Faculty Videos

Dr. Ellen Unterwald, Dr. Toby Eisenstein

Ellen Unterwald, PhD, is a Professor of Pharmacology and Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Research, an interdisciplinary NIH funded center that conducts research on drugs of abuse and the consequences of their use, whether abused or therapeutic, at Temple University. Toby K. Eisenstein, PhD, is a Professor in Microbiology and Immunology and Co-Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Research. They share their perspectives on the work of the center and importance of substance abuse research for Temple and the Philadelphia community in this video.

Dr. Joyce Joyce

Joyce A. Joyce, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of English is a nationally recognized scholar in black literary criticism. Among her achievements are an American Book Award for Literary Criticism for her collection of essays Warriors, Conjurers, and Priests: Defining African-centered Literary Criticism, and authorship of numerous other books, including: Richard Wright's Art of Tragedy, Ijala: Sonia Sanchez and the African Poetic Tradition, and Black Studies as Human Studies: Critical Essays and Interviews. She shares her perspectives on her educational foundations and career development in this video.

Nora Newcombe

Nora Newcombe, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and nationally recognized expert on cognitive development. She is a Lab Director at the Infant & Child Laboratory, as well as Research in Spatial Cognition (RISC) Laboratory, Principle Investigator of the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC), and member of Temple Institute for the Learning and Education Sciences (TILES). Her numerous publications include the co-authored Making Space: The Development of Spatial Representation and Reasoning (Learning, Development, and Conceptual Change). She shares her insight on intelligence, cognitive development, and her career in this video.

Tonia Hsieh

Tonia Hsieh, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology. She is the Principal Investigator of Hsieh Lab, studying the biomechanics and evolutionary morphology of animals in natural, complex environments. Her work on understanding movement through observing lizards has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer article, "Learning from lizards." She shares her perspective on movement and working with lizards in this video.

Chang Hee Won

Chang-Hee Won, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. He serves as Director of the Control, Sensor, Network, and Perception (CSNAP) Laboratory. He developed the tactile image sensor, a device to assist doctors in quantifying feel as a mechanical property. Additional accomplishments include his role as reviewer for NSF panels on Control Systems and Sensors Technology. He explains about the tactile image sensor technology and function in this video.

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