Experts by Expertise: Race and Racial Discrimination

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Portrait of Maria Y. Rodriguez, University at Buffalo social work and human services expert.
    4/12/23

    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

  • 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 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 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 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 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