Faculty, Staff Experts
These experts are available for on-air interviews. Uplink capabilities are provided by SIU Carbondale’s public television station, WSIU. To make arrangements, please contact Pete Rosenbery, Assistant Director, Communications and Marketing, at 618/453-1439 or via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate professor, Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition
Expertise: Nutrition and metabolism, obesity and disorders/diseases related to it, functional foods, sports nutrition
Phone: 618/453-1760; 765/490-8897
Professor, Department of Agribusiness Economics
Expertise: Global agricultural trade, global food system, political economy of international agricultural trade negotiations, WTO trade talks
Professor, Department of Forestry
Expertise: Forest fires, natural resource management, forest measurements, dendrochronology (tree rings), ecological restoration
Associate Professor, Anthropology & Center for Archaeological Investigations
Expertise: Archaeology, Southern Illinois History
Gregory A. Lee professor, Department of Management, College of Business
Expertise: Human resources and organizational behavior issues, including motivation, team performance, ethical issues in management, gender leadership differences and personality.
Expertise: Photography, Academic Administration (I'm a former Dean and Chairperson), Shawnee National Forest
Center for Archaeological Investigations
Expertise: Prehistoric Archaeology, Contract Archaeology, Native Americans, Cahokia Mounds, Kincaid Mounds, Archaeology of Southern Illinois
Expertise: Computer Science
Curriculum and Instruction
Expertise: Research on training "intuitive" expertise. Consult with Major League Baseball and college baseball teams on training the perceptual component of batting, aka, Pitch Recognition. Applications of sports research to military, law enforcement, emergency response.
Director of Debate, Communication Studies
Expertise: Political debate analysis, effective argument preparation and style
Professor and chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of Center for Embedded Systems
Expertise: Automation and embedded systems with emphasis on temporal verification and validation, delay testing, and timing analysis.
Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
Expertise: Earthquake and Geohazard Education and Outreach, STEM Education, Science Assessment, Applied Geophysics, Ground-penetrating Radar, Trail of Tears.
Public Health and Health Education assistant professor, Department of Public Health and Recreation Professions, College of Education and Human Services
Expertise: Health education and public health
Phone: 618/453-1862 or 618/453-2777
Recreation senior lecturer, and Recreation Professions undergraduate/graduate program director, Department of Public Health and Recreation Professions, College of Education and Human Services
Expertise: Planning and design of recreational facilities, facilitating therapeutic and inclusive programs for people with disabilities, training and development of leisure services employees and factors affecting employee retention.
Phone: 618/453-1860 or 618/453-2777
Cindy G. Buys
Professor, SIU School of Law
Expertise: Immigration law, International law.
Professor, School of Journalism
Expertise: Law, media law, the U.S. Supreme Court and journalism ethics.
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
Expertise: Constructed & Invented Languages, Teaching Linguistics, Games and Pedagogy, Linguistics and Space Exploration, Language Policy.
Associate Professor, School of Medicine
Expertise: Human Trafficking, Problem-Based Learning
Professor, School of Music
Expertise: Orchestral Music, Classical Music, Fundraising and Marketing for not-for-profit organizations, Oboe, Operas of Mozart, Verdi and Puccini, Transcriptions for wind instruments, American art music, Chamber music
Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
Expertise: Illinois Politics, National Politics, Statesmanship, Leadership
Expertise: Illinois Politics, Government and Public Policy, Public opinion and political parties, especially presidential selection, primaries, and national conventions. State and local government, generically, as well as Illinois and Southern Illinois.
J. Tobin Grant
Professor, Department of Political Science
Expertise: Religion and politics, First Amendment issues, campaign finance
Professor, Department of Sociology
Expertise: American religion, religion and politics, religion and family/sexuality, religion and ethnicity, public opinion
Saluki Success Program
Assistant Professor of Practice, Saluki Success Program
Expertise: First Year Transition Courses at SIUC campus, How to Navigate Graduate School, Anthropology
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and director of the Fermentation Science Institute
Expertise: Research concentrates on the application of analytical chemistry to solve complex chemical problems with an emphasis in the area of molecular spectroscopy. He also directs collaborative efforts in researching the arts of brewers, vintners and distillers for tomorrow’s industry.
Touch of Nature
Expertise: Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Recreation Industry and Tourism
Michael B. Behrman
Department chair, Automotive Technology
Expertise: General automotive industry; for more specific experts, can find some among instructors.
Associate Professor, Aviation Management and Flight
Expertise: General Aviation, Air Traffic Control
Michael F. Robertson
Associate professor, Aviation Management and Flight
Expertise: Safety-related issues, accidents and human factors issues
Phone: 618/925-3589 (cell)
Jose R. Ruiz
Professor, Aviation Management and Flight
Expertise: Aviation safety, aviation education, aviation career development, aviation management, and general aviation