The following experts can provide interviews on various topics around the upcoming fall-winter holiday season, including coping with stress, healthy eating and exercise. To get in touch with an expert, contact universitycommunicaitons@jmu.edu

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Expert

Research Area/School

Holiday topics for discussion

Rob Alexander

Co-director of the Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue

Navigating tough topics at family gatherings; handling difficult conversations

 Jeremy Akers

 Dietetics

 Healthy eating during the holidays

Regan Byrne

Forbes Center for Performing Arts

Arts and events offerings for those looking to gift experiences this season

Chelsea Duncan

Kinesiology

Exercise to relieve stress

Jaime Kurtz

Psychology

Coping with holiday stress, enjoying holidays

Theresa Lind

Hart School of Hospitality

How to host a successful business or family gathering

Jana Parker

Marketing and Retailing

Shopping: what to expect this holiday season

Tassie Pippert

Culinary Arts and Food

Holiday food and drinks, wine pairings

Debbie Sturm

Graduate Psychology

Grief and the holidays

Jana Walters

Kinesiology

Cold weather exercising

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