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Faculty Focus: Birdie Shirtcliff

Faculty Focus: Birdie Shirtcliff, 00:01:20

Birdie Shirtcliff is a human scientist who is an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Her work focusses on biobehavioral mechanisms that illustrate the profound impact that a child’s early environment exerts on their physiology.

Faculty Focus: Daniel Spikes

Faculty Focus: Daniel Spikes, 00:01:20

Daniel Spikes is a human scientist who is an assistant professor in the School of Education. His research interests focus on racial disparities in education and the practices of school districts, schools, and school leaders that serve to perpetuate and/or ameliorate these disparities.

Faculty Focus: Katy Swalwell

Faculty Focus: Katy Swalwell, 00:01:20

Katy Swalwell is a human scientist who's an assistant professor in the Iowa State University School of Education. She specializes in social justice education within social studies.

Faculty Focus: Doug Wieczorek

Faculty Focus: Doug Wieczorek, 00:01:20

Doug Wieczorek is a human scientist who is an assistant professor in the School of Education. He specializes in instructional leadership.

Faculty Focus: Brenda Lohman

Faculty Focus: Brenda Lohman, 00:01:20

Brenda Lohman is a human scientist who is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Her primary focus is on issues related to adolescent health and family policy.

Faculty Focus: Lorraine Lanningham-Foster

Faculty Focus: Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, 00:01:20

Lorraine Lanningham-Foster is a human scientist who is an associate professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Her primary focus is on issues related obesity.

Faculty Focus: Shannon Coleman

Faculty Focus: Shannon Coleman, 00:01:20

Shannon Coleman is a human scientist who is an assistant professor in the department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She is also a human sciences specialist in food safety and consumer production.

Faculty Focus: Brian Burt

Faculty Focus: Brian Burt, 00:01:28

Brian Burt is a human scientist who is an assistant professor in the higher education program in the School of Education. He specializes in graduate student learning and achievement.

Faculty Focus: Ruth Litchfield

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Ruth Litchfield is a human scientist who is a professor in the department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She also has an Extension and Outreach appointment as a Nutrition Extension State Specialist.

Faculty Focus: Debra Sellers

Faculty Focus: Debra Sellers, 00:01:20

Debra Sellers, associate dean and director of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, is a human scientist. She uses an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to empower people to change their lives through access to research-based information, resources, and education.

Faculty Focus: Manju Reddy

Faculty Focus: Manju Reddy, 00:01:20

Manju Reddy is a human scientist who is a professor in the department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She specializes in iron deficiency and iron excess in humans and animals.

Faculty Focus: Rosie Perez

Faculty Focus: Rosie Perez, 00:01:20

Rosie Perez is a human scientist who is an assistant professor in the School of Education. She works with graduate students studying higher education and student affairs.

Faculty Focus: Jonathan Fox

Faculty Focus: Jonathan Fox, 00:01:20

Jonathan Fox is a human scientist who is the Ruth Whipp Sherwin Professor in Human Development and Family Studies. He specializes in financial counseling and planning, and is interested in how people learn about money and become more effective with their personal finances.

Faculty Focus: Kevin Schalinske

Faculty Focus: Kevin Schalinske, 00:01:20

Kevin Schalinske, an Iowa State University professor in food science and human nutrition, is a human scientist who is researching ways to prevent birth defects and cancer.

Faculty Focus: Philip Martin

Faculty Focus: Philip Martin, 00:01:22

Philip Martin is a human scientist who's professor and chair of kinesiology at Iowa State. He's also an avid cyclist. He leads the department in improving people's lives by studying and teaching the benefits of physical activity across the lifespan, and the detrimental effects of being sedentary.

Faculty Focus: Linda Serra Hagedorn

Faculty Focus: Linda Serra Hagedorn, 00:01:22

Linda Serra Hagedorn is a ‪ ‎human scientist‬ who's an associate dean of the College of Human Sciences and a professor in the School of Education. One of her focus areas is international affairs. She's driven by the desire to open access and increase success for students all over the world.

Faculty Focus: Carla Peterson

Faculty Focus: Carla Peterson, 00:01:21

Carla Peterson is a human scientist who's the associate dean for research and graduate education in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences. She specializes in early childhood special education in human development and family studies, teaching about developmental disabilities and leading research teams working with families who have vulnerable children.

Faculty Focus: Suzanne Hendrich

Faculty Focus: Suzanne Hendrich, 00:01:22

Suzanne Hendrich, a University Professor in the Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, is a human scientist who specializes in food toxicology — teaching students about substances that can harm us in foods. She searches for solutions to improve people's health.

Faculty Focus: Robert Bosselman

Faculty Focus: Robert Bosselman, 00:01:22

Bob Bosselman, professor and chair of the ISU Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management, is a human scientist who aims to make each of his department's programs world-renowned. Research by his faculty, staff, and students explores ways to improve the functionality of clothing and businesses.

Faculty Focus: Tim Derrick

Faculty Focus: Tim Derrick, 00:01:22

Tim Derrick, an Iowa State University professor in kinesiology, is a human scientist who researches and teaches biomechanics — the application of physics and engineering to the human body. He looks at stresses and strains in the human body as people exercise, and provides consulting for shoe companies.

Faculty Focus: Marlene Strathe

Faculty Focus: Marlene Strathe, 00:01:22

Marlene Strathe, director of the Iowa State University - School of Education, is a human scientist who aims to make Iowa State University the No. 1 choice for future educators. She gets excited about helping faculty and students develop their full potential.

Faculty Focus: Linda Niehm

Faculty Focus: Linda Niehm, 00:01:23

Linda Niehm, professor in Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management, is helping students reach their potential in retail merchandising and entrepreneurship.

Faculty Focus: Carl Weems

Faculty Focus: Carl Weems, 00:01:22

Get to know Carl Weems, professor and chair of Human Development and Family Studies, in our latest Faculty Focus.

Faculty Focus: Greg Welk

Faculty Focus: Greg Welk , 00:01:20

Greg Welk is a human scientist who is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology. His research focuses on the assessment and promotion of physical activity, physical fitness and health in the population. He is a Barbara E. Forker Professor in Kinesiology.

Faculty Focus: Warren Franke

Faculty Focus: Warren Franke, 00:01:22

Warren Franke, a professor and associate chair of kinesiology at Iowa State University, is a human scientist who helps people to be healthier. He's an applied exercise physiologist who is director of the ISU Exercise Clinic. He researches heart disease and stress responses in law enforcement officers. "I like to help people and that permeates what I do."

Robert Reason

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Robert Reason, associate professor in the Student Affairs and Higher Education Program in the School of Education, studies how college affects students. By looking at what type of people come to college and studying their experiences and overall college experience outcome, Reason hopes to gain a better understanding of civic engagement and social and personal responsibilities.

Denise Crawford

Denise Crawford, 00:01:41

Denise Crawford, School of Education associate professor and director for Center of Technology in Learning and Teaching, focuses on the use of technology in education. Crawford embraces the always-changing technology field and hopes her research with it will improve K-12 education and teacher education.

Anne Estapa

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Anne Estapa, an assistant professor in the School of Education, teaches mathematics education. Estapa's main research interest is teacher learning. She examines this by showing teachers film of a student's perspective of the class. Estapa's research influences her own practices and hopes that it will influence the future teachers at Iowa State as well.

Pat Carlson

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Pat Carlson, an associate professor in the School of Education, teaches special education as well as an introductory course on how to teach. Carlson's infectous sense of humor informs her research on the use of humor when working with children with learning disabilities. She also studies the impact of Iowa State University's teacher education program on the quality of ISU alumni-teachers and on the academic performance of their K-12 students.

Connie Hargrave

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Connie Hargrave, professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University, works in the area of instructional technologies. Her research is focused around creating learning environments that help students excel in science-related fields. Hargrave serves as the director of Iowa State's Science Bound program, which prepares ethnic minority students for degrees and careers in STEM fields.

Chuck Achter

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Chuck Achter, lecturer in the School of Education at Iowa State University, serves as the assistant to the department chair. Having served as a high school principle for 32 years, Achter has a passion for helping young people become teachers by showing them the "big picture" in education. He enjoys mentoring new teachers, including his son who is a middle school principle in Cairo, Egypt.

Gary Phye

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Teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses, Gary Phye, professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University, instructs in the area of educational psychology. He invests himself in applied research, where he is the director of the psychology in education research lab. Phye also focuses his research around learning and problem solving with higher order thinking skills.

Joanne Marshall

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Joanne Marshall, assistant professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University, discusses the overlap between personal and professional issues as they get enacted in public schools. While studying how intelligence and achievement are linked to different social factors, she realized the lack of information regarding the influence of religious beliefs. Marshall now researches how religion and spirituality are implemented in public schooling.

Katherine Richardson Bruna

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Katherine Richardson Bruna, assistant professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University, studies multicultural foundations of school and society. Her current research relates to the demographic transition in many of Iowa's communities. Working as a bilingual instructional aid in West Sacramento sparked Bruna's interest in the relationship between linguistic and cultural diversity and student experiences in school.

Barb Licklider

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Barb Licklider, university professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University, focuses her research around Project LEARN (Learning Enhancement Action Resource Network). Her work involves helping faculty, who don't have a background in education, learn how to do things differently in the classroom. Licklider left secondary principalship to come back to prepare school principals which she believes is key to making an impact in future generations.

Anne Foegen

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Anne Foegen, associate professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University, explains a new method of assessment called progress monitoring. By giving brief assessments on a more frequent basis, she is able to chart students' progress in their academic competence. Foegen's role at Iowa State also allows her to work with international teaching sites such as the American Overseas School of Rome.

Janice Friedel

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Janice Friedel, associate professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University, discusses her long history working with higher education instructors and community college leaders. She has served as a state administrator for and president of community colleges. Friedel's professional life was shaped by the experiences she gained while traveling the world during her Kellog National Fellowship.

Michael Clough

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Michael Clough, associate professor of curriculum and instruction at Iowa State University, explains his passion for developing highly effective science teachers. He strives to resolve misconceptions about science so the field can be better understood and appreciated. Through the acquisition of a National Science Foundation grant, Clough created curriculum materials to help teachers more effectively convey what science is and how it works.

Ann Gansemer-Topf

Ann Gansemer-Topf, 00:01:39

Ann Gansemer-Topf, associate professor in educational leadership and policy studies at Iowa State University, explains her passion for studying student access and student success at both the macro and micro level. Through program evaluation and assessment, Professor Gansemer-Topf examines the programs offered to students and evaluates their effectiveness in relation to student learning.