James Madison University has the honor of employing some of the world’s foremost experts on a wide variety of topics.

Members of the Media: We hope you use this resource in your research on trending topics. Experts listed below have extensive media experience and each brings a unique perspective and expertise to their fields. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, let us know and we’ll work to help you find a source. To get in touch with an expert, contact Caitlyn Read at readcl@jmu.edu.

Faculty and staff: This is a revolving, living list. If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague for inclusion, please contact Caitlyn Read at readcl@jmu.edu

John Almarode

John Almarode
Education
Expertise: Science of Learning/Educational Neuroscience

 

Brad Barnett

Brad Barnett
 Financial Aid and Scholarships
Expertise: Financial Aid in College

Tom Benzing

Tom Benzing
Integrated Science and Technology
Expertise: Water Resources Management; Science Education

 

Chris Blake

Chris Blake
 Political Science
Expertise: Latin America, Dynamics of Corruption

Audrey Burnett portrait at her desk

Audrey Burnett
Health Sciences
Expertise: Infectious diseases, community health, health care ethics

Marty Cohen

Marty Cohen
Political Science
Expertise: Political Parties, Moral Issues in Politics

 

Art Dean

Art Dean
 Diversity
Expertise: Diversity, Access and Inclusion in Higher Education 

Pam Drake

Pam Drake
Business
Expertise: Financial Analysis, Valuation of Companies

Lenis Echterling

Lennis Echterling
Psychology
Expertise: Trauma and Disasters, Counselor Education

Jason Fink

Ray Enke
Biology
Expertise: Genomics, Molecular Biology, Vision Research, Epigenetics, Undergraduate Research

Jason Fink

Jason Fink
Business
Expertise: Stock Market, Fiduciary Rule, Energy Pricing,
Housing and Construction Markets

Hannah Robinson

Joanne Gabbin
English
Expertise: African American Literature, Black Arts Movement, Poetic response to tragedy

 

 

Hannah Robinson

Mary K. Gayne
History
Expertise:Global History of Immigration, Refugee Resettlement in Harrisonburg, VA, Engaged and Integrative Learning

 

 

Gregg Henriques

Gregg Henriques
Psychology
Expertise: Relational Process Disorders, College Student’s Mental Health Crisis

 

 

Dayna Henry

Dayna Henry
Health Sciences
Expertise: Sexual Health, Relationship Health, Preventing Sexual Assault

Rich Hilliard

Rich Hilliard
Art
Expertise: Illustration, Animation, Pop Culture

David Jones

David Jones
Political Science
Expertise: Media and Politics

Bernie Kaussler

Bernd Kaussler
Political Science
Expertise: Iran, Iran Nuclear Deal, Middle Eastern Policy,
International Security, Terrorism 

Michael Klein

Michael Klein
Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Expertise: : Medical Humanities,
Technology in Popular Culture,Technical Communication, Scientific Rhetoric 

Jaime Kurtz

Jaime Kurtz
Psychology
Expertise: Happiness, Savoring, Travel

Tim LaPira

Tim LaPira
Political Science
Expertise: American politics, specifically on Congress
interest groups and lobbying

 



Laura Leduc

Laura Leduc
Business
Expertise: Human Resources, Employment Law, Effect of Personal Traits on the Workplace


portrait of Alan Levinovitz

Alan Levinovitz
Religious Studies
Expertise: Religion and Medicine,
Religion and Science,
Classical Chinese Thought, Persuasion


Sean McCarthy

Sean McCarthy
Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Expertise: Digital Media,Humanities,English,Community Engagement

Jonathan Miles

Jonathan Miles
Integrated Science and Technology 
Expertise: Wind and Solar Energy

Cathryn Molloy

Cathryn Molloy
Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication 
Expertise: Mental health rhetorics, Feminist rhetorics, and Writing as healing.

Daniel Morales

Daniel Morales
History 
Expertise: Immigration, Latina/o History, Borderlands, Race and Ethnicity, U.S.-Latin American Relations, Modern-U.S. History

Andre Neveu

Andre Neveu
Business
Expertise: Monetary Policy, Wage Gap, Minimum Wage,
Debt and GDP, Exchange Rate Forecasts, The Federal Reserve

 

 

 

Eric Pyle

Eric Pyle
Geology and Education
Expertise: Geology, Science Education, Earth Phenomena

Jennie Rosier

Jennie Rosier
Communication Studies
Expertise: Communication in interpersonal relationships,
parent-child, attachment,
romance and love, marriage. 


Robert Roberts

Robert Roberts
Political Science
Expertise: State & Local Government, Legal Environment of Public Administration, Criminal Procedures

Ken Rutherford

Ken Rutherford
Political Science 
Expertise: International Peacekeeping, International Security, African Politics, Conventional Weapons

Julie Sanford

Julie Sanford
Nursing
Expertise: Health Policy, Global Health, Workforce Development for Nurses, Health Care for Disadvantaged or Rural Communities

John Scherpereel

John Scherpereel
Political Science
Expertise: European Union, Eastern Europe, Women in Politics

Dan Schill

Dan Schill
Communication Studies
Expertise: Media/Social Media and Politics, Campaigns, Political Stagecraft

Michael Trocchia

Michael Trocchia
Philosophy
Expertise: Philosophy of Literature and Poetry

Phil Wishon

Phil Wishon
Education
Expertise:State of Education in America,  Poverty in Schools, Diversity, Educator Preparation

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