Affiliated faculty

University of Nevada, Reno faculty serve as leaders of various programs and projects, serve on important committees and engage in collaborative interdisciplinary research and outreach activities. We have affiliated faculty of the Institute from more than 32 departments in 10 colleges and schools across the University. Any University of Nevada, Reno faculty member with relevant research and teaching interests in global studies is welcome to become an affiliated faculty of the Institute. The following is an alphabetical list of faculty in various colleges who have joined the Institute as affiliated faculty members.

University of Nevada, Reno faculty may request to become affiliates of the Institute by completing the faculty affiliate online application.

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources
Felipe Barrios Masias
Felipe Barrios Masias
Assistant Professor
775-682-7026
FA 108
1186
Social Sciences
Berch Berberoglu
Berch Berberoglu, Ph.D.
Foundation Professor of Sociology; Director, Ozmen Institute for Global Studies
(775) 784-1855
LHD 213
1174
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources
Franco Biondi
Franco Biondi
Professor, Ecoclimatology/Tree Rings
775-784-6921
FA 220b
1186
Social Sciences
Sarah Blithe
Sarah Blithe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(775) 784-6826
LHD 305
1174
Social Sciences
Deborah Boehm
Deborah Boehm, Ph.D.
Professor
(775) 682-6503
TB Room 118
1174
Social Sciences
Jared Bok
Jared Bok, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(775) 682-8965
LHD 231A
1174
Humanities
Christopher Church
Christopher Church, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(775) 682-8911
LHD 109
1175
Reynolds School of Journalism News, broadcast, documentary, media studies, visual communication, documentary film, reporting, Reynolds Media Lab, journalism, faculty
Nico Colombant
Nico Colombant
Lecturer of Digital Media and Cross-Cultural Reporting
(775) 784-4101
RSJ 103B
1180 News, broadcast, documentary, media studies, visual communication, documentary film, reporting, Reynolds Media Lab, journalism, faculty
Humanities
Linda Curcio-Nagy
Linda Curcio-Nagy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Graduate Program Director
(775) 784-4079
LHD 219
1175
Humanities
Wifredo de Ràfols
Wifredo de Ràfols, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Spanish; Graduate Director
(775) 682-8892
EJCH 241D
1175
Humanities
Dahlia Dwedar
Dahlia Dwedar, Ph.D. Ed.
Teaching Assistant Professor, Arabic
(775) 682-8867
EJCH 241Q
1175
Humanities
Dennis Dworkin
Dennis Dworkin, Ph.D.
Department Chair; Professor
(775) 784-6497
LHD 220
1175
Social Sciences
Allison Evans
Allison Evans, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(775) 682-7712
TB 204
1174
College of Engineering
Cahit Evrensel
Cahit Evrensel
Associate Professor and ASME Fellow
(775) 784-6093
PE 220
1183
Humanities
Isabelle Favre
Isabelle Favre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, French
(775) 682-8903
EJCH 241W
1175
Social Sciences
Louis C. Forline
Louis C. Forline, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(775) 682-7840
AB 617
1174
Social Sciences
Jenna N. Hanchey
Jenna N. Hanchey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor; Graduate Studies Director
(775) 784-6839
LHD 306
1174
Social Sciences
Ian M. Hartshorn
Ian M. Hartshorn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(775) 682-7846
TB 227
1174
Humanities
Xabier Irujo
Xabier Irujo, Ph.D.
Director of Center for Basque Studies
(775) 682-5572
MIKC 307N
1175
Humanities
Casilde Isabelli
Casilde Isabelli, Ph.D.
Department Chair; Associate Professor, Spanish
(775) 682-8917
EJCH 241A
1175
College of Education
Fares Karam
Fares Karam, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture
(775) 682-7847
WRB 3071
1184
Humanities
Renata Keller
Renata Keller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(775) 784-6856
LHD 216
1175
Social Sciences
Markus Kemmelmeier
Markus Kemmelmeier, Ph.D.
Professor; Director of the Social Psychology Program he, him, his
(775) 784-1287
MSS 344
1174
Social Sciences
Elizabeth Koebele
Elizabeth Koebele, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(775) 682-7668
TB 226
1174
Social Sciences
Aleksey Kolpakov
Aleksey Kolpakov, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(775) 682-7765
TB 213
1174
Humanities
Jaime Leaños
Jaime Leaños, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Spanish
(775) 682-8901
EJCH 234A
1175
Humanities
Jason Ludden
Jason Ludden, Ph.D.
Continuing Lecturer
(775) 784-6710
1175
College of Education
Jennifer Mahon
Jennifer Mahon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociocultural Education
(775) 682-7534
WRB 3116
1184
Social Sciences
Johnson W. Makoba
Johnson W. Makoba, Ph.D.
Professor
(775) 784-4628
MSS 300
1174
Social Sciences
Shawn Marsh
Shawn Marsh, Ph.D.
Director of Judicial Studies; Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Social Psychology
(775) 682-7987
NJC 114A
1174
School of Social Work
Shadi Martin
Shadi Martin, Ph.D., MSW, MPA/HSA, MA
Dean and Professor
(775) 784-6542
1177
Humanities
Louis Marvick
Louis Marvick, Ph.D.
Department Vice-Chair; Professor, French
(775) 682-8893
EJCH 241E
1175
Reynolds School of Journalism Journalism, administration, news, broadcast, documentary, reporting, faculty
Donica Mensing
Donica Mensing
Vail M. Pittman Associate Dean and Professor She, her
(775) 784-4198
RSJ 303D
1180 Journalism, administration, news, broadcast, documentary, reporting, faculty
Social Sciences
Monica Miller
Monica Miller, Ph.D., J.D.
Foundation Professor she, her, hers
(775) 784-6021
AB 624
1174
College of Education
Eleni Oikonomidoy
Eleni Oikonomidoy, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Academics and Undergraduate Programs, Professor of Multicultural Education
(775) 682-7865
WRB 3083
1184
Social Sciences
Robert Ostergard
Robert Ostergard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(775) 682-7767
TB 214
1174
College of Engineering water, reclaimed water, water reuse, biological processes, environmental engineering
Krishna Pagilla
Krishna Pagilla
Ralph E. and Rose A. Hoeper Professor and Chair He, him, his
(775) 682-7918
SEM 103
1183 water, reclaimed water, water reuse, biological processes, environmental engineering
Reynolds School of Journalism Journalism, faculty, news, broadcast, documentary, Spanish language news, media studies, podcasting, reporting
Paromita Pain
Paromita Pain
Assistant Professor of Global Media She, her
(775) 682-9403
RSJ 215C
1180 Journalism, faculty, news, broadcast, documentary, Spanish language news, media studies, podcasting, reporting
Humanities
Jamie Palmer
Jamie Palmer, Ph.D.
Lecturer
(775) 682-7762
TB
1175
Social Sciences
Clayton Peoples
Clayton Peoples, Ph.D.
Director, School of Social Research and Justice Studies; Associate Professor, Sociology
(775) 784-4765
LHD 209
1174
Humanities
Daniel Enrique  Perez
Daniel Enrique Perez, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion; Associate Professor, Spanish
(775) 784-4447
TB 103
1175
Reynolds School of Journalism Journalism, faculty, media studies, advertising, public relations
Sheila Peuchaud
Sheila Peuchaud
Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication She, her
(775) 784-4183
RSJ 215F
1180 Journalism, faculty, media studies, advertising, public relations
Social Sciences
Xiaoyu Pu
Xiaoyu Pu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies
(775) 682-7759
TB 211
1174
Social Sciences
James Richardson
James Richardson, Ph.D., J.D.
Professor Emeritus
(775) 784-6270
NJC 114
1174
Humanities
Edward "Ned" Schoolman
Edward "Ned" Schoolman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(775) 682-8964
LHD 207
1175
Humanities
Hugh Shapiro
Hugh Shapiro, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(775) 784-6451
LHD 217
1175
College of Education
Graham Slater
Graham Slater, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Equity & Diversity in Education
(775) 784-6647
WRB 3085
1184
Social Sciences
Erin Stiles
Erin Stiles, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Graduate Program Director
(775) 682-7686
AB 501
1174
Humanities
Charles Tshimanga-Kashama
Charles Tshimanga-Kashama, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
(775) 784-6567
LHD 108
1175
Humanities
Arts
Brett Van Hoesen
Brett Van Hoesen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Area Head of Art History
(775) 784-6639
MSS 201
1176
Humanities
Barbara Walker
Barbara Walker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(775) 784-4303
LHD 206
1175
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources
Peter Weisberg
Peter Weisberg
Professor & Department Chair, Landscape Ecology
775-784-7573
FA 220c
1186
School of Social Work
Jennifer Willett
Jennifer Willett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(775) 682-8713
1177
Social Sciences
Steven Lloyd Wilson
Steven Lloyd Wilson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(775) 682-7667
TB 212
1174
College of Engineering
Yu (Frank) Yang
Yu (Frank) Yang
Associate Professor
(775) 682-6609
SEM 349C
1183
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources
Melinda Yerka
Melinda Yerka
Assistant Professor
775-784-6442
FA 107
1186
Reynolds School of Journalism Journalism, faculty, advertising, public relations, media studies, Center for Advanced Media Studies
Gi Woong Yun
Gi Woong Yun
Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Media Studies
(775) 784-4192
RSJ 303F
1180 Journalism, faculty, advertising, public relations, media studies, Center for Advanced Media Studies
College of Engineering Control systems; Robotics; Smart materials; Artificial muscles
Jun Zhang
Jun Zhang
Assistant Professor
(775) 682-9383
PE 225
1183 Control systems; Robotics; Smart materials; Artificial muscles