Academic Minute Podcast

The Academic Minute for 2023.07.31-2023.08.04

The Academic Minute from 7.31 – 8.04

Einav Hart George Mason University
Why Should We Ask More Questions?
Einav Hart is an assistant professor of management at the George Mason University School of Business. Her research interests include negotiation, trust, and ethics. Previously, Hart was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, and a data scientist at Uber; she holds a PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her work has been published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Psychological Science, and others, and reported in media outlets such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Freakonomics.

Bart Elmore – The Ohio State University
Why Cooling Coca-Cola Warms our Planet
Bart Elmore is associate professor of history and a core faculty member of the Sustainability Institute at Ohio State University. His work focuses on the ecological footprint of large multinational firms. He is the author of the award-winning book Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism (W. W. Norton, 2015), a global environmental history of the world’s biggest soft drink brand from his home town. From 2016 to 2018 he was a Carnegie Fellow and Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC. He published his second book, Seed Money: Monsanto’s Past and the Future of Food (W. W. Norton, 2021) in October 2021. He just completed a third project, Country Capitalism: How Corporations from the American South Remade Our Economy and the Planet (Ferris and Ferris, 2023), which came out in May 2023. He is also a recipient of the 2022 Dan David Prize, the largest history prize in the world.

Amber Reed – Spelman College
Nostalgia After Apartheid in South Africa
Amber R. Reed is an anthropologist and assistant professor of International Studies at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of Nostalgia after Apartheid: Disillusionment, Youth, and Democracy published in 2020 by Notre Dame University Press. Her research has investigated how rural Black South Africans experience democracy. She is also currently conducting research on how the African continent is taught in Atlanta-area middle schools.

Jim Hutchins – Weber State University
The Brain is Maintained by Chance the Gardener
Jim Hutchins was born in Texas and raised in Colorado. He has attended the University of Colorado, University of California at Berkeley, and Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his postdoctoral training with Vivien Casagrande at Vanderbilt University and taught at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for 16 years. He is now teaching at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

Laura Bronstein – Binghamton University
Community Schools and Reducing Summer Learning Loss
Laura’s research revolves around interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration as well as community schools. Prior to entering academia, Laura worked as a practicing social worker in family preservation, in a school for children with developmental disabilities, in hospice and in a psychiatric hospital. She created the widely-used and internationally recognized Index of Interdisciplinary Collaboration and published A Model for Interdisciplinary Collaboration. Laura has a 2016 co-authored book, School-linked Services (Columbia University Press) and a 2018 co-edited book, A Guide for Interprofessional Collaboration (Council on Social Work Education Press). Laura has received far-reaching recognition for her work including the John A. Hartford Foundation Outstanding Dean in Aging award and Binghamton University’s first Lois B. DeFleur Faculty Prize for “innovative work that crosses boundaries”. She received the Esther W. Couper Memorial Award for “outstanding service and dedication to the children and families of our community.” In 2023 she was cited as among the top 2% of scholars in the world in her field in the Stanford World Scientist and University Rankings.


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