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In the News: MTSU faculty voice views on breastfee...

In the News: MTSU faculty voice views on breastfeeding, Tennessee politics, Donald Trump and more

MTSU experts recently provided facts and perspectives to national media outlets in recent articles on Nigerian youth, breastfeeding, Tennessee politics, the analysis of soldiers’ remains, covering President Trump and Trump’s European policy, among other topics.

Dr. Sesan Kim Sokoya, associate dean for graduate and executive education in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business

Dr. Sesan Kim Sokoya

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

Dr. Andrei Korobkov

Dr. Sesan Kim Sokoya, associate dean for graduate and executive education in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business and a marketing professor, commented on the need for Nigeria’s young people to receive better training for a July 27 article at www.naija.ng. His comments are available here.

Dr. Andrei Korobkov, a professor of political science and international affairs, analyzed President Donald Trump’s European policy in a July 30 article he wrote for www.valdaiclub.com. His views can be accessed here.

Dr. Katie Foss, an assistant professor of journalism, explained the so-called “pink tax,” an additional charge on products used by both women and men, in a July 30 report on Nashville television station WSMV. The video and transcript can be found here.

Dr. Yang-seung Jeong, assistant professor, biology

Dr. Yang-seung Jeong

Dr. Katie Foss, associate professor of media studies in MTSU's School of Journalism

Dr. Katie Foss

Foss also penned an editorial on cultural pressure against breastfeeding that Tribune News Services published Aug. 2. That editorial can be read here.

Dr. Yang-seung Jeong, an assistant professor of biology, talked about the identification of U.S. soldiers’ remains retrieved from North Korea in an Aug. 1 article by Agence France-Presse. The discussion can be accessed here.

Kent Syler, a professor of political science and international affairs, noted the absence of gender identity rhetoric by Republican women candidates in Tennessee in an Aug. 2 story for www.vox.com. His comments are available here.

Kent Syler, assistant professor, political science

Kent Syler

Dr. John Haffner, associate professor of horse science

Dr. John Haffner

Syler also analyzed Tennessee’s political primary election results Aug. 2 on Nashville television station WSMV. The video may be seen here.

Dr. John Haffner, a veterinarian and associate professor of horse science, commented on freezing pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction test samples for horses in an Aug. 7 article at www.thehorse.com. His views are available here.

Dr. Jason Martin, associate dean of the James E. Walker Library, conducted a podcast titled “Setting the Emotional Tone: Managing Emotional Culture in the Library” Aug. 8 for the American Library Association. The text he used for www.ala.org can be accessed here.

Ken Paulson, dean, College of Media and Entertainment

Ken Paulson

Dr. Jason Martin, associate dean of James E. Walker Library

Dr. Jason Martin

Ken Paulson, dean of the College of Media and Entertainment, expressed the importance of diligence by journalists who cover Donald Trump for an Aug. 16 article for www.journal.com.ph. That article can be read 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 615-898-5081 or via email at gina.logue@mtsu.edu.


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