Faculty Experts

Call the Office of Media Relations at (518) 956-8150


Rob Edelman

Rob Edelman
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: History
Department: Art

Expert in the following: Baseball and film
Campus phone: (518) 442-4020
Campus email: redelman@albany.edu

Lee McElroy

Lee McElroy
Vice President for Athletic Administration/
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Expert in the following: NCAA Division I athletics; NCAA governance; race and equity in sports.
Campus phone: (518) 442-2562
Campus email: lmcelroy@albany.edu

Bruce Svare

Bruce Svare
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Psychology

Expert in the following: Steroid abuse among athletes (Olympic, professional, collegiate, high school, youth); early specialization and professionalization of young athletes; overemphasis on winning; material rewards (e.g., athletics scholarships and professional contracts); academic corruption in high schools and colleges; increasing of performance enhancing drugs; declining sportsmanship; violence exhibited by athletes, coaches, parents, and fans; media coverage of young athletes; sports gambling; Title IX; increasing abandonment of intramural, recreational, and fitness-based needs of kids; rising obesity; increasing incidents of sports injury, burnout, and overtraining of young athletes
Campus phone: (518) 442-4848
Campus email: bsvare@albany.edu

Peter Vellis

Peter Vellis
University at Albany
Department: University Health Center

Expert in the following: Family medicine, sports medicine, prevention-based education, osteopathic medicine, on-campus risk assessment of threatening communicable diseases
Campus phone: (518) 442-5454
Campus email: pvellis@albany.edu