Ronald L. Bogue

Distinguished Research Professor 2005 Ronald L. Bogue studies the thought of Gilles Deleuze, a major 20th century French philosopher whose extensive writings cover a wide range of topics in the arts, humanities and sciences. Through a close reading of Deleuze’s often difficult texts, Dr. Bogue uncovers the...

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Ronald L. Simons

Distinguished Research Professor 2005 Ronald L. Simons studies how family relationships impact childhood development, subsequent life choices and deviant behaviors, including delinquency and substance abuse. He examined how such factors as single parenting, divorce, corporal punishment, peer pressure, community context and economic status affect children’s development and...

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Mary Ann Moran

Distinguished Research Professor 2005 Mary Ann Moran investigates the roles of microbes in marine ecosystems. These communities of bacteria – and the compounds that they degrade, incorporate and release – are integral to aspects of life in the ocean as well as coastal productivity and global climate....

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Francis B. Assaf

Distinguished Research Professor 2004 Francis B. Assaf, Professor of French, researches 17th and 18th century French literature and culture. His recent book, 1715: Le Soleil s'éteint, examines the year of King Louis XIV's death, which is considered to be the "hinge" year between Post-Classicism and the Pre-Enlightenment....

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Casimir C. Akoh

Distinguished Research Professor 2004 Casimir C. Akoh, Professor of Food Science and Technology, conducts basic and applied research on lipids, edible oils and healthy fat substitutes. Using enzymes, he breaks apart short-, medium- and long-chain fatty acids from plant and animal fats, then restructures the fatty acids...

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Randy W. Kamphaus

Distinguished Research Professor 2004 Randy W. Kamphaus, Professor and Head of the Department of Educational Psychology, studies children's emotional and behavioral development. His research has caused educators and psychologists to rethink how they diagnose children's academic, behavioral and emotional development. He has developed a child behavior classification...

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Valery Alexeev

Distinguished Research Professor, 2004 Valery Alexeev, Professor of Mathematics, settled several fundamental problems in algebraic geometry, a field concerned with systems of algebraic equations and their solutions. Leading algebraic geometers call him "a brilliant and original mathematician," comparing him with luminaries who have received math's equivalent...

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Robert A. Scott

Distinguished Research Professor 2003 Robert A. Scott, Chemistry Department Head and Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, uses X-ray absorption spectroscopy and other techniques to study biologically important metals. Iron, selenium, and copper are among the metals living organisms incorporate into vital proteins and...

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Stephen P. Hubbell

Lamar Dodd Award 2006 Stephen P. Hubbell, a Distinguished Research Professor of Plant Biology, has created a mathematical theory to explain general patterns in the distribution of biological diversity on earth from local to global scales. Originally published as The Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Biogeography...

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Patricia Adair Gowaty

Distinguished Research Professor 2003 Patricia Adair Gowaty, Professor of Ecology, studies the evolution of social behavior, especially among Eastern bluebirds, and is among the leading scholars in behavioral ecology. By boldly asking questions from a feminine perspective, Dr. Gowaty has overturned many fundamental assumptions about social interaction,...

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