In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Catrinel Haught of Rider University explores the importance constraint plays in fostering creative thought.
Catrinel Haught is an assistant professor of psychology at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. As a cognitive psychologist, her main research interest is the psychology of language and she has conducted research projects focused on creativity, reasoning, and organizational behavior. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Anne Gerritsen of the University of Warwick traces globalization to its sixteenth-century roots.
Anne Gerritsen is an associate professor of history at the University of Warwick where her research is focused on understanding early connections between European markets and Chinese manufactures. Her work has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals and she earned her Ph.D. at Harvard University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ernest Williams of Hamilton College reveals the importance weeds play in the lifecycle of the monarch butterfly.
Ernest Williams is the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology at Hamilton College where his research is focused on the population biology, chemical ecology, and conservation of butterflies. His research has been widely published and he holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Neil Segal of the University of Iowa reveals why having a baby could have you shopping for new shoes.
Neil Segal is an associate professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation at the University of Iowa where his research interests include knee osteoarthritis and the musculoskeletal effects of pregnancy. He is a member of the Iowa Board of Medical Examiners and he earned his medical degree at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Gerald Newsom of Ohio State University reexamines Admiral Byrd’s data to determine if he really reached the North Pole.
Gerald Newsom is Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at Ohio State University. He recently used data and atmospheric models from the 20th Century Reanalysis Project to reassess Byrd’s 1926 mission to the North Pole.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Daniel Ksepka of North Carolina State University describes the common ancestor of today’s swifts and hummingbirds.
Daniel Ksepka is a research assistant professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University and a research associate of the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. His research uses data from the fossil record and extant organisms to answer questions about major evolutionary events. He earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University.