Kevin Masters, Psychology Professor and Director of the Clinical Health Psychology Program

Master's on obesity and food TV

Oct. 18, 2018

Psychology Professor and Director of the Clinical Health Psychology Program Kevin Masters says you can't correlate obesity to cooking shows. "The overweight and obesity issue in this country is around--depending on your numbers--is 60 to 70 percent of the population," says Masters. "And you're talking about a very small population...

Sullivan on unsubsidized affordable housing

Oct. 18, 2018

"Mobile homes are this country's single largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing," said Assistant Sociology Professor Esther Sullivan, author of Manufactured Insecurity: Mobile Home Parks and Americans' Tenuous Right to Place . "They provide housing at an unmatched level of deep affordability." Are we ignoring — or outright banning —...

Breslin on Kavanaugh's nomination

Sept. 20, 2018

"Kavanaugh's inability to address whether he considers Roe v Wade to be a law he would not overturn is consistent with how justices have handled hot button issues in the past so that's not particularly unusual and perhaps it's appropriate," Karen Breslin, a Political Science Instructor told Anne Trujillo. "But...

Colwell on threats to museums

Sept. 20, 2018

Chip Colwell, Lecturer in Anthropology, writes about how risks to museums are constantly evolving. Museums are locked in a constant struggle against decay and an almost absurdly wide-ranging array of natural and human threats. There's even a formal list of the evil-sounding "agents of deterioration" that museums use to evaluate...

Diana Tomback, Professor in Integrative Biology

Tomback on 1988 Yellowstone fires

Sept. 20, 2018

"The fires were good for Yellowstone," said Integrated Biology Professor Diana Tomback. "There is no one who thinks the Yellowstone fires were harmful." A summer of fire and then ... rebirth Deseret News , Sept 8

East, Luck, Mansour and Valasquez research cited in The Economist

Sept. 6, 2018

Economics Assistant Professor Chloe East, Assistant Professor Phil Luck, Associate Professor Hani Mansour, and Assistant Professor Andrea Valasquez’s research The Labor Market Effects of Immigration Enforcement examined the effects of reducing the supply of low-skilled immigrant workers on the labor market outcomes of domestic workers. The perverse side effects of...

Jennifer Reich, Sociology Professor

Reich on women leading the outdoor industry

Sept. 6, 2018

"Women entrepreneurs on surveys voice greater satisfaction and more optimism about their work lives than do women employed in large companies," says Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich, an expert in gender and public policy. "They are more hopeful they can support gender equity." Women Finding Fresh Paths to Leadership in the...

Sullivan goes deep on mobile home insecurity

Sept. 6, 2018

"Part of the paradox at the heart of manufactured housing," explains Assistant Professor of Sociology Esther Sullivan, "is that it’s precisely the thing that makes it so affordable that also makes this a highly insecure form of housing." 99% Invisible: Immobile Homes KALW Public Radio San Francisco , Aug 24

Teresa Cooney, Chair and Professor of Sociology

Cooney on ex-spousal care in times of illness

Aug. 23, 2018

Chair and Professor of Sociology Teresa M. Cooney (recently named to the Editorial Board of The Journal of Adult Development) had a qualitative study published in 2014 (with Christine Proulx, Professor at the University of Missouri) of 21 ex-spouse caregivers. The study found that most assumed the role for the...

Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics

Friedson on hot Colorado economy

Aug. 23, 2018

"I don't think it came as a shock to anybody that Colorado continues to be one of the hottest economies in the country," said Andrew Friedson, Assistant Economics Professor. Colorado's Economy Is Among The Fastest Growing In The Nation Colorado Public Radio , Aug 6