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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.

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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

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

B

Branding

Personal branding

            Becca Ramspott

            University Advancement

            reramspott@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4061

Blogging

Blogging for higher education

            Becca Ramspott

            University Advancement

            reramspott@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4061

Business

Assistance with business startups

Entrepreneurship

            Dr. Martha Mattare

            Management

            news@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4751

Business operations management

Business process analysis and improvement

Business productivity analysis improvement

Inventory management/policy

Quality control and management

            Dr. Shakil M. Rahman

            Management

           srahman@frostburg.edu

           301-687-4189

C

Castro, Fidel

Public Address of Fidel Castro

            Dr. Brent Kice

            Communication Studies

            bkice@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4709

Chemistry

Bio renewable solvents

Conducting polymers

Green chemistry

NMR spectroscopy

Organic chemistry

Organic photovoltaics (solar cells)

Organometallic chemistry

Polymer chemistry (plastics)

            Dr. Benjamin Norris

            Chemistry

           bnnorris@frostburg.edu

           301-687-4157      

College Students

College student mental health

            Dr. Spencer Deakin

Counseling and Psychological Services

            news@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4751

Communications

Organizational narratives

            Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

            Communication Studies

           news@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4751

Community

University-community relations in campus-adjacent neighborhoods

            Kathleen H. Powell

            Social Work

            news@frostburg.edu

           301-687-4751

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

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

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

Entrepreneurship

            Dr. Martha Mattare

            Management

            news@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4751

Ethics

            Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

            Communication Studies

            news@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4751

F

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

I

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

J

Journalism

            Andy Duncan

            English

            arduncan@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4241

L

Learning

Universal design for learning

            Dr. Jamelyn C. Tobery-Nystrom

            Educational Professions

            jctoberynystrom@frostburg.edu

            240-527-2735

Literature

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

Adolescent Literature

Dante and the Divine Comedy          

Epics: The Odyssey & Aeneid   

Mythology and Literature: Greco-Roman; Art; Iconography

            Mary Ann G. Chapman

            English

            mchapman@frostburg.edu

           301-687-4337

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

Marketing

Social media marketing for Higher Education

            Becca Ramspott

            University Advancement

            reramspott@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4061

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

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

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

O

Organizational narratives

            Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

            Communication Studies

           news@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4751

P

Photography

Alternative processes

Archival practices with media

Digital

Film

History of photography

            Robert Hein

            Visual Arts

           rmhein@frostburg.edu

           301-687-4354

Poe, Edgar Allan

            Dr. Amy C. Branam

            English

            abranam@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4293

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 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

Rhetoric

Hybridized organizing rhetoric of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

            Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

            Communication Studies

           news@frostburg.edu

           301-687-4751

Public Address of Fidel Castro

            Dr. Brent Kice

            Communication Studies

            bkice@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4709

Rhetoric and composition

            Dr. Amy Branam

           English

            abranam@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4293

 

           Dr. Jill Morris

            English

            jamorris@frostburg.edu

           301-687-4238

S

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 sexual health and sexual rights

           Dr. Julie E. Hartman  

           Sociology; Women’s Studies

           news@frostburg.edu

           301-687-4751 

Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing for Higher Education

            Becca Ramspott

            University Advancement

            reramspott@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4061

Southern Culture

            Andy Duncan

            English

            arduncan@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4241

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

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

Terrorism

Terrorism and counterterrorism

            Dr. Stephen Twing

            Political Science

            stwing@frostburg.edu

            301-687-3097

U

University-Community Relations in Campus-Adjacent Neighborhoods

            Kathleen H. Powell

            Social Work

            news@frostburg.edu

           301-687-4751

V

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 

W

Women’s leadership

Women’s leadership development and its integration into higher education

            Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

            Communication Studies

           news@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4751

Writing

First year writing

Multimedia writing

Website writing

Writing centers

Writing with databases

            Dr. Jill Morris

            English

            jamorris@frostburg.edu

           301-687-4238

Science fiction and fantasy writing

Short fiction

           Andy Duncan

            English

            arduncan@frostburg.edu

            301-687-4241