Social Issues

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5/13/19

Robert Adelman

Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology

Expertise: urban sociology, segregation, race, immigration, U.S. Census

Phone: 716-645-8478

Email: adelman4@buffalo.edu

6/27/18

Annahita Ball

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Expertise: family engagement in schools; educational justice and reform; school-based mental health services; school-community partnerships

Phone: 716-645-8951

Email: annahita@buffalo.edu

4/15/19

Vanessa M. Barnabei

Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Expertise: women’s health, menopause, hormone therapy, pregnancy, prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum depression, contraceptives, access to abortion, New York’s Reproductive Health Act

Phone: 716-323-0615

Email: vmbarnab@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Richard D. Blondell

Vice Chair for Addiction Medicine

Expertise: addiction, substance abuse, opioids

Phone: 716-816-7237

Email: blondell@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Michael Boucai

Associate Professor of Law

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

Phone: 716-645-1743

Email: mboucai@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

Elizabeth Bowen

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Expertise: homelessness, homeless youth and young adults, health issues affecting homeless populations

Phone: 716-645-1258

Email: eabowen@buffalo.edu

5/28/19

Susan K. Cahn

Professor of History

Expertise: gender and sexuality in sports, homophobia in sports, women’s history, feminist theory, history of chronic illness, history of mental illness

Phone: 716-645-8418

Email: cahn@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

R. Lorraine Collins

Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior

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

Phone: 716-829-6951

Email: lcollins@buffalo.edu

12/19/18

Abigail Cooke

Assistant Professor of Geography

Expertise: economic impact of immigration; economic impact of international trade; urban economies; international trade

Phone: 716-645-0486

Email: amcooke@buffalo.edu

12/19/18

Nathan J. Daun-Barnett

Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration

Expertise: college access, financial aid policy, college transition

Phone: 716-645-1096

Email: nbarnett@buffalo.edu

12/19/18

Matthew Dimick

Professor of Law

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

Phone: 716-645-7968

Email: mdimick@buffalo.edu

12/19/18

Helen A. “Nellie” Drew

Adjunct Faculty in Law

Expertise: sports law, discipline of professional athletes, drug testing in sports, collective bargaining, NCAA compliance, Title IX

Phone: 716-645-2071

Email: hdrew@buffalo.edu

8/30/19

Gretchen Ely

Professor of Social Work

Expertise: access to abortion and contraception, reproductive health disparities, HPV vaccine

Phone: 716-645-1243

Email: geely@buffalo.edu

12/19/18

Carole Emberton

Associate Professor of History

Expertise: Civil War era, Confederate Flag, history of race, slavery, Southern history, racial violence

Phone: 716-645-8405

Email: emberton@buffalo.edu

10/22/18

Lucinda M. Finley

Frank G. Raichle Professor of Trial and Appellate Advocacy

Expertise: abortion, reproductive rights, women and the law, Supreme Court, employment discrimination, equal protection law, tort law and reform

Phone: 716-645-6152

Email: finleylu@buffalo.edu

Contact: Finley can also be contacted through Doug Sitler in UB Media Relations at 716-645-9069 or drsitler@buffalo.edu.

12/19/18

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

Phone: 716-645-1126

Email: finn@buffalo.edu

6/21/19

Gary A. Giovino

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior

Expertise: nicotine addiction, smoking, tobacco policy, smoking cessation

Phone: 716-829-6953

Email: ggiovino@buffalo.edu

12/27/18

Kim Griswold, MD

Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry

Expertise: health care for refugees and immigrants; trauma; survivors of torture; cultural competency in medicine; patient-centered medical homes; integrated medical and behavioral health care

Phone: 716-816-7248

Email: griswol@buffalo.edu

8/7/19

Nicole Hallett

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

Expertise: immigration law, asylum, workers’ rights, civil rights, housing law

Phone: 716-645-3193

Email: nicole@buffalo.edu

12/19/18

Trina Hamilton

Associate Professor of Geography

Expertise: corporate responsibility, social and environmental activism, diamond trade, gentrification

Phone: 716-645-0482

Email: trinaham@buffalo.edu

5/20/19

Erin Hatton

Associate Professor of Sociology

Expertise: labor movements, gig economy, job security, coerced labor, pay for college athletes, minimum wage, workfare

Phone: 716-645-8476

Email: eehatton@buffalo.edu

5/10/19

David Herzberg

Associate Professor of History

Expertise: opioid epidemic; history of prescription drugs, street drugs and other psychoactive substances; drug wars; drugs and popular culture

Phone: 716-645-8416

Email: herzberg@buffalo.edu

12/19/18

Daniel B. Hess

Chair of Urban and Regional Planning 

Expertise: transit systems, urban transportation, urban revitalization

Phone: 716-829-5326

Email: dbhess@buffalo.edu

8/29/19

Gregory Homish

Interim Chair of Community Health and Health Behavior

Expertise: substance use and misuse; substance use among military personnel; substance use and families; emergency preparedness and response; health of emergency responders

Phone: 716-829-6959

Email: ghomish@buffalo.edu

12/19/18

Adrian Juarez

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Expertise: LGBT health, HIV prevention, migrant health

Phone: 716-829-3218

Email: juarezad@buffalo.edu

12/19/18

Jonathan D. Katz

Associate Professor of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies

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

Phone: 716-645-0547

Email: jonathandavidkatz@gmail.com

2/13/18

Erin Kearney

Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction

Expertise: language teaching and learning, intercultural competence and language education, language teacher training and development

Phone: 716-645-4058

Email: ekearney@buffalo.edu

2/21/19

Lynn T. Kozlowski

Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior

Expertise: nicotine addiction, smoking, vaping, tobacco and e-cigarette policy, FDA regulations on nicotine products

Phone: 716-829-6770

Email: lk22@buffalo.edu

7/11/18

Dennis Kuo

Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics

Expertise: pediatric health policy; health care disparities; immunizations; breastfeeding; children with special health care needs and medical complexity; child health care financing; primary and preventive care

Phone: 716-323-0034

Email: dennisku@buffalo.edu

2/20/18

Jaekyung Lee

Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology

Expertise: educational policy, student testing, school accountability, international and comparative education, achievement gaps, educational inequalities

Phone: 716-645-1132

Email: jl224@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

G. James Lemoine

Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources

Expertise: gender and leadership; leadership and motivation; servant leadership; creativity and innovation; managing under volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA)

Contact: G. James Lemoine can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or mgt-pr@buffalo.edu.

12/11/18

Kenneth E. Leonard

Director of the Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions

Expertise: alcohol, substance abuse and aggression; effects of substance use on marriage, families and relationships; interpersonal (domestic) violence; medical and recreational marijuana; prescription painkillers  

Phone: 716-887-2566

Email: leonard@ria.buffalo.edu

2/19/19

Lucia A. Leone

Assistant Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior

Expertise: food access, mobile produce markets, WIC, obesity prevention, physical activity

Phone: 716-829-6953

Email: lucialeo@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Patricia Logan-Greene

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Expertise: violence and victimization, juvenile justice, adverse childhood experiences, prevention of problem behaviors, forensic social work

Phone: 716-645-1533

Email: pblogang@buffalo.edu

10/16/19

Ndubueze L. Mbah

Assistant Professor of History

Expertise: African history; the Atlantic World; colonialism; gender in West Africa; history of slavery and emancipation; Boko Haram

Phone: 716-645-8415

Email: ndubueze@buffalo.edu

8/20/18

Ryan Muldoon

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Expertise: social and political philosophy, diversity, international development policy, social norms, behavior change, ethics

Phone: 716-645-0140

Email: rmuldoon@buffalo.edu

9/6/18

Nadine “Shaanta” Murshid

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Expertise: microfinance, mobile financial services, domestic violence, street harassment, women’s health, trauma

Phone: 716-645-5749

Email: nadinemu@buffalo.edu

12/27/18

Amanda Nickerson

Director of the 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

Phone: 716-645-1532

Email: alberticenter@buffalo.edu

2/19/19

Nancy Nielsen

Senior Associate Dean for Health Policy in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Expertise: Affordable Care Act, Medicare for all, health care policy, Medicare and Medicaid policy, clinicians’ response to the opioid epidemic

Phone: 716-207-6866

Email: nielse@buffalo.edu

12/26/18

Jamie Ostrov

Professor of Psychology

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

Phone: 716-645-3680

Email: jostrov@buffalo.edu

9/11/19

Elizabeth "Libby" Otto

Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies

Expertise: the Bauhaus, history of photography, European and American Art, visual culture, theories of montage, gender issues, art and religion

Phone: 716-645-5334

Email: eotto@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

Raechele L. Pope

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy

Expertise: multicultural education; equity, diversity and inclusion in higher education; campus climate; campus unrest; race, racism and race relations

Phone: 716-645-1098

Email: rlpope@buffalo.edu

8/28/18

Wendy Quinton

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: prejudice, discrimination, stigma, social identity, student adjustment and success, international students

Phone: 716-645-0230

Email: wquinton@buffalo.edu

12/26/18

Samina Raja

Professor of Urban and Regional Planning 

Expertise: food access, food systems planning, food and urban planning, local government food policy

Phone: 716-829-5881

Email: sraja@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

Amy Reynolds

Associate Professor, Department of Counseling

Expertise: multicultural issues, college student mental health

Phone: 716-645-1112

Email: alr24@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

Ryan M. Rish

Assistant Professor of Learning and Instruction

Expertise: adolescent literacy practices; culture and identity in learning; teaching social issues

Phone: 716-645-4042

Email: ryanrish@buffalo.edu

5/3/18

Sarah A. Robert

Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction

Expertise: teaching as an occupation; teachers’ unions; labor issues in education; global education reform; gender and equity in education; school food

Phone: 716-645-4046

Email: sarah@buffalo.edu

1/5/17

Peter A. Rogerson

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Geography

Expertise: demographics, population trends, baby boomers, spatial statistics, epidemiology, geographic centers

Phone: 716-645-0483

Email: rogerson@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

Margaret Sallee

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy

Expertise: university work environment, work/family policies, work/life balance, faculty diversity, gender on college campuses, graduate student experience

Phone: 716-645-1091

Email: mwsallee@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Annette Semanchin Jones

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Expertise: child welfare, foster care, child protection services

Phone: 716-645-1862

Email: amsemanc@buffalo.edu

12/26/18

Lynn Shanahan

Associate Professor of of Learning and Instruction

Expertise: childhood literacy; literacy, technology and multimodality; STEM and urban education

Phone: 716-645-4028

Email: ls34@buffalo.edu

12/26/18

Robert Silverman

Professor of Urban and Regional Planning

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

Phone: 716-829-5882

Email: rms35@buffalo.edu

11/26/18

Kevin Smiley

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Expertise: urban issues, social inequality, environmental justice, climate change, disaster resilience, bicycling, immigration

Phone: 716-845-8465

Email: ktsmiley@buffalo.edu

11/6/18

Korydon Smith

Professor and Chair of Architecture

Expertise: diversity and social justice in planning and design; inclusive design; refugee housing and settlement planning

Phone: 716-829-5908

Email: khsmith@buffalo.edu

10/4/18

Ji-Won Son

Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction

Expertise: mathematics education, gender equity in STEM

Phone: 716-645-4030

Email: jiwonson@buffalo.edu

6/25/19

Monica Stephens

Assistant Professor of Geography

Expertise: social media, social media and politics, digital divides, misinformation (fake news), mapping social phenomena, volunteered geographic information (VGI), Big Data, gender and the Internet

Phone: 716-645-0499

Email: mgstephe@buffalo.edu

10/18/18

Despina Stratigakos

Professor of Architecture

Expertise: women and diversity in architecture, gender and modernity in European cities, German architecture, Nazi propaganda, Hitler's residences

Phone: 716-829-3486

Email: dms58@buffalo.edu

12/26/18

Henry Louis Taylor Jr.

Director of the Center for Urban Studies

Expertise: urban development, housing, gentrification, distressed neighborhoods, shrinking cities, race and class, U.S.-Cuba relations

Phone: 716-829-5458

Email: htaylor@buffalo.edu

5/31/19

Machiko R. Tomita

Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Science

Expertise: aging, falls and frailty prevention in older adults, caregiving for older adults, smart home technology, virtual group exercise

Phone: 716-829-6740

Email: machikot@buffalo.edu

2/20/19

John M. Violanti

Research Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Expertise: police stress, health and suicide, PTSD

Phone: 716-829-5481

Email: violanti@buffalo.edu

5/8/17

Deborah Waldrop

Professor of Social Work

Expertise: hospice, aging, end of life decision-making, caregiving, grief

Phone: 716-645-1231

Email: dwaldrop@buffalo.edu

12/26/18

Hilary Weaver

Professor of Social Work

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

Phone: 716-645-1226

Email: hweaver@buffalo.edu

12/27/18

Kari J. Winter

Professor of American Studies

Expertise: gender, feminism, race, class, slavery, politics of food, literature

Phone: 716-645-0827

Email: kwinter2@buffalo.edu

12/26/18

Victoria Wolcott

Professor of History

Expertise: civil rights, African American history, race and cities, urban history, gender, sexuality

Phone: 716-645-8411

Email: vwwolcot@buffalo.edu

12/13/18

Randy Yerrick

Professor of Learning and Instruction

Expertise: STEM education; science and technology literacy; teacher education; equity and diversity in education

Phone: 716-645-4047

Email: ryerrick@buffalo.edu