Christmas- and winter-related story ideas from Marquette University

Dec. 14, 2021

Christmas tree AMUMILWAUKEE — As Christmas approaches and winter lingers, several Marquette University faculty experts are available to discuss a variety of related topics to help with your coverage:

  • Rev. John Laurance, S.J., associate professor emeritus of theology in the Klingler College of Arts, is available to discuss the history of Advent. The season is celebrated with candy and trinkets in the build-up to Christmas, but do most people know what they are celebrating? Email him at
  • Rev. Ryan Duns, S.J., assistant chair and professor of theology in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, can talk “rethinking Christmas after quarantine” and embracing the human need for community after a year of isolation. Email him at
  • Dr. Marko Bastl, director for the Center for Supply Chain Management in the College of Business Administration, can discuss how last-minute shopping has shifted this holiday season amid ongoing supply chain issues and elongated shipping times. Email him at
  • Dr. Sandra Hunter, professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences, can discuss how to reduce injuries when shoveling snow or walking on ice. Email her at
  • Dr. Chris Stockdale, associate professor of physics in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is able to discuss the aerodynamics of sledding, including how to maximize speed. Email him at

Media interested in covering these or other Christmas- and winter-related stories should contact Shelby Williamson in the Office of Marketing and Communication at or (262) 441-0516.

About Shelby Williamson

Shelby Williamson

Shelby is a senior communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Shelby at (414) 288-6712 or