Committee member bios
Elizabeth Anderson is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education. Her current research interests focus on young children with complex learning, pyscho-social and health needs, interprofessional education/interprofessional collaboration and interdisciplinary school-based service.
Shelley Dionne is an associate professor of organizational behavior in the School of Management. She serves as the associate director of the Center for Leadership Studies and associate editor for the Leadership Quarterly. Her research interests include leadership, team development, collective dynamics and levels of analysis issues.
Tim Frazier is an associate professor of geography, focuses his research on coastal hazards with a primary focus on hurricanes and tsunamis, climate change and vulnerability, as well as natural and human-made hazards, disasters, hazard mitigation and resilience enhancement through planning.
Joseph Graney is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Geological Sciences, director of the Environmental Studies Program and associate director of the Center for Integrated Watershed Studies. His current research focuses on tracing natural and anthropogenic geochemical processes to assess ecosystem impacts adjacent to Oil Sands production facilities in Alberta; assessments of energy resource development on Chesapeake Bay watersheds, and the impact of interstate and local roadway infrastructure on surface and groundwater resources.
Siobhan Hart is an assistant professor of anthropology. Her research interests include Native American history, indigenous archaeologies, community-based practice, heritage, cultural property and colonialism. She studies how these domains intersect in North America, using collaborative archaeology to support broader equity and social justice efforts. She is co-director of the Pocumtuck Fort Archaelogy and Stewardship Project in Deerfield, Mass., which examines Native American experiences of colonialism and cultural change.
Robert Holahan is an assistant professor of environmental studies and political science. His primary area of research investigates environmental policy from a social-ecological perspective that incorporates the biological, ecological and geological characteristics of resource systems with the economics of human decision-making. Current research projects include an property-rights examination of unconventional oil and gas production and a cross-national study on the vote choices of parliamentarians over environmental policies.
Barry Jones is a professor of economics whose research interests are in macroeconomics and monetary economics, aggregation and index number theory, and revealed preference. His work has been published in journals such as Advances in Econometrics, Econometric Reviews, Economic Inquiry, Economics Letters, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Dynamics and The Manchester School in addition to papers published in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review.
Hal Lewis is an associate professor of systems science and industrial engineering and the graduate director of systems science. His research interests include intelligent systems, fuzzy control and soft computing.
Carl Lipo is an archaeologist studying cultural change of human populations. He uses evolutionary theory as a means of developing methods for studying cultural transmission and the process of natural selection acting on cultural systems. His work has explored community patterning among prehistoric potters of the Mississippi Valley, patterns of inheritance among stone tools producers in North America and the conditions that led the populations of Easter Island (Rapa Nui, Chile) to construct their famous monumental statues. In addition to the study of artifact variability and geochronology, he has interests in remote sensing as a means of efficiently and non-destructively studying the archaeological record. This work includes the use of magnetometry, resistivity, conductivity, thermal imagery, photogrammetry, LiDAR and ground penetrating radar.
Stephanie Malmberg is a doctoral student in community and public affairs at Binghamton University. She graduated summa cum laude with a BS degree in human development and earned her MS in student affairs administration from Binghamton University in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Her general research area is accessibility in higher education. Her research interests include supportive transitioning of low-income, first-generation and other underrepresented students in higher education. Lately, she has focused on identifying and examining the role of core values in college student development, as well as a project that identifies the phenomenology and meaning making of residential community college students on historically commuter campuses. She is also an adjunct instructor at SUNY Broome Community College, and the data specialist for TRiO at Binghamton University.
Pamela Mischen, chair, is an associate professor of public administration and chair of the Sustainable Communities Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence. Her current research interests include local government and nonprofit capacity building, inter-organizational networks in the public/nonprofit sector, knowledge management and applied community-based research. She is currently working on a project that examines the impact of local government capacity on natural gas drilling and building sustainable communities in Pennsylvania. She currently is an advisory board member and chair of the Planning Committee for the Broome County Youth Bureau.
Gale Spencer is a distinguished teaching professor in the Decker School of Nursing and is the Decker Endowed Chair in Community Health Nursing. Her research interests include community assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation, as well as interpersonal violence and teen risk behaviors.
Affiliated faculty and staff
Allison Alden, director of the Center for Civic Engagement
Josephine Allen, professor of social work
Richard Andrus, associate professor of biological sciences
Susan Appe, assistant professor of public administration
Serdar Atav, professor of nursing
Lisa Blitz, assistant professor of social work
Mark Blumler, associate professor of geography
Cassandra Bransford, associate professor of social work
Sharon Bryant, associate professor of nursing
Carmen Carrion-Flores, assistant professor of economics
George Catalano, professor of biomedical engineering
Sung Hoon Chung, assistant professor of systems science and industrial engineering
Chengbin Deng, assistant professor of geography
Mike Elmore, director of the Engineering Design Division
Kim Evanoski, adjunct lecturer/coordinator of CCPA professional education
Nina Flanagan, assistant professor of nursing
Koen Gieskes, lecturer, Engineering Design Division
Nicole Hassoun, associate professor of philosophy
Elana Iankova, adjunct faculty, management
Congrui Jin, assistant professor of mechanical engineering
Yvonne Johnston, assistant professor of nursing
Suk-Young Kang, associate professor of social work
Celeste Keefe, clinical instructor of nursing
Tom Kelly, professor of management
Pete Knuepfer, professor of geological sciences
Adam Laats, associate professor of history and of education
Naomi Lazarus, visiting assistant professor of geography
Youjung Lee, assistant professor of social work
Huiyang Li, assistant professor of systems science and industrial engineering
Lucky Mason-Williams, assistant professor of education
Maria Mazziotti Gillan, director of the Center for Writers
Roy McGrann, associate professor of mechanical engineering
Ken McLeod, professor, Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships
Andy Merriwether, associate professor of anthropology
Christopher Morgan-Knapp, associate professor of philosophy and director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Law program
Andreas Pape, assistant professor of economics
Sabina Perrino, assistant professor of anthropology
Nick Plavac, instructor of bioengineering
Judith Quaranta, assistant professor of nursing
Joshua Reno, assistant professor of anthropology
Victoria Rizzo, associate professor of social work
Nadia Rubaii, associate professor of public administration
Myra Sabir, assistant professor of social work
Nasim Sabounchi, assistant professor of systems science and industrial engineering
Hiroki Sayama, associate professor of systems science and industrial engineering
Susan Siebold-Simpson, assistant professor of nursing
Tom Sinclair, associate professor of public administration
David Sloan Wilson, distinguished professor of biological sciences and anthropology
Shweta Srinivasan, assistant professor of management
C. Roger Westgate, professor emeritus, Center for Autonomous Solar Power
Ning Zhou, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering
Ritam Chaurey, assistant professor of economics
Robyn Cope, assistant professor of Romance languages and literatures
Rory Eckardt, assistant professor of management
George Homsy, assistant professor of public administration
Jessica Hua, assistant professor of biological sciences
Elizabeth Mellin, associate professor of community and public affairs
Jessie Reeder, assistant professor of English