Media Coverage: May 2018

UMSL Media 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

Rosa Brefeld, associate teacher professor of language and cultural studies
Directions Magazine: won National Council for Geographic Education award

Alan Byrd, vice provost for enrollment management
St. Louis American: attaining more equity in degree completion

Niyi Coker, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of African/African-American Studies
Nigerian Tribune: Africa World Documentary Film Festival

Sarah Coppersmith, education alumna
Directions Magazine: won National Council for Geographic Education award

Melissa Douglass, social work alumna
St. Louis Public Radio: panel on telehealth care

Meghan Douty, business alumna
Myrtle Beach Sun News: co-founder of The Carolina Waterman Inc.

Jerry Dunn, clinical professor of psychology
New Haven Register: trauma in domestic violence victims

Joshua Eckhoff, liberal studies alumnus
KSDK (Channel 5): war veteran’s recovery motivated by memory of friend

Frank Frederick, business alumnus
Auto Service World: named executive VP of sales at APC Automotive Technologies

Alicia Friedrichs, education and Spanish alumna
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: UMSL’s 50,000th graduate celebrates 100,000th graduate

Elizabeth Fuchs, social work alumna
The Advocate: “Champions of Pride” representative from Missouri

Tom George, chancellor
St. Louis American: groundbreaking of new construction at Jefferson Elementary School

Lischen Peso Gibson, education alumna
Missouri Lawyers Weekly: making a difference through literacy charity

Beth Goetz, education alumna
Inside Indiana Business: named new athletic director at Ball State

Virginia Guneyli, English alumna
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: international student acceptance agreement with UMSL, St. Charles CC

Steven Hause, history professor emeritus
The Almanac: reviewing book on women’s history in French Third Republic

Jim Henry, associate professor of music and director of choral studies
The Meramec Montage: UMSL, Meramec musicians combine to perform symphony

Charles Hoffman, dean of the College of Business Administration
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: describing commencement speaker Thomas Schlafly

Andrew Hurley, professor of history
99% Invisible: podcast on history of mobile homes in America

Terry Jones, professor emeritus of political science
Governing: Mike Parson as Missouri’s new governor
KRCG-TV: Greitens’ political future

David Klinger, professor of criminology
PBS News Hour: police use of force in arrest of NBA player Sterling Brown

Mary Lacity, Curators’ Professor of Information Systems
Huffington Post UK: future of automation in the workplace
Irish Tech News: review of book she co-authored

Sandra Langeslag, assistant professor of psychology
TIME Health, Men’s Health and Elite Daily: research into how to get over a breakup highlighted

Dan Lauer, founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate
Entrepreneur: achieving diversity in the workplace

Janet Lauritsen, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
St. Louis Public Radio: rising temperatures and rising violent crime rates in St. Louis

Shante Lyons, educational leadership and policy studies alumnus
St. Louis American: new principal at Cardinal Ritter College Prep

Courtney McDermott, assistant teaching professor of social work
The Field Educator: article published in online scholarly journal

Sarah McFarland, communication alumna
St. Louis Business Journal: profile of divisional merchandise manager of Soft Surroundings

Richard Muma, education alumnus
Wichita State University: named provost and chief academic officer

Kathy Osborn, education alumna
St. Louis American: honored for service to KIPP St. Louis charter schools

Laurie Phillips, business alumna
St. Louis Review: UMSL Salute to Business Achievement Award recipient

Marco Pipoly, psychology alumnus
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: UMSL’s 100,000th graduate
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 100,000th graduate video interview

Clark Porter, social work alumnus
Webster Journal: ex-con guides others away from life of crime

Dennis Reagan, business alumnus
Ladue News: celebrating The Muny’s 100th season

Robert Ricklefs, Curators’ Professor of Biology
UChicago News: honorary degree recipient at University of Chicago

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor and chair of the Political Science department
Gateway Journalism Review: impact of Greitens’ tenure
Associated Press: chances of Gov. Greitens impeachment after charges dropped
Kansas City Star: investigation into Greitens’ social media usage
Kansas City Star: insight into impeachment process in Missouri
KSDK (Channel 5): analysis of Greitens resigning
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: effect of Greitens’ resignation on November elections
St. Louis Public Radio: ballot measures’ effect on voter turnout
St. Louis Public Radio: analysis of Greitens’ resignation
St. Louis Public Radio: how the parties are handling Greitens resigning
Springfield News-Leader: Greitens’ timing of ballot measures

Richard Rosenfeld, Founders Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
The Crime Report: study on rising national homicide rates in 2015-16
Vox: explaining focused deterrence
Webster Journal: the correlation between poverty and gun violence

Patricia Rosenthal, clinical professor of social work
The Field Educator: article published in online scholarly journal

Tom Santel, business alumnus
St. Louis Business Journal and St. Louis Post-Dispatch: named new executive director of Civic Progress

Michael Taylor, business alumnus
The Full Pint (Craft Beer News): appointed CEO of Green Flash Brewing

Steven Thomas, liberal studies alumnus
70 West Sentinel: given Distinguished Alumni Award at St. Charles Community College

Mark Vago, business alumnus
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: promoted to CFO of Bi-State Development

Cathy Vatterott, professor of education
The Eagle-Tribune: homework for elementary- and middle-schoolers

Chad Wheeler, business alumnus
Perryville Republic-Monitor: commencement speaker for St. Vincent High School


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