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Center for Women's and Gender Studies

Name Title Topics of Interest
Darici, Yesim Director of CWGS, Professor, Physics Physics, Surface, Material, Bio and Nano Science; Academic Women in Science
Burns, Victoria Instructor Feminism, Global Gender Studies
Loynaz, Oscar Adjunct Professor
Moura-Kocoglu, Michaela Instructor Feminist Theory, Intro to Global Gender and Women's Studies
Skelaney, Sondra Program Director for the Initiative for Gender Violence Prevention Ending Sex Trafficking and Violence Against Children, Human Rights Advocacy, Intimate Partner Violence, and Violence Against LGBTQ Individual

African and African Diaspora Studies

Name Title Topics of Interest
Jaiteh, Mariama Adjunct Instructor Wolof Language and Culture, West African Cultures, Sex Tourism in West Africa, Women and Human Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa
Jones, Hilary Associate Professor African Diaspora, Inter-connected histories of Africa, Europe, and the Americas
Otovo, Okezi Assistant Professor Latin America, Modern Brazil, and Thematic Topics Such as Gender, Race, Public Health, and the Social History of Medicine


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Collado Vides, Ligia Senior Lecturer Marine Biology, Marine Macro algae Research, Biological and Fishery Oceanography
Eddy, Sarah Associate Professor Biological Sciences
Gaiser, Evelyn Director, and Associate Dean, SEAS, / Professor Aquatic Community Ecology, Algal Biology, Wetland Ecology, Diatom Taxonomy,and Paleoecology
Koptur, Suzanne Professor Interactions Among Tropical Trees, Scale Insects, Birds and Ants
McCartney, Melissa Associate Professor Biological Sciences
Richards, Jennifer Professor Biology of Wetland Plant Species, especially Members of Everglades Ridge and Slough Vegetation
Richardson, Laurie Professor Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, and Molecular Microbial Ecology of Coral Diseases on Reefs of the Caribbean

Center for Labor Studies & Research

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Bernier, Judith Director Center for Labor Research and Studies Global and Sociocultural Studies & Women and Gender Studies, Career Mobility, Cultural, Critical Race Theory, Diversity, & Education and Leadership

Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Williams, Judith Chef Instructor Women and Food

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Liu, Yuan Associate Professor Neurodegenerative diseases, DNA damage and repair, Huntington's disease
Miksovska, Jaroslava Associate Professor Molecular mechanism of calcium signaling in potassium channel interacting proteins, ligand binding to hexa-coordinate globins
Swamy, Uma Senior Instructor
Tse-Dinh, Yuk-Ching Professor, Director, BSI DNA-Protein Interactions, DNA Topoisomerases, Antibacterial and Anticancer Drug Discovery
Xiao, Yi Assistant Professor Use of biotechnologies to generate new biomaterials that combine with nanomaterials to develop amplified, robust and disposable biosensors for specific in vitro or in vivo sensing at point-of-care

College of Business Administration

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Chacar, Aya Associate Professor Global Business Strategy and Top Management Teams
Kleban, John "Jack" Lecturer Management and International Business
Pissaris, Seema Clinical Professor Women CEO's, Pay Disparity Between Male and Female Executives, Women Entrepreneurs

College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

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Bilge, Nurhayat Assistant Professor Communication Arts, Communication Theory, Public Speaking, Media and Culture, Conflict and Negotiation
Desrayaud, Nathalie Assistant Professor Gender and communication, issues of sex, gender and culture
Nepomechie, Marilys Professor Urban sustainability, Affordable Housing and Infrastructure, Climate Change and the Built Environment
Ozer, Ebru Assistant Professor Sustainability, Park Design, Women in Landscape Architecture
Patel, Alpesh Graduate Director / Assistant Professor Contemporary Art, Critical Theory, Visual and Performing Arts
Stuart, John Associate Dean Architectural design, its contexts, and its impact
Jacobson, Susan Assistant Professor Expressive Qualities of Digital Media, Impact of New Media on Communication, Political Communication, Environmental Communication, Innovation, Women in Technology; Representations of Women in Media
Ponte, Teresa Assistant Professor Women in Leadership

College of Engineering & Computing

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Wang, Chunlei "Peggy" Associate ProfessorMechanical & Materials Engineering

College of Law

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Carpenter, Eric R Assistant Professor Capital Litigation and Sexual Violence Against Women
Choudhury, Cyra Associate Professor International Labor Law and Education, Postcolonial Theory and Subaltern Studies, Critical Theory, and Identity, Culture and Nationalism
Gabilondo, Jose Professor Debt Markets and Heterosexual Subject Formation in Law
Maisel, Peggy Director of the Law Clinics / Professor Emphasized human rights issues and legal and problem-solving skills, international human rights and clinical and legal education
Osei-Tutu, Janewa Assistant Professor Contract Law, International Intellectual Property Law, and Intellectual Property & Human Rights, Patent Law & Trademark Law
Stone, Kerry Associate Professor Anti-Discrimination Jurisprudence

Criminal Justice

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Cohn, Ellen Associate Professor Weather and Crime, Citation Analysis, Intimate Partner Violence, History of the Criminal Justice System
Kakar, Suman Associate Professor Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, Child Abuse, Juvenile Delinquency
Saiz, Juan Instructor Criminal Constitutional Law and Procedure, Criminal Law, Correctional Law, Immigration Law, Criminal Justice System, Criminal Courts
Vincent-Robinson, Carleen Instructor Domestic Violence, Race, Ethnicity, Women and Crime

Earth & Environment

Name Title Topics of Interest
Donoso, Maria Director of GLOWS
Price, Rene Associate Professor
Rehage, Jennifer Assistant Professor Effects of Hydrologic Disturbance on Ecotonal Fish Communities in the Southern Everglades, Implications for Food Web Structure and Nutrient Fluxes


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Alonso, Irma Lecturer Economics and the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program
Pintea, Mihaela Associate Professor Economic Growth, Structural Transformation, Female Labor Force Participation


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Barrett, Lynne Professor Creative Writing
Blatt, Heather Assistant Professor The Literature and Culture of Late Medieval England, Vernacular Media and Food Cultures, and Medieval Monstrosity and Families
Carter, Phillip Assistant Professor Language and Culture, Spanish Linguistics, Language Variation and Change, Latina/o Studies, Hispanic Linguistics, Language and Gender, Feminist Theory
Chinelly, Cynthia Senior Lecturer
Duhamel, Denise Professor Creative Writing
Grant, Justin Instructor LGBTQ
Harrison, Kimberly Associate Professor Writing Instruction, Writing Program Administration, and Nineteenth-Century Women’s Rhetoric
Hopkins, Tometro Associate Professor World Englishes, Pidgins and Creole, Gullah, Sociolinguistics, Anthropological Linguistics
Huseby, Amy Instructor Victorian Literature
Luszczynska, Ana Assistant Professor English Literature
Strycharski, Andrew Associate Professor Literacy, Technology and Education


Global Learning Initiatives

Name Title Topics of Interest
Landorf, Hilary Director of Quality Enhancement Programs / Associate Professor Enhancing Universal Values in Global Education, and Using Children's Literature to Examine Multiple Perspectives in Social Studies Education

Global & Sociocultural Studies

Name Title Topics of Interest
Erazo, Juliet ssociate Professor / Associate Chair
Hollander, Gail Associate Professor Agricultural Trade Liberalization, Multifunctionality, and Sugar in the South Florida Landscape
Mahler, Sarah Associate Professor Cultural Anthropology and, in particular, International Migration from Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States\
Oueslati-Porter, Claire Instructor
Patil, Vrushali Associate Professor Global and Transnational Feminism, Modern Collective Identity in Historical Perspective (ie, gender, race, culture)
Perez-Stable, Marifeli Interim Director of the Latin American and Caribbean / Professor U.S. Cuba / Cuban American Relations
Tardanico, Richard Associate Professor

Green Library - Reference Department

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Ball, Marissa Assistant Librarian Women's and Gender Studies, Social Media, Emerging Technologies

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Name Title Topics of Interest
Barratt, Diana Program Director Neurology Clerkship, Neurosciences, Neurology Education, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Simulations in Medical Education
Brewster, Cheryl Assistant Dean for Diversity / Assistant Professor
Contiguglia-Akcan, Dorothy Assistant Professor
Gillis, Marin Associate Professor
Nausheen, Fauzia Associate Professor
Stumbar, Sarah Assistant Professor
Syms, Samantha Standardized Patient Educator


Name Title Topics of Interest
Cornelius, Alexandra Instructor Racial Science, African American Men and Women
Friedman, Rebecca Director of the European Union Center / Associate Professor Gender and the Family in Modern Russian in the Context of Russia's Relationship to Modern European Institutions and Ideologies
Gibbs, Jenna Assistant Professor Revolutionary Era (1760s-1850s) and the Interrelationship of Culture and Politics
Johnson, Sherry Associate Professor Cuba and the Caribbean, Environment and Climate Change, Disasters such as Hurricanes, Medicine, Women and Gender, and Social History
Landrum, Shane Instructor History of US Women, Gender, & Sexuality, History of Birth & Death Registration, History of Public Health & Technology, Digital Humanities
LLogrono, Maria del Mar Assistant Professor Modern Middle East, Middle East-Latin America relations, Syria, Jordan, and Women and Gender Issues in the Middle East
Morcillo, Aurora Professor ender, Religion and Sexuality under Totalitarian Regimes, and Cultural and Memory Studies
Premo, Bianca Associate Professor Andean Women and the Spanish Colonial Economy, the History of Childhood, African Slavery in the Americas, State Policy, Law and Creole Writings
Verna, Chantalle Associate Professor The Culture of Inter-American Relations, specifically Haiti and the United States in the Mid-twentieth Century
Wood, Kirsten Associate Professor The Social, Economic, and Political History of the early United States, with a particular emphasis on Women, Gender, and Slavery

Mathematics and Statistics

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Wu, Wensong Assistant Professor Bayesian methodologies in multiple hypothesis testing and model selection for high-dimensional data, and statistical learning theory and applications

Modern Languages

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Becel, Pascale Chairperson of Modern Languages / Associate Professor
Fanta, Andrea Assistant Professor Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Visual Studies, Visual Culture, Installation Art, Latin American literature, Latin-American Film, and Colombian History
Gomez, Maria Associate Professor Feminism and Anarchism, Pop Culture, Theater
Roca, Ana Professor Spanish in the United States, Problems in Language Learning, Language Planning, Spanish-English Bilingualism, Sociolinguistics, and Spanish Applied Linguistics
Silverman, Renee Assistant Professor Spanish American Cultural Studies, Hispanic Literature
Torres-Pou, Juan Professor 19th Century Spanish-American Literature, 19th Century Spanish Peninsular Literature, Orientalism, Women’s Literature, Colonial Spanish-American Literature, 18th Century Spanish and Spanish-American Literature, Spanish and Catalan Language Courses
Yoshio, Hitomi Assistant Professor Japanese Studies and Culture

Multicultural Programs and Services

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Vega, Gisela Associate Director LGBTQA Initiatives

Office to Advance Women, Equity, and Diversity (AWED)

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Rose, Suzanna Founding Associate Provost Romantic Relationships, Sexual Orientation and Bias, Domestic Violence, Women's Career Development


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Beer, Michelle Associate Professor Metaphysics and Philosophy of Time, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy and Feminism
LeBoeuf, Celine Associate Professor
Shrage, Laurie Associate Professor Moral and Political Philosophy, Feminist Theory, American Philosophy


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Simpson, Caroline Associate Professor Formation and Evolution of Dwarf Galaxies, Star Formation in Dwarf Galaxies, Interacting Galaxies, Radio Astronomy; Radio Interferometry, Atomic Hydrogen in Dwarf Galaxies

Politics & International Relations

Name Title Topics of Interest
DePalo, Kathryn Senior Instructor American Politics: Women in Politics, Florida Politics, State and Local Government
Kostadinova, Tatiana Associate Professor Political Institutions with a special emphasis on Electoral Systems and Reform, East European Democratic Transition, and Comparative Environmental Policies
Stiehm, Judith Professor Political Theory, Social Change, the Status of Women and Civil-Military Relations
Zwingel, Susanne Associate Professor Feminism and International Relations


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Cigales, Maricel Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, Senior Instuctor Behavior Analysis of Vicarious Processes and Memory, Effects of Tactile Stimulation and Mother-Infant InteractionDM 256305-348-6488 Email
Dick, Shannon Pruden Assistant Professor Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics and Education DM 296A305-348-2784 Email
Eaton, Asia Assistant Professor The Relationship Between Social Power and Gender in the U.S. and the Implications for Individuals’ Attitudes and BehaviorsDM 445A 305-348-0229Email
Frazier, Leslie Associate ProfessorDM 260305-348-2045Email
Hart, Katie Assistant ProfessorAHC1-243305-348-4160Email
Lee, Valentina Assistant ProfessorDM 383B305-348-2880 Email
Levitt, Mary Professor Social Relations Across the Life Span from a Social Network PerspectiveAC1 379A (305) 919- 5953 Email
Malloy, Lindsay Assistant Professor Developmental Psychology; Legal PsychologyDM 277 305-348-9059 Email
Ritchie, Rachel Digital Instructor Online Teaching and Learning, Identity Development, Identity-focused Interventions, Parent-Child Relationships, and Positive and Progressive Developmental Change During Adolescents and Emerging AdulthoodDM295 305-348-7903 Email
Rose, Suzanna Associate Provost, Office to Advance Women, Equity and Diversity Romantic Relationships, Sexuality, and Friendship, Sexual Orientation, Bias Crimes and Domestic Violence, Women's Career Development and International Women's and Gender Studies IssuesPC230 305-348-1975 Email
Schreiber Compo, Nadja Associate Director, Psychology and Co-Director, Legal Psychology Graduate Program, Associate Professor Legal Psychology, Investigative Interviewing and Vulnerable WitnessesDM 228 305-348-3384 Email
Stephens, Dionne Associate Professor Socio-historical Factors Shaping Minority Populations’ Sexual Health Processes, with emphasis on Gender and Ethnic/Racial Identity DevelopmentDM 203305-919-5249Email
Telan, PaigeSenior InstructorAHC1 383 305-348-5867 Email
Trucco, Elisa Associate ProfessorAHC1 237305-348-8426Email

Public Administration

Name Title Topics of Interest
Alkadry, Mohamad G Associate Professor Gender Issues
Patterson, Valerie Clinical Associate Professor Human Resource Policy and Management, Administrative and Governmental Ethics, Organization Theory and Behavior, and Race and Gender Issues

Religious Studies

Name Title Topics of Interest
Bauman, Whitney Undergraduate Program Director / Assistant Professor Religion and Ecology
Bidegain, AnaMaria Professor Christianity in Latin America, Women in Latin American Religions, History of Religion in Latin America
Gudorf, Christine Professor Religious Ethics, Modern Christianity, Feminism and Development
Pfeiffer, Mary Lou Faculty Fellow Native American Religions, Mediums and Healers

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work

Name Title Topics of Interest
Fava, Nicole Assistant Professor Social Work, Healthy adolescent and young adult development, Sexual health, trauma and childhood maltreatment
Gollub, Erica ourtesy Assistant Professor Women's Reproductive Health, HIV, Sexually Transmitted Disease, Behavioral Intervention, Epidemiology of Women's Health, Contraception and Health
Houry, Cecile Assistant Dean for Continuing Education / Faculty Administrator Gender and Sport in the U.S.
Irani, Armeen Assistant Director of Victim Services / Visiting Instructor
Madhivanan, Purnima Associate Professor Epidemiology - Sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, Human Papillomavirus, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Global Health, Gender & Health Disparities, Bioethics, Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Intimate Partner Violence, Resource-limited settings, Women Health across Lifespan
Orta, Adis Assistant Field Education Coordinator / Clinical Instructor
Trepka, Mary Jo Associate Professor Social Determinants of Health, Poverty, Segregation, and HIV Infection
Vargas-Rivera, Mayra E. Lab Manager Department of Epidemology

School of Computing & Information Sciences

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Davis, Debra Instructor Women in Computer Science and STEM fields, Computer Science Education, Human-Computer Interaction, HCI and Cyber-security in social media

School of Education and Human Development

Name Title Topics of Interest
Fernández, Maria L. Associate Professor / Chair of COE Microteaching lesson study, lesson study, teacher professional development at both preservice and inservice levels, teaching and learning mathematics (including using technology) to diverse learners
Fine, Joyce Associate Professor Children's literature that features girls and women; gender studies; reading and writing strategies; adolescent literacy; Habits of Mind
Gardinier, Meg Assistant Professor Intercultural Education
King, Barbara Assistant Professor Math Education, Teaching and Learning
Lopez,Sharon Associate Professor Leadership and Professional Studies
Spears-Bunton, Linda Associate Professor Teaching and Learning

STEM Transformation Institute

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Thamotharan, Vishodana Associate Director Teacher Identity and Beliefs

Women's Center

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Morgan, Meredith Coordinator Women's Center Womens Health

University Health Services

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Loynaz, Oscar Director Student Health Services