Media Coverage: June 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

Lauren Arthur, education alumna
KCUR: running for state senate seat

Warner Baxter, business alumnus
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Business Insider and Energy News Network: this year’s Ameren Accelerator class

Michael Block, former UMSL student/Tritons golfer
KMOX: qualified for PGA Championship at Bellerive

Steven Bostic, history alumnus
The Call: helping high school students with archaeological dig

Jim Breaugh, professor of management
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: effect of workplaces with less administrative oversight

Steven Bruce, associate professor of psychology and director of the Center for Trauma Recovery
St. Louis Magazine: discussion about post-traumatic stress disorder

Alan Byrd, vice provost for enrollment management
St. Louis American: St. Louis designated ‘Talent Hub’ by Lumina Foundation
St. Louis American: how Talent Hub funding will be used by area colleges

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

Carlos Diaz-Granados, education alumnus
University City Patch: dissertation work on segregation in University City

Fred Fausz, emeritus associate professor of history
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: items from his collection featured in new Gateway Arch museum

Timothy Gearin, nursing alumnus
St. Louis Business Journal: named to executive committee at Armstrong Teasdale law firm

Tom George, chancellor
KMIZ-TV: UM System Precision Medicine Summit

Sophie Grus, history alumna
Rome Sentinel: 2018 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum intern

Karl Guenther, community development specialist at the Public Policy Research Center
KTVI (Channel 2) and KTRS AM: named to St. Louis County Affordable Housing Trust Fund Task Force

Roberta Harrison, nursing alumna
AdVantage and RiverBender: named new associate dean at SIU-Edwardsville nursing school

Todd Hughes, engineering alumnus
FloValley News: named new director of public works in Florissant, Missouri

Denise Johnson, criminal justice alumna
St. Louis American: named new city administrator for the city of Northwoods, Missouri

Terry Jones, professor emeritus of political science
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: book on municipalities in St. Louis area quoted

David Kimball, professor of political science
The Wall Street Journal and Reason: insight into Maine’s new ranked-choice voting system
Pew Charitable Trusts Blog: ranked-choice voting appears to be making a comeback

David Klinger, professor of criminology
Greensboro News & Record: police handling investigations into officer-involved shootings
Vox: constitutional justification for police to use possible deadly force

Sandra Langeslag, assistant professor of psychology
The Daily Mail, San Jose Mercury News, New Zealand Herald, Psychology Today, Business Insider, BPS Research Digest, Bustle, HelloGiggles, Yahoo7 , Her, Newshub and ZME Science: research into how to get over a breakup highlighted

Dan Lauer, founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate
Entrepreneur: tips for expanding entrepreneurial networks
Business Insider: announcing this year’s Ameren Accelerator class channeling the entrepreneurial mindset in established businesses

Richard Middleton, associate professor of political science
KSDK (Channel 5): analysis of Supreme Court upholding travel ban

Patty Parker, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Zoological Studies
UW (Washington) News, Tech Explorist, Futurity and research into determining the sex of Galapagos penguins

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor and chair of the Political Science department
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Sen. Claire McCaskill’s personal wealth as an issue in November
Kansas City Star: national money pouring into Missouri’s “Right to Work” ballot initiative

Richard Rosenfeld, Founders Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
U.S. News & World Report, Raw Story and The Grio: analysis of data on police stopping motorists in Missouri
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: the rate of homicides solved in St. Louis
Springfield News-Leader: flaws in “best places to live” online city rankings

Sofi Seck, business alumna
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: using her business, Expedition Subsahara, to fund a school in Senegal

James Shuls, assistant professor of education and graduate program director of educational leadership and policy studies
Baltimore Sun: analysis of spending and results in Maryland public school system
CityBizList: report on Maryland schools spending recommendations quoted

Jeff Sippel, professor of art
KTVI (Channel 2): promoting Piece of Paper art exhibition

Audra Smith, nursing alumna
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: employment opportunities during the economic recovery

MK Stallings, sociology alumnus
Riverfront Times: executive director of UrbArts organization and gallery

Tiawana Thompson, liberal studies alumna
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: employment opportunities during the economic recovery

Cathy Vatterott, professor of education
Portland Press Herald: lessening impact of grades in college applications

Anne Winkler, professor of economics and public policy administration and chair of the Department of Economics
MarketWatch: dwindling career opportunities for new mothers


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