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Faculty Researcher Videos

Jun 9, 2011

Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty: Scott Fitzpatrick

Meet Scott Fitzpatrick, associate professor of archaeology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Fitzpatrick, who has researched the phenomenon of very large stone "money" on Palau, focuses on island archaeology, maritime adaptations, and the evolution of complex societies. 

Jun 9, 2011

CHASS Faculty — Joan Pennell

Professor of Social Work Joan Pennell directs the Center for Family and Community Engagement. Pennell is an internationally recognized expert in her field, having spent more than 30 years building knowledge about how countries, state, counties, cities and schools can address the dynamics of family violence and the needs of children in these homes. 

Nov 5, 2010

Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty: John Kessel

John Kessel is a professor of creative writing and American literature. A winner of the Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Award, the Locus Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, Kessel has taught at NCSU since 1982, and helped organize and served as the first director of the university's Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing. 

Jul 21, 2010

Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty: Branda Nowell

Branda Nowell is Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration. She teaches organizational behavior and theory, and focuses her research around multi-organizational systems for responding to complex issues. 

Jul 16, 2010

Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty: Tom Hess

Tom Hess is Professor of Psychology. His research, which involves cognitive functioning across the life span, seeks to contradict the stereotype that getting older means losing a mental edge. 

Jun 25, 2010

Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty: Anna Bigelow

Anna Bigelow is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. Her book, Sharing the Sacred: Practicing Pluralism in Muslim North India is a study of a Muslim majority community in Indian Punjab and the shared sacred and civic spaces in that community.