In the News: MTSU faculty share expertise on white...

In the News: MTSU faculty share expertise on white supremacists, banking, Russia, free speech, more

National media outlets recently quoted MTSU faculty experts on such topics as white supremacists, the pension crisis in Russia, the possible execution of poachers in Kenya, the effects of chlorine and upcoming elections in Mexico.

Dr. Preston MacDougall, a chemistry professor, cautioned against being afraid of chlorine because it is not well understood in an April 24 post at

Dr. Marisa Richmond, MTSU history and Women's and Gender Studies program professor (photo by H.N. James)

Dr. Marisa Richmond

MTSU marketing professor Dr. Virginia Hemby

Dr. Virginia Hemby

Dr. Preston MacDougall

Dr. Preston MacDougall

Dr.Virginia Hemby, a professor of business education, was interviewed about receiving the 2018 John Robert Gregg Award for excellence in business education in an April 25 article by the Indiana Gazette of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Marisa Richmond, an adjunct professor of history, commented on American Renaissance, a white supremacist group that has used Tennessee state parks for its meetings, in an April 29 post at

Ken Paulson, dean of the College of Media and Entertainment, reviewed the current state of news media and the First Amendment on May 7 for KCUR-FM in Kansas City, Missouri. The transcript and the audio are available here.

Dr. James Chaney

Dr. Stephen Morris

Ken Paulson, dean, College of Media and Entertainment

Ken Paulson

Drs. Stephen Morris, a professor of political science and international affairs, and James Chaney, an assistant professor of global studies and human geography, were among more than 100 American academics and civic leaders who signed a letter calling on Congress to ensure neutrality in the July 1 elections in Mexico. The letter was published May 9 by

Dr. Walker Todd, a lecturer in the Jones College of Business’ Department of Economics and Finance, explained the difference between transparency in public and private banks in the May 9 Washington Post.

Mark Montgomery, an adjunct professor of recording industry, was part of a story on his addition to the advisory board of Exactuals, a company that helps process complex payments for the entertainment industry. The story ran May 7 in the Nashville Business Journal and May 9 at

Dr. Andrei Korobkov, professor, political science and international affairs

Dr. Andrei Korobkov

Mark Montgomery, adjunct professor, recording industry

Mark Montgomery

Dr. Walker Todd, lecturer, Department of Economics and Finance, Jones College of Business

Dr. Walker Todd

Dr. Andrei Korobkov, a professor of political science and international affairs, explained how Russian President Vladimir Putin will deal with his country’s pension crisis in a May 16 interview with Radio Liberty. The transcript is available here.

A 2015 study by Dr. Stoney Brooks, an assistant professor of information systems and analytics, on the negative effects of social media usage was cited in a May 18 story by Christian Daily on the Vatican’s order to nuns to spend less time on social media.

Dr. Jeremiah Asaka, lecturer in the Department of Global Studies and Human Geography, College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Jeremiah Asaka

Dr. Stoney Brooks, assistant professor of information systems and analytics, Department of Computer Information Systems, Jones College of Business

Dr. Stoney Brooks

Dr. Jeremiah Ogonda Asaka, a lecturer in the Department of Global Studies and Human Geography, wrote a commentary opining that Kenya’s proposal to execute convicted poachers is a bad idea for a May 20 post at

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 615-631-8322 or via email at