Speakers Bureau

Speakers for: Science & the Environment

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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

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

Nora J. Bird

Assistant Professor, Library & Information Studies
PhD Rutgers University
(336) 256-0162, njbird@uncg.edu

  • Workplace Information Literacy
  • Communicating Science on the Web
  • Informal Learning and Adults
  • Community College Libraries
  • Digital archiving

Rick Bunch

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

  • Geographic Information Systems

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

  • Good Microbes and Bad Microbes
  • Emerging Issues in Biology
  • 25 Years of Involvement with Advanced Placement (AP) Biology

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

Steve Danford

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

  • Search for Life in the Universe
  • The U. S. Space Program
  • How the Universe Began

Sarah Dorsey

Director of the Music Library, University Libraries
MLS University of Arizona
(336) 334-5610, sbdorsey@uncg.edu

  • Music Librarianship & Libraries in General
  • Sustainability Film Series - Coordinator and Co-chair of the UNCG Sustainability Committee
  • Archives research - Writing a Biography of Composer Louise Talma (1906-1996)

Charles P Egeland

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

  • Human evolution

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

  • BioMusic: The Music of Nature and the Nature of Music
  • Science & Music: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Elementary Education
  • How Music Supports Learning

William Hamilton

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

  • Global Terrorism, Political Violence, and Radical Orthodoxies
  • Human Rights
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Latin American Political and Intellectual History
  • Politics and Fundamentalist Religion

Vincent Henrich

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

  • Personalized Medicine .... right here in Guilford County
  • Genetics and Life-Limiting Conditions: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Prevention
  • Ecocides .... Environmentally Friendly Insecticides
  • Biotechnology in the 21st Century: Not a pure play, and not just for medicine

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

  • Streams in the Landscape - Ecosystem Services and Human Impacts
  • Climate Change - Causes & Consequenses

Travis L. Hicks

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

  • Trends in Workplace Design: "Thinking Beyond the Office Cube"
  • Sustainable Design: "Towards a More Ecological Architecture"
  • Design Process: "Deciphering Archi-speak: Why Architects Think and Talk the Way They Do."
  • Irish Traditional Music - Discussion + Demonstration: "The Irish Bagpipes: Yes, These ARE Real Bagpipes."

Stephen Holland

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

  • The Economics of Global Climate Change

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

  • Contemporary Germany: "Germany 20 Years After the Fall of the Wall"
  • The European Union
  • Boundaries and Borders "Weird Borders"
  • Great Plains
  • 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
  • Wildlife
  • Ultrasound

Karen Katula

Associate Professor, Biology
PhD Northwestern University
(336) 334-4951, kskatula@uncg.edu

  • Cancer - "The Molecular Roots of Cancer"
  • Nutrient-Cell Interactions - "What is Good for our Cells is Good for our Health"

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
  • Visual Teaching and Learning Based on Insights from Cognitive Psychology
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Flowers, But Were Afraid to Ask

Elizabeth Lacey

Professor, Biology
PhD University of Michigan
(336) 334-4955, eplacey@uncg.edu

  • Plant Thermoregulation
  • The Effects of Global Warming

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
  • Aviation Meteorology

John Lepri

Associate Professor, Biology
PhD North Carolina State University
(336) 334-4132, jjlepri@uncg.edu

  • Meeting the needs of science educators in the 21st century
  • Biological Clocks
  • Smelling and Tasting
  • A review of the evidence for potential hormone-disrupting chemicals in our food and homes

Julia Loreth

Lecturer, Biology
MS The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-1051, j_loreth@uncg.edu

  • The Traveling Bone Show
  • Human Evolution
  • Skeletal Evolution

Stuart Marcovitch

Associate Professor, Psychology
PhD University of Toronto
(336) 256-0020, s_marcov@uncg.edu

  • What preschoolers are supposed to know: Science based evidence on young children's social and cognitive abilities
  • Working Memory in Childhood

William Markham

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

  • Environmental Problems of Africa
  • German Environmentalism
  • Environmental Organizations and Movements

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
  • Sustainability
  • Neonatal Intensive Care

Gary D. Martinie

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

  • Fuel of The Future
  • Energy Resources
  • Petroleum

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
  • Ethics and Genetics
  • Social and Political Philosophy

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

Marc A. Milne

Lecturer, Biology
PhD Old Dominion University
(336) 334-5391, mamilne@uncg.edu

  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Symbiosis

Arndt Niebisch

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

  • Media and Society
  • Science, Technology and Culture
  • Culture of Modernity
  • Information Society

Nicholas Oberlies

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

  • Herbal Medicines
  • Natural Products Drug Discovery

Jeffrey C. Patton

Professor & Department Chair, Geography
PhD The University of Kansas
(336) 334-3918, jcpatton@uncg.edu

  • History of Maps
  • Early American Maps
  • Satellite Imaging of Earth

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

  • Hinduism
  • Science and Society

Bennett Ramsey

Associate Professor, Religious Studies
PhD Union Theological Seminary
(336) 334-5762, bhramsey@uncg.edu

  • Evolution, Creationism, and American Politics
  • Pluralism, Postpluralism in American Religion
  • Ethics, Economics, and Climate Change

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

Brenda Burgin Ross

Lecturer, Nutrition
MS The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-1108, bbgonzal@uncg.edu

  • Hydration and Nutrition at End of Life
  • Nutrition and Aging
  • Nutrition and HIV/Aids
  • Sustainability in the Food Supply

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

Deepshikha Shukla

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

  • Low-energy Nuclear Physics
  • Theoretical Nuclear Physics

Ann Berry Somers

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

  • Sea Turtles in North Carolina
  • Conservation of Bog Turtles
  • 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

Linda France Stine

Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Director, Archaeology Laboratory
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-5132, lfstine@uncg.edu

  • Historic Archaeology
  • Southeastern Archaeology
  • Conservancy of Natural and Archaeological Resources
  • African-American Archaeology

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

Jerry Walsh

Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
PhD University of Wisconsin
(336) 334-5672, jlwalsh@uncg.edu

  • Science Education - We Strive to Improve

Gideon Wasserberg

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

  • Ecology of Infectious Diseases