Current Clusters, Faculty, Coordinators and Lead Deans

Cluster programs link directly to current webpages. Programs with an asterisk (*) link to archived webpages that represent a snapshot in time (2005–09).

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* ADVANCED MATERIALS BY DESIGN: THEORY AND COMPUTATION

Cluster Faculty: Dane Morgan Materials Science and Engineering
Izabela Szlufarska Materials Science and Engineering
Jordan Schmidt Chemistry
Coordinator/s: Juan de Pablo
Jake Blanchard
Lead Dean:
College of Engineering

AFRICAN DIASPORA AND THE ATLANTIC WORLD RESEARCH CIRCLE

Cluster Faculty:
James Sweet History
Keisha Lindsay Gender and Womenʼs Studies/Political Science
Tejumola Olaniyan African Languages and Literature/English
Coordinator/s: James Sweet
Lead Dean:
College of Letters and Science

* AGROECOLOGY

Cluster Faculty: Michael Bell Community and Environmental Sociology
Claudio Gratton Entomology
Randall Jackson Agronomy
Coordinator/s: Michael Bell
Lead Dean:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES

Cluster Faculty: Nancy Mithlo  Art History/American Indian Studies
Shannon Sparks Human Ecology/American Indian Studies
Coordinator/s: Sean Teuton
Lead Dean:
College of Letters and Science

BIOETHICS

Cluster Faculty:
Robert Streiffer History of Medicine and Bioethics/Philosophy
Coordinator/s: Robert Streiffer
Lead Dean:
School of Medicine and Public Health

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Cluster Faculty:
Walter Block Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Medical Physics, Material Science
Naomi Chesler Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine
Weibo Cai Radiology, Medical Physics, SMPH
 Coordinator/s: Beth Meyerand
 Lead Dean:
College of Engineering

BIOPHOTONICS

Cluster Faculty:
Gelsomina “Pupa” Gilbert Physics
Timothy Gomez Neuroscience
 Coordinator/s: Bill Bement
Tim Gomez
 Lead Dean:
College of Letters and Science

CHEMICAL BIOLOGY

Cluster Faculty:
Lingjun Li, Pharmaceutical Sciences/Chemistry
Doug Weibel, Biochemistry
 Coordinator/s: Laura Kiessling
 Lead Dean:
Katheryn VandenBosch, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

* CHEMISTRY

Cluster Faculty:
Silvia Cavagnero Chemistry
Shannon Stahl Chemistry
 Coordinator/s: James Weisshaar
 Lead Dean:
College of Letters and Science

COGNITIVE SCIENCES

Cluster Faculty: Timothy Rogers Psychology
Jan Edwards Communicative Disorders
Gary Lupyan Psychology
 Coordinator/s: Charles Kalish
 Lead Dean:
College of Letters and Science

COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH (DIGITAL STUDIES)

Cluster Faculty:
Anuj Desai Law School
Robert Howard Communication Arts
Dietram Scheufele Life Sciences Communication
 Coordinator/s: Robert Glenn Howard
 Lead Dean:
College of Letters and Science

* COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY

Cluster Faculty: Robert Freeland Sociology
Joseph Conti Sociology
 Coordinator/s: Joel Rogers
 Lead Dean:
College of Letters and Science

* COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES

Cluster Faculty: Nigel Boston Mathematics/Electrical and Computer Engineering
Robert Nowak Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stephen Wright Computer Science
 Coordinator/s: Nigel Boston
 Lead Dean:
College of Engineering

* COMPUTATIONAL SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

Cluster Faculty:
Karl Broman Biostatics and Medical Informatics
Scott Kennedy Genetics/Pharmacology 
 Coordinator/s: Karl Broman
 Lead Dean:
School of Medicine and Public Health

* COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Cluster Faculty:
Mikko Lipasti Electrical and Computer Engineering
Nam Sung Kim Electrical and Computer Engineering
 Coordinator/s: Parmesh Ramanathan
 Lead Dean:
College of Engineering

COMPUTER SCIENCES

Cluster Faculty:
Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau Computer Science
Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau Computer Science
 Coordinator/s: Jeffrey Naughton
 Lead Dean:
College of Letters and Science

CULTURAL STUDIES IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

Cluster Faculty:
Kenneth George Anthropology
Anne McClintock English/Gender and Womenʼs Studies
Rob Nixon English
 Coordinator/s: Anne McClintock
 Lead Dean:
College of Letters and Science

* DISABILITY STUDIES

Cluster Faculty:  Eunjung Kim Gender and Women's Studies
Ellen Samuels English/Gender and Women's Studies
Jenell Johnson 
English/Gender and Women's Studies 
Coordinator/s:  Jenell Johnson
Lead Dean:  College of Letters and Science

 

* ENERGY SOURCES AND POLICY 

Cluster Faculty: Tracey Holloway Institue for Environment Studies
Paul Wilson Engineering Physics
Bernard Lesieutre Electrical and Computer Engineering
Gregory Nemet LaFollette School of Public Affairs
Mario Trujillo Mechanical Engineering
Franklin Miller Mechanical Engineering
Coordinator/s: Michael Corradini
Lead Dean: College of Engineering

 

EXPRESSIVE CULTURE AND DIVERSITY IN THE MIDWEST

Cluster Faculty:  Christine Garlough Gender and Women's Studies/Folklore
Janet Gilmore Landscape Architecture/Folklore
Theresa Schenck Life Sciences Communications/American Indian Studies/Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies
Coordinator/s: Joseph Salmons
James Leary
Lead Dean: College of Letters and Science

 

FOOD PATHOGENS AND TOXINS

Cluster Faculty: 

Jeri Barak Plant Pathology
Nancy Keller Medical Microbiology and Immunology/Plant Pathology
Laura Knoll Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Jae-Hyuk Yu Bacteriology/Genetics

Coordinator/s: Chuck Czuprynski
Lead Dean: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

 

FUNCTIONAL BRAIN IMAGING

Cluster Faculty:  Andrew L. Alexander Medical Physics
Mark Seidenberg Psychology
Coordinator/s: Richard Davidson
Lead Dean: School of Medicine and Public Health

 

* FUNCTIONAL ORGANIC MATERIALS

Cluster Faculty: Padma Gopalan Materials Science and Engineering
David Lynn Chemical and Biological Engineering
Mahesh Mahanthappa Chemistry
Coordinator/s: Mark Ediger
Lead Dean: College of Lettes and Science

 

GENOMICS

Cluster Faculty: Aseem Ansari Biochemistry
Colin Dewey Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
John Doebley Genetics
Audrey Gasch Genetics
Patrick Krysan Horticulture
Nicole Perna Genetics
David Schwartz Chemistry/Genetics
Coordinator/s: Lloyd Smith
Lead Dean: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

 

* GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

Cluster Faculty: Charles Engel Economics
Jason Yackee LawSchool Political Science
Coordinator/s: Guido Podestá
Lead Dean: International Studies

 

INITIATIVE FOR STUDIES IN TRANSFORMATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (INSITE)

Cluster Faculty: Guanming Shi Agricultural and Applied Economics
Shubha Ghosh Law School
Chad Navis Business School
Coordinator/s: Anne Miner
John Surdyk
Lead Dean: School of Business

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Cluster Faculty: Rotating list of visiting faculty
Coordinator/s: John Baldacchino
Lead Dean: Arts Institute

 

* INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND GLOBAL SECURITY

Cluster Faculty: Samer Alatout Rural Sociology/Environmental Studies
Jonathan Patz Environmental Studies/Population Health Sciences
Annemarie Schneider Sustainability and Global Environment
Coordinator/s: Jonathan Patz
Lead Dean: Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

 

* INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Cluster Faculty: Menzie Chinn Economics/La Follette School of Public Affairs
Melanie Manion Political Science/La Follette School of Public Affairs
Coordinator/s: Melanie Manion
Lead Dean: College of Letters and Science

 

* LAND USE 

Cluster Faculty: Kurt Paulsen Urban and Regional Planning
Coordinator/s: Jim LaGro
Lead Dean: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

 

LAW, SOCIETY AND JUSTICE 

Cluster Faculty: Alexandra Huneeus Law School
Mitra Sharafi History/Law
Karl Shoemaker History/Law
Coordinator/s: Howard Erlanger   
Lead Dean: College of Letters and Science

 

MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS - STRING THEORY 

Cluster Faculty: Akikazu Hashimoto Physics
Gary Shiu Physics
Coordinator/s: Gary Shiu
Lead Dean: College of Letters and Science

 

MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

Cluster Faculty: Asifa Quraishi Law
Coordinator/s: Uli Schamiloglu
Lead Dean: College of Letters and Science

 

MOLECULAR BIOMETRY 

Cluster Faculty: Bret Larget Botany/Statistics
Julie Mitchell Mathematics/Biochemistry
Gheorghe Craciun Mathematics/Bimolecular Chemistry
Coordinator/s: Brian Yandell
Lead Dean: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

 

NANOPHASE INORGANIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES 

Cluster Faculty: Change-Beom Eom Materials Scienc/Engineering
Mark Eriksson Materials Science/Physics
Tom Krupenkin Mechanical Engineering
Daniel Van der Weide Electrical and Computer Engineering
Coordinator/s: Chang-Beom Eom
Lead Dean: College of Engineering

 

POLITICAL ECONOMY 

Cluster Faculty: James Montgomery Sociology/Economics
Scott Gehlbach Political Science
Coordinator/s: Scott Gehlbach
Lead Dean: College of Letters and Science

 

POVERTY STUDIES 

Cluster Faculty: Katherine Magnuson Social Work; Associate Director IRP
Tim Smeeding La Follette School of Public Affairs; Director of IRP
Coordinator/s: Timothy Smeeding
Lead Dean: College of Letters and Science

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 

Cluster Faculty: David Morgan History
Anna Gade Nelson Institute
Anne Hansen Languages and Cultures of Asia
Coordinator/s: Thomas DuBois
Lead Dean: College of Letters and Science

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES 

Cluster Faculty: Joan Fujimura Sociology
Greg Mitman History of Science/Medical History and Bioethics
Coordinator/s: Joan Fujimura
Lead Dean: College of Letters and Science

 

* STEM CELLS AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

Cluster Faculty: Linda Hogle Medical History and Bioethics
William Murphy Biomedical Engineering
Masatoshi Suzuki Comparative Biosciences
Coordinator/s: Timothy Kamp
Lead Dean: School of Medicine and Public Health

 

* STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY

Cluster Faculty: Samuel Butcher Biochemistry
Joshua Coon Chemistry
Coordinator/s: To Be Announced
Lead Dean: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

 

SYMBIOSIS

Cluster Faculty: Cameron Currie Bacteriology
Margaret J. McFall-Ngai Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Edward Ruby Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Coordinator/s: Heidi Goodrich-Blair
Katrina Forest
Lead Dean: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

 

TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH - NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES 

Cluster Faculty: Qiang Chang Genetics and Neurology
Su-Chun Zhang Anatomy and Neurology
Jerry Yin Genetics
Xinyu Zhao Neuroscience/Physiology
Coordinator/s: Albee Messing
Lead Dean: School of Medicin and Public Health

 

VERY HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY 

Cluster Faculty: Alexander Lazarian Astronomy
Justin Vandenbroucke Physics
Coordinator/s: Albrecht Karle
Lead Dean: College of Letters and Science

 

VISUAL CULTURE 

Cluster Faculty: Jill Casid Art History
Preeti Chopra Languages and Cultures of Asia
Adam Kern East Asian Languages and Literature
Coordinator/s: Jill Casid
Lead Dean: College of Letters and Science

 

* VITAMIN D

Cluster Faculty: John Wesley Pike Biochemistry
Coordinator/s: John Wesley Pike
Lead Dean: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH/BIOLOGY OF SEX AND GENDER DIFFERENCES

Cluster Faculty: Judith Houck Medical History and Bioethics/History of Science
Christina Hull Bimolecular Chemistry/Medical Microbiology/Immunology
Jyoti Watters Comparative Biosciences
Coordinator/s: Molly Carnes
Linda Schuler
Lead Dean: School of Medicine and Public Health

 

* ZEBRAFISH BIOLOGY

Cluster Faculty: Yevgenya Grinblat Zoology/Neuroscience
Mary Halloran Zoology/Neuroscience
Francisco Pelegri Genetics
Coordinator/s: Francisco Pelegri
Lead Dean: College of Letters and Science

 

 

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