UMSL Experts Guide

This is an alphabetical list of disciplines, names, contact information and research areas for expert sources at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. University Marketing and Communications at UMSL makes these sources available to members of the news media who seek expertise for news reporting. If you’re unable to reach an expert or need more help, please visit our contact Web page for information on how to reach University Marketing and Communications:


Susan Brownell, 314-516-6451, China (gender, nationalism, concepts of health, beauty, and fitness), Beijing Olympic Games, Shanghai World Expo, 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair and Olympic Games, women’s sports, Olympic Games
Sheilah Clarke-Ekong, 314-516-6782, change and continuity in contemporary West African cultures, African organizational structures, African geography and cultural education
Michael Cosmopoulos
, 314- 516-6241, archaeology, social, political and cultural history of ancient Greece
Donna Hart, 314-516-6474, international wildlife treaties
Margo-Lea Hurwicz, 314-516-6025, cultural aspects of aging, aging and health, medical anthropology
Laura Miller, 314-516-7246, Japanese culture and language, English loanwords in Japanese, the wizard boom, girls’ slang,  print club photos
Jennifer J. Nolan, 314-516-6380, zombies, haunted places, antiques and art collecting, historic house restoration, building strong communities, museums.
Patti Wright, 314-516-6648, paleoethnobotany, development of agriculture in the Midwest, origins of food production


Ruth Bohan, 314-516-5998, American art and architecture
Yael Even, 314-516-5975, Baroque, Florentine, Renaissance art
Marilu Knode, 314-615-5271, contemporary global artistic practice
E. Louis Lankford, 314-516-6752, art education
Jennifer McKnight, 314-516-6965, graphic design
Jeffrey Sippel, 314-516-7291, printmaking, lithography
Dan Younger, 314-516-6968, digital photography, 3-D prints, illustration and comics
Jeanne Zarucchi, 314-516-6575, French art and architecture


Charles Granger, 314-516-6220, science education, K-12 student achievement
Robert Marquis, 314-516-6213, evolutionary ecology, plant-herbivore interactions
Patricia Parker, 314-516-7274, behavioral ecology
Peter Stevens, 314-516-6215, plant phylogeny and biological nomenclature (groups, classifications)
Teresa Thiel, 314-516-6208, biofuels, nitrogen used for fertilizer production and Algae (cyanobacteria)


Nasser Arshadi, 314-516-5899, research, technology transfer, economic development activities of the university
Perry D. Drake, 314-516-6490, digital and social media marketing
Thomas Eyssell, 314-516-6273, financial management, corporate finance and investments, financial policies
Hung-gay Fung, 314-516-6374, international finance, China’s economy and finances
Greg Geisler, 314-516-6122, tax issues, tax laws
Min Ju, 314-516-4075, marketing strategy, inter-firm relationship, firm capability
Mary Lacity, 314-516-6127, global outsourcing of business, information technology, legal services, impact sourcing, rural sourcing
Edward Lawrence, 314-516-6148, corporate finance, banking, real estate
Haim Mano, 314-516-6265, advertising research, marketing strategies, consumer behavior
Joseph Martinich, 314-516-6145, operations management, operations research, businesses going green
Steve Moehrle, 314-516-6142, accounting issues, sports business, accounting fraud
Ray Mundy, 314-516-7213, transportation issues
Janet Murray, 314-516-6537, global sourcing, international business, women in business
Joe  Rottman, 314-516-6288, offshore IT outsourcing, business process outsourcing, systems analysis and design
Vicki Sauter, 314-516-6281, computer history, computer and Internet issues and scams, women in computing
D’Anne Weise, 314-516-6149, investments, risk management, stock market
Keith Womer, 314-516-6119, production planning, cost estimation and oil pricing


James Bashkin, 314-516-7352, antiviral agents, the design of antiviral and anticancer agents
Eike Bauer, 314-516 5340, green chemistry
Alexei Demchenko, 314-516-7995, synthetic vaccines
Cynthia M. Dupureur, 314-516-4392, DNA and metabolism
George Gokel
, 314-516-5321, general organic and bioorganic chemistry, litigation and trial experience
Michael Nichols, 314-516-7345, protein biophysics
Nigam Rath, 314-516-5333, x-ray diffraction, single crystal structure determination, powder X-ray diffraction studies


Alice Hall, 314-516-6662, audience interpretation of media
Alan Heisel, 314-516-6189, organization and interpersonal communication
Tom McPhail, 314-516-6640, media and telecommunications issues, international communication
Mike Murray, 314-516-5496, history of mass media, mass media education, broadcast regulation
Kristy Tucciarone, 314-516-4853, advertising
Lara Zwarun, (cell) 214-770-6747, (office) 314-516-6725, beer and alcohol advertising/marketing; risky and controversial media messages; advertising regulation, self-regulation and policy; media law; media literacy; tobacco marketing; persuasion and effectiveness of health campaigns and messages


Finn-Aage Esbensen, 314-516-4619, youth violence and gangs
Beth Huebner, 314-516-5043, prisoner re-entry, criminal justice decision-making, quantitative research methods
Dan Isom, 314-516 5472, police administration and policy, crime control policy
David Klinger
, 314-516-7012, police officer shootings, police department policy issues, tasers, terrorism
Janet Lauritsen, 314-516-5427, causes and consequences of victimization, gender crimes and socialization
Richard Rosenfeld, 314-516-6717, social sources of criminal violence, crime and the economy, crime statistics, crime control
Richard Wright, 314-516-5034, wrightrt@umsl.edu314: street crime, criminals and the drug market


Michael Allison, 314-516-5306, econometric theory and business cycles
Susan Feigenbaum, 314-516-5554, health-care economics, economics of science
Lea-Rachel Kosnik
, 314-516-5351, environmental economics, energy economics, public and regulatory economics, behavioral economics.
Don Phares (emeritus), 314-427-8651, state and local finance, governmental structure, urban economic development, economic impact of gaming on state and local governments
William Rogers, 314-516-5860, regional economics, urban economics
David Rose, 314-516-4117, macroeconomics, political economy, behavioral economics, institutional economics
Donald Sweeney
, 314-516-7990, transportation economics, waterways
Anne Winkler, 314-516-5563, economics of gender and family; women, men and work; welfare and poverty


Deborah Baldini, 314-516-5912, postsecondary education for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Carole Basile, 314-516-5901, educator preparation; educator professional learning;  science, technology, engineering & math (STEM); urban education; and education leadership.
Lynn Beckwith Jr., 314-516-6097, urban education, school and community linkage
Marvin Berkowitz, 314-516-7521, character education
Kathleen Sullivan Brown, 314-516-5788, educational policy
Angela Coker, 314-516-6088, counselor education, African-American studies, women’s studies
Brian Hutchison, 314-516-6093, career development and work issues/counseling, school counseling, international career and counseling issues
Mark Pope, 314-516-7121, gay and lesbian issues, cultural diversity in the workplace, counseling and mental issues
Helene Sherman, 314-516-6710, instructional strategies, curricular innovations, mathematics and science education
Cathy Vatterott, 314-516-5863, homework
Gayle Wilkinson, 314-516-5951, preparing new educators


Deborah Aldrich-Watson, 314-516-5605, early modern literature
Joseph Carroll, 314-516-5543, evolution and culture, literary theory
Richard Cook, 314-516-5516, American literature, Cold War biographical/autobiographical writing
Sylvia Cook, 314-516-5597, American, Southern and working-class literature
John Dalton, 314-516-5619, novel, fiction and contemporary writing
Sally Barr Ebest, 314-516-5544, teaching as a feminist, contemporary Irish and Irish-American women writers, role of feminism in Ireland and the United States, feminism and Catholicism in contemporary society
Kathy Gentile, 314-516-5598, modern British literature, gender issues
Glenn Irwin, 314-516-5574, modern poetry and poetry writing
William Klein, 314-516-5737, St. Louis blues music history, technical and science writing, Web-based writing, writing across the curriculum
Deborah Maltby, 314-516-5579, Thomas Hardy, rural England and literary tourism
Scott McKelvie, 314-516-5596, baseball literature
C. David Rota, 314-516-5580, American literature, the Bible as literature, religion in American literature
Lynn Staley, 314-516-5601, writing in business settings, writing resumes, domestic violence issues
Nanora Sweet, 314-516-5510, romantic women writers
Benjamin Torbert, 314-516-6848, regional dialects; minority, gender and region in dialect
Mary Troy, 314-516-6845, creative and fiction writing, contemporary literature
Barbara VanVoorden, 314-516-7478, English grammar
Drucilla Wall, 314-516-5518, Native American studies and writers
Eamonn Wall, 314-516-5589, contemporary Irish, Irish-American literature and culture
Peter Wolfe, 314-516-5617, modern fiction and drama, detective fiction


Jermine Alberty, 314-877-6453, training in Mental Health First Aid and Cultural Competency in Mental Health Services, human services of nonprofits and faith-based organizations, crisis intervention, juvenile justice, community organizing, social justice
Susan Dean-Baar, 314-516-6849, nursing workforce, professional practice environments, development and implementation of nursing standards and guidelines for practice
Diana Beck, 314-516-6066, perioperative nursing education
Amanda Whitworth Bequette, 314-877-6472, child trauma prevention; needs assessments and outcomes research, relationship between self-esteem, social inclusion and healthy behaviors; risk and prevention activities for both youth and adults
Kathy Borcherding, 314-516-7351, obstetric nursing, mental health in pregnancy
Wilma Calvert, 314-516-7073, community health, nursing informatics
Rachel Christiansen, 314-877-6499, mental health program fidelity evaluation, evidence-based practice implementation, organizational change, co-occurring disorders, trauma, abuse
Anne Fish, 314-516-7077, exercise hypertensive
Dawn Lee Garzon, 314-516-7094, advanced practice nursing, child health, child development, accident/injury prevention, child and adolescent mental health, cultural barriers to accessing health
Sheila Grigsby, 314-516-6691, community health nursing, parish nursing
Matthew Hile, 314-877-6459, clinical and community psychology, behavioral informatics, substance abuse, mental retardation, screening, website development
Kuei-Hsiang (Grace) Hsueh, 314-516-7773, care for frail elderly, Asian caregiving
Susan Kendig, 314-516-7076, patient safety, health policy issues
Deborah Kiel, 314-516-7087, infant mortality, health policy, health status of communities, effects of obesity for women and children
Liz Mantych, 314-516-7079, homelessness, incarcerated women
Michael Nichols, 314-516-7345, Alzheimer’s disease
Scott Perkins, 573-751-8155, social work, suicide prevention for youth, LGBT issues, nonsuicidal self injury (NSSI), veteran mental health
Andrea Purnell, 314-877-6404, mental-health communication, mental-health theater, arts education
Diane Saleska, 314-516-7249, patient simulators
Felix Vincenz, 314-877-5987, clinical psychology, inpatient and outpatient treatment and rehabilitation, serious mental illness in the deaf, antisocial personality disorder, work-force development in behavioral health, psychosocial rehabilitation, self-directed care, electronic medical records development


Deborah Cohen, 314-516-5735, historical and contemporary Mexican immigration, the U.S.-Mexico border
Priscilla Dowden, 314-516-5723, African-American St. Louis
J. Frederick Fausz, 314-516-5704, American Indians, colonial America, early America fur trades, 18th century St. Louis
Kevin Fernlund, 314-516-5740, history of space exploration and Lyndon B. Johnson
Louis Gerteis, 314-516-5680, 19th century United States, slavery, emancipation, St. Louis, Civil War and Reconstruction
John Gillingham III, 314-516-5691, European Union
Winston Hsieh, 314-516-5702, Asian history, modern China, Asian Pacific Rim, United States and international energy policy
Andrew Hurley, 314-516-5680, urbanization and development of St. Louis neighborhoods
Minsoo Kang, 314-516-5739, robots and history of science
Gerda Ray, 314-516-5697, white prisons
Steve Rowan, 314-516-5620, history of Germans in Missouri
Carlos Schwantes, 314-516-5734, history of the American West and transportation
Laura Westhoff, 314-516-5692, history of post-Civil War American women, American history education


Joel Glassman, 314-516-5753, Chinese politics, US Relations with East Asia, Political Economy of the Pacific Rim


Elizabeth Eckelkamp, 314-516-5725, Japanese language, classical Japanese literature and culture, cross-cultural communication, East Asian travel/study tours


Sanjiv K. Bhatia, 314-516-6520, digital image processing, computer graphics, operating systems
Haiyan Cai, 314-516-6351, stochastic simulations, computational statistics, statistical modeling, spatial statistics.
Richard Friedlander, 314-516-6350, mathematics, K-12 math education
Cezary Z. Janikow, 314-516-6352, artificial intelligence, evolutionary computation, genetic programming


Gary Brandes, 314-516-2263, wind ensemble
Barbara Harbach, 314-516-7776, women in the arts
Aurelia Hartenberger, 314-623-3385, world music
Matt Henry, 314-516-7970, percussion
Stella Markou, 314-516-5947, voice, opera
Jennifer Mishra, 314-516-5984, music education
Robert Nordman,314-516-5365, instrumental music education
Diane Touliatos, 314-516-5904, ancient Greek and medieval Byzantine music, women composers, Greek studies and the humanities
Alla Voskoboynikova, 314-516-4198, piano
Jim Widner, 314-516-4235, jazz


Gary Bachman, 314-516-6259, police and military vision standards for acquisition and retention
Carl Bassi
, 314-516-6029, visual suppression and photophobia, effects of macular pigment on visual function
Edward Bennett, 314-516-6258, contact lenses
Kathleen Boland, 314-516-6229, low vision rehabilitation
Jennifer K. Bulmann, 314-516-6058, low vision rehabilitation
Larry Davis
, 314-516-5606, keratoconus, vision performance after surgery
Julie DeKinder, 314-516-6534, refractive surgery, contact lenses, specialty and post-surgical contact lens fitting
Vinita Henry, 314-516-6532, contact lenses
Edward S. Jarka, 314-516-5359, dry eye and regenerative medicine
Thomas Landgraf, 314-516-5949, ocular disease
Linda Marks, 314-516-5808, children’s vision
Raymond Myers, 314-503-3334, contact lenses and refractive surgery
Angel Novel-Simmons, 314-516-5995, ocular disease


Berit (Brit) Brogaard, 314-516-6195, neuroscience, neuro-psychiatry, emotions, synesthesia, savantism, vision, philosophy of language
Gualtiero Piccinini, 314-516-6160, philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology and neuroscience
Eric Wiland, 314- 516-5495, or, preferably ethics, rationality, advice


Sonya Bahar, 314-516-7150, chaos theory, applications of physics to neuroscience and Epilepsy research
Bernard Feldman, 314-516-6805, automobile engines, bird flight, solar energy
Mike Fix, 314-415-5504, paleontology, dinosaurs, caves and earthquakes
Phil Fraundorf, 314-516-5044, space rocks
Erika Gibb, 314-516-4145, comets, star formation, astrobiology, general astronomy
Peter Handel, 314-516-5021, micromachines (MEMS)
Eric Majzoub, 314-516-5779, hydrogen economy, energy-related technologies
Bruce Wilking, 314-516-5023, general astronomy, brown dwarf stars, comets and meteors


Brian Fogarty, 314-516-5520, congressional politics, media and politics, political methodology
Andrew Glassberg, 314-516-5506, public policy administration, municipal government, tax-increment financing districts, military base closings
Barbara L. Graham, 314-516-5854, selection of federal and state judges, constitutional law, American national politics
Jean-Germain Gros, 314-516-5848, state failure and reconstruction, democracy and development in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean, health policy and administration in U.S. and Africa, Haiti, Trans-Atlantic slave trade, slavery in the Caribbean Islands
Ruth Iyob, 314-516-6372, African politics
Farida Jalalzai, 314-516-5838, women in U.S. politics, gender and running for office
Terry Jones, 314-516-5511, American urban politics, public opinion, voting behavior, survey research methods
David Kimball, 314-516-6050, American national politics, voting behavior, election administration, interest group lobbying
Nancy Kinney, 314-516-5420, nonprofit sector, faith-based organizations, nonprofit organizations
Richard Middleton, 314-516-6745, black perspectives in public administration, Afro-Latino politics, representation and public policy
Joyce Mushaben, 314-516-4908, identity politics, feminism, German and European politics
David B. Robertson, 314-516-5855, American politics and political history, Missouri politics, U.S. federalism, U.S. Constitution
J. Martin Rochester, 314-516-5844, U.S. foreign policy, international relations, international law and organization
Wally Siewert
, 314-516-6377, political ethics, the political process, election ethics, partisanship, political values, idealism and ideologies
Todd Swanstrom, 314-516-5259, community development, foreclosures, regional government and policy, urban politics and policy, transportation
Kenneth Thomas, 314-516-5839, economic development, tax increment financing, subsidies to business, international political economy and multinational corporations


Steven Bruce, 314-516-7204, panic disorders, social phobias, anxiety disorders and treatments, post-traumatic stress disorder
Jerry Dunn, 314-516-6798, assessment and treatment of high-risk children, abused children
Tara Galovski, 314-516-7232, traumatic reactions, post-traumatic stress disorder and treatment, road rage, anxiety and mood disorders, behavioral medicine topics
Dyan W. Harper, 314-516-5374, child and adolescent development and clinical disorders
Therese Macan, 314-516-5416, employment interviewing
John Meriac, 314-516-5467, performance measurement, assessment centers
Stephanie Merritt, 314-516-5384, unconscious prejudice and discrimination
Zoe Peterson, 314-516-7124, sexual assault, sexual consent, sexual communication
Jennifer Siciliani, 314-516-5469, body image, sex and sexuality
Ann Steffen, 314-516-5382, gerontology
George T. Taylor, 314-516-5397, drug abuse, hormones, puberty, menopause, brain and behavior
Matthew Taylor, 314-516-5409, minority mental health, sport psychology, adolescent substance use
Kamila White, 314-516-7122, anxiety, panic disorder, anxiety disorders, cardiac health, stress and wellness


Steve Gardner, 314-516-7146, property tax assessments in Missouri, work-force trends
Jeanne Ortega, 314-516-6594, evaluation and organizational development
Mark Tranel, 314-516-5289, state support of recycling programs in the Midwest, public pension fund investment


Tom Meuser, 314-516-542, reminiscence and life review, driving and aging, evaluation of at-risk older drivers, loss and grief in aging, dementia caregiving, Alzheimer’s disease
Lois Pierce, 314-516-6384, child welfare, race and gender in the sexual abuse of children
Shirley Porterfield, 314-516-4617, health policy, financial health access issues affecting families with children with special health-care needs
Uma Segal, 314-516-6379, immigrants and refugees, Asian Americans and family violence
Margaret Sherraden, 314-516-6376, adult and youth savings, financial capability, community development, and international volunteering and service


Robert Keel, 314-516-6052, technology and society, online education, deviance and crime (with a special interest in drug use), sociological theory
Nancy Shields, 314-516-5093, social psychology, sociology of education, children/youth and violence
Chikako Usui, 314-516-6370, sociology of aging, social consequences of population aging, political economy of Japan, gender studies


Teresa Balestreri, 314-516-5002, career and employment related topics
Curt Coonrod
, 314-516-5211, student issues
Lori Flanagan, 314-516-5661, men’s and women’s varsity sports programs
Tony Georges, 314-516-5508, financial aid
Miriam Huffman, 314-516-5291, student
Jonathon Lidgus, 314-516-5537, residential life
Nancy Magnuson, 314-516-5671, trends in student health


Vivian Eveloff, 314-516-6622, women in politics
Dayna Stock, 314-516-6623, young women in the public sector


Niyi Coker, 314-516-4852, African and African-American theater, film, music, culture and history
Rita Csapo-Sweet, 314-516-6663, Eastern and South Central European media and culture during the communist and post-communist period

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