Experts by Expertise: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

For help reaching an expert on deadline, please contact UB's media relations team at 716-645-6969 or ub-news@buffalo.edu.

Note to members of the news media:

The correct name of the university is “University at Buffalo,” not “University of Buffalo.”

  • Head shot of Robert Adelman, University at Buffalo immigration and U.S. Census expert.
    7/15/21

    Robert Adelman

    Chair and Professor of Sociology

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

    Phone: 716-645-8478

    Email: adelman4@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Charlotte Lindqvist.
    11/29/22

    Jasmine Alvarado

    Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy

    Expertise: family engagement in K-8 schools, school and community partnerships, the intersection of race, class, and language in education, elementary education, and bilingual/dual language education.

    Phone: 716-645-6628

    Email: alvaradj@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Annahita Ball, University at Buffalo expert on schools and social services.
    4/12/23

    Annahita Ball

    Associate 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

  • Portrait of Jenifer Barclay, University at Buffalo disability history and African American history expert.
    4/7/23

    Jenifer Barclay

    Associate Professor of History

    Expertise: disability history; disability, race, gender, class and sexuality; intersectionality; ableism; African American history; history of slavery, emancipation and the U.S. Civil War

    Phone: 716-645-8409

    Email: barclay7@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Kate Bezrukova, University at Buffalo team performance expert.
    9/20/22

    Kate Bezrukova

    Associate Professor and Chair of Organization and Human Resources

    Expertise: team chemistry in business and sports; managing a diverse workforce; unconscious bias at work; negotiations and gender; work-life balance; conflict management; artificial intelligence in teams

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

  • Head shot of Michael Boucai.
    12/12/22

    Michael Boucai

    Professor of Law

    Expertise: Law and policy on sex, sexuality, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation; reproductive rights; constitutional, criminal, and family law; LGBTQ history

    Phone: 716-645-1743

    Email: mboucai@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Elizabeth Bowen.
    4/12/23

    Elizabeth Bowen

    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Expertise: homelessness, health issues affecting homeless populations, recovery from alcohol and other drug problems

    Phone: 716-645-1258

    Email: eabowen@buffalo.edu

  • Carrie Tirado Bramen.
    9/8/23

    Carrie Tirado Bramen

    Professor of English

    Expertise: U.S. cultural and intellectual history; feminist and gender studies; critical race studies; 19th-century American literature; U.S.-Latinx literature; history of astrology

    Phone: 716-645-5200

    Email: bramen@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Susan K. Cahn.
    4/7/23

    Susan K. Cahn

    Emerita 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

  • Portrait of Luis A. Colón, University at Buffalo separation science, analytical chemistry, and STEM diversity expert.
    10/19/22

    Luis A. Colón

    A. Conger Goodyear Professor of Chemistry

    Expertise: analytical chemistry, separation science, liquid chromatography, diversity in STEM, mentoring students of color

    Phone: 716-645-4213

    Email: lacolon@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Abigail Cooke, UB assistant professor of geography.
    8/16/21

    Abigail Cooke

    Associate 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

  • Head shot of Nathan J. Daun-Barnett, University at Buffalo expert on college access and financial aid.
    8/16/21

    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

  • Head shot of Matthew Dimick.
    4/7/23

    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

  • Portrait of Yige Dong, University at Buffalo gender, work and political economy expert.
    8/16/21

    Yige Dong

    Assistant Professor of Sociology, and of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies

    Expertise: labor, work, gender and political economy, especially in China; labor and feminist movements in China and in a global context

    Phone: 716-645-2417

    Email: yigedong@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Helen A. Nellie Drew.
    8/16/21

    Helen A. “Nellie” Drew

    Director of the Center for the Advancement of Sport

    Expertise: sports law, including student-athletes’ name, image and likeness (NIL), antitrust laws, collective bargaining, discipline of athletes, drug testing, NCAA compliance and Title IX; diversity in sport

    Phone: 716-645-2071

    Email: hdrew@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Carole Emberton.
    4/7/23

    Carole Emberton

    Professor of History

    Expertise: Civil War era, Confederate flag and monuments, history of race, slavery, Southern history, racial violence

    Phone: 716-645-8405

    Email: emberton@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Lucinda M. Finley.
    8/16/21

    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.

  • Head shot of Cecil Foster, University at Buffalo Canadian studies and multiculturalism expert.
    4/7/23

    Cecil Foster

    Professor of Transnational Studies in the Department of Africana and American Studies

    Expertise: Canadian studies; multiculturalism, politics, race, ethnicity and immigration in Canada

    Phone: 716-645-0786

    Email: cecilfos@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Joana Gaia, University at Buffalo digital security and privacy expert.
    8/16/21

    Joana Gaia

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Science and Systems

    Expertise: health information systems; business intelligence; digital security and privacy; data analytics; emergency management; girls and STEM careers

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

  • Head shot of Julie Gorlewski, University at Buffalo education access and teacher preparation expert.
    4/13/23

    Julie Gorlewski

    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Teacher Education

    Expertise: access and equity in education; literacy; teacher preparation

    Phone: 716-645-2455

    Email: jgorlews@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Emily Grijalva, UB leadership expert.
    8/16/21

    Emily Grijalva

    Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resources

    Expertise: narcissism, gender, leadership

    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.

  • Portrait of Donald A. Grinde Jr., University at Buffalo Native American studies expert.
    4/7/23

    Donald A. Grinde Jr.

    Professor Emeritus in the Department of Africana and American Studies

    Expertise: Native American studies, Native American thought, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois history, U.S. Indian Policy since 1871, American Indian activism

    Phone: 716-645-0828

    Email: dgrinde@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Kim Griswold, University at Buffalo expert on health care for refugees, immigrants and survivors of torture.
    4/10/23

    Kim Griswold, MD

    Professor Emerita 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

  • Portrait of Oscar G. Gómez-Duarte, University at Buffalo pediatric infectious diseases and childhood diarrhea expert.
    6/16/22

    Oscar G. Gómez-Duarte

    Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics

    Expertise: pediatric infectious diseases, vaccines, childhood diarrhea, health disparities, COVID-19 community interventions

    Phone: 716-323-0150. Gómez-Duarte can also be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or goldbaum@buffalo.edu, or Douglas Sitler in University Communications at 716-645-9069 or drsitler@buffalo.edu

    Email: oscargom@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Trina Hamilton.
    8/16/21

    Trina Hamilton

    Associate Professor of Geography

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

    Phone: 716-645-0482

    Email: trinaham@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Erin Hatton, University at Buffalo labor, workforce and gig economy expert.
    2/15/23

    Erin Hatton

    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

  • Portrait of Amy Hequembourg, University at Buffalo expert on health disparities among sexual minorities.
    9/14/20

    Amy Hequembourg

    Associate Professor of Nursing

    Expertise: health disparities affecting sexual minorities

    Phone: 716-829-2608

    Email: ahequemb@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of David M. Holmes, University at Buffalo global health equity and medicine and spirituality expert.
    9/30/21

    David M. Holmes

    Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine

    Expertise: global health, health care for underserved communities and human trafficking victims, spirituality in health, religious exemptions for vaccines, addiction medicine, wilderness medicine, travel medicine

    Email: dholmes@buffalo.edu

    Contact: David M. Holmes can be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or goldbaum@buffalo.edu, or Douglas Sitler in University Communications at 716-645-9069 or drsitler@buffalo.edu.

  • Head shot of Sameer Honwad, University at Buffalo education access and equity expert.
    4/15/20

    Sameer Honwad

    Assistant Professor of Learning and Instruction

    Expertise: access, equity and diversity in education; cultural studies; international education; science and environmental education

    Phone: 716-645-2455

    Email: sameerho@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Kenneth Joseph, University at Buffalo computing for social good expert.
    1/22/24

    Kenneth Joseph

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: computing for social good; societal impacts of social media and online platforms (including in news and politics); inequality and societal divides; artificial intelligence

    Phone: 716-645-0682

    Email: kjoseph@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Tiffany Karalis Noel, University at Buffalo education expert, with expertise in multiculturalism, social inequity and belongingness in education.
    8/16/21

    Tiffany Karalis Noel

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Learning and Instruction

    Expertise: sociocultural inequity in education, teacher preparation and retention, mentoring in higher education

    Phone: 716-645-2455

    Email: tbkarali@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Erin Kearney, University at Buffalo world languages education expert.
    8/16/21

    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

  • Portrait of Isok Kim, University at Buffalo mental health and refugee-related trauma expert.
    3/1/22

    Isok Kim

    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Expertise: mental health and wellbeing among Asian Americans; refugee-related trauma; post-resettlement challenges; culturally responsive mental health services

    Phone: 716-645-1252

    Email: isokkim@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Wooksoo Kim, University at Buffalo immigration and refugee resettlement expert.
    4/12/23

    Wooksoo Kim

    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Expertise: immigration; refugee resettlement, acculturation; social determinants of health of Asian immigrants; community-based participatory research

    Phone: 716-645-1227

    Email: wkim5@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of LaGarrett J. King, University at Buffalo Black history education expert.
    7/27/22

    LaGarrett J. King

    Director of the Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education

    Expertise: Black history education, social studies, history of education, teacher education, racism and anti-Blackness

    Phone: 716-645-2455

    Email: lagarret@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Jaekyung Lee, University at Buffalo expert on educational policy and achievement gaps.
    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

  • Portrait of Melinda Lemke, University at Buffalo K-12 education policy and reform expert.
    10/12/22

    Melinda Lemke

    Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy

    Expertise: K-12 educational policy and reform; politics of education; public health; sociocultural contexts of education

    Phone: 716-645-1090

    Email: malemke@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of G. James Lemoine, University at Buffalo leadership expert.
    8/16/21

    G. James Lemoine

    Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resources

    Expertise: servant leadership; gender and leadership; ethics and moral leadership; leadership and motivation; entrepreneurial leaders; 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.

  • Head shot of Lucia A. Leone, University at Buffalo food access expert.
    1/25/22

    Lucia A. Leone

    Associate 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

  • Portrait of Joan Linder, University at Buffalo art and drawing expert. Copyright Liz Linder Photography.
    6/23/23

    Joan Linder

    Professor of Art

    Expertise: drawing, consumption and mass production, mundane objects, modern life, Love Canal and other toxic sites, environmental art, feminist art, power, public art

    Phone: 716-645-0539

    Email: joannder@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Patricia Logan-Greene.
    2/28/24

    Patricia Logan-Greene

    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Expertise: violence and victimization, adverse childhood experiences, gun violence and prevention, child maltreatment

    Phone: 716-645-1533

    Email: pblogang@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Jordana Maisel, University at Buffalo universal design and inclusive design expert.
    11/2/23

    Jordana Maisel

    Director of Research for the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center)

    Expertise: universal design, inclusive design, accessible transit, streetscapes, aging in place

    Phone: 716-829-5902

    Email: jlmaisel@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Carine Mardorossian, University at Buffalo medical humanities and sexual violence expert.
    8/16/21

    Carine Mardorossian

    Professor of English, and Global Gender and Sexuality Studies

    Expertise: medical humanities, death and dying, feminism, sexism, sexual violence, Caribbean literature

    Phone: 716-645-0711

    Email: cmardoro@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Ndubueze L. Mbah, University at Buffalo West Africa and Atlantic World expert.
    8/16/21

    Ndubueze L. Mbah

    Associate 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

  • Portrait of Joanne Song McLaughlin, University at Buffalo labor economics and age discrimination expert.
    10/26/23

    Joanne Song McLaughlin

    Associate Professor of Economics

    Expertise: labor economics; health insurance mandates; age discrimination; older workers; AI and the future of work

    Phone: 716-645-8685

    Email: jsmclaug@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Mary McVee, University at Buffalo expert on literacy instruction.
    8/16/21

    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

  • Portrait of Cody Mejeur, University at Buffalo game studies and social justice expert.
    6/27/22

    Cody Mejeur

    Assistant Professor of Media Study

    Expertise: game studies; trans, queer and feminist studies; narrative; storytelling; social justice and inclusion in video games and new media; games pedagogy

    Phone: 716-645-0932

    Email: codymeje@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of David A. Mmilling, University at Buffalo medical education expert.
    8/25/21

    David A. Milling

    Senior Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

    Expertise: medical education; clinical skills; multicultural affairs and cultural competency in medicine; diversity in the medical profession

    Phone: 716-829-2802

    Email: dmilling@buffalo.edu

    Contact: Milling can also be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or goldbaum@buffalo.edu, or Douglas Sitler in University Communications at 716-645-9069 or drsitler@buffalo.edu.

  • Head shot of Ryan Muldoon, University at Buffalo faculty expert on diversity.
    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

  • Head shot of Nadine "Shaanta" Murshid, University at Buffalo faculty expert on social policy, intimate partner violence and microfinance.
    9/12/23

    Nadine Shaanta Murshid

    Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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

    Phone: 716-645-5749

    Email: nadinemu@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Athena D. Mutua, University at Buffalo civil rights law and legal justice system expert.
    6/23/23

    Athena D. Mutua

    Professor of Law and Floyd H. and Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar

    Expertise: civil rights law; constitutional law (Fourteenth Amendment); critical race and feminist legal theory; law and political economy; race and the legal justice system

    Phone: 716-645-2873. Athena D. Mutua can sometimes be contacted more quickly through the UB Media Relations team at ub-news@buffalo.edu.

    Email: admutua@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Heather Orom, University at Buffalo health disparities expert.
    6/23/23

    Heather Orom

    Associate Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior

    Expertise: health disparities, illness risk perception

    Phone: 716-829- 6682

    Email: horom@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Elizabeth Otto, University at Buffalo faculty expert on art history, including Bauhaus, modern art, Dada, surrealism, cubism, and gender.
    6/23/23

    Elizabeth Otto

    Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History

    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

  • Portrait of Kelly Patterson, University at Buffalo housing and urban development expert.
    4/12/23

    Kelly Patterson

    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Expertise: social welfare policy; cannabis policy; residential segregation; fair housing; gentrification; homelessness; poverty and economic inequality; race and class

    Phone: 716-645-1248

    Email: klp27@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Joanna Pepin, University at Buffalo family sociology, family policy and gender and work expert.
    6/27/22

    Joanna Pepin

    Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Expertise: family sociology, inequality, gender and work, ​childcare, paid family leave

    Phone: 716-645-2417

    Email: jpepin@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Raechele L. Pope, University at Buffalo multicultural education expert.
    12/12/22

    Raechele L. Pope

    Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer in the Graduate School of Education

    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

  • Head shot of Teresa Quattrin, University at Buffalo clinical trials and childhood diabetes and obesity expert.
    8/17/21

    Teresa Quattrin

    Senior Associate Dean for Research Integration

    Expertise: childhood diabetes; family-based obesity treatment; clinical translational research and trials, with a focus on diversity and inclusion

    Phone: 716-323-0170

    Email: quattrin@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Wendy Quinton.
    6/23/23

    Wendy Quinton

    Clinical Professor of Psychology

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

    Phone: 716-645-0230

    Email: wquinton@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Michael Rembis, University at Buffalo disability history and disability studies expert.
    6/23/23

    Michael Rembis

    Director of the Center for Disability Studies

    Expertise: disability history; disability studies; history of madness and mental illness; mental health in the context of prisons/mass incarceration; history of eugenics

    Email: marembis@buffalo.edu

  • Amy Reynolds, faculty expert on multiculturalism in education.
    8/16/21

    Amy Reynolds

    Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology

    Expertise: multicultural issues, college student mental health

    Phone: 716-645-1112

    Email: alr24@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Margaret Rhee, University at Buffalo new media and social justice expert.
    10/26/23

    Margaret Rhee

    Assistant Professor of Media Study

    Expertise: digital storytelling; participatory art; new media, ethnic, cultural, Asian American, queer and feminist studies

    Phone: 716-645-0923

    Email: mrhee@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Sarah Robert, University at Buffalo faculty expert on teachers, teachers' unions and school food.
    1/17/23

    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

  • Portrait of Maria Y. Rodriguez, University at Buffalo social work and human services expert.
    12/7/23

    Maria Y. Rodriguez

    Assistant Professor of Social Work

    Expertise: Computational methods in social work and social policy; social movements on social media; disinformation targeting Black and brown communities online

    Phone: 716-645-2986

    Email: myr2@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Margaret Sallee, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy.
    1/24/22

    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

  • Portrait of Matilde Sanchez-Pena, University at Buffalo engineering education and equity faculty expert.
    12/2/21

    Matilde Sanchez-Pena

    Assistant Professor of Engineering Education

    Expertise: engineering education, cultures of wellbeing, institutional diversity, faculty advancement, equity in the engineering field, women in STEM, intersectionality

    Phone: 716-645-5861

    Email: matildes@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Stephen Santa-Ramirez, University at Buffalo higher education access and equity expert.
    6/14/22

    Stephen Santa-Ramirez

    Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy

    Expertise: access and equity in higher education; race, ethnicity, im/migration and Latinx collegians' educational experiences; undocumented and DACA students in higher education

    Phone: 716-645-5236

    Email: srsantar@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Annette Semanchin Jones.
    4/12/23

    Annette Semanchin Jones

    Associate Professor and Director, PhD in Social Welfare program

    Expertise: child welfare, foster care, child protection services

    Phone: 716-645-1862

    Email: amsemanc@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Robert Silverman, University at Buffalo affordable housing and gentrification expert.
    8/16/21

    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

  • Head shot of Darryl Somayaji, University at Buffalo cancer care expert.
    8/16/21

    Darryl Somayaji

    Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Expertise: cancer care and health disparities in underserved communities

    Phone: 716-829-2178

    Email: darrylso@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Ji-Won Son, University at Buffalo math education expert.
    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

  • Portrait of Edward Steinfeld, University at Buffalo inclusive design and accessible buildings expert.
    8/16/21

    Edward Steinfeld

    Director of the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center)

    Expertise: universal design, inclusive design, accessibility, building design, inclusive restrooms, accessible transit, architecture

    Phone: 716-829-5899

    Email: arced@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Despina Stratigakos.
    11/2/23

    Despina Stratigakos

    Professor of Architecture

    Expertise: diversity in architecture; gender and modernity in European cities; German architecture; Nazi propaganda and architecture

    Phone: 716-829-3486

    Email: dms58@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Henry-Louis Taylor Jr., University at Buffalo urban development and gentrification expert.
    5/14/22

    Henry-Louis Taylor Jr.

    Director of the Center for Urban Studies

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

    Phone: 716-829-5458

    Email: htaylor@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Gwynn Thomas, University at Buffalo gender, politics and global women's movements expert.
    8/23/21

    Gwynn Thomas, PhD

    Chair and Associate Professor of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies

    Expertise: gender and politics; feminism; global women’s movements, including #MeToo; politics in Latin America

    Phone: 716-645-0793

    Email: gmthomas@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Letitia Thomas, University at Buffalo STEM education and STEM diversity expert.
    8/16/21

    Letitia Thomas

    Assistant Dean for Diversity in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Expertise: STEM education and pipelines; women and students of color in STEM; sociology of education; social justice; social networks; microaggressions

    Phone: 716-645-3071

    Email: lthomas@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Hua (Helen) Wang, University at Buffalo communication and health promotion expert.
    11/2/23

    Hua (Helen) Wang

    Professor of Communication

    Expertise: communication strategies for health promotion and social change; entertainment-education; communication technology; social networks; digital media literacy; health interventions

    Phone: 716-645-1501

    Email: hwang23@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Hilary Weaver, University at Buffalo faculty expert on cultural competence in helping professions, and issues affecting Indigenous Peoples.
    4/12/23

    Hilary Weaver

    Professor Emeritus of Social Work

    Expertise: Multicultural social work; historical and contemporary issues affecting Indigenous Peoples, including Native Americans; refugee health and well-being; trauma and resilience

    Phone: 716-645-1226

    Email: hweaver@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Lillian S. Williams, University at Buffalo U.S. social and urban history expert.
    8/16/21

    Lillian S. Williams

    Associate Professor of Africana and American Studies

    Expertise: U.S. social and urban history; African American history in the U.S. and Western New York; women’s history

    Phone: 716-645-0798

    Email: lsw4@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Kari J. Winter.
    8/16/21

    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

  • Head shot of Victoria Wolcott, University at Buffalo civil rights expert.
    9/8/23

    Victoria Wolcott

    Director of the Gender Institute

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

    Phone: 716-645-8411

    Email: vwwolcot@buffalo.edu