Experts List

Experts for: Science & the Environment

Robert L. Anemone

Professor & Department Chair, Anthropology
PhD University of Washington
(336) 256-1189, r_anemon@uncg.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

Rebecka Brasso

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology
PhD The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
rlbrasso@uncg.edu

  • Birds, ornithology
  • Ecotoxicology: environmental pollutants, effects of pollutants on wildlife
  • Conducting field research in remote regions (Antarctica)

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
  • Wine Tourism

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

  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Diagnosis
  • Genomics Science
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Graduate Studies

Laura Cole

Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture
PhD University of Michigan
lbsmith5@uncg.edu

  • Green buildings (institutional and residential)

Mitchell Croatt

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

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biofuels

Steve Danford

Professor Emeritus, Physics & Astronomy
PhD Yale University
(336) 334-5844, danford@uncg.edu

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

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
PhD 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) 454-8817, p_gray@uncg.edu

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

Sat Gupta

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

  • Statistical Issues

Vincent Henrich

Professor, Biology
Research Director, Center for Biotechnology, Genomic, and Health Research
PhD The Ohio State University
(336) 334-5715, vincent_henrich@uncg.edu

  • Personalized/Genomic Medicine
  • Family Health History and Personal Disease Risk
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Endocrine Regulation and Disease

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

Travis L. Hicks

Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture
Director, Center for Community-Engaged Design
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

Associate 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

Assistant Professor, Public Health Education
Associate Director, Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness
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

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
(336) 334-3023, ckrhea@uncg.edu

  • Advances in Rehabilitation Science

Edward N. Robinson, Jr. MD MPH

Lecturer, 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

Professor, Mathematics & Statistics
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

Christie M. Sayes

RTI International, Joint School of Nanoscince & Nanoengineering
PhD Rice University
(979) 209-9798, csayes@gmail.com

  • 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"

Malcolm Schug

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

  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics

Deepshikha Shukla

Lecturer, Physics & Astronomy
PhD 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, Kinesiology
PhD Loyola University - Chicago
(336) 334-5308, 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