Please join us in welcoming our newest faculty members!
Steve Du Bois
Steve Du Bois joins the Department of Psychology as an assistant professor in the clincial psychology program. For the past year he has been a faculty member at Adler University. DuBois also has been participating in a grant awarded to the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies focused on telephone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for depression. His research interest is broadly focused on health and relationships, including gay male couples, HIV prevention, and most recently, on health in long-distance relationships. DuBois received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his clinical internship at the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital.
Mohamed El Marzouki
Mohamed El Marzouki joins the Department of Humanities as an assistant professor. His research interests include youth citizenship, participatory media and politics, and digital youth cultures in North Africa and the Middle East. In his dissertation he explored the role social media platforms play in political dissent by youth in North Africa, focusing on the use of YouTube videos created by amateur users and how these videos shaped the political identities of young Moroccans. He was the recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation graduate student fellowship that helped to fund his research and allowed for his participation in seminars on the role of documentary media in informing sociopolitical change. El Marzouki received his Ph.D. in mass communications from Indiana University.
J. D. Trout will join Lewis College of Human Sciences as the John and Mae Calamos Professor of Philosophy in January 2018. Trout was a professor of philosophy and psychology at Loyola University Chicago. His research interests include the philosophy of science, epistemology, and cognitive science. Trout’s most recent book, Wondrous Truths: The Improbable Triumph of Modern Science, uses evidence from psychology and the history of science to make new arguments about scientific realism. He has published four other books and has a forthcoming volume based on a series of lectures he delivered through the Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professorship in Philosophy. Trout has held visiting positions at a variety of institutions including the University of Chicago, the University of Helsinki, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Innsbruck. He received a Ph.D. in philosophy and cognitive science from Cornell University.