Experts List

Experts for: Diversity

Robert L. Anemone

Professor & Department Chair, Anthropology
PhD 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

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 De Naples

Clinical Instructor, Specialized Education Services
MEd University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology
(336) 543-2193,

  • Deaf Culture
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • ASL Literature

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
PhD Wayne State University
(336) 285-2858,

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

Ye He

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

  • 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
PhD 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

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
PhD 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
PhD 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

Anne Parsons

Assistant Professor, History
PhD University of Illinois at Chicago
(336) 334-5910,

  • The history of prisons
  • The history of mental hospitals/psychiatric hospitals
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history
  • Museums and public memory

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

Christie M. Sayes

RTI International, Joint School of Nanoscince & Nanoengineering
PhD Rice University
(979) 209-9798,

  • Nanotechnology / "Developing a Safe Emerging Technology"
  • Alternatives to Animals in Research / "In Vitro Science for Biomedical (or Health & Safety) Research"
  • Women in Science & Engineering / "What is Your Path?"
  • Toxicology / "The Nuts and Bolts of Toxicological Research"

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.

Kim Sexton-Lewter

Assistant Director of Wellness, Student Health Services
PhD North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
(336) 334-3190,

  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Health & Wellness
  • Eliminating Health Disparities Through Undoing Racism and Racial Equity Initiatives.
  • Unveiling and Deconstructing Whiteness: Courageous ConversationsĀ Around Race and Racism.

Holly Sienkiewicz

Director of Research, Center for New North Carolinians
DPH The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-9814,

  • Refugees (resettlement process, presence in NC, integration)
  • Immigration (unaccompanied children, presence in NC, benefits to state)
  • International Health
  • Cultural diversity and sensitivity training

Stephen Sills

Associate Professor, Sociology
Co-Organizer, Human Rights Research Network
Co-Chair, Refugee and Immigrant Network of Guilford
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