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NEPCA Area Chairs

NEPCA area chairs help the organization assemble its annual conference by helping the program chair determine the worthiness of paper submissions. They also help submitters fashion their proposals. NOTE: All the emails links should be live.

All areas highlighted in RED can be clicked and will take you to a link with further explanation of that area.


American Literature and Fiction: Mark Madigan, Nazareth College, mjmadiga@naz.edu

Celebrity and Entertainment: Andrea McClanahan, East Stroudsburg State Universityamcclanahan@esu.edu  

Celtic Studies: Tim Madigan, St. John Fisher College, tmadigan@sjfc.edu

Comics and Graphic Novels: Zack Kruse, zack@zackkruse.com 

Dance: Virginia Cowen, Rutgers University, cowenvs@shrp.rutgers.edu

Digital Media and Gaming CultureJeff Cain, Sacred Heart University, cainj@sacredheart.edu 

Ethnic and Race Studies: Sally Hirsh-Dickinson, Rivier College, shirsh-dickinson@tds.net

The Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction): Michael Torregrossa, NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com See also:  http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com/

Fashion and Body Image: Gloria Monaghan, Wentworth Institute, monaghang@wit.edu

Film & History: Carol Mitchell, Springfield College,  cmitchel@springfieldcollege.edu

Folklore and Folk Tales: Lisa Leblanc, Anna Maria College, lleblanc@annamaria.edu

Food, Foodways and Culture: Ann Kordas, Johnson & Wales University, akordas@jwu.edu 

Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality: Don Gagnon, Western Connecticut State University, gagnond@wcsu.edu

Global Cultures: Frank A. Salamone, Iona College, fsalamone@iona.edu

Health, Disease and Physical Culture: Jennifer Tebbe-Grossman, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, jennifer.tebbe@mcphs.edu

History and Uses of the Past: James P. Hanlan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,  jphanlan@wpi.edu 

Horror: See Science Fiction (below)

Humor: Virginia Freed, Bay Path College, vfreed@baypath.edu 

Labor Studies: Bruce Cohen, Worcester State College, bcohen@worcester.edu

Libraries, Archives, Collecting & Publishing: Julie DeCesare, Providence College, jdecesa1@providence.edu  

Marketing and Advertising: Rick Magee, Sacred Heart University, mageer@sacredheart.edu

Music: Christopher Scott Gleason, Wentworth Institute of Technology, gleasonc@wit.edu

Musical Theater and  Films: Don Gagnon, Western CT State University, gagnond@wcsu.edu

Northeast Studies: Carolyn Fortuna, Rhode Island College, c4tuna31@gmail.com

Philosophy and Popular Culture: David White, St. John Fisher College, dwhite@sjfc.edu

Politics, Civic Life and Popular Culture: Robert Hackey, Providence College, rhackey@providence.edu

Psychology and Popular Culture: Michelle Ronayne, michelle.ronayne@gmail.com

Religion: June-Ann Greeley, Sacred Heart University, greeleyj@sacredheart.edu

Romance/Popular Romance Fiction: Wendy Wagner, Johnson & Wales, Wendy.Wagner@jwu.edu 

Science and Technology: Todd Olszewski, Providence College, tolszews@providence.edu

Sports: Robert E. Weir, University of Massachusetts Amherst, weir.r@comcast.net

Storytelling: Constructing Oral and Written Narratives: Adam Crowley, Husson College, crowleya@husson.edu

Teaching and Popular Culture: Lance Eatonlance.eaton@gmail.com

Television: Kathleen Collins, John Jay College, kcollins@jjay.cuny.edu

Travel and Tourism: Virginia Cowen, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, cowenvs@shrp.rutgers.edu

Urban Studies: Lois Ascher, Wentworth Institute, ascherl@wit.edu

War, Peace and Culture: Mark Van Ells, mvanells@qcc.cuny.edu

World Literature: Susan Gorman,Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, susan.gorman@mcphs.edu

None of the Above: Robert Niemi, St. Michael’s College, rniemi@smcvt.edu


  1. Slow Blink says:

    Is it okay to submit to more than one chair if the topic crosses topics.

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