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Faculty members at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology are accomplished experts in their respective fields and are happy to share their knowledge with community groups and the media. If you would like assistance in finding an appropriate expert, please contact Bryan Oliver, Communications Officer, in the Communications and Marketing department at ext. 6709 or bryan.oliver@uoit.ca




Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Dr. Hamid Akbari
Assistant Professor

  • Business strategy
  • Creation of high-growth, innovative firms
  • International strategy
  • New product development
  • Mobile applications

Dr. Bin Chang
Associate Professor

  • Asset pricing
  • Corporate finance
  • Additional language spoken: Chinese

Dr. Cuiping Chen
Assistant Professor

  • Internet marketing
  • Retailing
  • Additional language spoken: Chinese

Dr. Khalil El-Khatib
Associate Professor

  • IP telephony
  • Mobile Wireless Ad Hoc Networks (MANET)
  • Network intrusion detection
  • Parallel discrete event simulation
  • Personal and service mobility
  • Privacy
  • Privacy negotiation protocols
  • Quality of service for multimedia systems
  • Sensor networks
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Virus detection
  • Additional language spoken: Arabic and French

Dr. John Friedlan
Associate Professor

  • Accounting management
  • Application of game technology to accounting education
  • Earnings management
Dr. William (Bill) Goodman
Professor
  • Evaluating educational technology
  • Decision theory
  • Risk analysis
  • Statistics and statistical literacy
  • Teaching critical thinking

Dr. Shahram Heydari
Associate Professor

  • Mobile Wireless Ad Hoc Networks (MANET) design and modelling
  • Network design, network monitoring and topology discovery
  • Network function, virtualization and software-defined networking
  • Network protection and failure recovery
  • Smart Grid communication
  • Telecommunication protocol and services
  • Additional language spoken: Persian

Dr. Andrew Hogue
Associate Professor

  • Animation
  • Augmented reality
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer vision
  • Immersive technology
  • Probabilistic sensor models
  • Robotics

Dr. Patrick Hung
Associate Professor

  • Business process integration
  • Electronic negotiation and agreement
  • Security and privacy
  • Services computing
  • Additional language spoken: Chinese

Dr. Chinmay Jain
Assistant Professor

  • Financial regulations
  • Market microstructure
  • Short selling

Dr. Ying (Annie) Jiang
Associate Professor

  • Chinese consumer behaviour
  • Consumer goals
  • Consumer information processing and decision making
  • Hedonic consumption
  • New production adoption decisions

Dr. Bill Kapralos
Associate Professor

  • 3D (spatial) sound generation for virtual environments and video games
  • Multimodal virtual reality/environments
  • Perception of auditory events
  • Real-time acoustical modelling
  • Serious games that maximize knowledge transfer and retention
  • Additional language spoken: Greek

Dr. Salma Karray
Associate Professor

  • Advertising and promotions
  • Distribution channels
  • Marketing models
  • National brands competition
  • Private labels
  • Additional language spoken: French

Dr. Igor Kotlyar
Associate Professor

  • Leadership
  • Talent management
  • Technology and cognition in the workplace

Dr. Joe Krasman
Associate Professor

  • General management
  • Human resources
  • Organizational behaviour

Dr. Xiaodong Lin
Associate Professor

  • Applied cryptography
  • Computer forensics
  • Cryptography
  • Digital forensics
  • Mobile computing
  • Secure vehicular communication
  • Software security
  • Wireless communications and network security
  • Additional language spoken: Chinese (Mandarin)

Dr. Fletcher Lu
Associate Professor

  • Fraud auditing
  • Health informatics
  • Insurance
  • Machine learning
  • Mobile fitness
  • Scientific computing

Dr. Stephen Marsh
Assistant Professor

  • Computer-supported collaborative work
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Hyper-local security mechanisms
  • Intelligent agents
  • Mobile device information protection
  • Persuasive technologies
  • Trust, security, privacy
  • Ubiquitous computing

Dr. Miguel Vargas Martin 
Associate Professor

  • Adaptive virtual environments
  • Networking and computer security
  • Public safety
  • Additional languages spoken: Spanish, French and Italian

Dr. Carolyn McGregor
Professor and former Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics

  • Data warehousing, data mining and data stream event correlation
  • Health informatics
  • Intelligent decision support systems
  • Patient journey modelling
  • Service computing in health care
  • Women in computing and information technology

Dr. Pejman Mirza-Babaei
Assistant Professor

  • Games user research
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Video games accessibility
  • Video games design
  • Video games for health and rehabilitation
  • Usability and user experience

Dr. Jeff Moretz
Assistant Professor

  • Business models and strategies
  • Impact of information, openness and information technologies on organizational designs
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Open collaboration and innovation

Dr. Richard W. Pazzi
Assistant Professor

  • Multimedia communications
  • Networked 3D virtual environments
  • Vehicular and sensor networks
  • Wireless sensor networks

Dr. Jennifer Percival
Associate Professor

  • Business process modelling
  • Informatics
  • Innovation management
  • Simulation modelling

Dr. Karthik Sankaranarayanan
Assistant Professor

  • Agent-based modelling
  • Behavioral operations management
  • Modelling and simulation of complex social systems

Dr. Wei Shi
Assistant Professor

  • Algorithm design and analysis in distributed environments (cloud of clouds, mobile networks, vehicular networks, wireless sensor networks)
  • Big data analytics (health and gaming)
  • Big data infrastructure building
  • Graph theory
  • Object-oriented software engineering
  • Additional languages spoken: Chinese and French

Dr. Kamal Smimou
Associate Professor

  • Commodity/currency futures
  • Higher education research and business education
  • International finance and emerging markets
  • Investments and portfolio choice
  • Market microstructure
  • Risk management and optimization in finance
  • Socially responsible (SRI) investing

Dr. Serena Sohrab
Assistant Professor

  • Behavioural observation of teams working under natural settings
  • Group and team dynamics
  • Team adaptation to complex and dynamic situations
  • Team information processing and decision making

Dr. Chirag Surti
Assistant Professor

  • Operations
  • Management
  • Management science
  • Supply chain management

Dr. Julie Thorpe
Assistant Professor

  • Authentication
  • Biometrics
  • Graphical passwords
  • Human factors in computer security
  • Operating system security
  • Passwords
  • Security policy
  • Software security

Dr. Terry Wu
Professor

  • International business
  • International marketing
  • Marketing of higher education
  • North American Free Trade Agreement
  • Trade policy

Dr. Hui (Julia) Zhu
Assistant Professor

  • Corporate finance
  • Innovation
  • International finance
  • Additional language spoken: Chinese

Dr. Ying Zhu
Associate Professor

  • Network optimization
  • Peer-to-peer networks
  • Wired and wireless networks


Faculty of Education

Dr. Wendy Barber
Assistant Professor

  • Authentic assessment
  • Curriculum teaching and learning in HPE
  • Health and physical education
  • Online communities and transformative digital practice
  • Physical literacy
  • Teacher development

Dr. Elizabeth A. Childs
Assistant Professor

  • Digitally enhanced qualitative research methodologies
  • Information and communications technology (ICT)-enhanced, blended and flexible learning environments
  • Online learning communities
  • Professional development (PD) and the role of ICT in creating sustainable approaches to PD

Dr. Francois Desjardins
Associate Professor

  • E-pedagogy
  • Human-computer-human interaction
  • Mobile learning
  • Synchronous online learning
  • Techno-pedagogical competency

Dr. Maurice DiGiuseppe
Associate Professor

  • Digital gaming in science education
  • Science education and science teacher education/professional development
  • Science textbooks and digital teaching/learning resources
  • Additional language spoken: Italian

Dr. Allyson Eamer
Assistant Professor

  • Aboriginal language learning
  • Bilingualism/multilingualism in families, schools and communities
  • English as a second language education
  • Ethnolinguistics and sociolinguistics
  • First-language maintenance in immigrant families
  • Language and multiculturalism
  • Online language learning
  • Additional languages spoken: French, Cantonese and Spanish

Dr. Jim Greenlaw
Professor (on leave)

  • Curriculum theory
  • Educational technology in humanities classrooms
  • Higher education and education for all
  • Internationalizing faculties of education
  • Philosophy of education
  • Post-colonial literary theory
  • Teaching English as a foreign language

Dr. Janette Hughes 
Associate Professor
Associate Dean

  • Critical digital literacies
  • Digital literacies
  • Language and literacy
  • Media literacy
  • Multiple literacies
  • New literacies
  • Production pedagogies
  • Secondary school English pedagogy
  • Technology and pedagogy

Dr. William Hunter
Professor and Founding Dean

  • Leadership and change in higher education
  • Online learning and social cohesion
  • Teacher education
  • Technology and learning

Dr. Robin Kay 
Professor
Graduate Program Director

  • Classroom response systems
  • E-learning
  • Emotions and the use of technology
  • Gender differences in the use of technology
  • Laptop use and mobile technology in the classroom
  • Learning and technology
  • Measurement of computer attitude and ability
  • Multimedia learning
  • Pre-service teachers and technology use in the classroom
  • Scale development (computer attitude, ability and use)
  • Video podcasts
  • Web-based learning tools (learning objects)

Dr. Ann LeSage
Associate Professor

  • Children’s literature and mathematics
  • Classroom use and effectiveness (affective and cognitive)
  • Critical numeracy and critical literacy
  • Evaluating quality
  • Impact on affective and cognitive factors specific to mathematics
  • Mathematics education (kindergarten to Grade 8): teacher knowledge and student development
  • Mathematics teacher development (pre-service and in-service)
  • Pre-service teacher education
  • Video podcasts and digital learning (pre-service teacher development: cognitive and affective)

Dr. Jia Li
Assistant Professor

  • Language and literacy development and assessment for diverse students
  • Mobile technologies, social networking media and instructional design
  • Technology-assisted language and literacy acquisition
  • TESL across curriculum and bilingual education
  • Quantitative studies and mixed methods

Dr. Ami Mamolo
Assistant Professor

  • Design, development and implementation of non-routine learning tasks using multimodal approaches, unconventional representation and authentic practices
  • Learning mathematics through contextualized and de-contextualized problem-solving scenarios
  • Mathematical thinking and reasoning (for teachers; and of learners)
  • Additional language spoken: French

Dr. Diana Petrarca
Assistant Professor

  • Documentary filmmaking
  • Field experience/practicum
  • Leadership
  • Pre-service teacher candidate identity and development
  • Teacher education programs
  • Web-based learning

Dr. Laura Pinto
Assistant Professor

  • Critical democracy and education
  • Critical thinking
  • Education policy and politics
  • Equity and social justice in pedagogy and leadership
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Financial literacy education

Dr. Lorayne Robertson
Associate Professor

  • Body image
  • Critical health literacy
  • Critical media literacy
  • Curriculum and assessment
  • Multiple literacies
  • Technology leadership in schools

Dr. Shirley Van Nuland
Associate Professor

  • Codes of conduct
  • Implications of Supreme Court of Canada judgments on schools, school boards, teachers and students
  • Standards of practice and ethical standards for the teaching profession
  • Additional language spoken: Dutch

Dr. Roland van Oostveen 
Associate Professor
BA AEDT Program Director

  • Educational informatics
  • e-Learning and m-Learning
  • Online learning curriculum development
  • Problem-based learning (PBL) in online environments
  • Virtual environment creation.



Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Dr. George Bereznai 
Professor and Director, Industry Training Program

  • Nuclear power plants
  • Additional language spoken: Hungarian

John P. S. Froats
Associate Professor and Nuclear Engineer-in-Residence

  • Nuclear leadership and management
  • Nuclear power plant design and operation
  • Project management

Dr. Hossam A. Gaber (Gabbar)
Professor

  • Fusion energy
  • Microgrids planning, protection and control
  • Process systems engineering of energy and nuclear facilities, and oil and gas production plants
  • Risk-based design of emerging energy technologies
  • Risk-based energy conservation
  • Safety engineering, fault diagnosis and real-time simulation
  • Smart energy grids
  • Smart green buildings
  • Additional languages spoken: Japanese and Arabic

Dr. Glenn Harvel
Professor and Associate Dean

  • Diagnostic systems
  • Electrohydrodynamical (EHD) phenomena and non-thermal plasmas energy systems
  • Nuclear power plant design
  • Nuclear thermalhydraulics

Dan Hoornweg
Associate Professor and Chief Safety and Risk Officer, Province of Ontario
Richard Marceau Research Chair

  • Energy systems and public policy
  • Material flows in cities (e.g. energy and solid waste)
  • Natural gas as a transportation fuel
  • Sustainable communities

Dr. Brian Ikeda
Associate Professor

  • Corrosion and passivation of materials in molten salt environments
  • Disposal of radioactive waste

Dr. Matthew H. Kaye
Associate Professor

  • Aqueous chemistry
  • High-temperature materials chemistry and applied thermodynamics

Dr. Lixuan Lu 
Professor

  • Networked control systems
  • Nuclear-based hydrogen generation
  • Nuclear power plant instrumentation and control
  • Reliability and risk assessment
  • Risk-informed decision making
  • Additional language spoken: Chinese

Dr. Rachid Machrafi 
Assistant Professor

  • ADS systems for energy production and nuclear waste transmutation
  • Applied radiation science
  • Monte Carlo simulation and modelling
  • Radiation detection for nuclear security and non-proliferation
  • Space radiation
  • Additional languages spoken: Arabic, French and Russian

Dr. Jennifer McKellar
Assistant Professor

  • Decision making
  • Life-cycle assessment and life-cycle costing
  • Techno-economic and environmental assessments of energy systems;
  • Unconventional fossil fuels

Dr. Eleodor Nichita
Associate Professor

  • Imaging and visualization techniques
  • Neutron and radiation physics
  • Nuclear reactor physics (statics and dynamics)
  • Nuclear reactor safety
  • Numerical modelling of physical processes

Dr. Igor Pioro 
Professor

  • Heat engineering
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Thermal sciences
  • Additional languages spoken: Russian and Ukrainian

Dr. Markus Piro
Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair Tier II

  • Nuclear fuel performance and safety
  • Spent nuclear fuel
  • Emerging nuclear technologies (i.e., GenIV, SMRs, ...)
  • Energy systems and manufacturing
  • Computational thermodynamics
  • Experimental and computational fluid dynamics​
  • Multi-physics modelling and simulation
  • Applied mathematics (i.e., optimization, linear algebra, ...)

Dr. Anthony Waker
Professor

  • Nuclear instruments and methods
  • Radiation dosimetry and microdosimetry
  • Radiation biophysics

Dr. Ed Waller 
Professor

  • CBRN counterterrorism
  • Emergency and first response to radiological incidents
  • Health physics
  • Nuclear security


Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Michael Bennett
Associate Dean

  • General engineering
  • Project management
  • Software disasters
  • Software engineering

Dr. Ibrahim Dincer 
Professor

  • Energy and environment policies and program implementation techniques
  • Energy and exergy analyses of thermal systems and applications
  • Energy conversion and conservation
  • Food refrigeration, cooling, heating and drying applications
  • Heat transfer in thermal processes and applications
  • Hydrogen energy and fuel cells
  • Refrigeration systems and applications
  • Solar thermal systems and applications
  • Thermal energy storage systems and applications
  • Transport phenomena in complex/advanced thermal-fluid systems and processes
  • Additional language spoken: Turkish

Dr. Ebrahim Esmailzadeh
Professor

  • Active vibration control
  • Directional control and stability of commercial vehicles
  • Intelligent and electric vehicles
  • Nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Optimal and nonlinear control systems
  • System modelling and optimization
  • Semi-active and active vibration control
  • System dynamics
  • Vehicle and ride dynamics
  • Vehicle suspension analysis
  • Vibration of machines and flexible structures
  • Additional language spoken: Farsi

Dr. Min Dong
Assistant Professor

  • Adaptive signal processing for communications
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Wireless communication systems and networks
  • Additional language spoken: Chinese

Dr. Mikael Eklund 
Director, Electrical and Software Engineering programs

  • Electrical engineering
  • Healthcare information technology
  • Mobile robotics

Dr. Ali Grami
Professor

  • Satellite communications
  • Additional language spoken: Farsi (Persian)

Dr. Yuping He
Assistant Professor

  • Design optimization
  • Mechatronic systems modelling and simulation
  • Vehicle chassis design
  • Vehicle system dynamics
  • Additional language spoken: Chinese

Dr. Hossam Kishawy
Director, Automotive, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering programs

  • Finite element modelling
  • Machining
  • Material and manufacturing
  • Stress analysis of residual stresses
  • Additional language spoken: Arabic

Dr. Ramiro Liscano
Associate Professor

  • Access control
  • Distributed computing
  • Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
  • Semantic knowledge representation
  • Sensor networks
  • Service-oriented architectures (SOA)

Dr. Lixuan Lu 
Assistant Professor

  • Instrumentation and control
  • Networked control
  • Reliability and safety assessment
  • Risk-informed maintenance
  • Additional language spoken: Chinese

Dr. Scott Nokleby
Assistant Professor

  • Advanced kinematics
  • Automation
  • Mechanisms
  • Mechatronics
  • Mobile-manipulator systems mechanism
  • Redundant manipulator systems
  • Robot design optimal design
  • Robotics

Dr. Vinh Quan
Lecturer

  • Forecasting
  • Inventory control
  • Labour and production scheduling
  • Quality control

Dr. Shahryar Rahnamayan
Assistant Professor

  • Evolutionary computation and its applications
  • Medical image processing
  • Additional language spoken: Azerbaijani, Farsi (Persian) and Turkish

Dr. Ghaus Rizvi 
Associate Professor

  • Composite processing and characterization
  • Materials science
  • Polymer processing and characterization
  • Thermal spray coatings
  • Additional language spoken: Urdu

Dr. Marc A. Rosen 
Professor

  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Energy technologies and use
  • Engineering education
  • Environmental impact of engineering systems
  • Renewable energy

Dr. Shahram Shahbazpanahi
Assistant Professor

  • Signal processing
  • Wireless communications
  • Additional languages spoken: Farsi (Persian) and Kurdish

Dr. Vijay K. Sood
Associate Professor

  • Flexible AC Transmission Systems
  • High Voltage DC Transmission systems
  • Power electronics
  • Power systems
  • Additional language spoken: French

Dr. Sheldon Williamson 
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Electric Energy Storage Systems for Transportation Electrification

  • Batteries and charging
  • Electric machines
  • Electric vehicles
  • Energy harvesting
  • Energy storage systems
  • Motor drives
  • Power electronics
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Transportation electrification


Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Abbass Dick
Assistant Professor

  • Child development
  • Infant nutrition
  • Knowledge translation
  • Parental relationships
  • Utilizing technology in research

Dr. JoAnne Arcand
Assistant Professor

  • Chronic disease prevention and management
  • Dietary assessment
  • Food and nutrition policy
  • Food supply
  • Technology-based dietary screening

Dr. Robert Balogh
Assistant Professor

  • Disparities in health and health services between people with intellectual disability and the general population
  • Use of administrative databases to measure primary care outcomes in persons with intellectual disability

Dr. Caroline Barakat-Haddad
Assistant Professor

  • Air pollution and health
  • Child/adolescent health and health behaviours
  • Cohort research design
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Survey development
  • Systematic reviews

Dr. Emma Bartfay 
Associate Professor

  • Cancer care
  • Dementia care
  • Gerontology
  • Global health
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Outcome assessment

Dr. Wally Bartfay
Associate Professor

  • Aging and population health
  • Health promotion
  • Impact of primary health care interventions and programs
  • Impact of technology on health outcomes
  • Prevention and management of non-communicable chronic diseases
  • Public health

Dr. Carolyn Byrne
Professor Emeritus

  • Depression
  • Health care
  • Mental health
  • Nursing
  • Post-partum depression

Dr. Sue Coffey
Associate Professor

  • Accessible post-secondary education for non-traditional students
  • Curriculum evaluation
  • Innovative nursing curriculum
  • Nursing theory development

Dr. Pierre Côté
Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation
Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies
Director, UOIT-CMCC Centre for the Study of Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation

  • Determinants of disability
  • Epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders and disability
  • Evidence-based management of chronic disorders and injury
  • Prevention and rehabilitation of disability
  • Randomized controlled trials, cohort studies and systematic reviews
  • Record linkage
  • Relationship between depression and back and neck pain
  • Traffic injury epidemiology
  • Additional language spoken: French

Dr. Shilpa Dogra
Assistant Professor

  • Aging and asthma
  • Asthma control and exercise
  • Exercise physiology
  • Predictors of physical inactivity or sedentary behaviour 
  • Sedentary behaviour in older adults
  • Successful aging and physical activity

Dr. Brenda Gamble
Associate Professor

  • Approaches to accountability in the health-care sector
  • Health human resources
  • Interprofessional and intraprofessional collaborative practice and education
  • Medical laboratory sector

Dr. Clemon George
Assistant Professor

  • Community-based research and service learning
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethnicity, youth and masculinity
  • Men who have sex with men (MSM research)
  • Sexual health (HIV, STD issues)

Dr. Holly Jones-Taggart
Associate Professor and Associate Dean

  • Cancer cell response to external stimuli
  • Molecular manipulation techniques
  • Cancer research
  • Nutritional genomics education
  • Technology-enhanced strategies for delivery of health sciences education

Dr. Manon Lemonde
Associate Professor 

  • Chronic diseases management
  • Gerontology
  • Health symptoms experienced by senior patients with cancer
  • Quality of life and symptoms management
  • Program evaluation
  • Work environment and human health resources-related subjects in specialized practice areas (e.g. oncology, gerontology)
  • Additional language spoken: French

Dr. Gail Lindsay
Associate Professor

  • Elaborating patterns of health experience (aging, end-of-life care, persistent conditions, post-motor vehicle collision)
  • Narrative inquiry (being/knowing/doing)
  • Nursing knowledge development
  • Patient experience
  • Person-centred care
  • Relationship between writing-as-thinking and technology-enhanced learning in undergraduate and graduate programs

Dr. Meghann Lloyd
Assistant Professor

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DSD)
  • Children and infants
  • Down Syndrome
  • Obesity in children with disabilities
  • Physical activity and motor development with and without disabilities
  • Physical literacy

Dr. Bernadette Murphy
Professor; Director of Bachelor of Health Science Kinesiology programs

  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Exercise for chronic health conditions
  • Neural adaptation and learning
  • Neural effects of exercise
  • Neurophysiology of musculoskeletal treatments
  • Overuse injuries
  • Sensorimotor integration

Dr. Mika Nonoyama
Assistant Professor

  • Community-based care
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Healthy aging
  • Long-term mechanical ventilation
  • Long-term oxygen therapy
  • Rehabilitation/exercise
  • Respiratory therapy

Dr. Efrosini Papaconstantinou
Assistant Professor

  • Sleep patterns and sleep disturbances in children, adolescents and their families
  • Interventions to improve sleep and other health outcomes in various populations

Dr. Otto Sanchez 
Professor 

  • Educational technology in health
  • Environmental factors of cancer
  • Knowledge synthesis and translation in environmental health
  • Mechanisms of cancer tumorigenesis and metastasis
  • Pathophysiology of cancer
  • Additional language spoken: Spanish

Dr. Wendy Stanyon 
Associate Professor

  • Community health nursing (research projects with Durham Regional Police Services; Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences; and Region of Durham Social Services)
  • Mental health/illness awareness (first responders, general population)
  • Mental health training, education tools (mindsight) and simulations
  • Vulnerable populations and advocacy

Dr. Ellen Vogel
Associate Professor

  • Building capacities of registered dietitians
  • Community-based research
  • Evaluation of community-based health and/or social programs
  • Food and nutrition policy
  • Food security policy
  • Hybrid and online course delivery
  • Inter-professional education and care
  • Nutritional genomics
  • Participatory approaches
  • Population health
  • Public health nutrition
  • Teaching and learning technologies

Dr. Nick Wattie
Assistant Professor 

  • Athlete development
  • Constraints on sport expertise
  • Epidemiology
  • Positive youth development
  • Skill acquisition and motor development
  • Psychosocial and environmental constraints on sport participation and sport expertise
  • Psychosocial and physical health outcomes associated with sport participation

Dr. Robert Weaver
Professor and Associate Dean

  • Chronic disease self-management
  • Clinical decision support
  • Community health and community-based research
  • Knowledge coupling
  • Health informatics
  • Social capital
  • Social detriments of health

Dr. Paul Yielder
Assistant Professor

  • Anatomical modelling
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and functional MRI (fMRI)
  • Neuroscience and neuroanatomy
  • Performance asymmetry
  • Psychopathology
  • Ultrasound

Dr. Hilde Zitzelsberger
Assistant Professor

  • Biomedical, social, and philosophical theories of embodiment
  • Chronic health conditions
  • Disability and physical difference
  • Health-care technologies and places
  • Qualitative methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches
  • Women’s and girls’ health


Faculty of Science

Dr. Sean Bohun 
Associate Professor

  • Analytic, asymptotic and numerical solution of nonlinear processes
  • Applied mathematics
  • Mathematical modelling of problems from industry
  • Mathematical modelling specializing in the growth of crystals

Dr. Yuri Bolshan
Assistant Professor

  • Development of novel methodologies for the synthesis of medicinally relevant chemical motifs
  • Incorporation of unnatural motifs into known pharmaceutical agents to improve their chemical and enzymatic stability
  • Studying biological activity of newly synthesized entities using internal and external collaborations
  • Particular areas of interest: cancer and central nervous system (CNS)   

Dr. Jeremy Bradbury
Associate Professor

  • Multi-core and many-core software, concurrent software
  • Open-source software development
  • Software quality, software testing, software bugs
  • Teaching strategies for programming and software development
  • Link to Dr. Bradbury's research page

Dr. Pietro-Luciano Buono 
Associate Professor

  • Dynamical systems
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical models of biological phenomena
  • Additional languages spoken: French and Italian

Dr. Christopher Collins
Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Linguistic Information Visualization

  • Computational linguistics
  • Digital media and digital humanities
  • High-performance computing
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information visualization, visual analytics
  • Multi-touch interfaces
  • User interfaces

Dr. Jean-Paul Desaulniers
Assistant Professor

  • Chemical biology
  • Gene expression
  • Nucleic acid chemistry
  • Organic chemistry

Dr. Brad Easton 
Associate Professor

  • Electrochemistry
  • Fuel cells
  • Materials science
  • Polymer electrolytes

Dr. Sean Forrester 
Associate Professor

  • Molecular biology
  • Neurochemistry
  • Parasitic nematodes
  • Pharmacology

Dr. Franco Gaspari 
Associate Professor

  • Nanotechnologies
  • Photovoltaics
  • Semiconductors
  • Additional language spoken: Italian

Dr. Mark Green 
Professor

  • Computer games
  • Computer graphics
  • Computers in the entertainment industry
  • Digital media
  • Virtual reality

Dr. Cecilia Hageman
Assistant Professor

  • Crime scene investigation and blood stain pattern analysis
  • Expert witness testimony in Canadian criminal courts
  • Forensic biology and DNA analysis
  • Quality assurance in forensic laboratories

Dr. Douglas Holdway 
Dean, Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Toxicology

  • Aquatic toxicology
  • Effects of toxicants on aquatic organisms
  • Fish physiology
  • Metals
  • Pesticides
  • Pulp mill effluents
  • Additional language spoken: limited French

Dr. Andrea Kirkwood
Assistant Professor

  • Algae
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Fate of contaminants
  • Invasive species

Dr. Greg Lewis 
Associate Professor

  • Applied mathematics
  • Computational science
  • Mathematical modelling

Dr. Fedor Naumkin
Associate Professor

  • Cluster science
  • Computational chemistry
  • Electronic structure of polyatomic systems
  • Intermolecular interactions
  • Molecular junctions and interfaces
  • Additional languages spoken: Russian and Ukrainian

Dr. Ken Pu 
Associate Professor

  • Computer and information systems

Dr. Janice L. Strap
Assistant Professor

  • Microbial ecology
  • Microbiology genomics
  • Phylogenetic analysis
  • Proteomics streptomyces



Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Dr. Shahid Alvi
Professor

  • Immigrant women
  • Poverty and crime
  • Violence against women
  • Youth crime

Dr. Scott Aquanno
Senior Lecturer

  • Central banking (the political economy of)
  • Economic innovation and knowledge-based growth (clustering, knowledge transfer)
  • Financial policy

Dr. Rachel Ariss
Assistant Professor

  • Aboriginal law
  • Law and social change
  • Midwifery and reproductive technologies
  • Regulation of motherhood

Dr. Sasha Baglay
Associate Professor

  • Immigration law and policy
  • Refugee law and policy
  • Additional languages spoken: Russian and Ukrainian

Dr. Andrea Braithwaite
Senior Lecturer

  • Cultural studies of communication
  • Feminist production and backlash discourses
  • Feminist theory and criticism
  • Television studies

Dr. Brian Campbell
Professor 

  • The role of technical experts:
    • In public inquiries and courts
    • On technology diffusion in manufacturing firms
    • On technology in Canadian higher education

Dr. Liqun Cao
Professor

  • Comparative criminology
  • Criminological theory
  • Gun control
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Policing
  • School violence
  • Additional language spoken: Chinese

Dr. Carla Cesaroni
Associate Professor

  • Corrections/penology
  • Youth in custody
  • Youth justice
  • Additional language spoken: Italian

Dr. Kimberley Clow 
Associate Professor

  • Perceptions of gender
  • Stereotypes and prejudice
  • Wrongful conviction

Dr. Wesley Crichlow
Associate Professor

  • Anti-racist education
  • Critical race theory and human rights
  • First Nations criminal law
  • Gay and lesbian issues
  • Meditation alternatives
  • Policing and racial minority communities
  • Popular culture and youth
  • Race and immigration
  • Racial minorities and the law
  • Youth and the law

Dr. Brian Cutler

Professor and Interim Dean

  • Eyewitness memory
  • Forensic psychology

Dr. Karla Dhungana-Sainju
Assistant Professor

  • Electronic monitoring of offenders
  • Gender and crime
  • Mass incarceration and correctional control
  • Prisoner re-entry
  • Traditional bullying and cyberbullying
  • Women’s imprisonment

Dr. Aziz Douai 
Associate Professor

  • International broadcasting and communications
  • International security
  • Minority media
  • Socio-political implications of new media technologies

Dr. Steven Downing
Associate Professor

  • Criminal and deviant subcultures
  • Informal social control
  • Property crime

Dr. Joseph Eastwood
Assistant Professor

  • Alibis
  • Comprehension of legal rights
  • Investigative interviewing
  • Wrongful convictions

Dr. Karla Emeno
Assistant Professor

  • Crime linkage analysis
  • Geographic profiling
  • Predictive crime mapping

Dr. Shanti Fernando
Associate Professor

  • Diversity policy in Canada and the United States
  • Immigration and settlement policy in Ontario
  • Labour policy

Dr. Tyler Frederick
Assistant Professor

  • Homelessness
  • Mental health
  • Youth

Dr. Gary Genosko
Professor

  • Administrative surveillance
  • Hackers and phreaks
  • Participatory cultures
  • Social psychology
  • Technocultures

Dr. Judith Grant
Associate Professor

  • Addiction to/recovery from controlled substances
  • Community-academic alliances
  • Community activism
  • Drugs and gender
  • Drugs in society
  • Public policy
  • Violence against women

Rob Halpin
Lecturer

  • Change management (understanding change)
  • Globalization
  • Labour policies
  • Occupational disability and disability prevention

Jordan Harel
Senior Lecturer

  • Corporate crime
  • Financial crime
  • Organizational and occupational deviance/crime
  • White-collar crime

Dr. Leigh Harkins
Associate Professor

  • Aggression in groups
  • Offender rehabilitation
  • Sexual aggression

Dr. Ron Hinch
Professor

  • Criminology theory
  • Policing violent crime
  • Serial murder
  • Violence against women
  • Violent crime

Dr. Alyson King
Assistant Professor

  • History of higher education
  • Literacies in the knowledge economy
  • Non-fiction graphic novels student experiences in the university
  • Women's history

Dr. Sharon Lauricella (Loverock)
Associate Professor

  • Food communication
  • Meditation and prayer in communication
  • Mobile information and communication technology (ICT) in higher education
  • Non-violent communication
  • Peace and conflict studies

Dr. Amy Leach
Associate Professor

  • Bias
  • Deception and lie detection
  • Interrogation/interviewing
  • Witness identification

Dr. Timothy MacNeill
Senior Lecturer

  • Canadian colonialism of Latin America
  • Environment and development / sustainable development
  • Global-political economy
  • Global poverty and inequality
  • International development
  • Latin America

Dr. Olga Marques
Assistant Professor

  • Gender and sex(uality)
  • Media representations of race/ethnicity and crime
  • Pornography and sexually explicit materials (‘pro’ stance)
  • Regulation/governance of sex(uality) and gender
  • Sex work (decriminalization) (‘pro’ stance)

Dr. Thomas McMorrow
Associate Professor

  • Administrative law
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Family law
  • Legal pluralism
  • Legal theory

Dr. Tanner Mirrlees
Assistant Professor

  • Global media studies/international communication
  • Political economy of communication
  • Politics of popular entertainment (TV shows, films and video games)
  • Propaganda/public relations/public diplomacy
  • U.S. foreign policy, international relations and the media
  • Web 2.0/digital media

Dr. Christopher O’Connor
Assistant Professor

  • Boomtowns
  • Citizen attitudes toward police
  • Youth crime
  • Youth transitions from school to work

Dr. Natalie Oman 
Assistant Professor

  • Aboriginal law and politics
  • Global governance
  • Human rights
  • International law

Dr. Isabel Pedersen
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media and Culture

  • Communication arts
  • Digital life and culture
  • New media and digital media
  • Rhetoric
  • Wearable and mobile technology

Dr. Barbara Perry
Professor

  • Diversity
  • Hate crime
  • Race

Dr. Teresa Pierce
Associate Professor

  • Communication and digital culture
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Discourse and technology
  • Film/hypertext narratives
  • Gender and cultural studies
  • New media theory

Dr. Jen Rinaldi
Assistant Professor

  • Disability and law
  • Gender and law
  • Health law and policy
  • Legal theory
  • Queer politics and law
  • Reproductive technologies

Dr. Hannah Scott
Professor

  • Crime prevention through environmental design
  • Gender and crime
  • Homicide
  • Statistics
  • Victimology

Dr. Matthew Shane
Associate Professor

  • Anti-social behavior
  • Functional MRI of forensic populations
  • Psychopathic personalities
  • Neural underpinnings of empathy/perspective taking
  • Neuromodulation
  • Substance abuse

Dr. Phillip Shon
Professor

  • Discourse analysis
  • Language and law
  • Parricide
  • Police behaviour
  • Police-citizen encounters

Dr. Andrea Slane
Associate Professor

  • Information law
  • Intellectual property
  • Law and technology
  • Privacy

Dr. Arshia U. Zaidi
Associate Professor

  • Immigration
  • Race
  • Sexuality and gender
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