Interdisciplinary Faculty Consortium

The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Faculty Consortium (IFC) is to bring faculty together from multiple colleges/schools and fields of study to engage in large-scale and/or multi-discipline and cross-sector research pursuits. Six faculty committee clusters form the IFC:

Contacts: Ms. Pamela A.G. Clarke  or Dr. Kera Lawson for more information.

Faculty - Arts & Humanities

  • Dr. Ofosuwa Abiola, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Africana History, Dance/Performance)
  • Dr. Mbye Cham, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Oral Traditions/Modern African Literature)
  • Dr. Msia Clark, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Hip-Hop Studies, Cultural Studies)
  • Dr. Darryl Harris, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Black Spirituality, Political Thought)
  • Dr. Eric Ruffin, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Theatre Arts)
  • Dr. Elka Stevens, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Fashion Design/African American Textiles)
  • Dr. Dana Williams, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (African American Literature)

Faculty - Business

  • Dr. Curtis Cain, Assistant Professor, School of Business (Race and Ethnicity IT, Human Computer Interaction)
  • Dr. R. Mithu Dey, Associate Professor, School of Business (Accrual Reliability, Auditing, Audit Industry Structure)
  • Dr. Rajni Goel, Professor, School of Business ( Cybersecurity Education)
  • Dr. Lucy Lim, Assistant Professor, School of Business (Auditing, Minorities in Accounting, Financial Markets)
  • Dr. Adrian Mayse, Assistant Professor, School of Business (Audit Rotation, Audit Quality, Auditor Independence)
  • Dr. Denise Streeter, Assistant Professor, School of Business (Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions)
  • Dr. Darian Unger, Associate Professor, School of Business (Energy Policy, Innovation and Tech Management)
  • Dr. Jean Wells, Professor, School of Business (Tax Principles/Legal Environment)

Faculty - Education

  • Dr. Kellee Jenkins, Assistant Professor, School of Education (Community Development/Literacy/Teacher Prep)
  • Dr. Deena Khalil, Associate Professor, School of Education (Teacher Efficacy in STEM in Urban Education)
  • Dr. Celeste Malone, Assistant Professor, School of Education (Multicultural Competence/Psychology)
  • Dr. Gregory Reed, Associate Professor, School of Education (Behavioral Pediatrics/Feeding Disorders)
  • Dr. Cristobal Rodriguez, Associate Professor, School of Education (Community Diversity/Ed Policy and Planning)
  • Dr. Veronica Thomas, Professor, School of Education (Educational Reform/Psychology of Black Women)

Faculty - Health Sciences

  • Dr. Muneer Abbas, Associate Professor, College of Medicine (Microbiology, Genomics)
  • Dr. Simeon Adesina, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy (Nanotechnology, Drug Delivery Design and Development)
  • Dr. Emmanuel Akala, Professor, College of Pharmacy (Nanomedicine, Drug Delivery, Drug Products Design & Development)
  • Dr. Hassan Ashktorab, Professor, College of Medicine (Epigenetics, Epidemiology, Gastrointestinal genetics)
  • Dr. Tanya Alim, Professor, College of Medicine (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Dr. Stanley Andrisse, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes)
  • Dr. Walter Bland, Professor, College of Medicine (Psychiatry)
  • Dr. Rui Diogo, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine (Anatomy)
  • Dr. Yayin Fang, Associate Professor, College of Medicine (Computational Biology, Molecular Modeling)
  • Dr. Thomas Heinbockel, Professor, College of Medicine (Neurobiology and Brain Physiology)
  • Dr. Marjorie Gondre-Lewis, Professor, College of Medicine (Neuroscience, Brain Physiology)
  • Dr. Tamaro Hudson, Associate Professor, College of Medicine (Physiology & Biophysics)
  • Dr. Yasmine Kanaan, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine (Breast Cancer, Anticancer Drug Discovery)
  • Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo, Associate Professor, College of Medicine (Epi - genetics/Cancer Research)
  • Dr. Gail Nunlee-Bland, Professor, College of Medicine (Endocrinology)
  • Dr. Evaristus Nwulia, Professor, College of Medicine (Psychiatry)
  • Dr. Sudha Sharma, Professor, College of Medicine (DNA Repair, Cancer Biology)
  • Dr. Zaki Sherif, Associate Professor, College of Medicine (Gene Expression, Cancer Biology)
  • Dr. William Southerland, Professor. College of Medicine (Bioinformatics)
  • Dr. Thomas Mellman, Professor, College of Medicine (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychiatry)
  • Dr. Sergei Nekhai, Professor, College of Medicine (Sickle Cell Disease, Infectious Disease)
  • Dr. Qiyi Tang, Associate Professor, College of Medicine (Gene Regulation, Virology)
  • Dr. Karl Thompson, Associate Professor, College of Medicine (Bacterial Genetics, Bacterial Pathogenesis)

Faculty - Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

  • Dr. Anna Allen, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Genetics/Developmental Biology)
  • Dr. Michaela Amoo, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering & Architecture (Machine Learning)
  • Dr. Gedare Bloom, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering & Architecture (Cybersecurity)
  • Dr. Legand Burge, Professor, College of Engineering & Architecture (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science)
  • Dr. Michael Campbell, Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Genomics)
  • Dr. Preethi Chandran, Associate Professor, College of Engineering & Architecture (Computational Bioengineering/Multi-scale Modeling)
  • Dr. Pratibha Dev, Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Quantum Chemistry/Condensed Matter Physics)
  • Dr. Rajni Goel, Professor, School of Business (Cyber Security)
  • Dr. Dinari Harris, Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Biochemistry)
  • Dr. Harry Keeling, Associate Professor, College of Engineering (Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence)
  • Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo, Associate Professor, College of Medicine (Epi - genetics/Cancer Research)
  • Dr. Michael Lipscomb, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Immunology/Cell Biology)
  • Dr. Henok Mawi, Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Mathematical Modeling, Geometric Optics)
  • Dr. Prabhakar Misra, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Laser Spectroscopy)
  • Dr. James Momoh, Professor, College of Engineering (Power Energy Systems/Computational Intelligence)
  • Dr. Dharmaraj Raghavan, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Analytical Chemistry and Nanoscience)
  • Dr. Danda Rawat, Associate Professor, College of Engineering & Architecture (Cybersecurity)
  • Dr. Courtney Robinson, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Environmental Biology/Microbial Ecology)
  • Dr. Thomas Searles, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Condensed Matter Physics)
  • Dr. Sonya Smith, Professor, College of Engineering & Architecture (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Dr. William Southerland, Professor, College of Medicine (Bio - Informatics)
  • Dr. Karl Thompson, Associate Professor, College of Medicine (Bacteria Genetics/Bacterial Pathogenesis)
  • Dr. Gloria Washington, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering (Mathematics)
  • Dr. Tao Wei, Associate Professor, College of Engineering & Architecture
  • Dr. Abdul-Aziz Yakubu, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Mathematical Biology)

Faculty - Social Sciences

  • Dr. Ofosuwa Abiola, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Africana History, Dance/Performance)
  • Dr. Wade Boykin, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Psychology of the Black Experience)
  • Dr. Mbye Cham, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Oral Traditions/Modern African Literature)
  • Dr. Msia Clark, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Hip-Hop Studies, Cultural Studies)
  • Dr. Sandra Crewe Professor and Dean ,School of Social Work (Mental Health, Behavioral Health)
  • Dr. Janeen Cross, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work ( Mental Health, Behavioral Health) 
  • Dr. Keneshia Grant, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Urban Politics)
  • Dr. Janice Edwards, Associate Professor, School of Social Work (Substance Abuse, Family Medical Counseling)
  • Dr. Alem Hailu, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Globalization in Africa)
  • Dr. Jules Harrell, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Race and Health Outcomes)
  • Dr. Darryl Harris, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Black Spirituality, Political Thought)
  • Dr. Alexander Henke, Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Household Economics)
  • Dr. Ezer Kang, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (HIV Stigma/Treatment and Disparities)
  • Dr. Haydar Kurban, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Urban and Regional Economics)
  • Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad, Associate  Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Mass Incarceration/Applied Criminology)
  • Dr. Eric Ruffin, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Theatre Arts)
  • Dr. William Spriggs, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Labor Economics)
  • Dr. Elka Stevens, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Fashion Design/African American Textiles)
  • Dr. Dana Williams, Professor and Dean, The Graduate School (African American Literature)
  • Dr. Cynthia Winston, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences (Personality Psychology)