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The Honors College

Oak View Hall, Room 210
509 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-4450
Fax: (248) 370-4479

The Honors College

Oak View Hall, Room 210
509 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4450
Fax: (248) 370-4479

Female faculty mentor speaking to students seated in bright green chairs

Mentors

One of the many benefits of an honors education is the guidance you’ll receive from Honors College mentors. These mentors will help guide you through your field of study as well as your HC-specific courses.

HC1000
Staff, Student Fellows & Teaching Assistants. We are all here to help you!

 "Welcome to HCHeadshot of Karen Conn 1000! My name is Karen and I am the member of The Honors College
staff who works with HC 1000.
Your TA will usually be your primary contact but
if there is anything you need extra help with, I am always here to assist you.

 I look forward to meeting and getting to know you this year!" - Karen Conn

Dean's Student Fellows

Headshot of Evan Cramer Evan Cramer
 Major: Biochemistry
 Campus Involvement: OU resident, member of alpha lambda delta, and honors college 
 Areas of Expertise: Anything to do with science or soccer, and time management
 Fun Facts: I have three adopted siblings, a dog named Freyja, and love soccer.

young woman in a dark red shirt smiling at the camera

 Annie Fuelle
 Major: Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences 
 Campus Involvement: Presidential Scholar, Laboratory Research Assistant
in the Dept. of Chemistry, Vice President of Golden Key Honors Society,
Member of Biomedical Sciences Society, Alpha Lambda Delta, and MEDLIFE. 
 Areas of Expertise: Physiology, Chemistry, Badminton, Ballroom and Latin dancing,
cooking, dogs, infants, and going on adventures.
 Fun Facts: I have traveled to Portugal as part of a fellowship program for Pre-Health Professionals (ask me if you are interested in traveling yourself!). I recently cut off ten inches and donated my hair to #WigsforKids.
It was so much fun!

young man smiling at the camera Jonah Grove
 Major
: Pre-Business
 Campus Involvement: HC Student, HCSA member.
 Areas of Expertise:organization, planning, time management, some math,
some American Sign Language, communication skills.

 Fun Facts: I come from a big family of 4 brothers. I have one dog named Max.
I am was a varsity swimmer for 4 years. Now I am an active kick-boxer.
young woman in a flower patterned shirt and glasses, smiling at the camera Sam Orchard
Major
: Nursing
 Campus Involvement: President of MEDLIFE at OU, Presidential Scholar
 Areas of Expertise: Commuting, Vision Boards, Power Mornings, anything related to
the School of Nursing

 Fun Facts: My favorite animal is a llama, I love listening to audiobooks and podcast on my hour and a half commute, I love doing hand embroidery, and when you see me on campus
please ask me about my all-time list of favorite books
young woman with brown hair smiling at the camera Stella Vila
 Major
: Biomedical Sciences/Pre-Medicine
 Campus Involvement: President of OU's Pre-Medical Volunteer Society, Former TA for the Honors College, Research Assistant in the Biological Sciences Depart., Research Assistant in the Public Health Dept., Volunteer with OUCARES,  Member of OU's Chapter of Global Medical Brigades, Clerical Assistant for the Honors College 
 Areas of Expertise: Science, pre-med advice, medical terminology/abbreviations,   
grammar/writing, volunteerism, Albanian language/culture, Spanish language/culture,   
organization, and rock music
Fun Facts: I am a diehard Earth, Wind, & Fire fan. I own seven of their albums on vinyl; AND I was actually      even born on the 21st night of September (bonus points, if you understood that reference)!

Small Group Leaders (TA's)
young woman in a black and white patterned shirt, smiling at the cameraOlivia Bales
Major:
Biology
Campus Involvement: Member of the Biomedical Science Society, Oakland University Rugby Club, and Historian of Alpha Lambda Delta.
Areas of Expertise: Biology, genetics, athletics, baking, rapport building, leadership,
punctuality, and time management.
Fun Facts: I am actually an All-State Powerlifter! I hold Michigan's state record in
women's deadlift with a total 385 lbs!
young man in a blue and tan plaid shirt smiling at the cameraNick Barba
Major
: Environmental Sciences (Sustainability & Resource Management)
Campus Involvement:  Alternative Spring Break, Outdoor Adventure Club, Alpha Lambda Delta
Areas of Expertise : the great outdoors, seeking adventure, thrifting, playing uno, making spotify playlists, project planning, and team building. 
Fun Facts:  I spent my summer doing conservation work in Colorado and working at a high ropes
course in Michigan. More importantly, my favorite food is peanut butter. 
young woman in a white shirt that says Hogwarts, smiling at the cameraSamantha Belz
Major:
Computer and Electrical Engineering
Campus Involvement: President of Honors College Student Association, OU Presidential Scholar, Alpha Lambda Delta Member
Areas of Expertise: Organization and time management, babysitting, dance, tutoring
elementary school kids, and reading/writing.
Fun Facts: I am obsessed with all things Harry Potter, I love reading, and I want to go to London,
England one day!
young woman in a pink shirt smiling at the cameraFrancesca Bonello
Major
: Health Sciences with a concentration in Pre-Professional.
Campus Involvement: Alpha Lambda Delta, Honors College Student Association, Explorations in Collaborative Leadership and Interprofessional Education (ECLIPsE) and Oakland's Figure Skating Club.
Areas of Expertise:Math, science, organization and time-management, figure skating,
coaching and working with children.

Fun Facts: I started figure skating at age 3. But I spent my first 2 months sitting in a chair on the ice as I refused to skate in my brother's old hockey skates. I wanted pretty white figure skates. Also, I am the go-to person to build anything from IKEA.

young woman in a black shirt with pink flowers, smiling at the cameraAlexis Boron
Major:
Clinical Diagnostic Science
Campus Involvement: Part of the Honors College as well as a member of the Rotoract Club
Areas of Expertise: Organization, Planning, Communications, Logic, Human Anatomy,
Taekwondo, Marvel Superheroes.
Fun Facts:  I once got a phone call from Bob Seger and didn’t realize it was him until two days later. Within one month after getting my first car, it was hit four times while parked.  I have
never seen a Star Wars movie. 

 

young woman in a blue and red plaid shirt smiling at the cameraJessica Christy
Major: Exercise Science with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy
Campus Involvement: Honors College, Presidential Scholar Success Program,
Neurology Club, Undergraduate Pre-Physical Therapy Research Experience (UPTREE)
Areas of Expertise: Organization, time management, writing, Kresge Library (I practically live there!), Anatomy (especially Grey's Anatomy), study techniques, Netflix, food, and naps
Fun Facts: I went to Europe last year with a group from OU, I did competitive and sideline cheer for 6 years, I've moved more times than I can count, I've volunteered weekly at Beaumont-Troy Hospital for over a year, I know American Sign Language, I love to play piano and sing, and I have really great throwback songs on my Spotify playlist!
young woman in a pink and white striped shirt looking at the cameraHailey Crocker
Major
: Psychology
Campus Involvement: Presidential Scholar, Neurology Club, and Criminal Justice Club
Areas of Expertise: Advice, Camping, Hiking, Plants and gardening, the show 'Friends'
Fun Facts: Almost all the music in my favorites playlist consists primarily of either
70s/80s rock or show tunes, I love to travel and I keep a travel journal for everywhere I
go,and am actively working on my photography skills;
I especially love urban and travel photography!
young man in a red shirt and glasses smiling at the cameraSeth Diehl
Major
: Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
Campus Involvement: Member of Tennis Club, Robotics Club, and Alpha Lambda
Delta Honor Society
Areas of Expertise: Organization, Time Management, Solving Puzzles, and Lifeguarding
Fun Facts: I have published multiple websites that myself, as well as a team of my
friends, have worked on. I have also created mobile applications for Apple users.

young woman in a black and white shirt smiling at the cameraMarie Dostal
Major:
Business

Campus involvement: OU Honors college student, Honors College TA 
Areas of expertise: Marketing, business, economics, French language, volunteer work, and kittens. 
Fun facts: I am a sophomore at Oakland University and I plan on getting my degree in
the business field! I am very passionate about books, films, and music! And most
importantly, I am horrible at sports. 
young woman in a pink shirt smiling at the cameraRiley Druia
Major:
 Biology (Pre-Veterinary Concentration)
Campus Involvement: OU Club Soccer Treasurer, Pre-Vet Club, OU Resident, and
Intramural Sports
Areas of Expertise: Soccer, Volleyball, Biology, Time management
Fun Facts: My dream job is to work at a zoo,  I am from a really small town, and I love
to travel.

young woman in a blue and white plaid shirt smiling at the cameraJackie Elkins
Major
: Management Information Systems with a minor in Spanish
Campus Involvement: I am a member of Emerging Leaders, the Honors College, and Elite
Business Scholars. I work for the School of Business and I am also
(as you already know) an Honors College TA.
Areas of expertise: Organization, time management, technology, business, and Spanish.
Fun Facts: My favorite type of music is country and I will be going to 10 concerts just this
summer! I enjoy traveling Up North and hanging out with friends and family!

young man in a black suit and silver tie, smiling at the cameraPatrick Gehringer
Major
: Linguistics
Campus Involvement:
Areas of Expertise : Anything associated with language (grammar systems, vocabulary studying, etymology, etc.), optimizing and time management, efficient writing, reading,
and studying skills. Also am a Tolkien Encyclopedia. 
Fun Facts: Have experience with 6 world languages including fluent French, as well as Quenya,
Sindarin, and Adunaic, and experimented with the synthesis of 52 artificial languages. Ran cross
country for 7 years and I play violin/mandolin. 
young man in a white shirt smiling at the cameraMilan Haque
Major
: Biomedical Sciences
Campus Involvement: Presidential Scholar, Research assistant in the biology department, Pre-Medical Society and Pre-Medical Volunteer Society Treasurer, and OUCares
Basketball Coach.

Areas of Expertise: Spanish, Chemistry, Biology, Music, Star Wars, and Cooking
Fun Facts
: I love music, you'll likely find me with my headphones in most of the time,
I like to give any genre of music a try before I have an opinion. I've studied Spanish
for 6 years. I'm have a very scientifically oriented brain, so I don't mind an out of the blue conversation
about basically any field of science, whether it be chemistry, biology, physics,
psychology, or sociology.
young woman in a black shirt smiling at the cameraJennifer Kafarski
Major
: Health Sciences with a Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration
Campus Involvement: Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Alpha Lambda Delta, Swim Club
Areas of Expertise:Swimming, Tennis, Bowling, and Skiing
Fun Facts: I have two dogs, my free time is spent reading, and my life's goal is to win a
lifetime supply of Oreo's.  
young woman with brown hair smiling at the cameraCarly Kallen
Major
: Bioengineering 
Campus Involvement: Career Ambassador and Honors College student
Areas of Expertise: Time-management, organization, gymnastics, and chemistry 
Fun Facts: I did gymnastics for over 7 years and coached it for 4 years. Also, I
don't have a sense of smell. 

young man in a black Oakland University sweatshirt smiling at the cameraMark Kamash
Major:
Biochemistry with a pre-med concentration
Campus Involvement: Peer advisor for the honors college, researcher at a Biochemistry lab, and member of the Emerging Leaders program.
Areas of Expertise: Science, pre-medicine advice, honors college requirements, and
time-management
Fun Facts: I enjoy driving cars, I have a pet turtle named D.C., and I love food.

young woman in a white and green shirt smiling at the cameraZainab Khatri
Major
: Biomedical Sciences
Campus Involvement: Member of Pre-Medical Society, Member of the Residence Halls,
Employee at Student Technology Center, Honors College!
Areas of Expertise: Writing, Cooking, Anatomy, Volunteering, Communication, Photography, Traveling, Reading
Fun Facts: I have two younger sisters and I love to travel, read and take photos! I’ve come to OU from India, though I was born here in Troy. I’m aiming for medical school to become
either a pediatrician or an ER doctor (I haven’t decided yet!), and I can speak 4 languages
fluently, 3 at a working level and 2 languages that I can understand (but unfortunately not speak!)

 

young man in a gray shirt and glasses smiling at the cameraIan Klaus
Major:
Computer Science
Campus Involvement:
Intramural volleyball league, Honors College
Areas of Expertise: coding, video games, soccer, weight lifting, creative writing, and
watching movies
Fun Facts:
I volunteer for a non-profit called Camp Kesem and work as a counselor and fundraiser. And I am 6 feet and 8 inches tall.
young woman in a blue tank top with flower pattern, smiling at the cameraPaige Koehler
Major:
Health Sciences with a Pre-Physical Therapy concentration
Campus Involvement: Part of the Honors College, active member of the OU Pre-PT
club, and volunteer at the Student Organic Farm
Areas of expertise: Trail running, photography, plant-raising, and strength training
Fun Facts: I love being outdoors (especially if I'm running), I'm obsessed with my
plants, and I am passionate about photography!
 
man in a blue suit jacket and red tie, smiling at the cameraPaul Kozlowski
Major
: Biochemistry, pre-medical concentration, minor in Spanish.
Campus Involvement: Presidential Scholar, Vice President of Neurology Club, SI Leader in
Organic Chemistry, Member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Member of Pre-Medical Volunteer
Society.
Areas of Expertise: Chemistry, Biology, Pre-Med advice, Medical charts and
terminology, European history/politics, Polish; Spanish languages, Volunteering.
Fun Facts: I love traveling with my friends and family -- I've always wanted to live in
Switzerland! When I'm bored, I love listening to documentaries and TED talks. I hope to
one day become either a neurologist or oncologist!
Young woman wearing glasses and a red shirt, smiling at the cameraKatey Kroon
Major
:Biology 
Campus Involvement: Presidential Scholars, Alpha Lambda Delta Member, OU RecWell
Areas of Expertise:Organization, Health, and Science
Fun Facts:
I went hiking and camping in Iceland. I teach fitness classes to kids between three and
five years old. 
 
young woman in a black shirt smiling at the cameraAlly Manor
Major:
Communication/Public Relations
Campus Involvement: Presidential Scholar, member of Gay Straight Alliance
Areas of Expertise: Art, writing, Spanish, organization
Fun Facts: I was in the IB program in high school, I have a dog named Bentley
and I love 80s music!
young woman in a white and red shirt smiling at the cameraCecily McPherson
Major
:Communication/English 
Campus Involvement: Honors College and Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority
Areas of Expertise:Writing, reading, organization, time management, and animals.
Fun Facts: I have my own kayak that I take with me on adventures. My family has had
springer spaniels since I was born. I love traveling to locations I have read about in books,
and I am a huge coffee fanatic.
young woman with brown hair and glasses, smiling at the cameraAbby Pierce
Major
: Heath Sciences Pre-PT
Campus Involvement: Member of the Honors College and Alpha Lambda Delta
Areas of Expertise: Organization, time management, crafting, reading
Fun Facts: I work at a credit union and started shadowing at a PT place this summer,
I love to travel, and I love spending time with my friends and family. 
young woman in a brown and white sweater with her arms crossed, smiling at the cameraCrystal Poma
Major
: Biology
Campus Involvement: RHA Representative for Community Council, Honors College,
OU's Food Pantry Volunteer, and Member of Alpha Lambda Delta.
Areas of Expertise: Biology, leadership, time management, organization, and
having fun:)
Fun Facts: I absolutely love cats with all of my heart. I have 2 kittens (Peanut and Mia). My favorite things to do in my free time are hang out with friends and be in the sun. I also love to travel.
young woman in a purple shirt smiling at the cameraBrooke Posada
Major
: Nursing with Spanish Minor
Campus Involvement: Greek Life, Alpha Lambda Delta, Group X Fitness Instructor,
Admissions Ambassador 

Areas of Expertise: Organization, time management, spanish, biology, chemistry,
traveling, coffee, working out

Fun Facts: I was born on Christmas, I hiked Machu Picchu last summer on a medical
mission trip and I’m obsessed with the Bachelor and Bachelorette!
young woman in a pink shirt smiling at the cameraMary Kate Rae
Major
: Psychology
Campus Involvement: OU resident, member of the Honors College, DJ at WXOU
(our radio station)
Areas of expertise: literature, photography, French, volunteering, and organization
Fun facts: I'm from Livonia, MI. I'm the social coordinator for Crowns Against Cancer
and other childhood illnesses. I love crime tv and romantic comedies.

young woman in a blue shirt and glasses smiling at the cameraSarah Remsing
Major:
English STEP
Campus Involvement: Presidential Scholar, Academic Peer Mentor, Alpha Lambda Delta Meadow Brook Ball Committee, and Euchre Club 
Areas of Expertise: English, history, organization, programming, working with children,
and adventures with my friends 
Fun Facts: I absolutely love animals, and I've had some really cool experiences with them.
I've been able to pet kangaroos and feed giraffes, both of which were unforgettable.

young man in a blue shirt and tie smiling at the cameraBen Rice
Major
: Psychology
Campus involvement: Gaming club, Proctor at DSS, member of Honors College
Areas of Expertise: Psychology, Writing, All things video game related, Futurist, History, and knowing good Sci-Fi novels
Fun Facts: I've been the Dungeon Master for a group of my friends for the past 5 years, I'm attempting to write a collection of short stories, and I absolutely love Michigan
over every other state. 
young man in a black suit and blue tie, smiling at the cameraGiuliano Romano
Major
: Biomedical Sciences
Campus Involvement:  Honors College Member
Areas of Expertise:  Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Physics), Pre-med,
Spanish, Time Management, Study Skills

Fun Facts:  I am a huge marvel fan! I also work at Comercia Park in the Summer.
young woman wearing a white and black shirt smiling at the cameraAlex Rye
Major:
English
Campus Involvement: Women’s Club Soccer practice team
Areas of Expertise: British literature, writing, poetry, and anything relating to
Meadowbrooke Hall.
Fun Facts: I love soccer and dance, I am a docent at Meadowbrooke Hall, and I have a pet chinchilla!

young woman in a black shirt with white flower pattern, smiling at the cameraNicole Salmo
Major:
Biochemistry
Campus Involvement: Part of the honors college, volunteer at the Golden Grizzlies Pantry,
and member of the Chaldean club.
Areas of Expertise: math, arabic, english, computers, organization, planning, anatomy,
teaching, and volunteering.
Fun Facts: I work at Alex and Ani (a jewelry store), I love to volunteer at hospitals, go
shopping with friends, and travel to places like San Diego and Los Angeles.
young woman in a black shirt with a yellow flower on it, smiling at the cameraEmma Smith
Major
: English Secondary Education with History Minor
Campus Involvement: Active member/Scholarship Chair of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority,
participant in intramural sports, and member of the Honors College.
Areas of expertise: Dance, volleyball, reading, movie watching, shopping,
coloring/writing, organization, and volunteering.
Fun Facts: I love dogs, my favorite flowers are daisies, and I work at an ice cream store!
young woman with brown hair smiling at the cameraJacqueline Squillace
Major
: English w/ secondary education
Campus Involvement:  French club and AEM
Areas of Expertise : Writing, any form of literature, French, cooking and baking
Fun Facts:  
I love a lot of different eras, and my favorites are the 70s and early 2000s. I love musical theatre and volunteer at my community theatre to help with costumes
over the summer. I want to live and teach in Chicago once I graduate!
young woman in a red shirt smiling at the cameraRiley Stevens
Major
: Health Science with a concentration in Physical Therapy
Campus Involvement: Grizz Gang, Alpha Lambda Delta, HOSA Future Health
Professionals, & Pre-Physical Therapy Club
Areas of Expertise: Anatomy, Muscles and Movement, Organization and Planning
Fun Facts: I coach 7th grade softball in my hometown. I work at Bed Bath and Beyond, and I love to travel! I have been to 16 states and counting. 


young woman in a black shirt and glasses smiling at the cameraMaryan Toma
Major
: Health Sciences with a concentration in Pre-Health Professional Studies.
Campus Involvement: Member of the Honors College and Alpha Lambda Delta.
Areas of Expertise: Science, the languages of Chaldean and Spanish, time
management, organization, volunteer work, and Grey’s Anatomy.

Fun facts: I love watching TV shows. Some of my favorite shows are Criminal Minds,
Fuller House, and Friends. I also love to watch movies, my favorite being Titanic.
Another fun fact about me is that I was born in Iraq and moved to the United States
when I was two.

young woman with long brown hair smiling at the cameraSydney Torres
Major:
Biomedical Sciences
Campus involvement: Pre-Medical Society Secretary, Research Assistant, Presidential Scholar, Alpha Lambda Delta Member
Areas of Expertise: Science, pre-med tips, art, organization
Fun facts: My family and my dog mean the world to me. I love coffee and ice cream.
I have a twin sister who also goes to OU!
young woman in a black and gold Oakland University shirt, smiling at the cameraAnna Van Hese
Major:
Biology (Pre-Med)
Campus Involvement: Alpha Sigma Tau, Orientation Group Leader, HAVEN Volunteer
Areas of Expertise: Anything related to The Office, the Nervous System, organization,
volunteering, time management
Fun Facts: This summer I was the Fun Orientation Group Leader for Orientation and
New Student Programs! I played soccer for over 12 years. I also know how to make
Jet’s ranch.

young woman in a red shirt smiling at the cameraKyra Warner
Major
: Japanese K-12
Campus Involvement: Japan Club President, Japanese Acquisition Club, Spanish Club, Volunteer with OU Cares, Alpha Lambda Delta, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Theta Kappa, Golden Key
Society, ESL Speech Partner, Noche Literaria, Tutoring Center Japanese and
Spanish Tutor, Disability Support Services Proctor.
Areas of Expertise: Japanese and Spanish language and culture, drawing, Japanese music and fashion, tutoring, language acquisition, Guitar Hero, Harvest Moon, and RPG Maker.
Fun Facts: This Fall I will be working with the GENJ organization and the Consulate General of Japan to plan and create an art event teaching traditional Japanese art and culture here at OU as a part of
the Japan Club! I will be inviting my sensei from high school as well, and I am very excited for the event!
young woman in a grey shirt smiling at the cameraAudrey Weber
Major
: History Secondary Education with a Social Studies Concentration
Campus Involvement: Track and Field Team, Orientation and New Student Programs
Areas of Expertise: American history, politics, running, time management, crafting,
planning, and moose
Fun Facts: I love The Lumineers and my biggest dream is to work for the Smithsonian. 
young man in a white shirt smiling at the cameraBraydon Welch
Major
: Health Sciences (Pre-PT concentration)
Campus Involvement: Crowns Against Cancer Character Staff, Club Tennis Team,
Participant of Other Intramural Sports
Areas of Expertise: Tennis, Anything Within the Field of Sciences, Organization
Fun Facts: I am from Bay City, Michigan. I love the Marvel Universe. I was a part of
4 sports teams in high school and was on the Science Olympiad team.
young man with a blue shirt over his shoulder, looking at the cameraJackson Wolf
Major:
Linguistics/ French Language and Literature
Campus Involvement: Vandenberg Desk Attendant, OU resident
Areas of Expertise: Linguistics, French, language skills from acquisition to
pronunciation, writing skills, reading skills
Fun Facts: I sang bass in high school, I've read nineteen books by Stephen King, and I know how to ring up a free burger at Culver's
young man in a black suit and red tie, smiling at the cameraNico Wolf
Major
: Communication, Pre-Business
Campus Involvement: Honors College, Alpha Lambda Delta,  OU baseball club,
intramural sports, OU tutoring center, International Allies Organization (IAO)

Areas of Expertise:German, Time Management, Judo, Lifeguarding, Snowboarding,
Skiing,  and movies (especially Harry Potter)

Fun Facts: I am fluent in German and English. I was a competitive judo fighter for 5 out of my 8 years of judo and have a cute dog called Fee.
Research

As an undergraduate researcher, MCUR provides exceptional mentors to help guide you through your field of study. These mentors are regularly conducting research and pursuing their passion for discovery. Mentors can be found in a variety of departments throughout Oakland University including:

Biological Sciences

Amy Banes-Berceli
banesber@oakland.edu
Hypertension and the renal and vascular complications of diabetes

Fabia Battistuzzi
battistu@oakland.edu
When and how species have evolved and investigate the connections between their genetic innovations and variations in environmental conditions

Rasul Chaudhry
chaudhry@oakland.edu
Embryonic stem cell development and differentiation - osteogenesis and neurogenesis; Tissue engineering; Regulation of gene expression; Metabolic pathways of hazardous chemicals; Environmental biotechnology and toxicology

Mary Jamieson
mjamieson@oakland.edu
The effects of global environmental change on species interactions and biological diversity

Lan Jiang
jiang23@oakland.edu 
The regulation of tracheal gene expression and how tracheal-expressed genes control the complex cellular behaviors that result in the formation of a continuous tubular network

Shailesh Lal
lal@oakland.edu
A multidisciplinary approach in genomics, genetics and bioinformatics to study fundamental processes that impact gene expression in plants from a genome-wide perspective

Gerald Madlambayan
madlamba@oakland.edu
Define the integrated roles of different stem and progenitor cell populations in cancer initiation, progression and relapse

Raffel Thomas
raffel@oakland.edu
Understand how parasites influence the ecology and evolution of their hosts, and how ecological and anthropogenic factors affect parasite-host dynamics

Mi Hye Song
msong2@oakland.edu
The molecular and genetic mechanisms of centrosome assembly by applying biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, proteomics and quantitative imaging to the study of centrosome biology in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans model

Scott Tiegs
tiegs@oakland.edu
Use field-based experimental and observational approaches — usually in aquatic ecosystems — with the aim of better understanding how human activities impact aquatic ecosystems

Luis Villa-diaz
luisvilladiaz@oakland.edu
The self-renewal properties of hPSCs, which are influenced by the microenvironment in which they are cultured, in particular the extracellular matrix (ECM)

Satish Walia
walia@oakland.edu
Molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in bacteria and biodegradation of xenobiotics such as polychlorinated biphenyl, nitrotoluenes, and the mutagenic properties of their biodegradation products

Douglas Wendell
wendell@oakland.edu
Develop molecular markers for rapid-cycling Brassica rapa

Randal Westrick
rjwestrick@oakland.edu
Understanding and preventing the development of pathologic intravascular blood clot formation

Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences

Kristin Landis-Piwowar
landispi@oakland.edu
Cancer biology, cancer therapeutics, molecular diagnostics, familial leukemia

Chemistry

Ferman Chavez
chavez@oakland.edu
Develop small molecule models for the active sites of these enzymes which will help to understand the role of various metals in this family and help to probe the mechanisms involved for these enzymes

Roman Dembinski
dembinsk@oakland.edu
The synthesis of analogs of natural products, particularly coordination complexes of nucleosides and nucleotides

Nessan Kerrigan
kerrigan@oakland.edu
Development of efficient enantioselective and diastereoselective synthetic methods and their application in drug molecule and natural product synthesis

Sanela Martic
martic@oakland.edu
Designing functional bioconjugates for understanding the biological processes at the fundamental level

Michael Sevilla
sevilla@oakalnd.edu
The chemistry of free radical species produced by the high energy irradiation of DNA by gamma irradiation and ion beams

Evan Trivedi
trivedi@oakland.edu
Light activation and near infrared light

Communication and Journalism

Erin Meyers
emeyers@oakland.edu
Digital or “new” media technologies, most notably the Internet, and the audiences who engage with them

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hoda Abdel-Aty-Zohdy
zohdyhsa@oakland.edu
Bio-technology with bio-inspired intelligent signal perception and processing (ISPP)

Jai Li
li4@oakland.edu
Statistical signal processing for biomedical imaging and communications, computer graphics, pattern recognition and algorithms

Engineering and Computer Science

Subramaniam Ganesan
ganesan@oakland.edu
Divisible load scheduling; condition based maintenance for military and manufacturing; real time DSP/multi-core systems for specific applications; agent based health monitoring

Khalid Mahmood
mahmood@oakland.edu
Open source speech and Video API in android platform; programming and GUI design

Gautam Singh
singh@oakland.edu
Information system modeling, management and efficient data retrieval; temporal database design for applications in manufacturing and process monitoring

Jing Tang
tang@oakland.edu
Image reconstruction, evaluation, and analysis in emission computed tomography

Xia Wang
wang@oakland.edu
Fuel cell and battery modeling and testing, biomass pellets optimization, turbulent boundary layers with separation, forced convection turbulent boundary layers

Peng Zhao
pengzhao@oakland.edu
Combustion and reacting flows, internal combustion engines, energy conversion, environmental science

Environmental Health and Safety

Richard Olawoyin
olawoyin@oakland.edu
Human Health Exposure Risk Assessment, NanoEHS (nanotechnology), Fire Protection Engineering, Global Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Hazard Management in Nuclear Safety

Exercise Science

Myung Choi
choi@oakland.edu
Regulation of local and whole body lipid metabolism in sedentary overweight and obese humans before and after exercise training and nutritional intervention

Eye Research Institute

Frank Giblin
giblin@oakland.edu
The possible role of oxidative and free radical processes in the formation of nuclear cataract, resulting in blindness, along with the unusually active antioxidant mechanisms present in the epithelium of the lens that help to keep the tissue transparent

Dao-Qi Zhang
zhang@oakland.edu
The regulation of dopamine release in the vertebrate retina, a simple and accessible model of the CNS

Health Sciences

Jennifer Lucarelli
lucarell@oakland.edu
Prevention and improvement of chronic diseases in children, adolescents and adults in community-based settings

Melissa Reznar
reznar@oakland.edu
Behavioral nutrition, lifestyle interventions food environment, college health

Nursing

Cheryl Riley-Doucet
rileydou@oakland.edu
Developing and testing multi-sensory interventions (MSE) to assist family caregivers and older adults in the symptom management of chronic illness and dementia

Physical Therapy

Sara Arena
arena@oakland.edu
Cardiopulmonary, blood pressure, health promotion and wellness, home care

Deborah Doherty
doherty@oakland.edu
Oncology rehabilitation; Cultural competency

Jacqueline Drouin
drouin@oakland.edu
Exercise training in special populations, oncology rehabilitation

Melodie Kondratek
mdkondra@oakland.edu
Orthopedics: intervention techniques for spinal conditions; Pediatrics: the use of orthopedic manual therapy techniques in the treatment of children

Kristine Thompson
kathomps@oakland.edu
Professional issues, professional development

Physics

Brad Roth
roth@oakland.edu
Biological physics and computational physics: Electrical stimulation of cardiac tissue

Steffan Puwal
smpuwal2@oakland.edu
Biophysical methods in heart defibrillation

Yang Xia
xia@oakland.edu
Multidisciplinary microscopic imaging study of articular cartilage

Psychology

Scott Pickett
pickett@oakland.edu
Investigate the mechanisms that may impact recovery from psychological trauma; examine the interaction between psychological stress, anxiety, and health

Michele Purdie
parkhill@oakland.edu
Predictors and consequences of sexual assault perpetration and victimization, with a particular emphasis on childhood trauma, substance use, and emotion regulation

Todd Shackelford
shackelf@oakland.edu
Human sexual psychology and behavior with special focus on sexual conflict between men and women

Kanako Taku
taku@oakland.edu
The construct of posttraumatic growth (PTG), personal growth experienced as a result of the struggle with major life crises or traumatic events

Jennifer Vonk
vonk@oakland.edu
Cognitive continuities and discontinuities between humans and both closely and distantly related species

Lisa Welling
welling@oakland.edu
Hormonal and psychological sources of individual differences in human mate preferences and behavior

Virgil Zeigler-Hill
zeiglerh@oakland.edu
Self-esteem, narcissism, cognitive representations of the self, and interpersonal relationships

Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice

Jon Carroll
jwcarroll@oakland.edu
Cultural transmission, social interaction and integration, political and economic organization, social science applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and computer modeling and simulation, archaeology of the Eastern Woodlands of North America

Suzanne Spencer-Wood
spencerw@oakland.edu
Feminist theory in anthropology and archaeology, nonlinear systems theory, archaeological theory and method, feminist historical archaeology, historical archaeology of class, ethnicity, market access and settlement, industrial archaeology and cultural resource management