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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.

Julius Adekunle, Ph.D.

Expertise: History/Anthropology

Dr. Adekunle can speak on the following topics: African culture, ethnicity, history, politics, and religion.

He is the author and co-author of many books including "Converging Identities: Blackness in the Modern African Diaspora" (African World, 2013), "Color Struck: Essays on Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective" (University Press of America, 2012), "Religion in Politics: Secularism and National Integration in Modern Nigeria" (Africa World Press, Inc., 2009), and "Culture and Customs of Rwanda" (Greenwood Press, 2007).

Kenneth Campbell, Ph.D.

Expertise: History/Anthropology

Dr. Campbell can speak on the following topics: Ireland’s history, western civilization, history of the British Isles, medieval and early modern Europe. He also has a special interest in the Beatles, on which he has taught a seminar for first-year students at Monmouth since 2010.

Dr. Campbell holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Delaware, and has taught, researched, written, and thought about the history of the British Isles for more than thirty years.

William Gorman, M.S.

Expertise: History/Anthropology

William Gorman can speak about the following topics: current events and politics (world and U.S.), contemporary economic policy and deficit, and economic history.

He received his M.S. from Monmouth University.

Katherine Parkin, Ph.D.

Expertise: History/Anthropology

Women's history and advertising history.

Karen Schmelzkopf, Ph.D.

Expertise: History/Anthropology

Tourism, and urban issues in central New Jersey.

Richard Veit, Ph.D.

Expertise: History/Anthropology

Archaeology of New Jersey and the Northeast, both Native American and historic; New Jersey history (excluding political history); and historic preservation.

Hettie V. Williams, Ph.D.

Expertise: History/Anthropology

Dr. Williams can speak on the following topics: African American history; African American women’s history; race/ethnicity studies; gender in U.S. history.  She has taught survey courses in U.S. history, Western civilization, and upper division courses on the history of African Americans at the university level for more than 15 years.

Dr. Williams has published book chapters, essays, and encyclopedia entries and edited/authored five books. She is the author of “Bury My Heart in a Free Land: Black Women Intellectuals in Modern U.S. History” and co-author of “Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union.”

Melissa Ziobro, M.A.

Expertise: History/Anthropology

Oral history, public history, Fort Monmouth, 20-21st century American military history, women in the United States military, archives, records, collections management, and museum studies.

She received an M.A. from Monmouth University.