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Academic Experts

Academic Experts Database

Our faculty, staff, and administrators are available to provide their expertise on a variety of topics (listed at right). This database is designed primarily for members of the media looking for public comments.

To speak to a faculty or staff expert, please contact Sherry Frable at (570) 348-6207 or


Topic: Environment

Deborah Hokien, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Topics: Environment; Science;

Areas of Expertise: Analytical chemistry; Synthetic Organometallic and Polymer Chemistry; Phytoremediation and Bioremediation studies; Lake Water Chemical Analyses; Red Wine Polyphenols

Kate O'Connor, M. Arch

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

Topics: Architecture; Environment;

Areas of Expertise: Socially Responsible Design (design that incorporates economic, social and environmental awareness); Sustainable Design; Professional Practice; Construction Management; Design/Build (Engaging Citizenship through Design); Resort Residential Architecture

Chris Speicher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Topics: Business; Environment; Ethics;

Areas of Expertise: Entrepreneurship; Marcellus Shale; Small Business

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