Experts List

Welcome to Millersville’s experts list.  If you can’t find an expert or need assistance please contact:

Janet Kacskos, APR, Fellow PRSA
Director of Communications
717-871-7870
Janet.Kacskos@millersville.edu

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If you’re a Millersville expert and would like to be added to the list, please fill out this form. If you’re a reporter looking for  additional experts,  please contact Janet Kacskos at Janet.Kacskos@millersville.edu.

  • Admissions

    • Dr. Katy Charles

      Director of Undergraduate Admissions

      Expertise: Admissions, credit for prior learning (AB, IB, CLEP, dual enrollment, college in high school)
      Phone: 717-871-5713
      Email: katy.charles@millersville.edu

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  • Advisement

    • Dr. David Henriques

      Assistant professor of Academic Advisement

      Expertise: Academic advisement, trends in higher education, programming for exploratory students and student development and transition
      Phone: 717-871-7611
      Email: David.Henriques@millersville.edu

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  • Amnesia

    • Dr. Shaun P. Cook

      Assistant Professor of Psychology

      Expertise: Memory, amnesia, aging, cognitive neuroscience of memory and aging, cognitive neuropsychology (amnesia, frontal lobe dysfunction, prosopagnosia and other neuropsychological conditions), cognitive psychology, flashbulb memory, false memory, source memory, models of memory, face recognition, research methodology and statistics
      Phone: 717-871-7270
      Email: Shaun.Cook@millersville.edu

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  • animals

    • Dr. Aaron Haines

      Associate Professor of Biology

      Expertise: Conservation, wildlife and environmental biology issues
      Phone: 717-871-7451
      Email: Aaron.Haines@millersville.edu

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  • Anthropology

    • Dr. Timothy Trussell

      Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology

      Expertise: Historical archaeology, consumerism, colonial American history and historic preservation
      Phone: 717-871-7479
      Email: Timothy.Trussell@millersville.edu

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  • Applied Engineering, Safety and Technology

    • Dr. Thomas P. Bell

      Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology

      Expertise: Technology and engineering, teacher preparation and graphic communication
      Phone: 717-871-7220
      Email: Thomas.Bell@millersville.edu

    • Dr. Sharon A. Brusic

      Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology/Technology & Engineering Education Program Coordinator

      Expertise: Technology and engineering, education and integrative STEM education
      Phone: 717-871-5548
      Email: Sharon.Brusic@millersville.edu

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  • Art

    • Line Bruntse

      Professor of Art & Design

      Expertise: Comprehensive sculpture techniques: bronze casting, moldmaking, wood and metal fabrication, fiber techniques, figure modeling. Personal work combines various techniques and found objects in site specific installations and other applications.
      Phone: 717-871-7252
      Email: line.bruntse@millersville.edu

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  • Biology

    • Dr. Aaron Haines

      Associate Professor of Biology

      Expertise: Conservation, wildlife and environmental biology issues
      Phone: 717-871-7451
      Email: Aaron.Haines@millersville.edu

    • Dr. Christopher R. Hardy

      Professor of Biology

      Expertise: Evolution, biodiversity, botany, plant taxonomy (plant identification), poison ivy
      Phone: 717-871-4317
      Email: Christopher.Hardy@millersville.edu

    • Dr. John R. Wallace

      Professor of Biology

      Expertise: Entomology, aquatic ecology, medical entomology dealing with diseases and their vectors (such as mosquitoes and black flies), forensic entomology, stream restoration and crayfish ecology
      Phone: 717-871-4318
      Email: John.Wallace@millersville.edu

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  • Bugs

    • Dr. John R. Wallace

      Professor of Biology

      Expertise: Entomology, aquatic ecology, medical entomology dealing with diseases and their vectors (such as mosquitoes and black flies), forensic entomology, stream restoration and crayfish ecology
      Phone: 717-871-4318
      Email: John.Wallace@millersville.edu

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  • Business

    • Dr. Leo Hung

      Assistant Professor of Management & Marketing

      Expertise: Supply chain, operations management, blockchain, artificial intelligence, sustainability in industry 4.0, business research
      Phone: 9293171086
      Email: leo.hung@millersville.edu

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  • Career Services

    • Margo J. Sassaman

      Associate Director of Career Management

      Expertise: Experiential learning and career management
      Phone: 717-871-7656
      Email: Margo.Sassaman@millersville.edu

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  • Chemistry

    • Dr. Kathryn Allen

      Assistant Professor of Chemistry

      Expertise: Polymers, macromolecules, solar cells
      Phone: 717-871-7419
      Email: Kathryn.allen@millersville.edu

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  • Criminology

    • Dr. Stephanie C. Jerstad

      Assistant Professor

      Expertise: Criminology, criminal justice, corrections (jail, prison, re-entry), sex offender policy, collateral consequences, disenfranchisement, sex offenders living in nursing homes, corrections in the Philippines.
      Phone: (717) 871-7477
      Email: stephanie.jerstad@millersville.edu

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  • Digital media

    • Dr. Stacey Irwin

      Professor of Communication and Theatre

      Expertise: Digital media, TV, film, podcasting/radio, social media, children's media, news, entertainment media, documentary, storytelling, media literacy, popular culture, public speaking, leadership development, philosophy of technology, dyslexia
      Phone: 717-871-7288
      Email: Stacey.Irwin@millersville.edu

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  • Dual Enrollment

    • Dr. Katy Charles

      Director of Undergraduate Admissions

      Expertise: Admissions, credit for prior learning (AB, IB, CLEP, dual enrollment, college in high school)
      Phone: 717-871-5713
      Email: katy.charles@millersville.edu

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  • Earth Sciences

    • Dr. Sepideh Yalda

      Professor of Meteorology/Director of CDRE/Coordinator of MSEM

      Expertise: Mesoscale climate statistics and mesoscale modeling
      Phone: 717-871-7550
      Email: Sepi.Yalda@millersville.edu

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  • editing

    • James Machado, MFA

      Associate Professor

      Expertise: Film and video editing, filmmaking, media arts production, media studies, documentary, reality television and related pop culture, freelancing and the gig economy, September 11, 2001 eyewitness
      Phone: 717-871-7286
      Email: james.machado@millersville.edu

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  • Education

    • Dr. Thomas P. Bell

      Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology

      Expertise: Technology and engineering, teacher preparation and graphic communication
      Phone: 717-871-7220
      Email: Thomas.Bell@millersville.edu

    • Dr. Sharon A. Brusic

      Professor of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology/Technology & Engineering Education Program Coordinator

      Expertise: Technology and engineering, education and integrative STEM education
      Phone: 717-871-5548
      Email: Sharon.Brusic@millersville.edu

    • Dr. Lesley Colabucci

      Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

      Expertise: Children’s literature and multicultural education
      Phone: 717-871-5618
      Email: Lesley.Colabucci@millersville.edu

    • Dr. Sandra Deemer

      Professor of Education

      Expertise: Teacher efficacy, teacher and student motivation in education and educational psychology, and teacher and student perceptions of online learning environments
      Phone: 717-871-7324
      Email: Sandra.Deemer@millersville.edu

    • Dr. Rich Mehrenberg

      Associate Professor of Early, Middle and Exceptional Education

      Expertise: Classroom management, co-teaching, and popular culture as a teaching tool
      Phone: 717-871-7343
      Email: rmehrenberg@millersville.edu

    • Dr. Janet A. White

      Professor and Chair

      Expertise: Mathematics education, mathematics
      Phone: (717) 871-7320
      Email: janet.white@millersville.edu

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  • Emergency Management

    • Dr. Duane Hagelgans

      Professor

      Expertise: Emergency management and preparedness, fire, disaster management, terrorism and homeland security
      Phone: 717-871-7536
      Email: Duane.Hagelgans@millersville.edu

    • Dr. Sepideh Yalda

      Professor of Meteorology/Director of CDRE/Coordinator of MSEM

      Expertise: Mesoscale climate statistics and mesoscale modeling
      Phone: 717-871-7550
      Email: Sepi.Yalda@millersville.edu

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  • English

    • Dr. Greg Bowen

      Assistant Professor of English

      Expertise: Linguistic theory, sociolinguistics, history of English and philology
      Phone: 717-871-7297
      Email: Gregory.Bowen@millersville.edu

    • Dr. Roberta Jill Craven

      Professor of English

      Expertise: Film studies, comparative literature and literary theory
      Phone: 717-871-7386
      Email: Jill.Craven@millersville.edu

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  • filmmaking

    • James Machado, MFA

      Associate Professor

      Expertise: Film and video editing, filmmaking, media arts production, media studies, documentary, reality television and related pop culture, freelancing and the gig economy, September 11, 2001 eyewitness
      Phone: 717-871-7286
      Email: james.machado@millersville.edu

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  • Films

    • Dr. Roberta Jill Craven

      Professor of English

      Expertise: Film studies, comparative literature and literary theory
      Phone: 717-871-7386
      Email: Jill.Craven@millersville.edu

    • James Machado, MFA

      Associate Professor

      Expertise: Film and video editing, filmmaking, media arts production, media studies, documentary, reality television and related pop culture, freelancing and the gig economy, September 11, 2001 eyewitness
      Phone: 717-871-7286
      Email: james.machado@millersville.edu

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  • Financial Mathematics

    • Dr. J Robert Buchanan

      Professor of Mathematics

      Expertise: Mathematical modeling, financial mathematics and cryptology
      Phone: 717-871-7305
      Email: robert.buchanan@millersville.edu

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  • Forecasting

    • Kyle Elliott

      Director of Weather Information Center

      Expertise: Weather, forecasting, weather analysis, meteorology
      Phone: 717-871-4845
      Email: kyle.elliott@millersville.edu

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  • forensic botany

    • Dr. Christopher R. Hardy

      Professor of Biology

      Expertise: Evolution, biodiversity, botany, plant taxonomy (plant identification), poison ivy
      Phone: 717-871-4317
      Email: Christopher.Hardy@millersville.edu

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  • History

    • Dr. Dennis Downey

      Emeritus Professor of History

      Expertise: U.S. history, Pennsylvania history, Millersville University history and history of violence
      Phone: 717-871-7553
      Email: Dennis.Downey@millersville.edu

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  • Homeland Security

    • Dr. Duane Hagelgans

      Professor

      Expertise: Emergency management and preparedness, fire, disaster management, terrorism and homeland security
      Phone: 717-871-7536
      Email: Duane.Hagelgans@millersville.edu

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  • Hurricanes

    • Dr. Alex DeCaria

      Professor of Meteorology

      Expertise: Lightning, thunderstorms and tornadoes, hurricanes and careers in atmospheric science
      Phone: 717-871-4739
      Email: Alex.DeCaria@millersville.edu

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  • information Technology

    • Behrooz Etesamipour

      Assistant Professor, Management & Marketing

      Expertise: Information Technology. Program Coordinator of Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology Program (INTE).
      Phone: (717) 871-7443
      Email: behrooz.etesamipour@millersville.edu

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  • IT

    • Behrooz Etesamipour

      Assistant Professor, Management & Marketing

      Expertise: Information Technology. Program Coordinator of Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology Program (INTE).
      Phone: (717) 871-7443
      Email: behrooz.etesamipour@millersville.edu

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  • LGBTQIA

    • Dr. Alex Redcay

      Associate Professor of Social Work

      Expertise: Child welfare, transgender issues, mental health and substance abuse, disaster psychology
      Phone: 717-480-0585
      Email: Alex.Redcay@millersville.edu

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  • Library

    • Frank Vitale

      University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian

      Expertise: Archives, rare books, special collections, digital humanities, history of Millersville University, history of Central Pennsylvania, history of Native American boarding schools (Carlise Indian School & other PA institutions), history of medicine.
      Phone: 7178717133
      Email: frank.vitale@millersville.edu

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  • Lightning

    • Dr. Alex DeCaria

      Professor of Meteorology

      Expertise: Lightning, thunderstorms and tornadoes, hurricanes and careers in atmospheric science
      Phone: 717-871-4739
      Email: Alex.DeCaria@millersville.edu

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  • Math

    • Dr. J Robert Buchanan

      Professor of Mathematics

      Expertise: Mathematical modeling, financial mathematics and cryptology
      Phone: 717-871-7305
      Email: robert.buchanan@millersville.edu

    • Dr. Janet A. White

      Professor and Chair

      Expertise: Mathematics education, mathematics
      Phone: (717) 871-7320
      Email: janet.white@millersville.edu

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  • Media

    • Dr. Stacey Irwin

      Professor of Communication and Theatre

      Expertise: Digital media, TV, film, podcasting/radio, social media, children's media, news, entertainment media, documentary, storytelling, media literacy, popular culture, public speaking, leadership development, philosophy of technology, dyslexia
      Phone: 717-871-7288
      Email: Stacey.Irwin@millersville.edu

    • Dr. Robert Spicer

      Assistant Professor of Communication and Theatre

      Expertise: Politics and media, political campaigns, social media and emerging technology, journalism and popular culture
      Phone: 717-799-5243
      Email: Robert.Spicer@millersville.edu

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  • media literacy

    • Dr. Stacey Irwin

      Professor of Communication and Theatre

      Expertise: Digital media, TV, film, podcasting/radio, social media, children's media, news, entertainment media, documentary, storytelling, media literacy, popular culture, public speaking, leadership development, philosophy of technology, dyslexia
      Phone: 717-871-7288
      Email: Stacey.Irwin@millersville.edu

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  • Memory

    • Dr. Shaun P. Cook

      Assistant Professor of Psychology

      Expertise: Memory, amnesia, aging, cognitive neuroscience of memory and aging, cognitive neuropsychology (amnesia, frontal lobe dysfunction, prosopagnosia and other neuropsychological conditions), cognitive psychology, flashbulb memory, false memory, source memory, models of memory, face recognition, research methodology and statistics
      Phone: 717-871-7270
      Email: Shaun.Cook@millersville.edu

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  • Mental Health

    • Dr. Alex Redcay

      Associate Professor of Social Work

      Expertise: Child welfare, transgender issues, mental health and substance abuse, disaster psychology
      Phone: 717-480-0585
      Email: Alex.Redcay@millersville.edu

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  • Meteorology

    • Dr. Alex DeCaria

      Professor of Meteorology

      Expertise: Lightning, thunderstorms and tornadoes, hurricanes and careers in atmospheric science
      Phone: 717-871-4739
      Email: Alex.DeCaria@millersville.edu

    • Kyle Elliott

      Director of Weather Information Center

      Expertise: Weather, forecasting, weather analysis, meteorology
      Phone: 717-871-4845
      Email: kyle.elliott@millersville.edu

    • Dr. Sepideh Yalda

      Professor of Meteorology/Director of CDRE/Coordinator of MSEM

      Expertise: Mesoscale climate statistics and mesoscale modeling
      Phone: 717-871-7550
      Email: Sepi.Yalda@millersville.edu

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  • Multicultural Education

    • Dr. Lesley Colabucci

      Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

      Expertise: Children’s literature and multicultural education
      Phone: 717-871-5618
      Email: Lesley.Colabucci@millersville.edu

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  • podcasting

    • Dr. Stacey Irwin

      Professor of Communication and Theatre

      Expertise: Digital media, TV, film, podcasting/radio, social media, children's media, news, entertainment media, documentary, storytelling, media literacy, popular culture, public speaking, leadership development, philosophy of technology, dyslexia
      Phone: 717-871-7288
      Email: Stacey.Irwin@millersville.edu

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  • Policy Analysis

    • Dr. Laura Granruth

      Associate Professor/ Coordinator Center for Civic Responsibility & Leadership

      Expertise: Political social work and policy analysis
      Phone: 717-871-5956
      Email: Laura.Granruth@millersville.edu

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  • Political Social Work

    • Dr. Laura Granruth

      Associate Professor/ Coordinator Center for Civic Responsibility & Leadership

      Expertise: Political social work and policy analysis
      Phone: 717-871-5956
      Email: Laura.Granruth@millersville.edu

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  • Politics

    • Dr. Robert Spicer

      Assistant Professor of Communication and Theatre

      Expertise: Politics and media, political campaigns, social media and emerging technology, journalism and popular culture
      Phone: 717-799-5243
      Email: Robert.Spicer@millersville.edu

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  • Pop culture

    • James Machado, MFA

      Associate Professor

      Expertise: Film and video editing, filmmaking, media arts production, media studies, documentary, reality television and related pop culture, freelancing and the gig economy, September 11, 2001 eyewitness
      Phone: 717-871-7286
      Email: james.machado@millersville.edu

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  • reality TV

    • James Machado, MFA

      Associate Professor

      Expertise: Film and video editing, filmmaking, media arts production, media studies, documentary, reality television and related pop culture, freelancing and the gig economy, September 11, 2001 eyewitness
      Phone: 717-871-7286
      Email: james.machado@millersville.edu

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  • Sculpture

    • Line Bruntse

      Professor of Art & Design

      Expertise: Comprehensive sculpture techniques: bronze casting, moldmaking, wood and metal fabrication, fiber techniques, figure modeling. Personal work combines various techniques and found objects in site specific installations and other applications.
      Phone: 717-871-7252
      Email: line.bruntse@millersville.edu

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  • Social Media

    • Dr. Stacey Irwin

      Professor of Communication and Theatre

      Expertise: Digital media, TV, film, podcasting/radio, social media, children's media, news, entertainment media, documentary, storytelling, media literacy, popular culture, public speaking, leadership development, philosophy of technology, dyslexia
      Phone: 717-871-7288
      Email: Stacey.Irwin@millersville.edu

    • Dr. Robert Spicer

      Assistant Professor of Communication and Theatre

      Expertise: Politics and media, political campaigns, social media and emerging technology, journalism and popular culture
      Phone: 717-799-5243
      Email: Robert.Spicer@millersville.edu

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  • Social Work

    • Dr. Alex Redcay

      Associate Professor of Social Work

      Expertise: Child welfare, transgender issues, mental health and substance abuse, disaster psychology
      Phone: 717-480-0585
      Email: Alex.Redcay@millersville.edu

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  • Sociology and Anthropology

    • Dr. Stephanie C. Jerstad

      Assistant Professor

      Expertise: Criminology, criminal justice, corrections (jail, prison, re-entry), sex offender policy, collateral consequences, disenfranchisement, sex offenders living in nursing homes, corrections in the Philippines.
      Phone: (717) 871-7477
      Email: stephanie.jerstad@millersville.edu

    • Dr. Timothy Trussell

      Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology

      Expertise: Historical archaeology, consumerism, colonial American history and historic preservation
      Phone: 717-871-7479
      Email: Timothy.Trussell@millersville.edu

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  • Substance Abuse

    • Dr. Alex Redcay

      Associate Professor of Social Work

      Expertise: Child welfare, transgender issues, mental health and substance abuse, disaster psychology
      Phone: 717-480-0585
      Email: Alex.Redcay@millersville.edu

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  • Television

    • Dr. Stacey Irwin

      Professor of Communication and Theatre

      Expertise: Digital media, TV, film, podcasting/radio, social media, children's media, news, entertainment media, documentary, storytelling, media literacy, popular culture, public speaking, leadership development, philosophy of technology, dyslexia
      Phone: 717-871-7288
      Email: Stacey.Irwin@millersville.edu

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  • Terrorism

    • Dr. Duane Hagelgans

      Professor

      Expertise: Emergency management and preparedness, fire, disaster management, terrorism and homeland security
      Phone: 717-871-7536
      Email: Duane.Hagelgans@millersville.edu

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  • Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

    • Dr. Alex DeCaria

      Professor of Meteorology

      Expertise: Lightning, thunderstorms and tornadoes, hurricanes and careers in atmospheric science
      Phone: 717-871-4739
      Email: Alex.DeCaria@millersville.edu

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  • Trees and Plants

    • Dr. Christopher R. Hardy

      Professor of Biology

      Expertise: Evolution, biodiversity, botany, plant taxonomy (plant identification), poison ivy
      Phone: 717-871-4317
      Email: Christopher.Hardy@millersville.edu

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  • video

    • James Machado, MFA

      Associate Professor

      Expertise: Film and video editing, filmmaking, media arts production, media studies, documentary, reality television and related pop culture, freelancing and the gig economy, September 11, 2001 eyewitness
      Phone: 717-871-7286
      Email: james.machado@millersville.edu

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  • Weather

    • Kyle Elliott

      Director of Weather Information Center

      Expertise: Weather, forecasting, weather analysis, meteorology
      Phone: 717-871-4845
      Email: kyle.elliott@millersville.edu

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  • Weather Analysis

    • Kyle Elliott

      Director of Weather Information Center

      Expertise: Weather, forecasting, weather analysis, meteorology
      Phone: 717-871-4845
      Email: kyle.elliott@millersville.edu

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