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Randall Clemens, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Pathways to college for black and Latino male teens in low-income neighborhoods, research for educational policy
Catherine DiMartino, Associate Professor
Expertise: Marketing and branding in public education, charter schools, private sector contracting with public education (i.e. Pearson), data use in schools by leaders and teachers
Rene Parmar, Professor
Expertise: Learning disabilities
John Conry, Professor, Clinical Professor
Expertise: Ambulatory Care/HIV/Indigent care
Danielle Ezzo, Associate Professor, Associate Clinical Professor
Expertise: Ambulatory Care
Regina Ginzburg, Associate Professor, Associate Clinical Professor
Expertise: Ambulatory Care
Celia Lu, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor Industry
Expertise: Ambulatory Care
Nissa Mazzola, Associate Professor, Associate Clinical Professor
Expertise: Ambulatory Care
Khusbu Patel, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor Industry
Expertise: Ambulatory Care
Michele Pisano, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor Industry
Expertise: Ambulatory Care - Geriatrics
Josh Rickard, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor Industry
Expertise: Ambulatory Care
Sherin Aaris, Professor
Expertise: Graphic design, typography, sustainable design
Joseph Adolphe, Professor
Elizabeth Albert, Associate Professor
Expertise: NYC Waterfront, public art, painting
Elizabeth DeLuna, Associate Professor
Expertise: Graphic design, animation, motion graphics
Amy Gansell, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Ancient Near Eastern art, Iraqi cultural artifacts, feminist art
Jerelyn Hanrahan, Professor
Expertise: Sculpture, public art installations
Thomas Kerr, Associate Professor
Belenna Lauto, Professor and Chair
Mark Lamanno, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Jazz history, Latin American music, ethnomusicology
William Alexander (Alex) Morel, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Photography, documentary
Susan Rosenberg, Associate Professor
Expertise: Art history, museum studies, Trisha Brown, dance
Claudia Sbrissa, Professor
Expertise: Book arts, drawing, printmaking
Heidi Upton, Associate Professor
Expertise: Music theory
Christopher Bazinet, Associate Professor
Expertise: Cell and Evolutionary Biology of Gametogenesis: Where Did Sex Come From?
Irvin N. Hirshfield, Associate Professor
Expertise: Molecular microbiology and microbial physiology and genetics
Dianella G. Howarth, Associate Professor and Director of Environmental Studies Programs
Expertise: Evolution of Development: Research integrates phylogenetic, molecular evolution, and developmental genetic approaches to understand evolutionary mechanisms underlying plant development.
Simon Geir Moller, Senior Vice Provost and Professor
Expertise: Research focuses on Parkinson's disease where we are defining molecular and cellular mechanisms associated with disease onset and progression. Our lab uses a combination of several model systems including plants, zebrafish and mammalian cell lines. A second focus is targeted towards iron-sulfur biogenesis mechanisms and consequences in a cellular context within various cellular compartments.
Matteo Ruggiu, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Research focus is the study of protein-RNA networks that control alternative splicing, and how they relate to neurons and to diseases of the nervous system. The long-term goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms regulating protein-RNA networks that control alternative splicing, and how they relate to neuron biology, and to disease of the nervous system.
Laura Schramm, Associate Dean, St. John's College Graduate Division, and Professor
Expertise: Regulation of RNA polymerase III transcription in breast and prostate cancer by the polyphenols EGCG (green tea), resveratrol (red wine) and genistein (soy)
Richard Stalter, Professor
Expertise: Research interests are in the areas of community ecology, plant biodiversity, the ecology of rare plants, and the ecology of invasive non-native plant species. Most of this research is in coastal areas and in urban environments.
Ivana Vancurova, Professor
Expertise: The goal of our studies is to understand the transcriptional mechanisms that regulate expression of pro-inflammatory and immunosuppressive cytokines, as they relate to cancer
Wan Seok Yang, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Research focuses on using chemical genetics approaches to study cell death pathways. Yang has identified small molecules that induce a distinctive form of cell death, named ferroptosis, and discovered GPX4 as a central regulator of ferroptosis. Research is applying this knowledge on cell death to selectively eliminate cancer cells or protect neurons from degeneration.
Yong Yu, Associate Professor and Graduate Director
Expertise: Research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of assembly, function and regulation of ion channels and membrane receptors. Research is examining the transient receptor potential (TRP) channels, proteins which are essential for sensory physiology and have been shown to play crucial roles in human diseases.
Yan Zhu, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Research focuses on understanding the biological function and molecular mechanisms of the p53-Mdm2 pathway, a promising cancer therapeutic target, in cell growth control and tumor suppression.
Rachel Zufferey, Associate Professor
Expertise: The goal of our research is to understand how the parasites generate their membranes, how this process affects their virulence, and understand the mechanism of action of lipid-based drugs, some of which are in clinical trials. The focus of our research is to characterize enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of various classes of glycerolipids with an eye toward drug and vaccine development.
Jose G. Centento, Associate Professor
Expertise: Research focuses on the theoretical and professional bases that support the services for monolingual Spanish/bilingual Spanish-English speakers with aphasia, a large clinical population in the United States. morphosyntactic
Nancy Colodny, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Expertise: Research and clinical interests are in the areas of dysphagia, adult neurogenics, geriatrics and medical speech-language pathology.
Shruti Deshpande, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Research interests include the investigation of the use of behavioral and electrophysiologic techniques for the assessment and management of individuals with typical versus atypical listening abilities.
Peggy Jacobson, Associate Professor
Expertise: Clinical and research interests are in the areas of child language disorders, bilingualism, second language acquisition, and the effects of poverty on communication development. Her research has been supported by the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders/National Institute of Health
Karece Lopez, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Research interests include typical and atypical language development.
Gary Martin, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Research focuses on speech and language development of children with fragile X syndrome (FXS), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and Down syndrome with a particular emphasis on pragmatic language, prosody, and the overlap of FXS and ASD.
Suzanne Miller, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Research and clinical interests include distortion product otoacoustic emissions and reflectance measurements, which are objective and non-invasive tests useful for the detection and diagnosis of hearing loss in difficult to test populations.
Monica Wagner, Associate Professor
Expertise: Current research aims to uncover brain mechanisms that allow spoken words to be recognized and comprehended rapidly and with ease.
Patrick R. Walden, Associate Professor
Expertise: Research interests include leadership and administration in the professions, scholarship of teaching and learning, and disorders of voice and speech in adults.
Rebecca Wiseheart, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Research focuses on the causes and consequences of slow reading in dyslexia. Her research aims to understand how linguistic and cognitive processes interact with the development of both spoken language and reading efficiency in high performing students who have compensated for their dyslexia.
Yan Yu, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Research focuses on the neurophysiological basis of language processing. She uses both behavioral and neurophysiological method to examine the neural indices of language processing in bilingual children, and also children with atypical language development such as autism spectrum disorders.
Ying Liu, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Bioinformatics, computational biology, data mining, text mining, and database system
Christina Schweirkert, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Programming languages, data mining, biomedical and healthcare informatics
Nikhil Yadav, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Health informatics, mobile and pervasive computing, mobile healthcare systems, scalable web services, and cloud systems
James Bethea, Associate Professor
Expertise: Urban Youth, Resilience, Mentoring
Gina Cicco, Associate Professor
Expertise: Learning styles related to performance in online courses, supervisory relationships and best practices in online counseling instruction, perceptions of online counselor instruction
Ming-hui Li, Associate Professor
Expertise: Stress coping, resilience development
Heather Robertson, Assistant Professor
Expertise: career counseling, substance use counseling, military/veterans issues surrounding substance use and career transition
Dr. Sandra Schamroth Abrams, Associate Professor
Expertise: Digital literacies, videogames
Bilge Cerezci, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Teaching Quality and Early Mathematics
Bonnie Johnson, Professor
Expertise: Social inequalities in the early years, high-stakes testing
Em Maslak, Professor
Expertise: International and comparative education, study abroad, gender and education
Donald McClure, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Intersection of immigration, diversity and schools in the Republic of Ireland
Regina Mistretta, Professor
Expertise: Parent engagement
Mary Beth Schaefer, Associate Professor
Expertise: College and career readiness
Jason Berkowitz, Assistant Professor
Alec Gevorkyan, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Economic Development, Macroeconomics
Anna Martin, Professor
Expertise: International finance, corporate hedging, and regulatory impact on corporations
Dohra Ahmad, Professor
Expertise: Postcolonial and world literature
Lee Ann Brown, Professor
Gabriel Brownstein, Associate Professor
Expertise: Fiction, creative writing
Raj Chetty, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Caribbean Literature and Culture, Postcolonial Literary Studies, Black/African Diaspora Studies, Performance Studies
Scott Combs, Associate Professor
Expertise: Film, film genres
Robert Fanuzzi, Associate Professor
Expertise: Civic engagement, African American literature
Granville Ganter, Associate Professor
Expertise: African American literature, Native American literature, performance, humor
Anne Ellen Geller, Professor
Expertise: Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)
Rachel Hollander, Associate Professor
Expertise: Modernism, feminism, the Victorian novel, Olive Schreiner
Amy King, Associate Professor
Expertise: Romantic literature, natural history and literature, the 19th-century novel
Brian Lockey, Professor
Expertise: Early modern literature, Shakespeare
John Lowney, Professor
Expertise: African American literature, the Harlem Renaissance
Kathleen Lubey, Associate Professor
Expertise: 18th century literature, sexuality, pornography
Gregory Maertz, Professor
Expertise: Romanticism, fascism studies
Steven Mentz, Professor
Expertise: Shakespeare, 16th and 17th-century English literature, environmental humanities, ecocriticism, oceanic culture
Melissa Mowry, Professor
Expertise: Restoration and early eighteenth-century English literature and culture
Derek Owens, Professor
Expertise: Composition and rhetoric, writing studies
Nicole Rice, Professor
Expertise: Medieval drama, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, sex and gender, and medieval romance
Stephen Sicari, Professor and Chair
Expertise: Modernism, theology
Shante Paradigm Smalls, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Hip hop, queer theory, and race and genre fiction
Jennifer Travis, Associate Professor
Expertise: 19th century novels, feminism, masculinity, catastrophe, digital humanities
Elda Tsou, Associate Professor
Expertise: Asian American studies, Ethnic Studies, literary theory and theories of racial formation
Brian Browne, Adjunct Professor
Expertise: Political analysis on government and politics, campaigns and elections, youth vote, millennials, Catholic issues.
William Byrne, Associate Professor
Expertise: Modern political thought, core problems of liberal democracy and late modernity
Fred Cocozzelli, Associate Professor
Expertise: Post-conflict institution building, social policy development, and ethnic and community political dynamics. Geographically primary focus on the Balkans, and in particular the former Yugoslav province of Kosovo.
William Ganghi, Professor
Expertise: Primary field of research American Constitutional law; American Theory, Comparative law, and Public Administration.
Diane J. Heith, Professor
Expertise: Presidency, Public Opinion, Campaigns and Elections
David W. Keirn, Associate Professor
Expertise: International relations theory, U.S. Foreign Policy, military innovation, comparative grand strategy, arms control and nonproliferation, and the causes of major war.
Expertise: Ancient Political philosopy particularly Aristotle and contemporary political theory, especialy feminist political theory.
Azzedine Layachi, Professor
Expertise: Economic development, political change, political Islam, Middle East politics, African politics, and politics of ethnicity.
Frank Le Veness, Professor
Expertise: Caribbean and Latin American Politics and Integration, comparative systems; Puerto Rico; Methodology, development politics, and international political economy.
William Nester, Professor
Expertise: International relations
Robert F. Pecorella, Associate Professor
Expertise: Public administration, urban governance, state and local politics, and research methods
Dolores L. Augustine, Professor
Expertise: Social and culture history of Europe, visual culture of the Cold War, technology in two Germanys since since 1945, the G.D.R. (East Germany, 1945-1990), cultural history of technology in Germany, elites, the wealthy in modern Germany
Mauricio Borrero, Associate Professor
Expertise: Russian history, European history, from 1815 to 1914, and modern world history with an emphasis on sport food, and popular culture
Tracey-Anne Cooper, Associate Professor
Expertise: Anglo-Saxon History, Manuscript Studies, Church History; Medieval Culture
Shahla Hussain, Assistant Professor
Expertise: South Asian History, ramifications of decolonization in South Asia by focusing on the contested region of Kashmir, which is claimed by both India and Pakistan.
Timothy A. Milford, Associate Professor
Expertise: Historian of colonial and early national North America. Research on political change and cultural aspiration in the late 18th century.
Ian Miller, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Focus on East Asia. Research centered on the interplay between ideas, nstitutions, and the natural enviornment.
Philip Misevich, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Specializes in the slave trade and the development of the Atlantic World. ts include Caribbean history, Atlantic history, and African history
Susie J. Pak, Associate Professor
Expertise: U.S. American history (late 19th and 20th centuries). Specializes in the study of American business networks.
John C. Rao, Associate Professor
Expertise: Modern European History; Catholic rediscovery of their own heritage in the post-French revolutionary era
Nerina Rustomji, Associate Professor
Expertise: Intellectual and cultural formation of Islamic societies and the Middle East America's relationship with the Muslim World, prophetic biography as a historical genre, gendered configurations in Islamic societies, and the history of secularism
Susan Schmidt-Horning, Associate Professor
Expertise: 20th century United States cultural history, history of technology, and sound studies, postwar U.S.
Kristin M. Szylvian, Associate Professor
Expertise: Public History, Museum and Archival Studies. Research on housing, urban planning history, environmental and land use policy.
Konrad Tuchscherer, Associate Professor
Expertise: African history and languages. Interests include nineteenth and twentieth century West Africa colonialism in Africa, and Gullah history in South Carolina and Georgia.
Lara Vapnek, Professor
Expertise: Specializes in the history of gender and labor in the nineteenth and twentieth century United States
Harold Broderick, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Veteran of NYPD, criminal investigations
Christopher Cleary, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Verbal only, no video
Keith Cozine, Ph.D.
Expertise: Transnational crime, terrorism and border security
Richard Frankel, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Has contract with ABC
James Gagiliano, Adjunct Instructor
Expertise: Former FBI, in contract with CNN
Jeffrey Grossmann, Associate Professor
Expertise: Homeland Security Higher Education
Bernard Jones, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Benchmarking organizational resilience
Antoinette Schlossberg, Chair & Associate Professor
Expertise: Forensic Psychology, criminal justice at the cabinet level in Westchester County
Sophie Bell, Associate Professor
Expertise: Racial dynamics of language and literature
David Farley, Associate Professor
Expertise: Travel and travel writing
Roberta Hayes, Associate Professor
Expertise: Immunology and Immunotherapy
Paula Lazrus, Associate Professor
Expertise: Archeology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), international trafficking in antiquities, settlement and land-use issues in ancient Italy
Alina Camacho-Gingerich, Professor
Expertise: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Carmen Fernandez Klohe, Associate Professor
Expertise: Spanish literaure
Marie-Lise Gazarian, Professor
Expertise: Spanish literature
Eduardo Mitre, Associate Professor
Expertise: Hispanic-American poetry
Zoe Petropoulou, Associate Professor
Expertise: French, Albert Camus
Walter Petrovitz, Associate Professor
Expertise: Classical languages
Steve Puig, Associate Professor
Expertise: French, representations of NY in French literature
Florence Russo, Associate Professor
Expertise: Italian, Dante studies
Annalise Sacca, Professor
Expertise: Italian cultural studies, poetry
Nicolas Toscano, Professor
Expertise: Spanish, Fernán González, Pedro de Medina, the early writings of Spanish explorers of the New World
Christine Angel, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Information Representation and Retrieval (IRR), Archival Description, Museum Informatics, Metadata
Shari Lee, Associate Professor
Expertise: Library services for children & young adults; Teen Spaces for Libraries; Popular Culture; Library Spaces
Kevin Rioux, Associate Professor
Expertise: Supervised community-wide research projects that focused on health behaviors and health care provider choices.
Joan Ball, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Service Design, Consumer Behavior, Customer Delight
Timothy Keiningham, Edowed Professor, J. Donald Kennedy Endowed Chair in E-Commerce and Associate Professor
Expertise: Bridge the gap between leading scientific research and management best practices
Iris Mohr, Associate Professor
Expertise: Fashion, Entertainment
Florin Catrina, Associate Professor
Expertise: Partial Differential Equations
Raeann Kyriakou, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Mathematics teacher education and certification, the Common Core State Standards in mathematics, the use of technology in educational instruction, and the construction of mathematical knowledge.
Luke Mannion, Associate Professor
Expertise: Applied mathematics
Vadim Batitsky, Associate Professor
Expertise: Philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of mind
Zachary Davis, Associate Professor
Expertise: Phenomenology and environmental philosophy
Robert Delfino, Associate Professor
Expertise: Metaphysics, especially naturalism and personal identity, The relationship between science, metaphysics, and religion, Medieval Philosophy and Thomas Aquinas
Paul Gaffney, Associate Professor and Chair
Expertise: Philosophy of law, Philosophy of language, Ethics, Philosophy of sport
Marie George, Professor
Expertise: Natural philosophy, Philosophy of biology, Science and religion, Aquinas, Aristotle
David Kaspar, Assistant Professor
Kevin Kennedy, Associate Professor
Expertise: Metaphysics, American philosophy, Pragmatism, Marxism
Rev. Robert Lauder, Professor
Expertise: Personalism, Existentialism, Theodicy, Philosophy and literature, Philosophy and film
Glenn Statile, Associate Professor
Expertise: Science and religion
Denis Sullivan, Professor
Expertise: Ethics, Philosophy of mind, Philosophy of language, Philosophy of religion
Rejwan Ali, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Super computing platforms for protein target identification and ligand design
Charles Fortmann, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Solar photovoltaic energy generation
Gen Long, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Novel nanomaterial synthesis and characterizations, Functional nanostructures, Energy-related nanoscale device applications, Magnetic nanomaterials and applications
Andrea Bergman, Associate Professor
Expertise: Research interests focus on the application of empirically validated treatments for underserved populations, such as emerging adults who have dropped out of high school and are experiencing multiple problems
Elizabeth Brondolo, Professor
Expertise: Research focuses on the psychophysiology of interpersonal conflict. Work has included studies of workplace conflict. Also, research focused on racism or ethnic discrimination, specifically examining interpersonal racism (i.e., racism that is directly perceived and occurs in an interpersonal context).
Elissa Brown, Professor and Founder and Executive Director of the Child HELP Partnership
Expertise: Research focuses on developing, testing, and disseminating therapies for children who have experienced traumatic events, such as 9/11, child abuse, and bereavement related traumatic circumstances, such as September 11, 2001.
William Chaplin, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology
Expertise: Research interests in personality psychology, but also has interests in issues involving psychometrics and the analysis of data, particularly in applied research.
Dana Chesney, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Research studies how people understand numbers and math and how to improve this understanding.
Tamara Del Vecchio, Associate Professor
Expertise: Research interests include the development of early externalizing behavior, the dysfunctional parenting that maintains it, parent cognitions and/or affect that relates to dysfunctional parenting, and early prevention and intervention efforts for parents of difficult toddlers.
Raymond A. DiGiuseppe, Professor
Expertise: Studies anger as a clinical problem and has promoted the recognition of anger as a form of psychopathology. He has developed standards for identifying anger diagnostic disorders and has published two psychological tests assessing dysfunctional anger: the Anger Disorders Scale (ADS) for adults and the Anger Regulation and Expression Scale (ARES) for children and adolescents. He has also published on the development of the theory, practice and empirical research support of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapies and their application to children, adolescents, and families.
Jeffrey W. Fagen, Professor and Dean of St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Expertise: Research interests are in developmental psychology and developmental psychobiology with special emphasis on infant behavior and development. His infant research has focused on learning and memory in human and nonhuman infants, the effects of early experience on later behavior, the predictability of infant behaviors to behaviors in later childhood, the influence of temperament on infant behavior, and the determinants of learning, attention, and retention in normal, high-risk, and handicapped infants.
Dawn Flanagan, Professor
Expertise: Areas of specialty include cognitive assessment, tests and measurement, and diagnosis and treatment of specific learning disabilities. Flanagan is best known for her development of the CHC Cross-Battery Approach and the development of an operational definition of specific learning disability.
Carolyn Greco-Vigorito, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, St. John's College - Staten Island
Expertise: Research interests are in developmental psychology, particularly early child development.
Beverly Greene, Professor
Expertise: Research focuses on role of institutionalized racism, sexism, heterosexism and other oppressive ideologies in the paradigms of psychology and practice of psychotherapy in organized mental health. Understanding psychological resilience and vulnerability in socially marginalized people and their use in psychotherapy. Examining social privilege and marginalization via the development of multiple identity paradigms as more complex ways of understanding human identity. Using psychotherapy and psychological science to facilitate social justice.
Ernest Hodges, Professor
Expertise: Research interests broadly include social and personality development during middle childhood and adolescence.
John D. Hogan, Professor
Expertise: Major areas of interest are the history of psychology, international psychology and developmental psychology.
Rafael Art, Javier, Professor
Expertise: Interests encompass psycholinguistic and psychoanalytic issues in research and treatment and on ethnic and cultural issues in psychoanalytic theories and practice, including on issues of violence and the impact on general cognitive and emotional functioning.
Wilson McDermut, Associate Professor
Expertise: Recent research focuses on the validity of psychiatric diagnoses, especially personality disorders, and the role of anger disorders in the psychiatric nomenclature.
Lauren Moskowitz, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Research focuses on behavioral assessment and intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities (DD) in naturalistic contexts, intervention for parents of children with ASD and DD, and cognitive-behavioral therapy with children and adolescents.
Jeffrey Nevid, Professor
Expertise: Extensive research interests in the areas of clinical psychology, health psychology, implicit cognition, and teaching of psychology.
Samuel Ortiz, Professor
Expertise: Research interests include assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse individuals, application of modern intelligence theory in testing through CHC Cross-Battery assessment methods, differentiating cultural and linguistic differences from disorders, and development of the CHC Culture-Language Matrix as a method for determining the primary influence of culture and language on test performance.
Alice Pope, Associate Professor
Expertise: Research interests include developmental psychopathology, children's peer relations, social cognitions, and peer rejection.
Miguel Roig, Professor
Expertise: Research areas include academic and research integrity with a special focus on the problem of plagiarism in the sciences. Current interests include related issues in responsible writing and authorship, as well as in other areas of publication ethics.
Marlene Sotelo-Dynega, Associate Professor
Expertise: Areas of specialization include Bilingual School Psychology, Cognitive Assessment, and the Assessment, Identification, and Intervention of Learning Disabilities, and School Neuropsychology.
Mark Terjesen, Associate Professor
Expertise: Areas of specialization include Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment and Intervention with Children and Adolescents; Clinical Decision Making Factors among School-Based Professionals; Single-Case Methodology in School Psychology; Behavioral Assessment and Consultation with Educators; Supervision and Training in School Psychology.
Scyatta Wallace, Associate Professor
Expertise: Research focuses on the influence of neighborhood context and socio-cultural norms on HIV risk among urban Black youth. Also includes the design and implementation of gender specific and culturally-tailored interventions to promote health and health care utilization among Black youth.
Kate Walton, Associate Professor
Expertise: The first line of research concerns the relationship between normal personality and psychopathology (i.e., whether they are continuous or discrete constructs) and the second pertains to the development of normal personality and personality pathology.
Zheng Zhou, Professor
Expertise: Areas of specialization include cross-cultural research in children’s mathematical thinking and reasoning, mathematics curriculum and teaching; basic relational concepts acquisition; school adjustment of Asian-American students.
Kelly DelGaizo, Professor
Expertise: Instructional communication
Sanae Elmoudden, Professor
Expertise: Implications of communication technologies on Organizational Communication and Interpersonal Communication
John Greg, Associate Professor
Expertise: Public speaking, argumentation and debate
Jeremiah Hickey, Associate Professor and Chair
Expertise: The connection between public address and political philosophy, especially in relation to the development and maintenance of a democratic society
Michael Hostetler, Professor
Expertise: American public address, religious rhetoric
Flora Keshishian, Associate Professor
Expertise: The interface of culture, media, and economics; health communication; and education
Stephen Llano, Associate Professor
Expertise: Rhetorical theory, the ethics of rhetorical pedagogy, debate’s relationship to rhetoric, Buddhist rhetoric, and the rhetoric of the Beat Generation writers
Larry Myers, Associate Professor
Jaime Wright, Associate Professor
Expertise: Rhetorical theory, rhetorical history, argumentation theory, semiotics, persuasion theory, history and post-humanism, popular culture
Mark Browne, Professor
Expertise: Flood Insurance
Petra Steinorth, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Risk and insurance economics
Xiao (Joyce) Lin, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Catastrophe Insurance
Stephen Mildenhall, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Risk theory, the intersection of insurance and finance, applications of probability, statistics to reserving and rate making problems
Barrett Brenton, Professor
Expertise: Biocultural anthropology, food studies, Native American studies
Natalie Byfield, Associate Professor
Expertise: The role of language in society
Irene Dabrowski, Associate Professor
Expertise: Sociology and healthcare
Judith DeSena, Professor
Expertise: Urban sociology
William DiFazio, Professor
Expertise: Sociology of poverty
Dawn Esposito, Associate Professor
Expertise: Gender, social theory, feminist theory, cultural studies, the construction of Italian-American representation in cinema, destabilizing race as an organizing binary of contemporary society
Anne Galvin, Associate Professor
Expertise: Anthropology of globalization
Michael Indegaard, Professor
Expertise: The social impact of globalization
Judith Ryder, Associate Professor
Expertise: Feminist criminology, incarceration
Robert Tillman, Professor
Expertise: White collar crime
Joseph Trumino, Associate Professor
Expertise: Sociology of sport and social theory
Roberta Villalon, Associate Professor and Chair
Expertise: Migration patterns, Ecuador
Yue (Angela) Zhuo, Assistant Professor
Expertise: International criminology, Chinese criminology
Meghan Clark, Associate Professor
Expertise: Catholic social thought, especially human rights and solidarity
Jeremy Cruz, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Social ethics; labor ethics; theories of coloniality, race and citizenship; Catholic social thought; political theology
Christopher Denny, Associate Professor
Expertise: Comparative Theology
John Fitzgerald, Assistant Professor
Expertise: Ethics, healthcare ethics, moral theology
Christopher Vogt, Associate Professor and Chair
Expertise: Christianity and dying