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Meet our Experts

McDaniel College faculty and staff are available to discuss timely topics with the media. They represent a variety of disciplines in a wide range of areas. Click on the names below to learn more about them and their expertise.

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Randall Morrison, Professor of Biology and Department Chair
 • Color change, chameleons and other lizards
 • Conservation, Bahamas
 • Conservation, Madagascar
 • Herpetology


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Kevin McIntyre, Professor of Economics
  • Bitcoin
  • Economic history
  • Financial markets
  • Gas prices 
  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Retail markets


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Francis (Skip) Fennell, Professor of Education Emeritus
  • Mathematics Education 
  • Assessment / School Testing
  • Common Core, Mathematics


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Pamela Regis, Professor of English and Director of the Nora Roberts Center for American Romance
  • Early American Literature
  • Jane Austen
  • History, Romance
  • Novels, Romance
  • Popular Romance
  • Romance fiction

Environmental Studies

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Mona Becker, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Department Chair
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Policy
  • Geology
  • Sinkholes
  • Stream Health


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Bryn Upton, Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program
  • African-American History
  • American History, Modern (1865-2000s)
  • American Presidency/Presidential Scandals
  • Civil Rights
  • Cold War
  • Film
  • Modern Education Reform
  • Race Relations

Political Science

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Herbert Smith, Professor of Political Science and Director of Government Relations
  • Politics
  • State Government, Maryland


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Sara Raley, Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Demographic research
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Work/life balance

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