • Relationship between Literature and Social Sciences
  • Representation of indigenous people in Literature
  • Spanish poetry
 

John Gardner  

John M. Gardner

Areas of Specialization:

  • Medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature
  • Spanish culture

Research Activities:

  • Medieval Spanish narrative
  • Galician literature and culture
 

Garner Kory 1 2014  

Kory Garner

Areas of Specialization:

  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Experimental Economics
  • Network Economics
  • Game Theroy
  • Industrial Organization

Research Activities:

  • Contests with Network Externalities
  • Network Formation
  • Knowledge Spillovers in Experimental Settings
 

Grose Timothy 2014  

Timothy Grose

Areas of Specialization:

  • Ethnicity
  • Ethnic Policy in China
  • Minority Education

Research Activities:

  • Ethnic minority boarding schools in China
  • Everyday expressions of ethno-national identity in contemporary Uyghur communities

Recent Publications:

  • "(Re)Embracing Islam in Neidi: the 'Xinjiang Class' and the dynamics of Uyghur ethno-national identity," Journal of Contemporary China Vol. 24 (2014).
  • “Uyghur Language Textbooks: Competing Images of a Multi-Ethnic China,” Asian Studies Review Vol. 36 (September 2012): 369-389.
  • “Uyghurs and Ramadan: Challenging the ‘Minkaomin’/Minkaohan’ Labels,” in Multicultural Education in China: Integration, Adaptation, and Resistance, James Leibold and Chen Yangbin (eds.) (Hong Kong University Press, 2013): 221-238.
 

Daniel Hartner  

Daniel Hartner

Areas of Specialization:

  • Philosophy of Science, Neuroscience
  • Ethics & Moral Psychology
  • Philosophy of Mind

Research Activities:

  • Ethics of Scientific Research, Neuroethics
  • Neuroscience of Decision and Motivation
  • Scientific Explanation, Reductionism, and Folk Psychology
 

Hartnett Terence 2014  

Terence Hartnett

Areas of Specialization:

  • American, European, and Global Drama
  • Performance and Performance Theory
  • Stage Directing

Research Activities:

  • The performance of masculinity in postwar American drama
  • The intersections of film and drama in staging gender

Publications:

  • “Cowboy Consensus or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the War on Terror: Sam Shepard’s Kicking a Dead Horse” in Talking Drama: Critics on Theatre, Critics, and Criticism, ed. Judith Roof. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2009) 57-76.
  • Instructor’s Guide for Understanding Literature. Judith Roof, and Stephen Watt, eds. Understanding Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin (2004).
 

Heidemarie Heeter  

Heidemarie Heeter

Areas of Specialization:

  • 18th and 19th century German culture and literature
  • Comparative folklore and literature
  • Technical translation

Research Activities:

  • Comparative folklore
  • Women's studies

Industrial Experience:

  • Technical translations for industry
 

Maki Hirotani  

Maki Hirotani

Areas of Specialization:

  • Computer assisted language learning
  • Second language acquisition
  • Applied linguistics

Research Activities:

  • Computer-mediated communication (CMC)
  • Second language writing and speaking
  • Development of technology-related instructional applications
 

Richard House  

Richard A. House

Areas of Specialization:

  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Literary Theory
  • Engineering Communication
  • Rhetoric of Science

Research Activities:

  • Professional Engineering Genres Project
  • Kathy Acker and Memetic Theory
 

Jern , Alan  

Alan Jern

Areas of specialization:

  • Cognitive science
  • Computational modeling

Research activities:

  • Social cognition
  • Reasoning
  • Concept learning
 

Jong Hun Kim  

Jong Hun Kim

Areas of Specialization:

  • Applied econometrics
  • Money and Finance
  • East Asian Economies

Research Activities:

  • Transmission of financial crises
  • Investment and financing choices of firms
  • Stock market development and  economic growth

Industrial Experience:

  • Korea Economic Forecast Association, 1989-1990
  • Samsung Economic Research Institute, 1992-1998
 

Michael Kukral  

Michael A. Kukral

Areas of Specialization:

  • Cultural and Political Geography
  • European, Middle East, and African Geography
  • Environment and Cultural Ecology
  • Study Abroad Field Methods

Research Activities:

  • European Migration
  • Ethnic Settlements in America
  • Czech Studies
 

Steve Letsinger  

Steve Letsinger

Areas of Specialization:

  • Fine Art Photography
  • Drawing and Design
  • Art History and Appreciation
  • Visual Semiotics
 

Jessica Livingston  

Jessica Livingston

Areas of Specialization:

  • American Studies
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Engineering Communication
  • Film Studies

Research Activities:

  • Cultural Narratives of Work in a Global Economy
  • Representations of Gender and Labor in Fiction and Film
 

Samuel Martland  

Samuel Martland

Areas of Specialization:

  • 19th and 20th century Latin America
  • Urban History
  • History of Technology

Research Activities:

  • The affects of the introduction of the telegraph in Latin America in the mid-nineteenth century
  • Urban politics, national identity, and the idea of progress in Chilean and Argentine cities, 1820 -1920
  • The idea of progress in Chilean and Argentine cities, 820 -1920
  • State formation in Latin America, 1820 - 1920
 

Andreas Michel  

Andreas Michel

Areas of Specialization:

  • 20th century intellectual history
  • Post/Modernism
  • Literary theory
  • Cultural studiess

Research Activities:

  • Weimar culture
  • Historical avant-gardes
  • Cultural studies
  • Post/Modernism
 

Mark Minster  

Mark Minster

Areas of Specialization:

  • Literature and the Environment
  • Religion and Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature

Research Activities:

  • Literature and Environment; Sustainability
  • "Horizontal" transcendence
  • Religion and Ecology
 

Susan Smith  

Susan L. Smith

Areas of Specialization:

  • Composition
  • American literature
  • Peer tutoring
  • K-12 outreach programs

Research Activities:

  • Tutoring programs
  • Learning styles
  • Multiple intelligences
 

Summers Sarah 2014  

Sarah Summers

Areas of Specialization:

  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Engineering Communication
  • Digital Writing

Research Activities:

  • Advanced undergraduate and graduate writing
  • Collaborative writing practices
  • Online writing and civic participation
 

Corey Taylor  

Corey Taylor

Areas of Specialization:

  • 20th Century American Literature
  • African American Literature
  • Modernism

Research Activities:

  • African American Music in Modernist American Literature
  • American Poetry
  • Sustainability Studies
 

Anneliese Watt  

Anneliese Watt

Areas of Specialization:

  • Engineering Communication
  • Genre Studies
  • Rhetoric
  • British Literature

Research Activities:

  • Professional Engineering Genres Project
  • Rhetorical Analyses
  • Presidential Election Rhetoric
 

Julia Williams  

Julia Williams

Areas of Specialization:

  • Engineering communication
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • British literature

Research Activities:

  • Electronic portfolios
  • Tablet PCs and Collaboration-facilitating software