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Applied Modelling & Quantitative Methods

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Applied Modelling & Quantitative Methods

Faculty & Research


James Conolly

Professor, BA (Toronto) MA, PhD (University College London)
DNA C225, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7868, jamesconolly@trentu.ca
Research: Environmental and landscape archeology; spatial ecology; geographical information systems and science


Marcel Dorken

​Full Professor, Ph.D. Botany, (Toronto), M.Sc. Biology, (Queen's University), B.Sc. Biology, (University of Guelph)
​705 748 1011 ext. 7585, marceldorken@trentu.ca
Research: Evolution and ecology of combined vs separate sexes, ​Evolution and ecology of clonal reproduction, 


David Ellis

Associate Professor Ph.D.(Toronto)
(705) 748 1011 ext. 7585, marceldorken@trentu.ca
Research: Analytical and organic techniques including spectroscopy, chromatography, computational chemistry, synthesis and modelling.

Igor Svishchev

Professor: B.Sc., M.Sc. (distinction, Moscow State University, 1984), Ph.D. (USSR Academy of Sciences, 1988)
SC 212, (705)748-1063, isvishchev@trentu.ca
Research: Molecular simulations and physical environmental chemistry

Computing and Information Systems 

Omar Alam​

Assistant Professor, Ph.D. (McGill)
OC 118, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7347, omaralam@trentu.ca
Research: Model-Driven Software Engineering; Aspect-Oriented Modelling; Advanced Separation of Concerns; Software Architecture; Mining Software Repositories

Wenying Feng

Professor and Chair,​ Ph.D. (Glasgow)
GCS 330, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7249, wfeng@trentu.ca 
Research: Modelling of Computer System and Networks

Sabine McConnell

Associate Professor, Ph.D. (Queen's)
OC 102.7, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7803, sabinemcconnell@trentu.ca 
Research: Data Mining, Astronomical data analysis, Parallel Computing, Big Data.

Richard T. Hurley

Professor, Ph.D. (Waterloo)
OC 102.3, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7542, rhurley@trentu.ca
Research: Performance of Resource Management Strategies

Brian G. Patrick

Associate Professor,  Ph.D. (McGill)
OC 212, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7804, bpatrick@trentu.ca
Research: Parallel Job Scheduling


Bruce Cater

Associate Professor, Ph.D. (York)
GCS 349, (705) 748-1011 x 7395, bcater@trentu.ca
Research: applied microeconomics, applied econometrics


Hugh Elton

Associate Professor and Chair, B.A. (Queen's), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Traill College, Wallis Hall 134.1, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7732, hughhodges@trentu.ca
Research: Settlement and landscape archaeology, geographical information systems, military history


Kenzu Abdella

Professor, Ph.D. (Western)
GCS ​339, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7327, kabdella@trentu.ca
Research: Atmospheric Modelling

Wesley Burr

Assistant Professor, Ph.D. (Queen's)
GCS 335, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7293, wesleyburr@trentu.ca
Research: Applied Statistics - Time Series, Spectrum Estimation, and Statistical Modelling.  Research projects in environmental epidemiology, physics and education.

Wenying Feng

Professor and Chair,​ Ph.D. (Glasgow)
GCS 330, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7249, wfeng@trentu.ca 
Research: Modelling of Computer System and Networks

Marco Pollanen

​Professor, B.Sc. (Carleton University); M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
GCS 334, (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7543, marcopollanen@trentu.ca
Research: Mathematical Finance, Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods


Michael Hickson

Professor, Ph.D. (western)
EC N113, (705) 748-1011 x7278, michaelhickson@trentu.ca
Research Interests: Early Modern Philosophy; Epistemology (especially skepticism); Ethics

Physics and Astronomy

Bill Atkinson

Full Professor, Ph.D. (McMaster)
SC 222, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7716, billatkinson@trentu.ca
Research: Condensed Matter Theory and Computation

Dave Patton

Professor, Ph.D. (UVic)
PB 320 (Physics Building), (705) 748-1011 ext. 7462, dpatton@trentu.ca
Research: Modelling of Galaxy Evolution

Ralph Shiell

Professor, Ph.D (University of Newcastle)
SC 213, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7023/7025, ralphshiell@trentu.ca
Research: Atomic, molecular and optical physics: Dynamics of weakly-bound system

Rachel Wortis

​Professor, Ph.D (Illinois)
SC326, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7714, rwortis@trentu.ca
Research: Condensed Matter Theory


Michael Chan-Reynolds

Associate Professor, Ph.D. (University of Waterloo)
LHS C119 , (705) 748-1011 ext. 7534, michaelchanreynolds@trentu.ca
Research: Utilization of  Environment in everyday situations

Rory Coughlan

​Associate Professor, Ph.D. (UVic)
DNA B108.5, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7779, rorycoughlan@trentu.ca
Research: Health communication / prejudice and bullying

​Teresa L. DeCicco

​Professor, Ph.D. (York)
LHS C104 , (705) 748-1011 ext. 7535, teresadecicco@trentu.ca
Research: Personality, health, health and dreams, self and identity

Neil Fournier

Assistant Professor, Ph.D. (Saskatchewan)
LHS C135, (705) 748-1011, ext. 7339, neilfournier@trentu.ca
Research: Brain Plasticity; Epilepsy; Neurogenesis; Mood Disorders 

Terry Humphreys

Professor, Ph.D. (Guelph)
LHS C114 (705) 748-1011 ext. 7773, terryhumphreys@trentu.ca
Research: Sexual consent, first time sexual experiences, sexuality and technology use

Nancie Im-Bolter

​Associate Professor, Ph.D. (York)​
Oshawa 171, (905) 435-5102 ext. 5033, nimbolter@trentu.ca
Research: Language and Cognitive Functioning

Mowei Liu

Associate Professor, Ph.D. (Western)
LHS C121, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7472, moweiliu@trentu.ca
Research: Social Development from a Cultural Perspective

James D.A. Parker

Professor, Ph.D. (York)
LHS DNA C249, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7935, jparker@trentu.ca
Research: Emotion and Health

Kevin Ross Peters 

Associate Professor, Ph.D. (UBC)
LHS C137, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7795, kevinpeters@trentu.ca
Research: Sleep and memory; Aging and cognition

Elaine Scharfe

​Professor, Ph.D. (Simon Fraser)
LHS C130, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7354, escharfe@trentu.ca
Research: Adult attachment; parent-child relationships; family relationships; influence of relationships on health

Carlyle Taylor Smith

Professor, Ph.D. (Waterloo)
OC 140; (705) 748-1011 x 1406; csmith@trentu.ca
Research: The relationship between sleep states and memory processes

Brenda Smith-Chant

Associate Professor, Ph,D. (Carleton)
LHS C136, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7780, bresmith@trentu.ca
Research: Development and acquisition of basic cognitive skills.

Laura J. Summerfeldt

​Professor, Ph.D. (York)
LHS C120, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7526, lsummerfeldt@trentu.ca
Research: Personality & Psychopathology

School of Business

Ayman El-Amir

Associate Professor, Ph.D. (Stirling, Scotland)
GCS 361, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7106, aymanelamir@trentu.ca
Research: Social construction of contemporary consumption, consumer behaviour and sustainability issues in branding and retailing, interpretive traditions of inquiry in marketing research, analysis of the ideological assumptions that underpin marketing activities

Sheldene Simola

Professor, Ph.D. (Queen's)
(705) 748-1011 ext. 7327, ssimola@trentu.ca
Research: Behavioural ethics, organizational behaviour, clinical and consulting psychology, psychometric theory, multivariate statistics

School of the Environment

Cheryl McKenna Neuman

Professor, Ph.D. (Queen's)
ESC A144, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7307, cmckneuman@trentu.ca
Research: Process Geomorphology, Mechanics of Sediment Transport, Experimental fluid dynamics, Dust emission and air quality, Wind tunnel simulation

Raul Ponce-Hernandez

Associate Professor, Ph.D. (Oxford)
ESB 304, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7646, rponce@trentu.ca
Research: Climate change impacts modelling on agriculture, forests and water resources; Design of adaption options; GIS/Remote Sensing modelling for watershed management and natural resource planning