In the News: MTSU faculty, staff tackle civility, ...

In the News: MTSU faculty, staff tackle civility, politics, academic advising

Politics, college advising and liberal arts dominate the latest spate of MTSU faculty expressions in national and international media.

Dr. Mary Evins, a history professor and director of the American Democracy Project, commented on the increase of incivility in political discourse for the Associated Press. The story is available here. At least 18 newspapers affiliated with the wire service published the story.

Dr. Mary A. Evins

Dr. Mary A. Evins

Dr. Andrei Korobkov

Dr. Andrei Korobkov

MTSU WordmarkDr. Andrei Korobkov, a professor of political science, opined on the similarities between the United States political scene and the Soviet Union’s political scene at the end of Perestroika for His views are available here.

Leonid Bershidsky quoted Korobkov in an article titled “President Trump’s Boris Yeltsin Moment” published Feb. 15, 2017, by That article can been seen here.

Korobkov also penned an opinion piece for titled “Trump’s First Days in Office Aggravate Political Crisis in the U.S.” that was published Feb. 2, 2017. It can be accessed here.

Matthew Hibdon

Matthew Hibdon

Lucy Langworthy, academic adviser

Lucy Langworthy

Russia Direct published another Korobkov essay titled “Why Trump Backtracks On His Russia Policy” March 14, 2017. That essay can be accessed here.

Matthew Hibdon, an adviser for the College of Liberal Arts, penned a blog entry for Educause Review titled “The Tools of Academic Advisors and Superheroes.” The entry was published Feb. 8, 2017, and can be viewed here.

Dr. Lucy Langworthy, manager of the College of Liberal Arts’ advising office, wrote an article titled “The Liberal Arts: Always a Story to Tell” for Educause Review’s blog. It was published Feb. 22, 2017, and is available here.

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