Previous degree from Washington University
UT Austin: Department of Management
Mark Bayer is interested in various topics within organizational behavior and organization theory and design, including trust in the workplace, knowledge transfer and preservation within groups, leadership authenticity, procedural fairness, and group and organizational decision-making.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Previous degree from Pennsylvania State University
UT Austin: Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Solaman Cooperson is researching the development of speech and language in bilingual children with an emphasis on Spanish-English bilingualism. Specifically, he is interested in patterns of development among bilingual children that may enable one to better distinguish speech and language disorders from differences in speech and language development attributable to bilingual experience.
Latin American Studies
Previous degree from Yale University
UT Austin: Department of History
Christopher Heaney studies the history of exploration as it relates to race, nationalism and imperialism in the Americas. He is interested in how countries like Peru, Colombia and the United States have conflicted over the politics of studying pre-Columbian monuments like Machu Picchu, and indigenous peoples in the Amazon.
Theology; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Previous degree from Seton Hall University; Princeton
UT Austin: LBJ School of Public Affairs
Rev. Brian Keenan Muzás is interested in international public policy concerning the technical issues, ethical considerations, and security questions surrounding nuclear weapons and missile defense systems. He is interested in how the structures, commitments, and practices of science and technology affect peace, security, political discourse, and human values.
Previous degree from College of Charleston
UT Austin: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Amy Smith is interested in studying the interface between chemistry and biochemistry. She wants to use the different areas of chemistry - organic, inorganic, and physical - in order to understand the intricate details of how enzymes and organisms function.
Michael Shannon Waring
Previous degree from The University of Texas at Austin
UT Austin: Department of Civil Engineering
Michael Waring studies sources, fate, and control of indoor air pollutants. He is currently studying ozone-driven homogeneous and heterogeneous indoor environmental chemistry, with a specific focus on how surfaces influence indoor particle formation due to ozone/terpene reactions.
Previous degree from Columbia University
UT Austin: School of Information
Arturo H. Longoria is studying both academic librarianship and the design and development of digital libraries. He is interested in the digitization and organization of data stored in analog and other obsolete media formats as well as the physical preservation and conservation of media and records.