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Faculty Experts A-Z

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6/16/15

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, samuelab@buffalo.edu

6/16/15

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

Contact: 716-645-4220, dianaaga@buffalo.edu

6/16/15

Victor Albert

Professor of Biological Sciences

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

Contact: 716-645-4983, vaalbert@buffalo.edu

5/13/15

Mark Bartholomew

Professor of Law

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

5/13/15

Michael Boucai

Associate Professor of Law

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

5/13/15

Jason Briner

Associate Professor of Geology

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

5/13/15

James Campbell

Professor and Chair of Political Science

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

6/11/15

David Castillo

Professor and Chair of Romance Languages and Literatures

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

 

5/13/15

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

6/11/15

R. Lorraine Collins

Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior

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

5/13/15

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

5/13/15

Matthew Dimick

Associate Professor of Law

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

6/11/15

Helen Domske

Associate Director of Great Lakes Program

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

5/13/15

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

5/13/15

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

5/13/15

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

6/11/15

James A. Gardner

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Law

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

6/11/15

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

7/2/15

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

Email: sagreen@buffalo.edu

5/13/15

Alan Hutson

Professor and Chair of Biostatistics

Expertise: statistical analysis

5/13/15

Ia Iashvili

Associate Professor of Physics

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

6/11/15

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

6/11/15

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

5/13/15

Heidi Julien

Professor of Library and Information Studies

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

5/13/15

Jonathan D. Katz

Associate Professor of Visual Studies

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

5/13/15

Avto Kharchilava

Associate Professor of Physics

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

5/13/15

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

5/13/15

Robin Lally

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Expertise: breast cancer, cancer survivorship, psychosocial oncology

6/11/15

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

5/13/15

Charlotte Lindqvist

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

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

5/13/15

John J. Leddy

Director of Concussion Management Clinic

Expertise: concussions, post-concussion syndrome, sports medicine

5/13/15

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

5/13/15

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

6/11/15

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

6/11/15

Jamie Ostrov

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

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

6/11/15

Lora Park

Associate Professor of Psychology

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

5/13/15

Davina Porock

Professor of Nursing

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

6/11/15

Michael J. Poulin

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Empathy, human generosity, stress, caregiving

6/11/15

Alan Rabideau

Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

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

5/13/15

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

5/13/15

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

6/11/15

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

6/11/15

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

6/11/15

Mark Seery

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Stress and coping

5/13/15

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

6/11/15

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

6/11/15

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

5/13/15

Nallan Suresh

UB Distinguished Professor and Chair of Operations Management and Strategy

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

6/11/15

Paul Tesluk

Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior

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

5/13/15

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

5/13/15

Tom Ulbrich

Executive Director of UB's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

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

6/11/15

Shambhu Upadhyaya

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Expertise: cybersecurity, hacking, encryption, cyberattacks

6/11/15

Hilary Weaver

Co-director of the Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute

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

5/13/15

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

6/11/15

Andrew Whittaker

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

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

5/13/15

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