Dr. Aleksandra Kuzmanov joined LTU in the fall of 2017. She teaches Biology 1 and Cell Biology courses in the department of Natural Sciences. She earned an MD degree at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine (Serbia) in 2004. After practicing medicine for three years, Dr. Kuzmanov came to the US to study nutrition, and molecular and cellular biology. She received a master's degree in Human Nutrition in 2009 and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences in 2014 from the University of Wyoming. Following her graduate studies, she spent three year as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Davis before moving to LTU. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that promote proper chromosome segregation during male meiosis using the model organism C. elegans. Chromosome segregation errors have an astounding impact on human reproductive health as a primary cause of infertility, recurrent miscarriage and developmental disabilities.
Bruce Pell received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Oakland University in 2010. He then completed his doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Arizona State University in 2016. He was a visiting assistant professor at St. Olaf College in Minnesota before coming to Lawrence Technological University in 2019.
His research interests lie at the interface of mathematics and biology. In the broadest sense, he uses data to guide the formulation of mathematical models (usually in the form of partial, ordinary or delay differential equations) to describe, understand or predict biological phenomena arising in ecology, epidemiology and immunology. Recently, he has been modeling the within-host dynamics of plant viruses under different nutrient treatments.
Margaret M. Glembocki, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CSC, FAANP is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Lawrence Technological University. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Oakland University, her MSN with an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration from Wayne State University, and her BSN from Madonna University.
Dr. Glembocki has extensive experience in academic program development where she has co-developed and implemented a Forensic Nursing program (MSN) as well as developed and granted approval for an Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program (MSN), both at Oakland University. She is also committed to developing innovative ways to educate undergraduate and graduate nursing students and has been enjoying teaching for over a decade.
Dr. Glembocki has held leadership and clinical positions within the service industry of nursing where she led the implementation of Relationship-Based Care in one hospital, managed nursing and advanced practice provider teams with specialties in the emergency department and cardiothoracic surgery, and has always maintained clinical practice. He passion for practice has been cardiothoracic surgery and forensic nursing. Currently, she practices as a Nurse Practitioner in cardiothoracic surgery at Henry Ford Hospital Macomb. Additionally, she served as an officer in the United States Army.
Dr. Glembocki has presented at local, national, and international forums on Relationship-Based Care and practice related to cardiothoracic surgery and forensic nursing and has many publications in both professional journals and books. She is active in professional organizations and has served on various committees for Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners as well as the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Additionally, she has been inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Dr Glembocki is passionate about advancing professional nursing and works toward empowering nurses everywhere.
Dr. Julia Kiernan is an assistant professor of communication where she coordinates technical and professional communication courses. Her research and teaching are intimately linked; regularly examining the shifting impacts of pedagogical and curricular design in translingual and transnational writing, digital and interdisciplinary humanities and science communication.
Dr. Kiernan's research methodology is active research, which focuses on the impacts of listening, reflection and feedback throughout learning processes. Her publications have appeared in a number of edited collections, and journals such as Composition Studies, Communication & Language at Work and L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature.
Giulia Lampis grew up in Sardinia (Italy) and has lived in several countries before coming to the United States. She is passionate about design and every form of art and music. Giulia finds the art scene in Detroit to be particularly inspiring and is passionate about the rebirth and growth of the city. She enjoys traveling, rock climbing, and Ethiopian food. More of her work can be seen at: www.giulia-lampis.com