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The Academic Minute for 2024.01.29-2024.02.02

The Academic Minute from 1.29 – 2.02

Henry Knight Lozano University of Exeter
California and Florida: From Climate Paradise to Crisis
Dr Henry Knight Lozano is senior lecturer in American History and Director of Liberal Arts at the University of Exeter. His research explores histories of U.S. expansion, regional development, and place promotion, in particular, California, Florida, and Hawai‘i. The author of two monographs as well as multiple journal articles on the Pacific West and climate and environmental histories of California and Florida, among other topics, his first book, Tropic of Hopes: California, Florida, and the Selling of American Paradise, 1869-1929, won two book prizes, including the Florida Book Awards Gold Medal for Florida Non-Fiction.

Ian Anderson – University of Southern California
Social Media’s Captivating Loop Compels Users to Share Mindlessly
Ian Axel Anderson (Ian A. Anderson) is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He currently holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore College (2013), an MS in Management focused on Marketing and Consumer Psychology from INSEAD (2019), and an MA in social psychology from the University of Southern California (2021), with a Ph.D. expected in 2024.

Robert Romano – St. John’s University
Student-Athlete Mental Health
Professor Robert J. Romano is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Sport Management at St. John’s University. After attending Springfield College, Professor Romano obtained his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, his Master’s in Sports Management from Columbia University and his LL.M. in International and Comparative Sports Law from Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE)/St. John’s University. Outside of academia, Professor Romano is a Connecticut/New York based judicial arbitrator and attorney, licensed in both state and federal court, whose legal practice focuses on sport law and sport and entertainment related issues.

Alexandra Brozowski – Michigan State University
How Asexuals Navigate Romantic Relationships
Alexandra is a 2019 graduate of Michigan State University’s Honors College with a Bachelor of Science focused on Psychology. She has had several diverse academic and clinical experiences in psychology, including working in clinical/cognitive and I/O psychology research labs, assistant teaching in undergraduate psychology courses, work in private practice, performing therapeutic and assessment work in community mental health and health psychology settings, and clinical administration in LGBTQ+ non-profits. Most recently, Alexandra published “A test of the investment model among asexual individuals: The moderating role of attachment orientation” in Frontiers in Psychology in collaboration with MSU faculty and other research associates. This paper was based on Alexandra’s honors thesis from her time at MSU and expands upon her original work and data collection. As a member of the asexual spectrum community herself, Alexandra is dedicated to advancing research and awareness regarding this population, enhancing inclusivity for all asexual spectrum identities, and being an advocate for this underrepresented minority group.

Deogratias Eustace – University of Dayton
Why Roundabouts? Known Benefits of these Circular Intersections Explained
Professor of transportation engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Dayton. His interest research areas include traffic safety, data analytics in transportation engineering, impact of connected vehicles technology on traffic safety and operations, and emerging mobility services. He is the department’s director of graduate studies and director of the Transportation Engineering Laboratory (TEL). He graduated with a Ph. D. in civil engineering from Kansas State University.


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