Experts available for Thanksgiving-related stories

Nov. 25, 2019

List of experts is available online.

Give ThanksMILWAUKEE — As the Thanksgiving holiday season approaches, several members of the Marquette University faculty are available to provide expert commentary for your coverage.

From how to best traverse the holiday season with regards to food, family and shopping, Marquette faculty are available to provide tips and context for holiday stories.

  • Felicia Miller, associate professor of marketing, is available to discuss Black Friday, its role in the shopping season and the trends in retail. Email her at
  • Politics at the dinner table can be difficult to navigate. Dr. Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, has tips to survive uncomfortable political talk with family and friends at the holidays. Email him at
  • Sharon Hope is a longtime volunteer chef for the Marquette University Neighborhood Kitchen. She is an expert in food recovery and can provide unique, creative recipes to repurpose leftover Thanksgiving food. Contact her at (414) 553-1614.
  • Do not put a frozen turkey in hot oil. Joseph Clark, assistant professor of chemistry, can explain “boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion” and what can happen if you don’t defrost your turkey before frying it. Email him at
  • Marilyn Frenn, professor of nursing, can offer tips on nutrition when presented with food and treats at the holidays, as well as ways to work off the extra calories from Thanksgiving dinner. Email her at

For more information on these stories or any other Thanksgiving holiday-related stories, please contact Kevin Conway at or Shelby Williamson at

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or