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Robert I. Field, PhD, JD

Health Law

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Yaba Blay, PhD

Africana Studies

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Ellen Staurowsky, EdD

Sport Management

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Abrams, PhD Cameron Abrams, PhD

Professor

Cameron Abrams
Abrams's research focuses on molecular simulations; the structure and function of HIV; and receptors for insulin and growth factors.
chemical engineering, biological engineering, biochemistry, molecular biology

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Airaudo, PhD Marco Airaudo, PhD

Assistant Professor, Economics and International Business


Airaudo's areas of expertise include monetary economics, macroeconomics, international finance, international economics and computational economics.
economics

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Allen, PhD Argie Allen, PhD

Director of Clinical Training, Couple & Family Therapy Program

Argie Allen

With more than 20 years of experience as a therapist, teacher, advocate and public speaker, Allen is committed to raising the bar in the community with a message of hope, faith, inspiration and empowerment while teaching the "how to" skills necessary for families to be strengthened.

health, psychology, behavioral health

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Ambrose Robert Ambrose

Instructor, Hospitality Management


Ambrose brings his expertise as a former executive director of slot service operations at Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City and gaming and hospitality development executive at Gomes & Cordish Gaming, LLC, to the hospitality management program at Drexel. He previously taught at Burlington County Community, Rowan University and Fairleigh Dickinson University. 
Hospitality Management

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Auchincloss, PhD Amy Auchincloss, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Auchincloss' research focuses on social and environmental determinants of chronic health conditions. Her work has examined restaurant nutritional labeling and its impact on healthier food choices; spatial risk factors within residential environments that influence health behaviors related to obesity and type 2 diabetes; the application of novel complex systems modeling that can be used to examine spatial and socio-economic patterning of health behaviors/outcomes; air pollution epidemiology including the contribution of atmospheric conditions (temperature and barometric pressure) and vehicular traffic to air pollution in relation to cardiovascular-related endpoints.
epidemiology, public health

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Balchunas Norman Balchunas

Assistant Research Professor and Director of Strategic Solutions

Norman Balchunas
Balchunas is the director of strategic solutions for the Drexel Cybersecurity Institute.
cybersecurity

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Balduccini, PhD Marcello Balduccini, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

Marcello Balduccini

Balduccini is part of the Drexel University Cybersecurity Institute and A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment. His is an expert in artificial intelligence, cybersecurit, autonomous software agents and cyber-physical systems.

artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, cyber-physical systems

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Becher, PhD David Becher, PhD

Associate Professor, Finance

David Becher
Becher's area of expertise includes banking and bank regulation, corporate control and mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, executive compensation, and regulation of financial service firms. His publications on corporate governance include, "Board Classification and Managerial Entrenchment: Evidence from the Market for Corporate Control," and "Why Do Good Takeover Bids Fail: Managerial Bargaining or Bad Faith?"
finance, corporate governance, business

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Bishop, PhD Ronald Bishop, PhD

Professor, Department of Culture and Communication


Bishop is a former sportswriter, newspaper editor and public relations manager. His most recent book, More: The Vanishing of Scale in an Over-the-Top Nation, published in 2011 by Baylor University Press, explores the narrative offered up by the media which suggests that we must engage in every activity – from having a baby to attending school to aging and dying – with zeal, élan and gusto. Bishop has served as faculty advisor of The Triangle, Drexel’s independent student newspaper, since 2003
communications, culture, media

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Blay, PhD Yaba Blay, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor and Co-Director of Africana Studies


Blay’s research interests include Black identity, skin bleaching, the politics of Black embodiment (skin color/hair), Africana cultural aesthetics and aesthetic practices, issues of gender in Africa and the Diaspora and global Black popular culture. Blay is the recipient of a 2010 Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant through which she embarked upon her most recent multi-platform project, (1)ne Drop. Inclusive of a forthcoming full-color portrait essay book, online exhibition, traveling exhibition and lecture, (1)ne Drop explores the interconnected nuances of skin color politics and Black racial identity. In 2012, Blay served as a consulting producer for CNN Black in America 5 – “Who is Black in America?” – a television documentary inspired by the scope of the (1)ne Drop Project.
Africana Studies, race

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Bloom, MD Sandra Bloom, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy

Dr. Sandra Bloom
Bloom is a Board-certified psychiatrist and author who speaks nationally and internationally about the impact of traumatic experience on individuals, families, organizations and cultures. From 1980-2001, she served as founder and executive director of the Sanctuary programs, inpatient psychiatric programs for the treatment of trauma-related emotional disorders. The Sanctuary Model® is now being applied in residential treatment programs for children, domestic violence shelters, group homes, homeless shelters and is being used in other settings as a method of organizational development.
public health, behavioral health

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Booker, PhD Glenn Booker, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor

Glenn Booker
Booker is an expert in computer networking, online data management and security and social media.
information science and technology

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Breen, PhD David Breen, PhD

Associate Professor

David Breen
Breen is an expert in geometric modeling, animation, simulation and visualization and conducts research at the intersection of biology, medicine, engineering and computer science.
graphics software, biomedical analytics, computer-aided design

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Brehm, PhD Robert Brehm, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor of Construction Engineering

Robert Brehm

Brehm is an expert in construction saftey and management procedures with more than 40 years of experience in construction engineering.

 

civil engineering, engineering

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Brooks, JD Susan L. Brooks, JD

Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning


Brooks is a pioneer in the emerging field of therapeutic jurisprudence, the study of how legal systems affect the emotions, behaviors and mental health of people. She is also an expert on experiential learning, family law and children’s rights.
families, law, Experiential Learning

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Brulle, PhD Robert Brulle, PhD

Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science, Department of Culture and Communications


Brulle is currently a CASBS Fellow at Stanford University. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on environmental science, and is a frequent media commentator on climate change. Brulle co-edited Power, Justice and the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement (2005) with David Pellow, and is the author of Agency, Democracy, and Nature: U.S. Environmental Movements from a Critical Theory Perspective (2000).
communications, culture, environmental science

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Carey, PhD Veronica Carey, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Behavioral Health Counseling


Carey has over 20 years of experience in behavioral health program planning and management, continuing education training and policy development.
health, behavioral health

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Carrington, PhD André Carrington, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of English & Philosophy

Andre Carrington
Carrington's research focuses on the cultural politics of race, gender and genre in 20th century American literature and the arts. He has devoted particular attention to considerations of cultural production and identity, especially those articulated in feminist criticism, critical race theory, performance studies and Marxism. His first book, Through a Lens, Darkly: Blackness in Speculative Fiction and Media, which is scheduled for release in 2015 from the University of Minnesota Press, examines cultural production and African-American identity in science fiction and fantasy texts. Carrington is on the Board of Directors for the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, the nation's oldest university-based institute for scholarship in the interest of the LGBT community, and has been called on as a peer reviewer for African American Review, the Journal of Modern Literature, Racial History Review and the Journal of Homosexuality.
LGBTQ, race, English

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Chase Renee Chase

Professor, Fashion Design


Chase comes from an entrepreneurial background and was the designer and owner of a women’s sportswear company prior to joining Drexel’s faculty. She is the author of two books: Design Without Limits (1990) and Simplicity Pattern Company, A Text on Designing Clothes for the Disabled: and CAD for Fashion Design (1997), the first text on the topic of computers in the fashion industry. She has been a contributor to a number of other publications on fashion design and fashion drawing, and has achieved national and international recognition for her work in wearable art and couture.
fashion

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Chilton, PhD Mariana Chilton, PhD

Associate Professor and Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Mariana Chilton
Chilton's area of expertise includes human rights and health, race, ethnicity and poverty, nutrition and chronic disease, hunger, women and children, complementary and alternative medicine and religion and medicine.
public health, nutrition

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Ciccariello-Maher, PhD George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of History and Politics


Ciccariello-Maher previously taught political theory at U.C. Berkeley, San Quentin State Prison and the Venezuelan School of Planning in Caracas. His research and teaching center on the “decolonial turn” in political thought, the moment of epistemic and political interrogation that emerges in response to colonialism and global social inequality. Ciccariello-Maher’s new book on Venezuela, We Created Chávez: A People's History of the Venezuelan Revolution, is scheduled for release in Spring 2013 from Duke University Press. He is a frequent contributor to Counterpunch, MRZine, Znet, Alternet and VenezuelaAnalysis.com, and has been a media commentator for such outlets as The New York Times, Al Jazeera, NPR and the Los Angeles Times.
Politics, international

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Clements, PhD Paul Clements, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Graduate Nursing


Clements is an experienced psychiatric clinical therapist, forensic consultant and critical incident/trauma response specialist. He is also a certified Gang Specialist and certified in Danger Assessment. He has provided counseling and crisis intervention to over 1500 families of murder victims, as well as to high numbers of surviving family members in the aftermath of suicide, industrial and occupational deaths, motor vehicle accidents, sudden infant death syndrome and other types of sudden violent death, as well as to survivors of interpersonal violence such as sexual abuse, rape and stalking.

health, behavioral health

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Cohen, JD David S. Cohen, JD

Associate Professor of Law


Cohen’s scholarship explores constitutional law and gender issues in the law that range from sex discrimination, abortion/reproductive rights and LGBT issues to interactions between gender identity and social policy. He received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Before coming to Drexel, Cohen was a lecturer-in-law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also held adjunct professor positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Long Island University. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Women’s Medical Fund in Philadelphia.
law, LGBTQ

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Connell, PhD James E. Connell, PhD

Clinical Director and Associate Professor


autism, special education

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Cook, PhD Charles Cook, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Construction Management

Charles Cook
Cook is an expert in construction management and a clinical teaching professor in the College of Engineering. He has commented in the media for stories about construction safety issues, building collapses and construction procedures.
construction management

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Curatola, PhD Anthony Curatola, PhD

Professor, Accounting

Anthony Curatola
Curatola’s area of research interest includes federal and state income tax policy, fringe benefits taxation, retirement income and women and retirement income taxation.
business, accounting

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Curry Karen Curry

Executive Director of the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies


Curry has extensive experience in broadcast journalism as a producer and executive. She created award-winning programs from around the world for NBC's “Today Show” and was NBC News’ London bureau chief. As bureau chief, she managed the largest bureau outside the United States and directed coverage of the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She was responsible for covering major breaking stories, most notably the death of Princess Diana. Curry was also executive director of morning news programming at NBC where she launched “Weekend Today,” the first Saturday/Sunday edition of a network morning news broadcast. Curry previously joined CNN as vice president and New York bureau chief, where she directed the New York bureau's newsgathering efforts and was responsible for the production needs of CNN programs based in New York. She ran the bureau's coverage of 9/11 and its aftermath, including serving the needs of several new shows that were launched in the midst of the coverage.
communications, entertainment, media

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Daeschler, PhD Ted Daeschler, PhD

Associate Curator of Vertebrate Biology and Vice President for Systematic Biology and the Library, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University


Daeschler has been at the Academy since 1987 and joined the faculty of Drexel’s Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science upon its founding in 2012. His responsibilities at the Academy focus on research, collections building and on public programs within the museum. He served as a scientific advisor for the renovation of the Academy’s Dinosaur Hall and a variety of other paleontological exhibits.
biology, environmental science, paleontology

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Daly, PhD Brian Daly, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology


Daly is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children with a chronic illness, evaluation of adolescent health risk behaviors, development and evaluation of evidence-based psychosocial evaluations for youth, prevention and resiliency in urban youth and delivery of mental health promotion in schools. Following the completion of his doctorate in counseling psychology from Loyola University in Chicago, he completed a clinical internship in child psychology at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland School of Medicine Psychology Internship Consortium. Subsequently, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Temple University Health Sciences Center. Following the fellowship, Daly was an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health at Temple University as well as the director of training for the APA-approved pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship program. He has co-authored two books, and more than 40 articles and book chapters. He is on the editorial board of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and a reviewer for more than 20 scientific journals.
psychology, behavioral health

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Dandekar, PhD Kapil Dandekar, PhD

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Dean of Research

Kapil Dandekar
Dandekar is and expert on cellular communications, wireless antenna technology, microwave and receiver development sensor networks for homeland security, ultrasonic communication and ultrawideband communication.
electrical engineering, computer engineering

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Dardarian Nyree Dardarian

Nutrition Sciences Instructor and Director, Center for Integrated Nutrition & Performance


Dardarian is a licensed and registered dietitian who can provide accessible advice on choosing healthy foods and maintaining a balanced diet with exercise. She leads a program at Drexel providing nutrition counseling and nutrition education through the Center for Integrated Nutrition & Performance within the Recreation Center, as well as a supervised practice program for Nutrition Sciences graduates to gain clinical experience to qualify to become registered dietitians.
nutrition, Food

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DeCarlo, PhD Peter DeCarlo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Peter DeCarlo
DeCarlo heads the Drexel Air Resources Research Laboratory. He is an expert on atmospheric air pollution with a research focus on ambient air quality, including atmospheric aerosols and emissions from anthropogenic activities including natural gas development.
environmental engineering

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DeCarolis, PhD Donna DeCarolis, PhD

Dean and Professor


DeCarolis is frequently called upon by local and national media for her expertise in small business and new venture creation. She is the founding dean of Drexel's Close School of Entrepreneurship. Previously in the LeBow College of Business, she served as a associate dean for graduate programs, leading all graduate and corporate programs for the college. In her previous role as associate dean for strategic initiatives, DeCarolis was responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of the Centers of Excellence at the LeBow College of Business.
business, entrepreneurship

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DeMatteo, JD, PhD David DeMatteo, JD, PhD

Director, JD/PhD Program in Law and Psychology, Associate Professor of Law, Associate Professor of Psychology


DeMatteo's research interests include psychopathy, forensic mental health assessment, drug policy and offender diversion. His research has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and American Psychology-Law Society. DeMatteo is licensed as a psychologist in Pennsylvania, where he conducts forensic mental health assessments of juveniles and adults. He has co-authored three books in his field, with two more forthcoming, and more than 60 articles and book chapters. He is the associate editor of Law and Human Behavior, on the editorial boards of Criminal Justice & Behavior and the Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology and a reviewer for more than 15 scientific journals. DeMatteo was chair of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Committee on Legal Issues in 2011, and he is currently council representative to APA for the American Psychology-Law Society (Div. 41 of APA).
law, psychology, behavioral health

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Dennis, JD Roger Dennis, JD

Founding Dean, Professor of Law

Roger Dennis
Roger Dennis’ scholarship applies modern financial theory to corporate law and strategic corporate behavior. His expertise includes anti-trust law, business law, civil procedure, corporate finance, economic regulation, law and economics, legal education, mergers and acquisitions, securities fraud, securities regulation, and urban law and policy.
law, business

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de Oliveira, PhD Jaudelice de Oliveira, PhD

Associate Professor

Jaudelice de Oliveira
Jaudelice de Oliveira is an expert in computer networking and her research focuses include network routing, optimization, and incentivizing cybersecurity practices. She also studies security in sensor networks -particularly smart-grid networks.
cybersecurity, computer engineering, electrical engineering

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Deutsch, PhD Jonathan Deutsch, PhD

Professor and Director, Center for Hospitality and Sport Management


Deutsch joined Drexel from Kingsborough Community College-CUNY, where he served as professor and founding director of the culinary arts program as well as deputy chair of the department of tourism and hospitality. He previously worked at CUNY Graduate Center as professor of public health and founding director of the food studies concentration. Deutsch’s research interests include social and cultural aspects of food, recipe and product development and culinary education. He received his doctorate in food studies and food management from New York University.
Culinary Arts

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Dion Genevieve Dion

Assistant Professor and Director, Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab


Dion is an award-winning fashion designer who now directs the multisciplinary research of the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab in Drexel's Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center. Her current work includes reseach on knitted electronic components, smart fabrics, versatile mass production and wearable technology.
wearable technology, fashion, technology, smart garments

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D'Ovidio, PhD Robert D'Ovidio, PhD

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Culture and Communications

Robert D'Ovidio
D'Ovidio researches the intersection of computer technology, crime and the criminal justice system. He directs Drexel's research program in computer crime and digital forensics. In the past, he has worked with the New York City Police Department and Philadelphia Police Department on research projects involving computer crime. His work with the law enforcement community also includes training investigators on techniques to trace Internet communication and seize electronic evidence and cell phones.
Criminal Justice

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Eisenstein, PhD Bruce Eisenstein, PhD

Arthur J. Rowland Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bruce Eisenstein
Eisenstein is an expert in electrical engineering, pattern recognition and digital signal processing.
electrical engineering, engineering

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Ellis, PhD Eugenia Ellis, PhD

Associate Professor


Ellis is the director of the Drexel Light Lab and an expert in sustainable buildings and systems that integrate health, energy and technology.  

architectural engineering, Architecture, environmental engineering

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Epstein Larry Epstein

Associate Teaching Professor and Interim Head, Department of Arts & Entertainment Management

Larry Epstein

Epstein is an expert on the media industry and management of media businesses.

 

entertainment, Entertainment and Arts Management, media

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Feustel James Feustel

Instructor and Director, Department of Culinary Arts and Food Science


Feustel serves as a faculty member and director for the Department of the Culinary Arts and Food Science. He joined Drexel after spending many years as a commercial foodservice facility designer, having designed kitchens in restaurants, universities and corporate cafeterias all over the country. With a background in mechanical engineering and food studies, Feustel pursues research interests in foodservice design trends, integrating new cooking technologies/equipment into culinary classrooms, civic engagement and culinary education.
Culinary Arts, design

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Field, PhD, JD Robert I. Field, PhD, JD

Professor of Law, Professor of Health Management and Policy, Director of JD-Master of Public Health Program


Field is a nationally known expert on health law and public health whose research focuses on ethical issues in managed care, public policy and legal facets of healthcare reform and genetic screening. In addition to being a professor in the School of Public Health, he also holds an appointment as professor of law at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel. He is the author of "Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation and Compromise," a comprehensive guide to the government's role in regulating health care, published by Oxford University Press.
health, law, public health

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Filler, JD Daniel M. Filler, JD

Professor of Law

Daniel M. Filler
Filler studies the effects of social anxiety on the development of criminal law. He is an expert on sex offender community notification, the death penalty and juvenile justice law. Before joining Drexel, Filler was a professor of law at the University of Alabama School of Law, where he created the school's Capital Defense Clinic.

Criminal Justice, law

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Fontecchio, PhD Adam Fontecchio, PhD

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Dean For Undergraduate Affairs

Adam Fontecchio
Fontecchio is the director of the Drexel Nanophotonics Lab and co-director of the Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center. He is an expert in electro-optics, liquid crystals, polymer dispersed liquid crystals, holography, remote sensing, color filtration, wearable technology and electrically switchable Bragg gratings.
computer engineering, electrical engineering

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Forte Andrea Forte

Assistant Professor

Forte
Forte is an expert on social computing and learning sciences. Her research focuses on understanding new forms of information production and sharing that are made possible by participatory media.
social media, information science and technology

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Foster, PhD Aroutis Foster, PhD

Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies


Foster is an assistant professor of learning, design, and technology and principal investigator for Drexel’s GLIDE (Games and Learning in Interactive Digital Environments) Lab. He teaches and conducts research on the theoretical and practical application of immersive digital environments. His research interests focus on exploring learning, design, and technology for human cognition, behavior, and identity exploration.
education, technology

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Frank, MD, PhD Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD

Professor, Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Arthur Frank
Frank's areas of research include agricultural safety and health, pneumoconiosis, occupational toxicology, occupational cancers, occupational lung disease and environmental pollution.
public health

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Franks Peter Franks

Senior Associate Vice Provost for Career Education

Peter Franks
Franks can comment on job market trends and the job market outlook. As the head of Drexel's career services center, he oversees the University's cooperative education program putting students in touch with employers and more than 1,500 companies in 42 states and 20 international locations. Prior to his appointment at Drexel, he served as CEO of the World Association for Cooperative Education, Inc. (WACE).
co-op

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Friedheim, PhD Daniel Friedheim, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of History & Politics

Daniel Friedheim
Friedheim has been teaching about or working on international affairs for more than two decades. Prior to his academic career, he served as a tenured U.S. Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. State Department. His continuing research interest focuses on how states and societies interact to help or hinder transitions to democracy from authoritarian rule, and how individual states, international organizations or the whole international system try to "promote" democracy but often fail. While he studies democratization around the world, his regional expertise is Latin America and Europe. In addition to teaching international politics, foreign policy and Latin American and Eastern European politics, he researches and writes about democratic transitions, civil society, informal empire and foreign policy.

international, Politics

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Furrow, JD Barry Furrow, JD

Director of Health Law Program, Professor of Law

Barry Furrow
Barry Furrow is a pioneer in the field of health law. His expertise spans a wide array of health-related topics, including health care policy, regulation and finance, patient safety, patient privacy, mental health, provider accountability, medical ethics and bioethics and legal issues of pain management.
health, law

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Gerrity, PhD Patricia Gerrity, PhD

Professor, Associate Dean for Community Programs; Director, 11th Street Family Health Services


Gerrity is nationally known for her work in promoting health in diverse urban communities. Her career is focused on providing access to health care for underserved populations through the advancement of nurse-managed health centers.

The Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center and Gerrity have been recognized for innovation and for providing a national model of integrated primary care.

community, health, nursing

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Giarelli, EdD Ellen Giarelli, EdD

Associate Professor, Division of Graduate Nursing


Giarelli has over 15 years of experience conducting research with patients, family members and health care providers, including multiple intervention studies. For the past decade, she has studied the life-long medical, psychological, and social problems, and health care needs of people with genetic disorders diagnosed in childhood, that require life-long enhanced surveillance and self-management. Study populations include, individuals with Marfan syndrome, cancer syndromes such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2a MEN2s) and autism spectrum disorder.
autism, nursing

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Glaser Michael Glaser

Director of Product Design Program, Assistant Professor

Michael Glaser
Mike Glaser is a leader in the global design community. He brings twenty plus years of design experiences and expertise to Drexel University.
design, innovation

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Gogotsi, PhD Yury Gogotsi, PhD

Distinguished University and Trustee Chair Professor

Yury Gogotsi
Gogotsi is the director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute and leads research in the Nanomaterials Research Group in the College of Engineering. He is a foremost expert on carbon-based nanomaterials and is pioneering the use of new materials for energy storage.
materials engineering, nanotechnology

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Goldberg, PhD David Goldberg, PhD

Professor, Department of Physics


Goldberg is a researcher in theoretical cosmology and astrophysics, focusing primarily in the field of gravitational lensing.  He is the author (with former student, Jeff Blomquist) of A User's Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes and Quantum Uncertainty, a popular account of recent advances in physics and astronomy, and of The Universe in the Rearview Mirror (2013).
physics, space

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Gold, MD Marla J. Gold, MD

Dean Emeritus and Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy

Marla J. Gold
Gold is an expert in infectious disease who served as Dean of Drexel's School of Public Health for more than a decade of noteworthy growth. She previously served as Philadelphia's Assistant Health Commissioner for Infectious Disease Control in the Public Health Department, where she was responsible for all reportable and communicable diseases and conditions. Among her responsibilities, Gold designed and established the largest comprehensive HIV/AIDS care program in the Greater Philadelphia Region known as The Partnership.
public health

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Goldstein, PhD Naomi Goldstein, PhD

Co-Director of JD/PhD program in Law and Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology


Goldstein specializes in forensic psychology and child and adolescent behavior problems. Her general research interest is in juvenile offenders, and she conducts research on adolescents’ comprehension of Miranda rights and their likelihood of offering true and false confessions to police. Goldstein also specializes in the development and evaluation of intervention programs for adolescent female offenders.
psychology, juvenile justice

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Greenstadt, PhD Rachel Greenstadt, PhD

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Rachel Greenstadt

Greenstadt is the director of Drexel’s Privacy, Security and Automation Laboratory where she leads a team of computer scientists that design trustworthy intelligent systems – systems that act autonomously with integrity, so they can be trusted with important data and decisions. She is also an expert in cybersecurity and secure online communications systems.

 

information science and technology, cybersecurity

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Gregory, PhD Joseph Gregory, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History


Gregory currently serves as director of the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery as well as department head for the Department of Art and Art History. He is the author of a recent iconographical study of the religious paintings of the 16th century Northern European painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Gregory has also published articles in the fields of modern art, interdisciplinary studies, art theory and contemporary photography. He teaches all components of the Western survey, and has taught specialized courses in contemporary art, women in art, Northern Renaissance, Baroque, 19th century and American art. Currently, he is writing a textbook on modern art and a second book on the iconography of Bruegel’s religious narratives.
art

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Gruber Roberta Gruber

Director, Fashion Design and Merchandising Program

Roberta Gruber
Gruber is an expert in fashion design and the business of the fashion industry. She began her teaching career after spending several years in industry as president of her own dress company and as a designer for other nationally recognized firms. She also creates wearable art and has been hired to develop fashion illustrations and graphic images for marketing and advertising purposes for a variety of companies.
fashion

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Gullo, PhD Dominic Gullo, PhD

Professor of Education, Associate Dean of Research

Dominic Gullo
Gullo’s areas of expertise include early childhood education, language and literacy development, urban education, child development, cognitive development, school reform, children of poverty, assessment of young children and program evaluation. His research interests include relative and long-range effects of kindergarten and pre-kindergarten experiences on children’s achievement and social adaptation to school routine, particularly among at-risk and high-risk children, as well as risk and protective factors in young children who reside in homes of economic poverty in order to develop longitudinal developmental trajectory models for academic and social competence. He previously worked as a professor at the Graduate Center of Queens College, City University of New York, and as a professor at the University of Wisconsin.
education

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Haas, PhD Charles Haas, PhD

L.D. Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering, Head of the Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

Charles Haas
Haas is an expert in water treatment, risk assessment, bioterrorism, environmental modeling and statistics, microbiology and environmental health.
environmental engineering

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Hall, PhD Julia Hall, PhD

Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Culture & Communication


Hall specializes in the study of youth, the elderly and women in the criminal justice system. She developed and taught Probation and Parole and Correctional Agents and Administrators in working with these special populations. She teaches Restorative Justice as a trained facilitator who has moderated groups in state prisons. Hall is the Chair of the Paul C. Griffins Memorial Fund, and Advisor of Eta Iota, the Drexel chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. She is a recipient of the Lindback Distinquished Teaching Award and the Make a Difference Award. Hall has received numerous awards in recognition of her many different services in the Pennsylvania Department of Correction. She was nominated by former PA Governor Rendell for a seat on the Board of Pardons. Hall is a past President of the Prison Society Board and continues to serve on the Board, currently chairing the Subcommittee on Juvenile Life Without Parole. She also chairs the Pennsylvania Coalition For Fair Sentencing of Youth. Hall is a director of Southern Homes Services, Inc.
Criminal Justice

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Hammoudeh, PhD Shawkat Hammoudeh, PhD

Professor of Economics

Shawkat Hammoudeh
Hammoudeh is an expert in gas and oil pricing, and its effects on the economy. He has served as the senior economist to the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries and as a researcher for the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. He has earned grants to study world oil prices and is the co-author of journal articles on the price of gas and oil and its connection to the U.S. markets.
business, economics

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Hancock, PhD Joseph Hancock, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Fashion Design, Department of Design and Merchandising


Hancock has a 20-year retailing background, having worked for The Gap Corporation, The Limited, Inc., and the Target Corporation, and continues to do publishing and merchandising consulting work on an international level. He earned his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University focusing his research in popular culture as it relates to transnational mass fashion garments and world dress, aspirational fashion branding and experiential retailing, as well as men’s fashion and lifestyles. Hancock has published works in the Journal of American Culture, the Journal Fashion Practice, the Journal of Popular Culture, and has released a book, Brand/Story: Ralph, Vera, Johnny, Billy and Other Adventures in Fashion Branding, which was published by Fairchild Publications.
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Harrington, PhD Paul Harrington, PhD

Director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy


Harrington has authored or co-authored more than 14 books. He has studied workforce development and human resource policy for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor, the Rhode Island Board of Education, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
Center for Labor Markets and Policy, employment

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Hayes Lisa Hayes

Associate Professor and Program Director, Fashion Design


Hayes has more than 18 years of experience as a designer in the fashion industry primarily working in New York. She started her career at Albert Nipon in dresses, then moved up to the position of head designer at Liz Claiborne and Motherswork for Mimi stores. She has done freelance fashion illustration and continues to design on a freelance basis for home furnishings companies. She uses sustainable materials such as organic wool, organic cotton, leather tanned with an eco-friendly process and hand stitching. Her designs have been featured in stores throughout the US and UK in publications such as British Vogue, Glamour and various other fashion and home publications.

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fashion, sustainability

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Hearn, PhD Gail Hearn, PhD

Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science; Director, Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program


Hearn is founder and director of the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program, a partnership with Equatorial Guinea’s National University, that promotes the conservation of wildlife through self-sustaining programs in education, research and conservation on Bioko Island. Hearn’s research team’s interests include primate conservation and the impact of bushmeat hunting, as well as sea turtles, amphibians and other species.
biology, environmental science

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Heilbrun, PhD Kirk Heilbrun, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology


Heilbrun received his doctorate in clinical psychology in 1980 from the University of Texas at Austin, and completed postdoctoral fellowship training from 1981-82 in psychology and criminal justice at Florida State University. His current research focuses on juvenile and adult offenders, legal decision-making, forensic evaluation associated with such decision-making and diversion from standard prosecution for individuals with severe mental illness. His practice interests also center around forensic assessment, and he directs a practicum within the department in this area. He is board certified in clinical psychology and in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a past president of both the American Psychology-Law Psychology/APA Division 41 and the American Board of Forensic Psychology.
psychology

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Herbert, PhD James Herbert, PhD

Interim Provost, Professor and Former Department Head, Department of Psychology

James Herbert
Herbert is a clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavior therapy (including newer mindfulness and acceptance-based models of behavior therapy), mood and anxiety disorders, teletherapy, the distinction between science and pseudoscience in psychology and related fields and the promotion of evidence-based practice in mental health. He is the director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Program at Drexel. He also is actively involved in the clinical training and supervision of graduate psychology students. Herbert has published widely on these and other topics in professional journals, and is known internationally for his writings on quackery and pseudoscience in mental health.

psychology

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Hoover Green, PhD Amelia Hoover Green, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of History & Politics


Hoover Green joined the Department of History & Politics as an assistant professor in September 2012, after completing her PhD in political science at Yale University. Her research concerns the dynamics of violence during armed conflict and the measurement of political violence, particularly wartime sexual violence.

Politics, history, human rights

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Howley, PhD Michael Howley, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor, Marketing

Michael Howley
Howley spent the first 20 years of his career as a health care service provider. After going on to earn his MBA and a Ph.D. in business administration, Howley centers his research on health care marketing. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles including “The Influence of Different Types of Cues-to-Action on Vaccination Behavior in an Epidemic” for the Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice and “The Use of Apology in Health Care” for Journal of Medical Marketing 9.
business, marketing

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Hughes, PhD Joseph Hughes, PhD

Dean of the College of Engineering, Founding Director of A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment

Joseph Hughes
Hughes is the Dean of the College of Engineering and founding director of the A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment. He is an expert in biological processes and applications of nanotechnology in environmental systems.
engineering, environmental engineering, energy, nanotechnology

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Jacobs, PhD Joshua Jacobs, PhD

Assistant Professor

Joshua Jacobs
Jacobs is a neuroscience researcher and head of the Cognitive Brain Dynamics Lab in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. His research looks at the way neural signals in the brain represent individual memories.
biomedical engineering, neuroscience

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Johnson, PhD Lallen Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice


Johnson is an interdisciplinary scholar with research interests at the intersection of urban studies, crime and place. His most recent research examines neighborhood-level effects of gaming establishments on crime; and, how structural shifts affect municipality-level violent crime hotspots within the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Johnson is a 2010 Graduate Research Fellow of the National Institute of Justice. His funded research has examined the travel patterns of illicit drug arrestees in the Philadelphia region to understand the relationship between drug crime and violence. He also has assessed the effectiveness of state legislation on the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs in the state of Florida. Johnson previously taught at the University of Central Florida.

Criminal Justice

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Joyce, PhD Kelly Joyce, PhD

Associate Dean for Humanities and Social Science Research for the College of Arts and Sciences; Professor, Department of History & Politics

Kelly Joyce
Joyce's research investigates the role of medical imaging technologies in medical practice; scientific and technological innovations aimed at older people; and the lived experiences of people diagnosed with autoimmune illnesses. Her work highlights the cultural dimensions of medicine. She teaches courses on the social dimensions of health and illness as well as courses on the values embedded in technological design and use. Joyce previously was an associate professor of sociology at the College of William and Mary. She also served as a program director for the Science, Technology and Society program and the Ethics Education in Science and Engineering program at the National Science Foundation from 2009-2011. She received the Director's Award for Collaborative Integration for contributing to the education of ethical scientists, interagency collaboration and extraordinary efforts in integrating ethical expertise with scientific knowledge in 2011. Her book Magnetic Appeal: MRI and the Myth of Transparency won the Eliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award, which is given by the Medical Sociology section, American Sociological Association.
sociology, Society

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Kalhan, JD Anil Kalhan, JD

Associate Professor


Kalhan’s principal interests include immigration law, criminal law, U.S. and comparative constitutional law and international human rights law. Before coming to Drexel, he was a visiting assistant professor of law at Fordham University and an associate in law at Columbia University. Kalhan previously worked as litigation associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where he also served as co-coordinator of the firm’s immigration and international human rights pro bono practice group. He also has previously worked for the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project in New York and served as law clerk to the Hon. Chester J. Straub (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit) and the Hon. Gerard E. Lynch (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York).
law

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Kane, PhD Robert Kane, PhD

Director and Professor, Criminal Justice Program


Kane’s teaching and research interests center around police authority and accountability, the ecology of urban policing and the intersections among neighborhood violence, justice and urban health. Kane has conducted field research in Philadelphia, New York City, Phoenix and the District of Columbia. He has worked with the police and other justice authorities in the Netherlands, England and Ireland.
Criminal Justice

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Kerman, PhD Lucy Kerman, PhD

Vice Provost, University and Community Partnerships


community, Civic Engagement

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Kim, PhD Youngmoo Kim, PhD

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Expressive & Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center

Youngmoo Kim
Kim's research focuses on digital media technologies that will shape the future of entertainment, especially in the areas of sound and music. He is director of the Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Lab and the Music and Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab).
computer engineering, electrical engineering

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Knight, PhD Richard Knight, PhD

Teaching Professor, Associate Head, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Richard Knight
Knight has an extensive background in materials science with a focus on thermal plasma processes, plasma melting, high-velocity oxy-fuel flame spray process, thermal spray deposition and materials diagnostics.
materials engineering

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Knowles, PhD Scott Knowles, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of History and Politics

Dr. Scott Knowles
Knowles is a historian of modern cities, technology and public policy–with a particular focus on risk and disaster. His most recent book is The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2011). Knowles serves as the director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry in the Pennoni Honors College. He is the author/editor of Imagining Philadelphia: Edmund Bacon and the Future of the City (UPenn Press, 2009); and has published articles, essays, and book reviews in The Next American City, Isis, History and Technology, The New York Times, Public Works Management and Policy, Technology and Culture, Business History Review, Enterprise and Society, The Smart Set and Annals of Science.
history, public policy

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Koltick Nicole Koltick

Assistant Professor in Architecture + Interiors

Nicole Koltick
Nicole Koltick is the director of the Design Futures Lab where she leads a graduate research group in critical design practices and speculative proposals focused on three main areas of inquiry: tangible interaction in the built environment, the incorporation of novel advancements in science and computation into our built environments and new models for ambient communication.
Architecture, design

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Korschun, PhD Daniel Korschun, PhD

Assistant Professor, Marketing

Daniel Korschun, LeBow College of Business
Daniel Korschun is an assistant professor of Marketing at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and a fellow of both the Center for Corporate Reputation Management and the Center for Corporate Governance at LeBow. His areas of expertise include brand and corporate reputation management, corporate social responsibility, internal marketing, marketing strategy, relationship marketing and country reputation.
corporate governance, corporate reputation management, marketing

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Lacovara, PhD Kenneth Lacovara, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biology

Kenneth Lacovara
Lacovara's research is focused on the paleontological reconstruction of Mesozoic Era environments containing the remains of dinosaurs and other vertebrate animals.
biology, environmental science, paleontology

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Lahne, PhD Jacob Lahne, PhD

Assistant Professor of Food Science


Lahne is a food scientist with particular expertise in sensory science – the discipline which focuses on quantitative determination of how foods taste and why it matters.  Prior to joining Drexel’s faculty, he completed his dissertation at the University of Vermont in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, focusing on consumer sensory perceptions of Vermont artisan cheese, and his master of science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he focused on the flavor chemistry of American rye whiskey.  
Culinary Arts, Food

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Lankenau, PhD Stephen Lankenau, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention


Lankenau is a sociologist who combines public health concerns and ethnographic methods to the study of high-risk youth, out- of-treatment drug users, homelessness and HIV/AIDS. Currently, he is leading a five-year project to study medical and non-medical marijuana use among young adults in Los Angeles. He has studied prescription drug misuse among young people in Los Angeles and New York to describe patterns of initiation, risk and protective behaviors and other unanticipated health consequences. He is also leading evaluation studies of overdose prevention programs in Los Angeles and Philadelphia to determine programs that effectively reduce the risks of fatal drug overdoses. Many of these studies are funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
public health, sociology

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Lee, PhD Brian Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Research Fellow, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute


Lee's research interests include the epidemiology of neurological development, maintenance and decline.  Current topics include prenatal environmental exposures and autism risk; neighborhoods and psychosocial "stress" in the cognitive decline of older adults; lead toxicity and white matter health; gene-environment interaction; maternal antibody exposure in utero and fetal outcomes.
autism, epidemiology, public health, health

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Lee, PhD Frank Lee, PhD

Associate Professor, Director of the Entrepreneurial Game Studio


Lee is the co-founder of Drexel’s nationally ranked Game Design Program and founding director of the Drexel Entrepreneurial Game Studio. He is an expert in game design and the video game industry.

 

media, technology, computer engineering, game design

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López, JD Rachel López, JD

Assistant Professor and Director of the Community Lawyering Clinic


López’s scholarship primarily focuses on methods of accountability for human rights violations and reforms to transitional justice mechanisms. Prior to joining the law school, she was a clinical teaching fellow and then a visiting assistant clinical professor at Seton Hall University School of Law where she supervised law students on a wide range of cases, including immigration, human rights, death penalty, prisoners’ rights, family law and civil rights cases, in both domestic and international forums.
law, human rights

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Lowe, PhD Michael Lowe, PhD

Professor, Department of Psycholgy


Lowe is a clinical psychologist who studies the psychobiology of eating and weight regulation, including dieting and preventing and treating obesity. His specific research areas include: the relationship between dieting, overeating and weight control; obesity and the prevention of weight gain and weight regain; eating disorders research; integrating biological and psychological perspectives on eating and weight regulation; and research on the "power of food." The “Power of Food Scale” assessment technique he developed and validated has been featured on “The Dr. Oz Show.”
psychology, nutrition

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Madan, PhD Vibhas Madan, PhD

Professor and Department Head, Economics and International Business

Vibas Madan
Vibhas’ research focuses on international trade theory, market power and product differentiation. He holds degrees from the University of Delhi and Michigan State University. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications on trade agreements and pricing, including “Preferential Trade Agreements, Market Power and Product Differentiation” for the Journal of Economic Integration and “Vertically Integrated Multinational Enterprises and the Relative Efficiency of Ownership Structures” for the International Trade Journal.
business, economics, international

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Márquez, PhD Shannon Márquez, PhD

Director of Global Public Health Initiatives, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Márquez is an accomplished educator, researcher, administrator and “public health engineer,” who has garnered local, national and international recognition for research and practice in the field of global environmental health. Her international areas of focus include safe water systems, health systems strengthening and health governance, and agricultural health. She also led research on sustainable solutions to address the environmental burden of disease and health disparities in developing countries of Africa, and has also worked in Asia and Latin America and in underserved communities in the United States.
public health

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Joseph, PhD Martin Joseph, PhD

Professor

Joseph Martin

Martin is an expert in civil engineering with extensive background in transportation management, wastewater runoff and treatement, infrastructure evaluation and geosynthetics. He is also an industry consultant on foundations an earthwork.

 

civil engineering

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Maxwell John Maxwell

Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Criminal Justice


Maxwell is a criminal justice professional with more than 40 years of experience in law enforcement with the Philadelphia Police Department, retiring as the One Star Chief Inspector of the Detective Bureau. He has a particular interest in researching unsolved (cold case) murders, serial murderers and rapists, child abuse/domestic violence cases and the field of police administration. Maxwell has been a supervisor or commander in every major operational bureau of the Philadelphia Police Department. The majority of his career has been in high profile and sensitive investigations at the federal, state and local levels.
Criminal Justice

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McClendon Alphonso McClendon

Assistant Professor, Fashion Design


With over 15 years of fashion industry experience, Alphonso McClendon joined the design and merchandising faculty at Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design in the fall of 2009. Most recently McClendon was director of product design for pants, denim, swimwear, hats, bags and prints at Nautica. In his more than 10 years at Nautica, McClendon held instrumental roles in global launches and new product designs. He has traveled extensively through Europe and Southeast Asia working with design and manufacturing professionals from China, Taiwan, Japan, England, Italy, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.
fashion

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McEachron, PhD Donald McEachron, PhD

Teaching Professor

Donald McEachron

McEachron is an expert on circadian rhythms and biological responses to day-night cycles and natural light. His research examines the effects of sleep deprivation and erratic sleep schedules.

biomedical engineering

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McElroy, JD Lisa McElroy, JD

Associate Professor of Law

Lisa McElroy
Lisa McElroy is an expert on legal research and writing and the Supreme Court, and has published extensively in the field of legal pedagogy.
law

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Menon, PhD Usha Menon, PhD

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Culture & Communication

Usha Menon
Menon received her doctorate in human development from the University of Chicago in 1995. She previously worked as a visiting assistant professor of anthropology at Pitzer College, in Claremont, Ca. She has taught at Drexel University since September 1997. Menon has done fieldwork in the temple town of Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India, as well as in the northern Indian city of Meerut. She has written extensively on different aspects of Hindu society and civilization, in particular on goddess worship, family dynamics, gender relations, Hindu morality, Hindu women and liberal feminism and Hindu–Muslim religious violence. Her most recent book, Women, Wellbeing, and the Ethics of Domesticity in an Odia Hindu Temple Town, was published by Springer in 2013.
culture, international

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Miller, PhD Michel L. Miller, PhD

Assistant Professor in Special Education, Director of Special Education Programs


Miller holds a Ph.D. from the University of Miami and has completed extensive course work in educational administration. Her research interests focus on autism, special education leadership, educational apps, and program evaluation. Miller serves nationally on the research committee of the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) and is the editor for the Journal of Special Education Leadership.
autism, special education

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Montalto, PhD Franco Montalto, PhD

Associate Professor

Franco Montalto

Montalto is an civil/environmental engineer and hydrologist with a background in applied and theoretical approaches to solving complex environmental problems. He is an expert on green infrastructure, sustainable water resource engineering and urban environmental sustainability.

 

environmental engineering, civil engineering

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Moon, PhD Franklin Moon, PhD

Associate Professor

Franklin Moon
Moon is an expert in structural dynamics, evaluation and rehabilitation of existing structures. His research focuses on full-scale structural testing and monitoring of bridges and other infrastructure.
civil engineering, engineering

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Moore Brian Moore

Assistant Teaching Professor

Brian Moore

Moore is the program director for Westphal’s Entertainment & Arts Management Program has extensive background in both nonprofit and commercial entertainment management and marketing. He has  managed marketing for numerous productions on and off Broadway including Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” The Who’s “Tommy,” and “Angels in America.”

Entertainment and Arts Management

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Morris, EdD Vanessa Morris, EdD

Assistant Teaching Professor

Vanessa Morris

Morris is an expert in library science, literacy and urban libraries. She is also a renowned scholar in urban and minority fiction. She authored the Readers’ Advisory Guide to Street Literature and has written several papers on the topic of street literature, urban fiction and engaging and teaching urban youth through literature.

information science and technology, library

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Mutharasan, PhD Raj Mutharasan, PhD

Frank A. Fletcher Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Raj Mutharasan

Mutharasen is an expert in biosensors, bioreactors and process metallurgy. He has developed sensors that can test for prostate cancer, contaminated food and biothreat agents.

 

chemical engineering

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Neuman, PhD Delia Neuman, PhD

Professor, Information Science

Delia Neuman
Neuman is the director of the iSchool’s School Library Media (SLiM) Program. Her research focuses on learning in information-rich environments, instructional systems design and the use of media for learning in school libraries. She has also worked in library program assessment and information services for students with disabilities. Her professional background includes experience designing instructional media materials for children with disabilities and she has authored the national guidelines for the school library media profession.
information science and technology, library

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Newschaffer, PhD Craig Newschaffer, PhD

Director, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Craig Newschaffer
Newschaffer is an expert in epidemiology of autism spectrum disorders, gene-environment interaction, epidemiology and risk communication. He came to Drexel after seven years on the faculty of the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he founded and directed the Hopkins Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Epidemiology.
epidemiology, autism, public health

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Nitecki, PhD Danuta A. Nitecki, PhD

Dean of Libraries for Drexel University; Professor

Dr. Danuta Nitecki, dean of Drexel University Libraries
Nitecki has held administrative positions in the libraries of Yale University, University of Maryland at College Park, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is active in national, state and regional associations, has served as a consultant and invited presenter throughout the U.S. and internationally and has published more than 90 articles, books, compilations and reviews.
library

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Nwankpa, PhD Chika Nwankpa, PhD

Professor and Interim Head, Department of Electrial and Computer Engineering

Chika Nwankpa

Nwankpa is an expert in power system dynamics, energy grids, power electronic switching systems, optically controlled high power switches and theory of stochastic systems. His current research focuses on smart grid design and security.

electrical engineering

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Okamoto, JD Karl Okamoto, JD

Associate Professor

Karl Okamoto
Okamoto is an expert in corporate, venture capital, private equity and securities law and corporate finance. He has extensive experience as both an attorney and an investor.
law

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Onaral, PhD Banu Onaral, PhD

H.H. Sun Professor and Director


Onaral is an expert in translational research and biomedical signal processing in ultrasound and optics.

biomedical engineering

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Ottinger, PhD Gwen Ottinger, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of History and Politics and the Center for Science, Technology, and Society

Gwen Ottinger
Ottinger’s research interests include social interactions surrounding oil refineries and the environmental justice issues related to emerging energy technology.
energy

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Porpora, PhD Douglas Porpora, PhD

Professor of Sociology, Department of Culture and Communication


Porpora is a professor of sociology in the Department of Culture and Communication. He has published widely on social theory. Among his books are The Concept of Social Structure (Greenwood 1980), How Holocausts Happen: The United States in Central America (Temple 1992) and Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life (Oxford 2001). Porpora’s new book, Public Debate in Post-Ethical Society: The Attack on Iraq, Abu Ghraib, and the Moral Failure of the Secular, is scheduled for release from University of Chicago Press in 2013.
Religion, sociology

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Powers, PhD Devon Powers, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Culture and Communication


Powers researches consumer culture, popular music, and the media industries. She is the author of Writing the Record: The Village Voice and the Birth of Rock Criticism, and co-editor of Blowing Up the Brand: Critical Perspectives on Promotional Culture. She commonly teaches courses on consumerism, popular music, and popular culture, and has written articles about popular music, the circulation of trends online, branding, music criticism, music promotion and other topics.
communications, culture

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Quinlan, PhD Jennifer Quinlan, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences


Quinlan’s research focuses on identifying potential unique food safety risks for minority racial/ethnic and low-income populations. Quinlan co-developed the Don’t Wash Your Chicken campaign based on surveys conducted by her laboratory finding that washing raw poultry is a common unsafe handling practice across multiple demographics. Her laboratory also conducts basic research on Campylobacter jejuni, a leading bacterial cause of foodborne illness, which is common on chicken.
Food, nutrition

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Richardson, PhD Tina Richardson, PhD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Richardson previously taught at Lehigh University and Lafayette College. She is an alum of the American Council on Education Fellowship Program, a premier higher education leadership program for which she was hosted by George Washington University. Her research interests include minority student development (e.g., recruitment, retention, racial identity, the imposter phenomena), multicultural competence and the impact of international experiences abroad on personal and professional development for educators and students. She has written numerous articles and contributed to books on such topics as black racial identity theories, multicultural counseling and white identity formation. Richardson has a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Maryland.
education

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Rich, MD John A. Rich, MD

Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy; Director, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice


A leader in the field of public health, Rich’s work has focused on serving one of the nation’s most ignored and underserved populations: African-American men in urban settings. In 2006, Rich was granted a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship. In awarding this distinction, the Foundation cited his work to design "new models of health care that stretch across the boundaries of public health, education, social service and justice systems to engage young men in caring for themselves and their peers."
public health

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Ridgley, PhD Stanley Ridgley, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Management

Stanley Ridgley
Ridgley teaches entrepreneurship courses at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business and has created a DVD lecture series and book on strategic thinking skills. His expertise includes business communication, competitive intelligence, determinants of firm performance, new markets in emerging countries and Russian business culture. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2005 Musser Award for Leadership (Temple University), 1992-1993 Robert Wilson Instructor of Political Science (Duke University) and the 1984 George S. Patton Award for Leadership (United States Army 7th Army Academy, Bad Toelz, Germany).
business

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Rogers, PhD Michelle Rogers, PhD

Assistant Professor, Information Science

Michelle Rogers
Rogers research focuses on how the use of information technology in complex settings can change the way people work. She is specifically looking at how health care practitioners use clinical information management systems and the role of technology in patient safety. Rogers teaches courses in human-computer interaction, health care informatics and human factors in engineering.
health, information science and technology

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Rosenberg, PhD William Rosenberg, PhD

Professor, Political Science


Rosenberg specializes in local, regional and national politics and presidential elections and is a recognized expert on the American presidency and presidential campaigns. He has authored more than 60 articles, papers and technical reports and co-authored two books on presidential elections: The Politics of Disenchantment: Bush, Clinton, Perot and the Press (Praeger Publishers, New York, 1991) and New Verdicts (Paragon House, New York, 1995).
Politics

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Rosenbloom Bert Rosenbloom

Professor, Marketing

Bert Rosenbloom
A leading expert on the management of marketing channels and distribution systems, Rosenbloom has served as vice president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Marketing Association and was on the board of governors of the Academy of Marketing Science. Rosenbloom has consulted for a broad range of industries including manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, communications, services and real estate in the United States and abroad. He has authored numerous articles and books, including four editions of Marketing Channels: A Management View. The eighth edition published by Thomson/Southwestern in Feb. 2012 includes a case study of Facebook as a marketing channel.
business

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Sabella Donna Sabella

Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Global Studies


Sabella is a mental health nurse with expertise in helping victims of human trafficking. She is a former program director and a founding member of Dawn’s Place, a residential recovery program for trafficked and prostituted women in Philadelphia, and is currently founder and director of Project Phoenix, an outreach program which provides support for prostituted and trafficked women.
Crime, health

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Sabinson Allen Sabinson

Dean, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Allen Sabinson

Sabinson is dean of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and a veteran in the entertainment industry. He was president of Miramax Film and has held senior positions at TNT, ABC, ICM, A&E, NBC and Showtime. Sabinson also serves on the selection committee for the Peabody Awards.

 

entertainment, media

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Salas Philip Salas

Assistant Teaching Professor

Philip Salas

Salas is a television industry expert with more than 30 years of experience in television research, sales and management.

 

television industry, Entertainment and Arts Management, entertainment, media

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Salvucci, PhD Dario Salvucci, PhD

Professor of Computer Science

Dario Salvucci

Salvucci uses cognitive models to examine how people perform more than one task at the same time. His research focuses on distracted driving and the challenges of implementing connected vehicle technology.

 

information science and technology, computer engineering, technology

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Sauro Clare Sauro

Curator of the Historic Costume Collection


In addition to her role as curator of the Drexel Historic Costume Collection, Sauro teaches courses in the history of fashion. Prior to this position, she supervised the Accessories Collection and worked as Assistant Curator in the Costume Collection at the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. At the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, she contributed to several exhibitions including “The Tailor’s Art and Arbiters of Style: Women at the Forefront of Fashion.” In 2005, she co-curated the exhibition “Dutch at the Edge of Design: Fashion and Textiles from the Netherlands.” Sauro is a frequent lecturer on the history of fashion and has contributed essays to the Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion (Scribner Library of Daily Life, January 2005) and Ralph Rucci: The Art of Weightlessness (Yale University Press, February 2007).
fashion

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Schultheis, PhD Maria Schultheis, PhD

Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology


Schulthies’ clinical and research experience have been focused on the rehabilitation of cognitively impaired populations, including traumatic brain injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis. Specifically, she has specialized in 1) the application of technologies to the clinical, research and education of psychology and 2) studying the demands (physical, cognitive and behavioral) of driving following neurological compromise. Recently, she has focused on the development of new driving assessment protocols for individuals with disabilities. This includes research focusing on the application of Virtual Reality (VR) technology. Schultheis is also investigating the development of VR as a tool for ecologically valid assessment and retraining of everyday activities in rehabilitation. Schultheis' overall interest is in research related to the investigation and development of methodologies that have functional significance and can improve the quality of everyday life for persons with disabilities.d.
behavioral health, psychology, health

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Sell, ScD Randall Sell, ScD

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention and Director, Program for LGBT Health


Sell is an expert in health disparities and health needs affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender populations.
LGBTQ, public health

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Sethu, PhD Harish Sethu, PhD

Associate Professor

Harish Sethu

Sethu is an expert on internet and big data security. His research focuses on the protocols, architectures and algorithms that secure interactions on the internet.

cybersecurity, electrical engineering, computer engineering

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Shattuck, PhD Paul Shattuck, PhD

Associate Professor, Autism Life Course Outcomes


Shattuck leads the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute's Research Program Area on Life Course Outcomes. Most of his current research is aimed at understanding services and related outcomes among youth with autism as they leave high school and transition to young adulthood. His research publications have appeared in high-impact scientific journals including Pediatrics, Psychiatric Services, the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He also has written op-ed pieces that have appeared in leading national newspapers including the New York Times. In 2009, Shattuck’s study on the age of diagnosis among children with autism was recognized as one of the most important autism studies of the year by both Autism Speaks and the Federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. His 2011 study on the use of services by adults with autism was recognized as one of the 20 most impactful scientific studies in the field of autism by the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. His 2012 study on postsecondary job and education outcomes was recognized by Autism Speaks as one of the Top 10 research advances of the year.
autism, employment

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Sheller, PhD Mimi Sheller, PhD

Professor of Sociology, Director of Mobilities Research and Policy Center

Mimi Sheller
Sheller's research interests include sustainable mobility and mobility justice, caribbean studies and mobilities, and tracing the histories and forecasting the futures of cultures of mobility.
sociology, sustainability

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Sjoblom, PhD Kurt Sjoblom, PhD

Assistant Professor

Kurt Sjoblom

Sjoblom is an expert in geotechnical engineering and foundation engineering with research focuses on modeling of soil moisture and lab testing of geomaterials.

civil engineering, engineering, environmental engineering, architectural engineering

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Slaton, PhD Amy Slaton, PhD

Professor, Department of History & Politics

Amy Slaton
Slaton holds a doctorate in the History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and has taught courses in the history of American science, technology and architecture, as well as in U.S. labor history and race relations. Slaton has long been interested in the social character of expertise and work, along with emerging issues of 'competency-based education," the rise of on-line higher education, and the role of community colleges in American technical education, workforce preparation and global economic competition. She has written on the history of building technologies and materials testing, with a focus on who gets credit when things go well and who gets blamed when structures and materials fail. Slaton is also interested in understandings of technical aptitude in American manufacturing and engineering , with particular emphasis on the role of race. Her most recent book is Race, Rigor, and Selectivity in U.S. Engineering: The History of an Occupational Color Line (Harvard University Press, 2010). Slaton produces the blog, STEMequity.com, centered on equity in technical education and workforce issues.

education, technology

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Spanier, PhD Jonathan Spanier, PhD

Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Strategic Planning

Jonathan Spanier
Spanier directs the Mesoscale Materials Laboratory in the College of Engineering, where his research focuses on designing, preparing and characterizing new materials. His current work includes developing materials to advance photovoltaic cells and energy storage.
engineering, materials engineering

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Spotila, PhD James Spotila, PhD

Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Biology

James R. Spotila
Spotila's research interests are centered in the areas of environmental science, physiological and biophysical ecology, fisheries biology and ichthyology and conservation biology. He is an expert in the physiological and population ecology of sea turtles.
biology, environmental science

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Staurowsky, ED Ellen Staurowsky, ED

Professor, Department of Sport Management


Staurowsky is an expert in the areas of social justice issues in sport, gender equity in sport, Title IX pay equity and equal employment opportunity, athlete exploitation, college sport reform, and misappropriation of American Indian imagery in sport.
Sport Management, sports

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Stoyanovich, PhD Julia Stoyanovich, PhD

Assistant Professor

Julia Stoyanovich
Stoyanovich’s research focuses on collecting and presenting data in new and unique ways in order to glean new knowledge from the information.
information science and technology

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Sun, PhD Wei Sun, PhD

Albert Soffa Chair Professor, Director of the Drexel-SARI Center

Wei Sun
Sun is director of both the Biofabrication Laboratory and Drexel's research center at the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on computer-aided tissue engineering, solid free-form fabrication and design and modeling of nanodevices.
mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, biological engineering, engineering

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Suri Rajneesh Suri

Professor

Rajneesh Suri
A professor in Drexel’s LeBow College of Business, Suri’s area of research includes pricing, promotions and branding.
marketing, consumer behavior

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Susskind Andrew Susskind

Associate Teaching Professor

Andrew Susskind

Susskind is an accomplished television producer and director who is the head of Westphal’s TV Production & Media Management program. He has spent his career working in, studying and teaching about the television industry.


television industry, media management, entertainment

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Taylor, PhD Jennifer Taylor, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health


Taylor uses principles in the field of injury prevention and control to address safety issues in health care settings and in certain occupational groups, including firefighters. Taylor’s research unites evidence from the fields of injury prevention and control, quality improvement and occupational safety. She employs an integrated public health approach to these issues through the study of patients, health care workers and the policy environment. As director of the NIH-funded FIRST project at Drexel, she is developing and piloting a comprehensive system to record nonfatal firefighter injuries to better aid prevention efforts.
public health

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Tibbs, JD, PhD Donald Tibbs, JD, PhD

Associate Professor of Law


Tibbs is a professor criminal law and procedure. He came to the law school from the Southern University Law Center, where he was an assistant professor of law and director of the Institute for Civil Rights and Justice. He has published scholarly articles in several leading journals on the intersection of race, crime, law and punishment. He is also a legal historian with a special emphasis on the Black Power era, 1965-1980. He is the author of From Black Power to Prison Power: The Making of Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners' Labor Union, (Palgrave MacMillan 2012).
law, Crime, race

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Tikekar, PhD Rohan Tikekar, PhD

Assistant Professor, Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts and Food Science

Rohan Tikekar
Tikekar joined Drexel in 2011, after working as a research associate at the University of California, Davis, and a research assistant at Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include thermal and non-thermal food processing and its impact on food quality; controlled delivery systems for food, pharma and biomedical applications; applications of imaging techniques in food quality measurement; and nutraceutical and functional foods. He received his doctorate in food science from Penn State; his thesis focused on the effect of UV light processing on patulin and ascorbic acid in model juice system.
Food

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Traud, JD Michael Traud, JD

Assistant Teaching Professor, Director of Hospitality Management Program


Traud has experience cooking in Italy and South Korea. His research interests are hospitality law, Italian cuisine and the implementation of Korean cuisine in the United States. Traud was a member of James Beard Award-winning Chef Marc Vetri’s Osteria opening staff. He spent two years at Osteria during which he was sous chef, and then spent a year at Vetri Ristorante. During his time with Vetri, Traud worked for two James Beard Award-winning chefs and both restaurants were rated top Italian restaurants in Philadelphia and the nation. Traud practiced law before entering the hospitality industry. He received his juris doctorate from Villanova Law School and his associate’s degree in culinary arts from Johnson and Wales. Traud is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Food, Hospitality Management, law

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Trout Rosemary Trout

Instructor, Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts & Food Science


Trout’s research interests include food labeling and regulations, food safety and sanitation in food service and food manufacturing, sensory evaluation and customer service. She previously served as a consultant on nutritional marketing and food safety education for Clemens Markets, a recipe creator and tester for Rodale Press and a faculty member in the Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Department at Northampton County Community College. Trout is a member of the National Restaurant Association ServSafe Safe Food Handler Certification, the Institute of Food Technologists, the International Association for Food Protection and Research Chefs Association.
Food

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Unsworth, PhD Kristene Unsworth, PhD

Assistant Professor


Unsworth is an expert in information policy, and the ethics of information gathering related to surveillance, the internet and social media.

 

information science and technology

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Vakharia Neville Vakharia

Assistant Professor and Research Director, Arts Administration Program


Neville Vakharia is assistant professor and research director in Drexel's graduate arts administration program, teaching courses in management, strategic planning and entrepreneurship.  He joined Drexel after overseeing the operations, expansion and strategic direction of the Cultural Data Project (CDP) at The Pew Charitable Trusts.
culture, technology, arts administration, innovation

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Visell,PhD Yon Visell,PhD

Assistant Professor

Yon Visell
Visell is an expert in haptics and biomechanics. He studies the neuroscience and mechanics that underlie touch sensation; and how to recreate that sensation using new virtual reality technologies.
haptics, robotics, virtual reality

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Volpe, PhD Stella Volpe, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition Sciences


Volpe is a nutritionist and exercise physiologist whose research focuses on obesity and diabetes prevention, body composition, bone mineral density and mineral metabolism and exercise. She has researched interventions including changing portion sizes in cafeterias and making physical activity more a part of a person’s day to implement changes in behavior.
health, nutrition, Food

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Walkling, PhD Ralph Walkling, PhD

Stratakis Chair in Corporate Governance and Accountability, Director of the Center for Corporate Governance


Walkling is internationally known for his research involving corporate governance and corporate acquisitions. He has been listed in the top one percent of more than 12,000 finance authors in terms of academic citations to their work.
business, corporate governance

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Walters Darren Walters

Associate Teaching Professor of Music Industry

Darren Walters

Walters is a music industry expert with an extensive background in music production and marketing.


music industry, media

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Waring, PhD Michael Waring, PhD

Assistant Professor

Michael Waring

Waring is the head of the Indoor Environment Research Group at Drexel. He studies indoor air quality, this includes: how to monitor it, the effect of various household and external chemicals on it, how particles form indoors and their effect on air quality, and how to improve indoor air quality.

 

environmental engineering

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Weaver, EdD Karen Weaver, EdD

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Sport Management


A former Division I and III National Championship head coach and director of athletics, Weaver joined Drexel’s department of sport management in 2012. Her research interests include college sports media and finance, broadcast television media rights and rights holders, governance issues and social media and marketing. She has written numerous articles on the impact media rights are having on college sports. Additionally, Weaver serves as a consultant to the Knight Commission for Intercollegiate Athletics, which ensures that intercollegiate athletics programs operate within the educational mission of their colleges and universities. She received her doctorate of education from the University of Pennsylvania.
sports, Sport Management

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Wen, PhD Jin Wen, PhD

Associate Professor

Jin Wen
Wen’s research centers on designing and retrofitting buildings to maximize and improve energy efficiency.
environmental engineering, sustainability

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White, PhD Scott White, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management


White is a criminologist with an accomplished career in security and an expert on homeland security, security management, counterterrorism and intelligence analysis.

 

Crime, information science and technology, cybersecurity, public safety

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Woodson, JD, PhD Kevin Woodson, JD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Law

Kevin Woodson
Kevin Woodson’s scholarship focuses on race and the legal profession and corporate culture. He is also interested in issues of civil rights law.
law, race

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Yudell, PhD Michael Yudell, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention


Yudell is a researcher in the fields of ethics, genomics and the history of public health. His work focuses on the history, risk communication and ethics of autism spectrum disorders, as well as emergency preparedness, vaccines and the history of the race concept in biology.
autism, public health

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Zelenkauskaite Asta Zelenkauskaite

Assistant Professor, Department of Culture and Communication


Zelenkauskaite received her doctorate in Mass Communication from Indiana University, Bloomington, with two minor specializations in information science and linguistics. Her research focuses on the ways in which communication occurs through computer network environments as well as mobile telephony. She is interested in the changes that social media bring to mass media landscape by studying these phenomena from a multi-method approach to analyze changing understanding of content, audiences, and media companies. Most of her work bridges disciplinary boundaries methodologically and conceptually through her collaborative work with computer scientists and information science scholars.
communications, culture, social media

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Ziccardi Charles Ziccardi

Auxiliary Instructor, Program Manager, Culinary Arts


Chef Ziccardi specializes in classical and regional Italian cuisine and culture. He has been a full-time chef instructor in the Hospitality Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia since August 2000.
Culinary Arts

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Zillmer, PsyD Eric A. Zillmer, PsyD

Carl R. Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology, Director of Athletics

Eric Zillmer
During his tenure as director of athletics, Zillmer assisted in the completion of the Walter Spiro Varsity Weight Room, the creation of the Drexel Athletics logo, the Blue Cross Wellness Center, the remodeling of the department's Sport Medicine facility, extensive renovations at the Vidas Athletic Complex, the creation of a new 84,000 square feet Recreation Center, transfer of the Philadelphia Armory to Drexel Athletics, and securing the winning bid for the 2008 Olympic Trials in Table Tennis.
psychology, sports

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Zitcer, PhD Andrew Zitcer, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor, Arts Administration Program


Zitcer has been part of the Philadelphia arts and culture community since helping to found the Rotunda in the late 1990s. The Rotunda is a community-gathering place fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change and that the arts can lead to the formation of meaningful partnerships between the University of Pennsylvania and surrounding neighborhoods.
culture, public policy, urban planning

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