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Speaker Listing 2016


Mirta Barrea-Marlys, PhD

She is a specialist in world language acquisition and pedagogy. She is associate professor of Spanish and chair of the  Department of Foreign Language Studies. She received a PhD in Romance Languages from the University of Pennsylvania.

Expertise: Dr. Barea-Marlys can speak on the following topics: Spanish and Italian Language, Literature and Linguistics, Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Theater, Latin American Colonial Theater, and Latin American women writers.

Association(s): Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Recommended Audience(s): Community

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Kenneth Campbell, PhD

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

Expertise: 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.

Association(s): Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

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Melissa Ziobro, MA

She received a MA from Monmouth University.

Expertise: Melissa Ziobro can speak on the following topic: 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.

Association(s): Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

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Joe Rapolla, MBA

Joe Rapolla is the music industry program director and chair of the Department of Music and Theatre Arts at Monmouth University.  A recognized music industry innovator, he built and led integrated marketing departments at Universal and Warner Music Group. He also helped build a direct-to-consumer marketing agency and a social research agency, and ran marketing for the video game division of Def Jam Enterprises. He has directed programs for top talent, such as Madonna, Bon Jovi, U2, Green Day, and Sting, and has partnered with the world's leading entertainment, media, and consumer brands and agencies. He has earned multiple Gold Records for his work at the music companies. He is also a performing songwriter and producer. He has released three studio CD's and film soundtrack, collaborates with top writers and artists in NYC and Nashville, and continues to perform locally and abroad. He received an MBA from Monmouth University.

Expertise: Joe Rapolla can speak on the following topics: music industry, entertainment, digital media, digital marketing, social marketing streaming, business strategy, engagement marketing, direct to consumer marketing, and customer relationship management (CRM).

Association(s): Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Recommended Audience(s): Community

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William Gorman, MS

He received his MS from Monmouth University.

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

Association(s): Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Recommended Audience(s): Community

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