Links and Contacts

Media Experts

Members of the Endicott College faculty and staff are available to provide expert opinions and comments on news and current events. Please use this guide to find experts in your areas of interest.

To arrange for an interview with these experts, please contact: Joanne Waldner, Assistant to the President (978) 232-2013; or Carol Raiche, Director of Communications (978) 232-2068;

Expert Topic

Robert Anderson Architectural history and theory; interior design history and theory; art history and theory; Boston and New England design history; New York City design history; Scandinavian design history; Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus in America Modern and Classical design history; design education study abroad in Europe; walking tours of Boston (re: colonial history, design, and art based)

Kent Barclay Academic or educational technology topics including: instructional multimedia, web portals and learning management systems, smart classrooms, laptop programs.

Dr. Abigail Bottome Non-fiction creative writing, coastal New England salt marshes, lifelong learning, experiential education.

Andrew Brody Computer Aided Architectural Modeling and Rendering, Electronic Workflow in the Design Studio

Dr. Dakin Burdick Instructional design, faculty development, online education, blended learning, Japanese-American history, martial arts (karate, judo, etc.).

Dr. Mari Butler Environmentally related issues such as global climate change, pesticide use, mosquito issues, oceanography

Robert Chambers Economics, computers

Patrick Cornelissen International travel, event planning, weddings, hospitality, food and beverage - international beers, fine dining, restaurant and kitchen design, dining etiquette, Belgium, Europe

Lisa Courcy Pregnancy and childbirth, adolescent pregnancy, dating violence, infant and child growth and development, breastfeeding, pediatrics, community health, and simulation technology in nurse education

Brian Courtemanche Library sciences

Sarah Hammond Creighton Environmental action; sustainability; campus environmental action; green buildings; energy efficiency; recycling; energy and the environment

Brendan Cronin Culinary arts, food, emerging food trends

Erin Dougherty Social media, higher education in social media, social media marketing, internet marketing, external communications, online community building, public relations, media relations

Dr. Brian Fitzpatrick Music

Dr. Charlotte Gordon Early American history and literature, particularly Salem, Beverly, and Boston; Anne Bradstreet; women writers; non-fiction writing; American religion; The Bible; Jewish/Islamic/Christian relations; the Middle East; Women in the Bible

Dr. Laurel Hellerstein Generalist in many of the fields of communication including: journalism, media effects, media and politics, new media technologies

Dr. Sergio Inestrosa US/Mexico relations

Robert Jerin Crime victimization, domestic violence, child abuse, domestic homicide, criminal offending, police community relations and liability, restraining orders and crime victims’ rights

Dr. John Kelley Diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders, social science research methodology, statistical analysis, and placebo effects

Rebecca Kenneally Performing Arts

Dr. Michael Kilburn American and International politics, human rights, and oral history.

Dr. Bram Lutton Stem cell biology, Comparative physiology, focusing on hematology, immunology, endocrinology and reproduction, Bioethics

Cherie Lynch Internship, experiential learning

Dale McLennan Career counseling and services

Dr. Richard Nastasi Philosophy and sport (issues of cheating, performance enhancing drugs, competition, play as connected as well as opposed to sport), new models of teaching physical education, teaching PE to autistic children, Endicott College's Oratory Society (academic debate, public speaking, and Model United Nations)

Dr. Michael Paige Technology innovation, emerging technologies, informatics, computer science, information science, disruptive technologies, management of innovation

Dr. Anthony Pastelis Assessment practices; pre-service teacher education; education reform including school choice, charter schools and merit pay for teachers; integrating technology into K-12 teaching; the educational change process

Dr. Malcolm Patterson Public education (especially Massachusetts) including: school organization and finance; school and district accountability; student performance and assessment (MCAS); curriculum frameworks; school reform; teacher preparation, licensure, and testing; classroom management; student learning styles & instructional methods; child and adolescent development issues; middle schools; student bullying; violence; school security; crisis intervention planning; special education: funding issues, school responsibilities, IEPs, program placement, parent/student rights, and child advocacy

Rodeena Porter Mindfulness, stress reduction, treatment of depression, PTSD, Anxiety disorders, adult ADHD

Kenneth Riaf Business Law: State and Federal Aquaculture Law, Aquaculture Regulation, Aquaculture Policy and Open Ocean Aquaculture in the US Exclusive Economic Zone.

Cynthia Roberts Contemporary art/artist

Dr. William Samenfink Hospitality, restaurants, food and beverage, hotels, tourism and travel.

Lindsey Shrayer Alcohol and Other Drug Use & Abuse, Sexual Assault, Dating/Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders and Body Image, Trauma, and General Mental Health.

Marcia Toomey Financial aid

David Vigneron Philanthropy

Dr. Aron Viner International business and every country in Asia

Richard Weissman Operations management, supply chain management, negotiation, quality systems, customer service, and leadership
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