ScholarsJami C. Curley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Saint Louis University School of Social Work
Dr. Curley is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work, Saint Louis University. She holds a Ph.D. and a M.S.W. in social work from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.A. in sociology/psychology and business administration from Eureka College in Illinois. She is also a Faculty Associate at the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Curley's research focuses on the social economic development of low-income families including the impact of asset-ownership on families, children and individuals both in the United States and abroad. She was on the original research team for the American Dream Demonstration (ADD); the first national research study on individual development accounts (IDAs) that looked at over 2000 low-income individuals in matched savings accounts across the country. Dr. Curley is also involved in a project testing an asset-building intervention with HIV/AIDS orphaned children in Uganda. She has over 10 years of research and publication experience in this area of work.
Roobik Gharabagi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Saint Louis University Electrical and Comupter Engineering
Roobik Gharabagi is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Gharabagi received his degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the newly established Electrical Engineering Department at Saint Louis University in September of 1988. Since joining the department Dr. Gharabagi has been engaged in curriculum development, research and Scholarly activities, and service to community.
Roobik's primary teaching interests for undergraduate and graduate are in the areas of Circuits, Semiconductor Devices, Analog and Digital Electronics, Freshman Engineering, Senior Design, Sustainable Engineering and Renewable Energy. His research interests are in the area of Semiconductor Device Modeling and simulation, Small Device Geometry Effects, Renewable Energy and Sustainability, and integration of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Undergraduate Education. He has more than 30 publications. He has served as a reviewer for several international journals and conferences. He is currently serving on the Editorial Board of Scientific Journal International, SJI.
Roobik has served as the Department Chair for six years. During his tenure as the Department Chair the Department received accreditation from the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, ABET-2000. As Department Chair he started a new program in Computer Engineering, and an Electrical Engineering track in Bioelectronics. He also worked closely with the University Vice President, Faculty members from three different Colleges to establish the Center for Sustainability. He was also instrumental in developing a new Master of Sustainability as part of the Center for Sustainability. He is currently working with the ECE Department faculty to establish an Online Graduate Program.
William Scott Krummenacher, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty, Saint Louis University Center for Sustainability and Sociology & Criminal Justice
Scott Krummenacher is an adjunct assistant professor for the Center for Sustainability at Saint Louis University. His recent works include: "Information Communication Technologies and Virtual Public Spheres" and "Déjà vu All Over Again - Charter Reform Fails" co-authored with Todd Swanstrom and Bob Cropf in More than Mayor or Manager: Campaigns to Change Form of Government in America's Largest Cities.
His research focuses on sustainability, green space, regional governance, civic engagement and e-democracy.
Nitish Singh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business
Professor Nitish Singh teaches International Business and Sustainability at Saint Louis University. Prior to joining St Louis University, he was a professor at California State University, Chico, where he headed the Localization Program. He received his Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business from Saint Louis University, USA. He did his MBA and MA in India and the U.K.
Singh is the author of the book, The Culturally Customized Web Site and Localization Strategies for e-business. He has published or presented more than 60 studies in the areas of cross-cultural consumer behavior in publications such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Research, MBR, Psychology & Marketing, International Marketing Review, Journal of Consumer Behavior and others.
He has raised more than half a million dollars in grants and donations to support the growing field of international e-business. Singh has lead several academic initiatives in North America and Europe in the field of Localization/international e-business, including the Localization Certification Program and Localization Project Management Certification. Singh teaches and consults in the area of global e-commerce, sustainability and international business.