The Academic Minute for 2019.05.13-05.17

The Academic Minute from 05.13 – 05.17

Monday, May 13th
Annmarie Cano – Wayne State University
Annmarie Cano, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Faculty Success at Wayne State University. Dr. Cano conducts research on emotion regulation and intimacy in couples facing chronic illness and has developed a mindfulness-based intervention aimed at couples with pain improve their quality of life. Dr. Cano has over 70 publications and has served as PI on grants from the National Institutes of Health. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in two divisions (Society for Health Psychology and Society for Couple and Family Psychology). As a first-generation college student and Latina, Dr. Cano is committed to supporting access, diversity, and inclusion in higher education. In her current role, she develops career, mentoring, and leadership development programs for faculty and academic staff. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from Stony Brook University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Princeton University.

Tuesday, May 14th
Leonard Jason – DePaul University
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Leonard Jason is a professor of clinical and community psychology in DePaul University’s College of Science and Health. He’s also the director of DePaul’s Center for Community Research. A DePaul faculty member since 1975, Jason’s research interests include chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, recovery homes, school violence and methods for prevention, smoking and methods for prevention, media interventions, children and media, and community building. He’s an editorial board member for the Journal of Community Psychology, the Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, the Journal of Health Psychology, and Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. He’s the author of the 2013 book “Principles of Social Change.” Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Brandeis University and a doctorate in clinical and community psychology from the University of Rochester.

Wednesday, May 15th
Antje Graul – Utah State University
Sharing Economy
ANTJE GRAUL ( is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Utah State University. She received her Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Leeds, UK. Her research interests lie in the area of consumer decision-making, value perception and attachment. She investigates its application to motivations for anti-consumption and consumer sharing.

Thursday, May 16th
Bradley Hart – Fresno State
Foreign Interference in Elections
I am currently an assistant professor at California State University, Fresno.

I previously completed a PhD in history at Cambridge University under the supervision of Sir Richard J Evans and an M.Phil in Modern History at the University of St Andrews.

Friday, May 17th
Matthew Fuxjager – Wake Forest University
Roll Snap Golden Manakins
Dr. Matt Fuxjager is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Wake Forest University. He received his MS from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, studying magnetic orientation in hatchling loggerhead sea turtles. From there, Matt received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, investigating how social interactions shape the ways in which animals behave in the future. Much of this work centered around Peromyscus mice, and how the androgenic hormones that are released in response to winning territorial intrusions act on the brain and body to enhance winning ability later in life.  Matt completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California – Los Angeles in both the Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology and the Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, which is part of the UCLA Brain Research Institute. There, Matt studied how androgenic hormones interact with neuromuscular systems to help mediate the production of acrobatic social displays in tropical birds.


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