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
Assistant Director of Media Relations
Jack Welch College of Business & Technology
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 Commonwealth 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.
Social Work Practice & Social Justice
Bronwyn Cross-Denny, Ph.D., LCSW
Bronwyn Cross-Denny is a licensed clinical social worker with extensive practice experience with individuals, families, couples, groups and organizations with a broad array of issues. She was responsible for leading the successful development and initial accreditation with the distinctive vision of integrated practice of the master of social work program at SHU. She continues to develop global opportunities for students to achieve the University mission of social justice, promoting the common good and service to others. Her research areas focus on human diversity, social justice and global engagement.
College of Health Professions
Health Promotion, Active Living, and Healthy Eating
Anna E. Greer, Ph.D., CHES
Dr. Anna Greer is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES). Her research focuses on promoting active living and healthy eating in communities. Dr. Greer consults regularly for organizations providing health promotion services. Consultation topics include but are not limited to: strategic planning, program planning, data analysis, and program evaluation.
Public Health Nutrition
Jacqueline Vernarelli, Ph.D.
Jacqueline Vernarelli is a translational nutrition scientist who studies food and the people who eat it. She has expertise in assessment of dietary intake, nutritional epidemiology and public health nutrition. She serves as a professional consultant for the food industry and regularly consults for community organizations in need of assistance with nutrition-related programming. Her research focuses on how diet and lifestyle behaviors influence health status. She currently serves as a director for research education and consultation in the College of Health Professions.
Cultural Competence, Diversity & Inclusion
Christina Gunther, M.A.
Christina Gunther’s expertise lies within the field of cultural competence, diversity and inclusion. She presents and consults nationally on topics that include cultural competence, diversity, power and privilege, implicit bias and stereotype representations. Her current research focuses on students’ self-awareness of their own cultural habits and implicit biases, best practices for creating culturally appropriate healthcare curricula and reducing gender discrimination through empowerment of the individual. She is a qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory? and the International Conflict Styles Inventory?.
College of Nursing
Nursing Primary Care, Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Medically Underserved Populations
Susan DeNisco, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, CNL
Her 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.
Security and Emergency Planning
He is the University’s executive director for public safety and government affairs. He started his career at the Fairfield Police Department as a patrol officer in 1991 and became chief of police in 2010. Knowledgeable on law enforcement, security training, management of security, emergency planning functions and campus safety.
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Federal and Corporate Taxation
Internal Revenue Service
Native North America
- Art & Design
Anatomy and Physiology
- Business Ethics
- Communication & Media
Media and Popular Culture
Multimedia News Production
- Computer Science & Information Technology
- Efim Kinber, Ph.D.
Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence
- Contemporary Ireland
- Criminal Justice
- Economics and Finance
Risk and Insurance Management
Bullying in School
Children with Disabilities
Education and Music
Education and Technology
Literacy and Assessment
State and National Standards
- Robin Mcallister
- Exercise Science
- Fashion and Textile, Fashion Business and Sustainability
Community and Behavioral Health
Environmental Health Issues
- Linda B. Melodia, RN, BSN, MSN, DNP
- Harriet A. Fields, Ed.D., RN
- Harriet A. Fields, Ed.D., RN
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Latin American History
- Hospitality, Resort and Tourism
Food & Beverage
Sanitation & Service Inovation
- Leadership & Management
Human Resource Management/Talent Management
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Supply Chain/Sustainable Manufacturing
Legal Issues/Employment Law/Discrimination
Family Work Life Balance
Marketing Analytics/Big Data
- George Goss, M.S.
- George Goss, M.S.
- Walker Beard
- Kevin Lam
- Personal Finance
17th Century Philosophy
Perception of Philosophy
- Physical Therapy
Neurological Examination & Therapy
Running Biomechanics, Running Injury
- Physician Assistant Studies
- Politics and Government
Latin American Politics
Politics & Religion
Public Policy and Public Administration
State and Local Government
- Ron Hamel, MA
- Mindy Miserendino, Ph.D.
Drugs and Behaviors
- Ron Hamel, MA
Psychology of Women
- Christina J. Taylor, Ph.D.
- Public Administration
Nonprofit Leadership and Management
Nonprofit Service Delivery Networks
Partnerships and Mergers between Nonprofit Organizations
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
Religion & Politics
- Social Work
- Shannon R. Lane, Ph.D., LMSW
Palliative and Hospice
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Robin Danzak, Ph.D.
Language Development and Dyslexia
- Sport Management