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Dr. Golam Kibria has consistently been one of the most productive faculty in the department of mathematics & statistics. Last year he contributed to 14 journal papers and presented nine conference papers. He is a leader in Ridge Regression among statisticians of his generation.





Dr. Julie Wade was born in Seattle and completed a Master of Arts in English at Western Washington University in 2003, a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry at the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities at the University of Louisville in 2012. A 7-time Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry and creative nonfiction, she is also the recipient of an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the State of Kentucky (2010) and a Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir (2011). In August 2012, Julie will join the graduate faculty in creative writing at Florida International University in Miami.


portraitDr. Leanne Wells graduated with physics and mathematics degrees from Salisbury University and a MS in Mathematics from Clemson University. She worked as a lead teacher for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools/FIU math and science Partnership in Academic Communities (PAC) program for at-risk kids. There she collaborated with faculty in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education and in 2007 joined FIU’s Physics Education Research Group as a PhysTEC Teacher-in-Residence.


portraitDr. Jon Comer is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and is Director of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Program, an interdisciplinary clinical research laboratory devoted to expanding the quality, scope and accessibility of mental health care for youth. His program of research examines four areas of overlapping inquiry: (1) The assessment, phenomenology, and course of child anxiety disorders; (2) the development and evaluation of evidence-based treatments for childhood psychopathology, with particular focus on the development of innovative methods to reduce systematic barriers to effective mental health care in the community; (3) national patterns and trends in the utilization of mental health services and quality of care; and (4) the psychological impact of disasters and terrorism on youth.



Dr. Fernando Noriega‘s research program combines biochemistry, physiology and molecular biology to address fundamental questions in insect biology. We are interested in understanding mosquito’s physiological processes such as activity of the endocrine system and hormonal regulation of gene expression; my research has been funded by NIH’s RO1s for more than 15 years. Currently, the main focus of our research program is the study of the nutritional regulation of synthesis of juvenile hormone, a molecule that regulates development, reproduction and behavior in the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the vector of Dengue and Yellow fever.




portraitDr. Raul Gonzalez is the director of the Substance Use and HIV Neuropsychology (SUHN) Lab, where research focuses on the interplay of neurocognitive functions, drugs of abuse, and risky behaviors, often with participants with or at risk for HIV. A large portion of his research portfolio focuses on the neurocognitive effects of cannabis. The research being conducted at SUHN Lab aims to identify neurocognitive differences that may place individuals at risk for substance use disorders or that emerge from their use, in order to inform interventions designed to reduce drug addiction and the risky behaviors that may contribute to the spread of HIV.




Dr. Lorraine Bahrick has conducted research on the development of attention, perception, learning, and memory in infancy and early childhood, with a particular focus on intersensory perception and the emergence of social orienting. She also studies atypical attention and perception in children with autism. She often collaborates with the FIU Psychobiology Lab to examine the nature of intersensory perception across prenatal and postnatal development.





Dr. Mauricio Rodriguez Lanetty runs the laboratory of Integrative Marine Genomics and Symbiosis (IMaGeS ) studies the mutualistic association between marine cnidarian hosts and their microbial symbionts (Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes) from eco-physiological and evolutionary perspectives.






Dr. Maureen Donnelly focuses on the ecology and evolutionary biology of neotropical amphibians and reptiles with a focus on species from Central and South America. Explores the factors associated with faunal decline in northeastern Costa Rica, the effects of fragmentation on population genetic structure, and how animals survive in plantation systems.






Dr. Rajamani Narayanan, Physics Department






Dr. Nathanial Cadle, English Department