Experts Directory

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences 

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Professor, Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education

Ph.D., Agricultural Education, Iowa State University

Research interests include Instructional technology, Distance learning, Agriculture education, African American agricultural history (Contact)

Dr. Misty Blue-TerryMisty Blue-Terry

4-H STEM Specialist, Cooperative Extension

Ph.D., Human Factors Engineering, N.C. A&T State University

Research interests include 4-H, STEM education, Robotics (Contact)

Dr. Rosalyn DaleRosalind Dale

Associate Dean and Administrator, Cooperative Extension

Ed.D., Adult and Continuing Education, National-Louis University

Research interests include Extension outreach, Nutrition and wellness (Contact)

Godfrey GayleGodfrey Gayle

Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Design

Ph.D., Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University

Research interests include Water security, Climate change, Soil science (Contact)

Dr. Valerie GiddingsValerie Giddings

Interim Associate Dean for Research

Ph.D., Apparel and Textiles, General, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Research interests include Obesity prevention, Health and wellness, Functional and aesthetic apparel design (Contact)

Dr. Shirley Hymon ParkerShirley Hymon-Parker


Ph.D., Administration and Supervision, University of Maryland

Research interests include Undergraduate research, Childhood obesity, Rural entrepreneurship (Contact)

Salam IbrahimSalam Ibrahim

Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

Research interests include Food science, Nutrition, Probiotics (Contact)

Omon IsikuemehenOmon Isikhuemhen

Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

Ph.D., Microbiology, Academie ved Czeska Republika

Research interests include Mushroom biology, Fungi research (Contact)

Valerie McMillanValerie J. McMillan

Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University

Research interests include Child and family Nutrition, Parent education (Contact)

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Professor, Animal Science

Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences- Microbiology & Immunology, Meharry Medical College

Research interests include Mammalian immunology, Molecular biology (Contact)

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Endowed Professor, Co-director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS)

Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

Research interests include Multifunctional agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Rural development, Food systems, Food networks (Contact)

Leon MosesLeon Moses

Superintendent, N.C. A&T university farm

B.S., Plant & Soil Science, N.C. A&T State University

Research interests include Agricultural production, Livestock, Crops (Contact)

Ralph NobleRalph Noble

Chair, Animal Science

Ph.D., Animal Sciences, reproductive physiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research interests include reproductive physiology, goat production, food production (Contact)

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Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Material Medica, Chinese Academy of Science

Research interests include Food science, Bioactive compounds and health (Contact)

Abolghasem ShahbaziAbolghasem Shahbazi

Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Design

Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Research interests include bioenergy, Biofuels, Renewable energy, Bioprocessing and bioproduct development (Contact)

Claudette SmithClaudette Smith

Associate Administrator for Cooperative Extension

Ph.D.,, Family Economics, The Ohio State Universi

Research interests include family & financial literacy, 4-H, Health and nutrition (Contact)

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Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Design; Director, Interdisciplinary Waste Management Institute

Ph.D., Soil Genesis and Mineralogy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research interests include environmental processes and Waste management (Contact)

Lijun WangLijun Wang

Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Design

Ph.D., Agricultural and Food Engineering, National University of Ireland, Dublin

Research interests include bioenergy & wastes-to-energy technologies, Biorefinery research, Energy efficiency (Contact)

Dr. Leonard WilliamsLeonard L. Williams

Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences; Director, Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies

Ph.D., Food Science and Technology, Alabama A&M University

Research interests: Food science and health, Food safety (Contact)

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Professor, Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education; Director, International Trade Center

Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research interests include International trade, Natural and environmental resources economics, Agricultural business, Marketing (Contact)

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 


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Jose A. Bravo De Rueda

Professor, Liberal Studies

Ph.D., Spanish

Research interests include Cultural Issues (music from a Sociopolitical point of view ), Latin America, Latin America and U.S. relations. (Contact)



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Fuabeh P. Fonge

Professor, History

Ph.D., History of Africa, Howard University

Research Interest: General history of Africa from antiquity to the present, Africana studies, and the history of World Civilizations. My area of specialization is Africa South of the Sahara, with emphasis on the colonial and postcolonial eras, modernization development and human resource administration.  (Contact)



Gregory Horton

Associate Professor, Interim Chair, Visual and Performing Arts

MFA, Theatre/Costume Design, Michigan State University

Research interests include costume history and costume reproduction. (Contact)

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Hope Jackson


Ph.D., Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research interests include African American Film and Culture/Hip Hop Discourse/Narrative Discourse/Storytelling and the Oral Tradition/Critical Pedagogy/African American Rhetorical Traditions


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Gregory Meyerson


Ph.D., Critical Theory, Northwestern University

Research interests include critical theory: post structuralism, critical race theory, Marxism (Contact)

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MFA, Creative Writing – Fiction, Queens University of Charlotte

Research interests include creative writing (fiction and poetry); Appalachian writing; eco-justice (Contact)

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Professor, History

Ph.D., Early American History, The Ohio State University

Research interests include researching and writing on the history of Native Americans, Africans and Europeans in eastern North Carolina and the New World. My fields include: Colonial American, African-American, Native American, Southern and North Carolina History (Contact)

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Frederick H. Smith

Associate Professor, Liberal Studies


Research interests include Caribbean studies (Contact)

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Bryon Turman

Professor, English


Research interests include the study of Hip Hop music and culture as a literary phenomenon that chronicles the lives and experiences of the Black and Latino community. (Contact)

College of Business and Economics 

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Professor, Health Economics

Ph.D., Economic Theory, Duke University

Research interests:  Economic Theory, GIS, spatial econometrics, and Operations Research methods to analyze the accessibility of facilities (such as hospitals), and how accessibility can be most efficiently improved. (Contact)

Leon Moses

Kathryn Cort

Associate Professor, Marketing

Ph.D., Marketing, Kent State

Research interests: International marketing-related topics (Contact)

Ralph Noble

Sherrie Drye

Associate Professor, Business Education

Ph.D., Management Information Systems, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research interests:  Healthcare information technology, social implications of technology, academic integrity, and predatory publishing in academia. (Contact)

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Joseph Huscroft

Associate Professor, Supply Chain Management

Ph.D., Management, Auburn University

Research interests include reverse logistics processes, customer returns, environmental logistics issues, impact on infrastructure to supply chain management, and most general supply chain management/logistics issues. (Contact)


Kevin L. James

Interim Dean and Associate Professor, Accounting

Ph.D., Accounting, The University of Tennessee

Research interests include financial accounting and diversity issues using behavioral research methodology (Contact)

Stephanie Kelly

Stephanie Kelly

Associate Professor, Business Education

Ph.D., Communication and Information, University of Tennessee

Research interests include interpersonal influence and measurement – how messages affect receiver motivation, information seeking, and learning (Contact)


Lyubov Kurkalova

Professor, Economics

Ph.D., Economics, Agricultural, Iowa State University

Research interests include analyzing the impacts of policy and economic factors on forest and agricultural land use, production, and the environment, and in developing the tools - spatially explicit models and econometric techniques - for such analyses. (Contact)


Thaddeus McEwen

Professor, Management, Director of Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Ph.D., Business Education, Southern Illinois University

Research interests include ecopreneurship and sustainability entrepreneurship, STEM entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship education. (Contact)

Dr. Leonard Williams

Kimberly McNeil

Associate Professor, Marketing

Ph.D., Business Administration, Florida State University

Research interests include Demographic and Psychographic Influences, Marketing Communications Influences, Marketing Education, Marketing Issues in Travel, Leisure, and Services (Contact)

Collins Okafor

Collins E. Okafor

Assistant Professor, Finance

Ph.D., International Business Administration, Texas A&M International University

Research interests include corporate finance areas of dividend policy, capital structure & cost of capital, executive compensation, earnings management, corporate governance, and CSR, as well as, financial statement analysis and security valuation (Contact)


Lisa Owens-Jackson

Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Accounting and Finance

Ph.D., Accounting, Oklahoma State University

Research interests include accounting education and the use of financial and managerial accounting information in governance and decision making (Contact)

Dr. Misty Blue-Terry

Scott Simkins

Assistant professor, Economics

Ph.D., Economics, University of Iowa
Research interests include economic education, diffusion of pedagogical innovation, change in higher education (Contact)


George Stone

Associate Professor, Marketing

Ph.D., Marketing, University of Mississippi

Research interests include consumer environmental concerns, marketing of corporate ecological image, and marketing and consumer behavior. (Contact)


Lisa Gueldenzoph Snyder

Professor, Business Education

Ph.D., Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, Bowling Green State University

Research interests include business communication (audience analysis, persuasion, presentation slide design), online learning, distance education, and virtual teaching (Contact)


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Alexander Yap

Associate Professor, Business Education

Ph.D., Management of Information Systems, Copenhagen Business School

Research interests include business analytics, big data analytics, visual analytics and dashboard design, financial analytics and knowledge systems, data mining analytics, information security, and blockchain technology. (Contact)

College of Education 


Kimberly D. Erwin

Associate Professor, Educator Preparation

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Research interests include African American males at the elementary level and the preparation of teacher leaders who aspire to transform education by utilizing research-based pedagogical practices that meet the needs of diverse students (Contact)

Cathy Kea

Cathy Kea

Professor, Educator Preparation

Ph.D., Education, University of Kansas

Research interests include preparing teachers to design and deliver culturally responsive instruction in urban classrooms and ways to infuse diversity throughout course syllabi and teacher preparation programs.

Radiah Minor

Comfort Okpala

Professor, Leadership Studies

Ed.D, Educational Leadership, Fayetteville State University

Research interest include higher education funding and leadership issues and their relationship to faculty and students' retention and graduation. (Contact)


Nichole L. Smith

Administration and Instructional Services

Ed.D, Curriculum and Instruction, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research interests include improving the reading abilities of K-12 students via leisure reading, family literacy support, summer reading, supplemental reading programs, and teacher professional development (Contact)


Alisa S. Taliaferro

Associate Professor, Counseling

Ed.D, Educational Administration, Clark Atlanta University

Research interests include social capital and cultural responsive leadership (Contact)


Tammy Webb

Associate Professor, Counseling

Ph.D., Student Personnel, Mississippi State University

Areas of Research and counseling specialty include counseling women and girls, substance abuse counseling- prevention and intervention, counseling individuals with mental and physical disabilities and multicultural counseling.(Contact)


College of Engineering 

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Mohd Anwar

Associate Professor

Computer Science

Ph.D., Computer Science

Research interests include Cybersecurity, Human-centered Computing, and Health Informatics (Contact)


Robin Coger


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California-Berkley

Research interests include solving design and performance problems related to tissue engineered organs, with special emphasis on liver replacement devices and their safe storage for off-the-shelf availability. (Contact)


Lauren Davis

Professor, Industrial and System Engineering

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University

Research interests include Humanitarian Logistics, Supply Chain Optimization, Emergency preparedness/ response (Contact)


Salil Desai

Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Hybrid Nano/Micro and Bio Manufacturing, Regenerative Tissue Engineering & Drug Delivery, Multiscale and Multiphysics modeling, Combinatorial Additive Manufacturing. (Contact)

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Abdollah Homaifar

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D., Eletrical and Electronics Engineering, The University of Alabama

Machine Learning, Approximate Reasoning, Soft Computing, Evolutionary Computations, Stochastic Control and Estimation, Modelling and Control of Systems of Systems , Robotics (Contact)


Manoj K. Jha

Associate professor, Civil, Architectural, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Iowa State University

Research interests include Water Cycle, Field and Watershed Modeling, Water Resources Engineering and Management, Climate Change and Land Use Change Impacts on Hydrology and Water Resources, Evaluation of BMPs for Sediment and Nutrients, Extreme Hydrological Events (Floods and Droughts), Uncertainties in Modeling and Assessment (Contact)


John Kizito

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

Research interests include Fluid and Thermal Engineering, Bio-physicochemical hydrodynamics, Aerospace, Computational Fluid Dynamics (Contact)


Stephanie Luster-Teasley

Professor, Civil, Architectural, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D., Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Michigan State University

Research interests include Water and wastewater treatment, remediation of soil and groundwater, water sustainability, and engineering education. (Contact)

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Matthew B. McCullough

Assistant Professor, Chemical, Biological and Bioengineering

Ph.D. Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa

Research interests include Musculoskeletal biomechanics, computational modeling, kinematic analysis, health disparities.  (Contact)


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Jagannathan Sankar

Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D., Metallury and Materials Engineering, Lehigh University

Research Interests include Broad-based materials innovation and translation (Contact)

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Greg Monty

Director of the Center for Energy Research and Technology




Tonya Smith-Jackson

Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Ph.D., psychology, North Carolina State University

Research interests include Cyber-human Analytics in Internet of Things Contexts, Cognitive and Behavioral Scripts, Systems Safety, Risk Analysis, Cognitive Ergonomics, Mixed Methods Design and Evaluation, Statistics, Human Factors Analytics, Systems Engineering, Mobile communications, healthcare systems design and evaluation. usability engineering, consumer products (Contact)

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Huiming A. Yu

Professor, Computer Science

Ph.D., Computer Science

Research interests include Cloud computing, information assurance, computer security and visualization (Contact)

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Xiaohong (Dorothy) Yuan

Professor, Computer Science; Interim Chair

Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University

Research interest includes cyber security (Contact)

College of Health, Humanities and Social Sciences 

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Arnold Barnes

Associate Professor, Social Work and Sociology

Ph.D., Social Work, Washington University (Contact)


Leonora Campbell


Ph.D., Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research interests include health and well-being of children and grandparents in custodial grandparent families (Contact)

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Marc Cook 

Assistant Professor, HPLS Exercise Immunologist

Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Research: Effects of Exercise and the Gut Microbiome on Cardiovascular Disease Risk (Hypertension) in Sedentary and Athletes. Biomarkers of Vascular Disease in African Americans. (Contact)

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Alvin L. Keyes

Associate Professor, Psychology

Ph.D., Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research interests include Electrophysiology of visual-spatial attention; cognitions, perceptions, behavior, and health; identity development as a function of an comprehensive worldview (Contact)


Anna Lee

Associate Professor, Psychology

Ph.D., Social Psychology, Howard University

Research interests include the impact of structural inequities (i.e., racism, sexism, discrimination and stigma) on health and education outcomes among people of color (Contact)

Dr. Terry Ward

Terry Ward

Associate Professor, Director of School of Nursing, Associate Dean

Ph.D., Nursing, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research interests include mental health and nursing education (Contact)

College of Science and Technology 

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Abdellah Ahmidouch

Professor, Physics

Ph.D., Physics, University of Geneva

Research interests include Experimental Intermediate And Low Energy Nuclear Physics o Nuclear Nonproliferation And Nuclear Special Materials; Nuclear Science; Physics and STEM Education; Development of Nuclear And Particle Physics Instrumentation; Medical Physics: Medical Imaging, Application and Exploration of Nuclear Physics Potential in Medicine; Nuclear Energy (Contact)

Solomon Bililign

Solomon Bililign

Professor, Physics

Ph.D., Physics, Atomic Molecular and optical Physics/Chemical Physics, University of Iowa

Research interests include Atmospheric Chemistry/Physics – Elucidating the chemical and optical properties of particles produced during combustion (Biomass burning) as a function of aging in the atmosphere; The Multiphase Heterogeneous Chemistry of SO2 under wintertime conditions; Measurement of the Henry's law coefficient and first order loss rate of Isocyanic Acid (HNCO) and other pyrogenic species in the liquid phase; Laser Induced Breakdown spectroscopy for detection of metal contaminants in soil, water and food; Chemical Physics- Laser induced chemical reactions, Chemical dynamics and abinitio quantum calculations (Contact)



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Ashot Gasparian

Professor, Physics

Ph.D., Physics, Yerevan Physics Institute

Research interests include experimental nuclear and particle physics using electromagnetic probes in the few GeV energy range (Contact)


Margaret Kanipes-Spinks

Professor, Chemistry; Director of the Honors Program

Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

Research interests include Food-borne pathogen detection and STEM Education (Contact)

Robert Newman

Robert Newman

Assistant Professor, Biology

Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University

Research interests include understanding the organization and regulation of cellular signaling pathways, with a particular emphasis on phosphorylation-dependent signaling pathways mediated by protein kinases and phosphatases (Contact)

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Elimelda Ongeri

Assistant Professor, Biology

Ph.D., Animal Physiology, Perdue

Research interests include understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying acute and chronic kidney disease, in vitro cell culture systems, animal models, and human patients (Contact)

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Jing Zhang

Associate Professor, Physics

Ph.D., Atmosphere Science, Peking University

Research interests include Regional climate and weather studies by the means of numerical modeling and data analysis. Recent and ongoing research include: mesoscale wind field study over complex topography in the Arctic; data assimilation and its application for regional reanalysis; regional climate downscaling for environmental impact studies; the role of stratosphere and troposphere interaction in the Arctic storm development; vegetation-land-air interactions and climate impacts of greening north; surface mass balance modeling for the Antarctic Peninsula. (Contact)

Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering 

Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Shyam Aravamudhan

Associate Professor, JSNN

Ph.D. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of South Florida

Research interests include Nanobioelectronics, Regenerative Engineering, 2D Materials, MEMS Sensors and System, Material Toxicity (Contact)



Ajit Kelkar

Professor, JSNN

Ph.D., Engineering Merchanics, Old Dominion University

Research interests include Atomistic Modeling , Nano Engineered Materials, Eletrospinning, Molecular Dynamic Simulations, Nanotechnology, Multifunctional Materials, Crashworthiness, Low Cost Composite Manufacturing (VARTM Processing), Mechanical Characterization of Materials including Metals, Polymeric Composites (Tape and Textile), Ceramics and Ceramic Composites, Computer Aided Design and Modeling, Finite Element and Finite Difference Modeling, Numerical Analysis, Fatigue and Impact Modeling and Testing of Polymeric Composites, Ceramic Composites, Textile Composites, Micromechanics Modeling and Testing, Single Fiber Modeling and Testing (Contact)