Director of Academic Planning, Wake Downtown & Professor, Department of Chemistry
Alexander combines scientific expertise and creativity to apply science across the curriculum.
Expert Areas: Biochemistry | Molecular Chemistry | Protein Structures | RNA-Protein Interactions | Protein Biosynthesis | Women in Science and STEM | Molecular dissection of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase structure and function | Nucleic acid structure and function | Computational modeling of protein dynamics
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Allman has become an expert on test-optional admissions, interviews in the admissions process and other admissions trends.
Expert Areas: Test-Optional Research Policies
Professor of Biology
Ashley-Ross is an expert in salamander locomotion and a leader in the study of how some species of fish move on dry land.
Expert Areas: Biomechanics of Animal Locomotion | Evolution of Animal Location | Comparative Physiology | Muscle Physiology | Comparative Anatomy
Department Chair, Professor of Health and Exercise Science and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory
Berry researches the interaction between exercise and the respiratory system.
Expert Areas: Exercise and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) | Effects of exercise on individuals with respiratory diseases | Delivering exercise interventions to patients with acute respiratory failure | Human Physiology
William L. Poteat Professor of Psychology
Best is a psychologist who studies child development with a particular focus on gender stereotypes and young children.
Expert Areas: Developmental Psychology | Cognitive Development | Memory Development | Stereotypes and Attitudes | Cross-cultural psychology | Health Psychology | Gender Roles Development
John C. Whitaker Jr. Executive Director Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship and Professor of Practice
Black has 20-plus years of experience as a corporate executive, consultant and entrepreneur.
Expert Areas: Advertising | Business Strategy | Brand Strategy & Positioning | Entrepreneurship | Marketing Communications | New Product Development | Social Media | Social Media as an Entrepreneurial Tool
Senior Lecturer of Political Science
Brister is an expert in terrorism, globalization and intelligence trends.
Expert Areas: Terrorism | Intelligence | Globalization | International Relations | Comparative Politics | Religious Groups | Terrorism and Political Violence | Intelligence and International Politics
Professor of Psychology; Senior Associate Dean for Academic Advising
Buchanan studies how parents’ expectations affect teen behavior.
Expert Areas: Children and Divorce | Teens | Adolescence | Relationships Between Teens and Parents | Parent-Child Relationships | Developmental Psychology | Civic Development in Adolescents and Young Adults | Parenting Adolescents | Adolescent Development
Associate Professor of Physics
Carlson demands scientific explanations for the seemingly inexplicable.
Expert Areas: Particle Physics | Particle Astrophysics | Numerical General Relativity | Semi-Classical Gravity | Skepticism | Numerical Patterns | Wormholes | Neutrino Stars | Quantum Mechanics | Astronomy | Cosmology | The Scientific Method
Director, Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials
Carroll and his research team aim to provide solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Expert Areas: Nanotechnology | Green Technology | Solar/photovoltaic cells | “Green” lighting/light bulb alternatives | Thermoelectrics | Nanotechnology and medicine/tumor eradication | Environmental/health effects of carbon nanotubes | Biomedical nanotechnologies | Thermoelectric Power Felt | Organic solar cells | Nanocomposite-based display and lighting technologies
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