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Faculty Experts Guide Directory

Loyola College of Arts and Sciences

Topic Name/Title Areas of Expertise
Biology David Rivers, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
The evolution of host-parasite relationships, forensic entomology 
Christopher Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Microbiology; immunology; cell biology
Birgit Albrecht, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Computational chemistry; drug design
Brian Barr, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Biochemistry; enzyme chemistry; enzymology; molecular biology; biomass conversion; breakdown of cellulose by enzymes
Elizabeth Dahl, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Marine chemistry; atmospheric chemistry; analytical chemistry; Earth system science
Jesse D. More, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Organic chemistry; synthesis; medical chemistry
Classics Robert S. Miola, Ph.D.
Professor of Classics and Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor of English
Ancient World (Greek and Latin); Shakespeare; early modern Catholicism; Renaissance drama
Martha C. Taylor, Ph.D.
Professor of Classics and History
Greek and Athenian history; Peloponnesian War; women in the ancient world; classical mythology
Joseph J. Walsh, Ph.D.
Professor of Classics and History
Ancient Greek and Roman history; history of Christmas; the Classical tradition; early Christianity; the persecution of the Early Christians
Communication Neil Alperstein, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
Popular culture; advertising; virtual worlds; teaching with technology
Amy Bree Becker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
Social media and politics/elections, political comedy and pop culture's influence on people, public opinion on controversial issues, polling data
Russell J. Cook, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
Communication theory and research; television; television news; news coverage of the Vietnam War; media aesthetics; cinema; video technology and production
Elliott King, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
Online journalism; press and politics; media culture and society; free speech; online learning/MOOCs
Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
International communication; political communication; Brazil; media and diversity
Karsonya (Kaye) Whitehead, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
Race; class and gender issues; diversity issues; 19th century Black history; Civil Rights movement
Computer Science David Binkley, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science
Semantics analysis of software; software engineering
Engineering Robert T. Bailey, Ph.D.
Professor of Engineering
Computer simulation of mechanical engineering design; risk assessment and safety enhancement of engineered systems
Wayne Elban, Ph.D.
Professor of Engineering
Materials science; historic ferrous metallurgy; polymers; polymer-based composites
Suzanne E. Keilson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Engineering
Applied physics; engineering/science education especially for women and minorities; design education and user interface design; signal processing and biomedical sensory systems ; electronic and magnetic properties of materials
English Carol "Sue" Abromaitis, Ph.D.
Professor of English
20th century fantasy literature, 20th century detective stories; C.S. Lewis, Dorothy Leigh Sayers, Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, G.K. Chesterton
  Jean Lee Cole, Ph.D.
Professor of English
 American literature, 1850-1920; multiethnic American literature; book/publishing history; periodicals in the U.S.; late-19th and early-20th-century visual culture; gender studies in American literature
Juniper L. Ellis, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Tattoo, humor literature and culture; 19th and 20th Century U.S., Maori and Pacific Islands literature; post-Colonial literature
Kathleen Forni, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Medieval literature; Chaucer, Arthurian literature; popular medievalism; the Middle Ages on film
Robert S. Miola, Ph.D.
Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor of English and Professor of Classics
Ancient World (Greek and Latin); Shakespeare; early modern Catholicism; Renaissance drama
Fine Arts Natka Bianchini, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theatre
Theater history, contemporary drama, 20th century American theatre, Beckett and Theatre of the Absurd, women and gender studies 
Barnaby Nygren, MFA
Associate Professor of Fine Arts (Art History)
Italian Renaissance Art
Ronald Pearl, MFA
Professor of Fine Arts (Music)
Classical music; classical guitar
Daniel Schlapbach, MFA
Professor of Fine Arts (Photography)
Photography, multimedia; contemporary art
History Rev. Charles Borges, S.J., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Jesuit history in Asia; Indian history; Indian-Portuguese relations
Sara Scalenghe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
The Middle East and North Africa
Joseph J. Walsh, Ph.D.
Professor of Classics and History
Ancient Greek and Roman history; history of Christmas; the Classical tradition; early Christianity; the persecution of the Early Christians
Mathematical Sciences Michael P. Knapp, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Number theory
Christopher H. Morrell, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Statistics, longitudinal data/studies; medical statistics
Lisa Oberbroeckling, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Functional analysis, operator theory, Banach algebras, generalized inverses
Modern Languages and Literatures Randall P. Donaldson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of German
19th century German literature; aesthetics; German-American literature; German immigration to North America
Margaret A. Haggstrom, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French
Applied linguistics; foreign language pedagogy
Leslie Zarker Morgan, Ph.D.
Professor of Italian and French
Medieval Italian and French literatures and languages; the chanson de geste in France and its continuations in Italy
  Andrea Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Chair and Associate Professor of French
19th and 20th century French literature and culture; the publishing industry in 19th century France and Belgium 
Jinghua Wangling, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chinese
Pre-modern Chinese literature
  Thomas Ward, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish
Director, Latin American and Latino Studies
Spanish language; Latin American literatures and cultures; Peru and Central America; The depiction of Latin American Indigenous peoples in literature and the press
Philosophy Richard Boothby, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
Psychoanalytic theory; theories of consciousness and unconsciousness; contemporary continental philosophy; phenomenology and existentialism; history of philosophy
Rev. John J. Conley, S.J., Ph.D.
Henry Knott Chair of Philosophy and Theology
French philosophy; ethics; bioethics; the Catholic Church; drama
Bret W. Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Asian and comparative philosophy; Continental philosophy
Dale E. Snow, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy
History of philosophy; gender studies; The Simpsons
Physics Andrea Erdas, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
Theoretical particle physics; neutrino physics; quantum field theory
Joseph Ganem, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
Author of the award-winning book: The Two Headed Quarter: How to See Through Deceptive Numbers and Save Money on Everything You Buy
  Inge Heyer, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer of Physics
Astronomy, solar system, galactic astronomy, astronomy education; science education 
Political Science Jesse Merriam, J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Constitutional law and theory; legal movements (e.g., legal conservatism); judicial politics

Carsten Vala, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science

Christianity in China; interactions between the Chinese Communist Party-state and Protestant Christianity; Chinese politics; Chinese globalization
Psychology Carolyn M. Barry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Social development and self development during adolescence; the transition to adulthood

Diana Betz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Social psychology; stereotyping, predjudice, and discrimination; gender gap in math and science fields; media body ideals and body image
Mary Jo Coiro, Ph.D.
Clinical Faculty of Psychology
Effects of parental depression on children; psychoeducational assessment; cognitive behavioral therapy
  Katherine Hadley Cornell, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology and Division Director of Psychology at the Loyola Clinical Centers
Teen parenting; school functioning; suicidality; abuse reporting 
Sharon Green-Hennessy, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Access to mental health treatment
Rachel L. Grover, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Child psychology; child anxiety; peer relations; adolescent and young adult romantic relationships
Christopher Higginson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Clinical Neuropsychology
Matthew W. Kirkhart, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Clinical psychology; medical psychology; learning; memory
Beth A. Kotchik, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Clinical psychology; child, adolescent and family psychology; parenting; bullying/relational aggression
Jeffrey M. Lating, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Posttraumatic stress disorder; critical incident stress
Charles T. LoPresto, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Men’s issues; sexual orientation; romantic relationships
Patrick LoPresto
Director, Psychology Major Student Development
Adolescent and family issues
Heather Z. Lyons, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Culture, discrimination and person-organization fit in the workplace; the work experience of those facing chronic unemployment; social cognitive influences on career expectations; training issues in multicultural psychology; qualitative research techniques
Jason D. Parcover, Ph.D.
Associate  Assistant Professor of Psychology/Assistant Director of the Counseling Center
College student counseling; marriage and family counseling; business ethics and corporate social responsibility
Jason Prenoveau, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Anxiety; anxiety disorders; fear conditioning
Sociology Mark F. Peyrot, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Health, survey research, evaluation research
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Marie Kerins, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Language and literacy
Danielle Matrangola
Instructor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Adult neurogenics; ethics; professional issues in speech-pathology
Donna Pitts, Au.D.
Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Auditory processing disorders; aural rehabilitation; early intervention
Lisa Schoenbrodt, Ed.D.
Chair and Professor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Language disorders in children; service-learning in speech-language pathology
Kathleen Ward
Clinical Faculty of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Audiology, hearing aids, auditory processing, hearing loss
Theology James J. Buckley, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
Modern/postmodern Christian theology; Christian theology of religions
Angela Christman, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
Ancient Christian theology; ecumenical relations between the Roman Catholic and Methodist Churches; the Catholic Church
  Rebekah Eklund, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology 
Christian scripture and theology; Christian ethics; Gospels; Jesus of Nazareth; Jesus in film; lament; the beatitudes/Sermon on the Mount 
Stephen E. Fowl, Ph.D.
Dean of Loyola College and Professor of Theology
The Bible; ethics; morality
Claire Mathews-McGinnis, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
Biblical Hebrew; Old Testament; prophets; Biblical narrative; theological interpretation; feminist interpretation; minority interpretation; theological perspectives on the child and children; prayer and spirituality in the Christian traditions
Writing Cindy Moore, Ph.D.
Professor of Writing
Composition theory; research; history; pedagogy; gender and writing; faculty development; professional mentoring; writing-program administration; including assessment
Peggy O’Neill, Ph.D.
Professor of Writing
Writing assessment, writing pedagogy
Jane Satterfield, MFA
Associate Professor of Writing
Contemporary poetry; creative writing; memoir; mothering and literature; writing and the arts; reviewing
Ron Tanner, Ph.D.
Professor of Writing
Writing fiction, nonfiction, and essays; writing for the Web; Web site design; American fiction; cultural preservation in Micronesia; nuclear testing in Micronesia; historic restoration; cultural significance of toys

Sellinger School of Business and Management

Topic Name/Title  Areas of Expertise 
Accounting John Peter Krahel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting
Accounting standards; shift in accounting standards from rules-based to principles-focused
  Hong Zhu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting
Financial accounting; financial statement analysis; corporate governance; capital markets
Economics John D. Burger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
General macroeconomics; monetary policy; international finance; sports economics
  Lynne C. Elkes
Lecturer of Economics
Market movements; macroeconomics
  Kerria "Kerry" Tan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics 
Industrial organization (i.e., how firms use different strategies to compete with other firms), pricing strategies in the airline industry 
Finance Lisa M. Fairchild, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance
Financial markets; fixed income securities; market regulation
Information Systems and Operations Management Gloria Phillips-Wren, Ph.D.
Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management
Decision support; data mining; global information technology; information technology strategy; intelligent decision support systems
Paul Tallon, Ph.D.
Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management
Evaluation of IT investments; strategic alignment; data management; financial information systems
Law and Social Responsibility Rev. Timothy L. Brown, S.J., J.D. 
Associate Professor of Law and Social Responsibility
Special Assistant to the President for Mission Integration
Reflective leadership; Ignatian spirituality; law and ethics; literature
Andrea Giampetro-Meyer, J.D.
Professor of Law and Social Responsibility
Race and gender discrimination in employment; ethics; corporate social responsibility
Elizabeth J. Kennedy, J.D.
Associate Professor of Law and Social Responsibility
Labor and employment law; leveraged financing transactions
Michael B. Runnels, J.D.
Associate Professor of Law and Social Responsibility
Corporate and political scandals; government regulation of business; white collar crime, United States Supreme Court decisions; pending Maryland State legislation; international crises
Management and International Business Jeffrey L. Cummings, Ph.D.
Professor of Management and International Business
Knowledge transfer; business strategy; strategic alliances/collaborations; strategic off-sites; strategic organizational alignment
  Hung-bin Ding, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management and International Business 
Family business, entrepreneurship, business strategy, environmental sustainability, development of 'green' products, business incubation and acceleration 
Marketing Gerard A. Athaide, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing
Innovation management; new product development and management
Richard Klink, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing
Qiyu "Jason" Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marketing

Marketing; consumer behavior; internet retailing; pharmaceutical industry; consumer packaged goods

School of Education

Topic  Name/Title  Areas of Expertise 
Educational Leadership Ramon Goings, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
African American males’ schooling experiences (K-12 and higher education); diversifying the teacher and school leader workforce (recruitment and retention of teachers of color); nontraditional students in higher education (i.e, adult learners or returning students); gifted education, underrepresentation of students of color in particular; historically black colleges and universities
  Peter R. Litchka, Ed.D.
Professor of Education 
Educational leadership 
Education Specialties Stephanie Flores-Koulish, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education and Director, Curriculum and Instruction Program
Education policy; children and media; popular culture
Teacher Education
Camika Royal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Urban Education
Social and political context of school reform policies; urban educator efficacy and resilience; critical race theory; and historical foundations of schooling