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Meet the New 2017 CEHS Faculty Members

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Stephanie M. Knollhoff

Assistant Professor
Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education


Terminal Degree:  PhD, University of Kansas
Area of Research:  Cancer-related communication, feeding, and swallowing disorders
Outside Interests: Dr. Knollhoff enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and sports (especially Missouri teams!). She is looking forward to exploring the area and developing new hobbies.
Hometown: Hillsboro, Missouri

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Teresa Ukrainetz

Professor
Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education


Terminal Degree:  PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Area of Research:  School-age language intervention
Outside Interests:  Dr. Ukrainetz loves snow, mountains, and public land – whether skiing, hiking, canoeing, or cozy in camp with a cup of tea.
Hometown:  Calgary, Alberta

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Diana J. Meter

Assistant Professor
Family, Consumer and Human Development


Terminal Degree:  PhD, University of Arizona
Area of Research:  Adolescence, peer victimization, and aggression; defenders of peer victimization
Outside Interests:  Dr. Meter enjoys hiking, camping, cycling, cooking, and spending time with her cat.
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

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Yin Liu

Assistant Professor
Family, Consumer and Human Development


Terminal Degree:  PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Area of Research: Adult development and aging; stress and health across the lifespan
Outside Interests: Dr. Liu enjoys gym classes, running, and swimming in her spare time.
Hometown: Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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Sandra Sulzer

Assistant Professor
Kinesiology and Health Science


Terminal Degree:  PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Area of Research:  Mental health, and complementary and alternative medicine
Outside Interests: Dr. Sulzer enjoys gardening, biking, and travel.
Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

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Debasree DasGupta

Assistant Professor
Kinesiology and Health Science


Terminal Degree:  PhD, George Mason University
Area of Research: Investigating health disparities and identifying policy options to address such inequities, especially among the underserved and minority populations. Specializing in stochastic health modeling using a variety of spatial statistical, spatial econometric, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) techniques
Outside Interests: Dr. DasGupta loves to tour the ancient and modern wonders of the world, binge-watch crime dramas on Netflix, and whenever possible re-read from the Harry Potter series.
Hometown: Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengali

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Ezra Holston

Assistant Professor
Nursing and Health Professions


Terminal Degree:  PhD, New York University, College of Nursing
Area of Research:  Understand the link between brain activity and mental health issues for improved intervention
Outside Interests:  Dr. Holston enjoys spending time doing research.
Hometown: Alabama

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Christopher Warren

Assistant Professor
Psychology


Terminal Degree:  PhD, University of Victoria
Area of Research:  How neuromodulators such as dopamine change the way that neurons process information, mediating the impact of factors such as arousal/stress, environmental uncertainty, and motivational salience on learning, attention, and decision making
Outside Interests:  Dr. Warren loves surfing, hiking, and climbing. Really, he loves anything that involves being outside.
Hometown: Toronto, Canada

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Matthew Wapett

Executive Director, Center for Persons with Disabilities
Research Associate Professor
Special Education and Rehabilitation


Terminal Degree:  PhD, University of Utah
Area of Research:  Creating inclusive environments that foster belonging and learning
Outside Interests:  Dr. Wappett enjoys whitewater rafting, playing hockey, coaching hockey, skiing, hiking, camping, and generally being outside.
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska

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Alyson Lavigne

Assistant Professor
School of Teacher Education and Leadership


Terminal Degree:  PhD, University of Arizona
Area of Research:  Teacher evaluation and student and teacher motivational dynamics and classroom practices in schools that serve LatinX student and dual language learners
Outside Interests:  Dr. Lavigne enjoys staying fit, listening to music, being outdoors, and spending time with family.
Hometown: Contoocook, New Hampshire

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Sarah Braden

Assistant Professor
School of Teacher Education and Leadership


Terminal Degree: PhD, University of Utah
Area of Research: How sociocultural factors influence language learning in K-12 contexts and how science and other content-area teachers can improve instruction for multilingual students
Outside Interests:  Dr. Braden likes spending time outside with her family. She also enjoys mountain biking, running, baking, and when time permits, making pottery.
Hometown: Penn Valley, Pennsylvania

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Andrea Hawkman

Assistant Professor
School of Teacher Education and Leadership


Terminal Degree:  University of Missouri
Area of Research:  Teaching and learning of race and racism, intersection of education policy and social studies education, and justice-oriented teacher education
Outside Interests:  Dr. Hawkman likes spending time with her family, camping, biking, hiking, and traveling.
Hometown: St. Peters, Missouri

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Shireen Keyl

Assistant Professor
School of Teacher Education and Leadership


Terminal Degree:  PhD, University of Arizona
Area of Research: Examining, through Freirean and decolonial feminist lenses, the educational processes of minority groups in the Middle East and United States
Outside Interests:  Dr. Keyl enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with her family.
Hometown: St. Charles, Illinois