Lightning round on Marquette research

Wonder what research attracts Marquette faculty scholars? Take a look at a few examples.

Judith McMullen, professor of law — research paper examining societal attitudes toward obesity and how those attitudes are represented in the legal system.

Dr. SuJean Choi, associate professor of biomedical sciences — fighting obesity by studying animals’ physiological responses to food to help determine how the human brain regulates the body’s energy intake and storage.

Drs. Heather Hlavka and Sameena Mulla, assistant professors of social and cultural sciences — combining tools to study how evidence is used, presented and processed in sexual assault trials.

Dr. Brooke Mayer, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering — studying how to use electricity to help clean wastewater.

Dr. Duane Swank, professor of political science — examining if a decline in unions and government protections for the poor is an inevitable result of a globalized economy, as co-author of The Political Construction of Business Interests: Coordination, Growth and Equality.

Dr. Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics — examining whether the mortgage interest deduction is a lure or a mirage toward home ownership.

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