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


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


Katie Davin, CHSE

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


Kevin DeJesus, Ph.D.

Associate 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


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, CVE

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


Andrew Fraser, CHE

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: trade shows; conventions; event management; facility operations; promotions; ticketing; athletic administration; sport management


Joan Geller

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



Jonathan Harris

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


Debbie Howarth,  Ed.D., CHME, CHDM

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


Stacey Kite, ’92, ’94 M.S.

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


Elizabeth A. Klingbeil, Ph.D., RDN, LDN

Assistant Professor | Nutrition & Dietetics | College of Health and Wellness
Expertise: nutrition; gut-brain axis; dietetics; gut microbiota; gut health; feeding behavior; satiety signaling; medical nutrition therapy; fiber intake; intermittent fasting; weight management; bariatric nutrition therapy; critical care nutrition; gastrointestinal neurophysiology


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


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

Assistant 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


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


Samantha Rosenthal, Ph.D.

Professor, College of Health & Wellness
Expertise: epidemiology; behavioral health; infectious disease; injury and violence


Michael J. Sabitoni '90, '92, CHE

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


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


Todd Seyfarth '01

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


Adam Smith, Ph.D.

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


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


Paul Sylvestre, Ph.D.

Professor, departmnet chair, Criminal Justice, John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences
Expertise: 
policing; cumulative stress in policing; police training; law enforcement work-life balance; criminal justice ethics; corrections; law enforcement; criminology; comparative criminal justice


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


Magnus Thorsson, PhD

Assistant Professor, College of Business
Expertise: 
entrepreneurship; cannabis; sustainability; climate change; consumer motivations 


Paul Ullucci Jr., PhD, PT, DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS

Associate Dean and Associate Professor, College of Health & Wellness
Expertise: Concussions; whiplash injuries; chronic headache; TMJ; spine, manual therapy, and injury prevention; workers' compensation


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 


Rex N. Warren, Ph.D., CPA, CHE

Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Management
Expertise: finance and accounting; strategic planning; revenue management; Six Sigma; organizational behavior and capability


Brian Warrener, CHE

Associate Professor, College of Business
Expertise: food and beverage operations and management, tipping and the tipped wage, responsible beverage service, service theory and delivery, hiring for success, operations and supply chain management


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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