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Faculty

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

Faculty Profiles

  • Arno Minkkinen

    Art, Photography

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

  • Robert Giles

    Director, Submillimeter Wave Technology Lab

    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.

  • Kimberly Kras

    School of Criminology & Justice Studies

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

  • 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.

  • James Forest

    Professor, Director of Security Studies

    I study terrorist group decision-making, counterterrorism strategy and WMD proliferation. Would you like to know

  • Mignon Duffy

    Associate Director, Center for Women & Work

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

  • Supriya Chakrabarti

    Director, Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology

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

  • Rocio Rosales

    Psychology

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

  • Jie Wang

    Computer Science

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

  • Joshua Dyck

    Co-director, Center for Public Opinion

    Joshua Dyck is an expert in political and public-opinion polling, elections and campaigns, and national and state politics.

  • Pauline Ladebauche

    Assistant Dean, College of Health Sciences

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

  • Maureen Stanton

    English

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

  • Wael Kamal

    Digital Media Program, Art

    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.

  • James Forest

    Terrorism and Security Studies

    James Forest is an internationally respected expert on terrorism and security issues.

  • Elizabeth Herbin-Triant

    History

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

  • Xinwen Fu

    Director, i-SAFER

    Xinwen Fu is spearheading efforts to help protect the country’s national cyber infrastructure.

  • May Futrell

    School of 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.

  • Thomas B. Shea

    Director, Center for Cellular Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration Research

    Tom Shea's research looks at ways to prevent or slow down brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and ALS.

  • 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.

  • Joey Mead

    Plastics Engineering

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

  • 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.

  • Nicholas Evans

    Philosophy

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

  • Susan Braunhut

    Professor, Biological Sciences

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Katherine Tucker

    Professor, Nutritional Epidemiology

    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.

  • Daniel Schmidt

    Associate Professor, Plastics Engineering

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

  • Timothy Cook

    Assistant Professor, Physics, Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology

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

  • Stefanie Tate

    Manning School of Business

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Silas Laycock

    Director, UMass Lowell Astronomical Observatory

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

  • Khalilah Reddie

    Organic Chemistry

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

  • Meg Bond

    Director, Center for Women & Work

    Meg Bond is co-principal investigator for the NSF Advancing STEM Women in the Academy grant.

  • Frank Talty

    Co-director, Center for Public Opinion

    Frank Talty, whose experience spans law, politics and Irish history, is a popular source during election season.

  • Laura Punnett

    Director, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace

    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.