Faculty Experts

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Case Western Reserve University faculty have expertise ranging from business to politics, history to law and much more. Search the information below to find just what you’re looking for.

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Arts & Humanities

Media contact: Daniel Robison, 216-368-6515, daniel.robison@case.edu

Faculty Name Area of Expertise
Henry Adams Art authentication, American art, Thomas Hart Benton, Dale Chihuly, Andrew Wyeth
Tim Beal Religion in America, the Bible, Book of Revelation, 
Erin Benay Italian painting and visual culture of the early modern period, Renaissance and Baroque art, sensory perception, gender issues, and devotional art, the history of science and art
Sophie Benn Ballet, American social dance, body cultures, notation, historical anatomy, performance
Paul Ferguson Jazz music
Gary Galbraith Dance: choreography, technology, wellness
Lisa Koops Music: early childhood education, world music in education, philosophy of music education
Nate Kruse Music cognition and learning, vernacular music, classroom guitar, adult music education and lifespan learning
Eunyoung Park Global contemporary visual culture, globalization effects on contemporary East Asian art and Western modern and contemporary art
Lihong Shi China's birth-control policies, reproductive politics, family and gender relations, reproductive choice, family change, sex ratio imbalance in China
Holly Witchey Cleveland history, philanthropy, arts, and culture

Economy & Business

Media contact: Daniel Robison, 216-368-6515, daniel.robison@case.edu

Faculty Name Area of Expertise
Lee Blazey Taxation, accounting, political subdivision finances
Lakshmi Balasubramanyan  Fintech, blockchain, economic efficiency, bank regulation, corporate finance, credit risk
Alan Dowling Health/medical informatics, health information technology
Steven Feldman China, tariffs, trade
Michael Goldberg Entrepreneurship, early-stage finance, small business development, start-ups
Anurag Gupta Banking regulation, global macro-economics, financial markets, monetary policy, economic policy
Susan Helper Manufacturing, innovation, globalization
Thomas King Accounting, healthcare accounting, financial forecasts, investor relations
Casey Newmeyer Marketing, branding, brand relationships, consumer behavior
R.L. Shankar Blockchain, A.I., machine learning, financial risk management
Daniel Shoag Industrial and Rust Belt economics, macroeconomics, public policy, public finance, retail
Roman Sheremeta Behavioral economics, game theory, microeconomics, negotiations
Mark Sniderman General economic conditions, economic outlook, monetary policy
John Paul Stephens Organizational psychology/behavior and aesthetics, mindfulness/attention, negotiations and bargaining

Health & Medicine

Faculty Name Area of Expertise
Eben Alsberg Tissue engineering, biomaterials, drug delivery
Lyla Blake-Gumbs Nutrition for disease risk reduction; obesity and cancer risk; mindfulness-based stress reduction; environmental toxin reduction
Ronald Blanton Global health parasitic diseases; viral diseases; diseases of low-income countries
Barbara Daly End-of-life care, critical care
Michael J. Decker Sleep medicine, effects of sleep loss on decision-making and other function
Scott Frank Public health and health systems (including the Affordable Care Act); health equity and social justice violence as a public health issue; community health assessment; adolescent health
Darcy Freedman Food access, food security, healthy food retail, obesity, community nutrition
Faye Gary Children's mental health, health disparities, issues in nursing education, community mental health
Charles Halbeck Medical anthropology, systems of inequity in medical programs
Karen Horowitz General internal medicine, access to care, health care reform
Vanessa Hildebrand Reproductive health, women's health
Leena Khaitan Obesity, obesity management, gastroesophageal reflux disease, patient wellness
Debra Leizman General internal medicine, medical education
Donald Mann Problem-based learning, IQ
Maureen McEnery Separation of church and state; global warming; importance of science education in society; role of female leadership in medicine and medical education
Shirley Moore Patient/family self-care of chronic illnesses, the science of behavior change
Carol Musil Caregiving and family care issues, intergenerational relationships (especially grandmothers raising grandchildren due to drugs, parents' incarceration, mental-health issues)
Goutham Narla General internal medicine; medical genetics; care of high-risk cancer patients; drug discovery and development; experimental therapeutics
Tej Kumar Pareek Public health, business management, biomedical research
Rebecca M. Patton Health care, Affordable Care Act (helped draft the legislation as president of the American Nurses Association)
Tamara Randall Nutrition, diabetes, public health
Joachim Voss Long-term management of people living with HIV, workforce-related issues in HIV and evidence-based practice
Allison R. Webel Living well with HIV, HIV self-management


Media contact: Daniel Robison, 216-368-6515, daniel.robison@case.edu

Faculty Name Area of Expertise
John Grabowski History of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio; editor of the online edition of The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History; strong knowledge of the GOP in Cleveland from the 1850s to mid-20th century
Kenneth Ledford German history, politics, social security network and legal system
Luke Reader Brexit, general British history, British Labour Party, internationalism, imperialism, present-day conflict between democracy and authoritarian populism, general contemporary history
Renee Sentilles American history, American women's history


Media contact: Colin McEwen, 216-368-4442, colin.mcewen@case.edu

Faculty Name Area of Expertise
Jonathan Adler Constitutional law; environmental law; Supreme Court judicial nominations; regulatory law and policy; conservative politics
Juscelino Colares Climate change; federal courts and procedure; environmental law; international trade law
Avidan Cover Civil rights; race and American law; police excessive force; counter-terrorism interrogation; detention; drone policy; Iran nuclear agreement; international law
Jonathan Entin Constitutional law; the Supreme Court; civil rights and civil liberties; regulatory issues
Shannon French Military ethics
Christian Grostic Civil litigation; criminal law and sentencing; criminal justice, incarceration, and reentry; Supreme Court and federal appellate courts
Sharona Hoffman Health law; health information technology; aging issues; employment discrimination issues, including discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, sex, age, and disability; sexual harassment
Judith Lipton Human trafficking law
Craig Marvinney Relationship of Ohio to national political scene; Greater Cleveland history
Maxwell Mehlman Healthcare law, ethics, and policy
Andrew Pollis Legal issues arising from campaign platform and disturbances at the convention that could lead to legal challenges, such as protesters
Michael Scharf Foreign relations, national security, international law
Marvin Sicherman Bankruptcy, commercial law
Tim Webster Foreign policy; China-Asia international trade and investment; human rights

Political Science

Media contact: Daniel Robison, 216-368-6515, daniel.robison@case.edu

Faculty Name Area of Expertise
Karen Beckwith Gender and politics; women and politics; U.S. political parties and elections; social movements and protest
Justin Buchler U.S. elections; parties; interest groups; Congress and the Presidency
Kathryn Lavelle U.S. foreign economic policy; international organizations, U.S. Congress, International Monetary Fund; World Bank, politics of stock markets, banking policy.
Kelly McMann Comparative politics, democratization, political economy, local politics, political participation, corruption, post-communist politics, Russia, Central Asia.
Elliot Posner International politics of finance, international relations, the European Union, Sub-Saharan Africa and international non-governmental organizations
Joseph White Federal budget—both policy and politics; Social Security and Medicare; health care policy and politics, including "Obamacare;" partisan and ideological divisions in America


Media contact: Daniel Robison, 216-368-6515, daniel.robison@case.edu

Faculty Name Area of Expertise
Amy Przeworski anxiety, parenting, ADHD, hoarding
Alex Rothbaum PTSD origins, treatment
Sandra Russ benefits of play in children - relationship between pretend play, adaptive functioning: creativity, coping, and emotional understanding

Science & Engineering

Media contact: Mike Scott, 216-368-1004, mike.scott@case.edu

Faculty Name Area of Expertise
Rigoberto Advincula Oil and gas, polymers, plastics, nanotechnology, biomaterial
Mark De Guire Energy and natural gas resources associated with engineered materials
Anthony Jack Scientific perspective on empathy, religion, and ethics; how different political points of view arise from our brain/psychology
Stacy McGaugh Science funding, astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, dark matter climate change from a planetary perspective
Patricia Princehouse Science—particularly evolution, the creationism controversy and similar church and state issues, including national and state supreme court cases
Donald Schuele Science and engineering education
Glenn Starkman Physics, particle physics, cosmology
Peter Whiting Earth, environmental, planetary science

Social Sciences

Media contact: Colin McEwen, 216-368-4442, colin.mcewen@case.edu

Faculty Name Area of Expertise
David Crampton Child welfare, foster care, homelessness

Rob Fischer

Poverty, public services, lead poisoning in children, non-profits, community development
Dan Flannery Violence prevention and mental health intervention in children and adolescents, crisis intervention, juvenile delinquency
Brian Gran Law and social policy; children's rights and welfare; human rights
Dana Prince LGBTQ issues, transgender issues, oppression and privilege
Rachel Lovell Human trafficking, sexual assault
Jane Timmons-Mitchell

Suicide prevention, community-based services for juvenile justice and child welfare involved youth, gun violence prevention