Warrior Strong Professors

Noel Kulik

Faculty member in the College of Education.

Recipient of a 2017 Michigan Health Endowment Fund grant to create the WSU Community Health Pipeline. Principal investigator on several funded research projects to evaluate and improve the health of Detroit youth and families. Two-time recipient of the Society of Behavioral Medicine's Excellent Conference Citation Abstract Award. Member of the MOTION Coalition. Expert and invited presenter on the topics of healthy eating and obesity. 

Noa Ofen

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and a faculty member in the Institute of Gerontology and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute.

World-renowned neuroscience expert. Recipient of nearly $2 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Involved with GO-GIRL, Brain Day and Future Docs. Editorial board member for Frontiers in Cognitive Sciences and a reviewer for 30 other scholarly publications. Guest speaker at universities, conferences and symposia around the world. Author of numerous articles for premier scholarly publications.

Kafi Kumasi

Associate Professor of Library and Information Science (LIS).

Expert on literacy, equity and diversity, particularly in urban educational environments. Program chair of the American Educational Research Association’s group on research in education, information and school libraries. Consultant to the Michigan State Board of Education. Invited presenter at national and international conferences and symposia. Recipient of the National Center for Institutional Diversity’s Exemplary Diversity Scholar Citation. 

Jorge L. Chinea

Associate Professor Academic Director, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies

Recipient of the Hispanic Business Alliance’s Excellence in Education Award. Expert in the LatinX experience in the United States as well as Latin American and Caribbean history and culture. Member of the ACLU of Michigan’s Advisory Board and the Labor@Wayne Internal Board. Recipient of grants and research awards from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Society for Irish Latin American Studies and others. 

Deborah Charbonneau

Faculty member in the School of Library and Information Science.

Selected as a 2015-17 New Leader for the Association for Information Science and Technology. Recipient of the Medical Library Association’s 2014 Donald A.B. Lindberg Research Fellowship. Dedicated to building healthier communities and eliminating health disparities. Research expert in the areas of health literacy, information seeking and digital privacy.

Tingting Yan

Faculty member in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Internationally renowned expert on supply network and innovation. Recipient of the Journal of Operations Management’s Reviewer Service and Best Reviewer awards. Finalist, the Academy of Management’s Past Chairs Emerging Scholar Award. Invited guest speaker and lecturer. Editorial board reviewer for Journal of Operations Management, Decision Science and Journal of Supply Chain Management.