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Faculty Experts

Saint Anselm College faculty regularly speak to journalists on issues as diverse as medical ethics; getting older children to read; the authenticity of ancient movie sets; religion in popular fiction; love poetry for the novice writer; and chemicals in ground water.

Our faculty also examine New Hampshire and national politics from a variety of perspectives, and are well known to journalists nationwide for their analysis of presidential politics, voter behavior, the New Hampshire primary, tax policy, and political crises and events.

For faculty experts, please contact Chip Underhill, Director of Media Relations & Editorial Services at (603) 641-7326 or

Areas of Expertise

Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Economics, Business, and Finance

  • Amy Schmidt, Ph.D.: Labor Economics, Environmental Economics, Econometrics


  • Kelly Demers, Ph.D.: curriculum and instruction and urban education including equitable access to educational resources, white teachers’ beliefs and attitudes regarding students/families of color; and multicultural education including issues associated with race, socio-economic status, gender and LGBTQ), preparing teaching to work with English language learners, and arts integration across the elementary education curriculum
  • Diana Sherman, Ph.D.: elementary teacher preparation and mathematics teacher education including preparation and training for elementary and mathematics teachers and supporting mathematics learning and instruction in elementary classrooms
  • Dianna Gahlsdorf Terrell, Ph.D.: education policy and civic education
  • Aubrey Scheopner Torres, Ph.D.: competency education, competency-based reform, proficiency-based learning, teacher retention, Catholic Kindergarten-12th grade schools and education, and K-12 assessment
  • Laura Wasielewski, M.Ed., Ed.D.: clinical practice and partnerships, educator preparation, special education, post-secondary inclusion and support of students with disabilities

Fine Arts


  • Matt Masur, Ph.D.: U.S. Foreign Relations, Historical Context for Current Foreign Affairs, Previous U.S. Military Intervention

Modern Languages and Literature


  • Erik Cleven, Ph.D.: Terrorism
  • Christopher Galdieri, Ph.D.: The U.S. Presidency, Constitutional Law, History of NH Primary
  • Neil Levesque: History of the NH Primary, Head-to-Head Matchup Analysis, Mechanics of Polling
  • Chani Marchiselli, Ph.D.: Debate Rhetoric
  • Elizabeth Ossoff, Ph.D.: Voter Behavior, Politics and the Media


  • Elizabeth Ossoff, Ph.D.: Psychology of Gender


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