The Academic Minute for 2019.09.30-10.04

The Academic Minute from 09.30 – 10.04

Monday, September 30th
Jillian Peterson – Hamline University
Mass Shooter Database
Jillian Peterson, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Hamline University and the director of the Hamline Center for Justice and Law. Dr. Peterson has a doctoral degree in psychology and social behavior from the University of California, Irvine. Her areas of expertise include violent crime, mass violence, crisis intervention, forensic psychology, and evidence-based policy.

Tuesday, October 1st
Brian Houston – University of Missouri
Disaster Media Coverage and Children
Brian Houston, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Missouri and is Co-Director for the Disaster and Community Crisis Center (DCC) at the University of Missouri.

Houston’s research focuses on communication at all phases of disasters and on the mental health effects and political consequences of community crises. Recent and current research projects have examined the impact of media coverage of terrorism on children and adults, the role of new media during disasters, and the capacity for using information communication technologies to increase community resilience. These projects are located at the intersections of the literatures addressing disasters, communication, media, public health, mental health, and political socialization.

Wednesday, October 2nd
Parisa Saboori – Manhattan College
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Parisa Saboori, Ph.D., is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Manhattan College, having taught there since 2011. Prior to attending The City University of New York for her master’s and doctorate degrees, she received her bachelor’s degree in Iran and worked for several years in the oil and gas industries, designing pipeline equipment.

As part of her master’s research, Saboori studied muscle function and focused on traumatic brain injury (TBI) for her doctorate thesis. She is presently conducting research in the areas of TBI, shaken baby syndrome, aneurysm formation, and knee injury prevention.

Thursday, October 3rd
TaLisa Carter – American University
Correctional Officers
TaLisa J. Carter is a native of Long Island, New York, dedicated to understanding the interactions of deviance, social organizations and race. After earning her B.A. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Carter worked as a Deputy Corrections Officer in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Carter earned her M.A. (2015) and Ph.D. (2018) both in Criminology at the University of Delaware. Currently, Dr. Carter is an Assistant Professor at American University in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology. TaLisa has also received funding from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Carter’s research has been presented to practitioners and academicians at conferences such as the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Sociological Association.

Friday, October 4th
Thomas Shahady – University of Lynchburg
Health of Water Supply
Prior to arriving here at University of Lynchburg, I spent five years teaching part-time at Lenoir-Rhyne College, Catawba Valley Community College and working as a consultant with industry. Through my consulting work, I taught many courses on environmental compliance, worked with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources on compliance issues and conducted many phases of environmental research for the textile industry. Prior to my employment in North Carolina I spent two years as a consultant working on lake management issues throughout the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.


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