2015-2016 ReDI Cohort


Nicole Aljoe

Associate Professor of English

Professor Aljoe received her Ph.D. in English from Tufts University. Her fields of specialization are eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Black Atlantic Literature, the Slave Narrative, Postcolonial Studies, and eighteenth-century British Novel. Professor Aljoe’s recent publications include “Caribbean Slave Narratives” in The Oxford Handbook of African American Slave Narratives. She is co-editor of Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americas, University of Virginia Press, 2014.


Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra

Professor of International Business & Strategy

Professor Cuervo-Cazurra received a Ph.D. from both the University of Salamanca in Spain and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Cuervo-Cazurra analyzes how firms internationalize. Specifically, he studies how firms become internationally competitive by developing their technological capabilities and how then they overcome the difficulties in internationalization to become multinational companies. He also studies governance issues, with a special interest in corruption in international business. His geographical area of expertise is Latin America and he has done fieldwork in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, Spain and the USA.

Carlos Cuevas

Associate Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Professor Cuevas received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Professor Cuevas’s research interests are in the area of victimization and trauma, sexual violence and sexual offending, family violence, and psychological assessment. Specifically, his work focuses examining victimization among Latino women and youth and how it relates to psychological distress and service utilization, as well as the role cultural factors play on victimization. Professor Cuevas also continues to engage in clinical work, providing assessment and treatment to victims of abuse and trauma as well as sex offenders.


Yunsi Fei

Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Yunsi Fei received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University. Her research and educational activities lie in the area of Computer Engineering, spanning energy-efficient embedded system design and optimization, secure computer architecture and systems, adaptive networking for underwater sensor networks, etc. She was a recipient of NSF CAREER award.


Greg Goodale

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Professor Goodale earned a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Ph.D. in rhetoric. Professor Goodale researches Post-Humanism. This worldview undermines the dominance of vision and cold logic as a way of organizing the world into categories and classes in favor of rethinking concepts like sex, race, species and ability. His books, “Arguments About Animal Ethics” (2010), “Sonic Persuasion” (2011), and “The Rhetorical Invention of Man” (2015) are examples of Post-Humanist scholarship. Professor Goodale also serves as the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs in the College of Arts, Media & Design.

Current Activities: University Scholars Faculty Fellow, Faculty Senate


Elizabeth P. Howard

Associate Professor of Nursing

Professor Howard received her Ph.D. from Boston College and holds a joint appointment with Bouve College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and the Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew Senior-Life. Professor Howard has conducted several small pilot projects testing interventions to improve the cardiovascular health status of older adult women, living in the community building on her in-patient nursing experience with cardiac patients. Her area of research has expanded to examine health care interventions for maintaining the health, well-being, and quality of life among older adults living in the community.

Current Activities: Faculty Senate


Rachel Jones

Associate Professor of Nursing

Professor Jones holds a Ph.D. in nursing research and theory development from New York University. Professor Jones has worked for many years as a registered nurse and then a nurse practitioner. Her research focuses on HIV risk reduction in urban women, health promotion through creation of film and media, and smartphone use for public health.


Jamie Ladge

Associate Professor of Management & Organizational Development

Professor Ladge received her Ph.D in organization studies from Boston College, Wallace E. Carroll School of Management. Her primary research interests are with the intersection of identity, careers and work-life integration in organizations. Secondarily, she studies stigmatized social identities and gender and diversity issues in organizations. Professor Ladge has a professional background in consulting and high technology.

Alisa Lincoln

Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Sociology

Professor Lincoln received her Ph.D. in sociomedical studies from Columbia University. Professor Lincoln’s research contributes to knowledge about disparities in mental health and mental health care and focuses on the ways in which social factors and system level factors inter-relate to perpetuate these disparities. She also focuses on public health, substance abuse, homelessness, health and social disparities, literacy, and community-based participatory action research.


Carol Livermore

Associate Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Professor Livermore received her Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University. Her research focuses on MEMS-enabled systems for assistive technologies, energy harvesting, and microscale vacuum systems, tissue engineering via MEMS-enabled cell assembly and origami folding, carbon nanotube-based energy storage. She was a recipient of NSF CAREER award.


Kristin Madison

Professor of Law and Health Sciences

Professor Madison earned a JD from Yale University and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. She holds a joint appointment in the School of Law and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Her primary research is in the areas of health law, health policy and health economics. Much of Professor Madison’s work evaluates the implications of the health care data revolution for patients, providers and regulators.


Marilyn Minus

Associate Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Professor Minus received her Ph.D. in Polymer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on process-structure-properties relationships in polymer-based nano-composites fibers; polymer/nano-carbon interfacial interactions and interphase formations; lightweight composite materials; carbon-carbon composites. She was a recipient of NSF CAREER award.

Current Activities: University Scholars Faculty Fellow


Beth Molnar

Associate Professor of Health Sciences

Professor Beth Molnar received her Doctor of Science and Master of Science in health and social behavior at the Harvard School of Public Health. Professor Molnar’s research is grounded in three public health domains: social epidemiology, prevention science, and psychiatric epidemiology. One main area of Dr. Molnar’s expertise is multilevel methods, where she utilizes neighborhood-level analyses for insight into both etiology and prevention strategies. Another main area of expertise is community-based participatory research methodology, from systematic needs assessments to multilevel research designs, to survey/measures development, to evaluation research, to implementation, to analyses and dissemination.


Cristina Nita-Rotaru

Professor of Computer Science

Professor Nita-Rotaru earned her Ph.D in computer science from Johns Hopkins University and joined Northeastern University in fall of 2015. Her research lies at the intersection of information security, distributed systems, and computer networks. The overarching goal of her work is designing and building practical distributed systems and network protocols that are robust to failures and attacks while coping with the resource constraints existent in computing systems and networks.


Antonio Ocampo-Guzman

Associate Professor of Theatre

Professor Ocampo-Guzman is an actor, director and an Associate Professor of Theatre at Northeastern University. He trained with Teatro Libre in his native Bogotá, Colombia, and with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. Antonio received an MFA in Directing as well as a Graduate Diploma in Voice from York University, Toronto. He has directed over 50 productions in several countries. In the Boston area, he has worked with New Repertory Theatre, The Nora Theatre and Boston Midsummer Opera, among others.

Antonio is a Designated Linklater Master Voice Teacher and is the author of La Libertad de la Voz Natural: El Método Linklater (UNAM, 2010). He serves as a consultant for CEUVOZ, a center for voice studies in Mexico City, where he runs a Linklater Voice Teacher training program. He also teaches annually at the Estudio Corazza, in Madrid, Spain. Antonio is a proud member of the Voice & Speech Trainers Association VASTA, and served as the association’s treasurer from 2010 to 2014. Several of his articles and essays about his experiences as a bilingual theatre artist have been published in, among others, The Politics of American Actor Training, Colorblind Shakespeare, The Greenwood Shakespeare Encyclopedia, American Theatre Magazine, the Voice & Speech Review, Paso de Gato (Mexico), Back Stage East and Dramatics Magazine.

Current Activities: Faculty Senate

Armen Stepanyants

Associate Professor of Physics

Professor Stepanyants earned his Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island. His research is aimed at understanding the principles of synaptic connectivity in the cerebral cortex. Woven throughout his research is the theme of inferring synaptic connectivity through the quantitative analysis of neuron morphology. Topics of interest range from the theoretical and computational analyses of real and artificial neural networks and their memory storage capacity, to building cortical connectivity diagrams based on the experimental datasets of neurons reconstructed in 3D, to developing algorithms for automated tracing of neural circuits from light microscopy stacks of images.