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University Experts List

This experts list is designed to provide media, who wish to add depth or clarification to their stories, a list of experts on various topics around the university. If you are unable to find the appropriate expert, please call one of the following in the Office of Public Relations and Marketing:

Bill Persinger - 931-221-6309
Charles Booth - 931-221-7597
Colin Harris - 931-221-7868

Dewey A. Browder
Professor and chair of history and philosophy
Phone: (931) 221-7924

Topic: German-American relations, Holocaust, modern Germany, military affairs, military history

Willodean D.S. Burton
Professor of biology
Phone: (931) 221-7778

Topic: Ecotoxicology, human anatomy and physiology

Jill Eichhorn
Associate professor of women's studies
Phone: (931) 221-6314

Topic: Women writers, academic discipline of women's studies, women's history, gender, violence against women

Christos Frentzos
Assistant professor of history
Phone: (931) 221-7945

Topic: Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam War, unconventional warfare

Moniqueka Gold
Associate professor of education
Phone: (931) 221-7518

Topic: Disabilities and African-Americans, albinism, visual impairment; and special education

Steven W. Hamilton
Professor of biology
Phone: (931) 221-7783

Topic: Entomology, aquatic biology

Brian J. Hock
Assistant professor of psychology
Phone: (931) 221-1045

Topic: Animal behavior, wildlife rehabilitation, Alzheimer's disease, amnesia, learning and memory, scuba diving

David Kanervo
Professor and chair of political science and sociology
Phone: (931) 221-7581

Topic: American politics

Phillip R. Kemmerly
Professor of geosciences
Phone: (931) 221-7471

Topic: Earthquakes, groundwater issues, sinkholes

Thomas King
Professor of music
Phone: (931) 221-7648

Topic: Performance anxiety remedies, European travel, genealogy, opera, German language and translation

Sherry Koontz-Howell
Phone: (931) 221-7378

Topic: Reptiles (native and non-native)

Jeff Lebkuecher
Professor of biology
Phone: (931) 221-6249

Topic: Algae ecology, plant ecology, botany, plant physiology

Sarah Lundin-Schiller
Associate professor of biology
Phone: (931) 221-6335

Topic: Endocrinology and endocrine disruption, eukaryotic cell biology

Sergei A. Markov
Associate professor of biology
Phone: (931) 221-7440

Topic: Russian culture, Russian language and translation production of biofuels by microorganisms (biohydrogen, biodiesel) and reactors

David G. Nelson
Assistant professor of history
Phone: (931) 221-7920

Topic: Japanese culture, samurai thought and culture, Japanese language and translation, early modern Japanese crime and punishment, East Asian history

Tom O'Connor
Assistant professor/program manager of Criminal Justice/Homeland Security program
Phone: (931) 221-1477

Topic: Internet security, homeland security, terrorism, criminal justice, criminology

Jerry Plummer
Assistant professor of economics
Phone: (931) 221-6222

Topic: African-American banking, personal budgeting and finance, insurance history in the South, economics, general taxation, state budgeting and economics, Internet security, World Wide Web, commercial radio broadcasting and production, international broadcasters, shortwave radio

Norbert Puszkar
Assistant professor of German
Phone: (931) 221-6391

Topic: German culture, German literature, German language and translation

Jeanie Randall
Associate professor of English
Phone: (931) 221-7212

Topic: Arthurian legend, composition, Elizabethan drama, Jane Austen, holistic scoring, medieval literature, women's equality issues

William (Bill) Rayburn
Associate professor and director of School of Business
Phone: (931) 221-7675

Topic: Business strategy, strategic planning, technology and change, Ella Fitzgerald

Michelle Rogers
Biology instructor
Phone: (931) 221-6480

Topic: Environmental education, water quality education, biology education

Betsie Rothermel
Assistant professor of biology
Phone: (931) 221-7774

Topic: Amphibian ecology, human impact on nongamewildlife, conservation biology

Perry M. Scanlan
Assistant professor of clinical microbiology
Phone: (931) 221-6495

Topic: Medical technology, bioterrorism, infectious diseases, mycology (fungi), virology (herpes virology), microbiology (bacteria), MRSA, medical technology

Joe Schiller
Associate professor of biology
Phone: (931) 221-7249

Topic: Aquatic ecology, behavioral ecology of skinks, effects of coal mining on stream ecology, water quality, renewable energy, water quality assessment

A. Floyd Scott
Professor of biology
Phone: (931) 221-7776

Topic: Amphibians and reptiles of Tennessee

Charles Booth
Assistant Director of Communication
Phone: (931) 221-7597

Topic: News reporting and editing, newspapers

Gregory Singleton
Dean of students
Phone: (931) 221-7341

Topic: Code of student conduct and university discipline, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), fraternity and sorority life

Philenese Slaughter
Assistant professor/instruction librarian
Phone: (931) 221-7741

Topic: Native American

Carter F. Smith
Assistant professor of public management and criminal justice
Phone: (931) 221-6984

Topic: Police organizations and activities, criminal investigations, homeland security, terrorism, criminal street gang culture, criminal and civil anti-gang prohibitions, military-trained gang members and private security

David R. Snyder
Assistant professor of history
Phone: (931) 221-7923

Topic: Military history

Taylor P. Stevenson
Assistant professor of economics
Phone: (931) 221-7565

Topic: Regulation, economics, public policy

Stephen A. Truhon
Assistant professor of psychology
Phone: (931) 221-6333

Topic: Child, adolescent and adult development, military psychology, equal opportunity

Minoa Uffelman
Associate professor of history
Phone: (931) 221-7704

Topic: Southern history, Southern women, Tennessee history, women's history

David Michael von Palko
Professor of communication, director of broadcast and cable operations
Phone: (931) 221-6364

Topic: Media criticism, media culture, media law, constitutional law, copyright, First Amendment issues

Jeff Walton
Help Desk manager, Office of Information Technology
Phone: (931) 221-6312

Topic: Choosing the right computer, computer maintenance, computer repair, Nissan 300ZX automobiles

Timothy Winters
Professor of classics
Phone: (931) 221-7118

Topic: Archaeology (classical, ancient Greece and Rome), ancient Greek and Roman literature, Greek language and translation, Latin language and translation

Mary Lou Witherspoon
Professor of mathematics
Phone: (931) 221-1005

Topic: K-12 mathematics

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