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Sheila Emerson

Contemporary fiction Nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and European writing Art and art markets in the context of social crisis Interrelations between fiction and non-fiction The bearing of science on visual and verbal art
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Jennifer Eyl

Pauline Studies, New Testament, Christian Origins Divinatory Practices and so-called "Magic" Gender & Sexuality in Antiquity Hellenistic Philosophy and Moral Psychology Apocryphal Acts and the Greek Novels Saint and Relic Veneration Constructions of the Afterlife Translation Theory and New Testament Studies Theory of Religion Digital Humanities
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Athena Eyster

Global oxygenation and marine anoxia, localization of metals crucial for green tech, Supercontinent Dynamics, Early Earth Tectonics, True Polar Wander
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Peilei Fan

(1) human-natural interactions and their impact on environment and social equity at multiple spatial scales, particularly in cities; (2) technology and development
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Sergio Fantini

Biomedical optics, diffuse optical imaging, functional near-infrared spectroscopy, quantitative tissue oximetry.
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Matthew Feely

Multi-Attribute Decision-Making, Low Probability, High-Consequence Event Risk Management, Crisis Leadership Decision-Making, Environmental Economics, Economics of National Security, Public Economics, Urban Agriculture and Revitalization of the Urban Core.
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David Feldman

Cognitive development; developmental theory; creativity; intellectual development; developmental transitions; expertise; extreme giftedness and creativity; educational and developmental theory.
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Jianping Feng

Theory of Second Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy, foreign language textbook construction, language and culture, and computer assisted language learning
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Patrick Florance

Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geospatial technology, the Open Geoportal (OGP), visualization, GPS, cartography, international mapping especially the developing world, humanitarian assistance, open source applications, digital humanities, ecology, data mining, human security, crisis mapping, business intelligence/analytics, geospatial new media, remote sensing, natural disasters, historical modeling, 3D GIS, public health, geospatial social network tools, data science, urban modeling, open data, geospatial data sources, geo portals, web mapping, UAV - Drones, Spatial Data Infrastructure, geospatial education, natural language processing (NLP), text analysis, etc.
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Sarah Fong

American studies; Critical ethnic studies; Comparative racial formations; Racial capitalism; US Colonialisms
Academic Leave
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Lawrence Ford

Theoretical cosmology, quantum field theory, models for quantum gravity effects My current research involves several related topics in quantum fluctuation phenomena, with applications to gravitation and cosmology. One topic is the study of energy density fluctuations for quantum fields such as the electromagnetic field. My collaborators and I have shown that large vacuum energy density fluctuations are more probable than previously expected. These large fluctuations can drive quantum fluctuations of gravity and provide insight into effects in quantum gravity, an area which is not well understood. Energy density fluctuations may also produce observable effects in atomic or condensed matter systems, and may play a role in the evolution of the early universe. I am also working on analog models for quantum gravity, in which quantum fluctuations in a nonlinear optical material might produce fluctuations in the speed of light, analogous to an effect expected in quantum gravity.
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Rebecca Forney

20th century francophone literature, postcolonial studies, comparative feminist theories, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, literatures of exile and migration.
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John Fu

Categorical data analysis, survival data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, latent variable analysis, smoking behavior, substance abuse, major depression, disparity in financial access