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Media Relations Contact

Curry College invites journalists to make inquiries and use the College’s website as a resource for their reporting and story ideas. Pages of particular interest may include Fast Facts, News, and Events.

Faculty experts can provide commentary on a variety of topics, trends, and current events. If you would like to arrange interviews with the faculty experts listed below or other College constituents, please contact Lynda Curtis, Director of Public Relations in the Office of Marketing and Communications at 617-333-2327 (office), 508-884-6972 (cell) or email

Faculty Experts

Dr. Grant Burrier, Politics and History

Dr. Grant Burrier, Associate Professor of Politics and History, is a Latin America expert.

Dr. Shavindrie (Shavi) Cooray, Business Management

Dr. Shavindrie Cooray, Assistant Professor in Management Information Systems, can discuss marketing, soft systems thinking, and participatory design. 

Dr. Ann Marie Leonard-Zabel, Psychology

Dr. Ann Marie Leonard-Zabel, Professor of Psychology, can speak about neurobehavioral aspects on behavioral disorders across the lifespan.

Dr. Desirée Hensel, Dean of the School of Nursing

Dr. Desirée Hensel, Dean of the School of Nursing, is a nationally recognized leader in nursing education. Her expertise is in simulation and nursing workforce demand.

Dr. Michael Bennett, Business Management

Dr. Michael Bennett, Professor of Business Management, can speak about personal finance and financial management. 

Dr. Karen Lischinsky, Criminal Justice and Sociology

Dr. Karen Lischinsky, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology, can speak about restorative justice in and out of prisons.

Dr. Stephanie Walker, Biochemistry

Dr. Stephanie Walker, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, is a breast cancer researcher who can discuss molecular and cell biology.

Dr. Melissa Weinstein, Health Education

Dr. Melissa Weinstein, Assistant Professor of Health Education, can provide commentary on childhood nutrition and obesity, parent-child feeding practices, and awareness around the HPV vaccine. 

Dr. Alan Revering, Philosophy and Religion

Dr. Alan Revering, Philosophy and Religion Senior Lecturer, can discuss general education curriculum in higher education and the relationship between religious thought and political philosophy. 

Dr. Laura Callis, Mathematics Education

Dr. Laura Callis, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, can discuss innovative solutions to math education curriculum and teaching practices.

Dr. Julia Sloan, General Education

Dr. Julia Sloan, Director of General Education and a full professor, is a pedagogy expert and can provide commentary on curriculum in higher education. 

Dr. Elizabeth Wade, Biology

Dr. Elizabeth Wade, Assistant Professor of Biology, is an expert in genetics, evolution, entomology, and bioinformatics.