Faculty Experts

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


        Kristin Christodulu

Kristin Christodulu
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Expert in the following: Autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, challenging behavior, positive behavior support, sleep disturbances
Campus phone: (518) 442-5132
Campus email: kvchristodulu@albany.edu

        Arlene Istar Lev

Arlene Istar Lev
School of Social Welfare
Department: Social Welfare

Expert in the following: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people; transsexuality; gender; marriage and family issues; parenting; adoption; youth
Campus phone: (518) 463-9152
Campus email: alev@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