Faculty

Faculty Profiles

  • Noel Twagiramungu

    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.

  • Jie Wang

    Jie Wang

    Computer Science

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

  • Xinwen Fu

    Director, i-SAFER

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

  • Lisa  Abdallah

    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.

  • Pauline Ladebauche

    Pauline Ladebauche

    Assistant Dean, College of Health Sciences

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

  • Wael Kamal

    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.

  • Steven Tello

    Steven Tello

    Assoc. Vice Chancellor, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development; Assoc. Prof. Management and Entrepreneurship

    Steven Tello credits UMass Lowell with providing the education, skills and confidence he needed to accomplish significant success in his lifetime.

  • Kay Doyle

    Kay Doyle

    Clinical Laboratories and Nutritional Sciences

    Prof. Kay Doyle has always been driven to help students succeed.

  • 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.

  • David Martins

    David Martins

    Music Performance

    Professor David Martins was one of the first two students to graduate from the Masters in Music Performance program. He liked the department so much that he’s been a faculty member for more than 30 years.

  • Keith  Mitchell

    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.

  • Ardeth  Thawnghmung

    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.

  • 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."

  • Stefanie Tate

    Stefanie Tate

    Manning School of Business

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Joshua Dyck

    Joshua Dyck

    Polling and Politics

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

  • Joey Mead

    Joey Mead

    Plastics Engineering

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

  • Linda Williams

    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.

  • Laura Punnett

    Director, Center for Public Health in the New England Workplace

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

  • Meg Bond

    Director, Center for Women & Work

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

  • Daniel Schmidt

    Associate Professor, Plastics Engineering

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

  • Arno Minkkinen

    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.

  • May Futrell

    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.

  • Chad  Montrie

    Chad  Montrie

    History

    For someone who wasn’t born and bred in Lowell, Prof. Chad Montrie has a strong kinship for the Mill City. Montrie, a native of Louisville, Ky., saw the opportunity to work at UMass Lowell as a golden one. “I really can’t see myself anywhere else,” he says.

  • Maureen Stanton

    Maureen Stanton

    English

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

  • Frank Talty

    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.

  • Susan  Braunhut

    Professor, Biological Sciences

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

  • Ashleigh  Hillier

    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.

  • Javier Horta

    Javier Horta

    Clinical Laboratory & Nutritional Sciences

    Javier Horta understands that today’s students are practically born with technology at their fingertips. In his Physiological and Organic Chemistry courses, he continues to innovate and utilize new technologies to help his student learn.

  • Thomas Wilson

    Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences, Biomedical Engineering

    Thomas Wilson researches the study of micronutrients on inflammation and the development of nanotechnology in the use of drug and nutrient delivery systems and bioavailability.

  • Silas Laycock

    Director, UMass Lowell Astronomical Observatory

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

  • James Forest

    James Forest

    Professor, Director of Security Studies

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