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In the Media

Seton Hall faculty are regularly featured in national and international media outlets for their academic expertise and ground-breaking research. Below is a sampling of recent media coverage.

Courting Community by Chad Thralls

University Core Fellow and author Chad Thralls, Ph.D., contemplates the changing seasons of basketball play with his noonball contingent along with the lessons of impermanence, joy and community on the Seton Hall courts.

Today’s American Catholic | December 18, 2023

GOP lawmaker wants indicted officials like Sen. Menendez removed from office

Political Science Professor Matthew Hale discusses concerns around a proposal to the state constitution that would amend Article VII, proposing a new Section IV, that would provide for the suspension and temporary replacement of indicted elected officials with vacancy in office declared upon conviction and could be used to punish political foes, thereby politicizing the courts and law enforcement.

New Jersey Monitor | December 7, 2023

Lack of Consensus About Free Speech on Campus Is a Virtue

Philosophy Professor Vicente Medina discusses the nature of freedom of speech on college campuses today, political dehumanization and the distinction between friend and enemy in the balance.

Chronicle of Higher Education | November 30, 2023

Moral Absolutism in the Wake of Terrorism

Philosophy Professor Vicente Medina discusses the existential conflict confronting Israelis and Palestinians and the ongoing tragedy from a spirit of understanding and reconciliation.

Verfassungsblog On Matters Constitutional | October 20, 2023

Columbus Day Shouldn’t be Canceled

William Connell, Ph.D., Professor of History and La Motta Endowed Chair in Italian Studies, discusses the life and legacy of Christopher Columbus.

Slate | Oct. 10, 2023


The History and Impact of Italian-Americans in New Jersey

William Connell, Ph.D., La Motta Endowed Chair in Italian Studies, discusses The Routledge History of Italian Americans and a growing interest in Italian American history.

PBS/Think Tank with Steve Adubato | Sept. 02, 2023


Why fewer university students are studying Mandarin

Professor Dongdong Chen, Professor of Asian Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences, was quoted in The Economist regarding the study of Mandarin at universities.

The Economist | August 24, 2023


The farmers boosting crops with electricity

Jose Lopez, Ph.D. shared his expertise in plasma physics with BBC Future in regards to using electrical horticulture to increase agricultural yields.

BBC Future | August 16, 2023


New funding for NJ Transit? Here are Fulop's transportation plans as he eyes governor race

Politics and Public Policy Expert Matthew Hale discusses Steven Fulop’s transportation policy ideas heading into the NJ Gubernatorial Race.| August 14, 2023


Our Lady Protects Youth and Challenges Them: ‘Arise and Go with Haste'

A visit to the Church of Soccorso informed Religion Professor Ines Angeli Murzaku’s message to youth, echoed by Popes John Paul II and Francis.

NCR| August 2, 2023





Dee-Santis or Deh-Santis? His team won`t say

Professor William Connell, La Motta Endowed Chair in Italian Studies, discusses Italian American surnames, political scrutiny and Presidential candidate Ron DeSantis.

Axios | June 1, 2023


Considering Christopher Columbus in Context

William Connell, Professor of History and La Motta Endowed Chair in Italian Studies, discusses the life and legacy of Christopher Columbus, and issues of diversity.

Daily News | October 10, 2022

Seize the Day - Wednesday, August 10, 2022

On the Feast of St. Lawrence, the patron saint of the diaconate, Deacon Andrew Saunders (director of the Diaconal Formation Program at the Seminary) spoke about the permanent diaconate, the Church's discernment process for potential deacons and how deacons serve the Church.

SiriusXM's The Catholic Channel | August 10, 2022

2022`s Most & Least Independent States

Matthew Hale, political scientist and public policy expert, discusses federal funding issues around state subsidies, augmenting social services, and election contributions.

WalletHub | June 28, 2022

2022`s Most Fun States in America

Public and non-profit management expert Alex Torpey discusses the importance of strategic management, civic engagement and the greening of public spaces.

WalletHub | June 13, 2022

Staes to Present at BIG EAST Research Symposium

Thomas Staes of the men's swimming and diving team will be presenting research conducted through the chemistry program at the inaugural 2022 BIG EAST Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Seton Hall Athletics | March 9, 2022

Members of the media should contact the Office of Media Relations at (973) 378-2638 for inquiries and assistance in providing faculty experts.

Press inquiries after hours may be directed to

Laurie PineLaurie Pine
Director of Media Relations
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(973) 902-8060


Michael RicciardelliMichael Ricciardelli
Associate Director of Media Relations
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(862) 520-9639