Faculty Experts

Sacred Heart University's faculty and staff experts are available to provide journalists with their insight and expertise on a wide variety of topics. The following list of disciplines will lead you to a number of experts on campus, but if you don't see what you are looking for here, please let us know. We’d be happy to put you in touch with experts who may not be listed here.

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Deborah Noack
Director of Communications
Tel: 203-396-8483
noackd@sacredheart.edu

Tracy Deer-Mirek
Associate Director of Communications
Tel: 203-371-7751
deer-mirekt@sacredheart.edu

Kimberly Primicerio
Assistant Director of Media Relations
Tel: 203-396-8047
primiceriok@sacredheart.edu

Jack Welch College of Business

Economics and Finance

Lucjan Orlowski, Ph.D.
Professor Orlowski's research concentrates on international financial markets, monetary policy regimes and their impact on macroeconomic and financial stability. He has been actively involved with the European Union's eastern enlargement, particularly the design of monetary and financial integration strategies. His current research interest focuses on modeling and assessing financial risk. He has worked with the European Commission Economic and Finance Committee on the post-crisis policy responses to extreme risks in financial markets.

For expertise in other areas of interest, see full list below

College of Arts & Sciences

Catholic Issues and Vatican Affairs

Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D.
Professor Higgins has been a columnist, a radio documentary maker, a television commentator on Vatican affairs, and a regular contributor to Commonweal magazine. He was, as well, the chief advisor for the widely acclaimed TV series, Sir Peter Ustinov’s Inside the Vatican. 

Government, Politics, and Connecticut Politics

Gary Rose, Ph.D.
He is the Chairman of the Department of Government and Politics. His teaching and research interests include American Politics, American Presidency, Presidential Elections, Constitutional Law, State and Local Government, and Political Parties. Dr. Rose joined the Sacred Heart University faculty in 1982. He is a frequent commentator for various media regarding national and Connecticut politics.

Biology, Population Ecology, Restoration, Conservation, and Long Island Sound Horseshoe Crabs

Jennifer Mattei, Ph.D.
She is a professional consultant on the biological component of Environmental Impact Statements, upland, wetland, and stream restoration, control of invasive plant species, and the population ecology of economically important species.

For expertise in other areas of interest, see full list below

College of Health Professions

Concussion Research and Exercise Science

Theresa Miyashita, Ph.D.
Her research interests include Sports-Related Concussions, Athletes’ Knowledge, Prevention Strategies, and Accelerometers.

For expertise in other areas of interest, see full list below

College of Nursing

Nursing Primary Care, Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Medically Underserved Populations

Susan DeNisco, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, CNLHer research interests include Vulnerable Populations, Resilience, Emotional Intelligence, Diabetes in African Americans, Depression and Anxiety Disorders, and Medication Adherence in the Elderly.

For expertise in other areas of interest, see full list below

Isabelle Farrington College of Education

School Finance, the Achievement Gap and Student Performance Data Analysis 

David G. Title
Professor David Title served as a Superintendent of Schools for 14 years in Connecticut before joining the SHU faculty. His areas of expertise include school finance, school and district long-range planning, the achievement gap, school and district accountability and analysis of student performance data. 

For expertise in other areas of interest, see full list below

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Accounting

Accounting Ethics

Auditing

Federal and Corporate Taxation

Internal Revenue Service

 

Anthropology

Native North America

 

Anatomy and Physiology

Aquatic Ecology

Biology

Evolutionary Biology

Invertebrate Ecology

Marine Science

Microbiology

Molecular Genetics

Neurobiology

Pharmacology

Restoration Ecology

Sustainability

Toxicology

 

Biochemistry

Environmental Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

 

Film

Media

Media and Popular Culture

Multimedia News Production

Photography

Youth Literacy

 

Algorithm Design

Computer Ethics

Computer Science

Cybersecurity/Privacy

E-Commerce

Information Technology

Technology

 

Criminal Justice

Domestic Violence

 

Corporate Finance

Derivatives

Economics

Finance

Financial Analysis

Financial Management

Financial Modeling

Health Economics

International Economics

International Finance

Investment Management

Investments

Risk and Insurance Management

Sports Finance

 

Administration

Bullying

Bullying in School

Classroom Management

CT Administrators Exam

Education and Music

Education and Technology

Educational Leadership

Educational Technology

Family Literacy

Higher Education

International Education

K-12 Education

Literacy and Assessment

Literature

Online Learning

Reading Consulting

Science Education

Secondary Methods and Curriculum

Service-Based Learning

State and National Standards

STEM Education

Student Performance

 

English

American Literature

Medieval Literature

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Poetry

Writing

 

Dieting

Exercise Science

Sport Performance

 

Community and Behavioral Health

Disaster Response

Electrophysiology

Environmental Health Issues

Geriatrics

Global Health

Healthcare

Healthcare Policy

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Neonatology

Pediatrics

 

American History

Chinese History

European History

German History

Grecian History

Latin American History

Medieval History

Religious History

 

Human Resource Management/Talent Management

Supply Chain/Sustainable Manufacturing

International Business

Legal Issues/Employment Law/Discrimination

Family Work Life Balance

Management Consulting

 

Marketing

Advertising

Fashion Marketing

Consumer Behavior

Digital Marketing

International Marketing

Social Media

Tourism Marketing

Sustainable Marketing

Marketing Analytics/Big Data

Pricing

Marketing Strategy

 

Calculus

Mathematical Analysis

Statistics

 

Musical Education

 

Physical Therapy

Musculoskeletal Examination

Neurological Examination & Therapy

Orthopedics

 

Orthopedics

Pharmacy/Medication

Cardiology/Heart Health

American Government

American Politics

American Presidency

Constitutional Law

Latin American Politics

Political Economy

Presidential Elections

Public Policy and Public Administration

State and Local Government

 

Psychology

Animal Psychology

Child Psychology

Drugs and Behaviors

Psychology of Women

Sports Psychology

 

Biblical Studies, Theology, Spirituality and Catholic Issues

World Religions; Cults; Religion in Society

Ethics, Bioethics, Religion and Ethics