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04/18/2019

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A letter from the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Nicole Allen
LPCS (Communication Studies) Assistant professor

Area of research
Rhetoric in culture

Hobbies
Travel, film and cat training

Ph.D., University of Nebraska

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Seth Archer
History Assistant professor

Area of research
Native North America, American West to 1900, Hawai’i

Hobbies
Outdoors, gardening, bicycling

Ph.D., University of California Riverside

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Steffen Blings
Political Science Assistant professor

Area of research
Political science with a focus on political parties, social movements and European politics

Hobbies
Reading, music

Ph.D., Cornell University

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Jasmine Yu-Hsing Chen
Chinese Assistant professor

Area of research
20th-21st century Chinese and Taiwanese theater, film and literature, Sinophone studies

Hobbies
Biking, gardening, dancing

Ph.D. , University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Marisela Martinez-Cola
SSWA (Sociology) Assistant professor

Area of research
Sociology of race and ethnicity

Hobbies
Baking, traveling and collecting Funko Pops for my office

Ph.D. and JD, Emory University, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

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Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde
SSWA (Sociology) Assistant professor

Area of research
Race/ethnicity, demography, health inequalities

Hobbies
Traveling, spending time with friends, family and pets

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

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Cristian Meier
Social Work Assistant professor

Area of research
Community food environments and food store access, health disparities

Hobbies
Hiking, watching hockey, spending time with family

Ph.D., University of Iowa

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Mollie Murphy
LPCS (Communication Studies) Assistant professor

Area of research
Rhetorical studies in the context of social movement activism

Hobbies
Reading, hiking, traveling

Ph.D., University of Georgia

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Kaitlin Phillips
LPCS (Communication Studies) Assistant professor

Area of research
Family, interpersonal and intergroup communication

Hobbies
Baking, traveling, handbells and a recent interest in skiing

Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Maj. Damon Smith
Aerospace Studies (U.S. Air Force ROTC) Assistant Professor

Area of research
Effectiveness of emergency preparation on actual response for non-frequent and frequent events

Hobbies
Photography and biking

MA, National Security Studies with East-European focus, Naval Postgraduate School

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Jason Twede
SSWA (Criminal Justice) Assistant professor

Area of research
The history of the U.S. prosecutor and other legal transitions pertinent to criminal law

Hobbies
Board games, playing music

Ph.D., University of North Dakota

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Lt. Col. Jason Webb
Military Science (U.S. Army ROTC)

Area of research
Business leadership

Hobbies
Photography and camping

MA, University of Arkansas

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Maj. Brian Yoder
Aerospace Studies (U.S. Air Force ROTC) Assistant Professor

Area of research
Intelligence, with a focus on intelligence operations and their impact on the military planning process

Hobbies
Travel, photography, triathlons

MA, American Military University

 

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