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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Dr. Dennis Bahler

Associate Professor Of Computer Science

Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, data mining, pattern recognition, bioinformatics.

Areas of Expertise
Artificial Intelligence
Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. Lynne Baker-Ward

Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Of Psychology And

Development during early and middle childhood. Children's memories. Children's testimony.

Areas of Expertise
Developmental Psychology
Colleges
CHASS

John Balaban

Professor Of English And Poet-In-Residence

Poetry and creative writing. Vietnam War. Vietnamese Literature. Winner of the Lamont Prize, the William Carlos Williams Award, and twice nominated for the National Book Award in Poetry. "His Spring Essence: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong" introduces the Western world to the work of an important 19th century Vietnamese poet, providing a view of Vietnam's literary past.

Areas of Expertise
Poetry
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Jayant Baliga

Distinguished University Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Member of the Natioanl Academy of Engineering and director of Power Semiconductor Research Center. Research interests include power semiconductor devices and power integrated circuits. Has earned more than 100 patents.

Areas of Expertise
Electrical Engineering
Microelectronics
Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. C. Maurice Balik

Professor And Director Of Undergraduate Programs, Materials Science And Engineering

Polymer science.

Areas of Expertise
polymer materials
Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. David Ball

Associate Professor Of Economics

International economics, economic history, price theory

Areas of Expertise
Economics

Dr. H. Thomas Banks

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor And Drexel Professor Of Mathematics

Applied mathematics and control theory.  Mathematical biology including modeling of toxins and drugs, HIV and related cellular processes modeling. Directs the Center for Research in Scientific Computation.

Areas of Expertise
Mathematics
Scientific Computation
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Robert Bardon

Departmental Extension Leader And Associate Professor Of Forestry

Educating family forest owners on marketing and management; minimizing conflict between local land use policy and family forest operations.

Areas of Expertise
Forest Management/Silviculture

Dr. Roger Barker

Burlington Chair In Textile Technology, Director Of The Textile Protection And Comfort Center

Thermal protective performance of textile fabrics and clothing; fabric and clothing flammability; comfort properties of textile clothing and materials; directs NC State University Textile Protection and Comfort Center, home of Pyroman and Coppelius, computer-assisted mannequins used to test fire-retardant and comfort qualities of apparel in high-tech burn and environmental chambers.

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
Colleges
TEXTILES

Dr. Morton Barlaz

Professor Of Civil Engineering

Solid waste management.

Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. John Barnes

Professor Of Poultry Health Management

Pathologist. Avian diseases, flock health and management, respiratory diseases, enteric diseases and ovarian cancer. Helping growers identify causes of disease and methods to control them.

Areas of Expertise
Animal Groups
Colleges
CVM

Dr. Jill Barnes

Assistant Professor Of Cell Biology And Anatomy

Genomics; cell biology; anatomy; stress protein expression; cell growth and cytoprotection; breast cancer. The role of stress proteins in cytoprotection and carcinogenesis.

Areas of Expertise
Cell Biology

Dr. Dror Baron

Assistant Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Signal processing and information theory with specific expertise in compressed sensing and data compression.

Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. Jon Bartley

Professor, Department Of Accounting And Department Of Management, Innovation And Entrepreneurship

Enterprise risk management, financial reporting, XBRL, business valuation, prediction of corporate financial distress and corporate takeover targets.

Areas of Expertise
Economics
Finance
Financial Markets
Colleges
MGMT

Dr. David Baumer

Professor And Head Of The Department Of Business Management

Technology and the law, privacy and security law, comparisons of U.S. and EU privacy laws

Areas of Expertise
E-Commerce
Colleges
MGMT

Dr. Ronald Baynes

Associate Professor Of Pharmacology

Laboratory is focused on probing physiochemical interactions that modulate skin penetration of toxic chemicals and various drugs. Chromatographic methods are developed to assay for these various chemicals in biological matrices.

Areas of Expertise
Pharmacology
Colleges
CVM

Dr. Mark Beasley

Professor Of Accounting, Director Of The Enterprise Risk Management Initiative

Teaching and research addresses issues related to audits of financial statements and other assurance services offered by CPAs. Specifically, financial statement fraud and the role of audit committees and boards of directors in monitoring and governing the actions of senior management. Financial reporting process. Enterprise risk management.

Areas of Expertise
Accounting
Colleges
MGMT

Dr. Gary Beckman

Director Of Entrepreneurial Studies In The Arts

Internationally known expert in arts entrepreneurship education; entrepreneurship education; arts and educational policy; entrepreneurship education and arts policy; entrepreneurship education and economic policy.

Colleges
ADMIN

Dr. Kathi Beratan

Research Assistant Professor Of Forestry

Decision making in complex social-ecological systems; complexity-based approaches to policy design and management planning; the science-policy interface; science facilitation for complex collaborative planning and problem-solving efforts; practical approaches for improving the outcomes of efforts to address complex environmental and sustainability challenges.

Areas of Expertise
Forest Economics and Policy
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Richard Bernhard

Professor Of Industrial And Systems Engineering

Managerial and engineering economic analysis. Mathematical models for decision making.

Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. Anna Bigelow

Assistant Professor Of Philosophy And Religion

Islam; Islam in South Asia; inter-religious relations; religion and conflict; South Asian religions, especially Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic traditions

Areas of Expertise
Religion

Dr. Griff Bilbro

Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Analog circuits, electron devices, high frequency transistors, global optimization, random computer algorithms, machine vision

Areas of Expertise
Computer Science
Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. Ted Bilderback

Professor Of Horticultural Science

Research and extension programs focus on environmentally conscious cultural practices for growing nursery crops with emphasis on container substrates, plant and substrate nutrient levels and water management. Interim director of J.C. Raulston Arboretum.

Areas of Expertise
Horticultural Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. David Bird

Professor Of Plant Pathology

The mechanism of parasitism in nematodes using genetic, genomic, molecular and cell biology approaches. Genomics of malaria-like infections of domestic animals.

Areas of Expertise
Genetics
Plants
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Tom Birkland

William T. Kretzer Professor Of Public Policy, School Of Public And International Affairs

The process and politics of public policy (politics and process), including the politics and policy making processes involved in aviation safety; natural disasters (earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, volcanoes, etc.); industrial accidents (airplane crashes, oil spills, nuclear power, etc.); American politics; science, technology and public policy; environmental policy; policy analysis; politics of Alaska and the Western United States.

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Policy
American Government
Climate Change
Environmental Policy
Public Administration/Public Policy
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Jason Bivins

Associate Professor And Associate Department Head Of Religious Studies

Religion and American culture, religion and politics, American religious history, religion and music; sociology of religion; religious studies. Author of "Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism" and "The Fracture of Good Order: Christian Antiliberalism and the Challenge to American Politics." Co-author of "Introduction to Christianity."

Areas of Expertise
Religion
Religion and Culture
Religious Studies
Sociology of Religion
Colleges
CHASS

Ms. Georgia Bizios

Professor Of Architecture

Director of Home Environments Design Initiative. Architectural design; natural systematic site design; place and placemaking. Her teaching and research interests include architectural design, site and sustainability issues, user involvement in design, theories of placemaking, and principles of architectural design. Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Areas of Expertise
Urban Design
Colleges
DESIGN

Dr. Anthony Blikslager

Professor Of Equine Surgery And Gastrointestinal Biology

General surgery in the horse and other domestic large animal species such as cattle. Specific areas of surgical expertise include gastrointestinal surgery and respiratory surgery (e.g., throat and sinuses). Research on the physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, with particular reference to the effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (i.e. aspirin-like drugs).

Areas of Expertise
Animal Groups
Biological Sciences
Dentistry and General Surgery
Surgery/Urology
Colleges
CVM

Dr. Jason Bocarro

Assistant Professor Of Parks Recreation And Tourism Management

Youth development, sport, and physical activity; outdoor environments and their influence on children’s levels of physical activity; the role of youth programs in promoting positive youth and adolescent development; relationship development between youth and adults in community-based youth programs; the influence of parents in youth programs and settings

Areas of Expertise
Fitness and Nutrition
Recreation
Colleges
CNR

Dr. William Boettcher

Associate Professor Of Political Science

U.S. foreign policy, international relations, U.S. national security policy, political psychology. Specializes in presidential decision-making regarding military interventions.

Areas of Expertise
American Government
International Relations
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Jon Bohlmann

Associate Professor Of Marketing

Product innovation, new product development and marketing, team decision-making, marketing strategy, pricing.

Areas of Expertise
Marketing
Product Development
Strategic Marketing
Colleges
MGMT

Dr. Del Bohnenstiehl

Assistant Professor Of Geophysics

Plate tectonics, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Areas of Expertise
Geology
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. James Bonner

Associate Professor Of Environmental And Molecular Toxicology

Cellular and molecular mechanisms through which toxic environmental agents such as particles, nanoparticles and metals cause fibroblast growth or matrix production resulting in fibrosis.

Areas of Expertise
Toxicology
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Robert Borden

Professor Of Civil Engineering

Groundwater contamination and remediation, stormwater quality management

Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. Roy Borden

Professor Of Civil Engineering

Soil and site improvement strategies.

Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. Mohamed Bourham

Professor Of Nuclear Engineering

Plasma-matter interaction, plasma diagnostics, plasma-driven launch technology, fusion engineering and technology, plasma dynamics, plasma propulsion and space thrusters, industrial and atmospheric plasmas, physics of low temperature and non-ideal plasmas, physics of beams, particle accelerators and electron beam irradiation systems, atmospheric and industrial plasmas, x-ray sources for medical and screening imaging.

Areas of Expertise
Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Engineering
Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. Michael Boyette

Philip Morris Professor Of Biological And Agricultural Engineering

Thermochemical conversion of biomass to energy, fuels and chemicals; post-harvest handling of produce crops: crop harvest mechanization.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Engineering
Crops
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Philip Bradford

Assistant Professor Of Textile Engineering, Chemistry And Science

Textile Engineering, Material Science, Carbon Nanotubes, Carbon Fiber, 3d Weaving

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
Fibers
Colleges
TEXTILES

Dr. John Brake

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Poultry Science, Physiology And Nutrition

Broiler breeder reproductive physiology and nutrition. Incubation and hatchery management.

Areas of Expertise
Poultry Science
Colleges
CALS

Ms. Susan Brandeis

Professor Of Art + Design

Textile design; fiber art; design fundamentals.

Areas of Expertise
Textile Design
Colleges
DESIGN

Dr. Matthew Breen

Professor Of Genomics

Canine and human brain cancer research; genome mapping, using relationship between canine and human genome to pinpoint genetic causes of tumors.

Areas of Expertise
Cancer Research
Oncology
Colleges
CVM

Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt

Professor Of Internal Medicine

Infectious diseases and immunology; specifically tick-borne diseases such as bartonella, lyme and rocky mountain spotted fever.

Areas of Expertise
Diseases
Epidemiology
Immune Deficiency Viruses
Tick-Borne Diseases
Colleges
CVM

Dr. Donald Brenner

Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor Of Materials Science And Engineering

Atomistic simulations of the structure, growth and properties of thin films; simulated engineering of nanometer-scale structures and devices; solid-state chemical dynamics.

Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. Holly Brewer

Associate Professor Of History

Colonial and Revolutionary history, legal history of 16th-18th centuries (including British history),
origins of the Constitution, pirates, the legal status of children, early modern political economy.

Areas of Expertise
American History
Constitutional History
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Blake Brown

Hugh C. Kiger Professor Of Agricultural And Resource Economics

Value-added and alternative agriculture and policy.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Economics
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Robert Bruck

Alumni Distinguished Professor Of Plant Pathology And Forestry, Coordinator Of University Environmental Programs

Epidemiology and control of forest tree diseases; abiotic diseases of forest trees including air quality and global change effects.

Areas of Expertise
Atmospheric Monitoring/Acid Rain
Forest Pathology
Colleges
CNR
CALS

Dr. James Brunet

Assistant Professor Of Political Science And Public Administration

Criminal justice, police administration, corrections, crime policy

Areas of Expertise
Public Administration/Public Policy
Violence/Crime
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. David Buchwalter

Assistant Professor Of Environmental And Molecular Toxicology

Ecotoxicology; toxicity of metals and ions; environmental and evolutionary physiology, especially of aquatic insects; insects as ecological indicators; mercury.

Areas of Expertise
Toxicology
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Jeff Buckel

Professor Of Applied Ecology

Marine and estuarine fisheries.

Areas of Expertise
Fisheries
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Frank Buckless

KPMG Professor And Department Head Of Accounting

Audits of financial statements, statistical sampling for audits and financial statement reporting and analysis.

Areas of Expertise
Accounting
Finance
Colleges
MGMT

Dr. Gregory Buckner

Professor Of Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering

Surgical robotics; intelligent control; modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems; electromechanical systems; mechatronics.

Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. Wayne Buhler

Associate Professor And Extension Horticulture Specialist

Coordinates statewide training for pesticide use and certification and develops information network for pesticide-related issues.

Areas of Expertise
Pest Management/Pesticides
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Karen Bullock

Professor And Head Of Social Work

Hospice and end-of-life care; mental health and aging; gerontology; health care disparities; cultural competence; family systems and social support networks.

Areas of Expertise
Family
Gerontology
Social Work
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Mike Burchell

Assistant Professor And Extension Specialist In Biological And Agricultural Engineering

  • Restoration techniques for prior converted wetlands and tidal marshes
  • Effects of grassed/forested riparian buffers on reducing nutrient/sediment loads to streams
  • Design and monitoring of stormwater constructed wetlands and bioretention areas
  • Innovative stormwater best management practices (BMPs) in coastal areas
  • Stability of restored coastal streams
  • Golf course BMPs

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Engineering
Lawns/Turfgrass
Restoration Ecology
Wetlands
Pollution
Restoration Ecology
Water Resources
Wetlands
Colleges
CALS
ENGIN

Dr. JoAnn Burkholder

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Plant Biology

Co-discoverer of the toxic marine organism Pfiesteria piscicida, which has been linked to massive fish kills and mysterious human health ailments in coastal waters. Studies the chronic effects of nutrient overenrichment and other chemical environmental contaminants on aquatic plants; the ecology and impacts of harmful algae; and Influences of long-term changes in watershed land use and pollution sources on surface water quality. Directs the Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology.

Areas of Expertise
Botany
Colleges
CALS