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Bieker, Dr. Richard F.
Professor
Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Economics of Education; Pension Planning; Economics of Aging; Asset Allocation in Defined Contribution Pension Plans; Household Economics
Fox, Dr. Dewayne A.
Assistant Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Habitat selection and delineation in aquatic systems; population dynamics and conservation of endangered species; migratory behavior of diadromous fishes; the role of trophic interactions in structuring aquatic communities.
Hankoua, Bertrand
Senior Research Scientist
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Discovery, cloning, and recombinant expression in bacteria, yeast, and energy feedstocks of novel thermophilic and ex-tremophile starch hydrolyzing genes, as well as genes-encoding laccase, lignin peroxidases, and manganese peroxidase
Heckscher, Christopher M.
Associate Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Behavioral Ecology of Catharus thrushes; Avian Habitat Selection; Biogeography of rare terrestrial vertebrates and and invertebrates; Conservation of biological diversity; Structure and function of rare and imperiled ecosystems; Long-distance vocal communication in visually impaired environments; and Effect of alien invasive plant species in forest ecosystems
Lee, Jung-lim
Assistant Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Food safety, food microbiology, etc.
McIntosh, Dr. Dennis M
Associate Research Professor and Extension Specialist
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Aquaculture Freshwater and marine aquaculture; water quality; integrated aquaculture/agriculture systems; aquaculture effluents; recirculation technology; sex ratio manipulation
Ozbay, Dr. Gulnihal
Research Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Water quality driven toxicity in harmful algae, shellfish-algae dynamics, nutrient management, water quality, aquaculture regards to water quality management, aquatic ecology.
Vulinec, Dr. Kevina
Assistant Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Wildlife ecology, tropical ecology
Barczewski, Dr. Richard A.
Associate Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Animal Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Animal Behavior
Besong, Dr. Samuel A
Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Influence of Omega-3 Fatty acids on lipid metabolism and regulation genes involve in biosynthesis of cholesterol; intervention strategies to address overweight and obesity among Children and adolescences; identification of Tropical Plants species rich in Nutraceuticals, especially Omega-3 fatty Acids and their Health Implications
Guo, Dr. Mingxin
Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Environmental fate and transport of agrochemicals in soils and water; Nutrient management and organic residue recycling; Biogeochemistry of trace elements in soil and aquatic systems; Surface/subsurface water quality chemistry; Soil remediation and land reclamation
Kalavacharla, Dr. Venugopal
Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Plant molecular genetics & genomics
Becker, Donald W.
Assistant Professor
Department of Art
Visual and Performing Arts Department Intaglio prints with emphasis on the archeological object.
Crawford, Lori
Assistant Professor
Department of Art
Advancing Computer Graphics through Art
Morrison, Mabel R.
Associate Professor
Department of Art
The research, artistic, and musical creations are rendered to authenticate music as an academic discipline and to share the beauty of great classical masterpieces with students, academic scholars, and the general population.
Skelcher, Dr. Bradley
Associate Provost
Department of Art
3-Dimensional Imaging of Subsurface Archeological Objects, Homeland Security Partnership with Secretary of Homeland Security for the State of Delaware
Tucci, Roberta
Professor
Department of Art
Visual and Performing Arts Department Arts Curriculum and Instruction; Art Program Evaluation; Professional Preparation for Artists; Creative Activity: Organic Abstraction: Acrylic on Canvas Paintings
Lloyd, Dr. Andrew D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Microbial Ecology
Szabo, Dr. Theresa M.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences Department Neurophysiology, synaptic plasticity and the environment
Harrington, Dr. Melissa A.
Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Neurophysiology; behavioral neuroscience
Watson, Dr. Clytrice L.
Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Microbiology: Use of Probiotics in disease prevention
Beugre, Dr. Constant D.
Professor
Department of Business Administration
Organizational Justice and Offshoring
Govindarajulu, Dr. Chittibabu
Associate Professor
Department of Business Administration
End-User Computing Management, Research on MIS Research, and XML Web Services
Kim, Dr. Dae Ryong
Professor
Department of Business Administration
Human Computer Interface in IS & IT, Technology Acceptance on IT, Innovations in IT, E-Commerce & E-Business, Efficiency of E-commerce sites, and Group Support Systems
Mayo, Dr. Cynthia R.
Professor
Department of Business Administration
Leadership Development, Assessment, Guests Expectations, Pricing of Services and Products
Rodriguez, Dr. Carlos M.
Associate Professor
Department of Business Administration
Relationship Marketing Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures Internationalization Processes Decision Making Processes Strategic Marketing in Cross Cultural settings New Product Development and Technology Management
DiMaria, Dr. Peter R.
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
RNA Processing
Goudy, Dr. Andrew J.
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Hydrogen Storage and Fuel Cell Research
Wang, Dr. Qiquan
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Occurrence of human and veterinary pharmaceuticals in the environment and strategies of accelerating degradation of organic contaminants in the environment.
Workie, Dr. Bizuneh
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Electrochemistry. Fuel Cell Recycling Technology Development. Non-aqueous electrophoretic deposition of aluminum nitride, and electrodeposition studies on heteropolymetallic complexes and palladium nanoparticles.
Smolinski, Dr. Tomasz G.
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences Department Computational intelligence, machine learning, data mining and knowledge discovery, computational biology and bioinformatics, science education and innovative teaching techniques
Pokrajac, Dr.David
Professor
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences Department Data mining, machine learning, visual analytics, computational geometry and discrete algorithms. Multidisciplinary research ranges from classification of spectroscopy data, to detection of unusual objects in surveillance videos, to applications in environmental sciences and agriculture.
Aleong, Dr. Chandra
Assistant Professor
Department of Education
Business areas/topics and its interaction with Education; also Transportation
Falodun, Dr. Joseph O
Assistant Professor
Department of Education
Cultural and Linguistic Differences in Literacy Acquisition; No Child Left Behind Legislation vs. Teaching and Learning.
Balogun, Dr. F. Odun
Professor
Department of English and Foreign Languages
My research interests are the African short story and novel. Lately, how self identity is influenced by temporal and physical setting in African and African American prose.
Cawley, Dr. Alexa S
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy
Colonial American and Atlantic World History, especially in the Chesapeake and Eastern Shore regions
Cheng, Dr. Yinghong
Assistant Professor
Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy
Political Science and Philosophy Department World history, Chinese history
Hoff, Dr. Samuel B
Professor
Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy
Political Science and Philosophy Department American Institutions, American Political Thought, Research Methods, Political Psychology, American Foreign Policy
Osei, Dr. Akwasi P
Professor
Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy
Africa in the International System; Global Studies; Global Africa
German, Dr. Myna
Associate Professor
Department of Mass Communications
Mass Communications Department Religion and Media; Women in Media; History of Religion
Biswas, Dr. Anjan
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Theory of Solitons; Nonlinear optics; Plasma Physics; Fluid Dynamics; Nuclear Physics; Mathematical Biosciences
Gibson, Dr. Paul F.
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Different Geometry, Topology, Algebraic Probability.
Liu, Dr. Fengshan
Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Ground Penetrating Radar, Inverse Problems, Nonlinear Monotone Operators, Numerical Analysis, Wavelet Analysis, Statistics, Signal Analysis and Image Processing.
Liu, Dr. Jinjie
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Numerical partial differential equations and scientific computing with applications in computational fluid dynamics, computational electromagnetics, nanophotonics, metamaterials and nonlinear optics
Shi, Dr. Xiquan
Research Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Reverse Engineering, 3D model construction, NURBS, Numerical Analysis, Wavelet, Signal Analysis and Image Processing, Special Function.
Umoh, Dr. Hanson M.
Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Compact Left-Topological Semigroups, Ultrafilters and Topological Algebra
Lott, Dr. Dawn A.
Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Applied mathematics, numerical solutions of partial differential equations: numerical and analytical methods in solid mechanics, nonlinear elasticity/plasticity, hyperbolic equations and numerical studies in biomechanics and nonlinear physiology. Specialist in: Finite element methods, finite difference methods, finite volume methods and spectral methods.
Melikechi, Dr. Noureddine
Professor
Department of Physics & Pre-Engineering
Optics and laser spectroscopy.
Zerrad, Dr. Essaid
Professor
Department of Physics & Pre-Engineering
Scattering Theory and Bounds on Amplitudes; Atomic Asymptotic Behavior of Amplitudes in Nonlinear phenomena; Laser-induced breakdown of Solids; Generalized Hartree-Fock Theory of Collisions.
Banerjee, Dr. Padmini
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Adaptation to host country and mental health issues in transnational diasporic immigrant/ refugee populations/ public policy implications.
Friel, Dr. Brian M.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Reading and Word Recognition Processes; Skill Development and Measures of Expertise; Decision Making in Dynamic Environments
Rogers, Dr. Amy A.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Social Justice
Suri, Dr. Kul Bushan
Professor
Department of Social Work
Integrating Social Services in the Schools in Delaware
Kingsberry, Dr. Sheridan Quarless
Associate Professor
Department of Social Work
Obesity, Ethnic & Cultural Diversity and Gerontology
Chen, Dr. Li
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Human resources management in sport, coaching evaluation and incentives, sport marketing
Shorter, Angela D.
Director of the Center for Fitness and Wellness
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Fitness, Wellness, Exercise Psychology