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Mark Abrahamson

Mark Abrahamson has been a professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut since 1976 and has also served that university in a variety of adminstrative positions.  He is a former Program Director (for Sociology) at the National Science Foundation and was a professor of sociology at Syracuse University before moving to Connecticut.  His main scholarly interests are in classical theory and urban sociology.  He has authored more than 30 papers and one dozen books, most recently including Global Cities (Oxford University Press, 2004).


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Claire D. Advokat

Claire Advokat received her Ph.D. in physiological psychology from Rutgers University, following which she completed an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City. She then served on the faculty of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Illinois Health Sciences Center in Chicago. In 1989 she joined the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University, where she served as the Faculty Senate President (2004–2005), retiring in 2012 as an emerita professor. Her research area is psychopharmacology, specifically drugs used in the treatment of psychiatric and behavioral disorders. She has published over 80 articles, and received funding for her studies from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Spencer Foundation, the Board of Regents of Louisiana, the State of Louisiana, and the pharmaceutical firm NPS. She received a university teaching award in 2005, served as an ad hoc reviewer for 20 journals, and serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Attention Disorders.


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Layth Alwan

Layth C. Alwan in Associate Professor of Business Statistics and Operations Management, Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He received a B.A. in mathematics, B.S. in statistics, M.B.A., and PhD in business statistics/operations management, all from the University of Chicago, and an M.S. in computer science from DePaul University. Professor Alwan is an author of many research articles related to statistical process control and business forecasting. He has consulted for many leading companies on statistical issues related to quality, forecasting, and operations/supply chain management applications. On the teaching front, he is focused on engaging and motivating business students on how statistical thinking and data analysis methods have practical importance in business. He is the recipient of several teaching awards, including Business School Teacher of the Year and Executive M.B.A. Outstanding Teacher of the Year.


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John R. Anderson

John Richard Anderson is Richard King Mellon Professor of Psychology and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.  He known for developing the ACT-R, which is the most widely used cognitive architecture in cognitive science. Anderson was also an early leader in research on intelligent tutoring systems, and computer systems based on his cognitive tutors currently teach mathematics to about 500,000 children in American schools.  He has served as President of the Cognitive Science Society, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.  He has received numerous scientific awards including the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Career Award, the David E. Rumelhart Prize for Contributions to the Formal Analysis of Human Cognition, and the inaugural Dr. A. H. Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science.  He is the incoming editor of the prestigious Psychological Review.


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David A. Anderson

David Anderson is the Paul G. Blazer Professor of Economics at Centre College.  He received his BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and his MA and PhD in Economics from Duke University. Anderson is a leading authority on AP Economics and speaks regularly at the National AP Economics Teacher Conference, the National AP Conference, and regional AP Economics workshops. He has authored dozens of scholarly articles and ten books, including Cracking the AP Economics Exam, Favorite Ways to Learn Economics, Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management, Contemporary Economics for Managers, Treading Lightly, and Economics by Example. His research is primarily on economic education, environmental economics, law and economics, and labor economics. Anderson teaches courses in each of these fields and loves teaching introductory economics. He lives in Danville, Kentucky, with his wife and two children.


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Elliot Aronson

Elliot Aronson is one of the most eminent and versatile psychologists of our time.  He is the only person in the 120 year history of the American Psychological Association to have won all three of its major awards: Distinguished Researcher (1999), Distinguished Teaching (1980), and Distinguished Writing (1975).  In addition, among his many honors are the Gordon Allport Prize for his contributions to the betterment of intergroup relations, and the Donald Campbell Award for distinguished research in social psychology. 

In 1981, he was named Professor of the Year by the American Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.  Inducted in 1992, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.  In 2007, he was named a William James Fellow in commemoration of a lifetime of creative contributions to scientific psychology.


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Joshua Aronson

Joshua Aronson is associate professor of developmental, social, and educational psychology at New York University.  Focusing on the social and psychological influences on academic achievement, he has won numerous awards for his scholarship, including the Career Award from the National Science Foundation, the William T. Grant Scholars Award, and the Kidder Early Career Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. One of the most frequently cited psychologists in the past decade, he is the editor of Improving Academic Achievement and The Scientist and The Humanist.


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Dimitrios Asteriou

DIMITRIOS ASTERIOU is Associate Professor in Economics at the Hellenic Open University, School of Social Sciences in Greece. He is also the Secretary general of the European Economics and Finance Society.


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Iris Au

Iris Au is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). She received her BA, MA, and PhD from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. She taught at Simon Fraser University and Kwantlen University College (now known as Kwantlen Polytechnic University) before joining UTSC. Currently, she teaches introductory and intermediate macroeconomics, international finance, economics of public policy, and topics on financial crises on a regular basis.


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Laurence Ball

Laurence Ball is Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University. He is a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been a visiting scholar at the Central Bank of Norway and the Reserve Bank of Australia. His academic honors include the Houblon-Norman Fellowship (Bank of England), a Professional Fellowship in Monetary Economics (Victoria University of Wellington and Reserve Bank of New Zealand), the NBER Olin Fellowship, and the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.


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Coco Ballantyne

Coco Ballantyne is a New York-based journalist and science writer with a special interest in psychology. Before joining forces with Misty Hull and Deborah Licht to write Scientific American: Psychology, Coco worked as a reporter for Scientific American online, covering health, medicine, and neuroscience beats. She contributed to Discover magazine and Nature Medicine while earning her masters in journalism from Columbia University, where she received the Horgan Prize for Excellence in Science Writing. Prior to her journalistic career, Coco worked as a teacher and tutor, helping high school and college students prepare for standardized tests such as the SAT, GRE, and MCAT. She also worked as a physics and math teacher at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, California, and as a human biology course assistant at Stanford University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree.


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Yoram Bauman

The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein has paired up with the world’s only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman, PhD, to take the dismal out of the dismal science. From the optimizing individual to game theory to price theory, The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is the most digestible, explicable, and humorous 200-page introduction to microeconomics you’ll ever read.  Bauman has put the “comedy” into “economy” at comedy clubs and universities around the country and around the world (his “Principles of Economics, Translated” is a YouTube cult classic). As an educator at both the university and high school levels, he has learned how to make economics relevant to today’s world and today’s students. As Google’s chief economist, Hal Varian, wrote, “You don’t need a brand-new economics. You just need to see the really cool stuff, the material they didn’t get to when you studied economics.” The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is all about integrating the really cool stuff into an overview of the entire discipline of microeconomics, from decision trees to game trees to taxes and thinking at the margin.


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