About OUR

OUR Department Liaisons

The faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and staff listed below are Department Liaisons. Many of them have posted their willingness to talk with you about research opportunities in their departments in the Database of Research Opportunities. Please feel free to contact and/or make an appointment with them to discuss your interests. The Liaisons have prepared tips on preparing your CV and writing a contact e-mail message, so you might want to review these suggestions before your meeting.

If you are a faculty member interested in serving as a liaison for undergraduate research, please see the position description (pdf) and contact the Associate Director.

If you are an undergraduate student and your area does not have a Liaison at the moment, we encourage you to contact an OUR Ambassador or make an appointment to speak with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in your major.

Department Faculty Student(s)
African, African American & Diaspora Studies Charlene Regester Delane Dixon
American Studies Mathew Swiatlowski None
Anthropology Mark Sorensen Zach Cochran
Applied Physical Sciences Richard Goldberg None
Archaeology Jennifer Gates-Foster Quinn Eury
Art & Art History Maggie Cao Barron John Northrup
Asian Studies Robin Visser Rui Li
Biology Gidi Shemer Emily Wolfgram
Biomedical Engineering Rahima Benhabbour Joanna McDonald
Chemistry Frank Leibfarth Jenny Hu
Classics Bob Babcock Allison Ruvidich
Communication Sarah Dempsey, Edward Rankus None
Computer Science Don Porter Fan Feng, Chansun Park, Ziwei Chen
Dramatic Art Mark Perry Isabella St. Onge
Economics Jane Cooley-Fruewirth None
English & Comparative Literature Hilary Lithgow Ellie Baker
Environment & Ecology Leda Van Doren William Reid Brown
Exercise & Sports Science Meridith Petschauer Abby Dennis, Ruhi Dholaki
Geography Gabriela Valdivia Elyse Armstrong, Dara Snead
Geological Sciences Kevin Stewart None
Germanic & Slavic Languages Gabriel Trop Claire Staresinic
History Brett Whalen Mercer Brady
Lingusitics David Mora-Marin Heather Mayo
Marine Sciences Alicia Septer, Karl Castillo None
Mathematics  Hans Christianson Allison Swagert, Daniel Pezzi
Music Lee Weisert Rachel Despard
Philosophy Marc Lange None
Physics & Astronomy Frank Tsui Margie Bruff
Psychology & Neuroscience Sabrina Robertson Mia Borchlewicz,
Nicole DeBryune
Psychology Vicki Chanon Noah Coker
Political Science Navin Bapat Sally Hammer
Public Policy Anna Krome-Lukens Cate Byrne
Religious Studies Ariel Yaakov Jack Tanner
Romance Studies Amy Chambless Laura Wilder
Sociology Howard Aldrich Traci Thompson
Statistics & Operations Research Quoc Tran-Dinh Mo Moreau, Rachel Austin, Philip Patterson, Netra Ranganthan, Catherine Ryu, Shambhavi Gupta, Alexandra Wang, Xinwei Xue
Women’s and Gender Studies Tanya Shields None