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Ahmed, Mahmoud Youssef

ahmed mahmoudProfessor Mahmoud Youssef Ahmed teaches information technology and analytics courses including Business Data Management, Enterprise Architecture, and Analytics for Business Intelligence. His current research focus is the business value of Information Technology. In the last few years, he conducted research on location privacy and semantic search and representation.  He has a long career as IT professional and university faculty.  Currently, he is the senior director of IT at Rutgers Business School and assistant professor of professional practice in the Management Science and Information Systems department. He received Ph.D. in Information Technology and MBA from Rutgers and hold Project Management Professional certification.


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Aiello, John

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Professor John R. Aiello's research focuses upon the regulation and control of social interaction (including the role of nonverbal components of interaction).  His research interests include: leadership, stress, social facilitation, distraction, electronic performance monitoring, telecommuting, feedback, goal-setting, privacy, supervisory communication style, social justice and others. His research team has been involved in doing literature searches and meta-analysis coding as well. Topics of literature search include privacy legislation, performance feedback, social facilitation, computermonitoring and others. The research team provides students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the day-to-day operations of research in social and organizational psychology. Students will participate in the excitement of discovery: they will learn how research is generated and hypotheses are formulated, how investigations are conducted, and how data are organized, analyzed, and interpreted. There are many opportunities to participate in the training for and the execution of research, both in the field and in the lab. Students are able to learn how to effectively research the literature on topics related to social and organizational psychology. Working as a team is a central part of our research, and students have a great opportunity to learn how best to work together. Students also will have an opportunity to acquire skills that are invaluable in graduate school and in the workforce. These skills include literature searches, using SPSS to organize and analyze data, detecting and correcting problems that arise in the lab, and brainstorming ideas for future studies with the research team. The more initiative students take, the more opportunities they will have to acquire these skills.


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Allen-Hornblower, Emily

allen hornblower emilyProfessor Emily Allen-Hornblower, associate professor of Classics, has also served as the Undergraduate Director of Classics since 2010. She is a recipient of The Rutgers Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service for her teaching in NJ prisons (2016), and of the Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence honors award for outstanding teaching and scholarly work (2015). Her areas of interest include: storytelling; religion and gender; ancient cultural history; ancient Greek and Roman epic; Greek drama (tragedy and comedy); and social justice. Her book and articles center on ancient (and modern) conceptions and portrayals of the human: the human condition and suffering; interpersonal relations; and factors of connection (and disconnection) between individuals and groups. She loves teaching and advising, and taking her students beyond the classroom (for instance to theater and museum outings), and to bring to light (and to life!) crucial aspects of the material covered in class by way of hands-on contact with material culture and a more experiential approach to studying and learning. She is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France, and received her Ph.D in Classics from Harvard University, along with a joint doctoral degree from the Sorbonne in Paris (where she received a BA in both Classics and English). Outside of the classroom, she is usually doing something that involves bicycling, her dog, and cooking — or any combination of the three.


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Allender, Eric

allenderDistinguished Professor Eric Allender's research involves trying to show that some tasks are essentially impossible to compute.  For example, we know that there are some transformations on moderately-small inputs (say, a few hundred bits in length) that cannot be computed by any circuit that will fit in the galaxy; such functions are certainly ``hard'' to compute.  The field of computational complexity theory tries to give us more examples of ``hard'' functions.  This is important, since secure on-line commerce relies on unproven assumptions about functions that are ``hard'' in this sense.  Allender is a former chair of the computer science department, was a Fulbright Fellow in South Africa, and is a Fellow of the ACM.  When he's not proving theorems, he and his wife love to dance.


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Angell, Beth

angell bethProfessor Beth Angell studies how serious psychiatric conditions (such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) are treated in outpatient and community settings.  She is especially interested in how people who experience psychiatric problems get into treatment (help seeking) and what makes them stay there (adherence) -- and how those processes are affected by legal (involuntary treatment laws) and interpersonal (persuasion, pressure, social support) factors.  She also conducts research on the stigma of psychiatric problems and on the co-occurrence of mental illness and criminal justice system involvement.  Her research projects range from large-scale evaluations of programs and policies to micro-level studies of interactions between clinicians and clients with mental illness.  While Professor Angell primarily teaches courses for graduate students in social work, she enjoys mentoring undergraduate students via research opportunities, and talking with students about their interests in helping fields such as social work, counseling, and clinical psychology.


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Baldi, Andrea

Baldi AndreaProfessor Andrea Baldi joined the Italian Department in 1996. He has served as Chair, Graduate Director, and Undergraduate Director, and has been in charge of Rutgers Summer Program in Urbino, Italy, for the past nine years. His research interests focus on Early Modern and contemporary literature, with a special emphasis on women’s writing. His publications include monographs on Renaissance writer Alessandro Piccolomini and 20th-century author Anna Maria Ortese, and articles on the relationship between cinema and literature. Most recently, he has addressed issues of Italian modernity and literary interpretations of walking in urban settings. He is currently exploring the critique of city spaces in Ortese’s works.


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Barr, Maureen

barrProfessor Maureen Barr fell in love with Genetics as a Rutgers undergraduate way back when (B.A. 1990).  She pursued her interests in medical and behavioral genetics and trained at Columbia (Ph.D.) and the California Institute of Technology (postdoc).  She joined the faculty and received tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.   In 2007, she returned to her alma mater as faculty of the Department of Genetics.   Her lab is interested in how animal behavior is shaped by the environment, genes, and neural circuits.  The Barr laboratory has also developed C. elegans models for several human genetic diseases, and is in the unique position to address the underlying molecular bases and interconnections of these devastating disorders.   When not in the lab or classroom, she may be seen running around Highland Park/New Brunswick or playing with her three sons.


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Bathory, Dennis

bathoryProfessor Dennis Bathory teaches political theory from Plato and Aristotle to Tocqueville, Freud and Weber.  His books include Leadership in America: Consensus, Corruption and Charisma and Political Theory as Public Confession - The Social and Political Thought of St. Augustine.  His work on the political thought of Alexis de Tocqueville continues with a book length manuscript on Tocqueville on the foundations of democratic politics in the planning stages.  He is the director of the new Loyd Gardner Fellowship Program in Leadership and Social Policy.  Previous graduate director and chair of the Political Science Department, he was an undergraduate at Oberlin College and received his Ph.D. at Harvard.


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Beals, Michael

Professor Michael Beals is interested in the mathematics of wave phenomena, which technically is called the study of hyperbolic partial differential equations.  But really he is interested in all of mathematics, and teaches everything from Calculus and more advanced analysis courses to Linear Algebra and more advanced algebra courses to a special "Topics in Math for the Liberal Arts" designed for potential elementary teachers.  He also helps the SAS Honors Program find departmental honors courses each semester! Professor Beals had served as Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education in the School of Arts and Sciences for the last 20 years.


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Bell, Rudolph

Rudolph Bell, Distinguished Professor in the History Department, in his more than forty years at Rutgers, has always been active in undergraduate education, beginning as History vice-chair for undergraduates; continuing as a study abroad director in Italy, England and Ireland; holding the post of department chair for five years; teaching many times in the Honors Program; and most recently as a faculty union leader involved in addressing the balance of teaching and scholarly publication.  His research interests focus on Italy, from the Middle Ages to the present, with special concern for women, popular piety, and the history of the book. His publications include Holy Anorexia, which is about thin thaumaturgies, and How to do It: Guides to Good Living for Renaissance Italians.  He is currently exploring remarriage decision-making among 16th-century Sicilian widows.


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Belton, John

Professor John Belton has a Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard (1975) and a B.A. in Greek and Latin from Columbia University.  In 2005-2006, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to research a book on digital cinema.  In 2008, he received an Academy Fellows grant to research a book on motion picture color.  He is the author of five books, including “Widescreen Cinema” (Harvard, 1992), winner of the 1993 Kraszna Krausz prize for books on the moving image, and “American Cinema/American Culture” (McGraw Hill, 1994), a textbook written to accompany the PBS series American Cinema. Revised editions of this book were published in 2004 and 2008.  He has edited three books, most recently “Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window” (Cambridge, 2000).  He edits a series of books on film and culture for Columbia University Press (1989-on), is a former member of the National Film Preservation Board (1989-96), and former Chair of the Archival Papers and Historical Committee of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (1985-96).  He is also an associate editor of the film journal, Film History. His research interests are in film technology, film aesthetics, culture and film, American film history, and classical film theory.


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Bhanot, Gyan

bhanot_gyanProfessor Gyan Bhanot, is a faculty member in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and the Department of Physics. He is also a member of the BioMaPS Institute and of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. His research interests are in the area of translational medicine and population genetics. Trained as a physicist (PhD from Cornell University in 1979), after working on problems in particle and statistical physics and computer science, his research interests switched to Biology when he read his daughter's AP bio textbook. He is currently working on viral pandemics and trying to find novel targets and risk markers in breast, ovarian and kidney cancer using the analysis of sequencing data.  He enjoys talking to young people about science and mathematics.


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Blaney, Paul

Professor Paul Blaney wears a variety of hats. His main vocation is as a fiction writer but he also works as a freelance journalist, a teacher, editor, and publisher.  Born and raised in London, he has lived and worked in Lisbon, Hong Kong, and Eugene, Oregon, and now lives in Easton, PA. Recent publications include Handover, a novella set in Hong Kong, and The Anchoress, another novella whose main protagonist locks herself in her walk-in closet and won't come out. In 2015 Paul's first novel, Mister Spoonface, was published. The book explores what it means to be a father in an era of artificial reproduction. As well as teaching in New Brunswick, in both SAS Honors and the English Department, Paul has developed courses that include study abroad programs in England and Ireland.


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Bolden, Galina

Professor Galina Bolden received her BA in Linguistics from the University of Minnesota, and her MA and PhD in Applied Linguistics from University of California, Los Angeles. Her research examines naturally occurring, video/audio-recorded social interactions in a variety of settings: ordinary conversations between family and friends, doctor-patient interactions conducted with the help of language interpreters, conversations among co-workers at workplaces, and psychiatric visits. She conducts research on talk in Russian and English languages, as well as bilingual Russian-English conversations. She teaches "Bodies in Social Interaction" at the Honors Program, Introduction to Communication (Com 101), and a number of other classes on aspects of social interaction and language use. 


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Brooks, Ethel

Professor Ethel Brooks has a joint appointment with the Department of Women's and Gender Studies and is the Undergraduate Director of Women's and Gender Studies.  She is the author of Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women’s Work (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) which received the award for Outstanding Book for 2010 from the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the co-editor of the special issue of WSQ on "Activisms." She has contributed articles to a number of academic journals.  She is currently working on two book projects: Disrupting the Nation: Land Tenure, Productivity and the Possibilities of a Romani Post-Coloniality, and (Mis)Recognitions and (Un)Acknowledgements: Visualities, Productivities and the Contours of Romani Feminism, both of which focus on political economy and cultural production and the increasing violence against Romani (Gypsy) citizens worldwide.  Her op-eds on the expulsion of Romani people in various European countries have recently appeared on “The Guardian”. She is also writing an article on “Missing Pakistanis: Gender, Citizenship and the Muslim Everyday,” on the limits and possibilities of writing about Pakistanis in the wake of the war on terror.  In 2011 Prof.  Brooks was awarded a prestigious Fulbright-University of the Arts London Distinguished Chair Award and she spent the academic year 2011/2012 at TrAIN, the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation. Part of the award supported Prof. Brooks' delivery of a lecture series in conjunction with the Tate Gallery, London.


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Brown-Liburd, Helen

Professor Helen Brown-Liburd is an Associate Professor in the Accounting and Information Systems department. She received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.B.A in Accounting from Baruch College. Immediately prior to entering her doctoral program, she worked for over sixteen years in the corporate sector in such diverse areas as auditing, financial and operational reporting and analysis, and project management. Her research focuses on issues and factors that influence auditors’ judgment and decision making, with specific emphasis on financial reporting and data analytics. She also serves on the editorial boards of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting Horizons, and Issues in Accounting Education. Her teaching experience includes Auditing, Accounting Information Systems and Financial Accounting, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.


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Brzustowicz, Linda

Dr. Linda Brzustowicz, a psychiatrist and molecular geneticist, is also a member of Graduate Programs in Molecular Biosciences. Her research focuses on identifying and understanding genetic factors that increase an individual’s risk for developing psychiatric illness. Her laboratory currently studies schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism. Work by her group spans a range of activities including recruitment and assessment of human subjects, development of definitions of illness for genetic studies, DNA sequence analysis for linkage and association studies, comparative genomic analysis, and gene expression studies.


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Cai, Qian

Professor Qian Cai, is interested in molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating the autophagy-lysosomal pathway, and its impact on neuronal development, function, and degeneration.  Autophagy-lysosomal function is now considered as indispensable for the homeostasis of cells.  Neurons appear particularly vulnerable to autophagy-lysosomal dysfunction and toxin accumulation.  Defects within this pathway have been directly linked to several major neurodegenerative diseases.  Her lab has focused on addressing how retrograde transport of late endocytic organelles regulates autophagy-lysosomal function, thereby contributing to the maintenance of axonal homeostasis.  Using genetic mouse models and cell biological approaches combined with time-lapse imaging and gene rescue experiments in live neurons, the Cai lab will determine how the mitochondrial quality is properly controlled through neuronal mitophagy, and how the defects within this system contribute to neurodegeneration.  These studies will advance our understanding of pathogenesis of a variety of neurodegenerative diseases characterized by damaged mitochondria or a dysfunctional autophagy-lysosomal system.


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Campbell, Sara

Professor Sara Campbell in the Department of Kinesiology and Health, received her BS and MS from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and PhD from Florida State University. Following her PhD she completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship supported by the USDA investigating the ability of flaxseed to reverse atherosclerotic lesions and its ability to alter the cholesterol profile and modulate inflammatory markers. Her lab's research focuses on: 1) why do high-fat diets alter gut microbial ecology; 2) what role does exercise play in altering this outcome; 3) how (mechanism) does exercise influence intestinal integrity; and 4) what impact does this have on physiological functions to impact overall health. She is a member and Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, President-Elect of MARC Regional Chapter, and the American Society for Nutrition and The Obesity Society. She currently teaches Exercise Physiology, Exercise Biochemistry and Nutrition for Sport and Exercise. She has taught Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Medical Terminology and Exercise Testing and Prescription previously.


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Carr, Patrick J.

Professor Patrick J. Carr, is the Program Director of the Program in Criminal Justice, as well as Associate Professor of Sociology, and an Associate Member of the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1998, and his Master’s degree in Sociology from University College Dublin in 1990. His research interests include communities and crime, informal social control, youth violence, and the transition to adulthood. He is the co-author, along with Maria J. Kefalas of Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America (2009, Beacon Press), and author of Clean Streets: Controlling Crime, Maintaining Order and Building Community Activism (2005, NYU Press). He has published in the American Journal of Sociology, Criminology, Sociological Forum, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and other peer review outlets. He co-edited Coming of Age in America: the Transition to Adulthood in the Twenty-First Century (2011, University of California Press). Carr and his wife, Maria Kefalas (Saint Joseph’s University), are founders of the Philadelphia Youth Solutions Project (www.pysp.org), which “offers a safe space for Philadelphia’s young people to explain their views and emotions about the danger and violence that consumes so much of their daily lives. Carr’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and on NPR, and he has published opinion editorials in The Root, The Huffington Post,and The Atlantic (online). He has delivered keynote addresses on rural brain drain and redevelopment all over the American Heartland, and he is frequently asked to speak to international audiences about police-community co-production of order.


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Chayko, Mary

Professor Mary Chayko, teaching Professor of Communication and Information and affiliate member of the Graduate Sociology Faculty, studies the impact of the internet and digital technology on individuals, relationships, and societies. Her research examines the construction and experience of online social connectedness, inequalities in tech access and use, and the effects of rapid, sweeping technological change. She is the author of Connecting: How We Form Social Bonds and Communities in the Internet Age; the social science bestseller Portable Communities: The Social Dynamics of Online and Mobile Connectedness (both with SUNY Press); and the forthcoming Superconnected: The Internet, Digital Media and Techno-Social Life (Sage Publications). She has also coedited an anthology on civic engagement and social justice entitled Pioneers in Public Sociology, and with other scholar-musicians has recorded a CD entitled Songs of Peace and Justice. Dr. Chayko is a Rutgers University Distinguished Contributor to Undergraduate Education, known for using social media in her classes in exciting and innovative ways. She is also the Director of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies at the School of Communication and Information (SC&I), directing the minors in Digital Communication, Information, and Media (DCIM) and Gender and Media, and would look forward to working with students from any major who are interested in digital technology and its social impact.


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Chen, Weiwei

Professor Weiwei Chen, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences at Rutgers Business School. His expertise includes large-scale optimization, simulation optimization, stochastic modeling and decision analysis. He has extensive experience working with businesses and public sector organizations to improve strategic decisions and operational efficiencies. His domain experience encompasses supply chain management, logistics, smart grid, and healthcare. He received the Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the M.S. and B.S. degree in Automation from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Prior to joining Rutgers Business School, he was a Scientist in Management Sciences Lab at GE Global Research Center, NY.


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Cooper, Barbara

Professor Barbara Cooper is interested in the intersections between culture and political economy, focusing upon gender, religion, and family life.  Drawing upon archival sources as well as oral interviews in the Hausa speaking region of Niger in the west African Sahel, her publications have addressed female labor and slavery, gift exchange as social discourse, oral genres and the oral re-performance of pilgrimage, movement and the construction of gender, and the negotiation of a shifting political economy through the re-definition of marriage.  She is currently writing a book on the history of a minority Evangelical Protestant community in majority Muslim Niger that engages with the history of U.S. interventions in Africa, the problem of religious violence, the relationships between religion, secularism, and modernity, and the construction of gender in Christianity and Islam.


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D’Arcangelo, Gabriella

Professor Gabriella D’Arcangelo graduated summa cum laude in Biological Sciences from the Universita’ degli Studi di Bari, Italy, and received her Ph.D. in Neurobiology & Behavior from the University of New York at Stony Brook and her postdoctoral research training in developmental neurobiology at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in Nutley, NJ and at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. She started her independent scientific career in Houston, TX as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and a Principal Investigator in the Gordon and Mary Cain Pediatric Neurology Research Foundation at Texas Children’s Hospital. Her work focused on brain development and childhood epilepsy. She joined the Rutgers faculty in 2007 as an Associate Professor in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. She is currently also affiliated with the Graduate Programs in Molecular Biosciences and Neuroscience, and the Human Genome Institute of New Jersey. Professor D’Arcangelo’s current research focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern mammalian brain development and recovery from traumatic brain injury, and abnormalities in developmental or regenerative processes such as neurogenesis, neuronal migration, differentiation and synaptic connectivity, and cognitive dysfunction in developmental brain disorders, such as schizophrenia, autism or childhood epilepsy. Her research resulted in numerous scientific publications and federal and state grants along with and grants from numerous private foundations. She is also actively involved in teaching advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in cell biology and neuroscience, and offers research training to several undergraduate and graduate students.


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Driscoll, Monica

Professor Monica Driscoll, is interested in developmental neurogenetics, molecular genetics of neuronal cell death, mechanosensory transduction in touch and feeling, molecular mechanisms of aging.  One of the looming mysteries in signal transduction is the question of how mechanical signals such as pressure or force delivered to a cell are interpreted to direct biological responses.  A long-standing problem in the mechanotransduction field has been that genes encoding mechanically-gated channels eluded cloning efforts resulting in a large gap in our understanding of their function.  A new family of ion channels (the degenerin channels) are hypothesized to function as the central mediators of touch transduction and proprioception (how the body maintains coordinated movement) in C. elegans.  Her lab combines genetic molecular and electrophysiological approaches to determine and compare the composition/regulation of mechanosensitive complexes in an effort to contribute to the understanding of the function of this newly discovered channel class. 


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Eastman, Wayne

Professor Wayne Eastman has published articles in business ethics, management, and law journals. His academic research program focuses on business ethics, with emphases on how moral emotions help people solve social games, ideology, and value diversity. Currently, he is working with others to develop a new subfield, critical business ethics, which emphasizes the need for a self-critical, reflexive approach to research and practice in areas such as human trafficking, the coffee supply chain, financialization, and the link between background and ideology. In his teaching, Professor Eastman focuses on both business law, in which he emphasizes skills in making effective arguments, and business ethics, in which he also emphasizes skills in harmonizing as a leader with different people and groups. Professor Eastman has an active applied research program that aligns with his administrative activities as vice chair of the SCMMS Department and with his civic commitments as a member of the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, past president of a church in Orange, and founder of a non-profit, GlobalSOMA, that celebrates South Orange and Maplewood as international communities. His public scholarship has included discussions of test scores, community integration, and how the K-12 and college-university sectors can learn from one another in regard to faculty governance and collaborating on business education. He has testified multiple times in Trenton in favor of tenure reform.


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Egan, Andy

Professor Andy Egan has taught courses in philosophy of language, ethics, metaethics, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. He is especially interested in issues in the philosophy of language on the fuzzy border between philosophy and linguistics, and in the relation between language and thought. He grew up in Wisconsin, and got his degrees from the University of Wisconsin, University of Colorado, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before coming to Rutgers he held positions at the Australian National University and the University of Michigan.


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Evans, Brad

Professor Brad Evans is a specialist in nineteenth and early-twentieth century American literature. His research explores the complicated intellectual history of conceptualizing art objects (like novels) as belonging to national and cultural traditions. His interest in this topic has led him to write about fraught instances of cultural circulation, as suggested by two new projects nearing completion. In the first, he has co-produced the reconstruction of an important 1914 silent feature film by Edward S. Curtis, In the Land of the Head Hunters, the first of its kind to feature an entirely indigenous cast drawn from the Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl) of British Columbia. The goal of the project was to provide a scholarly recovery of the melodramatic genre of the film and to present unique Kwakwaka’wakw perspectives on their role in its production and conservation. His other new project is a book about an international vogue for proto-modernist periodicals known as "ephemeral bibelots," which appeared throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the United States for a brief moment in the 1890s. He uses the bibelot vogue to rework the literary history of the period and ask fundamental questions about how art moves. He is the recent recipient of a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for work on the bibelot project.


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Firestein, Bonnie

Professor Bonnie Firestein  works in the field of neurobiology, and is interested in mentoring students who intend to pursue a Ph.D., going on to graduate school for research (this does not include pre-med students).  In order for neurons to communicate, distinct proteins must be targeted to distinct sites.  Since the neuron is a highly polarized cell, it is a model system in which to study protein targeting.  Dr. Firestein's laboratory studies the targeting of PSD-95, a protein that localizes solely to sites on dendrites termed the post-synaptic density (PSD).  It is at these sites that interneuronal communication takes place.  Understanding how proteins are targeted to the PSD will help us to understand events underlying synaptic plasticity and long-term potentiation.  Dr. Firestein would like to work with student mentees who are interested in research or scientific writing.


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Gawiser, Eric

Professor Eric Gawiser studied Physics and Public Policy as an undergraduate, received his Ph.D. in Physics for research in theoretical cosmology, and joined the Rutgers faculty in 2007 to study distant galaxies using the world's largest telescopes. His discovery of distant galaxies that are the ancestors of galaxies like our own Milky Way was covered by USA Today, BBC, and newspapers from as far away as Thailand, India, Turkey and Kazakhstan.  Prof. Gawiser enjoys advising students and has supervised the research of eight Rutgers undergraduates.  He teaches undergraduate Astrophysics for both science majors and non-majors and gives frequent lectures for the general public on Astrophysics research.                                   


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Gillespie, Angus Kress

Professor Angus Kress Gillespie covers a wide variety of topics including folk culture, Jerseyana, maritime studies, regionalism, the American South, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, film studies, U.S.-Philippine relations, as well as America’s relations with the Middle East.  Each class is carefully crafted to give students a thorough historical and cultural explanation of a topic, as well as rigorous critique of subject and method.  His teaching is all about listening, questioning, and being responsive, as well as remembering that each student contributes differently.   He works hard to elicit responses from even the quietest student, and he pushes all his students to excel. Alongside his teaching portfolio, Gillespie works closely with students every year to produce the New Jersey Folk Festival (NJFF), a major contribution to the University and the State. The NJFF is the largest student-run multi-arts folk festival in North America.


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Glass, Arnold

Professor Arnold Glass studies language and memory. He is especially interested in creating a computer program that understands language and is eager to meet students who share this interest.  He also runs experiments that investigate how people understand language and how well they remember things they have seen and heard.  Arnold is a life-long comic book collector and movie fan.  At one time he consulted with the various movie companies on selecting movie titles.  He is an avid Rutgers sports fan who attends all Rutgers Football games.  He enjoys talking with students about these topics and about all kinds of things.  


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Gliserman, Martin

Professor Martin Gliserman (Colby College, Indiana University, Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies) teaches digital literary analysis, psychoanalytic theory, literature and psychology, and seminars on Virginia Woolf, Ralph Ellison, Chester Himes, and trauma. He basically teaches novels. His courses may invite students into the literary text (deep reading) so that they can see dimensions that had been hidden; or students may be asked into their own complex responses to literary texts and thus see another dimension of the text—our relationship with it. His research involves working with the web of words in one hundred novels written between 1719-1997. In the matrix of words we find a code. The novel gives us a story and encoded directions for pixelating it. This is a Digital Humanities project that involves data mining of cultural material. It yields insights into human cognition and how cultural forms are passed along. And, of course, it allows us to marvel that human beings can generate materials of such complexity and beauty. Gliserman is also an active faculty member who began the RU Teaching Conference in 1997; the most recent conference was in Fall of 2014 and focused on teaching and technology. Last, he has a psychoanalytic practice. Life also involves family, dogs, opera, movies, biking, and (select) TV series.


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Grant, Barth

Professor Barth D. Grant, of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, is interested in molecular membrane biology, especially the mechanisms controlling the uptake of proteins and lipids at the surface of cells, a process called endocytosis. The cells of our bodies are surrounded by a lipid bilayer that separates the molecules inside the cell from those on the outside.  This membrane barrier provides cellular identity, and is essential for life as we know it, but it also represents a problem.  How are large molecules that the cell needs to survive internalized?  Likewise, how can the composition of the membrane be controlled to optimize the interaction of the cell with its environment?  These fundamental issues of cellular function are solved in part by membrane traffic, the regulated movement of regions of membrane and their associated macromolecules using small carriers called vesicles. To gain new insight into the mechanisms that drive this pathway, the Grant lab takes advantage of the unique experimental features of the microscopic nematode C. elegans that have made it a leading model organism in nearly all areas of modern biological research. Chief among these features are highly advanced genetics and transgenic technology, very simple methods for gene knockdown (RNAi) and knockout, coupled with a transparent body that allows visualization of fluorescently tagged molecules in living animals.


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Gunderson, Sam

Professor Sam Gunderson does RNA-based research focusing on the regulation of gene expression at the level of processing of precursor mRNA in mammalian cells.  His lab seeks to understand how a single gene can produce 10's to 100's of unique mRNAs some of which can lead to unique proteins.  Biochemical methods are used to reconstitute regulatory pathways so as to gain mechanistic insight into the inner workings of gene expression regulatory complexes.  Professor Gunderson’s research is focused on developing new technologies to detect all the alternatively spliced and polyadenylated mRNAs in a given cell type, something current gene microarrays fail to do.  A recent development is a new gene silencing technology, which uses a completely different mechanism than RNA interference.   He is looking for novel polymers and delivery systems to introduce U1in gene silencing molecules into cells and animals with the goal of developing genomic-wide high throughput methods for functional genomics.  http://otc.rutgers.edu/pdf/Gunderson-07-060.pdf


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Haugerud, Angelique

Professor Angelique Haugerud's research specialties include political and economic anthropology, satirical activism, social movements, cultural politics of wealth inequality,neoliberalism, politics of development, land tenure, and political ecology. She has conducted research in both the United States and in East and Central Africa. Her recent ethnographic research focuses on the cultural politics of wealth and satirical activism in the United States. She is author of No Billionaire Left Behind: Satirical Activism in America (Stanford University Press, 2013) and The Culture of Politics in Modern Kenya (1995); co-editor (with Marc Edelman) of The Anthropology of Development and Globalization: From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism (2005); and co-editor (with M. Priscilla Stone and Peter D. Little) of Commodities and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives (2000). Professor Haugerud has been awarded research fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, American Philosophical Society, and Rockefeller Foundation, among others. She was editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal American Ethnologist (2011-2015) and of Africa Today (1996-1998). She has been elected to the executive boards of the American Anthropological Association's General Anthropology Division (2002-2005), the African Studies Association (1999-2002), the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (1997-2000), and the Society for Economic Anthropology (1992-1995).


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Haviland, Martha

Professor Martha Haviland received her Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the University of Michigan.  Her research focused on the genetics of quantitative traits associated with cardiovascular disease.  She currently teaches genetics and serves as the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Instruction, Division of Life Sciences.  She is passionate about undergraduate education in the life sciences and getting others involved in and excited about science, because she feels that science (particularly genetics) affects all of us, and to have meaningful discussions concerning the application of scientific discoveries, medical and scientific ethics, and allocation of resources in science, she believes individuals in our society must be better educated.


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Heumann, Milt

Professor Milt Heumann teaches courses on civil liberties and civil rights, the politics of criminal justice, and judicial decision-making. Professor Heumann received his B.A. from Brooklyn College in l968, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University  (1971,1976). His publications include Plea Bargaining, Speedy Disposition, Hate Speech on Campus, Good Cop, Bad Cop:Profiling, Race and Competing Visions of Justice. Professor Heumann has taught at the University of Michigan, Rutgers-Camden School of Law and Yale Law School (where he also was a Guggenheim Fellow).  His current research interests include the consequences of felony convictions (for voting, for professional licensing), as well as an examination of jury nullification in light of recent sentencing reforms.  He also plans to write a screen play based on a brilliant, albeit cantankerous, 88 year old attorney/friend, who working with only a few other local residents, challenged the decision making structure of a large closed community in New Jersey. 


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Hsu, Shu-Chan

Professor Shu-Chan Hsu studies the precise yet dynamic networking among nerve cells, which is the cellular basis of many if not all brain functions. To establish and maintain this neuronal network, neurons adopt a highly specialized yet flexible morphology; the formation and modulation of this specialization requires precisely targeted membrane addition to designated sites of the plasma membrane. Dr. Hsu's lab is trying to define the molecular events underlying this process, using molecular biological, biochemical, immunochemical and cell biological approaches.  Their goal is to elucidate the biochemical events underlying secretory vesicle trafficking and to study how this process is regulated by cellular signaling pathways during neuronal growth, differentiation and regeneration.


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Hughes, John

Professor John P. Hughes  while growing up in New York City (mostly oblivious to popular culture) just couldn't get enough of astronomy.  So you can imagine how thrilled he was to be involved in building satellites for NASA on the way to a degree in astrophysics from Columbia University.  These days Dr. Hughes has traded in his 2-inch diameter backyard telescope for the 10-meter diameter Southern African Large Telescope (funded in part by Rutgers) north of Cape Town.  One of his current research projects is a large-area, multiwavelength sky survey aiming for an accurate census of massive clusters of galaxies to measure the rate of structure growth in the Universe and thereby answer questions about the nature of dark matter and dark energy that control its evolution.  He also studies the aftermaths of supernova explosions, including both the superdense crushed interiors of massive stars and the exploded outer parts that fly off at speeds of thousands of kilometers per second.  A strong advocate for undergraduate research, Dr. Hughes also teaches High Energy Astrophysics, Stars and Star Formation, Astronomy and Cosmology, the Physics of Sound, as well as an honors seminar on the Science and Life of Albert Einstein.  Dr. Hughes enjoys travel, biking, skiing, opera, and now pays close attention to US domestic and international policy issues.


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Jacobs, Lawrence E.

Larry Jacobs, University Career Services counselor, Professor of Psychology adjunct at several colleges, and former H.R. Director, holds an ED.S. and MS in Counseling Psychology. One of his goals in academia and career planning is to edu-tain students with strategies to imagine, aspire, and succeed. He advises on the secrets to winning an interview for a job offer, resume writing with your Wow factor, choosing your major, generate an incredible networking approach, and set goals with an action plan. In psychology, he teaches such topics as social, abnormal, human development, learning, stress, and educational. He is also the career liaison to SEBS students, student military veterans, student athletes, students with disabilities. He encourages internships and volunteer work. He was the founder of Kidstreet, the largest playground in NJ; carried the US Olympic Torch for the 1996 Olympic Games, and as the founder of Dare2Dream, a motivational program about the power of your attitude, he presented to over 300,000 people, and for TED Talks, twice. Born deaf, yet living life to the fullest, as SASHP Faculty Mentor, he encourages you to plan for your dreams, to be the problem solver, and to bring out the very best in you! RU ready to find your passion and get motivated now? Let’s make it happen now!


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Jones, Jennifer

Professor Jennifer Jones, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program, began teaching at Rutgers in 1991 after studying at Grinnell College as an undergraduate and pursuing her Ph.D. in European history at Princeton. She regularly teaches Development of Europe I and II, which over the course of a year permits her to travel from the Parthenon of Athens in the 5th century BCE to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.  She specializes in 18th-century France and women’s history and teaches courses on both topics.  She teaches seminars on the history of fashion, the history of girls, and the history of the French Revolution, among other topics.  Her first book is Sexing la Mode: Gender, Fashion and Commercial Culture in Old Regime France.  She is currently writing a book on Thérèse Levasseur, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s mistress, and is researching children’s experience during the French Revolution. Future plans include a foray into Irish history with a study of Archibald Hamilton Rowan (1751-1834), a late eighteenth-century Irish revolutionary and founding member of the Society of United Irishmen.


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Justice, Benjamin

Professor Benjamin Justice, a former high school social studies teacher turned historian, studies the history of education in the United States. His research focuses on the ways in which states educate citizens through institutions (such as schools, prisons, and the military), interactions (such as police encounters), and laws. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, he is the author or editor of three books, including the The Founding Fathers, Education, and “the Great Contest,” which won the Critics Choice Book Award of the American Educational Studies Association, The War that Wasn’t: Religious Conflict and Compromise in the Common Schools of New York State, which was named Book of the Year by the New York State Archives, and the forthcoming Have a Little Faith: Religion, Democracy, and the American Public School. He currently serves as chair of the Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration in the Graduate School of Education and is co-director of the Social Studies Education Program. He is a graduate of Yale College (BA) and Stanford University (MA, PhD).


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Kalan, Marc

Professor Marc H. Kalan has been teaching Marketing at Rutgers since 2007 on both Newark and Livingston/NB campuses. Kalan’s background includes executive positions in both Marketing and Sales Management. Upon an extensive industry career he began teaching at the college/ graduate level in 2003. Kalan now serves full time on the faculty of RBS, Department of Marketing, teaching Marketing courses as well as teaching in the Rutgers International Executive MBA program in Beijing. In January 2013 he authored a 3 part series published in the online edition of The Journal of Sales and Marketing Management entitled, "Tips to Enhance Personal Presentation Skills in the Digital Age” since reprinted on the RBS website. In spring 2013 the students voted him “The Thomas H. Mott Jr., Award for Excellence in Teaching”. Kalan is also a HQT certified teacher of Social Studies and Language Arts, and Elementary education. The Case Centre published his first case study in May, 2015: Warner-Lambert New Products/Product Innovation Case Study. In the 2015 J&J Case Competition he coached finalist teams from each campus and the National winning team. For the second year he will serve as the Faculty Trustee of The Daily Targum. He will also continue his term as a University Senator. He will continue as Faculty Advisor to both Rutgers Association of Marketing and Strategy; and Rutgers Management Consulting Organization: New Brunswick. Prof. Kalan has accepted a request to be Faculty Advisor to a new Case Competition Club.


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Keeton, Chuck

Professor Chuck Keeton studies the mysterious "dark matter" that surrounds galaxies and pervades the universe.  Each galaxy's gravity acts as a gravitational lens to distort our view of objects in the background.  Professor Keeton observes gravitational lensing with the Hubble Space Telescope and various telescopes on the ground, and analyzes the observations to map the invisible dark matter.  He has published a book on the subject, along with a textbook about astrophysics.   Professor Keeton also serves as the Faculty Director for the Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates http://aresty.rutgers.edu .  In 2010 he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Obama for his innovative work in the integration of research and education.


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Knapp, Spencer

Professor Spencer Knapp was born in Baytown, TX, and raised in Tallmadge, OH.  As a Fellow of the Ford Foundation, he received degrees in 1972 and 1975 from Cornell. Following an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard, he came to Rutgers.  His research interests include the synthesis of natural products, enzyme inhibitors, and complex ligands, and the development of new synthetic methods.  He developed GlcNAc-thiazoline inhibitors, which serve as powerful tools for understanding the human enzymes O-GlcNAcase and N-acetylhexosaminidases (the latter associated with Tay-Sachs and Sandoff’s diseases). He developed iodolactamization and the carbonimidothioate and N-benzoylcarbamate cyclizations; and natural products synthesized include griseolic acid, siastatin B, and capuramycin. He has collaborated with over 40 Rutgers undergraduates and has 21 publications with undergraduates as coauthors.  Many of these have gone on to top graduate schools, and now hold positions in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Courses taught include Organic Chemistry and the Honors Seminar “Science in the News."


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Kolben, Kevin

Professor Kevin Kolben is an associate professor at Rutgers Business School, and is a recognized expert on transnational labor regulation. His research examines how labor rights can be safeguarded in the global economy through various types of private and public regulation. In addition to his academic work, he regularly consults with various governmental and non-governmental organizations such as the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He is currently serving an appointment on the Federal Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of Trade Agreements in the United States Department of Labor. He has also regularly led students to India in a course called Business, Development, and the Global Supply Chain. Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers Business School, Professor Kolben was a senior associate with Human Rights First where he worked on issues of corporate accountability and international labor regulation, and prior to attending graduate school he worked as a labor organizer. He holds a B.A. from Oberlin College, a J.D. from the University of Michigan, as well as an M.A. in South Asian Studies, also from the University of Michigan.


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Kopp, Robert

Kopp RobertProfessor Robert Kopp, of Department of Geological Sciences, is an Earth system scientist studying climate change on time scales ranging from Earth's deep past to our civilization's future. He is willing to mentor students who identify climate change as a major interest. He uses statistical and physical models to interpret the geological record of past sea-level and climate change, and uses the insights thus gleaned to improve projections of future changes. He also works to incorporate the scientific understanding of climate change into economic models and serves as Associate Director of the Rutgers Energy Institute. He has contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and to the Maryland Climate Change Commission's sea-level rise assessment. His columns on sea-level change have appeared in the New York Times Sunday Review and the Newark Star-Ledger. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, he served as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Office of Policy and International Affairs and as a postdoctoral research in geosciences and public policy at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in geobiology from Caltech and his undergraduate degree, geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago.


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Kwan, Kelvin Y.

kwan kelvinProfessor Kelvin Y. Kwan, was an undergraduate at Caltech and a graduate student at Harvard University where he studied molecular biology and biochemistry. It was not until his post-doctoral career at Harvard Medical School when he ventured into the field of neuroscience and honed in on studying the sensory hair cells of the inner ear. He joins a well-established group of auditory neuroscientists to continue his research at Rutgers. Although Dr. Kwan’s research focuses on the development of cultured stem cells for the auditory system, he has also been heavily engaged with the nascent consortium of Rutgers scientists who use human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) to probe mental health disorders. The ability to interact with colleagues in his field as well as reach out and benefit from cross disciplinary studies was a major draw for his arrival at Rutgers.


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Liu, Alice Y.-C.

Professor Alice Y. Liu, of the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, is interested in understanding why the ability to withstand stress is diminished in aging, in general and in neurons in particular.  She studies the regulation of a stress induced genetic mechanism – induction of the heat shock response (HSR); the increased expression of HSP chaperones serves to facilitate protein folding to confer stress resistance.  Her current research is focused on the identification and elucidating the mechanism of action of drugs/small molecules that can enhance the HSR to “protect” cells under stress for possible therapeutics development. Dr. Liu teaches the course Molecular Biology (146:478). She firmly believes in the importance of research based learning and has mentored a good number of undergraduate students over the years. She enjoys working and interacting with students in the classroom and at the lab bench.   In her capacity as a teacher, she tries to inspire and challenge ALL of her students to strive for their very best.    


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Lyons, Kevin

Dr. Kevin Lyons conducts research on developing and integrating global environmental, social, economic, ethical criteria and data into supply chain/procurement systems and processes. His research work includes the environmental and economic impacts on raw material extraction, logistics, manufacturing, consumption, consumer of multiple products and services research, designing and implementing local, national and international environmental economic development systems, waste-to-energy systems and environmental and sustainable social policy and financial impact forecasting (e.g. Sarbanes Oxley Corporate Social and Environmental Impact Reporting). He has also created the supply chain archeology and supply chain waste archeology research disciplines and has researched and written extensively on conducting environmental health-checks on global supply chains and the resulting benefits of reduced risk management impacts and costs. His awards include: Sierra Club Annual Professional of the Year Award, New Jersey State Governor's Award for Environmental Leadership and Excellence, NSF-IGERT grants.


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Mandelbaum, Jenny

Professor Jenny Mandelbaum received her BA in French and Philosophy from Oxford University in England, and an MA and Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Texas.  Her research examines the organization of everyday interaction, using video and audio tapes as a resource for describing, for instance, how we tell stories in conversation and what we "do" through the stories we tell.  Her findings include accounts of how we "construct" relationships and identity in and through interaction. Currently she and her students are working on a large database of video-recording of families engaged in a variety of different naturally-occurring activities. She looks forward to the continued participation of Honors students in these projects.  She teaches classes at all levels (including Intro. to Communication -- Comm 101), and enjoys the challenges of introducing technology into the classroom.


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Marcone, Jorge

Professor Jorge Marcone currently serves as Undergraduate Director in Comparative Literature, and previously has served as the Undergraduate Director in Spanish and Portuguese.  He has directed the Summer Study Abroad Programs in Spain and Cuzco and is the departmental advisor for students attending study abroad programs in Spanish-speaking countries.  In recent years Prof. Marcone has taught Honors sections of “Literature Across Borders” (Comp. Lit.), “Latin America: An Introduction,” and “Introduction to Hispanic Literature.”  His research and teaching interests focus on “ecocriticism,” the umbrella name for a diversity of ecologically oriented interdisciplinary approaches in literary and cultural studies.  Professor Marcone specializes on the history of environmentalism and ecological thinking in Hispanic literatures and cultures, and on the representation of Amazonia in literature, film, and other visual arts. At Rutgers University since 1991, Professor Marcone holds a B.A. in Hispanic Literature and Linguistics from the Universidad Católica del Perú, and a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin.  Professor Marcone is eager to mentor students interested in literary studies and/or film studies in any language and especially in world literature and film.

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McCrossin, Trip

Professor Trip McCrossin teaches classes in the history and legacy of the Enlightenment, in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century philosophy, and in contemporary ethical and political issues and popular culture. He strives to organize them to be as thoroughly conversational and exploratory as possible, and to relate philosophy as often as possible to the cultures we live in, and in this spirit, contributes periodically to essay collections published in several "popular culture and philosophy" series. He studied at the University of Michigan and Stanford and Yale Universities, and before coming to Rutgers in 2003, worked for some years in the labor movement.


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McGann, John

McGann JohnProfessor John McGann received his B.A. and M.S. in Psychology, and his PhD in Neuroscience from Yale University. He is interested in how the brain understands sensory stimuli from the world around it, and how it adapts its sensory processing based on prior sensory experience. In his lab they work primarily in the rodent olfactory (smell) system, where the neural circuits that process odor stimuli are physically and optically accessible and where breakthroughs in molecular biology permit powerful new experimental techniques. One ubiquitous feature of mammalian sensory systems is that they constantly adapt to their changing sensory environment. In the olfactory system, circuits in the olfactory bulb constantly change their neurochemistry and neurophysiology in response to the odors encountered. One major direction of our research is to explore the mechanisms of these changes and their utility to the animal. His Lab's work has been generously supported by grants from the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), an Institute of the NIH. For more information see his laboratory website.


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McKim, Kim

Professor Kim S. McKim's focus and research interests include understanding the mechanisms of Genetics and Heredity. Since this includes studying DNA repair and how the chromosomes replicated and segregated during cell division, this research has important implications for reproductive biology and cancer. Dr. McKim teaches courses in both basic and advanced Genetic analysis in addition to supervising the research projects of several undergraduates each year. He is a member of the Department of Genetics and Waksman Institute. The goal of the research in his lab is to understand the regulation and assembly of the mitotic and meiotic spindle and chromosome segregation.


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McLean, Paul

mclean paulProfessor Paul McLean studies elite social networks in historical contexts, specifically Renaissance Florence and early modern Poland.  This involves gathering pretty large datasets from archival sources to get something approaching a comprehensive view of the relational structure of such networks.  How such networks are patterned and how they evolve has important consequences for the trajectory of political and economic development and the emergence of various kinds of institutional innovations in those societies.  Besides mapping the structure of such networks, he is interested in the art of networking (even if he is not very good at it himself!), the sentiment of honor, and various themes (e.g., chance and game-playing) in the sociology of culture.  He teaches courses in political and economic sociology, the sociology of culture, social network analysis, and classical social theory.  He also enjoys hiking and is a singer of art songs and Renaissance polyphony in his spare time.


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Miller, Lisa L.

Miller Lisa 2Professor Lisa L. Miller is an Associate Professor of Political Science, as well an Affiliated Professor in the Criminal Justice Program. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1999. Miller’s research interests are in law and social policy, constitutionalism, racial inequality and crime and punishment. Her book, The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty and Crime Control (Oxford, 2008), explored the relationship between the peculiar style of American federalism and the substantial inequalities in criminal victimization and punishment across racial groups in the U.S. She has written extensively on the development of crime and justice policy and legal frameworks in the U.S. with her work appearing in Law and Society Review, Law and Social Inquiry, Perspectives on Politics, the British Journal of Criminology, Policy Studies Journal, among others. In 2011-2012, she was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College at the University of Oxford. During the 2012-2013 academic year, Miller was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Program in Law and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Her new book, The Myth of Mob Rule: Violent Crime and Democratic Politics, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016.


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Moehling, Carolyn

Professor Carolyn M. Moehling, is Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education of the School of Arts and Sciences and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Her research focuses on the interactions between households, markets and governments in the past.  Her current research projects include studies of the fertility of the Irish both at home and after immigration to the United States, the connections between immigration and crime in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the evolution and impact of Progressive Era social programs on American families.  Professor Moehling currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic History and Explorations in Economic History.


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Monga, Ashwani

Dr. Ashwani Monga is Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Marketing Department at Rutgers Business School. He has taught undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral courses, and is the recipient of several teaching awards. Dr. Monga’s research is in the area of consumer judgment and decision making, particularly with respect to time (time-money differences, waiting time and patience, etc.). He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Consumer Psychology, and is on the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of Consumer Research and the International Journal of Research in Marketing (and has previously served on the ERB of the Journal of Marketing and the Journal of Consumer Psychology). His research has appeared in the following journals (in alphabetical order): Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Retailing, Marketing Letters, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Dr. Monga holds a B.Tech (National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal), an M.B.A. (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad) and a Ph.D. (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities). Prior to joining academia, he worked a few years in the industry.


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Monk, Don

Monk DonProfessor Don Monk joined Rutgers Business School in 2011 after receiving his Ph.D. from Tulane University. His research is in the area of financial accounting with particular interests in organizational form, management guidance, and disclosure. He also has research projects in the municipal bonds area. Before becoming a professor, Don studied math at the University of Florida, earned an MBA from Rollins College, and worked in wireless telecommunications for six years.


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Nath, Badri

Nath Badri 2Professor Badri Nath does research in mobile and wireless computing. His research work is addressing the gathering of data from all sources and using it for decision making.  Some of the projects include pollution sensing from smartphones, messaging architecture for the web, software defined networks,  and the use of  physical data  analytics in decision making.  In particular, he is interested in gathering data from smartphones efficiently to influence decision making at all levels: individually, socially and globally. He is the winner of two test of time best paper awards (VLDB 2002 and Infocom 2015)


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Nguyen, Thu

nguyen thuProfessor Thu D. Nguyen, is currently serving as Associate Chair of the department. His research interests include sustainable computing, distributed and parallel computer systems, operating systems, information retrieval, and computer science education. Several years ago, he collaborated with Professor Bianchini to build the Rutgers Parasol green datacenter, which is partially powered by solar energy. Much of his recent research has been studying methods for managing green datacenters (similar to Parasol) to reduce their power/energy consumption and their emission footprints.  He is also currently studying how to ease the management of personal data that is widely distributed across multiple cloud services and personal devices. His industry experience includes working as a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Director of Web Crawling at Ask.com.


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Padgett, Richard

padgett rickProfessor Richard Padgett, a resident member of the Waksman Institute,  has an academic appointment in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.  He is also a member of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Child Health Institute.  He studies TGFβ signal transduction using both C. elegans and Drosophila as model organisms to dissect this signaling pathway.  TGFβ pathways are highly conserved in humans and are involved in many developmental events.  Mutations in the pathway are associated with numerous diseases and cancers.  Understanding how this pathway functions and is regulated will be important for developing better therapeutics.  Dr. Padgett’s lab has always had undergraduate research students, who eventually entered medical or research fields after graduation.  His interest in teaching and mentoring is evidenced from his Directorship of the Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program since 1999.  In 2011, he became Co-Director of the Molecular Biosciences Graduate Program, which is an umbrella program for five interdisciplinary graduate programs shared by Rutgers University and the graduate school at RWJ Medical School.  In his spare time you may see Dr. Padgett attending local soccer games or antique car shows, which New Jersey is famous for.


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Pairet, Ana

pairet vinas anaProfessor Ana Pairet’s main areas of  inquiry include the languages and literatures of the late Middle Ages and Early Modern period in France and the Iberian Peninsula; Ovidian poetry; mythography; textual and generic transformation; history of the book; and translation. Her book on fictions of metamorphosis in medieval France (Honoré Champion, 2002), traced the evolution of narratives of bodily change in vernacular literature from the 12th to the 15th centuries. By studying the poetics of mutacion in distinct generic contexts (Ovidian poetry, courtly literature, mythography and historiography), She showed how the Middle Ages turned this polysemic figure into a literary artefac. Chief among her research interest has been the versified Ovide moralisé (ca. 1328), identified as one of the main Ovidian sources for 14th-century poets such as Machaut, Froissart, and Christine de Pizan. Her current book project bears on the translation of French courtly romances into European vernaculars during the early decades of print.


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Palmon, Oded

Professor Oded Palmon conducts his research in the area of Corporate Finance in the School of Business.  He concentrates on Corporate Governance, and in particular on Executive Compensation.  Before joining Rutgers University (in 1988) Professor Palmon has been a faculty member at The University of Houston and The University of Haifa.  He got his undergraduate degree at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. at The University of Chicago.

 


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Power, Timothy

powerProfessor Timothy Power studies the culture and politics of Greece from the sixth to the fourth century BCE, primarily Athens, with a special focus on the private and public performance of music and poetry there. He has published work on the Epinician poets Bacchylides and Pindar, dithyrambic choral poetry in Athens, the elegiac poet Ion of Chios, and the intensely politicized culture of competitive musicians in Greece and Rome. Currently he is beginning a book on the cultural acoustics of Classical Athens, how voice, sound, and listening shaped the sociocultural experience of the city's inhabitants. When not researching or teaching, he enjoys cooking, walking, playing music, and reading detective novels.


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http://classics.rutgers.edu/Power.html

Prusa, Tom

prusa tomProfessor Tom Prusa is currently the chair of the Department of Economics.  He teaches Introduction to Microeconomics, International Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, and Game Theory. He has received numerous undergraduate teaching awards including the Rutgers University Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Faculty of Arts & Sciences Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education. His research focuses on the trade effects of administered protection such antidumping and safeguard actions and also the duration of trade between countries. He is a faculty research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.


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Pryor, Carlton (Tad)

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Professor Carlton (Tad) Pryor’s research interests are centered on observational and theoretical studies of the structure and evolution of both star clusters and individual galaxies. Currently he is using imaging obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope to measure the systemic proper motions of the dwarf spheroidal satellite galaxies of our own Milky Way Galaxy. These motions yield the space velocity of each galaxy and, hence, its orbit around the Milky Way. He states: “Our goals are to use this information to determine if the dwarf spheroidals move together in coherent streams in the halo of our Galaxy, to constrain the importance of the Galactic tidal force in determining the structure and star-formation history of the dwarf spheroidals, and to compare the observed orbits with the predictions of models for the formation of our Galaxy. We also use the motions of the dwarf spheroidals to constrain the mass of the Milky Way.” Professor Pryor teaches undergraduate astronomy courses including topical lecture courses, advanced labs, and surveys for both science and non-science majors. At the graduate level, he has taught courses on stars, cosmology, and observational techniques.



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Quincy, Ronald

quincy ronProfessor Ronald Quincy earned his Ph.D. from the College of Social Sciences at Michigan State University.  He served as a member of the Governor of Michigan's Cabinet, Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and Director of the Michigan State Office of Human Resources Policy and Special Projects.  His other previous positions include the following: Associate Vice President, Assistant to the President, of Harvard University; Chief Operating Officer of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change; Executive Director/President of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.; President of the White House Fellows Association and Chairman, White House Fellows Foundation; Senior Management Consultant, Towers Perrin (the world's 11th largest management consulting firm); and Foreign Policy Advisor, U.S. State Department, Africa Bureau.  Dr. Quincy is the Director of Center for Nonprofit Management and Governance, and his research interests include nonprofit, nongovernmental, and civil society leadership development, diversity, mentorships, succession planning, and executive coaching, nonprofit organizational accountability and performance.


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Rennie, Nicholas

rennie nicholasProfessor Nicholas Rennie has taught courses on German and European intellectual history, German drama, literature of the Age of Goethe, the Frankfurt School, contemporary literary theory, and theories of the visual. He studied at Princeton, the Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany), and Yale, where he received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. He has received numerous awards, including a School of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education, and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship supporting his work at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (2002-2003) and the Free University Berlin (2007-2008). He is the author of Speculating on the Moment: The Poetics of Time and Recurrence in Goethe, Leopardi, and Nietzsche (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2005), and has written articles on Lessing, Goethe, Leopardi, Nietzsche, and Benjamin. He recently published a piece on theater performance as a theme of Goethe’s Faust, as well as a comparative analysis of this play and Molière’s Dom Juan; and he is currently working on a book project entitled Forbidding Images: Writing and the Visual in German Theory 1766/1939. In addition to his research and teaching, Prof. Rennie has a special interest in Study Abroad and in Rutgers University’s summer, semester and year programs in Berlin.


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Rigdon, Mary

rigdon maryProfessor Mary Rigdon, the Undergraduate Program Director in the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers (RuCCS), is responsible for the Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science Major and Minor. Her research interests are in the cognitive and decision sciences, using methods in behavioral and experimental economics as well as neuroscience. Dr. Rigdon has a research lab group, Decision and Economic Sciences Lab, where we conduct experiments to better understand how and why people make decisions in a wide-variety of environments..


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Rockland, Michael

Professor Michael Aaron Rockland served in the U.S. Diplomatic Service as a cultural attaché in Latin America and Spain.  He has also held Fulbright lectureships in Norway, Argentina, Uruguay, and Peru, and still lectures widely overseas under the auspices of the State Department.  He is interested in ethnicity (particularly the American Jewish experience) and mobility: see his books Homes on Wheels, Looking For America on the New Jersey Turnpike and Snowshoeing Through Sewers.  His novel, A Bliss Case, was a New York Times "Notable Book."  He has written extensively for magazines such as Philadelphia, Adventure Travel, Explorer's Journal, and New Jersey Monthly, where he has long been Contributing Editor.  A recent book (2008) was 'The George Washington Bridge: Poetry in Steel.'  A new novel titled 'Stones,' came out in 2009. In 2010 a memoir of his years with the American Embassy in Madrid as a cultural attache was published by the University of Valencia and in 2012, published in English in the United States. In 2014, another memoir of his bizarre service in the U.S. Navy, "Navy Crazy," was published. Finally, he has also done considerable work in television production and filmmaking and studied at the Foreign Service Institute of the Department of State.


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Sahota, Amrik

Professor Amrik Sahota is involved in three major activities: (i) kidney stone disease; (ii) large-scale genetic studies; and (iii) molecular diagnostics.  His lab focuses on the molecular pathology of kidney stone disease, studying the disease process in animal models, in cultured cells and, in collaboration with clinical colleagues, in human renal biopsies.  This combined approach has provided, and continues to provide, fundamental insights into the molecular bases of pathological changes, including inflammation, fibrosis, tissue calcification, and cell death.  His lab establishes and maintains cell, DNA, and database repositories for complex human diseases and collaborates with other investigators in the identification of genes for these diseases.   They continually develop and implement into clinical practice molecular diagnostic assays based on advances in molecular biology and genetics. 


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Salur, Sevil

salurProfessor Sevil Salur joined Rutgers in 2011.  Before coming to Rutgers, she was a researcher at UC Davis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Yale University.  She studies experimental high-energy nuclear physics and investigates the properties of strongly interacting, hot and dense matter produced at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland and the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, NY.  This dense matter, a soup of quarks and gluons, was present 0.000001 seconds after the Big Bang.  It is re-created by collisions of nuclei at nearly the speed of light through a phase transition similar to the way that ice cubes melt to form liquid water.  Professor Salur and her research group are working to determine the quantitative properties of this quark-gluon matter.  Professor Salur will be teaching an Honors Seminar “Three Minutes After the Big Bang" next Fall. . 


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Schwander, Martin

schwanderProfessor Martin Schwander's research is in the field of auditory perception and hearing loss.  Deafness is the most common form of sensory impairment in humans and is frequently progressive in nature, but little is known about the molecular pathogenesis of the disease.  A recent ENU mutagenesis screen has revealed that mutations in members of the gasdermin gene family cause progressive hearing loss in mice and humans.  Professor Schwander’s research will extend various studies to further define the in vivo function of gasdermins in the development and physiology of the inner ear. In addition, the laboratory will examine whether different gasdermin proteins act in a similar molecular pathway that is important in both auditory hair cells and neurons using novel proteomics approaches. Understanding the molecular function of gasdermins will ultimately aid the design of new therapeutics that target these signaling pathways and that will be effective in preventing or treating hearing loss.


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Scott, Robert S.

scott robertProfessor Robert Scott grew up in Hamilton, Montana and received his Ph.D from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. His research is united by an interest in environmental influences on hominid evolution.  His interests span dietary adaptations and change.  Professor Scott has done paleontological and paleoanthropological fieldwork in Indonesia, Turkey, Hungary, China, and Montana.  He is the co-developer of a new repeatable method for quantifying primate and hominin dental microwear in three dimensions. This method has provided new insights into the diet of South African early hominins suggesting the importance of fallback food exploitation and was published in the journal Nature.  Professor Scott’s most recent research effort explores hominin diet in another way: He is conducting comparative experiments on the digestion of cooked and raw meat.  Professor Scott teaches the course “Extinction”, part of the pioneering SAS Signature course initiative. He also teaches “Human Osteology,” “Quantitative Methods in Evolutionary Anthropology” and “Evolution of Human Diet.”  Most, recently Prof. Scott has co-developed a new Rutgers certificate program in Evolutionary Medicine.  His hobbies include hiking and camping, gardening, and poker.


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Shaw, Mary

Professor Mary Shaw focuses most of her research on 19th- and 20th-Century French poetry, particularly Mallarmé, but her work explores poetry's relations with other genres (theater and various types of fictional and non-fictional prose) and with disparate art forms (music, dance, and the visual arts). She often works across centuries as well. Much of her teaching has revolved around the Zimmerli Art Museum's fin-de-siècle illustrated book and journal collection. In recent years, she has also published two poetry and a bilingual children's books. You will also find her teaching some of the beginning French literature courses.


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Sheflin, Neil

Professor Neil Sheflin's research focuses on applied macroeconomics and instructional technology.  His work has included research on the economics of trade unions, the development of inflation cycles for the Center for International Business Cycle Research, cost-benefit analyses of NASA remote satellite sensing systems, telecommunications demand modeling, financial sector modeling of large scale econometric models of the United States, Economic Loss Analysis for the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund, and the development of statistical sentencing guidelines for the Administrative Office of the Courts of New Jersey.  Dr. Sheflin is faculty advisor to the Economics Honor Society (ODE). His outside interests include sailing, sports cars, history, and jazz.

 


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Singer, Eric

singer ericDr. Eric A. Singer, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Section of Urologic Oncology at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  He joined the faculty of CINJ in 2012 after completing a clinical and research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute where he also served as an adjunct faculty member in the National Institutes of Health’s Department of Bioethics.  Dr. Singer received his medical degree with Honors in Research from Georgetown University along with a master’s degree in bioethics.  He then performed his general surgery and urologic surgery training at the University of Rochester Medical Center where he also did a fellowship in clinical ethics.  Dr. Singer’s academic interests include urologic oncology, robotic surgery, clinical trials, and bioethics.  He has authored or co-authored more than three-dozen publications and has been invited to present his work at national and international meetings.  Dr. Singer is also a member of the ethics committees for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the American College of Surgeons.

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Singson, Andy

Professor Andy Singson teaches in the Department of Genetics and is a member of Graduate Programs in Molecular Biosiences as well as the Waksman Institure of Microbiology. He has research interests in the molecular mechanism of fertilization (sperm-egg interactions). The long-term goal of research in his lab is to understand the molecular events that mediate gamete recognition, adhesion, signaling and fusion. The genetic and molecular dissection of these events will also provide insights relevant to other important cell-cell interactions during the development of multicellular organisms.  In his free time, Dr. Singson is also the faculty advisor for the Rutgers University Cycling Team.


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Stein, Lyra

stein lyraProfessor Lyra Stein studies personality correlates of learning and performance. The interaction of individual differences and environmental variables can have a profound effect on performance, especially in the workplace. In addition, personality can be very fluid and not wholly defined by traits. It is important to distinguish between inherent differences and the fluidity of personality states. Professor Stein teaches classes which integrate psychological science into different areas of psychology. She believes that the best manner in which to teach psychological concepts is to have students discover the concepts for themselves. She also teaches a class called myths and misconceptions in psychology which uncovers the myths of conventional wisdom in psychology.


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Steward, Ruth


Professor Ruth Steward, of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, has research interests in the Toll-Dorsal (NF-kB/Rel) pathway functioning in establishing dorsal-ventral polarity in the early Drosophila embryo, in the humoral and cellular immune response, and in hematopoiesis.  The pathway is conserved in flies and vertebrates. In mammals it controls the immune and inflammatory responses and is critical for cell growth and survival. A large number of mammalian tumors are associated with mis-regulation of the NF-kB/Rel proteins.  She is also working on histone methylation and its effect on chromatin organization in Drosophila.


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Syrett, Kristen

syrett_kristenProfessor Kristen Syrett studies first language acquisition, investigating when and how children come to have an adult-like understanding of certain words and sentence interpretations.  In her experimental, psycholinguistic research with children age two to six and undergraduates, she finds creative ways to evaluate the meaning that children and adults assign to words like verbs and adjectives, what kinds of linguistic and contextual information they use to constrain the hypothesis space, what suppresses or facilitates certain interpretations, and how language processing and grammatical mechanisms interact.  She focuses on semantics, syntax, and pragmatics, and the interfaces between these areas.  She is a member of the faculty of Linguistics and the Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS) and directs the Laboratory for Developmental Language Studies, where she has a number of talented and eager research assistants. Outside of research and teaching, she is devoted to raising her two beautiful children, enjoys spinning (indoor cycling), and loves finding new ways to deepen her yoga practice.


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Toncre, Erich

Toncre ErichProfessor Erich Toncre has been a member of RBS since 2010. He completed his MBA in Marketing and his M.S. in Technology Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He received his B.A. in Journalism and Business from Indiana University. His expertise includes Supply Chain Management, Total Quality Management, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Technology Management and International Business, the relationship between Green Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility Marketing, and Social Media Marketing.


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Trigg, Mary

trigg maryProfessor Mary Trigg, is Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Director of Leadership Programs and Research at the Institute for Women’s Leadership. Trained in American Studies, her research interests include twentieth century U.S. women’s history, the history of feminism, motherhood, women’s leadership, and women’s biography. Her books include Feminism as Life’s Work: Four Modern American Women through Two World Wars (2014); the anthology Leading the Way: Young Women’s Activism for Social Change (2010), and the forthcoming Junctures in Women’s Leadership: Social Movements (co-edited with Alison R. Bernstein), all from Rutgers University Press. She is at work on a new project examining representations of motherhood in the U.S. between 1920 and 1960. Trigg is the founding director of the Leadership Scholars Certificate Program, a leadership education honors program for undergraduates, and has co-founded four additional leadership programs for women at Rutgers. In addition, she directs the research at the Institute for Women’s Leadership. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Brown University, an M.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a B.S. from the University of Michigan.


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Urban, Andrew

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Professor Andrew Urban joined Rutgers in the fall of 2010 as an American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow. He received his PhD in History from the University of Minnesota in 2009, and previously worked as a postdoctoral fellow with the Transforming Community Project at Emory University. His forthcoming book, Contract and Servitude: Migration and the Political Economy of Domestic Labor in the United States, 1850-1924 (NYU Press, 2016), examines how immigration policies, market regulations, and cultural attitudes about servility shaped exchanges between capital and labor in American homes. Professor Urban's second book project will explore how the Hudson River waterfront in Hoboken and Jersey City has been integrated into the global economy and the area's transformation from an industrial waterfront to a strip of land valued for its views, proximity to Manhattan, and favorable tax abatements for commercial and residential development. He is a founding member of the Guantánamo Public Memory Project, a collaboration between faculty and students at eleven universities that curated a traveling exhibition on the varied histories and uses of the US Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba – from its acquisition during the War of 1898, to its use as a detention center for Cuban and Haitian asylum seekers, to its role in the post-9/11 "War on Terror." Recently, he was the author of an op/ed on nj.com addressing the pending civil liberties suit, Hassan v. City of New York, and the impact of NYPD surveillance on Muslim students at Rutgers. His work has also appeared in the Journal of Asian American Studies, Radical History Review, Journal of Policy History, Gender and History, and American Studies.


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Venugopal, Sesh

Professor Sesh Venugopal has taught thousands of students over all levels of the Computer Science undergraduate curriculum, and has written a textbook that is used internationally. He brings to the classroom a unique blend of theory and practice, enhancing the relevance of the learning experience with case studies drawn from industry leaders in computing. He loves to interact with students in and out of the classroom, and is the faculty advisor to the Undergraduate Student Alliance of Computer Scientists (USACS), and Rutgers Mobile App Development (RuMAD) student clubs. He is also the founder and director of the Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) for the Computer Science department. He has been recognized in 2010 with the School of Arts and Sciences award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education. His wide-ranging interests include coding, traveling, reading, playing and following various sports, talking about topics ranging from technology to trivia to metaphysics, and anything else that is engaging and fun. He also enjoys writing fiction (published a novel in 2012), and making educational videos on YouTube.


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Vershon, Drew

Drew Vershon, Professor and Undergraduate Director of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, is one of our most enthusiastic molecular biologists, and he loves involving undergraduates in research; his lab focuses on the regulation of transcription in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Specifically, he is investigating how different regulatory proteins interact to control gene expression and how these interactions influence the regulatory activity of the proteins.  Professor  Vershon is a Principal Investigator at Waksman Institute, a Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and Director of the Waksman Student Scholars Program, at Rutgers University.


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Walen, Alec

walen alecProfessor Alec Walen got his B.A. from University of Maryland, his Ph.D. In Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, and his J.D. from Harvard.  He came to Rutgers in 2010 with an appointment in Law (Camden), Philosophy (New Brunswick) and Criminal Justice (New Brunswick).  His primary interests are in the limits of what is morally permissible, and is working on a theory of rights and a view about the moral relevance of intentions to permissibility.  He also is interested in applying these ideas in the legal realm, focusing in particular on criminal, constitutional, and national security law. He is currently writing a book (under contract with Oxford University Press), the working title of which is "Detention in a Liberal State."


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Walworth, Nancy

walworth nancyProfessor Nancy Walworth has a research laboratory and academic appointment at the medical school on Busch Campus. She teaches medical and graduate students in the classroom, and undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory. She studies mechanisms controlling cell division in fission yeast, a unicellular organism that serves as a model for understanding basic cellular processes common to all eukaryotic cells. Her graduate students have gone on to a range of careers in the biomedical sciences, and many undergraduate trainees have gone on to medical or graduate school. She believes that the opportunity to conduct laboratory research is critical to the education of individuals interested in many career paths, especially physicians and other health professionals, because while science must underlie the decisions we make, the next experiment may change the way we think. In addition to research and teaching, she enjoys serving as co-director of the Rutgers Graduate Programs in Molecular Biosciences. Dr. Walworth earned her undergraduate degree in biology from MIT in 1985 and her PhD in Cell Biology from Yale in 1990. She did post-doctoral training at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and spent a year at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam before moving to New Jersey in 1994, where she and her husband have raised two Jersey Girls, two cats and one dog.


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Wasserman, Emma

wasserman EmmaProfessor Emma Wasserman, an Associate Professor of Religion & Undergraduate Director specializes in early Christian history. Her work focuses on Christian origins within the social, intellectual, and religious contexts of the ancient Mediterranean and especially on apocalypticism and cosmology, the Christian appropriation of ancient philosophy, and the social description of ancient intellectuals. Her published work treats intellectual discourses about the self and their use in the letters Paul, our earliest and best sources for Christianity. Her second book, which is forthcoming, treats apocalyptic expectations in the Paul's letters. She holds a Ph.D. from Yale University in Religious Studies and a B.A. from Brown University. Her first book, The Death of the Soul in Romans 7: Sin, Death, and the Law in Light of Hellenistic Moral Psychology (Mohr Siebeck) was published in 2008. She teaches New Testament, Origins of Western Morality, and Apocalypse Now: Religious Movements and the End of Time.


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Wilder, David

Wilder DavidProfessor David Wilder joined the Rutgers Psychology Department after completing his PhD in 1975 at the University of Wisconsin.  His research and teaching interests encompass the application of social cognition to intergroup relations, relationship between time sense and consciousness, and the history of psychology.  Most of his research has focused on the application of social cognition (mental construction of the social world) to an understanding of prejudice and stereotyping.  Factors that he has studied include the effects of social categorization on identity and bias, tactics to reduce bias, context effects on the use of stereotypes, and the role of anxiety in mediating the impact of information about other groups.  His underlying thesis has been that some bias is a virtually inevitable, albeit undesirable, outcome of the process by which we cognitively organize our social world in search of a positive self-identity.


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Winder, James

Professor James Winder has been a member of RBS since 2008. He earned his M.S., and Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University and his A.B. in Economics from Rutgers University. He teaches in both the MBA and undergraduate programs, and he is an advisor to students seeking the CFA designation. He  also taught finance and economics at the College of New Jersey.  Professor Winder spent 27 years in the financial industry before joining RBS.  Most of this time was spent in the research department at Merrill Lynch.


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Wu, Long-Jun

Professor Long-Jun Wu and his lab are involved in research about understanding microglia-neuron communication in the brain. Microglia are the principal immune-response cells in the central nervous system. Intriguingly, microglia bear very motile processes which constantly survey the microenvironment in the normal brain. Upon brain dysfunction, microglia are activated and regulate neuronal activities. However, we know very little about how microglia sense and respond to neuronal signaling. An exciting possibility is that microglia communicate with neurons through ion channel mechanisms. In neuronal circuits, microglia are actively interact with synapse and might be critical for synaptic pruning and plasticity. More importantly, microglia are strongly activated in pathological conditions such as pain, epilepsy, stroke and neurodegeneration. The microglia-neuron communication is remarkably amplified under these disease conditions. However, the function of microglia in these neurological disorders are still largely unknown. Professor Long-Jun Wu and his lab are working on the role of microglia in normal and diseased brain. The results from their studies would advance the understanding of microglial function in the brain and provide therapeutic targets at microglia for the treatment of neurological disorders, such as pain, epilepsy, and stroke.


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Xie, Ping

xie pingProfessor Ping Xie, of the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, is interested in regulation of immune cell homeostasis and functionality which is central to the proper functioning of the immune system in vertebrates.  Aberrant functions of immune cells and dysregulation of immune responses contribute to the pathogenesis of almost all human diseases, including infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, inflammation, neurodegenerative disorders, and cancers.  To understand the molecular mechanisms of immune regulation, she starts from a critical regulator of the immune system, a cytoplasmic adaptor protein termed TRAF3.  She is currently investigating the contributions and mechanisms of TRAF3 in B lymphomagenesis.  She is also elucidating the functions and mechanisms of TRAF3 in innate immunity and inflammation by generating myeloid cell-specific TRAF3-/- mice.  Knowledge gathered from these research programs will provide new insights into the molecular mechanisms of immune regulation and cancer pathogenesis, and will lead to the development of novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of B lymphoma and chronic inflammation.


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