In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Sean Horan of DePaul University reveals how those in stressful occupations often use humor as a coping mechanism in their relationships.
Sean Horan is an assistant professor of communication at DePaul University where he researches dating relationships, focusing on a number of factors including initial attraction, deception, affection, and deceptive affection. His findings have been published in multiple journals and he holds a Ph.D. from West Virginia University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Justin Halberda of Johns Hopkins University examines how our ability to work with numbers changes over time.
Justin Halberda is an associate professor of psychological and brain sciences at Johns Hopkins University where his research is focused on language acquisition and the organization of attention. He directs two laboratories that frequently work together, the Laboratory for Child Development and the Vision and Cognition Lab. He holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from New York University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. James Hanson of Seton Hall University reveals how chemistry is being used to combat populations of invasive sea lampreys in the Great Lakes.
James Hanson is a professor of chemistry at Seton Hall University where his research interests include organic chemistry and polymer/materials science. His research group is focused on creating materials for marine applications, including repellents for sharks and dolphins, sea lamprey control agents, and anti-fouling agents. He earned his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology.
In today’s Academic Minute, Professor Sid McGuirk of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University explains how the air traffic control system is able to track and maintain the safety of thousands of daily flights.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Kisailus of the University of California Riverside explains how understanding the structure of a powerful little shrimp could lead to materials that are both stronger and lighter.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Larisa DeSantis of Vanderbilt University explains the evolutionary strategy that allowed mammals to survive multiple shifts in the Earth’s climate.
Larisa DeSantis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on revealing the ecology and biology of ancient mammals, with a focus on assessing past responses to climate change. She earned her Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Florida.