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In the News: The Progressive Era, Russia and Ukrai...

In the News: The Progressive Era, Russia and Ukraine, domestic violence, academic freedom and more

Reporters recently turned to MTSU faculty and staff for their expertise on a variety of topics including Republican politics, academic freedom, the Russia-Ukraine crisis, “toxic masculinity” and the British government, among other subjects.


Dr. Antoinette Van Zelm, assistant director, MTSU Center for Historic Preservation

Dr. Antoinette Van Zelm

Dr. Roberta Chevrette, assistant professor, Department of Communication Studies and Organizational Communication

Dr. Roberta Chevrette

• Dr. Antoinette Van Zelm, assistant director of the Center for Historic Preservation, presented “Shaping Memory,” the sixth lecture in the “Tennessee 101: The Progressive Era” series under the auspices of the Tennessee Historical Society. The video, which was posted to YouTube Jan. 20, can be viewed here.

• Dr. Roberta Chevrette, a professor of communication studies, explained how women’s rights activists historically have been accused of emasculating men and attacking masculinity in a Feb. 15 article in The Christian Science Monitor. Her views are available here.


Dr. John Vile

Dr. John Vile

Kent Syler, assistant professor, political science

Kent Syler

• Dr. John Vile, dean of the University Honors College and a political scientist, explained how people of different political beliefs invest their patriotism in their nation’s flag in a Feb. 17 article in The Canadian Press and other news outlets. His remarks can be read here.

Vile penned a guest editorial about former Vice President Mike Pence’s duty to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. The column, which was published Feb. 17 in The Tennessean, can be accessed here.

Kent Syler, a professor of political science and international relations, explained why Nashville is in contention to host the 2024 Republican National Convention in a Feb. 18 article in The New York Times. His analysis is available here.


Tommy Roberts, MTSU Police detective (Screen capture from WKRN-TV)

Tommy Roberts

Dr. Mark Doyle, history professor

Dr. Mark Doyle

Tommy Roberts, a detective with University Police, discussed his role as a specialist in domestic violence cases in a Feb. 18 report by WKRN-TV in Nashville. His comments can be accessed here.

• Dr. Mark Doyle, a professor of history, explained the differences between the British system of government and the American system of government in a Feb. 18 article at www.howstuffworks.com. His remarks can be read here.


Dr. Daniel Smith, director of the Political Economy Research Institute; associate professor in Economics and Finance

Dr. Daniel Smith

Dr. Andrei Korobkov, professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations

Dr. Andrei Korobkov

• Dr. Daniel Smith, director of the Political Economy Research Institute and a professor of economics, co-wrote a guest column denouncing government interference with academic freedom. The editorial was published Feb. 18 in The Tennessean and is available here.

• Dr. Andrei Korobkov, a professor of political science and international relations, participated in a panel discussion titled “Russia-Ukraine Crisis and the Fear of War: Rhetoric or Reality?” under the auspices of The Peninsula Foundation. The video, which was streamed live on Feb. 19 and was posted to YouTube, can be seen here.


Dr. Vincent Windrow

Dr. Vincent Windrow

Ken Paulson, director, Free Speech Center at MTSU, College of Media and Entertainment

Ken Paulson

•Dr. Vincent Windrow, associate vice provost for student success, penned a guest editorial on what he would like to see happen at MTSU after he retires. The column, which was published Feb. 22 in the Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro, can be read here.

Ken Paulson, director of the Free Speech Center, remembered former colleague Nick White, who worked for Florida Today during Paulson’s years at USA Today, in a Feb. 23 Florida Today column. His comments can be accessed here.

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 Tennessee State Historian, and Dr. Mary Evins, research historian and coordinator of the American Democracy Project, delivered the final presentation in the “Tennessee 101: The Progressive Era” series of lectures. The video, titled “Changing Perceptions,” was posted to YouTube Feb. 23 by the Tennessee Historical Society and can be seen here.

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 615-631-8322 or via email at gina.logue@mtsu.edu.

— Gina K. Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)

 

 


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