Faculty Experts

Sacred Heart University's faculty experts are available to provide journalists with their insight and expertise on a wide variety of topics. The following list of faculty 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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Executive Director of Public Relations
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Tracy Deer-Mirek
Assistant Director of Communications
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Accounting
Benoit Boyer
Karen Cascini
Cheri Mazza
Stephen Scarpati
Eunsup Shim
Desroy Stewart
Barbara Tarasovich

Accounting Ethics
Karen Cascini

Auditing
Desroy Stewart
Barbara Tarasovich

Federal and Corporate Taxation
Cheri Mazza
Danny Pannese

Internal Revenue Service
Danny Pannese

Anthropology
Gerald Reid

Native North America
Gerald Reid

Anatomy and Physiology
Marian Leal

Aquatic Ecology
Mark Beekey

Biology
Mark Beekey
Kirk Bartholomew
Suzanne Deschenes
Michele Guidone
Mark Jareb
Barbara Pierce
Nicole Roy

Evolutionary Biology
Geoffrey Stopper

Immunology
Christopher Mojcik

Invasive Species
Michele Guidone

Invertebrate Ecology
Mark Beekey

Marine Science
John Rapaglia
LaTina Steele

Microbiology
Kirk Bartholomew
Christopher Mojcik

Molecular Genetics
Kirk Bartholomew
Suzanne Deschenes

Neurobiology
Mark Jareb
Thomas Terleph

Pharmacology
Nicole Roy

Restoration Ecology
Mark Beekey
Jennifer Mattei
Michele Guidone

Rheumatology
Christopher Mojcik

Sustainability
Jennifer Mattei, Ph.D.
Mark Beekey, Ph.D.

Toxicology
Nicole Roy

Andra Gumbus, Ph.D.

Biochemistry
Benjamin Alper
Joseph Audie
Edward Caliguri

Environmental Chemistry
Eid Alkhatib

Inorganic Chemistry
Dhia Habboush

Organic Chemistry
Linda Farber
John Fleming
Jeffrey Glans

Physical Chemistry
Penny Snetsinger

Film
Sid Gottlieb
Damon Maulucci
Sara Ross

Media
Lori Bindig, Ph.D.
James Castonguay, Ph.D.

Media and Popular Culture
Lori Bindig
Joe Alicastro
Debbie Danowski
Sid Gottlieb
Andrew Miller

Multimedia News Production
Joe Alicastro
Andrew Miller

Photography
Richard Falco
Robert Lisak

Youth Literacy
Lori Bindig

Algorithm Design
Efim Kinber

Computer Ethics
Frances Grodzinsky

Computer Science
Sandra Honda Adams
Keri Matthews

E-Commerce
Kittipong Laosethakul

Information Technology
Kittipong Laosethakul
Robert McCloud
Domenick Pinto

Technology
Frances Grodzinsky, Ph.D.

Gerald Reid

Criminal Justice
Pearl Jacobs
Tanya Grant
Stephane Jasmin Kirven
James McCabe
Anthony Papa

Domestic Violence
Tanya Grant
Patrick Morris

Corporate Finance:
Abu S. Amin, Ph.D.
Ralph Lim, MBA, CFA
Bridget Lyons, DPS
Khawaja Mamun

Derivatives:
Abu S. Amin, Ph.D.
Kwamie Dunbar, Ph.D.

Economics
Stephen Rubb

Finance
Stephen Scarpati

Financial Analysis
Ralph Lim
Khawaja Mamun
Lucjan Orlowski

Financial Management:
Ralph Lim, MBA, CFA
Rupendra Paliwal, Ph.D.

Financial Modeling:
Bridget Lyons, DPS

International Economics
Lucjan Orlowski
Khawaja Mamun

International Finance:
Abu S. Amin, Ph.D.
John Gerlach, MBA
Lucjan T. Orlowski, Ph.D.
Rupendra Paliwal, Ph.D.

Investment Management
Ralph Lim

Investments:
John Gerlach, MBA
Ralph Lim, MBA, CFA
Rupendra Paliwal, Ph.D.

Risk and Insurance Management:
Abu S. Amin, Ph.D.
Kwamie Dunbar, Ph.D.

Small Business Finance:
Abu S. Amin, Ph.D.

Sports Finance:
John Gerlach, MBA

Administration:
Velma Heller, Ed.D. 

Adolescence and Society:
Edward D. Hendricks, Ph.D.

Adult Motivation:
Edward D. Hendricks, Ph.D.

Asperger’s Syndrome:
Jacqueline Kelleher Ph.D.

Bridgeport District:
Lois Libby, Ph.D.

Bullying:
Terry Neu, Ph.D.

Bullying in School
Terry Neu

Classroom Management:
Sondra Melzer Ph.D.
Gerald Neipp, Ed.D.

CT Administrators Exam:
Patricia C. DaSilva, Ph.D.

Development:
Edward D. Hendricks, Ph.D.

Education in China:
James Carl, Ph.D.

Education and Music:
Jacqueline Kelleher Ph.D.
Karen C. Waters, Ed.D.

Education and Technology:
Antoinette Bruciati, Ph.D.
Maria Lizano DiMare, Ed.D.
Gerald Neipp, Ed.D.

Education in the U.S.:
James Carl, Ph.D.
Edward D. Hendricks, Ph.D.

Educational Leadership:
Patricia C. DaSilva, Ph.D.
Velma Heller
Randall Glading
Karen Waters

Educational Psychology:
Edward D. Hendricks, Ph.D.
Edward Malin, Ph.D.

Educational Technology
Michael Barbour
Antoinette Bruciati
Steve Rubin

Family Literacy:
Karen C. Waters, Ed.D.

Higher Education
Edward Hendricks
Thomas Forget
Edward Malin

History of Education
James Carl
Karl Lorenz

Innovative Learning:
Jacqueline Kelleher Ph.D.

International Education
Maria Lizano DiMare
Karl Lorenz
Timothy Patterson

K-12 Education
Maureen Fitzpatrick
Michael Giarratano

Literacy and Assessment:
Karen C. Waters, Ed.D.

Literature:
Sondra Melzer Ph.D.
Edward Murray, Ph.D.

Mid-Eastern and Judiac Studies:
Sondra Melzer Ph.D.

Online Learning:
Antoinette Bruciati, Ph.D.

Reading Consulting:
Karen C. Waters, Ed.D.

Religious Education
Sondra Melzer

Research Methodology:
Edward Malin, Ph.D.
Sondra Melzer Ph.D.

Science Education
Karl Lorenz
Paul Massey

Secondary Methods and Curriculum:
Gerald Neipp, Ed.D.

Service-Based Learning:
Terry Neu, Ph.D.

Special Education:
Jacqueline Kelleher Ph.D.

State and National Standards:
Edward Murray, Ph.D.

Statistics:
Edward Malin, Ph.D.

STEM Education:
Antoinette Bruciati, Ph.D. 

Student Performance:
Patricia C. DaSilva, Ph.D.

Student Teaching:
Karl Lorenz, Ed.D.
Lois Libby, Ph.D.
Sondra Melzer Ph.D.

Teaching American History
Lois Libby

Urban Education:
James Carl, Ph.D.
Sondra Melzer, Ph.D.

Women and Education
Gail Nordmoe

English
Anita August
Jeffrey Cain
Patricia Conti
Cara Erdheim

American Literature
Pamela Buck
Cara Erdheim
Michelle Loris
Rick Magee

Medieval Literature
Robin McAllister

Poetry
Jonas Zdanys

Writing
Joseph Nagy
Sandra Young

Karen Cascini

Dieting
Beau Greer

Exercise Science
Wendy Bjerke
Beau Greer
David Kell
Matthew Moran
Anna Price
Eric Scibek
Valerie Wherley

Sport Performance
David Kell
Brendan Rickert

Ellen Gang

Claire Marrone

Jack de Graffenried
Nathan Lewis
Mary Treschitta
Jonathan Walker

Alzheimers:
Rebecca Smart, MPH, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC, FNP-BC

Community and Behavioral Health:
Constance Glenn MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Disaster Response
Beverly Fein

Electrophysiology:
Heather Ferrillo, APRN, MSN, FNP-BC

Environmental Health Issues:
Michelle A. Cole, DNP, MSN, RN, CNP

Geriatrics
Michele Suhie
Linda Melodia
Kevin Chui
Janine Hatch
Sheila Thomas Watts

Global Health:
Michelle A. Cole, DNP, MSN, RN, CNP
Harriet A. Fields, Ed.D., RN
Constance Glenn MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Healthcare:
Clotide Dudley-Smith, ED.D RDH
Victor Vaughn

Healthcare Management:
Rebecca Smart, MPH, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC, FNP-BC

Healthcare Policy:
Harriet A. Fields, Ed.D., RN
JoAnne Gatti-Petito, DNP

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention:
Susan DeNisco, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, CNL
Corinne Lee, MSN

Maternal/Fetal Health:
Rebecca Smart, MPH, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC, FNP-BC

Neonatology:
Rebecca Smart, MPH, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC, FNP-BC
Linda L. Cook, DNP, MPH, BSN, NNP-BC, APRN
Yvette Blanchard

Nursing:
Anne M. Barker, Ed.D., RN
Audrey M. Beauvais, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, CNL
Beth Boyd, RN, BSN
Michelle I. Johnson, Ed.D., BSN
Linda L. Cook, DNP, MPH, BSN, NNP-BC, APRN
Susan DeNisco, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, CNL
Heather Ferrillo, APRN, MSN, FNP-BC
Harriet A. Fields, Ed.D., RN
Kim Foito, MSN, RN
JoAnne Gatti-Petito, DNP
Michelle I. Johnson, Ed.D., BSN
Corinne Lee, MSN
Kerry Milner, DNSc, RN
Linda Morrow, DNP, MBA, MSN

Nursing Education:
Beth Boyd, RN, BSN
Michelle I. Johnson, Ed.D., BSN

Pediatrics:
Michelle I. Johnson, Ed.D., BSN
Linda L. Cook, DNP, MPH, BSN, NNP-BC, APRN
Kim Foito, MSN, RN
Constance Glenn MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Michelle I. Johnson, Ed.D., BSN
Rebecca Smart, MPH, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC, FNP-BC

Public Health:
Michelle A. Cole, DNP, MSN, RN, CNP

Women’s Health:
Constance Glenn MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

American History
Gregory Foss
David Lincoln
Jennifer McLaughlin
Julie Mujic
Burton Spivak
Timothy Tuttle

Chinese History
Thomas Curran

European History
David Lincoln
Raymond Lurie
John Roney
Clement Russo

German History
Wayne Alan Detzler

Grecian History
Gregory Viggiano

Latin American History
Charlotte Gradie

Medieval History
Denise Kaiser

Middle Eastern History
Kimya Knecht

Religious History
John Roney

Roman Art
Daryn Reyman

Gerald Reid

Claire Marrone

Eunsup Shim

Marketing
Arne Baruca
Peter Maresco
Enda McGovern
David Taylor

Advertising
Anca Micu

Brand Management
Arne Baruca

Fashion Marketing
David Bloom

Consumer Behavior
Peter Maresco
David Taylor

Digital Marketing
Anca Micu
David Taylor

International Marketing
Enda McGovern

Calculus
Bernadette Boyle
Rosemary Danaher
Hema Gopalakrishnan
George Goss
Andrew Lazowski
Peter Loth
Jason Molitierno
Julianna Stockton

Mathematical Analysis
Peter Loth

Statistics
Bernadette Boyle
Rosemary Danaher
Hema Gopalakrishnan
George Goss
Andrew Lazowski
Peter Loth
Jason Molitierno
Michael Ward

Musical Education
Cassandra Andreas
Walker Beard
Jason Bouchard
Joe Carter
David Marc Finley
Kevin Lam
Joe Utterback

Jesse Bailey
Seamus Carey
Kenneth Knies
Edward Papa
Andrew Pierce
Gordon Purves
Michael Ventimiglia

Physical Therapy
Peter Ronai
Gary Austin
David Cameron
Michael Emery
Kristin Schweiser
Victor Vaughn 

Musculoskeletal Examination
Jason Grimes

Neurological Examination & Therapy
Donna Bowers
Michelle Lusardi
Alicia Spiro
Wendy Romney
Sheila Thomas Watts
Michelle Wormley

Orthopedics
Kevin Chui
Seth Hagymasi
Jonathan Sylvain
Emmanuel Yung

American Government:
Lesley DeNardis, Ph.D.

American Politics:
Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.

American Presidency:
Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.

Constitutional Law:
Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.

International Organizations and Law:
Alka Juhari, Ph.D.

Latin American Politics:
Lesley DeNardis, Ph.D.

Political Economy:
Lesley DeNardis, Ph.D.

Political Theory:
Steven Michels, Ph.D

Political Thought:
Steven Michels, Ph.D

Presidential Elections:
Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.

Public Policy and Public Administration:
Lesley DeNardis, Ph.D.

State and Local Government:
Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.

Psychology
Michelle Loris
Rachel Bowman
Maureen Conard
Ruth Grant
Ron Hamel
Dawn Melzer
Mindy Miserendino
Shirley Pavone
Jessica Samuolis 

Animal Psychology
Deirdre Yeater

Child Psychology
Dawn Melzer
Albert Wakin 

Drugs and Behaviors
Ron Hamel 

Psychology of Women
Christina Taylor 

Sports Psychology
Ruth Grant
William Mayer

Biblical Studies, Theology, Spirituality, and Catholic Issues
Brian Stiltner, Ph.D.
Ono Ekeh, Ph.D.
Richard Grigg, Ph.D.
June-Ann Greeley, Ph.D.
Christopher Kelly, Ph.D.
Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D.
Michael Higgns, Ph.D.

World Religions; Cults; Religion in Society
Christel J. Manning, Ph.D.

Ethics, Bioethics, Religion and Ethics
Brian Stiltner, Ph.D.

Patricia Carl-Stannard
Bronwyn Cross-Denny
John McTighe

Colleen Butler-Sweet
Stephen Lilley
Amanda Moras
Gerald Reid

Mark Mascia
Pilar Munday

Robin Danzak
Toni Giannone
Alison McCallum Sprenger
Rhea Paul

James Santomier
Josh Shuart