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Faculty Focus: Noreen Naseem Rodriguez

Faculty Focus: Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, 00:01:37

Noreen Naseem Rodriguez is a human scientist in the School of Education who promotes more inclusive elementary social studies classes in the U.S. She works to ensure that all students can see themselves represented in the American story.

Faculty Focus: Peter Martin

Faculty Focus: Peter Martin, 00:02:06

Peter Martin is a human scientist whose research focuses on aging. He is interested in figuring out why some people reach 100 years old, while others don't.

Faculty Focus: EunHa Jeong

Faculty Focus: EunHa Jeong, 00:01:44

EunHa (Lena) Jeong is a human scientist in the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management who studies consumer behavior and psychology in a hospitality management setting.

Faculty Focus: Kristina Tank

Faculty Focus: Kristina Tank, 00:01:18

Kristina Tank is a human scientist that uses her experience as an elementary school teacher to better prepare her students at Iowa State for their careers as teachers.

Faculty Focus: Cass Dorius

Faculty Focus: Cass Dorius, 00:01:17

Cass Dorius is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies who is looking at new and novel ways that families are forming, and how that affects individual lives.

Faculty Focus: Tera Jordan

Faculty Focus: Tera Jordan, 00:01:20

Tera Jordan is a human scientist who applies principles of community-based participatory research to develop partnerships with communities and study contemporary issues in family health and well-being.

Faculty Focus: Kelly Reddy-Best

Faculty Focus: Kelly Reddy-Best, 00:01:20

Kelly Reddy-Best is a human scientist whose research focuses on the intersections of culture, fashion, and dress as well as topics related to the LGBTQ+ community.

Faculty Focus: Constance Beecher

Faculty Focus: Constance Beecher, 00:01:20

Constance Beecher is a human scientist in the School of Education. Her research focuses on early intervention with language and literacy development.

Faculty Focus: Kere Hughes-Belding

Faculty Focus: Kere Hughes-Belding, 00:01:20

Kere Hughes-Belding is a human scientist who has a passion for supporting parents and their young children. She is also the Director of Graduate Education in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

Faculty Focus: SoJung Lee

Faculty Focus: SoJung Lee, 00:01:20

SoJung Lee is a human scientist in the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management whose research focuses on tourism. She is energized and inspired by the opportunity to work on research with students, and credits her work with students as a driving force in expanding her research interests.

Faculty Focus: Jennifer Margrett

Faculty Focus: Jennifer Margrett, 00:01:20

Jennifer Margrett is a human scientist whose research focuses on adult development and aging, and more specifically everyday functioning and cognition. She is also the director of the gerontology program.

Faculty Focus: Ellen McKinney

Faculty Focus: Ellen McKinney, 00:01:20

Ellen McKinney is a human scientist in the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management. Her research is focused on investigating body-to-pattern relationship theory for improvement of apparel product development practice.

Faculty Focus: Christa Jackson

Faculty Focus: Christa Jackson, 00:01:20

Christa Jackson is a human scientist who is passionate about preparing effective elementary and middle school mathematics teachers. Her research focuses on equity in mathematics education.

Faculty Focus: Doreen Chung

Faculty Focus: Doreen Chung, 00:01:20

Doreen Chung is a human scientist in apparel, events, and hospitality management. From a young age, she has been an observer of people, which is one of the reasons she enjoys studying how organizations interact with their customers online.

Faculty Focus: Byron Brehm-Stecher

Faculty Focus: Byron Brehm-Stecher, 00:01:20

Byron Brehm-Stecher is a human scientist specializing in food safety and biosecurity. He is driven by the desire to contribute to the effort for global food safety.

Faculty Focus: Clinton Gudmunson

Faculty Focus: Clinton Gudmunson, 00:01:20

Clinton Gudmunson is a human scientist who studies how families are doing financially and socially and how the two are connected. He enjoys any opportunity to guide students looking to get involved with research.

Faculty Focus: Christine Lippard

Faculty Focus: Christine Lippard, 00:01:20

Christine Lippard is a human scientist whose research focuses on early childhood and early childhood education. She uses experiences from her time as an early childhood teacher to inform her current teaching and research.

Faculty Focus: Elizabeth Stegemoller

Faculty Focus: Elizabeth Stegemoller, 00:01:20

Elizabeth Stegemoller is a human scientist in the Department of Kinesiology. Her main research focus is on understanding the control of repetitive movements in persons with Parkinson's disease and developing rehabilitation strategies that use music to improve movement performance.

Faculty Focus: Kimberly Greder

Faculty Focus: Kimberly Greder, 00:01:20

Kimberly Greder is a human scientist in human development and family studies as well as a Family Life Extension State Specialist. She is interested in the role of social support in individual and family health and well-being, with specific interest in families who have low-incomes, and in Latino immigrant families.

Faculty Focus: Janice Baker

Faculty Focus: Janice Baker, 00:01:20

Janice Baker is a human scientist in the Department of Kinesiology. She is driven by the opportunity to witness students' personal growth, in many facets, through movement and dance.

Faculty Focus: Spyridoula Vazou

Faculty Focus: Spyridoula Vazou, 00:01:20

Spyridoula Vazou is a human scientist in the Department of Kinesiology. Her research focuses primarily on motivating children and adolescents to be physically active with the ultimate goal of preventing childhood obesity.

Faculty Focus: Ruth MacDonald

Faculty Focus: Ruth MacDonald, 00:01:20

Ruth MacDonald is a human scientist who is professor and chair of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She is driven by a passion for conveying scientific findings about food to the public.

Faculty Focus: Emily Hayden

Faculty Focus: Emily Hayden, 00:01:20

Emily Hayden is a human scientist in the School of Education. Having taught for 17 years in K-12 classrooms, she is most interested in research that prepares and sustains better teaching in literacy.

Faculty Focus: Jason Gillette

Faculty Focus: Jason Gillette, 00:01:20

Jason Gillette is the Director of Graduate Education in the Department of Kinesiology. His research focuses on movement-related injuries and how they can lead to chronic conditions.

Faculty Focus: Dean Laura Dunn Jolly

Faculty Focus: Dean Laura Dunn Jolly, 00:01:20

Laura Dunn Jolly has served as the dean and Dean’s Chair of the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences since July 1, 2016. With passion for ensuring student success and providing environments in which people thrive, she is leading efforts to improve the quality of life for humankind.

Faculty Focus: Sarah Francis

Faculty Focus: Sarah Francis, 00:01:20

Sarah Francis is a human scientist in the Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She is also a Iowa State University Extension state specialist. She focuses on developing nutrition education and wellness programing for older adults and underserved audiences.

Faculty Focus: Jeanne Dyches

Faculty Focus: Jeanne Dyches, 00:01:20

Jeanne Dyches is a human scientist whose research focuses on secondary literacy, including how to teach canonical texts through social justice lenses.

Faculty Focus: Megan Gilligan

Faculty Focus: Megan Gilligan, 00:01:20

Megan Gilligan is a human scientist who is driven by a desire to study and understand family relations, and provide programming intervention to help families.

Faculty Focus: Auriel Willette

Faculty Focus: Auriel Willette, 00:01:20

Auriel Willette is a human scientist whose research focuses on how certain metabolic problems are related to increased risk for neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

Faculty Focus: Anne Foegen

Faculty Focus: Anne Foegen, 00:01:20

Anne Foegen looks to expand human potential through the development of ways to assess students' performance in mathematics.

Faculty Focus: Amie Zarling

Faculty Focus: Amie Zarling, 00:01:20

Amie Zarling is a human scientist who is looking to improve relationships and promote family health through evidence-based interventions.

Faculty Focus: Melha Mellata

Faculty Focus: Melha Mellata, 00:01:20

Melha Mellata is a human scientist who is driven by a passion for science and exploring the unknown. Through her research, she hopes to gain a better understanding of infectious disease caused by enteric bacteria.

Faculty Focus: Eulanda Sanders

Faculty Focus: Eulanda Sanders, 00:01:20

Meet the new apparel, events, and hospitality management department chair Eulanda Sanders. As department chair, Eulanda hopes to build upon the success and prominence of AESHM, and propel the department to new heights.

Faculty Focus: Matt Rowling

Faculty Focus: Matt Rowling, 00:01:20

Matt Rowling is a human scientist whose research focuses on how kidney health impacts nutritional status.

Faculty Focus: Mollie Appelgate

Faculty Focus: Mollie Appelgate, 00:01:20

Mollie Appelgate is a human scientist whose research focuses on teacher learning, for both pre-service and in-service teachers.

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: 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: Ruth Litchfield

Faculty Focus: Ruth Litchfield , 00:01:20

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: 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: 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: 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

Robert Reason, 00:01:42

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.

Connie Hargrave

Connie Hargrave, 00:01:59

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.

Joanne Marshall

Joanne Marshall, 00:01:39

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

Katherine Richardson Bruna, 00:01:29

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.

Janice Friedel

Janice Friedel, 00:01:35

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.

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.