|Associate professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Natasha Frost's primary research and teaching interests are in the area of punishment and social control. Frost is the recipient of several research grants to examine the impact of prison cycling, a term that refers to the incarceration-release-incarceration cycle that can happen many times in the life of just one convicted criminal.|
|Interdisciplinary associate professor of Political Science and Computer Science, David Lazer's research centers on social networks; governance, or how the patterns of institutional relations yield functional or dysfunctional systems; and technology and its use in communication. An authority on social networks, he has written several papers on the diffusion of information among interest groups and between these groups and the government.|
|Associate professor of English and director of the Writing Center, Neal Lerner was recently named the winner of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2011 David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English. Lerner's research interests include composition and rhetoric, writing across the curriculum, writing centers, and literacy.|
|Professor and Chair of the History Department, Uta Poiger's scholarship focuses on culture and politics in 20th century Germany, plans to release a book based on her research titled, “Beauty and Business in Germany: An International History.” Her additional research interests include modern Germany, gender and sexuality, the Holocaust and comparative genocide, race and ethnicity, Americanization, history of consumption, and comparative history.|
|Professor of Economics and Social Policy William Dickens was the recipient of a prestigious Russell Sage Foundation Fellowship for 2008-09, where he was part of an interdisciplinary group studying the malleability of cognitive ability. Each year, the Russell Sage Foundation houses a number of scholars to investigate topics in social and behavioral sciences.|
Professor of Political Science Michael Dukakis is better known as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 1988. A Northeastern professor since 1991, he employs a conversation-based method of instruction. In his state and local government course, students must write a report on a local government, including an analysis of controversial local issues and their recommendations on how to resolve them.
Jack Levin, the Brudnick Distinguished Professor of Sociology & Anthropology, has specialized in the study of violence and hate. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers - Up Close and Personal and Why We Hate. He frequently provides expert commentary for the media, and has addressed the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the Department of Justice, the Department of Education, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
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