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News Topics 

21st-Century Skills 
Adult and Online Education
Assessing Student Needs, Satisfaction and Development Assistive and Adaptive Technology
      for Persons With Special Needs
Behavior of Children and Adolescents  
Board Development and Governance
Bullying
Business and Information Systems
Business and Management 
Business Law and Public Policy 
Cancer Prevention and Control
Child Advocacy
Civil Rights  
College Students’ Health and Well-being
Computer Forensics
Early Childhood Education
Education Leadership and Accreditation
Educational Technology 
Exercise and Fitness
Family and Parenting Issues 
Forensic Psychology    
Interrelationship Between Business and Government
Health Disparities
Health Education 
HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Prevention and Control
HIV Program Evaluation
Marketing
Market Research
Management
Nonprofit Administration 
Nonprofit Fund Development 
Patient Safety and Public Health Impact of Medical Errors
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  
Race and Identity 
Special Education 
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) 
Strategy
Women's Health 

Experts News Topic

Dr. Jack ApscheJack A. Apsche, Ed.D., A.B.P.P.

Faculty

School of Psychology

Behavior of Children and Adolescents

  • Mode Deactivation Therapy
  • Trauma, Personality Factors and Belief Systems
  • Opposittional and Angry Adolescents

Forensic Psychology

  • Serial Killers
  • Sexual Homicide
  • Adolescent Offenders

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Treatment of Veterans
  • Adolescents and Children

Shelley ArmstrongShelley Armstrong, Ph.D.

Faculty

School of Health Sciences

 

Cancer Prevention and Control

  • Controllable risk factors
  • Lifestyle changes

College Students’ Health and Well-being

  • Health concerns of women and college students

Exercise and Fitness 

  • Exercise science curriculum development and education
  • Fitness and wellness programs
  • Fitness assessment and implementation

Barry BirnbaumBarry Birnbaum, Ed.D. 

Special Education Specialization
Coordinator, Ph.D. in Education Program

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

Assistive and Adaptive Technology for Persons With Special Needs

  • Integrating Technology Into the Classroom
  • 21st Century Resources for Teacher Training

Child Advocacy

  • School Law and Legal Requirements
  • Individualized Education Programs

Special Education

  • Identifying and Teaching Exceptional Children
  • Inclusive Environments
  • Teacher Training Program

Stephen CanipeStephen L. Canipe, Ed.D. 

Master’s Program Director, Science and Mathematics, and Instructional Design and Technology

Bachelor’s Program Director, Instructional Design and Technology and Educational Studies

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

21st-Century Skills

  • Intersection of 21st-Century Skills and Competitiveness

Educational Technology

  • Innovation
  • Integrating Technology Into the Classroom

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

  • Achievement Levels of Specialized Schools
  • Integrating Technology Into the Classroom

Martha CheneyMartha Cheney, Ed.D. 

Program Director, Teacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with a specialization in Early Childhood Education (Birth–Grade 3)

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

Early Childhood Education

  • Early Intervention
  • Cross-Cultural Issues
  • Addressing Complex Issues With a Unified Focus

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Associate Dean

School of Counseling and Social Service

Assessing Student Needs, Satisfaction and Development

  • Child Advocacy in Schools
  • Personal, Academic and Career Development for Adult Students

Family and Parenting Issues

  • Balancing Career, Family and Education
  • Multi-Generational Households
  • Single-Parent Households
  • Transition Periods in Households

Race and Identity

  • Identity Formation of African-American Women
  • African-American Middle Class Experience
  • Impact of Poverty on Mental Health

Richard Jiménez, DrPH

Faculty, MPH and Ph.D. Programs in Public Health

School of Health Sciences  

Health Disparities

  • Access to Healthcare
  • Vulnerable and Underserved Populations

HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Prevention and Control

  • Prevention and Education
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Faith Communities

HIV Program Evaluation

  • National and Local Health Agencies 
  • U.S.–Mexico Border

Patient Safety and Public Health Impact of Medical Errors

  • Research and Policy

Gary Kelsey

Gary Kelsey, Ed.D.

Faculty

School of Public Policy and Administration

Nonprofit Administration

  • Management and development
  • Consulting
  • Strategic planning

Nonprofit Fund Development

  • Fund development process
  • Fundraising planning

Board Development and Governance

  • Understanding the role of a board
  • Board recruitment, orientation and management

Colleen LoganColleen R. Logan, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, NCC

Program Coordinator, M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

School of Counseling and Social Service

Bullying

  • Verbal, Physical and Cyberbullying Attacks
  • Impact on Youth
  • Viable Solutions

Jason LumJason Lum, J.D., MPP

Faculty

School of Public Policy and Administration 

Business Law and Public Policy

  • Issues and Implications
  • Privacy Law Safeguards

Civil Rights

  • Public Policy Development and Implementation
  • Legal Implications in Class Action
  • Lawsuits and Settlements and Supreme Court Decisions

Interrelationship Between Business and Government

  • Collaborative Business and Government Programs
  • Strategies to Encourage At-Risk Youth to Apply to College

Jack McDonaldJohn (Jack) McDonald, D.B.A.

Program Director, Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

School of Management

Strategy

  • C-Suite Strategy Sessions
  • Creating and Executing Strategy

Marketing

  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Online Marketing

Market Research

  • Brand Equity, Product Development, Strategy and Pricing
  • Tools, Simulators and Reporting Mechanisms

Management

  • Mentoring
  • Career Tracking
  • 360-Degree Review

Jody Oomen-EarlyJody Oomen-Early, Ph.D., M.S., CHES

Program Director, Undergraduate Programs

School of Health Sciences

Health Education

  • Community Health Program Development and Evaluation
  • Health and Technology

Women's Health

  • Breast Cancer, Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Autoimmune Diseases and HIV/AIDS
  • Social, Behavioral and Cultural Determinants of Health and Illness 

William SchulzWilliam Schulz III, Ph.D.

Faculty

School of Management

Business and Management

  • Strategic Management 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Workforce Development
  • Building Leadership

Ward UlmerL. Ward Ulmer, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

College of Management and Technology

 Business and Information Systems

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Enterprise Resource Management
  • Operating Systems

Computer Forensics

  • Cryptology
  • Security Protocols
  • File Systems Forensics
  • Evidence Recovery and Analysis

Education Leadership and Accreditation

  • Accreditation and Assessment
  • Improving Student Performance