In the News: MTSU experts on fraud, politics, heal...

In the News: MTSU experts on fraud, politics, healthy lifestyles

MTSU faculty and staff experts contributed their knowledge to various national media outlets recently, sounding off on the problems of workers’ compensation fraud, the tone of political jargon and how health care practitioners can take care of themselves.

William Canak, a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, explained ways that construction companies violate workers’ compensation laws for Construction Dive. The article is available here.

Tiffany Harrison, adjunct professor, Department of Human Sciences

Tiffany Harrison

Kent Syler

Kent Syler

Dr. William Canak

Dr. William Canak

Kent Syler, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, provided an analysis of words associated with presidential candidates for Raycom Media. The communications chain provides services for 62 television stations in 42 markets and 20 states. His views may be found here.

Syler also described how political rhetoric has changed since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, for U.S. News and World Report. The story is accessible here.

Tiffany Harrison, an adjunct professor in the Department of Human Sciences and a registered dietician, wrote a blog post with tips for health care professionals on how they could stay healthy and bear up under the stress of their workloads for The post is 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

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