Barbara Cooper

Professor
Department of History
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Culture and political economy, gender, religion, family life, Niger, West African Sahel

Barbara Cooper, Ph.D., is a professor of history. She is interested in the intersections between culture and political economy, focusing upon gender, religion, and family life. Drawing upon archival sources as well as oral interviews in the Hausa…

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Maurice Elias

Professor
Department of Psychology
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Parenting, emotional intelligence, education reform, character education, the achievement gap, prevention of bullying, violence, substance abuse, and related problem behaviors, impact of media on children, Jewish education and Jewish identity

Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., is president of the International Society for Community Research and Action and Division of Community Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He is also a Leadership Team founding member for the…

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William FitzGerald

Assistant Professor
English Department
Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Camden

Key topics: Rhetorical theory, rhetoric and religion, writing and media studies, writing program design, the language of prayer

William FitzGerald specializes in rhetorical studies with particular interests in stylistics, speech acts, and the rhetoric of religion. In writing studies, his interests include composition pedagogy, professional communication, and writing…

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Charles Haberl

Associate Professor
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Language documentation, endangered languages, Middle Eastern Ethnic, Religious, and Linguistic Minorities, Mandaeans and Mandaeism, Aramaic, Semitic Languages

Charles G. Haberl, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL). He was born and raised in New Jersey, and received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and…

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Tia Kolbaba

Associate Professor
Department of Religion
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Early Christianity, New Testament, history of Christianity before the Reformation, Christian traditions, Christian holy war (crusades and crusading), Greek Orthodoxy, Greek Orthodox relations with other churches.

Tia Kolbaba studies early and medieval Christianity, with special emphasis on the Greek-speaking Eastern Church. She is interested in relations between Orthodox and Catholic Christians, as well as relations among various religions in general. Her…

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Deepa Kumar

Associate Professor
Department of Journalism and Media Studies
School of Communication and Information

Key topics: Islam/Muslims and the West; political Islam and media; labor, labor struggles, and globalization; South Asian and Middle East history; U.S. imperialism

Deepa Kumar is a critical media studies scholar whose work is driven by an active engagement with the complex issues that characterize our era of globalization and war. Her areas of research include media, war, and imperialism; media,…

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Michael Rockland

Professor
Department of American Studies
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Popular culture, mobility, American ethnicity, American Jewish literature, issues in literature to film adaption, American foreign policy, individualism and communitarianism in American life, New Jersey and the state's 350th anniversary

Michael Aaron Rockland, Ph. D., is a professor and founder of the Department of American Studies and a keynoter for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A graduate of Hunter College and University of Minnesota, he joined Rutgers in 1969…

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