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Christine Franklin is passionate about teaching statistics and believes that statistical literacy is essential for all citizens in today’s data-centric world.
William Finlay, professor and department head in sociology, says he thinks of his discipline as a kind of toolkit to explain human behavior.
Jean Martin-Williams, who directs the horn studio in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, successfully combines her passions for teaching and performing.
Associate professor of marine sciences Patricia Yager has journeyed to the Antarctic, the Amazon River plume and the Arctic in search of a better understanding of how climate is impacting these biological hot spots. Thousands of K-12 school students across the nation follow along vicariously through blogs written about her work.
In his lab, associate professor of chemistry and engineering Jason Locklin creates compounds that convert light to energy, biosensors and a host of other cutting-edge materials. In the classroom, he helps his students understand that discoveries such as these are rooted in the basic science they are learning.
Akinloye Ojo, associate professor of comparative literature and director of the African Studies Institute, wants his students to understand that no language, be it spoken in Europe or Africa, is inherently difficult.