Friday, June 15, 2018

[460] In the News: Faculty share expertise on white supremacists, Russia, free speech, more

National media outlets recently quoted MTSU faculty experts on such topics as white supremacists, the pension crisis in Russia, the possible execution of poachers in Kenya, the effects of chlorine and upcoming elections in Mexico.
Dr. Preston MacDougall, a chemistry professor, cautioned against being afraid of chlorine because it is not well understood in an April 24 post at His views can be read here.
Dr.Virginia Hemby, a professor of business education, was questioned about receiving the 2018 John Robert Gregg Award for excellence in business education by the Indiana Gazette of Indiana, Pennsylvania. The April 25 post is available here.
Dr.Marisa Richmond, an adjunct professor of history, commented on American Renaissance, a white supremacist group that has used Tennessee state parks for its meetings, in an April 29 post at The story can be accessed here.
Ken Paulson, dean of the College of Media and Entertainment, reviewed the state of news media and the First Amendment today on May 7 for KCUR-FM in Kansas City, Missouri. The transcript and the audio are available here.
Dr. Stephen Morris, a professor of political science and international affairs, and Dr. James Chaney, an assistant professor of global studies and human geography, signed a letter calling on Congress to ensure neutrality in the July 1 elections in Mexico. The letter was published May 9 by www.commondreams.organd is available here.
Dr. Walker Todd, a lecturer of economics and finance, explained the difference between transparency in public and private banks for the May 9 Washington Post. His comments may be read here.
Mark Montgomery, an adjunct professor of recording industry, was quoted about being named to the advisory board of Exactuals, a company that helps process complex payments for the entertainment industry. The story ran May 7 in the Nashville Business Journal and May 9 at The latter version is accessible here.
Dr. Andrei Korobkov, a professor of political science and international affairs, explained how Russian President Vladimir Putin will deal with his country’s pension crisis in a May 16 interview with Radio Liberty. The transcript can be read here.
Dr. Stoney Brooks, an assistant professor of information systems and analytics, was cited in the May 18 edition of Christian Daily for his 2015 study on the bad effects of too much social media usage. The story was about the Vatican’s order to nuns that they should spend less time on social media. The story can be accessed here.
Dr. Jeremiah Ogonda Asaka, a lecturer of global studies and human geography, wrote a commentary opining that Kenya’s proposal to execute convicted poachers is a bad idea for a May 20 post at His views are availablehere.
Reporters seeking expertise from MTSU personnel, as well as members of the campus community with expertise for media, may contact Gina Logue in the Office of News and Media Relations at 615-898-5081 or 615-631-8322 or via email at

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