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Jay Moran

Athletic Director and mayor of Manchester, Conn., Jay Moran talks about the challenges of dealing with the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic.

A column about Athletic Director Jay Moran in the March 22, 2020, edition of the New Haven Register discusses in depth the challenges he and the SCSU Athletic Department face because of the coronavirus, and how he has adjusted to working online. As for having to cancel the spring athletics season at Southern, Moran is quoted as saying, “‘Our athletes were upset at first, but I think they are accepting now that it has affected all college athletics. I think people have a different perspective on life. You’ve seen what happened in Italy. As difficult as it was for the student-athletes, it was an easy decision in some ways for us. This must be about their safety and well-being.'”

In addition to heading up the University’s Athletic Department, Moran is mayor of Manchester, Conn.

Professor Joan Kreiger is a licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and the Respiratory Care Program Coordinator in the Health and Human Performance Department at Southern. She was recently interviewed on WTIC News/Talk 1080 Radio about the effects of COVID-19 has on the respiratory system and the types of respiratory therapy that may help patients with the virus.

Listen to the brief interview: https://bit.ly/2U9XmeA

Kreiger has an extensive background in teaching healthcare curriculum at public and private universities, and at major urban not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprises. Learn more about the Respiratory Care Program.

Joan Krieger

Jonathan Wharton

The arrival of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state of Connecticut has necessitated the swift move to online courses at the state’s public colleges and universities, aimed at reducing the risk of the virus spreading among large groups of people in close quarters.

Jonathan Wharton, associate professor of political science and urban affairs at Southern, has published an op-ed on CT News Junkie, “Coronavirus Is Forcing Higher Education to Reinvent Itself” (March 13, 2020), in which he discusses the move towards online modes of delivery for courses at Connecticut’s public institutions of higher education, made necessary by the spread of COVID-19. Wharton says that “Connecticut is overdue for providing alternative and nontraditional delivery methods of higher education to address our student enrollment and generational staffing concerns.” Read the op-ed.