Experts

For assistance in reaching a UMass Lowell expert source or to locate a source on a subject not listed here, contact Christine Gillette (Christine_Gillette@uml.edu, 978-934-2209) or Nancy Cicco (Nancy_Cicco@uml.edu, 978-934-4944).

Social Issues

Adolescence/teens
Adoption
Aging
Child development
Criminal behavior
  • Larry Siegel, professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies
Crime data
  • James Byrne, professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies (using data in developing law enforcement policy) 
  • April Pattavina, associate professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies (quantitative and geographic crime data for urban areas)
Domestic violence
  • Eve Buzawa, professor and chairwoman of the School of Criminology and Justice Studies
Family issues
Foster care
Housing policy
  • David Turcotte, research professor, co-editor, Merrimack Valley Housing Report 
Immigration
Parenting
Police procedure and conduct
Prison culture/violence
  • James Byrne, professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Cathy Levey, lecturer, School of Criminology and Justice Studies
Sex offender registries
  • Andrew Harris, assistant professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies
Sexting
  • Andrew Harris, assistant professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies
Terrorism
  • Mia Bloom, professor, Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
  • John Horgan, professor and director of the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
  • James Forest, director of Security Studies Program and professor, Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
Substance abuse
  • Betty Morgan, associate professor, School of Nursing, Center for Health Promotion and Research