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Professor; Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
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THOMAS P. MILLER is Professor of English and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. He directed the Writing Program and the graduate program in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English. He writes on rhetoric, teaching writing, and higher education, winning a national book award and awards for mentoring graduate students, supporting faculty, and advancing diversity. He twice received Humanities Seminars Superior Teaching Awards.

 

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SARAH MOORE is Professor of Art History in the School of Art and Faculty Supervisor for the Museum Studies Certificate Program. She received her PhD in Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and is a specialist in the art and visual culture of the United States, concentrating in particular on the turn of the twentieth century.  Her recent publications include: Empire on Display: San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915“ (University of Oklahoma Press); Manliness and the New American Empire at the 1915 World’s Fair,” in Gendering the Fair (University of Illinois Press), "Our National Monument of Art: Debating the National Body at the Library of Congress" (Library Quarterly), and John White Alexander and the Construction of National Identity: Cosmopolitan American Art, 1880-1915 (University of Delaware Press).  Sarah was the recipient of the 2010 Humanities Seminars Superior Teaching Award.

Professor Emeritus
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ROGER NICHOLS is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Arizona, where he taught from 1969 to 2012. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of eleven books on Frontier and Western America and Indian affairs from national independence to the late nineteenth century.

 

 

Professor; Co-Director, UA Institute of the Environment

JONATHAN OVERPECK is a climate scientist and founding co-director of the University of Arizona’s Institute of the Environment, as well as Professor of Geosciences and Professor of Atmospheric Sciences. He has published over 140 papers in climate and the environmental sciences, and recently served as a Coordinating Lead Author for the Nobel Prize winning UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment (2007). Overpeck has also been awarded the US Department of Commerce Bronze and Gold Medals, as well as the Walter Orr Roberts award of the American Meteorological Society, for his interdisciplinary research. He has also been a Guggenheim Fellow, was the 2005 American Geophysical Union Bjerknes Lecturer, and shared the 2008 NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Outstanding Scientific Paper Award.

Overpeck has active research programs on four continents, including Africa (West Africa), Asia (Tibet), South America (Peru and Ecuador) and North America (Arctic and Southwest). He is the principal investigator of the Climate Assessment for The Southwest (CLIMAS), one of several NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment (RISA) programs, as well as the principal investigator of the recently announced US Department of Interior Southwest Climate Science Center.

Overpeck has testified before Congress multiple times, and has served on many national and international science committees, including several of the US National Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), currently serves on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science magazine, and is a founding co-editor of The Edge book series on Environmental Science, Law and Policy, a publication of the University of Arizona Press.

Associate Professor
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RICHARD POSS is an Associate Professor in Astronomy and former Director of the Humanities Program at the University of Arizona.  His research examines the role of astronomical themes in European poetry, and he has published articles on Petrarch, Dante, Veronica Gambara, Walt Whitman, and on the exploration of Mars.  He teaches courses on the history of astronomy and the relations between astronomy and the arts, and is a frequent instructor in the Humanities Seminars Program.  He is co-founder of the popular lecture series “Astrobiology and the Sacred: Implications of Life Beyond Earth,” sponsored by a grant from the Templeton Foundation.  He has won a variety of major university teaching awards, including the UA Foundation Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award, the Provost’s General Education Teaching Award, and several Humanities Seminars Superior Teaching Awards. 

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