Team

Martin Andersen

msander4@uncg.edu

Economics

Office 448, Bryan Building

Martin Andersen is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his B.A. in Mathematics from Columbia University, his M.P.H. from Yale University, and his Ph.D. in Health Policy with an Economics Concentration from Harvard University.  He is a member of the American Society of Health Economists and the American Economic Association, in addition to having experience as a research associate and assistant professor at John Hopkins Population Center and Bloomberg School of Public Health, respectively.  He has received Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and won the Dean’s Prize for an Outstanding Thesis at Yale University.


Jeremy Bray

jwbray@uncg.edu

Economics

Office 462D, Bryan Building

Jeremy Bray is a professor and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with research primarily focusing on the economics of substance abuse and the economic evaluation of behavioral health interventions.  He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has examined the labor market effects of substance use and studied the role of prices and taxes in consumers’ substance use choices. He has also estimated the costs and effectiveness of employee assistance program services, screening and brief intervention programs, behavioral and pharmacological therapies for alcohol dependence, and workplace prevention, early intervention, and wellness programs. He has received research funding from federal agencies such as the NIH and SAMHSA, among others, and has published his research findings in peer-reviewed journals across a range of academic disciplines.


Rick Bunch

rlbunch@uncg.edu

Geography

Office 126, Graham Building

Dr. Rick Bunch is a Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.  He has over 20 years of experience in research involving Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the conceptualization, modeling and analysis of geographically referenced data.  He specializes in the science of GIS and spatial cognition. He currently serves on the editorial board for the journals of Cartography and Geographic Information Science and the International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research.  His work has included the development of radio wave propagation models and new approaches to incorporating the impacts of man-made and natural features that influence radio waves as they travel across the earth’s surface. Dr. Bunch has also conducted research that examines patterns in human behavior through cognitive maps, geographic space and the processes associated with how people learn and synthesize geographic information.  He is a member of the North Carolina Defense Applications Group (DAG).


Kelly Burke

kjburke@uncg.edu

Graduate School

Office 241, Mossman Building

Kelly Burke is the Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as well as the principal clarinetist of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and bass clarinetist of the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra.  Prior to her current position, she worked as Associate Dean of Music, Theatre and Dance and as Professor of Clarinet.  She received both her B.M. and M.M. from the Eastman School of Music, and her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan.  In addition to writing a number of pedagogical articles, she has also been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including UNCG’s Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, the School of Music Outstanding Teacher Award, and the 2004 UNC Board of Governor’s Teaching Excellence Award.


Ang Chen

a_chen@uncg.edu

Kinesiology

Office 237H, Coleman Building

Dr. Ang Chen is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, extensively involved in children and adolescent physical education and physical activity research.  He has been the principal investigator on numerous federally funded, large-scale, multi-year physical education curriculum intervention studies and is co-investigator of The Science of Healthful Living Project.  Dr. Chen has worked as a high school physical education teacher, coach, and was a faculty member at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Arizona State University, and the University of Maryland at College Park.  He received his B.Ed. from Nanjing Teachers University of China, his M.Ed. from the Shanghai University of Sport, and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park.  He is an active Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology, a Research Fellow of SHAPE America, and has served as the President of the Research Consortium of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Research and Dance.


Keith Debbage

kgdebbag@uncg.edu

Geography

Office 229, Graham Building

Dr. Keith Debbage is a Professor in the Department of Geography and the Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism.  His research interests include the economic geography of the tourist and airline industry, urban economic development, and city planning.   Dr. Debbage is the author of over 70 research publications including various book chapters, contracted reports and academic journal articles.  Dr. Debbage has received over 20 research grants and contracts totaling just under $1 million largely focused on urban economic development related issues. He has been quoted in Business Week, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.  Dr. Debbage considers his most important contribution to be the more than seventy graduate students he has mentored and advised that have successfully completed their doctoral dissertations and/or master’s theses and developed productive careers in geography, tourism and related fields.


Jing Deng

jing.deng@uncg.edu

Computer Science

Office 164, Petty Building

Jing Deng is an associate professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his B.E. and M.E. from Tsinghua University and his Ph.D. from Cornell University.  He was named an IEEE Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2017 due to his extensive work with wireless security and networking protocols.  His research interests include wireless network security, information assurance, mobile ad hoc networks, and social networks.  In addition to his position as an editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT), he has worked as a faculty member with the University of New Orleans and Syracuse University.  He has been awarded the Test-of-Time Award by the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC) for his work on the publication “A Pairwise Key Pre-distribution Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks” in 2013, and his joint paper on social networks was given the Best Paper Award in IARIA’s Third International Conference on Building and Exploring Web Based Environments in 2015.


Indika Dissanayake

i_dissan@uncg.edu

Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Office 436, Bryan Building

Indika Dissanayake is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She received her Ph.D. in Information Systems from the College of Business Administration, the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research interests include crowdsourcing, social media, social networks, healthcare, and virtual communities. Her research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings such as Journal of Management Information Systems, International Conference on Information Systems, Americas Conference on Information Systems, Decision Science Institute, and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.


Xiaoli Gao

x_gao2@uncg.edu

Mathematics and Statistics

Office 130, Petty Building

Xiaoli Gao is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She received her B.S. in Probability and Statistics from Anhui University and both her M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Iowa. Her research interests primarily focus on high-dimensional data analysis, statistical genetics, change point and copy number analysis, and survival analysis.  In addition to her experience as an assistant professor at Oakland University, she has expertise in addressing large-number of features and small sample size problems, which she intends to apply to a big-data science research group in the Triad area.


Vidyaranya Gargeya

vbgargey@uncg.edu

Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Office 424/479B, Bryan Building

Vidyaranya Gargeya is a professor and department head of the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Andhra University, his Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Georgia State University.  Previously, he has served as the Director of the Bryan School of Business M.B.A. Program at UNCG and as the co-Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan process, with expertise in global operations strategy, supply chain management, total quality management, customer relationship management, performance measurement for continuous improvement, service operations management, and general management.  He has published more than 25 articles in several journals, and has also received numerous awards for his contributions to teaching, such as The University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in 2008, the Bryan School of Business and Economics Tenured Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 2007, and the UNCG Alumni Teaching Excellence Award in 2006.


Dora Gicheva

d_gichev@uncg.edu

Economics

Office 459, Bryan Building

Dora Gicheva is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, working in areas of labor economics, the economics of education, and personnel economics.  She received her B.A. from Colgate University, and her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University.  She has written several journal articles and book chapters and has experience teaching microeconomics, econometrics, and mathematical economics.  Within the past three years, she has received the Bryan School Junior Teaching Excellence Award and Junior Research Excellence Award, and the Dean and Tracy Priddy Dean’s Notable Scholar Award.


Kenneth Gruber

kjgruber@uncg.edu

Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships

Office 170, Stone Building

Kenneth Gruber is the Evaluation Section Chair for the Center for Youth, Family & Community Partnerships at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he also received his Ph.D. degree.  He is also a social and research psychologist with over 30 years of research and program evaluation experience, with his areas of specialty including data collection design and methodology, statistical analysis, program evaluation, technical writing assistance, and grant application review.  He has worked with a variety of partners in the community involving health care, healthy eating, housing, community health planning, and teen and early adult pregnancy, as well as providing service to UNCG through consultation service to faculty and participation on student thesis and dissertation committees.


Stephen Holland

sphollan@uncg.edu

Economics

Office 465, Bryan Building

Stephen Holland is a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Iowa, his M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.  He has experience as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and as an economist with the Bureau of Economics in the Federal Trade Commission.  He has contributed to numerous publications, including the Journal of Public Economics, Energy Journal, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, American Economic Review, and Environmental Science & Technology, and is co-editor at the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.


Marie Hull

mchull2@uncg.edu

Economics

Office 445, Bryan Building

Marie Hull is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).  She received her B.A. in Economics, Mathematics, and Spanish from the University of Kansas, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University.  Her research interests include economics of education, labor economics, and public economics, with particular focus on different family backgrounds in relation to inequality in educational outcomes.  She received the New Faculty Grant from UNCG and is a member of the Economics Graduate Program Committee and the Economics Strategic Planning Committee at UNCG.


Emily Janke

emjanke@uncg.edu

Peace and Conflict Studies

Fourth Floor, 1510 Walker

Emily M. Janke, Ph.D. is director of the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE) and an associate professor in the Peace and Conflict Studies department. As the Director of ICEE, Emily leads and supports initiatives that encourage, support, elevate, and amplify faculty, staff, student, and community colleague community-engaged teaching, learning, research, creative activity, and service in ways that promote the strategic goals of the university, address pressing issues in the Piedmont Triad and serve the public good of communities across the state, nation, and world. An important aspect of this role is connecting and convening community-engaged scholars within and beyond the university to focus on community-identified priorities through partnership. Emily’s scholar-administrative work addresses multiple aspects of community engagement focused on community-university partnerships, and institutional culture and change strategies. In particular, she focuses on tracking and measuring community engagement and public service within and across institutions of higher education; the recognition of community-engaged scholarship in reappointment, promotion and tenure policies; the role of conflict management and transformation in community-university partnerships; institutional support for community engagement; innovations in scholarly communications; and reciprocity, collaborative communication, and restorative practices as aspects of high quality, ethical community engagement. Along with Barbara Holland and Kristin Medlin, Emily is an author of Collaboratory®, a publicly searchable, online database (licensed to TreeTop Commons, LLC) that shares an institutional story about who, what, where, with whom, and to what ends community-university partners are working towards community-identified priorities for shared learning and mutual benefits.


Lynda Kellam

lmkellam@uncg.edu

Library

Office 102, Jackson Library

Lynda Kellam is a Data Services and Government Information Librarian in the University Libraries and Assistant Director of the International & Global Studies program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She received her B.A. in Political Science at UNCG, her M.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her MLIS in Library & Information Studies from UNCG, and is currently a Ph.D. student in American History at UNCG.  She has written two books, Numeric Data Services and Sources for the General Data Librarian and Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian In Theory And Practice.  In addition, she has presented extensively on data services and serves as liaison to the Departments of Political Science, History, and Peace & Conflict Studies.


Albert Link

anlink@uncg.edu

Economics

Office 461, Bryan Building

Albert Link is the Virginia Batte Phillips Distinguished Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Richmond and his Ph.D. in Economics from Tulane University.  His research interests include innovation and science policy, technology transfer, and evaluation methodology, and he has experience teaching topics on economics of sustainability, economics of technology and innovation policy, and applied policy analysis.  In addition to having contributed work to over 50 books and 180 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, he is editor-in-chief at the Journal of Technology Transfer and Annals of Science and Technology Policy, and co-editor at Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship.  He was also a member of the National Research Council’s research team, which conducted an evaluation of the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program in 2010.


Prashanti Manda

p_manda@uncg.edu

Computer Science

Office 160, Petty Building

Prashanti Manda is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science teaching bioinformatics and advanced data structures at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She received her B.E. from Biju Patnaik Technical University and her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Mississippi State University.  Her research primarily focuses on bioinformatics, ontologies, data mining, and semantic similarity.  She previously worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a postdoctoral research associate, working on the Phenoscape project.  She has also worked on a number of articles in various scientific journals, such as in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics and Briefings in Bioinformatics.


Somya Mohanty

sdmohant@uncg.edu

Computer Science

Office 152, Petty Building

Somya Mohanty is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he is currently teaching concepts of programming languages.  He received his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Berhampur University, his M.S. in Computer Science from Florida State University, and his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Mississippi State University, where he previously worked as an assistant research professor.  His research interests include big-data, machine learning, data science, cyber-security, and trustworthy computing, and specializes in large scale databases, data-mining, algorithm design, web application, network security, trustworthy platform development, and computer security.


Hamid Nemati

hrnemati@uncg.edu

Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Office 440, Bryan Building

Dr. Hamid Nemati is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Department of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He holds a doctorate degree in Information Technology and Management Science from the University of Georgia and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Massachusetts. He has extensive professional experience a developer and an analyst and has consulted with a number of major corporations. He has published nine books and over 100 peer reviewed academic publications in various scholarly and professional journals and conference proceedings. He is internationally recognized for his research in business analytics, big data, information security and privacy, organizational and behavioral aspects of Information Technology development and use.


Prashant Palvia

pcpalvia@uncg.edu

Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Office 441B, Bryan Building

Prashant Palvia is a Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Bryan School of Business & Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delhi and his M.S., MBA, and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.  He has served as Department Head, Information Systems Ph.D. Program Director, and Research Center Director, in addition to 9 years of industry experience.  He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Information Technology Management (JGITM), and is on editorial board of several journals.  He was awarded the Senior Research Excellence Award from UNCG in 2005. His research interests include global information technology management, healthcare IT, societal impacts of IT, privacy and security, and social media analytics,.  He has published 109 articles in various journals, such as MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Communications of the ACM, and Communications of the AIS, and 217 conference articles. He has published 5 books on various aspects of global information technology management.


Chris Payne

ccpayne@uncg.edu

Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships

1001 Lee Street

Chris Payne is the Director of the Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as well as a research professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.  Dr. Payne received her Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Relations with certifications in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with her work focusing on intervention- and prevention-based programs for vulnerable families with a focus on early development, parenting, and community partnerships.  Her research aims primarily to examine the influence of parenting, early care, and school environments on children’s development across early and middle childhood.  She is involved in a number of projects, currently working as co-investigator on The Nonstandard Maternal Work Schedules and Child Health in Impoverished Families Study and The Preschool Relationship Enhancement Project, and is principal investigator and research director for multiple community initiatives.  She previously worked on the Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, a long-term national study resulting in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations.


Randall Penfield

rdpenfie@uncg.edu

School of Education

Office 324, School of Education Building

Randall Penfield is a professor of educational measurement and assessment and the Dean of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, his M.A. in Physiological Psychology from York University, and his Ph.D. in Measurement and Applied Statistics from the University of Toronto.  He has worked as an educational statistician and was Interim Dean prior to his current position as Dean.  His research has focused on issues of fairness in testing, validity of test scores, and the advancement of methods and statistical models used in the field of assessment, and has served as co-principal investigator or consultant on several federal grants funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education.  He has also been awarded the 2005 Early Career Award by the National Council on Measurement in Education, and was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association in 2011.


Scott Richter

sjricht2@uncg.edu

Mathematics and Statistics

Office 107, Petty Building

Scott Richter is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Director of the Statistical Consulting Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his B.S. in Mathematics from Jacksonville University, his M.A. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of North Florida, and his Ph.D. in Statistics from Oklahoma State University.  His research has focused on nonparametric methods, multiple comparisons and interdisciplinary research.  He has also consulted extensively with faculty and graduate student researchers from biological, health and social science backgrounds.  As a result, he has been co-author on a number of publications and externally-funded projects.


A. F. Salam

amsalam@uncg.edu

Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Office 479, Bryan Building

A. F. Salam is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received both his Master of Business Administration and Ph.D. degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  He has been involved in research projects relating to Information Systems, Strategy and Competition, ERP Implementation and Management, eService Convenience, Social Media and Business Strategy, Virtual Reality and Data Visualization for Business Innovation, and AI and Cognitive Business, with some of his work appearing in Information Systems Research, Electronic Markets Journal, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and CyberneticsCommunications of the ACM,  Information and Management, Journal of Computer Information Systems and  Computers in Human Behavior.  His specializations lie in e-commerce, internet technologies, and database systems.


Terri Shelton

tlshelto@uncg.edu

Office of Research and Economic Development

Office 1702, Moore Humanities & Research Administration Building

Terri L. Shelton is the Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development and the Carol Jenkins Mattocks Distinguished Professor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  In that role, she oversees research administration, research integrity, innovation commercialization, export control and conflict of interest, community and economic engagement efforts on campus, along with 8 interdisciplinary research centers.  Her experience includes over 75 publications, $30 million in grants and contracts, and over 25 years of clinical experience in pediatrics and psychiatry.  Her work has focused on initiatives that build the capacity of communities, youth, families, service providers, researchers, and policymakers to ensure the health and well-being of youth, families, and communities by engaging partnerships that bridge research, policy, and evidence-based practice.  She is co-author of the text Assessing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the monograph, Family-Centered Care for Children Needing Specialized Developmental Services.


Stephen Sills

sjsills@uncg.edu

Center for Housing and Community Studies

Office 320, Graham Building

Stephen Sills is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Director for the Center for Housing and Community Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his B.A. in Spanish from UNCG, and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Arizona State University.  His past research concentrated on labor migration, transnational identity, and international social networks. Recently, however, his scholarship has focused on understanding how the social, economic, environmental and geospatial aspects of home and neighborhood affect people’s health, well-being, and life course. He has been working to identify and map substandard homes, weak housing markets, vacant and abandoned lots and buildings, systemic inequality, and other community conditions that impact the quality of life of residents. Recent projects also include the use of advanced data visualization and mapping. He currently has projects funded by the City of High Point, Community Housing Solutions, the Hinton Rural Life Center in Hayesville, NC, the City of Greensboro, the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, the Greensboro Housing Coalition, the Adam Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Rahul Singh

r_singh2@uncg.edu

Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Office 481, Bryan Building

Rahul Singh is an associate professor in the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his B.E. at Birla Institute of Technology, his M.B.A. in Management Information Systems and Computer Science from Bowling Green State University, and his Ph.D. in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University.  His research interests include: healthcare; health analytics; business intelligence; accessibility and usability of systems; and systems security.  He has had research published in leading Information Systems journals, including Management Information System Quarterly, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Information Systems Management, International Journal of Semantic Web and Information Systems, and Information Resources Management Journal, among many others.  He is also a member of the editorial board for a number of journals, including the International Journal of Semantic Web and Information Systems, the International Journal for Intelligent Information Technologies, and the Journal of Information Technology Theory and Applications, as well as having served as Editor-In-Chief for the Journal of Information Science and Technology.


Robert Strack

rwstrack@uncg.edu

Public Health Education

Office 437G, Mary Channing Coleman Building

Robert Strack is an associate professor in the Department of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his B.A. in Marketing from Michigan State University, his M.B.A. from Indiana University, and his Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Education from the University of South Carolina.  His research has focused primarily on the health and social issues of youth and adolescents, with particular interest in photovoice methodology, policy/advocacy, program planning/evaluation, and health issues of adolescents.  He has recently been worked on two NIH funded research projects, “Picture Me Alcohol Free: Engaging Youth in Community-Based Prevention” and “Picture Me Fit”, using the PhotovoiceKit tool to observe, hone and measure the effectiveness of this applied research endeavor and witness positive changes in communities throughout society.


Shanmugathasan Suthaharan

s_suthah@uncg.edu

Computer Science

Office 161, Petty Building

Shanmugathasan Suthaharan is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his B.S. in Statistics (with honors) from Jaffna University, his M.S. in Computer Science from Dundee University, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Monash University. Professor Suthaharan is a reputed scholar in quantitative theory and methods related to big data, machine learning, and data privacy and security. He has published more than 100 research papers. Notably, he recently published a very well-received book “Machine Learning Models and Algorithms for Big Data Classification” with Springer US, which has had more than 42,000 downloads within a year and received a “recommended” review from ACM Computing Reviews. He also received visiting research fellowships from Emory University, UC-Berkeley, University of Melbourne (Australia) and University of Sydney (Australia).


Christopher Swann

caswann2@uncg.edu

Economics

Office 447, Bryan Building

Christopher Swann is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his B.S. from Bradley University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.  He has experience as a research economist at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. and as an assistant professor at Stony Brook University (SUNY), and is currently a research affiliate at the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan.   He has worked as principal and co-investigator on numerous grants and contributed to several papers, having published in Applied Economics, Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Policy Brief, and Economics of Education Review.


Martijn Van Hasselt

mnvanhas@uncg.edu

Economics

Office 446, Bryan Building

Martijn Van Hasselt is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his B.A. in Econometrics from the University of Groningen and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University.  His current research interests focus on applied econometrics and inference in models with misclassification errors.  He was an assistant professor at the University of Western Ontario, where he taught applied and theoretical econometrics and statistics at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and was a research economist at RTI International, working on several federally funded evaluation projects for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  He has also served as principal investigator on a NIH-funded grant to develop a new and flexible Bayesian method for estimating treatment efficacy in randomized studies characterized by imperfect compliance with treatment.


John Willse

jtwillse@uncg.edu

Educational Research Methodology

Office 246, School of Education Building

Dr. John Willse is Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Educational Research Methodology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He is also Director of the Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services (OAERS).  OAERS provides a wide range of methodological services to clients both internal and external to UNCG.  Dr. Willse received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia, and completed his master’s and doctoral work at James Madison University, where he specialized in Assessment and Measurement.  His work involves furthering methodology in educational measurement, assessment and the social sciences.  He utilizes methods from classical and modern test theories, structural equation modeling, item response theory, diagnostic classification, and mixture measurement models.  He is also an active member of the National Council on Measurement in Education.


Xia Zhao

x_zhao3@uncg.edu

Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Office 422, Bryan Building

Dr. Xia Zhao is an associate professor of Information Systems at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received her Ph.D. degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and her Master and Bachelor degrees from Tsinghua University. Dr. Zhao’s research interests includes business analytics, electronic commerce, social networks and IT governance. She has published papers in Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Production and Operations Management, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Frontier, IEEE Computer, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, and many conference proceedings. She received the Citation of Excellence Award from Emerald Management Review in 2009 and the Bryan Junior Research Excellence Award in 2013. She is a senior editor of Decision Support Systems and an associate editor of Electronic Commerce Research and Applications and Journal of Electronic Commerce Research.