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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,

Celebrity and Entertainment: Andrea McClanahan, East Stroudsburg State  

Celtic Studies: Tim Madigan, St. John Fisher College,

Comics and Graphic Novels: Zack Kruse,

Dance: Virginia Cowen, Rutgers University,

Digital Media and Gaming CultureJeff Cain, Sacred Heart University, 

Ethnic and Race Studies: Sally Hirsh-Dickinson, Rivier College,

The Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction): Michael Torregrossa, See also:

Fashion and Body Image: Gloria Monaghan, Wentworth Institute,

Film & History: Carol Mitchell, Springfield College,

Folklore and Folk Tales: Lisa Leblanc, Anna Maria College,

Food, Foodways and Culture: Ann Kordas, Johnson & Wales University, 

Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality: Don Gagnon, Western Connecticut State University,

Global Cultures: Frank A. Salamone, Iona College,

Health, Disease and Physical Culture: Jennifer Tebbe-Grossman, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University,

History and Uses of the Past: James P. Hanlan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 

Horror: See The Fantastic (above)

Humor: Virginia Freed, Bay Path College, 

Labor Studies: Bruce Cohen, Worcester State College,

Libraries, Archives, Collecting & Publishing: Julie DeCesare, Providence College,  

Marketing and Advertising: Rick Magee, Sacred Heart University,

Music: Christopher Scott Gleason, Wentworth Institute of Technology,

Musical Theater and  Films: Don Gagnon, Western CT State University,

Northeast Studies: Carolyn Fortuna, Rhode Island College,

Philosophy and Popular Culture: David White, St. John Fisher College,

Politics, Civic Life and Popular Culture: Robert Hackey, Providence College,

Psychology and Popular Culture: Michelle Ronayne,

 Religion: June-Ann Greeley, Sacred Heart University,

Romance/Popular Romance Fiction: Wendy Wagner, Johnson & Wales, 

Science and Technology: Todd Olszewski, Providence College,

Sports: Robert E. Weir, University of Massachusetts Amherst,

Storytelling: Constructing Oral and Written Narratives: Adam Crowley, Husson College,

Teaching and Popular Culture: Lance

Television: Kathleen Collins, John Jay College,

Travel and Tourism: Virginia Cowen, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey,

Urban Studies: Lois Ascher, Wentworth Institute,

War, Peace and Culture: Mark Van Ells,

World Literature: Susan Gorman,Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University,

None of the Above: Robert Niemi, St. Michael’s College,


  1. Slow Blink says:

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

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