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Research projects involve real-world situations ranging from local schools to higher education departments and other formal and informal learning settings.

Chandra Orrill

Chandra
Orrill

Professor

STEM Education & Teacher Development
Liberal Arts 399L

Research website

Research

Research interests

  • Teacher Knowledge of Proportions and Fractions
  • Development of Tools and Curriculum for Supporting Teacher Learning of Mathematics
  • Integration of Computational Thinking into Elementary Math Classrooms

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John Buck

John
Buck

Chancellor Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dion 324B

Research

Research interests

  • Signal Processing
  • Underwater Acoustics
  • Animal Bioacoustics
  • Engineering Pedagogy

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Ramprasad
Balasubramanian

Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor

Academic Affairs / Provost
Foster Administration 315

Research

Research interests

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous Mobile Robotics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Motion Detection and Tracking
  • Pattern Recognition

508-999-8024r.bala@umassd.edu

Shakhnoza Kayumova

Shakhnoza
Kayumova

Associate Professor

STEM Education & Teacher Development
Liberal Arts 396G

Research

Research interests

  • Exploration of the conditions of possibility for the inclusion of culturally, economically and linguistically diverse students in science education and literacy engagement

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Stephen Witzig

Stephen
Witzig

Associate Professor

STEM Education & Teacher Development
Liberal Arts 398E

Research

Research interests

  • Development of teachers’ specialized knowledge for teaching science
  • Socioscientific issues based education
  • Informal science contexts & field based teaching/learning
  • Scientific practices & formative assessment in science

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Walter
Stroup

Associate Professor / Chairperson

STEM Education & Teacher Development
Liberal Arts 398B

Research

Research interests

  • Development of generative design to support group-based, socially mediated, STEM focused classroom learning for grades three through university

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Eric
Larson

Associate Professor

Crime & Justice Studies
Liberal Arts 399J

Research

Research interests

  • Hemispheric American Studies
  • Comparative Race & Ethnicity
  • Neoliberalism
  • Labor
  • Transnational Social Movements

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Heidi
Berggren

Associate Professor

Political Science
Liberal Arts 328

Research

Research interests

  • Co-housing Movement
  • Work-Family Policy
  • Social Policy
  • Gender and Politics
  • Gender-Role Attitudes

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Shakhnoza Kayumova

Shakhnoza
Kayumova

Associate Professor

STEM Education & Teacher Development
Liberal Arts 396G

Research

Research interests

  • Exploration of the conditions of possibility for the inclusion of culturally, economically and linguistically diverse students in science education and literacy engagement

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Brian Williams

Brian
Williams

Professor

History
Liberal Arts 334

Research site

Research

Research interests

  • America's post-9/11 wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria
  • CIA drone warfare and global counter-terrorism
  • Taliban, Al Qaeda and ISIS terrorism and warfare
  • Islamic Central Asia, Crimea, Russia, Chechnya, Ukraine, Turkey, Balkans
  • History of the Ottoman Islamic and Mongol Empires and Barbarian conquests

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Dilshod
Achilov

Associate Professor

Political Science
Liberal Arts 317

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Professor Hillary Farber

Hillary
Farber

Professor

Law School / Faculty
UMass School of Law 224

Research

Research interests

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal procedure issues, with a particular focus on juveniles and issues of privacy

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