College of Sciences and Humanities

Dr. Ben Bascom

Dr. Ben Bascom

Department: English
Research Area: Masculinity and queerness in early and nineteenth-century American literature and culture

Dr. Douglas Bernstein

Dr. Douglas Bernstein

Department: Biology
Research Area: Micro and Molecular Biology

Dr. David Bwambok

Dr. David Bwambok

Department: Chemistry
Research Area: Applications of task-specific ionic liquids and development of paper-based microfluidic devices

Dr. Nicole Christofield

Dr. Nicole Christofield

Department: Chemistry
Research Area: First semester chemistry students can be nervous about identifying and handling lab equipment. I’m interested in developing learning activities to help these students better prepare for their lab experience.

Dr. Sara Collas

Dr. Sara Collas

Department: Sociology
Research Area: Lesbian studies, qualitative research methods, gender studies, LGBTQ community, feminist research

Dr. Jennifer DeSilva

Dr. Jennifer DeSilva

Department: History
Research Area: Gas Boom Muncie, The Notable Women of Muncie & Delaware County Project (1870-1920 CE). The history of vice activity (e.g., sex work, alcohol consumption, gambling, violence). Italy (1400-1700 CE), Renaissance Rome and the Papacy.

Dr. Bryan Essien

Dr. Bryan Essien

Department: Biology
Research Area: Studying and mitigating the progression of Colitis in mouse models

Dr. Molly Ferguson

Dr. Molly Ferguson

Department: English
Research Area: Contemporary Irish literature

Dr. Kathleen Foster

Dr. Kathleen Foster

Department: Biology
Research Area: Biomechanical and physiological mechanisms underlying animal locomotion, with the goal of understanding what processes govern the interaction between animals and their environment.

Dr. Jordan Froese

Dr. Jordan Froese

Department: Chemistry
Research Area: Engineering enzymes as green chemical catalysts. We apply the technologies of synthetic biology and directed evolution to make targeted changes to existing natural enzymes to develop catalysts with new or improved reactivity.

Dr. Mark Groover

Dr. Mark Groover

Department: Anthropology
Research Area: Historical archeology of the eastern US, Midwest and Southeast from 1700s to early 1900s.

Dr. Bangshuai Han

Dr. Bangshuai Han

Department: Environment, Geology and Natural Resources
Research Area: Hydrology, water resources, natural resources, water quality, geography, GIS, climate change

Dr. Robert Haney

Dr. Robert Haney

Department: Biology
Research Area: The application of genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data to diverse biological questions such as how spider venoms attain their diverse composition and toxicity or what molecular features contribute to the toughness of spider silk, how DNA secondary structures influence gene expression or which mutations contribute to human metabolic disease.

Dr. Mark Hill

Dr. Mark Hill

Department: Anthropology
Research Area: Prehistoric archaeology of the North American midcontinent, with a particular focus on acquisition, trade, exchange and production of copper materials

Dr. Thomas Holtgraves

Dr. Thomas Holtgraves

Department: Psychological Science
Research Area: My research investigates some of the social, cognitive, and neural processes involved in (mis)communication in digital contexts.

Dr. Kamal Islam

Dr. Kamal Islam

Department: Biology
Research Area: Ornithology, Wildlife Biology and Management, Conservation Biology

Dr. Darolyn "Lyn" Jones

Dr. Darolyn "Lyn" Jones

Department: English
Research Area: Recomposing tough talk into poetry, a screen play, a spoken word script, or a creative narrative nonfiction.

Dr. Mary Konkle

Dr. Mary Konkle

Department: Chemistry
Research Area: Structure and function of the protein mitoNEET, a protein implicated in type-2 diabetes, Parkinson's, and breast cancer.

Dr. Zhihai Li

Dr. Zhihai Li

Department: Chemistry
Research Area: Synthesis of semiconductor materials and their applications in energy conversion (photovoltaic or solar cells) and environmental remediation, as well as electrochemical scanning probe microscopy studies of surface, molecules, and materials.

Ms. Lauren Mathieu-Frasier

Ms. Lauren Mathieu-Frasier

Department: Psychological Sciences
Research Area: Scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education

Dr. Tom McConnell

Dr. Tom McConnell

Department: Biology
Research Area: Science Education

Dr. Ronald Morris

Dr. Ronald Morris

Department: History
Research Area: Indiana Artist biographies, Pioneer iron industry, Pioneer taverns, and Indiana pioneers

Dr. Cailín Murray

Dr. Cailín Murray

Department: Chemistry
Research Area: Cultural Anthropology, Irish American ethnohistorical research, Irish Famine History, Intergenerational Grief

Dr. Daniele (Dan) Nardi

Dr. Daniele (Dan) Nardi

Department: Psychological Science
Research Area: Human perception, memory, and behavior in spatial tasks

Dr. Robert Phillips

Dr. Robert Phillips

Department: Anthropology
Research Area: Investigating Relationships between marginalized communities and the ways in which they use entheogenic plants and fungi in the healing of trauma

Dr. Caitlyn Placek

Dr. Caitlyn Placek

Department: Anthropology
Research Area: Medical anthropology and women's health

Dr. Sundeep Rayat

Dr. Sundeep Rayat

Department: Chemistry
Research Area: Organic Chemistry/Physical organic chemistry/Bioorganic Chemistry

Dr. Jason Ribblett

Dr. Jason Ribblett

Department: Chemistry
Research Area: First semester chemistry students can lack experience with laboratory techniques and proper use of equipment. I am interested in developing videos to help these students better prepare for their lab experience.

Dr. Rona Robinson-Hill

Dr. Rona Robinson-Hill

Department: Biology
Research Area: Science Education

Dr. Greg Rocheleau

Dr. Greg Rocheleau

Department: Criminal Justice & Criminology
Research Area: Criminological theory; juvenile delinquency; bullying.

Dr. Douglas Roossien

Dr. Douglas Roossien

Department: Biology
Research Area: Our lab studies the cellular mechanisms underlying the development of neurons in the brain. We use the powerful genetic tools available in the fruit fly model organism to manipulate the serotonin system and ask how that changes intracellular processes, anatomical structures, and behavioral outcomes in the animal.

Dr. Sergiy Rosokha

Dr. Sergiy Rosokha

Department: Chemistry
Research Area: Intermolecular Interactions

Dr. Eric Rubenstein

Dr. Eric Rubenstein

Department: Biology
Research Area: Our research lab studies how cells recognize and destroy dysfunctional protein molecules before these proteins cause harm.

Ms. Hannah Ryker

Ms. Hannah Ryker

Department: Applied Anthropology Laboratories
Research Area: Archaeology, Collections Management, Artifacts

Dr. Robert Sammelson

Dr. Robert Sammelson

Department: Chemistry
Research Area: Organic Chemistry for reaction methods development (organic synthesis) and molecules with potential biological activity (medicinal chemistry).  Specific projects have focused on the formation of carbon-carbon bonds and the synthesis of heterocycles.

Dr. Emilie Schiess

Dr. Emilie Schiess

Department: English
Research Area: Sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, composition theory, writing process, antiracist pedagogy, and TESOL/writing assessment.

Dr. Jorn Seemann

Dr. Jorn Seemann

Department: Geography
Research Area: Relations between history and geography of Peace Corps volunteers in Latin America

Dr. Bikram Sharma

Dr. Bikram Sharma

Department: Biology
Research Area: Understanding the cellular and molecular underpinnings of cardiovascular development and regeneration.

Dr. Wei Shi

Dr. Wei Shi

Department: Chemistry
Research Area: Utilize medicinal and organic chemistry to understand biological systems

Dr. Philip Smaldino

Dr. Philip Smaldino

Department: Biology
Research Area: G-quadruplex nucleic acid structures and the cellular enzymes that unwind them with relevance to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), dementia, and cancer.

Dr. Wendy Soltz

Dr. Wendy Soltz

Department: History
Research Area: The Indiana Synagogue Mapping Project (ISMP) is a survey of all the built-to-be synagogues across the State of Indiana. Archival documents need to be found to supplement the survey data

Dr. Dorothy Stegman

Dr. Dorothy Stegman

Department: Modern Languages and Classics
Research Area: The 16th century French writer, Michel de Montaigne and his discourse on memory

Dr. Mahamud Subir

Dr. Mahamud Subir

Department: Chemistry
Research Area: Environmental Physical Chemistry and Surface Science

Dr. Fu-Shing Sun

Dr. Fu-Shing Sun

Department: Computer Science
Research Area: Data Analytics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning

Dr. Xin Sun

Dr. Xin Sun

Department: Computer Science
Research Area: Internet security & privacy issues, networked applications, and emerging technologies

Dr. Michael Tagler

Dr. Michael Tagler

Department: Psychological Science
Research Area: Understanding and predicting sleep habits using methods from Health Psychology and Applied Social Psychology. Recent work has focused on how attitudes, social pressure, and control beliefs predict college student sleep habits (e.g., Tagler, Stanko, & Forbey, 2017, available upon request).

Mr. Vinayak Tanksale

Mr. Vinayak Tanksale

Department: Computer Science
Research Area: Cybersecurity

Ms. Christine Thompson

Ms. Christine Thompson

Department: Applied Anthropology Laboratories (AAL)
Research Area: Various Archaeology and Anthropology grant-funded research projects

Dr. Ellen Thorington

Dr. Ellen Thorington

Department: Modern Languages and Classics
Research Area: Medieval French literature, medieval women writers.

Dr. Josh Vandiver

Dr. Josh Vandiver

Department: Political Science
Research Area: International Relations Theory, Grand Strategy, Men and Masculinity Studies, European Studies, Political Violence, Security and Strategic Studies.

Dr. Mary Lou Vercellotti

Dr. Mary Lou Vercellotti

Department: English
Research Area: Language learning, Coding data, Linguistics

Dr. Anthony Vito

Dr. Anthony Vito

Department: Criminal Justice & Criminology
Research Area: Policing, Death Penalty, Drug Use, and Criminological Theory

Dr. Jess Ward

Dr. Jess Ward

Department: Biology
Research Area: Animal behavior, embryonic learning, social communication, and effects of anthropogenic environmental change on behavior

Dr. Kevin Wyatt

Dr. Kevin Wyatt

Department: Biology
Research Area: Microbial Ecology

Dr. Bowen Zhang

Dr. Bowen Zhang

Department: Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources
Research Area: Understanding of the biogeochemical and hydrological cycle with in the terrestrial ecosystem, and the exchange of greenhouse gases across the land-atmosphere interface and riverine fluxes across land-ocean interface