Two years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, what lessons have we learned about terrorism? Four West Virginia University faculty are available to offer personal insights into the effects of terrorism because of recent experiences or research.
Joy Faini-Saab, associate professor in the Department of Educational Theory&Practice, is an expert on the effects of televised war on children. She believes children may re-experience fear as the 9/11 anniversary nears, and can offer advice to parents and teachers. She can be reached at 304-293-3441 ext. 1317 or
Lawrence Hornak, biometrics systems coordinator for the forensics identification program, calls biometrics a weapon in the arsenal against terrorism. Before Sept. 11, many people hadnt heard of the technology. Biometrics is used widespread by the public and private sectors to increase security. He is available at 304-293-0405 ext. 2515 or
Larry Nichols, a WVU sociologist, says the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 should have been a wake-up call. Nichols teaches a course in international terrorism at the University with the objective of finding nonviolent resolutions to conflicts. He can be contacted at 304-293-5801 ext. 3206 or
Tom Witt, associate dean of research and outreach/Bureau of Business&Economic Research, remembers what it was like at Ground Zero. Witt was attending the National Association of Business and Economics conference in New York City when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. He is available at 304-293-7835 or