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Frostburg State University's experts list offers members of the media the expertise of the University's faculty and staff. Experts are listed by subject area.


3D virtual reality environments

Dr. Rik Bair

Instructional Design and Delivery

rbair@frostburg.edu

301-687-3189

A      

AACSB Accreditation

Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi

Dean, College of Business

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Adolescence

Adolescent literature

Mary Ann G. Chapman

English

mchapman@frostburg.edu

301-687-4337

Alcohol, drugs

Alcohol and other drug use and prevention

Dr. Spencer Deakin

Counseling and Psychological Services

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

AmeriCorps

Beth Teagarden Bair

Office of Civic Engagement

btbair@frostburg.edu

301-687-7615

Animals

Animals and society

Dr. Daniel Moorehead

Sociology

dlmoorehead@frostburg.edu

301-687-7965

Appalachia

Appalachia and environmental justice movements

Appalachian folklore and folklife

Music and community in Appalachia

Music in the mountains

Dr. Kara Rogers Thomas

Sociology

krogersthomas@frostburg.edu

301-687-3124

Atmospheric dynamics

Principles of atmospheric dynamics

Dr. Tianna A. Bogart

Geography

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

B

Brain development

Dr. Jamelyn C. Tobery-Nystrom

Educational Professions

jctoberynystrom@frostburg.edu

240-527-2735

Branding

Dr. Carol Gaumer

Marketing and Finance

cjaumer@frostburg.edu

301-687-4052

Broadband and home network technologies

Net neutrality

Dr. John Lombardi

Mass Communication

jlombardi@frostburg.edu

301-687-4146

Business

Assistance with business startups

Entrepreneurship

Dr. Martha Mattare

Management

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Business communication

Dr. Dawn M. Armfield

English

dmarmfield@frostburg.edu

301-687-4240

Business operational improvement and management

Business process analysis and improvement

Business productivity analysis and improvement

Inventory planning and management

Quality management with a customer focus

Resource optimization

Dr. Shakil M. Rahman

Management

srahman@frostburg.edu

301-687-4189

Crisis preparedness (how to enhance resilience during the strategic planning process)

Evidence-based management

Regional innovation clusters

Small business/entrepreneurship

Dr. Sandy Mehalko

Small Business Development Center

smmehalko@frostburg.edu

301-687-1080

C

Castro, Fidel

Public address of Fidel Castro

Dr. Brent Kice

Communication Studies

bkice@frostburg.edu

301-687-4709

Chemistry

Biorenewable chemistry

Biorenewable solvents

Conducting polymers

Conjugated polymers

Deep eutectic solvents

Green chemistry

NMR spectroscopy

Organic chemistry

Organic photovoltaics (solar cells)

Organic synthesis

Organometallic chemistry

Polymer chemistry (plastics)

Polymers for energy applications

Sustainable chemistry

Dr. Benjamin Norris

Chemistry

bnnorris@frostburg.edu

301-687-4157      

Climate modeling

Dr. Tianna A. Bogart

Geography

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Climatology

Physical climatology

Synoptic climatology

Dr. Tianna A. Bogart

Geography

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

China

Haiyun Ma

History

hma@frostburg.edu

301-687-4163

The arts and culture of China

Dr. Sally Stephenson

Educational Professions

sstephenson@frostburg.edu

301-687-4094

Civil War

Women in the Civil War

Dr. Mary Anne Lutz

English

mlutz@frostburg.edu

301-687-4237

College Students

College student mental health

Dr. Spencer Deakin

Counseling and Psychological Services

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Comics

Comics, their history and aesthetics

Andy Duncan

English

arduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4241

Communications

Organizational narratives

Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

Communication Studies

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Community

Community dialogue

Community mediation supported by Community Mediation Maryland and the Maryland Judiciary's Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office

Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

Communication Studies

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

 

University-community relations in campus-adjacent neighborhoods

Dr. Kathleen H. Powell

Social Work

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Composition

Composition studies

Dr. John F. Raucci Jr.

English

jfraucci@frostburg.edu

Freshman composition

Dr. Rochelle Smith

English

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Computer science and information technology

Communication networks

Computer vision

Machine learning

Dr. Xunyu Pan

Computer Science and Information Technologies

xpan@frostburg.edu

Conflict management

Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

Communication Studies

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Constitutional law

Dr. David Lewis

Political Science

dlewis@frostburg.edu

301-687-4097

Convention circuit

Andy Duncan

English

arduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4241

Counseling

Marriage and family counseling

Spiritual direction and spiritual counseling

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Zirlott

Philosophy; Student Services – Religious Life on Campus

c.zirlott@frostburg.edu

301-687-7490

Cross-curricular assignments between geography (sciences) and English

Dr. Phil Allen

Geography

ppallen@frostburg.edu

301-687-4891

 

Dr. Sydney Duncan

English

sduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4225

Customer relationship management

Client-based projects

Students as business consultants

Dr. Carol Gaumer

Marketing and Finance

cgaumer@frostburg.edu

301-687-4052

D

Depression

Causes, effects and treatments

Dr. Michael Murtagh

Psychology

mpmurtagh@frostburg.edu

301-687-4446

Descartes, René

Dr. Shoshana Brassfield

Philosophy

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Developmental Students

Working with developmental students

Dr. Jill Morris

English

jamorris@frostburg.edu

301-687-4238

Doctoral research completion

Dr. Kelly Hall

Educational Professions

kshall@frostburg.edu

301-687-7419

Domestic violence

Dr. Michael Murtagh

Psychology

mpmurtagh@frostburg.edu

301-687-4446

Drugs

Alcohol and other drug use and prevention

Dr. Spencer Deakin

Counseling and Psychological Services

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

E

Emoticons

Dr. Dawn M. Armfield

English

dmarmfield@frostburg.edu

301-687-4240

Entrepreneurship

Dr. Martha Mattare

Management

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Ethics

Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

Communication Studies

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Experiential learning

Douglas Baer

Leadership and Experiential Learning

djbaer@frostburg.edu

301-687-7013

 

Dr. John F. Raucci Jr.

English

jfraucci@frostburg.edu

F

Fiction markets

Film

Horror film genre

Dr. John F. Raucci Jr.

English

jfraucci@frostburg.edu

 

First Amendment Issues

Andy Duncan

English

arduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4241

Forensic psychology

Dr. Michael Murtagh

Psychology

mpmurtagh@frostburg.edu

301-687-4446

G

Gaming studies

Dr. Jill Morris

English

jamorris@frostburg.edu

301-687-4238

Gender-based violence/violence against women

Dr. Julie E. Hartman  

Sociology; Women’s Studies

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751 

Geography

Cross-curricular assignments between geography (sciences) and English

Dr. Phil Allen

Geography

ppallen@frostburg.edu

301-687-4891

 

Dr. Sydney Duncan

English

sduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4225

Physical geography

Dr. Tianna A. Bogart

Geography

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Graphic design, illustration

Susan E. Dodge

sedodge@frostburg.edu

301-687-4173

H

Human resource development

Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi

Dean, College of Business

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

I

Imaging technology

Image analysis

Medical Imaging

Dr. Xunyu Pan

Computer Science and Information Technologies

xpan@frostburg.edu

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Gender order

Hybridized organizing rehtoric

Organizational narrative

Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

Communication Studies

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

International education experiences

Dr. Sally Stephenson

Educational Professions

sstephenson@frostburg.edu

301-687-4433

Inventory management/policy

Dr. Shakil M. Rahman

Management

srahman@frostburg.edu

301-687-4189

The Islamic World

Haiyun Ma

History

hma@frostburg.edu

301-687-4163

J

Journalism

Andy Duncan

English

arduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4241

Judicial politics (Supreme Court)

Dr. David Lewis

Political Science

dlewis@frostburg.edu

301-687-4097

L

Land-atmosphere interactions

Dr. Tianna A. Bogart

Geography

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Law and ethics

Andy Duncan

English

arduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4241

Leadership

Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi

Dean, College of Business

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Women’s leadership development and its integration into higher education

Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

Communication Studies

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Learning

Universal design for learning

Dr. Jamelyn C. Tobery-Nystrom

Educational Professions

jctoberynystrom@frostburg.edu

240-527-2735

Lesbian-, gay-, bisexual- and transgender-related issues

Dr. Julie E. Hartman-Linck

Sociology/Women's Studies

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Literature

Adolescent literature

Dante and The Divine Comedy          

Epics: The Odyssey and Aeneid   

Mythology and literature: Greco-Roman; art; iconography

Mary Ann G. Chapman

English

mchapman@frostburg.edu

301-687-4337

African-American literature

African-American women’s literature

Antebellum American drama

Edgar Allan Poe

The Gothic (American South and European)

Literature as motive for murder

Nineteenth-century American and English literatures

Romanticism

Sexuality and pornography in literature

Women’s literature

Dr. Amy C. Branam

English

abranam@frostburg.edu

301-687-4293

Aphra Behn

Washington Irving

Sir Walter Scott

Transatlantic 19th-century literature

Mary Wollstonecraft

Women science fiction writers

Dr. Mary Anne Lutz

English

mlutz@frostburg.edu

301-687-4237

Literature of the 16th century

Literature of the 17th century

Shakespeare

Dr. Rochelle Smith

English

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Science fiction and fantasy

Andy Duncan

English

arduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4241

 

Dr. Sydney Duncan

English

sduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4225

M

Management

Business operations management

Inventory management/policy

Quality control and management

Dr. Shakil M. Rahman

Management

srahman@frostburg.edu

301-687-4189

Change management

Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

Communication Studies

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Marriage, family

Marriage and family counseling

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Zirlott

Philosophy; Student Services – Religious Life on Campus

c.zirlott@frostburg.edu

301-687-7490

Interracial dating and marriage on college campuses

Dr. Robert Moore

Sociology

rmoore@frostburg.edu

301-687-4995

Media

"Effects" of media on individuals

Dr. John Lombardi

Mass Communication

jlombardi@frostburg.edu

301-687-4146

Mental health

College mental health issues

Dr. Spencer Deakin

Counseling and Psychological Services

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Meteorology

Descriptive meterorology

Dr. Tianna A. Bogart

Geography

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Mobile communications

Dr. Dawn M. Armfield

English

dmarmfield@frostburg.edu

301-687-4240

Multimedia issues

Multimedia security

Dr. Xunyu Pan

Computer Science and Information Technologies

xpan@frostburg.edu

Multimedia technology tools

Dr. Rik Bair

Instructional Design and Delivery

rbair@frostburg.edu

301-687-3189

Music

Community music education and schools of the arts

Educational outreach and use of the media for music and arts

Music education – elementary general and choral

Philosophy of music

Dr. James H. Lyons

Music Education; WFWM Radio

jhlyons@frostburg.edu

301-687-4143

Use of music in teaching

Dr. Michael Murtagh

Psychology

mpmurtagh@frostburg.edu

301-687-4446

Women protest singers

Dr. Mary Anne Lutz

English

mlutz@frostburg.edu

301-687-4237

Mythology

Mythology and literature: Greco-Roman

Mary Ann G. Chapman

English

mchapman@frostburg.edu

301-687-4337

N

National Security

American political culture on U.S. Cold War national security policy

Intelligence failures

National security policy

National security strategy and decision making

Terrorism and counterterrorism

Dr. Stephen Twing

Political Science

stwing@frostburg.edu

301-687-3097

Natural hazards in the physical environment

Dr. Tianna A. Bogart

Geography

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

O

Online collaborative environments

Cross-cultural and cross-language communications

Dr. Dawn M. Armfield

English

dmarmfield@frostburg.edu

301-687-4240

Online education

Design for online courses

Dr. Rik Bair

Instructional Design and Delivery

rbair@frostburg.edu

301-687-3189

Organizational behavior

Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi

Dean, College of Business

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Organizational narratives

Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

Communication Studies

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

P

Phenomena

Anomalous

Fortean

Paranormal

Weird

Andy Duncan

English

arduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4241

Photography

Alternative process

Archival practices with media

Digital

Film

Fine art

Image editing

Photographic history

Portrait

Studio

Traditional B&W and Color

Robert Hein

Visual Arts

rmhein@frostburg.edu

301-687-4354

Poe, Edgar Allan

Dr. Amy C. Branam

English

abranam@frostburg.edu

301-687-4293

Pseudoscience

Andy Duncan

English

arduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4241

Psychology

Alcohol and other drug use and prevention

College student mental health

Depression: Causes, effects and treatments

Forensic psychology

Psychological treatment and testing

Sexual abuse: effects of, treatment for survivors, treatment of perpetrators

Dr. Michael Murtagh

Psychology

mpmurtagh@frostburg.edu

301-687-4446

R

Race Relations

The future of race relations

Interracial dating and marriage on college campuses

Race and ethnic relations in the United States

Race relations on college campuses

Dr. Robert Moore

Sociology

rmoore@frostburg.edu

301-687-4995

Reacting to the Past Teaching Technique

Dr. Shoshana Brassfield

Philosophy

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Research

Dr. Kelly Hall

Educational Professions

kshall@frostburg.edu

301-687-7419

Action research

Self-study research

Dr. Jamelyn C. Tobery-Nystrom

Educational Professions

jctoberynystrom@frostburg.edu

240-527-2735

Rhetoric

Classical rhetoric

John Quincy Adams' civic rhetoric

Nineteenth-century U.S. rhetoric

Dr. John F. Raucci Jr.

English

jfraucci@frostburg.edu

Fidel Castro's Rhetoric

Dr. Brent Kice

Communication Studies

bkice@frostburg.edu

301-687-4709

Hybridized organizing rhetoric of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

Communication Studies

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Rhetoric and composition

Dr. Amy Branam

English

abranam@frostburg.edu

301-687-4293

 

Dr. Jill Morris

English

jamorris@frostburg.edu

301-687-4238

Rhetorical analysis of PostSecret.com

Ethos

Habitus

Materialit

Textual analysis

Visual rhetoric

Dr. Dawn M. Armfield

English

dmarmfield@frostburg.edu

301-687-4240

S

Science fiction and fantasy

Secularism/skepticism

Andy Duncan

English

arduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4241

Self-efficacy

Dr. Jamelyn C. Tobery-Nystrom

Educational Professions

jctoberynystrom@frostburg.edu

240-527-2735

Selfies memes

Women's selfies as memes

Dr. Dawn M. Armfield

English

dmarmfield@frostburg.edu

301-687-4240

Service learning

Beth Teagarden Bair

Office of Civic Engagement

btbair@frostburg.edu

301-687-7615

 

Dr. Kelly Hall

Educational Professions

kshall@frostburg.edu

301-687-7419

Sexual Abuse

Effects of, treatment for survivors, treatment of perpetrators

Dr. Michael Murtagh

Psychology

mpmurtagh@frostburg.edu

301-687-4446

Sexuality

Sexuality and pornography in literature

Dr. Amy C. Branam

English

abranam@frostburg.edu

301-687-4293

Sexuality/sexual orientation/sexual identity

Women’s reproductive and sexual health and sexual rights

Dr. Julie E. Hartman  

Sociology/Women’s Studies

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751 

Social welfare

Social entrepreneurship

Social welfare policy

Dr. Kathleen H. Powell

Social Work

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Southern Culture

Andy Duncan

English

arduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4241

Special education

Dr. Jamelyn C. Tobery-Nystrom

Educational Professions

jctoberynystrom@frostburg.edu

240-527-2735

Spirituality

Spiritual direction and spiritual counseling

Pastoral ministry and church leadership

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Zirlott

Philosophy; Student Services – Religious Life on Campus

c.zirlott@frostburg.edu

301-687-7490

Student Leadership Development

Douglas Baer

Leadership and Experiential Learning

djbaer@frostburg.edu

301-687-7013

Student media

Andy Duncan

English

arduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4241

Sustainability

Teaching sustainability in the humanities

Dr. Sydney Duncan

English

sduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4225

T

Teaching

Action research

Self-study methodology

Teacher self-efficacy

Universal design for learning

Dr. Jamelyn C. Tobery-Nystrom

Educational Professions

jctoberynystrom@frostburg.edu

240-527-2735

Innovative teaching strategies/reacting to the past

Dr. Shoshana Brassfield

Philosophy

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Teaching sustainability in the humanities

Dr. Sydney Duncan

English

sduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4225

Use of music in teaching

Dr. Michael Murtagh

Psychology

mpmurtagh@frostburg.edu

301-687-4446

Technical communication

Dr. Dawn M. Armfield

English

dmarmfield@frostburg.edu

301-687-4240

Terrorism

Terrorism and counterterrorism

Dr. Stephen Twing

Political Science

stwing@frostburg.edu

301-687-3097

Texting language

Dr. Dawn M. Armfield

English

dmarmfield@frostburg.edu

301-687-4240

U

University-community relations in campus-adjacent neighborhoods

Kathleen H. Powell

Social Work

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

V

Video projects

Techniques and processes

Dr. John Lombardi

Mass Communication

jlombardi@frostburg.edu

301-687-4146

Violence

Domestic violence

Dr. Michael Murtagh

Psychology

mpmurtagh@frostburg.edu

301-687-4446

Gender-based violence/violence against women

Dr. Julie E. Hartman  

Sociology; Women’s Studies

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751 

Visual arts

Foundations-level instruction

Susan E. Dodge

sedodge@frostburg.edu

301-687-4173

Visual communication

Dr. Dawn M. Armfield

English

dmarmfield@frostburg.edu

301-687-4240

Volunteerism

Beth Teagarden Bair

Office of Civic Engagement

btbair@frostburg.edu

301-687-7615

W

Women's Issues

Women in the Civil War

Dr. Mary Anne Lutz

English

mlutz@frostburg.edu

301-687-4237

Women's issues (general)

Dr. Julie E. Hartman-Linck

Sociology/Women's Studies

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Women’s leadership development and its integration into higher education

Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

Communication Studies

news@frostburg.edu

301-687-4751

Workforce trends

Dr. Kelly Hall

Educational Professions

kshall@frostburg.edu

301-687-7419

Writing

Fiction writing

Science fiction and fantasy writing

Short fiction

The teaching of fiction writing

Andy Duncan

English

arduncan@frostburg.edu

301-687-4241

First-year writing

Multimedia writing

Website writing

Writing centers

Writing with databases

Dr. Jill Morris

English

jamorris@frostburg.edu

301-687-4238

First-year writing pedagogy

Public/community writing

Writing program administration

Dr. John F. Raucci Jr.

English

jfraucci@frostburg.edu