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.
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. 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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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