Natalie Bumgarner is a residential and consumer horticulture expert. She advises gardeners on fruit, vegetable, and ornamental crops.
Tessa Burch-Smith researches the intercellular communications between cells that occur via cell wall-localized plasma membrane-lined channels called plasmodesmata.
Gordon Burghardt studies animal play behavior, ethical treatment of animals, and zoo animal welfare.
Sarah Cermak’s areas of expertise include field education, school social work, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma, and resiliency.
Leah Christiani studies the way race, gender, and identity structure politics, and how different people experience government.
Sherry Cummings researches aging and mental health, older adults with depression, severe mental illness, and alcohol misuse disorders.
Margaret Dean studies contemporary fiction and creative nonfiction.
Terrica Durbin’s research focuses on race and racism in nursing and health policy, cultural competence, and nursing education.
Samia Dutra explores the theory that microbes may play a key role in neurodegenerative diseases.
Liz Eckelkamp works with farmers to maximize dairy efficiency through precision technologies and animal health.