Sustainable Communities

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.

Eugene Tettey-Fio

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

Karen Barzman, associate professor of art history

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

Affiliated hires

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

Last Updated: 3/17/16