Faculty Affiliates

Head of Government Information, Maps and Microform Services (GIMMS), IU Libraries

Phone:
(812) 855-8155
Email:
alfordem@indiana.edu

Quality of Place: Thinking Outside the Book: Community Engagement with Rural Libraries

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis

Phone:
(317) 760-7272
Email:
ababb@indiana.edu

Health: Complex Food Provisioning Strategies and Food Insecurity among Older Adults

Director, Entrepreneurship and Career Development, Jacobs School of Music

Phone:
(812) 856-5719
Email:
abarker@indiana.edu

Quality of Place: Classical Connections, Band Outreach, Kids Compose, Dance Outreach, Singing Hoosiers, Volante Winds, Crossroads Jazz Quintet, Bloomington Early Music Festival

Associate Professor, Applied Health Science, School of Public Health

Phone:
(812) 855-4789
Email:
prbarnes@indiana.edu

Health: Healthy Rural Indiana 2025: Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs) Project

Catherine Bowman

Professor, Department of English

Email:
cabowman@indiana.edu

Quality of Place

Indiana Geological and Water Survey

Phone:
(812) 855-8390
Email:
tbranam@indiana.edu

Resilience: Locating and Characterizing Important Springs of the Indiana Uplands

School of Public and Environmental Affairs; School of Art, Architecture and Design

Phone:
(812) 360-0726
Email:
brownwm@iu.edu

Health, Resilience, and Sustaining Hoosier Communities: Linton to Goose Pond Multi-Use Trail    

Professor of English, Associate Vice Provost for Arts and Humanities, Director of IUB Arts and Humanities Council

Phone:
(812) 219-3457
Email:
ecomenta@indiana.edu

Quality of Place: Co-Chair, Town Engagement Program

Arts-based Wellness Experiences Manager, Eskenazi Museum of Art

Phone:
(812) 855-2597
Email:
lataking@iu.edu

Quality of Place: Rural Teachers Engaging Art Program

Director of Education, Eskenazi Museum of Art

Phone:
(812) 855-1045
Email:
hdavis2@iu.edu

Health: Museum Art Therapy for Caregivers; Quality of Place: Rural Teachers Engaging Art

Assistant Research Scientist, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands

Phone:
(925) 948-5850
Email:
gdepper@iu.edu

Resilience: Inventory of Park, Recreation, and Tourism Assets and Trails Projects  

Carrie Docherty

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Public Health, Kinesiology

Phone:
(812) 856-6035
Email:
cdochert@indiana.edu

Health: Co-Chair

Community Engagement, Sustainable Food Systems Science

Phone:
(812) 855-8119
Email:
ellett@iu.edu

Resilience: Local Food, Local Good - Creating Food System Resiliency in the Indiana Uplands

Senior Lecturer of Graphic Design, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design; Area Coordinator of Graphic Design; Co-Director ServeDesign Center

Phone:
(812) 369-0204
Email:
jelshamy@indiana.edu

Health, Resilience, Quality of Place, and Sustaining Hoosier Communities

Adjunct Instructor, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Phone:
(812) 465-1130
Email:
tengbers@indiana.edu

Quality of Place: HandUP OC O'Neill Online Project  

James Farmer

Associate Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Phone:
(812) 856-0969
Email:
jafarmer@indiana.edu

Resilience: Co-Chair

Graduate Student, School of Social Work

Phone:
(812) 855-7083
Email:
sawolter@indiana.edu

Health: Closing the gap: Increasing mental health services in Martin County, IN

Assistant Director for Research, Indiana Geological and Water Survey

Phone:
(812) 855-1376
Email:
lflorea@indiana.edu

Resilience: The Mitchell Plateau Karst Observatory

Lecturer, School of Public Health, Recreation Parks and Tourism Studies

Phone:
(812) 855-0203
Email:
bforist@indiana.edu

Sustaining Hoosier Communities: Interpreting Native Plants at Shakamack State Park  

Associate Clinical Professor, School of Public Health/Applied Health Science

Phone:
(812) 855-9072
Email:
dgetz@iu.edu

Health: Ongoing partnerships with youth leaders in Lawrence, Orange, and Greene County with Youth Development and Public Health Students

Assistant Professor, Applied Health Science, School of Public Health

Phone:
(812) 855-8795
Email:
greeneiu@iu.edu

Health: Project UNITE (Uncovering New Initiatives for Teen Empowerment)

Clinical Assistant Professor, Intelligent Systems Engineering

Phone:
(812) 855-6984
Email:
bhimebau@indiana.edu

Sustaining Hoosier Communities, Resilience: Hoosier National Forest Dark Sky Designation Project

Gretchen Horlacher

Professor of Music and Assistant to the Dean for Research and Administration

Phone:
(812) 855-3691
Email:
ghorlach@indiana.edu

Quality of Place

Professor and BSW Program Director, School of Social Work

Phone:
(812) 855-6093
Email:
chostett@indiana.edu

Health: Increasing Mental Health Services in Martin County

Cartographic Specialist and Digital Collections Manager, Indiana Geological and Water Survey

Phone:
(812) 855-5893
Email:
mrj21@indiana.edu

Resilience: Detailed topographic trail maps, promoting recreational opportunities along Indiana’s Knobstone escarpment

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Kinesiology

Phone:
(812) 855-5073
Email:
jdjohnst@indiana.edu

Health: What Moves You Mitchell

Pre-K-12 Experiences Manager, Eskenazi Museum of Art

Phone:
(812) 855-0567
Email:
jordan22@iu.edu

Quality of Place: Rural Teachers Engaging Art

Bree Josefy

Clinical Assistant Professor, Accounting, Kelley School of Business

Phone:
(812) 856-0094
Email:
bjosefy@indiana.edu

Sustaining Hoosier Communities

Assistant Professor, Journalism, Media School

Phone:
(315) 278-3778
Email:
kang60@indiana.edu

Quality of Place, Sustaining Hoosier Communities

Assistant Professor, Social Work

Phone:
(716) 983-2513
Email:
jkeesler@iu.edu

Health: Online Trauma-Informed Care Training

Vanessa Kercher

Clinical Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, School of Public Health

Phone:
(812) 855-3697
Email:
vkercher@iu.edu

Health: Interprofessional Practice & Education: Health & Wellness Coaching Integration in Rural Communities

Clinical Asst. Professor, Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies, School of Public Health

Phone:
(812) 856-1068
Email:
julknapp@indiana.edu

Sustaining Hoosier Communities: Developing Activities for Youth

Professor, Geography and IU Food Institute

Phone:
(812) 855-6303
Email:
knudsen@indiana.edu

Sustaining Hoosier Communities: Complex Food Provisioning Strategies and Food Insecurity among Low-Income Older Americans

Clincal Associate Professor, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Phone:
(314) 578-5439
Email:
levin2@indiana.edu

Quality of Place: Revitalizing Downtown Linton

Clinical Associate Professor, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Phone:
(812) 855-5263
Email:
llittlep@iu.edu

Sustaining Hoosier Communities: Employee policies

Associate Professor, School of Public Health

Phone:
(812) 856-0704
Email:
jtmacy@indiana.edu

Health: Implementing a Financial Incentive-based Intervention to Reduce Smoking during Pregnancy in the Uplands

Susan Middlestadt

Professor, School of Public Health, Department of Applied Health Science

Phone:
(812) 856-2767
Email:
semiddle@indiana.edu

Health: Implementing a Financial Incentive-based Intervention to Reduce Smoking during Pregnancy in the Uplands

Visiting Lecturer, School of Public Health, Recreation Parks and Tourism Studies

Email:
almomill@indiana.edu

Sustaining Hoosier Communities: Bloomfield Pool and Greene County Hospital Foundation-Recreation Center

Professor of Practice, Media School

Phone:
(812) 856-2781
Email:
emonagha@iu.edu

Health, Resilience, Quality of Place: Developing tools for deeper engagement with quality information in Indiana

Chair of the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance/Professor of Costume Design

Phone:
(812) 855-0809
Email:
lpisano@indiana.edu

Quality of Place: Engaging students in live theatre  

Andrew Predmore

University Director of Sustainability, Sustain IU

Phone:
(812) 855-2818
Email:
sapredmo@indiana.edu

Resilience: Co-Chair

Director of Public Health Practice, School of Public Health

Phone:
(812) 855-7334
Email:
aspurcel@indiana.edu

Health: Trauma Informed Care

Jon Racek

Area Coordinator, Comprehensive Design, Senior Lecturer, Comprehensive Design, Co-Director, ServeDesign Center-Art, Architecture, and Design

Phone:
(812) 855-5440
Email:
jonracek@indiana.edu

Quality of Place: Co-Chair

Professor, School of Nursing

Phone:
(812) 855-1728
Email:
dreising@iu.edu

Health: Co-Chair, Navigator project

Michael Rushton

Professor, and Director of Arts Administration Programs, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Phone:
(812) 855-2947
Email:
mirushto@indiana.edu

Quality of Place: The place of arts and culture in individuals' and communities' lives

Associate Professor Biology and Director Undergraduate Internships

Phone:
(812) 855-3185
Email:
wreilly@indiana.edu

Health, Sustaining Hoosier Communities, Resilience, Quality of Place: Indiana Rural Community Health Collaborative

Master of Social Work Graduate Student, School of Social Work

Phone:
(219) 671-3375
Email:
krisschu@iu.edu

Health: Closing the gap: Increasing Mental Health Services in Martin County, IN

Director of STEM Education Initiatives, School of Education

Phone:
(812) 856-8252
Email:
jascrib@iu.edu

Quality of Place: iSTEAM: Integrating Art into STEM

Clinical Professor, Assistant Department Chair, Applied Health Science, School of Public Health-Bloomington

Phone:
(812) 855-2673
Email:
csherwoo@iu.edu

Health: Project UNITE

Associate Professor of Music/Chair, Department of Bands, Jacobs School of Music

Phone:
(812) 856-4592
Email:
esmedley@indiana.edu

Quality of Place: Bringing Instrumental Music Education Expertise to Rural Communities

Director, Grunwald Gallery of Art

Phone:
(812) 855-8490
Email:
grunwald@indiana.edu

Quality of Place: Art exhibitions and professional practices in Visual Art  

Assistant Professor, The Media School

Phone:
(812) 855-1726
Email:
esiethom@iu.edu

Quality of Place: Creating Public Relations Campaigns for the Linton Farmers’ Market

Founding Director, IU Cinema

Phone:
(812) 855-7632
Email:
jwvicker@indiana.edu

Quality of Place: CINEMA FOR ALL: Community ‘Pop-Up’ Cinema Project & Filmmaking Workshops

Executive Director, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands

Phone:
(812) 855-7083
Email:
sawolter@indiana.edu

Health, Resilience, Quality of Place, Sustaining Hoosier Communities: Indiana Uplands Park, Recreation, and Protected Land Inventory and Opportunity Mapping

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