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Experts by Topic

Arts and Culture

David Castillo, professor and chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
11/18/13

David Castillo

Professor and Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Expertise: Early modern culture, Baroque literature, horror and fantasy, new media and culture

 

Portrait of Jonathan D. Katz, UB associate professor of visual studies.
11/25/13

Jonathan D. Katz

Associate Professor of Visual Studies

Expertise: Queer history, art history, Cold War-era art

Portrait of David Schmid, UB associate professor of English.
11/25/13

David Schmid

Associate Professor of English

Expertise: Popular culture, cultural studies, celebrity, crime, manhood, the monstrous, contemporary British and American fiction, American literary and cultural treatments of the city

Astronomy and Physics

Portrait of Ia Iashvili, UB associate professor of physics.
11/25/13

Ia Iashvili

Associate Professor of Physics

Expertise: Higgs boson search, particle detectors, search for supersymmetric particles

Portrait of Avto Kharchilava, UB associate professor of physics.
11/25/13

Avto Kharchilava

Associate Professor of Physics

Expertise: Higgs boson search, particle detectors, phenomena beyond the Standard Model

Portrait of Will Kinney, UB associate professor of physics.
11/25/13

Will Kinney

Associate Professor of Physics

Expertise: Astronomy, cosmic inflation, accelerating universe, dark matter/dark energy, solar storms, cosmic microwave background physics, public outreach in science

Business

Portrait of Arun Jain, UB's Samuel P. Capen Professor of Marketing Research.
11/25/13

Arun Jain

Samuel P. Capen Professor of Marketing Research

Expertise: Retail marketing strategy and trends; consumer perception, habits and needs; brand loyalty; coupons; private label groceries; international marketing

Thomas Ramming, Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, a man wearing glasses in a suit
11/18/13

Thomas Ramming

Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy

Expertise: K-12 school and district leadership, educational policy, organizational development, human resources, labor relations, collective bargaining, leadership recruitment and development, shared services, inter-district collaboration

Portrait of Nallan Suresh, UB distinguished professor of operations management and strategy.
11/25/13

Nallan Suresh

Distinguished Professor and Chair of Operations Management and Strategy

Expertise: Global supply networks, supply chain disruptions, U.S. and global manufacturing

Portrait of Paul Tesluk, UB's Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior.
11/25/13

Paul Tesluk

Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior

Expertise: Leadership development, work team design and effectiveness, organizational climate and performance

Portrait of Cristian Tiu, UB assistant professor of finance and managerial economics.
11/25/13

Cristian Tiu

Assistant Professor of Finance and Managerial Economics

Expertise: Stock market, hedge funds, government bailouts, financial collapses (Peso events), risk management and asset allocation, university endowments, institutional investors

Portrait of Tom Ulbrich, executive director of UB's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
11/25/13

Tom Ulbrich

Executive Director of UB's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Expertise: Entrepreneurship, small businesses, family businesses, women-owned and minority-owned businesses

Computing and the Internet

Portrait of Mark Bartholomew, UB professory of law.
4/18/14

Mark Bartholomew

Professor of Law

Expertise: Intellectual property, copyright, trademarks, cyber law, cybersecurity bills (such as SOPA and CISPA), advertising law

Portrait of Adel Sadek, UB associate professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.
11/25/13

Adel Sadek

Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Expertise: Traffic; applying information technology to crash risk, border-crossings, environmental effects, infrastructure and land-use design

Portrait of Shambhu Upadhyaya, UB professor of computer science and engineering.
11/25/13

Shambhu Upadhyaya

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Expertise: Cybersecurity, hacking, encryption, cyberattacks

Education

Diana Aga, UB professor of chemistry
11/18/13

Ming Ming Chiu

Professor of Learning and Instruction

Expertise: Classroom conversations, parent-child conversations, group work, international comparisons of students, corruption in the music industry, statistical analyses in education

Professor Jeremy Finn, smiling
11/18/13

Jeremy D. Finn

Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology and Educational Leadership and Policy

Expertise: Class size, student engagement, drop-out prevention, at-risk students, student suspensions, school security measures, quantitative methods to study K-12 policy issues

Heidi Julien, UB professor of library and information studies
11/18/13

Heidi Julien

Professor of Library and Information Studies

Expertise: Digital literacy, information literacy, information behavior, information practice

Portrait of Amanda Nickerson, director of the UB Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention.
11/25/13

Amanda Nickerson

Director of the UB Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

Expertise: School violence, bullying prevention and intervention, parent and peer relationships, assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders

Thomas Ramming, Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, a man wearing glasses in a suit
11/18/13

Thomas Ramming

Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy

Expertise: K-12 school and district leadership, educational policy, organizational development, human resources, labor relations, collective bargaining, leadership recruitment and development, shared services, inter-district collaboration

Environment

Diana Aga, UB professor of chemistry
11/25/13

Diana Aga

Professor of Chemistry

Expertise: Environmental pollution; emerging contaminants including nanomaterials, brominated flame retardants and endocrine-disrupting chemicals; wastewater treatment of pharmaceuticals; environmental mass spectrometry

Portrait of Jason Briner, UB associate professory of geology.
11/25/13

Jason Briner

Associate Professor of Geology

Expertise: Climate change, Arctic glaciers and ice sheets, response of glaciers and ice sheets to climate change

Portrait of Helen Domske, associate director of UB's Great Lakes Program.
11/25/13

Helen Domske

Associate Director of UB's Great Lakes Program

Expertise: Great Lakes, water pollution, invasive species, Asian carp, zebra mussels, quagga mussels

Portrait of Joseph Gardella, UB professor of chemistry.
11/25/13

Joseph A. Gardella Jr.

John and Frances Larkin Professor of Chemistry

Expertise: K-12 science education, surface chemistry of plastics and polymers, industrial pollution, air pollution, soil contaminants, brownfield cleanups, urban farming

Portrait of Alan Rabideau, UB professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.
11/25/13

Alan Rabideau

Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Expertise: Pollution, groundwater contamination, radioactive and hazardous waste management, mathematical modeling

Heath and Medicine

Portrait of Anne B. Curtis, UB's Charles and Mary Bauer Professor of Medicine.
11/25/13

Anne B. Curtis

Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair of Medicine

Expertise: Heart health, heart rhythm abnormalities, atrial fibrillation, cardiac devices, pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators

11/25/13

Karl Fiebelkorn

Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professional Relations for UB's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

Expertise: Laws and regulations affecting pharmacy practice, medication errors, systems for improving practice sites, adult asthma, pharmacy business plan modeling

Gary Giovino smiling and standing on the UB campus
11/18/13

Gary A. Giovino

Professor and Chair of Community Health and Health Behavior

Expertise: Tobacco use, risk factors for nicotine addiction, smoking cessation, effect of exercise and nutrition on smoking cessation

Portrait of Robin Lally, UB assistant professor of nursing.
11/25/13

Robin Lally

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Expertise: Breast cancer, cancer survivorship, psychosocial oncology

UB professor John Leddy
11/25/13

John J. Leddy

Director of the UB Concussion Management Clinic

Expertise: Concussions, post-concussion syndrome, sports medicine

Pavani Ram, UB associate professor of social and preventive medicine
11/18/13

Pavani Kalluri Ram

Associate Professor of Social and Preventive Medicine

Expertise: Public health consequences of natural disasters, handwashing, diarrheal diseases, acute respiratory infections, infectious disease epidemiology, child survival

Law

Portrait of Mark Bartholomew, UB professory of law.
4/18/14

Mark Bartholomew

Professor of Law

Expertise: Intellectual property, copyright, trademarks, cyber law, cybersecurity bills (such as SOPA and CISPA), advertising law

Portrait of Matt Dimick, UB associate professor of law
4/18/14

Matthew Dimick

Associate Professor of Law

Expertise: Income inequality, tax and welfare policy as it relates to income inequality, corporations, employment law, labor law

Portrait of Teresa Miller, UB professor of law.
4/18/14

Teresa Miller

Professor of Law

Expertise: Prisoners’ rights; immigration laws and their impact on sentencing; the Attica prison riots; video technology in law school classrooms

Natural Disasters

Portrait of Michael F. Sheridan, UB professor emeritus of geology.
1/6/14

Michael F. Sheridan

Professor Emeritus of Geology

Expertise: Volcanoes, volcanic eruptions (including pyroclastic flows, avalanches and mud flows), volcanic risk assessment, emergency preparedness near volcanoes

Portrait of Andrew Whittaker, director of MCEER, UB's research center for extreme events.
11/25/13

Andrew Whittaker

Director of MCEER, UB's Extreme Events Engineering Research Center

Expertise: Earthquake engineering, blast engineering, risk assessment of nuclear power plants

Politics

Portrait of James Campbell, UB professor of political science.
11/25/13

James Campbell

Professor and Chair of Political Science

Expertise: Campaigns and elections, American political parties, election forecasting, campaign finance, presidential politics, presidential-congressional relations

Science and Technology

Victor Albert
3/14/14

Victor Albert

Professor of Biological Sciences

Expertise: Evolutionary biology, genomics, plant genomics, flowers, junk DNA

Portrait of Joseph Gardella, UB professor of chemistry.
11/25/13

Joseph A. Gardella Jr.

John and Frances Larkin Professor of Chemistry

Expertise: K-12 science education, surface chemistry of plastics and polymers, industrial pollution, air pollution, soil contaminants, brownfield cleanups, urban farming

Charlotte Lindqvist standing in front of a background showing a polar bear
3/14/14

Charlotte Lindqvist

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Expertise: Evolutionary biology, evolution of polar bears, hybridization of polar bears and brown bears, genomics

Portrait of Adel Sadek, UB associate professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.
11/25/13

Adel Sadek

Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Expertise: Traffic; applying information technology to crash risk, border-crossings, environmental effects, infrastructure and land-use design

Mark Swihart in a green button-up shirt
4/10/14

Mark Swihart

Co-director of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics

Expertise: Nanotechnology, materials science, chemistry of materials, aerosol science

Social Issues

Portrait of Jonathan D. Katz, UB associate professor of visual studies.
11/25/13

Jonathan D. Katz

Associate Professor of Visual Studies

Expertise: Queer history, art history, Cold War-era art

Portrait of Amanda Nickerson, director of the UB Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention.
11/25/13

Amanda Nickerson

Director of the UB Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

Expertise: School violence, bullying prevention and intervention, parent and peer relationships, assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders

Portrait of David Schmid, UB associate professor of English.
11/25/13

David Schmid

Associate Professor of English

Expertise: Popular culture, cultural studies, celebrity, crime, manhood, the monstrous, contemporary British and American fiction, American literary and cultural treatments of the city

Robert Silverman, wearing glasses and a blue button-up shirt
3/14/14

Robert Silverman

Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning

Expertise: Shrinking cities, fair housing, affordable housing, gentrification, community development, nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods