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Experts Available to Discuss Holiday Topics

Contact: Tim Carroll, Office 303-556-5136, Cell 303-870-7705

Posted: December 7, 2010

(Denver, Colo.) — The following Metropolitan State College of Denver professors are available to lend their expertise for holiday-themed stories through New Year's.

Holiday travel requirements to navigate through airport security – Jeff Price, associate professor of aviation and aerospace science, offers tips on how to best navigate airport security with the lasted information on TSA security procedure changes.

Smart holiday shopping tips to identify safe toys -David Klein, industrial design professor, offers shopping tips to consumers as they continue to look for bargains leading up to the Christmas holiday. He has special expertise in toy safety.

What does God have to do with Christmas? - Norman Provizer, political science professor, is available to talk about complex constitutional issues surrounding the more politically correct use of the word "holiday" instead of "Christmas." He has expertise in a number of areas, including constitutional law, public policy, as well as media and politics.

Holiday entertaining the right way for you? Metro State's Hospitality, Tourism and Events Department has a team of professionals available to discuss budget-wise and health-conscious meals, holiday desserts, wine-food pairings and alternatives to the traditional ham and turkey. Michael Wray, director of restaurant management, Jackson Lamb, director of culinary management, and Shelly Owens, director of culinary arts are available for on-air cooking and meal-prep demonstrations.

Happy times and trying times await many during this holiday season? Shawn Worthy, a professor and clinical psychologist whose area of expertise includes family systems, mental health and teen suicide, provides information to make the holidays less stressful and more enjoyable, including developing realistic expectations and creating family traditions.

Staying fit through the holidays and planning your new year’s resolution? Joe Quatrochi, professor of human performance and sport, is available to discuss the importance of maintaining an exercise program through the holidays. The cancer survivor believes there's a routine for everyone. His expertise includes physical activity and disease prevention, physical activity and heart disease.

Holiday celebrations in the Latino/Chicano community - Arthur Campa, professor of anthropology, is available to discuss urban versus rural and North American versus traditional celebrations. His expertise includes folklore, migrant and adult education.
To schedule an interview with the above experts or any Metro State experts, contact Tim Carroll at 303-870-7705 or


About Metropolitan State College of Denver

With more than 24,000 students, Metro State is Colorado’s leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans. Starting in the fall of 2010, the College is offering master’s degrees in accounting and teacher education, with plans to offer a master’s in social work in fall 2011. The College enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 67,500 alumni, the bulk of whom remain in Colorado after graduation.