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 Amy Fowler-Dawson, Associate Director, University Communications and Marketing, at 618/453-2544 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
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.
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.
Health education assistant professor, Department of Health Education and Recreation, College of Education and Human Services
Expertise: Health education and public health
Phone: 618/453-1862 or 618/453-2777
Recreation senior lecturer, Department of Health Education and Recreation, 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.
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
Professor, Department of Zoology
Expertise: Ecology of streams and wetland systems, and animals living in them. His research focuses on the role of consumer groups, particularly invertebrates, in ecosystem function. Special interest in the effects of disturbance on aquatic invertebrate communities and ecosystem function, as well as the role of invertebrates in recovery of ecosystem processes following disturbance.
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.
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