Faculty Experts

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

Community Relations

        Katharine Briar-Lawson

Katharine Briar-Lawson
School of Social Welfare
Department: Social Welfare

Expert in the following: Child and family welfare; poverty and unemployment; community collaboration and service integration
Campus phone: 442-5324
Campus email: kbriarlawson@albany.edu

University at Albany
Director of Community & Economic Development
Department: Division for Research

Expert in the following: Workforce Development, economic development, Start-UP NY, business development, community development, business incubation, business acceleration
Campus phone: (518) 956-8177
Campus email: mgrattan@albany.edu

University Offices
Assistant Dean
Department: Educational Opportunity Program

Expert in the following: At-risk students; diversity; conflict resolution; motivation; student success; community relations; effective study strategies; social work; women's issues; coalition building; the importance of mentoring
Campus phone: (518) 442-5179
Campus email: mmartinez@albany.edu

University at Albany
Deputy Chief
Department: University Police Department

Expert in the following: Community relations; personal safety; self-defense training; policing; criminal justice
Campus phone: (518) 442-3130
Campus email: amull@albany.edu

University at Albany
Associate Director
Department: Division of Research

Expert in the following: Entrepreneurship, economic development, Internships, Innovation Hot Spot, business development, community development, business incubation
Campus phone: (518) 956-8216
Campus email: mpidgeon2@albany.edu