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. Jesse Helligso
Dr. Helligso is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Tarleton State University. His research centers around health policy, and his current teaching and research interests include: health policy, ethics, policy analysis, public budgeting, health care economics, human resource management, and leadership.
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. SooHyun O
SooHyun O is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Tarleton State University. Dr. O received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, School of Criminal Justice. Her current research examines juvenile delinquency, juvenile victimization at school, crime hot spot forecasting, and the relationship between land use and crime. Her research has recently appeared in Crime Prevention & Community Safety journal, Crime Science, Victims & Offenders, and Police Science and Management.
LCSW-S, MSG, LNFA
Professor Natalee Oliver is a full-time Lecturer at Tarleton State University. Her background is in clinical social work and gerontology. She earned both her Master’s in Social Work and her Master’s in Gerontology from Baylor University and is currently working on her Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) at Tulane University. She is a licensed nursing facility administrator and has been teaching in an adjunct capacity at local colleges since 2008. In addition to teaching, her professional background includes group and individual therapy for the adult and senior adult population. Professor Oliver’s research interests and expertise include Alzheimer’s disease and the caregiver experience.
Dr. Jack Philips
Dr. Jack B. Philips earned his doctorate in Public Administration and Public Policy at the University of Texas at Arlington. His research interests include nonprofit/third sector research, Latino critical and critical race theory, social innovation, Latino community issues, and social equity. His current research examines how critical methodology can improve how nonprofits serve their target communities and develop improved service delivery mechanisms to create equity for people of color. Dr. Philips is also Associate Editor of Social Media and Marketing for the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs. He also serves on the Undergraduate Diversity Scholars committee for the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, to assist young scholars in navigating research and careers in the nonprofit field.
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.