Faculty


Core Faculty

Farrah Bashey-Visser

Farrah Bashey-Visser

Assistant Scientist, Biology

Lecturer, Human Biology

Research Interests
ecology, evolution, microbial interactions and pathogenesis

Amy Berndtson

Amy Berndtson

Senior Lecturer, Biology

Research Interests
hormonal regulation of reproduction

Fritz Breithaupt

Fritz Breithaupt

Chairman, Germanic Studies

Professor, Germanic Studies

  • fbreitha@indiana.edu
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Research Interests
literature and cognitive science; empathy; narrative; German and European literature, philosophy, and culture since 1700; aesthetics; intellectual history of money, Goethe

Amit  Hagar

Amit Hagar

Department Chair, History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

  • hagara@indiana.edu
  • Goodbody Hall 120

Amit Hagar (Ph.D. UBC, 2004), is a philosopher of physics interested in the foundations of modern physics, especially in the notion of objective chance, the philosophy of time, the notion of physical computation, the foundations of quantum information theory, and the biophysical modeling of cancer.

Vivian Nun Halloran

Vivian Nun Halloran

Professor, English

Associate Professor, American Studies

Director, Graduate Studies, American Studies

Richard Hardy

Richard Hardy

Professor, Biology

Associate Chair of Teaching

Research Interests
eukaryotic cell biology; cytoskeleton and signaling; virology; genome functions of RNA viruses and the roles of trans-acting factors

Frederika Kaestle

Frederika Kaestle

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Director, Ancient DNA Laboratory of Molecular Anthropology

Research Interests
molecular anthropology; molecular evolution; population genetics; ancient DNA

Krista  Maglen

Krista Maglen

Associate Professor, History

Research Interests
history of medicine; immigration; animal studies; Australia; modern Britain

Sapna Mehta

Sapna Mehta

Lecturer, Biology

  • sapmehta@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 619

Research Interests
regulation of cell cycle, cytokinesis, intersection of scientific capacity building and public health policy in developing countries

Sarah Phillips

Sarah Phillips

Professor, Anthropology

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

  • sadphill@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-7309
  • Global and International Studies Building 4016

Research Interests
postsocialist; transformations; civil society and non-governmental organizations (NGOs); globalization; development; gender studies; medical anthropology; post-Chernobyl health and healing; folk medicine; disability studies

Elizabeth Raff

Elizabeth Raff

Professor, Biology

Research Interests
developmental mechanisms and regulation in eukaryotic systems; eukaryotic cell biology, cytoskeleton and signaling; evolution

Heather Reynolds

Heather Reynolds

Associate Professor, Biology

Research Interests
ecology; microbial interactions and pathogenesis

Stephanie A. Sanders

Stephanie A. Sanders

Peg Zeglin Brand Chair, Gender Studies

Provost Professor, Gender Studies

Senior Scientist, Kinsey Institute

Research Interests
sexual behavior; sexuality, sexual identity, and gender relations; sex differentiation

Leah Savion

Leah Savion

Senior Lecturer, Philosophy

Director, Associate Instructor Training

Research Interests
logic; cognitive science; philosophy of language; philosophy of logic; epistemology; pedagogical theories

Lisa H. Sideris

Lisa H. Sideris

Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Director, Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics and Society

Research Interests
religion and nature; environmental and animal ethics; science and religion; evolution controversies; religion and bioethics; environmental history and literature

Virginia J. Vitzthum

Virginia J. Vitzthum

Professor, Anthropology

Senior Scientist, Kinsey Institute

Director, Evolutionary Anthropology (EVA) Laboratory

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

Research Interests
variation in human female reproductiony; contraceptive technology; applied health policy

Michael Wasserman

Michael Wasserman

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Assistant Professor, Human Biology

  • mdwasser@Indiana.edu
  • Student Building 130

Research Interests
primate ecology and evolution; environmental endocrinology; nutritional anthropology; evolutionary medicine; conservation and sustainability

Andrea Wiley

Andrea Wiley

Professor, Anthropology

Director, Human Biology

Research Interests
human diet and nutrition and the adaptive significance of human dietary behavior; human adaptability, particularly to stressful environments such as high altitude; human health and disease, especially maternal and infant health within an evolutionary framework; demography and determinants of fertility and mortality in human populations

Affiliate Faculty

James H. Capshew

James H. Capshew

Associate Professor, History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

Adjunct Professor, History

Adjunct Professor, American Studies

  • jcapshew@indiana.edu
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James Robert Farmer

James Robert Farmer

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

  • jafarmer@indiana.edu
  • School of Public Health Building 147
Gerhard Glomm

Gerhard Glomm

Professor, Economics

  • gglomm@indiana.edu
  • Wylie Hall 105
Kevin D. Hunt

Kevin D. Hunt

Professor, Anthropology

Research Interests
functional morphology; ecology of hominids and apes

Colin R. Johnson

Colin R. Johnson

Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Adjunct Associate Professor, American Studies

Adjunct Associate Professor, History

Adjunct Associate Professor, Human Biology

Research Interests
history of gender and sexuality in United States; queer theory; feminist theory; LGBT studies

Ellen D. Ketterson

Ellen D. Ketterson

Distinguished Professor, Biology

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

Research Interests
behavior; ecology; evolution

Elisabeth A. Lloyd

Elisabeth A. Lloyd

Chair, History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

Adjunct Professor, Biology

Adjunct Professor, Philosophy

Affiliated Faculty Scholar, Kinsey Institute

Adjunct Faculty, Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior

Jane D. McLeod

Jane D. McLeod

Provost Professor, Sociology

Research Interests
social psychology; medical sociology; sociology of mental health; stratification; the life course

Marla Sandys

Marla Sandys

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

Director of Undergraduate Affairs, Criminal Justice

Research Interests
jury behavior; capital punishment

Olaf Sporns

Olaf Sporns

Distinguished Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Robert H. Shaffer Chair, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
computational and cognitive neuroscience; connectomics; network models of the human brain; brain networks across the computational models of brain dynamics; embodied cognitive science

Michael J. Wade

Michael J. Wade

Distinguished Professor, Biology

Research Interests
behavior; evolution; microbial interactions and pathogenesis