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In the News: MTSU faculty tackle topics from extre...

In the News: MTSU faculty tackle topics from extremists to history to science

National media outlets relied on MTSU experts for facts and perspectives in recent articles on racial discrimination, the Federal Reserve System, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the Scopes monkey trial, extremists in the military, and rotting fish.

Pierre Vincent, lecturer, communications studies

Pierre Vincent

Pierre Vincent, a lecturer in communication studies, recalled patterns of racial discrimination at the Community College of Philadelphia for a May 25 post at www.diverseeducation.com.

Dr. William Compton, adjunct professor, psychology

Dr. William Compton

Dr. William “Bill” Compton, professor emeritus and adjunct professor of psychology in the College of Graduate Studies, commented on misconceptions about human motivation for a May 25 story at www.workplaceinsight.net.

Dr. Carter F. Smith, a lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice Administration, stated in the June 4 issue of the Tampa Bay Times that a tattoo database would be a useless way to determine which members of the military are extremists. You can read the story here.

Dr. Preston MacDougall of the Department of Chemistry explained how escaping gases from rotting fish can cause an explosion for a June 4 post at www.livescience.com.

Dr. Sekou Franklin, associate professor of political science and international relations

Dr. Sekou Franklin

Dr. Preston J. MacDougall, Department of Chemistry

Dr. Preston MacDougall

Dr. Carter Smith, lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice

Dr. Carter F. Smith

Dr. Sekou Franklin, an associate professor of political science and international relations, commented on the negative impact of gentrification on north Nashville in a story for the June 7 edition of the Nashville Scene.

Dr. Lisa Sheehan-Smith, a professor of nutrition and food science, talked about being a competitive figure skater at age 59 for a June 9 post at www.espnw.com.

Dr. Lisa Sheehan-Smith, a professor of nutrition and food science in MTSU's Department of Human Sciences and a registered dietician.

Dr. Lisa Sheehan-Smith

Dr. Carroll Van West, director, Center for Historic Preservation

Dr. Carroll Van West

Dr. Carroll Van West, director of the Center for Historic Preservation and the Tennessee State Historian, previewed the opening of the newly renovated Scopes monkey trial museum in Rhea County for a June 11 report on Chattanooga television station WTVC.

Dr. June Hall McCash, professor emerita and founding director of the University Honors Program, explained the Federal Reserve’s origins in Jekyll Island, Georgia, in a June 11 story for Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Dr. Mary Farone, a professor in the Department of Biology, discussed antibiotic-resistant bacteria in health care settings for a June 14 post at www.livescience.com.

Dr. Mary Farone, biology professor

Dr. Mary Farone

Dr. June Hall McCash, professor emerita

Dr. June Hall McCash

Reporters seeking expertise from MTSU personnel, as well as members of the campus community with expertise for media, may contact Gina Logue in the Office of News and Media Relations at 615-898-5081 or via email at gina.logue@mtsu.edu.

— MTSU News and Media Relations (news@mtsu.edu)


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