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22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

URI experts available for terrorism follow-up stories

KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 1, 2001 -- The following University of Rhode Island faculty and staff members are available to provide insight on a variety of topics related to the ongoing activities following the September 11 terrorist attacks. To reach any of these experts, please call the University of Rhode Island News Bureau at 401-874-2116.

Terrorism and national security – Marc Genest, associate professor of political science, is the author of Conflict and Cooperation: Evolving Theories of International Relations and taught American Foreign Policy and International Relations to naval personnel deployed in the South Pacific and Far East.

Biological warfare – Wilfred Nelson, professor of chemistry, has worked with the military and served as a consultant on biological warfare.

Explosives and forensic science – Jimmie Oxley, associate professor of chemistry, collaborated with the FBI on simulations of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Post-traumatic stress – James Campbell, director of the URI Counseling Center, has been to the site of the World Trade Center attacks twice to counsel victims and has studied the psychological effects of being held hostage

Stock market impact – Henry Oppenheimer, associate professor of finance, is an expert on financial markets and investing.

Economic impact – Leonard Lardaro, professor of economics, compiles the Current Conditions Index and Job Improvement Index, which are respected indicators of the present state of the Rhode Island economy.

Grief and bereavement – Eugene Knott, associate professor of human development and family studies, is the former director of the URI Counseling Center and the author of a respected book about death and dying, Thanatopics.

Muslims/Islam – Mohammed Sharif, professor of economics, is a local spokesman in the Muslim community.

Crime investigations – Dennis Hilliard is director of the Rhode Island State Crime Lab, located at the University of Rhode Island.

Peace and nonviolence – Bernard Lafayette, distinguished scholar in residence and director of the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, was a close colleague of Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights Era.

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