Stephen Burks
professor of economics and management

  • US trucking industry and truck driver labor market
  • Behavioral economic field experiments
  • Behavioral personnel economics


Troy Goodnough
sustainability director

  • Sustainability in rural communities
  • On-site energy production
  • Community-based sustainability projects

Equity and Access

Becca Gercken
chief diversity officer / associate professor of English and Native American and Indigenous studies

  • Representations of Native and Indigenous peoples in books, film, and television
  • Federal Indian policy


Rachel Johnson
assistant professor of biology / acting chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics

  • Immunotherapy treatments for cancer
  • Infectious diseases
  • The spread of diseases

Kerry Michael
assistant professor of psychology

  • Opioids
  • Addiction
  • Drug court
  • Public health
  • Rural health
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Stress


Stephen Gross
archivist / associate professor of history

  • Minnesota history
  • Rural history
  • History of American immigration

Politics and Policy

Tim Lindberg
assistant professor of political science

  • Rural-urban divide in Minnesota politics
  • Political behavior
  • American political development

Popular Culture

Janet Schrunk Ericksen
acting chancellor / associate professor of English and medieval and ancient studies

  • Medieval literature in contemporary popular culture
  • History of the English language
  • Humanities in higher education