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Faculty Experts

University at Buffalo faculty are available to provide expert opinions and analysis on topics in the news. If you are having trouble locating an expert, contact UB's media relations team.

Experts by Topic

Arts and Culture

7/28/14

David Castillo

Professor and Chair of Romance Languages and Literatures

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

 

7/28/14

Jonathan D. Katz

Associate Professor of Visual Studies

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

7/28/14

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

12/5/14

Ia Iashvili

Associate Professor of Physics

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

7/28/14

Avto Kharchilava

Associate Professor of Physics

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

7/28/14

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

7/28/14

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

7/28/14

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

7/28/14

Nallan Suresh

UB Distinguished Professor and Chair of Operations Management and Strategy

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

7/28/14

Paul Tesluk

Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior

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

7/28/14

Cristian Tiu

Associate 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

3/19/15

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

7/28/14

Mark Bartholomew

Professor of Law

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

7/28/14

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

7/28/14

Shambhu Upadhyaya

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Expertise: cybersecurity, hacking, encryption, cyberattacks

Education

10/8/14

Sam Abramovich

Assistant Professor of Learning and Instruction, and Information and Library Studies

Expertise: education informatics (i.e., use of data in education), the learning sciences, alternative assessments and educational games

7/28/14

Jeremy D. Finn

SUNY Distinguished 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

11/19/14

Timothy P. Janikowski

Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology

Expertise:counselor education, clinical supervision, counselor competencies, and ethics. Vocational rehabilitation counseling and substance abuse

7/28/14

Heidi Julien

Professor of Library and Information Studies

Expertise: digital literacy, information literacy, information behavior, information practice

11/18/14

Valerie Nesset

Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Studies

Expertise: information behavior, information literacy, usability, organization of information, web portal design, interface design, indexing, abstracting, qualitative research methods

7/28/14

Amanda Nickerson

Director of 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

7/28/14

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

7/28/14

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

7/28/14

Jason Briner

Associate Professor of Geology

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

7/28/14

Helen Domske

Associate Director of Great Lakes Program

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

7/28/14

Joseph A. Gardella Jr.

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

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

7/28/14

Alan Rabideau

Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

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

Health and Medicine

7/28/14

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

4/24/15

Karl Fiebelkorn

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

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

7/28/14

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

12/2/14

Robin Lally

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Expertise: breast cancer, cancer survivorship, psychosocial oncology

12/15/14

Jenifer Lawrence

Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Administration

Expertise: Grief counseling, clinical implications and treatment of child, adolescent and adult grief and loss, suicide prevention

7/28/14

John J. Leddy

Director of Concussion Management Clinic

Expertise: concussions, post-concussion syndrome, sports medicine

12/2/14

Davina Porock

Professor of Nursing

Expertise: End-of-life issues, dementia and person-centered care in the U.S. and the U.K.

10/24/14

Pavani Kalluri Ram

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

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

10/22/14

Peter Winkelstein

Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Informatics

Expertise: Electronic health records, electronic medical records, advanced medical informatics, ethics and informatics, biomedical informatics, genomics and informatics

Law

7/28/14

Mark Bartholomew

Professor of Law

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

7/31/14

Michael Boucai

Associate Professor of Law

Expertise:family, criminal, and constitutional law; gender & sexuality law; LGBT rights and queer history

12/16/14

James A. Gardner

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Law

Expertise: election law, constitutional law, federalism, state constitutional law

7/28/14

Teresa A. Miller

Professor of Law

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

7/28/14

Matthew Dimick

Associate Professor of Law

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

Natural Disasters

7/28/14

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

8/25/14

Andrew Whittaker

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

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

Politics

7/31/14

Michael Boucai

Associate Professor of Law

Expertise:family, criminal, and constitutional law; gender & sexuality law; LGBT rights and queer history

3/12/15

James Campbell

Professor and Chair of Political Science

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

12/1/14

Barbara Wejnert

Associate Professor in the Department of Transnational Studies

Expertise: The spread of democracy since 1800, democratic transitions and sustainability, Eastern European politics and political movements, democracy and inequality in a globalized world

Science and Technology

7/28/14

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

7/28/14

Victor Albert

Professor of Biological Sciences

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

7/28/14

Mark Bartholomew

Professor of Law

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

7/28/14

Jason Briner

Associate Professor of Geology

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

7/28/14

Helen Domske

Associate Director of Great Lakes Program

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

7/28/14

Joseph A. Gardella Jr.

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

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

12/5/14

Ia Iashvili

Associate Professor of Physics

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

7/28/14

Avto Kharchilava

Associate Professor of Physics

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

7/28/14

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

7/28/14

Charlotte Lindqvist

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

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

7/28/14

Alan Rabideau

Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

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

7/28/14

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

7/28/14

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

2/19/15

Mark Swihart

Executive Director of UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics

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

7/28/14

Shambhu Upadhyaya

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Expertise: cybersecurity, hacking, encryption, cyberattacks

8/25/14

Andrew Whittaker

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

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

Social Issues

7/31/14

Michael Boucai

Associate Professor of Law

Expertise:family, criminal, and constitutional law; gender & sexuality law; LGBT rights and queer history

10/8/14

Susan Green

Co-director of the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care

Expertise: Trauma, trauma-informed care in organizations and service delivery systems

7/28/14

Jonathan D. Katz

Associate Professor of Visual Studies

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

7/28/14

Amanda Nickerson

Director of 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

10/22/14

Jamie Ostrov

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Expertise: Subtypes of aggression and victimization; developmental psychopathology; media effects on children; peer relationships; applied developmental psychology

11/12/14

Lora Park

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Self, Self-esteem, motivation, interpersonal processes

3/12/15

Michael J. Poulin

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Empathy, human generosity, stress, caregiving

7/28/14

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

11/7/14

Mark Seery

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Stress and coping

7/28/14

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

10/8/14

Hilary Weaver

Co-director of the Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute

Expertise: Indigenous populations, Native Americans, refugees and cultural competence in the helping professions