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Zhengyu Liu is the Max Thomas Professor of Climate Dynamics in the department of geography. His areas of expertise include climate change, Earth systems modeling, and climate dynamics. He discusses how scientists can have confidence in their predictions about the future of climate on this week's Voices of Excellence…
 
Paul Reitter, professor of Germanic languages and literatures, studies German-Jewish culture, the history of higher education, modernism, and critical theory, among other areas. His most recent book, coauthored with Chad Wellmon, is Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age, which examines the long history of the Humanities being descr…
 
Miranda Martinez, an associate professor in the department of comparative studies, researches race and public policy and economic, sociological, and cultural economies, among other areas. She looks at the impact of financial coaching in communities of color and how having an automated monthly savings plan can be a significant benefit over having to…
 
Declan Smithies, professor and director of philosophy graduate studies, researches what it means to know something and to have consciousness. His book The Epistemic Role of Consciousness, argues that consciousness gives humans knowledge of the external world and that without consciousness, we wouldn't know anything. Since a dog can know whether the…
 
Dana Howard, assistant professor of philosophy with an appointment in the Ohio State Center for Bioethics, researches medical care, often in palliative and internal medicine, to discover how information is shared and decisions reached. She shares her research with David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence…
 
W. Berry Lyons, professor and distinguished university scholar in the Ohio State School of Earth Sciences, was born and raised in the sunny state of Florida, but much of his career has been focused on the decidedly colder Antarctic, where he's researched the impact of climate and climate change on the McMurdo Dry Valleys, the continent's largest ic…
 
Professor of anthropology Mark Hubbe studies modern human dispersion with a special emphasis on the settlement of South America. He joins host David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence to discuss how the Americas were inhabited, what makes archeological evidence for human settlements controversial, and what methods are used to explore these …
 
Professor Katherine Borst Jones, professor of flute and chair of orchestral instruments in the School of Music, not only commissions new musical works but performs them as well. She shares with David Staley, host of Voices of Excellence. https://www.facebook.com/osumusic https://www.facebook.com/ohiostateflutestudio http://www.twitter.com/OhioState…
 
Daniel Wozniak, professor of microbial infection and immunity and microbiology, studies bacterial pathogenesis and gene regulation. He joins David Staley to discuss his research that seeks to determine how bacteria live in human hosts and what kinds of treatment can stop their growth. Listen to the latest on Voices of Excellence…
 
Professor Darla Munroe, chair of the Department of Geography, studies land economics and human geography, with a focus on human environment interactions at a landscape level. She joins David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence, to discuss her work on the forests of southeast Ohio and the methodological distinctions between economists and geo…
 
Yuri Kovchegov, professor of physics at The Ohio State University, studies quantum chromodynamics at high energy and nuclear theory and was recently named to the 2020 class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He breaks down some of the intricacies of quantum mechanics with David Staley on this week's Voices of Exc…
 
Associate professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures Jennifer Suchland is a 2020 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Scholars and Society Fellow. She describes how the role of scholars in society is also the role of education in society, especia…
 
When dance professor Susan Van Pelt Petry began working from home due to the pandemic, her interest in staying hopeful as an artist led her to begin creating 19 choreographed videos, aka 19ChoreOVIDs, a play on COVID-19. She describes these videos and more of her work with David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence…
 
Voices of Excellence will release its 100th episode on November 18. Join host David Staley as Olivia Miltner from ASC Marketing and Communication talks to him about interviewing dozens of faculty members in the college of arts and sciences, what he's learned about interdisciplinarity in the college and what he hopes listeners gain from the podcast.…
 
Joni Acuff is an associate professor, graduate studies chair, and diversity chair in the department of arts administration, education and policy. Recently, she's been researching the collective work of artists and art educators of color, with an eye to recognizing and supporting emerging social justice collectives and coalitions. For more of her di…
 
Holly Nibert, associate professor of Hispanic linguistics and language program director in the department of Spanish and Portuguese, researches phonology and phonetics, the acquisition of a second language sound system, and the principles and practices of second language classroom instruction. Recently, she's been writing a book about how to be a l…
 
Associate Professor Treva Lindsey of the department of women's, gender and sexuality studies specializes in African American women's history, black popular and expressive culture, black feminism(s), hip hop studies, critical race and gender theory, and sexual politics. She researched black women's beauty culture by delving into newspapers from the …
 
Scott Swearingen, assistant professor in the department of design, studies game design, collaborative gaming, and animation, and worked as a game designer on award-winning games and franchises, including Medal of Honor, the Simpsons, and the Sims. He talks with David Staley about how games define our culture and why he values face-to-face interacti…
 
Jennifer Brello, clinical associate professor in the department of speech and hearing science, serves as the director of the Ohio State University Aphasia Initiative, a free program for people living with loss of communication ability due to brain injury. Aphasia can make mundane tasks like ordering a cup of coffee very challenging, and Brello desc…
 
Julia Nelson Hawkins, associate professor in the department of classics, leads a group of clinicians and humanities scholars in the Discovery Themes-funded project Humanities in the Pandemic that seeks to increase academia and public awareness about the role that arts and humanities play in global health crises. She talks with David Staley about th…
 
Shannon Winnubst, professor and chair of the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, researches queer and trans studies, race theory, psychoanalytic theory, and 20th century French theory. Energized by the Black Lives Matter movement, she talks about new language that is emerging in the public sphere to name systemic racism and the dee…
 
Associate professor of Germanic languages and literature Katra Byram is a core member of Project Narrative and coeditor of The Ohio State University Press book series. Her current research examines the complicated and, for her, ambivalent roles played by German mothers and grandmothers in post-war German literature. For more of her discussion with …
 
"There was a time after the end of the Soviet Union in 1991 where Americans, others in Europe, and other places in the world discounted Russia as a global power. And this was a mistake," says Nicholas Breyfogle, Associate Professor, Director of the Goldberg Center, and an expert on Russian and Soviet history and global environmental history, especi…
 
Judson Jeffries, professor of African American and African Studies, researches media studies, public policy, Homeland Security, African American politics, and police-community relations. He sees the BLM protests as having a new kind of participant and perhaps a new kind of possibility for success. For more of his discussion with David Staley, liste…
 
Williams, a professor in the department of sociology, researches the influence of family and other personal relationships on mental and physical health, with a particular focus on gender and life course variations in those patterns. She is particularly interested in exploring how the more trauma people experience, the worse their health is and how …
 
How readers engage with what they encounter in reading has ethical significance, says Ashley Hope Pérez, assistant professor of comparative studies. In addition to having written three novels, she researches fiction with an eye to how it shapes the way that readers respond to others in the real world. For more of her discussion with David Staley, l…
 
Heather Allen, Dow Professor and Ohio State distinguished scholar in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, researches molecular organization, ion pairing, and hydration at aqueous interfaces. She describes her work as taking the very basic units of life and asking, "How do they respond to an electric field or slight changes in pH and enviro…
 
Trevon Logan, Hazel C. Youngberg Trustees Distinguished Professor of Economics and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, researches economic history, economic demography, and applied micro economics. He joins David Staley on thie week's Voices of Excellence to discuss the economic history of African Americans…
 
Elena Foulis, coordinator for the Spanish for Heritage language program in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and host of the Ohio Habla podcast, joins David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence. She discusses her work as a public humanist, how she engages students in her classes, and what she learns hosting her very popular podcast…
 
Cynthia Clopper, professor and chair of the department of linguistics, researches speech sounds: how we produce them, their acoustic characteristics, and their perception by listeners. She says that every time we say a word, like "cat," it's subtly different. For more of her discussion with David Staley, listen to this week's Voices of Excellence…
 
Professor of sociology Elizabeth Cooksey studies social demography, life course transitions, and the development of youth and children. She also serves as the director of the Center for Human Resource Research, which started the first national longitudinal survey 55 years ago. The data from the study has been used in thousands of articles, and Cook…
 
Professor Laura Kubatko, from the Department of Statistics and the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, is amazed by the advances she's seen in her career in how scientists translate "observations into formal mathematical or statistical models." Moreover, this is for her the "fun part," because they collaborate to explain "why […
 
Professor of Psychology Laura Wagner studies how children acquire language and learn about meaning, such as the progression of time in storytelling. Their interpretations of even simple stories like the famous chicken joke reveal hidden meanings about complicated linguistics and complex concepts of time. She discusses this and more with David Stale…
 
The School of Music's Barry Green has served as the principal bassist for both the Cincinnati Symphony and the California Symphony and Sun Valley Idaho Summer Symphony. His book The Inner Game of Music, has sold over a quarter of a million copies . He shares his thoughts on music, musicianship, and how to drown out the negative thoughts in your hea…
 
Meow Hui Goh, an associate professor of Chinese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, researches medieval Chinese literature, medieval Chinese literary and cultural history, memory and text in medieval China, and the instrumentality of medieval Chinese literature. She is completing a new book manuscript, The Double Life of Chao…
 
Gina Osterloh, assistant professor of art, sees her photographic practice as embodying the printed image, drawing, film, and performance as it explores the resonances between the physical body and its representational imprint, trace or stand in. For more of her discussion with David Staley, including her insight in role of looking and vision in cre…
 
Professor of geography, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Enrichment, and Executive Director of the Honors and Scholars Center, Ola Ahlqvist studies cartography, land cover change, geographic information, and online maps. He also looks at the impact that the definition of terms has on research, such as what defines a forest. Listen to his discuss…
 
Distinguished university professor and Arts and Humanities distinguished professor in the Department of English, Jim Phelan also serves as director of medical humanities and director of project narrative. He joins David Staley to define narrative theory, identify the many audiences built into narratives, and discuss how "narrative competence enhanc…
 
Annika Peter, associate professor of physics and astronomy, works at the interface of particle physics and astronomy to discover the secrets of dark matter. She shares her research on galaxies, particles, and constellations with David Staley on this week's Voices of ExcellenceBy Voices of Excellence from Arts and Sciences
 
Linda Mizejewski, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, researches comedy and women comedians as well as women detectives in popular culture. She joins David Staley to discuss her research and suggests some great classic movies to watch. Listen to this week's Voices of Excellence…
 
A professor in the School of Earth Sciences and director of the mineral physics research group, Wendy Panero studies the behavior of materials under the high pressure and temperature of the Earth's interior. She joins host David Staley on this week's Voices of ExcellenceBy Voices of Excellence from Arts and Sciences
 
Taleghani-Nikazm, professor of German, researches language interaction, often through conversation analysis. She joins David Staley to define conversation analysis and the role turn taking plays in conversation, among other areas. For more of her research, listen to this week's Voices of ExcellenceBy Voices of Excellence from Arts and Sciences
 
"I want people to base their beliefs on research evidence rather than hunches," says Brad Bushman, professor of communication and the Margaret Hall and Robert Randal Rinehart Chair of Mass Communication. Bushman studies the causes, consequences, and solutions to the problem of human aggression and violence, and shares his insights with David Staley…
 
Associate professor of anthropology Barbara Piperata applies an evolutionary and critical biocultural perspective to the study of nutritional anthropology, food security, and reproductive energetics. She's especially interested in what happens to people's health as they adapt to their circumstances. She explains her findings to David Staley on this…
 
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