David Aaker, professor emeritus of marketing strategy at the Berkeley-Haas School of Business and the vice-chairman of Prophet, is the winner of four career awards for contributions to the practice and science of marketing. He has published more than 00 articles and 15 books, which have sold more than a million copies. They include Strategic Market Management, Building Strong Brands, Brand Leadership ... More >
Barbara Abrams is professor in the School of Public Health, where she teaches courses in epidemiology, public health nutrition and maternal and child health to both graduates and undergraduates. Her research focuses on the role of nutrition and social/behavioral factors in human health, particularly for women, mothers and children. Her published work addresses maternal weight and weight changes during and after pregnancy, factors ... More >
Richard Abrams is a professor emeritus of history. His expertise is in modern U.S. history, government-business relations, political economy of industrial societies, and the history of deregulation. He was a Fulbright Professor at the University of London and at Moscow State University. He is author of "America Transformed: Sixty Years of Revolutionary Change," (Cambridge University Press, 2006); “Conservatism in a Progressive ... More >
Paul Alivisatos, who has gained wide recognition for his study of the synthesis and characterization of semiconductor nanocrystals, is the director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He joined UC Berkeley as a faculty member in 1988, where he is presently professor of chemistry and materials science, and the Larry and Diane Bock Professor of Nanotechnology.
Alivisatos is a leader of Berkeley Lab’s Helios solar ... More >
Sylvia Allegretto is a labor economist and deputy chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics, which is housed at UC Berkeley's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is also a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC. Allegretto has co-authored several editions of The State of Working America ... More >
Richard Allen is associate professor of earth and planetary sciences and associate director of UC Berkeley's Seismological Laboratory. His research focuses on natural disasters as well as the interpretation of earth structure using synthesized seismological techniques, the development of an earthquake alarm system, and assessment of natural hazard mitigation strategies in the US. He has also conducted research into verification of ... More >
Nezar AlSayyad is a professor of architecture, planning, urban design and urban history, and is chair of UC Berkeley’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He is an expert on Egypt and the urban histories and traditions of the Arab world. He writes about culture, politics and the built environment. AlSayyad has authored and edited several books on housing, identity, tradition, urbanism, urban design, urban history, urban ... More >
Professor of English Charles Altieri teaches graduate courses in 19th-century thought, Victorian literature, modern and contemporary English and American poetry, modern and classical literary theory, literature and the visual arts, and seminars on specific poets, theoretical problems, and interdisciplinary period studies.
He teaches undergraduate classes on "great books," modern and contemporary literature, poetry and the ... More >
Dr. Tomás Aragón is adjunct faculty at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, where he is Principal Investigator, Cal PREPARE at the Center for Infectious Diseases and Emergency Readiness. He is trained in primary care internal medicine (UC San Francisco / SF General Hospital), clinical infectious diseases (UCSF), HIV/AIDS research fellowship (UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies), and ... More >
Alan J. Auerbach is a professor of economics and law, and director of the Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance at UC Berkeley.
He is a member of the advisory committee for the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the U.S. Commerce Department and is a contributor to the National Journal's blog on the economy.
Auerbach was deputy chief of ... More >
Maximilian Auffhammer joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 2003. He received his B.S. in environmental science from the U. of Massachusetts, Amherst, a M.S. in environmental and resource economics at the same institution, and a Ph.D. in economics from UC San Diego.
Auffhammer's research focuses on environmental and resource economics, energy economics and applied econometrics. He is a research associate at the National Bureau ... More >
Aaron Bady is a Ph.D. student in African literature in UC Berkeley’s English Department. As the author of the Zunguzungu blog, he writes about literature, film, the "crisis" in higher education and a wide range of issues ranging from Julian Assange and WikiLeaks to Joseph Conrad’s "Heart of Darkness," the late U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke and journalistic muckraking.
Elizabeth Bailey is an adjunct professor at the Haas School of Business. Before joining the Energy Institute, she was a vice president at NERA Economic Consulting, where she specialized in the economics of antitrust. She has prepared testimony in court proceedings and presented her research before the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.
From 2006 to 2009, Bailey was on the faculty of Arizona State ... More >
Ashok Bardhan is senior research associate in the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He has an MS in physics and mathematics from Moscow, Russia; an M.Phil in international relations from New Delhi, India; and a Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley.
Bardhan's research includes papers on the impact of offshoring on jobs, wages and firm organization; global financial ... More >
Alexandre Bayen is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research includes mobile internet applications and modeling and control of distributed parameters systems, with applications to transportation systems (air traffic control, highway systems), and distribution systems (water distribution networks). His most recent work involves the use of GPS-enabled mobile devices to monitor ... More >
Steven R. Beissinger is a professor of conservation biology and holds the A. Starker Leopold Chair in Wildlife Biology in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management at UC Berkeley. He served as chair of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management from 2001-04. Beissinger teaches courses in conservation biology, and behavioral and population ecology. His current research focuses on the ... More >
Mark Bevir is a professor of political science whose main research interests are in political theory (including the history of political thought, political philosophy, and the philosophy of the human sciences) and public policy (including interpretive analysis, organizational theory, and governance).
He was born and raised in London, and received his doctorate from the University of Oxford. Mark's philosophical interests cover ... More >
Usree Bhattacharya is a PhD candidate in UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education (Language, Literacy, Society, & Culture program). Her dissertation project explores the language ideological universe of young multilingual boys at an orphanage in a suburb of New Delhi, India, and analyzes the impact of discourses about "globalization" on language policy. She is also the Managing Editor of L2 Journal, and employed part-time as ... More >
Eric Biber’s teaching and research interests are environmental and natural resources law, administrative law, and property. Prior to joining UC Berkeley in 2006, he worked as a litigator in the Denver office of Earthjustice, a public-interest nonprofit organization specializing in public lands and other environmental cases. Biber taught public-lands law as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver Sturm College of ... More >
Terri Bimes is a lecturer in the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and director of the Gardner Public Service Fellowship at the Institute of Governmental Studies. As a lecturer, she teaches courses on the presidency, American political development, as well as the senior honor thesis writing seminar. This year, she will be working on completing her book, The Metamorphosis of Presidential Populism, which ... More >
Carola Binder's research focuses on information, beliefs, and uncertainty in
the macroeconomy. She has written a series of encyclopedia articles about
topics in economic and monetary history. In her blog, carolabinder.blogspot.com, she uses her understanding of economic history to analyze current events. Carola moved to Berkeley from Georgia, where she studied math at Georgia Tech.
Steve Blank teaches entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley's Haas Business School, the joint Berkeley/Columbia MBA program, and at the Stanford University Graduate School of Engineering. Over the last 33 years, he has been part of or co-founded eight Silicon Valley start-ups. Blank serves on the California Coastal Commission and is on the board Audubon California, UC Santa Cruz Foundation and the California League of Conservation Voters.
Irene Bloemraad is an associate professor of sociology at UC Berkeley and an expert in the field of immigration. Born in Spain to Dutch parents, she has also lived in Canada, France, and the U.S. These experiences sparked her interest in the political incorporation of immigrants, and in the tensions that can arise between inclusive democratic ideals and the tendency to distance "us" from "those" immigrants.
She is the author of ... More >
Severin Borenstein is E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business and co-director of the Energy Institute at Haas. He also directs the UC Energy Institute. Borenstein received his B.A. from UC Berkeley and his PhD in economics from M.I.T. His research focuses on business competition, strategy and regulation. He has published extensively on the airline industry, the oil and ... More >
Daniel Boyarin is a professor of Near Eastern Studies and of rhetoric, a member of the core faculty in the gay and lesbian studies minor, and is the director of UC Berkeley's Center for the Study of Sexual Culture. His fields of expertise include sexual identity, gender politics, Judaism and Jewish culture, religion and systems of sex and gender.
Henry Brady is a professor of political science and public policy who serves as dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and director of the Survey Research Center, a laboratory for social scientists developing research tools for gathering and compiling data about people's attitudes, behaviors, relationships and experiences. Brady has authored two books and numerous articles on political participation, political methodology, ... More >
George Brooks is a professor of Integrative Biology whose research focuses on exercise physiology and metabolism, and has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers on the subject. He has focused on how the human body uses lactate, fatty acids, carbohydrates, and amino acids. A working hypothesis to come from his research is the Lactate Shuttle, a mechanism that allows the muscle to utilize lactate as fuel when the muscle uses ... More >
Janet Broughton is a professor of philosophy, dean of the arts and humanities division in the College of Letters & Science, and acting executive dean of the College of Letters & Science, where she says “some of the world's most creative minds pursue fundamental questions about human life and the world around us.”
Her teaching and scholarship focus on the philosophy of the 17th and 18th centuries. Broughton is the ... More >
Patricia Buffler holds the Kenneth and Marjorie Kaiser Chair in Cancer Epidemiology and is dean emerita at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health. Her career at UC Berkeley has been distinguished by, among many other accomplishments, her dedication to researching the causes and prevention of childhood leukemia and brain tumors. She has received numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health to lead comprehensive and ... More >
Dana Buntrock, professor of architecture at UC Berkeley, began her studies of Japanese architecture more than 20 years ago, her first visit a month-long trip that took her to tiny corners of the country to see avant-garde and out-of-the-way works. Her more recent research trips still range in remote pockets of the country, now renting cars, carrying a complex array of cameras and seeking out craftsmen who carry on age-old ... More >
Jenna Burrell is an assistant professor in UC Berkeley's School of Information. Her book Invisible Users: Youth in the Internet Cafes of Urban Ghana was recently published by MIT Press. She completed her PhD in sociology in 2007 at the London School of Economics, carrying out thesis research on Internet cafe use in Accra, Ghana. Before pursuing her doctorate she was an application-concept developer in the People and ... More >
Bruce E. Cain, Heller Professor of Political Science and director of the UC Washington Center, came to UC Berkeley in 1989 from the California Institute of Technology, where he taught from 1976 to 1989. Cain is a widely published and quoted in state and local politics, California politics, legislatures, and national politics. A graduate of Bowdoin College (1970), he studied as a Rhodes Scholar (1970-1972) at Trinity College, ... More >
Ryan Calder is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology, doing field research on the revolutions across the Middle East-North Africa region. In early 2011 he spent time in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Bahrain's Pearl Roundabout, and Libya, trying to understand the social roots of the "Arab Spring" — "why these unprecedented uprisings are happening and what they mean to ordinary people."
Calder's research interests include economic sociology, ... More >
Bob Calo began his career in television at KQED in San Francisco, where he produced daily news and documentaries for the local and national PBS audience. He moved to New York to join ABC News “Primetime Live,” and then to NBC News as a broadcast producer. Calo produced stories throughout the U.S. and foreign countries, including assignments in Pakistan, Chile, Croatia, Kenya, and Somalia. His work has been honored by the ... More >
David Caron is a professor of international law in Berkeley’s law school. His areas of expertise include international courts and tribunals, investment, climate change, polar regions, international environmental law, use of force and ocean law. A graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (1974), University of Wales (1980), Leiden University (1990) and Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law (1983), Caron is co-director of the law ... More >
Christine Carter, Ph.D., is director of Greater Good Parents at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, an institute that studies happiness, compassion and strong social bonds. She is a happiness expert best known for her popular website “Half Full: Science for Raising Happy Kids.” She is also the author of “Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for more Joyful Kids and Happier Parents,” due out from Ballantine Books in ... More >
Anthony J. Cascardi is a Professor of Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, and Spanish. He also is director of the Townsend Center for the Humanities, whose Forum on the Humanities and the Public World brings the humanities into dialogue about critical public issues through public presentations by eminent artists, political leaders, writers and ... More >
Jamie Cate is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. A Sloan Fellow, Cate is a recipient of high-risk, high-reward grants from the NIH, and is also working with the Energy Biosciences Institute to find better ways to convert plant material into liquid biofuels. Cate's lab uses a combination of x-ray crystallography and ... More >
Robert Cervero is a professor of city and regional planning, director of the University of California Transportation Center and interim director of the Institute of Urban & Regional Development. He works in the area of sustainable transportation policy and planning, focusing on the nexus between urban transportation and land-use systems. His current research is on the intersection between infrastructure, place-making, and ... More >
Karen Chapple, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also holds the Theodore Bo Lee and Doris Shoong Chair in Environmental Design. Chapple specializes in community and economic development, metropolitan planning, and poverty, and has published research on spatial mismatch, workforce development in information technology, regional workforce development ... More >
Jennifer Chatman is the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management at the Haas School of Business and chairs the Haas Management of Organizations Group. She teaches, researches and consults on leveraging organizational culture, leading change, and managing complex teams.
Henry Chesbrough is adjunct professor at the Haas School of Business, where he serves as executive director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation as well as the Program in Open Innovation. His research interests include industrial innovation, technology-based spinoffs, corporate venture capital, managing intellectual property and high-tech innovation. His book Open Innovation was named Best Business Book of 2003 ... More >
Coye Cheshire is an assistant professor in the School of Information, where he studies cooperation, trust, collective action and interpersonal relationships in computer-mediated systems.
Cheshire’s research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and Yahoo! Research, including studies of trust and transitions in modes of social exchange, the role of social incentives in online collective action, and a ... More >
Lawrence Cohen is an associate professor in the departments of anthropology and South and Southeast Asian studies at UC Berkeley. He is a social cultural anthropologist whose primary field is the critical study of medicine, health, and the body. He wrote “No Aging in India,” a book on Alzheimer's disease, the body and the voice in time, and the cultural politics of senility. He is now working on two projects: “India ... More >
Mary Comerio, a professor of architecture at UC Berkeley, is an internationally recognized authority on post-disaster reconstruction issues. She has spent much of the past 20 years on reconnaissance missions to the scenes of such tragedies as Hurricane Andrew and the Loma Prieta, Kobe and Mexico City earthquakes. In a 1998 book, "Disaster Hits Home: New Policy for Urban Housing Recovery," she warned that unless new policies are ... More >
Jason Corburn is an associate professor of city and regional planning and a member of the Global Metropolitan Studies initiative at UC Berkeley. He also co-directs the joint Master of City Planning and Master of Public Health degree program at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on the links between environmental health and social justice in cities, notions of expertise in science-based policy making, and the role of local knowledge ... More >
Beverly Crawford is Adjunct Professor of Political Science and International and Area Studies, Co-Director of the European Union Center of Excellence, and Associate director of Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from U.C. Berkeley, as well as an M.A. in international relations from Boston University, and a B.A. in German from Chapman College. She has written an analysis of modern ... More >
Clayton Critcher has taught at the Haas School of Business since 2010. His current research interests include judgment and decision making, self and social insight, consumer experience and preferences, and moral reasoning.
Camille Crittenden became executive director of the Data and Democracy Initiative at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) in May 2012 (see http://opinion.berkeley.edu/ddi). Prior to this appointment, she served as executive director of the Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law, where she was responsible for fundraising, communications, and outreach, and helped to develop its program in ... More >
Sam Davis is professor emeritus at UC Berkeley, where he taught for 38 years. He served as interim dean of the College of Environmental Design in 2008-9, interim dean of the School of Social Welfare in 2011-12, chair of the Architecture Department from 1993 to 1996 and associate dean of the College of Environmental Design from 1998 to 2002. Davis received the campus's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1973 and the Excellence in ... More >
Jan de Vries is a professor of history and a professor of economics. He also has served as chair of UC Berkeley’s history department, dean of social sciences in the College of Letters & Science, and as vice provost for academic affairs.
His research interests have ranged from European agrarian history and historical demography and urbanization, and environmental and climate history to the history of consumer behavior. He ... More >
Michael Dear is a professor in the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. The author/editor of more than a dozen books, he has been a Guggenheim Fellowship holder, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and Fellow at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy.
Dear has received the highest honors for creativity and excellence in research from the Association of American ... More >
J. Bradford DeLong is a professor of economics at the UC Berkeley, chair of its political economy major, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and was a deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury in the Clinton administration.
He is the author of the perhaps influential weblog, “Grasping Reality With Both Hands: Brad DeLong’s Semi-Daily Journal.” His work extends from business cycle dynamics ... More >
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the University of California, Berkeley School of Information, and a member of the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions Research Group.
From January 2009-April 2010, I was living in Mbarara, Uganda conducting my dissertation research. While there I was also volunteering as a visiting lecturer at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), and working on ICT projects for HEAL ... More >
Thomas M. Devine is a professor of materials science and engineering. His research focuses on aspects of materials science that are related to energy conversion, storage, and transmission. Together with his graduate students he is currently investigating: the corrosion and cracking of materials employed in cooling systems of commercial nuclear power plants; the protection against corrosion of wellheads and pipes extracting ... More >
Holly Doremus is a leading scholar and teacher in environmental law, natural resources law, and law and science. She earned her PhD in plant physiology from Cornell University and was a post-doctoral associate at the University of Missouri before making the transition to law. In addition to her law school teaching experience, she has taught in the graduate ecology program at UC Davis, in the College of Natural Resources at UC ... More >
David Dornfeld is the Will C. Hall Family Chair in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at the UC Berkeley. He leads the campus’s Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability - LMAS (lmas.berkeley.edu) with research activities in green and sustainable manufacturing; monitoring and analysis of manufacturing processes; precision manufacturing with specialization on chemical mechanical planarization for semiconductor ... More >
William Dow is the Henry J. Kaiser professor of health economics in the School of Public Health's Division of Health Policy and Management. He chairs the Health Services and Policy Analysis graduate group, and serves as associate director of the Berkeley Population Center. Dow’s background is in domestic and international health economics, particularly as it relates to health insurance. He has worked with both Democratic and ... More >
Jill Duerr Berrick is a professor of social welfare and co-director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Child and Youth Policy. She is also co-founder of the Cal Independent Scholars Network, a program to support UC Berkeley students who have been in foster care. She is author of the book “Take me home: Protecting America's vulnerable children and families (Oxford University Press, 2008). Her expertise is in child poverty, welfare and ... More >
Robert Edelstein holds the Maurice Mann Chair in Real Estate and is the co-director of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Development at the Haas School of Business. He is the author of the forthcoming book, "Explaining the Boom Cycle, Speculation or Fundamentals? The Role of Real Estate in the Asian Crisis," (M.E. Sharpe, Inc.)
Edelstein has served as a consultant to the Philadelphia Finance Department, U.S. ... More >
Christopher Edley, Jr. is the Honorable William H. Orrick, Jr. Distinguished Chair and dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law. His academic work is focused primarily on civil rights and administrative law. A veteran of two tours of White House service and twice that many presidential campaigns, Edley has played a central role in national politics for more than three decades. His publications include "Not All Black and White: ... More >
Barry Eichengreen's expertise includes the global economy, economic history, banking, the Great Depression, and European Union finance.
Eichengreen is a frequent commentator on major economic issues. His best known work is "Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939," published in 1992.
He is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and professor of political science at UC ... More >
Michael Eisen is an associate professor of Genetics, Genomics, and Development in UC Berkeley's Department of Molecular Biology, and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Research in the Eisen Lab is motivated by a desire to understand the molecular basis of phenotypic variation within and between species, and is driven by the belief that many differences in physiology, morphology and behavior arise from ... More >
Ethan Elkind is the Bank of America Climate Policy Associate at Berkeley Law, where he serves as the key organizer and researcher for grant-funded climate-change workshops. He has a background in the California Environmental Quality Act, climate change and renewable-energy laws, environmental justice, and other environmental law topics. In 2005, he co-founded the Nakwatsvewat Institute, a Native American nonprofit that provides ... More >
John W. Ellwood is a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, where he teaches political analysis, public management, and public-sector budgeting. Trained as a political scientist, he spent seven years as a staff member on Capitol Hill, first at the U.S. Senate Budget Committee and then at the Congressional Budget Office, where he was special assistant to the CBO director. He served as research director of ... More >
Jerome Engel is the founder and Faculty Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and an adjunct professor at the Haas School of Business. He lectures on entrepreneurship, venture capital, new venture finance and technology commercialization. He also is a general partner in Monitor Ventures, LLC, a venture capital firm organized in collaboration with the Monitor Group.
Prior to joining UC Berkeley in ... More >
Daniel Farber is the Sho Sato Professor of Law and chair of the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. He is also the faculty director of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment. He serves on the editorial board of Foundation Press, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Law Institute. He has written several books, including “Judgment Calls: Politics and Principle in ... More >
Alex Filippenko, professor of astronomy and Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences, received his Ph.D. in astronomy from Caltech in 1984 and joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1986. Elected to the National Academy of Sciences and one of the world's most highly cited astronomers, he has coauthored about 600 scientific publications and is the recipient of numerous prizes for his research. He has ... More >
Claude Fischer is a professor of sociology at UC Berkeley. He is known for his work on urban and community studies, inequality (particularly his response to The Bell Curve, a 1994 book on IQ and class), social networks and personal relationships, and social change in American history. Fischer is best known outside academia for America Calling: A Social History of the Telephone to 1940. His recent books include ... More >
M. Steven Fish is a comparative political scientist who studies democracy and regime change in developing and post-communist countries, religion and politics, and constitutional systems and national legislatures.
He is the author of Are Muslims Distinctive? A Look at the Evidence (Oxford, 2011). He also wrote Democracy Derailed in Russia: The Failure of Open Politics (Cambridge, 2005) — which received the Best Book Award of ... More >
Anthony Fisher is a professor of agricultural and resource economics in UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources. Fisher's current research focuses on various aspects of the economics of global climate change. Decisions on control of greenhouse gas emissions need to be made today, under uncertainty about potential future damages from warming, and subject to rigidities or irreversibilities in both natural and economic systems. ... More >
Neil Fligstein is the Class of 1939 Chancellor's Professor in UC Berkeley's Department of Sociology. He is also the director of the Center for Culture, Organization, and Politics at the Institute of Industrial Relations.
His main research interests lie in the fields of economic sociology, organizational theory, political sociology, and the sociology of work. He has been interested in developing and using a sociological view of ... More >
At Berkeley Law's Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, Jayni Hein builds collaborations among academics, policymakers, the private sector and non-profits. Her current research focuses on climate change, air quality, and freshwater resources.
Hein received her JD from Berkeley Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif with a certificate in environmental law. Prior to returning to Berkeley Law, she practiced ... More >
Heather Ford is a budding anthropologist who studies how online communities get together to learn, play and deliberate. She is currently enrolled as a Masters student at the UC Berkeley iSchool where she is researching the social life of information in schools, educational privacy and Africans’ on Wikipedia. She is a former Wikimedia Foundation Advisory Board member and the former Executive Director of iCommons – an ... More >
A professor in residence at UC Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Armando Fox serves as Academic Director of the Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education. He is co-principal investigator in the Par Lab (parlab.eecs.berkeley.edu, one of the Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers) and the ASPIRE project (aspire.eecs.berkeley.edu), and was a founding principal investigator for the RAD ... More >
Harrison Fraker Jr. is professor of architecture and former dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, and a pioneer in passive solar, daylighting and sustainable-design research and teaching. He has published seminal articles on the design potential of sustainable systems and urban-design principles for transit-oriented neighborhoods. An award-winning architect, Fraker is pursuing a whole-systems design approach for ... More >
Richard M. Frank is executive director of the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) at the UC Berkeley School of Law. He also serves as a Lecturer in Residence at the law school, where he teaches courses in environmental law, climate change and public interest litigation. His research interests include climate change, water supply and allocation in the American West, environmental governance, property rights, and ... More >
Inez Fung, an atmospheric scientist, is a professor with joint appointments in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science and the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. She is also co-director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, which seeks to leverage the collective resources at UC Berkeley to foster and scale up innovative solutions to some of the planet's most pressing environmental challenges. ... More >
David Gamage's primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of taxation, budget policy, and public finance. Gamage has written extensively on state-level tax and budget policy and on the economic theory of taxation. Professor Gamage also writes on the use of tax law to achieve social welfare and regulatory goals (such as the intersection of taxation and healthcare policy). During the 2010-2012 academic years, Professor ... More >
Lisa García Bedolla is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education and is Chair of UC Berkeley's Center for Latino Policy Research. Her research looks at the intersection of race, class, gender and political engagement, with a focus on the Latino community in California and nationally. She is author of Latino Politics (Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2009) and Fluid Borders: Latino Power, Identity, and Politics in Los ... More >
Neil Gilbert is the Chernin Professor of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley, where he co-directs the Center for Child and Youth Policy and served for two years as acting dean. His research, focusing on child-welfare issues and comparative studies of the welfare state, has resulted in more than 30 books. Among them are Capitalism and the Welfare State (1983), and his 2002 work, A Mother's Work: How Feminism, the Market and Policy Shape ... More >
Richard Gilbert is a professor emeritus of economics and professor of the Graduate School at UC Berkeley. He was chair of the Department of Economics at Berkeley from 2002 to 2005 and is currently chair of the Berkeley Competition Policy Center. He is also a senior consultant in the firm, CompassLexecon.
His research interests include industrial organization and regulation, the economics of R&D and intellectual ... More >
J. Keith Gilless is the dean of UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources and a professor of forest economics in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management.
His research uses economic analysis and operations research modeling techniques to address forest resource management issues such as forest products market forecasting, analysis of resource-dependent local economies, the role of forestry in ... More >
Bonnie Glaser conducts research and educational outreach on the election process at the Election Administration Research Center, which is part of Berkeley Law. She worked previously at the campus's Survey Research Center, looking at the administration of welfare in California. Glaser holds a PhD in political science and a master's degree in public health, both from Berkeley.
Jack Glaser, an associate professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy, is a social psychologist whose primary research interest is in stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. His work includes investigations of the unconscious operation of stereotypes and prejudice using modern, computerized methods, and of the implications of such subtle forms of bias for criminal justice. He writes frequently on the topic of hate crime, ... More >
Thomas Goldstein is a professor of journalism and of media studies. He is a former reporter for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, former press secretary to New York Mayor Edward Koch, and former dean of the graduate school of journalism at both UC Berkeley and Columbia University. Goldstein is the author of "Journalism and Truth" (2007).
Alison Gopnik is a UC Berkeley professor of psychology, an affiliate professor of philosophy and an internationally recognized pioneer in the study of children’s learning and development. She was the first to argue that children’s minds could help us understand deep philosophical questions and helped formulate the "theory theory” which posits that children learn in the same way that scientists do. Her latest book is "The ... More >
Amie Gordon is a doctoral candidate in social-personality psychology at UC Berkeley. Her main research interest is in understanding the processes that help and harm close relationships – focusing on three main areas of inquiry: 1) the roles that prosocial emotions, cognitions and behaviors play in helping relationships flourish; 2) whether having power over a partner influences relationship functioning; and 3) the impact of ... More >
Paul Grabowicz is associate dean and a senior lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he directs the New Media Program and teaches classes in multimedia reporting and new media publishing. He also helps direct the school’s Knight Digital Media Center Multimedia & Technology Training Program for mid-career journalists.
Before coming to UC Berkeley, he was a professional journalist for more than 20 ... More >
Stephen G. Gross is a lecturer in the International and Area Studies program at UC Berkeley, where he teaches courses on political economy, nationalism, and economic history. He received a PhD from Berkeley in 2010 in modern European History. His scholarship examines questions of political economy in German history, ranging from war finance to trade relations, and has appeared in journals such as Central European History. He is ... More >
Junko Habu is a professor of anthropology whose research focuses on environmental anthropology, particularly food diversity, mobility and long-term culture change in prehistoric and historic societies in East Asia. She was born and raised in Japan, and received her Ph.D. from McGill University in Canada. She is currently on sabbatical and was at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies in Hayama in Kanagawa Prefecture when the ... More >
Helen Halpin is a professor of health policy. Her research focuses on health insurance policy, including health insurance benefit design, health care reform, access to care, consumer experiences in managed care, and disease prevention and health promotion. During Barack Obama's presidential campaign, Halpin served on his health care policy committee as an unpaid advisor to the Obama campaign. During that time, she presented to the ... More >
Michael Hanemann, an economist, is a Chancellor's Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy in the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. His fields of interest are in economics and policy as they relate to the environment, water and climate change.
He is recognized as one of the world's leading experts on nonmarket valuation and on the economics of ... More >
Ian Haney Lopez is the John H. Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law. He has published ground breaking books on the social, and specifically legal, construction of race: Racism on Trial: The Chicano Fight for Justice (Harvard/Belknap 2003) documents how police violence not only radicalized but racialized Mexican-American activists during the ... More >
Peter Hanff is deputy director of the Bancroft Library and an authority on rare books and special collections. He also is the former president of the International Wizard of Oz Club, an endowed, non-profit corporation that is considered one of the world's definitive sources of Oz-related material.
He earned his undergraduate degree in English at UC Santa Barbara, and completed his master's degree in the Graduate School of ... More >
John Harte is a professor of energy and resources and of environmental science, policy and management. Following undergraduate studies at Harvard and a doctoral degree in Physics from the University of Wisconsin, he was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at CERN, Geneva and an Assistant Professor of Physics at Yale. His research interests include climate-ecosystem interactions, theoretical ecology, and environmental policy. He is the ... More >
Allison Harvey is associate professor of clinical psychology, the director of the Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders Laboratory at UC Berkeley and a leading expert on the treatment of insomnia and sleep problems associated with psychiatric disorders. Her research interests focus on chronic insomnia, understanding the role of sleep disturbance across psychiatric disorders, particularly bipolar disorder, and sleep across development, ... More >
Charles Henry is chair and professor of African American studies, former president of the National Council for Black Studies and former chair of Amnesty International USA. His expertise is in race in America, black identity and leadership. In 2007, he taught a graduate level course on Obama and black leadership.
Benjamin E. Hermalin, whose areas of research include corporate governance, the study of organizations, and law and economics, holds professorships in both the Economics Department and the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. In the latter, he is the Thomas and Alison Schneider Distinguished Professor of Finance. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Literature. He recently completed a two-term ... More >
Stephen Hinshaw is professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at UC Berkeley, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, former president of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and a member of the International Advisory Board on Stigma and Discrimination in the United Kingdom. His research focuses on mental disorders affecting children and adolescents, particularly attention ... More >
Teck-Hua Ho is the William Halford Jr. Family Professor of Marketing at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He is the chair of the Haas Marketing Group and director of the Asia Business Center. Ho's research interests include behavioral and experimental economics, quantitative marketing (pricing strategy and consumer choice models), and the interface of marketing and operations. He received his undergraduate degree at the ... More >
David A. Hollinger is a professor of history at UC Berkeley who specializes in the intellectual and ethno-racial history of the United States since the Civil War. He is currently serving as president elect of the Organization of American Historians. His books include “Post-Ethnic America: Beyond Multiculturalism (3rd edition, 2006) and “Cosmopolitanism and Solidarity” (2006). His recent writings have been published in the ... More >
Mike Hout teaches courses on inequality, data analysis, and population. In his research, he uses demographic methods to study social change in inequality, religion, and politics. In 2006, he coauthored, with Claude Fischer, Century of Difference, a book on 20th-century social and cultural trends in the U.S., which exemplifies this approach, as does another book, The Truth about Conservative Christians, with ... More >
Alvaro Huerta is an urban planning scholar and syndicated writer. Currently, he’s a Ph.D. Candidate UC Berkeley’s Dept. of City & Regional Planning, Visiting Scholar at UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center and Visiting Lecturer at UCLA’s Department of Urban Planning.
His scholarly interests center on urban planning, ethnic economies, social networks, immigration and the informal economy. Alvaro’s ... More >
Joanne Ikeda is a nutritionist emeritus and co-founder of the UC Berkeley Center for Weight and Health. She is a nationally recognized expert on pediatric obesity and the dietary practices of ethnic and immigrant populations, as well as a strong proponent of obesity approaches that emphasize health promotion rather than weight loss. She is widely known for her pioneering research on the food habits and dietary quality of ... More >
Shannon Jackson is a professor of rhetoric and a professor of theater, dance and performance studies. She also is chair of the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. Her areas of expertise include American Studies, 20th- and 21st-century art movements, social movements, local culture and intercultural citizenship in turn-of-the-century United States.
Jackson’s award-winning scholarship has explored the role of ... More >
Ken Jacobs is the chair of the UC Berkeley Labor Center, where he has been a labor specialist since 2002. His areas of specialization include health care coverage, low-wage work, the retail industry and public policy. Recent papers have examined declining job-based health coverage in California and the U.S., the public cost of low-wage jobs, and transformations in the retail industry.
Jacobs provided consultation to the city ... More >
Bob obtained a B.S.E.E. from MIT in 1978. He spent 1976 through 1986 working in the computer and data communications industry for a small company that was successively bought out by larger and larger companies. He left in 1986 to return to graduate school in physics, obtaining his Ph.D. in experimental high energy physics from Stanford in 1991. From 1991 through 1994, he was a scientific associate and scientific staff member at ... More >
The Willis Booth Professor of Banking, Finance, and Real Estate at UC Berkeley, Dwight Jaffee co-chairs Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the campus's Haas School of Business. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My research focus includes real estate finance (including current crisis), energy efficiency in real estate, and catastrophe insurance. For access to research papers, go ... More >
William Jagust, M.D., is a professor at UC Berkeley's Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and at the School of Public Health, where he holds the University Endowed Chair in Geriatrics and chairs the division of Community Health and Human Development. He is also a faculty senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research is focused on the use of positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance ... More >
Saru Jayaraman directs the Food Labor Research Center at the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United), which organizes restaurant workers to win workplace-justice campaigns, conduct research and policy work, partner with responsible restaurants, and launch cooperatively-owned restaurants. ROC has 10,000 members in 19 ... More >
Rosemary Joyce is a professor of anthropology at UC Berkeley and an archeologist who has conducted fieldwork in Honduras since 1977. Her research interests include ceramic analysis, household archaeology, and sex, gender and the body, interests unified under the heading of social archaeology, not coincidentally the title of a journal of which she is a founding editor. She would like to be known for changing fixed ideas about sex ... More >
Yehuda Kalay is a professor of architecture and a founding member and former director of the UC Berkeley Center for New Media (2004-07). He is a founding member and past president of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture. Twice he has held the Lady Davis Professorship at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Kalay has authored and/or edited seven books, including "Architecture's New Media" in 2004. ... More >
Daniel M. Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at UC Berkeley, where he holds appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. From 2010 to 2011 he worked for the World Bank, as its inaugural chief technical specialist for renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate ... More >
Dacher Keltner is a professor of psychology and faculty director and founder of UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. He studies the biological and evolutionary foundations of human goodness, including compassion, awe, laughter and love, as well as the effects of power, hierarchy, social class, psychopathology, and moral intuitions. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Time magazine, on CNN, and on KQED's "Forum ... More >
David L. Kirp is a professor of public policy whose work ranges across the social policy landscape. He has been directly involved in policy-making, most recently as a member of the Presidential Transition Team. His current work focuses on "kids-first" policy. His 15 books include The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics and Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line: Higher Education Goes to ... More >
Dan Klein is an associate professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D. Stanford, MSt Oxford, BA Cornell). His research on natural language processing creates computer systems that use statistical models to automatically acquire and process human languages. Examples include large-scale systems for language understanding, information extraction, and machine translation, as well as computational ... More >
Alexa Koenig supports the qualitative and quantitative research design of the Human Rights Center's projects and is responsible for its overall administration, including fundraising, communications and outreach.
She previously conducted legal and empirical research on civil and human rights-related topics and taught at the University of San Francisco School of Law and at UC Berkeley. Koenig has co-authored numerous articles and ... More >
Harry Kreisler is executive director of UC Berkeley's Institute of International Studies. In that role, he shapes, administers, and implements interdisciplinary academic and public affairs programs that analyze global issues. He is also creator, executive producer and host of Conversations with History, an interview program, broadcast nationally every Friday evening on ... More >
Ann M. Kring is professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and former director of the Clinical Science Program and Psychology Clinic. She received a B.S. from Ball State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her current research focus is on emotion and psychopathology, with a specific interest in the emotional features of schizophrenia, assessing negative ... More >
Cynthia Kroll is a senior regional economist for the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at UC Berkeley. Her expertise is in real estate markets, California economic trends, and a wide variety of industry and public policy matters. Most recently, she has looked into the globalization of high tech and services sectors, including the real estate industry; the transforming housing market and California's future; ... More >
Sarah Krupp has researched development projects in the Pacific Colombia that aim to replace the cultivation of coca, used to make cocaine, with legal crops. She continues to work with one of those communities aiming to export their new primary cash crop, cacao. A former journalist, Krupp currently specializes in public relations and social media.
Maya Kuehn is a Ph.D. candidate in social and personality psychology at UC Berkeley. She has two primary lines of research, broadly examining: 1) how social power affects interpersonal dynamics, and 2) the intersection of self-control and emotion regulation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Christopher Kutz is a professor of law at UC Berkeley and chair of the campus's Academic Senate. As a faculty member in Berkeley Law's Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, his research focuses on moral, political and legal philosophy. His current work centers on democratic theory, the law of war, the metaphysics of criminal law and the nature of political legitimacy. His publications include "The Collective Work of ... More >
Gregory La Blanc teaches at the Haas School of Business. His current research interests are evolutionary decision theory, behavioral law and economics, behavioral corporate finance, complex adaptive systems, and Information in organizations. La Blanc was a UC Berkeley Presidential Teaching Fellow in 2009 and won the campus's Earl F. Cheit Award for Outstanding Teaching the same year.
George Lakoff is a cognitive linguist and professor of linguistics at UC Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972. His research involves the application of cognitive and neural linguistics to politics, literature, philosophy and mathematics. His research involves questions traditionally pursued by linguists, such as the conditions under which a certain linguistic construction is grammatically viable, but he is best know for his ... More >
Robin Lakoff teaches and writes on language and gender; the politics of language; language and popular culture. More academically her work comes under the rubrics of sociolinguistics and the relationship between language form and language function.
She has written or edited 10 books, among them "Language and Woman's Place"; "Face Value: The Politics of Beauty"; "Talking Power"; and "The Language War." She also blogs for The Huffington Post.
Thomas Laqueur is a professor of history at UC Berkeley. His work on the history of sexuality, human rights, and on various aspects of death and memory have been translated into 16 languages. He is former director of the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities and is on the board of the National Humanities Center. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he received a $1.5 million Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award in 2008.
Ronald Lee is a professor of demography and economics at UC Berkeley. He also chairs the campus's Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging. He is currently co-directing the National Transfer Accounts, a project that estimates intergenerational transfers through the family and the public sector in 28 countries around the world. Lee' s research also seeks to answer such evolutionary questions as: Why do humans and a few other ... More >
Peggy G. Lemaux is a Cooperative Extension Specialist and a member of the faculty in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. Her research efforts focus on the use of genetic engineering and genomic technologies to understand, manipulate and improve cereal crops, like wheat, barley, rice and sorghum. Her applied projects include engineering a faster germinating barley with improved starch characteristics intended for the ... More >
Thomas C. Leonard is UC Berkeley's University Librarian and a professor in the Graduate School of Journalism. He has published several books on the role of the press in society and on the origins of modern American journalism.
Leonard is in charge of 32 constituent and affiliated libraries that together make the University Library the fourth largest academic library in the United States, surpassed only by the Library of ... More >
Marina Levina is a lecturer in the Media Studies Program at UC Berkeley and a member of the Berkeley Center for New Media. She teaches on the subjects of visual communication, the role of mass media and new media in society, television studies, and monster films. Her expertise is in the field of cultural studies of science and technology, including the effects of information technologies and new media on social, cultural, and ... More >
David I. Levine is the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen professor of business administration at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He is also of the Haas School's Economics group and chair of the Advisory Board of the University's Center on Evaluation for Global Action (CEGA).
Levine’s work has emphasized organizational learning (and failures to learn). Several books examine causes and effects of public and private ... More >
Denver Lewellen is a medical anthropologist, John A. Sproul Research Fellow in UC Berkeley's Canadian Studies Program and Fulbright Research Chair in Society and Culture at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is conducting research on the impact of globalization on health care policy related to the experiences of HIV patients in Canada and the United States. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and anthropology ... More >
Jere Lipps is Professor of the Graduate School (Integrative Biology). In 1989, he became director of the Museum of Paleontology, in 1990 the chair of the Department of Integrative Biology, and is currently professor of the Graduate School. A notably broad-based paleontologist, his interests include marine geology, marine biology, paleontology, especially micropaleontology, and astrobiology. He also contributes to the discussions ... More >
Damon Lisch is a professional researcher in microbiology and principal investigator in the lab of Professor Michael R. Freeling. He leads projects in the epigenetics of gene silencing and grass transposon biology, whereby genes are transferred horizontally between species.
Leon Litwack is a UC Berkeley professor emeritus of history, who specializes in the African-American experience and who taught more than 30,000 students — a tenth of all surviving UC Berkeley graduates — during his 43 years on the faculty. His work has earned him a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, and a 1980 Pulitzer Prize and 1981 National Book Award — the latter two for his account of ... More >
Karin Mac Donald directs the Election Administration Research Center at Berkeley Law, as well as California's Statewide Database, which collects data to facilitate political redistricting. In 2012, she served as an election observer in the presidential election in Nagorno Karabagh, an unrecognized republic that broke away from the Republic of Azerbaijan. A political scientist, she worked previously as a researcher with the ... More >
Kathleen Maclay is a media-relations specialist in UC Berkeley's Office of Public Affairs. Her beats include arts and humanities, business and economics, education, politics and policy. Maclay also contributes public-affairs expertise as an American Red Cross volunteer. Most recently, she was dispatched to White Plains, N.Y., in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, to assist the Red Cross chapter of the Greater New York Region.
Temina Madon, PhD is executive director of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at UC Berkeley, a research network dedicated to rigorous evaluation of social and economic development programs in low- and middle-income countries. Her research and training activities focus on health services, agricultural innovation and technology design for emerging markets. She has worked as science policy advisor for the National ... More >
Dave Malinowski is a postdoctoral scholar with the Berkeley Language Center, where he conducts research on new media and technology in foreign- and second-language education.
His current projects include an investigation into the changing nature of “foreignness” in an Internet-mediated telecollaboration between learners of French at UC Berkeley and tutors at the Université Lumière Lyon 2, and the development of resources ... More >
Ann Marie Marciarille is a lecturer at Berkeley Law, teaching health law. Her research interests include health care payment and delivery system reform as well as end of life decision making.
Prior to her appointment at Berkeley, she spent three years as a research fellow/adjunct professor at Pacific McGeorge School of Law, in Sacramento, and served as a deputy attorney general in the Antitrust Section of the California ... More >
Stephen M. Maurer is an adjunct associate professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy; he is also affiliated with Berkeley Law. His research interests include innovation, drug discovery incentives, open source, and WMD terrorism.
Maurer is the editor and co-author of WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices (MIT Press 2009). He has written extensively on scientific databases, private/academic partnerships, patents, ... More >
Kellie McElhaney is the Alexander Faculty Fellow and the founding faculty director, at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, of the Center for Responsible Business, which she was instrumental in launching in 2003. Under her leadership, the center has helped define corporate responsibility as one of the core competencies and competitive advantages of the Haas School.
McElhaney's work has three areas of focus: (1) analyzing and ... More >
Donald McQuade is professor of English at UC Berkeley. He recently returned to full-time teaching, research, and writing following nearly eight years as vice chancellor for University Relations. A member of UC Berkeley’s English faculty since 1986, McQuade teaches courses in writing, American literature, and American Studies.
He has written, edited, and co-edited numerous books on writing, on American literature, as well ... More >
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton is an associate professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, and co-director of the campus’s Relationships and Social Cognition Laboratory. He studies stereotyping, intergroup relations, cross-race-friendships and cultural psychology. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Before coming to the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, at UC Berkeley, Stephen Menendian was senior legal associate at Ohio State University's Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.
Menendian co-authored the Haas Institute’s U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in Fisher v. Texas, as well as an amicus brief in the 2007 Seattle/Louisville K-12 integration cases.
Menendian has trained ... More >
An associate professor of finance and real estate as well as economics at UC Berkeley, Atif Mian studies links between financial markets and the macro economy. His work emphasizes how political, governance and organizational constraints help shape the effectiveness and scope of financial markets. Mian's recent research centers on the origins of the global financial crisis, the political economy of government intervention in ... More >
Guy Micco is a physician who combines teaching as a clinical professor at UC Berkeley with part-time practice in hospice and palliative care. His interests include suffering, aging, and death; the interface of medicine and the humanities; and medical ethics — all of which he brings to his work with medical students enrolled in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. A former ethics-committee chair at Alta Bates-Summit ... More >
Lorraine T. Midanik is dean of the School of Social Welfare and a professor of social welfare. She received her Ph.D. in behavioral sciences in public health from The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and has had extensive experience in the field of health, alcohol and drugs as a clinician, researcher and teacher. She conducts epidemiological research on alcohol use and alcohol problems at the Alcohol Research ... More >
Edward “Ted” Miguel is a professor of economics and director of the Center of Evaluation for Global Action at UC Berkeley. His expertise is global economic development, with a focus on Africa.
Miguel’s main research focus is African economic development, including the economic causes and consequences of violence; the impact of ethnic divisions on local collective action; and interactions between health, education, and ... More >
Line Mikkelsen is an assistant professor of linguistics who works on the syntax, semantics, and morphology of natural languages and the relations between these. She has a long-standing interest in philosophy of language and is affiliated with the department of philosophy. She is the author of Copular Clauses: Specification, Predication and Equation. Mikkelsen received her Ph.D. in linguistics at UC Santa Cruz in 2004, and in ... More >
Carol Mimura is the assistant vice chancellor for Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) at UC Berkeley and former head of the campus’s Office of Technology Licensing. Under her direction, Berkeley’s socially responsible licensing initiative has made it possible for campus researchers — including, notably, synthetic-biology pioneer Jay Keasling — to get the benefits of their work into the ... More >
A visiting faculty member at Berkeley, Mahmood Monshipouri is teaching "Youth, Technology, and Democratic Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa" in Spring 2013 semester.
Monshipouri is Professor of International Relations at San Francisco State University. He received his Ph.D. from University of Georgia in 1987. He has taught at the University of Georgia, Central Michigan University, Alma College, Quinnipiac ... More >
Don A. Moore is an associate professor in Management of Organizations at the Haas School of Business. He studies human overconfidence, including when people think they are better than they actually are, when people think they are better than others, and when people are too sure they know the truth. Understanding the psychological origins of overconfidence sheds light on its implications for human decisions, as well as for ... More >
Enrico Moretti is professor in the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley where he holds the Michael Peevey and Donald Vial Chair in Labor Economics. He is the director of the Infrastructure and Urbanization Program at the International Growth Centre (London School of Economics). He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge), and a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research ... More >
Davitt Moroney is a professor of music. He is also university organist and currently serves as a member of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the LGBT Community at Cal. He is a specialist in music of the 16th to 18th centuries, in particular J. S. Bach, and music at Versailles. His most recent scholarly discovery: the “Mass in 40 and 60 Voices” (1566), by Alessandro Striggio, one of the most spectacular musical works ... More >
Bharati Mukherjee is a professor in the Department of English at UC Berkeley and prolific author. A native of Calcutta, India, she co-authored the acclaimed memoir “Days and Nights in Calcutta" (1977) with her husband Clark Blaise. Among numerous other works of fiction and nonfiction, she is author of “The Sorrow and the Terror: The Haunting Legacy of the Air India Tragedy" (1987). She has taught at McGill University, ... More >
Richard A. Muller is a professor in physics at UC Berkeley and a faculty senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is author of “Physics for Future Presidents.” (Norton, 2008), a primer for anyone aspiring to the Oval Office. His course by the same name was twice voted "Best on Campus" in all subjects by a Daily Californian poll. Muller received his doctorate in elementary particle physics, but has since ... More >
Michael Nagler is professor emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley and has written widely on Gandhi and nonviolence. He is the author of The Search for a Nonviolent Future, The Upanishads (with Eknath Easwaran) Our Spiritual Crisis and many other works and a regular contributor to Waging Nonviolence. He co-founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program and the Metta Center for Nonviolence.
William Nazaroff is a professor of environmental engineering and an associate editor of the journal Indoor Air. He has served on numerous advisory committees for worldwide research and teaching centers related to the indoor air sciences; he is currently the Vice President of the Academy of Fellows of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate. Among his many writings are about 120 journal articles and ... More >
Greg Niemeyer is an associate professor of new media art, in art practice and an executive board member at the Berkeley Center for New Media.
Niemeyer focuses on the critical analysis of the impact of new media on human experiences. His work involves building experimental games and sensor devices.
His work has been exhibited most recently at the Museum of California Art in Pasadena, Calif., the Beall Center for New Media ... More >
Richard Norgaard is professor of energy and resources at UC Berkeley. Among the founders of the field of ecological economics, his recent research addresses how environmental problems challenge scientific understanding and the policy process, how ecologists and economists understand systems differently, and how globalization affects environmental governance. He has field experience in Alaska, Brazil, California, and Vietnam with ... More >
Trained at Harvard as an architect and engineer, Michael O'Hare came to Berkeley after teaching positions at MIT and Harvard's Kennedy School and "real-world" employment at Arthur D. Little, Inc., Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. A professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy and faculty affiliate of the Energy and Resources Group, his research ... More >
Edwin Okong'o is a "storyteller by any means" -- from journalism to radio, comedy and memoir. Originally from rural Kenya, he made the documentary “Kenya: Sweet Home Obama,” a PBS Frontline special about Obama and Kenyans. His essay "The Day I became a Man" was a finalist in the 2007 Mark of Excellence Awards of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Okong'o co-hosts the weekly Bay Area music show "Africa Mix" and ... More >
Martha Olney is an adjunct professor in UC Berkeley's Department of Economics focusing on the fields of economic history, macroeconomics, and the economics of discrimination. Olney's research interests include consumer spending; consumer indebtedness; the Great Depression; race and credit and saving.
Olney joined the Economics Department in 1991 as a research associate at the Institute of Business and Economic Research. She ... More >
Before joining the Human Rights Center, Cristián Orrega, a biochemist and forensic geneticist, served as assistant laboratory director and criminalist supervisor at the California Department of Justice's Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory in Richmond, Calif.
He is a founding member of the Alliance of Forensic Scientists for Human Rights and Humanitarian Investigations, a volunteer organization, which has worked closely with the ... More >
Kevin Padian is a professor of paleontology and evolutionary biology in UC Berkeley's Department of Integrative Biology, and the curator of paleontology in the UC Museum of Paleontology. Padian's research interests are united by an interest in how large-scale changes get started in evolution. He and his colleagues work to address questions such as “how did flight evolve?” and “how did dinosaurs take over?”
David A. Patterson is the Pardee Professor of Computer Science; director of the Reliable Adaptive Distributed computing Laboratory (RAD Lab); and director of the Parallel Computing Laboratory (Par Lab).
He is the first in his family to graduate from college and he enjoyed it so much that he didn’t stop until he received a Ph.D. (UCLA '76). He then joined UC Berkeley, where he and his colleagues developed innovations in the ... More >
P. David Pearson is a faculty member in the Language and Literacy program, at the School of Education at UC Berkeley, and served as dean of the school for nine years, starting in July 2001. His current research focuses on reading instruction and reading assessment policies and practices at all levels — local, state and national.
Prior to coming to Berkeley in 2001, he was the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of ... More >
T. J. Pempel is a professor of political scientist at UC Berkeley, former director of the campus's Institute of East Asian Studies, and a leading expert on North Korea and on Japan. His research focuses on comparative politics, Japanese political economy, and Asian regional issues. His most recent books include Crisis as Catalyst: Dynamics of the East Asian Political Economy and Remapping East Asia: The Construction ... More >
Daniel Perlstein is a historian whose scholarship promotes the creation of more equitable and humane schools. His research focuses on the relationship of democratic aspirations to social inequalities in American schools and life. His book, “Justice, Justice: School Politics and the Eclipse of Liberalism” (Peter Lang, 2004), explores the place of race and class conflicts in the politics of urban education. His other recent ... More >
Juan M. Pestana-Nascimento joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1994 and is a professor of civil and environmental engineering. His research interests include constitutive modeling of soil behavior, geotechnical engineering, soil properties characterization, numerical modeling of soil-structure interaction, environmental geotechnics and geotechnical earthquake engineering. He received his Summa Cum Laude undergraduate degree from ... More >
Mark Peterson, professor of history, teaches and writes about colonial America and the American Revolution. His specialty is Boston and New England, and he is currently completing a book for Yale University Press called The City-State of Boston, 1630-1865. His earlier works include The Price of Redemption: The Spiritual Economy of Puritan New England (Stanford, 1997), as well as numerous articles and essays. He ... More >
Benjamin Porter is an assistant professor of Near Eastern archaeology in the University of California, Berkeley’s Near Eastern Studies Department, and a curator of Near Eastern archaeology at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. He received his PhD in 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Anthropology.
Porter co-directs the Dhiban Excavation and Development Project in Jordan, an archaeological ... More >
Malcolm Potts is a Cambridge trained obstetrician and reproductive scientist. He is the first holder of the Fred H. Bixby endowed chair in Population and Family Planning at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health. He is co-director of the Berkeley International Group (BIG) with Dr. Julia Walsh. While he was the first Medical Director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation for a decade, he introduced family planning ... More >
Professor of Law john a. powell is director, at UC Berkeley, of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and holds the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion.
powell is an internationally recognized authority in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties and the intersection of race with a wide range of issues including housing, education, poverty, democracy and identity. Previously, he ... More >
David E. Presti is a neurobiologist and cognitive scientist at the University of California in Berkeley, where he has taught in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology since 1991. Between 1990 and 2000 he also worked in the treatment of addiction and of post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD) at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco. He has doctorates in molecular biology and biophysics from the ... More >
John Quigley is the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor, a professor of economics and director of the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy at UC Berkeley. In addition to the Department of Economics, he holds appointments in the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Haas School of Business. His current research is on the integration of real estate, mortgage and financial markets; urban labor markets; housing; spatial ... More >
David Ragland is an adjunct professor emeritus of epidemiology at the School of Public Health. In 2000, he founded the UC Berkeley Traffic Safety Center, now called the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, which is an affiliate of the School of Public Health and the Institute of Transportation Studies. He has advised state and federal transportation agencies on issues of transportation safety, including collision ... More >
Ethan Rarick is the director of the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley. A former political journalist, he is the author of California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown and Desperate Passage: The Donner Party’s Perilous Journey West, and the editor of California Votes: The 2006 Governor’s Race and California Votes: ... More >
Jack Rasmus is a lecturer in economics at UC Berkeley and a professor of economics at Santa Clara University. He is author of "Epic Recession: Prelude to Global Depression" and "The War at Home: The Corporate Offensive From Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush." His forthcoming book is "Obama’s Economy: Why Recovery Failed. Rasmus holds a PhD in political economy and has published numerous articles in Z Magazine, Critique, Amandla, ... More >
Sam Redman is a historian at the Regional Oral History Office (ROHO), part of the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. At ROHO, he is involved with several projects including the Rosie the Riveter / World War II Home Front Oral History Project and the Bridges of the San Francisco Bay Area Oral History Project. He writes about 19th and 20th century U.S. history.
Carol Redmount is an associate professor of Egyptian archaeology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley. She is principal investigator of the campus's archaeological excavation project at El Hibeh, a desert site located on the ancient boundary between upper and lower Egypt.
Robert B. Reich is a professor of public policy at UC Berkeley's Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy and former secretary of labor in the Clinton Administration. Reich has served in three national administrations. He also served on President Obama's transition advisory board. He has written 12 books, including “The Work of Nations,” which has been translated into 22 languages; the best-sellers “The Future of ... More >
Arthur Reingold, MD, holds the inaugural Edward E. Penhoet Distinguished Chair in Global Public Health and Infectious Diseases at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, where he is also associate dean for research. He is head of the California Emerging Infections Program, a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts for the World Health Organization, and a member of the current Institute of Medicine committee on the U.S. ... More >
Lee Riley, MD is professor and head of the Division of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology and a member of the Division of Epidemiology at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health. He is a physician who has been trained in both epidemiology and molecular biology research. His current research work involves tuberculosis, drug-resistant bacterial infections, and infectious diseases of urban slums. He is also studying the spread of ... More >
Lawrence Rinder is director of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive at UC Berkeley. He has held positions at the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, where he was chief curator of the 2002 Biennial. Among the other exhibitions he has organized are In a Different Light (curated with Nayland Blake), BitStreams, The American Effect, and Tim Hawkinson. He was the founding ... More >
Jasper Rine joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1982. His research spans the fields of genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. He was the director of the LBL Human Genome Center from 1991 to 1994, and more recently was the Director of the Center for Computational Biology. His research accomplishments include the construction of the first genetic map of the dog genome, discovery of biochemical links between cholesterol ... More >
Karlene H. Roberts is a professor in UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and director of the campus’s Center for Catastrophic Risk Management. She specializes in organizational behavior and industrial relations, including the design and management of organizations (and systems of organizations) in which errors can have catastrophic consequences. Results of this research on risk management have been applied to U.S. Navy ... More >
Gérard Roland is professor of economics and political science at UC Berkeley and chair of the campus’s Department of Economics. His expertise is in political economy, comparative economic analysis of institutions and reforms in post-socialist economies. He has been a regular consultant to the IMF, World Bank and EBRD in the last 15 years and has also consulted for the European Commission and the Inter-American Development Bank. ... More >
David Roland-Holst is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley and a leading authority on economic, energy, and climate policy modeling. Most recently, his research has been central to the passage, design and implementation of California’s path breaking Global Warming Solutions Act.
He has extensive research experience in economics related to the environment, development, ... More >
Christine Rosen is an associate professor of business and public policy at the Haas School of Business. She teaches business history and corporate environmental strategy and management. Rosen’s fields of research include the history of pollution regulation in the United States, American business history, American urban history and corporate environmental management.
She is the author of a book on the rebuilding of cities ... More >
Larry A. Rosenthal serves as executive director of the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy, and assistant adjunct professor at UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy. He is co-editor, with John Quigley, of Risking Housing and Home: Disasters, Cities, Public Policy (Berkeley Public Policy Press, 2008), a collection of symposium papers commemorating the centennial of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.
Lawrence Rosenthal is co-editor of STEEP: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party, published by UC Press in August 2012. He is executive director of the Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies. Founded in 2009, the Center is a research unit dedicated to the study of right-wing movements in the 20th and 21st centuries. Dr. Rosenthal received his PhD in Sociology from UC Berkeley. He has taught at Berkeley in the Sociology and Italian ... More >
Ananya Roy is a professor of city and regional planning at UC Berkeley and education director of the campus’s Blum Center for Developing Economies and co-director of the Global Metropolitan Studies Center. She works on issues of poverty and inequality. A native of Calcutta, India, her books have tackled the urgent problem of persistent poverty in the world's largest cities. Her most recent research examines and evaluates the ... More >
Rebecca Sanders is a PhD candidate in UC Berkeley's Department of City & Regional Planning, where she has taught the department’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Course and conducts research on road safety. Her dissertation research focuses on the effect of driver and bicyclist attitudes, knowledge and behavior on perceived and actual bicycling safety. She also conducts research for the UC Berkeley Safe Transportation ... More >
AnnaLee Saxenian is professor and dean of the School of Information and a professor of city and regional planning.
She is recognized for her research in regional economics and the conditions under which people, ideas and geographies combine and connect into hubs of economic activity. Saxenian has written extensively about the information technology industry and economics extending from California’s Silicon Valley and Boston ... More >
David Schaffer is a professor of chemical engineering. At Berkeley, Schaffer applies engineering principles to enhance stem cell and gene therapy approaches for neuroregeneration. This work includes mechanistic investigation of stem cell control, as well as molecular evolution and engineering of viral gene delivery vehicles. David Schaffer has received an NSF CAREER Award, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, ... More >
Andrew E. Scharlach is associate dean and professor of social welfare at UC Berkeley, where he co-directs the gerontology specialization. He also serves as director of the campus’s Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services and is a key member of a group that is working on creating aging-friendly communities. He served for seven years as a gubernatorial appointee on the California Commission on Aging. He has published ... More >
Richard M. Scheffler is Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and the Goldman School of Public Policy. He also holds the Chair in Healthcare Markets & Consumer Welfare endowed by the Office of the Attorney General for the State of California. In addition, Scheffler directs The Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research and the Nicholas C. Petris ... More >
Randy Schekman is a professor of molecular and cell biology, an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and, since 2006, Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). His current interest in cellular membranes developed during a postdoctoral period with S. J. Singer at the University of California, San Diego. At UC Berkeley, he developed a genetic and biochemical approach to the study ... More >
Nancy Scheper-Hughes is a professor of medical anthropology at UC Berkeley, where she directs the doctoral program in Critical Studies in Medicine, Science and the Body. She is co-founder and director of Organs Watch, a medical human rights project, an advisor to the World Health Organization and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study's School of Social Science in Princeton, NJ. Her research interests include the ... More >
Alan Schoenfeld is a professor of education and of mathematics. A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Educational Research Association and a laureate of the education honor society Kappa Delta Pi, he has served as president of the American Educational Research Association and as vice president of the National Academy of Education. He was given the Senior Scholar Award by AERA’s Special ... More >
Jason M. Schultz is an assistant clinical professor of law and director
of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the UC
Berkeley School of Law. He has worked as senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, one of the leading digital rights groups in the world. His research interests include intellectual property, free expression, fair use, and innovation policy with an emphasis on issues of ... More >
Susan Schweik is a professor of English and associate dean of arts and humanities in the College of Letters & Science. She is the author of "The Ugly Laws," a social and cultural history of an ordinance adopted by many American cities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to prohibit "diseased," "maimed" and "deformed" people from exposing themselves to public view.
A former Presidential Chair in Undergraduate Education ... More >
Jennifer Selke is a lecturer in the Graduate School of Education and licensed educational psychologist. She runs summer recreation and after-school programs, including a UC Berkeley integrated social skills camp for children and teens. She received her Ph.D. in educational psychology from UC Berkeley. She is is also affiliated with the Berkeley Center for New Media and works part-time at a public middle school. Her technology ... More >
Harley Shaiken is a professor of social and cultural studies at the Graduate School of Education, director of the Center for Latin American Studies and a member of the Department of Geography at UC Berkeley, where he specializes on issues of work, technology and global production.
Shaiken is the author of three books: "Work Transformed: Automation and Labor in the Computer Age," "Automation and Global Production" and "Mexico in ... More >
Patrick Sharma is a postdoctoral fellow in the Regional Oral History Office of the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, where he co-directs "Slaying the Dragon of Debt," a historical research project on U.S. fiscal policy. He received a Ph.D. in U.S. and international history from UCLA in 2010. His scholarship analyzes questions of international relations, global ... More >
Stephen Shortell is dean of UC Berkeley's School of Public Health and professor of health policy and management. He is an expert on organized health delivery systems in the United States, and currently serves as an adviser to the Obama administration on health care reform. He has done extensive research on institutional incentives for improving quality of care and health outcomes, particularly when related to the management of ... More >
Babak Siavoshy is a fellow and supervising attorney at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law, and an expert on the constitutional and legal implications of emerging technologies. He has worked on technology and privacy issues for California Attorney General Kamala Harris, and as an associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP in Washington D.C., where he co-wrote the respondent's brief ... More >
Jonathan Simon is a professor of law at UC Berkeley and associate dean of the Berkeley’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy program. An expert in criminal justice issues, he is the author of two books, "Poor Discipline," on the history of the prison parole system, and "Governing Through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear." Both received a distinguished book award from the ... More >
David Alan Sklansky, professor of law, teaches and writes about criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence law at the UC Berkeley School of Law, where he also serves as faculty chair of the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 2005, after a decade at UCLA School of Law, where he won the campuswide Distinguished Teaching Award and was twice voted the law school's professor of the ... More >
Professor Richard Sloan holds the L.H. Penney Chair in Accounting at the Haas School of Business. His research interests include the relationship between accounting information and stock returns; earnings management; and the role of analysts and auditors as information intermediaries.
Kirk Smith is a professor of global environmental health at UC Berkeley and founder-director of the campus-wide master’s program in Global Health and Environment. He previously led the Energy Program at the East West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He also holds visiting professorships at universities in India and China and membership in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on the health and climate impacts ... More >
Martyn T. Smith, Ph.D., is professor of Toxicology in the School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, at UC Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1980 from St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, London and completed post-doctoral training in toxicology with Professor Sten Orrenius at the Karolinska Institute. He currently teaches Advanced Toxicology and Introduction to Toxicology. Since ... More >
Philip B. Stark is professor of statistics. He has done research on the Big Bang, causal inference, the U.S. census, earthquake prediction, election auditing, food web models, the geomagnetic field, geriatric hearing loss, information retrieval, Internet content filters, nonparametrics, the seismic structure of Sun and Earth, spectroscopy, spectrum estimation, and uncertainty quantification for computational models of complex ... More >
Shannon Steen is an associate professor in the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley, where she also serves as affiliated faculty for the Program in American Studies. A specialist in critical race and performance theory, she writes on the intersection of Asian and African American racial determinations. Her book on this topic: “Racial Geometries: the Black Atlantic, the Asian/ Pacific, and American ... More >
Jennifer Stellar is a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley in social psychology. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology in 2006 from the University of Pennsylvania. Her main research focus is on positive psychology. She examines the physiological experience of emotions such as compassion that promote altruistic behavior. In addition, she explores how individuals respond to the moral and immoral behavior of others.
Jill Stoner is an associate professor of architecture and chair of UC Berkeley's Master of Architecture program. Her research focus is urban ecology, with an emphasis on reclaiming the neo-liberal metropolitan landscape of the past 50 years. Her writings include "Rain in the City" and "The Falcon's Return." She also specializes in the intersection of literature and architecture and is the author and editor of "Poems for ... More >
Eric Stover is the faculty director of the Human Rights Center and an adjunct professor in the School of Public Health and at Berkeley Law. In the early 1990s he conducted the first research on the social and medical consequences of land mines in Cambodia and other postwar countries and was a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Land Mines, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996. He has conducted ... More >
John Swartzberg, MD, is a clinical professor at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and chair of the editorial board of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter. He is also director of the UC Berkeley – UCSF Joint Medical Program. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Before joining UC Berkeley's faculty full time in 2001, he spent 25 years in clinical practice. He is also the hospital epidemiologist and ... More >
Andrew Szeri is dean of graduate studies and a professor of mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley. A specialist in fluid mechanics and nonlinear dynamics, Szeri conducts research into anti-HIV microbicide formulations; nonsurgical destruction of kidney stones with shock waves; feedback control of epileptic seizures; oxygen transport phenomena in blood substitutes and diagnostic and therapeutic uses of ultrasound and microbubbles ... More >
Steve Tadelis is an associate professor of business and public policy at the Haas School of Business. His research aspires to advance our understanding of the roles played by two central institutions -- firms and contractual agreements -- and how these institutions facilitate the creation of surplus. Within the broader framework of the role of firms and contracts, he has focused on four main research topics. First, what causes a ... More >
Matías Tarnopolsky is director of Cal Performances. He has written extensively about music, including material for liner notes, program notes, and articles for magazines and other publications. Among other posts, he has served as vice president for artistic planning at the New York Philharmonic; senior director of artistic planning for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, leading its popular series, “Symphony Center Presents.” ... More >
Barrie Thorne is a sociology professor specializing in the sociology of gender, childhood, and families, as well as feminist theory and ethnographic methods. She is the former co-director of the Berkeley Center for Working Families, which focused on changes in family life in the context of global economic restructuring. Thorne received the American Sociological Association’s Jessie Bernard Award in 2002 for her work on the role ... More >
Steve Tollefson recently retired as director of the Office of Educational Development and continues as a lecturer in the College Writing Programs. On campus since 1972, he's the author of four books on writing, including Grammar Grams and Grammar Grams II (HarperCollins). His essays, articles, and short stories have appeared in such places as California Monthly, The Stanford Magazine, Writers' Forum, the San Francisco Chronicle, ... More >
Doug Tygar has a joint appointment as a Professor of Computer Science and a Professor in the School of Information. He works in computer security, privacy, and electronic commerce. You can visit his web site at tygar.net.
Doug Tygar is the author of three books Computer Security in the 21st Century, Secure Broadcast Communication, and Trust in Cyberspace. He designed the ... More >
Fyodor Urnov is a "genome editor" -- he works on genetically engineering human cells to understand and treat disease. Fyodor is an associate adjunct professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, where he teaches genetics and biochemistry, and is a team leader and senior scientist at Sangamo BioSciences.
Stephen Vaisey is an assistant professor of sociology at UC Berkeley. The main goal of his research is to understand the different ways that culture shapes cognition, judgment, and action. His current project is an investigation of the moral culture of the Millennial generation. The study follows members of "Generation Y" over a six year period in order to understand how different senses of right and wrong and different ... More >
Derek Van Rheenen directs UC Berkeley's Athletic Study Center, which provides programs, such as advising, nternships, research, and professional training, for student athletes. He also coordinates the Degree Completion Program and the Faculty Athletic Fellows Program.
Van Rheenen earned his Ph.D (1997) in cultural studies, his Master's degree (1993) in education, and his undergraduate degree in political economy/German (1986), ... More >
David Vogel is professor in the Department of Political Science and in the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on business-government relations with a particular emphasis on the comparative and international dimensions of environmental and consumer regulation. He also writes on corporate social responsibility, and religion and environmentalism. Vogel teaches classes on environmental policy, and business ... More >
Vivek Wadhwa is a visiting scholar at the School of Information where he is researching Silicon Valley's entrepreneurial networks, immigration and globalization.
He is also a senior research associate at Harvard Law School and Director of Research for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering of Duke University.
Vivek is a columnist for BusinessWeek and contributor to ... More >
Richard Walker is professor of geography at UC Berkeley, and co-founder and current chair of the California Studies Association, as well as chair of the campus’s California Studies Center. He has written extensively about economic and urban geography, as well as environmental policy, and taken the odd foray into philosophy. He is co-author of “The Capitalist Imperative: Territory, Technology and Industrial Growth (Oxford: ... More >
Steven Weber is a professor of political science and in the UC Berkeley School of Information, and an expert in international and national security; the impact of technology on national systems of innovation, defense, and deterrence; and the political economy of knowledge-intensive industries particularly software and pharmaceuticals. He has served as special consultant to the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and ... More >
Steve Weissman is associate director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment and a lecturer in residence. He is an energy and environmental attorney, and an environmental mediator. He previously served as an administrative law judge for the California Public Utilities Commission and as a policy and legal advisor to three different PUC commissioners, where he worked on energy and environmental policy matters. ... More >
An associate professor at the Haas School of Business, Catherine Wolfram's research interests include regulation of business, energy and environmental economics, and electricity-industry restructuring. She received her PhD in economics at MIT and her undergraduate degree in economics at Harvard.
Paul K. Wright is the A. Martin Berlin Chair in Mechanical Engineering and director of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS). CITRIS serves four UC campuses and hosts many multi-disciplinary projects on large societal problems such as energy and the environment; information technology for healthcare; and intelligent infrastructures such as public safety, water management and ... More >
Xiao Qiang is an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of China Digital Times, a bilingual collaborative China news website. A theoretical physicist by training, Xiao studied at the University of Science and Technology of China and entered the PhD program in astrophysics at the University of Notre Dame. He became a full time human rights activist after the ... More >
Carol Zabin is a labor economist whose research has addressed job quality, living wages, worker training and other economic development issues in the United States and Mexico.
Zabin's current research focuses on the impact of climate change legislation and the burgeoning green economy on California's economy, workers and labor unions. she recently led a $1.1 million study, funded by the California Public Utilities Commission, ... More >
David Zilberman is a professor and holds the Robinson Chair in the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. He is also co-director of the Center for Sustainable Resource Development in the campus's College of Natural Resources. Zilberman's areas of expertise include agricultural and environmental policy, biotechnology, bioenergy and climate change, and the economics of innovation, risk, marketing, water, ... More >
John Zysman is a professor of political science at UC Berkeley and co-director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy. He has written extensively on European and Japanese policy and corporate strategy; as well as comparative politics, Western European politics, and political economy. His publications include “The Highest Stakes: The Economic Foundations of the Next Security System (Oxford University Press, ... More >
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