Experts List

Experts for: Social Issues

Stephanie Baker

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Study, Public Health Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 256-0119,

  • Health Equity - Health Disparities
  • Social Determinants of Health

Mariche G. Bayonas

Associate Professor, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
PhD Indiana University
(336) 334-3588,

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Phonetics/Phonology
  • Linguistics

Leandra Bedini

Professor, Community & Therapeutic Recreation
PhD University of Maryland at College Park
(336) 334-3260,

  • Leisure and Family Caregiving

D. Gordon Bennett

Professor, Geography
PhD Michigan State University
(336) 334-3894,

  • Migration of the Elderly to the Non-metro Southeast Coast
  • U.S. Population Trends & Problems
  • World Population Trends & Problems

Diana Bowman

Program Director, National Center for Homeless Education, The SERVE Center
MPA Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
(336) 315-7453,

  • Awareness of Homeless Children and Youth and their Families
  • Educational Needs of Homeless Children and Youth
  • Laws and Policies Related to Meeting the Educational Needs of Homeless Children and Youth

Rachel Briley

Associate Professor, Theatre
MFA Arizona State University
(336) 334-4015,

  • Drama and Literacy
  • Drama and the Young Child
  • Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Music, Sign Language, and Drama in the development of the child

Shelly Brown-Jeffy

Associate Professor, Sociology
PhD University of Michigan
(336) 334-5295,

  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Race & Education
  • Poverty
  • Social Inequality

Erick T. Byrd

Assistant Professor, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism
PhD North Carolina State University
(336) 334-4471,

  • Sustainable tourism
  • Tourism management
  • Community participation
  • Wine Tourism

Claudia Cabello Hutt

Assistant Professor, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
PhD Rutgers University
(336) 334-3853,

  • Latin American Literature (women writers, Chile, Gabriela Mistral)
  • Latin American History of Feminism

Cherry Callahan

Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-5099,

  • Responding to Campus Crises
  • Parent-Adolescent Separation

James V. Carmichael, Jr.

Professor, Library & Information Studies
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-3478,

  • Gay and Lesbian Issues
  • Southern Library History

Michael Darrell Cauthen

Lecturer, African American Studies
MS Purdue University
(336) 334-5507,

  • Conceptualizations of Race and Ethnicity
  • The Race and Intelligence Debate
  • The Recruitment of High School Student-Athletes in Non-Revenue Sports
  • Race, Sports, and Society

Anthony S. Chow

Assistant Professor, Library & Information Studies
PhD Florida State University
(336) 334-3411,

  • Library Management and Technology
  • Web Design & Usability
  • E-Learning
  • Instructional Technology
  • Asian American & Race Issues

Sarah Daynes

Assistant Professor, Sociology
PhD Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
(336) 334-3688,

  • Memory and Commemoration
  • Wine and the wine industry (in N.C. and around the world)

Jacqueline Kayler DeBrew

Clinical Professor, Community Practice Nursing
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3100,

  • Topics Dealing with Health and Older Adults
  • Community Dwelling for Older Adults
  • Undergraduate Nursing Education

Jigna Dharod

Assistant Professor, Nutrition
PhD University of Connecticut
(336) 334-9708,

  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • Food Insecurity and Nutritional Outcomes
  • Acculturation

Donna M. Duffy

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Director, Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3025,

  • Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Sport Coaching Education
  • Sexual Violence in Athletics and Sports

Lisa Eads

Lecturer, Human Development & Family Studies
MAT Salem College
(336) 602-9262,

  • Supporting Children - Building Futures
  • Brain Scans to Lesson Plans - Developmentally Appropriate Higher Education
  • Socially Responsible Education
  • Any topic relating to Early Intervention for Children and Child Poverty

Emily Edwards

Professor, Media Studies
Director, Center for Creative Writing in the Arts
PhD The University of Texas at Austin
(336) 334-5360,

  • Popular Media, Media Writing & Production
  • Media violence, morbid curiosity and pop culture
  • Creative Writing

Mark Elliott

Associate Professor, History
PhD New York University
(336) 334-5992,

  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Albion W. Tourgee
  • Civil Rights

James Fisher

Professor & Department Head, Theatre
MFA The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4112,

  • Topics Relating to Theater & Drama
  • American Film
  • The UNCG Theatre Program
  • Theatre Censorship

Melissa Floyd-Pickard

Professor & Department Chair, Social Work
PhD Virginia Commonwealth University
(336) 334-4073,

  • Mental Illness
  • Mental Health Policy
  • Involuntary Mental Health Treatment
  • Human Services Values and Ethics

Karae L. Foddrell

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
MS Radford University
(336) 256-1317,

  • Gender Communication
  • Professional Job Skills
  • Culture Communication

Linda Gann

Assistant Professor, Library & Information Studies
PhD The University of Oklahoma
(336) 334-3479,

  • School Libraries: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
  • Reading Best Practices (for adults, teachers, school administrators)
  • National Accreditation Standards and Guidelines for School Library Media Programs
  • Censorship, intellectual freedom
  • Representation of diversity in children and young adult materials.

Heather Gert

Associate Professor, Philosophy
PhD Brown University
(336) 334-5059,

  • Medical Ethics
  • Ethics

Dora Gicheva

Assistant Professor, Economics
PhD Yale University
(336) 334-4865,

  • Gender Discrimination in the Labor Market
  • Financing of Higher Education
  • Student Loans

Joseph L. Graves Jr.

Professor, Nanoengineering
Associate Dean for Research, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
PhD Wayne State University
(336) 285-2858,

  • Genomics of Adaptation
  • Biological and Social Concepts of Race -- Health Disparities
  • Nanosafety
  • STEM Education -- Minority Underrepresentation

Belinda J. Hardin

Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 256-1083,

  • International Early Childhood Education
  • Services for Young Children with Disabilities
  • English Language Learners

Ye He

Associate Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3437,

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Heather M. Helms

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies, HDFS
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 256-0129,

  • Marriage
  • Close Relationships
  • Teens and Sex
  • Work and Family Issues

Julia Hersberger

Associate Professor, Library & Information Studies
PhD Indiana University
(336) 334-3482,

  • Homelessness
  • Social Networks

Nancy Hodges

Professor, Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies
PhD University of Minnesota
(336) 256-0291,

  • Employment in the N.C. Textile and Apparel Industries
  • Dress in history and society
  • Cross cultural issues in dress

Gwen Hunnicutt

Associate Professor, Sociology
Program Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies
PhD Unviersity of New Mexico
(336) 324-0256,

  • Feminism, Ecology and Violence
  • Gender Violence
  • Non-Violence and Peace Studies
  • Collective Violence
  • Masculinity and Aggression
  • Ecofeminism

Spoma Jovanovic

Professor, Communication Studies
PhD University of Denver
(336) 601-3282,

  • Truth and Reconciliation Processes - Applications for Community Settings
  • Community Change Initiatives
  • The Relevance of Higher Education to Sustain our Democracy

Alicia B. Kaplan

Lecturer, Social work
MSW N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University & The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 255-3587,

  • Child Welfare topics
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Child Sexual Abuse/Sexually Reactive Youth

Elizabeth Keathley

Associate Professor, Music Studies
Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies
PhD Stony Brook University
(336) 334-5911,

  • Women/Gender/Sexuality and Music
  • Music History, Especially Modern (20th Century)
  • Mexican/Mexican-American Popular Music
  • Women/Gender and Education, Especially Higher Education

Lynda Kellam

Reference and Government Information, University Libraries
MA University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 334-5251,

  • Accessing U.S. Government Information
  • US Census 2010 and the American Community Survey
  • Researching the U.S. Congress
  • Finding Demographic and Socioeconomic Data for your Work

Peter Kellett

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(336) 334-5297,

  • Conflict and Conflict Management in Relationships, Families, Workplaces and Communities

Chesley Kennedy

Director of Development, University Advancement
Master of Divinity Duke Divinity School
(336) 334-5386,

  • Fund Raising 101
  • Non-Profit Fund Raising
  • Building Community Relationships

Etsuko Kinefuchi

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD Arizona State University
(336) 334-5297,

  • Intercultural Communication, Diversity, and Social Justice
  • Cultural Identity and Identity Negotiation
  • Media representations of cultural groups
  • Diaspora and transnational migration
  • Communicative Strategies in the Anti-nuclear Movement in Japan

Steve Kroll-Smith

Professor, Sociology
Katrina Task Force Coordinator, Social Science Research Center
PhD University of Pennsylvania
(336) 334-5295,

  • Disasters and Communities
  • Coping with Disaster
  • Hurricane Katrina and the Remaking of New Orleans

Arielle Kuperberg

Assistant Professor, Sociology
PhD University of Pennsylvania
(336) 334-9768,

  • Families: Adult Relationships, especially Cohabitation, Marriage, Divorce
  • Gender & Work
  • Population Studies
  • College "Hookups"

Seunghyun Lee

Assistant Professor, Media Studies
Study Abroad Committee, International Programs Center
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 256-8500,

  • Digital media use in the world and across different cultures
  • Digital literacy and education
  • Digital divide, digital inclusion and social inclusion
  • Service-learning with community and civic engagement for refugees and the underserved
  • Online journalism and citizen journalism

Marianne LeGreco

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD Arizona State University
(480) 221-2848,

  • Food security
  • Local food systems
  • Public speaking

Lisa Levenstein

Associate Professor, History
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 334-5992,

  • Women's History in the U.S.
  • Feminism - History & Current Events
  • Women & Poverty, Welfare Reform
  • African American Women's History
  • Women and Employment - History & Current Events
  • Women, Work and Families - History & Contemporary Issues

Rebecca MacLeod

Associate Professor, Music Education
PhD Florida State University
(850) 256-0167,

  • Teaching at-risk and underserved populations
  • Orchestra programs in the public schools

Nicole M. Martin

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD MIchigan State University
(336) 676-4250,

  • Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening
  • Children's Literacy Development
  • Informational Literacy
  • Teaching in Elementary Schools or Urban Education

Thomas Matyok

Assistant Professor, Peace & Conflict Studies
PhD Nova Southeastern University
(336) 334-3864,

  • Violence
  • Changing Nature of War
  • War and Remembrance
  • Conflict Resolution

Terrance McConnell

Professor, Philosophy
PhD University of Minnesota
(336) 334-3202,

  • Issues in Biomedical Ethics
  • Ethical Theory

Hannah Rose Mendoza

Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture
MFA Florida State University
(336) 256-0306,

  • Design and Social Justice
  • The Global Studio Project
  • Women and Design
  • Minorities and Design

W. Roger Mills-Koonce

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4672,

  • Parenting and parent-child relationships
  • Child conduct disorder
  • Family diversity
  • LGBT health and wellness

Jeffrey J. Milroy

Assistant Professor, Public Health Education
Associate Director, Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness
DPH The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-8686,

  • Physical Activity Promotion
  • Prevention Science & Intervention Development; Behavioral Change
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs and Athletes
  • College Student Health

Sharon D. Morrison

Associate Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program, Public Health Education
PhD University of Florida
(336) 334-3243,

  • Immigrant and Refugee Health
  • HIV/AIDS in International Settings and Populations

Arthur D. Murphy

Professor, Anthropology
PhD Temple University
(336) 334-5132,

  • Mexico
  • Immigration
  • Economic Development Mexico/Latin America
  • Culture and Natural Disasters

Christine E. Murray

Associate Professor, Counseling & Educational Development
Director of the Program to Advance Community Responses to Violence Against Women, Center for Women's Health and Wellness
PhD University of Florida
(336) 334-3426,

  • Domestic Violence

Sam Parker

Clinical Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
MFA The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-1217,

  • Deaf Culture
  • American Sign Language
  • Sign Language Interpreters

Anne Parsons

Assistant Professor, History
PhD University of Illinois at Chicago
(336) 334-5910,

  • The history of prisons
  • The history of mental hospitals/psychiatric hospitals
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history
  • Museums and public memory

Bruce Pomeroy

Director, Office of Accessibility Resources and Services
MEd Bradley University
(336) 334-5913,

  • The History of Disability Rights, a Civil Rights Movement
  • Disability Services and Support in Higher Education
  • Successful Interaction and Appreciation of Disabilities
  • High School to College Transition for Students with Disabilties

Edward N. Robinson, Jr. MD MPH

Lecturer, Public Health Education
Medical Director, Guilford County Department of Public Health
MD Bowman Gray School of Medicine
(336) 641-8415,

  • Public Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Environmental Health

Stuart J. Schleien

Professor & Department Chair, Community & Therapeutic Recreation
PhD University of Maryland
(336) 334-3119,

  • Inclusion of people with disabilities in community recreation and sports.

Mark Schulz

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-5517,

  • Bicycle Safety - How should bicyclists interact with motor vehicles and pedestrians?
  • Bicycle Helmet Use - The epidemiology of bicycle helmet use in Greensboro and the world.
  • Bicycling Fatalities - The epidemiology of bicycle fatalities in North Carolina and beyond.
  • Facilitating Bicycling - Factors that promote and impede bicycling.

Roy Schwartzman

Professor, Communication Studies
PhD The University of Iowa
(336) 509-2701,

  • The Holocaust and anti-Semitism
  • Political communication
  • Communication and technology
  • Metaphor and figurative language
  • Propaganda and Persuasion
  • Argumentation and debate

Catherine Scott-Little

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD University of Maryland at College Park
(336) 256-0132,

  • Early childhood assessment
  • Early learning standards
  • Early childhood education

Kim Sexton-Lewter

Assistant Director of Wellness, Student Health Services
PhD North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
(336) 334-3190,

  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Health & Wellness
  • Eliminating Health Disparities Through Undoing Racism and Racial Equity Initiatives.
  • Unveiling and Deconstructing Whiteness: Courageous ConversationsĀ Around Race and Racism.

Svi Shapiro

Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
EdD Boston University
(336) 256-0156,

  • Violence & Schools
  • Moral & Social Dimensions of Education
  • Education & Democracy
  • The Israeli / Palestinian Conflict
  • Educational Reform
  • Critical Perspectives on Standardized Testing
  • Peace Education
  • Jewish & Spiritual Perspectives on Education

Terri L. Shelton

Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
Carol Jenkins Mattocks Distinguished Professor, Psychology
PhD Purdue University
(336) 256-0426,

  • Community and Economic Engagement Efforts at UNCG
  • The role of research in universities
  • Engaging in partnerships that bridge research, policy, and evidence-based practice
  • Capacity building of communities, youth, families, service providers, researchers, and policymakers to ensure the health and well-being of youth, families, and communities
  • Social emotional development of young children
  • Focused deterrence efforts to reduce violence

Holly Sienkiewicz

Director of Research, Center for New North Carolinians
DPH The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-9814,

  • Refugees (resettlement process, presence in NC, integration)
  • Immigration (unaccompanied children, presence in NC, benefits to state)
  • International Health
  • Cultural diversity and sensitivity training

Stephen Sills

Associate Professor, Sociology
Co-Organizer, Human Rights Research Network
Co-Chair, Refugee and Immigrant Network of Guilford
PhD Arizona State University
(336) 334-3731,

  • Globalization
  • Fair Housing
  • Migration
  • Program Evaluation
  • Ethnic and National Origin Discrimination

J. David Smith

Professor Emeritus, Specialized Education Services
EdD Columbia University
(336) 334-3738,

  • Disability Rights and History
  • Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Paige H. Smith

Director, Center for Women's Health and Wellness
Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4735,

  • Campus gender-based violence
  • Violence against women
  • Breastfeeding

John Sopper

Lecturer, Religious Studies
Director of Special Projects, Undergraduate Education
MA Princeton University
(336) 334-9770,

  • Religion and Social Issues

Andrew Supple

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 256-0221,

  • Family Dynamics and Child Development, Immigrant and Refugee Families
  • Adolescent Developlment
  • Parenting Adolescents

Vas Taras

Assistant Professor, Management
PhD University of Calgary, Canada
(336) 256-8611,

  • Immigration
  • Cross-cultural Managment
  • International Teams in Domestic Organizations
  • Culture
  • Evaluation of Effectiveness of Corporate Personnel Training and Development Programs

Laura K. Taylor

Assistant Professor, Peace & Conflict Studies
PhD University of Notre Dame
(336) 334-3864,

  • Adolescents and War
  • Social Identity and Intergroup Conflict
  • Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation
  • Countries of interest: Croatia, Colombia, Guatemala, Nepal, Northern Ireland

Bas van der Vossen

Assistant Professor, Philosophy
PhD University of Oxford
(520) 334-4313,

  • Ethics of Property Rights & Markets
  • Civil Disobedience - Is There a Duty to Obey the Law?
  • The Morality of International Institutions & Humanitarian Intervention

Debra Wallace

Professor, Community Practice
Director, Center for the Health of Vulnerable Populations
PhD University of South Carolina
(336) 256-0572,

  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Research Partnerships
  • Elder Care
  • Health Disparities

Janice I. Wassel

Director, Gerontology
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 256-1020,

  • Demography and Aging
  • Business and Aging, Silver Industries
  • Senior Sandwich, Boomers, Ageism
  • Family Caregiving and Aging

John Weil

Senior Program Specialist, Court Interventions & Community Safety, Office of Research and Economic Development
BA The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4184,

  • Focused Deterrence Violent Crime Reduction Strategies

Saundra Westervelt

Associate Professor, Sociology
PhD University of Virginia
(336) 334-3697,

  • Wrongful Convictions

Bob Wineburg

Professor, Social work
Director of Community Engaged Scholarship, School of Health and Human Sciences
PhD University of Pittsburgh
(336) 708-3435,

  • Faith Based Social Services
  • Town Grown Partnerships
  • Social Entrepeneurism
  • Social Service Program and Organizational Development
  • Grant Writing

David Wyrick

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4501,

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention with High School and College Students and Student-Athletes
  • Prevention of High-Risk Drinking with College Students
  • Protecting and Promoting Health through Entrepreneurship