In today’s Academic Minute, Professor Ethan Ham of the City College of New York examines what makes an interesting choice and entertaining game.
Ethan Ham is an associate professor of electronic design and multimedia at the City College of New York. He is also a contemporary artist whose artwork often draws upon his background as a game developer. Prior to entering academia, Ethan worked in the computer game industry for eleven years as a game designer, a game programmer, and a game producer.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ayalla Ruvio of Michigan State University explains the relationship between stress and compulsive shopping.
Ayalla Ruvio is an assistant professor of marketing at Michigan State University. As an applied consumer behavior researcher, her work focuses on issues such as consumers' decision making regarding new products, identity and consumption, and cross-cultural consumer behavior. Her research has been published in a number of refereed journals and she is co-author of the book Identity and Consumption.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Andrew Timming of the University of St Andrews discusses how visible tattoos can influence the outcome of a job interview.
Andrew Timming is a reader in management at the University of St Andrews where his primary research interests lie in the areas of employee voice (involvement / participation) and employee silence. He also has a strong interest in the body art industry. He earned his Ph.D. in economic sociology at the University of Cambridge.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Peter Dodson of the University of Pennsylvania explains how the fossilization process can make individual fossils hard to interpret.
Peter Dodson is a professor of veterinary gross anatomy and vertebrate paleontology at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his graduate students have studied dinosaurs around the globe in places such as Montana, Egypt, Madagascar, Argentina, and China. He earned his Ph.D. at Yale University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Brian Toon of the University of Colorado Boulder reveals how a weaker sun could have supported early life on Earth.
Brian Toon is a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research group studies radiative transfer, aerosol and cloud physics, atmospheric chemistry and parallels between the Earth and other planets. He has also helped conceive, develop and lead many NASA airborne field missions. He has published more than 300 papers and he holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Deanne Rogers of Stony Brook University discusses the evidence for subterranean water on Mars.
Deanne Rogers is an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University. Her researcher uses remote sensing techniques and laboratory spectroscopy to investigate planetary surface processes. She earned her Ph.D. at Arizona State University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Sophie Wuerger of the University of Liverpool explains how our perception of color remains constant even though our vision degrades with age.
Sophie Wuerger is a professor in the Institute of Psychology, Health, and Society at the University of Liverpool. Her research uses behavioral methods, EEG, and fMRI to understand how the human brain processes visual information with a focus on color vision.