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Expert Guide 2016


Monmouth University's Marketing and Communications Division offers a database of experts for use by press and media contacts. It includes Monmouth University faculty members and administrators, and their specific areas of expertise.

The purpose of the database is to provide reporters with a resource for finding experts to quote when they are working on news stories related to a variety of topics.

Use the list of available topics at left to all experts in that particular area. Or you can use the search form below.

Please contact Tara Peters at 732-263-5690 during regular business hours to speak with any individual in the expert database.


Lisa Dinella, PhD

Expertise: Psychology

Dr. Dinella can speak on the following topics: gender identity, academic achievement, and career development.

Her research program is housed at the Gender Development Laboratory at Monmouth University, where she studies the social and interpersonal factors that influence individuals academic and career pursuits. She received a PhD in Family Science, with concentrations in Marriage and Family Therapy and Child Development from Arizona State University.

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Christine Hatchard, PsyD

Expertise: Psychology

Dr. Hatchard can speak on supporting survivors of mother-daughter sexual abuse.

She is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Eatontown, NJ and a specialist professor of Clinical Psychology. Since 1999, she has been the director of Making Daughters Safe Again (MDSA), providing information and support for survivors of mother-daughter sexual abuse. In 2011, she released a full-length documentary, “Who Will Love Me: Four Stories of Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse,” a film that she solely produced, directed and edited. She received a PsyD from Chestnut Hill College.

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Vonetta D Kalieta, PhD

Expertise: Psychology

Vonetta Kalieta, PhD., LPC, NCC completed a B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Counseling Psychology, and a Post Master’s Certificate in Professional Counseling at Monmouth University and her Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology at Walden University. She became a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor and worked with the K-12 population as a Student Assistance Counselor for many years. In the 2008 to 2010 school years she developed and became the program manager of the Student Athlete Success Program (SASP) at the Township of Ocean High School. During her tenure as the program manager of SASP, she was a Mental Skills Training consultant for both Monmouth University’s Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams and Farrah Builder’s Baseball teams; an elite high school baseball team. Dr. Kalieta presented her work on the SASP at the American Psychology Association’s (APA) Annual Conference and conducted research on the self-perceptions of college student- athletes, which was also selected for poster presentation at the 2012 APA conference. Currently, she provides Mental Skills training to high school, college and professional athletes. She also works as the mental skills trainer to baseball players prior to and after the Major League Baseball Draft at a company named East2West Sports, whose president is Darryl Strawberry.

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Gary Lewandowski, PhD

Expertise: Psychology

Dr. Lewandowski can speak about the role of self in romantic relationships including such processes as: attraction, relationship initiation, relationship maintenance, infidelity, and break-up.

He is a co-founder of ScienceofRelationships.com and director of the Relationship Science Laboratory at Monmouth University. Dr. Lewandowski's work has also appeared in numerous media outlets such as: CNN, the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, WebMD, Radio Health Journal, Science Daily, Women’s Health, Marie Claire, Woman’s World, Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Self Magazine, and Ladies' Home Journal. He received a PhD from Stony Brook University.

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Judith Nye, PhD

Expertise: Psychology

Dr. Nye can speak about experimental social psychology, leadership as viewed through the eyes of the follower, college transitions, and how students make sense of their world.

She received a PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Janice Stapley, PhD

Expertise: Psychology

Dr. Stapley can speak on the following topics: psychology of gender, emotion, adolescent and young adult development; development of gender roles; adolescents and emotion; and media and adolescents, especially music and communication technology.

She received a PhD from Rutgers University.

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David Strohmetz, PhD

Expertise: Psychology

Restaurant tipping behavior, and consumer behavior.

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