Expert Guide for Media

Lasell College welcomes requests from the media. Faculty members are available to provide expert opinion, comment and analysis on many subjects. Find a listing of faculty members at Lasell College in their expertise area below.

Expert Guide
To speak with any of these faculty members, please contact:

Michelle Gaseau, Director of Communications
email: or
617-429-2624 (cell)

Faculty MemberTopics
Bradford D. Allen
Associate Professor of Mathematics; Chair, Department of Mathematics & Science
Math education, statistics, operations research, gold & silver financial markets
Stephanie Athey
Associate Professor,
Department of Humanities
History of torture and the history of tolerance for torture

Author of a book and several papers on torture
Elaina J. Barisano
Lecturer, Fashion Design & Merchandising
Design application of any kind and Textiles Owns an interior design business, The Educated Eye
Jeffrey P. Corcoran
Associate Professor,  Business Information Systems
Impact of technology on business and society; ethical issues, particularly as they pertain to technology
Sarah M. Burrows
Director of Internship Programs Assistant Professor, Communications
Internships, Experiential learning, Project based learning, Public relations/marketing, communications, Advertising, Non-profit management, Advising college students, Work/life balance: full time working parent, also family mediation around aging parents
Gary Donato, Ph. D.
Adjunct Professor, History
American History/American Government – generally; Cold War History/Presidential History/politics - specifically
Cristina Haverty, M.Ed., ATC
Department Chair, Athletic Training and Sports Science
Injury prevention, care and rehabilitation, Orthopedic Conditions, Athletic Training Department Management
Dana Janbek
Assistant Professor, Communication
Intercultural, international, and political communication utilizing global media and technology in developing regions, focusing on the Middle East.
Jerry B. Madkins
Associate Professor, Business: Management Dept.
Business Ethics; Human Resource Management; and Theology Author: The Essentials of Modern Management; Ordained Baptist Minister
Marsha Mirkin
Associate Professor of Psychology, Social Sciences Department
Bridging the gender gap; Bullying: Prevention and Response;
Psychological understanding of relationship through Biblical stories;
A relational approach to couples and family counseling; Parenting issues;
When women and children are abused: Challenging myths and developing resilience;
Clinical training and supervision;
Counseling  immigrant families;
Helping children heal from crisis situations (e.g. 9/11, Katrina); Adolescent girls: Recognizing and responding to challenges;
Developing media smarts: Helping our children discover and counter negative gender messages; Children’s Literature: Helping our children discover and counter negative gender messages Author of several books on women's psychotherapy and gender issues
Joann Montepare, Ph.D
Director, RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Aging and Intergenerational Studies, Professor of Psychology
Aging and intergenerational studies, policy and program implications for aging populations, research, encore careers.

Author of several papers and regular presenter at academic conferences.
Lori Rosenthal
Assistant Professor of Psychology; Connected Learning Organizer
Pro-anorexia websites, social psychology, applied psychology, child development topics, connected learning, youth suicide
Marian T. Ryan
Instructor, Criminal Justice/Legal Studies
Substantive law and trial practice issues, family/child protection legal issues
Kathleen Rudnicki
Director of the Holway Child Study Center at Rockwell (Lasell)
Early Childhood Education, specifically preschool
Edward Sieh
Associate Professor, Justice Studies
Corrections, community corrections, police, human rights, and terrorism
Anh Le Tran
Assistant Professor of Economics and Management
U.S.-Vietnam economic relationship; International trade policies; Economic development in Vietnam
Amy Wagenfeld
Senior Lecturer, Psychology
Early Development, Gardening, People-plant relationships, Universal design, Accessibility, and Aging in place Owns a business called the Thymely Gardener
Nancy Olsen Waldron
Chair, Marketing/Management Dept.
Marketing, Management, Entrepreneurship, Online/Distance Education
Martin Walsh
Assistant Professor Management Dept.
Public Policy Issues, Economic Policy, Modern China, Modern India, International Business, Management, Foreign Affairs, Political Science, History.
Brian J. Wardyga
Assistant Professor of Communication and General Manager of Lasell Radio and Video
Video and audio production; multimedia Owns and operates own video and web design business

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