UMSLMedia Coverage

The University of Missouri–St. Louis makes a significant impact on the St. Louis area. Stories about the university, its scholars and their expertise are often covered by local and national news media.

Media Coverage highlights some of the top stories, but does not serve as a comprehensive listing. Notice a clip we missed? Email us at

Susan Brownell, professor of anthropology
Epoch Times: commentary on increase in Olympic games held in cities beyond the West

Kristin Carbone-Lopez, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: difficulties leaving a life of prostitution

J. Frederick Fausz, associate professor of history
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: review of his book “Historic St. Louis: 250 Years Exploring New Frontiers”

Chancellor Tom George
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: hiring freeze at UMSL
St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU: hiring freeze at UMSL
KSDK (Channel 5): hiring freeze at UMSL
Associated Press (via Huffington Post): hiring freeze at UMSL
St. Louis Public Radio: UMSL’s possible purchase of Normandie Golf Course
Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune: hiring freeze at UMSL

Sharon Johnson, professor of social work
Columbia Missourian: new grant to train social work students in professional clinics across the state

David Klinger, professor of criminology and criminal justice
The Crime Report: sources of information about deaths caused by police
“The Diane Rehm Show” on NPR: prospects for change following the death of Michael Brown
Tampa Bay (Florida) Times: data on police shootings
Atlanta Black Star: data on police shootings
Vox: circumstances when police officers can shoot
KMOX (1120 AM): crime stats
St. Louis Public Radio: better police training on de-escalating confrontations and avoiding force
St. Louis Public Radio: data on police shootings
The Buffalo (New York) News: efforts to provide better data on police shootings
“PBS NewsHour”: how police can cool down confrontations before they become deadly
“CNN Tonight”: Q&A with police officers, former officers and criminologists
The Sacramento (California) Bee: police investigations on police-involved shootings
The New Orleans Advocate: police “round-tabling” a shooting before giving statements
Vox: use of lethal force by police

Patient Care Center
Healthcare Design: a look at the forthcoming UMSL building

Sharon Lynn Pruitt, senior English major
The St. Louis American: commentary on rights of transgender African Americans

J. Martin Rochester, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science
St. Louis Jewish Light: year-end commentary on Ferguson

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: how a Democrat governor has reacted to an increasingly red state
St. Louis Public Radio: the legacy of St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley

David Rose, professor of economics
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: taking profit out of municipal courts

Richard Rosenfeld, Founders Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
KMOX (1120 AM): crime stats
St. Louis Public Radio: homicides in St. Louis
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: effects on policing from efforts to identify names of officers involved in shootings
St. Louis Business Journal: St. Louis homicide spike in 2014
St. Louis Public Radio: lessons police learned from Ferguson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: upsurge of hyper-local drug activity and it’s effects on an increase in St. Louis homicides

Andrea Schmidt, senior nursing major
Riverfront Times: her role as a street medic during Ferguson protests

James V. Shuls, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies
Heartlander: commentary on education in Missouri

Todd Swanstrom, E. Desmond Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration
The Washington Post: improving collaboration and building residents’ trust
St. Louis Public Radio: efforts by St. Louis business owners to help push for system change

Kenneth Thomas, professor of political science
Puget Sound (Washington) Business Journal: Boeing tax breaks

Stephanie Van Stee, assistant professor of communication
USA Today: mental health illness among African Americans

Shai-Lai Williams, assistant professor of social work
USA Today: mental health illness among African Americans

Keith Womer, professor of logistics and operations management
KTVI (Channel 2): differences in gas prices across St. Louis

Ryan Heinz

Ryan Heinz