Prof. Barkin is a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on Southeast Asia and how it is represented in media and through study abroad. He directs the annual LIASE Southeast Asia Symposium.
With research in planetary astronomy, space technology, and the solar system, Prof. Bates teaches and presents widely on space exploration, the search for alien life, and astronomical phenomena.
Teaching both at the undergraduate level and in the MAT program, Prof. Beck specializes in social studies and language arts instruction in secondary curriculum.
Teaching courses in theoretical mathematics, such as algebraic topology and applied statistics, Prof. Bernhard enjoys researching the connections among seemingly unrelated topics, such as geometry and probability theory.
As a developmental psychologist, Prof. Beyer teaches a variety of psych classes at all levels. Much of his research focuses on language comprehension, particularly in people whose first language isn't English.