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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


American Studies

Hall Center for the Humanities



Architecture, Design and Planning

Honors Program

Art History

Humanities & Western Civilization


Indigenous Studies

Biology (Undergraduate & Human)


Bioscience and Technology Business Center

Kansas African Studies Center



Center for East Asian Studies


Center for Global & International Studies


Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Life Span Institute

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies




Child psychology

Molecular Biosciences


Museum Studies



Communication Studies




Dole Institute of Politics

Physics & Astronomy

East Asian Languages & Cultures

Political Science

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology



Religious Studies


School of Public Affairs & Administration


Slavic Languages & Literature


Social Welfare

Environmental Studies


Film & Media Studies

Spanish & Portuguese

French & Italian

Spencer Museum




Visual Art


Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Germanic Languages & Literature


Matt Menzenski, a graduate student in Slavic languages & literatures, took this photo during President Obama’s speech at KU Thursday. Menzenski says he was struck by how relaxed the president was in his delivery. He missed a chance to hear former President Bill Clinton speak in his hometown in 2004, but finally got to see a sitting president this week at KU. “The opportunity to hear the president speak is just one of many great opportunities I've had at KU. So many interesting talks and events happen here all the time. I try to attend at least one a week-- it's never hard to find something interesting to go to.” Tags: University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences KU School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures KU Dept of Slavic Languages - Friends & Alumni Barack Obama The White House #exploreKU #POTUSatKU

Explore KU: The Bells of Mount Oread KU’s Campanile, a 120-foot-tall timepiece that tolls automatically on the hour and quarter-hour, not only sounded in the 2015 New Year at midnight with 12 mighty gongs, but also regularly rings up memories for many Jayhawks – the 277 faculty and students who gave their lives during World War II, the graduates who walk through its doors at commencement, and aspiring students who have strolled through the Lawrence campus. (See http://bit.ly/1xjjwJj). For nearly 60 years, KU’s 53-bell carillon has been tolling the sounds of peace and serenity across Mount Oread since it was installed in June 1955 inside the landmark World War II Memorial Campanile, which was dedicated in 1951. (See http://bit.ly/1BoL9jv) The carillon is also a four-octave musical instrument, which is played with a giant keyboard and foot pedals. University Carillonneur Elizabeth Egber-Berghout (http://bit.ly/14fiBPl), associate professor of carillon and organ, climbs 77 steps up a spiral staircase in the bell tower to perform recitals several times a month.

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