Members of the press should feel free to reach out with questions regarding any aspect of the college, including commentary by faculty experts on news of the day.

Contacts

COVID-19 information:
Leandre Waldo, Director of Media Relations
Email: lwaldo@champlain.edu, Phone: (802) 923-6195

All other inquiries:
Stephanie Kloss, Director of Media
Email: skloss@champlain.edu, Phone: (802) 578-5413


Faculty Experts

Champlain faculty are available to speak on a wide range of topics. Please contact us at the email and phone number above to arrange interviews. Visit our blog, The View, and follow @Champlainedu on Twitter to learn more about the latest news coming out of Champlain College. Popular subjects include cybersecurity, data science, digital forensics, entrepreneurship, experiential learning, innovations in higher education, inclusive gaming, game design, and the video game industry, mediation, personal financial education, positive education, psychology, sustainability, and more.


Featured Experts

BUSINESS

DR. LINDSEY GODWIN
Robert P. Stiller Endowed Chair of Management at the Robert P. Stiller School of Business and Academic Director of The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry

Expertise:
Management, Appreciative Inquiry; positive organizational development; positive education; corporate social responsibility.

The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry

Twitter

LinkedIn


DR. ELAINE YOUNG
Digital and Social Media Marketing Professor at The Stiller School of Business at Champlain College and Champlain College Online

Expertise:
Marketing; social media; social media marketing; digital communication; emerging technologies; nonprofit marketing; families and technology; e-commerce; generational trends and differences; experiential learning; CBD marketing.

Twitter

Instagram

LinkedIn


EDUCATION & HUMAN STUDIES

DR. LAUREL BONGIORNO
Dean, Division of Education & Human Studies, Division of Education and Human Studies

Expertise:
Early childhood education; positive education; play-based learning; educational leadership; strengths-based advising.

LinkedIn


JOHN PELLETIER
Director of The Center for Financial Literacy

Expertise:
Personal finance education for K–12 students, college students, teachers (K–12 and post-secondary), and adults; financial literacy; personal finance legislation.

The Center for Financial Literacy

Twitter

LinkedIn


DR. JULIAN PORTILLA
Director of the Center for Mediation & Dialogue

Expertise:
Mediation; community, environmental, and political consensus-building processes; conflict management and resolution; dialogue; integrative, interest-based negotiation.

The Center for Mediation & Dialogue


GAMING

KEL BACHUS
Assistant Professor of Game Design, Executive Director and founder of Rad Magpie, a nonprofit for the advancement of women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ in video game development

Expertise:
Game design and development; inclusive gaming, game design and development; equity and representation in genre fiction, both in print and video games; creativity, technology, and representation; level design; world building in online gaming.

Rad Magpie

Rad Magpie Twitter

LinkedIn


AMANDA CRISPEL
Professor of Game Design and Assistant Dean of the Game Studio at Champlain College

Expertise:
Game design and development; game industry; trends in gaming; games and interactive media for children and families, and games with persuasive or educational purposes; interactive media; agile development.

The Game Studio at Champlain College

LinkedIn


JOANN PATEL
Program Director and Associate Professor of Game Art

Expertise:
Game art and animation; environmental design; 3D art direction and creation.

LinkedIn


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

DUANE DUNSTON
Assistant Professor of Computer & Digital Forensics, Computer Networking & Cybersecurity

Expertise:
Cybersecurity; hacking; phishing; malware; network security, risk assessments, security auditing & evaluation; computer incident response; secure coding; intrusion detection system monitoring and deployment; designing secure computer systems and networks; online safety for children; CyberPatriots; passwords.

Wired for Safety column in VTDigger

LinkedIn


DR. NARINE HALL
Program Director and Assistant Professor of Data Science

Expertise:
Data Science; machine learning; algorithmic bias; artificial intelligence; big data design; data mining; and social contingency.

Twitter

LinkedIn