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Carlos E. Alemán

History, Latin America, Migration, Labor, Violence, Latin American-U.S. Relations, Global Studies, Political Science and Politics, Latin America, Migration, Labor, Violence, Latin American-U.S. Relations

Bernie Ankney

Journalism and Communication, Media, Communication Technology

David R. Bains

Religion and Philosophy, Religious Architecture, Worship Space

Kristin A. Bakkegard

Science and Technology, Environmental Science, Alabama Biodiversity, Zoology

S. Jonathan Bass

History, Civil Rights, Alabama and Birmingham History and Culture, Political Science and Politics, Civil Rights, Birmingham and Alabama History and Culture

Lisa J. Battaglia

Religion and Philosophy, Buddhism

Wilton H. Bunch

Science and Technology, Health, Medical Ethics, Religion and Philosophy, Medical Ethics

M. Brad Busbee

Language, Literature and Film; Medieval Literature and Culture

Stephen Linn Chew

Science and Technology, Psychology, The Science of Learning and Teaching

William P. Collins

Political Science and Politics, Government, U.S. Constitution

Carol Ann Vaughn Cross

History, Women’s Studies, History, Ave Maria Grotto

Lawrence J. Davenport

Science and Technology, Alabama Botany and Wildlife

Theresa C. Davidson

Political Science and Politics, Race Relations, Social Class and Inequality, Gender Studies

Annie DeVries

global and comparative history, imperialism, modern Egypt, the modern Middle East, and women’s and gender history

Elizabeth G. (Betsy) Dobbins

Science and Technology, Environmental Science, Alabama Biodiversity

Steven F. Donaldson

Science and Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Computer Science, Science and Religion, Religion and Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Computer Science, Science and Religion, Religion and Philosophy, Science and Religion, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Computer Science

Betsy Emmons

Sport, Sports Media, Journalism and Communication, Social Media

Angela D. Ferguson

Education; International Education; German Language and Culture; Language, Literature and Film

Rosemary Mims Fisk

Education; Education in China; American Literature; Language, Literature and Film

H. Hugh Floyd

Science and Technology, Environment and Health

Shannon R. Flynt

Arts, Art History

Eric J. Fournier

History, Education, Flipped Classroom Learning, Innovative Teaching, World Geography

Ryan Galloway

Journalism and Communication, Debate

Marissa Grayson

Education, Education Politics, American Institutions, Public Policy, Political Science and Politics, Education Politics, American Institutions, Public Policy

Denise J. Gregory

Education, Science and Technology, Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Fields

Tim Hall

Early American religious history and the Atlantic world

Allison Harper


Amanda Howard

Health, Parenting, Trauma in Children, Foster Care, Parent-Child Attachment

Lynda J. Jentsch

Language, Literature and Film; Spanish Language and Culture

Mikle D. Ledgerwood

French Language and Culture; Language, Literature and Film; World Languages and Cultures; French History; Eurovision Song Contest

Jeffery M. Leonard

Religion and Philosophy, Hebrew Bible, Old Testament, Hebrew Language, History and Culture of the Land of Israel, Semitic Languages, Ancient Near Eastern Myth and Religion

Erin Stewart Mauldin

Science and Technology, U.S. Environmental History

John Mayfield

History, American South, Civil War, Reconstruction, Colonial Era

Jennifer McClure

Religion and Philosophy, Sociology of Religion, Religious Congregations, Religious Organizations and Leaders, Congregational Health, Faith Development, Statistics, Social Psychology, and Prosocial Behavior

Anthony Minnema

Christian-Muslim relations in the Middle Ages, conflict and coexistence between different faiths in the premodern period

Rhonda G. Parker

Journalism and Communication, Communication in Relationships

Jennifer L. Rahn

Science and Technology, Coastal Geography

Josh Reeves

Science and religion

Kenneth B.E. Roxburgh

History, Religion and Philosophy, Baptist History

Richard Rush

Public relations writing for journalistic media, crisis communication, event planning, visual communication, design application and mass media production

Dennis L. Sansom

Religion and Philosophy; Ethics; Religion; Philosophy in Literature; Philosophy in Literature; Language, Literature and Film

Fred Shepherd

Political Science and Politics, Human Rights, International Relations, Genocide

Serena Simoni

History, International Relations, Organized Crime, International Security, Italian Politics, Political Science and Politics, International Relations, Security, Organized Crime, Italian Politics

Julie Sims Steward

Modern Poetry; Literature; Language, Literature and Film

Chuck Stokes

Religion and Philosophy, Young Evangelicals, Impact of Parental Divorce on Young Adults

James R. Strange

History, Religion and Philosophy, Early Christianity and Judaism, Archaeology of Palestine

Stephen R. Todd

History, Ancient Greek History, Military

W. Jason Wallace

Religion and Philosophy, Western Intellectual History, Catholicism in the South

David Weigel

Science and Technology, Astronomy, Physics, Space, Technology

Julie Hedgepeth Williams

History, Titanic, Wright Brothers, Colonial Media

Sandra Willis

Health, Sport, Spirituality and Physical Health, Religion and Philosophy, Spirituality and Physical Health

Geoffrey Wright

American Literature and Film; Language, Literature and Film