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Staff and Faculty at Marymount University have a wide array of content area expertises. Below you will find a list of some of the areas of interest they specialize in. These lists are not exhaustive. If you are interested in requesting an expert for a project related to a topic area not on the list below, please contact us with some information about what you are researching and we will help you find an appropriate contact if available.

Marymount Experts in COVID-19-Related Content

Marymount University professors are ready to offer insights into how the novel coronavirus is impacting areas of public health, nursing, politics, psychology, learning from home and other topics.
 

Malek School of Health Professions

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The individuals below are all experts in public health:
  • Dr. Jeanne Matthews (recently retired Dean of the Malek School)
  • Dr. Maureen Moriarty (Chief Nurse Administrator)
  • Dr. Gwen Francavillo (Associate Professor, Health and Human Performance): Expert in public health issues, safety and health considerations for individuals and the mental health implications of this pandemic.
  • Dr. Julia Doto (Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance)
  • Dr. Sara Pappa (Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance): Expert on the virus, precautions and other public health topics, and can also discuss learning online from home during the pandemic (she served as a local and regional public information officer for a local health district for many years).

School of Business and Technology

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  • Jonathan Aberman (Dean): Expert on the economy of the greater Washington region.
  • Dr. Diane Murphy (Professor; IT, Data Science and Cybersecurity): Expert on cybersecurity issues and how they may be affected by COVID-19.
  • Dr. Virginia Bianco-Mathis (Professor, Management & Marketing) and Dr. Joe Eulberg (Assistant Professor, Human Care Management): Experts on working from home and human resources-related issues.
  • Dr. Brian Hollar (Associate Professor; Accounting, Economics and Finance): Expert on data and statistics related to local, state and national trends for COVID-19 tests and growth of cases.

School of Design, Arts and Humanities

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  • Dr. Daniel Corrigan (Assistant Professor, Philosophy): Expert on biomedical and business ethics issues.
  • Moira Denson (Associate Professor, Interior Design): Expert on how interior design impacts mental and physical health, especially within the framework of long-term social distancing).
  • Dr. Mattie Fitch (Assistant Professor, History & Politics) and Dr. Jace Stuckey (Associate Professor, History & Politics): Experts on comparisons with historical plagues and their effects on societies.
  • Dr. Brian Flanagan (Associate Professor, Theology & Religious Studies): Expert in how social distancing is affecting churches and the practice of religion.
  • Dr. Marnel Niles Goins (Associate Dean & Professor, Communication): Expert on organizational communication in times of crisis.
  • Dr. Leigh Johnson (Associate Professor, Literature & Languages): Expert on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Latinx communities and how they are responded to it in the U.S.
  • Dr. Kimberly Meltzer (Associate Professor, Communication): Expert on the importance of the press/journalism in times of crisis, and the connections between news presentation styles and how people receive information (has written on the transformation of the news industry in her book, From News to Talk).
  • Mary Proenza (Assistant Professor, Fine Arts): Expert on how creativity can flourish not only in spite of, but even because of obstacles such as diseases in a family.
  • Dr. Marguerite Rippy (Professor, Literature & Languages): Expert on literary accounts of plagues and their effects on writers such as Shakespeare.
  • Dr. Margaret Tseng (Professor, History & Politics): Expert in how COVID-19 may affect the presidency, government and politics.

School of Sciences, Mathematics and Education

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  • Dr. Matthew Bakker (Associate Professor, Sociology): Expert on immigration policies and how the COVID-19 pandemic could impact immigrants and those without legal status in the U.S.
  • Dr. Eric Bubar (Associate Professor, Biology & Physical Sciences): Expert in how 3D printing is helping to produce PPE (personal protective equipment) responsibly in response to shortages.
  • Dr. Arianna Caprioli (Instructor, Biology & Physical Sciences): Expert on lung development and immunology. 
  • Dr. Tamara Davis (Professor, Counseling): Expert in using positive psychology to address the pandemic in family or community discussions.
  • Sister Patricia Earl, Ph.D. (Professor, Education): Expert on the importance of prayer and worship, even when area churches and other houses of worship are closed. She has written a book, Building the Builders: Faith Formation in Spirituality, which supplies resources to superintendents, principals and teachers to inform their own spirituality and that of their students.
  • Dr. Amanda Farrell (Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice): Expert on the impact of the coronavirus threat on first responders in terms of stress, resilience and trauma.
  • Dr. Sarah Fischer (Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice): Expert on intimate partner violence and sexual violence, as well as the Middle East and Turkey (can discuss the effects of and responses to COVID-19 in the region).
  • Dr. Linda Gulyn (Professor, Psychology): Expert in how parents can talk to children of different ages about COVID-19, and how stress is impacting the general population.
  • Dr. Ioana Marcus (Associate Professor, Counseling): Expert on dealing with stress, PTSD and other triggers during this pandemic (is also a Gestalt equine-facilitated psychotherapist).
  • James McMichael (Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice): Expert on issues such as PTSD and suicide, as well as mental and physical health and wellness for first responders and the military.
  • Dr. Linda Millis (Assistant Professor, Forensic & Legal Psychology): Expert in pandemic preparedness and infectious diseases as a national security threat.
  • Dr. Alice Petillo (Assistant Professor, Mathematics): Expert in mathematics education and how parents can instruct their children during homeschooling periods).
  • Dr. Usha Rajdev (Professor, Education): Expert in providing resources for PK-12th grade students to learn from home, with a specific focus on STEM activities.
  • Dr. Lois Stover (Professor, Education): Expert on young adult literature and teaching writing (can discuss book choices for teenagers during homeschooling periods).
 
 

 

All Topics Alphabetically

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3D printing and upper limb assistive devices: Eric Bubar
Animals, ethics and the environment: Ariane Economos
Arlington history: Mark Benbow
Business ethics: Daniel Corrigan
Business studio methodology: Carlo Ninassi
Children’s literature: Holly Karapetkova
Classical Hollywood cinema: Marguerite Rippy
Color theory: Mary Proenza
Community-based learning: Skye Donovan
Contemporary creative writing and theory: Holly Karapetkova
Contemporary terrorism: Linda Millis
Corporate responsibility and human rights: Daniel Corrigan
Cross-cultural collaboration: Carly Speranza
Cyberethics: Daniel Corrigan
Cybersecurity: Diane Murphy , Linda Millis
Data science: Diane Murphy
Design process: Moira Denson
Digital storytelling: Holly Karapetkova
Drawing: Mary Proenza
Ecumenism: Brian Flanagan
Emotional/behavioral disorders and learning disabilities: Clara Hauth
Environmental science: Todd Rimkus
Esports: Nathan Green
Executive coaching: Virginia Bianca Mathis
Expatriate leadership: Carly Speranza
Falls prevention: Rita Wong
Forensics: Amanda Farrell
Gallup StrengthsFinder: Linda Christie
Game design: Nathan Green
Gender and race theory: Marguerite Rippy
Gender relationships among the colonial elite: Cassandra Good
Gender, stereotypes and discrimination: Camille Buckner
George Washington and his descendants: Cassandra Good
Global health and culture: Gwendolyn Francavillo
Global mission experiences and advancing practice through service: Skye Donovan
Go Baby Go!: Skye Donovan 
Headache education for primary care practitioners: Maureen Moriarty
Health psychology: Gwendolyn Francavillo
Healthcare informatics: Diane Murphy
Healthcare law: Donald Lavanty
Healthy aging: Rita Wong
Holistic stress management: Gwendolyn Francavillo
Human resources consulting: Virginia Bianca Mathis
Human resources management: Joe Eulberg
Human resources strategy: Joe Eulberg
Impact of design on health and well-being: Moira Denson
Information technology (IT) entrepreneurship: Diane Murphy
Information technology (IT) workforce development: Diane Murphy
Information technology ethics: Donna Schaeffer
Innovation: Carlo Ninassi
Lame duck presidents: Margaret Tseng
Liturgical/sacramental theology: Brian Flanagan
Machine learning: Nathan Green
Marine biology: Todd Rimkus
Media studies: Megan McFarlane
Medication-assisted treatment: Maureen Moriarty
Medieval science and philosophy: Ariane Economos
Mexican-American/Chicano literature: Leigh Johnson
Minority politics: Margaret Tseng
Mobility and movement-related research, design and technology: Skye Donovan
Motherwork and literary activism: Leigh Johnson
Multicultural literature: Marguerite Rippy
Natural language processing: Nathan Green
Organizational change and transformation: Carly Speranza
Organizational development: Virginia Bianca Mathis , Linda Christie
Organizational trust: Carly Speranza
Painting: Mary Proenza
Patient safety: Theresa Gaffney
People analytics: Joe Eulberg
Performance management: Joe Eulberg
Performance studies: Marguerite Rippy
Poetry in performance: Holly Karapetkova
Policing: Amanda Farrell
Policy intersections with gender, race and class: Amanda Farrell
Post-traumatic headache and headache disorders: Maureen Moriarty
Prescription and opioid addiction: Maureen Moriarty
Printmaking: Mary Proenza
Program evaluation in special education: Clara Hauth
Prohibition and the brewing industry: Mark Benbow
Psychology and intelligence agencies: Linda Millis
Rehabilitation for older adults with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease: Julie Ries
Rhetoric: Megan McFarlane
Science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) education: Diane Murphy
Security and privacy of electronic documents: Donna Schaeffer
Special education and teacher preparation: Clara Hauth
Strategic management: Linda Christie , Carlo Ninassi
Strategic planning: Carlo Ninassi
Telehealth and nursing practice: Cynthia Leaver
Turtle egg physiology: Todd Rimkus
Twentieth-century poetry: Holly Karapetkova
United States military and policies related to gender (maternity, sexual assault): Megan McFarlane
Unilateral powers: Margaret Tseng
Universal design: Moira Denson
Urban and community development: Delario Lindsay
Urban inequality: Delario Lindsay
United States healthcare system and policy: Donald Lavanty
Washington, D.C. area history: Mark Benbow
Women’s and gender studies: Megan McFarlane
Woodrow Wilson: Mark Benbow

Areas of Expertise by Topic Area

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Business, Human Resources and Management

Business ethics: Daniel Corrigan
Business studio methodology: Carlo Ninassi
Corporate responsibility and human rights: Daniel Corrigan
Cross-cultural collaboration: Carly Speranza
Executive coaching: Virginia Bianca Mathis
Expatriate leadership: Carly Speranza
Gallup StrengthsFinder: Linda Christie
Human resources consulting: Virginia Bianca Mathis
Human resources management: Joe Eulberg
Human resources strategy: Joe Eulberg
Organizational change and transformation: Carly Speranza
Organizational development: Virginia Bianca Mathis , Linda Christie
Organizational trust: Carly Speranza
People analytics: Joe Eulberg
Performance management: Joe Eulberg
Performance studies: Marguerite Rippy
Security and privacy of electronic documents: Donna Schaeffer
Strategic management: Linda Christie , Carlo Ninassi
Strategic planning: Carlo Ninassi
Urban and community development: Delario Lindsay

 

Health, Medicine and Wellness

3D printing and upper limb assistive devices: Eric Bubar
Emotional/behavioral disorders and learning disabilities: Clara Hauth
Falls prevention: Rita Wong
Global health and culture: Gwendolyn Francavillo
Global mission experiences and advancing practice through service: Skye Donovan
Go Baby Go!: Skye Donovan 
Headache education for primary care practitioners: Maureen Moriarty
Health psychology: Gwendolyn Francavillo
Healthcare informatics: Diane Murphy
Healthcare law: Donald Lavanty
Healthy aging: Rita Wong
Holistic stress management: Gwendolyn Francavillo
Impact of design on health and well-being: Moira Denson
Medication-assisted treatment: Maureen Moriarty
Mobility and movement-related research, design and technology: Skye Donovan
Patient safety: Theresa Gaffney
Post-traumatic headache and headache disorders: Maureen Moriarty
Prescription and opioid addiction: Maureen Moriarty
Rehabilitation for older adults with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease: Julie Ries
Telehealth and nursing practice: Cynthia Leaver
United States healthcare system and policy: Donald Lavanty

 

Philosophy, Ethics and Theology/Religion

Animals, ethics and the environment: Ariane Economos
Corporate responsibility and human rights: Daniel Corrigan
Cyberethics: Daniel Corrigan
Gender and race theory: Marguerite Rippy
Gender, stereotypes and discrimination: Camille Buckner
Liturgical/sacramental theology: Brian Flanagan
Policy intersections with gender, race and class: Amanda Farrell
United States military and policies related to gender (maternity, sexual assault): Megan McFarlane
Urban and community development: Delario Lindsay
Urban inequality: Delario Lindsay
Women’s and gender studies: Megan McFarlane

 

Politics, History and Criminal Justice

Arlington history: Mark Benbow
Contemporary terrorism: Linda Millis
Expatriate leadership: Carly Speranza
Gender relationships among the colonial elite: Cassandra Good
George Washington and his descendants: Cassandra Good
Lame duck presidents: Margaret Tseng
Medieval science and philosophy: Ariane Economos
Minority politics: Margaret Tseng
Motherwork and literary activism: Leigh Johnson
Policing: Amanda Farrell
Policy intersections with gender, race and class: Amanda Farrell
Prohibition and the brewing industry: Mark Benbow
Psychology and intelligence agencies: Linda Millis
Rhetoric: Megan McFarlane
United States military and policies related to gender (maternity, sexual assault): Megan McFarlane
Unilateral powers: Margaret Tseng
Washington, D.C. area history: Mark Benbow
Woodrow Wilson: Mark Benbow

 

Science and Technology

3D printing and upper limb assistive devices: Eric Bubar
Cyberethics: Daniel Corrigan
Cybersecurity: Diane Murphy , Linda Millis
Data science: Diane Murphy
Environmental science: Todd Rimkus
Esports: Nathan Green
Game design: Nathan Green
Information technology (IT) entrepreneurship: Diane Murphy
Information technology (IT) workforce development: Diane Murphy
Information technology ethics: Donna Schaeffer
Innovation: Carlo Ninassi
Machine learning: Nathan Green
Marine biology: Todd Rimkus
Mobility and movement-related research, design and technology: Skye Donovan
Natural language processing: Nathan Green
Science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) education: Diane Murphy
Security and privacy of electronic documents: Donna Schaeffer
Telehealth and nursing practice: Cynthia Leaver
Turtle egg physiology: Todd Rimkus

Fine Arts, Literature and Design

Children’s literature: Holly Karapetkova
Classical Hollywood cinema: Marguerite Rippy
Contemporary creative writing and theory: Holly Karapetkova
Design process: Moira Denson
Digital storytelling: Holly Karapetkova
Drawing: Mary Proenza
Impact of design on health and well-being: Moira Denson
Media studies: Megan McFarlane
Mexican-American/Chicano literature: Leigh Johnson
Motherwork and literary activism: Leigh Johnson
Multicultural literature: Marguerite Rippy
Painting: Mary Proenza
Poetry in performance: Holly Karapetkova
Printmaking: Mary Proenza
Twentieth-century poetry: Holly Karapetkova
Universal design: Moira Denson


Education

Community-based learning: Skye Donovan
Program evaluation in special education: Clara Hauth
Science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) education: Diane Murphy
Special education and teacher preparation: Clara Hauth

 

 


Faculty Experts by School

 

School of Business and Technology

Name  Title Area of Expertise
Virginia Bianco-Mathis  Professor of Management Organizational development, Executive coaching, HR consulting
Linda Christie  Associate Professor of Management Strategic management, Organizational development, Gallup StrengthsFinder
Joe Eulberg  Assistant Professor of Management HR management, HR strategy, Performance management, People analytics
Nathan Green  Assistant Professor of Information Technology Natural language processing, Machine learning, Game design, Esports
Diane Murphy  Professor of Information Technology Data science, Healthcare informatics, Cybersecurity, IT workforce development, IT entrepreneurship, STEM education
Donald Lavanty  Professor of Law Healthcare law, U.S. healthcare system and policy
Donna Schaeffer  Professor of Information Technology Security and privacy of electronic documents, IT ethics
Carly Speranza  Assistant Professor of Management Organizational change and transformation, Cross-cultural collaboration, Expatriate leadership, Organizational trust 
Carlo Ninassi  Assistant Professor of Management Strategic management, Innovation, Strategic planning, Business studio methodology 

School of Design, Arts and Humanities

Name Title Area of Expertise
Brian Flanagan  Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies Liturgical/sacramental theology, Ecumenism
Mary Proenza  Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Printmaking, Painting, Drawing, Color theory
Holly Karapetkova   Associate Professor of Literature and Languages Twentieth-century poetry, Poetry in performance, Contemporary creative writing & theory, Children’s literature, Digital storytelling
Marguerite Rippy  Professor of Literature and Languages Performance studies, Classical Hollywood cinema, Gender and race theory, Multicultural literature
Leigh Johnson   Associate Professor of Literature and Languages Mexican-American/Chicano literature, Motherwork and literary activism
Ariane Economos   Associate Professor of Philosophy Animals, ethics and the environment, Medieval science and philosophy
Daniel Corrigan  Assistant Professor of Philosophy Business ethics, Cyberethics, Corporate responsibility and human rights
Cassandra Good  Assistant Professor of History and Politics George Washington and his descendants, Gender relationships among the Colonial elite
Mark Benbow  Associate Professor of History and Politics Woodrow Wilson, Prohibition and the brewing industry, History of the Washington, D.C. area, Arlington history
Moira Denson  Associate Professor of Interior Design Impact of design on health and well-being, Design process, Universal design
Megan McFarlane  Assistant Professor of Communications/Graphic and Media Design Media studies, Women’s and gender studies, Rhetoric, U.S. military and policies related to gender (maternity, sexual assault) 
Margaret Tseng  Professor of History and Politics Lame duck presidents, Unilateral powers, Minority politics 

School of Science, Mathematics and Education

Name Title Area of Expertise
Todd Rimkus  Professor of Biology and Physical Sciences Environmental science, Marine biology, Turtle egg physiology
Amanda Farrell  Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Policing, Policy intersections with gender, race and class, Forensics
 
Eric Bubar  Associate Professor of Biology and Physical Sciences 3D printing and upper limb assistive devices
Linda Millis  Assistant Professor of Forensics and Legal Psychology Cybersecurity, Psychology and intelligence agencies, Contemporary terrorism
Clara Hauth  Assistant Professor of Special Education/Education Special education and teacher preparation, Emotional/behavioral disorders and learning disabilities, Program evaluation in special education
Delario Lindsey  Continuing Instructor, Sociology Urban & community development, Urban inequality 
Camille Buckner  Professor of Psychology Gender, stereotypes & discrimination 
 

Malek School of Health Professions

Name Title Area of Expertise
Skye Donovan  Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Community-based learning, Global mission experiences & advancing practice through service, Go Baby Go! Mobility and movement-related research, design & technology
Julie Ries  Professor of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation for older adults with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease
 
Rita Wong  Professor of Physical Therapy Falls prevention, Healthy aging
Maureen Moriarty  Assistant Professor of Nursing Post-traumatic headache & headache disorders, Headache education for primary care practitioners, Medication-assisted treatment, Prescription opioid addiction
 
Cynthia Leaver  Visiting Faculty of Nursing Telehealth and nursing practice
Theresa Gaffney  Assistant Professor of Nursing Patient safety
Gwendolyn Francavillo  Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance Global health and culture, Health psychology, Holistic stress management
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