D'Amore-McKim School of Business Distinguished Professor Paula Caligiuri | Faculty Fellow, University Scholars Program
Professor Caligiuri is a D’Amore-McKim School of Business Distinguished Professor of International Business and Strategy where she researches and teaches in the area cultural agility and global leadership development. Named as one of the most prolific authors in international business, Caligiuri has authored or co-authored several articles and books – including Cultural Agility: Building a Pipeline of Successful Global Professionals. As a consultant, Paula works extensively with leading organizations on topics related to the selection and development of culturally agile professionals. Across a wide range of industries, Caligiuri works with private sector, military, and non-profit organizations in the United States, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Paula is a frequent expert guest on CNN where she had a bi-weekly segment called Reclaim Your Career.
Professor of Biology Erin Cram | Faculty Fellow, University Scholars Program
Professor Cram, who has been a tremendous supporter of the Scholars Program, joined the Faculty Fellows in the Fall of 2013. In her research, she uses the nematode C. elegans to investigate the role that the interactions between cells and their extracellular environments have in controlling tissue architecture, cell survival, and cell migration. Such processes are important for normal animal development and are disrupted in many human diseases. In collaboration with Dr. Carolyn Lee-Parsons of chemical engineering, Cram is also working to improve production of drug compounds by the medicinal plant Catharanthus roseus. Cram was the recipient of the 2011-2012 Excellence in Teaching Award. Cram earned her B.S. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley.
Distinguished Professor of History William M. Fowler Jr.| Faculty Fellow, University Scholars Program
Professor Fowler has worked at Northeastern for over 40 years in a variety of research, teaching, and administrative capacities. During this time, Fowler has written and edited ten books and produced over 50 scholarly articles. His work has primarily focused on Early American history, particularly maritime history and the history of Boston, from the period of European colonialism up through the founding of the Republic. A public intellectual, Fowler writes extensively for the popular press and has served on the boards of organizations throughout New England; he serves or has served as the Director of the Massachusetts Historical Society, the President of the New England Quarterly, the Chair of the Old North Church Foundation, and the Chair of the WGBH Community Advisory Board, to name but a few of his community commitments.
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering | Faculty Fellow, University Scholars Program
Professor Minus is a professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. In addition to being a devoted mentor, Minus' current research interests concern the structure-property relationships in nano-composites. Dr. Minus’ research is also focused in the area of fabrication and characterization of advanced high-performance polymer nano-composites. Polymers of interest include mainly those of linear architectures and biopolymers. Her work also looks at the interfacial interaction of these polymers with carbon nano-materials to understand morphological behavior in high-performance composites. Dr. Minus is a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers, American Chemical Society, and Materials Research Society. Prior to joining the faculty at Northeastern she was a Research Scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology in the School of Polymer, Textile, and Fiber Engineering.
Professor of Music Hilary Poriss | Faculty Fellow, University Scholars Program
Professor Poriss is a music historian whose fields of specialization are 19th-century French and Italian opera and prima donna culture. She is the author of Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance (Oxford 2009) and co-editor of The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century (Oxford 2012). She is currently writing a book about the 19th-century diva Pauline Viardot (1821-1910) as well as a book about Gioachino Rossini’s most famous opera, The Barber of Seville. Prior to joining the faculty at Northeastern in 2007, Professor Poriss taught at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. She has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Academy in Rome, and the Columbia Society of Fellows.
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Carey Rappaport | Faculty Fellow, University Scholars Program
Professor Rappaport joined the Faculty Fellows in 2013. He serves as an Associate Director of the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems. Rappaport has been a professor at Northeastern University since 1987, mentoring scores of undergraduate researchers along the way. He received dual SBs, SM, and Eng from MIT in 1982 and the Ph.D. from MIT in 1987. Rappaport's research has focused upon developing and integrating electromagnetic, acoustic, and optical sensing technologies to detect hidden objects and to use those technologies to meet real world subsurface challenges ranging from humanitarian demining to noninvasive breast cancer detection.
(On Sabbatical) Professor of Physics Darien Wood | Faculty Fellow, University Scholars Program
Professor Wood works in the field of Experimental Particle Physics, focusing in particular upon high energy collisions of protons and antiprotons. Professor Wood’s collaborations with scientists at both the Fermilab in Illinois and CERN in Switzerland have been instrumental in determining the masses of both the W and Z bosons and more recently, in producing the best evidence yet of the existence of the Higgs boson. These discoveries represent significant verifications of what is known as the Standard Model, physicists’ most fully fleshed theory to date of how the universe works.