In the News: MTSU experts weigh in on obscenity, n...

In the News: MTSU experts weigh in on obscenity, nutrition, more

MTSU personnel’s academic and administrative expertise recently has featured prominently on national and regional platforms.

Dr. Bob Pondillo

Bill Fletcher

On Aug. 15, Dr. Bob Pondillo, a professor in the Department of Electronic Media Communication, commented on definitions of obscenity in the mass media for a story by the Associated Press. The article was run by more than 30 news agencies, including ABC News, National Public Radio, the Huffington Post and the Detroit Free Press. One of the articles is available at

Bill Fletcher, director of MTSU’s Career Development Center, weighed in on ways to tap into the hidden job market for an Aug. 21 story on, a website that provides information “for college students, grads and recent graduates who are seeking employment, continuing education and business opportunities.” It can be accessed at

Dr. Stephen Wright

Dr. Janet Colson

Dr. Stephen Wright, a professor of biology, reviewed an article for on myths about ticks for scientific accuracy. It was posted on Sept. 9 and is available at

Dr. Janet Colson, a professor in the Department of Human Sciences and a registered dietitian, commented on the importance of bacteria in the digestive system for a story in the September 2013 edition of Today’s Dietitian magazine. Read it 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 via email at