Faculty Experts by Name

University at Buffalo faculty can provide expert opinions and analysis on topics in the news. For help finding an expert, contact UB Media Relations at 716-645-6969 or ub-news@buffalo.edu.

2/6/18

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

Phone: 716-645-5009

Email: samuelab@buffalo.edu

8/31/17

Diana Aga

Professor of Chemistry

Expertise: industrial pollution; Great Lakes pollution; emerging contaminants including pharmaceuticals, nanomaterials and flame retardants; wastewater treatment; antibiotic resistance

Phone: 716-645-4220

Email: dianaaga@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

Victor Albert

Professor of Biological Sciences

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

Phone: 716-645-4983

Email: vaalbert@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

Jared Aldstadt

Associate Professor of Geography

Expertise: Zika virus, dengue fever, chikungunya, mosquito-borne illness, disease transmission, epidemiology

Contact: Jared Aldstadt can be reached most quickly through Rachel Stern in UB Media Relations at 716-645-9069 or rstern2@buffalo.edu.

Phone: 716-645-0481

Email: geojared@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Stephanie Anzman-Frasca

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Expertise: childhood obesity, children’s eating habits, infant and child behavior and development  

Contact: Stephanie Anzman-Frasca can be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or goldbaum@buffalo.edu.

12/5/16

Praveen Arany

Assistant Professor of Oral Biology

Expertise: therapeutic uses of lasers and light, particularly in wound healing and tooth regeneration

Phone: 716-829-3479

Email: prarany@buffalo.edu

2/14/17

Joseph Atkinson

Director of the Great Lakes Program

Expertise: Great Lakes water levels, flooding and water pollution

Phone: 716-645-2220

Email: atkinson@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

Daniel Antonius

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Expertise: terrorism, violence, aggression, CTE and behavior, mental health and the legal system

Phone: 716-898-5290

Email: danielan@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

Samantha Barbas

Professor of Law

Expertise: First Amendment, privacy law, mass communications law, American legal history

Phone: 716-645-6216

Email: sbarbas@buffalo.edu

6/18/18

Mark Bartholomew

Professor of Law

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

Phone: 716-645-5959

Email: bartholo@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

James Coleman Battista

Associate Professor of Political Science

Expertise: national, state and legislative politics  

Phone: 716-645-8438

Email: jbattist@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

Edward Bednarczyk

Chair and Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Expertise: medical marijuana, tobacco sales in pharmacies, headaches and migraines, pharmacy practice

Contact: Edward Bednarczyk can be contacted most quickly through Rachel Stern in UB Media Relations at 716-645-9069 or rstern2@buffalo.edu.

Phone: 716-645-4805

Email: eb@buffalo.edu

9/13/17

Sara Behdad

Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Expertise: electronic waste, sustainable design, right to repair  

Phone: 716-645-2593; 716-645-2328

Email: sarabehd@buffalo.edu

11/22/17

Jason Benedict

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Expertise: chemistry, chemical reactions, chemical crystallography, photochemistry, nanomaterials, synchrotron light sources

Phone: 716-645-4276

Email: jbb6@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

5/23/18

Matthew Bolton

Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Expertise: medical alarm masking

Phone: 716-645-8405

Email: mbolton@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

3/27/18

Jason Briner

Professor of Geology

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

Phone: 716-645-4326

Email: jbriner@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

Mary Bush

Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry

Expertise: forensic dentistry, bite mark analysis, victim identification

Phone: 716-829-2862

Email: bushma@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

Peter Bush

Director of the South Campus Instrument Center

Expertise: forensic dentistry, bite mark analysis, victim identification

Phone: 716-829-3561

Email: pjbush@acsu.buffalo.edu

1/10/17

Susan K. Cahn

Professor of History

Expertise: transgender athletes, 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

2/6/18

Claire E. Cameron

Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction

Expertise: early childhood education, childhood development, educational psychology, classroom management

Phone: 716-645-4075

Email: cecamero@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

James Campbell

Professor of Political Science

Expertise: campaigns and elections, American political parties, election forecasting

Phone: 716-645-8452

Email: jcampbel@buffalo.edu

6/26/17

David Castillo

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures

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

Phone: 716-645-0869

Email: dc63@buffalo.edu

11/29/17

Lora Cavuoto

Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Expertise: ergonomics, occupational safety and health, fatigue monitoring, worker quality of life

Phone: 716-645-4696

Email: loracavu@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

John Cerne

Professor of Physics

Expertise: physics in everyday life, condensed matter physics, high-temperature superconductors, graphene, optics

Phone: 716-645-2542

Email: jcerne@buffalo.edu

10/26/17

Estelle Chaussard

Assistant Professor of Geology

Expertise: volcanoes, earthquakes, groundwater, aquifers, landslides, usage of satellite data to measure movements of the Earth’s surface

Phone: 716-645-4291

Email: estellec@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

Sebastian Ciancio

Chair of Periodontics and Endodontics

Expertise: oral health and hygiene, prevention and treatment of gum disease, effectiveness of flossing

Phone: 716-829-3848

Email: ciancio@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

12/5/16

Timothy Cook

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Expertise: molecular self-assembly, photochemistry, fluorescence, phosphorescence, batteries, alternative energy

Phone: 716-645-4327

Email: trcook@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

Catherine Cook-Cottone

Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology

Expertise: yoga, mindfulness, embodied self-regulation, eating disorders, anxiety-based disorders

Phone: 716-645-1128

Email: cpcook@buffalo.edu  

9/25/17

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

6/19/18

John L. Crassidis

Samuel P. Capen Professor

Expertise: space debris, space junk

Phone: 716-645-1426

Email: johnc@buffalo.edu

6/11/18

Beata Csatho

Professor of Geology

Expertise: climate change, sea level rise, Greenland Ice Sheet, Antarctic ice loss, glaciers, remote sensing, using satellite data and laser altimetry to measure the Earth

Phone: 716-645-4325

Email: bcsatho@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

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, cardiac problems in winter

Phone: 716-859-4828

Email: abcurtis@buffalo.edu

5/1/17

Ning Dai

Assistant Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental

Expertise: wastewater recycling for potable use, disinfection byproducts

Phone: 716-645-4015

Email: ningdai@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Rina Das Eiden

Senior Research Scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions

Expertise: parental substance abuse and its effects on children; fetal alcohol spectrum disorder; children’s social-emotional development

Phone: 716-887-3350

Email: eiden@ria.buffalo.edu

12/5/16

Sanjukta Das Smith

Associate Professor of Management Science and Systems

Expertise: cloud computing, digital piracy, business information systems, business statistics

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

2/6/18

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

12/5/16

Matthew Dimick

Associate 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

12/8/16

Helen Domske

Associate Director of the Great Lakes Program

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

Phone: 716-645-3610

Email: hmd4@cornell.edu

12/8/16

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

12/8/16

Steven L. Dubovsky

Professor and Chair of Psychiatry

Expertise: trauma, depression, mood disorders, psychosis, psychosomatic medicine

Phone: 716-898-5940

Email: dubovsky@buffalo.edu

9/20/17

Gretchen Ely

Associate Professor of Social Work

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

Phone: 716-645-1243

Email: geely@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

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

12/7/16

Charles P. Ewing

Professor of Law

Expertise: crime, psychology of crime, forensic psychology, criminal trials, murder trials, insanity defense, death penalty, juvenile law, sex offenders

Phone: 716-645-2770

Email: cewing@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

Gregory Fabiano

Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology

Expertise: ADHD, teen behavior, teen driving, parenting and fatherhood

Phone: 716-645-1130

Email: fabiano@buffalo.edu

2/13/18

Myles S. Faith

Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology

Expertise: childhood obesity, children’s eating habits, family health

Phone: 716-645-1124

Email: mfaith@buffalo.edu

5/2/17

David Felder

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Music

Expertise: composition: chamber, choral, orchestral and electronic music. Music production: concerts, recording and festivals

Email: felder@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

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

Phone: 716-645-2824

Email: kdf@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

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

Contact: Finley can be contacted most quickly through Rachel Stern in UB Media Relations at 716-645-9069 or rstern2@buffalo.edu.

Phone: 716-645-6152

Email: finleylu@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

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

12/7/16

Torin J. Finver

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Expertise: addiction, substance abuse, opioids

Phone: 404-468-1579

Email: torinfin@buffalo.edu

4/20/18

Liesl Folks

Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Expertise: STEM education, especially concerning women and underrepresented minorities; nanotechnology; magnetism

Phone: 716-645-2771

Email: lfolks@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

Veljko Fotak

Assistant Professor of Finance

Expertise: corporate finance, international finance, sovereign wealth funds, short selling and stock markets

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

1/4/17

Jo L. Freudenheim

Chair of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Expertise: cancer risk factors, diet and cancer, carcinogens

Phone: 716-829-5375

Email: jfreuden@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Joseph A. Gardella Jr.

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Expertise: industrial pollution; hazardous waste; microbeads; surface chemistry of plastics; controlled release of pharmaceuticals; wound healing; tissue engineering; STEM education

Phone: 716-645-1499

Email: gardella@buffalo.edu

4/11/17

James A. Gardner

Bridget and Thomas Black Professor of Law

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

Phone: 716-645-3607

Email: jgard@buffalo.edu

8/2/17

Robert J. Genco

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, Periodontics, Microbiology

Expertise: periodontal disease, oral health and microbiome, and systemic health

Phone: 716-645-8131

Email: rjgenco@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

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

Phone: 716-829-6953

Email: ggiovino@buffalo.edu

4/17/18

Omer Gokcumen

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Expertise: human and primate evolution, ancient humans (including Neanderthals and Denisovans), anthropological genomics

Phone: 716-645-4937

Email: omergokc@buffalo.edu

2/14/17

Amit Goyal

Director of UB RENEW Institute

Expertise: renewable energy; environmental and water issues; high-temperature superconductivity; materials science

Phone: 716-645-5920

Email: agoyal@buffalo.edu

12/14/16

Melanie Green

Associate Professor of Communication

Expertise: persuasion, power of narrative, storytelling, online friendships, trust and deception online

Phone: 716-645-1508

Email: mcgreen2@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

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

10/24/17

Tracy K. P. Gregg

Associate Professor of Geology

Expertise: volcanology, volcanoes on Mars and Venus, the search for water on Mars, volcanism on the moon, deep-sea eruptions, basaltic lava flows

Phone: 716-645-4328

Email: tgregg@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Emily Grijalva

Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources

Expertise: narcissism, gender, leadership, counterproductive work behavior

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

12/5/16

Richard M. Gronostajski

Professor of Biochemistry

Expertise: stem cell research and therapies; genetic engineering, testing and disease; genome editing; personalized or precision medicine; congenital developmental disorders

Phone: 716-829-3471

Email: rgron@buffalo.edu

12/29/16

Shermali Gunawardena

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Expertise: neurons, axonal transport, biology of neurodegenerative diseases

Phone: 716-645-4915

Email: sg99@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

Marc Halfon

Professor of Biochemistry

Expertise: genetics; gene expression; gene drive; genome editing; mosquito genome; cell growth, differentiation and development

Phone: 716-829-3126

Email: mshalfon@buffalo.edu

12/21/16

John F. Hall

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Expertise: Wind energy; design, analysis and optimization of wind farms

Phone: 716-645-5946

Email: johnhall@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Trina Hamilton

Associate Professor of Geography

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

Phone: 716-645-0482

Email: trinaham@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

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

4/9/18

Daniel B. Hess

Chair of Urban and Regional Planning 

Expertise: transit systems, urban transportation, urban revitalization

Phone: 716-829-5326

Email: dbhess@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Ia Iashvili

Associate Professor of Physics

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

Phone: 716-645-6611

Email: iashvili@buffalo.edu

10/30/17

Ciprian N. Ionita

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Expertise: 3-D medical imaging, 3-D printing in medicine, neuroimaging, cardiovascular imaging, endovascular disease

Phone: 716-829-5413

Email: cnionita@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

Timothy P. Janikowski

Associate Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology

Expertise: counselor education, clinical supervision, counselor competencies and ethics; vocational rehabilitation counseling; substance abuse

Phone: 716-645-1122

Email: tjanikow@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

James N. Jensen

Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Expertise: public water systems, drinking-water treatment, wastewater treatment

Phone: 716-645-4007

Email: jjensen@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Josep Jornet

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Expertise: terahertz-band communication networks, Internet of Nano-Things, brain-computer interfaces

Phone: 716-645-1607

Email: jmjornet@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Adrian Juarez

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Expertise: LGBT health, HIV prevention, migrant health

Phone: 716-829-3218

Email: juarezad@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

Heidi Julien

Professor of Library and Information Studies

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

Phone: 716-645-1474

Email: heidijul@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Mark H. Karwan

Praxair Professor of Operations Research

Expertise: sports scheduling, especially in the NFL

Phone: 716-645-2422

Email: mkarwan@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Jonathan D. Katz

Chair of Art

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

12/6/16

Avto Kharchilava

Associate Professor of Physics

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

Phone: 716-645-6251

Email: avto@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Will Kinney

Professor of Physics

Expertise: astronomy, cosmic inflation, accelerating universe, dark matter/dark energy, solar storms, cosmic microwave background physics, public outreach in science

Phone: 716-645-5360

Email: whkinney@buffalo.edu

5/8/18

Tevfik Kosar

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Expertise: big data, cloud computing, distributed systems, high-performance computing, green computing, energy-efficient systems

Phone: 716-645-2323

Email: tkosar@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Lynn T. Kozlowski

Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior

Expertise: smoking, e-cigarettes, nicotine addiction, tobacco policy, FDA regulations on nicotine products, tobacco use

Phone: 716-829-6770

Email: lk22@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

Richard L. Lamb

Associate Professor and Director of the Neurocognition Science Laboratory

Expertise: educational technology, virtual reality/augmented reality, cognition and learning

Phone: 716-645-4057

Email: rllamb@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

Michael LaMonte

Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Expertise: healthy aging, cardiovascular disease, physical activity, women’s health, menopause, cancer, the microbiome, periodontal disease

Phone: 716-829-5379

Email: mlamonte@buffalo.edu

 

12/6/16

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

Phone: 716-645-1353

Email: jlawrenc@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

John J. Leddy

Director of the Concussion Management Clinic

Expertise: concussions, post-concussion syndrome, sports medicine

Phone: 716-829-5501

Email: leddy@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.

12/6/16

Kenneth E. Leonard

Director of the 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

12/6/16

Kemper E. Lewis

Professor and Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Expertise: advanced manufacturing, mass customization, engineering design

Phone: 716-645-2682

Email: kelewis@buffalo.edu

2/22/18

Charlotte Lindqvist

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

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

Phone: 716-645-4986

Email: cl243@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Charles Lindsey

Associate Professor of Marketing

Expertise: consumer behavior, advertising, marketing strategy and research, brand loyalty, serving and package sizes

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

3/1/18

Xiufeng Liu

Professor of Learning and Instruction

Expertise: STEM education, including student achievement, assessment and evaluation, and STEM teaching in colleges and universities; science and the public

Phone: 716-645-4050

Email: xliu5@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

2/6/18

Mary McVee

Director of the Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction

Expertise: literacy instruction; diversity and literacy; technology and literacy; narrative

Phone: 716-645-2458

Email: mcvee@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Kathryn Medler

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Expertise: taste, taste cells, senses, peripheral nervous system, neuronal signaling

Phone: 716-645-4947

Email: kmedler@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Jeffrey Miecznikowski

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Expertise: statistical analysis

Phone: 716-881-8953

Email: jcm38@buffalo.edu

5/1/17

Robert Miletich

Interim Chair and Professor of Nuclear Medicine

Expertise: nuclear medicine, nuclear neurology, brain scans and other neuroimaging techniques and neurodegenerative diseases

Phone: 716-838-5889

Email: miletich@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Margaret Moss

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Nursing

Expertise: American Indian health and wellness, disparities in health care, health policy, aging

Phone: 716-829-4347

Email: mpmoss@buffalo.edu

1/4/17

Sarah Muldoon

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Expertise: brain activity, brain networks, network neuroscience

Phone: 716-645-6284

Email: smuldoon@buffalo.edu

3/27/18

Jacob Neiheisel

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Expertise: campaigns and elections, political communication, religion and politics, electoral strategy, voter turnout

Phone: 716-645-8439

Email: jacobnei@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

Valerie Nesset

Associate Professor of Library and Information Studies

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

Phone: 716-645-1485

Email: vmnesset@buffalo.edu

3/20/18

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

3/28/18

Nancy Nielsen

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

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

Phone: 716-207-6866

Email: nielse@buffalo.edu

2/22/18

HyungSeon Oh

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Expertise: the electrical grid, including smart grids, the economics of power systems and renewable energy

Phone: 716-645-1022

Email: hso1@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

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

12/6/16

Elizabeth "Libby" Otto

Executive Director of UB's Humanities Institute

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

5/22/18

Lora Park

Associate Professor of Psychology

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

Phone: 716-645-0228

Email: lorapark@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

Kristin Poinar

Assistant Professor of Geology

Expertise: climate change, Greenland Ice Sheet, ice sheet modeling, sea level rise, Antarctica, Great Lakes ice cover

Phone: 716-645-4286

Email: kpoinar@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

12/6/16

Michael J. Poulin

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: empathy, human generosity, stress, caregiving

Phone: 716-645-0518

Email: mjpoulin@buffalo.edu

4/18/18

Chunming Qiao

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Expertise: Self-driving and connected cars, specifically the computing systems for these technologies

Phone: 716-645-4751

Email: qiao@computer.org

12/8/16

Wendy Quinton

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology

Expertise: prejudice, stigma, social identity, Native American mascots

Phone: 716-645-0230

Email: wquinton@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Alan Rabideau

Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

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

Phone: 716-645-4003

Email: rabideau@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Samina Raja

Associate 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

12/26/17

Nicholas Rajkovich

Assistant Professor of Architecture

Expertise: climate change and cities, adaptation to climate change, building resiliency, energy efficiency, renewable energy

Phone: 716-829-6910

Email: rajkovic@buffalo.edu

 

6/23/17

Pavani Kalluri Ram

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health; Co-Director, UB Community of Excellence for Global Health Equity

Expertise: public health consequences of natural disasters, global health inequities, child survival and mortality, handwashing

Phone: 716-829-5380

Email: pkram@buffalo.edu

2/27/18

Bina Ramamurthy

Research Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Expertise: Blockchain technology; data-intensive computing; big data platforms, such as Hadoop and Spark

Phone: 716-645-3182

Email: bina@buffalo.edu

9/7/17

Murali Ramanathan

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Expertise: multiple sclerosis (MS), disease-modifying drugs

Phone: 716-645-4846

Email: murali@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

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

Phone: 716-645-1099

Email: trammin@buffalo.edu

1/4/17

Salvatore Rappoccio

Assistant Professor of Physics

Expertise: particle physics, particle detectors

Phone: 716-645-6250

Email: srrappoc@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Kenneth W. Regan

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Expertise: cheating in chess

Phone: 716-645-4738

Email: regan@buffalo.edu

9/5/17

Chris S. Renschler

Associate Professor of Geography

Expertise: flooding, soil erosion, watersheds, hurricanes, radioactive fallout, disaster preparedness and response, natural resources management, GIS

Phone: 716-645-0480

Email: rensch@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

Maria Runfola

Professor of Learning and Instruction

Expertise: music education, technology and music learning, multimodality, children’s singing voices

Phone: 716-645-4028

Email: runfola@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

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, traffic in bad weather

Phone: 716-645-4367

Email: asadek@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

12/6/16

Richard Salvi

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Communicative Disorders and Sciences

Expertise: tinnitus, hearing, noise-induced hearing loss, hyperacusis, central auditory system

Phone: 716-829-5310

Email: salvi@buffalo.edu

3/28/18

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

Phone: 716-645-0679

Email: schmid@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Mark Seery

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: stress, coping

Phone: 716-645-0239

Email: mdseery@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

John A. Sellick Jr.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Expertise: infectious disease, outbreaks and pandemics, vaccinations, bioterrorism planning, flu, Ebola

Phone: 716-862-8758

Email: jsellick@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

9/19/17

Surajit Sen

Professor of Physics

Expertise: wave behavior, granular systems, quasi-equilibrium, nonequilibrium and chaotic phenomena, collisions, shock mitigation, sociophysics

Phone: 716-645-6151, 716-907-4961

Email: sen@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

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

12/6/16

Robert G. Shibley

Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning

Expertise: urban design and planning, urban revitalization, postindustrial cities, Buffalo and Western New York, the Rust Belt

Phone: 716-829-3981

Email: rshibley@buffalo.edu

Contact: Shibley can also be reached through David Hill in UB Media Relations (716-645-4651, davidhil@buffalo.edu) or Rachel Teaman in the School of Architecture and Planning (716-829-3794, rmansour@buffalo.edu).

12/6/16

Robert Silverman

Professor and PhD Program Director 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

2/6/18

Ji-Won Son

Assistant Professor of Learning and Instruction

Expertise: mathematics education, gender equity in STEM

Phone: 716-645-4030

Email: jiwonson@buffalo.edu

3/27/18

Kristin Stapleton

Professor of History

Expertise: modern China; U.S.-China relations; Chinese cities; history of the family, socialism and humor in China

Phone: 716-645-5645

Email: kstaple@buffalo.edu

 

12/8/16

Monica Stephens

Assistant Professor of Geography

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

Phone: 716-645-0499

Email: mgstephe@buffalo.edu

12/12/16

Phillips Stevens Jr.

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Expertise: cultural anthropology, religion, spiritualism, cults, superstition, witchcraft, zombies, vampires, curses, rites of passage, populism, nativism, xenophobia

Phone: 716-645-0416

Email: pstevens@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

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

3/1/18

Corrie Stone-Johnson

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy

Expertise: school leadership, school reform, schools and communities, organizational culture of schools

Phone: 716-645-2471

Email: corriest@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Rick T. Su

Professor of Law

Expertise: immigration law and policy, refugees, local government law, federalism

Phone: 716-645-5134

Email: ricksu@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Nallan Suresh

UB Distinguished Professor and Chair of Operations Management and Strategy

Expertise: global supply networks; supply chain disruptions; U.S. manufacturing, especially auto and steel industries; global manufacturing; U.S.-China-India trade; logistics; infrastructure; economic development

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

12/6/16

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

Phone: 716-645-1181

Email: swihart@buffalo.edu

5/1/17

Andrew Talal, MD

Professor of Medicine

Expertise: diagnosing and treating hepatitis C virus, developing and evaluating new therapies for liver disease  

Phone: 716-829-6208

Email: ahtalal@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

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

5/1/17

Jennifer L. Temple

Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, and Community Health and Health Behavior

Expertise: caffeine use among kids, energy drinks, obesity

Phone: 716-829-5593

Email: jltemple@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Paul Tesluk

Dean and Professor of the School of Management

Expertise: team design and organizational effectiveness, leadership development, organizational change and innovation

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

12/7/16

Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos

Senior Research Scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions

Expertise: addiction; reward pathways in the brain; addictive disorders including drug abuse, alcoholism and obesity 

Phone: 716-881-7520

Email: pthanos@ria.buffalo.edu

3/1/18

Elizabeth K. Thomas

Assistant Professor of Geology

Expertise: climate change, Arctic ice sheets, precipitation, lake effect snow, sea level rise, monsoons

Phone: 716-645-4329

Email: ekthomas@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Albert H. Titus

Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering

Expertise: biomedical engineering, wearable technology, biosensors, smart sensors

Phone: 716-645-1019

Email: ahtitus@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Cristian Tiu

Associate Professor of Finance

Expertise: stock market, hedge funds, government bailouts, Ponzi schemes, risk management and asset allocation, institutional investors

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

12/12/16

Jack Tseng

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Expertise: mammalian evolution; evolution of carnivores (including dogs, cats, bears, hyenas and relatives); sabre-toothed and other big cats

Phone: 716-829-2752

Email: jacktsen@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Thomas Ulbrich

Executive Director of the UB School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Expertise: entrepreneurship and startups, entrepreneurial skills and attributes, entrepreneurial education, small business, family business, customer loyalty

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

12/7/16

Shambhu Upadhyaya

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Expertise: cybersecurity, hacking, encryption, cyberattacks, protecting infrastructure from cyber threats

Phone: 716-645-3183

Email: shambhu@buffalo.edu

10/24/17

Greg A. Valentine

Director of the Center for GeoHazards Studies

Expertise: volcanoes, volcanic eruptions, disaster preparedness, supervolcanoes

Phone: 716-645-4295

Email: gav4@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

John M. Violanti

Research Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Expertise: police stress, health and suicide, PTSD

Phone: 716-829-5367

Email: violanti@buffalo.edu

5/4/17

Jean Wactawski-Wende

Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions

Expertise: women’s health, menopause, osteoporosis, reproductive health, cancer, the microbiome, periodontal disease

Phone: 716-829-5374

Email: jww@buffalo.edu

2/22/18

­­Noemi Waight

Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction

Expertise: technology in education, science teaching, inquiry-based teaching approaches

Phone: 716-645-4045

Email: nwaight@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

12/7/16

Kimberly S. Walitzer

Deputy Director of the Research Institute on Addictions

Expertise: alcoholism, nicotine addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, anger management 

Phone: 716-887-2494

Email: walitzer@ria.buffalo.edu

3/13/18

Jianqiang Wang

Associate Professor of Library and Information Studies

Expertise: information retrieval, cross-language information retrieval, information retrieval systems for short text and social media conversations

Phone: 716-645-2412

Email: jw254@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

X. Christine Wang

Director of the Fisher-Price Early Childhood Research Center

Expertise: early childhood development and learning, technology in early childhood, early literacy and science, early education in international contexts

Phone: 716-645-2379

Email: wangxc@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Hilary Weaver

Co-director of the Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute

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

Phone: 716-645-1226

Email: hweaver@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Barbara Wejnert

Associate Professor of Transnational Studies

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

Phone: 716-645-0787

Email: bwejnert@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Xiaozhong Wen

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Expertise: diet and health in infants and young children, origins of obesity, smoking cessation during pregnancy

Phone: 716-829-6811

Email: xiaozhon@buffalo.edu

2/6/18

Larry White

Research Assistant Professor, Library and Information Studies

Expertise: library management, leadership, policy, organizational performance  

Phone: 716-645-1473

Email: lnwhite@buffalo.edu

5/10/18

Andrew Whittaker

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

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

Phone: 716-645-4364

Email: awhittak@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Peter Winkelstein

Executive Director of the Institute for Healthcare Informatics

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

Phone: 716-881-7546

Email: pwink@buffalo.edu

3/27/18

Kari J. Winter

Executive Director of UB's Humanities Institute

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

Phone: 716-645-0827

Email: kwinter2@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

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

12/7/16

Brian Wolfe

Assistant Professor of Finance

Expertise: banking and lending, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, market microstructure, equity and fixed income investments

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

3/19/18

Eva Zurek

Professor of Chemistry

Expertise: superconductors, high-pressure chemistry, crystals, materials science, materials discovery, computational chemistry

Phone: 716-645-4332

Email: ezurek@buffalo.edu