The Academic Minute for 2019.06.10-06.14

The Academic Minute from 06.10 – 06.14

Monday, June 10th
Michael Lenox – University of Virginia
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Professor Lenox was appointed to the Tayloe Murphy Professorship in Business Administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, where he teaches the core MBA strategy course. He also serves as the Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer. From 2008 to 2016, he served as Associate Dean of Innovation Programs and Academic Director of Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He helped found and served as the inaugural president of the multiple-university Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability. Prior to joining Darden in 2008, Professor Lenox was a professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business where he served as the area coordinator for Fuqua’s Strategy Area and the faculty director and founder of Duke’s Corporate Sustainability Initiative. He received his Ph.D. in Technology Management and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999 and the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. Professor Lenox has served as an assistant professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business and as a visiting professor at Stanford University, Harvard University, Oxford University, and IMD.

Tuesday, June 11th
Susan Masino – Trinity College
Dr. Masino is the Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science at Trinity College and a joint appointment in Neuroscience and Psychology. Her research focuses on promoting and restoring brain health, with a particular interest in adenosine, and on the relationship among metabolism, brain activity and behavior. For nearly 100 years a metabolic therapy called a “ketogenic diet” has been used to treat seizures, and recent mechanistic insights – including the role of adenosine – hold translational implications for brain health and diverse disorders.

In addition to her laboratory research Dr. Masino is interested in how public polices can improve brain health – with a special focus on New England’s amazing forests – and involved in local educational and environmental issues.

Wednesday, June 12th
Adam Ramey – NYU Abu Dhabi
Politics of Dust Bowl Settlers
Adam Ramey is a scholar of American politics, political methodology, and comparative legislative institutions.

His research focuses on two broad areas: legislative institutions and political methodology. His current research (with Gary Hollibaugh and Jonathan Klingler) explores how personality and ideology come together to shape legislative behavior. They have developed the first-ever estimates of legislator personality over time and show how these predict a wide range of legislative behavior. The project is an inherently interdisciplinary enterprise, drawing insight from political science, psychology, experimental economics, and machine learning.

Thursday, June 13th
Larisa Heiphetz – Columbia University
How Children and Adults Think About Religion
Larisa Heiphetz is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. Her research focuses on how children and adults think about their social worlds, with one line of research investigating how people think about religion. Her work has received funding from organizations such as the National Science Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation and has garnered recognition such as the International Social Cognition Network Early Career Award in 2018 and the Association for Psychological Science Rising Star Award in 2017. Dr. Heiphetz received a BA from the Pennsylvania State University in 2008 and PhD from Harvard University in 2013, and she completed her post-doctoral training at Boston College from 2013 until 2016.

Friday, June 14th
Fred Rabinowitz – University of Redlands
The Guidelines For Psychological Practice with Boys and Men
Since 1984 Fredric E. Rabinowitz, Ph.D. has been a Professor of Psychology at the University of Redlands and in private practice specializing in psychotherapy with men in Redlands, CA.  He has co-authored several articles, chapters, and books including Man Alive: A Primer of Men’s Issues, Men and Depression: Clinical and Empirical Perspectives, Deepening Psychotherapy with Men, and Breaking barriers in Counseling Men: Insights and Innovations.  His latest book Deepening Group Psychotherapy with Men: Stories and Insights for the Journey will be coming out March 2019.  Dr. Rabinowitz is the past president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities of the American Psychological Association.  He was a co-author on the recently passed APA Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men.


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