UO Experts

  • Various areas of folklore, popular culture and mythology
    Sharon Sherman is a folklorist and independent filmmaker, and served as director of the UO Folklore Program from 1985 to 2006. She has taught courses on film, folklore, fieldwork, video production...
  • College access and affordability, student retention and graduation, student success, national higher education enrollment policy
    Roger J. Thompson is the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, serving as the chief enrollment management officer for the University of Oregon, and is responsible for student recruitment and...
  • Sports business, Sports marketing, Sports media, Sports technology
     Paul Swangard is the Woodard Family Foundation Sports Business Fellow and the Managing Director of the James H. Warsaw Sports Marketing Center.
  • Conservatism, the Republican Party, race and racism, Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, U.S. social movements, U.S. political history
    Joseph Lowndes is an associate professor of political science. He is the author of “From the New Deal to the New Right: Race and the Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism,” co-editor of “Race and...
  • Earthquakes, earthquake probability, fault mechanics and Cascadia quake predictions and implications
    Ray Weldon, a Presidential Young Investigator in 1990, focuses his research on active geological faults and earthquakes, providing insights that have been incorporated into earthquake forecasting and...
  • Chemistry, materials science, chemical reactions on liquid surfaces; and women in science careers
    Geri Richmond studies the chemical and physical processes in environmental, biological and materials science and has pioneered the use of lasers and theoretical molecular modeling in the study of...
  • Macroeconomics; U.S. economic policy
    Mark Thoma is a macroeconomist at the University of Oregon. His research focuses on how monetary policy affects the economy, and he has also worked on political business cycle models. Thoma blogs...
  • Land and water management, environmental law, wildlife law, Oregon water laws, environmental conflict resolution
    Adell L. Amos is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and an associate professor in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program. In 2011, Professor Amos returned to the School of Law in...
  • West Africa; North Africa; Central Java, Indonesia
    Dennis Galvan has compiled a deep real-world resume with periodic field work in West Africa since 1986;  in Central Java, Indonesia, since 1999; and ongoing initiatives in France and Korea. His...
  • Advertising, corporate sponsorship, marketing, public policy and sports marketing
    T. Bettina Cornwell's recent research has centered on how marketing and advertising may contribute to today's obesity problems. She has looked at the impact of toys provided in restaurant children's...