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Faculty Research


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Aleong, Dr. Chandra
Assistant Professor
Department of Education
Business areas/topics and its interaction with Education; also Transportation
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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.
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.
Barczewski, Dr. Richard A.
Associate Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Animal Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Animal Behavior
Barkley, Dr. Lisa C
Dean, College of Health and Public Policy
Department of Public and Allied Health Sciences
Health disparities; obesity; adolescent care
Becker, Donald W.
Assistant Professor
Department of Art
Visual and Performing Arts Department Intaglio prints with emphasis on the archeological object.
Besong, Dr. Samuel A
Assistant 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
Beugre, Dr. Constant D.
Associate Professor
Department of Business Administration
Organizational Justice and Offshoring
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
Biswas, Dr. Anjan
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Theory of Solitons; Nonlinear optics; Plasma Physics; Fluid Dynamics; Nuclear Physics; Mathematical Biosciences
Broderick, Dr. Cyril E.
Associate Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Plant Physiology and Plant Tissue Analysis
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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
Chan, Dr. Leo H.
Assistant Professor
Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Financial Markets Integration, Market Efficiency, Market Microstructures, International Finance, Corporate Finance, Futures and Options
Chen, Dr. Li
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Human resources management in sport, coaching evaluation and incentives, sport marketing
Cheng, Dr. Yinghong
Assistant Professor
Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy
Political Science and Philosophy Department World history, Chinese history
Chu, Dr. Ling-chuan
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
My nascent research interests are in two areas. One area is to examine the social perception of names, racial identity and body image. The second area is in health psychology. I am exploring the practical implications of psychology principles in weight control, and stress management.
Crawford, Lori
Assistant Professor
Department of Art
Advancing Computer Graphics through Art
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Davis, Dr. Leonard G.
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Molecular mechanisms of neuronal function
DiMaria, Dr. Peter R.
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
RNA Processing
Dujari, Dr. Anuradha
Professor
Department of Education
Science education. Provided professional development to students/teachers/colleagues by developing modules, protocols, and courses to enhance learning.
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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.
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.
Friedland, Dr. Billie L
Assistant Professor
Department of Education
Teacher Work Sample as a means of documenting capstone experiences of Teacher Candidates; Reflection of Teacher Education Students on their Early Field Experiences; Accommodating the Needs of All Learners; Transition and Self-determination Issues
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
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German, Dr. Myna
Associate Provost
Department of Mass Communications
Mass Communications Department Religion and Media; Women in Media; History of Religion
Gibson, Dr. Paul F.
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Different Geometry, Topology, Algebraic Probability.
Giesecke, Carol C.

Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Dietetics Education, Food Security, Obesity Prevention, Disease Prevention & Food Systems
Goudy, Dr. Andrew J.
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Hydrogen Storage and Fuel Cell Research
Govindarajulu, Dr. Chittibabu
Visiting Associate Professor
Department of Business Administration
End-User Computing Management, Research on MIS Research, and XML Web Services
Guo, Dr. Mingxin
Assistant 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
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Hankoua, Bertrand
Senior Research Scientist
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Discovery, cloning, and recombinant expression in bacteria, yeast, and energy feedstocks of novel ther mophilic and ex - tremophile starch hydrolyzing genes, as well as genes-encoding laccase, lignin peroxidases, and manganese peroxidase
Harrington, Dr. Melissa A.
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Neurophysiology; behavioral neuroscience
Heckscher, Christopher M.
Assistant 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
Helmy, Dr. Fatma M.
Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Phospholipases, particularly the phospholipase A2 (PLA2), phospholipase C (PLC) families, and their hydrolytic action on phospholipids.
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
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Ikein, Dr. Augustine A.
Associate Professor
Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Oil, nation building and foreign policy in Nigeria and world oil dynamics.
Ivey, Dr. Stan
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
P-glycoprotein glycosylation characterization; Ovarian Cancer, and Nanotechnology – 1) Sialic Acid-binding Oncoviruses and 2) Developing Nanotech Approaches to Deliver SMART Anti-cancer Agents
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Kalavacharla, Dr. Venugopal
Assistant Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Plant molecular genetics & genomics
Kibria, Dr. K.F.M. Gholam
Professor
Department of Education
Assessment of children who are at-risk for developmental delay, overrepresentation of minorities in special education, teaching strategies for students with disabilities in post-secondary education, learning styles of students across the culture and disciplines, special education in developing countries
Kim, Dr. Dae Ryong
Associate 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
Kingsberry, Dr. Sheridan Quarless
Assistant Professor
Department of Social Work
Obesity, Ethnic & Cultural Diversity and Gerontology
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Lee, Jung-lim
Assistant Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Food safety, food microbiology, etc.
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
Lloyd, Dr. Andrew D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Microbial Ecology
Lott, Dr. Dawn A.
Associate 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.
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Mayo, Dr. Cynthia R.
Associate Professor
Department of Business Administration
Leadership Development, Assessment, Guests Expectations, Pricing of Services and Products
McCallister, Dr. Rick
Assistant Professor
Department of English and Foreign Languages
Latin American Poetry, Central American Literature, Film
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
McIntosh, Dr. William J
Professor
Department of Education
Effective college science teaching; Curriculum development.
Melikechi, Dr. Noureddine
Professor
Department of Physics & Pre-Engineering
Optics and laser spectroscopy.
Mennella, Dr. Thomas A.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
My lab studies the regulation of transcription in eukaryotic cells.
Metzendorf, Dr. Diane
Assistant Professor
Department of Social Work
Women Issues (Violence Against Women)
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.
Murgia, Dr. Carla J.
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Etiology & Intervention Training Effects - Musculoskeletal Injury in Elite Adolescent Athletes; Strength & Proprioception Training Effects in Mature Populations; Training Effects on Childhood Obesity; Internet Global Resource Sharing.
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Nandakumar, Dr. Nagaiah
Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Functional Analysis, Real and Complex Analysis, Numerical Analysis, College Mathematics
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Osei, Dr. Akwasi P
Assistant Professor
Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy
Africa in the International System; Global Studies; Global Africa
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.
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Pokrajac, Dr. Dragoljub M.
Associate 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.
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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
Rogers, Dr. Amy A.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Social Justice
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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.
Shorter, Angela D.
Director of the Center for Fitness and Wellness
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Fitness, Wellness, Exercise Psychology
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
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
Suri, Dr. Kul Bushan
Professor
Department of Social Work
Integrating Social Services in the Schools in Delaware
Szabo, Dr. Theresa M.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences Department Neurophysiology, synaptic plasticity and the environment
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Thomas-Haysbert, Dr. Clorice D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Business Administration
Hospitality, Tipping, Research Professor
Tomcho, Dr. Thomas J.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Health psychology and adult psychopathology, involving the interplay of biopsychosocial factors that influence treatment adherence and outcome in patients with comorbid medical and psychological illness; developing methods of assessing patient adherence, identifying modifiable factors, and testing targeted interventions among patients with diabetes.
Tucci, Roberta
Associate 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
Tucker, Dr. Arthur O
Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ethnobotany, especially plants of flavor, fragrance, and medicine systematics of the Lamiaceae, especially the genus Mentha essential oil chemistry
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Umoh, Dr. Hanson M.
Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Compact Left-Topological Semigroups, Ultrafilters and Topological Algebra
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Vulinec, Dr. Kevina
Assistant Professor
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Wildlife ecology, tropical ecology
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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.
Watson, Dr. Clytrice L.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Microbiology: Use of Probiotics in disease prevention
Williamson, Dr. Joan W.
Associate Professor
Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Accounting, Auditing and Public Policy
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.
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Yost, Dr. Susan E
Herbarium Educator
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ecology of violets (Violaceae) of N.E. U.S.; Vegetation Analysis, N.E. U.S.
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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.
Zhang, Dr. Guoping
Research Faculty
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical physics and nonlinear PDEs, Inverse problem and its application to digital signal and image processing, Delay differential equations and its applications in biology
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Department of Biological Sciences

INBRE II 2012 Minigrant Proposal FAQs

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2012 DSU INBRE II Mini-grant Competition   FAQs   Can the PI for the minigrant be the PI of a current INBRE grant? Can visiting faculty members apply for a mini-grant? Can I collaborate with a faculty member from the same department if their research is in a different area from me? Can the faculty members be outside of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology (CMNST) and apply for a mini-grant? If the PI is from CMNST, can the collaborating faculty member be from a different college? Can a faculty member from a different institution serve as the collaborating faculty member? Can minigrant funds be used for summer salary for faculty? How much should we budget for the project? What if the curriculum project is very small? Do we have to ask for $50,000? How long do we have to spend the money? For what semesters will the PI get the release time? Does the proposal have to be approved by the Office of Sponsored Programs?     Can the PI for the minigrant be the PI of a current INBRE grant? Yes, current or former INBRE PIs are eligible to be PIs for a mini-grant, but the proposed project must not overlap with the INBRe-supported project. Top   Can visiting faculty members apply for a mini-grant? No, only tenured or tenure-track faculty are eligible to be PIs of a mini-grnt. A visiting faculty member may be a participant in a mini-grant project, but cannot be the PI. Top   Can I collaborate with a faculty member from the same department if their research is in a different area from  me? No, the mini-grants are intended to build collaborations across departments, so each mini-grant is required to be a collaboration of faculty members from at least 2 different departments. Top   Can the faculty members be outside of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology (CMNST) and apply for a mini-grant? Yes, any tenured or tenure-track faculty member at DSU is eligible to be a PI. Top   If the PI is from CMNST, can the collaborating faculty member be from a different college? Yes, the collaborating faculty member can be from any department in the University. Top   Can a faculty member from a different institution serve as the collaborating faculty member? No, both the PI and the co-PI must be faculty members at Delaware State University. Top   Can minigrant funds be used for summer salary for faculty? Yes, summer salary for the PI or the co-PI are allowable costs. Top   How much should we budget for the project? You should budget for the costs you will need to implement the project, but no more than $50,000 will be awarded for each grant. Top   What if the curriculum project is very small? Do we have to ask for $50,000? No, smaller projects are welcome. If most of the projects have budgets significantly under $50,000, we will be able to fund more and that will increase the odds that you will be awarded the grant. Top   How long do we have to spend the money? The funds must be spent between May 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013. Top   For what semesters will the PI get the release time? Successful applicants will receive 25% release time in the fall semester of 2012. an additional semester of release time for spring 2013 my be granted if it is justified in the proposal. Top   Does the proposal have to be approved by the Office of Sponsored Programs? No, the proposal should be emailed directly to Ms. Vanessa Nesbit. Proposals must include a letter of support from the Department Chair committing to the release time. Top   Return to DSU INBRE homepage Return to the College homepage

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program

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The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program is a subscription service providing research ethics education to all members of the research community. To participate fully, learners must be affiliated with Delaware State University. CITI Program offers The Basic and Refresher Courses in the Protection of Human Research Subjects. Biomedical research focus Social and behavioral research focus  The Good Clinical Practice and ICH Course. 15 module course for investigators conducting studies with investigational drugs and devices.  The Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS) Course. The Course can be customized for: Clinicians Clinical investigators Students Fundraisers Marketers  Laboratory Animal Welfare Course And    The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Course Responsible Conduct of Research Training and Oversight Plan I. Statement of Intent – The National Science Foundation, in its Grantee Standards states: The responsible and ethical conduct of research (RCR) is critical for excellence, as well as public trust, in science and engineering. Consequently, education in RCR is considered essential in the preparation of future scientists and engineers. Section 7009 of the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (COMPETES) Act (42 U.S.C. 1862o–1) requires that ‘‘each institution that applies for financial assistance from the [National Science] Foundation for science and engineering research or education describe in its grant proposal a plan to provide appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in the proposed research project.”  1 a. All faculty, staff, students and volunteers working on NSF-supported research projects will be required to successfully complete the RCR training modules with a score of 80% or more before their employment contracts will be approved. Evidence of approval in the form of a CITI certificate will be required. II. Oversight a. The Office of Sponsored Programs will be responsible for oversight of the implementation of this plan and enforcing compliance with completion of the CITI RCR training modules before approving employment contracts on NSF-funded projects. b. All claims of research misconduct will be handled by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, pursuant to the policy on Standards for the Conduct of Scholarly Research. The Office of Sponsored Programs will receive periodic reports from the training provider, CITI.  These reports will be maintained as official University records.   1National Science Foundation, Award Administration Standards effective January 1, 2010, Chapter VI.B., downloaded December 14, 2009 from http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf10_1/aag_4.jsp.

Summer 2009

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  The DSU Summer Research Symposium 2009 Sponsored jointly by:   Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Research Program Delaware Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) NSF-Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences & Applications (CREOSA) Research and engineering Apprenticeship program (REAP)   DSU Second Summer Research Symposium was attended by more than 70 scholars and researchers from universities, colleges and high schools across the region. The participating research groups presented there research using many presentation styles from detail poster to oral presentations.   Research topics covered area from social sciences such as Autistic Children have High Incidence of Aggressive Behavior than Non-Autistic Children to the Study of Holographic Multiplexing and Phase-Conjugation using Photorefractive Potassium Niobate Crystals. Presenting ground breaking research by future Ph.Ds, under the guidance of some of the best research mentors anywhere.    
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