The Academic Minute for 2018.06.11-06.15


Academic Minute from 6.11 – 6.15

Monday, June 11th
Amir Hirsa – Renseelaer Polytechnic Institute
Research Aboard the International Space Station
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 2005 – present Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; 1996 – 2005 Associate Professor; 1990 – 1996 Assistant Professor, also, Associate Head for Graduate Studies (2007 – present) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 2003 – 2009 Joint Appointment (by courtesy) Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering University of California in Santa Barbara, Department of Chemical Engineering; 1/’07 – present Visiting Professor Cornell University, School of Chemical Engineering 1/’00 – 12/’00 Visiting Associate Professor Naval Surface Warfare Center (Formerly David Taylor Research Center), Hydrodynamics Division, Code 1542, Bethesda, Maryland. 5/’92 – 8/’92 Faculty Research Fellow Editorial board member, Proceedings of The Royal Society (London) A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences (Proc. R. Soc. A).

Tuesday, June 12th
James Shepperd – University of Florida
Understanding the Gun Divide in America
My research expertise is in the area of Self and Self-processes. I am particularly interested in people’s expectations about the future and how expectations persevere and change in the face of challenging information. I also explore how people respond when they receive challenging information. My research specifically focuses on three areas: 1) optimism, risk perceptions and behavior, 2) fluctuations in future outlooks, and 3) maintaining desired self-views.

Wednesday, June 13th
Brian Krupp – Baldwin Wallace University
Safeguarding Personal Data on our Phones
Dr. Brian Krupp is an Assistant Professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, where he serves as the faculty adviser of the Mobile, Privacy, and Security (MOPS) research group.

Thursday, June 14th
Lisa Wisniewski – Goodwin College
Immigration and Higher Education
Lisa Wisniewski is an assistant professor of sociology at Goodwin College. She earned her doctorate from the University of Hartford.  At Goodwin College she is a Teaching Fellow in Universal Design for Learning.  Her research is focused on first-generation college students and immigrant students. She has presented her research regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Friday, June 15th
Priya Narasimhan – University of San Diego
Innovation in Large Organizations
Kannan-Narasimhan holds a PhD in management from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. She teaches strategic management and innovation management. Her research focus is on innovation and corporate entrepreneurship. Her latest research was published in February in a special issue of the Strategic Management Journal focusing on how innovators shape their organization’s strategy to get their innovations adopted. She also has published in FT journals and top innovation journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management and R&D Management and has won recognition for organizing showcase symposiums at the Academy of Management Conference.


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