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

Research Geologist, Indiana Geological and Water Survey

Phone:
(812) 856-1904
Email:
rjautio@indiana.edu

Resilience: Building climate, soil, and water monitoring infrastructure to improve water-resource planning and STEM education in Daviess, Dubois, and Greene Counties

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

Research Associate, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Center for Collaborative Systems Change

Phone:
(812) 855-6508
Email:
mbenetti@indiana.edu

Health: A Continuum of Care: Leveraging Social Support in the Service of Improving Postnatal Outcomes

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    

Mecca Burris

Graduate Student, Anthropology

Email:
burris@iu.edu

Sustaining Hoosier Communities: Complex Food Provisioning Strategies and Food Insecurity among Low-income Older Americans; Resilience: Teen Food Insecurity in Southern Indiana  

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Phone:
(812) 679-8097
Email:
gracarte@iu.edu

Health

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 and Museum-based Art Therapy Outreach

Associate Dean, Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Phone:
(812) 855-7089
Email:
mdavisaj@iu.edu

Health: Feasibility of a Theory-Driven, Rurally-Tailored, Family-Based, Telehealth Intervention for Childhood Obesity: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

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; Orange County Farm to Health

Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design, Graphic Design Area Coordinator, ServeDesign Center-Art, Architecture, and Design

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

Quality of Place: Greene County Wayfinding Signage  

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:
sbfarmer@iu.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

Assistant Research Scientist, Applied Health Science

Phone:
(812) 855-8534
Email:
wajayawa@indiana.edu

Health: Feasibility of a Theory-Driven, Rurally Tailored, Family-Based, Telehealth Intervention for Childhood Obesity: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

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

Director, Traditional Arts Indiana

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

Quality of Place: Traditional Arts and Creative Aging Resource Guide

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

Interim Director, Center for the Study of Global Change

Phone:
(812) 856-4827
Email:
ekonwest@iu.edu

Health: Community Engagement to End Child Sexual Exploitation (CEECSE)  

Director of the Consulting Academy, Kelley School of Business

Phone:
(317) 294-7777
Email:
jslaugh@iu.edu

Sustaining Hoosier Communities: Project Sleepy - Huntingburg Hospitality Study

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

Laura Littlepage

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

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

Sustaining Hoosier Communities: Employee policies, Rural Homelessness in Greene County, Indiana

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

Graduate Student, School of Public Health, Assistant Director, Therapeutic Outdoor Programs at Bradford Woods

Phone:
(317) 366-7916
Email:
jlmcinti@indiana.edu

Resilience, Health: Family Battle Buddies Program

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

PhD Student, MA, MPH, Applied Health and Sciences

Phone:
(740) 249-7599
Email:
jomwangi@iu.edu

Health: Exploring Barriers and Facilitators in Adopting Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT): Perceptions of Health Providers in Seven Southern Indiana Rural Counties

Research Hydrogeologist, Indiana Geological and Water Survey

Phone:
(812) 855-2504
Email:
snaylor@indiana.edu

Resilience: Building climate, soil, and water monitoring infrastructure to improve water-resource planning and STEM education in Daviess, Dubois, and Greene Counties

Grant and Program Manager, Center for the Study of Global Change, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies

Email:
tenichol@indiana.edu

Health: Community Engagement to End Child Sexual Exploitation (CEECSE)

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

Faculty, Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies

Phone:
(812) 856-7161
Email:
wramos@indiana.edu

Health: IU Water Safety Day

Professor, School of Nursing

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

Health: Co-Chair, Navigator project

Jennifer Meta Robinson

Professor of Practice, Department of Anthropology

Phone:
(812) 855-4607
Email:
jenmetar@indiana.edu

Health: Teen Food Insecurity

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

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  

Interim Dean and MSW Director IUB, Director for Center for Social Health and Well-being, I U School of Social Work, Director Faculty Development Indiana University School of Social Work

Phone:
(317) 582-0762
Email:
wpsulliv@iupui.edu

Health: Extending our Reach

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

Lecturer in Law - Faculty Director Judicial Externship and Clerkship Programs, Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington

Phone:
(812) 855-2075
Email:
ivanderc@indiana.edu

Sustaining Hoosier Communities: Rural Justice Initiative

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

Research Assistant, PhD Student in Health Behavior, Applied Health Science, School of Public Health

Email:
mimaward@iu.edu

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

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

Graduate Student, Applied Health Science, School of Public Health

Phone:
(812) 558-8453
Email:
yuanshuh@iu.edu

Sustaining Hoosier Communities: Brown County Tutoring Collaboration

Professor and Haydn Murray Chair, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Phone:
(812) 856-1884
Email:
chenzhu@indiana.edu

Health: Arsenic Speciation

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