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MTSU experts tackle debates, John Deere, disaster, coffee, NCAA

MTSU faculty and staff experts contributed their knowledge to various national media outlets recently, sounding off on presidential debates, competing heavy equipment firms, caffeine addiction and the challenge of explaining 9/11 to small children.

Dr. Justin Gardner

Dr. Justin Gardner

Dr. Larry Burriss

Dr. Larry Burriss

Dr. Larry Burriss, a journalism professor, stated his views on the town hall format in presidential debates for an article in Variety magazine. His commentary is available here.

Dr. Justin Gardner, an associate professor of agribusiness, compared farm equipment companies John Deere and Caterpillar for U.S. News and World Report. Gardner’s quotes can be accessed here.

MTSU WordmarkDr. Andrew Polk, a history professor and coordinator of history education, described how to explain the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America to schoolchildren for Raycom Media. The story can be read here.

Lisa Schrader, director of health promotion, explained how college students can know when they’re addicted to caffeine for www.more.com. Her quotes are available here.

Chris Massaro

Chris Massaro

Lisa Schrader

Lisa Schrader

Dr. Andrew Polk

Dr. Andrew Polk

MTSU Director of Athletics Chris Massaro talked about college football conference realignment in this article by the New York Times. His quotes are available 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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