Experts List

Experts for: Science & the Environment

Robert L. Anemone

Professor & Department Chair, Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Washington
(336) 256-1189, robert.anemone@wmich.edu

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

David A. Battigelli

Lecturer & Laboratory Coordinator, Biology
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 256-0074, dabattig@uncg.edu

  • Drinking Water Treatment

Ian D. Beatty

Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy
PhD University of Massachusetts Amherst
(336) 256-8600, idbeatty@uncg.edu

  • The Use of Electronic "Classroom Response Systems" (a.k.a. "clickers") in K-12 and University Classrooms
  • General Issues of Science Education
  • The role of a bricks-and-mortar university in the age of Wikipedia and online education

D. Gordon Bennett

Professor, Geography
PhD Michigan State University
(336) 334-3894, dgbennet@uncg.edu

  • Migration of the Elderly to the Non-metro Southeast Coast
  • U.S. Population Trends & Problems
  • World Population Trends & Problems

Rick Bunch

Professor, Geography
Director, Center for Geographic Information Science
PhD University of South Carolina
(336) 608-8253, rlbunch@uncg.edu

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography

Erick T. Byrd

Assistant Professor, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism
PhD North Carolina State University
(336) 334-4471, etbyrd@uncg.edu

  • Sustainable tourism
  • Tourism management
  • Community participation

Robert Cannon

Professor, Biology
PhD University of Delaware
(336) 256-0071, robert_cannon@uncg.edu

  • Emerging Issues in Biology
  • Microbiology

Heidi Carlone

Associate Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of Colorado at Boulder
(336) 334-3437, heidi_carlone@uncg.edu

  • Science Education
  • Gender & Equity in Science Education

Norman Chiu

Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
PhD University of Windsor, Canada
(336) 334-3126, norman_chiu@uncg.edu

  • Proteomics
  • Nanotoxicity
  • Clinical Diagnosis
  • Genomics
  • Mass Spectrometry

Mitchell Croatt

Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
PhD Stanford University
(336) 334-3785, mpcroatt@uncg.edu

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biofuels

Steve Danford

Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
Director, Three College Observatory
PhD Yale University
(336) 334-3308, danford@uncg.edu

  • The U. S. Space Program
  • Observing the Sky --- Planets, Stars, Comets, Galaxies
  • Telescopes

Charles P Egeland

Assistant Professor, Anthropology
PhD Indiana University
(336) 334-5132, cpegelan@uncg.edu

  • Human evolution

Stanley H. Faeth

Professor, Biology
PhD Florida State University
(336) 334-4960, shfaeth@uncg.edu

  • Insect-Plant Interactions
  • Urban Ecology
  • Fungal-Plant Interactions
  • Biodiversity

Joseph L. Graves Jr.

Professor, Nanoengineering
Associate Dean for Research, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
Ph.D. Wayne State University
(336) 285-2858, jlgrave2@uncg.edu

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

Patricia Gray

Director, BioMusic Program
DMA University of Cincinnati
(336) 256-1479, p_gray@uncg.edu

  • Musical Structures in the Wild
  • Musical Abilities of Other Species
  • Theory of Mind and Music Research
  • Innovation in Education: Interdiisciplinary Biomusic
  • How Music Supports Learning

Sat Gupta

Professor, Mathematics & Statistics
PhD Colorado State University
(336) 334-6285, sngupta@uncg.edu

  • Statistical Issues

Vincent Henrich

Professor, Biology
Director, Center for Biotechnology, Genomics, & Health Research
PhD The Ohio State University
(336) 334-4775, vincent_henrich@uncg.edu

  • Translational research in personalized medicine
  • Genetic susceptibility to life-limiting conditions
  • Tools for discovery and detection of biomarkers
  • Hormonal regulation of biological processes

Daniel J. C. Herr

Professor & Department Chair, Nanoscience
Director, The JSNN-Gateway Nanomanufacturing Innovation Consortium
PhD University of California, Santa Cruz
(336) 285-2862, djherr@uncg.edu

  • Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and Nanomaterials
  • Sustainable Manufacturing and Nanomanufacturing
  • Advanced Semiconductor Technologies
  • The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Anne E. Hershey

Professor, Biology
PhD North Carolina State University
(336) 256-2473, aehershe@uncg.edu

  • Ecological Benefits of Stream Restoration
  • The Effects of Climate Change in the Arctic

Garth Heutel

Assistant Professor, Economics
PhD University of Texas at Austin
(336) 334-4872, gaheutel@uncg.edu

  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Economics

Travis L. Hicks

Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture
M.Arch. Princeton University
(336) 256-0306, tlhicks@uncg.edu

  • Trends in the Workplace: The Affect of Social Networks on the American Office
  • Community Engagement: How Architects and Designers Impact Their Communities Through Design
  • Sustainable Design: Architects and Designers Moving Beyond the Status-Quo
  • Integrated Design Process: How Buildings Become More Cost-Effective Through Collaborative Design

Stephen Holland

Associate Professor, Economics
PhD University of Michigan
(336) 334-4925, sphollan@uncg.edu

  • The Economics of Global Climate Change
  • Environmental Economics
  • Energy Economics

Gwen Hunnicutt

Associate Professor, Sociology
Program Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies
PhD Unviersity of New Mexico
(336) 324-0256, gchunnic@uncg.edu

  • Feminism, Ecology and Violence
  • Gender Violence
  • Non-Violence and Peace Studies
  • Collective Violence
  • Masculinity and Aggression
  • Ecofeminism

Corey Johnson

Assistant Professor, Geography
PhD University of Oregon
(336) 334-3919, corey_johnson@uncg.edu

  • The European Union
  • German Unification
  • Political Geography of International Disputes
  • Geopolitics of Energy
  • Natural Gas Pipelines
  • Shale Gas/Hydraulic Fracturing

Matina Carmen Kalcounis-Ruppell

Associate Professor, Biology
PhD University of Western Ontario
(336) 256-2590, mckalcou@uncg.edu

  • Animal Conservation
  • Bats
  • Ultrasound
  • Animal Communication

Chris Kepley

Associate Professor, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
PhD Medical College of Virginia - Virginia Commonwealth University
(336) 285-2865, clkepley@uncg.edu

  • Nanotechnology
  • Mechanisms of Allergy
  • Immunology Topics
  • Pharmaceutical Applications of Nanomaterials

Bruce Kirchoff

Associate Professor, Biology
PhD Duke University
(336) 334-4953, kirchoff@uncg.edu

  • Evolution and Belief

Arielle Kuperberg

Assistant Professor, Sociology
PhD University of Pennsylvania
(336) 334-9768, atkuperb@uncg.edu

  • Families: Adult Relationships, especially Cohabitation, Marriage, Divorce
  • Gender & Work
  • Population Studies
  • College "Hookups"

G. Jay Lennartson

Assistant Professor, Geography
PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(336) 334-3913, gjlennar@uncg.edu

  • Urban Sprawl & the Heat Island Effect
  • Severe Weather
  • Air Pollution Issues
  • Global Warming
  • Local Severe Weather Events in NC
  • Aviation Meteorology

Po-Wen Liu

Lecturer, Art
MFA Northern Illinois University
(336) 334-5248, p_liu@uncg.edu

  • Traditional and Contemporary Ceramics
  • Traditional Asian Ceramics (Chinese, Korean, and Japanese)
  • Glaze Chemistry

William Markham

Professor, Environmental Studies
Professor, Sociology
PhD University of Texas
(336) 334-3691, bill@uncg.edu

  • Environmental Organizations and Movements
  • Environmental Problems in Greensboro
  • Environmental Problems around the World

Anna Marshall-Baker

Professor & Department Chair, Interior Architecture
PhD Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(336) 334-5320, anna_marshallbaker@uncg.edu

  • Interior Design & Interior Architecture
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Green Design
  • Cradle to Cradle Design
  • Sustainability in Higher Education

Gary D. Martinie

Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
PhD Northern Illinois University
(336) 256-0069, gdmartin@uncg.edu

  • Fuel
  • Petroleum
  • Energy
  • Environmental Chemistry

Catherine Matthews

Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD The University of Kansas
(336) 334-3444, cmatthews@uncg.edu

  • Natural History & Science Education
  • Outdoor Education & Nature Study
  • Environmental Education
  • Role Models in Science

Terrance McConnell

Professor, Philosophy
PhD University of Minnesota
(336) 334-3202, tcmcconn@uncg.edu

  • Issues in Biomedical Ethics
  • Ethical Theory

Lisa McDonald

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
M.A. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-5590, lgmcdona@uncg.edu

  • Speech-Language Pathology Services in School Settings
  • Speech-Language Pathology Service Delivery Models in Schools
  • Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology

Jeffrey J. Milroy

Adjunct Professor, Public Health Education
DPH The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-8686, jjmilroy@uncg.edu

  • Physical Activity Promotion
  • Prevention Science & Intervention Development; Behavioral Change
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs and Athletes
  • College Student Health

Arndt Niebisch

Assistant Professor, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
PhD Johns Hopkins University
(336) 334-3853, a_niebis@uncg.edu

  • Science, Technology and Culture
  • Media Theory
  • European Avant-Garde

Greg O'Brien

Associate Professor, History
PhD University of Kentucky
(336) 334-3988, wgobrien@uncg.edu

  • American Indian History
  • Environmental History of the U.S.
  • Natural Disasters in New Orleans
  • American Indians in the Southeast

Nicholas Oberlies

Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
PhD Purdue University
(336) 334-5474, nicholas_oberlies@uncg.edu

  • Herbal Medicines
  • Natural Products Drug Discovery

Susan Phillips

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
PhD University of Maryland
(336) 256-2000, slphilli@uncg.edu

  • Prevention of Hearing Loss in Musicians
  • Genetics of Hearing Loss
  • Mentoring

Promod R. Pratap

Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
PhD Syracuse University
(336) 334-5844, pratapp@uncg.edu

  • Biophysics
  • Spectroscopy

Patricia H. Reggio

Professor & Department Chair, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Center for Drug Discovery
PhD The University of New Orleans
(336) 334-5333, phreggio@uncg.edu

  • Marihuana
  • cannabinoids
  • G protein coupled receptors
  • high performance computing

Christopher K. Rhea

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
PhD Purdue University
(401) 334-3023, ckrhea@uncg.edu

  • Advances in Rehabilitation Science

Edward N. Robinson, Jr. MD MPH

Adjunct Professor, Public Health Education
Medical Director, Guilford County Department of Public Health
MD Bowman Gray School of Medicine
(336) 641-8415, wrobins@co.guilford.nc.us

  • Public Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Environmental Health

Dan Royall

Assistant Professor, Geography
PhD The University of Tennessee Knoxville
(336) 256-1415, pdroyall@uncg.edu

  • Streams, Watersheds
  • Soils, Soil Erosion

Olav Rueppell

Assistant Professor, Biology
PhD Universitat Wurzburg, Germany
(336) 256-2591, olav_rueppell@uncg.edu

  • Genomics
  • Social Evolution/Sociobiology
  • Honey Bees
  • Entomology - The Science of Insects
  • Animal Behavior - Behavioral Genetics

Jan Rychtar

Associate Professor, Mathematics & Statistics
Interim Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
PhD University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
(336) 334-5836, rychtar@uncg.edu

  • Mathematics and its Applications in Real World
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Game Theory
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Research with Undergraduate Students

Malcolm Schug

Associate Professor, Biology
PhD Ohio State University
(336) 256-0086, mdschug@uncg.edu

  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics

Deepshikha Shukla

Lecturer, Physics & Astronomy
Ph.D. Ohio University
(336) 334-5844, d_shukl2@uncg.edu

  • Low-energy Nuclear Physics
  • Theoretical Nuclear Physics

Clifford Smyth

Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Statistics
PhD Rutgers University
(336) 334-5836, cdsmyth@uncg.edu

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Research

Ann Berry Somers

Lecturer, Biology
MS Appalachian State University
(336) 334-4978, absomers@uncg.edu

  • Sea Turtles in North Carolina
  • Conservation of Bog Turtles
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Box Turtle Conservation

Sevil Sonmez

Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 334-4413, sesonmez@uncg.edu

  • Health Risks of Travel (Travel Epidemiology)
  • Health Benefits of Vacations/Leisure Travel
  • Tourism Sustainability

Christopher Stanley

Associate Professor, N/A
Winston-Salem State University Psychological Sciences (full-time faculty)
Ph.D. Loyola University - Chicago
(773) 787-6737, ctstanley@hotmail.com

  • Human development across the lifespan
  • Family influences on development
  • Psychosocial aspects of sport
  • Identity

Selima Sultana

Associate Professor, Geography
PhD The University of Georgia
(336) 334-3895, s_sultan@uncg.edu

  • Sustainable Transportation and Public Health
  • Sustainable Urban Land use
  • Children's Transportation
  • Geography of Ethnicity
  • Urban Commute and Mode Choice

Gideon Wasserberg

Assistant Professor, Biology
PhD Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
(336) 256-0098, g_wasser@uncg.edu

  • Ecology of Infectious Diseases