Experts for the Media: List by Topic

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The accomplished faculty at Saint Mary's College frequently provides media with insight and expert commentary on a variety of topics. Click on the expert’s name to find out more about her/him. In some cases, there are examples of news interviews. To arrange an interview contact Gwen O'Brien, director of media relations.

Experts in Education Issues

Kelly Harrington, M.S.Kelly Harrington, M.S.Areas of ExpertiseArt education Frances Kominkiewicz, M.S.W., Ph.D.Frances Kominkiewicz, M.S.W., Ph.D.Areas of Expertisechild welfare, child abuse and neglect, sibling abuse, school social work, family violence, social policy issues, family relationships, parent-child relationships, marital relationships, community-based research, bullying, school violence, conflict resolution, anti-violence education Susan Latham, Ph.D., C.C.C.-S.L.P.Susan Latham, Ph.D., C.C.C.-S.L.P.Areas of ExpertiseAutism Spectrum Disorder, early language and literacy, child communicative disorders Patrick Pierce, Ph.D.Patrick Pierce, Ph.D.Areas of Expertiseelections and voting behavior, women and politics, politics of legalized gambling, lotteries/gambling funding education, morality and social policy Catherine Pittman, Ph.D., H.S.S.P.Catherine Pittman, Ph.D., H.S.S.P.Areas of Expertiseclinical psychology, therapy, brain injury, anxiety (co-authored book on subject), post traumatic stress disorder, sexual assault, stress, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder, neuropsychology, psychotherapy and rehabilitation, depression Bettina Spencer, Ph.D.Bettina Spencer, Ph.D.Areas of Expertisestereotyping and prejudice, media, gender, race/ethnicity, social class, public’s fascination with reality television, standardized testing, rape myths, rape blame Mary Ann Traxler, Ph.D.Mary Ann Traxler, Ph.D.Areas of Expertisereading, language arts, children's literature Jill Vihtelic, M.B.A.Jill Vihtelic, M.B.A.Areas of Expertisepersonal financial planning, business ethics, strategic management, study abroad, global studies Leslie Wang, Ph.D.Leslie Wang, Ph.D.Areas of Expertiserace and ethnicity, Asian Americans, education topics (especially higher education)