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Fit to Print: Professors On COVID-19

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Pace professors have been sharing their expertise with the media during the COVID-19 pandemic; talking about affected industries, habit adjustment, remote learning, and more.

“These seniors have worked so hard. We’re so proud of them. We’re thinking about all sorts of options right now.”

—Pace President Marvin Krislov, featured in a CBS News segment along with several Pace students regarding COVID-19 and the reality faced by college seniors.


"The cruise industry is in uncharted waters. During SARS, ships could be relocated, disinfected en-route, and the voyage could serve as crew quarantine. During 9/11, people didn't want to fly so the ships moved to ports where people could drive to the ship, but the ship was still considered safe.”

—Lubin Clincal Professor Andrew Coggins, PhD, quoted in U.S. News & World Report about the state of the cruise industry during the COVID-19 outbreak. One of the world’s foremost experts on the cruise industry, he was also featured in USA Today, CNN, and a number of other outlets.


"Our planning needs to take account of the complex interconnections among species, ecosystems, and human society."

—Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Nicholas A. Robinson, JD, co-published an op-ed in Scientific American about preventative measures for a future outbreak.



“Other countries do not find it necessary to detain huge numbers of potential immigration violators.”

—Elisabeth Haub School of Law Immigration Justice Clinic Director Vanessa Merton, JD, quoted in a Tucson Sentinel article titled “How Federal Agencies Put Immigration Workers at Risk Amid Coronavirus Outbreak.”


“As I’m now teaching online and working from home, my child has been completing school lessons while relying on devices and spending more time than usual watching TV and playing games on our tablet. Life is changing in my house—as it has no doubt in yours too.”

—Dyson Assistant Professor Brenna Hassinger-Das, PhD, published an article in the Edwardsville Intelligencer about flexible screen time limits during COVID-19.


“With the sudden switch, we can work on reinforcing and reviewing concepts that teachers have already talked about. But how K-12 teachers, or even higher education faculty, can introduce new concepts, to cover the full curriculum, is going to be the big challenge if this goes on.”

—School of Education Associate Professor Shobana Musti, PhD, featured in a lohud story about remote learning.


Dyson Associate Professor Kimberly Collica-Cox, PhD, was featured in an ABC News segment about moving to online learning amidst COVID-19. NBC News also featured Dyson Assistant Professor Kelley Kreitz, PhD, in a segment about the remote learning experience.