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Montgomery College faculty and staff can provide expert opinions and analysis on topics in the news. See MC expert's categories and title below. For help finding an expert, contact MC Media Relations at 240-567-4022 or email the media relations team here. You can also reach out to specific  Media Relations staff members via the Contact box in the sidebar.

Experts are available in the below categories:


 

Business

Inflation | Recession | Small business sustainability | Trade policy | Technology trends

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Andrea Foster
Professor of Business, Economics, Accounting, (BEACAPS)
International business, Information technology in Business, Why technology is important to business, and the role of technology in business

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Criminal Justice/Public Safety

Gun violence | Neighborhood Policing | Crime Prevention

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Sonia Pruitt Professor of Criminal Justice
Policing, Criminal Justice, Police Reform, Social Justice, Criminal Justice Reform

Adam Reid

Adam Reid Clery Act & Public Safety Manager
Clery Act Regulatory Compliance, Public Safety Administration, Crime Prevention, Community-Police Relations

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College Enrollment 

Value of college degrees | Community college enrollment | Tuition costs

John Hamman

John Hamman Chief Analytics and Insights Officer
Mathematics in Higher Education, Developmental Education and placement, and Two-Year Data Science Programs

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Distance Education and E-Learning

Post-COVID learning | Open educational resources | College affordability | Virtual learning

Shinta Hernandez

Shinta Hernandez
Dean of the Virtual Campus
Social Justice, Social Stratification/Inequality, Globalization, Public Policy, Pedagogy, and Open Educational Resources

Michael Mills

Michael Mills
Vice President, E-Learning, Innovation and Teaching Excellence
Distance Education, Instructional Technology, Open Education Resources, and Open Pedagogy

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Dual Enrollment

High School Education | Early College Access

Akima Rogers

Akima Rogers
Director of Academic Initiatives
High School Dual Enrollment, Jumpstart to College, Middle College, and Early College 

Elena Seanz

Elena Seanz Associate Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
High School Dual Enrollment, Four-year Institutions partnership, Transferring, and MCPS Partnerships 

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Early Childhood Education

Childcare access | Childcare business practices | Careers in childcare and K-12 education

Sonia Pruneda-Hernandez

Sonia Pruneda-Hernandez
Professor of Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education, Child Care Advocacy and Public Policies-local, statewide, and national, Family Engagement and Early Childhood Community Partnerships

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Economic and Workforce Development

STEM workforce and careers | Economic development in Montgomery County | Continuing Education and Training

Sanjay Rai

Dr. Sanjay Rai
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Higher Education, Workforce Development, and Global Affairs

Michael Smith

Michael Smith
Executive Director of PIC MC

Economic Development , Real Estate Project Development , and Montgomery County Economic Development 

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Energy Management and Sustainability

Renewable energy | Green business | Environmentally sustainable campuses

Daniel Dalgo

Daniel Dalgo
College Energy Engineer
Mechanical Engineer, Energy, Data Analytics, Building Sciences.

Mike Whitcomb

Mike Whitcomb
College Energy Manager
Mechanical Engineer, Energy, Environment and Sustainability, Building Sciences.

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Health and Wellness/Nutrition

Stress Management | Environmental health and wellbeing | Personal fitness

Sara Ducey

Sara Ducey
Professor of Nutrition and Food
Nutrition and Health, Environmental Health, Agricultural practices, Pedagogy: Teaching, and Integrative Studies and High Impact Practices

LaKisha Nickens-Gaither

LaKisha Nickens-Gaither
Exercise Science Program Coordinator
Exercise is Medicine, Health Promotion, Corrective Exercise, Nutrition for Health and Fitness, Performance Enhancement, and Learning Technology

Elizabeth Ridings

Elizabeth Ridings
Professor of Health Enhancement, Exercise Science
Benefits of Physical Activity, Exercise Sport Performance, Healthy Eating and Weight Management, Stress Management, First Aid and CPR

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Health Sciences/Nursing

Nurse training and certification | Nursing workforce shortage | Hospital partnerships

Monique Davis

Monique Davis
Interim Dean of Health Sciences/ Director of Nursing
Nursing, Nursing Education, Health Sciences Education, Workforce Development and Continuing Education in Health Sciences

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History and Political Science

American history | Landmark Supreme Court rulings | Civil rights and race relations | International relations | Religious history | United Nations | Russia | Ukraine | US-Israel policy | US-Cuba policy

Vincent Intondi

Vincent Intondi
Professor of History and Political Science
Nuclear weapons/studies/disarmament, Race/Black Lives Matter/Civil Rights, Social Justice, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Karl Smith

Karl Smith
Professor of History and Political Science
Latin America History, American History, International Relations, and American Political History

Joseph Stumpf

Joseph Stumpf
Professor of History & Political Science
Ancient and Medieval History, The History of Science and Technology, and The Classical Civilizations of Greece and Rome

Nathan Zook
Nathan Zook
Professor of Political Science
Religion and Politics, Israel, Cuba, and United Nations

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International Economics and US Foreign Policy

International financial systems | Afghanistan-US relations | US sanctions and foreign aid 

Shah Mehrabi

Shah Mehrabi
Professor of Economics
Economy of Afghanistan and Developing countries, Afghanistan Financial Sector, Central Bank of Afghanistan, Foreign Aid

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Lifelong Learning/Senior Living

Senior mental health and lifestyle | Adult continuing education | Retirement planning 

Natasha Sacks

Natasha Sacks
Program Director of the Lifelong Learning Institute
Planning Fulfilling Retirement, Lifelong Learning Education for adults, National Certified Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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Mathematics

Overcoming math anxiety | Analytics and statistical reporting

David S. Torain II

David S. Torain II
Professor of Mathematics
Optimization and Partial Differential Equations, Applied Mathematics, Parametric Nonlinear Differential Equations

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Media Arts/Gaming

Majors and careers for gamers | Digital gaming technology | Simulation development | E-Sports | Television Production | Radio Production

Deborah Solomon

Deborah Solomon
Professor of Media Arts & Technologies
Digital Gaming, Non-digital Gaming, Simulation Development, and Media Arts & Technologies

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Mental Health/Suicide Prevention

Child mental health | Depression in teens | Warning signs and red flags | Crisis intervention | Self-awareness and treatment

Stephanie Will

Stephanie Will
Mental Health Services Program Manager
Mental Health Education, Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, Stress Management, and Mental Health First Aid

Joanne Bagshaw

Joanne Bagshaw

Professor of Psychology
Psychology disorders, child psychology and development, mental health, and abnormal development

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State and Local Government

Local Elections | State government elections | US election history

Lee Annie

Lee Annis
Professor of History and Political Science
American political history, local politics (county and state government), and national politics

Joe Thompson

Joseph Thompson
Professor of History & Political Science
United States History, National Politics, United States Historical Politics, Local politics (county and state Government)

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Study Abroad/International Travel

Safe travel | International travel education | Learning globally

Greg Malveaux

Greg Malveaux
Coordinator of Travel and Study Abroad
Study and Travel Abroad, overseas risk management and best practices, International Education, and English Composition and Literature

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