Experts List

Experts for: Diversity

Robert L. Anemone

Professor & Department Chair, Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Washington
(336) 256-1189,

  • Race and human diversity
  • Fossil record of human evolution
  • Biological evolution
  • Vertebrate paleontology

Shelly Brown-Jeffy

Associate Professor, Sociology
PhD University of Michigan
(336) 334-5295,

  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Race & Education
  • Poverty
  • Social Inequality

Eleanor "Holly" Buttner

Professor, Management
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4529,

  • Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations
  • Women's Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership Assessment

Roberto E. Campo

Professor, International & Global Studies
Professor, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
PhD University of Pennsylvania
(336) 334-3311,

  • Internationalizing the campus and our 21st century students
  • Bringing Asian Studies to our students and the greater-Greensboro community
  • French Culture, History, Literature
  • Phi Beta Delta International Scholars Honor Society

Clara M. Chu

Professor & Department Chair, Library & Information Studies
PhD University of Western Ontario
(336) 334-3481,

  • Multicultural Library and Information Services and Issues
  • Information Equity
  • Information Seeking and Use
  • Community Informatics

Stephanie Irby Coard

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD Columbia University
(336) 334-4666,

  • Prevention of Conduct Disorder, Aggression and Violence
  • Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Influences on Youth and Families
  • Racial Socialization Processes, Racial Identity Development
  • Intervention Development and Community Dissemination in Diverse Cultural Contexts

Jewell Cooper

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3437,

  • Teacher Education
  • Multicultural/Equity Education

Karen DeNaples

Assistant Professor, Specialized Education Services
MS University of Rochester
(336) 543-2193,

  • Deaf Culture
  • Deaf-related issues such as in education, raising deaf children, etc.
  • Deaf parent of deaf and hard of hearing children

Linda Gann

Assistant Professor, Library & Information Studies
PhD The University of Oklahoma
(336) 334-3479,

  • School Libraries: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
  • Reading Best Practices (for adults, teachers, school administrators)
  • National Accreditation Standards and Guidelines for School Library Media Programs
  • Censorship, intellectual freedom
  • Representation of diversity in children and young adult materials.

Joseph L. Graves Jr.

Professor, Nanoengineering
Associate Dean for Research, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
Ph.D. Wayne State University
(336) 285-2858,

  • Genomics of Adaptation
  • Biological and Social Concepts of Race -- Health Disparities
  • Nanosafety
  • STEM Education -- Minority Underrepresentation

Tara T. Green

Professor and Director, African American Studies
PhD Louisiana State University
(336) 334-5507,

  • Barack Obama (Biography)
  • Images of Black Women in the Media
  • Fatherlessness in Black Communities
  • Racism/Sexism
  • 21st Century African American Studies Curriculum & Programs
  • The History of WC/UNCG Student Integration
  • Oprah Winfrey and Film

Ye He

Associate Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 505-9343,

  • Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Channelle D. James

Lecturer, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4473,

  • Cultural Studies, Popular Culture & Business
  • Diversity & Cross Cultural Relationships
  • Women at Work
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Bree Ann Jimenez

Assistant Professor, Specialized Education Services
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(336) 517-7745,

  • Special education, students with moderate to severe Intellectual disability
  • General curriculum access
  • Alternate assessments and data based decisions
  • Inclusive practices, peer supports, embedded instruction, systematic instruction

Etsuko Kinefuchi

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD Arizona State University
(336) 334-5297,

  • Intercultural Communication, Diversity, and Social Justice
  • Cultural Identity and Identity Negotiation
  • Media representations of cultural groups
  • Diaspora and transnational migration
  • Communicative Strategies in the Anti-nuclear Movement in Japan

Stephanie Kurtts

Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-1080,

  • Instructional Methods & Assessment for Children With Disabilities
  • Consultation & Collaboration
  • Preparing Pre service Teachers to Meet the Needs of Children With Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
  • Peer Coaching With Pre service Teachers
  • Issues in Special Education
  • Disabilities in Inclusive Settings

Kevin Lowe

Professor & Department Head, Management
PhD Florida International University
(336) 334-3055,

  • Leadership
  • Business Strategy
  • Cross Cultural Management Issues

Hannah Rose Mendoza

Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture
MFA Florida State University
(336) 256-0306,

  • Design and Social Justice
  • The Global Studio Project
  • Women and Design
  • Minorities and Design

W. Roger Mills-Koonce

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
Ph.D. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4672,

  • Parenting and parent-child relationships
  • Child conduct disorder
  • Family diversity
  • LGBT health and wellness

Claudia M. Pagliaro

Professor, Specialized Education Services
Ph.D. Gallaudet University
(336) 525-1504,

  • Education of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Students
  • Deaf Culture (particularly in the classroom)
  • American Sign Language
  • Mathematics Education

Sam Parker

Clinical Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
MFA The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-1217,

  • Deaf Culture
  • American Sign Language
  • Sign Language Interpreters

Christopher Poulos

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD University of Denver
(336) 686-2514,

  • Communication Ethics
  • Understanding and Working through Conflict
  • Communicating Common Ground - Diversity and Dialogue
  • Family Communication and Family Secrets
  • Communication and Relationships

Riikka Sarala

Assistant Professor, Management
PhD Swedish School of Economics
(336) 334-5457,

  • International Business & Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Cultural Differences

Stuart J. Schleien

Professor & Department Chair, Community & Therapeutic Recreation
PhD University of Maryland
(336) 334-3119,

  • Inclusion of people with disabilities in community recreation and sports.

Stephen Sills

Associate Professor, Sociology
Co-Organizer, Human Rights Research Network
PhD Arizona State University
(336) 334-3731,

  • Globalization
  • Fair Housing
  • Migration
  • Program Evaluation
  • Ethnic and National Origin Discrimination

Vas Taras

Assistant Professor, Management
PhD University of Calgary, Canada
(336) 256-8611,

  • Immigration
  • Cross-cultural Managment
  • International Teams in Domestic Organizations
  • Culture
  • Evaluation of Effectiveness of Corporate Personnel Training and Development Programs

Janice I Wassel

Director, Gerontology
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 256-1020,

  • Demography and Aging
  • Business and Aging, Silver Industries
  • Senior Sandwich, Boomers, Ageism
  • Family Caregiving and Aging