IU experts are ready to talk about COVID-19

Efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus are affecting people and systems all over the U.S. and around the world. IU researchers, scientists and clinicians are available to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on a wide range of topics, including our physical and mental health, the economy, social distancing, politics, and globalization.

This list will be updated as we identify more experts on related topics.


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Business and the economy

Elizabeth Malatestinic | Business strategy | Expert bio

Elizabeth Malatestinic, a senior lecturer in human resource management in the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI, can discuss how employers can protect employees who are sick but unable to work from home, and how to keep workers engaged and combat feelings of isolation when they are remote.

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


M. Kim Saxton | Business strategy | Experts page

M. Kim Saxton, a clinical professor of marketing in the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI, can discuss business and marketing strategies as they pertain to weathering the COVID-19 storm. She can also talk about startup marketing strategy and what types of information owners and investors should know.

Contact info: 317-274-0167, mksaxton@iupui.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Todd Saxton | Business strategy | Experts page

Todd Saxton is an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship in the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI who can discuss business strategy in the wake of COVID-19, such as how businesses can stay afloat/emerge stronger and what types of information they should know. He can also talk about what startup owners and investors need to know about strategy and funding.

Contact info: 317-274-3349, tsaxton@iupui.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Helen Colby | Consumer behavior | Experts page

Helen Colby, an assistant professor of marketing in the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI, can discuss changes in consumer behavior due to COVID-19 and how marketers can effectively communicate to customers during the crisis. She can answer questions like "Why did so many people rush to get toilet paper?" and "How much do people value the actions businesses are taking to protect workers?" and "What is impacting people's willingness to comply with stay-at-home orders?"

Contact info: 317-278-5215, hcolby@iu.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Jon Quinn | Consumer behavior | Tipsheet

Jon Quinn, a senior marketing executive and university lecturer in the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington, can discuss why consumers are "panic buying" and hoarding and how changes in consumption reflect our instinctive behaviors of self-preservation. Quinn can also offer tips for retailers and consumers to help mitigate the effects of this type of consumption.

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Kyle Anderson | Economic impact | Experts page

Kyle Anderson is a clinical assistant professor of business economics in the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI who is available to discuss the economic impact of COVID-19, the impact of a possible recession and the economic impact of stimulus checks.

Contact info: 317-274-0150, kyjander@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Ryan Brewer | Economic impact | Tipsheet

Ryan Brewer is an associate professor of finance at IUPUI/IUPUC. He is available to discuss finance, capital markets and derivatives for business and economics. Brewer is active in valuation consulting, focusing in the areas of economic forecasting, economic damages and more.

Contact info: 812-348-7253, rybrewer@iupuc.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


R. Andrew Butters | Economic impact | Newswise pitch

R. Andrew Butters is available to comment on the potential economic impact of COVID-19. Butters is an assistant professor of business economics and public policy at the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington.

Contact info: 630-699-4868, rabutter@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Phil Powell | Economic impact | Tipsheet

Phil Powell, a clinical associate professor of business economics and public policy in the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI, can comment on how coronavirus fears and consumer behavioral changes could cause a recession, how the economy will bounce back, and when normalcy may return to the economy and the markets. He can also speak to the economic impact of cancellations.

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Carol Rogers | Economic impact | Tipsheet

Carol Rogers is co-director and chief information officer of the IU Kelley School of Business' Indiana Business Research Center at IUPUI, directing its information systems and services. She also serves as the governor's census liaison. She can discuss the census, population, demographics and the Indiana economy as they relate to COVID-19.

Contact info: 317-274-2205, rogersc@iu.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Timothy Slaper | Economic impact | Tipsheet

Timothy Slaper is the research director at the Kelley School of Business' Indiana Business Research Center at IU Bloomington. He is available to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on industries and workforces, economic development, trade and foreign investment. Slaper leads a team in analyzing all of these topics and more at the center. He can also speak to the impact on the Indiana economy.

Contact info: 812-855-7475, tslaper@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Todd Roberson | Financial markets | Tipsheet

Todd Roberson, a senior lecturer in finance in the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI, can discuss changes to financial markets, including stock markets, bond markets, interest rates and Fed policy changes. He can also share his perspective on what the changing market conditions mean for investors and how they can respond.

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Galen Clavio | Sports industry | Newswise pitch

Galen Clavio is the head of the Sports Media program at IU Bloomington and director of the National Sports Journalism Center. He can comment on the use of electronic media by sports fans, media and sports organizations as well as the changing sports media landscape during the coronavirus outbreak.

Contact info: 812-855-3367, gclavio2@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


David Pierce | Sports industry | Tipsheet

David Pierce is director of the IUPUI Sports Innovation Institute and an associate professor of sports management in the Department of Tourism, Event and Sport Management at IUPUI. An expert in sport sales, he can discuss the impact of COVID-19-related cancellations on the sports industry.

Contact info: 317-278-1645, dpierce3@iupui.edu

Media contact: Andrea Zeek, 317-278-1703, anzeek@iu.edu


Amrou Awaysheh | Supply chains | Experts page

Amrou Awaysheh is an assistant professor of operations management in the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI who can discuss supply chain implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as how supply chains may deal with changing products or vendors and inefficiencies due to swings in inventory related to consumer demand changes (the bullwhip effect).

Contact info: 317-274-0955, awaysheh@iu.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Barbara Flynn | Supply chains | Experts page

Barb Flynn, the Richard M. and Myra Louise Buskirk Professor of Manufacturing Management in the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI, can discuss the importance of knowing a supply chain and its structure. She can speak to what businesses can do to keep their suppliers loyal through the aftermath of COVID-19 and how supply chains can be prepared to work better the next time there is a global crisis.

Contact info: 317-278-8586, bbflynn@iupui.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Mohan Tatikonda | Supply chains | Tipsheet

Mohan Tatikonda, a professor of operations management in the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI, can discuss the coronavirus's disruption to supply chains across the world and how long they can remain resilient. He can also explain why increased telecommuting will cause demand issues as consumers need fewer products and services in certain categories, such as gasoline.

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Evan Jordan | Travel and tourism | Newswise pitch

Evan Jordan is available to comment on how the novel coronavirus is affecting tourism and travel, and how people can visit places around the world virtually while social distancing. Jordan is an assistant professor in the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington's Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies.

Contact info: 269-830-8302, ejjordan@iu.edu

Media contact: Andrea Zeek, 317-278-1703, anzeek@iu.edu

Health and medicine

Jon Agley | Addiction and recovery | Tipsheet

Jon Agley is deputy director of research at Prevention Insights, an addiction research center based at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington. He can discuss how self-isolating to stop the spread of COVID-19 is affecting people who struggle with addiction, as well as their ability to access treatment.

Contact info: jagley@indiana.edu

Media contact: Andrea Zeek, 317-278-1703, anzeek@iu.edu


Peter Finn | Addiction and recovery | Tipsheet

Peter Finn specializes in clinical science; biology, behavior and neuroscience; and neural science. His research focuses on cognitive and motivational processes in substance abuse, working memory and self-regulation, and disinhibitory processes in personality. He is the head of IU Bloomington's Biobehavioral Alcohol Research Laboratory and a professor of psychological and brain sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Contact info: 812-855-9548, finnp@indiana.edu

Media contact: Darrin Pack, 414-870-2653, darpack@iu.edu


Christopher Clark | Clinical care | Tipsheet

Dr. Christopher Clark, a visiting lecturer at the IU School of Optometry, co-authored a recent journal article describing how conjunctivitis can be an early symptom of COVID-19 and steps that eye-care professionals can take to protect themselves and their patients.

Contact info: 812-606-2374, cac2@indiana.edu

Media contact: Darrin Pack, 414-870-2653, darpack@iu.edu


Harvey Weingarten | Clinical care | Newswise pitch

Dr. Harvey Weingarten is an assistant clinical professor and associate dean of clinical affairs at the IU School of Dentistry and the owner of a private dental practice operating in South Bend, Indiana, for the past 40 years. He is available to discuss how dental practices can move forward in reopening their businesses while also maintaining the safety of their staff and patients.

Contact info: 317-274-5502, hweingar@iu.edu

Media contact: Kevin Fryling, 812-856-2988, kfryling@iu.edu


Katharine Head | Health communications | Expert bio

Katharine Head is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Her research focuses on health communication, and she is available to discuss the importance of clear health communication during a pandemic.

Contact info: 317-278-3760, headkj@iupui.edu

Media contact: Andrea Zeek, 317-278-1703, anzeek@iu.edu


Cole Beeler | Infectious disease | Tipsheet

Dr. Cole Beeler is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the IU School of Medicine and medical director of infection prevention at IU Health University Hospital. He is available to discuss how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and what individuals can do to keep themselves safe.

Contact info: 317-274-7943, cbeeler@iupui.edu

Media contact: Andrea Zeek, 317-278-1703, anzeek@iu.edu


Edward Hirt | Mental health | Tipsheet

Edward Hirt is a professor of psychological and brain sciences in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences. Hirt is available to address mental health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including social psychology, decision-making, consumer judgment, political ideology and self-esteem.

Contact info: 812-360-4901, ehirt@indiana.edu

Media contact: Darrin Pack, 414-870-2653, darpack@iu.edu


Jacek Kolacz | Mental health | Tipsheet

Jacek Kolacz is an assistant research scientist and a member of the Kinsey Institute Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at IU Bloomington. He is available to discuss effects of trauma, risk and resilience and how life experiences shape biological systems, psychological well-being and physical health over time.

Contact info: 812-855-6841, jkolacz@iu.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Gregory Lewis | Mental health | Expert bio

Gregory Lewis is a member of the Kinsey Institute Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at IU Bloomington. He can discuss maintaining emotional and psychological well-being while navigating the stress of pandemic news; social distancing; and being personally affected within your community, family or relationship. He can also share signs of stress, trauma or panic and how to mitigate those effects.

Contact info: 812-855-7686, lewigr@iu.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Thomas Duszynski | Public health | Tipsheet

Thomas Duszynski is the director of epidemiology education at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. He is an expert in infectious disease epidemiology, field epidemiology and public health surveillance, and he can discuss these topics in relation to the novel coronavirus.

Contact info: 317-274-4319, tduszyns@iu.edu

Media contact: Andrea Zeek, 317-278-1703, anzeek@iu.edu


Shandy Dearth | Public health | Tipsheet

Shandy Dearth is the director of undergraduate epidemiology education at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. An expert in infectious disease surveillance, emergency preparedness planning and public health informatics, she can discuss these topics in relation to COVID-19.

Contact info: 317-274-2185, sdearth@iu.edu

Media contact: Andrea Zeek, 317-278-1703, anzeek@iu.edu


W. Graham Carlos | Pulmonary and critical care | Tipsheet

Dr. W. Graham Carlos is a Bicentennial Professor and an associate professor of clinical medicine at the IU School of Medicine and the chief of internal medicine and pulmonary critical care at Eskenazi Health. He can discuss clinical care for patients with COVID-19 and other viral respiratory infections.

Contact info: 317-880-7819, wcarlos@iu.edu

Media contact: Andrea Zeek, 317-278-1703, anzeek@iu.edu

Law and policy

Eric Grommon | Criminal justice | Expert bio

Eric Grommon is an applied criminologist in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. He can discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the corrections system, re-entry of justice-involved individuals, justice system operations, pretrial justice and policing.

Contact info: 317-278-9481, egrommon@iupui.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


D. Eric Schansberg | Economic policy | Expert bio

D. Eric Schansberg is professor of economics in the School of Business at IU Southeast and is an expert in poverty and inequality, labor economics and health care. He can comment on the impact of COVID-19 on economic inequalities and health care policy.

Contact info: 812-941-2527, dschansb@ius.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Aaron Carroll | Health policy | Expert bio

Dr. Aaron Carroll is a Bicentennial Professor, pediatrician and professor of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine. An expert in health services research, he is available to discuss the U.S. response, hospital preparedness and the health care system related to COVID-19.

Contact info: 317-278-9616, aaecarro@iu.edu

Media contact: Andrea Zeek, 317-278-1703, anzeek@iu.edu


Seema Mohapatra | Health policy | Expert bio

Seema Mohapatra, an associate professor of law and dean's fellow in the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law at IUPUI, can discuss the need for reproductive justice and support for policies that benefit families in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact info: 317-278-4736, mohap@iu.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-503-1312, schwarbj@iu.edu


Kosali Simon | Health policy | Expert bio

Kosali Simon is a Herman B Wells Endowed Professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and associate vice provost for health sciences at IU Bloomington. She is a nationally known health economist who specializes in applying economic analysis in the context of health insurance and health care policy.

Contact info: 812-856-3850, simonkos@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Nicolas Terry | Health policy | Expert bio

Nicolas Terry is the Hall Render Professor of Law at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law and executive director of the Hall Center for Law and Health at IUPUI. His research interests lie at the intersection of medicine, law and information technology.

Contact info: 317-274-8087, npterry@iupui.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-503-1312, schwarbj@iu.edu


Lee Feinstein | International relations | Newswise pitch

Lee Feinstein is the former ambassador to Poland and founding dean of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at IU Bloomington. He is available to comment on how the handling of COVID-19 by the United States could affect diplomatic relations with European allies.

Contact info: 812-856-7960, lafeinst@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Wendy Leutert | International relations | Expert bio

Wendy Leutert is the GLP-Ming Z. Mei Chair of Chinese Economics and Trade in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at IU Bloomington. She can comment on the economic impact of COVID-19 on the Chinese economy and U.S.-China economic relations.

Contact info: wleutert@iu.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Breanca Merritt | Social policy | Expert bio

Breanca Merritt is the founding director of the Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy at the IU Public Policy Institute and a clinical assistant professor in the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. She is available to discuss institutional causes behind COVID-19 death disparities in Indiana, racial/ethnic disparities in the pandemic response and social policy changes.

Contact info: 317-278-1344, breanca@iupui.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu

Society and culture

Minjeong Kang | Communication and credible information | Newswise pitch

Minjeong Kang is an assistant professor in The Media School at IU Bloomington and an internationally recognized expert on employee communication and relations. She has researched corporate crisis communications during a health crisis (E. coli) and the effects of a government's failed pandemic crisis communications on citizen activism (MERS outbreak in South Korea).

Contact info: 315-278-3778, kang60@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Elaine Monaghan | Communication and credible information | Tipsheet

Elaine Monaghan, a professor of practice in The Media School at IU Bloomington who has worked for two decades in international journalism, can comment on how to find credible information from legitimate news sources about the novel coronavirus.

Contact info: 812-856-2781, emonagha@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Esi Thompson | Communication and credible information | Newswise pitch

Esi Thompson is an assistant professor in The Media School at IU Bloomington. She has studied how communication surrounding the Ebola outbreak was undertaken and received by the affected communities and how this could inform public communication around other infectious disease outbreaks.

Contact info: 812-855-1726, esiethom@iu.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Kurt Zemlicka | Communication and credible information | Expert bio

Kurt Zemlicka is a lecturer in the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington and member of IU's Communication and Public Advocacy program. He is available to discuss public understanding of science, public skepticism toward scientific research in policymaking and popular discourse, and the role and value of the humanities during the pandemic.

Contact info: 414-531-0799, ekzemlick@indiana.edu

Media contact: Barbara Brosher, 812-855-1175, bbrosher@iu.edu


Jodee Ellett | Food and farms | Tipsheet

Jodee Ellett directs community engagement for the Sustainable Food Systems Science research group at IU Bloomington. She is available to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on local food supply chains, farmers markets and farm-to-consumer sales. Ellett has been active in research, education and outreach in the Indiana food system for 10 years.

Contact info: 812-855-8119, ellett@iu.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Shellye Suttles | Food and farms | Tipsheet

Shellye Suttles is an assistant research scientist in Sustainable Food Systems Science in the Ostrom Workshop at IU Bloomington. She can discuss the impact of COVID-19 on local food systems, food access, food policy and agricultural transportation. As an agricultural economist, Suttles researches local and regional food systems, food policies and energy consumption.

Contact info: 812-855-4572, shelsutt@iu.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Ann Carmichael | Historical context | Expert bio

Ann Carmichael is a professor emerita of history in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences. She can comment on historical resonances in ongoing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also compare it with biomedical aspects of historical plagues and pestilences.

Contact info: 812-320-2417, carmicha@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Colin Elliott | Historical context | Expert bio

Collin Elliott is an assistant professor in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. He is an expert on plagues in the ancient world and can provide historical context for the current coronavirus pandemic.

Contact info: cpe@indiana.edu or 540-817-5194

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Rebecca Spang | Historical context | Expert bio

Rebecca Spang is a professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington and a historian of politics, culture and consumption. She can speak about how plagues and pandemics have influenced politics and revolutions in the past.

Contact info: 812-856-4671, rlspang@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Alain Barker | Impact on the arts | Tipsheet

Alain Barker is the director of entrepreneurship and career development at the Jacobs School of Music at IU Bloomington. With his expertise in music entrepreneurship, music careers and arts organization development, he can speak to what the future may look like for arts organizations post-COVID-19. Barker previously directed the Jacobs School's marketing and publicity operations.

Contact info: 812-325-9523, abarker@iu.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


David Brenneman | Impact on the arts | Tipsheet

David Brenneman is the Wilma E. Kelley Director of the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art at IU Bloomington. With over 20 years of museum experience, he is available to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on art museums and art in general. Brenneman also has extensive knowledge of art history.

Contact info: 812-855-0608, davabren@indiana.edu

Media contact: Barbara Brosher, 812-855-1175, bbrosher@iu.edu


Ed Comentale | Impact on the arts | Expert bio

Ed Comentale is a professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate vice provost for arts and humanities at IU Bloomington and chair of the Arts and Humanities Council. He is available to discuss the role the arts and humanities play in understanding the coronavirus pandemic, and why the disciplines are important during a time of crisis.

Contact info: 812-855-3822, ecomenta@indiana.edu

Media contact: Barbara Brosher, 812-855-1175, bbrosher@iu.edu


Monika Herzig | Impact on the arts | Tipsheet

Monika Herzig is a jazz pianist and faculty member in arts administration at the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington. She can discuss the effect the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shift might have on the music industry and arts administration. Herzig has extensive experience within the music industry, having toured with various music groups around the world.

Contact info: 812-369-8217, mherzig@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Jon Kay | Impact on the arts | Tipsheet

Jon Kay is director of Traditional Arts Indiana and a clinical associate professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. He can discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on self-employed workers in the arts, crafts and culture sector.

Contact info: 812-855-0418, jkay@indiana.edu

Media contact: Steve Martin, 317-278-1505, stgmart@iu.edu


Ursula Kuhar | Impact on the arts | Tipsheet

Ursula Kuhar is a lecturer in the arts administration program in the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington. She is available to discuss the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on arts funding, community arts engagement, arts education, arts organizations and arts administration. Kuhar has an extensive background in arts administration, teaching and nonprofit work.

Contact info: 812-856-4013, ukuhar@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Doug Noonan | Impact on the arts | Tipsheet

Doug Noonan is an associate professor of public and environmental affairs in the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. He is available to discuss policy and economic issues related to cultural affairs and the arts labor force as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts these sectors. Noonan's current research topics include the arts labor force and the gig economy, crowdfunding and entrepreneurship, community flood management, green buildings, historic preservation, and environmental justice.

Contact info: 317-278-2448, noonand@iupui.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Philip Ponella | Impact on the arts | Tipsheet

Philip Ponella is the Wennerstrom-Phillips Music Library director and director of Music Information Technology Services at the IU Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington. As an expert in music and libraries/digital libraries, he can discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on library operations, digital initiatives and music production.

Contact info: 812-855-2972, pponella@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Michael Rushton | Impact on the arts | Tipsheet

Michael Rushton, director of arts administration programs and professor in the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington, is an expert in cultural economics and public policy of the arts. He is available to discuss the effect of COVID-19 on arts funding and management, nonprofit organizations and local development.

Contact info: 812-855-2947, mirushto@iu.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Justin R. Garcia | Intimacy and relationships | Newswise pitch

Justin Garcia is acting executive director and research director of the Kinsey Institute at IU Bloomington. His research interests focus on the evolutionary and biocultural foundations of romantic and sexual relationships across the life course. Since 2010, Garcia has been scientific advisor to the relationship company Match.com. He can discuss dating in a time of social distancing and how to use technology to create connection when physical closeness is compromised or unavailable.

Contact info: 812-856-1504, jusrgarc@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Amanda Gesselman | Intimacy and relationships | Newswise pitch

Amanda Gesselman is a social psychologist and head of research analytics and methodology core at the Kinsey Institute at IU Bloomington. Her research examines dating and sexuality of single adults, with an emphasis on technology and health behaviors. She can discuss dating in a time of social distancing and how to use technology to create connection when physical closeness is compromised or unavailable.

Contact info: 812-855-7686, agesselma@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Zoe Peterson | Intimacy and relationships | Newswise pitch

Zoe Peterson is a clinical psychologist and director of the Kinsey Institute at IU Bloomington's Sexual Assault Research Initiative. Peterson can share how the lessons of sexual assault and consent translate to situations of social distancing and asking for consent on how to connect. She can also discuss navigating the challenges of social interactions when initiating shaking hands or hugging.

Contact info: 812-856-8063, zdpeters@iu.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Jamie Levine Daniel | Philanthropy and nonprofits | Tipsheet

Jamie Levine Daniel is an assistant professor of nonprofit management in the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. She is available to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic may have caused deviations in donation behavior for nonprofit organizations and how nonprofit organizations can change their impact language.

Contact info: 317-274-8227, jlevined@iupui.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Brad Fulton | Philanthropy and nonprofits | Tipsheet

Brad Fulton is an assistant professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington whose research examines the consequences of social diversity within community-based organizations. He can comment on how the pandemic and stay-at-home orders have affected the revenues of religious congregations and community-based nonprofit organizations.

Contact info: 812-855-6948, fulton@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Beth Gazley | Philanthropy and nonprofits | Tipsheet

Beth Gazley is a professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington. Her expertise is in public and nonprofit management, collaboration and volunteerism, and she can discuss how nonprofit organizations and the individuals who depend on them have been affected by the pandemic. She can also provide tips on how to support and give to nonprofits.

Contact info: 812-855-1464, bgazley@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


David King | Philanthropy and nonprofits | Tipsheet

David King is the Karen Lake Buttrey Director of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving and an assistant professor of philanthropic studies in the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. He is an expert on religious organizations and can discuss how their faith and giving have been shaped by COVID-19.

Contact info: 317-278-8976, kingdp@iupui.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-274-2195, schwarbj@iu.edu


Una Osili | Philanthropy and nonprofits | Tipsheet

Una Osili is associate dean for research and international programs; professor of economics and philanthropic studies; and dean's fellow, Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy, at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. She can discuss international trends in giving and African American philanthropy related to COVID-19.

Contact info: 317-459-7041, uosili@iupui.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-274-2195, schwarbj@iu.edu


Laurie Paarlberg | Philanthropy and nonprofits | Tipsheet

Laurie Paarlberg is a professor of philanthropic studies in the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and a professor and the Charles Stewart Mott Chair on Community Foundations in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. She can discuss the changing nature of community philanthropy in the wake of COVID-19.

Contact info: 317-278-8907, lpaarlbe@indiana.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-274-2195, schwarbj@iu.edu


Patrick Rooney | Philanthropy and nonprofits | Tipsheet

Patrick Rooney is a professor of economics and philanthropic studies and the executive associate dean for academic programs at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. He is available to discuss giving in recessions, motivations for giving and trends in charitable giving related to COVID-19.

Contact info: 317-459-7041, rooney@iupui.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-274-2195, schwarbj@iu.edu


Bill Stanczykiewicz | Philanthropy and nonprofits | Tipsheet

Bill Stanczykiewicz serves as the assistant dean for external relations in the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI and is the director of The Fund Raising School. He can discuss fundraising and philanthropic leadership related to COVID-19.

Contact info: 317-459-7041, billstan@iupui.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-274-2195, schwarbj@iu.edu


Marlene Walk | Philanthropy and nonprofits | Tipsheet

Marlene Walk is an assistant professor of nonprofit management in the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. She is available to discuss community stakeholders' local responses to COVID-19 and how community philanthropic organizations can use virtual tools to engage stakeholders in developing responses. Walk's current research includes implementing virtual town hall meetings with community stakeholders to share information, problem-solve, coordinate and facilitate discussion.

Contact info: 317-274-3098, mwalk@iupui.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Beth Trammell | Talking to kids about COVID-19 | Tipsheet

Beth Trammell is available to discuss common responses from kids, strategies to help parents communicate about COVID-19 and other mental health crises, how to have hard conversations with kids, grief/loss in kids and how to help parents/teachers communicate. Trammell is an associate professor of psychology at IU East.

Contact info: 765-973-8362, batramme@iue.edu

Media contact: Barbara Brosher, 812-855-1175, bbrosher@iu.edu

Teaching and learning

Robert Kunzman | Homeschooling | Tipsheet

Robert Kunzman, a professor of curriculum studies in the School of Education at IU Bloomington, is an expert in homeschooling. He is available to discuss the ins and outs of homeschooling, after COVID-19 school closures have left the educational responsibility in parents' hands. Kunzman can discuss research-based strategies for homeschooling, ways to temper/adjust educational expectations and how to navigate challenges. Kunzman is the Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education.

Contact info: 812-856-8122, rkunzman@indiana.edu

Media contact: Chuck Carney, 812-855-1892, ccarney@iu.edu


Jessica Calarco | Inequalities of school closures/e-learning | Newswise pitch

Jessica Calarco is available to comment on the inequalities that can result from school closings and online learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Calarco is an associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington.

Contact info: 484-431-8316, jcalarco@iu.edu

Media contact: Barbara Brosher, 812-855-1175, bbrosher@iu.edu


Chris Foley | Teaching opportunities in wake of school closures | Newswise pitch

Chris Foley, associate vice president and director of online education for IU, can discuss typical challenges in short-term conversion for students as well as faculty and administration, as well as key strategies for assisting/guiding in a transition to remote learning.

Contact info: 812-855-2953, cfoley@iu.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-503-1312, schwarbj@iu.edu


Ali Jafari | Teaching opportunities in wake of school closures | Newswise pitch

Ali Jafari is a professor of computer and information technology in the School of Engineering and Technology and director of the CyberLab at IUPUI. He is considered a global pioneer in envisioning and developing new e-learning systems and pedagogical methods. Jafari can discuss entrepreneurship in information technology and the development of learning management systems.

Contact info: 317-274-4565, jafari@iu.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-503-1312, schwarbj@iu.edu


Anastasia Morrone | Teaching opportunities in wake of school closures | Newswise pitch

Anastasia Morrone is an associate vice president for learning technologies and a professor of educational psychology at IUPUI, centering her research on innovative learning environments that enable new ways of teaching. Her expertise is in the use of information technology in classroom learning and collaborative workspaces.

Contact info: 317-274-3479, amorrone@iu.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-503-1312, schwarbj@iu.edu


Greg Siering | Teaching opportunities in wake of school closures | Newswise pitch

Greg Siering, director of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at IU Bloomington, has a special interest in understanding the characteristics of innovative teachers and can discuss how programs can be structured to foster the growth of those qualities.

Contact info: 812-855-9174, gsiering@indiana.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-503-1312, schwarbj@iu.edu


Sarah Smith-Robbins | Teaching opportunities in wake of school closures | Newswise pitch

Sarah Smith-Robbins is the director of learning technologies in the Kelley School of Business and an adjunct lecturer in marketing at IU Bloomington. She can discuss the transition that many colleges and universities are having to make, from in-person to remote instruction.

Contact info: 812-855-9310, sabsmith@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Michael Courtney | Best practices for online education | Tipsheet

Michael Courtney is an outreach and engagement librarian at IU Bloomington. As an expert in teaching methods and instruction systems and tools, he can discuss strategies and research knowledge for schools that have unexpectedly switched to e-learning due to COVID-19. Courtney can help schools identify and understand how to implement technologies that address specific educational objectives.

Contact info: 812-856-6867, micourtn@indiana.edu

Media contact: Barbara Brosher, 812-855-1175, bbrosher@iu.edu


Barbara Pierce | School safety and wellness | Expert bio

Barbara Pierce is an associate professor at the IU School of Social Work at IUPUI whose research focuses on child welfare and trauma. She is available to talk about how the closure of schools due to COVID-19 places students at higher risk for abuse, food insecurity and other harmful situations, as well as the impact of these risks on school personnel's mental health.

Contact info: 317-274-8392, barjpier@iupui.edu

Media contact: Kevin Fryling, 812-856-2988, kfryling@iu.edu


Wanda Thruston |School safety and wellness | Expert bio

Wanda Thruston is a clinical assistant professor in the IU School of Nursing at IUPUI whose research focuses on the social and emotional health of K-12 schoolchildren and school personnel. She is available to discuss challenges related to safely reopening schools following the closure from COVID-19, as well as school personnel's risks for secondary trauma due to students' suffering.

Contact info: 317-278-2010, wthrusto@iu.edu

Media contact: Kevin Fryling, 812-856-2988, kfryling@iu.edu

2020 elections

Peter Federman | Elected officials during crises | Expert bio

Peter Federman is an assistant professor at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. He is an expert in emergency management, emergency medicine, public policy and public safety. He is studying the impact of executive orders on the spread of coronavirus and can speak to how the current administration has handled the outbreak.

Contact info: 413-695-7146, federman@iu.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Matthew Baggetta | Civic engagement during social distancing | Tipsheet

Matthew Baggetta is an associate professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington and an expert on civil society and voluntary associations. He can comment on the impact that stay-at-home orders have had on organizations' abilities to maintain and recruit members as well as the financial impact of event cancellations on organizations and on the paid staff employed by them. He can also discuss how political campaigns and get-out-the-vote efforts have been hit by the need for physical distance.

Contact info: 812-855-2783, baggettm@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Lisa-Marie Napoli | Civic engagement during social distancing | Tipsheet

Lisa-Marie Napoli is director of the Political and Civic Engagement program in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. She is an expert in public policy education and civic skills development and can speak about ways people are staying civically engaged while safely social distancing.

Contact info: 812-855-0123, lnapoli@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Carl Weinberg | Civic engagement during social distancing | Tipsheet

Carl Weinberg is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of History and senior lecturer in the Political and Civic Engagement program in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. He is an expert on American history and social movements and can comment on the ways coronavirus is affecting those movements.

Contact info: 812-856-5111, crweinbe@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Shandy Dearth | Staying safe while voting | Expert bio

Shandy Dearth is the director of undergraduate epidemiology education at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. An expert in infectious disease surveillance, emergency preparedness planning and public health informatics, she can discuss how to stay safe should you vote at a polling place.

Contact info: 317-274-2185, sdearth@iu.edu

Media contact: Andrea Zeek, 317-278-1703, anzeek@iu.edu


Thomas Duszynski | Staying safe while voting | Expert bio

Thomas Duszynski is the director of epidemiology education at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. He is an expert in infectious disease epidemiology, field epidemiology and public health surveillance, and he can discuss ways to stay safe should you vote at a polling place.

Contact info: 317-274-4319, tduszyns@iu.edu

Media contact: Andrea Zeek, 317-278-1703, anzeek@iu.edu


D. Eric Schansberg | Political and policy implications of recessions | Expert bio

D. Eric Schansberg is professor of economics in the School of Business at IU Southeast and is an expert in poverty and inequality, labor economics and health care. He can comment on the impact of COVID-19 on economic inequalities and health care policy.

Contact info: 812-941-2527, dschansb@ius.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Rebecca Spang | Political and policy implications of recessions | Expert bio

Rebecca Spang is a professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington and a historian of politics, culture and consumption. She can speak about how plagues and pandemics have influenced politics and revolutions in the past.

Contact info: 812-856-4671, rlspang@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Kindred Winecoff | Political and policy implications of recessions | Expert bio

William Kindred Winecoff, an associate professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington, can discuss the domestic and international political economy of the COVID-19 crisis, including the governmental responses (and non-responses) to it, the potential for global coordination, and the impact of the crisis on economic and political stability both in the United States and around the world.

Contact info: 618-303-2766, wkwineco@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Marjorie Hershey | American politics and public opinion | Tipsheet

Marjorie Hershey is a professor emerita of political science in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences. She can comment on how the virus could affect the general presidential election in terms of voting methods, campaign techniques and platform issues.

Contact info: 812-345-5073, hershey@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Chris Lamb | American politics and public opinion | Expert bio

Chris Lamb is a professor of journalism at IUPUI and recently published the book "The Art of the Political Putdown," which analyzes verbal jabs used by politicians around the world and throughout history. He can comment on the ways candidates are using the coronavirus in their political rhetoric during the campaign.

Contact info: 317-274-4948, lambch@iupui.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-503-1312, schwarbj@iu.edu


Gerald Wright | American politics and public opinion | Expert bio

Gerald Wright is chair of the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington and is an expert in American politics, public opinion and elections. He can comment on the possible effects of the pandemic on public opinion and election outcomes.

Contact info: 812- 606-4035, wright1@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu