Rick A. Bevins, Ph.D.
Dr. Bevins earned his Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Behavior at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1993, and then completed a 3 year NIH funded post-doctoral position at the University of Kentucky in Psychopharmacology and Drug Abuse. He joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1996 where he is current Willa Cather Professor and Chair of Psychology. He has over 115 publications and has been funded by NIH for the past 17 years. Over the past 12 years, he has served on numerous NIH study sections and advisory committees. Dr. Bevins also serves as Behavioral Pharmacology and Neuroscience Editor for the Journal of Experimental Analyses of Behavior and Associate Editor of Motivated Behaviors for Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and was President of Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse) in 2012.
Bertrand Clarke earned his PhD in Statistics at the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana in 1989. His thesis work was given the Browder J. Thompson award for authors under age 30 of papers in IEEE journals. He spent three years as an Assistant Professor at Purdue University before moving to the University of British Columbia where he worked from 1992-2008. His early research focused on asymptotics, prior selection in Bayesian statistics, and mathematical modeling of biological systems. His first sabbatical was at University College London and his second sabbatical was at Duke University where he was a visiting scholar in the `Large P Small N' program at SAMSI. In addition, he spent three months at the Newton Institute at Cambridge University. He moved to the University of Miami in 2008 and worked for five years at the medical school where he started their MS and PhD programs in biostatistics before coming to chair the Department of Statistics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In Canada he continuously had NSERC funding and just got his first solo NSF grant in the US. His current foci of research are predictive statistics and statistical methodology in genomic data. He has been an associate editor for four different journals, served three years on the Savage Award Committee (best thesis prize in Bayesian statistics), and has published numerous papers. He has also authored one PhD level textbook on data mining and machine learning for Springer, with a complete solutions manual.
Frauke Hachtmann is associate professor and head of the advertising and public relations program in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. She also directed the college's Hitchcock Center for Graduate Study and Professional Journalism Development. Hachtmann's teaching emphases are in the areas of international advertising and advertising and public relations research and strategy. Her research focuses on international advertising education, the impact of advertising on economy and society, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Advertising Education, Advertising & Society Review, and the Journal of General Education. In 2012, Hachtmann was one of 18 scholars selected nationally for the Advertising Educational Foundation Visiting Professor Program and completed a summer fellowship at JWT in New York. She has held leadership positions in several national associations, including the American Academy of Advertising (AAA) and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), where she was head of the advertising division in 2011-12. Prior to joining the faculty, she worked for the Nebraska Athletic Department as a media buyer, editor, and graphic designer. Hachtmann holds an undergraduate degree in advertising, an M.A. in journalism, an M.B.A. with an emphasis on international business and a Ph.D. in educational studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Dr. Daniel G. Linzell, P.E., F.ASCE
Dr. Daniel G. Linzell, P.E., F.ASCE, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. From 1999 until June of 2013, Dr. Linzell was a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, most recently serving as the John A. and Harriette K. Shaw Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Protective Technology Center. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in August of 1999, his M.S. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1995 and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Ohio State University in 1990. He served as a visiting professor at TECNUN, the engineering campus of the University of Navarra in San Sebastian, Spain, during the 2008-09 academic year. Dr. Linzell has published nearly 50 refereed articles in areas related to structural engineering that have included research related to: protective barrier systems; building and bridge systems and components under blast and impact loads; the behavior of bridges during construction and under service loads; and ship structural components under static and dynamic loads. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Linzell was employed by Burgess and Niple, Ltd. in Columbus Ohio where he performed condition and forensic structural inspections and rehabilitation designs of bridges, buildings and other infrastructure systems. He currently serves as Chair of (1) Structures Stability Research Council's (SSRC) Task Group 04: Stability of Metal Bridges and Bridge Components and (2) Transportation Research Board (TRB) Subcommittee AFF20(1): Methods of Analyzing Steel Bridges. Dr. Linzell was a past Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridges Committee and the Compression and Flexural Members Committee. In addition he serves on the ASCE Composite Construction and Bridge and Tunnel Security Committees and on TRB Committee AFF20, Steel Bridges. He has also served as an Associate Editor of ASCEs Journal of Bridge Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Julia McQuillan is Department chair and Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology in 1998 from the University of Connecticut and started as an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska in the same year. She has had leadership roles in Social Science support, e.g. directing the Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR) and directing the Survey Research, Statistics & Psychometrics core facility. She was co-principal investigator on the ADVANCE-Nebraska NSF grant, bringing sociological perspectives to efforts to recruit, retain, and promote women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) departments. She was also co-investigator on the National Institute of Health (NIH) "Infertility: Pathways and Psychosocial Outcomes" and is currently co-investigator on the NIH funded "Biology of Human: Understanding Ourselves Through the Lens of Current Biomedical Research". Benefiting from interdisciplinary teams, she has published on a variety of subjects including infertility, the importance of parenthood for men and women, race/ethnicity and labor market influences on inequality, science identity, and attitudes about pregnancy and childlessness. Dr. McQuillan is passionate about education, has taught a broad set of substantive and methodological courses, and enjoys collaborating with students.