May 5, 2015

Chukuka Enwemeka, Ph.D.

Chukuka Enwemeka, Ph.D.

Provost and Sr. Vice President
San Diego State University

Dr. Chukuka S. Enwemeka is the Provost and Senior Vice President of San Diego State University. Before joining SDSU on July 1, 2014, he served as Distinguished Professor and Dean of the College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and as Professor and Dean, of the School of Health Professions, New York Institute of Technology. He was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He served as Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and Associate Director of Physical Therapy at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Enwemeka also held a joint appointment as Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Cellular and Structural Biology, and Physiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He earned his Ph.D. from New York University, and did his post-doctoral research training at NYU’s Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Enwemeka received his M.S. and B.Sc. degrees in physical therapy from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, respectively. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Kelly Doran

Kelly Doran, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology

I study bacterial pathogens associated with Central Nervous System disease and examine the mechanisms by which bacteria penetrate the blood-brain barrier, in order to cause meningitis. My studies focus on major human pathogens including StreptococcusStaphylococcus aureus, and Bacillus anthracis. I seek to identify bacterial genes and gene products responsible for cellular invasion, and to characterize the host innate immune response to infection.

Fletcher Miller

Fletcher Miller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Miller received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1988. Dr. Miller has broad interests spanning the thermal sciences and sustainable energy. For sixteen years he worked at NASA Glenn Research Center conducting microgravity combustion research in the areas of flame spread over liquids and solids, solid particle combustion, flammability of non-homogeneous gas mixtures, and catalyzed microcombustion. He has significant combustion diagnostic experience including PIV and optical techniques such as interferometry and rainbow schlieren. Prior to joining SDSU he led a NASA team evaluating new test methods for material flammability tests for spacecraft, and is interested in fire prevention, detection, and suppression in ground-based facilities as well. Outside of work, he helped found a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable energy that is now one of the largest in the country. He is especially interested in developing solar thermal applications in the southwest and California.