Brown University faculty conduct consequential research across academic fields and disciplines. Through interviews with Provost Richard Locke, Faculty in Focus provides a glimpse into the work of some of Brown’s most compelling faculty members, including what sparked their interest, and what drives their curiosity today.
Faculty in Focus with John Friedman
In this episode, Provost Richard Locke speaks with Economist John Friedman, whose work combines economics, big data, and public policy to understand why some children rise out of poverty and some do not.
He’s particularly interested in measuring upward mobility - or what we call “the American Dream”- whether low income children grow up to earn more than their parents.
His research is designed to inform powerful policy changes across the country, in specific neighborhoods, and on college campuses.
Featuring Diane Lipscombe
Diane Lipscombe runs the Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown- a hub of researchers focused on developing scientific breakthroughs in conditions such as epilepsy, autism, and depression.
In this episode, Diane talks about the want ad that transformed her life trajectory, how research about the heart informed her study of the brain, and what motivates her more than 30 years after her first job as a research assistant.
Faculty in Focus: Professor Tricia Rose
In this episode, with great humor and humanity, Professor Rose discusses the origins of her interest in hip-hop, the triumphs and trials she faced pursuing her field of study, and how she remains optimistic as she delves deeply into the causes and ramifications of persistent, systemic racism.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Love this episode....Tricia Rose is smart, funny, insightful...can’t wait for future episodes to launch.