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

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

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

Gregg Henriques

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

 

 

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 

Jaime Kurtz

Jaime Kurtz
Psychology
Expertise: Happiness, Savoring, Travel

Laura Leduc

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


Jonathan Miles

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

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

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

Shanil Virani

Shanil Virani
Physics and Astronomy
Expertise: Science Education, Science Trends, Space, STEM

Phil Wishon

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

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