Experts Directory

St. John Fisher College faculty and staff lend their expertise to current affairs issues and pop culture topics.

If you’re a member of the press interested in interviewing a Fisher faculty or staff member, contact Melissa Greco Lopes, assistant director of marketing and communications, at mgrecolopes@sjfc.edu or (585) 385-8190.

Arts and Entertainment

Melissa Jadlos

  • Libraries
  • Information literacy
  • Copyright leadership

Mark Rice

  • History of American photography
  • Rhetoric of American exceptionalism
  • American culture

Jeremy Sarachan

  • Social media
  • Online identity
  • Memes and viral videos
  • New media economics
  • Design and usability (including mobile apps)
  • Children and online communities
  • Autism in the media

Todd M. Sodano

  • Prime-time television
  • Broadcast/cable/internet television programming
  • Post-9/11 television
  • Popular film and television
  • Sports and television
  • Video production

Deborah Uman

  • Women writers
  • Translation
  • Shakespeare
  • Early English literature
  • Gender studies
  • Environmentalism/sustainability
  • Role of humanities in higher education
  • Postcolonial studies
Business

Tim Franz

  • Groups and teams
  • Work motivation
  • Social behavior
  • Applied research methods (employee surveys)

Hugh Lambert

  • Business valuation
  • Business succession planning
  • Estate planning and estate taxes
  • Financial statement fraud and financial scams
  • Equity markets and stock valuation
  • Stock options
  • Buy-sell agreement

Arien Rozelle

  • Public relations
  • Reputation/perception
  • Social media
  • Corporate communication
  • Media management
  • Storytelling/messaging

Hemant Sashittal

  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Social media marketing
  • Technology management
  • Product innovation
  • Strategic marketing
  • Strategy implementation

Lauren Vicker

  • Interviewing
  • Public speaking
  • Presentational speaking for health care professionals (pharmacy)
  • Group dynamics
  • Communication careers

Toni Rotondo Zeiser

  • Human resources
  • Labor contract negotiations
Education

Michelle Erklenz-Watts

  • Professional development
  • Teacher certification exams
  • Information literacy
  • Student engagement in learning
  • Classroom management
  • Diversity in education

Bernard Ricca

  • Statistical methods
  • Complex systems
  • Teacher preparation
  • Science education
  • Math education
  • Educational change
  • Acoustics of musical instruments
Health

Vivek S. Dave

  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical dosage forms

Marilyn L. Dollinger

  • Health care policy, politics, and political advocacy
  • Health care workforce
  • Professional and regulatory issues in nursing
  • Nursing higher education

Rachel A. Jordan

  • Sexual behaviors
  • Domestic violence perpetrators
  • Human sexuality
  • Assessment/evaluation/treatment of sexual offenders

Melinda Lull

  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Forensic toxicology
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Neuroscience and neurologic disease 

Laura Markwick

  • Health and wellness
  • Nursing
  • Nurse practitioner-family

Ramil Sapinoro

  • Vaccines
  • Fish oil supplements

Mary Kathryn "Kathy" Shanahan

  • Nursing
  • Nursing education
  • Basic/advanced coronary life support instruction
  • Patient/family-focused care

Charlene M. Smith

  • Patient safety
  • Nursing education
  • Nursing professional development
  • Online distance learning
  • Educational technology
  • Program/project management
  • Professional communication

Joanne Weinschreider

  • Simulation in the nursing field
  • Simulation equipment
  • Nursing education
Higher Education

Matt Cardin

  • Career counseling and decision making
  • Career development and transitions
  • Hiring trends
  • Employment projections
  • Employability of the liberal arts
  • Graduate outcomes reporting

Lynn Donahue

  • Civic engagement
  • Service-learning
  • Pedagogy
  • Experiential learning

Melissa Jadlos

  • Libraries
  • Information literacy
  • Copyright
  • Leadership

Jose Perales

  • Enrollment management
  • Admissions
  • Financial aid
  • Intercollegiate athletics

Dave Roberts

  • Admissions
  • College search
  • Financial aid
  • Freshman student transition
Life and Culture

David Baronov

  • Globalization
  • Corporate crime
  • Race relations
  • Poverty
  • Social and economic inequality
  • U.S. union movement
  • Social research methods
  • Social theory

Fr. William Graf

  • Social ethics
  • Theology of marriage and sexuality
  • Catholicism

Mary Loporcaro

  • Media coverage of health issues
  • Media coverage of politics
  • Media effects on society
  • Influences of video games/social media/political news messages

Mark Rice

  • History of American photography
  • Rhetoric of American exceptionalism
  • American culture

Barbara A. Rockell

  • Crime
  • Prison
  • Criminal justice system
  • Police
  • Death penalty
  • Life without parole
  • Juvenile justice
  • Women and crime
  • Media and crime

Jack Rosenberry

  • Journalism
  • Digital media
  • Social media
  • Civic and citizen journalism

Arien Rozelle

  • Public relations
  • Reputation/perception
  • Social media
  • Corporate communication
  • Media management
  • Storytelling/messaging

Jeremy Sarachan

  • Social media
  • Online identity
  • Memes and viral videos
  • New media economics
  • Design and usability (including mobile apps)
  • Children and online communities
  • Autism in the media

Todd M. Sodano

  • Prime-time television
  • Broadcast/cable/internet television programming
  • Post-9/11 television
  • Popular film and television
  • Sports and television
  • Video production

Justin A. Tubiolo

  • Historical archaeology of Western New York (European American)
  • Prehistoric archaeology of Western New York (Native American)

Carolyn Vacca

  • Rochester history
  • New York State history
  • Museums
  • Historical societies

Lauren Vicker

  • Interviewing
  • Public speaking
  • Presentational speaking for health care professionals (pharmacy)
  • Group dynamics
  • Communication careers
Politics

Kathleen Donovan

  • Polling data and methodology
  • Federal campaigns and elections
  • Media and politics
  • Race and crime
  • Public opinion of crime and justice

Sebastien Lazardeux

  • Politics in Europe
  • Far-right and neo-Nazi movements and parties

Mark Rice

  • History of American photography
  • Rhetoric of American exceptionalism
  • American culture

Wesley Renfro

  • U.S. Presidency
  • Presidential elections
  • Middle East/Persian Gulf subregion
  • International relations
  • Global economics
  • Security
Sports

Katherine Burakowski

  • Organizational behavior of sport organizations
  • College athletics
  • Coaches’ organizational commitment
Technology

Fernando Ontiveros

  • Immunology
  • Infectious disease
  • Nanotechnology
  • Bioethics
  • Microfluidics

Arien Rozelle

  • Public relations
  • Reputation/perception
  • Social media
  • Corporate communication
  • Media management
  • Storytelling/messaging

Jeremy Sarachan

  • Social media
  • Online identity
  • Memes and viral videos
  • New media economics
  • Design and usability (including mobile apps)
  • Children and online communities
  • Autism in the media

Ronen Shay

  • Media management
  • Audience analysis
  • Technology adoption/diffusion
Science

Gregory Cunningham

  • Animal behavior
  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Zoology
  • Birds (penguins, songbirds, flamingoes, raptors, and nocturnal birds)
  • Conservation

Fernando Ontiveros

  • Immunology
  • Infectious disease
  • Nanotechnology
  • Bioethics
  • Microfluidics

Bernard Ricca

  • Statistical methods
  • Complex systems
  • Teacher preparation
  • Science education
  • Math education
  • Educational change
  • Acoustics of musical instruments

Justin A. Tubiolo

  • Historical archaeology of Western New York (European American)
  • Prehistoric archaeology of Western New York (Native American)