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Breaking News? Tap UMass Lowell’s Expert Sources

Interviews are available live via satellite, in person and by phone.

Looking for expert sources who can deliver instant analysis on breaking news? UMass Lowell’s faculty and researchers have you covered. Experts are available to all members of the media in person or by phone. For TV, UMass Lowell offers live interviews via satellite directly from campus, making it easier for media organizations to enhance coverage with authorities on the issues of the day.

UMass Lowell has a large faculty comprised of world-class experts who can comment on news trends including terrorism, politics and elections, and family life and parenting, as well as issues related to crime, health care, the economy, popular culture, toxic substances in everyday life and scientific innovation such as nanotechnology, plastics and more. 

To book a UMass Lowell expert, contact Christine Gillette at 978-934-2209 or or Nancy Cicco at 978-934-4944 or

Featured Experts

  • Julie Chen

    Julie Chen

    Vice Provost for Research

    Julie Chen is one of the nation’s leading experts on nanotechnology and innovations in materials processing and manufacturing.

  • Juliette Rooney-Varga

    Juliette Rooney-Varga

    Biological Sciences, Climate Change Initiative

    Juliette Rooney-Varga is an expert on climate change and sustainability.

  • Wael Kamal

    Wael Kamal

    Digital Media and Journalism

    Wael Kamal is an authority on digital media and journalism and founding director of UMass Lowell’s Digital Media Program.

  • Frank Talty

    Frank Talty

    Politics and Law

    Frank Talty is an expert source on national and state politics, the legal system and Irish history and politics in the United States.