For the Media

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.

Also, we know you are working on deadline, so please contact SHU's Public Relations department so that we can put you in touch with an expert as quickly as possible.

Deborah Noack
Director of Communications
Tel: 203-396-8483

Tracy Deer-Mirek
Associate Director of Communications
Tel: 203-371-7751

Kimberly (Primicerio) Swartz
Assistant Director of Media Relations
Tel: 203-396-8047


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 Ethics


Federal and Corporate Taxation

Internal Revenue Service



Native North America


Anatomy and Physiology

Aquatic Ecology


Evolutionary Biology

Invertebrate Ecology

Marine Science


Molecular Genetics



Restoration Ecology





Environmental Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry




Media and Popular Culture

Multimedia News Production


Youth Literacy


Algorithm Design

Computer Ethics

Computer Science



Information Technology



Criminal Justice

Domestic Violence


Corporate Finance




Financial Analysis

Financial Management

Financial Modeling

Health Economics

International Economics

International Finance

Investment Management


Risk and Insurance Management

Sports Finance




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


Online Learning

Reading Consulting

Science Education

Secondary Methods and Curriculum

Service-Based Learning

State and National Standards

STEM Education

Student Performance



American Literature

Medieval Literature

  • Robin Mcallister





Exercise Science

Sport Performance

Ellen Gang


Community and Behavioral Health

Disaster Response


Environmental Health Issues


Global Health


Healthcare Policy

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention




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




Fashion Marketing

Consumer Behavior

Digital Marketing

International Marketing

Social Media

Tourism Marketing

Sustainable Marketing

Marketing Analytics/Big Data


Marketing Strategy



Mathematical Analysis



Musical Education


Physical Therapy

Musculoskeletal Examination

Neurological Examination & Therapy


American Government

American Politics

American Presidency

Constitutional Law

Latin American Politics

Political Economy

Presidential Elections

Public Policy and Public Administration

State and Local Government



Animal Psychology

Child Psychology

Drugs and Behaviors

Psychology of Women

Sports Psychology


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