Dr. Katherine Brown
Dr. Katherine Brown is a Professional Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Tarleton State University. Dr. Brown is also a Faculty Affiliate in The Institute on Violence Against Women and Human Trafficking at Tarleton. In addition to her interest in crimes against women and children, her research interests include: child abduction murder investigation, crime scene investigation, serial murder, crime scene assessment, technology facilitated crimes against children, forensic evidence and other solvability factors affecting murder investigations
Dr. Alexandru Herescu
Dr. Herescu earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University, for work in energy technology and microfluidics. His research interests and expertise are in the thermal-fluid sciences, pertaining to thermal and fluid management applied to the development of alternative energy and biomedical technology, in particular applications presenting small passages (e.g. heat exchangers, phase separators and filtration systems), and controlled hydrophilic-hydrophobic wetting. He worked on a government contract (Department of Energy) which addressed target barriers of water transport within the PEM fuel cell stack (hydrogen batteries), in cooperation with General Motors. He started his engineering career as an aerospace engineer, he carried out wind tunnel testing and numerical simulations to investigate propellant management in low-gravity environments.
Dr. Lindsey Marek
Dr. Lindsey Marek is an Assistant Clinical Social Work Professor at Tarleton State University. She is also a licensed master social worker (LMSW), licensed chemical dependency counselor-intern (LCDC-I), dementia certified, trust-based relation intervention certified (TBRI), crisis prevention intervention certified (CPI), and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Dr. Marek is also a Community Engagement and Service-Learning Fellow (CESL) with Tarleton State University’s Center for Educational Excellence. Her research interest includes public-school mental health, social work in schools, and the relationship between acute care and homelessness.
Dr. Nourouddin Sharifi
Dr. Sharifi is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tarleton State University. His background is in Thermal-Fluid Sciences, specifically energy storage and conversion. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Connecticut and he has extensive experiences in teaching and research in different institutions. His scientific findings are highlighted in several journal articles and patents. Dr. Sharifi’s research interests include: Thermal-Fluid Sciences and Applications, Energy Storage and Conversion (Thermal, electrical, and etc.), Biocompatible and Implantable Electrical Energy Storage, Hydrogel for Cancer Tissue, Drug Delivery, and Medical device Applications, Transport Phenomena in Multiphase Systems, Thermal Management, Phase Change, Heat Pipes, Microfluidics, Porous Medium.
Dr. Alex Sullins
Sport Management & Kinesiology
Dr. Alex Sullins is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management in the Department of Sport Science within the School of Kinesiology at Tarleton State University. Dr. Sullins is also a Certified Professional Parks and Recreation Profession, certified by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Before university teaching, Dr. Sullins spent his early career in the sport and recreation industry within minor league sports, college administration, and municipal recreation, Dr. Sullins focuses on whole student development as well as career preparation. Dr. Sullins’ research interest includes sport tourism, both active and passive, motivations for active participation in sport, and youth development within sport.