Experts List

Experts for: Social Issues

Stephanie Baker

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Study, Public Health Education
Ph.D. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 256-0119, slbaker3@uncg.edu

  • Health Equity - Health Disparities
  • Social Determinants of Health

Leandra Bedini

Professor, Community & Therapeutic Recreation
PhD University of Maryland at College Park
(336) 334-3260, bedini@uncg.edu

  • Leisure and Family Caregiving

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

Rachel Briley

Associate Professor, Theatre
MFA Arizona State University
(336) 334-4015, r_briley@uncg.edu

  • Drama and Literacy
  • Drama and the Young Child
  • Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Music, Sign Language, and Drama in the development of the child

Shelly Brown-Jeffy

Associate Professor, Sociology
PhD University of Michigan
(336) 334-5295, slbrown2@uncg.edu

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

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

Claudia Cabello Hutt

Assistant Professor, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
PhD Rutgers University
(336) 334-3853, c_cabell@uncg.edu

  • Latin American Literature (women writers, Chile, Gabriela Mistral)
  • Latin American History of Feminism

Cherry Callahan

Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-5099, cherry_callahan@uncg.edu

  • Responding to Campus Crises
  • Parent-Adolescent Separation

James V. Carmichael, Jr.

Professor, Library & Information Studies
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-3478, jim_carmichael@uncg.edu

  • Gay and Lesbian Issues
  • Southern Library History

Kathleen Casey

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 256-0156, caseyk@uncg.edu

  • Curriculum theory
  • Poverty & Education
  • Political Analysis of Education
  • Narrative Research

Michael Darrell Cauthen

Lecturer, African American Studies
MS Purdue University
(336) 334-5507, mdcauthe@uncg.edu

  • Conceptualizations of Race and Ethnicity
  • The Race and Intelligence Debate
  • The Recruitment of High School Student-Athletes in Non-Revenue Sports
  • Race, Sports, and Society

Anthony S. Chow

Assistant Professor, Library & Information Studies
PhD Florida State University
(336) 334-3411, aschow@uncg.edu

  • Library Management and Technology
  • Web Design & Usability
  • E-Learning
  • Instructional Technology
  • Asian American & Race Issues

Stephanie Irby Coard

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD Columbia University
(336) 334-4666, sicoard@uncg.edu

  • 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

Sarah Daynes

Assistant Professor, Sociology
PhD Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
(336) 334-3688, scdaynes@uncg.edu

  • Memory and Commemoration
  • Wine and the wine industry (in N.C. and around the world)

Jacqueline Kayler DeBrew

Clinical Professor, Community Practice Nursing
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3100, jkdebrew@uncg.edu

  • Topics Dealing with Health and Older Adults
  • Community Dwelling for Older Adults
  • Undergraduate Nursing Education

Karen DeNaples

Assistant Professor, Specialized Education Services
MS University of Rochester
(336) 543-2193, kmdenapl@uncg.edu

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

Jigna Dharod

Assistant Professor, Nutrition
PhD University of Connecticut
(336) 334-9708, jmdharod@uncg.edu

  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • Food Insecurity and Nutritional Outcomes
  • Acculturation

Lisa Eads

Lecturer, Human Development & Family Studies
MAT Salem College
(336) 602-9262, lmeads@uncg.edu

  • Supporting Children - Building Futures
  • Brain Scans to Lesson Plans - Developmentally Appropriate Higher Education
  • Socially Responsible Education
  • Any topic relating to Early Intervention for Children and Child Poverty

Emily Edwards

Professor, Media Studies
Director, Center for Creative Writing in the Arts
PhD The University of Texas at Austin
(336) 334-5360, ededward@uncg.edu

  • Popular Media, Media Writing & Production
  • Media violence, morbid curiosity and pop culture
  • Creative Writing

Mark Elliott

Associate Professor, History
PhD New York University
(336) 334-5992, meelliot@uncg.edu

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Albion W. Tourgee
  • Civil Rights

James Fisher

Professor & Department Head, Theatre
MFA The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4112, ajfisher@uncg.edu

  • Topics Relating to Theater & Drama
  • American Film
  • The UNCG Theatre Program
  • Theatre Censorship

Melissa Floyd-Pickard

Professor & Department Chair, Social Work
PhD Virginia Commonwealth University
(336) 334-4073, mftaylo2@uncg.edu

  • Mental Illness
  • Mental Health Policy
  • Involuntary Mental Health Treatment
  • Human Services Values and Ethics

Karae L. Foddrell

Assistant Professor, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism
MS Radford University
(336) 256-1317, klfoddre@uncg.edu

  • Gender Communication
  • Professional Job Skills
  • Culture Communication

Linda Gann

Assistant Professor, Library & Information Studies
PhD The University of Oklahoma
(336) 334-3479, lagann@uncg.edu

  • 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.

Mariche García-Bayonas

Associate Professor, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
PhD Indiana University
(336) 334-3588, megarcia@uncg.edu

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Phonetics/Phonology
  • Linguistics

Heather Gert

Associate Professor, Philosophy
PhD Brown University
(336) 334-5059, hjgert@uncg.edu

  • Medical Ethics
  • Ethics

Dora Gicheva

Assistant Professor, Economics
PhD Yale University
(336) 334-4865, d_gichev@uncg.edu

  • Gender Discrimination in the Labor Market
  • Financing of Higher Education
  • Student Loans

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

Tara T. Green

Professor and Director, African American Studies
PhD Louisiana State University
(336) 334-5507, ttgreen@uncg.edu

  • 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
  • NAACP
  • Oprah Winfrey and Film

William Hamilton

Professor Emeritus, Conflict & Peace Studies
PhD Tulane University
(336) 855-5461, hamilton.uncg@gmail.com

  • Human Rights
  • Latin American Political and Intellectual History
  • U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin American
  • Terrorism, Political Violence, and Radical Orthodoxies
  • Politics and Fundamentalist Religion

Belinda J. Hardin

Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 256-1083, bjhardin@uncg.edu

  • International Early Childhood Education
  • Services for Young Children with Disabilities
  • English Language Learners

Ye He

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

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

Heather M. Helms

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies, HDFS
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 256-0129, heather_helms@uncg.edu

  • Marriage
  • Close Relationships
  • Teens and Sex
  • Work and Family Issues

Julia Hergersberger

Associate Professor, Library & Information Studies
PhD Indiana University
(336) 334-3482, jahersbe@uncg.edu

  • Homelessness
  • Social Networks

Nancy Hodges

Professor, Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies
PhD University of Minnesota
(336) 256-0291, nancy_hodges@uncg.edu

  • Employment in the N.C. Textile and Apparel Industries
  • Dress in history and society
  • Cross cultural issues in dress

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

Spoma Jovanovic

Professor, Communication Studies
PhD University of Denver
(336) 601-3282, spomajovanovic@uncg.edu

  • Truth and Reconciliation Processes - Applications for Community Settings
  • Community Change Initiatives

Alicia B. Kaplan

Lecturer, Social work
MSW N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University & The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 255-3587, abkaplan@uncg.edu

  • Child Welfare topics
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Child Sexual Abuse/Sexually Reactive Youth

Lynda Kellam

Reference and Government Information, University Libraries
MA University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 334-5251, lmkellam@uncg.edu

  • Accessing U.S. Government Information
  • US Census 2010 and the American Community Survey
  • Researching the U.S. Congress
  • Finding Demographic and Socioeconomic Data for your Work

Peter Kellett

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(336) 334-5297, pmkellet@uncg.edu

  • Conflict and Conflict Management in Relationships, Families, Workplaces and Communities

Etsuko Kinefuchi

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD Arizona State University
(336) 334-5297, e_kinefu@uncg.edu

  • 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

Steve Kroll-Smith

Professor, Sociology
Katrina Task Force Coordinator, Social Science Research Center
PhD University of Pennsylvania
(336) 334-5295, s_krolls@uncg.edu

  • Disasters and Communities
  • Coping with Disaster
  • Hurricane Katrina and the Remaking of New Orleans

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"

Seunghyun Lee

Assistant Professor, Media Studies
Study Abroad Committee, International Programs Center
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 256-8500, s_lee22@uncg.edu

  • Digital media use in the world and across different cultures
  • Digital literacy and education
  • Digital divide, digital inclusion and social inclusion
  • Service-learning with community and civic engagement for refugees and the underserved
  • Online journalism and citizen journalism

Lisa Levenstein

Associate Professor, History
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 334-5992, levenstein@uncg.edu

  • Women's History in the U.S.
  • Feminism - History & Current Events
  • Women & Poverty, Welfare Reform
  • African American Women's History
  • Women and Employment - History & Current Events
  • Women, Work and Families - History & Contemporary Issues

Todd Lewis

Associate Professor, Counseling & Educational Development
PhD Kent State University
(336) 334-3422, tflewis@uncg.edu

  • Substance Use Issues Among College Students
  • Theoretical Models of Behavior
  • Adlerian Theory
  • Research Design & Methodology
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Diagnosis using the DSM-V and Treatment Planning

Rebecca MacLeod

Associate Professor, Music Education
PhD Florida State University
(850) 256-0167, rbmacleo@uncg.edu

  • Teaching at-risk and underserved populations
  • Orchestra programs in the public schools

Nicole M. Martin

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD MIchigan State University
(336) 676-4250, nmmarti2@uncg.edu

  • Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening
  • Children's Literacy Development
  • Informational Literacy
  • Teaching in Elementary Schools or Urban Education

Tom Matyok

Assistant Professor, Peace & Conflict Studies
PhD Nova Southeastern University
(336) 334-3864, tgmatyok@uncg.edu

  • Violence
  • Changing Nature of War
  • Bullying and Mobbing
  • Conflict Resolution

Terrance McConnell

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

  • Issues in Biomedical Ethics
  • Ethical Theory

Hannah Rose Mendoza

Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture
MFA Florida State University
(336) 256-0306, hrmendoz@uncg.edu

  • 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, mills-koonce@uncg.edu

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

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

Sharon D. Morrison

Associate Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program, Public Health Education
PhD University of Florida
(336) 334-3243, sdmorri2@uncg.edu

  • Immigrant and Refugee Health
  • HIV/AIDS in International Settings and Populations

Arthur D. Murphy

Professor, Anthropology
PhD Temple University
(336) 334-5132, admurphy@uncg.edu

  • Mexico
  • Immigration
  • Economic Development Mexico/Latin America
  • Culture and Natural Disasters

Christine E. Murray

Associate Professor, Counseling & Educational Development
Director of the Program to Advance Community Responses to Violence Against Women, Center for Women's Health and Wellness
PhD University of Florida
(336) 334-3426, cemurray@uncg.edu

  • Domestic Violence

Sam Parker

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

  • Deaf Culture
  • American Sign Language
  • Sign Language Interpreters

David C. Ribar

Professor, Economics
PhD Brown University
(336) 334-3904, dcribar@uncg.edu

  • Poverty
  • Public Assistance Programs
  • Time Use
  • Food Assistance
  • Employment/Labor Markets

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

Stuart J. Schleien

Professor & Department Chair, Community & Therapeutic Recreation
PhD University of Maryland
(336) 334-3119, sjs@uncg.edu

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

Mark Schulz

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-5517, mrschulz@uncg.edu

  • Bicycle Safety - How should bicyclists interact with motor vehicles and pedestrians?
  • Bicycle Helmet Use - The epidemiology of bicycle helmet use in Greensboro and the world.
  • Bicycling Fatalities - The epidemiology of bicycle fatalities in North Carolina and beyond.
  • Facilitating Bicycling - Factors that promote and impede bicycling.

Roy Schwartzman

Professor, Communication Studies
PhD The University of Iowa
(336) 509-2701, doc_roy@uncg.edu

  • The Holocaust and anti-Semitism
  • Political communication
  • Communication and technology
  • Metaphor and figurative language
  • Propaganda and Persuasion
  • Argumentation and debate

Catherine Scott-Little

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD University of Maryland at College Park
(336) 256-0132, mcscottL@uncg.edu

  • Early childhood assessment
  • Early learning standards
  • Early childhood education

Svi Shapiro

Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
EdD Boston University
(336) 256-0156, hsshapir@uncg.edu

  • Violence & Schools
  • Moral & Social Dimensions of Education
  • Education & Democracy
  • The Israeli / Palestinian Conflict
  • Educational Reform
  • Critical Perspectives on Standardized Testing
  • Peace Education
  • Jewish & Spiritual Perspectives on Education

Stephen Sills

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

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

J. David Smith

Professor Emeritus, Specialized Education Services
EdD Columbia University
(336) 334-3738, jdsmi24@uncg.edu

  • Disability Rights and History
  • Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Paige H. Smith

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
Director, Center for Women's Health and Wellness
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4735, phsmith@uncg.edu

  • Work-family-life balance
  • Violence against women
  • Breastfeeding

John Sopper

Lecturer, Religious Studies
Director of Special Projects, Undergraduate Education
MA Princeton University
(336) 334-9770, jrsopper@uncg.edu

  • Religion and Social Issues

Andrew Supple

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 256-0221, ajsupple@uncg.edu

  • Family Dynamics and Child Development, Immigrant and Refugee Families
  • Adolescent Developlment
  • Parenting Adolescents

Vas Taras

Assistant Professor, Management
PhD University of Calgary, Canada
(336) 256-8611, v_taras@uncg.edu

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

Laura K. Taylor

Assistant Professor, Peace & Conflict Studies
PhD University of Notre Dame
(336) 334-3864, lktaylo2@uncg.edu

  • Adolescents and War
  • Social Identity and Intergroup Conflict
  • Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation
  • Countries of interest: Croatia, Colombia, Guatemala, Nepal, Northern Ireland

Bas van der Vossen

Assistant Professor, Philosophy
PhD University of Oxford
(520) 334-4313, b_vande2@uncg.edu

  • Ethics of Property Rights & Markets
  • Civil Disobedience - Is There a Duty to Obey the Law?
  • The Morality of International Institutions & Humanitarian Intervention

Elizabeth Van Horn

Associate Professor, Adult Health Nursing
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4942, e_vanhorn@uncg.edu

  • Recovery from Traumatic Injury
  • Family Integrity Promotion
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Teaching with Technology

Janice I Wassel

Director, Gerontology
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 256-1020, jiwassel@uncg.edu

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

Saundra Westervelt

Associate Professor, Sociology
PhD University of Virginia
(336) 334-3697, sdwester@uncg.edu

  • Wrongful Convictions

Bob Wineburg

Professor, Social work
Director of Community Engaged Scholarship, School of Health and Human Sciences
PhD University of Pittsburgh
(336) 708-3435, bobwineburg@gmail.com

  • Faith Based Social Services
  • Town Grown Partnerships
  • Social Entrepeneurism
  • Social Service Program and Organizational Development
  • Grant Writing

David Wyrick

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4501, dlwyrick@uncg.edu

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention with High School and College Students and Student-Athletes
  • Prevention of High-Risk Drinking with College Students
  • Protecting and Promoting Health through Entrepreneurship