Faculty Source Guide

TOPICS G-M

GAS PRICES
JILL CRYSTAL (334-844-6212; crystja@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Political Science. Expert on Middle East politics, especially the Persian Gulf region. Author of the books Oil and Politics in the Gulf and Kuwait: The transformation of an Oil State. Also has written extensively on Middle East issues for journals and co-authored entries on Kuwait and Qatar for The New Encyclopedia Britannica. Has been a news source for ABC, CBS, NPR, USA Today, NY Times and other media.

DANIEL M. GROPPER (334-844-4060; dgropper@business.auburn.edu), Associate Dean, MBA Programs. Can speak on the national economy and financial markets as well as broad range business and business education topics, including compensation issues.


GENETICS

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.

DARYL L. KUHLERS (334-844-1500; dkuhlers@auburn.edu) Professor, Animal Sciences. Has expertise in genetic improvement of livestock, sustainable livestock production systems, meat quality, agriculture, genetics, livestock, and statistics.

DAVID B. WEAVER (334-844-3982; weavedb@auburn.edu) Professor, Agronomy and Soils. Has expertise in plant genetics and breeding, especially related to cotton and soybean, and can address such issue as genetically engineered crops and special uses for soybeans.


GEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY
ROBERT B. COOK (334-844-4282; cookrob@auburn.edu), Head, Geology and Geography. Expert on gold deposits and related exploration; expert on quality control, resource and environmental issues related to aggregate deposits.

DAVID KING (334-844-4882; kingdat@auburn.edu), Professor, Geology and Geography. Lead investigator of the Wetumpka asteroid impact site; expert on Alabama and other southeastern dinosaurs.

MING-KUO LEE (334-844-4898; leeming@auburn.edu), Professor, Geology, Geography. Expert in all environmental aspects of groundwater distribution and movement.

JAMES A. SAUNDERS (334-844-4884; saundja@auburn.edu), Professor, Geology and Geography. Expert in bioremediation and related groundwater environmental issues.

LORRAINE WOLF (334-844-4878; wolflor@auburn.edu), Professor, Geology and Geography. Conducts research related to earthquake origins and effects.

PHIL CHANEY (334-844-3420; chanepl@auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Geology and Geography. Conducts diverse research in all aspects of geographic information systems (GPS).

LUKE MARZEN (334-844-3462; marzelj@auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Geology and Geography. Conducts research in all areas of remote sensing (satellite data acquisition).


GOVERNMENT

STEVEN P. BROWN (334-844-6154, brown32@auburn.edu), Jane Dickson Lanier Associate Professor. Specialty areas are constitutional law and religion and politics.

GERARD S. GRYSKI (334-844-9644, nyyanks@auburn.edu), Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science.  Specialty is American national government, especially the United States Congress.

DON TERRY VEAL (334-844-4781; vealdon@auburn.edu ), Director, Center for Governmental Services. Authority on public finance; can speak to issues of budgets, taxation and other governmental financial issues; leads Auburn's center that provides training and assistance to state, county and local governments.


GRAPHIC DESIGN
ROSS HECK (334-844-5692 OR 334-844-3386; heckdon@auburn.edu), Professor, Graphic Design; Graphic Design, Publication Design, Print Production.

WEI WANG (334-844-3389; wangwe1@auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Graphic Design; Graphic Design, Web Design, Interactive Design.


GULF OF MEXICO
PRABHAKAR CLEMENT (334-844-6268; clemept@auburn.edu) Professor, Civil Engineering. Areas of expertise: Analysis of groundwater flow hydraulics; laboratory-scale visualization of porous media flow; optimization of environmental systems; erosion and sediment control.

BILL DANIELS (334-844-9123; daniewh@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@auburn.edu) Associate 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.

JOEL HAYWORTH (334-844-7374; jsh0024@auburn.edu) Associate Research Professor, Civil Engineering. Areas of expertise: Environmental engineering.

DAVID ROUSE (334-844-4786; drouse@auburn.edu) Head and Alumni 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@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.


GUN CONTROL/GUNS
GREG WEAVER (334-844-5040, weavegs@auburn.edu). Associate Professor,
Criminology/Sociology. Can speak to various issues related to guns/gun
control. Has done historical research on guns.


HAZARDOUS WASTE
MARK BARNETT (334-844-6291; barnem4@auburn.edu) Professor, Civil Engineering. Areas of expertise: Water quality engineering and environmental remediation, with a particular focus on the fate and effect of metals and radionuclides in the environment; development; analysis and implementation of sustainable energy; resource; and environmental policy.

BOB BOYD (334-844-1626; rboyd@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@auburn.edu) Associate 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.


HEALTH/HEALTH CARE
EVELYN F. CRAYTON (334-844-2224; ecrayton@auburn.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.

ED CUPP (334-844-5010; ecupp@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.

RENE MCELDOWNEY (334-844-6199; mceldrp@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Department of Political Science. Can speak on issues related to health care reform, universal health care systems, the British National Health Service, the politics, costs and funding of US health care and women's leadership.

SHARON OSWALD (334-844-4071; oswald@business.auburn.edu), Privett Professor and Head, Department of Management. She can speak on domestic and global strategic management, project management, and some hospital and international health-care related issues.

JEAN WEESE (334-844-3269; jweese@auburn.edu) Extension Specialist, 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.

CAROLE ZUGAZAGA (334-844-2879; zugazcb@auburn.edu) MSWAssistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.


HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE
DANNY BLESSING (334-844-1459; blessda@auburn.edu), Associate Professor. Can speak on issues regarding health promotion.

SHERI BROCK (334-844-1464; brocksj@auburn.edu) Assistant Professor. Can speak on issues regarding Physical Education teacher preparation.

ALICE BUCHANAN (334-844-1472; buchaa2@auburn.edu), Associate Professor. Can speak on issues regarding service learning.

MARK FISCHMAN (334-844-1465; fischmg@auburn.edu), Wayne T. Smith Professor. Can speak on issues regarding motor learning, information processing, and divided attention.

BRUCE GLADDEN (334-844-1466; gladdlb@auburn.edu), Professor. Can speak on issues regarding exercise science/ muscle physiology.

PETE GRANDJEAN (334-844-1462; grandpw@auburn.edu), Associate Professor. Can speak on issues regarding TigerFit program/ HLHP Student Alliance.

PETER HASTIE (334-844-1469; hastipe@auburn.edu), Professor, Sport Education. Can speak on issues regarding Sport Education.

DAVID PASCOE (334-844-1479; pascodd@auburn.edu), Professor. Can speak on issues regarding exercise physiology.

MARY RUDISILL (334-844-1458; rudisme@auburn.edu), Professor. Can speak on issues regarding motor development, and graduate programs.

JARED RUSSELL (334-844-1429; russej3@auburn.edu), Assistant Professor. Can speak on issues regarding physical activity and wellness program, and Physical Education teacher preparation.

WENDI WEIMAR (334-844-1468; weimerwe@auburn.edu), Associate Professor. Can speak on issues regarding biomechanics, and human balance.


HEART DISEASE
RAY DILLON (334-844-4690; dilloar@auburn.edu), Jack O. Rash Professor of Medicine, Clinical Sciences. Cardiopulmonary research, lung diseases, congestive heart failure.

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.


HERBICIDES



HIGHER EDUCATION
ROYRICKERS COOK (334-844-5840; cookroy@auburn.edu ), Assistant Vice President for University Outreach. Authority on outreach and mission in higher education and issues related to faculty engagement; can speak from state or national perspectives concerning university outreach, curriculum, financing, community service, etc.


HISTORY
KENNETH W. NOE (334-844-6626; noekenn@auburn.edu) Draughon Professor of Southern History. Area of Expertise is the American Civil War.

WILLIAM TRIMBLE (334-844-6636, trimbwf@uburn.edu) Professor, History.


HOMELESSNESS
CAROLE ZUGAZAGA (334-844-2879, zugazcb@auburn.edu). Assistant Professor, Social Work. Does research on homelessness.


HOMICIDE
GREG WEAVER (334-844-5040, weavegs@auburn.edu). Associate Professor and Director,
Criminology/Sociology. Can speak to various issues related to guns/gun
control. Has done historical research on guns.


HORSES
FRED CALDWELL (334-844-4490; caldwfj@auburn.edu) Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences. Equine surgery.

SUE DURAN (334-844-6722; duransh@auburn.edu), Professor, Clinical Sciences. Large animal pharmacy, drug interactions, pharmacy law.

REID HANSON (334-844-4490; hansorr@auburn.edu) Professor, Clinical Sciences. Equine surgery, gastrointestinal disorders, osteoarthritis, equine critical care.

HUI-CHU LIN (334-844-4490, linhuic@auburn.edu), Professor, Clinical Sciences. Anesthesiology.

AMELIA MUNSTERMAN (334-844-4490; munstas@auburn.edu) Instructor, Clinical Sciences. Emergency equine surgery.

DEBRA RUFFIN (334-844-4490; ruffidc@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences. Large animal internal medicine, infectious diseases in horses and cows, beef cattle vaccines, sheep, goats.

JOHN SAIDLA (334-844-6003; saidlje@auburn.edu), Hospital Director, Clinical Sciences. Clinical and administrative functions of Veterinary Teaching Hospitals.

ALLISON STEWART (334-844 4490; stewaaj@auburn.edu), Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences. Equine internal medicine, neonatal intensive care, neurology, ultrasound.


HORTICULTURE
ROLAND DUTE (334-844-1646; rdute@auburn.edu) Professor, Biological Sciences. Has expertise in fungal diseases of ornamental plants and how these relate or are transmitted through insects. He is specifically working on fungal growth and host response relative to the Asian ambrosia beetle. He also is knowledgeable about integrated pest management in ornamental crops.

GARY KEEVER (334-844-3037; gkeever@auburn.edu) Professor, Horticulture. Has expertise in better ways to grow ornamental greenhouse crops through manipulation of flowering, chilling, and using growth regulators on herbaceous landscape plants. He also can address issues of improved ornamental crop production systems.

JOE KEMBLE (334-844-3050; jkemble@auburn.edu) Associate Professor and Extension Vegetable Specialist, Horticulture. Has expertise in a wide range of vegetable crop issues for both home and commercial growers. He specifically works on improving yield and quality of vegetable crops in Alabama, the development of alternative specialty crops in the state and region, and soil conservation and sustainable practices for vegetable producers.

J. RAYMOND KESSLER, JR. (334-844-3055; rkessler@auburn.edu) Associate Professor and Floriculture Extension Specialist, Horticulture. Has expertise in greenhouse management and production of herbaceous plant materials and growing flowering ornamentals.

JEFF SIBLEY (334-844-3132; jsibley@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.

KEN TILT (334-844-5484; ktilt@auburn.edu) Professor and Extension Specialist, Horticulture. Has expertise in nursery and Christmas tree production systems and evaluation, distribution, and management of new plants for the horticulture industry.


HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT
MARTIN O'NEILL (334-844-3264; moneill@auburn.edu) Associate Professor and Director, Nutrition and Food Science. Can speak on premium quality service in the hospitality industry; marketing and management; customer relationship management; quality evaluation; and hospitality and tourism.


HOUSING AND INTERIORS
PAULA PEEK (334-844-1335; peekpau@auburn.edu) Associate Professor. Can speak on visual manipulation of environments; formal and conceptual fine art and design application; visual merchandising and installation.

MARY ANN POTTER (334-844-1332; mpotter@auburn.edu) Assistant Professor. Can speak on learning theory and instructional methodology; business practices in interior design; interior decorative treatments and materials.


HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
KERMIT R. DAVIS (334-844-6510; davis@business.auburn.edu), Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, Department of Management. Areas of expertise include employee pay plans, employee selection, performance appraisal, organizational and employee surveys, and analysis of training needs.


HURRICANES/NATURAL DISASTERS
PHILIP CHANEY (334-844-3420; chanepl@auburn.edu) Associate Professor of Geography. This hurricane season, Chaney will launch a project to study how coastal residents and officials deal with pet evacuations. Chaney has several suggestions for ways in which pet owners can become prepared for hurricane season and a possible evacuation. Chaney received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and since that time has studied the Gulf Coast region with a specific interest in coastal erosion.

L. LEE COLQUITT (334-844-3010; colquitt@business.auburn.edu) Woodruff Professor, Finance. Colquitt specializes in risk management and insurance, both important components of natural disasters. He has done extensive research on various areas of the insurance and risk management industry and can speak on general insurance issues and the financial implications of storms.

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.

LUKE MARZEN (334-844-3420; marzelj@auburn.edu) Associate Professor of Geography. Marzen has studied the Gulf Coast region. He is available to interpret the extent of Hurricane damages and impacts on vegetation and ecosystems. Much of his research is focused on using remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems to examine land use changes and the impacts that these changes have on the environment.

PUNEET SRIVASTAVA (334-844-7426; srivapu@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Biosystems Engineering. Areas of expertise: Effect of climate variability and change on water resources; monitoring and modeling of hydrologic and nonpoint pollutant transport and transformation processes; development and evaluation of best management practices for nonpoint source pollution control; Application of geographic information, global positioning, remote sensing, and neural network systems for water resource management; animal waste management.

INDIA
KELLY ALLEY (334-844-4646; alleykd@auburn.edu) Professor, Sociology. She received a grant to study environmental law in the U.S. and India. Can speak on many subjects on India, environmental activism, cultural anthropology and Hinduism.


INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
JERRY DAVIS (334-844-1424, davisga@auburn.edu) Nuclear Power Systems associate professor in industrial and systems engineering, Human Factors; Occupational Safety & Ergonomics; Safety and Ergonomics Litigation; Work Measurement and Time Study.

TOM DEVALL (334-844-2351, tld0017@auburn.edu) Director of Automotive Manufacturing Initiatives in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Management Systems: Design and implement a metrics driven management system which responds to top indicators.

JOHN EVANS (334-844-1418, evansjl@auburn.edu) Technology Management professor in industrial and systems engineering,Investigating next generation electronics packaging and manufacturing technologies needed for the advanced of the electronics industry.; Developing an automotive engineering education program for the expanding Southeastern US Manufacturing base.

KEVIN GUE (334-844-1425, guekevi@auburn.edu) Tim Cook associate professor in industrial and systems engineering, Logistics modeling and optimization; including distribution; transportation; warehousing; and material handling.

RICH SESEK (334-844-1552, rfs0006@auburn.edu) Assistant professor in industrial and systems engineering, Industrial ergonomics; human factors engineering; engineering psychology; safety engineering; biomechanics; ergonomic modeling and ergonomic survey tools; occupational safety and health standards and compliance.

ALICE E. SMITH (334-844-1400; aesmith@eng.auburn.edu) Professor & Chair, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Areas of Expertise: modeling and optimization of complex systems including manufacturing processes, facility design, design of telecommunications networks.

JEFFREY SMITH (334-844-1412; jsmith@auburn.edu), Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering. Area of expertise: discrete event simulation, manufacturing system design and analysis, facility design.


INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

CHRISTOPHER ARNOLD (334-844-2361; arnolcj@auburn.edu), Assistant Professor, Industrial Design; cross-disciplinary application of design methods within “non-design” fields (i.e.  business, life sciences); creation of human-service-systems and environments enhancing health care delivery and outcomes; branding, user-centered design, and design strategy.

TIN-MAN LAU (334-844-2373; lautinm@auburn.edu); Professor, Industrial Design, Innovative product design.

TSAI LU LIU (334-844-2366; liutsai@auburn.edu), Assistant Professor, Industrial Design; New Product Development Management, Universal (Inclusive) Design, Industrial Design Research Methods.

CLARK LUNDELL (334-844-2369; lundece@auburn.edu); Professor and Head, Industrial Design, Innovative product design.

BRET SMITH (334-844-2372; smithbh@auburn.edu); Professor, Industrial Design, Innovative product design.

SHEA TILLMAN (334-844-2381; tillmts@auburn.edu), Assistant Professor, Industrial Design; Product Design and Development, User Experience, Design Research.

SHU-WEN TZENG (334-844-2360; szt0004@auburn.edu), Assistant Professor, Industrial Design; Product Design, User Interface Design and Branding.


INFECTIOUS DISEASES
KENNY BROCK (334-844-2663; brockkv@auburn.edu) Professor, Pathobiology. Bovine viral diarrhea virus, infectious diseases of cattle; molecular virology; diagnostic microbiology.

BOBBY BROWN (334-844-5667; brownbo@auburn.edu) Director, Lab Animal Health. Also Associate Executive Director of Animal Resources for Auburn University. Public health problems, zoonotic diseases, infectious diseases, syphilis, leprosy, malaria, hepatitis C, Ebola, monkeypox.

CALVIN JOHNSON (334-844-2687; johncal@auburn.edu). Head of Pathobiology. Veterinary anatomic pathology, HIV/AIDS in animal, feline immunodeficiency virus infection.

BERNHARD KALTENBOECK (334-844-2665; kaltebe@auburn.edu), Professor, Pathobiology. Infectious diseases; genetic research on Chlamydia.

JOE NEWTON (334-844-2732; newtojc@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Pathobiology. Pathogenesis of bacterial diseases of fish.

KENNETH NUSBAUM (334-844-2693; nusbake@auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Pathobiology. Infectious and zoonotic diseases, DNA vaccination of fish, pathogenesis of disease in fish, veterinary public health.

STUART PRICE (334-844-2673; pricesb@auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Pathobiology. Microbiology, researches food-borne bacterial pathogens that are transmitted to humans from animals.

ELIZABETH WELLES (334-844-2689; welleeg@auburn.edu), Director, Clinical Pathology Laboratory; Associate Professor, Pathobiology. Hematology, clinical chemistries, urinalysis, and cytology.

JIM WRIGHT (334-844-2670; wrighj3@auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Pathobiology. Epidemiology of infectious diseases, transmission of vector-borne diseases, prevention and control of zoonoses, West Nile virus.


INFORMATION SYSTEMS
F. NELSON FORD (334-844-6503; ford@business.auburn.edu), Associate Professor and Coordinator of MIS Programs, Department of Management. Can speak on "How to Make Better Grades and Have More Fun"and on a variety of topics related to information systems and management in organizations.

REX RAINER (334-844-4071; rainer@business.auburn.edu), Privett Professor, Department of Management. Research interests include human factors engineering, the human-computer interface, and current technology in information systems.


INSECTS
ARTHUR G. APPEL (334-844-2562; aappel@auburn.edu) Alumni Professor and Chair, 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@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@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.

ROLAND DUTE (334-844-1646; rdute@auburn.edu) Professor, Biological Sciences. Has expertise in fungal diseases of ornamental plants and how these relate or are transmitted through insects. He is specifically working on fungal growth and host response relative to the Asian ambrosia beetle. He also is knowledgeable about integrated pest management in ornamental crops.

XING PING HU (334-844-6392; xhu@auburn.edu) Associate 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.

JOSEPH W. KLOEPPER (334-844-1950; jkloeppe@auburn.edu) Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology. Has expertise in integrated pest management; restoration and best management practices for crop production; and soil conservation, quality, and bio-indicators.

WILLIAM J. MOAR (334-844-2560; moarwil@auburn.edu) 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@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@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.

INSTRUMENTATION
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.


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


INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CLAUDE E. BOYD (334-844-4078; ceboyd@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@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.

M. S. REDDY (334-844-1971; mreddy@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.

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.


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

INTERNSHIPS


JOURNALISM
JUDITH SHEPPARD (334-844-4594; sheppje@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Journalism. Former newspaper reporter with expertise in journalism.

JOHN CARVALHO (334-844-4454; carvajp@auburn.edu) Assistant Professor, Journalism. Former newspaper sports writer and magazine sports editor. Conducts research on the history of sports media, from the 1920s until now.

ED WILLIAMS (334-844-4579; willik5@auburn.edu) Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism. Faculty Adviser for The Auburn Plainsman.


LEADERSHIP
KIMBERLY D. GILL (334-844-5018; gillkid@auburn.edu) Associate Director of Women's Leadership Institute. Women in leadership positions-public and private, team building and conflict management in the workplace and mediation.

D.R. MULVANEY (334-844-1514; mulvadr@auburn.edu) Associate Professor and Coordinator, 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.


LINGUISTICS
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.



LITERATURE
CRAIG BERTOLET (334-844-9017; bertocr@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, English. Research areas include Chaucer, medieval London, literature from the classical period to 1600, English literature to 1800, Western history to 1815, Renaissance culture, literary humor and classical music to 1900, especially Mendelssohn.

MIRIAM CLARK (334-844-9094; clarkmm@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, English. Can speak on all aspects of contemporary fiction and poetry.

STEPHEN GRESHAM (334-844-4620; greshsl@auburn.edu) Professor, English. Writes horror novels and has published several.

JAMES HAMMERSMITH (334-844-9076; hammejp@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, English. Shakespeare scholar.

BERT HITCHCOCK (334-844-9058; hitchwb@auburn.edu) Hargis Professor, English. Authority on Southern writers, past and present.

JUDITH LECHNER (334-844-3053; lechvn@auburn.edu) Professor, Education. Can speak on children's literature; folk literature; picturebook illustration; international and multicultural literature; non-fiction, especially science literature for children.

DENNIS RYGIEL (334-844-4620; rygiede@auburn.edu) Professor and Head, English. Expert on development of English and causes of language change.


LIVESTOCK
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.

LEE I. CHIBA (334-844-1560; lchiba@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Animal Sciences. Has expertise in nutritional systems for swine to increase reproductive efficiency, improved animal systems, and he can address water quality and waste management issues.

KEITH CUMMINS (334-844-1510; kcummins@auburn.edu) Professor, Animal Sciences. Has expertise in the nutritional needs and balances for dairy cattle, reducing the amount of ammonia released into the air from livestock operations, improved livestock production systems, nutritional needs of search and rescue dogs, and the effects of scent on animal behavior.

ED CUPP (334-844-5010; ecupp@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.

DARYL L. KUHLERS (334-844-1500; dkuhlers@auburn.edu) Professor, Animal Sciences. Has expertise in genetic improvement of livestock, sustainable livestock production systems, meat quality, agriculture, genetics, livestock, and statistics.

MARY S. MILLER-GOODMAN (334-844-3936; goodmms@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.

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.

RUSSELL B. MUNTIFERING (334-844-1591; rmuntife@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.

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.


LOGISTICS
JOE B. HANNA (334-844-2468; jhanna@business.auburn.edu), Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Aviation Management and Logistics. Can speak on logistics, supply chain, and purchasing issues as well as freight and passenger transportation policy and use issues.


MANAGEMENT
PAUL M. BOBROWSKI (334-844-4832; bobropm@auburn.edu), Dean, College of Business. Can speak on supply chain management and quality management.

STANLEY HARRIS (334-844-6519; harris@business.auburn.edu), Torchmark Professor of Management and Director, Physicians Executive MBA Program. Can speak on a variety of organizational behavior subjects including change management, culture, emotions and cognition. He can also speak on issues related to physicians seeking business degrees.

AMITAVA MITRA (334-844-4030; mitra@business.auburn.edu), Associate Dean and Professor, Management. Certified by American Production and Inventory Control Society; widely published specialist in quality assurance; expertise in continuous quality improvement, total quality management (TQM), statistical process control and experimental design, and Six Sigma Black Belt/Green Belt training.

SHARON OSWALD (334-844-6508; oswald@business.auburn.edu), Privett Professor and Head, Department of Management. She can speak on domestic and global strategic management, project management, and some hospital and international health-care related issues.

WILLIAM I. SAUSER, Jr. (334-844-2352; sauser@business.auburn.edu), Associate Dean, Business and Engineering Outreach, and Professor of Management. Can speak on human relations in the workplace, continuing education and professional development, business ethics, organizational change and development, and a variety of practical issues in business management.

CHARLOTTE D. SUTTON (334-844-6507; csutton@business.auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Department of Management. Can speak on downsizing, workplace violence, employee values, workplace ethics, stress and time management, motivation, and leadership (particularly values-based leadership and servant leadership).


MANUFACTURING
PAUL M. BOBROWSKI (334-844-4832; bobropm@auburn.edu), Dean, College of Business. Can speak on supply chain management and quality management.

HENRY BURDG (334-844-4659; hburdg@business.auburn.edu), Director, Auburn Technical Assistance Center. Expert on business management, manufacturing, lean manufacturing.

TOM DEVALL (334-844-2351, tld0017@auburn.edu) Director of Automotive Manufacturing Initiatives in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Management Systems: Design and implement a metrics driven management system which responds to top indicators.

JOHN EVANS (334-844-1418, evansjl@auburn.edu) Technology Management professor in industrial and systems engineering,Investigating next generation electronics packaging and manufacturing technologies needed for the advanced of the electronics industry.; Developing an automotive engineering education program for the expanding Southeastern US Manufacturing base.

KEVIN GUE (334-844-1425, guekevi@auburn.edu) Tim Cook associate professor in industrial and systems engineering, Logistics modeling and optimization; including distribution; transportation; warehousing; and material handling.

AMITAVA MITRA (334-844-4030; mitra@business.auburn.edu), Associate Dean and Professor, Management. Certified by American Production and Inventory Control Society; widely published specialist in quality assurance; expertise in continuous quality improvement, total quality management (TQM), statistical process control and experimental design, and Six Sigma Black Belt/Green Belt training.


MARKETING
BRIGITTA BRUNNER (334-844-2755; brunnbr@auburn.edu) Associate Professor. Area of expertise is public relations.

RALPH FOSTER (334-844-5118; fosters@auburn.edu ), Director and CEU Officer, Outreach Information. Authority on marketing, particularly promotion of public sector organizations and higher education; published textbook on marketing outreach programs.

ROBERT G. NELSON (334-844-5621; rnelson@auburn.edu) 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.
Microbiology


MARRIAGE AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
FRANCESCA ADLER-BAEDER (334-844-3234; fadlerbaeder@auburn.edu) Associate Professor and Extension Specialist. Can speak on parenting, families and stress; military family functioning; physical child abuse; parenting during divorce; stepfamily relationships; marriage education.

JANICE CLIFFORD (334-844-5080; cliffje@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Criminology/Sociology.  Can speak about various issues related to family and interpersonal relationships.

MONA EL-SHEIKH (334-844-3294; 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; jkerpelman@auburn.edu) 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; sketring@auburn.edu) Associate Professor. Can speak on parenting; parent-child relationships and emotional/social development outcomes; parent education; early childhood education.

JACQUELYN MIZE (334-844-3232; 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.

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

JOE PITTMAN (334-844-3242; jpittman@auburn.edu) Interim Dean, Graduate School. Can speak on work and the family; relocation and military families; identity development.

DONNA SOLLIE (334-844-3230; dsollie@auburn.edu) Associate Provost, Women's Advancement. Can speak on gender in relationships; relationship processes and satisfaction; social support and social networks; friendships; transitions in close relationships during young adulthood.

BRIAN VAUGHN (334-844-3249; bvaughn@auburn.edu) Professor. Can speak on child-parent attachment; social competence; peer group structure; temperament; Head Start.

JANICE Cook (334-844-5080, wittejc@auburn.edu). Associate Professor, Criminology/Sociology. Can discuss most issues related to the Sociology
of family.


MATERIALS ENGINEERING
ZHONGYANG CHENG (334-844-4913; chengzh@eng.auburn.edu), assistant professor, Materials Engineering. Research in preparing and characterization of functional materials for applications in biosensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), actuators, and artificial muscles and organs. Core researcher in Auburn University's Detection and Food Safety Center.

BRYAN A. CHIN (334-844-3322; bchin@eng.auburn.edu), 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.

JEFFREY W. FERGUS (334-844-3405; jwfergus@eng.auburn.edu), associate professor, Materials Engineering. Researches chemical sensors and chemical compatibility/stability in high-temperature materials. He is a contributing member of the Auburn University Detection and Food Safety Center.

R.A. "TONY" OVERFELT (334-844-5940, overfra@eng.auburn.edu; metalcasting.auburn.edu), Philpot-WestPoint Stevens professor, Materials Engineering; director, AU/NASA Solidification Design Center. Leads the Engineering-based collaborative research program involving industry, academia and NASA. Research interests include solidification fundamentals, applications of transport phenomena in metalcasting, high-temperature thermophysical property research, and utilization of the space environment for precision low-g measurements.

BARTON C. PROROK (334-844-4733, prorobc@eng.auburn.edu), assistant professor, Materials Engineering. Is developing microcantilever other microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for use in detecting food-borne pathogens. Core researcher in Auburn University's Detection and Food Safety Center.

ALEKSANDR L. SIMONIAN (334-844-4485, simonal@eng.auburn.edu), associate professor, Materials Engineering. Has lead biosensor research efforts for more than 25 years; authority on biological sensor development and fabrication, biomolecule-surface interactions, and the application of nanoparticles in biorecognition. Core researcher in Auburn University's Detection and Food Safety Center.


MATERNAL/INFANT NURSING
REGINA BENTLEY (334-844-6756; beairre@auburn.edu) Assistant Professor of Nursing. Can speak on areas of pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum care, including breast feeding, and newborn care.


MATHEMATICS
ULRICH ALBRECTH (334-844-4290; albreuf@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Abstract Algebra, Homological Algebra.

STEWART BALDWIN (334-844-4290; baldwsl@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Set Theory and Dynamical Systems. Elected Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists.

ANDRAS BEZDEK (334-844-4290; baldwsl@auburn.edu), Scharnagel Professor, Mathematics: Geometry. Received a grant from the Hungarian National Science Foundation for Topics in Discrete and Combinatorial Geometry.

JACK BROWN (334-844-4290; brownj4@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Analysis, Probability Theory and Measure Theory. Directs the departmental program to bring in professionals in fields relating to the Actuarial Sciences into the department for student interaction; co sponsor of the yearly harmonic analysis mini conference.

GERALDO DESOUZA (334-844-4290; desougs@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Analysis, Harmonic Analysis. Co sponsor of the yearly harmonic analysis mini- conference.

H. PAT GOETERS (334-844-4290; goetehp@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Algebra, Algebraic Modules.

NARENDRA GOVIL (334-844-4290; govilnk@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Approximation Theory. Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India.

GARY GRUENHAGE (334-844-4290; gruengf@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Set theoretic Topology. Editor of Topology Proceedings; on the editorial board of Topology and Applications.

YONGSHENG HAN (334-844-4290; hanyong@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Analysis, Homogeneous Spaces. Visiting Professor of Zhongshan University, China.

GREG HARRIS (334-844-4290; harriga@auburn.edu), Associate Professor,
Mathematics: Analysis. Assistant Chair of the Department of Mathematics.

JO HEATH (334-844-4290; heathjw@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Topology,Continuum Theory. Acting Associate Dean of the Graduate School. She is a member of the Women's Studies Group, Women's Caucus, AAUP and the Higher Education Partnership.

GEORG HETZER (334-844-4290; hetzege@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Functional Analysis, Differential Equations. Works on climatology models, computer modeling.

J. P. HOLMES (334-844-4290; holmejp@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Analysis, Semigroups and Lie groups.

RANDALL HOLMES (334-844-4290; holmerr@auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Mathematics: Algebra.

OVERTOUN JENDA (334-844-4184; jendaov@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Algebra, Homological Algebras. Associate Dean for Minority Affairs, College of Science and Mathematics.

OLAV KALLENBERG (334844-4290; kalleoh@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Probability Theory. Has written several books including: Random Measures, Academic Press and Foundations of Modern Probability, Springer - Verlag.

THEODORE KILGORE (334-844-4290; killgta@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Approximation Theory. Also Computers and Linux operating systems.

GEORGE KOZLOWSKI (334-844-4290; kozloga@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Topology and Algebraic Topology. Former Head of the Department of Mathematics.

KRYSTYNA KUPERBERG (334-844-4290; kuperkm@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Topology, Dynamical Systems. Member of AMS administrative committees, managing editor of Topology and its Applications. Found a counter example to the Seifert Conjecture.

WLODZIMIERZ KUPERBERG (334-844-4290; kuperwl@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Geometry.

MING LIAO (334-844-4290; liaomin@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Probability Theory, Markov Processes.

A. J. MEIR (334-844-4290; ajm@math.auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, Applied Mathematics. Faculty advisor for the campus SIAM (Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics) chapter.

ANOTIDA MADZVAMUSE (334-844-4290; madzval@auburn.edu), Assistant Professor, Mathematics: Partial Differential Equations, Computer modeling, Applied Mathematics, Bio-mathematics.

PIOTR MINC (334-844-4290; mincpio@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Topology, Continuum Theory.

PETER NYLEN (334-844-4290; nylenpm@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Linear Algebra.

THOMAS PATE (334-844-4290; patetho@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Linear Algebra. Passed exams to be an Associate of the Society of Actuaries.

JACK W. ROGERS (334-844-4290; rogerj2@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Numerical Analysis. Director of the Honors College.

GARY SAMPSON (334-844-4290; sampsgm@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Harmonic Analysis.

PAUL SCHMIDT (334-844-4290; pgs@math.auburn.edu), Professor,
Mathematics: Partial Differential Equations, computer modeling.

WENXIAN SHEN (334-844-4290; ws@math.auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Partial Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems.

EDWARD SLAMINKA (334-844-4290; slamiee@auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Mathematics: Topology, Dynamical Systems. Director of the Mathematics Excel Program and the Mathematics Tutorial Center.

MICHEL SMITH (334-844-4290; smith01@auburn.edu), Professor and Chair, Mathematics: Topology, Continuum Theory; Mathematics Education. Dr. Smith is an active member of the Human Odyssey faculty; Co-organizer of the Department of Mathematics high school web based mathematics program.

STEVE STUCKWISCH (334-844-4290; stuckse@auburn.edu), Assistant Professor, Mathematics: Numerical Analysis, Mathematics Education. Co-organizer of the Department of Mathematics high school web based mathematics program.

JERZY SZULGA (334-844-4290; szulgje@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Probability Theory.

TIN YAU TAM (334-844-4290; tamtiny@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Linear Algebra. Assessment Director for the College of Science and Mathematics.

FRANK UHLIG (334-844-4290; uhligfd@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Linear Algebra, Matrix Theory, Numerical Matrix Analysis.

WILLIAM ULLERY (334-844-4290; ullerwd@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Algebra.

RICHARD ZALIK (334-844-4290; zalikri@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Approximation Theory.

PHIL ZENOR (334-844-4290; zenorpl@auburn.edu), Professor, Mathematics: Set Theoretic Topology. Co-organizer of the Department of Mathematics high school web based mathematics program.


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
DAVID BEALE (334-844-3336; dbeale@eng.auburn.edu) Professor, Mechanical Engineering. Areas of expertise: design of automatic machinery, industrial automation, braiding machinery, ADAMS simulation.

ZHONGYANG (Z.Y.) CHENG (334-844-4913; chengzh@eng.auburn.edu) Assistant Professor, Materials Engineering. Areas of expertise: development of biosensors based on active materials; design, fabrication and characterization of actuators, sensors and transducers; dielectric, electromechanical characterization of electroactive materials; structure-property relationships; ferroelectrics and related materials; structure characterization of polymers and ceramics; polymer blends, polymer matrix composites and nanocomposites for electromechanical applications and energy storage application; ferroelectric, piezoelectric ceramics for electromechanical and dielectric application; electroactive polymers (or artificial muscles) for electromechanical and biomimetic applications; electro-optic and acousto-optic characterization of single crystals and polymers.

MALCOLM J. CROCKER (334-844-3310; mcrocker@eng.auburn.edu) Distinguished University Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Director, Sound and Vibration Research Laboratories. Areas of Expertise: acoustics, noise and vibration.

DANIEL HARRIS (334-844-3337; harridk@auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering. Areas of expertise: thermodynamics, heat transfer, thermal management, heat pipes, heat exchangers, satellites and space communications.

RUEL A. (TONY) OVERFELT (334-844-5940; overfra@auburn.edu) Philpott WestPoint-Stevens Professor, Materials Engineering. Areas of expertise: materials and metallurgical engineering.

P.K. RAJU (334-844-3301; pkraju@eng.auburn.edu) Thomas Walter Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering. Areas of expertise: vibration, acoustics, noise control, non-destructive evaluation, research in teaching and learning.

SUBHASH C. SINHA (334-844-3325; ssinha@eng.auburn.edu) Philpott-WestPoint Stevens Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering. Areas of expertise: dynamics, vibration and control of mechanical systems and structures.

JEFFREY SUHLING (334-844-3332; jsuhling@eng.auburn.edu), Quina Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Director, NSF Center for Advanced Vehicle Electronics. Areas of expertise: electronic packaging, experimental stress analysis, mechanics, mechanical design, mechanical engineering, material properties, paper physics.


MICROBIOLOGY
YUCHENG FENG (334-844-3967; yfeng@auburn.edu) 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.


MIDDLE EAST
JILL CRYSTAL (334-844-6212; crystja@auburn.edu) Professor, Political Science. Expert on Middle East politics, especially the Persian Gulf region. Author of the books Oil and Politics in the Gulf and Kuwait: The transformation of an Oil State. Also has written extensively on Middle East issues for journals and co-authored entries on Kuwait and Qatar for The New Encyclopedia Britannica. Has been a news source for ABC, CBS, NPR, USA Today, NY Times and other media.

STEPHEN MCFARLAND (334-844-6640/334-821-8789; mcfarsl@auburn.edu) Acting Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of History. Authority on modern Iran; researcher for Central Intelligence Agency as a graduate student; studied shredded U.S. Embassy documents pieced together by Iranians after embassy takeover; has also written extensively on aviation history.

PAUL STARR (334-844-2828; starrpd@auburn.edu) Professor, Sociology. Authority on Middle East cultural, religious and political differences; taught at American University in Beirut and Cairo.


MONEY MANAGEMENT
ROBERT G. NELSON (334-844-5621; rnelson@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@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.


MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
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.


MUSIC
HOWARD GOLDSTEIN (334-844-3167; goldsha@auburn.edu) Associate Professor of Music, Orchestra Director. Can discuss orchestra and music program at AU, any topics related to orchestral music nationally and worldwide. Also expertise in the history of recorded music and record industry, musical theatre, general popular music and Argentinian tango.

JOHNNIE VINSON (334-844-4166; vinsojb@auburn.edu) Professor and Director of Bands, Music. Can discuss band program at AU, bands in general and related topics; author of textbook, Arranging for the Marching Band. AU's band program was 100 years old in 1997 and Vinson can discuss the band's rich history.

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