List of Research Liaisons

College of Architecture

  • Tamera McCuen

    Tammy McCuen is an Associate Professor of Construction Science at the University of Oklahoma, College of Architecture. Her research focuses on spatial reasoning and the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for solving complex ill-structured problems. Her current research focuses on the use of BIM to create comprehensive representations, inclusive of spatial and object data, as a tool for solving the types of problems common to the disciplines of the built environment. She is an active member of the buildingSMART alliance and advisor for continuing education in the building industry.

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College of Arts and Sciences

  • Amanda Cobb-Greetham

    Amanda Cobb-Greetham, Ph.D., (Chickasaw) serves as Coca Cola Professor and Director of Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Cobb-Greetham most recently served as an Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University. From 2007 to 2012, she served her tribe, the Chickasaw Nation, as the Administrator of the division of History and Culture. During her tenure, she curated and launched the state-of-the-art Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, OK.

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  • Bonnie Pitblado

    Bonnie Pitblado is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, College of Arts and Sciences.  She is an archaeologist who focuses on the earliest human occupations of the New World and particularly the Rocky Mountains and Plains.  Related research includes developing a geochemical protocol for sourcing the rock type quartzite, which many prehistoric people used to make tools of various sorts.  Bonnie conducts field work most summers, often as field schools for OU undergraduate and graduate students, and principally in the Gunnison Basin of Colorado.  She h

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  • Bradley Stevenson

    Dr. Bradley Stevenson is an Associate Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology. He is a member of the Institute for Natural Products Applications & Research Technologies (INPART) and the OU Biocorrosion Center. He has been at the University of Oklahoma since 2005. His research combines cultivation and molecular approaches to study microbial assemblages and their role in decomposition of complex organic matter, biocorrosion of metals, production of biofuels, and synthesis of bioactive metabolites.

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  • Cameron Siler

    Cameron Siler is an Assistant Professor of Biology in the Department of Biology and Assistant Curator of Herpetology at the Sam Noble Museum at the University of Oklahoma. His international research program is broadly interested in understanding evolutionary processes that contribute to vertebrate diversification, specifically Southeast Asian amphibians and reptiles. He is currently working on understanding how complex traits evolve from developmental, functional, and phenotypic perspectives.

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  • Carol Silva

    Carol L. Silva is the Director of the Center for Risk and Crisis Management (CRCM), an Associate Director of the Center for Applied Social Research (CASR) and an Associate Professor of Political Science. She has been at OU since 2007. Her current research encompasses the intersection of a set of theoretical and methodological social science issues. The theoretical puzzles in social valuation generally, and more specifically the translation of values into public choice.

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  • Charles Kimball

    Dr. Charles Kimball is the Presidential Professor and Director of the Religious Studies Program. He came to OU in 2008 after 12 years as Professor of Comparative Religion and Chair of the Department of Religion at Wake Forest University. His research focuses on Islam, Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations and the contemporary intersection of religion and politics in the Middle East and the U.S. He is the author of numerous articles and five books, including When Religion Becomes Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (2011).

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  • Debra Bemben

    Debra Bemben, Ph.D., FACSM, is a Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus. She teaches a variety of Exercise Physiology courses in the department and conducts research in the areas of bone health and endocrine responses to exercise. Dr. Bemben earned her PhD in Exercise Physiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, she is the director of the Bone Density Research Laboratory in the Department of Health and Exercise Science.

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  • Elaine Hsieh

    Dr. Elaine Hsieh is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication. She has been at OU for 7 years. Her previous NIH funding was on issues related to health literacy, social support, and uncertainty management. Her current research focuses on the communicative process between various individuals during an illness event, with a particular interest in issues related to the cross-cultural contexts of health care and illness.

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  • James Rosenthal

    Dr. James Rosenthal is Professor of Social Work at the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma, where he has taught since 1985. His primary research interests are in child welfare services including foster care and adoption, children's mental health, and child maltreatment. His secondary interests are in applied research methods, program evaluation, and data interpretation. He has published numerous articles in leading social work and children's services journals.

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