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Faculty Experts

University at Buffalo faculty can provide expert opinions and analysis on topics in the news. For help finding an expert, contact UB's media relations team at 716-645-6969 or

Experts by Topic

Arts and Culture


David Castillo

Professor and Chair of Romance Languages and Literatures

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



Jonathan D. Katz

Associate Professor of Visual Studies

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


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



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


Nallan Suresh

UB Distinguished Professor and Chair of Operations Management and Strategy

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


Paul Tesluk

Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior

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


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


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



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

Contact: 716-645-5009,


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


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


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


Heidi Julien

Professor of Library and Information Studies

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


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


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


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


Health and Medicine


R. Lorraine Collins

Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior

Expertise: substance abuse, malt liquor and marijuana use, drinking restraint, smoking, women's issues


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


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


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


Susan Green

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

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

Phone: 716-645-1249



Alan Hutson

Professor and Chair of Biostatistics

Expertise: statistical analysis


Robin Lally

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Expertise: breast cancer, cancer survivorship, psychosocial oncology


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


John J. Leddy

Director of Concussion Management Clinic

Expertise: concussions, post-concussion syndrome, sports medicine


Jamie Ostrov

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

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


Davina Porock

Professor of Nursing

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


Michael J. Poulin

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Empathy, human generosity, stress, caregiving


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


Mark Seery

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Stress and coping


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



Mark Bartholomew

Professor of Law

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


Michael Boucai

Associate Professor of Law

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


Matthew Dimick

Associate Professor of Law

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


James A. Gardner

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Law

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


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

Natural Disasters



James Campbell

Professor and Chair of Political Science

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


James A. Gardner

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Law

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


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

Social Issues