The Academic Minute for 2023.01.02-2023.01.06
The Academic Minute from 1.2 – 1.6
Minnita Daniel-Cox – University of Dayton
Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Artist Legacy
Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox attended Bowling Green State University, where she received a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance, and the University of Michigan, where she earned both her Master of Music and her Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees.
In 2014 Dr. Daniel-Cox established the Dunbar Music Archive and has presented her research for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Opera Association, College Music Society, Society for American Music, National Association for Music Education, International Society for Music Education , Song Collaborators Consortia, Ohio Music Education Association, and the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives. She has performed Dunbar Archive repertoire recitals in venues across the United States including the University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University, University of Puget Sound, Ohio Northern University, Central Michigan University, Detroit Musicians Association, Taylor University, and Hanover University with a recital tour in Stara Zagora, Haskovo, and Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Dr. Daniel-Cox has received over 350k in funding for her Dunbar work, including two National Endowment for the Humanities grants and a Mellon Foundation grant for the Dunbar Project.
Na Young Lee – University of Dayton
Checkout Charity Solicitations Can Give Customers Anxiety
Na Young Lee is an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Dayton. She received her Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and earned her MBA from Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on services marketing and frontline employee management.
Susan Broniarczyk – University of Texas at Austin
Social Sharing Can Lead to a False Sense of Knowledge
Susan M. Broniarczyk is associate dean for research, Susie and John L. Adams Endowed Chair in Business, and a professor in the Marketing Department at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research examines consumer behavior and decision making with a focus on brand and product management, product recommendations and advice, and gift-giving.
Lallen Johnson – American University
Racial Inequality, Age, and COVID-19 Mortality
Lallen Johnson, associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University, explores how urban gentrification influences social control. He is specifically interested in the ways by which neighborhood upscaling amplifies the risk of police contact for socially marginalized and racially minoritized groups. He also studies health geography and the risk of mortality across urban space. Professor Johnson’s training, which spans the disciplines of criminology, urban studies, and geography informs his understanding of the spatial dimensions of social science outcomes. Some of his previous studies have been funded by the National Institute of Justice and disseminated across multiple outlets such as Race and Justice, Punishment and Society, the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, and Health and Place.
Huolin Xin – University of California, Irvine
A Better Battery for Electric Cars
Huolin Xin graduated from the Physics Department of Cornell University in 2011 and joined University of California, Irvine in 2018. Prior to becoming a professor at UCI, he worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory as a scientific staff member and a principle investigator from 2013 to 2018. His primary field of expertise lies in developing novel 3-D, atomic-resolution, and in situ spectroscopic and imaging tools to probe the structural, chemical, and bonding changes of energy materials during chemical reactions or under external stimuli. His research spans the areas from tomographic and atomic-resolution chemical imaging of battery and fuel cell materials to in situ environmental study of heterogeneous catalysts, and to the development of deep learning enabled self-driving TEM. In 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012, he received Distinguished Scholar Award, Castaing Award, and Presidential Scholar Award from professional EM societies. His work on battery materials has twice been selected as the Top-10 Scientific Achievements in 2014 and 2019 by Brookhaven National Lab. His research has resulted in more than 180 peer-reviewed publications and 1 patent, 33 of which are published in Science/Nature sister journals (corresponding author on 8 of the 33). To date, he has graduated four Master’s students and three Ph.D. students. Two of his group alumni have won the “Presidential Student Award” at the annual M&M conference based on their research in Xin group.