Faculty

The following professors will be teaching courses in The Honors College during the 2015/16 academic year.
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Richard Schneible
Assistant Professor, Accounting
TACC 211: Advanced Introduction to Financial Accounting

Priyantha Sugathapala
Instructor, Chemistry
TCHM 130: Advanced General Chemistry
TCHM 131: Advanced General Chemistry II

 

 

Megan Kurlycheck
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
TCRJ 203: Theories of Crime
Dr. Kurlycheck’s primary research interests include juvenile justice and delinquency, specifically prevention and rehabilitation programming.

 

 

 Baris Yoruk
Associate Professor, Economics
TECO 300: Advanced Intermediate Microeconomics
Associate Professor of Economics Barış K. Yörük is an expert on applied microeconomics, public economics, and health economics.

 
Randall Craig

Professor, English
TENG 226: Law and Literature
Randall Craig’s primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of British fiction, Victorian literature, and narrative theory.

 

 

Jeffery Berman
Distinguished Teaching Professor, English
TENG 226: Writing about Love and Loss
Jeffrey Berman's primary teaching and research interests are in literature and psychoanalysis, the twentieth century novel, trauma theory, suicide, self-disclosing writing, and pedagogy.

 

Carl Bon Tempo
Associate Professor, History
THIS 220: Public Policy in Modern America
Dr. Bon Tempo’s main research interests are in 20th century United States political and public policy history.
 

Anupam Srivastav
Associate Professor, Mathematics & Statistics
TMAT 252: Introduction to the Great Theorems of Mathematics
Dr. Srivastav’s main area of research is in algebraic number theory, specifically Galois module theory.

 

Victor Asal
Associate Professor, Political Science
TPOS 261: Comparative Ethnicity
Dr. Asal specializes in the topics of terrorism; homeland security; contentious politics

 

Ewan McNay
Assistant Professor, Psychology
TPSY 214: Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
Dr. McNay’s work has evolved from an early interest in the modulation of cognitive processes by glucose to a current set of related foci on the cognitive and neurochemical impacts of diabetes, aging, and Alzheimer's disease; the links between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease; and the role of insulin within the brain, specifically in modulation of cognitive processes.

Robert Rosellini
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Psychology
TPSY 102: Advanced Introduction to Psychology
Dr. Rosellini’s primary interests are in associative learning process in invertebrates, animal learning and behavior, controllability and predictability of stress, and animal models of psychopathology and addiction.

Blanca Ramos
Associate Professor, Social Welfare
TSSW 299: Multiculturalism in a Global Society
Blanca Ramos' scholarly interests are centered on health disparities, cross-cultural social work, gerontology, and domestic violence with a focus on US Latinos.

 

Sean Rafferty
Associate Professor, Anthropology
TANT 201: Critical Thinking and Skepticism in Anthropology
Sean Rafferty’s research involves the archaeology of Eastern North America.  Within this region, he is interested in the interplay between ritual practices and cultural variability, especially within the area of mortuary practices and smoking rituals.

Richard Zitomer
Professor, Biology
TBIO 176: Genomics and Biotechnology
Dr. Zitomer’s primary interests are in yeast genetics and molecular biology; regulation of gene expression by hypoxia and stress; and mechanisms of transcriptional repression

 

 

John Schmidt
Professor, Biology
TBIO 260: Neural Basis of Behavior
Dr. Schmidt’s areas of interest are: developmental neurobiology; development of retinotopic maps in zebrafish; activity-driven refinement of retinotectal synapses; expression of genes in retinal projections of GFP fusion proteins; timelapse imaging and dynamic analysis of growth, actin, myosin and growth cone motility; and myosin light chain kinase, Rho kinase.

Johana Londono
Assistant Professor, Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies
TLCS 288: Race, Ethnicity and the Contemporary US City
Dr. Londono’s research interests are: Latino/a urban culture in the US; political economy of cities; comparative ethnic studies; social and cultural theory; representations of poverty; social welfare; the cultural politics of architecture and urban design; aesthetics and visual culture.

 

Ricky Leung
Assistant Professor, Public Health
Social Media and Public Health
Professor Leung’s interests include health management, technological innovation, global health, and transnational studies.

 

Marcus Adams
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
TPHI 219: Scientific Revolutions
Professor Adams specializes in early modern philosophy, especially Thomas Hobbes, and in the history and philosophy of science. His research focuses on issues related to the unity of science in early modern natural philosophy and politics.

 

Rachel Cohon
Professor, Philosophy
TPHI 212: Introduction to Ethical Theory
Professor Cohon fields of interest are ethics, the philosophy of action, and the history of ethics.

 

 

Kamiar Alaei
Public Service Professor, Political Science
TPOS 272: Health and Human Rights: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Dr. Alaei is the founding Director of Global Institute for Health and Human Rights. He and his brother co-founded the first center for HIV/AIDS cases and drug users in Iran, which was documented by the United Nations/World Health Organization as a Best Practice model.