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The University of Kansas is home to faculty members who are leaders in their fields and are eager to share their expertise with media outlets around the world. Our public affairs officers can help match reporters with faculty experts, including in the topics listed below.

If a topic of interest does not appear on the list, please contact Erinn Barcomb-Peterson, director of news and media relations, who can assist in identifying the appropriate faculty member(s).

African & African-American Studies

Gerontology

American Studies

Hall Center for the Humanities

Anthropology

History

Architecture, Design and Planning

Honors Program

Art History

Humanities & Western Civilization

Bioinformatics

Indigenous Studies

Biology (Undergraduate & Human)

Journalism

Bioscience and Technology Business Center

Kansas African Studies Center

Business

KPR/Audio-Reader

Center for East Asian Studies

Law

Center for Global & International Studies

Libraries

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Life Span Institute

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Linguistics

Chemistry

Mathematics

Child psychology

Molecular Biosciences

Classics

Museum Studies

Commercialization

Music

Communication Studies

Pharmacy

Dance

Philosophy

Dole Institute of Politics

Physics & Astronomy

East Asian Languages & Cultures

Political Science

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Psychology

Economics

Religious Studies

Education

School of Public Affairs & Administration

Engineering

Slavic Languages & Literature

English

Social Welfare

Environmental Studies

Sociology

Film & Media Studies

Spanish & Portuguese

French & Italian

Spencer Museum

Genetics

Theatre

Geography

Visual Art

Geology

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Germanic Languages & Literature

 


Jaclyn Carpenter, a junior studying American Studies, took a moment after finishing her finals to wander around Marvin Grove — know the feeling? But Jaclyn told us her semester was a good one. Her favorite class this year? Jewish American Literature, "because professor Cheryl Lester really knows how to engage with her classes." This made us want to know: What was your favorite class and why? Jaclyn added some advice: “You're only on this campus for four years, so take any free time you have to explore all the unique wonders it has." We love that idea, Jaclyn. #exploreKU

RT @funky _melanie: @KUnews Best moment of 2014? Walking down the Hill! Absolutely unforgettable. #alumni #RockChalk http://t.co/GBFpayPKwn
Curiosity sparks KU paleontologist Chris Beard’s quest for man’s ancient cousins When he’s not scrutinizing ancient primate fossils in his KU lab, world-renowned paleontologist Chris Beard (http://bit.ly/1w3TQSj) is out stalking human evolutionary ancestors in remote corners of Libya, Turkey, China, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Egypt, Tunisia, or Kenya. Beard, who came to KU as a Foundation Distinguished Professor, has a passion for being out in the middle of nowhere and making a discovery — “There’s nothing better than that. It’s fabulous.”


Internationally recognized programs
Millions in grants and contracts for research
Generous financial support for students
Research projects that stretch to Antarctica, Greenland, and numerous points in between
Birthplace and home of Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology
A thriving field program that sends undergraduate and graduate students throughout the world
Industry recruiters who visit annually to hire KU Geology's graduating students