Faculty Research by Department
College of Agriculture and Related Sciences
Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
Barczewski, Dr. Richard A. , Associate Professor
Animal Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Animal Behavior
Broderick, Dr. Cyril E. , Associate Professor
Plant Physiology and Plant Tissue Analysis
Fox, Dr. Dewayne A. , Assistant Professor
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.
Guo, Dr. Mingxin , Assistant Professor
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
Heckscher, Christopher M. , Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
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
Kalavacharla, Dr. Venugopal , Assistant Professor
Plant molecular genetics & genomics
McIntosh, Dr. Dennis M. , Associate Research Professor and Extension Specialist, Aquaculture
Aquaculture Freshwater and marine aquaculture; water quality; integrated aquaculture/agriculture systems; aquaculture effluents; recirculation technology; sex ratio manipulation
Ozbay, Dr. Gulnihal , Research Professor
Water quality driven toxicity in harmful algae, shellfish-algae dynamics, nutrient management, water quality, aquaculture regards to water quality management, aquatic ecology.
Tucker, Dr. Arthur O. , Professor
Ethnobotany, especially plants of flavor, fragrance, and medicine systematics of the Lamiaceae, especially the genus Mentha essential oil chemistry
Vulinec, Dr. Kevina , Assistant Professor
Wildlife ecology, tropical ecology
Yost, Dr. Susan E. , Herbarium Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
Ecology of violets (Violaceae) of N.E. U.S.; Vegetation Analysis, N.E. U.S.
Human Ecology Department
Besong, Dr. Samuel A. , Associate Professor
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
College of Education, Health and Public Policy
Barkley, Dr. Lisa C. , Dean, College of Health and Public Policy
Health disparities; obesity; adolescent care
Aleong, Dr. Chandra , Assistant Professor
Business areas/topics and its interaction with Education; also Transportation
Dujari, Dr. Anuradha , Professor
Science education. Provided professional development to students/teachers/colleagues by developing modules, protocols, and courses to enhance learning.
Falodun, Dr. Joseph O. , Associate Professor
Cultural and Linguistic Differences in Literacy Acquisition; No Child Left Behind Legislation vs. Teaching and Learning.
Friedland, Dr. Billie L. , Associate Professor
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
Kibria, Dr. K.F.M. Gholam , Professor
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
McIntosh, Dr. William J. , Professor
Effective college science teaching; Curriculum development.
Social Work Department
Kingsberry, Dr. Sheridan Quarless , Assistant Professor, Social Work Department
Obesity, Ethnic & Cultural Diversity and Gerontology
Metzendorf, Dr. Diane , Assistant Professor, Social Work Department
Women Issues (Violence Against Women)
Suri, Dr. Kul Bushan , Professor
Integrating Social Services in the Schools in Delaware
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
3-Dimensional Imaging of Subsurface Archeological Objects, Homeland Security Partnership with Secretary of Homeland Security for the State of Delaware
English and Foreign Languages Department
Balogun, Dr. F. Odun , Professor
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.
McCallister, Dr. Rick , Associate Professor
Latin American Poetry, Central American Literature, Film
History, Political Science and Philosophy Department
Cawley, Dr. Alexa S. , Visiting Assistant Professor
Colonial American and Atlantic World History, especially in the Chesapeake and Eastern Shore regions
Cheng, Dr. Yinghong , Assistant Professor, History, Political Science and Philosophy Department
World history, Chinese history
Hoff, Dr. Samuel B. , Professor; History, Political Science and Philosophy Department
American Institutions, American Political Thought, Research Methods, Political Psychology, American Foreign Policy
Osei, Dr. Akwasi P. , Associate Professor
Africa in the International System; Global Studies; Global Africa
Mass Communications Department
German, Dr. Myna , Associate Professor, Mass Communications Department
Religion and Media; Women in Media; History of Religion
Banerjee, Dr. Padmini , Assistant Professor
Adaptation to host country and mental health issues in transnational diasporic immigrant/ refugee populations/ public policy implications.
Chu, Dr. Ling-chuan , Assistant Professor
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.
Friel, Dr. Brian M. , Assistant Professor
Reading and Word Recognition Processes; Skill Development and Measures of Expertise; Decision Making in Dynamic Environments
Rogers, Dr. Amy A. , Assistant Professor
Tomcho, Dr. Thomas J. , Assistant Professor
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.
Becker, Donald W. , Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts Department
Intaglio prints with emphasis on the archeological object.
Crawford, Lori , Associate Professor
Advancing Computer Graphics through Art
Morrison, Mabel R. , Associate Professor
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.
Tucci, Roberta , Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts Department
Arts Curriculum and Instruction; Art Program Evaluation; Professional Preparation for Artists; Creative Activity: Organic Abstraction: Acrylic on Canvas Paintings
College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology
Biological Sciences Department
Davis, Dr. Leonard G., Associate Professor
Molecular mechanisms of neuronal function
Harrington, Dr. Melissa A. , Associate Professor
Neurophysiology; behavioral neuroscience
Helmy, Dr. Fatma M. , Professor
Phospholipases, particularly the phospholipase A2 (PLA2), phospholipase C (PLC) families, and their hydrolytic action on phospholipids.
Ivey, Dr. Stan , Associate Professor
P-glycoprotein glycosylation characterization; Ovarian Cancer, and Nanotechnology – 1) Sialic Acid-binding Oncoviruses and 2) Developing Nanotech Approaches to Deliver SMART Anti-cancer Agents
Lloyd, Dr. Andrew D. , Associate Professor
My lab studies the regulation of transcription in eukaryotic cells.
Neurophysiology, synaptic plasticity and the environment
Watson, Dr. Clytrice L. , Assistant Professor
Microbiology: Use of Probiotics in disease prevention
DiMaria, Dr. Peter R. , Associate Professor
Goudy, Dr. Andrew J. , Professor
Hydrogen Storage and Fuel Cell Research
Wang, Dr. Qiquan , Assistant Professor
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
Electrochemistry. Fuel Cell Recycling Technology Development. Non-aqueous electrophoretic deposition of aluminum nitride, and electrodeposition studies on heteropolymetallic complexes and palladium nanoparticles.
Computer and Information Sciences
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.
Computational intelligence, machine learning, data mining and knowledge discovery, computational biology and bioinformatics, science education and innovative teaching techniques
Biswas, Dr. Anjan , Associate Professor
Theory of Solitons; Nonlinear optics; Plasma Physics; Fluid Dynamics; Nuclear Physics; Mathematical Biosciences
Gibson, Dr. Paul F. , Associate Professor
Different Geometry, Topology, Algebraic Probability.
Liu, Dr. Fengshan , Professor
Ground Penetrating Radar, Inverse Problems, Nonlinear Monotone Operators, Numerical Analysis, Wavelet Analysis, Statistics, Signal Analysis and Image Processing.
Numerical partial differential equations and scientific computing with applications in computational fluid dynamics, computational electromagnetics, nanophotonics, metamaterials and nonlinear optics
Lott, Dr. Dawn A. , Associate Professor
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.
Nandakumar, Dr. Nagaiah , Professor
Functional Analysis, Real and Complex Analysis, Numerical Analysis, College Mathematics
Shi, Dr. Xiquan , Research Professor
Reverse Engineering, 3D model construction, NURBS, Numerical Analysis, Wavelet, Signal Analysis and Image Processing, Special Function.
Umoh, Dr. Hanson M. , Professor
Compact Left-Topological Semigroups, Ultrafilters and Topological Algebra
Zhang, Dr. Guoping , Research Faculty
Mathematical physics and nonlinear PDEs, Inverse problem and its application to digital signal and image processing, Delay differential equations and its applications in biology
Physics and Pre-Engineering
Melikechi, Dr. Noureddine , Professor
Optics and laser spectroscopy.
Zerrad, Dr. Essaid , Professor
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.
College of Business
Accounting and Finance Department
Bieker, Dr. Richard F. , Professor
Economics of Education; Pension Planning; Economics of Aging; Asset Allocation in Defined Contribution Pension Plans; Household Economics
Chan, Dr. Leo H. , Assistant Professor
Financial Markets Integration, Market Efficiency, Market Microstructures, International Finance, Corporate Finance, Futures and Options
Ikein, Dr. Augustine A. , Associate Professor
Oil, nation building and foreign policy in Nigeria and world oil dynamics.
Williamson, Dr. Joan W. , Associate Professor
Accounting, Auditing and Public Policy
Business Administration Department
Beugre, Dr. Constant D. , Associate Professor
Organizational Justice and Offshoring
Govindarajulu, Dr. Chittibabu , Visiting Associate Professor
End-User Computing Management, Research on MIS Research, and XML Web Services
Kim, Dr. Dae Ryong , Associate Professor
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. , Associate Professor
Leadership Development, Assessment, Guests Expectations, Pricing of Services and Products
Rodriguez, Dr. Carlos M., Associate Professor
Relationship Marketing Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures Internationalization Processes Decision Making Processes Strategic Marketing in Cross Cultural settings New Product Development and Technology Management
Hospitality, Tipping, Research Professor
Sport Management Department
Chen, Dr. Li , Associate Professor
Human resources management in sport, coaching evaluation and incentives, sport marketing
Murgia, Dr. Carla J. , Associate Professor
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.
Shorter, Angela D. , Director of the Center for Fitness and Wellness
Fitness, Wellness, Exercise Psychology