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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Director of Communications
Associate Director of Communications
Kimberly (Primicerio) Swartz
Assistant Director of Media Relations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Federal and Corporate Taxation
Internal Revenue Service
Native North America
Anatomy and Physiology
- Business Ethics
- Communication & Media
Media and Popular Culture
Multimedia News Production
- Computer Science & Information Technology
- Contemporary Ireland
- Criminal Justice
- Economics and Finance
Risk and Insurance Management
Bullying in School
CT Administrators Exam
Education and Music
Education and Technology
Literacy and Assessment
Secondary Methods and Curriculum
State and National Standards
- Robin Mcallister
- European Union
- Exercise Science
- Graphic Design & Visual Art
Community and Behavioral Health
Environmental Health Issues
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Latin American History
- Leadership & Management
Human Resource Management/Talent Management
Supply Chain/Sustainable Manufacturing
Legal Issues/Employment Law/Discrimination
Family Work Life Balance
Marketing Analytics/Big Data
- Physical Therapy
Neurological Examination & Therapy
- Physician Assistant Studies
- Politics and Government
Latin American Politics
Public Policy and Public Administration
State and Local Government
Drugs and Behaviors
Psychology of Women
Biblical Studies, Theology, Spirituality and Catholic Issues
Cults, Sects and New Religious Movements
Ethics, Bioethics, Religion and Ethics
The “Nones” (Non-religiosity, Secularism, Atheism, Agnosticism)
Intersection of Religion, Gender and Sexuality
- Social Work
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Sport Management