JWU Newsmakers



  • Michael Fein, dean of the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, was profiled by Providence Business News as part of the publication’s 5 Questions With column. Read more.

  • Amy Wagenfeld, associate professor of Occupational Therapy in the College of Health & Wellness, says a sense of isolation can be nearly as detrimental as a lack of physical activity for people with injuries and diseases. Read more in Providence Business News.

  • In an interview with Providence Business News, Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, discussed the evolution of Providence Place Mall and trends in the retail industry that indicate what the future may hold for shopping malls across the country. Read now.

  • Johnson & Wales was mentioned in a number of media stories highlighting the Rhode Island International Film Festival including Rhode Island Monthly, Providence Business News, Providence Daily Dose and the Cranston Herald.

  • The Newport Daily News ran a trio of stories highlighting three female executive chefs based in Newport, RI:

  • The July/August 2019 edition of Club Management, the official publication of the Club Management Association of America (CMAA), included the This Week at JWU story about College of Hospitality Management faculty and students who attended the New England Chapter's First Annual Faculty Private Club Immersion Tour in May.

  • JWU’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate program was spotlighted in the August issue of OT Practice, a magazine published monthly by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

  • The countdown is on to Kazan, Russia. That's where the 45th International WorldSkills Competition takes place beginning August 22. JWU student Daylan Torres ’20 is pumped to represent the U.S. in the bakery competition. He was the lead story in the recent Providence Journal Food Notes column.

  • We've all tried to stretch a meal, especially hamburgers at this time of year. Same with the tips that Todd Seyfarth '01, RD, CSSD, associate professor and department chair, Nutrition and Applied Dietetics, has for making those burgers healthier. KOMONews of Seattle tracked him down. Read the companion blog and take a listen to the interview.

  • WTOP radio, Washington, DC, came across recent interviews in US News & World Report with Colleges of Business and Hospitality Management Professors Paul Bagdan and Brian Warrener, respectfully, who have become the go-to experts for anything related to tipping in the service industry. Noting DoorDash's controversial tipping policy, WTOP wanted answers for its listeners. Take a listen to Bagdan's interview and read WTOP's companion website story.

  • The Culinary Museum, a resource for the JWU community, is also a goldmine for writers, researchers, historians, and foodies. Shana Klein, assistant professor, Kent State University, has published an article about the groundbreaking canning machine known as the Ginaca that profoundly advanced the pineapple canning process. She includes an image of a 1928 Dole Hawaiian Pineapple Company advertisement obtained from the museum. See the nearly 90-year-old ad in Food, Fatness and Fitness.