Featured Faculty

Internationally recognized leaders in their fields, inventive scholars with a drive to break the mold, artists seeking to improve our world through creativity, dedicated educators supporting the growth of our future leaders. Over 2,000 full-time faculty provide the foundation that sets UConn apart as both a premier research university and institution of higher education.

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Nora Madjar

Nora Madjar, an associate professor of management in the UConn School of Business, has spent her career looking at ways to emphasize the benefits of creativity in the workplace. Madjar’s research has proved that allowing and encouraging employees to be creative provides companies with a competitive advantage, not only when corporations are looking for ways to grow but also in times of economic crisis. She received her Ph. D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and was a Fulbright Scholar in Bulgaria in 2011.

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Nora Madjar

Nora Madjar, an associate professor of management in the UConn School of Business, has spent her career looking at ways to emphasize the benefits of creativity in the workplace. Madjar’s research has proved that allowing and encouraging employees to be creative provides companies with a competitive advantage, not only when corporations are looking for ways to grow but also in times of economic crisis. She received her Ph. D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and was a Fulbright Scholar in Bulgaria in 2011.

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Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar

Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, professor of history and founding director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music, joined UConn's faculty in 1997. His research interests include the 20th century United States with a focus in African American history,  specifically black nationalism and social justice movements. He is the author of several books, including Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap (University Press of Kansas, 2007).

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Jeffrey Ogbar, professor of history, stands near graffiti art at the Heaven Skatepark in Hartford on July 12, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Jeffrey Ogbar, professor of history, stands near graffiti art at the Heaven Skatepark in Hartford on July 12, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar

Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, professor of history and founding director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music, joined UConn's faculty in 1997. His research interests include the 20th century United States with a focus in African American history,  specifically black nationalism and social justice movements. He is the author of several books, including Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap (University Press of Kansas, 2007).

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Dr. Linda Barry, assistant professor of surgery, gives her talk, "Becoming a Surgeon," at the Mini Medical/Dental School on April 21, 2011. (Michael Fiedler for UConn Health Center)

Linda Barry

Dr. Barry is Associate Professor of Surgery at UConn School of Medicine. She is the Diversity Representative for UConn at the Association of American Medical Colleges. A board-certified liver and pancreas surgeon, Dr. Barry has a unique background in both clinical and basic science research and dedicates much of her time to mentoring medical students and residents at UConn Health.

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Dennis D'Amico

Associate professor of animal science Dennis D'Amico focuses his research and outreach efforts on improving the safety and quality of cheese. He works extensively with small to very-small producers on product development, process control, environmental monitoring, and the development and implementation of food safety management systems. research group examines the microbial ecology of dairy products, the prevalence of pathogenic bacteria in raw milk destined for cheesemaking, and microbial behavior during the manufacture and aging of various foods. Current projects seek to identify novel and natural interventions as preventive controls for pathogens in dairy foods.

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Dennis D'Amico

Associate professor of animal science Dennis D'Amico focuses his research and outreach efforts on improving the safety and quality of cheese. He works extensively with small to very-small producers on product development, process control, environmental monitoring, and the development and implementation of food safety management systems. research group examines the microbial ecology of dairy products, the prevalence of pathogenic bacteria in raw milk destined for cheesemaking, and microbial behavior during the manufacture and aging of various foods. Current projects seek to identify novel and natural interventions as preventive controls for pathogens in dairy foods.

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Xiaomei Cong, associate professor of nursing, on June 4, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Xiaomei Cong

Xiaomei Cong is associate professor of nursing and director of the Center for Advancement in Managing Pain (CAMP) at UConn. Her research focuses on the brain-gut-microbiota axis and the prediction of neurodevelopmental outcomes in high-risk infants. In addition to many academic awards, Cong was named one of "Nine Best Female Scientists" by Fiat Physica in 2016.

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Carlos Trallero

UConn physicist Carlos Trallero is a pioneer in a field of research that uses high-power lasers to investigate atomic and molecular physical phenomena. His lab is now working to break the attosecond barrier into the zeptosecond barrier which is 1,000 times faster than the attosecond. Trallero is currently funded through grants from the Department of Energy, the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the U.S. Navy.

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Kenneth Fuchs

Kenneth Fuchs is regarded as one of the country’s finest composers and has composed music for orchestra, band, chorus, and various chamber ensembles. With Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson, Fuchs created three chamber musicals, which were originally pre­sent­ed by Circle Repertory Company in New York City. The London Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of JoAnn Falletta, has recorded five discs of Fuchs’s music for Naxos American Classics. In 2019, Fuchs won a Grammy award in the Best Classical Compendium category for his album “Spiritualist – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.”

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C. Michael White

Throughout his career, pharmaceutical scientist C. Michael White has focused on trying to understand, prevent, or modulate cardiovascular drug, device, and natural product induced diseases. With particular expertise in post-surgical complication prevention and natural products that cause or prevent cardiovascular diseases, White is an international expert in this field and is routinely quoted in the news media.

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C. Michael White on March 15, 2019. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
C. Michael White on March 15, 2019. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

C. Michael White

Throughout his career, pharmaceutical scientist C. Michael White has focused on trying to understand, prevent, or modulate cardiovascular drug, device, and natural product induced diseases. With particular expertise in post-surgical complication prevention and natural products that cause or prevent cardiovascular diseases, White is an international expert in this field and is routinely quoted in the news media.

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