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

Adoption

Aging

  • Karen Devereaux Melillo, professor and interim dean, School of Nursing and the director of the Center for Gerontology Research and Partnerships
  • Thomas Shea, professor of biological sciences and director of the Center for Cellular Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration

Child development

Crime data

  • James Byrne, professor and associate chairman, School of Criminology and Justice Studies (using data in developing law enforcement policy) 
  • April Pattavina, professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies (quantitative and geographic crime data for urban areas)
FAMILY ISSUES

Foster care

Housing policy

  • David Turcotte, Department of Economics research professor and co-editor, Merrimack Valley Housing Report 

Parenting

Police procedure and conduct

  • Christopher Harris, associate professor, undergraduate program coordinator and transfer student adviser, School of Criminology and Justice Studies

Prison culture/violence

  • James Byrne, professor and associate chairman of the School of Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Cathy Levey, associate teaching professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies

Recycling

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

Sex offender registries

  • Andrew Harris, professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies 

Sexting

  • Andrew Harris, professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies

Terrorism

  • James Forest, director of Security Studies Program and professor in the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
  • Neil Shortland, director of the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies and assistant professor

Substance abuse

  • Wilson Palacios, associate professor and coordinator of the criminal justice master's program in the  School of Criminology and Justice Studies