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School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences engages students in cutting-edge scholarship to better understand the world through understanding people – their beliefs, stories, cultures, organizations, friends, family, thoughts, hopes, feelings, and actions. Our synergistic blend of academic disciplines, perspectives, and methods enhances the capacity to tackle problems, intimate and large-scale, and to improve lives in local and global communities. Over fifty research-active faculty lead a dozen undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees, including internationally-recognized programs in Social Justice & Human Rights, Forensic Psychology, and Social Technologies. From day one, our students are at the front-line of research and innovation, conducting experiments within high-tech psychology, social media, and gaming labs. Through these hands-on research experiences and small-classroom teaching, they gain perspective, context, and skills that they will carry throughout their lives, wherever they’ll take on the world.

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Tess Neal
Assistant Professor

Neal is principal investigator of the Clinical and Legal Judgment Lab, inaugural director of the Future of Forensic Science Initiative, founding member of the Law and Behavioral Science group, and a Fulbright awardee.

Faculty Associate
Nicholas Proferes
Assistant Professor
Ramsey Eric Ramsey
Associate Dean, Barrett, Professor

Ramsey is a continental philosopher whose books and essays deal with hermeneutics, questions concerning the ethical practice of communication, and aesthetics.

Tricia Redeker-Hepner
Associate Professor

Her research broadly encompasses refugee/asylum migration and displacement, transnationalism, human rights, transitional justice, militarism, and conflict and peace in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Nicole Roberts
Associate Professor

Roberts studies emotion and emotion regulation using cultural and biological (psychophysiological) approaches. She studies clinical and neurological populations, couples, stress and sleep.

Elias Robles-Sotelo
Associate Professor

Robles received his PhD in psychology from the University of Arizona. His research interests include health-impacting behavior such as impulsiveness, risk taking, addictions, self-control and self-regulation.

Barbara Romero
Faculty Associate
Amit Ron
Associate Professor

Ron’s research focuses around two central themes: the political and normative dimensions of the history of political economy, and the democratic theory of the public sphere.


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