Faculty Tips

  • Halloween themed oreos

    Tricked by Treats: Why Customers Will Spend More This Halloween

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    Ernest Baskin, Ph.D., assistant professor of food marketing, explains why pumpkin-flavored everything and Halloween-themed goodies continue to fly off the shelves.
  • Fear and health

    'Tis the Season to be Fright-Filled

    Friday, October 14, 2016

    Creepy Halloween attractions entertain and usually frighten participants with simulated scenes of terror and panic. Psychologist Alex Skolnick, Ph.D., who studies emotion and health, says that these fearsome experiences can actually be good for your health.
  • Presidential Couple

    A Candidacy of Firsts

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    Katherine A.S. Sibley, professor of history and an expert in first ladies, discusses Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy in the context of her role as first lady.
  • Stephanie Tryce, Ph.D.

    Team USA and The Future of Women’s Soccer

    Monday, August 8, 2016

    The United States women’s soccer team arrived in Rio with two goals: to become the first team to win a World Cup and Olympics in back-to-back years, and to elevate professional women’s soccer. Just one year ago the team defeated Japan 5-2 in the 2015 FIFA World Cup – the most watched soccer game in U.S. history, with 25 million viewers. A media onslaught and a nationwide social media celebration followed, raising the question — could this be a turning point for women’s sports?
  • SJU Faculty Experts: Evangelical Voters and Presidential Politics

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies Katie Oxx, Ph.D., offers insight into the difference between religious and evangelical voters.