CHASS

Dr. William Adler

Professor Of Religious Studies

Early Christianity and Judaism, New Testament, Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish and Christian historiography.

Areas of Expertise
Religious Studies
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Virginia Aldige Hiday

Distinguished Professor Of Sociology

Medical sociology, mental health and the law; mental health courts; criminalization of mental illness; criminality of persons with mental illness; mental health services; coerced psychiatric treatment; dangerousness; violence and victimization of persons with mental illness. Out-patient commitment, civil commitment, involuntary hospitalization. Health care reform.

Areas of Expertise
Health Care Reform
Medical Sociology
Sociology and Anthropology
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Jason Allaire

Associate Professor Of Psychology

Aging, memory, intelligence, health disparity, cognitive intervention, video games.

Areas of Expertise

Biological Processes
Human Information Processing
Memory
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Maxine Atkinson

Professor And Head Department Of Sociology And Anthropology

Teaching college students, training faculty and graduate students to teach, family sociology.

Areas of Expertise
Family
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. David Austin

Associate Professor Of Philosophy

Philosopher of mind and science: laws and norms for visual representations (e.g., obscenity law and the Internet); science versus pseudo-science, science and religion; mind/body dualism (including "Do non-humans have minds?").

Areas of Expertise
Cognitive
Cognitive Science
Philosophy and Religion
Colleges
CHASS

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. 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

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. 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. 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. 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. Michael Cobb

Associate Professor Of Political Science

Political behavior, public opinion in general and specific expertise on public opinion pertaining to war and emerging technologies, nanotechnology, survey research; voting behavior; campaigns, elections and race in American politics.

Areas of Expertise
American Government
Public Opinion Research/Law Enforcement
Technology and Politics
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Charles Coe

Professor Of Public Administration

State and local government budgeting, local government management, intergovernmental relations. Author of Public Financial Management and more than 15 handbooks for government management.

Areas of Expertise
American Government
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Jerrell Coggburn

Associate Professor And Chair Of The Department Of Public Administration

 Research on government performance. More specifically, in improving understanding of consequences — both positive and negative — of administrative reform and practice on government performance, particularly at the state level. Research focuses primarily on public human resource management (HRM). Secondary interests include public procurement and public management.

Areas of Expertise
Health Care Reform
Human Resources
Public Administration/Public Policy
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. James Crisp

Associate Professor Of History

American West, Antebellum South, Texas Revolution and Texas Republic. Published articles on Davy Crockett, Anglo-Mexican relations and Gen. Sam Houston in Texas Monthly, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, and The Alamo Journal.

Areas of Expertise
Westward Movement
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Dennis Daley

Professor Of Political Science And Public Administration

Public administration and public policy. Personnel and human resources management. Topical areas of strategic planning, job analysis and evaluation, compensation, performance appraisal, training and development. Negotiation and mediation

Areas of Expertise
Public Administration/Public Policy
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Sinikka Elliott

Assistant Professor Of Sociology

Gender, sexuality, and family processes and relationships. Gender and sexual negotiation in long-term marriages, social inequality in sex education, the meanings of commitment for long-term gay and lesbian couples, and parents’ constructions of teen sexuality.

Areas of Expertise
Sociology and Anthropology
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Scott Fitzpatrick

Associate Professor Of Archaeology

Archaeology of island regions, especially the Pacific and Caribbean. Colonization events, migration strategies, seafaring simulations, historical ecology, psychoactive substances in ancient societies, and mortuary behaviors.

Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Victoria Gallagher

Professor Of Communication, Associate Dean Of Graduate Studies, CHASS

 Visual rhetoric of public art, painting, photography, digital media, and commemorative sites; civil rights discourse and commemoration (museums and memorials); urban communication and urban communicative spaces; organizational communication and change; communication ethics.

Areas of Expertise
Cross-Cultural Communication
Gender Communication
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Joseph Gomez

Professor Of English

Film studies, film and literature, American and European film, especially British, film criticism.

Areas of Expertise
Theatre/Drama/Film
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Denis Gray

Professor Of Psychology

Science and technology policy, evaluation of science and technology programs. Industry-university cooperation., evaluation of science and technology programs. Industry-university cooperation.

Areas of Expertise
Science and Technology
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Steven Greene

Associate Professor Of Political Science

American and North Carolina government, elections, public opinion, political parties, role of gender and politics.

Areas of Expertise
American Government
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Theodore Greenstein

Professor Of Sociology, Director Of Graduate Studies

Marriage and family, divorce, child care, women's labor force participation, working wives, effects of maternal employment on children, division of household labor.

Areas of Expertise
Family
Family
Gender Issues
Work/Southern Economy
Sociology and Anthropology
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Clifford Griffin

Associate Professor Of Political Science

Carribean -- English-speaking, U.S.-Haiti and U.S.-Cuba relations. Military coups, democratization, migration, drug trafficking, and money laundering, offshore financial services sector, transnational organized crime, tourism.

Areas of Expertise
American Government
International Relations
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Antony Harrison

Professor Of English

Victorian literature, literary theory, feminist theory, and Romantic poetry. Textual editing, pre-Raphaelite poetry and art, Christina Rossetti, Dante Rossetti.

Areas of Expertise
Victorian Literature
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Haskett

Professor Of Psychology

Impact of family context and parenting, especially abusive parenting, on children's social-emotional adjustment.

Areas of Expertise
Family
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Thomas Hess

Professor Of Psychology

Aging-related changes in memory and cognition. Adult development and aging.

Areas of Expertise
Memory
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Jessica Jameson

Assistant Professor Of Communication

Organizational conflict management, use of third parties, dispute system design, identity-based and intractable conflict.

Areas of Expertise
Organizational Communication
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Melissa Johnson

Associate Professor Of Communication

Latinos and mass media; Latin America and mass media; International public relations; Visual communication

Areas of Expertise
Mass Media
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Rick Kearney

Professor And Director Of The School Of Public And International Affairs

Public sector labor relations and collective bargaining--including pending state and national legislation to extend bargaining to NC state
and local employees; Public sector human resource issues and policy: pay, benefits, merit systems, etc.; state politics; public administration: human resource management and intergovernmental relations.

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

Dr. John Kessel

Professor Of English, Creative Writing

Science fiction writer. Has written Corrupting Dr. Nice, Good News From Outer Space, The Pure Product, and The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories. His novella, "Another Orphan," won the 1982 Nebula Award and his novelette "Pride and Prometheus" won the 2008 Nebula Award (given by the Science Fiction Writers of America). His fiction has been nominated nine times for the Nebula Award. Teaches classes on fiction writing, science fiction, fantasy, and American literature.

Areas of Expertise
NC State Authors/Poets
Science Fiction
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Akram Khater

Associate Professor Of Middle Eastern History

Middle East current affairs. Lebanon political conflicts, economics issues and social and cultural issues. Women's studies of the Middle East, U.S.-Middle East relations, political movements; North Africa; Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Egypt.

Areas of Expertise
Modern Middle East
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. MiGyung Kim

Assistant Professor Of History

European History, History and Philosophy of Science, Science and Literature

Areas of Expertise
Science History
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. William Kimler

Associate Professor Of History

History of modern biology, especially history of ideas about evolution, Darwinism, natural selection, ecology, behavior and genetics.

Areas of Expertise
Science History
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Robert Kochersberger

Associate Professor Of English

Print journalism and the muckraking journalism era, especially Ida Tarbell. Also, breakup of Yugoslavia and the development of Slovenia.

Areas of Expertise
Journalism
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Jeffrey Leiter

Professor Of Sociology

Nonprofit organizations with special attention to their structures.

Areas of Expertise
Work/Southern Economy
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Stephen Lilley

Associate Professor Of Sociology

Population trends in North Carolina. Agricultural and rural development.

Areas of Expertise
Population Trends/Demographics
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Lucinda MacKethan

Professor Of English

Women's literature, American slavery, African-American literature, Southern culture.

Areas of Expertise
NC State Authors/Poets
Women's Literature
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Anne McLaughlin

Assistant Professor Of Psychology

Human factors (how people interact with technology), ergonomics, aging, designing for older users, training, and using games as training.

Areas of Expertise
Human Information Processing
Memory
Science and Technology
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Susan Miller-Cochrane

Associate Professor Of English And Director Of The First-Year Writing Program

Instructional technology and writing instruction, specifically in first-year writing programs and with second language writers. Use of Web media as research tools.

Areas of Expertise
Education
English
Grammar
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Nancy Mitchell

Associate Professor Of History

The history of US foreign relations

Areas of Expertise
United States
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Jessica Moore

Assistant Professor Of Communication

Relationships, persuasion and new technology. Examines the multiple intersections of interpersonal relationships, social influence and new technology. Conducts investigations concerned with two common issues - cognitive processing and communication behavior. Studies how human beings come to understand, organize, and manage interpersonal communication and relationships.

Areas of Expertise
Persuasion and Rhetoric
Technical Communication
Human Information Processing
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Jonathan Ocko

Professor Of History

Law and society in China; modern Chinese history.

Areas of Expertise
China
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. S. Parker

Professor Of History

Roman history and archeology, Roman Army. Excavated Roman forts in Jordan. Working on fort at "lost city" on Gulf of Aqaba, once a major trading center of the ancient world, where the oldest purpose-built Christian church known in the world has been discovered.

Areas of Expertise
Ancient History
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Joan Pennell

Professor Of Social Work

Is principal investigator for the North Carolina Family Group Conferencing Project that provides training and evaluation in an alternative approach to protect children and other family members.

Areas of Expertise
Domestic Violence
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Maria Pramaggiore

Associate Professor Of English

Film, horror movies, women's and gender studies, African-American film, feminist theory. Research on contemporary Irish and American cinema.

Areas of Expertise
Film Studies
Film Studies
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Carmine Prioli

Professor Of English

Colonial American literature and American cultural studies; maritime culture and history of Harkers Island and the North Carolina Outer Banks.

Areas of Expertise
American Literature
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. David Rieder

Assistant Professor Of English

Rhetorical theory and practice; writing theories and pedagogies; digital cultural studies; writing and rhetoric in computational new media.

Areas of Expertise
Persuasion and Rhetoric
Rhetoric
Multimedia
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Robert Schrag

Professor Of Communication

Author of Taming the Wild Tube: A Family's Guide to Television and Video. Effects of television on children, youth and families. Impact of interactive media and the Internet on media in entertainment, information, education, and publishing.

Areas of Expertise
Media Criticism
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Richard Slatta

Professor Of History

Cowboys, frontiers, Latin American history. Internationally known expert on cowboy and ranch history for North and South America. Author of award-winning The Cowboy Encyclopedia. Educational computing for historical research.

Areas of Expertise
Cowboys/Frontiers/Latin American
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Sarah Stein

Associate Professor Of Communication

Film, video production, media criticism and theory, popular culture and cyberspace discourses. New communication technologies and multimedia production.

Areas of Expertise
Film Studies
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Allen Stein

Professor Of English

19th-century American literature. American romanticism adn American realism and naturalism.

Areas of Expertise
American Literature
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Tony Stewart

Associate Professor Of Religious Studies

South Asia religions and culture. Religions of India. Research on pre-modern Bengali religious literature in Bengali and Sanskrit languages. Was a Senior Fulbright Fellow, American Institute of Bangladesh Studies Fellow, director of North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies.

Areas of Expertise
Religious Studies
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Timothy Stinson

Assistant Professor Of English

Medieval English literature, the history of the book, and digital humanities. The complex history of printed and manuscript books and the important changes in teaching, research, reading, publishing, and librarianship as a consequence of texts being converted to - or created in - digital formats.

Areas of Expertise
English
Medieval Literature
Renaissance Literature
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Gerald Surh

Associate Professor Of History

Russian social and political history. Published work on pre-revolutionary labor and revolution. Studied and lived in Russia.  Recent work on the history of Jews in Russia and Ukraine.

Areas of Expertise
Russia
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Andrew Taylor

Professor Of Political Science

Local, North Caorlina and national politics and elections. Congressional and presidential politics.

Areas of Expertise
American Government
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Kenneth Vickery

Associate Professor Of History

Southern and Central Africa, including South Africa, social, political and economic history.

Areas of Expertise
Africa
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Michael Wogalter

Associate Professor Of Psychology

Warnings, labeling, signage, hazard and risk communication, document and screen design, information design, human-machine interface, human-technology interaction, usability, human factors, ergonomics, engineering psychology, human error, human information processing, human memory and cognition.

Areas of Expertise
Warning Labels/Risk Perception
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Walt Wolfram

William C. Friday Distinguished Professor Of Linguistics

Nationally renowned expert in linguistic diversity, sociolinguistics. Dialects of English, North Carolina dialects, vernacular dialects and ethnic dialects.

Areas of Expertise
Linguistics
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. David Zonderman

Professor Of History

American labor history, labor reform, workers' response to technological change. Also, trade unionism and industrial relations in the contemporary workplace.

Areas of Expertise
Labor/Labor Unions
Colleges
CHASS