Megan Bryson is an expert on the religions of China, including minority religions; East Asian Buddhism; gender and Asian religions; and Buddhism in the United States.
Gender Issues Experts
Tina Shepardson is a professor of early Christianity. She regularly lectures in the community on women, gender, and sexuality in Christianity; the politics of interpreting the Bible; and early Christian relations with Muslims and Jews.
Maria Stehle specializes in German and European cultural studies, gender and media studies, and cultural histories of Germany since 1945.
Joanne Hall is a registered nurse with a PhD in nursing and a bachelor’s of science in psychology and is an expert in the areas of substance use and misuse, stigmatized populations, racial microaggressions and health care, and recovery from interpersonal violence.
Patrick R. Grzanka is an assistant professor of psychology and affiliate faculty of the interdisciplinary programs in American studies and women, gender, and sexuality.
Michael Higdon is the director of the College of Law’s Legal Writing Program and an associate professor of law who specializes in family law, legal writing, and sexuality, gender, and the law.
Claudia Rawn is one of the foremost authorities on materials science at UT, the director of the Center for Materials Processing, and a leading advocate of female engineering students through the RISER program.
Dixie Thompson is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and of the National Academy of Kinesiology, as well as a past president of the Southeast Chapter of ACSM and a former associate editor-in-chief for ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal.