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Faculty at the University of Baltimore are available to offer their expertise on a wide range of topics. This alphabetical list is a sampling of the research, presentations and scholarly activities in which they are currently engaged. Click on the subject area to view what's available, and find out what UB faculty members have to offer within these topics.

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  • Accounting

    Greg Gaynor, assistant professor of accounting, Merrick School of Business:
    Price and trading volume reactions of capital market securities to new information

    Edward R. Kemery, associate professor of management, Merrick School of of Business:
    Forensic accounting, fraud investigation

    Phillip Korb, professor of accounting, Merrick School of Business:
    Income taxes

  • Administrative Law

    Arnold Rochvarg, professor, School of Law:
    Maryland administrative law

  • Anti-Trust Law

    Robert Lande, professor, School of Law:
    Consumer protection from anti-trust, cartels, major anti-trust cases, mergers, collusion

  • Baltimore History

    Elizabeth Nix, assistant professor, Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies:
    1968 riots in Baltimore; Baltimore racial conflicts and healing, Baltimore neighborhoods, Baltimore landmarks

  • Capital Punishment

    J. Amy Dillard, assistant professor, School of Law:
    Sanity and competency in criminal trials, capital punishment

  • Civil Procedure

    John Bessler, associate professor, School of Law:
    Civil procedure, contracts, lawyering skills

    Gilda Daniels, assistant professor, School of Law:
    Civil rights, civil procedure

    C.J. Peters, professor, School of Law:
    Federal civil procedure

  • Communications

    Charity Fox, assistant professor, School of Communications Design:
    Race, gender, class and privilege, heroic mercenaries, action-adventure narratives, westerns, journalism, hard-boiled detective stories, romance, political rhetoric

    Stephanie Gibson
    , associate professor, School of Communications Design:
    Communication and cyberspace, cyberculture literacy

  • Community Development

    Jaime Alison Lee, assistant professor and director of the Community Development Clinic, School of Law:
    Affordable housing, non-profit organizations, small businesses

    Stephen L. Percy, professor, School of Public and International Affairs, and dean of the College of Public Affairs:
    Public policy, effective delivery of public services, revitalization of urban communities

  • Computers, Computing, Gaming, the Internet

    Eric Easton, professor, School of Law:
    Cyberspace law, privacy law

    Stephanie Gibson, associate professor, School of Communications Design:
    Communication and cyberspace, cyberculture literacy

    Aaron Oldenburg
    , assistant professor, Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies:
    Game design, interactive art, scripting, 3D graphics, video editing

    Anastasia Salter, assistant professor, Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies:
    Video games, electronic literature, mobile and convergent devices, digital media and learning, children's literature, fan culture

  • Conflict

    Johannes Botes, associate professor, College of Public Affairs:
    Social conflict, conflict management and resolution, negotiation, mediation

    Ivan Sascha Sheehan, assistant professor, School of Public and International Affairs:
    International conflict management, terrorism, cross-cultural/religious/ethnic conflict

  • The Constitution and Constitutional Law

    José Anderson, professor, School of Law:
    Constitutional criminal procedure

    J. Amy Dillard, assistant professor, School of Law:
    Constitutional criminal procedure

    Garrett Epps, professor, School of Law:
    Constitutional law, freedom of religion, fallacies about the Constitution

    Michael Meyerson, professor, School of Law:
    Freedom of religion, freedom of speech

    C.J. Peters, professor, School of Law:
    American constitutional law, constitutional theory

    Jeffrey Sawyer, professor of early American and American constitutional history, Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies:
    Foundations of American constitutionalism

  • Corrections

    David Johnson, lecturer, School of Criminal Justice:
    Community correction (parole, probation, intermediate sanctions, sentencing and halfway houses)

    Jeffrey Ian Ross, professor, School of Criminal Justice:
    Supermax prison systems, imprisonment methodologies outside the United States, life after prison, coping with incarceration

  • Criminal Justice and Criminal Law

    José Anderson, professor, School of Law:
    Criminal law, litigation process

    J. Amy Dillard
    , assistant professor, School of Law,
    Constitutional criminal procedure, sanity and competency in criminal trials, Virginia criminal law

    Jeffrey Ian Ross
    , professor, School of Criminal Justice:
    Law enforcement's response to crime, media coverage of crime, police culture, incarceration, effective punishment

    Byron Warnken, associate professor, School of Law:
    Constitutional criminal procedure, Maryland criminal law

    Ronald Weich, professor and dean of the School of Law
    Criminal justice, sentencing law

  • Diversity

    Regina Bento, professor of management, Merrick School of Business:
    Diversity, prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination (race, gender, ethnicity, physical appearance, age, etc.)

  • Economics

    Cassandra Havard, professor, School of Law:
    Banking law, sales and leases, community banking

    Steven Isberg, associate professor, Merrick School of Business:
    Credit, economic mobility, mergers and acquisitions, global capital markets

    Robert Lande
    , professor, School of Law:
    Economics and the law, mergers

    Alan Lyles, professor, School of Public and International Affairs and School of Health and Human Services:
    Pharmaceutical economics

    Bansi L. Sawhney, professor of economics, Merrick School of Business:
    International economics, managerial economics, macro- and microeconomics

  • Entrepreneurship

    Steven Isberg, associate professor, Merrick School of Business:
    Leadership, financing small business, credit, economic mobility

    William Hubbard, assistant professor, School of Law:
    Copyright law, patents, property law, trademark law, trade secrets

    Mike Laric, professor of marketing in the Merrick School of Business:
    Technology commercialization

    David Lingelbach, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and professorial lecturer in the Merrick School of Business:
    Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, venture capital

    Max Oppenheimer, professor, School of Law:
    Intellectual property valuation and venture capital, patents, Food and Drug Administration law, technology transfer

    Tiago Ratinho, assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the Merrick School of Business:
    Business Incubation, Entrepreneurship

    J.C. Weiss, executive in residence, Merrick School of Business:
    Social entrepreneurship, venture capital

  • Environment, Environmental Law, Human Ecology, Sustainability

    Stanley Kemp, assistant professor, Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies:
    Environmental science, human ecology, Baltimore's Jones Falls, ecosystems, environmental outcomes, practicing sustainability in an urban environment

    Wolf Pecher, assistant professor, Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies:
    Marine estuarine environmental sciences, human ecology, Baltimore's Jones Falls, ecosystems, environmental outcomes, practicing sustainability in an urban environment

  • Ethics

    Fred Guy, associate professor, Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies; director, Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics:
    Business ethics, teaching ethics, ethics and philosophy

    Steven Scalet
    , associate professor, Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies:
    Business ethics, medical ethics, environmental ethics, ethics and economics

    Mortimer Sellers, professor, School of Law; director, Center for International and Comparative Law:
    Professional ethics

  • Families and Family Law

    Barbara Babb, associate professor, School of Law; director, Center for Families, Children and the Courts:
    Family law, unified family courts, family court reform, therapeutic jurisprudence, child welfare law, juvenile law, truancy

    Daniel Hatcher, associate professor, School of Law:
    Child welfare, foster care policy and practices, child support

    Odeana Neal, associate professor, School of Law:
    Juvenile justice, children and the law, race and the law, sexual orientation and the law

    Heather Pfeifer, associate professor, School of Criminal Justice
    Juvenile delinquency and relevant policy, child victimization, drug courts

    Elizabeth Samuels, professor, School of Law:
    Adoption law

  • Feminism and the Law

    Michele Gilman, professor, School of Law; co-director, Center on Applied Feminism:
    Feminist legal theory and its application in legal practice and policy, welfare, housing, social justice

    Margaret Johnson, associate professor, School of Law; co-director, Center on Applied Feminism:
    Feminist legal theory, domestic violence

  • Finance

    Steven Isberg, associate professor, Merrick School of Business:
    Credit, economic mobility, global capital markets

    David Lingelbach, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, Merrick School of Business:
    International finance, venture capital, Russian finance

  • Forensic Studies

    Charles Tumosa, clinical assistant professor, School of Criminal Justice:
    Applied forensics, crime scene investigation

    Edgar Koch, lecturer, School of Criminal Justice:
    Crime scene investigation, microscopy, lab safety, forensic documentation, death investigation 

  • Geography

    Joseph Wood, professor, Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies; provost, University of Baltimore:
    Geography, North American cultural landscape, East and Southeast Asia

  • Geriatrics

    Carol Molinari, associate professor, College of Public Affairs:
    Continuum of community-based and institutional aging care for diverse (culturally, ethnically, racially and sexual orientation) senior populations



  • Government and Governing

    Ronald Weich, professor and dean of the School of Law:
    Federal legislative process

    John Willis
    , executive in residence, School of Public and International Affairs:
    Effective state and local government, government as a profession, history of Maryland governors

  • Graphic Design

    Ed Gold, professor, School of Communications Design; director, Ampersand Institute for Words & Images:
    Publication design, the business of graphic design; design literacy

  • Health and Health Care

    Gregory Dolin, associate professor, School of Law; co-director, Center for Medicine and Law:
    Medical and legal issues for healthcare practitioners

    Daniel Hatcher
    , associate professor, School of Law:
    Medicaid and issues impacting low-income families and the uninsured

    Alan Lyles
    , professor, School of Public and International Affairs and School of Health and Human Services:
    Pharmaceutical economics, health policy, managing drug supplies, distance education and professional practice communities, lifestyle consequences for health

    Carol Molinari
    , associate professor, College of Public Affairs:
    Disparities in healthcare

    Christine S. Spencer, associate professor, College of Public Affairs:
    Health policy, health insurance, health economics, healthcare quality, disparities in healthcare, access to healthcare

  • History

    Nicole Hudgins,assistant professor, Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies:
    History of modern Europe, history of photography

    Michael Meyerson, professor, School of Law:
    American legal history, freedom of religion, freedom of speech

    Jeffrey Sawyer
    , professor of early American and American constitutional history, Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies:
    Early Maryland, history of printed propaganda in Europe prior to newspapers, role of the American press in the 1970s, intersecting histories of law, political culture and religion

    Joseph Wood, professor, Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies; provost, University of Baltimore:
    Geography, North American cultural landscape, historical preservation, East and Southeast Asia

  • Information Systems, Technology Management

    Anil Aggarwal,  professor of information systems, Merrick School of Business:
    cloud computing, management of information systems

    Eusebio Scornavacca,  professor of information systems, Merrick School of Business:
    Mobile technologies, information system mobility, disruptive innovation, technology adoption

  • Intellectual Property

    William Hubbard, assistant professor, School of Law:
    Copyright law, patents, property law, trademark law, trade secrets

    Max Oppenheimer, professor, School of Law:
    Intellectual property valuation and venture capital, patents, Food and Drug Administration law, technology transfer

  • International Relations, International Law, Foreign Policy

    Mortimer Sellers, professor, School of Law; director, Center for International and Comparative Law:
    International law, Roman law, comparative law, jurisprudence

    Ivan Sascha Sheehan, assistant professor, School of Public and International Affairs:
    Global terrorism, international conflict management, U.S. foreign policy

  • Labor Law

    Michael Hayes, associate professor, School of Law:
    Collective bargaining, employment discrimination, employment law

  • Law Enforcement

    Jeffrey Ian Ross, professor, School of Criminal Justice:
    Police tactics and law enforcement strategies, law enforcement leadership, community policing, high-tech law enforcement (drones, surveillance, etc.)

    Edward R. Kemery, associate professor of management, Merrick School of of Business:
    Forensic accounting, fraud investigation

  • Law and Philosophy

    TBD
  • Management

    Regina Bento, professor of management, Merrick School of Business:
    Innovations in management education

  • Marketing and Markets

    Darlene Smith, professor of marketing and former dean, Merrick School of Business:
    Effective marketing strategies, marketing Baltimore, managing changing market conditions

  • Mathematics

    Frank Grosshans, adjunct professor, Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies:
    Algebra, statistics, mathematics education for K-12 populations

  • Media and Pop Culture

    Arnold Blumberg, M.A. ’96, D.C.D. ’04, adjunct faculty in the School of Communication Design:
    Horror media, science fiction media, fantasy media, comic book literature and history, toys and collectibles history and methodology, publishing and book design, general pop culture knowledge and analysis

    Eric Easton, professor, School of Law:
    Media law, including defamation, privacy, the 1st Amendment, copyright law, cyberspace law

    Charity Fox, assistant professor, School of Communications Design:
    Race, gender, class and privilege, heroic mercenaries, action-adventure narratives, westerns, journalism, hard-boiled detective stories, romance, political rhetoric

    Julie Simon, associate professor, School of Communications Design:
    Videography, photography, multimedia presentations, corporate communications

  • Politics

    Arnold Rochvarg, professor, School of Law:
    The Watergate scandal

    Steven Scalet, associate professor, Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies:
    Political philosophy

    Ronald Weich, professor and dean of the School of Law:
    Federal legislative process

    John Willis, executive in residence, School of Public and International Affairs:
    Maryland politics, history of Maryland governors

  • Poverty

    Daniel Hatcher, associate professor, School of Law:
    Poverty law, including welfare policy, consumer law, housing, landlord-tenant disputes, administrative advocacy, privatization of government agency functions that serve the poor

    Laura Wilson-Gentry
    , professor, School of Public and International Affairs:
    Poverty policy, welfare reform, the working poor

  • Psychology

    John Bates, professor, Division of Applied Behavorial Sciences:
    Evolutionary psychology, pseudoscientific beliefs, human consciousness, self-awareness

    Laura Koppes Bryan
    , professor, Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences and dean of the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences:
    Industrial and organizational psychology, optimal workplaces, work-life balance

    Sally Farley, assistant professor, Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences:
    Comparative psychology, social psychology, group dynamics, interpersonal relationships, statistics, nonverbal behavior

    Courtney Gasser, clinical assistant professor, Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences; director, Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies program:
    Vocational psychology, delivery of psychotherapy services

    Elaine Johnson, clinical associate professor, Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences; director, M.S. in Applied Psychology program:
    Counseling, therapy

    Thomas Mitchell, associate professor, Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences:
    Industrial/organizational psychology, personality tests

  • Publishing and Book Design

    Kendra Kopelke, associate professor, School of Communications Design; program director, M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts:
    Poetry, editing, publishing, journaling, older writers

  • Real Estate

    Cassandra Havard, professor, School of Law:
    Banking law, sales and leases, community banking

  • Sports Law

    Dionne Koller, associate professor and director of the Center for Sport and the Law, School of Law:
    Title IX, doping in sports, due process for athletes

  • Taxes

    Fred Brown, associate professor, School of Law:
    Business organizations, corporate taxation, foreign taxation, fundamentals of federal income taxation, international taxation

    Phillip Korb, professor of accounting, Merrick School of Business:
    Income taxes

    Walter D. Schwidetzky, professor, School of Law:
    Federal income tax, business taxation

  • Terrorism

    Jeffrey Ross, professor, School of Criminal Justice:
    Political crime, surveillance techniques, state-sanctioned violence, human rights violations

    Ivan Sascha Sheehan, assistant professor, School of Public and International Affairs:
    Global terrorism, counterterrorism, international conflict management, counterterrorism

  • Voting and Elections

    Gilda Daniels, assistant professor, School of Law:
    Voting rights, election law

    John Willis, executive in residence, School of Public and International Affairs:
    Voting in Maryland, election judge training, election coverage, voting rights, presidential elections, Help America Vote Act, election reforms

  • Writing

    Roger Friskey, lecturer, School of Communications Design:
    Corporate communications, public relations writing, editorial style  

    Christopher Justice
    , lecturer, School of Communications Design:
    Writing studies, literacy studies, environmental discourse, ecocriticism, writing in the disciplines, film studies

    Kendra Kopelke, associate professor, School of Communications Design; program director, M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts:
    Poetry, editing, publishing, journaling, older writers

    Stephen Matanle, associate professor, School of Communications Design:
    Literature, film, writing, poetry, fiction

    Jonathan Shorr, associate professor, School of Communications Design:
    English, literature, media effects, film, news and documentary, media aesthetics