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Faculty Name Area of Expertise
Paul Ferguson Jazz music
Holly Witchey Cleveland history, philanthropy, arts, and culture

Economy & Business

Faculty Name Area of Expertise
Lee Blazey Taxation, accounting, political subdivision finances
Alan Dowling Health/medical informatics, health information technology
Michael Goldberg Entrepreneurship, early-stage finance, small business development, start-ups
Anurag Gupta Banking regulation, global macro-economics, financial markets, monetary policy, economic policy
Susan Helper Manufacturing, innovation, globalization
Casey Newmeyer Marketing, branding, brand relationships, consumer behavior
Mark Sniderman General economic conditions, economic outlook, monetary policy

Health & Medicine

Faculty Name Area of Expertise
Eben Alsberg Tissue engineering, biomaterials, drug delivery
Lyla Blake-Gumbs Nutrition for disease risk reduction; obesity and cancer risk; mindfulness-based stress reduction; environmental toxin reduction
Ronald Blanton Global health parasitic diseases; viral diseases; diseases of low-income countries
Barbara Daly End-of-life care, critical care
Michael J. Decker Sleep medicine, effects of sleep loss on decision-making and other function
Scott Frank Public health and health systems (including the Affordable Care Act); health equity and social justice violence as a public health issue; community health assessment; adolescent health
Darcy Freedman Food access, food security, healthy food retail, obesity, community nutrition
Faye Gary Children's mental health, health disparities, issues in nursing education, community mental health
Charles Halbeck Medical anthropology, systems of inequity in medical programs
Karen Horowitz General internal medicine, access to care, health care reform
Vanessa Hildebrand Reproductive health, women's health
Leena Khaitan Obesity, obesity management, gastroesophageal reflux disease, patient wellness
Debra Leizman General internal medicine, medical education
Donald Mann Problem-based learning, IQ
Maureen McEnery Separation of church and state; global warming; importance of science education in society; role of female leadership in medicine and medical education
Shirley Moore Patient/family self-care of chronic illnesses, the science of behavior change
Carol Musil Caregiving and family care issues, intergenerational relationships (especially grandmothers raising grandchildren due to drugs, parents' incarceration, mental-health issues)
Goutham Narla General internal medicine; medical genetics; care of high-risk cancer patients; drug discovery and development; experimental therapeutics
Tej Kumar Pareek Public health, business management, biomedical research
Rebecca M. Patton Health care, Affordable Care Act (helped draft the legislation as president of the American Nurses Association)
Tamara Randall Nutrition, diabetes, public health
Joachim Voss Long-term management of people living with HIV, workforce-related issues in HIV and evidence-based practice
Allison R. Webel Living well with HIV, HIV self-management


Faculty Name Area of Expertise
John Grabowski History of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio; editor of the online edition of The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History; strong knowledge of the GOP in Cleveland from the 1850s to mid-20th century
Kenneth Ledford German history, politics, social security network and legal system
Renee Sentilles American history, American women's history


Faculty Name Area of Expertise
Jonathan Adler Constitutional law; environmental law; Supreme Court judicial nominations; regulatory law and policy; conservative politics
Juscelino Colares Climate change; federal courts and procedure; environmental law; international trade law
Avidan Cover Civil rights; race and American law; police excessive force; counter-terrorism interrogation; detention; drone policy; Iran nuclear agreement; international law
Jonathan Entin Constitutional law; the Supreme Court; civil rights and civil liberties; regulatory issues
Christian Grostic Civil litigation; criminal law and sentencing; criminal justice, incarceration, and reentry; Supreme Court and federal appellate courts
Sharona Hoffman Health law; health information technology; aging issues; employment discrimination issues, including discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, sex, age, and disability; sexual harassment
Judith Lipton Human trafficking law
Craig Marvinney Relationship of Ohio to national political scene; Greater Cleveland history
Maxwell Mehlman Healthcare law, ethics, and policy
Andrew Pollis Legal issues arising from campaign platform and disturbances at the convention that could lead to legal challenges, such as protesters
Michael Scharf Foreign relations, national security, international law
Marvin Sicherman Bankruptcy, commercial law
Tim Webster Foreign policy; China-Asia international trade and investment; human rights

Political Science

Faculty Name Area of Expertise
Karen Beckwith Gender and politics; women and politics; U.S. political parties and elections; social movements and protest
Justin Buchler U.S. elections; parties; interest groups; Congress and the Presidency
Joseph White Federal budget—both policy and politics; Social Security and Medicare; health care policy and politics, including "Obamacare;" partisan and ideological divisions in America

Science & Engineering

Faculty Name Area of Expertise
Rigoberto Advincula Oil and gas, polymers, plastics, nanotechnology, biomaterial
Mark De Guire Energy and natural gas resources associated with engineered materials
Anthony Jack Scientific perspective on empathy, religion, and ethics; how different political points of view arise from our brain/psychology
Stacy McGaugh Science funding, astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, dark matter climate change from a planetary perspective
Patricia Princehouse Science—particularly evolution, the creationism controversy and similar church and state issues, including national and state supreme court cases
Donald Schuele Science and engineering education
Glenn Starkman Physics, particle physics, cosmology

Social Sciences

Faculty Name Area of Expertise
David Crampton Child welfare, foster care, homelessness
Brian Gran Law and social policy; children's rights and welfare; human rights
Dana Prince LGBTQ issues, transgender issues, oppression and privilege
Rachel Lovell Human trafficking, sexual assault