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Michael Berry

Michael Berry

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Expertise
  • Exercise and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Factors that control respiration during exercise
  • Effects of exercise on individuals with respiratory diseases
  • Delivering exercise interventions to patients with acute respiratory failure
Current Research
  • The effects of dietary nitrates (beet juice) on exercise performance in patients with COPD
  • How resistance exercise interventions affect hospital length of stay and physical function in acute respiratory failure patients
Teaching
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Human Physiology
Education
  • B.A., Jacksonville State University
  • M.A., Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University
  • Post-doctoral research fellowship, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Selected Publications
  • “A lifestyle activity intervention in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” Respiratory Medicine, June 2010
  • “The relationship between exercise tolerance and other outcomes in COPD,” COPD, September 2007
  • “Use of peak oxygen consumption in predicting physical function and quality of life in COPD patients,” Chest, June 2006

An interest in mountain climbing during his undergrad years led Michael Berry to his current research focus – the interaction between exercise and the respiratory system. He was aware that the respiratory system was a limiting factor when climbers ascended to high altitudes. However, attending graduate school in Louisiana and Texas did not afford the opportunity to do much research on this topic. So he began to focus on the control of respiration during exercise, and that led to his research on exercise and lung disease. Continue reading »

E.J. Masicampo

E.J. Masicampo

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Expertise
  • Self-control
  • Willpower
  • Goal setting
  • Plan making
Research interests
  • Self-control
  • Willpower
  • Goal setting
  • Plan making
  • Consciousness
Teaching
  • Social Psychology
Education
  • Post-doc, Tufts University
  • PhD, Florida State University
  • MS, Florida State University
  • BA, University of California, Santa Barbara
Selected Publications
  • Masicampo, E. J. & Baumeister, R. F. (2011). Consider it done!: Plan making can eliminate the cognitive effects of unfulfilled goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Masicampo, E. J. & Baumeister, R. F. (2011). Unfulfilled goals interfere with tasks that require executive functions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 300-311.
  • Masicampo, E.J. & Baumeister, R. F. (2008). Toward a physiology of dual-process reasoning and judgment: Lemonade, willpower, and expensive rule-based analysis. Psychological Science, 19, 255-260.

E. J. Masicampo’s research focuses on the psychology behind resisting temptation, making difficult decisions, and reaching goals. From keeping New Year’s resolutions to making moral judgments, Masicampo explores “effortful mental processes” and how they work. His research can be applied to everything from dieting to establishing a fitness routine to developing better study habits. Based on his research, he can explain how willpower works and what strengthens or weakens it. He studies how making plans can help achieve goals and can describe the essential elements of a successful plan. Continue reading »

David Carroll

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Expertise
  • Nanotechnology
  • Green technology
  • Solar/photovoltaic cells
  • “Green” lighting/light bulb alternatives
  • Thermoelectrics
  • Nanotechnology and medicine/tumor eradication
  • Environmental/health effects of carbon nanotubes
Current research
  • Biomedical nanotechnologies
  • Thermoelectric Power Felt
  • Organic solar cells
  • Nanocomposite-based display and lighting technologies
Teaching
  • Professor of physics
  • Adjunct professor of biomedical engineering
  • Adjunct professor of cancer biology
Education
  • BS, N.C. State University
  • PhD, Wesleyan University
  • Postdoctoral associate, University of Pennsylvania
  • Research associate, Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung
Selected Publications
  • Published more than 200 articles in scholarly journals: Physical Review Letters, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Applied Physics Letters, Advanced Materials, NanoLetters
  • Editor-in-chief of the journal Engineering

Using technology at a nanoscopic scale, Dave Carroll and his research team aim to provide solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems: the need for affordable “green” or alternative energy sources and reliable treatments for deadly cancers. Continue reading »

Sarah Lischer

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Expertise
  • Humanitarian Crises
  • Genocide Issues
  • Forced Migration
  • African Politics
  • Military Intervention in Humanitarian Crises
  • Civil Wars
  • Transitional Justice, War Crimes Tribunals
  • Human Rights
Teaching
  • Politics of Forced Migration
  • Civil Wars: Causes and Consequences
  • International Conflict Resolution
  • Politics of International Military Intervention
  • Humanity and Atrocity
Education
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MPP, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • BSFS, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service
Selected Publications
  • “Civil War, Genocide, and Political Order in Rwanda: Security Implications of Refugee Return.” Conflict, Security & Development, 11, 3, (July 2011), 261-284
  • “Letter from Rwanda: Our Big Mistake.” The American Scholar, Winter 2010, 8-12.
  • “Security and Displacement in Iraq: Responding to the Forced Migration Crisis.” International Security, 33, 2 (Fall 2008), 95-119.
  • “Causes and Consequences of Conflict-Induced Displacement.” Civil Wars, 9, 2 (June 2007), 142-155.
  • “Winning Hearts and Minds in the Horn of Africa: Humanitarian Aid in the War on Terror.” Harvard International Review, www.harvardir.org. March 2007.
  • “Military Intervention and the Humanitarian ‘Force Multiplier.’” Global Governance, 13, 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2007), 99-118.
  • Dangerous Sanctuaries: Refugee Camps, Civil War, and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid. (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005).
  • “Collateral Damage: Humanitarian Assistance as a Cause of Conflict.” International Security, 28, 1, (Summer 2003), 79-109.

An expert in humanitarian crises, military intervention, genocide and forced migration, Sarah Kenyon Lischer understands the causes of these complex and controversial events, as well as the long-term consequences once they have ended. Some of her recent work has focused on the modern crises facing Africa, such the ongoing Somali famine, war in Sudan, and post-genocide politics in Rwanda. Continue reading »

Tom Brister

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Expertise
  • Terrorism
  • Intelligence
  • Globalization
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Religious Groups
Teaching
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
  • Politics, Global Media, and Culture
  • Globalization
  • Intelligence and International Politics
Education
  • Ph.D., Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
  • M.A., Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • B.S., Foreign Affairs, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Selected Publications
  • “Terrorism” and “Philanthropy”, David Coates, ed., The Oxford Companion to American Politics.
  • “Battering Down Chinese Walls? Globalization and Democratization in the People’s Republic of China,” Al Ahram Democracy Review, October 2007.
  • “Swadeshi’s in Competition: Enron and India’s Anti-Globalization Movement”, Contemporary Politics, December 2007.

Tom Brister is an expert in terrorism, globalization and intelligence trends. His current research focus involves comparative studies of the world’s intelligence agencies, and in particular studying how the world’s great powers utilize these organizations to affect international affairs. In addition, he has examined the rise of India and China and their effect on globalization and climate change. Continue reading »

Christian Miller

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Expertise
  • Ethics
  • Character
  • Honesty
  • Compassion
  • Virtue
  • God and Morality
  • Moral Reasoning
Current Research
  • Moral Psychology
  • Moral Character
  • Objective and Subjective Morality
  • Philosophy of Religion
Teaching
  • Basic Problems in Philosophy
  • Freshman Seminar on Plato’s Republic
  • Freshman Seminar on God
  • Freedom, Moral Responsibility, and Action
  • Ethical Theory
  • Topics in Ethics: Moral Realism
  • Philosophy and Christianity
  • Religion and Morality
Selected Publications
  • “Character Traits, Social Psychology, and Impediments to Helping Behavior,” Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 5 (2010): 1-36.
  • “Moral Relativism and Moral Psychology,” Invited Paper in The Blackwell Companion to Relativism. Ed. Steven Hales. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2011, 346-367.
  • “Atheism and the Benefits of Theistic Belief,” Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming). Finalist, 2010 Younger Scholars Prize.
Education
  • BA in Philosophy, Princeton University
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Christian Miller, an expert on the study of character and ethics, examines whether character traits such as courage, compassion, and honesty really exist and play a role in human behavior. He also explores how to develop and improve a virtuous character and overcome character flaws. Miller is the director of The Character Project, a three-year study of the existence and nature of character funded by a $4.2 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation. Continue reading »

Polly Black

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Expertise
  • Advertising
  • Business strategy
  • Brand strategy & positioning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing communications
  • New product development
  • Social media
Current Research
  • Social media as an entrepreneurial tool
Teaching
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
Selected Publications
  • The Influence Of Social Media On Purchase Decisions In High Involvement Categories, 2010, Darden Business Publishing
Education
  • BA, Vassar College
  • MA, Columbia University
  • MBA, University of Virginia

In today’s economy, can we learn to develop a more flexible imagination as we move into what might be the 21st century renaissance? Polly Black, director of the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, says the answer is an unqualified “yes.” The key is in seeing the larger connections between seemingly dissimilar ideas. Continue reading »

Joseph Soares

Joseph Soares

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Expertise
  • Standardized tests
  • Test-optional admissions policies
  • Alternative tests to SAT/ACT
  • National educational policies
  • Social discrimination
  • Privilege in society
  • Societal trends
Teaching
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Sociological Theory
  • Sociology of Education
  • Sociology of Culture
Selected Publications
  • SAT Wars: The Case for Test-Optional College Admissions (Columbia Teachers College Press: 2011)
  • The Power of Privilege: Yale and America’s Elite Colleges (Stanford: 2007)
  • The Decline of Privilege: the Modernization of Oxford University (Stanford: 1999), which won a national “outstanding book of 2000” award from the American Sociological Association.
Education
  • B.A., Rutgers University
  • M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Media

Joseph Soares is a driving force behind the national movement to rethink college admissions and adopt test-optional admissions policies. His research has shown that high school rank is actually the best predictor of college success, while performance on the standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT are closely linked to race, family income and parental educational level. Continue reading »

Martha Allman

Martha Allman

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Expertise
  • Test-optional admissions policies
  • Admissions process, including interviews
Education
  • MBA, 1992, Wake Forest University
  • B.A., 1982, Wake Forest University
Media

Allman led Wake Forest through the process of making college entrance exams, such as the SAT and ACT, optional for admission in 2008. Wake Forest was the first top 30 national university to adopt such a policy. Allman has become an expert on research regarding standardized testing and its impact on the admissions process. She can speak on the reasons behind Wake Forest’s decision and the ensuing results, as well as on admissions interviews (an emphasis at Wake Forest) and other admissions trends. Continue reading »

Michael Hyde

Michael Hyde

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Expertise
  • Bioethical Issues
  • Communication Ethics
  • Health Communication
  • Semantics and Language
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Perfection
Teaching
  • Communication and the Structure of Reality
  • Communication Ethics
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Ethics of Health Communication
Selected Publications
  • Life’s Openings: A Study in the Ethics of Human Communication, (Baylor University Press, in press, 2012).
  • “The Expertise of Human Being and Depression,” Social Epistemology 25, (2011): 263-274.
  • Bioethics, Public Moral Argument, and Social Responsibility, (New York: Routledge, Annals of Bioethics, 2011-2012, co-edited with Nancy M. P. King)
  • Perfection: Coming to Terms with Being Human, (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2010).
    “Communication Ethics and Bioethics: An Interface” (with Nancy M.P. King). Review of Communication 10 (2010): 156-171.
  • “Ethics, Rhetoric, and Discourse,” in Handbook for Communication Ethics, eds. George Cheney et. Al. (New York: Routledge, 2010), 31-44.
Education
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University
Media

Michael Hyde is an award-winning professor renowned for his research and expertise in bioethics and communication. With nearly 40 years of teaching experience, he is a Fellow of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, a recipient of national, state, and university research grants for his work in “the rhetoric of medicine,” and holds a joint appointment in the Program in Bioethics, Health and Society in the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Continue reading »