26Mar

Dr. Mark Wilson speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “All Things Auto”

Mark Wilson is a professor and program director of Urban and Regional Planning in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction.

  • His research interests include the social, economic, and political implications of technical change, including the Internet and autonomous vehicles, with an emphasis on planning strategies and urban implications.
  • His current projects include planning for industrial parks in Africa and the Middle East, mega event planning for world’s fairs and Olympics, innovation and information technology access in Michigan, and the planning of knowledge and innovation clusters.
  • He earned his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.
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26Mar

Dr. Hayder Radha speaks at “Sharper Focus/Wider Lens” All Things Auto

Hayder Radha is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  

  • He is the director of MSU’s Connected and Autonomous Networked Vehicles for Active Safety, or CANVAS.
  • Prior to teaching at Michigan State University, he was a research fellow and consulting scientist at Phillips Research. He was also a distinguished member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories.
  • He earned his doctorate from Columbia University.
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26Mar

Dr. David Ferguson speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “All Things Auto”

David Ferguson is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology.

  • One of his research interests includes a focus on the physiological stressed placed on automotive race car drivers and pit crews.
  • He has worked in racing for over 10 years with the top teams in NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula 1, and IMSA.
  • He earned his doctorate from Texas A&M University.
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26Mar

Dr. Tamara Reid Bush speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “All Things Auto”

Tamara Reid Bush is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

  • She’s a mechanical engineer with a focus in the field of biomechanics, applying engineering techniques and principles to the human body.
  • In 2017, she was named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • She is the founding director of the MSU Biomechanical Design Research Laboratory, where she and her students apply engineering techniques and principles to the human body.
  • She earned her doctorate from Michigan State University.
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26Mar

Dr. Lisa Fine speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “All Things Auto”

Lisa Fine is a professor in the Department of History.

  • She has authored two books: The Souls of the Skyscraper: Female Clerical Workers in Chicago, 1870-1930, and The Story of Reo Joe: Work, Kin, and Community in Autotown, USA.
  • Her research interests include twentieth century U.S, gender and women’s history, and labor and working-class history.
  • She earned her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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10Nov

Dr. Sherman Garnett speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Being Russia: The Past, Present and Future of a Superpower”

Sherman Garnett is a professor in and dean of James Madison College.

  • His interests include the former Soviet Union, especially Russian foreign and security policy, Ukraine and comparative political and security issues for the post-Communist world.
  • He was most recently a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he directed projects on security and national identity in the former USSR and Russian-Chinese relations.
  • Before that, he worked for more than a dozen years on arms control and post-Communist security policy questions in a variety of positions in the U.S. government, finishing his government service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia.
  • He earned his doctorate from the University of Michigan.
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10Nov

Dr. Kyle Evered speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Being Russia: The Past, Present and Future of a Superpower”

Kyle Evered is an associate professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences.

  • Trained to study geographies of the Middle East and North Africa and the former Soviet states of Eurasia, most of Evered’s research deals with topics associated with geographies of Turkey and its neighboring states.
  • In particular, he has published on the cultural and historical geographies, political geographies, and cultural ecologies of the country and its wider regions.
  • He earned his doctorate from the University of Oregon.
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10Nov

Dr. Matthew Pauly speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Being Russia: The Past, Present and Future of a Superpower”

Matthew Pauly is an associate professor in the Department of History.

  • Pauly was a U.S. Department of State Fascell Fellow at the American Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine prior to teaching.
  • He is the author of Breaking the Tongue: Language, Education, and Power in Soviet Ukraine as well as numerous articles, essays, and reviews on early Soviet nationalities policy and the intersection between national identity, education, and childhood in late imperial Russia and the Soviet Union.
  • At MSU, he is a core faculty member of the Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and Peace and Justice Studies.
  • He earned his doctorate from Indiana University.

 

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10Nov

Dr. Lisa Cook speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Being Russia: The Past, Present and Future of a Superpower”

Lisa Cook is an associate professor of economics in the Department of Economics and associate professor of international relations in James Madison College.

  • She’s an economist primarily interested in macroeconomics, development economics, and economic history.
  • Cook also studies the economics of innovation and financial institutions and crises, including Tsarist, Soviet, and Post-Soviet behavior of inventors in the territory that was once the Soviet Union.
  • Prior to teaching, Cook served as Senior Advisor on Finance and Development in the U.S. Department of Treasury.
  • She earned her doctorate from the University of California-Berkeley.
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28Sep

Dr. William Taylor speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Water Wars: Our H2O Futures”

William Taylor is University Distinguished Professor in Global Fisheries Systems in the Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

  • He is an internationally recognized expert in Great Lakes fisheries ecology, population dynamics, governance, and management.
  • Throughout his career, he has been active in the American Fisheries Society, serving as president of the society, the Michigan Chapter, and the North Central Division. Currently, he holds a U.S. Presidential appointment as a U.S. Commissioner (alternate) for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
  • He earned his doctorate from Arizona State University.
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