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Christopher Ball is the director of the Central European Institute and István Széchenyi Chair in International Economics. He is available to discuss international economic issues with special emphasis on Central and Eastern European affairs as well as Connecticut gasoline markets.

Ball worked in Budapest, Hungary, as project director for and then adviser to the Hungarian Atlantic Council (a Hungarian foreign policy think tank) from 1994 to 1998. From 1996 to 1998 he also worked as the Central European research fellow for the Institute of Current World Affairs which is based in Hanover, N.H.

Ball returned to the United States in 1998 to pursue his PhD in economics at Texas A&M University with a specialty in theoretical international macroeconomics and industrial organization. In 2003 he earned his PhD from Texas A&M and joined the faculty at Quinnipiac where he teaches undergraduate international economics, game theory and MBA managerial economics, among other classes.

His current academic research deals with international debt, monetary policy and exchange rate regimes in emerging and developed economies worldwide. Currently he is developing international relations for Quinnipiac, focusing on exchange programs with Hungarian and Romanian universities.

To reach Ball, call 203-582-8745 or christopher.ball@quinnipiac.edu.


branchik

Blaine J. Branchik, associate professor of marketing, is available to discuss buyer decision-making, market segments, business marketing and marketing history. He has taught courses such as marketing strategy, Internet marketing, business-to-business marketing and principles of marketing on both the undergraduate and graduates levels.

Branchik completed his PhD at Florida Atlantic University and received his MBA and BA from George Washington University. He has published in the Journal of Macromarketing and Consumption, Markets and Culture, contributed a chapter to a book published by Haworth Press entitled "Handbook of Niche Marketing: Principles and Practices", and made numerous media appearances. Prior to undertaking his doctoral studies, he spent over 15 years in technology marketing management in a variety of positions in firms including IBM, Siemens and Oracle.

To reach Branchik, call 203-582-3474 or e-mail blaine.branchik@quinnipiac.edu.


buyurgan

Nebil Buyurgan, an associate professor of industrial engineering, is available to discuss healthcare/medical informatics, electronic health records, healthcare systems logistics and supply chain management.

Buyurgan teaches courses in operations research, decision and data analysis, systems engineering, and healthcare systems engineering. His research has appeared in journals including IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, and International Journal of Production Economics. His current research addresses mobile device adoption in homecare (or homehealth) to understand and predict the industry behavior in adopting mobile and telehealth devices in clinical and non-clinical operations.

Prior to joining QU, he served as associate and assistant professor in the industrial engineering department at the University of Arkansas for nine years.  He received his doctorate in engineering management from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 2004.

To reach Buyurgan, call 203-582-5020 or email nebil.buyurgan@quinnipiac.edu.


coe

Thomas Coe, an associate professor of finance, is available to discuss international markets and investments, debt financing and personal financial analysis.

Coe received his PhD and MA from the University of New Orleans, his MBA from John Carroll University and his bachelor's from the University of Akron. Coe teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in corporate finance, financial statement analysis and investments. He has published in The Journal of Emerging Markets, The Financial Services Review and The Journal of Emerging Markets Finance and the Journal of Financial Education. Prior to receiving his PhD, Coe was an account executive at Monarch Insurance Company and had branch management experience at Cardinal Federal Savings Bank and First National Bank of Ohio.

To reach Coe, call 203-582-3455 or e-mail thomas.coe@quinnipiac.edu.


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Mohammad Elahee, a professor of international business, is available to discuss cross-cultural business negotiations, free trade and international business and terrorism.

Elahee received his PhD from the University of Texas-Pan American and his MBA from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. Elahee teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in business negotiations, international business, e-commerce, marketing research and international marketing. His work has appeared in The Thunderbird International Business Review, European Business Review, International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior, Business and The Contemporary World, Journal of Emerging Markets, Corporate Finance Review, and Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing. Prior to receiving his PhD, Elahee taught at University of Monterrey, Mexico, University of Texas-Pan American and at The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Elahee also held visiting faculty positions at ESC-Rennes, France and at Sadat Academy for Management Science, Egypt. He also worked at Deloitte & Touche and at the World Bank in Washington D.C.

To reach Elahee, call 203-582-3453 or e-mail .


gius

Mark Gius, a professor of economics, is available to discuss his research in sports economics, health economics and the economic effects of advertising.

Gius received his PhD from Penn State University. He teaches undergraduate courses in industrial organization, law and economics and labor economics. He has published in a wide variety of academic journals.

To reach Gius, call 203-582-8576 or e-mail mark.gius@quinnipiac.edu.




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Xiaohong He is a professor of international business. She is available to discuss international business and international economic issues, especially related to China and other southeastern Asia markets.

A native of Beijing, He worked in China for eight years as a researcher and engineer before coming to the U.S. During her doctoral study in the U.S., she worked as a consultant, director and vice president of international business between U.S., China and several other countries in Asia.

He received her PhD in international management studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. She also holds two masters degrees in finance and international management. Her undergraduate work was in mechanical engineering.

He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in international business, international corporate finance, international trade and investment, global entrepreneurship, and globalization. Her current academic research deals with international trade, investment, global entrepreneurship and various topics in globalization, with a special focus on emerging markets. Her research has won prizes both in the U.S. and abroad. Her work has appeared in nine books and more than15 journals. She recently co-authored the book "Globalization and International Business: Living Ever Closer Together, " which is in the process of being translated into Chinese.

To reach He, call 203-582-5279 or e-mail xiaohong.he@quinnipiac.edu.


kilic

Osman Kilic, a professor of finance, is available to discuss financial markets and institutions, investments and market microstructure and trading.>

Kilic received his PhD and MA from the University of New Orleans, his MBA from University of South Alabama and his bachelor's from Istanbul Technical University. Kilic teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in financial markets and institutions, financial modeling and market microstructures and trading. He has published in the Journal of Financial Services Research, the Journal of Economics and Finance, Global Finance Journal, International Business and Economics Research and the ISE Review. He was a visiting faculty member at Merrill Lynch and Chase Asset Management. Prior to receiving his PhD, Kilic worked as a marine engineer at Zodiac and Dunya Companies.

To reach Kilic, call 203-582-8267 or e-mail .


luoma

Patrice A. Luoma, professor of management, is available to discuss ethics and sustainability, corporate governance, boards of directors, executive compensation, corporate social performance and human resource management issues.

Luoma received her PhD in management from Washington State University and her MBA and bachelor's degrees from St. Cloud State University. At Quinnipiac, Luoma teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in strategic management, organization theory, principles of management and human resource management. She has published in The Academy of Management Journal, written a book chapter on governance issues for "Enron and Beyond" and presented at numerous conferences. Prior to teaching, Luoma worked in local government.

To reach Luoma, call 203-582-8320 or e-mail patrice.luoma@quinnipiac.edu.


mattie

Angela Mattie is an associate professor of management and director of long-term care certificate program. She is available to discuss health care policy, legal, management and compliance issues. At Quinnipiac, she co-founded and created the health care compliance certificate program, which was the first program accredited by the national association. Mattie and her colleagues received the International Compliance Award for their contributions to the field of health care compliance.

She was recently appointed by Senator Donald Williams, President Pro Tempore of the Connecticut Senate, to Connecticut's Health Information Technology Exchange of Connecticut advisory committee.  A statewide committee charged with advising and evaluating measures to improve the health IT infrastructure in Connecticut. Mattie was also appointed to the Regional Advisory Committee of The Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Prior to joining Quinnipiac, Mattie was vice-president, performance improvement for Sisters of Providence Health Care System (SPHS). As a member of the executive team, she had oversight responsibilities for legal, quality, risk management, worker's compensation, infection control, HIPAA privacy implementation and corporate compliance. 

In 2000-2001, Angela was named as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow. Selected as one of six participants for this competitive program, she served as a health policy fellow for the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. During her fellowship, she was on leave from Anthem, Inc. in the corporate office of medical policy. In that role, Mattie was responsible for designing risk-reduction strategies and project implementation for uniform medical policy for the corporation.

Mattie received her master's degree in public health, (M.P.H.) with distinction from Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, a juris doctorate (J.D.) at the University Of Connecticut School of Law, and an undergraduate degree from Quinnipiac University. She is admitted to the Connecticut and Massachusetts bar.

To reach Mattie, call 203-582-3630, on her cell at 203-641-2630 or e-mail her at angela.mattie@quinnipiac.edu.


mccarthy

Richard V. McCarthy, professor of information systems management, teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in database management systems, data warehousing and data mining and enterprise architecture.

He conducts research in knowledge management and data mining and has published in the Journal of Computer Information Systems, Information & Software Technology, the Journal of International Technology and Information Management, Issues in Information Systems, the Learning Organization and the Information Systems Education Journal. He is also a contributing author to "Decision Support Systems and Intelligent Systems," 7th edition. McCarthy is also a Charter Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

He received his DBA from Nova Southeastern University, his MBA from Western New England College and his BS in management information systems from Central Connecticut State University.

To reach McCarthy, call 203-582-8468 or e-mail richard.mccarthy@quinnipiac.edu.


meixell

Mary Meixell, an associate professor of management, is available to discuss issues in logistics and supply chain management.

Meixell received her PhD from Lehigh University, MS degrees from the University of Virginia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the BS degree from Penn State.

Meixell teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in operations management, quantitative methods and project management. Her research has appeared in journals that include IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, the International Journal of Production Research and Transportation Research.

Prior to joining Quinnipiac, Meixell worked in the automotive and telecommunication equipment industries. Her current research addresses the impact of collaboration in supply partnerships and the value of information technologies in operations.

To reach Meixell, call 203-582-5206 or e-mail mjmeixell@quinnipiac.edu.


nehrt

Chadwick C. Nehrt, a professor of international business and chair of the international business department, is available to discuss issues to do with globalization, international business strategy and international business management.

Nehrt earned his PhD from the University of Michigan, his MBA from Columbia University and his BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in international business and international strategy. Nehrt enjoys leading student short-courses abroad, having taken students to various locations in Southeast Asia and Europe. He has published in Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Global Focus, International Journal of Business, and Research and Business Journal. He is currently co-authoring a book on globalization.

Nehrt's business experience includes running a seven-person small business in Wichita, Kan.; project analysis at International Paper Company in New York City; strategic planning - trouble-shooting, five-year plans, acquisition analysis - at Philip Morris International in New York City; business development and assistant to the vice president - Africa at Philip Morris Europe based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

To reach Nehrt, call 203-582-8303 or e-mail chad.nehrt@quinnipiac.edu.


norberg

Patricia Norberg is an associate professor of marketing and advertising. She holds a PhD, MBA and BA, all from the University of Rhode Island where she specialized in finance and marketing.

Before her doctoral studies, she spent many years working in the U.S. banking and IT consulting industries. Her primary research focus is on the informational interfaces between consumers and businesses in an information-driven economy, with a special interest in public policy and privacy-related issues. In addition to her primary research area, she conducts research in advertising/consumer behavior and gift card programs. She has also acted as an external consulting resource for the European stored value industry and more recently has become involved with consumer behavior in the financial industry.

Norberg may be reached at 203-582-8256 or patricia.norberg@quinnipiac.edu.


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Rowena Ortiz-Walters is an associate professor of management. Her areas of research, expertise and interest are entrepreneurship; the effect of the social context on creativity, developmental relationships, careers and work experiences of women and racial minorities; teamwork in the classroom. She has published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior and Journal of College Teaching and Learning.

Ortiz-Walters received both a PhD in management and BS in chemistry from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of New Haven.

In the area of professional service, she has served as president of the PhD Project, an association supporting minority graduate students in achieving their doctorates. She is also a member of the Academy of Management. She also served as the assistant director of the Thomas J. & Bette Wolff Family Program in Entrepreneurship and has won several teaching awards at the University of Connecticut. She has served as a reviewer for several journals in the management area and currently serves as co-chair for the Mentoring Committee of the AOM.

To reach Ortiz-Walters, call 203-582-8550 or e-mail rowena.ortiz-walters@quinnipiac.edu.


porter

Robert L. Porter, an associate professor of finance, is available to discuss the commercial banking industry and other financial institutions, as well as general corporate finance topics.

Porter received his PhD from Rutgers University, an MA from Trinity College and an MBA from Rutgers University. His bachelor's degree is also from Rutgers.

Porter teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in corporate finance, commercial banking and risk management. He has published in Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments and the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

In addition to his academic work, Porter served as director of asset/liability management for a regional bank holding company and as the CFO of a closely held printing organization.

To reach Porter, call 203-582-3647 or e-mail rlporter@quinnipiac.edu.


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Abhik Roy, professor of advertising and chair of the department of marketing and advertising, is available to discuss advertising campaigns, in particular the strategic and media planning aspects of campaigns, international marketing and price competition in oligopolies. Roy has taught courses at Quinnipiac in marketing management, new product development, marketing research and media planning, at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Roy earned his PhD in marketing management in 1990 from the University of California at Los Angeles and taught at the University of California, Riverside, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University prior to joining Quinnipiac. Before entering the world of academia he worked as a marketing and advertising executive in his native India. He has consulted for the Riverside Chamber of Commerce, Anheuser-Busch and its distributors in California and Connecticut as well as for small private companies. His research has been published in major academic journals such as Management Science, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing and Marketing Letters.

He can be contacted at 203-582-8465 or e-mail abhik.roy@quinnipiac.edu.


saulnier

Bruce Saulnier, a professor of information systems management, is a nationally recognized scholar in the scholarship of teaching and learning. He is available to discuss his research in teaching and learning as spiritual activities, creating significant learning experiences in higher education and service learning in technology education.

Saulnier received an MS from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a BS from Defiance College and was awarded the Certified Systems Professional (CSP) designation by the Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals. He teaches systems analysis and design, e-commerce and management information systems. He has published in Academic Exchange Quarterly, The Journal of Information Systems Education and Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning.

He is past president and a distinguished fellow of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning and was honored as the Quinnipiac University Outstanding Faculty Member and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Connecticut Professor of the Year in 2002.

To reach Saulnier, call 203-582-8579 or e-mail bruce.saulnier@quinnipiac.edu.


simione

Kathleen Simione, an associate professor of accounting, is available to discuss her research in accounting and business education and integrative courses.

Simione is a CPA who received her MBA from Quinnipiac. She teaches financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting and introduction to business.

She has published in the Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, the Journal of the Academy of Business Education, Readings in Teaching & Learning, the College Teaching & Learning Journal and Caring Magazine. Prior to teaching, Simione worked in public accounting.

To reach Simione, call 203-582-8519 or e-mail kathleen.simione@quinnipiac.edu.


ramesh

Ramesh Subramanian, the Gabriel Ferrucci Professor of Computer Information Systems, is available to discuss his research-object-oriented systems, spatial databases, e-commerce, digital asset management, IT education, emerging technologies and peer-to-peer computing.

Subramanian received a PhD and a MBA from Rutgers University, a postgraduate diploma from Xavier Labor Relations Institute, India, and a BSc in applied sciences from Madras University, India. He teaches information systems strategy, information systems management, IT project management, IS security, data management and a variety of programming languages. He has written scholarly papers and has authored several chapters in books relating to his expertise. He has also published articles in the Journal of Database Management.

His interests include the globalization of IT jobs and the current trends in international outsourcing of IT jobs. Prior to his current appointment, Subramanian held the following positions: senior software engineer at IBM's Advanced Technology Lab (Southbury, Conn.); associate professor of MIS, College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska, Anchorage; instructor of computer science at Rutgers University's computer science department; and member of the database research technical staff of Bell Communications Research, Morristown, N.J. Subramanian has also served as consultant to BP Exploration (Alaska) and the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

To reach Subramanian, call 203-582-5276 or e-mail him at ramesh.subramanian@quinnipiac.edu.


white

Bruce White, professor of computer information systems, is a nationally known scholar in information systems education, accreditation of information systems programs and assessment of information systems programs.

White received his doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and both a BS and an MS from Winona State University. He has been awarded the Certificated Data Processor designation from the Institution for Certification of Computer Professional. He has served as conference chair for the ISECON Conference four times. He is on the editorial review board for the Journal of Information Systems Education and the Global Journal of Information Management. He was one of the developers of the IS assessment test through the Center for Computing Education Research under the auspices of the Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals and serves on the ICCP Education Foundation. He is an ABET IS accreditation professional evaluation visitor (PEV). He has presented at several conferences including AMCIS, IAIM, ISECON, ISETL and IIMA. He has been published in the Journal of Informatics Education Research, the Information Systems Education Journal, the Quarterly Journal of Electronic Commerce and the Communications of the IIMA.

White also participates in the Quinnipiac University pep band (and is the faculty adviser), the Hamden Symphony Orchestra at Quinnipiac and other campus and professional organizations. He can be reached at 203-582-3386 or bruce.white@quinnipiac.edu.

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Rebecca Abbott, professor of communications, is available to discuss issues related to filmmaking and videography.

An independent film producer, director and editor, her professional credits include award-winning videos, which have been shown on public television and in national and international film festivals. Her most recent works include the regional Emmy award-winning documentary "Albert Schweitzer: My Life is My Argument," which explores the life of doctor and Nobel peace prize winner Albert Schweitzer; and the feature-length documentary "No Unwounded Soldiers," which explores the lasting impact of war on veterans, families and communities, and the roles that drama and other arts play in healing.

Abbott majored in visual studies at Dartmouth College, received an MFA in filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA in American studies from Yale University. She worked at Bennington College in Vermont and Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., before coming to Quinnipiac in 1999.

To reach Abbott, call 203-582-8313 or e-mail her at rebecca.abbott@quinnipiac.edu.


alwood

Edward Alwood, professor of journalism, is available to comment on gays and lesbians in the news media and issues surrounding journalism in the Cold War and McCarthy era.

He is the author of "Dark Days in the Newsroom: McCarthyism Aimed at the Press" and "Straight News: Gays, Lesbians, and the News Media," which was selected by The New York Times as a "Notable Book of the Year." Alwood received a Fulbright Fellowship to spend the 2010-11 academic year teaching and conducting research at the American University in Bulgaria.

He was a Washington correspondent for CNN and an on-air reporter in Washington, D.C.; Orlando, Fla.; and Richmond, Va.

He received a BA in journalism and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MA in public communications from American University and a PhD in journalism/mass communications from the University of North Carolina.

To reach Alwood, call him at 203-582-8441 or e-mail him at edward.alwood@quinnipiac.edu.


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Ben Bogardus, assistant professor of journalism and department chair, is available to discuss issues dealing with local and national television news and coverage of political issues by the media.

 Before entering academics, Bogardus was the 5 p.m. newscast producer at WJLA, the ABC affiliate for Washington, D.C. While in Washington, he won an Emmy, regional Edward R. Murrow and two Associated Press awards for "Best Newscast." He also shared in a national Murrow award for "Breaking News" for the station's coverage of the June 2009 deadly Metro train collision. He has also worked as a newscast producer in Jacksonville, Fla., Hartford, Conn. and Houston, Texas.

 Bogardus received his BA from Johns Hopkins University, and has an MA in American government from the University of Virginia and an MS in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University. 

He teaches classes in television news producing, writing and reporting. 

To reach Bogardus, call 203-582-5310 or e-mail him at ben.bogardus@quinnipiac.edu


burns

Lisa M. Burns, associate professor of media studies and public relations, is available to discuss first ladies and the press, media coverage of presidential candidates and their wives and issues related to representations of women and women’s issues in the media.

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Duquesne University and a PhD from the University of Maryland-College Park.

Burns worked as a reporter, producer and radio news anchor in Pittsburgh. She has written extensively about first ladies. Her new book, "First Ladies and the Fourth Estate," was published in August 2008.

Burns teaches media history, political communication and a seminar on sports, media and culture. To reach Burns, call 203-582-8548 or e-mail her at lisa.burns@quinnipiac.edu.


diaz

Margarita Diaz, an assistant professor of journalism, is available to discuss issues relating to the ethnic press in the United States, bilingual journalism, tabloid journalism, entertainment journalism and Latin American film history.

She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras and of the New School for Social Research in New York.

A resident of New Haven, Diaz worked for six years as an editor at the New York Daily News, where she covered television, film, music and the occasional celebrity scandal. She is a contributing writer to Viva New York, the Daily News’ Hispanic affairs monthly magazine, for which she often writes about Hispanics in the United States and about the Puerto Rican island of Vieques and its controversial relationship with the United States Navy.

At Quinnipiac, Diaz teaches news writing, magazine writing, editing and layout and a seminar on film.

To reach Diaz, call 203-582-8785 or e-mail her at margarita.diaz@quinnipiac.edu.


foery

Raymond Foery is a professor of communications in the Department of Film, Video and Interactive Media. He is available to discuss his research in film history, cinema and politics, and international film.

Foery received his MA, MFA and PhD from Columbia University in New York and his BA from the University of Notre Dame. He teaches undergraduate courses in media history and seminars on specific film directors (this year Hitchcock and Coppola, for example). He is working on a book on Hitchcock's penultimate film, "Frenzy."

Foery is also interested in European cinema, especially that of the French. He has edited an arts journal ("The Downtown Review") devoted to independent cinema and related art forms. He is an associate fellow of Trumbull College at Yale and a panel chair at the annual meetings of the Popular Culture Association. He is currently developing a scholarly study of the work of Spike Lee.

To reach Foery, e-mail raymond.foery@quinnipiac.edu.


golden

Kent Golden is an instructor of communications. Owner of Golden Multimedia, Golden's professional work includes Web design, animation, digital video and a specialty in interactive museum exhibits. Some of his work can be seen on permanent exhibit at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, while other projects can be viewed at www.GoldenMultimedia.com.

Golden's background includes technical support and systems administration, as well as custom audio/video design and programming. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Quinnipiac and a master's in educational technology from the University of Connecticut. Golden studied digital video at Yale University and holds certifications from Microsoft and Crestron. Golden also teaches Web design, animation and digital video at Yale University's Digital Media Center for the Arts.

To reach Golden, e-mail him at kent.golden@quinnipiac.edu.


gourlie

John Macleod Gourlie, a professor of communications and English, is available to discuss film, popular culture, history of the media and ecology. Most recent of his publications are two essays in "Sam Peckinpah’s West." He regularly presents papers at the Western Literary Association and the Popular Culture Association meetings.

Gourlie earned his BA from Yale University and both an MA and PhD from New York University.

To reach Gourlie, call 203-582-8713 or e-mail him at john.gourlie@quinnipiac.edu.




hanley

Rich Hanley is an associate professor of journalism and director of the graduate journalism program. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in journalism and graduate courses.

Hanley is an expert on news media, the Internet and popular culture. He teaches courses such as Reporting for the Web, Introduction to the Study of Journalism, Writing for Interactive Media and Writing for Magazines.

Hanley received his MA from Wesleyan University and his BA from the University of New Haven. He is presently completing doctoral studies at the University of Rhode Island. Hanley has appeared on "The O'Reilly Report" and MSNBC.com to discuss the media, the Internet and related topics. He has earned several Emmy nominations for his documentary films.

To reach Hanley, call 203-582-8439 or e-mail him at rich.hanley@quinnipiac.edu


janensch

Paul Janensch, professor emeritus of journalism, is available to discuss media issues.

Janensch earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Georgetown University and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. At Quinnipiac, he taught graduate and undergraduate journalism. He was a news professional for 30 years and served as the top editor of The Louisville Courier-Journal, The Rockland Journal-News in Nyack, N.Y., and The Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette. He worked as a newspaper consultant in Russia and has visited China four times. He writes occasional op-ed pieces for Connecticut and Florida newspapers and does two weekly radio commentaries: "Memo on the Media" for WQUN, 1220 AM in Hamden, Conn., and "Treasure Coast Essay" for WQCS, 88.9 FM in Fort Pierce, Fla. He continues to teach a senior seminar at Quinnipiac on the news media in other countries. Janensch has been interviewed frequently by regional, national and international media.

To reach Janensch, call 203-858-6753 or e-mail him at paul.janensch@quinnipiac.edu


kamlet

Lee Kamlet, dean of the School of Communications, is available to discuss mass media issues, journalism and broadcasting, media ethics, media and politics, and changes in technology as they affect journalism.

An Emmy Award-winning producer, Kamlet has extensive broadcast journalism experience, having served as head writer for ABC News' "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "World News with Charles Gibson." Before that, Kamlet was a producer for "Dateline NBC," ABC News' "Primetime Live" and various ABC News specials.

While working as a producer for "Dateline NBC," Kamlet won three Emmy Awards for the stories, "The Long Way Home: The Return of Elizabeth Smart," "No Greater Love: The Story of Flight 93" and "The Killing at Columbine."

In 2010, he won a Writers Guild of America Award for "Outstanding Script for Television News Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report." As a producer at ABC World News with Peter Jennings, he also won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Journalism award for the series, "Children in Crisis."

Kamlet holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Colorado State University, where he was named the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumnus in 2008.

To reach Kamlet, call 203-582-3641, or e-mail him at lee.kamlet@quinnipiac.edu


laskin

Alexander V. Laskin is an associate professor of public relations and director of the graduate program in public relations. He is available to discuss investor relations, corporate social responsibility and the business of multinational corporations, as well as international issues related to the Russian Federation and Eastern Europe.

Before earning his PhD from the University of Florida, Laskin worked in international investor relations for a Russian corporation. He also holds a master's degree in international business from the University of Florida and a master's degree in communication studies from the University of Northern Iowa.

Laskin's two most recent research projects focus on reporting of intangibles assets by U.S. corporations and the American students' attitudes toward the Russian Federation.

To reach Laskin, call 203-582-8470 or e-mail him at alexander.laskin@quinnipiac.edu.


 

levine

Grace Ferrari Levine, a professor of communications and director of the Communications Internship Program, can address issues relating to educational television, where she has worked as a producer/director, the value and purpose of internships in communications, as well as principles of media law and ethics, communication theory and media research.

Her work has been published in the Journal of Communication, Journalism Quarterly and The Journal of Mass Media Ethics, and she has made presentations at national and international communications conferences.

Levine earned an MA from Pennsylvania State University and a PhD from the University of Massachusetts.

To reach Levine, call 203-582-8211 or e-mail her at grace.levine@quinnipiac.edu.


o'brien

Liam O'Brien, a professor of communications, is available to discuss film and television production in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa, media criticism, popular culture and propaganda and the media.

His professional credits include Emmy and other award-winning documentaries that have been shown on public television, in national and international film festivals and broadcast internationally. His research interests include: theatrical feature film, television and interactive media production in Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States; propaganda and disinformation during wartime and natural history and adventure documentary filmmaking. He has worked as a director and/or producer for Discovery Communications, Turner Broadcasting, National Wildlife Productions, Audubon Productions and CBS News and has served in a variety of production capacities on over a dozen feature films.

O'Brien recieved his MFA from The Art Institute of Chicago, a master's from the University of Rhode Island and a bachelor's from Fairfield University.

To reach O'Brien, call 203-582-8438 or e-mail him at lobrien@quinnipiac.edu.


schwanbeck

Karin Schwanbeck, assistant professor of journalism, is available to discuss print and broadcast journalism.

She oversees the weekly production of QNN (live TV newscast) and writes for national journalism trade magazines including News Photographer and Communicator. She is also the adviser for Quinnipiac's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She was a television reporter for 12 years prior to her teaching career.

She received her BA from Indiana University, Bloomington, an MS from Northwestern University and an MALS degree from Wesleyan University.

To reach Schwanbeck, call 203-582-5391 or e-mail karin.schwanbeck@quinnipiac.edu.


simon

Phillip Simon, director of the interactive media graduate program, is available to discuss issues relating to the Internet, World Wide Web and social media.

Simon has been creating productions using interactive media and the Internet for almost 20 years. He specializes in user interface design and information architecture for Web sites including the use of film and video. He has spoken at national conferences on health science communications and Web-based learning.

Simon spent 22 years at Yale University working as a video producer, managing editor of the Center for Advanced Instructional Media, director of the Department of Biomedical Communications, and director of operations for Web design and development at the Yale School of Medicine.

He has also worked as a freelance video producer, photographer and computer graphics designer.

Simon holds a bachelor's degree in printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philiadelphia, Penn., and a master's degree in liberal studies from Wesleyan University.

To reach Simon, call 203-582-8274 or e-mail him at phillip.simon@quinnipiac.edu.


fussell sisco

Hilary Fussell Sisco, assistant professor of public relations, is available to discuss public relations, crisis communication and nonprofit organizations. She teaches public relations management, campaigns and nonprofit public relations.

Sisco earned her bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech, a master's degree from Radford University and a PhD from the University of South Carolina. Prior to Quinnipiac, she worked in nonprofit and higher education public relations.

To reach Sisco, call 203-582-3682 or e-mail her at hilary.fussellsisco@quinnipiac.edu.





todd

Vicki Todd, assistant professor, is available to discuss public relations students' skill levels, attitudes and apprehension regarding their public relations writing abilities. She can also discuss public relations students' computer apprehension and skill levels.

Todd received both an MA and EdD from Texas Tech University. She has worked in the advertising, public relations and higher education fields for several years. She was a media buyer for the Lipscomb & Associates advertising agency in Lubbock, Texas, and she created promotions for the NightLife artists and speakers cultural events series at Texas Tech University. Todd taught advertising and public relations courses in the School of Mass Communications at Texas Tech University, including public relations media, advertising writing and advertising creative strategies. She presented a paper, "Writing Apprehension Among Mass Communications Majors," at the Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication Symposium. She currently teaches Principles of Public Relations and Nonprofit Public Relations.

To reach Todd, call 203-582-8330 or e-mail vicki.todd@quinnipiac.edu.


vanc

Antoneta Miorita Vanc, assistant professor of public relations, is available to discuss issues related to governmental and sport public relations, public diplomacy, media relations and cultural perspectives in international public relations.

Vanc has worked in Romanian presidential and parliamentary electoral campaigns, as well as in the sports public relations field. Her research interests include public diplomacy and international public relations. Her recent research projects focus on U.S. public diplomacy in former Eastern Europe communist countries, and on the influence of societal culture on public relations practices in Romania.

Vanc received her MS from Jackson State University and a BA from Banatul University. She is presently completing doctoral studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

To reach Vanc, call 203-582-3836 or e-mail her at antoneta.vanc@quinnipiac.edu.


worthington

Nancy E. Worthington is a professor of communications and the chair of the Department of Media Studies. Her research and teaching interests focus on media's relationship to identity and cross-cultural media analysis.

She teaches courses such as media and society, diversity in the media, media audiences, cross-cultural media analysis, and mass-mediated crime. Worthington's recent studies examine news about rape in the U.S. and South Africa. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Communication Inquiry, Popular Communication and Women's Studies in Communication. She routinely presents papers to national and international communications conferences.

Worthington was recently selected to be a delegate to the Oxford Round Table on Gender and Human Rights at Oxford University, England.

To reach Worthington, call 203-582-8059 or e-mail her at nancy.worthington@quinnipiac.edu.

kevin
Kevin G. Basmadjian, dean of the School of Education, is interested in issues related to multicultural and urban education, critical pedagogy, preparing teachers for culturally, socially and linguistically diverse schools and classrooms, dialogically organized instruction and English language arts teaching methods. He is also available to discuss sociocultural theories of development, technology in teaching, teacher research, charter schools, and the relationship between language and power in schools and society.

Basmadjian earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, a master of arts in teaching degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, and a PhD in curriculum, teaching, and educational policy from Michigan State University. Prior to his graduate studies, Basmadjian taught high school English for five years - three in a public high school in southern California and two at a public charter academy in the Detroit area. While at Michigan State University, Basmadjian developed and taught online courses in education and worked with and studied prospective teachers as they completed their teaching internships.

During his graduate studies Basmadjian was awarded a research fellowship from the Spencer Foundation, which allowed him opportunities to investigate the challenges beginning teachers faced in leading discussions in diverse urban classrooms.

To reach Basmadjian, please call 203-582-3497 or e-mail him at kevin.basmadjian@quinnipiac.edu.


clarke
Susan Clarke, associate professor of education, is interested in teacher career phases, teacher narratives, teacher empowerment, mentoring beginning teachers, qualitative phenomenological interviewing research methods and issues of social justice and gender equity in education.

Clarke earned a bachelor's degree from Westfield State College and a master's degree and PhD in teacher education from the University of Massachusetts.

She taught high school English in South Hadley, Mass., for seventeen years and supervised student teachers from Mount Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts. She has been awarded two National Endowment for the Humanities grants to study literature at Oberlin College and Kenyon College. Her conference presentations include papers on teachers' intuitive development and women teachers. Her publications include articles on the Open Choice Program in Connecticut in "Excellence and Equity in Education" and poetry in a number of poetry magazines, including "Denver Quarterly" and "Midwest Quarterly."

To reach Clarke, please call 203-582-3459 or e-mail her at susan.clarke@quinnipiac.edu.




gordon
Mordechai Gordon is a professor of education in the School of Education. His areas of interest include teacher education, foundations of education and democratic education. He is author of "Ten Common Myths in American Education" (Holistic Education Press, January, 2005) and the editor of "Hannah Arendt and Education: Renewing our Common World," winner of the 2002 AESA Critics Choice Award. Gordon has published numerous articles in scholarly journals such as Educational Theory, Journal of Thought and Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice.

Gordon earned his bachelor's degree from Ohio University (Athens) in 1986 and a master's degree in psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He received a doctorate in philosophy of education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1997. Prior to coming to Quinnipiac, Gordon taught for four years at Brooklyn College in New York City.

To reach Gordon, please call 203-582-8442 or e-mail him at mordechai.gordon@quinnipiac.edu.
bondoc

Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, an associate professor of occupational therapy, received his BS in occupational therapy from the University of the Philippines and his post-professional doctor of occupational therapy, summa cum laude, from Creighton University in Omaha. He currently teaches foundational neurosciences and their application in neurological rehabilitation. His research interests are in rehabilitation outcomes, recovery of upper extremity function following a cerebrovascular accident or stroke, community reintegration and aging-in-place for the elderly.

Bondoc is also a certified hand therapist and an active clinician. He is equally comfortable and available to discuss rehabilitative and biomechanical issues related to musculoskeletal conditions of the upper extremity as well as neurologic rehabilitation for clients with acquired brain injury. He has authored a number of publications and lectured in both national and international arenas on variety of topics including evidence-based practice and innovative approaches in physical rehabilitation.

Bondoc serves key volunteer positions at the national level in two major OT organizations: the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

To reach Bondoc, please call 203-582-3727 or e-mail Salvador.Bondoc@quinnipiac.edu.


cameron
Denise Cameron, an associate professor of physical therapy, received her PhD in sports science education from University of Connecticut and her certificate in physical therapy from Columbia University.

She teaches courses in musculoskeletal physical therapy and research and provides pro bono physical therapy services to Quinnipiac students.

To reach Cameron, please call 203-582-8316 or e-mail denise.cameron@quinnipiac.edu.






dawn
Dawn Colomb-Lippa is an instructor of biology in the physician assistant program.

She earned her BS in occupational therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo and MS in physician assistant studies from Quinnipiac College. She teaches human anatomy, medical microbiology and infectious disease, principles of medicine, components of physical diagnosis and psychosocial issues in health care.

Her clinical practice as a physician assistant is at Tribury Orthopaedics in Waterbury, Conn.





cuchara
Lisa Cuchara, professor of biomedical sciences, is available to discuss immunology, transplantation, histocompatibility, clinical laboratory science and immunotoxicology. Her specialty is in histocompatibility, immunotoxicology, immunology and transplantation immunology. Before arriving at Quinnipiac, Cuchara was the associate director of the Histocompatibility and Immune Evaluation Laboratory at Yale University. She is accredited by the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI) as a diplomat in HLA (histocompatibility).

Cuchara earned her bachelor's from SUNY New Paltz, her MS in genetic engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She earned her MS and a PhD in immunotoxicology and immunopharmacology from the Albany Medical College and followed that with a postdoctoral fellowship, focusing on Interleukin-7, at the National Cancer Institute.

To reach Cuchara, call 203-582-8677 or e-mail lisa.cuchara@quinnipiac.edu.

eggers
Christian Eggers, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, is available to discuss microbial pathogenesis, molecular genetics and molecular biology, with particular emphasis on the molecular biology of Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease. Eggers earned his BS in microbiology at Colorado State University and his PhD in biochemistry/ microbiology (molecular biology emphasis) at the University of Montana. Prior to joining the faculty at Quinnipiac, Eggers was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Connecticut Health Center, studying the processes that allow B. burgdorferi to migrate from their tick vectors into their mammalian hosts, including humans.

To reach Eggers, call 203-582-3767 or e-mail christian.eggers@quinnipiac.edu.



giordano

Shelley L. Giordano '98 is an associate professor of diagnostic imaging and director of clinical education. She is available to discuss issues related to the radiologic sciences, especially orthopaedic imaging and the advantages of baccalaureate education for radiographers.

Giordano graduated from Quinnipiac University with a bachelor's degree in diagnostic imaging in 1998 and Albertus Magnus College with a master's in business management in 2003. Upon graduation from Quinnipiac, she worked in New Haven at the Center For Orthopaedics and The Orthopaedic Group, where she was chief technologist. She continues to work as a per diem radiologic technologist for The Orthopaedic Group.

Her areas of interest include general radiography, magnetic resonance imaging and orthopaedic radiography. She has recently been published in the journal Radiologic Technology regarding how to resolve the shortage of educators in diagnostic imaging.

To reach Giordano, please call 203-582-3650 or e-mail shelley.giordano@quinnipiac.edu.


glennon

Tara Glennon is a professor of occupational therapy and owner of the Center for Pediatric Therapy, a pediatric private practice with four offices in Connecticut.

Among the original group of four therapists in Connecticut to receive Board certification as a pediatric specialist from the American Occupational Therapy Association, she has always focused her clinical attention to the pediatric area of practice.

Glennon has authored numerous works on pediatric practice and has lectured extensively on both the local and national levels.

She is one of the authors of the Sensory Processing Measure (SPM), a standardized assessment tool currently under development that assists educational personnel in examining the sensory and environmental issues that may be impacting upon a child's performance at school and at home. She is also the creator of a Web resource for pediatric clinicians called OT for Kids.

Glennon received her doctor of education degree in counseling psychology from the University of Sarasota in 2001, her MS in school psychology from Southern Connecticut State University in 1993 and her BS in occupational therapy from Quinnipiac in 1985.

To reach Glennon, please call 203-582-8293 or e-mail tara.glennon@quinnipiac.edu.


harris

Katherine Biggs Harris is an associate professor of physical therapy.

She graduated from Russell Sage College in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. She completed her master’s in research, measurement and quantitative analysis at Southern Connecticut State University in 2001. She is pursuing her PhD in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University. She has recently published "Integumentary Essentials: Applying the Preferred Physical Therapist Practice Patterns," Slack Incorporated 2006. She has also published in the areas of burn care and critical care.

In the area of professional service, Harris is a past president of the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association. She recently completed an appointment on the Advisory Panel of Practice for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is currently involved in the Consultant Group on Development of an Education Leadership Institute for the APTA. Harris was also involved in the creation and publication of the "Guide to Physical Therapist Practice for the APTA."

Her areas of interest include physical therapy education and research. She remains clinically active in the area of acute care by working per diem at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

To reach Harris , please call 203-582-8511 or e-mail katherine.biggs@quinnipiac.edu.


hennessey

William Hennessy is a clinical associate professor of diagnostic imaging and director of diagnostic imaging in the School of Health Sciences. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Montclair State College and his master of health sciences at Quinnipiac University.

He specializes in radiographic procedures, radiographic sciences and orthopedic imaging. He is the co-director of the Bioanthropology Research Institute at Quinnipiac. Hennessy is an advisory board member for St. Vincent’s College School of Radiography. He was the recipient of the Gail Pitkin Memorial Lecturer Award by the Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologist for excellence in teaching and promotion of the profession and has lectured extensively throughout the Northeast.

Prior to coming to Quinnipiac, Hennessy was the clinical coordinator for Hackensack University Medical Center’s School of Radiography and was an adjunct professor for the radiologic technology program at Naugatuck Valley Community Technical College. To reach Hennessy, call 203-582-5214 or e-mail Bill.Hennessy@quinnipiac.edu.


johns

Lenn Johns, professor of physical therapy and the director of the Athletic Training Education Program, is available to discuss medical issues with a special emphasis in evidence based clinical outcomes on the therapeutic effect of both ultrasound and low level laser therapy on inflammation and autoimmunity.

He graduated from Lock Haven University in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in health science. He received his masters in biology from Bucknell University in 1988 and a PhD in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Vermont in 1991. Johns currently holds a national certification in athletic training and is certified within Connecticut.

In the area of professional service, Johns currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Athletic Training and recently completed an appointment as member of the NATA-Research Education Foundation Research Committee and vice chair of the Free Communications.

Johns is currently involved in three areas of research: effects of therapeutic levels of ultrasound and low level laser on the immune response; effects of low level laser and TENS on arthritis; and measurements of energy variability within an ultrasound beam with correlations to clinical effects. Johns has published studies in highly regarded journals within the field.

To reach Johns, call 203-582-8557 or e-mail lenn.johns@quinnipiac.edu


kenneth

Kenneth V. Kaloustian, professor of biology and director of graduate studies in medical laboratory sciences and pathologist's assistant, is available to discuss aging mechanisms and diseases associated with aging.

Kaloustian earned his bachelor's from Boston University and his PhD from the University of New Hampshire. His specialty is in physiology and endocrinology. His current interests are primarily on aging mechanisms. Before arriving to Quinnipiac, Kaloustian was a faculty member for two years at the University of Georgia.

To reach Kaloustian, call 203-582-8676 or e-mail kenneth.kaloustian@quinnipiac.edu.



kodz

Thomas M. Kodz, MHS, PA-C, is a clinical assistant professor of physician assistant studies. He teaches clinical pharmacology and clinical correlations courses, as well as the physical diagnosis and microbiology laboratory sections. He also coordinates the long-term care curriculum.

Kodz earned his BS in biology from Southern Connecticut State University, and his MHS and Physician Assistant Certificate from the Quinnipiac in 2004. He was an adjunct faculty member from 2004 to 2008, teaching in the human gross anatomy lab. Before joining the full-time faculty, he worked full-time in the emergency department at Bristol Hospital and continues to do so on a weekly basis. He is also a licensed Connecticut State paramedic, and continues to teach EMS and paramedic courses in Connecticut.

To reach Tom Kodz, please call 203-582-3803 or e-mail thomas.kodz@quinnipiac.edu.



kowalsky

Donald Kowalsky PT, EdD, C.Ped, associate professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, received his BS in physical therapy from Quinnipiac University, his master’s in physical therapy with a specialization in neurodevelopmental disabilities from Long Island University and his EdD in educational leadership from the University of Bridgeport.

He currently teaches courses in physical agents, prosthetics/orthotics and spinal-cord injury. A certified pedorthist, his clinical and research interests are in lower-extremity biomechanics, especially related to orthotic intervention at the foot.

To reach Kowalsky, please call 203-582-8681 or e-mail donald.kowalsky@quinnipiac.edu.




meriano

Catherine E. Meriano is professor of occupational therapy and director of the online post-professional master of science in occupational therapy program. Her area of expertise is occupational therapy with the adult and elderly population, either for wellness programs or intervention following a disability. She has worked in acute care hospitals, outpatient settings, subacute/extended care facilities and homecare.

Meriano received her BS in occupational therapy and MHS in education for health science from Quinnipiac and her juris doctorate from the Quinnipiac University School of Law.

She co-authored the book "Evaluation of Range of Motion and Muscle Strength for the Occupational Therapist" and has published nationally on topics such as dysphagia (swallowing disorders), the legal aspects of health care and academic integrity.

She sits on the boards of directors of the Center for Academic Integrity.

To reach Meriano, please call 203-582-8307 or e-mail catherine.meriano@quinnipiac.edu.



nadeau

Barbara Nadeau is an assistant clinical professor and academic fieldwork coordinator in occupational therapy. She can comment on issues related to brain injury, concussion and state services available for individuals with brain injuries.

Nadeau earned her BS in occupational therapy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her MA in neuroscience from the University of Hartford. She is certified as a brain injury specialist trainer by the American Academy for Brain Injury Specialists.

Clinically, Nadeau specializes in providing cognitive rehabilitation to individuals with brain injuries and is an approved provider of cognitive behavioral programming for individuals served by Connecticut's Acquired Brain Injury Medicaid Waiver. She currently serves on the Connecticut Concussion Task Force, Connecticut's Parents with Cognitive Limitations Workgroup and the national board for the Association for Successful Parenting.

To reach Nadeau, please call 203 582-8691 or e-mail barbara.nadeau@quinnipiac.edu


proulx

Deanna Proulx-Sepelak '95, MS '02 is a clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy.

Proulx-Sepelak received both her bachelor's degree in occupational therapy and her master's degree in health administration from Quinnipiac. She returned to Quinnipiac in 1997 from Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, Conn., where she specialized in the areas of neuromuscular disorders, acquired brain injuries and aquatic therapy. Since 1997, she has held various faculty appointments teaching within the Department of Occupational Therapy. From 2005 to 2010, she served as the assistant dean for the School of Health Sciences.

Proulx-Sepelak is a contributing chapter author on traumatic brain injury in "Ryan's Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant" (Slack, 1999), a core textbook for certified occupational therapy assistants. She also contributed a chapter on foundational skills for functional activity in an occupational therapy intervention text published in 2007 (Slack, Inc.) She is a recipient of the Irene Allard Award for Excellence in Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Education (2002) presented by the New England Occupational Therapy Education Counsel and has spoken at both local and state conferences on topics including aquatic intervention and community-based treatment models.

To reach Proulx-Sepelak, call 203-582-5364 or e-mail deanna.proulx@quinnipiac.edu.


woodman

Russell Woodman is a professor of physical therapy. Woodman received his undergraduate degree in physical therapy from Ithaca College in 1966 and his doctorate in physical therapy from Creighton University in 2002. He has received postgraduate orthopedic certification from the British Society of Orthopedic Medicine, the American Physical Therapy Association and the Mulligan Concept.

Professor Woodman has taught at Quinnipiac since 1970 and also practices part-time at Montowese Rehabilitation Center in North Haven, Conn.

To reach Woodman, please call 203-582-8684 or e-mail russell.woodman@quinnipiac.edu.

abbott

Melanie B. Abbott, associate professor of law, is available to discuss poverty law, including the effects of government programs on the poor, impact of welfare reform and economic changes on the poor, changes in Medicare, etc.

She's also available to discuss administrative law issues, including federal agencies and their interaction with the public. She has taught sports and entertainment law.

Abbott earned a bachelor's degree from Bates College, a master's degree from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and a JD from the University of Bridgeport School of Law. She writes primarily in the area of poverty law, with articles focusing on homelessness, welfare reform and Medicare. Before attending law school she worked in higher education, incorporating educational television into college residential life. She practiced corporate law in Washington D.C., and Hartford, Conn.

To reach Abbott, please call 203-582-3240 or melanie.abbott@quinnipiac.edu.


barry

Kevin M. Barry is an assistant professor of law and teaches in the civil clinic. He is available to discuss disability rights law.

Barry holds an LL.M. in advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a clinical teaching fellow in the Federal Legislation Clinic. While at Georgetown, Barry was among the team of disability lawyers that met with lawyers from the business community to negotiate draft legislative language amending the Americans with Disabilities Act. On June 25, 2008, the "ADA Amendments Act of 2008" passed the House overwhelmingly by a vote of 402-17.

Barry received his JD from Boston College Law School in 2000, summa cum laude, and his BA in history and philosophy from Boston College in 1997, summa cum laude.

Prior to joining the Quinnipiac faculty, Barry served as law clerk for the Honorable Kermit V. Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Portland, Maine, and as law clerk for the Honorable William E. Smith for the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Prior to clerking, Kevin was a legislative researcher for Americans United for Separation of Church and State; a program assistant for Amnesty International USA's Government Relations Program (Asia Division); and a real estate associate in Boston, Massachusetts.

To reach Barry, please call 203-582-3238 or e-mail him at kevin.barry@quinnipiac.edu.


brown

Jennifer Gerarda Brown, dean of the School of Law, is available to discuss dispute resolution, gay rights and gay and lesbian legal issues.

Brown proposes practical strategies for helping straight men and women advocate for and with the gay community in her book "Straightforward: How to Mobilize Heterosexual Support for Gay Rights."

Co-written with her husband Ian Ayres, the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School, the book takes aim at the hearts and minds of the general public, focusing on strategies that can change the incentives - and therefore the behavior - of the recalcitrant.

Brown's scholarship has also focussed on gays in the military, marriage for same-sex couples, and employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Brown can be reached at 203-582-3246 or by e-mail at jennifer.brown@quinnipiac.edu.


cooper

Jeffrey A. Cooper is a professor of law and teaches course work related to estate planning, wills and trusts, and related areas of taxation.

Prior to joining the Quinnipiac faculty, he was a principal in the Private Clients Group of the law firm of Cummings & Lockwood, where he was noted for his dedication to the training and development of the firm's junior attorneys. He also was elected by his peers as a Connecticut "Super Lawyer," an honor reserved for the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys statewide.

Cooper received his BA in government, magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1990. He also holds a JD from Yale Law School and an LLM in taxation from New York University School of Law.

Cooper served as a vice president and senior estate planner for the United States Trust Company, and as a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School. A frequent lecturer, Cooper also has authored numerous articles on various topics relating to estate planning, probate and taxation.

He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts, as well as before the United States Tax Court and the Internal Revenue Service.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and previously served as a member of the Greenwich RTM.

Cooper can be reached at 203-582-3731 or jeffrey.cooper@quinnipiac.edu.


dunlap

William V. Dunlap, professor of law, is available to discuss constitutional law, national security law, criminal law and some issues of international law.

Dunlap received a JD from Yale University, an MPhil from Cambridge University and a BA from the New School for Social Research. He teaches American constitutional law, criminal law and a variety of courses on international law and national security law.

He has written papers on international criminal law, the law of the sea and international humanitarian law, and has published in "Archiv für Rechts- und "Sozialphilosophie," "The Virginia Journal of International Law," "The Boundary and Security Bulletin" and "The International Journal of Maritime and Coastal Law. "

He has published a monograph on the internationalization of the Russian arctic straits and is co-editor of a three-volume collection of essays on the laws of war, humanitarian law and international criminal courts.

He studied at the National Security Law Institute at the University of Virginia. Before teaching, Dunlap practiced international litigation and arbitration and before that was a newspaper editor and public radio host in New York.

To reach Dunlap, please call 203-582-3265 or e-mail him at william.dunlap@quinnipiac.edu.


feigenson

Neal R. Feigenson, professor of law and a research affiliate in the Yale University Department of Psychology, is available to discuss the role of visual and digital communication and rhetoric in law and the application of social and cognitive psychology to legal decision making.

Feigenson, who received his JD from Harvard Law School, practiced with the firm of Widett, Slater & Goldman, P.C., in Boston. He was a Bigelow fellow at the University of Chicago Law School and senior research instructor and coordinator of the Lawyering Program at New York University Law School before joining the faculty at Quinnipiac. He teaches torts, visual persuasion in the law, evidence and civil procedure.

He is the co-author of "Law on Display: The Digital Transformation of Legal Persuasion and Judgment" (NYU Press, 2009), and author of "Legal Blame: How We Think and Talk about Accidents" (American Psychological Association Books, 2000). He has also published articles in such journals as "Law and Human Behavior;" "Psychology, Public Policy and Law;" "The Journal of Applied Social Psychology;" and the "Hastings Law Journal."

To reach Feigenson, please call 203-582-3249 or e-mail him at neal.feigenson@quinnipiac.edu.


kaas

Carolyn Wilkes Kaas is available to discuss family law, mediation and negotiation, as well as legal education. Kaas is Director of the Legal Clinic, co-director of the Center on Dispute Resolution, and Director of the Family and Juvenile Law Concentration.

Kaas has served as a mediator in family and child protection cases in Connecticut. She is also the author of two articles on custody and a forthcoming article on the representation of children in family court.

She served as a clerk for the Honorable Ellen Bree Burns in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. She was also a litigation associate at Wiggin & Dana for four years.

A 1976 graduate of Cornell University, Kaas received her JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1983.

You can reach Kaas at 203-582-3234 or carolyn.kaas@quinnipiac.edu.


meyer

Linda Meyer is available to discuss criminal law and legal theory. She teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, theories of punishment, torts, trusts and estates, jurisprudence and Supreme Court symposium.

She has clerked for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at the U.S. Supreme Court, and received her JD and PhD in jurisprudence and social policy from the University of California at Berkeley.

To reach Meyer, call 203-582-3281 or e-mail: linda.meyer@quinnipiac.edu.




thomas

W. John Thomas is available to discuss health policy, politics, juvenile justice and mental health treatment. A litigator for seven years, he has worked for the Arizona-based law firm Miller, Pitt and McAnally and the Connecticut-based Wiggin and Dana.

He received his law degree at the University of Arizona and his LLM and MPH at Yale University.

To reach Thomas, call 203-582-3264 or e-mail john.thomas@quinnipiac.edu.

koeppen

Dr. Bruce Koeppen, founding dean, came to Quinnipiac from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he served as dean for academic affairs. At UCONN, Koeppen was responsible for recent revisions and delivery of the four-year medical school curriculum, all of the integrated residency and fellowship programs in the greater Hartford area and the continuing education programs offered to the community by the faculty. In addition, Koeppen had the administrative responsibility of establishing and maintaining the clinical affiliation relationships with the medical school.

At Quinnipiac, Koeppen is working closely with the University's academic leaders to shape the school's educational framework. He is responsible for finalizing the school's clinical affiliation partnerships, developing curriculum, recruiting faculty and an administrative team, and securing accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).


coplit

Dr. Lisa Coplit, associate dean for faculty development, is a general internist who came to Quinnipiac from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where she was director of the Institute for Medical Education. At Mount Sinai, she implemented faculty and professional development programs for educational leaders, basic science faculty, clinical faculty, residents and medical students. She also served as co-developer and director of the Resident Teaching Development Program, a multi-specialty teaching skills curriculum for all residents at Mount Sinai Hospital and its 12 affiliates.

At Quinnipiac, Coplit will help shape curriculum assessment for students and promote professional development opportunities for faculty members.




gillon

David Gillon is the senior associate dean for administration and finance. Before coming to Quinnipiac, Gillon worked for 32 years at the University of Connecticut Health Center, School of Medicine.

Starting as the director of finance in 1978, Gillon worked his way up to associate dean for finance and administration, a position he held from 1994 to 2010. A certified public accountant, Gillon holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut. At Quinnipiac, Gillon is the principal liaison between the School of Medicine and the related administrative, personnel and financial offices and staff within the University. He is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the administrative personnel and financial operations of the School of Medicine.




parrish

Dr. Sam Parrish is the associate dean for student affairs. Before Quinnipiac, Parrish was the senior associate dean of student affairs at the Drexel University College of Medicine. Parrish, a pediatrician, earned his medical degree at the University of South Carolina. He also holds a chemistry degree from the College of Charleston.

At Quinnipiac, Parrish is responsible for coordinating the School of Medicine's student services, including counseling, advising, student programming and academic assistance. Parrish is also an associate professor and will teach in the School of Medicine.






wikel

Stephen Wikel is chair of the Department of Medical Science and senior associate dean for scholarship. Wikel has more than 30 years experience as a teacher, researcher and administrator. Most recently he was a professor of pathology and senior scientist in the Center for Tropical Diseases, Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Over the course of his career, he has taught courses in pathobiology, immunology, medical microbiology, infectious diseases, parasitology, histology and hematology. Wikel has also conducted cutting-edge research and been on faculty at a number of institutions including the University of South Dakota, University of North Dakota, Oklahoma State University and the University of Connecticut.

At Quinnipiac, Wikel is focusing on hiring faculty and on curriculum and course development.




Faculty

bona

Dr. Robert Bona is a professor of medical sciences. Bona came to Quinnipiac from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he was a professor of medicine. He was active in the teaching programs at the medical school, directed the hematology/oncology fellowship program and also served as an attending physician at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

At Quinnipiac, Bona will coordinate the school’s core block in hematology and related issues. He plans to emphasize mentorship and newer approaches to medical education.






cassese

Dr. Todd Cassese is assistant professor of medicine and director of the Clinical Arts and Science Course. Cassese came to Quinnipiac from Yale University, where he was an assistant professor of medicine. Previously Cassese was a hospitalist at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Penn., and a clinical instructor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, where he also helped draft the educational component of the residency program.

At Quinnipiac, Cassese will oversee the clinical skills taught to first- and second-year medical students. He is drafting a curriculum that integrates patient care into these years-a period traditionally reserved for studying the science behind care. Under Cassese's new curriculum, Quinnipiac medical students will see patients during all four years of medical school, giving them additional time to sharpen their clinical skills by integrating textbook concepts and real-life patients.



gonzalez

Richard Gonzalez is an assistant professor of medical sciences. Gonzalez holds a doctorate in anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also holds a master of science degree in social science interdisciplinary studies from SUNY-Buffalo and master of arts in anthropology from Wichita State University. He also holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Wichita State. His research interests include skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, anatomy and human evolution.

At Quinnipiac, Gonzalez is responsible for teaching human gross anatomy, coordinating the school's medical humanities concentration for the scholarly reflection capstone course and teaching medical anthropology-related topics.




haycocks

Dr. Neil Haycocks is an assistant professor of medical sciences. Haycocks comes to Quinnipiac from a community pathology practice in Washington state. He was previously a hematopathology fellow at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and completed pathology residency at Baylor College of Medicine.

At Quinnipiac, Haycocks will coordinate the school's core block in pathology and clinical pharmacology. He plans to integrate an active learning model into the curriculum as much as possible.







hill

Dr. David Hill is a professor of medical sciences. Hill came to Quinnipiac from the National Travel Health Network and Centre in London, U.K., where he served as director. He was also an honorary professor on the faculty of infectious and tropical disease at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

At Quinnipiac, Hill is responsible for directing global public health education initiatives at the medical school and teaching the foundations of medicine course. He is also working to integrate global public health themes into all medical school curricula, and to design some undergraduate offerings. He also serves as director of Quinnipiac's global public health program.





herzog

Norbert K. Herzog is a professor of medical sciences. Herzog came to Quinnipiac from the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he taught in the Departments of Pathology and Microbiology and Immunology. Herzog is the co-host of "Medical Discovery News," a radio program that presents the latest biomedical research discoveries and how they affect human health.

At Quinnipiac, Herzog will teach in and coordinate the foundations of science courses for first-year students at the medical school. He also serves on the medical school's Faculty Council and Admissions Committee.





murray

Dr. Thomas Murray is an assistant professor of medical sciences. Murray came to Quinnipiac from Yale University, where he served as assistant professor in the School of Medicine and interim director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is a pediatrician and researcher who specializes in childhood infectious disease. At Yale, Murray was engaged in teaching, research, patient care and medical microbiology.

He brings to Quinnipiac experience in cutting-edge research and a commitment to mentoring students in the classroom and at clinical sites. At Quinnipiac, Murray will assist in the design and implementation of the medical sciences curriculum for first- and second-year medical students. He will also help shape the clinical curriculum for third- and fourth-year students.





richards

Victoria Richards is an assistant professor of medical sciences. Richards came to Quinnipiac from the A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, where she was an assistant professor of pharmacology. She is experienced in applying an integrated approach to medical curriculum and education. At Quinnipiac, Richards will contribute to the design and implementation of the medical sciences curriculum for first- and second-year medical students, focusing on the pharmacological aspects.







williams

Anna-leila Williams is an assistant professor of medical sciences. Williams came to Quinnipiac from the Dartmouth Medical School where she was a research fellow in cancer control. She previously worked at Yale University as research scientist and alternative medicine research manager at the Prevention Research Center and as associate director for clinical curriculum at the Physician Associate program. Williams specializes in psycho-oncology, specifically working with family caregivers to adults with cancer. She worked for twenty years at various clinical sites as a primary care physician associate.

At Quinnipiac, Williams will contribute to the design and implementation of the medical sciences curriculum for first- and second-year medical students, with particular concentration on the socio-behavioral sciences.

barrere

Cynthia Barrere is a professor of nursing. She earned her BS in nursing from Western Connecticut State University, a master of science in nursing, a master of arts in sociology and her doctorate in medical sociology from the University of Connecticut. She is also a board-certified advanced holistic nurse. Barrere teaches holistic concepts/basic and intermediate medical-surgical nursing classes to juniors and advanced medical-surgical nursing and nursing research to seniors. The primary focus of her most recent research, publications and professional presentations are on the nurse and communication—specifically nurse-patient communication and nurse-physician communication; the influence of spirituality-based intervention on spirituality, anxiety and quality of life in cardiac patients; end-of-life care nursing education, and integrating holistic care into a BSN curriculum.

Prior to coming to Quinnipiac, she held several positions at Waterbury Hospital, including oncology clinical nurse specialist, clinical education specialist, quality improvement and research specialist, ambulatory care manager and director of education. To reach Barrere, please call 203-582-8406 or e-mail cynthia.barrere@quinnipiac.edu.


karosas

Laima Karosas, an associate professor of nursing, is certified as an adult and family nurse practitioner. She is available to discuss palliative care, long-term care, advanced directives, insurance reimbursement for services, legislation regarding nurse practitioner practice, international health care and general internal medicine topics. She teaches in the graduate nursing program, family and adult nurse practitioner tracks and is the track coordinator for the adult nurse practitioner track.

Karosas earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut, a master's degree from the Yale University School of Nursing and a PhD from the University of Connecticut.

Her interests are in international health care and the development of the nurse practitioner role globally. She is the past chair of the conferences subgroup of the International Council of Nurses' International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network and the liaison from the network to the 2008 conference in Toronto, Canada. Karosas is also the Region 1 Director of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and belongs to the American Association for the History of Nursing, the Connecticut Nurses' Association and the Connecticut APRN Society. She serves as an accreditation visitor for the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.

Currently Karosas is working with her international colleagues in the areas of standardized nursing language and delineating nursing tasks globally. To reach Karosas, please call 203-582-5366 or e-mail laima.karosas@quinnipiac.edu.


mcgann

Elizabeth F. McGann, DNSc, RN, is a professor of nursing. She has served as interim associate dean of the School of Health Sciences and chair of the nursing department. McGann is a registered nurse and is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a clinical specialist in gerontological nursing. She has received research grant awards, presented her research at local, state and national conferences, and has published book chapters and journal articles on the topics of asthma and pulmonary issues in elders, and nursing education. In teaching research methods and theoretical foundations in nursing, she focuses on facilitating her students’ ability to become critical research consumers and incorporate evidence-based findings into nursing practice. McGann is currently a co-investigator on a research study examining academic improvement strategies for at-risk nursing students. McGann is also a freelance writer for Medscape Medical News, a subsidiary of WebMD.

McGann received a doctoral degree in nursing from Yale University, a master’s degree in nursing from Hunter College, a master’s degree in health education from Southern Connecticut State University and a baccalaureate degree in nursing from City College of New York.

To reach McGann, please call 203-582-8472 or email elizabeth.mcgann@quinnipiac.edu.

Jonathan D. Blake is a professor of computer science. He conducts research in bioinformatics/computational biology, computer science education and computer literacy and has published in The Journal of Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges and The Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics.

He received his MS and PhD From Northwestern University and a BSE from Princeton University. Blake teaches computer science courses across the undergraduate curriculum. Prior to coming to Quinnipiac, Blake was an assistant professor of computer science at Tennessee Technological University and completed a Sloan Foundation/Department of Energy postdoctoral research fellowship in computational biology at the University of California, San Francisco.

To reach Blake, please call 203-582-8539 or e-mail him at jonathan.blake@quinnipiac.edu.


carleton

Steven Carleton is a professor of biology. Carleton received his undergraduate degree in animal science from the University of Connecticut and his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Purdue University.

Carleton has taught at Quinnipiac since 1988 and practices small animal medicine and surgery at Ridgehill Animal Hospital in North Haven.

To reach Carleton, call 203-582-8958 or e-mail steven.carleton@quinnipiac.edu.




dever

Aileen Dever, associate professor of Spanish, is available to discuss language acquisition, bilingualism and writing fiction.

She has a BS from Western Connecticut State University in English, secondary education, an MA in Spanish from Middlebury College and a PhD in Spanish and Latin American literatures from the University of Connecticut. She has published books on famous foster and adopted children, two Hispanic poets and a collection of short stories.

To reach Dever, please call 203-582-8500 or e-mail her at aileen.dever@quinnipiac.edu.




duffy

Sean Duffy, chairperson of political science, is available to discuss nationalism and sovereignty, the problems deriving from divided societies and failed states, topics dealing with the international economy and international security, U.S. foreign policy and issues related to development and developing countries.

Duffy received his PhD from Yale University, an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA from Brown University. Duffy teaches undergraduate courses in international relations, U.S. foreign policy and the international political economy. Prior to receiving his PhD, Duffy was an information analyst at the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C.

To reach Duffy, please call 203-582-8324 or e-mail him at sean.duffy@quinnipiac.edu.


garvey

Greg Garvey is a professor of interactive digital design. In published papers and presentations his work explores the impact of the "post human," virtual worlds, social networking and video games on identity and subjectivity. He also designs interactive computer-based installations and computer graphic images, which have exhibited in the United States, Canada and Europe. His work has been written about in publications such as Wired magazine, National Geographic, the Face and the London Daily Telegraph. He is a frequent contributor to ACM-SIGGRAPH; the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts; and the International Symposium for Electronic Art.

He has a master of science in visual studies from MIT and a master of fine arts from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT from 1983-85. From 1999-2001 he was visiting fellow in the arts at Quinnipiac. He was an associate artist of the Digital Media Center for the Arts at Yale University during 2000-01.

To reach Garvey, please call 203-582-8389 or e-mail him at greg.garvey@quinnipiac.edu.


haldane

Hillary J. Haldane, assistant professor of anthropology, is available to discuss ethnographic and qualitative methodology, feminist theory, indigenous politics and rights, and violence against women, particularly human trafficking and family violence.

Haldane received her MA and PhD in anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, her Diploma of Arts in anthropology from the University of Otago, and a bachelor's degree in anthropology from San Diego State University.

To reach Haldane, e-mail hillary.haldane@quinnipiac.edu or call 203-582-3822.




hastings

Pattie Belle Hastings is a professor of interactive digital design.

Her creative work deals specifically with the feminist issues of women/gender and technology. Her art and design research projects include subjects such as cyborg theory, gender and genetics, artists' books, Marshall McLuhan, and the creative use of mobile devices. Her art has been exhibited internationally. She has won grants, awards and fellowships from corporations, foundations and public agencies for her books, art and design.

Her work has been published in books and journals such as Domain Errors! Cyberfeminist Practices, Art Journal, and Adobe Acrobat Master Class. Her work has been featured in publications such as MacWorld magazine, the Boston Globe, Art New England, Art Papers, the Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She holds a BA from the Atlanta College of Art and an MFA from Vermont College.

Hastings spent the 2008-09 academic year at the University of Oslo in Norway on a Fulbright Scholar fellowship. She spent the year researching and creating interactive experiences for mobile devices.

To reach Hastings, e-mail pattiebelle.hastings@quinnipiac.edu or call 203-582-8450.


heiferman

Ron Heiferman is a professor of history and director of the minor in Asian Studies. He has also taught at Connecticut College and the City University of New York. Heiferman was educated at Yale and New York University.

Heiferman has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books and essays, including "Flying Tigers" (New York: Ballantine, 1971), "World War II" (London: Hamlyn, 1972), "Wars of the Twentieth Century" (London: Hamlyn, 1974), "The Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan" (New York: Military Press, 1981) and the "Rand-McNally Encyclopedia of World II" (New York: Rand-McNally, 1978).

Heiferman has been the recipient of several fellowships and awards. He was a Yale-Lilly Fellow in 1978 and has been awarded five National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowships: Duke University (1974), University of Chicago (1977), Stanford University (1980), Harvard University (1987) and the University of Texas (1991).

Heiferman has traveled extensively in the Baltic, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Russia, Western Europe, Central and South America, the Pacific Northwest and the Antarctic. He has led tours and lectured for Lindblad Travel, National Geographic, the Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution, Cunard Line, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruise Line, Orient Line, Paquet Cruises, RCCL, Royal Cruise Line and Seabourn in such diverse places as Antarctica, Cambodia, China, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Tibet, Vietnam, Russia, Scandinavia, Alaska, the Panama Canal and the Caribbean.

Heiferman's work has been mentioned or reviewed in The Times Literary Supplement, The Economist, Choice and The Atlantic. He has also been featured on radio and television, including CPTV and C-SPAN.

To reach Heiferman, please call 203-582-8754 or e-mail him at ronald.heiferman@quinnipiac.edu.


hodgson

Lynne Hodgson is a professor of sociology and director of the gerontology degree program. Her current research focuses on middle-aged concerns about developing Alzheimer's disease and grandparent/grandchild relationships.

She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her master's degree and PhD from Cornell University.

To speak with Hodgson, call 203-582-8950 or e-mail her at lynne.hodgson@quinnipiac.edu.




jellison

William Jellison is an associate professor of psychology. His research focuses on issues related to the gay and bisexual community, as well as understanding the perpetuation of sexual prejudice (homophobia) among heterosexual men.

Jellison earned his PhD at Michigan State University in 2004. His work has been published in top social psychology and interdisciplinary journals, and he has presented at national conferences, including the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. Jellison currently serves on the Liberal Arts Diversity Committee at Quinnipiac.

To reach Jellison, please call 203-582-3724 or e-mail william.jellison@quinnipiac.edu.


kaplan

Lisa A. E. Kaplan, associate professor of biology, specializes in physiology and environmental toxicology. Her concentration is on xenobiotic metabolism (organic and heavy metals) and the use of sentinel species as bio-indicators of environmental perturbation and aquatic ecosystem health.

Kaplan earned an honors scholar baccalaureate in biology, an MS in physiology and neurobiology, and a PhD in physiology and aquatic toxicology from the University of Connecticut. Kaplan completed a postdoctoral fellowship as an assistant research professor at New York University Medical Center Institute of Environmental Medicine, focusing on cadmium and mercury toxicity throughout the Hudson River ecosystem. She has taught as a member of both biology and environmental science departments at several small New England colleges before her arrival at Quinnipiac University.

To reach Kaplan, call 203-582-3588 or e-mail lisaann.kaplan@quinnipiac.edu.


king

Noelle King, a part-time professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, is available to discuss art, museums and artists. King received her BA from the University of California at Berkeley and her MA from Columbia University. She spent more than 20 years working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and she currently lectures at the Newport Art Museum in Newport, RI.

Her articles have been published in the Columbia Encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, the Journal of the International Snuff Bottle Society, Zoogoer, Pacific Reader, the Book Mark, the Post Review and the Mystic River Press.

King is also a Connecticut Master Gardener, a Connecticut-certified Tree Warden and URI Master Composter and Recycler.

She can be reached at noelle.king@quinnipiac.edu.


mclean

Scott L. McLean, professor of political science, is available to discuss national and state political issues. His current research focuses on the history of American nationalism and trends in political participation.

McLean earned his PhD from Rutgers University and a BA from Whitman College. McLean teaches courses in political thought, elections/campaigns, public opinion and public policy. He is co-editor of "Social Capital: Critical Perspectives on Community" and "Bowling Alone" (NYU Press 2002). He has published articles in Public Perspective and New Political Science. His most recent publication is "The War on Terrorism and the New Patriotism," in "The Politics of Terrorism" (Northeastern University Press, 2003). McLean is an expert in public opinion, political parties, elections and immigration policy.

To reach McLean, please call 203-582-8686 or e-mail him at scott.mclean@quinnipiac.edu.


nabel

Michael Nabel is a professor of mathematics. He received a BS in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MS in physics from Trinity College and a PhD in operations research and statistics from New York University. He teaches courses in both mathematics and in physics and does consulting in the areas of probability and statistics and in mathematical modeling. His major areas of interest are in experimental design and mathematical magic. He has been a keynote speaker for many national organizations, including Sigma Xi, NCTM, ASA and ACS. His lecture on mathematical magic presents mathematical concepts using entertaining magic effects. Nabel is also a member of the Society of American Magicians and the Physic Entertainers Association and has been practicing magic for more than 50 years.

To reach Nabel, please call 203-582-8560 or e-mail him at michael.nabel@quinnipiac.edu.



sacco

Jennifer S. Sacco, an associate professor of political science, is available to discuss gender and American politics. Her current research is centered on the ways candidates present themselves in relation to their families to voters, and the public's response.

Sacco received her MA and PhD from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She earned a BA in political science and women's studies at Denison University in Ohio. Prior to coming to Quinnipiac, Sacco was an instructor at Rutgers, where she taught political science, women's studies and writing.

To reach Sacco, call 203-582-8972 or e-mail jennifer.sacco@quinnipiac.edu.




smart

Robert A. Smart is the chair of the English department and director of the Writing Program. Specific areas of expertise and scholarship include writing/composition, writing across the curriculum, Irish Studies, postcolonial studies, Gothic literature in Ireland and America, and cultural studies. Smart is also available to talk about modern Irish politics and culture, language and the evolution of modern English.

He received a PhD in comparative literature and an MA in comparative literature and rhetoric from the University of Utah and a BA from the University of Maine in English and history. His publications include books on writing ("Direct From the Disciplines" and "The Nonfiction Novel"), essays on Irish Studies (in Caliban, Postcolonial Text, Ireland's Great Hunger and History Ireland) and essays on Gothic literature (in "Money: Lure, Lore and Liquidity"). He is the founding editor of The Writing Teacher (National Poetry Foundation).

Smart has won Faculty Member of the Year at Bradford College and at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, received a Sears-Roebuck Teaching Award in 1981 and held the Dorothy Bell Endowed Chair in Writing at Bradford College for 16 years before coming to Quinnipiac 2000.

To reach Smart, please call 203-582-3325 or e-mail him at robert.smart@quinnipiac.edu.


valone

David A. Valone is professor of history and the director of cultural affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences.

His research specializations include the history of modern science and Western medicine as well as the history of Ireland and Britain in the nineteenth century, particularly the period before and after "the Great Hunger" of the 1840s.

He is also interested in the history of popular culture, especially the the history of rock music.

He has published widely on issues in the history of the physical, biological and social sciences as well as the history of birth control, abortion, cloning and population control. He is the co-editor of "Ireland's Great Hunger: Silence, Memory, and Commemoration."

To reach Valone, call 203-582-5269 or e-mail david.valone@quinnipiac.edu.


yukich

Grace Yukich, assistant professor of sociology, is available to discuss immigration policy, religion, church and state issues, and protests/social movements.

Yukich received her PhD in sociology from New York University. From 2010-2011, she was Religion and Public Life Fellow at Princeton University's Center for the Study of Religion. She is founding co-editor and writer for Mobilizing Ideas, a social movements blog hosted by the University of Notre Dame, and a contributing editor and writer for the Social Science Research Council's religion & secularism blog, The Immanent Frame.

To reach Yukich, e-mail grace.yukich@quinnipiac.edu or call 203-582-6434.

brown
Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, has more than 30 years of experience as a political journalist and editor in Washington, D.C., New England and Florida. Brown is the chief spokesman for the Florida and Ohio polls and works with Doug Schwartz to develop, analyze and present the results of the polls. He was previously a political reporter for United Press International, served as the White House correspondent and then political editor for Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C., and also was the editor of the Insight section of the Orlando Sentinel. Brown, who covered 11 national political conventions and presidential campaigns from 1976-96, has a BS in radio television news and an MS in journalism from Syracuse University. He was also a Neiman Fellow at Harvard. To reach Brown, call 203-535-6203 or e-mail peter.brown@quinnipiac.edu.




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Maurice "Mickey" Carroll is assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. He is available to comment on political and social trends. Carroll began his journalistic career at the Rutherford Republican in New Jersey and has also worked for Journal-American and the Post in New York, the Passaic Herald-News, Jersey Journal and Newark Star-Ledger in New Jersey. Carroll spent most of his newspaper career at The New York Times covering politics and government. He was city hall bureau chief in 1974 and Albany bureau chief in 1984. He also worked at New York Newsday, where he covered politics and wrote a twice-a-week political column.

Carroll was one of the reporters in the basement of Dallas police headquarters when Jack Ruby shot Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. He is co-author of two books, "Dallas Justice," Melvin Belli’s story of the Ruby trial; and "No Hiding Place," a story of the American hostages in Iran, with Bob McFadden and Joe Treaster of The New York Times. Born and raised in Rutherford, N.J., Carroll is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. To reach Carroll, call 212-362-9217 or e-mail mickey.carroll@quinnipiac.edu.



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Alice Holland is a human sexuality expert who is also director of Student Health Services at Quinnipiac. Holland's professional profile includes a master of education in human sexuality, master of science in nursing, bachelor of arts in psychology, school nurse certification and certified registered nurse practitioner specializing in family practice. She is certified as a sexuality educator through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She is currently a doctoral candidate attaining a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Sexuality.

She has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences, workshops, and pod casts with an audience ranging from health care and medical professionals to street dwelling youth in Kenya to Roman Catholic sisters. She has taken a cross- cultural and diversity approach to her lectures. Holland was the co-creator, co-producer and host of "Get Some," a monthly show at Penn State providing insight on health with a human sexuality emphasis. She is a member of the McGraw Hill Academic Advisory Board for Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Human Sexuality. 

To reach Holland, please contact John Morgan at john.morgan@quinnipiac.edu or call 203-206-4449.




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David T. Ives has been executive director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute since 2002 and is also an adjunct professor of Latin American studies, political science, philosophy and international business. He holds a bachelor's degree in social work and a master's degree in student personnel and counseling, both from Ohio State University, and worked on a doctorate in Latin American history at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

He holds extensive global experience in higher education and the nonprofit sector, most recently working as program manager at the Countryside Exchange, The Glynwood Center in Cold Spring, N.Y. He was the executive director at The Louis August Jonas Foundation in New York for 11 years, where he ran an international leadership training program for young people from countries with histories of conflict. He is directing the Albert Schweitzer Institute by building a strategic planning process, which will expand its visibility and programs in health, humanitarianism and peace. He is the co-president of the United Nations Association of New Haven and a member of the International Consortium on the Arms Trade Treaty.

Ives is a member of the Board of Advisors for World Centers of Compassion for children run by 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Betty Williams and a member of the Board of Directors for the International Albert Schweitzer Association based in Gunsbach, France. He also gives weekly radio commentaries on WQUN on international issues. To reach Ives, call 203-582-3140 or e-mail david.ives@quinnipiac.edu.


schwartz
Doug Schwartz has been the director of the Quinnipiac University Poll since 1995. Schwartz directs all aspects of the survey process, including formulating the questions and analyzing the data. He serves as a press contact for the poll, doing newspaper, radio and television interviews regarding polls and politics in Connecticut. 

Schwartz previously served in New York City as a survey associate with the CBS News Election and Survey Unit and as an election night analyst for the late CBS correspondent Ed Bradley of "60 Minutes."

He is a 1988 cum laude graduate of Connecticut College in New London and holds a PhD in political science from the University of Connecticut.

To reach Schwartz, call 203-582-5294 or e-mail schwartz@quinnipiac.edu.