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Dr. Celia Williamson

Professor of Social Work

Just a decade ago victims of human trafficking in Ohio were treated like criminals and those who forced them into modern day slavery faced less severe criminal charges. But the efforts of Celia Williamson, professor of social work, are addressing those injustices. She organizes the annual International Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work Conference and is the director of UT's new Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute. 
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Lee Strang

Professor of Law

Interpreting constitutional law is becoming an increasingly complex and important role in politics as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on hot-button issues such as Obamacare, abortion and affirmative action. In an increasingly polarized political climate, constitutional law expert Lee Strang provides the legal analysis behind cases such as Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, the Defense of Marriage Act and the Voting Rights Act
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Michael Cushing

Associate Professor of Astronomy
Director of Ritter Planetarium

Observation time is competitive, but the important work of Michael Cushing is allowing him to study a newly discovered brown dwarf, named WISE 1405+5534, with both the Spitzer Space Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope simultaneously.
 His research will advance knowledge about brown dwarfs as well as the atmospheres of gas giant planets located outside our solar system.
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Experts by Topic


Rupali ChandarGalaxy formation

Michael CushingCool temperature stars

Tom MegeathStar life cycles


Clint LongeneckerLeadership and organizational change


Lisa Pescara-KovachBullying

Health and Medicine

Lawrence Elmer, M.D.Parkinson's Disease

Gretchen Tietjen, M.D.Migraines and stroke


Geoffrey RappSports law

Lee StrangConstitutional law


Ovamir AnjumIslam

Social Issues

Celia WilliamsonHuman trafficking

Last Updated: 6/30/19