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Expert Guide

Monmouth University’s Marketing and Communications team 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 Karen Fitzgerald at 732-571-3445 during regular business hours to speak with any individual in the expert database.

Aaron Furgason, Ph.D.

Expertise: Communication

Dr. Furgason can speak on issues pertaining to the radio, music and film industries.

He received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University.

Eleanor Novek, Ph.D.

Expertise: Communication

Dr. Novek can speak about communication in prisons, nonviolence, qualitative research, service-learning, and outsider journalism.

She volunteers for the Alternatives to Violence Project, a non-profit organization that empowers people to lead nonviolent lives through community building, cooperation, and trust.  Today, its workshops take place in prisons, schools, corporations, churches, community centers, and in conflict zones around the world, including Rwanda, Kenya, and the Middle East. Dr. Novek is a former journalist who teaches journalism and communication ethics at Monmouth University. She received a Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Phillips-Anderson, Ph.D.

Expertise: Communication

Dr. Phillips-Anderson can speak on the following topics: political communication, campaigns, public speaking, humor, humor and politics.

He received a Ph.D. from University of Maryland College Park.

Claude Taylor, M.A.

Expertise: Communication

Claude Taylor can speak about communication theory and political communication and media studies. His research interests include explorations of the relationship between contemporary media in the United States and political participation across identity categories such as race, class, and gender; the relationship between social class, the media, and democratic citizenship; and the intersection of popular culture and U.S. politics.

He received a M.A. from West Chester University.