Experts by Expertise: Workplace Issues

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

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  • Stephanie Argentine.
    9/20/22

    Stephanie Argentine

    Executive in Residence at the Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness

    Expertise: employee engagement, recruitment and retention; startups and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs); compensation and benefits; the future of work; succession planning; board governance; strategic planning

    Contact: Stephanie Argentine 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 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 Lora Cavuoto.
    11/2/23

    Lora Cavuoto

    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

  • 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 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 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 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.

  • 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

  • Head shot of Dave Hostler, University at Buffalo human performance expert.
    8/16/21

    Dave Hostler

    Chair of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

    Expertise: effect of diving on human health; environmental physiology; hyperthermia; hypothermia; firefighter and emergency responder health and safety

    Phone: 716-829-6795

    Email: dhostler@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Kenneth Joseph, University at Buffalo computing for social good expert.
    12/6/21

    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

    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 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.

  • 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

  • Head shot of Timothy Maynes, University at Buffalo employee performance and productivity expert.
    8/16/21

    Timothy Maynes

    Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resources

    Expertise: employee-driven innovation and change; employee productivity, engagement and performance; effective team functioning (especially in sports)

    Contact: Timothy Maynes 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 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 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 Robert Neubert, University at Buffalo entrepreneurship expert.
    2/11/20

    Robert Neubert

    Director of Entrepreneurship Academic Programs in the UB School of Management

    Expertise: entrepreneurship; intrapreneurship and corporate innovation; business model development for early-stage firms; lean startup methods; mentoring early-stage technology companies

    Contact: Robert Neubert 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 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

  • Portrait of Riana R. Pryor, University at Buffalo heat, exercise and athlete safety expert.
    2/21/22

    Riana R. Pryor

    Assistant Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

    Expertise: heat and exercise; heat illness, including heat stroke; hydration; high school sports and athlete safety; occupational safety; exercise physiology

    Phone: 716-829-5456

    Email: rpryor@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

  • 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 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 Corrie Stone-Johnson, University at Buffalo faculty expert on school reform.
    11/2/23

    Corrie Stone-Johnson

    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

  • Inho Suk.
    9/20/22

    Inho Suk

    Associate Professor of Accounting and Law

    Expertise: corporate voluntary disclosures; accounting fraud; environmental, social and governance (ESG) accounting; mergers and acquisitions (consolidation) accounting; executive and employee turnover; accounting-marketing interface

    Contact: Inho Suk 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 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

  • Head shot of Min-Hsuan Tu, University at Buffalo leadership and abuse of power expert.
    8/16/21

    Min-Hsuan Tu

    Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources

    Expertise: abusive leadership; power and influence; leader identity and development

    Contact: Min-Hsuan Tu 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 Marion Werner, University at Buffalo international trade expert.
    11/2/23

    Marion Werner

    Professor of Geography

    Expertise: global trade; agriculture, food, labor rights and trade; agri-business; development in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Phone: 716-645-0475

    Email: wernerm@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Annette Wysocki.
    10/26/23

    Annette Wysocki

    Dean of the School of Nursing

    Expertise: wound care, delayed healing in chronic wounds, federal funding of nursing programs, media representation of nurses, ethical guidelines.

    Phone: 716-829-3308

    Email: wysocki4@buffalo.edu