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Faculty Research Interests

The School of Science's research interests page provides an overview of the primary areas of focus that our faculty specialize in. Additional details about our faculty can be found on their individual webpages. For more information about specific undergraduate research opportunities, program curricula or learning outcomes, please contact us.

Department of Athletic Training

Michael Powers (Ph.D., University of Virginia)

  • Safety and efficacy of performance enhancing supplements and drugs.

Kevin Henry (M.S.Ed., Old Dominion University)

  • Patient outcomes assessment

Department of Biology

Luis Espinasa (Ph.D., New York University)

  • Cave biology and nicoletiidae insect taxonomy.

Victoria A. Ingalls (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts)

  • Behavioral and evolutionary ecology.

Raymond Kepner (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University)

  • Microbial ecology of aquatic and polar systems; Extremophiles; Exobiology;
  • Bacterial and cyanobacterial viruses; Protozoology; Ice-covered lakes; Freshwater ecotoxicology.

Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics

Neil Fitzgerald (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts)

  • Atomic analysis using flow through and microwave chemistry; environmental chemistry.

John Galbraith (Ph.D., University of Georgia)

  • Theoretical aspects of chemical bonding through computational modeling.

Jocelyn M. Nadeau (Ph.D., Brown University)

  • Synthesis of organic small molecules and polymers with interesting photochemical and/or electrochemical properties for the study of donor-acceptor interactions and charge-transport phenomena.

Elisa Woolridge (Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook)

  • Mechanism and application of enzymes for biomass processing.

Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Richard S. Feldman (Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton)

  • Campus environmental sustainability, nature preserve management, sustainable agriculture and freshwater ecology.