Social Issues Experts

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

Adolescence/teens

  • Andrew Hostetler, associate professor and graduate coordinator, Department of Psychology
  • Doreen Arcus, associate professor of psychology

Adoption

  • Doreen Arcus, associate professor of psychology

Aging

Child development

  • Doreen Arcus, associate professor of psychology 

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

  • Doreen Arcus, associate professor of psychology 

Foster care

  • Doreen Arcus, associate professor of psychology 

Housing policy

  • David Turcotte, research professor, co-editor, Merrimack Valley Housing Report 

Immigration

Parenting

  • Doreen Arcus, associate professor of psychology 

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

Recycling

  • Juliette Rooney-Varga, associate professor of biological sciences, director of the Climate Change Initiative and Center for Complex Environmental Systems

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

  • 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