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Walter Powell, Professor, Education

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

I am an organizational sociologist whose current research focuses on how knowledge is transferred across organizations, the role of networks in facilitating or hindering innovation, and the manner in which institutions codify ideas and practices. I work in organization theory, economic sociology, and the sociology of science.


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Dariush Rafinejad, Consulting Associate Professor, Management Science and Engineering

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

I teach sustainable product design in the Product Realization Network. I have many years of experience as a senior executive in Silicon Valley high-tech industries, serving Corporate Vice President at both Applied Materials and LAM Research, both semiconductor process equipment manufacturers. I am currently president and founder of Blue Dome Consulting.


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Ram Rajagopal, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My current research interests are in signal processing, statistics and controls, with a focus on monitoring, estimation and control for sustainable large complex networks. I have developed algorithms, testbeds and theory for urban traffic sensing, infrastructure monitoring, healthcare and industrial computer vision and controls.


Hayagreeva Rao

Hayagreeva Rao, Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, and Professor of Sociology, by courtesy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

In my research, I study three sub-processes of organizational change: a) creation of new social structures, b) the transformation of existing social structures, and c) the dissolution of existing social structures. My recent work investigates the role of social movements as motors of organizational change in professional and organizational fields.


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Stefan Reichelstein, William R. Timken Professor of Accounting, Graduate School of Business

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research focuses on the interface of management accounting and economics. My recent work has addressed cost- and profitability analysis, decentralization, internal pricing and performance measurement, using both analytical models and field studies.


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Thomas Robinson, Irving Schulman, M.D. Endowed Professor in Child Health, Pediatrics

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

I conduct school, family, and community-based randomized controlled trials not only to test the efficacy and/or effectiveness of interventions to change behaviors (such as to prevent obesity, improve nutrition, increase physical activity, or reduce energy use), but also to demonstrate causal relationships between hypothesized risk factors and health outcomes.


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Terry L. Root, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research includes ecological analyses of the distribution and abundance patterns of species on a continent-wide scale; examinations of the influence of global warming on the biogeography of species; analysis of the ecological causes of rarity and commonness; and application of such information to rare and endangered species.


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Robert Sapolsky, Professor, Biology

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

I study the brain, specifically how a neuron dies during aging or after neurological damages, and how such neuron death can be accelerated by stress.


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Debra Satz, Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society, Philosophy

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

I am currently working on two main projects— the first concerns the basis for and nature of the state's obligation to provide an education to its citizens, and the second concerns the relationship between markets and social equality. I also have continuing interests in global justice.


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Gary Schoolnik, Professor, Medicine (Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Immunology)

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research interests are in infectious disease, specifically in the design and synthesis of synthetic antigens; structure-function analyses of bacterial adhesion proteins and toxins; and immunobiology of human papillomaviruses.