Faculty Research Interests / Areas of Expertise

Faculty research interests & areas of expertise

Many CAMD faculty members conduct research and have specific research interests and areas of expertise. Whether you are a member of the media looking for an expert’s take on a hot-button topic or a student looking to study and do research in a particular area, the below list is a great referencial starting point.

Amidon, Jane
Urban Landscape; Sustainable Cities; Environmental Design

 

Baranski, Mark
Asset Valuation, Deal Structure and Capitalization, Development

 

Bishop, Scott
Human Ecology; Landscape Infrastructure; Climate Mitigation, Adaptation, and Resiliency

 

Costa, Xavier
Design, Art, Architecture, Urbanism

 

Hale, Mary
Design; Minimalist, ephemeral spatial experiences; Inflatables

 

Haouzi, Chana
architecture, design, representation

 

Heimarck, Heather
Placemaking and Programming- the makings of successful places; Water Management, Harvesting and Irrigation Strategies; Environmental Factors on Human Wellness and implications for the design of outdoor spaces.

 

Kearsley, Ann
Landscape Architecture; Urban Design; Master Planning; Agricultural & Productive Landscape;
Ecological Restoration; Green Infrastructure / Stormwater Management

 

Kloeckl, Kristian
Improvisation-based frameworks for Design; Urban Interaction Design; Experience and Product Design; Interaction and Information Design; Design for future Work(place)

 

Laboy, Michelle
Architectural Ecology; Resilience; Tectonics and Landscape Theory

 

Lagreze, Kennan
Urban design, master planning, design guidelines, multifamily housing, and public realm design

 

Lawrence, Amanda Reeser
Modern Architecture; Contemporary Architecture; Architectural Theory; Architecture and Culture; Theories of Influence; Architecture and Copyright

 

Liberatore, Cara
Representation & Aesthetics, Design Research, Housing

 

Love, Tim
Zoning Regulations; Complete Streets; Urban Housing Typologies; Industrial Districts and Building Types; Design of the Public Realm; Public Art

 

Maulsby, Lucy
architectural history, modernism, modernization, urban history, architecture and politics, modern Italy, cultural heritage, difficult histories

 

Munn, Jeremy
Corporate Strategy, Brand and Marketing; Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Disruptive Technology; Complex Project Delivery / Project Management

 

Murphy, Kellianne
Cooperative Education, Strategic / Educational Planning, Writing Instruction, Curriculum Design

 

Orwig, Timothy
American architectural and social history; historical resources surveys; National Register of Historic Places nominations

 

Royce, James
Stormwater management in site design; Performance landscapes

 

Smith, Michael
Makerspaces; Fabrication; Design / Build

 

Thrush, George
Public Design Review; Infrastructure and Urban Design

 

Todd, John
Disciplinary investigations of form, narrative, and representation; ontology, aesthetic practice and theory.

 

Wiederspahn, Peter
Has conducted scholarly, technical and design research. In general, focuses on architectural design, production, performance, and systems. In particular, has conducted research on the following topics: future-use architecture; wood construction and its cultural impact at the detail, architectural and urban scales; wood-frame building envelope performance; wood-frame architecture and urbanism in Boston, 1865-1900; high-performance structural/thermal component construction system for manual assembly; flat-pack, rapid-deployment, long-term-use emergency shelter system; mutable domestic space; furniture design.

 

Yu, Shuishan
Chinese Architecture; Tibetan Architecture; Buddhist Art and Architecture; Chinese Architectural Historiography; Literati Arts in East Asia; Guqin music

Ainslie, Sophia
Painting; Drawing

 

Andrews, Ed
Sculpture; Kinetics; Art Installation; Public Sculpture

 

Barney, Christopher
Diversity in games; Games and society; Paper prototyping; Interactive narrative

 

Braciale, Kara
Visual Art; Critical Theory; Histories of Contemporary Art

 

Chornyak, Brooke
Experience Design; Graphic Design; Mapping; Information Design; Food Systems; Collaboration

 

Chute, Hillary
Visual Culture; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Literature and the Arts; Media Studies; Critical Theory; Contemporary Fiction; Documentary; Graphic novels

 

Cruz, Pedro
Metaphors in information visualization; Bio-inspired approaches to visualization; Computational art; Generative design; Semiology of Graphics; Typography

 

Curry, Derek
Art, Games, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) practices, machine learning, high frequency trading, Qualculative poetics (a term I coined and still defining), Natural Language Processing, Surveillance; Media Theory

 

Cybularz, Julia
Art practice is an investigation of the psychological landscapes of both self and community. Interest is focused on the complexity of interpersonal relationships, community health and education.

 

Erickson, Kristen
Visual Design; Branding; Data Visualization; User Centered Design; Information Architecture; Interaction Design Principles; Lean UX & Agile Methodology

 

Felde, Nathan
Delineating a new conceptual framework for experience design; Attention and trust as coefficiens of aesthetics and etiquette; Pedagogy of experiential learning in design education

 

Foster, Chris
Game Design, Game Prototyping, Real-time Simulations

 

Garcia del Castillo, Jose Luis
Computation, Design, Robotics, Data, Art

 

Harteveld, Casper
Decision Making; Game Analytics; Game Design; Game User Research; Learning; Resilience; Sustainability; Systems Thinking

 

Hechtman, Julia
Video Art; Photography; Sculpture; Installation

 

Hirsch, Tad
Machine-learning enabled, automated assessment and evaluation of mental health therapy and addiction counseling; Design, Activism; Public health

 

Kahn, Paul
Information architecture, experience design, information design, data visualization

 

Kanouse, Sarah
Critical creative practice; Art and ecology; Socially engaged art; Space, place, and landscape; Decolonial practice; environmental responsibility

 

Kim, Miso
Service design, experience design, human centered design, design philosophy, dignity, autonomy, participation

 

Kloeckl, Kristian
Improvisation-based frameworks for Design; Urban Interaction Design; Experience and Product Design; Interaction and Information Design; Design for future Work(place)

 

Landry, Dave
Data Visualization, JavaScript

 

Liberty, Sam
Serious Games; Games for Real World Impact; Political Play

 

McDonald, Ann
Information design to synthesize and understand experiences; Visualization as a tool revealing overlooked or invisible connections in macro/micro experiences

 

Millard, Kent
Online communities; Search experience; User research; UI design

 

Murphy, Caroline
Game design, game business, business, immersive interaction design, system design

 

Offenhuber, Dietmar
Urban Systems, Design and Governance, Infrastructure Studies, Information Design and Visual Epistemology, Aesthetics and Policy, Accountability-oriented Design

 

Pearce, Celia
Participatory Performance – Both studying and creating work concerned with agency in immersive theater; Independent and Artgames – Studying Practice and economics of indie developers; Alternate Reality/Pervasive Media – Creating work that blurs the boundary between reality and game; Documentary – Finding new ways to tell stories about historical moments or events

 

Pensyl, William Russell
Mixed and Augmented Reality, Vision/Sensor Fusion, Interactive Audience Participative Installation

 

Pletcher, Kellian
Location-based games, XR and games with tangible objects, immersive and interactive theater, museum interactives and games, games for culture and learning

 

Polins, Jason
Oil Paint, graphite, Charcoal, mixed media, clay, plaster, construction, computers(mostly mac) i.e. digital drawing & painting, augmented reality

 

Ponce, Margarita
Exploring ways of supporting important social issues through civic involvement, offering counsel on effective communication strategies and developing innovative ways to collaborate in our community through design.

 

Richardson, Milda
Cultural Landscape & Identity; Art & Politics; Border Politics & Material Culture; Ecclesiastical Arts; Arts & Crafts

 

Rounds, Justin
Art & Technology; Interactive Art/Design; Game Design/Development; 2D/3D Animation; Sound Art/Design; Electronic Music Production

 

Schlatter, Tania
Visual information interfaces and systems with a user-centered approach.

 

Seif El-Nasr, Magy
Game Analytics; Game Artificial Intelligence; Game Data Mining; Game User Research

 

Sivak, Mark
Product/App Design; Experience Design; 3D Printing; Augmented Reality; Virtual Reality; Games for Health/Education

 

Starr, Thomas
Climate Change Communication

 

Stein, Karen
Design & Social Impact; Environmental Design; Book Design

 

Stone, Janos
Experience Design; Rapid Prototyping; 3D Modeling; Product Development; Concept Development; Drawing; Start-ups; Mobile Applications; Product Design; Contemporary Art; Sculpture; 3D Design; Visual Arts; Product Marketing;Woodworking; Mold Making; Museum Studies; Casting; Fabrication; Emerging Trends; Figure Modeling; Immersion

 

Sutton, Gloria
Machine Learning; Theories of spectatorship in immersive spaces; Contemporary theories of race and digital media; Late modernism and contemporary art history, theory and criticism with a focus on the relationship between art, technology, media and politics

Alper, Meryl
Social and cultural implications of communication technology; children, families, and media; disability and technology; mobile communication; autism and technology; augmentative and alternative communication; digital media and learning; history of personal computing

 

Blake, Nathan
Critical Theory, Disability, Masculinity and Gender, Videogames and Online Communities, Phenomenology, Cybernetics, Interwar Avant-Garde Art, Early Cinema, Classical Hollywood (Film Noir, Postwar Cinema, Boxing Films), History of War and Surveillance Technology, Apocalyptic Film and Narrative

 

Depue, Jacob
Health Communication; Political Communication; Advertising; Sports culture and the media

 

Ellis, Ryan
infrastructure politics, information and communication technologies, regulation, science and technology policy, risk, cybersecurity, homeland security

 

Goodale, Gregory
Political Communication; Posthumanism; Sound Studies; Critical Animal Studies; Advocacy Writing

 

Granelli, Steve
Dissertation explored professional wrestling as a staple of popular culture, and questioned a phenomenon that is a driving force behind the industry. Research interests focus on rhetoric of popular culture, fandom, interpersonal and nonverbal communication themes in popular culture, and performance ethnography. Areas of interest include multi-modal popular culture phenomenon such as The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, the role of the anti-hero in popular culture, professional wrestling, and stand-up comedy.

 

Herbeck, Dale
Argumentation and debate, communication law, and freedom of expression Hobeika, Marie Odile ancient rhetorical theory, poetics and contemporary communication

 

Jackson, Sarah
public sphere theory; identity politics; social movements; media, technology & social change; feminist studies; critical race theory

 

Jaffe, Sandra
Screenwriting; Social justice/documentary filmmaking Katula, Richard Rhetoric – Ancient and Modern

 

Kevoe-Feldman, Heidi
Conversation Analysis; Conversation Analytic Role Play Method (CARM); Interaction; Customer Service Training; 911 Emergency Dispatch; Corporate and Organizational Communication

 

Lu, Amy
Narratives; Media Psychology; Games for Health; Child Obesity; Children and Media; Behavioral Science

 

Mello, Susan
Health & environmental communication, media & message effects, behavior change theory, risk perception, cancer, quantitative research methods

 

Morreale, Joanne
Television history and criticism; Advertising history and criticism

 

Nisbet, Matthew
Science, technology, & society; political communication; climate change and energy politics

 

Noland, Carey
Health and Sex Communication

 

O’Connor, Chad
Teaching focuses on strategies of brand building via an integrated mix of tools, including how advertising and public relations evolve to capitalize on emerging digital marketing platforms. Bridges an integrated communication perspective with other teaching in organizational culture and crisis communication.

 

Ouillette, Tim
Documentary Filmmaker

 

Picillo, Susan
Oral Performance; Directing; Voice Over Talent; Singing

 

Pietrucci, Pamela
Rhetorical Theory and Criticism; Rhetoric and Field Methods; Rhetorical Citizenship; Argumentation; Oral Rhetoric; Rhetorics of Resistance.

 

Reagle, Joseph
Digital culture (e.g., life hacking, comments, and geek feminism); collaboration, knowledge production, and its legitimation (e.g., Wikipedia); and the history of each.

 

Robertson, Craig
Media history; History of information technologies; History of surveillance; History of identification documents

 

Roy, Deya
Health Communication; Mass Communication; Social Marketing

 

Schwartz, Joseph
Health Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Mediated Communication

 

Springer, Sheila
Studies communication over the life span, and how stereotypes and media portrayals influence perceptions of aging and older adults. In the past, has examined how message framing and intergroup contact influence attitudes toward social policy and social groups. Has also examined whether extreme counter-stereotypical media exemplars reinforce or reduce stereotypes. More recent work focuses on media used for coping during bereavement among surviving spouses.

 

Strain, Tracy
documentary storytelling, production management and history

 

Tannebaum, Michael
Health Communication; Sexual Communication; Quantitative Research Methods

 

Van Gilder, Bobbi
Scholarly interests include intercultural communication, gender and sexuality studies, and interpersonal communication, with particular emphases on identity and difference. Specific lines of inquiry include: (a) the cultural and communicative construction of gender and sexuality, (b) social identity and intergroup relations (e.g., ethnic identification, stigmatization, social prejudice, and discrimination), and (c) identity negotiation and identity management Welles, Brooke Foucault social networks, online activism, hate speech, alt-right media manipulation, team communication, network science, network visualizations

 

Williams, Maggie
Im/mobility; Globalization; Intercultural communication; Communication technologies

Bajak, Aleszu
Exploring the interface between journalists, designers and developers.

 

Beaudet, Mike
Video storytelling; Local TV news; Public Records

 

Fountain, Charles
Sports and American culture; sports journalism; sports history; journalism history.

 

Heckman, Meg
Gender representation in journalism/media; community journalism; digital storytelling; journalism/media entrepreneurship; creating a media ecosystem that’s sustainable and inclusive; best practices in local newsrooms; digital humanities techniques; early digital journalism and politics

 

Hempel, Carlene
Print reporting and writing; Public records reporting; Long-form narrative writing; International reporting

 

Kaufman, Jonathan
The Changing State of the News Media; African American-Jewish relations; China; Race and Class in America

 

Leff, Laurel
American response to the Holocaust; Media Law O’Brien, Meredith Journalism; Media criticism; Online and social media; Political journalism; Creative nonfiction/narrative nonfiction

 

Wihbey, John
News literacy; misinformation; social media; digital media and technology; media effects; digital networks and information flows; climate change and environmental communications

Cockshaw-Betsold, Allison
Instrumental Conducting, Trumpet Pedagogy and Performance

 

De Ritis, Anthony
music composition, symphonic literature, design thinking, creativity, cultural diplomacy, music and culture of China

 

Doran, Molly
nineteenth-century opera; feminist musicology; opera stagings; nineteenth-century medical history; women and music during the Renaissance; women and music

 

Feinstein, Allen
Musical Theatre composition; Musical Theatre lyric writing; Film Music composition; Composition for children’s concerts; Composition for orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber music

 

Godfrey, Dan
Composition, Theory and Analysis, Contemporary Music, World Music

 

Herlihy, David
Seeking to break down the barriers that exist between different programs, colleges, activities, classes and activities at Northeastern. Strives to increase interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial collaboration and to continue to successfully explore the spaces between disciplines. Aspires to establish the first fully -functioning student-run music licensing program in the United States.

 

Kushner, Jeffrey
Finance, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Personal Narrative

 

Landgrebe, Junauro
Music performance, arranging, and composition. History of popular music.

 

Lomanno, Mark
Afro-Atlantic world, African American expressive culture, Boston musical cultures, Canary Islands (and Afro/Canarian diaspora), the Caribbean, critical improvisation studies, embodied performance practice, ethnomusicology (indigenous, traditional, and popular world music; ethnographic methods; urban ethnography), island studies, indigeneity, jazz studies (history, theory, improvisation, piano), pedagogy (interdisciplinary practices), translation studies, U.S. and world popular music

 

Loughridge, Deirdre
Roles of music in constructing and dismantling notions of “the human” (vs. machine, vs. or as animal, as cyborg, etc.); Discourses about the capacities and limitations of robots, AI, algorithms, etc. in musical performance, creativity, emotion, taste; Gendered dimensions of music technology; 18th and 19th Century music; History of technology; Audiovisual cultures; Posthumanism and new materialisms

 

McDonald, Matthew
Music and sound in film and other screen media; visualization of musical and filmic structures; music inprofessional sports; early twentieth-century modernist music

 

Moore, Rebekah
Popular music; emerging music industries; ethnography of the music industry; Indonesian music; music and activism; music and diplomacy; professional development in the arts.

 

Robison, Brian
Music theory, composition, songwriting

 

Ronkin, Bruce
Music Industry, Music Performance

 

Smith, Ronald
Computer Music; Interactive Computer Music; Music Composition

 

Stadnicki, Tisha
Teaching Jazz, Pop, Rock, R&B, and Musical Theater, styles of Voice, including beginner to advanced techniques, as well as improvisation. Recent interest is in further studying and researching the current music industry.

Ball, Megan
Retail marketing and management; marketing communications and promotion

 

Bobcean, Janet
Theatrical Design and Production

 

Carr, Jonathan
Directing; Viewpoints

 

Edmiston, Scott
Directing, American/British/European Modern Drama, Acting, Script Analysis, Dramaturgy, Contemporary Theatre, Queer Theatre, Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, Noel Coward, Lillian Hellman, American Musical

 

Evans, Darren
Fringe theatre; Site-specific theatre

 

Hinson, Jesse
Suzuki Actor Training Technique, Stage Combat, Movement, Acting, Improvisation, Voice, Choreography, Contact Improvisation

 

Kindelan, Nancy
How all art courses and creative activities are used to enhance STEM education, especially as a way to promote social responsibility, develop creative thinking skills (research too), and encourage human connections. At the moment, my research is focusing on theatre studies courses and performative activities.

 

Kuttner, Gabriel
Acting, Public Speaking McSherry, Frances Costume Design for stage and screen; Theatrical Design; Fashion History; Fashion Theory; Global Fashion Studies

 

Ocampo-Guzman, Antonio
Acting, Actor training; Directing; voice, Improv & Clown O’Leary, Bridget Directing; Acting; New Play development

 

Parent, Maurice
Theatre, Music Theatre, Public Speaking, Theatre about and for communities of color

 

Snyder-Young, Dani
Performance as Social and Civic Practice; Applied Theatre; Spectatorship; Directing; Theatrical interventions in white supremacy; Methodologies for studying impact of performance-based social interventions

 

Wason, Oliver
Theater design, theater creation, collaboration