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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: Mary Lynn Damhorst

Faculty Focus: Mary Lynn Damhorst, 00:01:22

Mary Lynn Damhorst, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, is a human scientist who enjoys teaching, research, and her role as the equity adviser for the college.

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.

Dean Pamela White

Dean Pamela White, 00:01:22

Get to know Dean Pamela White in this week's Faculty Focus.

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."

Donald Bear

Donald Bear, 00:01:57

Serving as Director for the Duffelmeyer Reading Improvement Clinic, Donald Bear works to grow Iowa State's literacy programs. His research in literacy focuses on the study of how people learn about words, vocabulary, and languages as well as the integration of technology in literacy.

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.

Pat Leigh

Pat Leigh, 00:01:50

Pat Leigh, an associate professor in the School of Education, deals with issues of segregation and desegregation of African Americans. She focuses specially on issues of equal-education opportunities. All of Leigh's work at Iowa State is aimed at gaining knowledge and taking action on issues related with that, and by researching these injustices, she hopes to contribute to a world-wide change.

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.

Cathann Kress

Cathann Kress, 00:01:59

Serving as the Vice President for Extension and Outreach, Cathann Kress travels across the state and works with partners to localize Iowa State's education. By supporting and educating these areas, Kress hopes that Iowa State's Extension and Outreach Program will improve economic development and health and well-being across the state.

Byeoung-Young Cho

Byeoung-Young Cho, 00:01:50

Byeoung-Young Cho, an assistant professor in the School of Education, studies comprehension of digital media like the Internet. Through his research, he hopes to gain an understanding of how people originally process text through different types of media. Cho hopes that through these studies, he can show educators the best way to use digital media in the classroom.

Anne Estapa

Anne Estapa, 00:01:46

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

Pat Carlson, 00:01:47

Pat Carlson, an associate professor in the School of Education, teaches special education as well as an introductory course on how to teach. Carlsons 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 Universitys teacher education program on the quality of ISU alumni-teachers and on the academic performance of their K-12 students.

Eun Jin Bang

Eun Jin Bang, 00:01:57

Eun Jin Bang, an assistant professor in the School of Education, teaches science methods and science competence to future teachers. Bang also focuses on mentoring practices and hopes her research with it will improve teacher retention, build high quality mentoring programs, and make teaching more meaningful and significant to both teachers and students.

Carl Smith

Carl Smith, 00:01:53

Serving as the leader for the special education team at Iowa State University, Carl Smith, professor in the School of Education, deals with advocacy and policy issues regarding youth. He focuses specially on youth with behavioral disorders and mental health needs, and their families. Smith travels to Iowa schools to discuss mandates for services in the education, mental health, and the juvenile justice fields.

Larysa Nadolny

Larysa Nadolny, 00:01:59

Larysa Nadolny, assistant professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University, focuses on emerging technologies in education, such as virtual and augmented reality for learning. Through a National Science Foundation grant, she works to use virtual reality as a way to teach science content while giving students experiences in ethical understandings. Nadolny strives to find new ways in which educators can use laptop computers and mobile devices to connect with their students.

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 States Science Bound program, which prepares ethnic minority students for degrees and careers in STEM fields.

Chuck Achter

Chuck Achter, 00:01:34

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

Gary Phye, 00:01:58

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.

Ana-Paula Correia

Ana-Paula Correia, 00:01:44

Ana-Paula Correia, associate professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University, researches collaborative learning and online learning/teaching. Most recently, she has focused her attention on ways to better incorporate entrepreneurship within education. Her impact is evident on a daily basis, as information is always being added to the body of knowledge of education.

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 Iowas communities. Working as a bilingual instructional aid in West Sacramento sparked Brunas interest in the relationship between linguistic and cultural diversity and student experiences in school.

Barb Licklider

Barb Licklider, 00:01:30

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 dont 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

Anne Foegen, 00:01:39

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. Foegens role at Iowa State also allows her to work with international teaching sites such as the American Overseas School of Rome.

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. Friedels professional life was shaped by the experiences she gained while traveling the world during her Kellog National Fellowship.

Larry Ebbers

Larry Ebbers, 00:01:27

Driven by his fundamental belief in student success, Larry Ebbers, university professor in educational leadership and policy studies at Iowa State University, has worked with college students for more than 46 years. He has created a number of major research programs in regard to higher education and community college leaders. Through his qualitative and quantitative research, Ebbers focuses his work around leadership and leadership traits.

Joanne Olson

Joanne Olson, 00:01:34

Joanne Olson, associate professor in curriculum and instruction at Iowa State University, explains her interest in how people learn. By analyzing the structure and content of teacher preparation programs, Olson explores ways to improve elementary teachers self-efficacy and understanding of science. Olson strives to improve teachers ability to read the room and make classroom decisions when teaching science.

Amy Hutchison

Amy Hutchison, 00:01:38

Amy Hutchison, assistant professor in curriculum and instruction at Iowa State University, discusses the connection of literacy and technology. During her experiences as a student, she witnessed teachers poor integration of technology into their instruction. Hutchison now assists other professors and incorporates technology into her own teachings to enhance and transform literacy.

Michael Clough

Michael Clough, 00:01:39

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.

Natasha Croom

Natasha Croom, 00:01:39

Natasha Croom, associate professor in educational leadership and policy studies at Iowa State University, discusses the discourse about women of color in higher education. She explains how her experiences as a woman of color who attended predominantly white institutions for all three of her degrees have helped her to recognize the topics that are missing from the broader conversation about student success. She urges that the actual student experience is important to understand to ensure more students are matriculating and graduating.

Linda Serra Hagedorn

Linda Serra Hagedorn, 00:01:37

Community colleges often help prepare high school students to successfully transfer to larger universities. Linda Serra Hagedorn, associate dean in the College of Human Sciences and faculty member in the School of Education, explains how her involvement with community colleges has shaped her passion for assisting students who come from these institutions.

Soko Starobin

Soko Starobin, 00:01:35

Soko Starobin, assistant professor at Iowa State University, explains how female students are often underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Professor Starobin reveals how her personal experiences as a female architecture student at a Japanese technical college have shaped her appreciation and understanding of the difficulties female students face.