The University of Connecticut (UConn) is one of America’s top 20 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. It is home to more than 31,000 students, 1,300 faculty, 230,000 proud alumni, and a handsome husky named Jonathan. The University has fourteen schools and colleges: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business, Dental Medicine, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work. Students can choose from eight undergraduate bachelor's degrees with 102 possible majors, as well as seventeen graduate/doctoral degrees and five professional degree programs (MD, JD, etc.). UConn's main campus in Storrs is admitting the highest-achieving freshmen in University history. Student diversity continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. It's a great time to be a Husky!
Richard A. Wilson, Ph.D.
Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
Dr. Wilson is an expert on hate speech and incitement on social media.
Human Rights Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Anthropology Human rights trials International Human Rights International Criminal Tribunals
Dennis Wright, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Prof. Dennis Wright is an expert in medicinal pharmacy, therapeutic development for infectious disease and cancer.
Drug Design Infectious Disease Cancer Medicinal Chemistry
Dimitris Xygalatas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Dr. Xygalatas' research focuses on ritual, sports, bonding, and the things that make us human.
Cognition and Culture Sports Ritual Cooperation
Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Professor Yan is an expert in neurodegenerative diseases, specializing in identifying the biological culprits behind Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer's Disease Medicine Neuroscience
Charles Yarish, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Dr. Yarish is an expert in marine macroalgae, coastal management and commercial uses for seaweed for food, cosmetics and biofuels.
Marine Phycology Commercial uses of seaweed Marine Algae “Captain Seaweed” Aquaculture Marine Biology
Ruth Braunstein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Dr. Braunstein is a cultural sociologist interested in the role of taxes, taxpaying, religion, and morality in American political life.
Taxes and Taxpaying Religion Politics & Culture Faith-based Communities Religious Studies Cultural Sociology Sociology of Religion
Amanda J. Crawford
Professor Crawford is a veteran political reporter, literary journalist, and expert in journalism ethics and misinformation.
Literary Journalism Media News Literacy Misinformation Journalism Ethics Media Law Conspiracy Theories Journalism First Amendment
Paul Herrnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Paul Herrnson's interests include political parties and elections, money and politics, and voting systems and election administration.
Political Behavior American Institutions and Politics Election Administration Voting Systems Public Opinion Money and Politics Elections Political Parties Voting Technology
Chiara Mingarelli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Chiara Mingarelli is a gravitational-wave astrophysicist, researching how supermassive black holes in the centers of massive galaxies merge.
Astrophysics Pulsars Gravitational Waves Black Holes
Tanya Rhodes Smith
Instructor in Residence and Director, Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work
Tanya Rhodes Smith specializes in policy development, nonprofit administration, voter engagement and legislative advocacy.
Electoral Participation Social Workers in Elected Office Voter Registration, Education and Outreach in Community Agencies Nonproift Adminstration Political Advocacy
Industry Experience (2)