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Jason Hawes

Ph.D. Candidate in Resource Policy and Behavior, University of Michigan
Jason “Jake” Hawes is a PhD candidate in the School for Environment and Sustainability. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Jake received a BS in Environmental and Ecological Engineering and an MS in Natural Resources Social Science, both from Purdue University. His previous work centered on coupled natural-human systems of water and water governance, including disaster recovery, adaptation to water scarcity, and community-scale WASH development. At SEAS, Jake is a member of the Urban Sustainability Research Group with Dr. Joshua Newell, studying adaptation in food-energy-water systems. Specifically, his dissertation couples geography-grounded lenses like political-industrial ecology with tools from engineering and spatial sciences to study the role of urban agriculture in future cities.

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Jason Jones

Lecturer in Japanese Studies, Monash University
Bio: Jason Jones took to Japan early in life, when he began importing Japanese video games that were never translated for the international market. Being unable read the text and thus understand the storylines of these games, he began learning Japanese. This eventually led to him pursuing a PhD in Japan.

Jason is Coordinator of Japanese Studies at Monash University. His work centres on cultural adaptation as represented in Japanese film, television, animation, manga, and other texts. His most recent research topics have seen him examining the world from the perspective of the Japanese sommelier in wine manga--yes, there is such a thing--and (re)visiting the 1960s, 70s and 80s to investigate the image-creating capacity of US media products in Japan, such as the oft-imitated dance show, _Soul Train_.

Jason leverages the knowledge gained throughout his more than 10 years living in Japan to teach a range of units on various topics, including Japanese language, Japanese popular culture and screen translation. He is also an active subtitler and scripter for a number of international streaming services.

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Jason Mellard

Director of the Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University
Jason Mellard is a Director of the Center for Texas Music History and Assistant Professor of Practice in History at Texas State University. He is the author of Progressive Country: How the 1970s Transformed the Texan in Popular Culture and contributor to the books Pickers and Poets: The Ruthlessly Poetic Singer-Songwriters of Texas, It Can Be This Way Always: Images of the Kerrville Folk Festival, and Daddy-O's Book of Big Ass art on the Texas artist Bob Wade. He co The Journal of Texas Music History and composes the weekly radio program This Week in Texas Music History.

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Jason Palamara

Assistant Professor of Music Technology, Indiana University
Jason Palamara is an Assistant Professor of Music Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He specializes in the development of machine learning-enabled performance technologies for music and artificial intelligence-related music software. He is the founder and director of IUPUI’s DISEnsemble (Destructive/Inventive Systems Ensemble) and leads the Machine Musician Lab. With his creative partner percussionist-composer Scott Deal, he designed the AVATAR, an application that uses machine learning to play along with live musical improvisations.

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Jason Sawyer

Associate Professor of Exercise and Movement Science, Bryant University
Jason Sawyer, Associate Professor and Exercise and Movement Science Program Coordinator, received his Ph.D. from Springfield College. He has previously taught at numerous institutions, most recently Rhode Island College. An accomplished scholar and presenter, Sawyer’s research interests have recently focused on the effects of exercise on depression in college-aged individuals. He has previously served as the Rhode Island state representative for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and his coaching experience includes strength and conditioning, Olympic weightlifting, basketball, and martial arts. He received his B.S. from Plymouth State University and his M.S. from Springfield College.

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Jason Smeaton

PhD Candidate, Australian Catholic University
Jason Smeaton is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, supervised by Professor Joy Damousi and Dr Mary Tomsic. His PhD research project in women’s history investigates the experience of Australian women who served in the Army nursing auxiliary during World War Two with a particular focus on the events, relationships and tensions that shaped the work of these servicewomen. His thesis is titled Nurse or not? Voluntary Aids and the Australian Army Medical Women’s Service during World War Two: tension, disruption, and the value of work.

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Jason Stearns

Assistant Professor, School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University
Jason Stearns is a political scientist interested in dynamics of violence and other forms of social mobilization in Africa, with a particular focus on the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This research has also led him to scrutinize the impact––or lack thereof––of UN peacekeeping, international advocacy, and humanitarian relief operations on armed conflict.

Since 2001, Jason has been focused on better understanding the factors contributing to armed conflict in the Congo. He has worked for Héritiers de la Justice, a Congolese human rights organization, the International Crisis Group, the Rift Valley Institute, the United Nations peacekeeping mission, and Yale University. In 2008, he was coordinator on the United Nations Group of Experts on the DR Congo. In 2010, he published Dancing in the Glory of Monster: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa (Public Affairs), a narrative history of the Congolese wars between 1996 and 2006. He is currently finalizing another book on conflict dynamics since 2006, to be published by Princeton University Press in 2020.

In 2014, Jason founded the Congo Research Group, which has been based since then at New York University's Center on International Cooperation. CRG's mandate is to conduct investigative research into armed conflict in the Congo, to promote Congolese voices in debates around their country, and to render Congolese and foreign policy on the conflict more accountable and transparent. CRG has published over a dozen reports, including investigations into massacres in Beni territory and the Kasai region, an examination of the assets and investments of Joseph Kabila's family, and a series of nationwide political opinion polls. CRG also co-manages with Human Rights Watch the Kivu Security Tracker, a website that plots violent incidents in North and South Kivu provinces.

Jason sees contentious politics––ranging from armed rebellions to youth movements––as closely tied to the broader social, economic, and political trends in society. He is currently researching how recent transformations in sub-Saharan African countries have changed the way citizens mobilize. For example, he is interested in understanding how dramatic urbanization, the privatization of the state, the rise of China, and oscillation in foreign aid have affected the forms and patterns of contentious politics––both peaceful and violent––that we can see on the continent. Jason sees the role of ideology and culture as vital to these dynamics and is examining how the end of the Cold War has shifted how citizens articulate their vision of a just society.

Areas of specialization:
Africa
Civil war
Civil society and social movements
Human rights and humanitarianism
International relations and international organization
Security studies

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Jason Vogel

Interim Director, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington
As Interim Director and Deputy Director of the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, Dr. Vogel provides leadership, oversight and continuity of operations for the organization, including external relations, fundraising, government and University relations, budgeting, strategic planning, and technical excellence in applied interdisciplinary climate impacts and adaptation research and engagement. He serves as the lead principal investigator for the Northwest Climate Resilience Collaborative, a five-year multi-institution collaboration with other universities and community-facing non-governmental organizations funded as a NOAA Climate Adaptation Partnership program (formerly known as RISA). The Resilience Collaborative was envisioned as an effort to center Tribes and frontline communities in the implementation of a climate resilience research and engagement program. We continue to evolve through ongoing engagement with community partners and by adopting an approach of reciprocity, where communities benefit tangibly from engaging with our program. Dr. Vogel is committed to systemic change in social-environmental systems to ensure the most sustainable and equitable possible future for human and non-human beings. He is a fierce skeptic, always questioning how to achieve the greatest impact, and committed to his team and their success.

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Jason C. Mueller

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Kennesaw State University
Jason Mueller is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Kennesaw State University.
He earned a PhD in Sociology, in 2020, and has published numerous pieces on development, conflict, peace-building and politics in Somalia, especially as they relate to the US War on Terrorism.
Mueller also has researched the politics of natural resource extraction and development in post-colonial Botswana and Zimbabwe.
Beyond my expertise in the politics of post-colonial Africa, Mueller has also written about social movements, political ideology and social change in the United States.

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Jason C.K. Chan

Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University
Professor Chan obtained his Ph.D. in 2007 from Washington University in St. Louis and joined the faculty at Iowa State University the same year, where he has remained since.

Dr. Chan’s research focuses on improving memory performance in both the educational and legal contexts. Although these domains appear quite disparate, his research shows that theoretical discoveries from one domain (e.g., retrieval enhances future learning of new materials) often facilitates understanding of phenomena in the other (e.g., retrieval can exacerbate eyewitness suggestibility to misinformation). His research has received over 3,000 citations and he has published in many of the top journals in the field, including Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Psychological Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In recognition for his scientific contributions, he has been elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Psychonomic Society, and Midwestern Psychological Association. He received the J. Don Read Early Career Award in 2015 from the Society of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition and the Rising Star recognition in 2012 from the Association for Psychological Science. He served as associate editor of the Journal of Memory & Language from 2021-2023 and had previously served as consulting editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation.

In addition to research, Dr. Chan is also recognized for his teaching and graduate supervision efforts. Since arriving at Iowa State, Dr. Chan has received a University Award for Early Career Achievement in Teaching, a College level Shakeshaft Master Teacher Award, three Departmental Awards for Teaching, and the award for Excellence in Mentoring.

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Jason E. Ybarra

Teaching Assistant Professor, West Virginia University
Jason E. Ybarra is a Teaching Assistant Professor and serves as the Director of the WVU Planetarium and Observatory. Dr. Ybarra’s research interests include galactic star formation, protostellar outflows, physics education, and the history of astronomy. They earned a Ph.D. from the University of Florida where, as a NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) fellow and a NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium fellow, they studied how star formation progresses through the Rosette Molecular Cloud by analyzing the stellar and gas content of embedded clusters. They also earned a M.S. in Physics from San Francisco State University, where as a graduate student, they co-discovered the first observational evidence of a precessing jet carving out a protostellar envelope. Dr. Ybarra's postdoctoral work at the Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM-Ensenada) involved characterizing mid-infrared emission from star-forming regions, studying protostellar outflow interactions, and developing astro-statistical methods. They also served as the editor of the "This Month in Astronomical History" column (2019-2020) for the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society (HAD-AAS), as well as being a frequent contributing author. They are a member of the American Astronomical Society and the Society of Indigenous Astronomers.

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Jason Jason Jason Lombard

Associate Professor and Veterinarian, Colorado State University
Jason Lombard, DVM, grew up in Colorado and spent his early years on his family’s cattle ranch. After obtaining his DVM from Colorado State University, he practiced primarily dairy cattle medicine in Wisconsin for almost 10 years. He returned to CSU and completed a master’s degree in epidemiology while working for USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS). He coordinated multiple national studies, primarily focused on the dairy industry. While with USDA, he also participated on an Incident Management Team and was deployed for multiple cattle and poultry diseases during his 20-year federal career.

Lombard’s research interests include infectious disease epidemiology and population health, with a focus on cattle diseases. His most recent work has involved investigating bovine tuberculosis outbreaks and bovine leukemia virus-associated lymphosarcoma in beef and dairy cattle. These disease investigations and research have taken a One Health approach with collaboration with public health officials and infectious disease physicians. Dr. Lombard believes the first step toward livestock sustainability is disease prevention and having healthy and productive animals.

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Jason P. Marshal

Associate Professor of Ecology, University of the Witwatersrand
Jason Marshal is a lecturer at the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences at Wits University. He works on problems related to conservation of large mammals and to estimation and modelling of animal populations.

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Jason W. Osborne

Professor of Statistics, Institute for Responsible Gaming, Lottery, and Sport, Miami University
Jason W. Osborne is a thought leader and professor in higher education. His background in educational psychology, statistics and quantitative methods, along with experience gained from high-level positions within academic domains gives a unique perspective on the real-world data factors and business analytics.
Osborne's time in teaching created a positive impact as his boldly creative proposals supplemented well deserved success in the student community. He was a faculty member of many prestigious institutions like Miami University, Clemson University, University of Louisville, Old Dominion University and North Carolina State University.
In 2015, he was appointed Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. As well as Associate Provost, Jason was a Professor of applied statistics at the School of Mathematical Sciences.
In 2019, he took on the role of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Miami University. Jason Osborne, Miami University Provost implemented a transformative strategic plan to lead Miami and reposition the institution as one prepared for a smooth transition into the new era, tackling personal and professional challenges with a modern, compelling curriculum, a welcoming environment, and enhanced support for students, faculty positions and department chairs.
In the past three years, he was named by Stanford University as one of the top 2% researchers in the world, underlining his commitment to world-class research methods across particular domains, ultimately influencing a generation of learners. Currently, Jason teaches and publishes on data analysis "best practices" in quantitative and applied research methods. He has served as evaluator or consultant on research projects and in public education (K-12), instructional technology, health care, medicine and business. He served as founding editor of Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement and has been on the editorial boards of several other journals (such as Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation).

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Jasvir Kaur Nachatar Singh

Senior Lecturer, La Trobe University
Dr Jasvir Kaur Nachatar Singh is a multi award-winning Lecturer at the Department of Management, Sport and Tourism, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Australia. She holds the degrees of Bachelor of Economics (Majoring in Human Resource) from National University of Malaysia, Malaysia Master of Public Policy from Monash University, Australia, and a Ph.D. in Management from La Trobe University, Australia.

Dr Singh has received several institutional and international awards in research and teaching. She received two La Trobe University Teaching Awards (2018) and a Best Presenter Award at the Global Higher Education Forum, Malaysia (2018). She was also presented an Editor's Choice Award by the Journal of International Students for her service in providing timely and high-quality reviews (2019). In 2020, she has received La Trobe Business School recognition under the Innovation cultural quality for the participation as an academic discussant in the Leading Self Module under the Leaders in Lock-down program. She has also received an international recognition for her teaching as a Fellow (FHEA) from Advance HE, UK in 2020.

Dr Singh has developed, co-ordinated and taught several subjects at La Trobe, Monash and Melbourne University. Her teaching interest covers a range of Management subjects (including Working With Others, Human Resource Management, International Human Resource Management, Leadership, International Management, Negotiation, Personal and Professional Development - Communication and Critical Thinking) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Dr Singh is a passionate researcher in the fields of Higher Education specifically researching on issues related to international students and Management relating to international academics experiences. She has established global research partnerships with colleagues in six countries (i.e., Australia, China, Malaysia, Scotland, the United Kingdom and the United States) across four continents. Her research has received internal and external grants of more than AUD 75,000.

Dr. Singh's research profile is interdisciplinary. Her work appears in high impact journals such as Higher Education, International Journal of Educational Development, Journal of Studies in International Education, Higher Education and Research Development, Australian Journal of Career Development, Asia Pacific Education Review and International Journal of Educational Management. She has presented at numerous national and international higher education conferences in Malaysia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Thailand, Hawaii, Japan and Australia. She is also a regular invited speaker/panelist at international and local academic institutions.

Dr Singh has an outstanding record for academic leadership. She is currently serving as the Associate Editor for Higher Education and Research Development Journal. She is also a Research Fellow at the Malaysian National Higher Education Research Institute. She was an Editor of Bulletin of Higher Education Research, National Higher Education Research Institute, Malaysia.

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Jaume Claret

Historiador. Profesor agregado en los Estudios de Artes y Humanidades y director del Máster Universitario de Historia del Mundo Contemporáneo, UOC - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Jaume Claret Miranda es profesor agregado en los Estudios de Artes y Humanidades de la UOC, y director de su Máster Universitario de Historia del Mundo Contemporáneo. Se licenció en Ciencias de la Comunicación (UAB, 1996) y en Humanidades (UPF, 1998), y es doctor en Historia (UPF, 2004). Su tesis doctoral se centró en la historia de las universidades y en las políticas universitarias españolas durante la Segunda República y el primer franquismo. Posteriormente, se publicó como "El atroz desmoche" (Crítica, 2006), y desde entonces se ha convertido en una obra de referencia.
Sus campos de investigación son la historia política, cultural e intelectual española y catalana (épocas moderna y contemporánea) y actualmente es investigador principal del proyecto "Regiocat. El regionalismo en Cataluña durante el régimen franquista: discursos y prácticas" (dentro del grupo de investigación Identicat). Es autor de diversos artículos, capítulos y libros sobre historia contemporánea. Entre estos últimos, los más recientes son "Pasqual Maragall: pensamiento y acción" (RBA, 2018), "Ganar la guerra, perder la paz" (Crítica, 2019) y "Breve historia de las brigadas internacionales" (La Catarata, 2022). Es miembro del consejo editorial de revistas académicas ("Rubrica Contemporanea" y "Recerques"), asesor de las editoriales Eumo y Crítica, y ejerce como crítico de ensayo para el suplemento literario del diario "Ara" y de la edición catalana de "El País" y para la revista "Política & Prosa".

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Javad Pool

Research associate, The University of Queensland

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Javed Ali

Associate professor of practice in counterterrorism, domestic terrorrism, cybersecurity and national security law and policy, University of Michigan
Javed Ali is an associate professor of practice at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy where he delivers courses on counterterrorism and domestic terrorism, cybersecurity, and national security law and policy. Ali brings more than 20 years of professional experience in national security and intelligence issues in Washington, DC. He held positions in the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While at the FBI, he also held senior roles on joint duty assignments at the National Intelligence Council and the National Counterterrorism Center, and the National Security Council under the Trump Administration. Ali holds a BA in political science from the University of Michigan, a JD from the University of Detroit School of Law, and an MA in international relations from American University. He provides TV and radio interviews on a range of national security issues to US and international networks and similar print commentary in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Hill, and Newsweek.

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Javier E. Sanchez-Galan

Associate research scientist, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá

Since August 2013, I am a research scientist at Universidad Tecnológica de Panama affiliated with the Grupo de Investigación en Biotecnología, Bioinformática y Biología de Sistemas (GIBBS) at the Centro de Producción e Investigaciones Agroindustriales - (CEPIA). Since February 2015, I am a also an adjunct researcher at Institute of Scientific Research and High Technology Services (INDICASAT-AIP).

My main research objective is to promote and expand the use of computer tools coupled with statistical analysis, machine learning and data mining techniques to derive biological insight from high-throughput biomedical data. I am also interest in diverse areas of computation, such as: high performance scientific computing and systems biology.

I completed my Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine and my MSc. in Computer Science (Bioinformatics) at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Previously I obtained a BSc. in Computer Systems Engineering at UniversIdad Tecnológica de Panamá.

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Javier Bouzas Arufe

Profesor, Emprendedor e Investigador en economía y empresa, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Licenciado en ADE (2007) con Matrícula de Honor. Máster en Marketing por la University College Dublin (2008) y Máster en Dirección Internacional por la University College Dublin y The Univeristy of Sydney (2014). Actualmente realizando el doctorado en la USC con la investigación de la internacionalización del emprendimiento gallego.

Con experiencia profesional en 4 continentes, entre mis logros destaco liderar la apertura de la primera oficina en Latinoamérica de una de las empresas de e-learning más importantes de Europa, ayudar a la internacionalización de una pequeña empresa familiar, firmar un contrato de distribución con el mayor distribuidor mundial de materiales de construcción en menos de un año de vida de la primera empresa que puse en marcha y haber formado a más de 1.500 alumnos en los campos de tecnologías de la información, economía, negocios internacionales y dirección de operaciones.

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Javier J. Amores

Personal Docente e Investigador, Universidad de Salamanca
Javier J. Amores es Investigador Postdoctoral adscrito al Departamento de Sociología y Comunicación de la Universidad de Salamanca. Es miembro del Observatorio de Contenidos Audiovisuales (OCA), Unidad de Investigación Consolidada de la Universidad de Salamanca. Doctor (cum laude) en Sociología de la Comunicación con Premio Extraordinario por la Universidad de Salamanca. También es Graduado en Comunicación Audiovisual y Máster en Investigación en Comunicación Audiovisual con Premio Extraordinario por la misma universidad.
Sus líneas de investigación se centran en el estudio de medios de comunicación y redes sociales, opinión pública, procesos y efectos mediáticos, métodos computacionales aplicados a las ciencias sociales, y problemáticas asociadas a las redes sociales como la desinformación y los discursos de odio.

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Javier Marín Serrano

Profesor Titular de Universidad. Psicología del Lenguaje. Psicología del Pensamiento, Universidad de Murcia
Soy profesor de asignaturas relacionadas con la ciencia cogntiva en general y con la psicolingüística y la psicología del pensamiento en particular.
Mi investigación se centra en reconocimiento visual de palabras, escritura en adquisición de segundas lenguas y en estudios estadísticos sobre el léxico (corpus)

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Jawad Harb

PhD Candidate, RMIT University
Jawad is currently a 2nd year HDR candidate in the field of Accountancy and Taxation at RMIT University. He is currently an RMIT’s Academic Board - Research Committee member representing HDR students at the College of Business and Law. Previous to academia, Jawad worked as an accountant in a small business. His professional experience includes various roles such as keeping and interpreting financial records and taking responsibility for a range of financial-related tasks.

Jawad’s PhD thesis involved an analysis of the effect of technological advancements on taxpayers’ compliance behaviour. His latest research was published in the Australian Tax Forum. He is also a contributor to the Australian Tax Policy Blog

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Jay Kayser

PhD Student in Social Work and Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan
I am in a joint PhD program in social work and psychology at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. I graduated with my MSW from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015 and am a clinically licensed social worker.

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Jay L. Zagorsky

Since 1995 I have held the position of Research Scientist at The Ohio State University, where I collect data as part of the National Longitudinal Surveys on income, wealth, and life experiences of thousands of Americans. My personal finance research has been widely quoted in the media and has been highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News, Good Morning America, Scientific American and numerous other news outlets.

Besides publishing numerous scholarly articles I wrote the book "Business Information: Finding and Using Data in the Digital Age" for McGraw-Hill/Irwin and "Business Macroeconomics: A Guide for Managers, Traders and Practical People." More information on the macroeconomics book can be found at http://businessmacroeconomics.com/.

I also teach at Boston University's School of Management. From 1988 to the present my teaching has spanned a wide range of levels from senior executives taking intensive classes to high school students encountering economic theories for the first time. I have taught giant lectures of over 450 students, classes of fifty, and small seminars with fewer than ten people.

My personal blog is found here http://u.osu.edu/zagorsky.1/

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Jay Sexton

I was born and raised in Salina, Kansas, a town near the geographic center of the contiguous United States. I read History and English at the University of Kansas. I first came to Oxford on an undergraduate study abroad year and was immediately drawn to the tutorial system. I was fortunate to return to Britain as a post-graduate Marshall Scholar at Worcester College, Oxford. After finishing a D.Phil. in modern history, I went to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge on a Junior Research Fellowship, before assuming my present post as University Lecturer in American History and Tutorial Fellow in History at Corpus Christi College.

My principal research focuses on nineteenth century American history. From the perspective of the twenty-first century, the rise of the United States appears natural and inevitable. Yet there was nothing pre-ordained about the consolidation of the American Union, nor the establishment of the American empire. I am interested in why this group of former British colonies bound together and how their fragile union survived fundamental ideological and political disputes, such as those unleashed by the entrenchment of slavery in the Southern states. Most of my research has focused on nineteenth century US foreign relations and Americans' paradoxical relationship with empire. As Americans struggled to free themselves from their colonial past, they constructed their own empire, engaged in their own conquests, and exercised effective control over other peoples. My work connects the United States' foreign relations with its project of nation-building at home.

In addition to the above, I have secondary research interests in the American Civil War, international finance and economics in the nineteenth century, Anglo-American relations, and US cultural expansion.

I supervise post-graduate researchers working on America in the world in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the American Civil War, and US economic development.

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Jay Silverstein

Senior Lecturer in Archaeology , Nottingham Trent University
Jay specializes in the archaeology of warfare and has extensive experience in the study of conflict, imperialism, and the Rise and Fall of complex societies. His Master's Research focused on the Sea Peoples and the collapse of the Bronze Age and his Doctoral research centered on the archaeology of the Aztec-Tarascan Imperial frontier. Jay has 17 years of experience searching for MIAs from past wars including WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Jay developed a nationally recognized Enterprise GIS to track the investigation and recovery of 80,000 missing persons. Jay is a director of the study of the Graeco-Roman city of Thmouis (Tell Timai) in the Nile Delta. The well-preserved city offers an opportunity to analyze the cultural transformations associated with Greek and Roman imperialism and the evolution of religions from the indigenous Egyptian pantheon through Christianity. His theoretical interests focus on the rise and fall of complex societies, imperialism, archaeological manifestations of social power, ancient hydraulic ecological adaptations, warfare, GIS, and urban development. He has led expeditions around the globe studying ancient civilizations and past wars.

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Jay L. Zagorsky

Clinical associate professor, Boston University
I teach at Boston University's Questrom School of Business. From 1988 to the present my teaching has spanned a wide range of levels from senior executives taking intensive classes to high school students encountering economic theories for the first time. I have taught giant lectures of over 450 students, classes of fifty, and small seminars with fewer than ten people.

From 1995 to 2018 I held the position of Research Scientist at The Ohio State University, where I collected data as part of the National Longitudinal Surveys on income, wealth, and life experiences of thousands of Americans. My personal finance research has been widely quoted in the media and has been highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News, Good Morning America, Scientific American and numerous other news outlets.

Besides publishing numerous scholarly articles I wrote the book "Business Information: Finding and Using Data in the Digital Age" for McGraw-Hill/Irwin and "Business Macroeconomics: A Guide for Managers, Traders and Practical People." More information on the macroeconomics book can be found at http://businessmacroeconomics.com/.

My personal blogs are found here https://blogs.bu.edu/zagorsky/ and https://u.osu.edu/zagorsky.1/

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Jayani Chandrapala

Associate Professor, RMIT University
A food scientist with an h index of 39. Published >140 publications. Hold a PhD in Food Chemistry/Food Science and Technology.

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Jayanta Sarkar

Associate professor of economics, Queensland University of Technology
Dr. Jayanta Sarkar is an Associate Professor at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas) in 2006. He worked as an Assistant Professor at Louisiana Tech University, before moving to Australia in 2010. Dr. Sarkar’s research focuses on human behaviour and decision making, primarily in the areas of health and education. He has frequently published in high-impact peer-reviewed journals such as Health Economics and is also a regular commentator in Australian TV and news media.
Dr. Sarkar has successfully led cross-disciplinary research partnering with stakeholders associated with health programs funded by Queensland Health, as well as Queensland Schools. His research has attracted numerous overseas PhD students conducting research in the area of behaviour and health.

His research interest areas include Economic Development, Behavioral Economics, Health and Human Capital.

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Jayasankar Pillai

Research Fellow, Geography and Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle
At Northumbria University, I work with Prof. Adrian Jenkins on a project where the main objective is to improve the representation of ice-sheet-ocean interactions in the coupled models that are used to project future ice sheet evolution.

During my PhD I studied 1) the coupled dynamics of the Indo-Pacific Ocean using regional ocean modelling; 2) the Indian Ocean deep Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC); and 3) the Atmosphere-Ocean contribution to the equatorial Pacific sea surface temperatures (drivers of ENSO events). The study was motivated by the growing influence of the rapidly warming Indian Ocean on the Pacific Ocean and the overwhelming influence of the Pacific Ocean on the global climate.

The project I am currently involved in is known as ‘PROjecTing sEa-level rise: from iCe sheets to local implicaTions (PROTECT)’. The research involves the Investigation of the potential future sea level contribution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. The main aim of the work is to improve the representation of ice-sheet-ocean interactions in the coupled models that are used to project future ice sheet evolution. This involves development, implementation and evaluation of algorithms that facilitate the passing of key variables between the ocean and ice sheet component models.

My other research interests are the future of Deep Meridional Overturning Circulations (MOCs) and El Niño Southern Oscillations (ENSO) in a warming climate. I am also interested in regional climate impact assessment studies.

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Jayashree Kamble

Professor of English, City University of New York
I'm a romance fiction reader and scholar who teaches at LaGuardia Community College in the City University of New York. My most recent monograph is Creating Identity: The Popular Romance Heroine's Journey to Selfhood and Self-Presentation (2023, Indiana University Press). My article on representations of Black and BIPOC academics in romance novels from the 1980s and more recent ones is available at the open-access peer reviewed journal Esferas Literarias via https://academicworks.cuny.edu/lg_pubs/190/

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Jayden Engert

PhD Candidate, James Cook University

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Jayden Greenwell-Barnden

Cognitive Psychology Researcher, The University of Western Australia
I have a PhD in psychology from the University of Western Australia, with expertise in cognitive and applied (human factors) psychology. I also hold two undergraduate degrees with honours from the same institution. The first was Bachelor of Arts majoring in law and society, and history. The second was psychology. I also hold accreditation as Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Association (UK), demonstrating my continued development as an educator.

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Jaydene Barnes

Associate Lecturer , Western Sydney University
Jaydene Barnes is an Associate Lecturer at Western Sydney University currently undertaking her PhD through Western Sydney University investigating play based pedagogies in Australian primary schools. Jaydene received her Master of Education (Literacies and Literate Worlds) from Charles Sturt University in 2011. Her passion is studying pedagogies in both primary school and early childhood contexts and exploring new opportunities to foster student engagement, well-being and literacy learning.

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