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Faculty Research by Interest

Agriculture | Art | Biology | Chemistry | Education | Finance | History | Hospitality and Tourism | Literature | Management | Math | Media | Music | Natural Resources | Nutrition | Physics | Politics | Psychology | Religion | Social Work | Sports | Technology

Agriculture

Barczewski, Dr. Richard A., Associate Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
Animal Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Animal Behavior

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

Art

Becker, Donald W. , Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts Department
Intaglio prints with emphasis on the archeological object.

Crawford, Lori, Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts Department
Advancing Computer Graphics through Art

Tucci, Dr. 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

Biology

Barczewski, Dr. Richard A., Associate Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
Animal Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Animal Behavior

Broderick, Dr. Cyril E., Associate Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
Plant Physiology and Plant Tissue Analysis

Davis, Dr. Leonard G., Associate Professor, Biological Sciences Department
Molecular mechanisms of neuronal function

Harrington, Dr. Melissa A., Associate Professor, Biological Sciences Department
Neurophysiology; behavioral neuroscience

Helmy, Dr. Fatma M., Professor, Biological Sciences Department
Phospholipases, particularly the phospholipase A2 (PLA2), phospholipase C (PLC) families, and their hydrolytic action on phospholipids.

Ivey, Dr. Stan, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences Department
P-glycoprotein glycosylation characterization; Ovarian Cancer, and Nanotechnology – 1) Sialic Acid-binding Oncoviruses and 2) Developing Nanotech Approaches to Deliver SMART Anti-cancer Agents

Kalavacharla, Dr. Venugopal, Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
Plant molecular genetics & genomics

Lloyd, Dr. Andrew D., Associate Professor, Biological Sciences Department
Microbial Ecology

McGary, Dr. Sabrina M. , Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences Department
Avian physiology and behavior

Mennella, Dr. Thomas A., Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences Department
My lab studies the regulation of transcription in eukaryotic cells.

Tucker, Dr. Arthur O., Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
Ethnobotany, especially plants of flavor, fragrance, and medicine systematics of the Lamiaceae, especially the genus Mentha essential oil chemistry

Wang, Dr. Qiquan, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department
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, Biological Sciences Department
Microbiology: Use of Probiotics in disease prevention

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.

Zhang, Dr. Guoping, Research Faculty, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics Department
Mathematical physics and nonlinear PDEs, Inverse problem and its application to digital signal and image processing, Delay differential equations and its applications in biology

Chemistry

DiMaria, Dr. Peter R., Associate Professor, Chemistry Department
RNA Processing

Goudy, Dr. Andrew J., Professor, Chemistry Department
Hydrogen Storage and Fuel Cell Research

Guo, Dr. Mingxin, Assistant Professor, Agricultural 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

Wang, Dr. Qiquan, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department
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, Chemistry Department
Electrochemistry. Fuel Cell Recycling Technology Development. Non-aqueous electrophoretic deposition of aluminum nitride, and electrodeposition studies on heteropolymetallic complexes and palladium nanoparticles.

Education

Aleong, Dr. Chandra, Assistant Professor, Education Department
Business areas/topics and its interaction with Education; also Transportation

Becker, Mr. Donald, Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts Department
Ongoing study on teacher quality as it relates to the federal definition in NCLB. I have initiated a qualitative study on its impact on art education in the public schools.

Bieker, Dr. Richard F., Professor, Accounting and Finance Department
Economics of Education; Pension Planning; Economics of Aging; Asset Allocation in Defined Contribution Pension Plans; Household Economics

Dujari, Dr. Anuradha, Professor, Education Department
Science education. Provided professional development to students/teachers/colleagues by developing modules, protocols, and courses to enhance learning.

Falodun, Dr. Joseph O., Associate Professor, Education Department
Cultural and Linguistic Differences in Literacy Acquisition; No Child Left Behind Legislation vs. Teaching and Learning.

Friedland, Dr. Billie L., Associate Professor, Education Department
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, Psychology Department
Reading and Word Recognition Processes; Skill Development and Measures of Expertise; Decision Making in Dynamic Environments

Kibria, Dr. K.F.M. Gholam, Professor, Education Department
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, Education Department
Effective college science teaching; Curriculum development.

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

Finance

Bieker, Dr. Richard F., Professor, Accounting and Finance Department
Economics of Education; Pension Planning; Economics of Aging; Asset Allocation in Defined Contribution Pension Plans; Household Economics

Chan, Dr. Leo H. , Assistant Professor, Accounting and Finance Department
Financial Markets Integration, Market Efficiency, Market Microstructures, International Finance, Corporate Finance, Futures and Options

Rodriguez, Dr. Carlos M., Associate Professor, Management Department
Relationship Marketing Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures Internationalization Processes Decision Making Processes Strategic Marketing in Cross Cultural settings New Product Development and Technology Management

Williamson, Dr. Joan W., Associate Professor, Accounting and Finance Department
Accounting, Auditing and Public Policy

History

Cawley, Dr. Alexa S., Visiting Assistant Professor, History, Political Science and Philosophy Department
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

German, Dr. Myna, Associate Professor, Mass Communications Department
Religion and Media; Women in Media; History of Religion

Osei, Dr. Akwasi P., Associate Professor, History, Political Science and Philosophy Department
Africa in the International System; Global Studies; Global Africa

Skelcher, Dr. Bradley, Associate Provost
3-Dimensional Imaging of Subsurface Archeological Objects, Homeland Security Partnership with Secretary of Homeland Security for the State of Delaware

Hospitality and Tourism

Mayo, Dr. Cynthia R., Associate Professor, Management Department
Leadership Development, Assessment, Guests Expectations, Pricing of Services and Products

Thomas-Haysbert, Dr. Clorice D., Assistant Professor, Management Department
Hospitality, Tipping

Literature

Balogun, Dr. F. Odun, Professor, English and Foreign Languages Department
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, English and Foreign Languages Department
Latin American Poetry, Central American Literature, Film

Management

Beugre, Dr. Constant D., Associate Professor, Management Department
Organizational Justice and Offshoring

Rodriguez, Dr. Carlos M., Associate Professor, Management Department
Relationship Marketing Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures Internationalization Processes Decision Making Processes Strategic Marketing in Cross Cultural settings New Product Development and Technology Management

Math

Biswas, Dr. Anjan, Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences Department
Theory of Solitons; Nonlinear optics; Plasma Physics; Fluid Dynamics; Nuclear Physics; Mathematical Biosciences

Gibson, Dr. Paul F., Associate Professor, Mathematics Department
Different Geometry, Topology, Algebraic Probability.

Liu, Dr. Fengshan, Professor, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics Department
Ground Penetrating Radar, Inverse Problems, Nonlinear Monotone Operators, Numerical Analysis, Wavelet Analysis, Statistics, Signal Analysis and Image Processing.

Liu, Dr. Jinjie, Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences Department
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 and Theoretical Physics Department
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, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics Department
Functional Analysis, Real and Complex Analysis, Numerical Analysis, College Mathematics

Shi, Dr. Xiquan, Research Professor, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics Department
Reverse Engineering, 3D model construction, NURBS, Numerical Analysis, Wavelet, Signal Analysis and Image Processing, Special Function.

Umoh, Dr. Hanson M., Professor, Mathematics Department
Compact Left-Topological Semigroups, Ultrafilters and Topological Algebra

Zhang, Dr. Guoping, Research Faculty, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics Department
Mathematical physics and nonlinear PDEs, Inverse problem and its application to digital signal and image processing, Delay differential equations and its applications in biology

Media

German, Dr. Myna, Associate Professor, Mass Communications Department
Religion and Media; Women in Media; History of Religion

Music

Morrison, Mabel R., Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts Department
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.

Natural Resources

Broderick, Dr. Cyril E., Associate Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
Plant Physiology and Plant Tissue Analysis

Fox, Dr. Dewayne A., Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
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, Agricultural and Natural Resources Department
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

Ikein, Dr. Augustine A., Associate Professor, Accounting and Finance Department
Oil, nation building and foreign policy in Nigeria and world oil dynamics.

McCrea, Brigid, Assistant Professor/Extension Poultry Specialist, Cooperative Extension
Catfish food safety grant addressing The Needs Of High-Risk Small Flock & Niche Market poultry Flocks By Establishing The Center For Small Flock Research and Innovation

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, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
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, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
Ethnobotany, especially plants of flavor, fragrance, and medicine systematics of the Lamiaceae, especially the genus Mentha essential oil chemistry

Vulinec, Dr. Kevina, Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Natural Sciences Department
Wildlife ecology, tropical ecology

Wang, Dr. Qiquan, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department
Occurrence of human and veterinary pharmaceuticals in the environment and strategies of accelerating degradation of organic contaminants in the environment.

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.

Nutrition

Besong, Dr. Samuel A., Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences Department
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

Physics

Biswas, Dr. Anjan, Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences Department
Theory of Solitons; Nonlinear optics; Plasma Physics; Fluid Dynamics; Nuclear Physics; Mathematical Biosciences

Melikechi, Dr. Noureddine, Dean, College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology
Optics and laser spectroscopy.

Zerrad, Dr. Essaid, Professor, Physics and Pre-Engineering Department
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, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics Department
Mathematical physics and nonlinear PDEs, Inverse problem and its application to digital signal and image processing, Delay differential equations and its applications in biology

Politics

Hoff, Dr. Samuel B., Professor, History, Political Science and Philosophy Department
American Institutions, American Political Thought, Research Methods, Political Psychology, American Foreign Policy

Ikein, Dr. Augustine A., Associate Professor, Accounting and Finance Department
Oil, nation building and foreign policy in Nigeria and world oil dynamics.

Osei, Dr. Akwasi P., Associate Professor, History, Political Science and Philosophy Department
Africa in the International System; Global Studies; Global Africa

Psychology

Banerjee, Dr. Padmini, Assistant Professor, Psychology Department
Adaptation to host country and mental health issues in transnational diasporic immigrant/ refugee populations/ public policy implications.

Chu, Dr. Ling-chuan, Assistant Professor, Psychology Department
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, Psychology Department
Reading and Word Recognition Processes; Skill Development and Measures of Expertise; Decision Making in Dynamic Environments

Hoff, Dr. Samuel B., Professor, History, Political Science and Philosophy Department
American Institutions, American Political Thought, Research Methods, Political Psychology, American Foreign Policy

Rogers, Dr. Amy A., Assistant Professor, Psychology Department
Social Justice

Tomcho, Dr. Thomas J., Assistant Professor, Psychology Department
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.

Religion

German, Dr. Myna, Associate Professor, Mass Communications Department
Religion and Media; Women in Media; History of Religion

Social Work

Barkley, Dr. Lisa C., Dean, College of Health and Public Policy
Health disparities; obesity; adolescent care

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)

Rogers, Dr. Amy A., Assistant Professor, Psychology Department
Social Justice

Suri, Dr. Kul Bushan, Professor, Social Work Department
Integrating Social Services in the Schools in Delaware

Sports

Chen, Dr. Li, Associate Professor, Sport Management Department
Human resources management in sport, coaching evaluation and incentives, sport marketing

Murgia, Dr. Carla J., Associate Professor, Sport Management Department
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, Sport Management Department
Fitness, Wellness, Exercise Psychology

Technology

Pokrajac, Dr. Dragoljub M., Associate Professor, 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.

Govindarajulu, Dr. Chittibabu, Visiting Associate Professor, Management Department
End-User Computing Management, Research on MIS Research, and XML Web Services

Kim, Dr. Dae Ryong, Associate Professor, Management Department
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

Shi, Dr. Xiquan, Research Professor, Applied Mathematics Research Center
Reconstruction of convergent G1 smooth B-spline surfaces
Wavelet Methods for Ground Penetrating Radar Imaging