Fellows Roster

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Dan Acosta

ACOSTA, Daniel PhD
Carl Chair of Pharmacy
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
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Daniel Acosta, Jr. received his PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Kansas at Lawrence. He is Dean Emeritus of Pharmacy in the Winkle College of Pharmacy. His research has focused on cellular and in vitro toxicology, with emphasis in cardiovascular and hepatic toxicology. He has authored over 125 publications and over 30 book chapters; he is the current Editor of Cardiovascular Toxicology and Toxicology In Vitro. He has received several honors and awards, including the Burroughs Wellcome Toxicology Scholar Award, and was elected President of the two largest toxicology organizations in the world—the Society of Toxicology and the International Union of Toxicology. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences.

Chong Ahn professional headshot.

AHN, Chong H. PhD
CEAS-Department of Electrical Engineering & Computing Systems

Michael Archdeacon.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
CEO, UC Physicians
Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs

Michael T. Archdeacon joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati in 2001. He was the Vice-Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery from 2006 until 2013 when he was appointed the Peter J. Stern Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He served as the Chief of Staff for the University of Cincinnati Medical Center from 2008-2012, and as the Medical Director of Operative Services for UC Health from 2011-2020. In 2021 Dr. Archdeacon was elected as CEO of UC Physicians and appointed as the Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for the UC College of Medicine.

Dr. Archdeacon attended the Tulane University School of Engineering and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. He then attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine where he received his M.D. and simultaneously obtained a Master of Science in Engineering. He completed his Orthopaedic residency training at Case Western Reserve where he also participated in a one-year Allen Orthopaedic Surgical Research Fellowship at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. He furthered his training with a fellowship in Orthopaedic Traumatology at Tampa General Hospital under the direction of Roy Sanders, M.D. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery specializing in difficult fracture care and fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum. Dr. Archdeacon has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and has been invited as a visiting professor both nationally and internationally at thirty-five institutions. He has been named a “Best Doctor in America” by Cincy Magazine and a “Top Doc” in Cincinnati magazine for 14 consecutive years.

Philip Argyres

ARGYRES, Philip C.
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Philip C. Argyres is a Professor of Physics at UC. He received his PhD in Physics from Princeton University. His research on theoretical high energy physics has dealt with topics ranging from aspects of quantum gravity in string theory, black holes in variants of early universe cosmology, exact techniques in supersymmetric quantum field theories, to foundational questions on the existence and convergence of trans-series expansions in quantum field theories. He has authored over 60 publications, was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and has been supported by grants from the NSF and DOE.

David Askew.

ASKEW, David S. PhD
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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David Askew received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He performed postdoctoral training at the NCI-Frederick Cancer Research Facility (now the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research), as well as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is currently professor of pathology & laboratory medicine at UC. His research focuses on understanding mechanisms of virulence in the pathogenic mold Aspergillus fumigatus, focusing on how the fungus survives the stress of the host environment during infection.

Bruce Ault

AULT, Bruce S. PhD
Professor Emeritus
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Bruce Ault received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the University of Cincinnati in 1976. He is currently Professor of Chemistry and University Distinguished Teaching Professor. His research interests are focused on the study of highly reactive chemical intermediates using cryogenic techniques. He has authored over 225 publications and his research has been supported for over 35 years by the NSF. Dr. Ault is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Chemical Society. He was recently awarded the Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research.

Portrait of Tamilyn Bakas.

Nursing Research
Professor and Jane E. Procter Endowed Chair

Dr. Tamilyn Bakas received her PhD from Indiana University School of Nursing, and is currently Professor and Jane E. Procter Endowed Chair at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. She conducts NIH-funded research aimed at improving the quality of life of family caregivers of persons with chronic illness. Her research in this area has resulted in publications focused the development of clinical assessment tools and measurement instruments for family caregiving research, and the design and testing of the Telephone Assessment and Skill-Building Kit (TASK I, TASK II, TASK III) for stroke family caregivers. She also conducts research using telehealth to promote healthy aging. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and a Fellow of the American Heart Association. She teaches courses on research design, instrumentation, and data analysis, and has received major awards for her research mentoring of students and faculty.

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BAKER, Norman R. PhD
CBA-QA & Info Syst
Provost Emeritus
Professor Emeritus of Quantitative Analysis

Greg Beaucage.

CEAS-Chemical Engineering

Link to homepage: http://www.eng.uc.edu/~gbeaucag/BeaucageResearchGroup.html

Tom Beck

BECK, Thomas L. PhD
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Thomas L. Beck is a Professor of Chemistry and Physics at UC. He received his PhD in Chemical Physics from the University of Chicago. His research in theoretical and computational chemistry deals with the statistical mechanics of condensed phase systems, including liquids, interfaces, and biophysics. His recent work has focused on fundamental studies of ions in water, water interfaces, and materials for ion solvation in batteries and supercapacitors. He has also worked on new computational methods for describing the electron distributions in molecules. He is presently the Chair of the State Users Group at the Ohio Supercomputer Center. He has authored over 80 publications and has been supported by grants from NSF, DOE, and DoD.

Nira Ben-Jonathan.

Cell Biology

Nira Ben-Jonathan received her PhD in Physiology from the University of Illinois, and is Professor of Cancer and Cell Biology in the College of Medicine at UC. Her research focus on breast and head and neck cancer, human obesity, and endocrine disrupting chemicals. She has authored 165 publications, edited a book, and contributed 12 chapters to textbooks and encyclopedias. She was elected Chairman of the Gordon Research Conference on Prolactin, elected Fellow of the AAAS, and received the UC Rievescl award. She served as member on  numerous study sections and journal editorial boards, and has been chairman on five NIH study sections.  Her research has been continuously supported by the NIH, NSF, DOD and the Komen Foundation.  

Michael Benson.

BENSON, Michael L. PhD
CECH-Criminal Justice

Michael L. Benson received his Ph. D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois in 1982.  He is currently a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati.  He is a past president of the White-Collar Crime Research Consortium of the National White-Collar Crime Center and member of the Executive Board of the American Society of Criminology.  He has published over 40 articles and book chapters on white-collar crime, as well as three books in that area.  His book Combating Corporate Crime: Local Prosecutors at Work won the Outstanding Scholarship Award in 2000 from the Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems.  In addition to white-collar crime, he has also published extensively on life course criminology and intimate partner violence. His two most recent books are Understanding White-Collar Crime:  An Opportunity Perspective and Life Course Criminology: An Introduction. In 2011, he was invited to address the National Academy of Sciences on the state of white-collar crime research.  His work has been supported by the National Institute of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control, and private foundations.


John Bissler

Professor AFF

John Bissler earned his combined M.S. (Life Sciences) and M.D. degrees at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, served pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, and then his Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship, Graduate school and post-doctorate work at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  He worked for 25 years in Cincinnati and was a tenured professor of Pediatrics, and the Clark D. West Chair of Nephology.  He had a secondary appointment in Cell Biology.  While in Cincinnati he mechanized and patented a widely used device for hemofiltration, developed a protocol to reduce the post-embolization syndrome, and was the PI on pivotal studies spearheading the use of mTORC1 inhibitors in tuberous sclerosis complex.  He left Cincinnati in 2013 to become the Director of  Nephrology for St. Jude Children’s Reseach Hospital and LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, the Director of the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Center of Excellence, and the Federal Express Chair of Excellence. Dr. Bissler has devoted his life to the research and clinical care of tuberous sclerosis renal disease.

Burns Blaxall PhD.

Professor of Pediatrics
Dept of Pediatrics
Division of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
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Albert Bobst.

BOBST, Albert M. PhD
Adj Prof Biol Chem (COM)

Albert M. Bobst is a Professor of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati. After receiving his PhD at the University of Zurich, he studied Quantum Biochemistry as a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Pullman at the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique in Paris, France. Subsequently he was awarded a Swiss National Science Fellowship to learn Photosynthesis and Nucleic Acid Chemistry under the guidance of Professors Calvin and Tinoco, at Berkeley, CA. He was a visiting scientist at the National Institutes of Health in 1975/76, 1983/84, and at the ISREC in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1979. In 2007/08 he was a visiting scholar at OSU. His research interest is focused on the application of electron spin resonance (ESR) in biological systems. Federal agencies and industry have supported his research. In 2006 he was awarded US Patent 7,126,665 for "Detection of Nucleic Acid Target Sequences by ESR." He has ongoing collaborations to design Micro – ESR sensors for magnetic resonance – based gene detection in personalized medicine.

Don Bogen.

English & Compar Lit
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Don Bogen is the author of four books of poetry and a critical book on the American poet Theodore Roethke. He is also active as a translator and has collaborated with composers from the U.S. and abroad. Awards include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the University of Cincinnati George Rieveschl Award for scholarly and creative work, and the U.C. Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Award. Nathaniel Ropes Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, he serves as Poetry Editor of The Cincinnati Review.

Punit Boolchand.

CEAS-Elec Eng & Comp Systems
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Punit Boolchand is a condensed matter scientist, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems (EECS) in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Cincinnati, where he is director of the Solid State Physics and Electronic Materials Laboratory. He discovered the Intermediate Phase: an elastically percolative network glass distinguished from traditional (clustered) liquid–gas spinodals by strong non-local long-range interactions. The IP characterizes space-filling, nearly stress-free and weakly-aging, critically self-organized non-equilibrium glassy networks (such as window glass, ineluctably complex high-temperature superconductors, microelectronic Si/SiO2 high-k dielectric interfaces, and protein folding). His experimental data over a 25-year period (1982–2007) formed the basis for the theory of network glasses developed by James Charles Phillips and Michael Thorpe. The most remarkable physical properties of this new topological phase (IP) continue to attract special attention in applications of disordered materials including modified oxides and semiconducting glasses. The theory was adopted by Corning Inc. and was a substantial factor contributing to the development of Gorilla glass by Corning scientists including John. C. Mauro. These networks, although topologically disordered, exhibit many nearly ideal properties that have revolutionized glass science and technology, as part of HD TV and glass covers for devices such as cell phones.

Portrait of Suzanne Boyce.

BOYCE, Suzanne PhD
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Professor, Research Officer

Suzanne Boyce received her PhD in Linguistics from Yale University and her clinical speech-language pathology education from Boston University, interspersed with postdoctoral training in Engineering (for speech recognition). Her research is focused on the acoustics of speech, speech perception and speech production as they affect patients with disorders such as dysarthria due to Parkinson’s Disease, Craniofacial Anomalies and Residual Speech Sound Disorders in Children. She has been continuously funded by NIH since 1995 on topics such as vocal tract modeling, automatic detection of sleep deprivation using speech acoustics, and ultrasound biofeedback therapy for speech sound disorders. As a founder of the UC Clinic for Ultrasound Biofeedback Therapy she was honored as a Cincinnati Business Courier Health Care Hero Finalist. She is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and Distinguished Lecturer of the International Speech Communication Association for 2020-2022.

Jana Braziel, PhD.

BRAZIEL, Jana Evans PhD
Professor of English and Africana Studies
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences

Carlton Brett.

BRETT, Carlton, PhD

Carlton E. Brett earned his PhD at the University of Michigan in 1978, and that year accepted a faculty position in Geology at the University of Rochester. He joined the University of Cincinnati Geology faculty in 1998 and currently holds the title of University Distinguished Research Professor. Dr. Brett's research lies at the interface between paleontology and sedimentary geology. He maintains active research interests in cyclic stratigraphy, the long-term record of climate change and sea level, taphonomy, and paleoecology, especially of organism interactions and evolutionary ecology. He was honored in 2010 with the University's Rieveschl Award, received an Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize in 2006, the 2008 Digby McClaren Medal for Stratigraphic Paleontology, the 2012 Raymond C. Moore Medal (Outstanding Paleontologist) from the Society of Sedimentary Geology, and the 2013 American Association of Petroleum Geologists Outstanding Educator Award.

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Kim Burleigh, MFA.

Professor of Fine Arts
School of Art
College of DAAP
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Honored with numerous grants and fellowships from such institutions as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council, Kimberly Burleigh has shown her artwork in over 150 exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. She works with a variety of mediums, including; painting, drawing, computer imaging and 3D animation. She was an artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito) and the Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA). Prior to her current position as Professor in Fine Arts, she served as Director of Graduate Studies in Fine Arts from 1990 until 2009 in the College of DAAP.

Kathleen Burlew.

BURLEW, Kathleen PhD
Professor Emeritus
Dept of Psychology
College of Arts & Sciences
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Elke Buschbeck.

A&S-Biological Sciences

Elke Buschbeck is professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Neuroscience Graduate Program of the University of Cincinnati. She is an expert in neuroethology and sensory neurobiology. Her past work on unique eye organizations has inspired the development of novel cameras.

David Butler

BUTLER, David, PhD
Biomedical Engineering
Professor Emeritus

David L. Butler received his PhD in Biomechanics from Michigan State University. He is Emeritus Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UC. His research has focused on knee biomechanics, in vivo tissue forces, and functional tissue engineering to improve tendon repair. He has authored over 150 publications and has received two Kappa Delta Awards from the AAOS and the Gustas Larson Award from ASME. He is a fellow of ASME, inaugural fellow of AIMBE, and active in the US National Committee on Biomechanics and Sigma Xi. NIH and NSF have supported his research. Dr. Butler previously served as the chair of the Graduate Fellows.


Marc Cahay casual portrait.

Engrg-Elec & Comp Engrg&CS

Marc M. Cahay received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1987. His research focuses on the modeling of transport in nanoscale devices, with a recent focus on spintronics and vacuum nanoelectronics. He is also directing experimental programs in spintronics and the study cold cathodes. He has published over 150 papers and one textbook on an Introduction to spintronics. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and various companies. He is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, the American Physical Society, and IEEE. At UC, he is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Professor Award and was elected Fellow of the Academy of Teaching and Learning in 2014.

Steven Cahn professional portrait.

CAHN, Steven J. PhD
CCM-Division of Composition, Musicology and Theory
Assoc Professor


A&S-Biological Sciences
Dept Head
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Guy Cameron received his PhD in zoology from University of California, Davis. He first joined the faculty at the University of Houston, moved to UC as Department Head in 1998, and now is an Emeritus Professor. He was President of the American Society of Mammalogists and the Texas Society of Mammalogy, and Editor of the Journal of Mammalogy. His research focuses on ecology of rodents in prairie and forests, and on the impact of invasive plants on native habitats. He has over 120 publications with support from NSF, NIH, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and US Fish and Wildlife Service. He is co-PI on NSF support for facilities at UC Center for Field Studies and STEM education.

Jeff Camm

CAMM, Jeffrey D. PhD
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Jeffrey D. Camm received his PhD in Management Science from Clemson University. He is the Joseph S. Stern Professor of Business Analytics and Director of the Center for Business Analytics in the Lindner College of Business. He has published over thirty papers in applied optimization in a variety of journals including Science, Management Science, and Operations Research. His work has been funded by the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. EPA and Argonne Labs.

Kenneth Campbell.


Kenneth Campbell received his PhD in Neurobiology from Lund University in Sweden. He is a Professor in the Division of Developmental Biology within the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Research Foundation in the UC College of Medicine. His research focuses on the formation of neural circuits in the developing mammalian brain and has relevance to childhood neuropsychiatric disorders such as ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s and Autism.

Headshot of Christopher Carter.

CARTER Christopher
English & Comparative Literature

Christopher Carter is Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati, where he teaches courses in writing theory, activist rhetoric, and visual culture while serving as Composition Director. He is author of Rhetoric and Resistance in the Corporate Academy (Hampton Press, 2008), Rhetorical Exposures: Confrontation and Contradiction in US Social Documentary Photography (University of Alabama Press, 2015), and Metafilm: Materialist Rhetoric and Reflexive Cinema (Ohio State University Press, 2018). Metafilm was nominated for the Rhetoric Society of America Book Award in 2019. His essays have appeared in Works and Days, JAC, College English, and Rhetoric Review, and he has written chapters for Tenured Bosses and Disposable Teachers as well as Narrative Acts: Rhetoric, Race and Identity, Knowledge

Tony Chemero.

CHEMERO, Anthony PhD
A&S-Philosophy and Psychology
University Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology

Anthony Chemero is University Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Cincinnati, and a primary member of both the Center for Cognition, Action, and Perception and the Strange Tools Research Lab.  His research is both philosophical and empirical; typically, it tries to be both at the same time.  His research is focused on questions related to nonlinear dynamical modeling, ecological psychology, complex systems, phenomenology, and artificial life. He is the author of more than 100 articles and the books Radical Embodied Cognitive Science (2009, MIT Press) and, with Stephan Käufer, Phenomenology (2015, Polity Press; second edition, 2021). He is currently writing a book tentatively titled Intertwinings: The embodied cognitive science of self and other (Columbia University Press).

CHEN, Aimin MD, PhD
MED-Environmental Health
Assoc Professor

Gordon Christenson

Professor Emeritus of Law Instruction and Dean Emeritus
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COM Neurology Clark Lab

Frank Cullen

CULLEN, Francis T., PhD
CECH/Criminal Justice and Sociology
Professor Emeritus
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Francis T. Cullen, PhD Columbia University, is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate in the School of Criminal Justice at UC. He has published more than 300 works that have earned over 35,000 citations in the areas of criminological theory, correctional policy, white-collar crime, and sexual victimization. He is Past President of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. In 2010, he was given the ASC Edwin H. Sutherland Award. He has served on the Science Advisory Board for the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2013, he was honored by his alma mater, Bridgewater State University, with a Doctorate in Public Service.

Theresa Culley.

CULLEY, Theresa PhD
A&S-Biological Sciences

Graduate fellow Theresa Culley, expert in plant population ecology and genetics, provost fellow, editor-in-chief for Applications in Plant Sciences, board member of the Midwestern Invasive Plant Network, past-president of the Ohio Invasive Plants Council.

John Cuppoletti.

Molecular & Cell Physiology
Professor Emeritus

John Cuppoletti, PhD professor emeritus Dept. Mol & Cell Physiology,COM The laboratory is focused on the study ion channels in physiology, disease and therapeutics. Our work uses electrophysiology and cell and molecular biology for study of BK and ClC-2 channels. BK channel activators are used as therapy in diseases of the eye, and ClC-2 channels are used in treatment of disorders of the intestine. These ion channel studies have helped elucidate of the roles of these ion channels in physiological and pathological processes.

Dr. Ashley Currier.

CURRIER, Ashley M. PhD
A&S-Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Assoc Professor

Dr. Ashley Currier is Professor and Head of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 and joined UC as an assistant professor in 2012. She was named a Fellow of the Graduate School in 2018. Her research focuses on gender and sexual diversity politics in southern and West Africa, including feminist, HIV/AIDS, human rights, and LGBTQ rights activism and politicized homophobia. She has extensive fieldwork research experience in the following countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Her books include Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa (University of Minnesota Press, 2012) and Politicizing Sex in Contemporary Africa: Homophobia in Malawi (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Her research has appeared in Australian Feminist Studies, Critical African Studies, Feminist Formations, Gender & Society, GLQ, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Mobilization, Politique Africaine, Qualitative Sociology, Sexualities, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Social Movement Studies, Space and Polity, Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, and Women’s Studies Quarterly. In 2020, the International Studies Association LGBTQA Caucus presented her with the Eminent Scholar Award. Dr. Currier was a founding member and co-convener of the Queer African Studies Association, which supports scholars who do queer African studies research, especially on the African continent.

Melanie Cushion.

CUSHION, Melanie T. PhD
College of Medicine, Dept. Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Senior Associate Dean for Research

Melanie T. Cushion is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UC. She serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Research at the UC College of Medicine and is a Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her research focuses on the fungal pathogens in the genus Pneumocystis. Fungi in this genus cause an oftentimes lethal pneumonia (PCP) in humans and other mammals with compromised immune status. PCP is not responsive to standard antifungal therapy with few treatment alternatives besides trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Her laboratory focuses on pre-clinical drug development. Her publications include over 90 peer-reviewed papers; over 50 chapters, reviews, editorials or letters and a book editorship. She has served on the AARR4 study section as a member and Chair and served on several ad hoc sections. She holds a patent for bisbenzamidines as therapeutic agents and conducts a service that screens potential new anti-PCP drugs. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (2009). She is a member of the JPC-2, the advisory body to the JPC-2 Chair for the Defense Health Program Military Infectious Diseases Research Program. Her research program has been funded since 1987 through grants from the VA, NIH and NSF. Dr. Cushion received the 2017 Antimicrobial Research Award from the American Society for Microbiology in recognition of her research on the pre-clinical development of new anti-fungal drugs.  

A&S History
Charles Phelps Taft 
Professor Emeritus of History

Jack Davis.

DAVIS, Jack L. PhD 

Jack L. Davis received his PhD from the University of Cincinnati.  He is currently Carl W. Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology in the Department of Classics.  Davis has directed excavations in Greece and Albania, and is currently co-directing a program of research at the Palace of Nestor at Pylos.  He serves on the board of several major journals, is a corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin, a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and a trustee of the University of Athens, Greece.  He served as director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens from 2007-2012.

George Deepe.

DEEPE, George MD
Medicine-Infectious Diseases

George S. Deepe, Jr. received his MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He performed Internal Medicine training at Southern Illinois University and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Universities of Kentucky and Cincinnati. He is Professor of Medicine at UC. His research focuses on the host response to the pathogenic fungus, Histoplasma capsulatum. He examines the immune mechanisms that promote clearance and those that exacerbate infection. His research has been supported by NIH and VA. He was the recipient of an NIH MERIT grant, elected an AAAS Fellow, elected to the American Association of Physicians, and given the Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research at UC.

Jay Degen.

Professor Emeritus
Division of Experimental Hematology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Sandra Degen

DEGEN, Sandra J. PhD
Peds-Dev Biology 
Professor Emerita
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Sandra J. Degen received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Washington. She is currently a tenured Professor of Pediatrics at UC. Her research program was focused on the molecular biology of the blood coagulation system. She holds three patents for her discoveries and was elected as a Charter Fellow to the National Academy of Inventors (2013). Her honors include: Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences (1987), an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association (AHA; 1990), Special Recognition Award in Thrombosis from the AHA (2005), and elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS; 2011). She has served on the Biomedical Workforce Taskforce reporting to the Director of the NIH (2011-2012) and the Internal Advisory Committee for the Deputy Director of Intramural Research at the NIH (2012-present). She is a past Vice President for Research at UC (2004-2011) and past Chair of the Fellows of the Graduate School (2012-2014).

Ranjan Deka.

DEKA, Ranjan PhD
Environmental Health

Ranjan Deka is a molecular population geneticist. His primary research interest is epidemiology and genetics of complex diseases. A major thrust of his laboratory is identification of genetic variants associated with common diseases. Dr. Deka’s other research interests are in the areas of human genome diversity and evolutionary genetics. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers. He was awarded the Gorjanovic-Krambergeri Award for 2010 by the Croatian Anthropological Society and Croatian Academy of Sciences for his work on population genetics in the Adriatic Islands. He is the Director of the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Health.

Headshot of Steve Depoe.

DEPOE, Steve PhD
Department Head

Steve Depoe is a Professor and former Head of the Department of Communication in the College of Arts & Sciences. His research area is environmental communication and public participation. He is the founding editor of Environmental Communication, the flagship journal in the field https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/renc). He is also the co-founder and first president of the International Environmental Communication Association (www.theieca.org).

Ruxandra Dima.

DIMA, Ruxandra I., PhD

Ruxandra I. Dima received her PhD in Physics from The Pennsylvania State University. She is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include computational modeling of large biomolecules and the interactions between them involved in cellular division, muscle contraction, formation of blood clots, and protein aggregation responsible for diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Her research group uses techniques ranging from bioinformatics, to molecular dynamics, and machine learning and has been supported primarily with grants from the NSF. Dr. Dima is an NSF CAREER Awardee, a UC Lowenstein Scholar, and a UC Rising Star Awardee.

Dion Dionysios.

DIONYSIOU, Dionysios D. PhD 
Biomed, Chemical, Env Eng 
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Dionysios (Dion) D. Dionysiou is currently a professor of Environmental Engineering and Science Program at UC. He teaches courses and performs research in the areas of drinking water quality and treatment, advanced unit operations for water treatment, advanced oxidation technologies and nanotechnologies, and physical-chemical processes for water quality control. He has received funding from NSF, US EPA, NASA, NOAA/CICEET, USGS, USDA, Ohio Sea Grant, USAID, and DuPont. He is currently one of the editors of Chemical Engineering Journal,editor of the Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, and special issue editor of the Journal of Environmental Engineering (ASCE). He is a member of the editorial boards of several other journals. Dr. Dionysiou is the author or co-author of over 290 refereed journal publications, over 90 conference proceedings, 20 book chapter publications, 20 editorials, and more than 550 presentations. He has edited/co-edited 5 books on water quality, water reuse, and photocatalysis. He is currently co-editing a book on harmful algal blooms. Dr. Dionysiou’s work received over 12,000 citations with an H factor of 60.

University of Arizona
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics/Medicine

John Drury, casual headshot.

A&S-English & Comparative Lit 

John Philip Drury is the author of four full-length poetry collections: Sea Level Rising (Able Muse Press, 2015), The Refugee Camp (Turning Point Books, 2011), Burning the Aspern Papers (Miami University Press, 2003), and The Disappearing Town (Miami University Press, 2000). He has also written The Poetry Dictionary and Creating Poetry (both from Writer’s Digest Books). His awards include an Ingram Merrill Foundation fellowship, two Ohio Arts Council grants, a Pushcart Prize, and the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review. He has also won three university-wide awards: the Dolly Cohen Award for Distinguished Excellence in Teaching (2000), the George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Creative or Scholarly Works (2007), and the Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students Award (2019). He earned his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, and a BA in Comparative Literature from Stony Brook University. He began teaching at the University of Cincinnati in 1985 and will retire on May 1, 2022


DUNNING, Nicholas PhD
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Russel Durst.

DURST, Russel K. PhD 
A&S-English & Comparative Lit

Russel Durst received his Ph.D. from Stanford University.  He is Professor of English and Director of the Honors Scholars Program of UC’s College of Arts and Sciences.  He has served as President of the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy; Chair of the National Council of Teachers of English Standing Committee on Research; and Editorial Board member for the journals College Composition and Communication, Language and Learning Across the Disciplines, and Writing Program Administration. He has published five books and approximately 50 articles, essays, and reviews on English composition in journals and edited collections. His books include English Language Arts Research and Teaching: Revisiting and Extending Arthur Applebee’s Contributions, with G. Newell and J. Marshall (Routledge, 2017), They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Discourse (with Readings), with G. Graff and C. Birkenstein (W.W. Norton & Company, fourth edition, 2017); You Are Here: Readings on Higher Education for College Writers (Prentice Hall, 2003); Collision Course: Conflict, Negotiation, and Learning in College Composition (National Council of Teachers of English, 1999); and Exploring Texts: The Role of Discussion and Writing in the Teaching and Learning of Literature, with George Newell (Christopher-Gordon, 1993).  


David Edelman.

DAAP-School of Planning
Director, MCP Program

David J. Edelman is Professor of Planning and was Director of the School of Planning for eleven years at the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning of the University of Cincinnati. He was formerly Chairman of the Department of Urban Environmental Management at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) of Erasmus University, Rotterdam and Director of the Centre for the Urban Environment, operated jointly by IHS and another Dutch institution, Wageningen University. With more than thirty-five years of experience in urban and regional planning, energy planning and economics, urban environmental planning, university teaching, research and administration, as well as in the training of mid-career professionals, he has spent fifteen years of that time working as a technical expert and project manager in forty-five countries for both Swiss and American consulting engineering firms. His long-term overseas experience includes Liberia as a US Peace Corps Volunteer Teacher, Thailand as Associate Professor of Energy Planning and Policy at the Asian Institute of Technology, the Philippines as Staff Energy Consultant at the Asian Development Bank developing the Second Bangladesh National Energy Plan, and Israel as Lady Davis Research Fellow in City and Regional Planning at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Professionally certified in the US, Switzerland and the Netherlands, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio State chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Gail Fairhurst.

A&S-Department of Communication

Gail T. Fairhurst is a Distinguished University Research Professor of Organizational Communication at the University of Cincinnati, USA. Her research and writing interests are in organizational communication; paradox and dialectics in organizations; leadership processes, including problem-centered leadership and framing; and organizational discourse analysis. She is the author of three books, including Discursive Leadership: In Conversation with Leadership Psychology (Sage) and The Power of Framing: Challenging the Language of Leadership (Jossey-Bass). She is the co-author of a forthcoming book with Linda Putnam, Narrating and Constituting Organizational Paradoxes: A Communication Perspective (Routledge). She has also published over 90 articles and chapters in communication and management journals and books, including Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Human Relations, and Management Communication Quarterly. She is a Fellow of the International Communication Association, Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association, and Fulbright Scholar.  

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FAN, Guo-Chang PhD
Pharmacology & Systems Physiology

Guo-Chang Fan received his PhD in Molecular Biology from Zhejiang University. He joined the University of Cincinnati in 2000. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His research focuses on elucidating the molecular/cellular mechanisms underlying sepsis-, diabetes-, and infarction-induced cardiovascular injury and exploring the potential therapeutic applications for these diseases. Fan has been continually funded by the NIH and the American Heart Association (AHA) since 2007. He has authored over 90 publications and has served on multiple NIH study sections and Editorial Boards. In 2016, Fan received an Established Investigator Award from AHA.

Provost Valerio Ferme.

FERME, Valerio C. PhD   
Provost-Office of Sr VP & Executive VP & Provost

Bonnie Fisher

FISHER, Bonnie S. PhD
Criminal Justice
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Bonnie S. Fisher received her PhD from Northwestern University in Political Science. She is professor in the School of Criminal Justice. Her published articles and chapters span the fields of victimology and crime prevention, with her primary research area has been on violence against women, with an emphasis on college students. Professor Fisher recently served on the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Measuring Rape and Sexual Assault in Bureau of Justice Statistics Household Surveys. In 2014, she was awarded the Academy Fellow Award, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and in 2012, the George Rieveschl Awardee for Creative and/or Scholarly Works by the University of Cincinnati. She has published over 200 articles/chapter/reports and written or coauthors 10 books, including the Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention. Her research has been funded by the Department of Justice, National Institute of Health, and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

James Frank

FRANK, James PhD 
CECH-Criminal Justice
Professor, Director

James Frank received his PhD from Michigan State University in Criminal Justice and Criminology. He is a professor in School of Criminal Justice and the Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Research. His research primarily focuses on understanding the behavior of street-level police officers, officer decision making during interactions with the public and citizen attitudes and perceptions of the police. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and one edited book.  His research has been supported by the National Institute of Justice and Office of Criminal Justice Services. He is a past President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Joel Fried.

FRIED, Joel R. PhD
Professor Emeritus of of Chemical Engineering (UC)
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Louisville
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Dr. Joel R. Fried is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Louisville and a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering. Over a career spanning 32 years at the University of Cincinnati, he had served as Professor of Chemical Engineering, Dual Professor of Genome Science, Head of the ChE Department, and Director of the Polymer Research Center, the Ohio Board of Regents Center for Molecular Simulation, and the NSF IGERT Program in Bio-applications of Membrane Science and Technology. In 2010, he left UC as Professor Emeritus and Fellow of the Graduate School and joined the University of Dayton as the Wright Brothers Institute Endowed Chair in Nanomaterials. He later served as Chair of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Florida State.  His current research interests focus on the application of computational chemistry and molecular simulations to the study of the transport of ions and small molecules in polymeric, biological, and biomimetic membranes. He is the author of more than 150 publications. A third edition of his textbook Polymer Science and Technology (Prentice Hall) appeared in 2014 while a new textbook in Computational Chemistry and Molecular Simulation (Wiley) is due out early in 2016.  Dr. Fried earned BS degrees in Biology and ChE and a ME degree in ChE from RPI. In addition, he received MS and PhD degrees in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).


Chris Gauker

GAUKER, Christopher, P. PhD
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Rebecca German.

GERMAN, Rebecca Z. PhD
Dept of Anatomy and Neurology
Northeast Ohio Medical

Rebecca German is Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). The goal of her research is to explicate the biomechanics and neural control of aerodigestive function, particularly in infants. She has developed animal models to address questions and obtain data not possible in human subjects. Her specific work addresses two distinct areas: (1) to determine the specific neurophysiologic pathologies that produce dysphagia and (2) to apply that basic knowledge to design interventions to alleviate these problems. This work has been funded for 40 years by both NIH and NSF. She welcomes both basic scientists and clinicians to collaborate in her lab.

Professor of German and Department Chair
Languages and Literature
University of Utah

Katharina Gerstenberger received her PhD from Cornell University in 1993. She is professor of German and chair of Languages and Literature at the University of Utah. She is the author of Truth to Tell: German Women’s Autobiographies and Turn-of-the-Century Culture (2000) and Writing the New Berlin: The German Capital in Post-Wall Literature (2008). She co-edited German Literature in a New Century: Trends, Traditions, Transformations, Transitions (2008); and After the Berlin Wall: Germany and Beyond (2011). Her articles on topics of 20th and 21st German literary culture have appeared in Ecozona, Gegenwartsliteratur, Monatshefte, Women in German Yearbook, German Politics and Society, German Quarterly and in several anthologies, including German Literature in the Age of Globalization (2004), Spatial Turns: Space, Place, and Mobility in German Literary and Visual Culture (2010), and Generational Shifts in Contemporary German Culture (2010). From 2007-2010 she was co-editor of Women in German Yearbook. She is a member of the Transatlantic Research Network in Environmental Humanities.

Urmila Ghia.

GHIA, Urmila PhD
Engrg-Mech Indus Engrg 
Professor Emerita

Mark Gibson.

CCM-Ensembles & Conducting
Director Orch Studies, Professor

Mark Gibson is music director of the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra. He enjoys a career that spans three continents, guest conducting and teaching from Munich to Manila. Director of Orchestral Studies at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music, Gibson also serves as principal guest conductor of the Sichuan Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor/consultant with China National Opera. He holds honorary conducting posts with the Central Conservatory of Music and the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing and at Xiamen University School of the Arts. He is a frequent guest conductor as well at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and teaches regularly at the Conductor's Institute at Bard College. His students have won many international conducting prizes and occupy podiums around the world. Professor Gibson holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Portrait of Gordon Gillespie.

Associate Dean Research
Dep Dir OHN Program

Dr. Gordon Gillespie has been a registered nurse for over 25 years working in emergency department, public health, and academic settings. His research on workplace violence against healthcare workers has been funded by the CDC-National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Nurses Foundation, and Emergency Nurses Association Foundation. He has been invited by the CDC-NIOSH to develop an educational program on workplace bullying and consult on two national online learning modules. His work has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Government Accountability Office, American Nurses Association, and practitioners and researchers across six continents. He has chaired the national workplace violence conference, guest edited an interprofessional journal issue on workplace violence, co-chaired the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s second edition of the Best Practice Guideline “Preventing and Managing Bullying and Violence in the Workplace”, and served as an international Director of the Emergency Nurses Association.

Greer Glazer.

GLAZER, Greer L. PhD, RN
CON Office Administration
Schmidlapp Professor

Greer Glazer is a nationally recognized leader in nursing education. She has a strong history of developing community, national and international partnerships and securing federal funding for nursing research, scholarship and program implementation.

GOODMAN, Bernard PhD
Professor Emeritus of Physics

Janet Graden

GRADEN, Janet L. PhD
Human Services 
Head Division
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Michael Griffith.

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies in English & Comparative Literature

Michael Griffith’s Trophy was named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best 25 Books of Fiction for 2011. His previous books are Bibliophilia and Spikes. Griffith’s work has appeared widely in periodicals, and he's the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A native of SC, he earned an AB in German from Princeton (summa cum laude) and an MFA from LSU before serving ten years as Associate Editor of The Southern Review. In 2004 he founded Yellow Shoe Fiction, a series at LSU Press. Currently Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in English, he is also Fiction Editor at Cincinnati Review.

Mathematical Sciences 
Professor Emeritus

Hairong Guan.

GUAN, Hairong PhD

Hairong Guan received his PhD in Chemistry from Columbia University. He joined the University of Cincinnati in 2007. He is currently a Professor of Chemistry. His research interests include synthetic inorganic/organic chemistry, reaction mechanisms, catalysis with earth-abundant transition metals, and biomass conversion. He has authored over 50 publications with research funded by the NSF, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund and P&G. Dr. Guan has received an NSF CAREER Award and a UC Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award. He is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and a UC Lowenstein Scholar.

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Chemical Engineering

Effie Gutmark.

GUTMARK, Ephraim J. PhD, DSc
CEAS-Aerospace Eng & Eng Mech  
Ohio Eminent Scholar

Dr. Gutmark joined the University of Cincinnati (UC) in 2000 as the Ohio Regents Eminent Scholar and Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. Since 2008 he was appointed a Distinguished Research Professor. Since 2006 he is a Professor of Otolaryngology, at the UC Medical Center. Since 2009 he is an Affiliated Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He was Chairman and chaired Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University from 1995. He worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the Research Department of the Naval Air Warfare Center in California. The research interests include jet noise, flight control, flow-structure interactions, biomedical fluid dynamics, advanced propulsion systems, combustion control, performance enhancement of Pulse and Rotating Detonation Engines (PDE/RDE), afterburners research, turbochargers research, turbine heat transfer, and hydrodynamics for oil explorations. He is a Fellow of AIAA and of the American Physical Society (APS), the recipient of the 2013 ASME Fluids Engineering Award, and the recipient of College of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Researcher awards and several teaching awards. He is an Associate Editor of AIAA Journal. He published nearly 200 papers in refereed archival journals, over 500 conference papers, and is a co-inventor of 69 US and EU patents.

Kathryn Gutzwiller

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Kathryn Gutzwiller received her PhD in Classics from the University of Wisconsin. She is a Professor in the Department of Classics at UC. Her research has focused on Greek poetry, particularly that of the Hellenistic period. She has published five books and numerous articles. She has twice won the Gildersleeve Award for the best article in the American Journal of Philology and is the recipient of the Charles Goodwin Award of Merit from the American Philology Association for her book entitled Poetic Garlands. She has received grants and fellowships from the NEH, ACLS, All Souls College at Oxford, Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, and the Loeb Classical Foundation. She has served as President of the Society for Classical Studies.

Awatef Hamed.

HAMED, Awatef, PhD
Engrg-Aero Engrg Engrg Mech 
Bradley Jones Professor

John Hancock.

HANCOCK, John E. MArch
Arch & Interior Design
Professor Emeritus

John E. Hancock holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Nebraska and a Masters in Architectural History and Theory from McGill University. His research specialties include the Ohio Valley’s ancient earthworks, on which he has also written and produced award-winning, NEH-funded multimedia programs. His advanced teaching and international publications explore architectural theory and interpretation more broadly, mainly from a phenomenological perspective. His former graduate students hold leadership positions in architectural education and practice throughout the world. Professor Hancock is a former chair of Ohio Humanities, and the leads the statewide committee preparing Ohio’s earthworks for their anticipated UNESCO World Heritage nomination.

Margaret Hanson.

HANSON, Margaret Murray, PhD
Professor of Physics
Associate Dean for Natural Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences

Margaret Hanson received her PhD in Astrophysics from the University of CO, Boulder in 1995. She came to UC in 1998 as a professor in the Department of Physics. She has been Associate Dean since 2011, first for The Graduate School, then The College of Arts & Sciences since 2016. She is an expert in obtaining near-infrared spectroscopic observations of high-mass stars, which is used to study the structure and evolution of our galaxy. She has observed with the most sophisticated telescopes available, including the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama, Chile, the Subaru Telescope on Mauna Kea, HI, and the Hubble Space Telescope. At UC she has amassed nearly 2 million dollars in external grants and contracts, including an NSF CAREER Award, and served 8 years as associate editor-in-chief for “The Astronomical Journal”. She has been twice nationally elected to serve in executive offices in the American Astronomical Society.

Valerie Hardcastle.

HARDCASTLE, Valerie Gray, PhD

Valerie Gray Hardcastle is Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Executive Director of UC LEAF, Director of the Medicine, Health, and Society Program, and Scholar-in-Residence at the Weaver Institute for Law and Psychiatry. An internationally recognized scholar, she is the author of five books and over 130 essays. She studies the nature and structure of interdisciplinary theories in the cognitive sciences and has focused primarily on developing a framework for understanding pain processing and conscious phenomena responsive to neuroscientific, psychiatric, and psychological data. Currently, she is investigating the neuroscience of violence and its implications for both our understanding of human nature and the criminal justice system.

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HARKNETT,  Richard J. PhD
A&S-School of Public and International Affairs

Dr. Richard J. Harknett is Professor and Director of the School of Public and International Affairs and Chair of the Center for Cyber Strategy and Policy at the University of Cincinnati. He co-directs the Ohio Cyber Range Institute, a state-wide organization supporting education, workforce, economic, and research development in cybersecurity. He has served as Scholar-in-Residence at US Cyber Command and National Security Agency and continues to provide analysis. He is co-author of Cyber Persistence Theory: redefining national security in cyberspace (Oxford, 2022). He briefs on Capitol Hill and to US government agencies and has presented both policy briefings and academic research in 12 countries as well as over 100 media appearances. He has held two Fulbright Scholar appointments: in 2017 in Cyber Studies at Oxford University, United Kingdom and in 2001 in International Relations at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, Austria, where he holds a professorial lecturer appointment. He has authored over 60 publications in international relations theory, international security, and cyber security studies with over $25 million in grant support.

Professor Emeritus of English

Jason Heikenfeld.

CEAS-Elec Eng & Comp Systems
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Jason Heikenfeld is an internationally leading scientist in electrofluidic device research for biosensors, beam steering, lab-on-chip, displays, and electronic paper. He is an NSF CAREER, AFOSR and Sigma Xi Young Investigator. Dr. Heikenfeld is a Senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Senior member of the Society for Information Display, and a member of SPIE, a member of ASEE, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Heikenfeld is now launching his 3rd startup company, and has lead the creation of programs and coursework at the University of Cincinnati that foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and an understanding of the profound change that technology can have on society.

Bill Heineman

HEINEMAN, William R. PhD
Dist Research Prof
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William R. Heineman received a BS degree in Chemistry from Texas Tech University in 1964 and a PhD in 1968 in Analytical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a Research Chemist at Hercules Research Center for two years before becoming a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Case Western Reserve University in 1970 and The Ohio State University in 1971. He joined the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in 1972 where he is now Distinguished Research Professor. He served as Head of the Department of Chemistry in 2010-2013. His research interests include spectroelectrochemistry, chemical sensors and biosensors, electrochemical immunoassay, and microfluidic systems for chemical analysis.

Arthur Helmicki.

HELMICKI, Arthur J. PhD 
CEAS-Elec Eng & Comp Systems
Dept Head, Professor

Arthur J. Helmicki received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1989. He is a professor of Electrical Engineering at UC and a principle in the University of Cincinnati Infrastructure Institute. The focus of his research has been in the development and application of practical, nondestructive evaluation techniques for structural identification, damage detection, condition assessment, health monitoring, and associated information technologies. He has published over 150 technical articles. He is a member of the IEEE, ASNT, and a recipient of the ASCE Civil Engineering Research Foundation Charles Pankow Award for Innovation.

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HERMAN, James P. PhD
Pharmacology and Systems Physiology
Professor, Chair

Dr. Herman earned his B.S. in Chemistry/Psychology at Hobart College and his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester (Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy). Dr. Herman’s major research interests explore structural, functional and molecular biological principles underlying regulation of stress responses, with an emphasis on delineating mechanisms linking stress with mental illness and cognitive disorders. He has published over 230 primary research articles in this area, and has trained some 57 graduate students and fellows. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Stress, an international journal that publishes basic and clinical studies focused on biological aspects of stress, and has served on several editorial boards, advisory boards and national and international grant review panels. He is a UC Distinguished Research Professor and is currently Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology.

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Todd Herzog casual headshot.

A&S-German Studies, Film & Media Studies

Todd Herzog received his PhD from the University of Chicago and joined the UC faculty in 2000. He is author or editor of five books and has co-edited the Journal of Austrian Studies since 2012. He is in a member of the Delegate Assembly of the Modern Language Association and co-directs the Law and Legal Cultures Network for the German Studies Association. He has served as an advisor on over thirty dissertations, MA theses, and doctoral committees for students in the colleges of Arts & Sciences, CCM, and DAAP since his arrival at UC. He currently heads the Department of German Studies and directs the Center for Film & Media Studies at UC.

David Hildeman.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Immunobiology Graduate Program
Division of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
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David A. Hildeman received his PhD in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Professor of Immunobiology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation. He is also the Director of the Immunology Graduate Program at the University of Cincinnati. His research focuses on the apoptotic control of T cell homeostasis and has been continuously supported by the NIH. He has authored over 75 publications and has served on multiple NIH and NSF study sections, including as a permanent member of the Cellular and Molecular Immunology-B study section as well as for the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council, UK.

Ken Hinkel.

HINKEL, Kenneth M. PhD
Professor Emeritus

Kenneth M. Hinkel received in PhD in Geological Sciences from the University of Michigan. He is Professor of Geography at UC, specializing in climatology and geomorphology. Much of his research in the Arctic over the past 35 years has focused on the impact of climate change and human activities on the stability of permafrost and surficial processes. He has also published on the urban heat island, lake temperature effects, and geophysical engineering methods. Hinkel has been continually funded since 1991, has over 130 publications, and serves as editor for the journal “Permafrost and Periglacial Processes.” In 2010, Hinkel was presented with the Francois Emile Matthes Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Cryospheric Sciences by the Association of American Geographers.

Chia-Chi Ho.

HO, Chia-Chi PhD   
CEAS-Biomed, Chemical, Env Eng

Chia-Chi Ho is a professor at the Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Her research interests are biomaterials and bioseparations. She is an Executive Leadership on Academic Technology and Engineering Fellow and an American Council on Education Fellow.

Shuk-Mei Ho

HO, Shuk-Mei PhD
Environmental Health
Director Academic, chair
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Joel Hoffman.

Music Hist/Comp
Professor Emeritus
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Joel Hoffman’s music draws from such diverse sources as Chinese traditional musics, Eastern European folk musics and American bebop, and is pervaded by a sense of lyricism and rhythmic vitality. Joel has been a resident artist at the MacDowell Colony as well as at other artist colonies, including Yaddo, the Aaron Copland House, the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France and the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy. For 36 years he was a Professor of Composition at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is currently a guest professor at the China Conservatory in Beijing, China. Born in Vancouver, Canada in 1953, he studied at the University of Wales and completed graduate studies at the Juilliard School. Joel has received commissions from organizations such as the Tanglewood and Caramoor festivals, the Beijing Bamboo Flute Orchestra, the Eastman School of Music and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He has served as Composer-in-Residence with the Buffalo Philharmonic and the National Philharmonic in Washington D.C. and has received awards from the American Academy-Institute of Arts and Letters, the National Endowment for the Arts and ASCAP, among many others. Joel’s music can be found on the Albany, CRI, Koch, Stradivarius, Centaur, EMA and Deutsche Welle labels.

Simon Hogan.

HOGAN, Simon P. PhD 
Assoc Professor
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Simon P. Hogan received his PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the John Curtin School of Medical research, Australian National University Canberra Australia. He is a Tenured Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His NIH-funded research program is focused on immune and intestinal epithelial cell interactions in health and in predisposition to inflammatory diseases such as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Food Allergy. He has authored over 100 publications, serves on the editorial Boards of J Immunol, Clin Exp Allergy and Plos One and is currently Director of Research for the Division of Allergy and Immunology at CCHMC.

Department Head

Elaine Hollensbe (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is a Professor and Head of the Management Department at the Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include qualitative methods, identity, and work-life balance.  Dr. Hollensbe’s research has been published in the Academy of Management JournalAcademy of Management Review, and Journal of Management, among others, and has been recognized with the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research; the Owens Scholarly Achievement Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior Award from the Academy of Management.  She is a former Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal, where she edited qualitative papers, and serves on editorial boards for the Academy of Management Journal and the Academy of Management Review as well as on the advisory board for CARMA, the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis.  Dr. Hollensbe is a Lindner Teaching Fellow, a Fellow in UC’s Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning (AFTL), and a Fellow of the Graduate School.  She has received multiple teaching awards, including the undergraduate and graduate EXCEL Teaching Awards.

Nelson Horseman

Professor Emeritus
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Nelson Horseman’s laboratory has been a focus of endocrinology research and education at the university. He has trained 13 PhD students, and served on innumerable advisory committees for research students at all levels (undergraduate, MS. PhD. Postdoctoral). He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers, reviews, chapters, and books. During this time he has served on numerous boards and committees for federal research programs at the National Institutes of Health (e.g., Endocrinology Study Section, Molecular Oncogenesis Study Section, Women’s Health Initiative Special Panel, etc.), the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and on state-sponsored research programs.

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HOUH, Emily M. JD
LAW-College of Law
Co-director, Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice

Emily Houh, the Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of the Law and Contracts at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, has been teaching contracts, commercial law, and critical race theory since 2003, where she is a four-time winner of the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching.  In 2010, Houh also co-founded the College’s Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice.  Much of Houh’s past and current scholarship focuses on the interplay between contract law and critical race theory. She is a member of several committees of the Association of American University Professors (AAUP), including Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure and the Committee on Historically Black Institutions and Scholars of Color.

Steven Howe.

HOWE, Steven R. PhD
Professor Emeritus

Steven R. Howe is Emeritus Professor of Psychology in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, and former head of the department (2005-2012). He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Midwestern Psychological Association, and the Society for Community Research and Action. His research focuses on organizational effectiveness. He is especially interested in using organizational data for evaluating operations and outcomes, planning interventions, and conducting policy research.

Warren Huff.

HUFF, Warren D PhD
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Warren D. Huff is currently professor of geology at the University of Cincinnati, where he has been a faculty member since 1963. Much of his research deals with the study of bentonites and K-bentonites, which are the remains of explosively erupted volcanic ash layers. These layers are now altered largely to clay minerals, although some original volcanic crystals remain. He studies both types of minerals to learn about the nature of the source volcanoes, many of which are several hundreds of millions years old, as well as the natural processes by which the volcanic ash layers have been buried in the earth and altered to their present form. In recent years, he has served as a technical consultant to NASA on the subject of Martian soil clays.

HUI, David PhD
Professor of Pathology
Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
College of Medicine
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Ron Huston

HUSTON, Ronald L PhD
Mech Indus & Nuc Engrg
Professor Emeritus
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Ronald. L. Huston is professor emeritus and distinguished research professor at the University of Cincinnati. He is also director of the Institute for Applied Interdisciplinary Research. He is a member of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. He received a BS in mechanical engineering in 1959; a MS in civil engineering in 1961; and a PhD in engineering mechanics in 1962, with all degrees awarded by the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas. Ron has been a faculty member at UC since 1962. His fields of research are biomechanics and cell mechanics. He is the author of 167 journal articles, 156 conference papers, 8 books and 88 book reviews. He has served as a paper reviewer for over 35 journals. Ron has served as technical editor of Applied Mechanics Reviews, associate editor of Journal of Applied Mechanics and regular reviewer for Zentralblatt Math. He is also a regular reviewer for the Hong Kong Research Council. Ron has been the recipient of 34 research grants and contracts. He is an active consultant in safety and injury biomechanics. 
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Howard Jackson


Howard E. Jackson received the BS degree in physics from the University of Rochester and the PhD degree from Northwestern University. Jackson is currently Professor of Physics and Distinguished Teaching Professor, at the University of Cincinnati, where he has served as both Vice President of Research and University Dean of the Graduate School. His current research centers on the optical properties of semiconductor nanowires and the roles of active learning in introductory STEM courses with current support from grants from the National Science Foundation. He has served as the Council of Graduate Schools/National Science Foundation Dean-in-Residence in Washington, DC. Dr. Jackson is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Portrait of Ronald Jackson II.


Dr. Ronald L. Jackson II is Professor of Communication, Dean Emeritus of the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati (UC), and an internationally renowned identity scholar and sought after speaker.  He was elected President of the largest academic association dedicated to the study of communication – the National Communication Association. Dr. J, as students affectionately know him, is an award-winning author of more than 75 publications related to the study of masculinity, identity negotiation, race, and culture.  He has published 14 books including the 2014 International Comic-con Will Eisner award winning book Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation (with Sheena Howard) and the forthcoming book Gladiators in Suits (with Simone Adams and Kimberly Moffatt).

Bruce Jayne

JAYNE, Bruce PhD
Biological Sciences
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Nancy Jennings, PhD., is a Professor in the School of Communication, Film, and Media Studies and Director of the Children’s Education and Entertainment Research (CHEER) Lab at the University of Cincinnati.  She also has affiliate appointments in the Department of Journalism, Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Film and Media Studies Program.  Jennings studies the impact of media on children and their families and public policies and practices involved with children’s media.  Her research focuses on children's cognitive and social development and their use of media, with a particular focus on media characters.    

She has written or co-edited 3 books:  The Marketing of Children’s Toys:  Critical Perspectives on Children’s Consumer Culture (co-editor with Rebecca Hains, 2021, Palgrave Macmillan), 20 Questions about Youth and the Media, 2nd Edition (co-editor with Sharon Mazzarella, 2018, Peter Lang), and Tween Girls and Their Mediated Lives (author, 2014, Peter Lang).  Jennings has also published peer-reviewed journals articles in outlets including New Media & SocietyJournal of Family CommunicationJournal of Children and Media, Mass Communication and SocietyCommunication Research Reports, and Learning, Media and Technology.  

Milind Jog

JOG, Milind A. PhD
Schl Dynamic Systems 
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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Professor Milind A. Jog received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include sprays, multiphase flows, CFD, heat and mass transfer, and interfacial phenomena. He has authored a graduate-level textbook on Advanced Thermodynamics and has over 150 peer-reviewed publications. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award and several research and teaching awards. His research has been funded by NSF, NASA, NIH, DOE, NRC, AFRL, and industries. He is a Fellow of ASME, a member of the Board of Directors of ILASS-Americas, and Editor of the Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer.

Keith Jones.

JONES, W. Keith PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics
 Associate Director, Cardiovascular Center of Excellence

College of Medicine
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Dr. Jones joined UC as faculty in 2000 and was promoted to full Professor here. Dr. Jones served as Vice Chair of the Pharmacology Department (208-2013) and Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence (2009-2014) and Director of Basic and Pre-Clinical Research, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease (Medicine, 2013-2014). In 2014 he moved to Chicago to accept the Chair of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Dr. Jones’ research interests are in the areas of innate immune signaling and gene expression in the heart as it relates to ischemia/reperfusion injury, cardioprotection and cardiomyopathy/heart failure. The lab has pursued the gene regulatory network that underlies cardioprotection and discovered a novel protective phenomenon termed remote cardioprotection due to skin nociceptor stimulation. NIC is the basis for translational develop of a therapeutic device by a UC spinoff company, CardioCeption, LLC. More recent work has shown that microRNAs playnodal roles gene regulatory networks; a handful of microRNAs are implicated in the regulation of over 200 distinct genes. The lab has discovered that some of these miRNAs are secreted from the heart and may serve as biomarkers for cardioprotection vs. I/R injury. Further work to determine whether these circulatory miRNAs serve a paracrine function in the body, for example in remote organ protection, or are simply being disposed is underway and the hope is to use this knowledge to develop new therapeutics.

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KALSEM, Kristin PhD, JD   
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Edna Kaneshiro

Biological Sciences
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Edna S. Kaneshiro, PhD, Zoology, Syracuse University. Post-doctorals: University of Chicago, Bryn Mawr College. Currently University Distinguished Research Professor, Biological Sciences. Fellow: AAAS, American Academy of Microbiology. Research: lipid biochemistry, cell biology and physiology of free-living, opportunistic and parasitic protists. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, as well as Editor, Associate Editor and Editorial Board member of a number of journals. She was President of International Society of Protistologists, and Sigma Xi UC chapter. At UC, she received a Faculty Achievement Award, George Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research, and George Barbour Award for faculty-student relations.

Frank Kardes.

KARDES, Frank R. PhD 
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Frank R. Kardes is the Donald E. Weston Professor of Marketing at the Lindner College of Business at UC. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award of the Society for Consumer Psychology, and a Fellow of five national professional societies. His research focuses on omission neglect, consumer judgment and inference processes, persuasion and advertising, and consumer and managerial decision making. He was Co-Editor of Advances in Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, the Handbook of Consumer Psychology, and Marketing Letters and has served on six editorial boards. 

KATZ, Jonathan D. PhD   
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KELTON, W. David PhD
QA & OM 
MSQA Program Director
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W. David Kelton is a Professor in the Department of Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems at the University of Cincinnati; he is also Visiting Professor of Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School. His research interests are in the probabilistic and statistical aspects of simulation, and applications of simulation. He received PhD and MS degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MS in mathematics from Ohio University, and a BA in Mathematics from Wisconsin. He has also been on faculty at Michigan, Penn State, Minnesota, and Kent State. Past visiting posts include Wisconsin, the Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies, and the Warsaw School of Economics. He has chaired or co-chaired ten PhD dissertations across three universities. In addition to over 100 refereed papers, he has co-authored three simulation books in a combined 12 editions that have sold over 230,000 copies and have been translated into five other languages. His publications have been cited more than 20,000 times (per Google Scholar). He served as associate/area/department editor for Operations Research, IIE Transactions, and other journals, and was Editor-in-Chief of the INFORMS Journal on Computing for over seven years, during which time it rose from unranked to first of 54 operations-research journals on the ISI impact factor. His service to the Winter Simulation Conference includes Program and General Chair, and Chair of both the Board of Directors and the Foundation. He is a Fellow of both INFORMS and IIE. 

Gurjit Hershey.

Professor of Pediatrics
Dept of Pediatrics
Division of Asthma Research
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
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Gurjit Khurana Hershey, MD, PhD, received a BS degree from the University of Iowa, and MD and PhD degrees from Washington University School of Medicine. After completing pediatric residency and an allergy/immunology Fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Dr. Khurana Hershey joined the faculty at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She now directs the Division of Asthma Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and is the director of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Khurana Hershey is the principal investigator of a federally funded Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Center which supports, in part, the asthma and allergy-based Greater Cincinnati Pediatric Clinic Repository. She is also the PI of the UC T32 MSTP training grant, the Inner City Asthma Consortium, and the Ohio Pediatric Asthma Repository. Her NIH funded laboratory focuses on elucidating the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to the development of asthma and eczema.  Dr. Khurana Hershey has authored over 150 publications and is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology. She is on the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, NIH Council member, and serves on the Executive Council of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Program.

Kay Kinoshita.


Kay Kinoshita received her PhD in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley. After holding faculty positions at Harvard and Virginia Tech, she came to UC as a full Professor in 1998. She is currently Head in Physics. She is a member of the Belle/Belle II particle physics experiment in Japan; results from Belle were instrumental in confirming the theory that won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics for M. Kobayashi and T. Maskawa. Dr. Kinoshita has published over 600 articles. Her research has been supported by DOE and NSF. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Evangelia Kranias

KRANIAS, Evangelia G PhD
Pharmacol & Cell Biophys 
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Evangelia (Litsa) Kranias received her PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Northwestern University. She is currently the Hanna Professor, Distinguished Research Professor, Director of Cardiovascular Biology in the Department of Pharmacology and Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. Her research defined the role of calcium cycling genes in the control of heart function and identified novel targets for heart failure treatment. She was also the first to identify human mutations in calcium cycling genes and showed that these may predispose to arrhythmias and heart failure. Her research has been funded by NIH for over 30 years and has been published in over 350 scientific articles and reviews. Dr. Kranias has received numerous awards and honors and has been named an AHA Distinguished Scientist. She has been elected to the Council of several societies, has organized and chaired numerous conferences and has served on several review panels and Editorial Boards.

Jonathan Kregor.

KREGOR, Jonathan PhD
CCM-Division of Composition, Musicology and Theory

Jonathan Kregor is Professor of Musicology and head of the division of Composition, Musicology, and Theory in the College-Conservatory of Music. His research interests include aesthetics, Franz Liszt, musical reproduction, music and memory, virtuosity and gender, and art song. He is the author of Liszt as Transcriber (Cambridge University Press, 2010), winner of the inaugural Alan Walker Book Award from the American Liszt Society; Program Music (Cambridge University Press, 2015); articles and reviews in numerous academic journals; editor of works by CPE Bach and Clara Schumann; co-editor of Liszt et la France: Musique, culture et société dans l’Europe du XIXe siècle (Vrin, 2012); and editor of Nineteenth-Century Programme Music: Creation, Negotiations, Reception (Brepols, 2019). Since 2012 he has been editor of the Journal of the American Liszt Society.