Media Advisory: WVU experts available to discuss Mideast crisis

July 14th, 2006

As violence escalates between Israel and Hezbollah, West Virginia University has experts available to offer comment and insight on the deepening Mideast crisis.

They are:

  • Aaron Gale , assistant professor and coordinator of WVU s Program for Religious Studies. He has traveled to northern Israel the last two summers to participate in an archaeological dig. He has first-hand knowledge of the country and can discuss similarities and differences among Muslims, Jews and Christians. Gale can be reached by e-mail:
  • Scott Crichlow , assistant professor of political science. His areas of expertise include Middle East politics, political psychology and foreign policy. He can be reached at 304-685-5943.
  • Joy Faini Saab , associate professor, educational theory and practice, College of Human Resources and Education. Dr. Saab’s area of expertise includes the effects of war/terrorism on childrenincluding those just returning from the violence in the Middle East. She can be reached at 304-599-9184.