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Faculty

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

Faculty Profiles

  • Jie Wang

    Computer Science

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nicholas Evans

    Philosophy

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

  • 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.

  • Joey Mead

    Plastics Engineering

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

  • Susan Braunhut

    Biological Sciences

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maureen Stanton

    English

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

  • Pauline Ladebauche

    Assistant Dean, College of Health Sciences

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

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Supriya Chakrabarti

    Physics

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

  • Daniel Schmidt

    Plastics Engineering

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

  • Stefanie Tate

    Accounting

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

  • 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.

  • Rocio Rosales

    Psychology

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

  • Kimberly Kras

    Criminology and Justice Studies

    Kimberly Kras’ research on sex offenders challenges stereotypes—and provides practical tools for criminal justice majors interested in corrections.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Silas Laycock

    Physics

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Elizabeth Herbin-Triant

    History

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

  • Timothy Cook

    Physics

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

  • 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.

  • Wael Kamal

    Digital Media, Art & Design

    As director of the Digital Media program and art lecturer, Wael Kamal helps students learn skills needed to share stories and break barriers in a global world.