Dodging Holiday Debt

Areas of expertise: behavioral finance; business consulting; business strategy; company strategy; economics; employee recruitment; franchising; marketing strategy; retail; stock market


Cybersecurity Travel Tips for the Holidays

Areas of expertise: compliance and enforcement; computer crimes; cybersecurity; information security; investigations; identity fraud

JWU EXPERT: Nicholas Tella

Preparing for the Annual Holiday Party

Areas of expertise: event management; game-day promotion and execution; non-profit organization events and fundraising; vendor contract negotiations; venue safety and security

HOSPITALITY EXPERT: Elizabeth Van Patten, Ph.D., CHE

Retail Spending at the Holidays

Areas of expertise: retail; consumer spending; big box chains; consumer behavior; customer service; marketing; social media; black friday


Holiday Anxiety; Holidays without a Loved One

Areas of expertise: bereavement support; counseling psychology; counseling theory; emotional intelligence; grief support; social sciences; trauma; suicide; accidental overdose


JWU in the News

12.07.18 - In an interview with NerdWalletDiane McCrohan, associate professor in the College of Business, warned consumers that last minute shopping can result in exceeding your holiday budget. Read more.

12.07.18Mari Dias, professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, wrote a commentary examining anxiety and grief during the holidays and ways to cope and enjoy the spirit of the season. The piece was published in The Herald News. Read now.

12.04.18 - With the recent passing of President George H.W. Bush, JWU Associate Dean TJ Delle Donne recalled with fondness the 90th birthday dinners he prepared for the former President and First Lady. Associate Professor Liz Covino of the College of Hospitality Management shared insight into the protocol for the stately funeral honoring the late Bush. Read the Providence Journal article.

11.26.18 - Nicholas Tella, director of information security and adjunct professor in the College of Engineering & Design, shared tips to prevent 'porch pirates' from stealing your packages and other personal information with ABC 6 reporter Rebecca Turco. Read more.

11.25.18 - Diane McCrohan, associate professor in the College of Business, joined Gene Valicenti on 10 News Conference to talk about the changing retail landscape in the United States. Watch now.

11.20.18 - In an interview with NBC 10 Consumer Advocate Emily Volz, Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, examined the return policies of retailers and the potential for consumers to be banned from making returns. Watch now.

11.15.18 - Michael Budziszek, associate professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, was a guest on the television program Dan Yorke State of Mind. He discussed the California wildfires and the impact of climate change. Watch now.

11.14.18 - As more Americans work independently and crave in-person companionship away from their smartphone screens, full-service breakfast business is on the upswing. Matthew Britt, College of Culinary Arts instructor, offers some reason for the trend in FSR Magazine. Read "The Breakfast Wars Heat Up for Full-Service Restaurants."