Experts Directory

Experts Directory & Speakers Bureau

This directory provides information about faculty and staff members who are willing to lecture and/or serve as media resources on topics of their expertise. With questions, please contact the public relations office at (540) 375-2242.

A list near the bottom of each expert profile indicates if the person is open to requests from the media and/or community groups and on what topics they are willing to speak.

Art
Arts education Gordon Marsh
European Art of 18th and 19th Centuries     James Hargrove
Biology
Embryology Chris Lassiter
Business
Effective Coalition Chad Morris
Employee Free Choice Act Bayard Harris
Human Resource Management Bayard Harris
Labor Relations Bayard Harris
Meeting Management Chad Morris
Campus Safety
Campus Safety Thomas Rambo
Careers
Adults returning to school Toni McLawhorn
Job search process Toni McLawhorn
Networking Toni McLawhorn
Education
Arts education Gordon Marsh
Christian higher education Bob Benne
Classroom management Katie Elmore
Critical thinking and problem solving Michael Maina
Effective teaching methods Michael Maina
Elementary pedagogy Katie Elmore
First-year student engagement Katie Elmore
Physical education Michael Maina
Service learning Katie Elmore
Social justice in schools Katie Elmore
Technology in learning environments Gary Whitt
Women in science Rama Balasubramanian
English/Literature
Contemporary poetry, fiction, film Bob Schultz
Renaissance poetry and literature Katherine Hoffman
Shakespeare Katherine Hoffman
Health and Human Performance
Aerobic exercise and training Cynthia Edmunds
Class design Cynthia Edmunds
Exercise as medicine Elizabeth Holbrook
Fitness and nutrition Michael Maina
Fitness assessment Cynthia Edmunds
Food and culture Chad Morris
Group exercise Cynthia Edmunds
Health-related physical fitness Cynthia Edmunds
Martial arts John Lynch
Obesity Chad Morris
Oral health campaigns Chad Morris
Personal safety John Lynch
Physical activity to increase life span Elizabeth Holbrook
Smoking cessation Chad Morris
Strength training Michael Maina
Visual impairments Elizabeth Holbrook
Wellness Cynthia Edmunds
Health Care
Health inequities Chad Morris
Immigrant health care access Chad Morris
Public health promotion Chad Morris
History
German history Rob Willingham
Holocaust Rob Willingham
Middle East Rob Willingham
Queen Elizabeth I Katherine Hoffman
South African history Jesse Bucher
International Relations
Democracy and Democratization Andreea Mihalache-O'Keef
Developing Country Politics Andreea Mihalache-O'Keef
Foreign Aid Andreea Mihalache-O'Keef
Human Security Andreea Mihalache-O'Keef
Political Violence Andreea Mihalache-O'Keef
Politics of Multinational Corporations Andreea Mihalache-O'Keef
Sri Lanka Katherine Hoffman
South African politics Jesse Bucher
Mathematics
Chaos theory and fractals Roland Minton
Mathematics of golf Roland Minton
Sports ranking system Roland Minton
Media/Popular Culture
Contemporary film Bob Schultz
Food and culture Chad Morris
Movies and meaning Bob Benne
Music and psychology Chris Buchholz
Popular music Gordon Marsh
Medicine
Public health promotion Chad Morris
Music
Classical music Gordon Marsh
Popular music Gordon Marsh
World music Gordon Marsh
Peace Studies
Peace studies Katie Elmore
Philosophy
Philosophy Brent Adkins
Physics
Nanotechnology Rama Balasubramanian
Physics research Rama Balasubramanian
Political Science
African politics/democratization Joshua Rubongoya
Death penalty Todd Peppers
Democracy and Democratization Andreea Mihalache-O'Keef
Developing Country Politics Andreea Mihalache-O'Keef
Foreign Aid Andreea Mihalache-O'Keef
German politics Rob Willingham
Gun control Harry Wilson
Human Security Andreea Mihalache-O'Keef
Law clerks Todd Peppers
Political Violence Andreea Mihalache-O'Keef
Politics of Multinational Corporations Andreea Mihalache-O'Keef
Public opinion Harry Wilson
Supreme Court Todd Peppers
Voting behavior and elections Harry Wilson
Psychology
Cross-cultural psychology Chris Buchholz
Evolutionary psychology Chris Buchholz
Family Cynthia Atkins
Music and psychology Chris Buchholz
Persuasion, conformity, obedience Chris Buchholz
Personality traits Chris Buchholz
Prejudice and stereotyping Chris Buchholz
Self-concept Chris Buchholz
Self-esteem Chris Buchholz
Social cognition Chris Buchholz
Social interaction Chris Buchholz
Religion
Christian ethics Bob Benne
Christian higher education Bob Benne
Christian sexual ethics Bob Benne
Movies and meaning Bob Benne
Social and cultural interpretation Bob Benne
Russian
Russian Rob Willingham
Sociology
Community development Chad Morris
Effective coalition Chad Morris
Food and culture Chad Morris
Global culture Chad Morris
Meeting management Chad Morris
Public health promotion Chad Morris
Sports
Mathematics of golf Roland Minton
Sports ranking system Roland Minton
Technology
Technology in learning environments Gary Whitt
Costume construction Jennifer Ruhland
Specialty makeup Jennifer Ruhland
Stage design Jennifer Ruhland
Theatrical costume design Jennifer Ruhland
Theology
Theology of Luther and Lutheranism Bob Benne
Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr Bob Benne