West Virginia University experts are available to media members for expert comment on topics that affect state residents, both in response to the State of the State document and throughout the 2022 legislative session.
Danny Twilley: Assistant dean, Brad and Alys Smit Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative. Talent attraction and retention, outdoor community development, outdoor recreation asset development, business development, workforce development. firstname.lastname@example.org
William Franko: Assistant professor, political science. Causes and consequences of political and economic inequality. 304-293-3811; email@example.com
Heather Stephens: Assistant professor of resource economics and management. Effect of policies across regions, energy, environmental and regional economics. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erin McHenry-Sorber: Associate professor, education. West Virginia’s educator shortage, educational policy, rural schools and communities. 304-293-2090; email@example.com
Matthew Campbell: Associate professor, education. Teacher recruitment and retention, teacher education and development. 304-293-4714; firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrie Rishel: Director, professor, Rural Integrated Behavioral Health Training Program. Mental health, social work. 304-293-6377; email@example.com
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Dr. Judith Feinberg: Professor, infectious diseases. Substance misuse, harm reduction, opioid overdose. Cassie Thomas is the contact for Dr. Feinberg. 304-293-5255; firstname.lastname@example.org
Frankie Tack: Clinical assistant professor, mental health and addiction studies. Effects of opioid addicted parents on public school students and the additional skills and resources classroom teachers need. 304-293-5703; email@example.com
Dr. Thomas Bias: Associate professor, health policy, management and leadership. State and local public health policy, policy evaluation. Nikky Luna is the contact for Dr. Bias. 304-293-1699; firstname.lastname@example.org
Valarie Blake: Professor, health care law. Intersections between health care delivery and ethics along with how increasing state and federal regulation of health care financing and delivery will impact chronic disease, health insurance and professionalism in medicine. 814-243-7813; email@example.com
Dr. Lisa Costello: Assistant professor, pediatric medicine. Pediatric immunizations. Cassie Thomas is the contact for Dr. Martinez. 304-293-3412; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ivan Martinez: Associate professor, microbiology, immunology, cell biology. Immunology. Cassie Thomas is the contact for Dr. Martinez. 304-293-3412; email@example.com
LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY
James Van Nostrand: Professor, College of Law. Energy and regulated industries, environmental law, emissions trading, administrative law. 304-777-6050; firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick McGinley: Professor, College of Law. Environmental, administrative, land use and natural resources, constitutional law and environmental justice. 304-552-2631; email@example.com
Samuel Workman: Director, professor, Institute for Policy Research and Public Affairs. Policy research, public affairs. 304-293-4611; firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Plein: Professor, public administration. Public policy formation and implementation, effects of welfare reform and state health policy. 304-293-7974; email@example.com
Karen Kunz: Associate professor, public administration. Public administration, public budgeting, economic fiscal policy, political economy, financial markets regulation. 304-293-7972; firstname.lastname@example.org
John Kilwein Associate professor, political science. Judicial politics, public law, public policy. 304-293-9576; email@example.com
Hota GangaRao: Wadsworth Professor, Director Constructed Facilities Center. Infrastructure, bridges. 304-293-9986; firstname.lastname@example.org
David Martinelli: Professor, Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Infrastructure management, transportation planning. 304-293-9936; email@example.com
West Virginia University experts can provide commentary, insights and opinions on various news topics. Search for an expert by name, title, area of expertise, or college/school/department in the Experts Database at WVU Today.
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