Louis L. Redding Chair for the Study of Law and Public Policy
Biden School of Public Policy and Administration
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Areas of Expertise
- Research focuses on civil rights and civil liberties law, employment law and constitutional law.
- Former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Has authored more than 90 articles in academic journals and other publications on various aspects of Civil Rights law.
- Co-authored two books, "Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture and the Constitution" and "Choosing Equality: Essays and Narratives on the Desegregation Experience." U.S. Vice President Joe Biden wrote the forward for "Choosing Equality."
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Political psychologist and expert on voter behavior and emotion, focusing on how voters process information to make their decisions.
Education and Social Policy
Research interests include obesity, food policy, community nutrition, as well as the value and limitations of supermarkets and corner stores.
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Research investigates the interplay of emotion, motivation, personality and cognition, with a focus on how emotions influence our thoughts.