Expert Guide for Media

Areas of Expertise
Business Communication & Media
Diversity & Inclusion Education
Ethics & Humanities Fashion
Health Sciences Law, Political Science, & Justice Studies
Science & Mathematics Social Sciences & Advocacy
Sport Industry  

 

Area of ExpertiseName

Business

  • branding
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Customer Experience
Janet Huetteman, MBA
Assistant Professor of Marketing
JHuetteman@lasell.edu
  • Business Ethics
  • Applied Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Spiritual life and religion
Thomas Sullivan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ethics
tpsullivan@lasell.edu
  • Fashion Retail and Wholesale
  • Fashion and Technology
  • Digital Marketing, Social Media
  • Consumer Research
  • Fashion Ethics and Sustainability
  • Fashion Communication and Promotions
  • Fashion Modeling
  • Female Industry Inequality
  • Fashion Careers in Boston and New York
Catharine Weiss, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Fashion
cweiss@lasell.edu

Communication & Media

  • Media and Democracy
  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution (Northern Ireland in particular)
  • Current changes in communication (PR, advertising, journalism)
Janice Barrett, Ed.D.
Professor of Communication
jbarrett@lasell.edu
  • Journalism
  • Changes in the field of journalism
Marie Campagna Franklin, M.S.
Associate Professor of Journalism
mfranklin@lasell.edu
  • African Film
  • Film and Media Studies
  • TV or Film History and Studies
  • Bob Dylan (in music and film)
  • Communication Studies
Michael Laramee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication
mlaramee@lasell.edu
  • Media literacy
  • Public speaking
  • Public relations (PR)
  • Media relations
  • Business and organizational communication
Erin Vicente, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
evicente@lasell.edu
  • Video production
  • Radio production
  • Video game studies
Brian J. Wardyga, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Communication; General Manager, Lasell College Radio
bwardyga@lasell.edu
  • Fashion Retail and Wholesale
  • Fashion and Technology
  • Digital Marketing, Social Media
  • Consumer Research
  • Fashion Ethics and Sustainability
  • Fashion Communication and Promotions
  • Fashion Modeling
  • Female Industry Inequality
  • Fashion Careers in Boston and New York
Catharine Weiss, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Fashion
cweiss@lasell.edu

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Activism and Social Movement Strategy
  • Class and Race Inequality in the U.S.
  • Classism Against Working Class and Poor People
  • White People's Roles in Reducing Racism
Betsy Leondar-Wright, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
bleondar-wright@lasell.edu
  • Bilingual education, special education, bilingual special education
  • Reading, school reform, tiered system of support, supporting parents
  • Teacher licensure, masters degrees in education, future of teaching careers
  • High school to college teacher pipeline
Claudia Rinaldi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
crinaldi@lasell.edu
  • Cultural Competence
  • Racial Bias
  • Sexism, Homophobia, Transphobia, Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Muslim Discrimination
  • Cultural Competence and Multiculturalism
  • Shifting Demographic Trends
  • Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Academic Experiences and Outcomes of Students of Color or First-Generation College Students
Jesse Tauriac, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology; Director of the Donahue Institute for Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion
jtauriac@lasell.edu
  • Sport Governance and Leadership (professional, intercollegiate, high school, recreational; Culture, race, politics & sports)
  • Diversity, inclusion, equity
  • Mentoring Leadership
  • Sport for Development
  • Curriculum Development for Sport & Enrichment Programs
Dwayne B. Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sport Management
dthomas@lasell.edu

Education

  • Forests
  • Climate Change
  • Ecosystem Science
  • Invasive Pests and Pathogens (Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Emerald Ash Borer)
  • Sustainability
  • STEM Education and Science Outreach
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Science Teacher Preparation
Michael Daley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
mdaley@lasell.edu
  • German History and Current Events
  • General Education and Core Curricula in Higher Education
  • Animal History
  • Pedagogy in History
Dennis A. Frey Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
dfrey@lasell.edu
  • Accreditation, Educational Leadership
  • Program growth and development of Health Profession/Allied Health Programs
  • Topics in Sports Medicine, Fitness, and Wellness
Cristina Haverty, Ed.M.
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
chaverty@lasell.edu
  • STEM Careers
  • Pre-College STEM Preparation
  • Biostatistics
Esther M. Pearson, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
epearson@lasell.edu
  • Bilingual education, special education, bilingual special education
  • Reading, school reform, tiered system of support, supporting parents
  • Teacher licensure, masters degrees in education, future of teaching careers
  • High school to college teacher pipeline
Claudia Rinaldi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
crinaldi@lasell.edu
  • Sport Leadership
  • Active Classroom Learning
  • Industry Internships
Janice A. Savitz, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
jsavitz@lasell.edu
  • Cultural Competence
  • Racial Bias
  • Sexism, Homophobia, Transphobia, Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Muslim Discrimination
  • Cultural Competence and Multiculturalism
  • Shifting Demographic Trends
  • Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Academic Experiences and Outcomes of Students of Color or First-Generation College Students
Jesse Tauriac, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology; Director of the Donahue Institute for Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion
jtauriac@lasell.edu
  • Sport Governance and Leadership (professional, intercollegiate, high school, recreational; Culture, race, politics & sports)
  • Diversity, inclusion, equity
  • Mentoring Leadership
  • Sport for Development
  • Curriculum Development for Sport & Enrichment Programs
Dwayne B. Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sport Management
dthomas@lasell.edu

Ethics & Humanities

  • German History and Current Events
  • General Education and Core Curricula in Higher Education
  • Animal History
  • Pedagogy in History
Dennis A. Frey Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
dfrey@lasell.edu
  • Theater and Performing Arts
  • Playwrights and Screenwriters
  • Dance Community
Hortense Gerardo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Performing Arts
hgerardo@lasell.edu
  • Children's Literature
  • Regional advisor: Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
Margo Lemieux, M.F.A., M.Ed.
Professor of Art and Graphic Design
mlemieux@lasell.edu
  • Fashion Retail and Wholesale
  • Fashion and Technology
  • Digital Marketing, Social Media
  • Consumer Research
  • Fashion Ethics and Sustainability
  • Fashion Communication and Promotions
  • Fashion Modeling
  • Female Industry Inequality
  • Fashion Careers in Boston and New York
Catharine Weiss, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Fashion
cweiss@lasell.edu
  • Business Ethics
  • Applied Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Spiritual life and religion
Thomas Sullivan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ethics
tpsullivan@lasell.edu

Fashion

  • Current and Historic Fashion Trends
  • Fashion Curation
  • Fashion Exhibitions and Publications
  • Curator of Lasell Fashion Collection
Jill Carey, M.Ed.
Professor of Fashion; Curator of Lasell Fashion Collection
jcarey@lasell.edu
  • Pattern Making
  • Fashion and Sustainability
  • Fashion Draping
  • Couture
  • Sewing Construction, Illustration, and Drafting
Maritza Cantero Farrell, M.S.A.E.
Associate Professor of Fashion
mafarrell@lasell.edu
  • Fashion Retail and Wholesale
  • Fashion and Technology
  • Digital Marketing, Social Media
  • Consumer Research
  • Fashion Ethics and Sustainability
  • Fashion Communication and Promotions
  • Fashion Modeling
  • Female Industry Inequality
  • Fashion Careers in Boston and New York
Catharine Weiss, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Fashion
cweiss@lasell.edu

Health Sciences

  • Athletic Training
  • Work-Life Balance in Athletic Training
  • The Medical Model of Health Care in Sports Medicine
  • Athletic Training Legislation
  • Athletic Training Retention
  • Sociocultural Factors Influencing Work-Life Interface
Christianne M. Eason, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
ceason@lasell.edu
  • Exercise
  • Fitness Training and Strength Training
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Human Physiology (applied to exercise and sport performance)
Marisa Hastie, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Exercise Science
mhastie@lasell.edu
  • Accreditation, Educational Leadership
  • Program growth and development of Health Profession/Allied Health Programs
  • Topics in Sports Medicine, Fitness, and Wellness
Cristina Haverty, Ed.M.
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
chaverty@lasell.edu
  • Injury Prevention, Evaluation, and Rehabilitation
  • Manual Therapy
  • Personal Training
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Nutrition
  • Corrective Exercise (Postural Assessment and Movement Dysfunction)
Ron Laham, M.Ed.
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
rlaham@lasell.edu

Law, Political Science, & Justice Studies

  • Sexual and Domestic Violence
  • Title IX
  • Prevention and Education Around Sexual and Domestic Violence
Karin Raye, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies
kraye@lasell.edu
  • Sport Governance and Leadership (professional, intercollegiate, high school, recreational; Culture, race, politics & sports)
  • Diversity, inclusion, equity
  • Mentoring Leadership
  • Sport for Development
  • Curriculum Development for Sport & Enrichment Programs
Dwayne B. Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sport Management
dthomas@lasell.edu
  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Gang Violence
Edward G. Weeks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
edweeks@lasell.edu

Science & Mathematics

  • Forests
  • Climate Changev
  • Ecosystem Science
  • Invasive Pests and Pathogens (Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Emerald Ash Borer)
  • Sustainability
  • STEM Education and Science Outreach
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Science Teacher Preparation
Michael Daley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
mdaley@lasell.edu
  • STEM Careers
  • Pre-College STEM Preparation
  • Biostatistics
Esther M. Pearson, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
epearson@lasell.edu

Social Sciences & Advocacy

  • Activism and Social Movement Strategy
  • Class and Race Inequality in the U.S.
  • Classism Against Working Class and Poor People
  • White People's Roles in Reducing Racism
Betsy Leondar-Wright, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
bleondar-wright@lasell.edu
  • Service Learning
  • Democratic Classroom Practices
  • Restorative Justice Learning Circles
  • Deliberative Dialogues
Sharyn Lowenstein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English; Director of Center for Community-Based Learning
slowenstein@lasell.edu
  • Sexual and Domestic Violence
  • Title IX
  • Prevention and Education Around Sexual and Domestic Violence
Karin Raye, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies
kraye@lasell.edu
  • Cultural Competence
  • Racial Bias
  • Sexism, Homophobia, Transphobia, Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Muslim Discrimination
  • Cultural Competence and Multiculturalism
  • Shifting Demographic Trends
  • Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Academic Experiences and Outcomes of Students of Color or First-Generation College Students
Jesse Tauriac, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology; Director of the Donahue Institute for Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion
jtauriac@lasell.edu
  • Cognitive Processes (Human Attention, Memory, Learning, Decision Making)
  • Brain Function and Dysfunction (and general issues of brain development)
  • Speech Composition and Production
  • Body Perception and Ownership Related to Self-Attribution and Identification
Zane Zheng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
zzheng@lasell.edu

Sports Industry

  • Sport Leadership
  • Active Classroom Learning
  • Industry Internships
Janice A. Savitz, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
jsavitz@lasell.edu
  • Sport Governance and Leadership (professional, intercollegiate, high school, recreational; Culture, race, politics & sports)
  • Diversity, inclusion, equity
  • Mentoring Leadership
  • Sport for Development
  • Curriculum Development for Sport & Enrichment Programs
Dwayne B. Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sport Management
dthomas@lasell.edu