Education

Jim Brooks, Student Aid and Scholarships

Jim Brooks is an expert in college savings, tuition, debt, student loans and state and federal grants for student financial aid. He understands the costs of higher education, and knows the ins and outs of finding ways to pay for it.

Tiffany Brown, Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department

Tiffany Brown is an expert in addiction, recovery and self-harm. A licensed marriage and family therapist, Tiffany’s expertise includes self-harm education and educating college students about addiction and recovery issues. 

Ben Clarke, Center on Teaching and Learning

Ben Clarke is an expert in early childhood education, mathematics learning and the Common Core as it relates to students with disabilities. Ben studies the development of mathematical thinking in elementary age students who are at-risk for or who have mathematics learning disabilities. He helps build screening systems to identify those students and prevent more serious learning problems.

Scott Coltrane, Senior Vice President and Provost

Scott Coltrane is an expert in families, paternity and stay-at-home dads, with special attention given to the ways that mothers and fathers divide parenting and housework. He serves as the senior vice president and provost of the University of Oregon.

David T. Conley

David T. Conley, Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership

David Conley is an expert on college readiness, specifically involving common core education standards, college and high school course content analysis, high school-college alignment and transition, and large-scale diagnosis and assessment of college readiness. 

Jessica Cronce, Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department

Jessica Cronce is an expert in the prevention of harm related to risky behaviors, including substance use, in college students. At the University of Oregon, she is an assistant professor of counseling psychology and human services. Jessica works with the UO’s Office of Student Life to design research-based risk prevention programs for first year students.

Phil Fisher, expert in child development, especially in cases of abuse and neglect

Phil Fisher, Department of Psychology

Phil Fisher is an expert in child development, specifically related to the effects of early stressful experiences, including child abuse and neglect. Through his work, Phil develops programs for improving abused and neglected children's ability to attach to caregivers, build relationships with peers, and function in school.

Scott Fisher, Outreach Director of the Department of Astronomy

Scott Fisher, Department of Physics

Scott Fisher is an expert about space, NASA, and all things astronomy. His particular strength is making science and STEM accessible to non-scientists. If it involves the stars and what we can learn from the universe beyond this home we call Earth, he can speak to it.

Lisa Freinkel, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, Department of English

Lisa Freinkel is an expert in Shakespeare, comparative religion and philosophy. At the University of Oregon, she is the vice provost and dean for Undergraduate Studies and an associate professor of English and comparative literature. 

Lauren Lindstrom, Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department

Lauren Lindstrom is an expert in special education, disability services, career development, and gender equity. At the University of Oregon, she is the associate dean of Research and Faculty Development and a professor of family and human services. Lauren is interested in developing programs that enhance employment outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities.

Audrey Lucero, Department of Education Studies

Audrey Lucero is an expert in oral language development, Spanish-English emergent bilingual children, diversity in public schools, and achievement gaps between white children and children of color, especially Latinos. She can also discuss early bilingual development and the preparation of public school teachers to teach in linguistically and culturally diverse schools.

W. Andrew Marcus, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geography

W. Andrew Marcus is a geographer whose research focuses on human impacts on rivers and the use of remote sensing technology to map and understand rivers. At the University of Oregon, he is the Donald and Willie Tykeson Dean of Arts and Sciences. Much of Dr. Marcus’ work has been in mountain environments and the Yellowstone ecosystem; this latter expertise was a driving force behind the creation of the “Atlas of Yellowstone,” the first-of-its-kind atlas of a national park and its region.

Kent McIntosh, Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department

Kent McIntosh is an expert in school violence prevention,bullying, school discipline, and racial disparities in school discipline. His research examines implementation of effective school and classroom behavior support practices.

Laura Lee McIntyre, Professor of Psychology and the Associate Director of the Child and Family Center at the Prevention Science Institute

Laura Lee McIntyre, Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department

Laura Lee McIntyre is an expert in youth mental health, especially related to autism spectrum disorder, eating disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She explores intervention and education strategies to best reach children, youth, and teens whose mental and behaviorial health are compromised.

Chris Murray, Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences

Chris Murray is an expert in diversity and special education, high-risk youth and teacher-student relationships. He works with very high-risk youth and students that have emotional and behavioral problems due to circumstances of their upbringing, and designs educational programs and support systems to promote healthy outcomes. 

C.J. Pascoe

C.J. Pascoe, Department of Sociology

C.J. Pascoe is an expert on sexuality, gender, masculinity, transgender issues, and body image, especially related to youth. C.J. also studies the use of social media by LGBT and straight youth to police gender roles and body image.

Jerry Rosiek, College of Education

Jerry Rosiek is an expert on the patterns of racial and class inequality in schools. He documents the broad effects of institutionalized racism on the minds and hearts of students. Most recently, he has focused on the effects of racial segregation in schools on children. 

Josh Snodgrass, Department of Anthropology and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

Josh Snodgrass is an expert in human evolutionary biology and global health, describing how humans adapt to environmental stressors, such as sustained extreme cold, and the influence of economic and cultural change on aging, diet, cardiovascular health and metabolic diseases.

McKay Sohlberg, Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences

McKay Sohlberg is an expert in special education, early intervention, communication disorders, and brain injury recovery, especially related to concussion. She also collaborates with the Department of Computer and Information Sciences to design technologies to help people with brain injuries.

Jeffrey Sprague, Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department

Jeffrey Sprague is an expert in school violence, school safety, positive behavior interventions and supports, multi-tiered support systems, alternative education, and juvenile delinquency prevention and treatment. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of special education and the director of the University of Oregon Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior.

Tim Williams, History, Robert D. Clark Honors College

Tim Williams is an expert in United States history with a focus on nineteenth-century the American South. His research looks at the history of education in the U.S., and antebellum southern history, including gender, slavery, and the Civil War.