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Michael Aller
Adjunct - Holt
202-494-3360

Areas of Specialization: 

  • Asia
  • Banking
  • Business
  • China
  • Consulting
  • Credit Unions
  • Economics
  • Economy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geography
  • Global Warming
  • Government
  • Government Budget Issues
  • India
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Olympics
  • Stock Market
  • Taxation
  • United Nations
  • United States

International Economics with specific expertise in International Trade & Financial Institutions, China's economic development and political economy, India's economic development and political economy, and US-Asian economic relations (China, India, Japan/Korea, SE Asia)

Financial Regulation with emphasis on Banking, Financial Markets, Insurance and Regulatory Reform

US Federal Budget - Process & Policy

Environmental Economics with emphasis on Energy, Environmental Regulation, Global Resource Issues (Food, Water, Rare Earth Elements)and Climate Change

Olympic Sports (former US Nat'l Team rower)

Anna Alon
Assistant Professor
International Business
407-691-1360

Areas of Specialization:

  • Accounting
  • Russia
  • Soviet Bloc (former)

 

Ilan Alon
Professor / Cornell Chair
International Business
407-646-1512

Areas of Specialization:

  • Advertising
  • Asia
  • Business
  • China
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Consulting
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Corporations
  • Croatia
  • Culture
  • Economic development issues
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Governance
  • India
  • MBA Programs
  • Management
  • Middle East
  • Russia

Topics: International Entrepreneurship, Global Franchising, Chinese MNE, Political and Country Risks, CSR and Governance, Business & Management Education
Markets: Emerging Markets, East Asia, China,  Middle East, Russia
Industries: Franchise Services, Retailing, Restaurants, Hotels, Professional Business Services, Education

Stephen Appel
Instructor
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-2499

Areas of Specialization:

  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Business management and corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Initial public offerings and capital formation
Professor Appel’s career included posts in the Des Moines, New York, Mexico City and Orlando offices. He served as Orlando Office Managing Partner and Audit Partner-in-Charge of the Coastal Business Unit, comprised of 10 offices in Florida, the Carolinas and Puerto Rico. He was a frequent instructor for KPMG training courses and was a regular participant and panelist for a number of business forums, including The KPMG Audit Committee Institute.
Danny Arnold
Professor of Business & Social Entrepreneurship
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-1539

Areas of Specialization:

  • Leadership

Dr. Danny R. Arnold is the Chair of the Business and Social Entrepreneurship Department, and former Chair of the International Business Department. Before arriving at Rollins, he was the Dean and Professor of Marketing in the Nelson Rusche College of Business Administration at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA). Prior to arriving at SFA, he was also Dean at Missouri State University, Frostburg State University, and New Mexico State University. Before that, he spent fifteen years at Mississippi State University, serving the last five years as Associate Dean. He has spent a total of twenty-three years dealing with AACSB accreditation issues.

Susan A. Bach
Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Development
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-2336

Areas of Specialization:

  • Leadership Development

Susan A. Bach, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Development at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. Under her direction, the Center is nationally ranked by Leadership Excellence as one of the top 20 business school leadership development centers in the nation (#1 in Florida). She spearheaded the initiative that earned the school the 2011 Graduate Management Admissions Council TeamMBA Institutional Award. Dr. Bach has held corporate, entrepreneurial and consulting positions. Her expertise is in leadership and career development, training and team building, change management, organizational culture, communication and service quality.

Dr. Bach has extensive academic administrative leadership experience and has been a professor of both business and hospitality management.
Benjamin Balak
Associate Professor
Economics
407-646-2569

Areas of Specialization:

  • Academics
  • Economic Development Issues
  • Economics
  • Economy
  • Feminism
  • Fiction
  • Foreign Policy
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Media
  • Middle East
  • Networking
  • Peacemaking
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Pop Culture
  • Post Modernism
  • Poverty and Welfare
  • Power and Wealth
  • Public Opinion
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Science Fiction
  • Social Media
  • Social Networking
  • Socialism
  • Soviet Bloc (former)
  • Teaching
  • Technology
  • War

 

Gabriel Barreneche
Associate Professor
Modern Languages
407-691-1770

Areas of Specialization:

  • Cuba
  • Hispanic
  • Language
  • Latin America
  • Literature
  • Service Learning
  • Spanish language
  • Latin American literature
  • Hispanics in the U.S.
Alexander Bogulslawski
Professor
Modern Languages
407-646-2380

Areas of Specialization:

  • Folklore
  • Greece
  • Language
  • Literature
  • Russia

Expertise Highlights: Medieval art and culture, folklore, Russian icons, problems of translation, Sasha Sokolov, Russian literature and culture, Russian film, languages

 

William Boles
Professor
English
407-646-2216

Areas of Specialization:

  • Film
  • Great Britain
  • Literature
  • Theatre

 

Richard Bommelje
Professor of Communication
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-2625

Areas of Specialization:

  • Listening
  • Leadership
  • Management

Rick Bommelje has over 30 years of professional experience in leadership, management, and adult education. Rick is a faculty member in the Department of Communication at Rollins College. He is a past President of the International Listening Association. With a Master’s Degree in Management and a Doctorate in Educational Administration, and advanced leadership study at Harvard University and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, he specializes in the development of listening and leadership behaviors. Many refer to him as the “Listening Doctor,” although he calls himself the “Listening Student.”

Dexter Boniface
Associate Professor
Political Science
407-646-2389

Areas of Specialization:

  • Foreign Policy
  • Government
  • Latin America
  • Politics

Expertise Highlights: Global Democratization, United States - Latin America Relations, Latin American Politics, Brazil, and Mexico

 

Rita Bornstein
President Emeritus
407-646-1990

Rita Bornstein is President Emerita and Cornell Professor of Philanthropy and Leadership Development at Rollins College, where she served as president from 1990-2004. 

Previously, she was vice president at the University of Miami.  

She serves on the boards of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the Dr. P. Philips Orlando Performing Arts Center. 

Michael Bowers
Professor
Crummer Graduate School
407-646-1534

Areas of Specialization:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing

Expertise Highlights: Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Academic Director, Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship. Expert in growing businesses and marketing of services.

 

Sharon Carnahan
Professor
Psychology
407-646-2548

Areas of Specialization:

  • Child Welfare
  • Health
  • Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Service Learning
  • Women

Expertise Highlights: As Professor of Psychology and Director of the Rollins College Child Development & Student Research Center, Dr. Carnahan has spent 20 years in applied developmental psychology, working to improve the lives of children and families.  

Dr. Carnahan is on the Fulbright Roster of Specialists for 2010-2015.

She has published in the online blog, The Well, which is aimed at professional women.

She also leads student service trips to Latin America and consults in the area of Program Evaluation for social service agencies.

Samuel C. Certo
Steinmetz Professor of Management
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-1521

Areas of Specialization:

  • Executive Compensation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Interpersonal and Organizational Communication
  • Leadership and Sustainability

Samuel C. Certo is presently the Steinmetz Professor of Management at the Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. Dr. Certo has received many prestigious awards including the Award for Innovative Teaching from the Southern Business Association, the Instructional Innovation Award granted by the Decision Sciences Institute, the Charles A. Welsh Memorial Award for outstanding teaching at Rollins College, and the Bornstein Award for noteworthy global scholarship.

Julian Chambliss
Associate Professor
History
407-646-2214

Areas of Specialization:

  • History

Julian C. Chambliss is Associate Professor of history. His research and teaching interests focus on the urban experience, race, and superhero comics in the United States. His recent academic writing has appeared in Studies in American Culture, Georgia Historical Quarterly, Journal of Urban History, Florida Historical Quarterly, and Ohio Valley History.  In addition, he has published opinion and commentary in popular forum such as the Los Angeles Times and online magazine such as Popmatters.com.  

Chambliss' scholarly and teaching agenda rest on intersecting explorations of the urban experience in the United States.

1) First, city planning, ideology, and and planning activism. His planning research is currently focused on understanding how social progressive ideology inspired comprehensive city plans in the United States.

2) His second area of inquiry is the relationship between comic books and U.S. urban culture.  His comic research and teaching explores how themes of identity, community, and agency are portrayed in the comic book medium.

3) The third area of his scholarly and teaching interest is focused on the history of urbanization and community in Florida.

Chambliss serves as the coordinator of the Africa and African-American Studies Program at Rollins College, is a past-president of the Florida Conference of Historians (FCH), current coordinator of the FCH’s Media Arts and Culture Special Interest Section, a board member for the Society for City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) and former Co-Chair of the Urban Network for the Social Science History Association (SSHA). 

Martha Cheng
Associate Professor
English
407-646-2603

Areas of Specialization:

  • Communications
  • Public Speaking
  • Writing

 

 

Daniel Chong
Assistant Professor
Political Science
407-691-1709

Areas of Specialization:

  • Peacemaking

Expertise Highlights: Human rights and international relations; Economic and social rights, such as the right to food, housing and healthcare.

 

Lisa Cody-Rapport
Resident Artist-in-Design
Theatre Arts and Dance
407-691-1739

Areas of Specialization:

  • Theatre

Expertise Highlights: Set Design, Scenic Artist, Costume Design, Make-Up Design, Costume Construction

 

Harry Collison
Instructor of Real Estate Analysis
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-647-0800

Areas of Specialization:

  • Real Estate Development
  • Valuation
  • Taxation
  • Leasing
  • Sales

Harry W. Collison is an Instructor of Real Estate Analysis at Rollins College. He is President of the Real Estate Consortium, a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Counselors of Real Estate holding the CRE designation.

Mr. Collison is a State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, Registered Real Estate Broker and Subject Matter Expert. During the past 35 years he has overseen billions of dollars in asset valuation for a nationwide base of government, private and institutional clients.

Mary Conway Dato-on
Associate Professor of International Business
Crummer Graduate School
407-646-2514

Areas of Specialization:

  • International Marketing
  • Nonprofit Marketing
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Cross-Cultural Consumer Behavior

Mary Conway Dato-on, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of International Business at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, where she teaches international business, marketing, and social entrepreneurship. She also leads biannual global consulting projects — mentoring student-led teams to solve real-world business issues. Her teaching service extends across several countries including the United States, Denmark, Spain, Japan, China, and the Philippines. She speaks several languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and Tagalog. Prior to coming to Rollins she was Associate Professor of Marketing and Director of the International Business Center at Northern Kentucky University. She has also taught at Xavier University, University of Kentucky, East China University of Science and Technology, Aarhus University-European Summer School of Advanced Management, the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, and EOI Business School in Spain. Dr. Conway Dato-on was selected for a 2013-2014 Fulbright U.S. scholar grant to conduct research on social entrepreneurship in the Mexican context with Rollins’ partner school, IPADE.

Gloria Cook
Professor
Music
407-646-2106

Areas of Specialization:

  • Music

Expertise Highlights: Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Piano Literature and Accompanying, Instrumental Ensemble, Keyboard Harmony and Keyboard Theory

 

Henrique Correa
Professor of Operations Management
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-2284

Areas of Specialization:

  • Operations Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management

Henrique Correa is Professor of Operations Management at Rollins College. His research focuses on global supply chain management, flexible operations and operations strategy.

David Currie
Professor of Finance and Economics
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-2154

Areas of Specialization:

  • Finance
  • Economics

David M. Currie is Professor of Finance and Economics at Rollins College, where he has taught for more than 30 years. His publications and research focus on corporate and public sector finance.

Dr. Currie previously taught finance at Stetson University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He has also held positions at Walt Disney Productions and the University of Southern California. Dr. Currie was a visiting professor at HEC Paris, a grande école in France, and twice was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pula in Croatia. Dr. Currie also served as a commissioner for the city of Winter Park, Florida.
Donald Davison
Associate Dean
Political Science
407-646-2505

Areas of Specialization:

  • Elections
  • Politics
  • Race

 

 

Philip Deaver
Professor, Writer-in-Residence
English
407-646-2107

Areas of Specialization:

  • Writing

Expertise Highlights: Writer, conductor of college and community level workshops, facilitating editing teams.

 

Nancy Decker
Associate Professor
Modern Languages
407-646-2410

Areas of Specialization:

  • Germany

Expertise Highlights: Questions of citizenship in the EU, headscarf issues in Germany, German soccer, German colonialism, Language learning, Schools and foreign languages, Study abroad

 

Susan Easton
Professor of Communications
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-691-1702

Areas of Specialization:

  • Organizational and Leadership Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Virtual Communication

Susan Easton is a professor at Rollins College where she teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses and currently serves as the chair of the Communication Department. Her expertise is in the area of organizational, intercultural and virtual communication studies.

Dr. Easton incorporates innovative teaching and real-world experiences to bring classroom theories to life for her students, and as a result, she has received several teaching awards. In the past nine years, she was a two-time recipient of the Walter E. Barden Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching, and in May 2007, was given the Arthur Vining Davis Award for Excellence in Service and Scholarship. In May 2009, Dr. Easton was acknowledged as the Outstanding Florida Teacher by the Florida Communication Association.

Bruce Elwell
Adjunct Professor of Quantitative Business Analysis
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-2491

Areas of Specialization:

  • Logistics
  • Logistics Systems
Dr. Bruce Elwell is currently Adjunct Professor of Quantitative Business Analysis at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business (2000 to present). While with the Crummer Graduate School of Business, he has taught the quantitative business analysis course as well as the operations management course.
Adam Farcus
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Art & Art History
815-671-1854
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Areas of Specialization:

  • Fine Art
  • Contemporary Art
  • Interdisciplinary Art Practices (Sculpture, Digital Media, Drawing, Performance, Intervention, Photography, Digital Video)
  • Critical Theory
  • Advocacy
  • Curating
Marc Fetscherin
Associate Professor
International Business
407-691-1759

Areas of Specialization:

  • Marketing Management
  • International Marketing
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Brand Management
  • Corporate Branding
  • Personal Branding

Expertise Highlights: Brand Relationships, Consumer Brand Relationships, Brand Jacking, Brand Love, Brand Attachment, Brand Passion
CEO Branding, Leadership Branding, Human Branding, Place Branding, City Branding, Country Branding

 

Patrick Fleming
Visiting Assistant Professor
English

Areas of Specialization:

  • Fiction
  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • Teaching

Expertise Highlights: British literature, the 19th century, literature and education, children's literature, digital humanities

 

Bobby Fokidis
Assistant Professor
Biology
407-646-2452

Areas of Specialization:

  • Hormones
  • Physiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Obesity
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Mammals
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Food Intake
  • Animal Behavior

 

Bryan Franks
Visiting Assistant Professor
Biology
407-646-2452

Areas of Specialization:

  • Marine Biology
  • Zoology

Expertise Highlights: Specialize in marine ecology.  Research is focused on movements, behavior, and ecology of fish specifically elasmobranchs.

 

Carol Frost
Professor
English
407-646-2839

Areas of Specialization:

  • Literature

I give readings, conduct workshops, and offer tutorials in the writing of poetry. I also give talks on writers, on literary aesthetics, and on the craft of writing (both traditional form and free verse form). I conduct interviews of writers. I have directed literary workshops and writing programs. I have also edited collections of poetry and judged poetry at every level, including the occasion high school contest and the National Book Awards. In all these areas, my expertise reaches from graduate school level and beyond to high school. I have mentored writers, ranging in age from 18-80, who write poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

Christopher Fuse
Assistant Professor
Physics
407-691-1283

Areas of Specialization:

  • Physics

Expertise Highlights: Astrophysics, Astronomy, Planetary Science, Planet Formation

 

Erin Gallagher
E-Resources & Serials Librarian
Olin Library
407-975-6431

Areas of Specialization:

  • Academic Libraries
  • Electronic Resources
  • Use-Driven Acquisition
Greg Gardner
Professor
Communication
407-646-2394

Areas of Specialization:

  • Behavior
  • Consulting
  • Communication Technology
  • Listening
  • Public Speaking
  • Self-Esteem
  • Gender issues
  • Elections
  • Communication
  • Argumentation and Debate
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Political Campaigns
  • Campaign Debates
  • Campaign Rhetoric
  • Rhetoric of Western Thought
  • Religious Oratory
  • Legal Oratory
Jule Gassenheimer
Professor of Marketing
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-2404

Areas of Specialization:

  • Customer Centric Marketing
  • Interorganizational Relationships
  • Sales Management

Jule Gassenheimer is a Professor of Marketing at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business, where she teaches marketing research, marketing management, critical thinking and introduction to quantitative methods. Her areas of research include long-term buyer-seller relationships, channel strategy, and team selling.

Before she came to Rollins, Dr. Gassenheimer was the Gatton Professor of Marketing at the University of Kentucky, where she served as the director of graduate studies for marketing and was a member of the faculty senate. She has worked extensively with organizations to bring real-world problems and opportunities to the classroom. She has worked on projects for the Orlando Science Center, Lexmark, the New Opportunity School for Women, the Kentucky Small Business Association, and the GAMA Foundation.
James P. Gilbert
Professor of Operations Management
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-628-6375

Areas of Specialization:

  • Operations Management

Professor of Operations Management James P. Gilbert has taught at Rollins College, the University of Georgia, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Western Illinois University. His areas of expertise include quick response systems, quality management, and the development of efficient process management systems for manufacturing and services.

Dr. Gilbert is the only Rollins College faculty member who is a Lilly Teaching Fellow. He has also taught outside of the United States on the subject of contemporary quality management at the Institute d’Administration des Enterprise, University Jean Moulin, in Lyon, France.

David Goldstein
Substance Abuse Counselor
Counseling and Psychological Services
407-628-6340

Areas of Specialization:

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Counseling
Yudit Greenberg
Professor
Philosophy and Religion
407-646-2176

Areas of Specialization:

  • Religion

Expertise Highlights: Judaism, Comparative Religion

William Grimm
Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurial Finance
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-628-6345

Areas of Specialization:

  • Venture Capital
  • Negotiation for Entrepreneurs
  • Strategy and Negotiation
  • Entrepreneurial Finance

William A. Grimm is a Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship Negotiations at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business, where he brings many years of experience with venture capital, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and negotiation into the classroom. Prior to joining the full-time faculty, he served as the chair of the advisory board for the Rollins Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship for six years.

Before serving 35 years as an attorney, he was the chief financial officer of a publicly held company and later was a vice president of corporate finance for an investment banking firm. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Grimm is vice chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida and is a member of the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association.

Michael Gunter
Professor
Political Science
407-646-2263

Areas of Specialization:

  • Climate Change
  • Global Warming
  • Nonprofits - Environment
  • Student Issues
  • Sustainability
Dr. Mike Gunter is an author and speaker on global environmental affairs. His first book was Building the Next Ark: How NGOs Work to Protect Biodiversity (2006 paperback & 2004 cloth) with Dartmouth College and University Press of New England.  

Named an Arthur Vining Davis Fellow (2013-2014) and Cornell Distinguished Faculty  (2007-2010) at Rollins, Gunter has also written a number of articles, editorials, and reviews for publications such as Biological Conservation, Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Environmental Politics, Global Environmental Politics, Green Politics: An A to Z Guide, International Affairs, The Journal of Politics, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Journal of College Teaching and Learning, Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Organization & Environment, Orlando Sentinel, Politics and the Life Sciences, The Review of Policy Research, Richmond Times-Dispatch, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Tennessean and William & Mary Policy Review.  
 
In 2007 he served the U.S. State Department as a distinguished Fulbright Scholar in the Slovak Republic at Univerzita Komenského targeting civil society and sustainable development.  He is a frequent speaker both here in the states and abroad, including addresses at the Gustav-Stresemann Institut in Bonn, Germany, Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts in the Slovak Republic, the National Security Institute at the University of Delaware, the Stonecipher Symposium on Technology, Communication, and Culture at Tennessee Tech University, and the League of Women Voters in Orlando, FL.

On the Rollins campus Gunter directed the International Relations program for six years (2007-2013) and served as director of Rollins Living & Learning Communities program as well as the inaugural faculty-in-residence (2007-2009) where he gathered extensive first-hand experience running academic and social programs for first year students.  

His current research projects include a book chapter on environmental protests in China as well as a book, Tales of an Ecotourist, which uses ecotourism as a lens to better understand climate change at five high profile tourist destinations across the globe.
Fiona Harper
Associate Professor
Biology
407-646-2613

Areas of Specialization:

  • Marine Biology
  • War
  • Zoology
Fiona Harper is an evolutionary biologist who studies the evolution of marine invertebrates. Her research focuses on fertilization, hybridization, and population genetics in blue mussels and sea stars.

She is an expert on most marine biology topics, lecturing on a range of issues in the marine environment. Topics include overfishing, marine noise pollution, plastics, oil spills, nuclear waste, heavy metal poisoning, toxic algae and climate change as it relates to the oceans.

Dr. Harper is a Canadian, holding a B.Sc. from the University of Guelph and an M.Sc. from Memorial University of Newfoundland, both in Marine Biology. She received her Ph.D. from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She lived in the Bahamas for several years during her youth, and emigrated to the U.S. in 2004. She teaches General Biology, Marine Biology, Invertebrate Zoology, Evolution, field courses in Marine Biology in Hawaii, the Bahamas and Maine, and a non-majors course called Human Impacts on the Marine Environment.
Jonathan Harwell
Head of Collections and Systems
Olin Library
406-646-2148

Areas of Specialization:

  • Anthropology
  • Libraries
  • Religion
I research the cultural history of Quakers in the South, especially in the Savannah area.  I'm also responsible for managing the collections of Olin Library.
Theodore T. Herbert
Professor of Management
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-2530

Areas of Specialization:

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Firms
  • Leadership in Entrepreneurial Firms
  • Transitioning Firms to More Innovative States
  • Strategic Management and Planning
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Barriers to Innovation in Corporations

Theodore Herbert is Professor of Management at Rollins College’s Graduate School of Business, where he teaches MBA courses on corporate entrepreneurship, competition and strategy, and management policy. Dr. Herbert also serves as a consultant to large and small businesses and nonprofit organizations on business strategy, competitive analysis, and strategic planning.

Before coming to Rollins College, he taught at the University of Akron, University of Texas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Concordia University in Montréal, Québec.

Richard James
Associate Professor
Math and Computer Science
407-646-2681

Areas of Specialization:

  • Computer Science
  • Computers
  • Internet
  • Service Learning
After a 25-year career in the defense electronics field, James came to Rollins as a faculty member in the Computer Science department. Fields of expertise include modeling and simulation, robotics and software development.
James P. Johnson
Professor of International Business
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-2486

Areas of Specialization:

  • International Business
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Expatriate Training
  • Global Strategy
  • International Joint Ventures
  • Emerging Markets

Jim Johnson is a Professor of International Business at Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business, where he teaches international business, international management, and doing business in emerging markets. His research interests include cross-cultural management, managing international joint ventures, strategic decision-making processes in multinational corporations, and strategic change for companies that are based in emerging economies.

Dr. Johnson has published many journal articles and book chapters in the field of international business and has presented his research at national and international conferences. Dr. Johnson’s international experience includes working in Britain, Spain, Finland, Yugoslavia and Mexico.

Mark W. Johnston
Alan & Sandra Gerry Professor of Marketing and Ethics
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-2612

Areas of Specialization:

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Advertising
  • Economy
  • Marketing
  • Retailing

Mark Johnston is the Alan and Sandra Gerry Professor of Marketing and Ethics at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. His research focuses on the topics of sales force effectiveness, salesperson motivation, CEO priorities, employee turnover, and ethical business strategy. He is also noted for his expertise in teaching seminars on a variety of international marketing topics.

Dr. Johnston previously taught at Texas A&M and Louisiana State University. He has published extensively on a variety of marketing topics, and has worked with a number of multinational corporations, including Ford, Bayer Chemical, and Daimler-Benz.

He is co-author of Sales Force Management (11th edition), Contemporary Selling (4th edition), and Marketing Management and Essentials of Marketing Management.

Jill Jones
Professor
English
407-646-2666

Areas of Specialization:

  • American Literature
  • Women's Literature
  • Monsters in Film and Literature
  • Text to Film Adaptation
  • The Coming of Age Novel
  • Autobiography, Memoir, Coming of Age novels
  • The Puritans and Early American Literature and Culture
  • American Popular Culture and Television Studies
  • Faculty Governance
  • Toni Morrison

Jill Colvin Jones teaches courses on American and African-American Literature, Autobiography, Monsters in Film and Literature, Breaking Bad, Literary Adaptation. Dr. Jones has published articles on Harriet E. Wilson, Toni Morrison, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, James Weldon Johnson, Jerry Springer, mystery novels, and Connie May Fowler, and her current areas of scholarship include sin and redemption as a theme in American Literature and Popular Culture, Tony Kushner's Angels in America, and Shonda Rimes. She has served as President of the Arts and Sciences Faculty at Rollins, and as the Editor of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal.

Sarah Kistler
Assistant Professor
Anthropology
407-691-1707

Areas of Specialization:

  • Folklore
  • Gender Issues
  • Language
  • Latin America
  • Service Learning
  • Women

Expertise Highlights: Guatemala, Latin America, the Maya, social movements

Myrna Kitmanyen
Database Administrator
Information Technology
407-628-6363

Areas of Specialization:

  • Information Technology
  • Technology
Myrna designs, develops and implements web applications using oracle, php, mySQL and other web development tools as needed for the College community.  She assists the Database Administrator with Banner database requests and upgrades, and administers the Workflow server and creates workflows as requested by the College.  Maintains server backups using the Unitrends software.  Installs Oracle products and ensures that all databases are backed up and tuned for maximum performance.
Halil Kiymaz
Bank of America Professor of Finance
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-2267

Areas of Specialization:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Multinational Financial Management
  • Emerging Markets

Halil Kiymaz joined the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business faculty in 2004. He is the Bank of America Professor of Finance.

Dr. Kiymaz has consulting and work experience with various governmental and public organizations, including the Central Bank of Turkey, Bankers Association, and Stalla, IFE, among others. He has been listed in various biographies including Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Who’s Who in Business Higher Education, Academic Keys Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, International Who’s Who of Professionals by Who’s Who Historical Society, and Marquis Who’s Who. He is the former president of Academy of Financial Services and currently serves at the board of directors of CF Financial Executive International.

Allen Kupetz
Executive in Residence
Crummer Graduate School
407-496-0111

Areas of Specialization:

  • Asia
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Internet
  • Korea
  • Social Media
  • Social Networking
Allen H. Kupetz is a recognized thought leader on the impact of technology on individuals, organizations, and corporations and is the author of "The Future of Less" (http://www.futureofless.com) about the wireless, paperless, and cashless revolutions. He is also an expert on Korea, having lived there for four years. His award-winning blog can be found at http://www.koreality.com. Keywords: incremental innovation, wireless, paperless, cashless, korea, asia, international business
Richard Lewin
Assistant Professor of International Business
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-1572

Areas of Specialization:

  • Investment Management
  • Valuation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Modeling
  • Real Estate and Airport Development

Richard Lewin is an Assistant Professor in the International Business Department at Rollins College. He teaches courses related to International Business, including International Finance, International Real Estate and International Investments, and supports the Crummer Graduate School of Business teaching Financial Management at the MBA level. Dr. Lewin is a regular visiting lecturer to the Transport Studies Group at the University of Westminster, UK. His publications on Equity Duration and Pension Annuities have appeared in several financial journals including the International Financial Review and the Journal of Pensions Management.

Susan Libby
Associate Professor
Art and Art History
407-646-2448

Areas of Specialization:

  • Art
Libby is an art historian with expertise in European art c. 1700-1900 and American art through the 20th century. Another area of expertise is "culture wars," or controversies involving images.
Lee Lines
Associate Professor
Environmental Studies
407-628-6377

Areas of Specialization:

  • Geography

Expertise Highlights: Physical Geography, Food and the Environment, Sustainable Development, National Parks

Greg Marshall
Charles Harwood Professor of Marketing & Strategy
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-691-1150

Areas of Specialization:

  • Marketing Strategy
  • Business Strategy
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Planning
  • Selling and Sales Management
  • Service Quality
  • Consumers
  • Retailing

Greg W. Marshall is the Charles Harwood Professor of Marketing and Strategy at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and also Academic Director for the Executive DBA Program. For three years he served as Vice President for Strategic Marketing for Rollins. In 2012 Dr. Marshall received Bornstein Award for Faculty Scholarship, which each year recognizes one faculty member at Rollins College whose outstanding scholarly achievement or creative accomplishment has helped to bring national prominence to the College. He was previously on the faculty at TCU, Oklahoma State University, and the University of South Florida where he served as doctoral program coordinator for the marketing department.

Julia Maskivker
Assistant Professor
Political Science
407-646-2301

Areas of Specialization:

  • Academics
  • Creative Thinking
  • Feminism
  • Foundations
  • Gender Issues
  • Governance
  • Government
  • Humanities
  • Judaism
  • Latin America
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Peacemaking
  • Philosophy
  • Political Parties
  • Politics
  • Poverty and Welfare
  • Power and Wealth
  • Women

Expertise Highlights: Constitutionalism, Political Philosophy, Ethics and Public Policy, Politics, Women's Rights, Latin America, Welfare, Welfare State, Capitalism, Economics, Labor, Social Justice Initiatives

Jana Mathews
Assistant Professor
English
407-646-2666

Areas of Specialization:

  • Academics
  • Creative Thinking
  • Family
  • Fiction
  • Florida
  • Humanities
  • Ireland
  • Libraries
  • Literature
  • Media
  • Pop Culture
  • Public Speaking
  • Religion
  • Science Fiction
  • Sports
  • Student Issues
  • Teaching
  • Television
  • Theme Parks
  • Urban Popular Culture
  • Women
  • Youth

Expertise Highlights: Medieval literature, The Holy Land Experience, Harry Potter, Tolkien, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Greek Mythology and Popular Culture, Dungeons & Dragons, televangelism,  Medieval Times Dinner Theater, British Royal Family, Arabian Nights Dinner Theater, Work/Life Balance, Motherhood, sororities, College Greek Life, fraternities, Career and Life Planning, careers courses, higher education, Digital Humanities, Humanities graduates in the workforce, Medieval popular culture, youth sports, sports and popular culture, greyhound racing, pornography industry and central Florida, sports and popular culture

Peter McAlindon
Entrepreneur in Residence
Crummer Graduate School of Business
321-277-4272

Areas of Specialization:

  • Entrepreneurship (Start-up Ventures)
  • Angel Capital
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Product Design and Development
  • Research Methods and Statistics
Peter McAlindon, Ph.D., is Entrepreneur in Residence at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. He also serves as a faculty advisor to Rollins students through the Entrepreneurial Scholar of Distinction (ESD) program, mentoring teams of students as they find commercial applications and develop paths to market for technologies developed by NASA. Dr. McAlindon is the founder and chief executive officer of Blue Orb Inc., a technology company that develops computer technology for persons with disabilities.
Margaret McLaren
Professor
Philosophy and Religion
407-646-1508

Areas of Specialization:

  • Feminism

Expertise Highlights: Cosmopolitanism, Feminism, Gender Issues, India (women's co-operatives), Multiculturalism, Philosophy (especially Feminist Theory and Continental philosophy), Michel Foucault, Postmodernism, Transgender issues, Women, Yoga

Hesham Mesbah
Associate Professor
Communication
407-646-2384

Areas of Specialization:

  • Foreign Policy
  • Iraq and the Middle East
  • Islam
  • Journalism
  • Middle East
  • Public Opinion
  • Public Relations
Kyle Meyer
Executive in Residence for Accounting
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-691-1377

Areas of Specialization:

  • Auditing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
Kyle Meyer is the Executive in Residence for Accounting at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. Before coming to Rollins, Dr. Meyer held accounting and financial executive positions in the real estate development, property management, construction, agriculture, and mining industries with firms such as Pineloch Management Corporation, The Ginn Company, Terrabrook, and Paradyne Corporation.  Dr. Meyer also spent five years on audit staff of Arthur Andersen & Co.
Jonathan Miller
Director
Olin Library
407-646-2306

Areas of Specialization:

  • Libraries
  • Library Science
Melody Montgomery
Instructor
Crummer Graduate School of Business
321-505-1948

Melody Montgomery has been teaching Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Advertising and Creative Strategy for more than two years.

Melody has worked in sales, marketing and business development primarily in the healthcare and technology industries. She has participated in launching new pharmaceutical products in the epilepsy and pain management marketplace. For medical imaging, she managed the marketing transition of new indications and a new radiology modality, Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Melody’s career has spanned the sales, sales management, sales analysis, marketing messaging, marketing management, and launching a startup venture. Melody brings over 20 years of melding the creative with the analytical to build effective marketing campaigns.

Thomas Moore
Professor
Physics
407-646-2349

Areas of Specialization:

  • Optics
  • Physics
Research in the physics of musical instruments for over a decade. Eight years as column editor for the International Trumpet Guild. Expertise in optical methods of detecting vibrations.
Richard Morris
Coach / Director of Health Education
Athletics
407-628-6387

Areas of Specialization:

  • Health
Former Wellness coordinator, Orange County, FL
Cengage Author, health text, publication date 2015.
Locus of control as agent of change in health- primary research focus
Dan Myers
Assistant Professor
Mathematics and Computer Science
407-646-2146

Areas of Specialization:

  • Computer Science
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Queueing Theory
  • Computer Performance
  • Teaching Computer Science to High School Students
  • Computer Operating Systems
  • Networks and the Internet
  • Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Folk Guitar

Expertise Highlights: Dan Myers is a computer scientist specializing in performance evaluation and modeling. His research uses mathematical modeling techniques to improve the efficiency and performance of computer systems.

At Rollins, Prof. Myers teaches courses in all aspects of computer science, including operating systems, networks, data structures, and simulation. He also has experience leading accelerated programming courses for high school students.

A native of East Tennessee, Prof. Myers received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Florida. He has worked at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM and at Google in Madison, WI.

Rachel Newcomb
Assistant Professor
Anthropology
407-691-1703

Areas of Specialization:

  • Africa
  • Anthropology
  • Community Engagement
  • Consulting
  • Culture
  • Fiction
  • Food
  • Gender Issues
  • Iraq and the Middle East
  • Islam
  • Middle East
  • Service Learning
  • Women
  • Writing

Expertise Highlights: Middle East and North Africa, Morocco, women in Islam, globalization, food, consulting on cultural sensitivity and Middle East culture.

Matthew Nichter
Visiting Assitant Professor
Sociology
407-646-2286

Areas of Specialization:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Economy
  • Power and Wealth
  • Race
  • Socialism
  • Sociology
 Prof. Nichter's research focuses on the struggles of African-Americans, workers, and the poor to achieve economic and racial justice.
Alan Nordstrom
Professor
English
407-646-2324

Areas of Specialization:

  • Creative Thinking
  • Literature
Kathryn Norsworthy
Professor
Graduate Studies in Counseling
407-646-2132

Areas of Specialization:

  • Counseling
  • Feminism
  • Gay and Lesbian Issues
  • Gender Issues
  • Group Dynamics
  • Mental Health
  • Peacemaking
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Psychotherapy
  • Wellness - Mindfulness in health and healing
Maurice "Socky" O'Sullivan
Professor
English
407-646-2662

Areas of Specialization:

  • Academics
  • Bible
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Culture
  • Fiction
  • Film
  • Florida
  • Humanities
  • Ireland
  • Literature
  • Politics
  • Pop Culture
  • Student Issues
  • Teaching
  • Television
  • Writing

An award winning teacher, writer and filmmaker, Maurice J. “Socky” O’Sullivan, Kenneth Curry Professor of Literature at Rollins is also Director of the Florida Center for Shakespeare Studies and the publisher of Angel Alley Press. The 2006 President of the College English Association and 2010-11 President of the Florida College English Association, as well as a board member for the Florida Historical Society and the Central Florida English Speaking Union, he has written and spoken extensively on literature, Florida, popular culture, Shakespeare, religion, Irish culture, education, and current events.

Among the dozen books he has written, edited or co-edited are The Florida Reader (1991), Florida in Poetry (1995), Shakespeare’s Other Lives (1997), Twentieth Century American Reader 1900-1945 (1999), Shakespeare Plays the Classroom (2003), The Books of Job (2007), A Trip to Florida for Health and Sport: The Lost 1855 Novel of Cyrus Parkhurst Condit (2009), and The Rollins Book of Verse 1885-2010.

Active in teaching and learning programs at Rollins and in the community, he has also received numerous grants and awards, including the Florida College English Association’s 2003 Colleague of the Year Award, the Florida Historical Association's 2012 David C. Brotemarkle Award for Creativity, its 2010 Patrick Smith Award and 1992 Charlton Tebeau Award for Outstanding Book of the Year, two silver medal awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education's National Professor of the Year, and four teaching awards at Rollins.

His Crime Fiction and Film in Florida: Florida Noir (1997) was selected as an Edgar finalist by the Mystery Writers of America, and the University of Shanghai chose A Trip to Florida as the first dual language book published by a Chinese university press. A former teamster and jail guard, he is also publisher of Angel Alley Press, the executive producer of educational films (Finding Lear, Finding Ourselves, Romeo and Juliet 4.0 and Have You Not Hard of Floryda?), and a founding partner of Dan McGuinness Irish Pubs in Nashville.  

Thomas Ouellette
Professor
Theatre and Dance
407-646-2501

Areas of Specialization:

  • Theatre
Stacey Passalacqua
Assistant Professor
Communication
407-646-2315

Areas of Specialization:

  • Healthcare

Expertise Highlights: My areas of research expertise are physician-patient interaction and cancer communication.

Ronald F. Piccolo
Cornell Professor of Management and Academic Director for the Center for Leadership Development
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-2409

Areas of Specialization:

  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership Development
  • Strategic Management

Ronald F. Piccolo is the Cornell Professor of Management and Academic Director for the Center for Leadership Development at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. His research on leadership, job design, social information processing, and subconscious motivation has been published in Forbes magazine and in academic journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Human Resource Management. Dr. Piccolo has been invited to present his research at such places as the University of Amsterdam, the Rotterdam School of Management, Arizona State, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Piccolo serves on the editorial board for the Academy of Management Journal, is a member of the Scientific Affairs committee for the Organizational Behavior (OB) division at the Academy of Management, and is past chair of the OB track in the Southern Management Association. In addition, he has served on the faculty at the University of Central Florida and as a distinguished visiting scholar at Drexel University. He currently serves on the boards of directors for the BETA Center, Habitat for Humanity-Orlando, and as cabinet chair and council member for the Heart of Florida United Way.

Robert K. Prescott
Visiting Associate Professor of Management
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-2593

Areas of Specialization:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Performance Management
  • Career Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Development
  • Training and Development
  • Enterprise Consulting
Robert K. Prescott, SPHR, is a Visiting Associate Professor of Management at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business, where he teaches graduate-level courses in the MBA, Masters of Human Resources (MHR), and EDBA programs. With decades of teaching and consulting experience in national and international universities and businesses, Dr. Prescott delivers a comprehensive yet applied perspective to Rollins MBA students. His expertise and research focuses on human resource management, performance management, organizational development, organizational behavior, training & development, career management and enterprise consulting.
Scott Rayburn
Safety and Emergency Planning Coordinator
Campus Safety
407-646-2999

Areas of Specialization:

  • Terrorism
  • Higher Education Campus Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness
Certified by the Dept. of Homeland Security and FEMA in terrorism response. Intelligence Liaison Officer with Central Florida Intelligence Exchange (CFIX).
Charles Rock
Professor
Economics
407-646-2152

Areas of Specialization:

  • Advertising
  • Africa
  • Communications
  • Credit Unions
  • Economic development issues
  • Economics
  • Economy
  • Finance
  • Foreign Policy
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Health
  • Healthcare
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Journalism
  • Labor Market
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Media
  • Microfinance
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Planning
  • Political Parties
  • Portugal
  • Postmodernism
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Russia
  • Scandinavia
  • Service Learning
  • Social Media
  • Socialism
  • South Africa
  • Southern History
  • Soviet Bloc (former)
  • Sweden
  • Taxation
  • Television
  • United Nations
  • Welfare and Poverty
  • Yugoslavia

Expertise Highlights: Comparative capitalisms.

Financial Crisis and Responses to crisis/deep recession in USA and other developed countries.
Work on low income, poverty, and community development, esp. alternative financial institutions

Foreign experience, knowledge of other political economies & cultural patterns:   

I have worked abroad:  for at least a full year each (Denmark, Ireland, Bulgaria, France, Portugal, Botswana (2+ yrs.) and lived abroad (Burma 2 yrs.); a semester each in Hungary and Russia, and most recently (2013) in Shanghai, China.  I have also spent periods of more than a month but less than a semester in Poland, Sweden, Turkey, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Norway, UK (several times), I have visited many other countries for briefer periods.

William Rodriguez
Systems Administrator
Information Technology / IT
407-628-6311

Areas of Specialization:

  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Media
  • Networking
  • Social Media
  • Social Networking
  • Technology
I have been in the technology field for the past 15 years where I have designed multiple technical solutions that have helped many large organizations.
Dawn Roe
Assistant Professor
Art & Art History
407-691-1241

Areas of Specialization:

  • Art
  • Digital Media
  • Photography
Dawn Roe's work is concerned with themes of perception, time, and memory, and attempts to address how these issues intersect within and between the still and moving image. Her work is regularly exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad. Roe was recently awarded a public art commission by The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. She is the recipient of awards from The Associated Colleges of the South/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The United Arts of Central Florida, The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and The Society for Photographic Education. Roe received a BFA from Marylhurst University and an MFA from Illinois State University.
MacKenzie Moon Ryan
Assistant Professor
Art and Art History
407-646-2274

Areas of Specialization:

  • Africa
  • Art
Bill Seyfried
Professor of Economics
Crummer Graduate School
407-691-1374

Areas of Specialization:

  • Economics
  • Economy
  • Government
  • Government Budget Issues
  • Labor Market

Dr. Seyfried currently serves on the Econometrics Council of the Florida Chamber Foundation. During the 1990s, he served on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors for the state of Arkansas. He is regularly quoted in numerous publications including Financial Times, Forbes.com, MSNBC.com, CNN-Money, the blog of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Business Journal, and various TV and radio stations.

Rachel Simmons
Professor
Art
407-646-2397

Areas of Specialization:

  • Art
  • Climate Change
  • Contemporary Art
  • Creative Thinking
  • Ecotourism
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Landscape
  • Printmaking
  • Sustainability
  • War
J. Clay Singleton
George & Harriet Cornell Professor of Finance
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-691-1229

Areas of Specialization:

  • Investment Management
  • Valuation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Modeling
  • Fiduciary Duty

J. Clay Singleton is the George and Harriet Cornell Professor of Finance at the Rollins College, where he brings many years of real-world experience to the classroom. During his career he has been an investment practitioner and researcher in addition to being an award-winning educator.

In addition to his faculty position, he is on the pension committee of the College and a member of the board of directors of a mutual fund complex overseeing three public mutual funds.

Joseph Siry
Associate Professor
Environmental Studies
407-646-2648

Areas of Specialization:

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Academics
  • Africa
  • Cuba
  • Diplomacy
  • Economic development issues
  • Film
  • Foreign Policy
  • France
  • Geography
  • Great Britain
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Information Technology
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Latin America
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Marine Biology
  • Namibia
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Nonprofits - Environment
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Peacemaking
  • Political Parties
  • Politics
  • Poverty and Welfare
  • Primates
  • Public Opinion
  • Public Speaking
  • Religion
  • Russia
  • Service Learning
  • Socialism
  • South Africa
  • Student Issues
  • Teaching
  • Technology
  • Theater
  • United Nations
  • United States
  • United States History
  • War
  • Water Safety
  • Writing
  • Yugoslavia

"Rhône River," Biomes & Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia.  Howarth, Robert Warren, ed. Ipswich, MA; Salem Press, 2013, pp. 1059-1061. "This major European river supports fertile lands where wildlife and plants flourish despite nearly 20 million inhabitants of this historically important north to south valley."

"Tahoe, Lake," Biomes & Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia.  Howarth, Robert Warren, ed. Ipswich, MA; Salem Press, 2013, pp. 1199-1202. "Strikingly beautiful and a moist habitat oasis amid the high and dry peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe must contend with overdevelopment by humans and
an altered forested landscape.

"Camargue Wetlands,"  Biomes & Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia.  Howarth, Robert Warren, ed. Ipswich, MA; Salem Press, 2013, pp. 406-408. "This western European ecosystem on the Mediterranean Sea has lost one-third of its productive area in the past 50 years and is increasingly threatened by human activity, water diversions, pollution, and climate change."

Global Peace Film Festival; its purposes, past and potential to change embedded cultural, gender, and class biases.

Have given public talks on Darwin & evolution, the impacts of climate change on India, reducing risks and adapting to climate change & global warming, conservation of wildlife, America's landscape heritage, slavery as a moral dilemma for the Americas, the consequences of water pollution, symbiosis and human environmental health, and technology-based documentaries in the Global Peace Film Festival.

Appeared in a film on the What is the Electric Car? debuted 2012.

Book is: Marshes of the Ocean Shore ( A history of river and coastal conservation in the US from colonial times to 1970s).

Edited: "Feeling the Heat in Florida," NRDC assessment of global warming' impact (2001) on agriculture, coastal geomorphology, forestry and fisheries in the three major and nine minor regions of the state.
Anne Stone
Assistant Professor
Communication
407-646-2368

Areas of Specialization:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Caregiving
  • Communication
  • Dementia
  • Health
Claire Strom
Rapetti-Trunzo Chair of History
History
407-646-2270

Areas of Specialization:

  • US history
  • Curriculum
  • History of the American South
  • Faculty Governance
  • Progressive Era
  • Agricultural History
  • Rural Life
  • General Education
  • World War II in the United States
  • Florida History

Strom is the editor of the international journal, Agricultural History, and author of three books on American history. She has considerable expertise in the history of rural America, especially in terms of rural resistance to federal policies. She is also respected as one of the premier historical editors in the nation. In addition, she is the director of the new general education curriculum at Rollins College. This innovative developmental curriculum aims to help students integrate information across disciplines and teach them important life and career skills.

Arisa Kusumi Sullivan
Adjunct Professor of Voice
Music
609-937-8805

Areas of Specialization:

  • Diction
  • Music
  • Performing
  • Voice
Eren Tatari
Assistant Professor
Political Science
407-646-2183

Areas of Specialization:

  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • France
  • Gender Issues
  • Government
  • Great Britain
  • Iraq and the Middle East
  • Islam
  • Middle East
  • Peacemaking
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Theology
  • United Nations

Expertise Highlights: Muslims in the United States and Western Europe, Political participation and representation of minorities, Islam, Middle East Politics

Lisa Tillman
Professor
Critical Media and Cultural Studies
407-691-1586

Areas of Specialization:

  • Body Image
  • Body Dissatisfaction
  • Eating Disorders
  • Muscle Dysmorphia
  • Illegal Steroid Use
  • Gay and Lesbian Issues
  • Public Nutrition
  • Food Stamps
  • Transgender Issues
  • Women
  • Feminism
  • Gender and Media
  • LGBT rights
  • LGBT discrimination
  • LGBT bullying
  • LGBT in the media
  • Consumer culture
  • Critical perspectives on the media and advertising
  • Media coverage of climate change
  • Anti-Intellectualism
  • Media coverage of elections
  • Decline of Journalism
  • Journalism and Democracy
Robert Vander Poppen
Assistant Professor
Art History / Archaeology
407-646-2602

Areas of Specialization:

  • Archaeology
  • Classics
  • History

Expertise Highlights: Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean; Archaeological Methodology; Politics and Archaeology; Digital Imaging and New Media in the Classroom

Anca M. Voicu
Associate Professor
Economics
407-691-1758

Areas of Specialization:

  • Yugoslavia
Susan Walsh
Visiting Assistant Professor
Biology
407-646-2534

Areas of Specialization:

  • Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Mitochondrial Biology
  • Cell Signaling
Rachel Walton
Digital Archivist and Records Manager
Olin Library, Rollins Archives
407-691-1127

Areas of Specialization:

  • Digital Preservation
  • Archiving
  • Records Management

Expertise Highlights: As the Rollins College’s digital archivist, Rachel works to acquire, preserve, provide access to, and ensure the security of the college's digital resources. This includes, but is not limited to, digitized materials related to the history of the college; the published and unpublished work of its faculty,students, and staff; and any administrative records that merit long term retention. Rachel’s professional research interests include web archiving, digital forensics, and website usability.

Jonathan Walz
Assistant Professor
Anthropology
407-646-2761

Areas of Specialization:

  • Africa
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • India

Expertise Highlights: Archaeology, history, and anthropology of sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean, esp. eastern Africa and India. Heritage and museums. Historical representations.

Tonia Warnecke
Associate Professor
Business and Social Entrepreneurship
407-691-1285

Areas of Specialization:

  • Labor Market
  • Economics
  • Economic Development
  • Gender Issues
  • Microfinance
  • Poverty
  • Social Policy
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Asia
  • China
  • India
Debra Wellman
Associate Professor
Education
407-646-2305

Areas of Specialization:

  • Teaching
  • Education
  • Literacy
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Barbie doll
  • Literature Circles
  • Book Club
Keith L. Whittingham
Associate Professor of Management Science
Crummer Graduate School of Business
407-646-2184

Areas of Specialization:

  • Global Sustainable Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Process Improvement
  • Quantitative Business Analysis
Keith Whittingham is an Associate Professor of Management Science at Rollins College, where he teaches elective courses and leads consulting projects in the Global Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship arenas. He also teaches the core course in Quantitative Business Analysis. His research interests include sustainable enterprise development and process improvement (with a focus in the developing world) and related studies in operations management and international business.
Yusheng Yao
Associate Professor
History
407-646-2273

Areas of Specialization:

  • China

Expertise Highlights: I have published in leading journals on modern Chinese history, contemporary intellectual debate and village elections.

David Zajchowski
Human Resources Manager
Human Resources
407-646-2105

Areas of Specialization:

  • Careers
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Motivation and Leadership
  • Social Media
  • Social Networking

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