Faculty Experts

Benedictine College is a source for expert comments on a variety of subjects.  The following members of the faculty have been identified as both experts in their field and willing to talk to the media.  If you would like to set up an interview with any of our faculty experts, please contact Stephen Johnson in the Department of Marketing and Communications.

Stephen Johnson

Director of Marketing & Communications




Donald A. Hoy, J.D.
Associate Professor – School of Business
Entrepreneurship, Law, Strategy, Family Business Program, Rural Entrepreneurship

David Harris, Ph.D.
Professor – Department of Economics
Economics, Microeconomics, Catholic Social Teaching, General Volunteer Work


Myron D. Fanton, P.E.
Assistant Professor - Engineering
Electrical Engineering:  Radio & TV Broadcast Transmission, FCC Licensure, Antennas, Radio Propagation, Microwave Circuits


George E. Nicholas, Ph.D.
Professor/Chair – English Department
Medieval Literature, Shakespeare, The Vikings, Modern Pagan Witchcraft and the Occult

Media & Mass Communications

Kevin Page, Ph.D.
Associate Professor/Chair – Department of Journalism & Mass Communications
Media Issues, Impact of Media on Society, Online Journalism, Media Law and Ethics


Christopher J. Greco, Ph.D.
Associate Professor – Department of Music
Music Theory, Composition, Music Performance (Contemporary, Classical, Jazz), Woodwinds Applied


E. M. Macierowski, Ph.D.
Professor – Department of Philosophy
Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Philosophical Dialogue, Memory and Recollection, Analogy

James Madden, Ph.D.
Professor – Department of Philosophy
Intelligent Design, Ethics, Contemporary Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy

Political Science

Frank Kessler, Ph.D.
Professor – Political Science Department
American Presidency, U.S. Foreign Policy, Election and Projection

John F. Settich, Ph.D.
Professor/Chair – Political Science Department
Political Parties & Elections, Public Policy, Health Care policy
Delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention

Kim Shankman, Ph.D.
Dean of the College
Constitutional Law, American Politics, Catholic Higher Education Administration


Amy Posey, Ph.D.
Professor/Chair – Department of Psychological Sciences
Psychology, Law, Jury Psychology


John Rziha, Ph.D.
Professor – Department of Theology
Moral Theology


Kevin Bryant, Ph.D.
Professor/Chair - Department of Sociology & Criminology
Crime Mapping & Analysis, The Patriot Act and Criminal Justice, Firearms and Crime

Spanish - Language and Culture

Julie Sellers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Department of World & Classical Languages and Cultures
Federally Certified Court Interpreter in Spanish, Expert and author on the Bachata music genre