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Faculty Experts A-Z

Sam Abramovich, UB assistant professor of learning and instruction

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

Diana Aga, UB professor of chemistry

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

Victor Albert, UB professor of biological sciences

Victor Albert

Professor of Biological Sciences

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

Mark Bartholomew, UB professor of law

Mark Bartholomew

Professor of Law

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

Jason Briner, UB associate professor of geology

Jason Briner

Associate Professor of Geology

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

James Campbell, UB professor of political science

James Campbell

Professor and Chair of Political Science

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

David Castillo, professor and chair of Romance Languages and Literatures

David Castillo

Professor and Chair of Romance Languages and Literatures

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


Diana Aga, UB professor of chemistry

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

R. Lorraine Collins, UB professor of community health and health behavior

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, UB's Charles and Mary Bauer Professor of Medicine

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

Portrait of Matt Dimick, UB associate professor of law

Matthew Dimick

Associate Professor of Law

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

Helen Domske, associate director of UB's Great Lakes Program

Helen Domske

Associate Director of Great Lakes Program

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

Karl Fiebelkorn, UB associate professor of pharmacy practice

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

Jeremy D. Finn, UB professor of counseling, school and educational psychology, and educational leadership and policy

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

Joseph Gardella, UB's John and Frances Larkin Professor of Chemistry

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

Gary Giovino, UB professor and chair of community health and health behavior

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

Ia Iashvili, UB associate professor of physics

Ia Iashvili

Associate Professor of Physics

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

Arun Jain, UB's Samuel P. Capen Professor of Marketing Research

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

Heidi Julien, UB professor of library and information studies

Heidi Julien

Professor of Library and Information Studies

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

Jonathan Katz, UB associate professor of visual studies

Jonathan D. Katz

Associate Professor of Visual Studies

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

Avto Kharchilava, UB associate professor of physics

Avto Kharchilava

Associate Professor of Physics

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

Charlotte Lindqvist, UB assistant professor of biological sciences

Charlotte Lindqvist

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

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

Will Kinney, UB associate professor of physics

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

Robin Lally, UB assistant professor of nursing

Robin Lally

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Expertise: breast cancer, cancer survivorship, psychosocial oncology

John Leddy, director of UB's Concussion Management Clinic

John J. Leddy

Director of Concussion Management Clinic

Expertise: concussions, post-concussion syndrome, sports medicine

Teresa Miller, UB professor of 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

Amanda Nickerson, director of the UB's Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

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

Alan Rabideau, UB professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering

Alan Rabideau

Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

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

Pavani Ram, UB associate professor of epidemiology and environmental health

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

Thomas Ramming, UB clinical associate professor of educational Leadership and policy

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

Adel Sadek, UB associate professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering

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

David Schmid, UB associate professor of English

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

Michael Sheridan, UB professor emeritus of geology

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

Robert Silverman, UB associate professor of urban and regional planning

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

Mark Swihart, co-director of New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics

Mark Swihart

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

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

Nallan Suresh, UB professor of operations management and strategy

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, UB's Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior

Paul Tesluk

Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior

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

Cristian Tiu, UB assistant professor of finance and managerial economics

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

Tom Ulbrich

Executive Director of UB's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

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

Shambhu Upadhyaya, UB professor of computer science and engineering

Shambhu Upadhyaya

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Expertise: cybersecurity, hacking, encryption, cyberattacks

Andrew Whittaker, director of MCEER

Andrew Whittaker

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

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