The Academic Minute from 11.01 – 11.05
Monday, November 1st
Richard Aronson – Florida Institute of Technology
Understanding the Impact of Climate Change on Sea Life
His research explores the response of marine communities to environmental changes in deep time. His primary focus is on coral reefs and subtidal communities in Antarctica and on the plants and animals living at the latitudinal extremes of the tropics and the poles that have very narrow ranges of environmental tolerance.
Professor Aronson has published more than 140 papers and more than 60 abstracts, as well as 10 technical reports on marine ecology and paleontology.
Tuesday, November 2nd
Filippo Menczer – Indiana University
The Vulnerability of Online Engagement
Filippo Menczer is a Luddy distinguished professor of informatics and computer science and the director of the Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University. He holds a Laurea in Physics from the Sapienza University of Rome and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Menczer is an ACM Fellow and a board member of the IU Network Science Institute. His research interests span Web and data science, computational social science, science of science, and modeling of complex information networks. In the last ten years, his lab has led efforts to study online misinformation spread and to develop tools to detect and counter social media manipulation.
Wednesday, November 3rd
William Deverell – University of Southern California
Living Better, Living Smarter, with Western Wildfire
William Deverell is Professor of History at the University of Southern California and Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. He writes broadly on the environmental, political, and cultural history of the 19th and 20th century American West and hosts the new “Western Edition” podcast.
Thursday, November 4th
Carolyn Henne – Florida State University
Art and Science Collaboration with Oysters
Carolyn Henne earned her BA in Fine Arts and Economics from the College of William and Mary in 1983. She worked as an Agricultural Economist until she left to study and work at Lacoste School of the Arts in France. Thereafter, she earned her MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1990. She worked as a custom prop fabricator for film and television, taught adjunct for VCUarts in Richmond, Peru and Scotland while showing her work actively. She moved into academic administration in 2003 serving as Administrative Director then as Assistant Dean for VCUarts until 2010.
Friday, November 5th
Carl Sheperis – Texas A&M University
Closing the Digital Divide
Dr. Sheperis began his career in higher education as a professor at Mississippi State University and he has extensive experience in pediatric and family mental health. Prior to coming to A&M-San Antonio, he served as interim President and CEO for the National Board for Certified Counselors & Affiliates.
He served as president of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC) and as Associate Editor for the Journal of Counseling and Development. He has worked with the American Counseling Association (ACA) as the chair of the Research & Knowledge Committee and has served as the Editor of the Journal of Counseling Research and Practice.
In addition to counseling, Sheperis has served on advisory boards to the Health Resources Services Administration and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and medicine. He is an author of several textbooks including: Research in Counseling, Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods; Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Diagnosing and Treating Children and Adolescents; Assessment for Counselors and Helping Professionals; and Online Counselor Education: A Student Guide.