Faculty Profile

Wright State economics professor quoted in New York Times

Excerpt Determining the value of industry versus nature can be difficult and costly, but the needle points toward Dayton’s needing higher-paying jobs and production, said Kevin Willardsen, professor of economics at Wright State University in Dayton, who has studied the effect … Continue reading

Kunal Swani joins editorial board of Journal of Business Research

Kunal Swani, associate professor of marketing, was appointed an associate editor of business-to-business research track for the Journal of Business Research. Continue reading

Fantastic voyage

Caroline Cao reaches stratosphere in higher education as an engineer and medical pioneer

Wright State professor Caroline Cao is an expert in the design and evaluation of enabling technology, such as haptics, navigational aids, and surgical simulation, for minimally invasive surgery. Continue reading

Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence: Early Career Achievement

Kunal Swani

Part of the series: Faculty Awards for Excellence 2018

Kunal Swani as a technology innovator who is committed to incorporating cutting-edge concepts and technologies into his teaching. Continue reading

Presidential Award for Outstanding NTE Faculty: Teaching

Kerry Martin

Part of the series: Faculty Awards for Excellence 2018

Kerry Martin is dedicated to working as hard as necessary to ensure her students receive the education they need to succeed. Continue reading

Getting physical

Wright State professor Karen Wonders spreads gospel of exercise for cancer patients

Karen Wonders, director of the Wright State Sports Science Program, founded the Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, which provides exercise, nutritional guidance and fellowship to people battling cancer. Continue reading

Painless solution

Wright State’s Yong Pei and his team named winner in Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge

Wright State researchers designed an augmented-reality system designed that puts a “doctor in the house” to help recovering surgery patients manage pain without painkillers. Continue reading

Grand fan

Wright State’s Kristie McKiernan a full-throated superfan of the women's basketball team

Kristie McKiernan, Wright State grad and senior English lecturer, is a superfan of the Raiders, missing only three home games and attending road contests as far away as Chicago over the past eight years. Continue reading

Wright State professor Travis Doom earns prestigious teaching award from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society

Doom was recognized “for tremendous contributions to computer science and engineering through a balanced career incorporating research, mentoring of students, curriculum, pedagogy development and service.” Continue reading

Wright State’s Amit Sheth earns prestigious Fellow honor from American Association of Artificial Intelligence

Wright State University professor Amit Sheth is a newly elected Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Continue reading