All Faculty Experts

 
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Roger Achille, J.D.

Professor, College of Business
Expertise: organized labor; labor law; employment law; unions; contract negotiation; arbitration; mediation; human resources


Paul Bagdan, Ph.D., CHE

Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: customer service; guest services; tipping elimination


Jacquelyn E. Bowser, Ph.D., DVM, DACVIM-LA

Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Expertise: equine internal medicine; veterinary sciences; equine anatomy; equine physiology; equine infectious diseases; equine neonatology; equine genetics; pulmonary & cardiovascular research


Matthew Britt, ’19 M.Ed., CEC

Assistant Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: culinary science; Latin American cuisine; seafood; sensory analysis; snout to tail cooking; sustainability


Tim Brown, CHE 

Associate Instructor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: chocolate; classic French pastry; cookies and petit fours; pies and tarts


Michael Budziszek, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences
Expertise: biochemistry; biology; botany; chemistry; environmental sciences; genetics; molecular biology; nutrigenomics; organic chemistry; sustainability; targeted gene transformation


Anthony Chavis

Assistant Professor, College of Engineering & Design
Expertise: cyber security


Oscar Chilabato

Associate Professor, College of Business
Expertise: advertising


Heather Cosimini '11 Ed.D.

Associate Professor, John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences 
Expertise: individual, group, career, and health and wellness counseling; crisis intervention; domestic violence and sexual assault response


Elizabeth Covino, CHE

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: bar and bat mitzvah planning; concert tour management; event management; wedding planning


Kara J. Cucinotta '09, RD, CNSC, LDN

Assistant Professor, College of Health & Wellness
Expertise: reproductive health and nutrition; childhood weight management; eating disorders; nutritional considerations in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and gastrointestinal health; dietetics; medical nutrition therapy, integrative and functional nutrition


Sean Daly

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: event marketing; sports management; sports marketing; sports venues


Katie Davin, CHSE

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: convention sales and services; hospitality marketing; hospitality trends; hotel trends; travel trends


Jorge de la Torre

Dean, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: farm to table; global cuisine; industry trends; seasonal cuisine


Kevin DeJesus, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Expertise: geography; ISIS; Middle Eastern culture


TJ Delle Donne '04, '07, CEC

Assistant Dean and Associate Instructor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: conscious cuisine; food trends; food writing; menu development; molecular gastronomy


Mari Dias, '03 Ed.D.

Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Expertise: bereavement support; counseling psychology; counseling theory; emotional intelligence; grief support; social sciences; trauma; suicide; accidental overdose


Sandra Dugan, CHE, CWA

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: beverage operations; beverage trends; cost control; culinary training; food service management; food trends; menu planning; retail management


Brenda K. Eckler, CHE, CMP

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: event protocol and etiquette; flag etiquette; weddings; funerals; dedications and memorials; academic events; inaugurations; parades


Lee Esckilsen, CFE, CHE, TCM

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: facilities management; public assembly; ticket operations; tournaments; venue safety and security


Cynthia Ferron, CHE, CEPC

Associate Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: baking and pastry; health and wellness; healthy desserts; low-fat desserts


Andrew Fraser

Associate Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: athletic administration; coaching; event management; facility operations; promotions; ticketing; volunteer management


Joan Geller

Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Expertise: advanced business communication; communication in the workplace; presentation skills; public speaking; special occasion speeches


Jeff Gilbert

Associate Professor, College of Business
Expertise: entrepreneurship; restaurant operations; retail operations; small business enterprise


Lauren V. Haas

Associate Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: chocolate; farm to table cuisine; healthy desserts; modern gastronomy; showpieces; sustainability


Jonathan Harris

Assistant Professor, College of Engineering & Design
Expertise: community identity; complete streets; industrial design; liveable communities; transit; urban design


Kris Hefley, CBC, CAE

Associate Professor, College of Business
Expertise: advertising; branding market research; entrepreneurship; marketing; sales management; small business marketing


Kara Hoofnagle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Expertise: corporate crime; criminal justice; gender and crime; social inequality; state crimes


Jeremy Houghten

Associate Instructor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: modernist cuisine; table settings; wine and beverage


Debbie Howarth, Ed.D., CHME, CHDM

Interim Assistant Dean, College of Business
Expertise: 
sales, marketing, digital marketing, hospitality marketing, hotel management & operations


Tim Howes

Associate Professor, College of Business
Expertise: behavioral finance; business consulting; business strategy; company strategy; economics; employee recruitment; franchising; marketing strategy; retail; stock market


Peter Kelly

Associate Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: anthropology; contemporary fine dining; food history; food writing and poetry; gastronomy; seasonal cuisine


Stacey Kite, ’92, ’94 M.S.

Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Expertise: bullying; cyberbullying; education; Internet predators


William T. Klika III, Ph.D., CHE, RSCC*E

Assistant Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: coaching; leadership; athletic administration; strength & conditioning; wellness; athletic philanthropy; sport economics; sport in global society


Bryan Lavin, ’11 MBA, CHE

Assistant Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: destination marketing; economic impact; emerging technologies; millennials tourism; tourism infrastructure; travel trends


Dean Lavornia, ’00, ’01 M.Ed., CEPC

Associate Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: baking and pastry; gluten free; healthy desserts


Patrick Leary, Ed.D., CHE

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: 
event management; intercollegiate athletics; international group travel; road race management; sponsorship; sports industry trends; sports internship programs; sports marketing


Branden Lewis, Ed.D., ’04, ’06 MBA, CEC

Associate Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: food trends; plant based cuisine; social media; Southeast Asian cuisine; wellness and sustainability


Nicholas Makris, ’94, ’98 MBA, CHE

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: food service management; leadership


Michael D. Makuch '03, '05 M.A.T., CEC

Director, Ecolab Center for Culinary Science | Associate Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: culinary nutrition; culinary medicine; community nutrition; culinary education, spa cuisine; applied nutrition; recipe modification


Susan Marshall, Ed.D., CHE, CFSM

Interim Dean, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: academic outcomes; cost control; culinary education; food service financial systems; human resources; menu planning; restaurant management


Diane McCrohan

Associate Professor, College of Business
Expertise: 
retail; brick and mortar stores; online shopping; omni-channel vs multichannel retailing; sustainability in retail and fashion industry; fast fashion; millennial men; NFL gender differences


Stacy Mirabello '05, CEPC

Associate Instructor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: farm-to-table desserts; seasonal desserts; whole grain baking and pastry goods; dietary restrictions


Richard Miscovich, ’07 MBA

Associate Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: baking; baking and pastry; hearth bread; oven building; pastry; wood fired ovens


Barbara Norris 

Associate Professor, College of Business
Expertise: personal tax returns; small business tax returns; QuickBooks acounting software; financial, managerial and intermediate acoutning; internal audit; IRS


Neath Pal

Instructor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: Asian foods and cooking; culinary competitions; New England ingredients


Elizabeth Panciera '09, '11, CHE

Assistant Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: event management; corporate teambuilding; sponsorship; meeting management; risk management


Jennifer Parisi, CHE

Instructor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: luxury service; front-of-the house (FOH) operations; dining and beverage service; catering and banquet operations; hospitality sales


Harry Peemoeller

Senior Instructor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: artisan bread baking; artistic bread design; european whole grain and sourdough bread; international bread competitions; viennoiserie


Jennifer D. Pereira, ’11 MBA, DipWSET, Cicerone, BJCP National Beer Judge, CWE 

Associate Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: beer; wine; spirits; brewing; beer judging; food pairing; beer history


Linda Pettine, ’04 M.A.T., CHE, CSE, CSS

Associate Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: 
beverage operations; cognac; fine dining; mixology; spirits; wine


Jonathan Poyourow '03, RD, LD, CSCS

Associate Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: 
athletic performance cuisine; culinary nutrition; military fitness nutrition


Louis Pullano, CHE

Associate Professor and Faculty Athletics Representative, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: 
athletics coaching; athletics event management; sports recreation leadership and management; venue operations and management


Stephen Pyle

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: 
hospitality management; venue management; academic administration on the college and department level


Kristen Regine, ’94

Professor, College of Business
Expertise: retail; consumer spending; big box chains; consumer behavior; customer service; marketing; social media; black friday


Peter Reinhart

Chef on Assignment, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: artisan breads; gluten-free baking; pizza; sugar-free baking; whole grains


Tiffany Rhodes, CHE 

Assistant Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: Sustainable tourism; adventure travel; volunteer tourism; ecotourism; overtourism


Lynn Robinson

Vice President of Student Academic & Financial Services
Expertise: financial aid; financial literacy; retention rates; student loans; veteran benefits


Benjamin Robinson III, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, College of Business
Expertise: banking; finance; urban affairs


Barbara Robinson, CNSC, LDN

Associate Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: cystic fibrosis; early childhood nutrition; food allergies; probiotics


Colin Roche, Ph.D., CEC, CCE, CHE, FMP

Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: cost control; food media; food writing; learning; menu planning; teaching


Michael J. Sabitoni '90, '92, CHE

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Mangagement
Expertise: beverage; food; guest services; quality assurance; restaurant trends; travel trends


Adam Sacks, RD, CCC, CRC

Associate Instructor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: culinary nutrition; farm to table; local foods; sports nutrition; vegan vegetarian


Matthew Samel, Ph.D., '92, '98, CHE, FMP

Professor, College of Hospitality Management and College of Online Education
Expertise: private club management and culture; human resources, employee recruiting and retention; food and beverage cost controls


Diane Santurri, ’09 M.Ed.

Associate Professor, College of Engineering & Design
Expertise: emerging technologies; iPhone; social media; technology trends; smart toys


Jaime Davis Schick '07, ’19 M.Ed., CEPC

Assistant Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: modern plated desserts, ice cream; sorbet, neo-classic desserts, savory sweet desserts; molecular techniques


Natalie Schwab

Culinary Demonstrator, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: 
baking and pastry techniques; culinary demonstration and instruction; event meal planning; food pairings; recipe creation


Todd Seyfarth '01, RDN

Associate Professor, College of Health & Wellness
Expertise: athletic performance cuisine; general nutrition; spa cuisine; sports nutrition


Alana Sherrill

Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Expertise: american literature; Appalachian poetry; composition; ecocriticism; multi ethnic poets; North Carolina poets; pedagogy; place studies; poetry


Karen E. Silva, Ed.D., CHE

Department Chair, Graduate Studies Program, College of Business
Expertise: guest services; hospitality; strategic planning


Craig Skilling

Instructor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: athlete and entertainment management; social media endorsements; sports and entertainment marketing and promotions; sports technology; talent booking


Adam Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Expertise: conflict analysis; consumer finance; health care reform; political economy; regulation


Mitch Stamm, CEPC

Associate Instructor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: artisan breads; breakfast pastry; culinary competitions; production baking; traditional breads


Timothy Stein, RD, CHE

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: 
B Corporations; cost control; food service management; hospitality; menu planning; productivity and labor management; small business startup; sustainability


Douglas Stuchel, ’91, ’08 M.A.T., CHE

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: food service operations; food service trends; sustainability; technology


Piyavan Sukalakamala, Ph.D.

Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: food service management; private club management; sensory evaluation


Bridget Sweet, REHS/RS, CP-FS 

Executive Director of Food Safety, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: 
food safety; food safety modernization act; HACCP; integrated pest management; preventive controls qualified individual; public health; regulatory compliance and enforcement


Donald Taylor

Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Expertise: adolescent behavioral deviance; family and domestic violence; individual and family therapy


Nicholas Tella

Director of Information Security, Information Technology
Adjunct Faculty, College of Engineering & Design
Expertise: 
compliance and enforcement; computer crimes; cybersecurity; information security; investigations; identity fraud


Brian Van Gyzen, ’05 MBA, CHE

Assistant Professor, College of Hospitality Management 
Expertise: food and beverage operations and management; food and beverage pairing; mixology


Julie Viscardi-Smalley, CHE

Assistant Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise:music industry; entertainment industry; concert production; tour management; music trends; event management; concert production; analysis of popular music; music theory; music history

 


Brian Warrener, CHE

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: food and beverage operations and management; private club trends; responsible beverage service; tipping elimination


Rollie Wesen, ’14 M.Ed., ’19 Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, College of Food Innovation & Technology
Expertise: cheese; classical and regional French cuisines; culinary pedagogy; food allergies; food science; French cuisine history; Italian cuisine; local and seasonal cuisine; snout to tail cooking



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