UM Experts

Dr. BrownDr. DillDr. BentleyDr. FisherDr. HsiehDr. KeeferDr. Buchanan

African/American History

  • Ira Berlin, History
  • History of Slavery--worldwide, History of Migration--worldwide, American history

  • Elsa Barkley Brown, History
    African American Political Culture, Black Gender Studies, African American History, African American Women's History

  • Bonnie Thornton Dill, Women's Studies
    Black women; Work and family; Race, gender and poverty; Racial diversity and higher education

  • Sharon Harley, African American Studies
    Black Women and Work, Racial Politics and Cultural Production, Women and Health/HIV-AIDS

  • Alfred A. Moss Jr., History
    African American history, American social history, American religious history

  • Sheri L. Parks, American Studies
    Public Aesthetics and Popular Culture; Race, Gender and Popular Mythology; Radio and public culture

  • Eugene L. Roberts, Journalism
    Writing the Complex Story, Newsroom Management, Press' Role in Civil Rights Movement


  • Howell S. Baum, Architecture
    Education planning and policy; History of Baltimore school desegregation; Community action for school reform; Planning by and for communities; Organizational behavior; Inter-organizational networks; Psychology of planning.

  • Adrianne M. Flynn, Journalism
    Former congressional correspondent for The Arizona Republic. Operate a student news bureau covering the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis for statewide newspaper clients, including The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun.

  • Marie Howland, Urban Studies
    Economic Development, Redevelopment of Industrial Brownfields, Information Technology and Urban Structure, Immigration trends and Metropolitan areas

  • Sue Kopen Katcef, Journalism
    Broadcast journalism, radio, television, state legislature, reporting, editing, cameras in the courtroom

  • Mira Mehta, Nutrition and Food Science
    Obesity in children; community, youth and international nutrition.

  • Carol S. Parham, Education
    Personnel administration, educational leadership, labor negotiation, public policy in higher education, higher education financing, student financial aid.

  • Psyche Williams-Forson, American Studies
    Cultural Studies, Material Culture Studies, Food and Foodways, African American Studies

Bioengineering/Stem Cells

  • William E. Bentley, Bioengineering
    bioengineering, biomedical engineering, biomedical devices, biomolecular engineering, metabolic engineering, chemical engineering, genetic circuit modeling, cellular stress responses and E Coli protein expression, bioreactor design, insect cell and Larvae/Baculovirus expression systems

  • John P. Fisher, Bioengineering
    Tissue engineering, Biomaterials, Cell signaling, Stem Cells

  • Reza Ghodssi, Institute for Systems Research
    Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Microsystems, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Microfabrication Technologies, Microsensors, Microactuators, Integrative Microsystems, Biosensing, and Energy Harvesting

  • Adam H. Hsieh, Mechanical Engineering/Bioengineering
    Soft Tissue Biomechanics, Cellular Biomechanics, Orthopaedic Mechanobiology

  • Carol L. Keefer, Animal and Avian Sciences
    embryonic stem cells, preimplantation embryo development, cloning (somatic cell nuclear transfer)


  • Samuel J. Kerstein, Philosophy
    Ethics, bioethics (including organ sales and rationing in health care), Kant.

  • Robert H. Sprinkle, Public Policy
    Bioethics, Biosecurity, Disease in global development, Health Policy, Politics and the life sciences

  • Robert Wachbroit, PUAF Institute for Philosophy & Public Policy
    Research Ethics, Ethical and Philosophical Issues in Genetics and Biotechnology, Bioethics, Ethical and Philosophical Issues in Neuroscience

Infectious Disease

  • Robert L. Buchanan, Food Safety and Security Systems
  • infectious diseases, microbial risk assessment, food safety, food protection, food security, food microbiology

  • Jeffrey W. Herrmann, Mechanical Engineering
    Operations research, homeland security, emergency preparedness, bioterrorism, public health, decision making, production scheduling, industrial engineering, systems engineering, vaccination clinics, health care operations

  • David M. Mosser, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
    Parasites, Biodefense, Bioterrorism, immunity, vaccines, infectious diseases, pathogen detection, Leishmania spp

  • Donald K. Milton, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
    Influenza transmission, endotoxin, hygiene hypothesis, allergy, asthma, occupational health, environmental public health, bioaerosols, exposure assessment, microbial exposures, airborne infection transmission, biomarkers, exhaled breath analysis.

  • Steven L. Salzberg, Computer Science
  • influenza virus, anthrax, genomics, bioinformatics, evolution, computer science, DNA sequencing, human genome, infectious diseases, vaccines and autism

  • Amy R. Sapkota, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    Environmental epidemiology, microbial environmental exposure assessment, antibiotic resistance, bacterial pathogens, food safety, food and waterborne disease, bioaerosols

  • V. S. Subrahmanian, Computer Science
    artificial intelligence: expert systems and logic programs, nonmonotonic reasoning, probabilistic reasoning, temporal reasoning, hybrid reasoning, and software agents. Databases: database integration and interoperability; logic databases, probabilistic and multimedia databases; multimedia systems


  • Ibrahim Z. Ades, Biology
    Historically: Regulation of porphyrin production, Movements of proteins through cell membranes, Action of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor

  • Volker Briken, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
    Microbiology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Apoptosis

  • Jeffrey J. DeStefano, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) evolution and escape from drug therapy; Poliovirus and other RNA viruses replication and evolution; Biochemical mechanism of virus nucleic acid replication and recombination

  • Kenneth Frauwirth, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
    Immunology; Lymphocytes; Autoimmune disease; Immunotherapy; Immune system; T cells white blood cells

  • Ann C. Smith, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
    Microbiology education

  • Daniel C. Stein, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
    Nanotechnology, Vaccine development, Microbial pathogenesis, Recombinant DNA

Public Health

  • Stephen B. Thomas, Public Health
    One of the nation's leading scholars in the effort to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities, Dr. Thomas has applied his expertise to address a variety of conditions from which minorities generally face far poorer outcomes, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and HIV/AIDS.

Dr. HermannDr. SaltzbergDr. BrikenDr. DeStefanoDr. FrauwirthDr. SmithDr. Stein

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