Faculty Source Guide

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NEUROSCIENCE

TODD AXLUND (334-844-4690; axluntw@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences. Neurology and neurosurgery.

ELAINE COLEMAN (334-844-6885; colemes@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology. Anatomy and neuroscience.

TOM DENNEY (334-844-1862, dennets@auburn.edu) Ed and Peggy Reynolds Family professor,Deformable motion estimation; Image analysis; image processing; medical imaging; computer/robot vision; Modeling/estimation of multi-dimensional stochastic processes; inverse problems; Analysis of medical images; Magnetic resonance imaging.

MISSY JOSEPHSON (334-844-5423; josepem@auburn.edu), Assistant Professor, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology. Neuroscience, olfactory system.

EDWARD MORRISON (344-844-4427; morriee@auburn.edu), Head, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology. Neurobiology of chemosensory systems, development and plasticity of olfactory neurons, disease transmission in the channel catfish.

JAMES SARTIN (334-844-5515; sartijl@auburn.edu) Professor, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology. Growth hormones and genetics in cattle.

STEPHEN SIMPSON (334-844-4690; simpss1@auburn.edu) Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences. Neurology and neurosurgery in small animals.

VITALY VODYANOY (334-844-5405; vodyavi@auburn.edu), Professor, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology. Sensory physiology, biophysics of odor detection, receptors, reconstitution of membrane associated macro-molecules, microscope development.

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

BARBARA WITT (334-244-3658; wittbar@auburn.edu) Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, AUM. Can speak about the shortage of nurses and nursing faculty.


NUTRITION

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

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.

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

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

SAREEN GROPPER (334-844-3271; sgropper@auburn.edu) 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; 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; jweese@auburn.edu) Extension Specialist/Professor. Can speak on vitamin B-6 analysis of processed foods; food safety; food product development.

OBESITY
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.


OUTREACH
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.

JAY LAMAR (334-844-4947, lamarja@auburn.edu) Director, Center for the Arts & Humanities/Pebble Hill.

RALPH FOSTER (334-844-5118; fosters@auburn.edu ), Director and CEU Officer, Outreach Information and Marketing. Authority on national trends and organization in outreach and non-credit continuing professional education; published textbook on marketing outreach programs.


PARASITES
BYRON BLAGBURN (334-844-4539; blagbbl@vetmed.auburn.edu) Distinguished University Professor, Pathobiology. Parasitology; noted expert on flea control, heartworms and hookworm parasites.

CHARLES HENDRIX (334-844-4539; hendrcm@vetmed.auburn.edu), Professor, Pathobiology; Congressional Science Fellow. Parasite/host interactions, canine heartworm disease, veterinary written communication.


PARENTING
ELLEN ABELL (334-844-4480; 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 (334-844-4151; 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.

MARILYN BRADBARD (334-844-3227; mbradbard@auburn.edu) Director. Can speak on day care and the family; families and work; children's exploration and play; sex role development; career development.

JENNIFER KERPLEMAN (334-844-4149; 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.

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.

GREG 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.

BRIAN VAUGHN (334-844-3235; bvaughn@auburn.edu) Professor. Can speak on child-parent attachment; social competence; peer group structure; temperament; Head Start.


PESTICIDES
YUCHENG FENG (334-844-3967; yfeng@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.

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

DALE MONKS (334-844-5487; cmonks@auburn.edu) Professor and Extension Crop Physiologist (cotton and soybean), Agronomy and Soils. Has expertise in cotton and soybean agronomic practices, cotton production research, and on-farm demonstrations in the lower two-thirds of Alabama. He also works statewide with soybean production demonstrations and conducts research on herbicide effects, growth regulator, variety, and general production research in the same geographic areas.


PHARMACY
MIRANDA ANDRUS (334-844-4033; andrumr@auburn.edu), Associate Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice. Practices off-site in Tuscaloosa and holds an appointment in the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences Department of Community and Rural Medicine. Research and practice interests include rural medicine, health literacy, hyperlipidemia, and smoking cessation.

BRUCE A. BERGER (334-844-8302; bergeba@auburn.edu), Professor and Head of Pharmacy Care Systems. Nationally recognized in health behavior change, interpersonal and organizational communication and psychology applied to health care providers roles improving in treatment adherence and treatment outcomes; speaks on leadership,self-deception, interpersonal effectiveness, managing angry or difficult people, managing change, strategies for improving treatment adherence and managing resistance to change.

KIMBERLY BRAXTON LLOYD (334-844-8364; lloydkb@auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacy Practice. Is the Director of the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center (AUPCC); can speak on pulmonary (eg, asthma) and women's health issues.

R. LEE EVANS (334-844-8348; evansrl@auburn.edu), Professor and Dean, Pharmacy. Areas of expertise include the changing environment for pharmacy practice in the United States, academic administration, clinical psychotherapeutics, pharmaceutical care delivery, and expert witness in legal cases involving psychoactive substances and standards of practice for pharmacy.

BILL G. FELKEY (334-844-8360; felkebg@auburn.edu), Professor, Pharmacy Care Systems. Thought leader in healthcare informatics topics; expert in information systems in healthcare; can talk about all aspects of technology and innovation in Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing information technology.

LEA EILAND (334-844-4033;eilanls@auburn.edu), Associate Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice. Residency in Pediatrics and can speak about pediatric pharmacy topics or pediatric concerns.

PAUL W. JUNGNICKEL (334-844-8355; jungnpw@auburn.edu), Associate Dean and Professor, Pharmacy Practice. Is nationally known for his expertise in the pharmacotherapy of gastrointestinal and liver diseases and frequently speaks on peptic ulcer diseases, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease).

KRISTI KELLEY (334-844-8341; watsokm@auburn.edu), Associate Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice. Practices as a Clinical Pharmacist in an Internal Medicine Clinic where she coordinates an anticoagulation clinic and diabetes education; can also speak about asthma, women's health issues, and cardiovascular health and the medications used to treat these conditions.

BERNIE R. OLIN (334-844-8334; olinber@auburn.edu), Director, AU Drug Information Center and Associate Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice. Heads a major information resource on medications for Alabama Health Professionals and national reputation in the the area; interest in pharmacy history.

LAURA SMOOT (334-844-4033; smootlc@auburn.edu), Clinical Assistant Professor. Works with indigent patients in a pharmacy clinic in Columbus, GA. Focuses on disease states such as diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and asthma/COPD. Also works with Hepatitis C, smoking cessation, anemia, and anticoagulation therapy.

PAMELA STAMM (334-844-8283; stammpl@auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice. Teaches appropriate drug selection and monitoring and provides patient care in the areas of diabetes, smoking cessation, and dyslipidemia. Teaches on contraception and drug interactions.


PHILOSOPHY
KELLY JOLLEY (334-844-3781; jollekd@auburn.edu) Alumni Professor and Chair, Philosophy. Options in Religious Studies.


PHYSICS
J.D. PEREZ (334-844-4264; perez@physics.auburn.edu), Professor and Head, Physics. Expert in space and plasma physics.

STEPHEN KNOWLTON (334-844-4685; knowlton@physics.auburn.edu), Professor, Physics. Expert in fusion and plasma physics.

ED THOMAS (334-844-4126; thomas@physics.auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Physics. Leading expert in dusty plasmas and plasma physics.

JOHN WILLIAMS (334-844-4678; williams@physics.auburn.edu), J.T. Walter Professor, Physics. Expert in the field of accelerator physics, semiconductors and microelectronic devices.

MIKE BOZACK (334-844-4363; bozack@physics.auburn.edu), Professor, Physics. Expert in the field of surface science, microelectronics for automobiles and micro-machines.

SATOSHI HINATA (334-844-2990; hinata@physics.auburn.edu), Professor, Physics. Expert in the field of astronomy and solar physics.

MITCH PINDZOLA (334-844-4127; pindzola@physics.auburn.edu), Professor, Physics. Expert in the field of atomic and molecular physics.

MARLLIN SIMON (334-844-4337; simon@physics.auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Physics. Expert in the field of scientific instruction in the classroom.

J-M WERSINGER (334-844-4223; wersinger@physics.auburn.edu), Associate Professor, Physics. Dr. Wersinger is an expert in the field of remote sensing and he is also the faculty advisor for the Auburn University Student Space Program.


PLANTS/PLANT PATHOLOGY
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.

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.

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.

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.

JEFF SIBLEY (334-844-3132; jsibley@auburn.edu) Alumni 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.

EDWARD J. SIKORA (334-844-5502; esikora@auburn.edu), Extension Plant Pathologist, Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology. Co-State Coordinator of the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE). Coordinator of the Alabama Asian Soybean Rust Project. Has expertise in disease identification and management in tree fruit, small fruit, vegetables, soybeans and pecans.

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.

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.

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.


POLITENESS
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.


POLITICAL SCIENCE
TED BECKER (334-844-5370; becketl@auburn.edu) Professor, Political Science. Author of eight books of American government; his works are widely used in political science and law courses across nation; cited by professionals as pioneer in studies of political impact of federal court decisions; former law and justice editor for Intellect magazine.

MITCHELL BROWN (334-844-6170, brown11@auburn.edu) Assistant Professor.  Areas of expertise within Political Science include American Politics and gender, race and class issues.

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

MURRAY JARDINE (334-844-6162; jardimu@auburn.edu) Professor, Political Science. Can speak on political philosophy, political theory, ethics and religion and politics. His research area is political philosophy and the foundations of social ethics. Specifically, he examines how societies can establish, justify and enforce standards of moral conduct.

PAUL JOHNSON (334-844-6174; johnspm@auburn.edu) Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science. Areas of Health Services Administration and Public Administration.

JIM SEROKA (334-844-6151; serokja@auburn.edu) Professor, Political Science
An expert on Balkin politics, having served one year as a senior researcher at the University of Belgrade (Yugoslavia) and one year at the Yugoslav Academy of Arts and Sciences and a senior exchange professor.

ROBERT WIDELL (334-844-6173; widelro@auburn.edu) Assistant Professor, Political Science. Teaches American government and politics and can discuss party switching in Alabama; teaches courses on and has researched the presidency.


POLLUTION
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JAMES E. HAIRSTON (334-844-3973; hairsje@auburn.edu) Extension Water Quality Scientist, Professor, Agronomy and Soils, and Alabama Water Program Coordinator for the National Water Program partnership between USDA-CSREES and the Land-Grant System. Serves as regional leader of drinking water and human health issues for the National Water Program. Has expertise in general agriculture and most aspects of water quality, water pollution, and pollution prevention. Can address most water-related issues and has developed a web site covering 103 water-related topics (http://www.auburn.edu/waterquality).

MIKE MACEINA (334-844-9319; mmaceina@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.

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.

W. F. "FRANK" OWSLEY (334-844-1505; fowsley@auburn.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.

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.


POLYMER SCIENCE AND FIBER ENGINEERING

SABIT ADANUR (334-844-5497, adanusa@auburn.edu) Professor in polymer and fiber engineering, Polymer and nano composites, extrusion, injection molding, compression molding, fibers, yarns, fabrics, weaving, knitting, braiding, computer-aided design and modeling, testing and analysis.

MARIA AUAD (334-844-5459, auad@auburn.edu) Associate professor in polymer and fiber engineering, Polymer materials science, polymer nanocomposites, flow behavior of polymers, rheology, control of microstructure and nanostructure in materials, polymers for structural and biomedical applications, shape memory polymers.

ED DAVIS (334-844-5471, ewd0001@auburn.edu) Lecturer in polymer and fiber engineering, Polymer nanocomposities, biodegradable polymers, polymer processing, sol-gel derived nanoparticles, clay based nanocomposites. Fiber and polymer science, quality engineering, statistical analysis of fiber properties, geotextiles.

GISELA-BUSCHLE-DILLER (334-844-5468, buschgi@auburn.edu) Professor and graduate program officer in polymer and fiber engineering, Biopolymers for medical applications, natural fibers and polymers from renewable resources, application of engineered enzyme systems, hydrogels, electrospinning, coloration, surface modifications.

YASSER GOWAYED (334-844-5496, gowayya@auburn.edu) Professor in polymer and fiber engineering, Mechanics of ceramic and polymer matrix composites, Manufacture and testing of fibrous composites, Time-dependent response of viscoelastic materials, Modeling of the mechanical behavior of nanocomposites for static and transient loading and non-linear response of flexible structures.

XINYU ZHANG (334-844-5439, xzz0004@auburn.edu) Assistant professor in polymer and fiber engineering, Conducting polymers, carbon nanotubes, sensors, nanocarbons, energy storage and harvesting.


POULTRY SCIENCE/INDUSTRY
JOSPEH J. GIAMBRONE (334-844-2642; giambjj@auburn.edu) Professor, Poultry Science. Has expertise in immunization of poultry against major diseases, such as infectious bursal disease virus, and has patented ways to better immunize and protect poultry from disease, including the development of novel ways to test for disease and deliver immunizations. He also can address the broader area of improving poultry production systems.

EDWIN T. MORAN, JR. (334-844-2617; emoran@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.


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


PSYCHOLOGY
BARRY BURKHART (334-844-6476; burkhbr@auburn.edu) Professor and Chair, Psychology.

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.

DOUGLAS HANKES (334-844-5123; dughank@auburn.edu), Student Counseling Services Psychologist/Director. Can speak on sport and exercise psychology (clinical and performance enhancement) issues; college student mental health issues.

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.

GREG 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.

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

ALEXANDER VAZSONYI (334-844-4091; avazsonyi@auburn.edu) Associate Professor. Can speak on adolescent development and problem behaviors; delinquency etiology; school-work nexus; cross-national comparative methodology; youth violence prevention and program evaluation.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
PAUL JOHNSON (334-844-6174, johnspm@auburn.edu) Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science. Areas of Health Services Administration and Public Administration.

JIM SEROKA (334-844-4781; serokja@auburn.edu ), Professor and Director, Center for Governmental Services. Authority on political and economic issues facing Alabama; leads Auburn’s center that provides training and assistance to state, county and local governments.


PUBLIC RELATIONS

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

SEI-HILL KIM (334-844-7272, kimseih@auburn.edu) Assistant Professor Department of Communication and Journalism. Areas of Expertise are Media and Politics, Public Relations, Media and Public Health. 


PULP AND PAPER
MARKO HAKOVIRTA (334-844-7829, mjh0032@auburn.edu) Director of Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering, Pulp and paper; bioresource engineering; biorefining; advanced and sustainable manufacturing; novel forest-based biomaterials; nanomaterials processing and applications.


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

MARIO EDEN, JOE T. and BILLIE CAROLE MCMILLAN (334-844-2064, edenmar@auburn.edu) Professor and department chair in chemical engineering, Process systems engineering; computer aided process engineering; process integration and optimization; process and product design; sustainable and environmentally benign technologies; optimization of intergrated biorefineries; logistical fuel processing systems.

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.

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.


RADIO, TELEVISION & FILM
SUSAN BRINSON (334-844-2762, brinssl@auburn.edu) Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism. Areas of expertise are media law, radio and television broadcast history and the representations of women and minorities in the media.


RELIGIOUS STUDIES
KELLY JOLLEY (334-844-3781, jollekd@auburn.edu) Chair, Philosophy. Options in Religious Studies.

RICHARD PENASKOVIC (334-844-4616, penasri@auburn.edu) Professor of Religious Studies. Can speak about topics such as Eastern and Western religions, Roman Catholicism, Maritn Luther and the Reformation, the Muslim-Christian dialogue, ecumenism or the drive toward unity among the various churches, John Henry Nemwan and the Oxford Movement, critical thinking and the academic study of religion and St.Augustine.


REHABILITATION & SPECIAL EDUCATION
CRAIG DARCH (334-844-2104; darchcb@auburn.edu), Humana Foundation-Germany-Sherman Distinguished Professor. Can speak on issues regarding direct instruction and classroom management.

CARI DUNN (334-844-2086; dunnca1@auburn.edu), Professor. Can speak on issues regarding learning disabilities and transition.

DAVID MARTIN (334-844-2083; martiev@auburn.edu), Tech II, Safety and Health. Can speak on issues regarding rehabilitation services and advocacy.

RANDY MCDANIEL (334-844-2076; mcdanrs@auburn.edu), Wayne T. Smith Professor. Can speak on issues regarding rehabilitation services and distance education.

KAREN RABREN (334-844-2082; rabreks@auburn.edu), Associate Professor. Can speak on issues regarding transition and inclusion.

AMYSUE REILLY (334-844-2110; reillam@auburn.edu), Associate Professor. Can speak on issues regarding Early Childhood Special Education and Severe Disabilities.


RHETORIC
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.


RURAL ALABAMA
JOE SUMNERS (334-844-4704, sumneja@auburn.edu), Director of Auburn University's Economic and Community Development Institute. Co-authored publication titled "Beyond the Interstate: The Crisis in Rural Alabama," which chronicles the status of rural Alabama and the need for an advocacy organization to address rural needs.

Last Updated: Sept. 15, 2010

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