Faculty Source Guide

TOPICS D-F

DNA RESEARCH
HENRY BAKER (334-844-5951; bakerhj@vetmed.auburn.edu) Director, Scott-Ritchey Research Center; Professor, Pathobiology and Clinical Sciences. Molecular genetics; research to improve companion animal health.

NANCY R. COX (334-844-6197; coxnanc@vetmed.auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Scott-Ritchey Research Center. Neuropathology, inherited metabolic diseases (mesenchymal stem cells and gene therapy), phage display for diagnosis of brain tumors.

BRUCE F. SMITH (334-844-5587; smithbf@auburn.edu), Director, Molecular Medicine Program, Scott-Ritchey Research Center; Associate Professor of Pathobiology Molecular Genetics. Inherited diseases in animals, muscular dystrophy, targeted delivery to muscle and tumors, gene therapy, and genetic vaccination/adjuvantation.


DETECTOR DOGS

PAUL WAGGONER, (334-844-4541; waggolp@vetmed.auburn.edu), Director, Canine and Detection Research Institute. Use of canines for detection of hazardous materials.


DIABETES

BRUCE GLADDEN (334-844-1466; gladdlb@auburn.edu) Humana-Germany-Sherman Distinguished Professor of Exercise Physiology.

ROBERT L. JUDD (334-844-5416; juddrob@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology. Can speak on mechanisms of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and obesity.

SURESH T. MATHEWS (334-844-7418; mathest@auburn.edu) Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Food Science. Can speak on mechanisms of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.

MAHMOUD MANSOUR (334-844-6741; mansomat@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Anatomy. I can speak on the effect of diabetes on reproductive hormones.


DIET
MARGARET CRAIG-SCHMIDT (334-844-3263/334-821-1382; mcraigschmidt@auburn.edu) Professor. Can speak on nutritional biochemistry; dietary fats and disease; infant and maternal nutrition.


EVELYN F. CRAYTON (334-844-2224; ecrayton@aces.edu) Assistant Director, Extension Family and Community Programs, and Professor, Nutrition and Food Science. Registered Licensed Dietitian. Has expertise in nutrition education for the public and for communities, nutrition and health literacy, food safety, home food preservation, diet, and health.

CAROL DILLARD (334-844-6453/334-887-3340; cdillard@auburn.edu) Registered Dietitian/Instructor. Can speak on food service administration; hotel and restaurant management; weight control.

ROBIN FELLERS (334-844-3270/334-821-0301; rfellers@auburn.edu) Associate Professor/Director, Dietetics Program. Can speak on food service administration; hotel and restaurant management; weight control.

SAREEN GROPPER (334-844-3271/334-821-0713; sgropper@auburn.edu) Associate Professor. Can speak on clinical dietetics; pediatric genetic disorders; trace elements, amino acid and protein metabolism; diet and exercise.

ROBERT KEITH (334-844-3273; rkeith@auburn.edu) Professor. Can speak on vitamin C requirement; nutrition, exercise and chronic disease; sports nutrition.

BARBARA STRUEMPLER (334-844-2217/334-826-0633; bstruempler@auburn.edu) Extension Nutritionist/Professor. Can speak on infant mortality; breastfeeding; food labels; health and wellness; life cycle nutrition; chronic diseases.

JEAN WEESE (334-844-3269/334-750-2196; jweese@auburn.edu) Extension Specialist, Associate Professor, Nutrition and Food Science. Can speak on topics related to food safety; homeland security in the food supply, food product development, starting a food processing business, obesity, and diabetes.


DISCRETE AND STATISTICAL SCIENCES
MARK CARPENTER (334-844-5111; carpedm@auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Discrete & Statistical Sciences. Expert in the field of medical statistics, statistical analysis of microarrays and gene expression, mixture models, and bioinformatics.

ASH ABEBE (334-844-6567; abebeas@auburn.edu), Assistant Professor, Discrete & Statistical Sciences. Expert in the field of nonparametric modeling, design and analysis of experiments, statistical computation, and stochastic models.

NEDRET BILLOR (334-844-5111), Associate Professor, Discrete & Statistical Sciences. Expert in the field of robust regression, diagnostic methods for multivariate data, data mining, and biased estimation.

DOUGLAS LEONARD (334-844-3643; leonada@auburn.edu), Professor, Discrete & Statistical Sciences. Expert in the field of information assurance, reliability and error control coding for communication systems especially algebraic geometry codes. Discrete mathematics and its applications.

KEVIN PHELPS (334-844-3608; phelpkt@auburn.edu), Professor, Discrete & Statistical Sciences. Expert in the field of information assurance, reliability and error control coding for communication systems especially combinatorial codes. Discrete mathematics and its applications.

CHRIS RODGER (334-844-3746; rodgec1@auburn.edu), Professor, Discrete & Statistical Sciences. Expert in combinatorics and more generally discrete mathematics and its applications. Has run workshops on discrete mathematics and K-12 education.

DARREL HANKERSON (334-844-3641; hankedr@auburn.edu), Professor, Discrete & Statistical Sciences. Expert in cryptography and information assurance and public key cryptography, especially elliptic curve cryptosystems, which serve to protect Internet transactions.


DISEASE

MARGARET CRAIG-SCHMIDT (334-844-3263/334-821-1382; mcraigschmidt@auburn.edu) Professor. Can speak on nutritional biochemistry; dietary fats and disease; infant and maternal nutrition.

ED CUPP (844-5010; ecupp@acesag.auburn.edu) Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology. Has expertise in diseases spread by biting flies, world health issues, use of insects in health issues, improved livestock production systems, and integrated pest management.

ROBERT KEITH (334-844-3273; rkeith@auburn.edu) Professor. Can speak on vitamin C requirement; nutrition, exercise and chronic disease; sports nutrition.

ELIZABETH LIPKE (334-844-2003, eal0003@auburn.edu) Assistant professor in chemical engineering, Cell-material interactions, biomimetic material design, cardiac regeneration, cardiovascular tissue engineering, directed stem cell differentiation, cardiac electrophysiology.

BARBARA STRUEMPLER (334-844-2217/334-826-0633; bstruempler@auburn.edu) Extension Nutritionist/Professor. Can speak on infant mortality; breastfeeding; food labels; health and wellness; life cycle nutrition; chronic diseases.

JIN WANG (334-844-2020, jzw0001@auburn.edu) Redd assistant professor in chemical engineering, Manufacturing process modeling microelectronic and pulp and paper processes; systems biology; metabolic network identification and early cancer detection.


DISTANCE EDUCATION
RICHARD ALEKNA (334-844-3103; aleknra@auburn.edu; www.auburn.edu/auonline); Director, Distance Learning. Has developed and directed a variety of distance education programs and offices and worked on issues concerning instructional design, delivery systems, faculty support and pay, student services, marketing, institutional academic and administrative functions.

SUSAN BANNON (334-844-4291; bannosh@auburn.edu) Associate professor, director of College of Education's Learning Resources Center.


DIVERSITY
ROYRICKERS COOK (844-5700; cookroy@auburn.edu ), Assistant Vice President for University Outreach. Has expertise on issues related to diversity and multiculturalism, from organizational and community perspectives.


DRUGS
MARK BYRNE (334-844-2862; byrneme@eng.auburn.edu), assistant professor, Chemical Engineering. Co-director of NSF REU Program in Micro/Nano-Structured Materials, Therapeutics and Devices. Directs the Biometic & Biohybrid Materials, Biomedical Devices and Drug Delivery Laboratories. Research areas are drug delivery, biomaterials, polymer science and engineering, biomedical devices and biomedical engineering.


CHARLES FAUPEL (844-2820, faupece@auburn.edu). Professor,
Criminology/Sociology. Studies various aspects of drug abuse, particularly heroin use.


EARTHQUAKES
DAVID ELTON (844-6285, elton@eng.auburn.edu). Professor, Civil Engineering. Studies seismicity, earthquake damage, soils.

JUSTIN MARSHALL (334-844-7145; jdm0022@auburn.edu) Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering. Areas of expertise: Earthquake engineering; passive structural control; structural steel design; structural dynamics; engineering education


EASTERN EUROPE/BALKANS
JIM SEROKA (844-6151/334-887-6507; serokja@auburn.edu), Professor of Political Science. Authority on political and cultural issues related to the Eastern European region, particularly the Balkans.


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
J. THOMAS CHESNUTT (334-844-3517; jchesnut@aces.edu), Extension Tourism Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Has expertise and experience in community strategic planning, economic development through retiree attraction, tourism assessment and development for rural areas, agri-tourism development.

CONNER BAILEY (334-844-5632; cbailey@ag.auburn.edu) Alumni Professor, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Has expertise in citizen involvement in natural resource management, economics and social well-being of all families and farmers, and economic viability and sustainable communities.

JOE SUMNERS (334-844-4704; sumneja@auburn.edu; www.auburn.edu/outreach/edi), Director of Auburn University's Economic and Community Development Institute. Has aided many communities and towns in Alabama and elsewhere with drafting strategic plans and has researched how civic involvement affects economic development. Serves as Executive Director of the I-85 Corridor Alliance, special outreach initiative to develop a regional economic strategy for recruiting and creating innovative high tech industries along Alabama's I-85.



ECONOMICS/ECONOMY
ROBERT B. EKELUND, JR. (334-844-2929/334-821-1404;bobekelund@prodigy.net), Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics. Can speak on economic regulation, including telecommunications, radio, TV, and cable regulation. Also can speak on the economics of the arts and culture.

ROGER GARRISON (334-844-2920/334-826-7416; garriro@auburn.edu), Professor, Economics. Fields of specialization: Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory and Policy, Federal debt and deficits.

DANIEL M. GROPPER (334-844-4838; dgropper@business.auburn.edu), Assistant Dean and Executive Director, MBA Programs. Can speak on the national economy and financial markets as well as broad range business and business education topics, including compensation issues.

JAMES LONG (334-844-2911/334-826-6490; jlong@business.auburn.edu), Acting Department Head and Professor, Department of Economics. Has conducted academic and professional research in the areas of labor economics, taxation, and the economics of discrimination.

ROBERT G. NELSON (334-844-5621; rnelson@acesag.auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Has expertise in assessing economic risk management in agricultural enterprises and can address economic issues relating to value-added foods, economics, development of alternative specialty crops, fisheries and aquaculture, social well-being of rural families and farmers, and recruitment and education for professions in the food and agricultural sectors.

JAMES L. NOVAK (334-844-3512; jnovak@acesag.auburn.edu) Professor and Extension Economist, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Has expertise in agricultural policy, farm management, risk analysis, estate planning, and micro-economics.

JAMES WALTER PREVATT (334-844-5608; prevajw@auburn.edu) Professor and Extension Economist, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Has expertise in livestock economics, beef and forage grazing systems, and risk management.


ECOTERRORISM
ROBERT NORTON (334-844-2604; rnorton@auburn.edu) Professor, Poultry Science. The 2004 winner of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director’s Award for Community Leadership, Norton is a leading expert on terrorism threats to our nation's agriculture. His Web site, Ag-Security.com, uses existing, new and developing technology to detect, identify and respond to both natural disease outbreaks and agriculture-based bioterrorist attacks.

EDITING
JO MACKIEWICZ (334-844-9071; mackiewicz@ieee.org) Assistant Professor, Technical and Professional Communication. Expertise in technical editing, politeness and clarity in written and spoken discourse, applied linguistics.

CHAD WICKMAN (330-631-3125; cwickman@auburn.edu) Assistant Professor, Technical and Professional Communication. Expertise in technical editing, visual design, scientific writing and communication.


EDUCATION
ROYRICKERS COOK (844-5700; cookroy@auburn.edu ), Assistant Vice President for University Outreach. Authority on issues facing Alabama's K-12 school systems; can speak on K-12/higher education partnerships.

JAMES GROCCIA (334-844-8530; groccje@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, director of Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning; College of Education.

D.R. MULVANEY (334-844-1514; mulvadr@auburn.edu) Professor, Animal Sciences. Has expertise in molecular studies of livestock muscling as it relates to meat production and can address such issues as ways to improve meat yield and quality, value-added foods, improved poultry and livestock production systems, and genetic and biochemical modification of foods. He also works closely with agricultural leadership programs and can address the issue of recruitment and education for the food and agricultural sectors.

ROBERT G. NELSON (334-844-5621; rnelson@acesag.auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Has expertise in assessing economic risk management in agricultural enterprises and can address economic issues relating to value-added foods, economics, development of alternative specialty crops, fisheries and aquaculture, social well-being of rural families and farmers, and recruitment and education for professions in the food and agricultural sectors.

CINDY REED (334-844-4488; reedcyn@auburn.edu) Professor, Director of Truman Pierce Institute.

BETTY LOU WHITFORD (334-844-4446; blw0017@auburn.edu) Dean of the College of Education.


EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS, LEADERSHIP & TECHNOLOGY
FRANCES KOCHAN (334-844-4446; kochafr@auburn.edu), Dean and Wayne T. Smith Distinguished Professor. Can speak on issues regarding teacher education, educational leadership, school reform, mentoring, school/ university/ business partnerships.

MARIE KRASKA (334-844-3806/334-887-6671; kraskmf@auburn.edu), Professor.

CYNTHIA REED (334-844-3060/334-741-7255; reedcyn@auburn.edu), Associate Professor & Director, Truman Pierce Institute. Can speak on issues regarding educational partnerships, educational reform, and educational policy issues.

PARIS STROM (334-844-3077/334-821-9852; stromps@auburn.edu), Assistant Professor. Can speak on issues regarding cooperative learning, adolescent development and issues, school safety, parent-school partnerships, educational technology in public schools, teacher advocacy issues.


EDUCATION, HIGHER
See Higher Education


ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
CHARLES A. GROSS (334-844-1812; gross@eng.auburn.edu ), Square D Power Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Areas of expertise: electric power engineering.

MARK HALPIN (334-844-1800; halpism@auburn.edu) Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Areas of Expertise: electrical power engineering; power transmission systems, power quality, power distribution systems, power industry standards, distributed generation.

JOHN Y. HUNG (334-844-1813; j.y.hung@ieee.org) Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Areas of expertise: instrumentation and control systems analysis and design robotics.

R. WAYNE JOHNSON (334-844-1880; Johnson@eng.auburn.edu) Ginn Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director, Information Technology Peak of Excellence. Areas of expertise: electronics manufacturing, electronics packaging, high temperature electronics, reliability.

MARK NELMS (334-844-1830; nelms@eng.auburn.edu) Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Area(s) of expertise: power, energy, power electronics, energy conversion.

STANLEY J. REEVES (334-844-1821; sjreeves@eng.auburn.edu) Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Areas of expertise: digital signal processing, digital image processing, image restoration, medical imaging, MRI, imaging acquisition systems.

THADDEUS ROPPEL (334-844-1814; roppeth@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Areas of expertise: wireless sensors, sensor fusion, artificial neural networks.


ELDERHOSTEL
BONNIE STAUFFER (334-844-3109; stauffbb@auburn.edu, www.auburn.edu/elderhostel ), Coordinator for AU Elderhostel, Outreach Program Office. Coordinates all aspects of AU Elderhostel programs conducted at AU, Callaway Gardens, Huntsville Space and Rocket Camp and Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.


ENGINEERING (AGRICULTURAL/BIOSYSTEMS)
LARRY M. CURTIS (334-844 3543; lcurtis@acesag.auburn.edu) Professor, Biosystems Engineering. Has expertise in improved crop systems, irrigation systems, and water management for crops.

OLADIRAN FASINA (334-844-3574; fasina@eng.auburn.edu) Assistant Professor, Biosystems Engineering. Has expertise in bioprocessing and food engineering, compaction of biological materials, value-added processing of biological materials, engineering properties of food and biological materials, agriculture, engineering, and food science.

STEVEN E. TAYLOR (334-844-3534; staylor@eng.auburn.edu) Professor, Biosystems Engineering. Has expertise in forest engineering and structural wood engineering and can talk about a wide range of forest environmental and silvicultural issues.

KYUNG H. YOO (334-844-3532; khyoo@eng.auburn.edu) Professor, Biosystems Engineering. Has expertise in soil and water conservation, erosion control, water harvesting, hydrology, and programs to help developing countries.



ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS
PAULA BACKSCHEIDER (334-844-9091/334-821-8874; pkrb@mail.auburn.edu) West Point Pepperell/H.M. Philpott Eminent Scholar, English. An 18th-century literature scholar.

BARBARA BRUMBAUGH (334-844-908; brumbba@mail.auburn.edu) Instructor, English. Can speak on Protestant political issues in 16th century literature, Renaissance literature, the history of rhetoric and Medieval literature.

GEORGE CRANDELL (334-844-9079, crandgw@auburn.edu) Head, English.

WILLIAM CARY FLICK (334-844-5779/334-826-7950; bflick@mail.auburn.edu) Adjunct Professor, English. Director of English as Second Language Program.

ROBIN SABINO (334-844-4620/334-705-0912; sabinro@mail.auburn.edu) Assistant Professor, English. Has conducted intensive research, publications and presentations on Negerhollands and Caribbean Linguistics; researched dialect used in Auburn-Opelika area.


ENTOMOLOGY
ARTHUR G. APPEL (334-844-2562; aappel@acesag.auburn.edu) Alumni Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology. Has expertise in urban entomology and insect physiology, including the biology and control of ants, cockroaches, termites, and other anthropods in and around homes and structures; bait and spray formulations for pest control; natural insecticides; relationships for insect populations to environmental stress such as hot/cold and wet/dry weather. Also studies energetics and respiration patterns of insects, some aspects of insect flight; and water and ion balance issues in insects.

ROBERT BOYD (334-844-1626; rboyd@acesag.auburn.edu) Professor, Biological Sciences. Has expertise in ecological relationships of insects and plants that are used for bioremediation, especially plants that can accumulate metals (hyperaccumulating plants) and be used to clean toxic chemicals from the soil and environment. He also can discuss urban issues and the environment.

ED CUPP (334-844-5010; ecupp@acesag.auburn.edu) Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology. Has expertise in diseases spread by biting flies, world health issues, use of insects in health issues, improved livestock production systems, and integrated pest management.

XING PING HU (334-844-6392; xhu@aces.edu) Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Entomology and Plant Pathology. Has expertise in urban insect pest management, particularly the control of termites. Her work focuses on how to use insect behaviors as a way to control home and garden pests, including the Formosan termite. She also can discuss issues related to integrated pest management, food safety and risk analysis, the relationship between urban issues and the environment, and best management practices for insect control.

WILLIAM J. MOAR (334-844-2560; moarwil@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology. Has expertise in the development, evaluation and safety of using diseases and other pathogens for controlling insect pests. He also can address issues of integrated pest management in agronomic crops.

M. S. REDDY (334-844-1971; mreddy@acesag.auburn.edu) Associate Research Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology. Has expertise in improving crop production systems, integrated pest management, international collaboration, food safety in fruits and vegetables, nutritional composition of foods, nutrition education, soil conservation, economic viability and sustainable communities, and small and family farms.

JAMES R. WEEKS (334-693-3800; jweeks@acesag.auburn.edu) Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist, Entomology and Plant Pathology. Has expertise in management of arthropod pests on peanuts, integrated pest management, and general insect pest issues in the Wiregrass area.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
DAVID J. KETCHEN JR. (334-844-0454; ketchda@auburn.edu), Lowder Eminent Scholar and Professor of Management, Executive Director, Lowder Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship. Can speak on new venture creation, managing growth, and franchising.


ENVIRONMENT
KELLY ALLEY-- see description under "INDIA"

CLAUDE E. BOYD (334-844-4078; ceboyd@acesag.auburn.edu) Professor and Butler/Cunningham Eminent Scholar, Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures. Has expertise in environmental management of ponds and in aquaculture, international collaboration, food safety and risk analysis, water quality and waste management, environmental issues in Alabama, and restoration and best management practices for ponds and waterways. Also has worked extensively overseas with developing countries on fisheries and water quality issues.

ROBERT BOYD (334-844-1626; rboyd@acesag.auburn.edu) Professor, Biological Sciences. Has expertise in ecological relationships of insects and plants that are used for bioremediation, especially plants that can accumulate metals (hyperaccumulating plants) and be used to clean toxic chemicals from the soil and environment. He also can discuss urban issues and the environment.

YUCHENG FENG (334-844-3967; yfeng@acesag.auburn.edu) Assistant Professor, Agronomy and Soils. Feng is a soil microbiologist whose research interests are in soil microbial processes that are important to environmental quality and soil productivity. She is actively conducting research in three areas: 1) microbial degradation of synthetic organic chemicals in soil and water environments, 2) impacts of soil microbial community on productivity and sustainability of soil, and 3) bacterial source tracking of fecal contamination in the environment.

DOUG FINDLEY (334-844-3033; dfindley@acesag.auburn.edu) Assistant Professor, Horticulture. Has expertise in evaluation of temperature stresses on container-grown landscape plants and can also address ideas for improved cropping systems and the relationship between urban issues and the environment.

DEAN H. GJERSTAD (334-844-1020; gjerstad@auburn.edu) Professor, Forestry and Wildlife Science, and Co-director of The Longleaf Alliance. Has expertise in the management and recovery of longleaf pine forests and ecosystems. The Longleaf Alliance is a regional program with more than 750 members promoting the economic and ecological attributes of longleaf pine. Prior to European settlement, longleaf forests covered an estimated 90 million acres in the South; however, due to urbanization and conversion to agriculture and other forest species less than three million acres of longleaf remains. Research includes applied silviculture and ecological investigations of longleaf pine forests.

DOYLE E. KEASAL (334-844-6398; keasade@aces.edu) Extension Specialist, Environmental Education. Has expertise in providing environmental education training for educators in grades K-12. Trained facilitator for Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, Project WET, Aquatic WILD, Legacy educational programs, and the Discovering Our Heritage programs. Assists in planning outdoor classrooms and educational programs at schools and nature centers.

KENNETH L. MCNABB (334-844-1044; kmcnabb@aces.edu) Extension Specialist and Professor, Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. Has expertise in forest tree nurseries, tree planting, plantation establishment, and the use of forestry herbicides and their environmental impact. Twelve years' experience in international forestry. Fluent in Brazilian Portuguese.

MARY S. MILLER-GOODMAN (334-844-3936; goodmms@acesag.auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Agronomy and Soils. Has expertise in sustainable management strategies for livestock producers and biodiversity and productivity of grazed landscapes. She also can address issues related to livestock's impact on water quality, Alabama forage management, restoration and best management practices for cattle and livestock producers and small and family farms.

CHARLES C. MITCHELL (334-844-5489; mitchcl@auburn.edu) Professor and Extension Agronomist, Agronomy and Soils. Has expertise in soil fertility, soil testing, nutrient recommendations, waste management, nutrient management, and sustainable agriculture. Can also address issues of historical soil research at Auburn and throughout the world, such as the 100-year-old Old Rotation Experiment on the Auburn campus.

RUSSELL B. MUNTIFERING (334-844-1591; rmuntife@acesag.auburn.edu) Professor, Animal Sciences. Has expertise in the impact of carbon dioxide (ground level ozone) pollution on crops and can address issues related to improving crop and animal production systems and how urban issues affect the environment and agriculture.

W. F. "FRANK" OWSLEY (334-844-1505; fowsley@aces.edu) Extension Animal Scientist and Associate Professor, Animal Sciences. Has expertise in animal nutrition, animal welfare and behavior, manure management, nutrient management, animal production systems, small-scale animal production and swine management. Coordinator of Alabama's meat animal quality assurance programs (beef, pork, lamb, meat goat). Certified for on-farm odor and environmental assessments and a trainer/assessor for the Swine Welfare Assurance Program.

DEREK G. ROSS (334-844-9072; dgr0003@auburn.edu)Assistant Professor, Technical and Professional Communication. Expertise in environmental rhetoric, rhetoric of science, document design, research methodology and pedagogy in technical communication.

JEFF SIBLEY (334-844-3132; jsibley@acesag.auburn.edu) Alumni Associate Professor, Horticulture. Has expertise in shade trees and other ornamental woody plants, particularly on how environmental influences affect landscape trees, urban issues related to the environment, water quality, waste management, soil conservation, and best management practices related to ornamental horticulture.


EXERCISE
ROBERT KEITH (334-844-3273; rkeith@auburn.edu) Professor. Can speak on vitamin C requirement; nutrition, exercise and chronic disease; sports nutrition.

SAREEN GROPPER (334-844-3271/334-821-0713; sgropper@auburn.edu) Associate Professor. Can speak on clinical dietetics; pediatric genetic disorders; trace elements, amino acid and protein metabolism; diet and exercise.


FAMILY ISSUES
ELLEN ABELL (334-844-4480/334-821-8354; eabell@auburn.edu) Associate Professor/Extension Family and Child Development Specialist. Can speak on socialization of emotions; family interaction and social competence; the well-being of children in limited resource families; moral development.

FRANCESCA ADLER-BAEDER (334-844-3234/334-826-3236; fadlerbaeder@auburn.edu) Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist. Can speak on parenting; families and stress; military family functioning; physical child abuse; parenting during divorce; stepfamily relationships; marriage education.

ANGIE BURQUE (334-844-2834, burquad@auburn.edu). Assistant Clinical
Professor, Social Work. Can discuss issues related to child welfare.

MONA EL-SHEIKH (334-844-3294/334-821-7450; melsheikh@auburn.edu) Professor. Can speak on developmental psychopathology, with a focus on associations among family conflict, parental alcoholism, and children's adjustment, physical health, and cognitive functioning; role of emotional and physiological regulation (e.g., vagal tone and sleep patterns) as pathways and moderators of outcomes in children.

JENNIFER KERPELMAN (334-844-4149/334-821-6333; jkerpelman@auburn.edu) Associate Professor and Extension Youth and Family Specialist. Can speak on adolescent development and parent-adolescent relationships; identity development processes within close relationships; transition to adulthood; management of multiple roles.

SCOTT KETRING (334-844-4479/334-887-6101; sketring@auburn.edu) Assistant Professor. Can speak on parenting; parent-child relationships and emotional/social development outcomes; parent education; early childhood education.

JACQUELYN MIZE (334-844-3232/334-826-8326; jmize@auburn.edu) Professor. Can speak on development of social competence in children; parent-child interaction; parent influences on children's social skills and peer relationships; preschool education.

GREG PETTIT (334-844-3228/334-826-8326; gpettit@auburn.edu) Professor. Can speak on parent-child interaction; familial influences on children's peer relationships; peer rejection and aggression.

CONNIE SALTS (334-844-4482/334-821-0318; csalts@auburn.edu) Professor. Can speak on adolescent violence and other problem behaviors; marriage and family therapy and supervision.

TOM SMITH (334-844-4476/334-826-0864; tsmith@auburn.edu) Associate Professor. Can speak on marriage and family therapy supervision and training; remarried family development and adjustment; marriage and family therapy issues.

DONNA SOLLIE (334-844-3230/334-826-3262; dsollie@auburn.edu) Professor. Can speak on gender in relationships; relationship processes and satisfaction; social support and social networks; friendships; transitions in close relationships during young adulthood.

JANICE CLIFFORD (334-844-5080, cliffje@auburn.edu). Assistant Professor, Criminology/Sociology. Can discuss most issues related to the Sociology of family and issues related to violence against women, victimization, family violence and violent crimes.



FARM ECONOMICS
JOHN L. ADRIAN (334-844-5625; jadrian@auburn.edu ), Professor, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Has expertise in agribusiness management, especially as related to cooperative organizations, and with turfgrass-sod economics and marketing.

ROBERT G. NELSON (334-844-5621; rnelson@acesag.auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Has expertise in assessing economic risk management in agricultural enterprises and can address economic issues relating to value-added foods, economics, development of alternative specialty crops, fisheries and aquaculture, social well-being of rural families and farmers, and recruitment and education for professions in the food and agricultural sectors.

JAMES L. NOVAK (334-844-3512; jnovak@acesag.auburn.edu) Professor and Extension Economist, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Has expertise in agricultural policy, farm management, risk analysis, estate planning, and micro-economics.

JERRY S. PIERCE, JR. (256-574-2143; jpierce@aces.edu) Extension Economist, Farm Business Management. Works with farmers and has expertise in farm business management, taxes, estate planning, and business planning. Can provide picture of farm performance in terms of income/expense, financial ratios, solvency, and family spending.

JAMES WALTER PREVATT (334-844-5608; prevajw@auburn.edu) Professor and Extension Economist, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Has expertise in livestock economics, beef and forage grazing systems, and risk management.

FINANCE
JAMES BARTH (334-844-5344; barthjr@auburn.edu) Professor and Lowder Eminent Scholar, Finance. One of the nation's top experts on financial institutions; former chief economist for federal Office of Thrift Supervision, the government agency that oversees the savings and loan industry; well-versed on S&L and banking problems; widely quoted by national media and frequently testifies before Congress.

L. LEE COLQUITT (334-844-3010; colquitt@business.auburn.edu), Associate Professor of Risk and Insurance, Department of Finance. Can speak on general insurance issues.

JOHN S. JAHERA, JR. (334-844-4832; jjahera@business.auburn.edu), Colonial Bank Professor, Department of Finance. Can speak on banking and corporate finance issues as well as a broad range of business and business education topics.

BEVERLY B. MARSHALL (334-844-3011; bmarshall@business.auburn.edu), Assistant Professor, Department of Finance. Can speak on international finance, initial public offerings, dividends, and corporate governance.

ROBERT G. NELSON (334-844-5621; rnelson@acesag.auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Has expertise in assessing economic risk management in agricultural enterprises and can address economic issues relating to value-added foods, economics, development of alternative specialty crops, fisheries and aquaculture, social well-being of rural families and farmers, and recruitment and education for professions in the food and agricultural sectors.

JAMES L. NOVAK (334-844-3512; jnovak@acesag.auburn.edu) Professor and Extension Economist, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Has expertise in agricultural policy, farm management, risk analysis, estate planning, and micro-economics.

DANIEL E. PAGE (334-844-3000/home phone; dpage@business.auburn.edu), Professor & Interim Department Head, Department of Finance. Can speak onvarious issues in finance including investment strategies, financial markets corporate finance.

JAMES WALTER PREVATT (334-844-5608; prevajw@auburn.edu) Professor and Extension Economist, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Has expertise in livestock economics, beef and forage grazing systems, and risk management.


FISHERIES
CLAUDE E. BOYD (334-844-4078; ceboyd@acesag.auburn.edu) Professor and Butler/Cunningham Eminent Scholar, Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures. Has expertise in environmental management of ponds and in aquaculture, international collaboration, food safety and risk analysis, water quality and waste management, environmental issues in Alabama, and restoration and best management practices for ponds and waterways. Also has worked extensively overseas with developing countries on fisheries and water quality issues.

BILL DANIELS (334-844-9123; daniewh@acesag.auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures. Has expertise in marine and freshwater aquaculture, such as channel catfish, tilapia, freshwater prawns, crayfish, and red drum. Also works with the physiology and nutrition of crustaceans and fish and reproductive biology of crayfish and freshwater prawns; pond production and hatchery management; closed, recirculating aquaculture systems; and U.S. policy and international aquaculture development.

D. ALLEN DAVIS (334-844-9312; ddavis@acesag.auburn.edu) Assistant Professor, Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures. Has expertise in aquatic animal nutrition and intensive culture systems. His primary research activities emphasize the determination of nutritional requirements for fish and shrimp. Research activities include the determination of dietary requirements, development of practical diet formulations and the influence of diet formulations on nutrient loading of culture systems. Research is coordinated to enhance the understanding of nutrient requirements and to develop data needed by the commercial industry. He also maintains research interests in the development of natural spawning techniques and the development of intensive culture techniques for marine fish and shrimp.

DENNIS DEVRIES (334-844-9322; ddevries@acesag.auburn.edu) Professor, Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures. Has expertise in aquatic ecology, endangered species, and fisheries issues. He concentrates on fisheries management and resource conservation using concepts and approaches from the basic field of ecology. His work focuses on community patterns in freshwater systems so that managers can make informed decisions, using a variety of approaches, including whole-lake manipulations, in situ enclosure/exclosure experiments, pond experiments, theoretical modeling, laboratory experiments, and descriptive sampling.

MIKE MACEINA (334-844-9319; mmaceina@acesag.auburn.edu) Professor, Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures. Has expertise in sport fish biology and management and water quality and can address such issues as the water wars and the ACT and ACF water compact proposals between Georgia and Alabama.

DAVID ROUSE (334-844-4786; drouse@acesag.auburn.edu) Interim Department Head and Professor, Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures. Has expertise in growing and harvesting shellfish such as shrimp, oysters, and crayfish and in fisheries and aquaculture, restoration of fisheries habitats, conservation of fish resources, and best management practices for fisheries and aqualculture sectors.

RICHARD K. WALLACE (251-438-5690; rwallace@acesag.auburn.edu) Professor and Extension Marine Specialist, Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures. Has expertise in improving the culture of shellfish, especially oysters, in Alabama and can address issues related to fisheries and aquaculture, and best management practices for shellfish and other salt water fish species.


FOOD SAFETY
BRYAN A. CHIN (334-844-3322; bchin@eng.auburn.edu; www.eng.auburn.edu/~bchin), professor and chair, Materials
Engineering; center director, Auburn University Detection and Food Safety Center (AUDFS). Leads 20-member AUDFS research effort to develop a radio-frequency identification (RFID) food safety sensor tag to monitor for food-borne pathogens and contaminants; can talk specifically about sensor
development for biological detection, radio-frequency identification monitoring and detection systems; adaptive materials; sol gel deposition of piezoelectric materials; and process control sensors and control methodology.

EVELYN F. CRAYTON (334-844-2224; ecrayton@aces.edu) Assistant Director, Extension Family and Community Programs, and Professor, Nutrition and Food Science. Registered Licensed Dietitian. Has expertise in nutrition education for the public and for communities, nutrition and health literacy, food safety, home food preservation, diet, and health.

FRED J. DeGRAVES, (334-844-2823; degrafj@vetmed.auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Pathobiology. Milk production, bovine mastitis, cattle diseases.

W. F. "FRANK" OWSLEY (334-844-1505; fowsley@aces.edu) Extension Animal Scientist and Associate Professor, Animal Sciences. Has expertise in animal nutrition, animal welfare and behavior, manure management, nutrient management, animal production systems, small-scale animal production and swine management. Coordinator of Alabama's meat animal quality assurance programs (beef, pork, lamb, meat goat). Certified for on-farm odor and environmental assessments and a trainer/assessor for the Swine Welfare Assurance Program.

VALERY A. PETRENKO (334-844-2897; petreva@vetmed.auburn.edu), Professor, Pathobiology. Diagnostic and therapeutic probes against biological threats (bacteria, spores, cancer) using directed molecular evolution and phage display.

VITALY VODYANOY (334-844-5405; vodyavi@vetmed.auburn.edu), Professor, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology. Noted expert on sensory physiology, biophysics of odor detection, receptors, reconstitution of membrane associated macro-molecules.

JEAN WEESE (334-844-3269/334-750-2196; jweese@auburn.edu) Extension Specialist, Associate Professor, Nutrition and Food Science. Can speak on topics related to food safety; homeland security in the food supply, food product development, starting a food processing business, obesity, and diabetes.


FOOD SCIENCES
LEONARD BELL (334-844-3272; lbell@auburn.edu) Associate Professor. Can speak on interactions of moisture, water activity, and glass-rubber transition as they influence chemical reactions and thus product stability. Properties, stability and applications of high intensity sweeteners, especially aspartame.

WERNER BERGEN (334-844-1504; bergewg@auburn.edu) Professor, Animal Sciences. Has expertise in regulation of swine and cattle genes to improve muscle-to-fat ratio. He also can discuss improved livestock production systems, genetic/biochemical modification of foods, and nutrient composition of foods and nutrition.

EVELYN CRAYTON (334-844-2224/334-272-3487; ecrayton@auburn.edu) Extension Foods and Nutrition Specialist/Professor. Can speak on nutrition education for the public; home food preservation; writing for low reading level individuals; community nutrition for culturally and ethnically specific audiences.

CAROL DILLARD (334-844-6453/334-887-3340; cdillard@auburn.edu) Registered Dietitian/Instructor. Can speak on food service administration; hotel and restaurant management; weight control.

OLADIRAN FASINA (334-844-3574; fasina@eng.auburn.edu) Assistant Professor, Biosystems Engineering. Has expertise in bioprocessing and food engineering, compaction of biological materials, value-added processing of biological materials, engineering properties of food and biological materials, agriculture, engineering, and food science.

ROBIN FELLERS (334-844-3270/334-821-0301; rfellers@auburn.edu) Associate Professor/Director, Dietetics Program. Can speak on food service administration; hotel and restaurant management; weight control.

EDWIN T. MORAN, JR. (334-844-2617; emoran@acesag.auburn.edu) Professor, Poultry Science. Has expertise in the poultry food system, a farm-to-table model, value-added foods, improved poultry production systems, and food safety in animal products.

M. S. REDDY (334-844-1971; mreddy@acesag.auburn.edu) Associate Research Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology. Has expertise in improving crop production systems, integrated pest management, international collaboration, food safety in fruits and vegetables, nutritional composition of foods, nutrition education, soil conservation, economic viability and sustainable communities, and small and family farms.

BARBARA STRUEMPLER (334-844-2217/334-826-0633; bstruempler@auburn.edu) Extension Nutritionist/Professor. Can speak on infant mortality; breastfeeding; food labels; health and wellness; life cycle nutrition; chronic diseases.

JEAN WEESE (334-844-3269/334-663-4431; jweese@auburn.edu) Extension Specialist/Associate Professor. Can speak on vitamin B-6 analysis of processed foods; food safety; food product development.

DOUG WHITE (334-844-3266/334-821-3975; dwhite@auburn.edu) Associate Professor. Can speak on regulation of food intake and energy balance; dietary and hormonal regulation of neuropeptides and neurotransmitters involved with feeding.


FOREIGN LANGUAGES
ANNE GRAMBERG (334-844-6350, gramban@auburn.edu) Chair, Foreign Languages & Literatures. Professor of German. Specialist in German for Business, Economics, and Engineering, Across the Curriculum, Applied Linguistics, and Cross Cultural Studies.

D. HAMPTON MORRIS (334-844-6372/334-502-7359; morridh@auburn.edu) Assoc. Professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures. Fluent in French; French-English and English-French translation.

PAMELA PAINE (334-844-6298; painepf@auburn.edu) Assistant Professor,
Foreign Languages and Literatures. Specialty is French. Coordinator of
first year French. Published book: Christiane Rochefort and the
Dialogic: Voices of Tension and Intention. Can speak on French
literature and foreign language pedogogy.


FORESTRY/FOREST PRODUCTS
DEAN H. GJERSTAD (334-844-1020; gjerstad@auburn.edu) Professor, Forestry and Wildlife Science, and Co-director of The Longleaf Alliance. Has expertise in the management and recovery of longleaf pine forests and ecosystems. The Longleaf Alliance is a regional program with more than 750 members promoting the economic and ecological attributes of longleaf pine. Prior to European settlement, longleaf forests covered an estimated 90 million acres in the South; however, due to urbanization and conversion to agriculture and other forest species less than three million acres of longleaf remains. Research includes applied silviculture and ecological investigations of longleaf pine forests.

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