Expert Directory

Steven Bennett, PhD

Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

Household and Commercial Products Association

Scientific policies, Green Chemistry, Air Quality, Sustainability, household and commercial products

Steven Bennett leads the Scientific Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, International Affairs, and Strategic Alliances & Industry Relations functions, including Retail Engagement. Steven is responsible for leading the scientific department, developing science policies and positions, and providing scientific guidance on issues covering HCPA’s product divisions.  He is currently leading HCPA’s TSCA implementation efforts and is the staff executive for the Floor Care and Pest Management Divisions. Steven serves on EPA’s prestigious Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). Steven works with HCPA member companies on technical aspects pertaining to green chemistry, air quality, sustainability, California’s Proposition 65, and poison prevention issues.  Steven serves as the Association’s primary external spokesperson on scientific, technical and sustainability issues.

Prior to joining HCPA, Steven worked as a scientist and chemist for E.A. Engineering, taught several years in academia, and continues to lecture in the Environmental Science and Policy Master’s Program at Johns Hopkins University. Steven holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Lock Haven University (Pennsylvania).

Jonathan B. Berk, PhD

The A.P. Giannini Professor of Finance

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Economic Research, Finance, Financial Markets, Economics, Journal of Finance, Editor

Jonathan Berk is the A.P. Giannini Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). His research is primarily theoretical in nature and covers a broad range of topics in finance, including delegated money management; the pricing of financial assets; valuing a firm’s growth potential; the capital structure decision; and the interaction between labor markets and financial markets. He has also explored individual rationality in an experimental setting.

Professor Berk has coauthored two finance textbooks: Corporate Finance and Fundamentals in Finance. The first edition of Corporate Finance is the most successful first edition textbook ever published in financial economics and is a standard text in almost all top MBA programs around the world. At the GSB, he teaches courses in Institutional Money Management and Critical Analytical Thinking.

Professor Berk’s research is internationally recognized and has won numerous awards, including the Stephen A. Ross Prize in Financial Economics, the TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award, the Smith Breeden Prize, Best Paper of the Year in the Review of Financial Studies, and the FAME Research Prize. His article, “A Critique of Size-Related Anomalies,” was selected as one of the two best papers ever published in the Review of Financial Studies, and was also honored as one of the 100 seminal papers published by Oxford University Press. In recognition of his influence on the practice of finance, he has received the Graham and Dodd Award of Excellence, the Roger F. Murray Prize, and the Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award.

He served as an associate editor of the Journal of Finance from 2000-2008, is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management, and is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Also, he is a member of the board of directors of the Financial Management Association.

Professor Berk received his PhD in finance from Yale University. Before joining Stanford he was the Sylvan Coleman Professor of Finance at Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He was born and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa.

John Bernal, DVM

Assoc, Dir. of Veterinary Resources

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Animal Behavior, Veterinarian

Dr. Bernal oversees all aspects of the SNPRC animal care and use program. He has more than 36 years of experience in laboratory animal care and medicine. To increase the number of certified laboratory animal technicians at Texas Biomed and other institutions, he has developed institution-wide training and certification programs. Dr. Bernal has been integral to developing the SNPRC study process manual that details all of the steps required to complete a study from start to finish. Dr. Bernal oversees and develops standard operating procedures for:

Comprehensive socialization and environmental enrichment plan
Preventative medicine program (frequent physicals, TB testing, parasite evaluation, viral testing)
Veterinary care program
Aseptic technique
Management of pain and distress
Animal enclosure sanitation.

Eric Bernicker, MD

Thoracic medical oncologist

Houston Methodist


Dr. Eric Bernicker is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in medical oncology. He completed his medical training, a residency in internal medicine, and a fellowship in hematology at Baylor College of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in medical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Bernicker is the primary investigator for a number of clinical trials looking at different novel therapies for lung cancer, including immunotherapy. His main clinical focus is on solid tumor oncology, specifically cancers that arise in the thorax such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, head, and neck cancer, and uveal melanomas.  He is also interested in targeted therapy for specific mutations that can lead to more personalized treatments for patients battling cancer.
He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

Aerosol, Engineering, Nanotechnology, Air Pollution

Biswas has been honored for his outstanding contributions to aerosol research; however, his academic interests span a wide range of topics. He also studies nanoparticle technology, air quality, combustion, environmental technologies and thermal sciences. Holding leadership positions with the McDonnell Academy of Global Energy & Environment Parternship and the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy & Sustainability, Biswas also has nearly 300 journal publications, presents his work internationally and holds six patents.

Computer Science, data science, toxic behavior, Hate Speech, Extremism, extremist online communities, Social Media, Social Networks

Jeremy Blackburn, assistant professor of computer science, has been featured in the press by The Washington Post, the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and the BBC, among others for his research into understanding toxic behavior, hate speech, and fringe and extremist Web communities. He is broadly interested in data science, with a focus on large-scale measurements and modeling.

Economics, Economic Research

Nick Bloom is a Professor in the department of economics and Professor, by courtesy, at the Graduate School of Business. He is also the Co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and a fellow of the Centre for Economic Performance, and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

Nick was an undergraduate in Cambridge, a masters student at Oxford, and a PhD student at University College London. While completing his PhD he worked part-time at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a London based tax think-tank. After completing his PhD Nick worked as a business tax policy advisor to the UK Treasury, and then joined McKinsey & Company as a management consultant. In 2003 he moved to the London School of Economics to focus on research, before joining Stanford University in 2005.

Professor Bloom’s research focuses on measuring and explaining management practices. He has been working with McKinsey & Company as part of a long-run effort to collect management data from over 10,000 firms across industries and countries. The aim is to build an empirical basis for understanding what factors drive differences in management practices across regions, industries and countries, and how this determines firm and national performance. More recently he has also been working with Accenture on running management experiments. He also works on understanding the impacts of large uncertainty shocks–such as the credit crunch, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Cuban Missile crisis–on the US economy, for which he won the Frisch Medal in 2010.

Nick lives on Stanford campus with his wife and three children. As a born and bred Londoner, married to a Scottish wife, with kids attending US schools, he lives in a multi-lingual English household.

Joshua Bolton, PhD

Assistant Professor / Department of Communication

Salisbury University

Political Communication, corporate communication, Political Science

Bolton has authored peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles on presidential debates, campaign advertising and nominating conventions. His work has appeared in books including An Unprecedented Election: Media, Communication, and the Electorate in the 2016 Campaign and The Praeger Handbook of Political Campaigning in the United States, as well as scholarly publications such as the American Communication Journal.

Cancer, Breast Cancer Screening, Radiology, Mammography, breast cancer early detection, Breast Cancer, Breast Imaging, breast biopsy, Diagnostic Imaging, diagnostic radiology

Chair of Diagnostic Imaging, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Areas of expertise: Breast cancer early detection, mammography/breast imaging, breast biopsy, breast cancer screening, radiology

Empirical corporate finance, Payout policy, Mergers And Acquisitions, insider trading

Alice Bonaime joined the Eller College of Management in 2015. Prior to joining Eller, she taught at the University of Kentucky. She earned her PhD in Finance from the University of Florida in 2008. Her research interests include empirical corporate finance, payout policy, insider trading and mergers and acquisitions.

Vincent Bonventre, JD

Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law

Albany Law School

Court, Courts, Law, Supreme Court, New York State Supreme Court, Judge, Constitution, Constitution Day, New York

Clerked for Judges Matthew J. Jasen and Stewart F. Hancock Jr. of the New York State Court of Appeals. Held U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Fellowship. Served in U.S. Army Military Intelligence and Judge Advocate General's Corps. Joined Albany Law School in 1990. 

Has taught as a visiting professor at Syracuse University College of Law and the Maxwell School of Public Affairs. Author of "Streams of Tendency" on the New York Court:Ideological and Jurisprudential Patterns in the Judges' Voting and Opinions (W.S. Hein). 

Published recent articles on judicial decision making, state constitutional law, criminal and civil rights, legal ethics, and New York Court of Appeals. Founding editor-in-chief, Government, Law, & Policy Journal (New York State Bar Association). Editor, State Constitutional Commentary and director, The Center for Judicial Process.

Prof. Bonventre is also the author of New York Court Watcher, a blog devoted to commentary on developments at the Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals, and other state supreme courts nationwide. And he is the founder and Director of the Center for Judicial Process.

Mathias Bostrom, MD

Chief, Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service

Hospital for Special Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement Surgery, Knee Replacement Surgery, Hip Replacement Surgery, Bone Regeneration

Dr. Mathias Bostrom is a specialist in hip and knee surgery, with special expertise in complex reconstructions and the treatment of musculoskeletal infections. He is an expert in merging old and new technologies, including alternative implant bearings for younger patients such as ceramic, metal and plastic.

Dr. Bostrom has a particular interest in the quality of bone healing and strength. His research focuses on enhancing bone formation, bone regeneration, bone and cartilage healing, and bone biology. He is the author of over 170 journal articles and 22 book chapters. He is a member of numerous prestigious academic orthopedic societies, including the Hip Society, Knee Society, and Orthopaedic Research Society. In addition, he serves as a member of several review panels, including the Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section of the National Institutes of Health.

Carrie Bourassa, PhD

Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Indigenous Health, Community, Indigenous Research Methodologies

Dr. Bourassa is the Scientific Director of CIHR's Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH). Through IIPH, she leads the advancement of a national health research agenda to improve and promote the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada. First housed in the Health Sciences North Research Institute in Sudbury, the Institute is now operating from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

Dr. Carrie Bourassa spent over 15 years as a professor of Indigenous health studies in the Department of Indigenous Health, Education and Social Work at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) in Regina.

Dr. Bourassa is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada and a public member of the Royal College Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

In 2012, Dr. Bourassa won the Wiichihiwayshinawn Foundation Inc. Métis Award in Health and Science. Dr. Bourassa is Métis and belongs to the Riel Métis Council of Regina Inc. (RMCR, Local #34). She earned her Master of Arts degree in political science and Ph.D. in social studies at the University of Regina.

Dawn Bowdish, PhD

Professor, Pathology & Molecular Medicine

McMaster University

Microbiology, Pathology, Molecular Medicine, Infectious Disease

In 2009, she joined the Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine at McMaster University and was promoted to associate professor in 2014. In 2019, she was promoted to tenure professor in the same department. The Bowdish lab focuses primarily on the effects of aging on the immune system, specifically macrophages. Her lab has been able to elucidate a mechanistic explanation for how aging alters myeloid cells and how these cells increase susceptibility to pneumococcal pneumonia. In 2017, the Bowdish lab demonstrated that age-associated gut microbe dysbiosis in mice increases age-associated inflammation. Bowdish currently holds an h-index score of 38. Bowdish's published works have received much media attention and continue to contribute more information regarding the interplay between the immune system, the gut microbiota, susceptibility to infection and aging.

Sheila Boysen, PhD

Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership

Lewis University

Organizational Behavior, Human Resource, Leadership Development, Professional and Executive Coaching, leadership and management, job search strategy, Career Advancement

Dr. Sheila Boysen is an Associate Professor in the Organizational Leadership Department. She is an experienced executive leadership coach and author, specializing in leadership development and coaching. Her experience in enabling positive change, as a leader across multiple industries and roles enables her to bring a blend of corporate leadership and an understanding of team dynamics into her teaching. She supports her students to grow as leaders, achieve results, and to develop their own leadership competencies.

Dr. Boysen brings extensive senior HR experience to her teaching and coaching. Prior to transitioning to leadership development and coaching, she was a human resources leader in organizations that spanned a number of industries in both public and private organizations. Her focus was on the people side of the business, including: leadership development, organizational effectiveness, and performance optimization. Having navigated the politics and the complexities of managing up, down, and cross functionally, she brings her corporate knowledge and experience to provide a uniquely relevant perspective to her teaching.

Dr. Boysen completed her coaching education at the University of Texas at Dallas in their Executive, Professional and Career Coaching program. She received the highest level of certification as a Master Certified Coach (MCC) from the International Coach Federation. Her doctoral studies at Benedictine University in Organization Development include extensive research on coaching effectiveness and strategic talent development. Since becoming a certified coach over a decade ago, she has worked with over 900 clients in all areas of industry. Her coaching style encompasses solution focused approach that helps individuals and groups to uncover their passion, leadership aptitude, and values and apply these elements to their lives and work. Dr. Boysen is passionate about helping students to succeed and to find their authentic vocation.

Ph.D., Benedictine University, 2013
M.B.A., Northern Illinois University, 2009
B.S., University of Illinois, 2006

Master Coach Certification – International Coach Federation

Scholarly Presentations:

Boysen, Sheila, Kerth, Scott, Page, Lesley. (2019, October). Demonstrating leadership and living your values in the midst of organizational change within a university. Panel Presentation at the annual Midwest Academy of Management, Omaha, NE.

Boysen, Sheila, Cherry, Kerth, Scott, Schneider, Dawn.  (2018, October). Multigenerational Communities and Engagement Panel Presentation at the annual Midwest Academy of Management, St.Louis, MO.

Boysen, Sheila, Cherry, Mike, Kerth, Scott, Page, Lesley (2017, October). The Changing Nature of Employee Motivation, Engagement and Performance. Panel Presentation at the annual Midwest Academy of Management, Chicago, IL

Boysen, Sheila, Cherry, Mike, Page, Lesley (2016, November). Partners in Progress: Unite to Educate America’s Workforce. Round Table Presentation at the annual CAEL (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning) International Conference, Chicago, IL

Boysen-Rotelli, S. (2015, October). An Interdisciplinary Review of Learning Assessments. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwest Academy of Management, Columbus, OH.

Boysen-Rotelli, S. (2013, October). Executive Coaching: A review of the literature. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwest Academy of Management, Milwaukee, WI.

Boysen-Rotelli, S. (2013, October). Leadership Today. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwest Academy of Management, Milwaukee, WI.

Boysen-Rotelli, S. (2013, October). Executive Coaching Perspectives. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwest Academy of Management, Milwaukee, WI.

Boysen-Rotelli, S. (2012, October). A Model of Positive Organizational Change. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwest Academy of Management, Itasca, IL.

Boysen-Rotelli, S. (2011, March). Coaching and OD interface to Recover, Rebuild, Renew organizations. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwest Academy of Management, Houston, TX.

Boysen-Rotelli, S. (2011, March). OD and Human Resources. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwest Academy of Management, Houston, TX.

Boysen-Rotelli, S. (2010, October). Aligning Organization Development and Human Resources. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwest Academy of Management, Grand Forks, ND.

Saint Louis University

Ph.D., Harvard University, 2010 
B.S., New York University, 2002
NSF ACC Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech, 2010-2013

Research Interests
Origin-of-Life/Prebiotic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
Laura Brandimarte joined the Eller College of Management in 2015 after two years as a post-doctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, where she also earned her PhD in public policy and management (2012). Her areas of research include privacy, the psychology of self-disclosure and the social dynamics of privacy decision making and information sharing.

Karen Brandt Onel, MD

Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology

Hospital for Special Surgery

pediatric rheumatology

Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), Karen Onel, MD, cares for children and teens with arthritis and other autoimmune disorders. In particular, she diagnoses and treats: lupus, juvenile arthritis, vasculitis, uveitis (an inflammatory disorder of the eye), chronic non-infectious osteomyelitis, dermatomyositis and the periodic fever syndromes. Her goal is to work with the patient and his/her family to create a long-term care plan that will lead to improved quality of life.

Dr. Onel's research focuses on gaining a greater understanding of the causes of rheumatic illnesses, as well as evaluating the safety and tolerability of new treatments. She is collaborating with other institutions to define evidence-based best treatment practices for children with JIA, SLE, and recurrent non-infectious osteomyelitis.

Dr. Onel has authored numerous papers, reviews, and book chapters on pediatric rheumatology. In addition, she serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals, including Arthritis and Rheumatism, Lupus, Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, and Pediatric Rheumatology. Pediatrics, Rheumatology

Jennifer Brannock Cox, PhD

Director for the Salisbury University Media Literacy Institute

Salisbury University

Multimedia Journalism, mass communication, Social Media, Civic Journalism, Media Literacy, Community, Immersion

Jennifer Brannock Cox is an assistant professor in the Communication Arts Department at Salisbury University. She earned her bachelor’s degrees from Appalachian State University double majoring in journalism and public relations. She received her master’s degree from the University of Alabama in community journalism and doctorate from the University of Florida in mass communication. Her specialties include multimedia journalism, newsroom culture and social media. Cox worked as a reporter in newsrooms throughout Florida covering multiple beats for print and online publications. She gained multimedia reporting experience as an intern at The Washington Post’s Loudoun Extra. Cox teaches courses in journalism incorporating new and social media techniques alongside traditional media writing skills and theory.

Sociology, Demographics, Birthrate, birthrates, population aging, fertility rate

Melanie Brasher is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Rhode Island. She holds a master's and Ph.D. from Duke University. She is a demographer and expert in population aging whose research includes unintended births and health. She is particularly interested in the impact of economic disparities, social support, and community context on the health and well being of older adults in China. As a grad student at Duke, she was a National Institute on Aging pre-doctoral trainee for social and medical demography of aging. She also served as a visiting scholar at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing in 2011, and continues to collaborate with public health researchers on investigations of risk factors and health among elderly Chinese.