Meet some of our faculty and learn more about their academic interests, accomplishments and research.

  • Ardeth  Thawnghmung
    Political Science

    When Ardeth Thawnghmung of the political science department teaches international relations, her students will be learning from someone with real hands-on experiences.

  • Arno Minkkinen
    Art & Design

    Fans of Prof. Arno Minkkinen’s iconic photography may be surprised to know that the camera was not his first artistic love affair.

  • Ashleigh  Hillier
    Psychology

    Ashleigh Hillier’s work in the areas of neuropsychology, psychophysiology and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is cutting-edge, interesting and extraordinarily beneficial to young people in the community and beyond.

  • Brent Shell
    Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences

    When Brent Shell arrived at UMass Lowell as a lecturer of anatomy and biology, he also took on the role of managing the Student Resource Center and worked as an advisor for the Health Education Academic Living Learning (HEALL).

  • Carole Salmon
    World Languages and Cultures

    Carole Salmon was honored by the French Ministry of Education for her research on French-speaking people in the United States - and her teaching of French language and culture.

  • Daniel Schmidt
    Plastics Engineering

    Daniel Schmidt and his team have identified an alternative to BPA.

  • Elana Feldman
    Management

    Elana Feldman, an assistant professor of management in the Manning School of Business, draws on her natural curiosity about people and organizations for her research and teaching.

  • Elizabeth Herbin-Triant
    History

    Elizabeth Herbin-Triant researches the Jim Crow era and why residential segregation laws failed in the South.

  • Elvira Basevich
    Philosophy

    To Asst. Prof. Elvira Basevich, philosophy isn’t abstract – because ideas and ideals are affected by historical experience.

  • Iman Chahine
    Education

    Assoc. Prof. Iman Chahine helps teachers understand how different systems of mathematics serve different cultures. Her research focuses on how indigenous and techno-literate societies engage in mathematics through daily practices.

  • Jie Wang
    Computer Science

    Jie Wang enjoys teaching computer science at UMass Lowell and likes the freedom of doing research in a university environment.

  • Joel Michael Reynolds
    Philosophy

    Asst. Prof. of Philosophy Joel Michael Reynolds challenges common beliefs about disability and examines how those beliefs affect us, from prenatal genetic testing to care for the dying.

  • Joey Mead
    Plastics Engineering

    For most of her professional life, Prof. Joey Mead has been interested in plastics.

  • Katherine Tucker
    Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences

    Prof. Katherine Tucker has turned her early roots in food and nutrition into a research career. At UMass Lowell, she leads the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, tackling the problems of nutrition in our society head on.

  • Keith  Mitchell
    English

    Keith Mitchell’s search for a university that challenged him as a teacher and scholar as well as offered a diverse campus community ended when he visited UMass Lowell.

  • Khalilah Reddie
    Chemistry

    Khalilah Reddie has an enthusiasm for teaching that has raised student success rates in Organic Chemistry.

  • Laura Punnett
    Biomedical Engineering

    University Professor Laura Punnett heads the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace, one of four CDC national Centers for Excellence of the NIOSH Total Worker Health(TM) program.

  • Linda Williams
    Criminology and Justice Studies

    Williams has spent decades studying family violence, violence against women, and child sexual abuse. Her recent work includes a study of commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth and domestic and international trafficking of humans.

  • Lisa  Abdallah
    Nursing

    Lisa Abdallah loves the Merrimack Valley. When the Lawrence native heard of a faculty opening with UMass Lowell’s School of Nursing in 2003, she didn't have to think twice.

  • Matthew Hurwitz
    English, River Hawk Scholars Academy

    Asst. Teaching Prof. Matt Hurwitz helps first-year students in their transition to college by connecting them with the community. His dedication to service won him an advising award.

  • Maureen Stanton
    English

    Award-winning Assoc. Prof. Maureen Stanton shares her love of storytelling with students in writing classes.

  • May Futrell
    Nursing

    As a young nursing student on hospital duty, May Futrell was struck by the neglect of elderly patients, which ultimately defined her career and helped implement the first graduate program in the U.S. to educate primary-care gerontological nurse practitioners.

  • Meg Bond
    Psychology

    Meg Bond teaches in the community social psychology graduate program in the Psychology Department and directs the Center for Women and Work.

  • Mignon Duffy
    Sociology

    Prof. Mignon Duffy researches paid care work and authored "Making Care Count: A Century of Gender, Race and Paid Care."

  • Nicholas Evans
    Philosophy

    Nicholas Evans studies the ethics of dual-use research—scientific research that could be turned to terrorist purposes.

  • Noel Twagiramungu
    Political Science

    Noel Twagiramungu, an international scholar and human rights activist from Rwanda, offers unique insight into the dynamics of political violence and repressive regimes in Africa.

  • Pauline Ladebauche
    Assistant Dean, College of Health Sciences

    Pauline Ladebauche creates a positive educational experience for all Health Sciences students.

  • Robai Werunga
    Early Intervention and Special Education

    Asst. Prof. Robai Werunga works on providing early intervention to students who may have learning or behavioral disabilities. She says cultural factors play a part in determining which children get timely help – and which ones get unnecessary services.

  • Robert Giles
    Physics

    Bob Giles' Submillimeter Wave Technology Laboratory brings in $5 million per year and his biomedical imaging research will help cancer patients, but its his work in Haiti that is close to his heart.

  • Rocio Rosales
    Psychology

    Rocio Rosales studies the special challenges faced by bilingual families of children with autism spectrum disorder.

  • Ryan Shields
    Criminology and Justice Studies

    Ryan Shields is taking a public health approach to a highly sensitive issue: child sexual abuse. The criminologist says that research suggests much of it can be prevented, and that’s reason for hope.

  • Silas Laycock
    Physics

    Silas Laycock researches black holes, neutron stars and time-domain astrophysics.

  • Stefanie Tate
    Accounting

    Stefanie Tate brings a competitive skater’s dedication and passion for her work to the classroom.

  • Supriya  Chakrabarti
    Physics

    If there’s a planet around a nearby star, physics Prof. Supriya Chakrabarti wants to take a picture of it.

  • Susan  Braunhut
    Biological Sciences

    Biology Prof. Susan Braunhut has researched limb regeneration and developed the smart bandage, among other medical devices.

  • Thomas B.  Shea
    Biological Science

    Tom Shea is the director of the Center for Cellular Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration Research. His research looks at ways to prevent or slow down brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and ALS.

  • Timothy Cook
    Physics

    Astrophysicist Timothy Cook believes dust may hold the key to understanding the universe.

  • Tunde Kovacs
    Finance

    As assistant professor of finance in the Manning School of Business, Tunde Kovacs strives to help students speak the industry language, something she was brought up on in her native Hungary.