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Aaron  Altman
Aaron Altman
Professor; Director, Graduate Aerospace Program

Altman's areas of expertise include unsteady low-speed aerodynamics, unconventional and morphing air vehicle configuration, design, performance and aerodynamics; aerodynamics; and identification of aircraft from their turbulent wakes. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: USA Today, The Columbus Dispatch, UPI, Wired.com, New York Post, Industry Week and KNX-AM (Los Angeles).

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Julius A Amin
Julius A Amin
Professor

Amin's area of expertise is African-American history and African politics. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: CGTN America, The Conversation, BBC Radio, The Wire, The (Toledo) Blade, the Dayton Daily News and WYSO-FM.

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Vijayan K. Asari
Vijayan K. Asari
Professor; Ohio Research Scholars Chair Wide Area Surveillance; Director, Vision Lab

Asari has published or written with graduate students and colleagues more than 590 research articles, including 96 peer-reviewed journal papers, in the areas of image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning and high performance digital system architecture design. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Slate, WVXU-FM (Cincinnati) and Dayton-area media.

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Jack Bauer
Jack Bauer
Professor

Bauer's research examines how people construct meaning in their lives and foster personal growth. He uses philosophy, sociology, neuroscience and world religions to study "What is a good life, and how do we foster it?" He teaches courses in personality and human development. Bauer is an associate editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Research in Personality, and is the co-editor of the book Transcending Self-Interest: Psychological Explorations of the Quiet Ego (2008). The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Chicago Tribune and Dayton-area media.

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Paul J Becker
Paul J Becker
Associate Professor

Becker's expertise includes hate crimes, white supremacy, anti-government movements, political extremism, domestic terrorism, animals and society (including exotic animals), corporate deviance, sociology of the Internet, hate crimes, extremism, corporate crime, environmental crime, exploitation of children, and crime in film and on television. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Atlanta Journal ConstitutionSpin magazine, The Columbus Dispatch, WVXU-FM (Cincinnati) and the Dayton Daily News.

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Janet Bednarek
Janet Bednarek
Professor

Bednarek's expertise includes aviation history, especially U.S. airports. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: Several outlets nationwide during the 100th anniversary of flight. Additionally, she's been interviewed or quoted by The Conversation, the Dallas Morning News, MSNBC.com, The Associated Press, The Cincinnati Enquirer, ABC News.com, Newsday, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Baltimore Sun, Voice of America, The Washington Post, The Toronto Star, The Christian Science Monitor, The Record (Bergen County, N.J), Investor's Business Daily, The Gazette (Montreal), C-SPAN, NPR and NBCNews.com, among several others.

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Kimberly  Bigelow
Kimberly Bigelow
Associate Professor; Joint Appointment with Bioengineering Graduate Program; Director of Engineering Wellness through Biomechanics Lab

Bigelow's expertise includes human posture and gait, fall prevention in elderly adults and design of assistive devices. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: The nationally syndicated WAMC-FM Academic Minute.Dayton-area media.

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Bob Brecha
Bob Brecha
Professor; Research Director for the Hanley Sustainability Institute; School of Engineering, Renewable and Clean Energy Graduate Program

Brecha's expertise is in sustainability, energy and the environment. Since 2006, he has spent summers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Research in Germany with economists and scientists investigating a more sustainable world energy system that avoids serious economic consequences while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Politifact, Climate Change magazine, Natural Gas Intelligence, Midwest Energy News and Dayton-area media. He does a regular segment for WYSO-FM, the local NPR affiliate.

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Susan  W. Brenner
Susan W. Brenner
Samuel A. McCray Chair in Law

Brenner's areas of expertise include criminal law, criminal procedure, federal grand juries and cybercrimes (primary focus is on cyberwar and transnational cyberattacks). She has spoken at numerous conferences, including Interpol's International Conference on Cybercrimes, the American Bar Association's National Cybercrime Conference, the Asia-Pacific Fraud Convention and the National Association of Attorneys General's cybercrime training program. "NBC Nightly News" featured her website, http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/. Also an expert in grand juries, she has published numerous law review articles and book chapters dealing with criminal law, and two books - Federal Grand Jury Practice and Precedent Inflation. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: NPR, Houston Chronicle, USA Today, The Associated Press, Daily Southtown (Chicago), South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch and Reforma (Mexico City).

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Keri Brown Kirschman
Keri Brown Kirschman
Associate Professor

Kirschman's expertise includes pediatric injury prevention and health promotion, including toy recalls; psychosocial aspects of burn injury, and positive psychology and child development. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: MSNBC, The Associated Press, Consumer Reports, CBS Early Morning Show and the Dayton Daily News.

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Tony Caporale
Tony Caporale
Professor & Chairperson, Department of Economics & Finance

Caporale's expertise is in business and economic forecasting. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Columbus Business First, The Cincinnati Enquirer and Dayton-area media.

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Michael S. Carter
Michael S. Carter
Associate Professor

Carter's expertise is in American religious history. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: the Dayton Daily News.

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Faisal Chaudhry
Faisal Chaudhry
Assistant Professor of Law & History

Chaudhry, who has a J.D. plus a Ph.D. in history, specializes in the relationship between law and economic development. Through his scholarship, he seeks to understand how legal institutions have played roles in economic change in the global south, especially in parts of Asia that were colonial or semi-colonial dependencies. His more specific teaching and writing interests in contemporary legal affairs involve private law (property, contract) and the role of market power in creating inequality, environmental justice and land/natural resource use, and intellectual property and the innovation system. His more specific teaching and writing interests in history and allied social science fields involve the history of legal, political and economic modernity in South Asia and connected parts of the Islamic world, the history of capitalism, and the history of ideas/science.

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Jun-Ki Choi
Jun-Ki Choi
Associate Professor; Assistant Director, Industrial Assessment Center (UD-IAC)

Choi's areas of expertise include energy efficient manufacturing and design. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Columbus Business First and Dayton Daily News.

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Jeannette Cox
Jeannette Cox
Professor of Law

Cox's areas of expertise include disability and employment discrimination, statutory interpretation and civil procedure. Her recent work analyzes the conceptual relationship between the newly amended Americans with Disabilities Act and traditional civil rights laws. The North Carolina Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, San Diego Law Review, Florida Law Review and Boston College Law Review have published her work. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: The Takeaway, a national public radio morning show co-produced by WNYC with The New York Times, the BBC, and Public Radio International; Toronto Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, CNN.com WGN-AM (Chicago), the syndicated show "The Doctors," and CBS Marketwatch.

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Diana Cuy Castellanos, Ph.D., R.D.
Diana Cuy Castellanos, Ph.D., R.D.
Assistant Professor

Cuy Castellanos' areas of expertise include nutrition for exercise and sport, nutrition and health, community nutrition. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: Urban Farm Podcast, Food and Wine, Women's Health and Men's Health, Fox 19 (Cincinnati) and Dayton-area media.

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Jennifer L. Dalton, MS, RDN, LD
Jennifer L. Dalton, MS, RDN, LD
Director of Didactic Program in Dietetics

Dalton's expertise is in nutrition and weight management. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: WVXU-FM (Cincinnati), ABC22/Fox45 and the Dayton Daily News.

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David Darrow
David Darrow
Associate Professor

Darrow's expertise is in Russian history, politics of census taking and empires. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Saturday Evening Post and local media.

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Irene Dickey
Irene Dickey
Lecturer

Dickey is an expert in retail marketing and advertising, especially Internet marketing. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: The Columbus Dispatch, Entrepreneur, and Dayton-area media.

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Jason C Eckert
Jason C Eckert
Director of Career Services

Eckert can discuss job trends and the job outlook. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: WalletHub, Catholic News Service, Chicago Tribune, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Dayton-area media.

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Mark Ensalaco
Mark Ensalaco
Associate Professor; Director of Human Rights Research

Ensalaco's expertise is in terrorism, political violence, human rights, dictators, human trafficking, immigration and Latin America. He is the author of the book Middle Eastern Terrorism: From Black September to September 11 and several journal articles on human rights. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: CBS Radio News, CNN en Espanol, CNN International, Fox News Channel, BBC, Reuters, The New York Times, Voice of America and several on-camera appearances in Dayton. Ensalaco is fluent in Spanish.

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James Farrelly
James Farrelly
Professor

Farrelly's areas of expertise are pop culture, film and business communication. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: CBS Radio, Parade, CNN.com, The Associated Press, Forbes, The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Sacramento Bee, The Arizona Republic, The Christian Science Monitor, and Voice of America.

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Erica Goldberg
Erica Goldberg
Assistant Professor of Law

Goldberg specializes in conflicts at the intersection of constitutional liberties and social harms, especially those that touch upon First Amendment doctrine. She teaches privacy law, tort law (civil proceedings to provide relief for persons who have suffered harm from the wrongful acts of others), the Fourth Amendment (unreasonable searches and seizures), and Fifth and Sixth Amendments (rights related to criminal and civil legal proceedings). She blogs at In a Crowded Theater. Links to her blog posts have appeared in media, including The Washington Post, CNN.com and Dayton TV station ABC22/Fox45.

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Michael F. Gorman
Michael F. Gorman
Professor

Gorman's areas of expertise include business operations and railways. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Wired, NPR, McClatchy News Service, The Columbus Dispatch, The Christian Science Monitor, The Hill, Reuters, MarketWatch and NPR.

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Thomas Hagel
Thomas Hagel
Professor Emeritus

Hagel's areas of expertise include criminal procedure, criminal law and evidence. He also serves as an acting local judge. Hagel has represented criminal clients in more than 200 bench trials, motion hearings and post-trial proceedings in state and federal courts. He was also the lead trial attorney in approximately 20 homicide cases. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: CBS Radio News, The Associated Press, New York Post, National Law Journal, The Columbus Dispatch, WCPN-FM (Cleveland) and all Dayton media outlets.

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Scott E. Hall, Ph.D.
Scott E. Hall, Ph.D.
Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Hall is co-author of Managing the Psychological Impact of Medical Trauma: A Guide for Mental Health and Health Care Professionals. He is also a partner at Hawthorne Integrative, LLC, a health care consulting and clinical counseling firm, where he counsels adults with depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD and divorce-related concerns. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: NBC News, Health Professional Radio and the Dayton Daily News.

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Miranda Hallett
Miranda Hallett
Associate Professor

Hallett, who is fluent in Spanish, is a cultural anthropologist who studies migration in the Americas. She can speak to myths and facts about immigrants in the U.S., particularly undocumented immigrants from Central and Latin America; violence in Central America that fosters an increase in asylum seekers and how U.S. policies towards El Salvador affect migration patterns; Central American youth gangs, particularly MS-13, and policies to control their activities and movement in El Salvador and in the U.S.; anti-immigrant rhetoric and discourse by politicians in electoral campaigns; forms of immigration status and the history of laws covering immigrants, temporary workers, refugees and asylum seekers; and the history of the "sanctuary movement." She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Law and Social Inquiry and Latino Studies as well as a chapter in the edited volume Latino Migrations to the U.S. Heartland. The following media outlets have quoted her: CTV (Canada), KCRW-FM (Southern California), Houston Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, CBSNews.com, The New York Times and the Dayton Daily News.

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Kevin P. Hallinan
Kevin P. Hallinan
Professor

Hallinan's expertise is in energy savings, sustainability and energy audits. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Associated Press, Ohio News Network and Dayton-area media.

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Umesh Haritashya
Umesh Haritashya
Associate Professor

Haritashya leads a group reviewing satellite photos of the Nepalese peak section of Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest mountain, for secondary and tertiary hazards from earthquakes like landslides and river blockages. This effort is part of the 50-member international volunteer group formed after the Gorkha quake in Nepal under the umbrella of the NASA international Global Land Ice Measurements from Space project led by Jeff Kargel from the University of Arizona. He also has expertise in climate change impact on Himalayan glaciers, modeling of snow and glacier melt runoff, and natural hazards, including landslides and floods. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Phys.org, Science and Dayton-area media.

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John Heitmann
John Heitmann
Professor

Heitmann's areas of expertise include the auto industry and auto history. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: BBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, The Associated Press, Agence France Press, The Chicago TribuneThe Washington Post, WIRED, Bloomberg and the Dayton Daily News, among others.

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Thaddeus Hoffmeister
Thaddeus Hoffmeister
Professor of Law

Hoffmeister's areas of expertise include jury behavior, how social media can affect a jury, how pop culture is affecting the jury pool, criminal law, criminal procedure and international law, including war tribunals. He edits and produces the blogs Juries and Law and Social Media, and serves as an acting magistrate judge in Dayton Municipal Court and a judge advocate general in the National Guard. He has also been a jury consultant on several high-profile cases including U.S. v. Barry Bonds. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Chicago Tribune, WLW-AM (Cincinnati), The Baltimore Sun, ABA Journal, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, CTV in Canada, WCPO-TV (Cincinnati), and Dayton-area media.

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Natalie F. Hudson
Natalie F. Hudson
Associate Professor; Interim Chair; Director of Human Rights Studies Program

Hudson's areas of expertise include gender and international relations, the politics of human rights, human security, and international law and organization. Her book, Gender, Human Security and the UN: Security Language as a Political Framework for Women (Routledge, 2009) examines the organizational dynamics of women's activism in the United Nations system and how women have come to embrace and been impacted by the security discourse in their work for rights and equality. Her current research centers on the deployment and impact of female military and police personnel in UN peacekeeping missions. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: Dayton Daily News and WYSO-FM.

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Shelley Inglis
Shelley Inglis
Executive Director

Inglis' expertise is in rule of law, gender and human rights, peacebuilding and peacekeeping. Prior to coming the University of Dayton, Inglis worked at the United Nations for 15 years. She most recently was the regional cluster leader in the U.N. Development Programme in Istanbul, where she managed a team that supports U.N. programs and policies in Europe and Central Asia to build democratic governance institutions, prevent corruption and conflict, and strengthen the rule of law and human rights. From 2008 to 2011, Inglis served in the U.N.'s Rule of Law Unit and advised the UN’s deputy secretary-general on initiatives to ensure that national leaders are accountable to their laws and those laws are consistent with international human rights norms and standards. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: WVXU-FM (Cincinnati's NPR affiliate), the Dayton Business Journal and ABC22/Fox45 in Dayton.

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Jefferson Ingram
Jefferson Ingram
Professor

Ingram's areas of expertise include criminal procedure, the death penalty, civil liberties and criminal law. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: WLW-AM (Cincinnati) and Dayton-area media.

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Mark A. Jacobs
Mark A. Jacobs
Associate Professor

Jacobs' areas of expertise include supply chain management, operational effectiveness, product and portfolio complexity, and closely held firms, which Jacobs worked in or managed for 20 years. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Bloomberg Businessweek and the Dayton Daily News. For print media only. Please call the Office of Media Relations.

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Arthur J Jipson
Arthur J Jipson
Associate Professor

Jipson's areas of expertise include laws regarding roadside memorials, Internet use (especially social media), white separatism and supremacy, social movements and corporate and white-collar crime. He is a former director of UD's criminal justice studies program. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: WLW-AM (Cincinnati), Dallas Morning News, The Associated Press, Arizona Republic, USA Today, CBS Radio News, NBC.com Technolog and Dayton TV stations.

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Christian Kiewitz
Christian Kiewitz
Professor

Kiewitz's areas of expertise are anger, aggression and emotions in the workplace, work stress, and organizational politics and justice. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: USA Todaythe nationally syndicated WAMC-FM Academic Minute and Dayton-area media.

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J. Kelly Kissock
J. Kelly Kissock
Department Chair; Professor

Kissock's areas of expertise include building energy systems and efficiency, energy data analysis, industrial energy systems and efficiency, and renewable energy systems. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy named him a "champion of energy efficiency." Under Kissock's leadership, the UD Industrial Assessment Center won top awards from the U.S. Department of Energy and the state of Ohio. Kissock also has served on the Midwestern Governors Association Energy Efficiency Advisory Group. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The New York Times Upfront Magazine, The Columbus Dispatch, The Associated Press, The Canadian Press, Mechanical Engineering magazine, Green Living Guy blog.

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Ben McCall
Ben McCall
Professor; Executive Director of Hanley Sustainability Institute

McCall's expertise is in sustainability, energy and the environment. He was the lead architect of a new model for campus sustainability who helped the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign become one of the most sustainable campuses in the nation. He spearheaded the 2015 update of the Illinois Climate Action Plan and developed a new procedure for formulating and evaluating campus sustainability policies and initiatives, which he presented at an annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Also at Illinois, McCall helped develop a project to verify carbon credits from campus emission reductions, raising nearly $1.5 million for campus sustainability efforts; coordinated design of and fundraising for a biomass boiler system; advocated for the first wind power purchase agreement for the campus; and facilitated the initiation of a student-led program to convert used cooking oil from dining halls into biodiesel for the campus transportation fleet and "biosoap" for dining services. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: WVXU-FM (Cincinnati's NPR affiliate) and ABC22/Fox45 in Dayton.

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Allen J McGrew
Allen J McGrew
Associate Professor

McGrew's expertise is in earthquakes. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: WLW-AM (Cincinnati), The Christian Science Monitor, Dayton-area media.

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Leslie H. Picca
Leslie H. Picca
Professor; Chair of Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Picca's areas of expertise are race and ethnicities, white privilege, sociology of sexualities. She is a co-author of Two-Faced Racism: Whites in the Backstage and Frontstage. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: The Associated Press, Inside Higher Ed, CNN, WLW-AM (Cincinnati), The Christian Science Monitor, CNN.com, the Dallas Morning News and Dayton-area media.

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Joel Pruce
Joel Pruce
Assistant Professor

Pruce's expertise is in human rights and civil liberties, foreign policy and global politics, and social movements. Author ofThe Mass Appeal of Human Rights. In conjunction with PROOF: Media for Social Justice, Pruce leads the Moral Courage Project, which trains students in "human rights storytelling" to identify and celebrate individuals who take risks to make important contributions in their communities during moments of crisis. The first project was in Ferguson, Missouri, capturing stories of people who shaped and witnessed the 2014 protests after the killing of Michael Brown. The team produced an award-winning interactive website, podcast and a traveling exhibit. In May, Pruce led another group to El Paso, Texas, to take testimonies of people defending human rights along the U.S.-Mexico border. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Nation, GQ and Dayton-area media.

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Tracy Reilly
Tracy Reilly
NCR Professor of Law and Technology and Director of the Program in Law and Technology

Reilly teaches real property and intellectual property courses in the Program of Law & Technology. Before joining the faculty in 2006, she was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, where she worked in the areas of intellectual property, entertainment, advertising, e-commerce and corporate law. Prior to that she worked as in-house counsel for an independent record label, where she specialized in foreign licensing transactions, and at a boutique entertainment law firm in Chicago. Her clients have included Kraft, Sara Lee, Kellogg, Honeywell, Madison Dearborn Partners, United Airlines, the Chicago Sun-Times, Rand McNally and the estates of gospel star Mahalia Jackson and Charles Stepney, producer for Earth, Wind & Fire. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: Dayton-area media.

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Christopher Roederer
Christopher Roederer
Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Roederer's research and scholarship is concentrated on constitutional law and comparative law with a focus on the intersection between constitutional law, democracy, and private law, be it torts, contracts, property, or the law of remedies.

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Johann Roten, S.M.
Johann Roten, S.M.
Director of Research and Special Projects

Father Roten's expertise includes how faith and the Catholic Church intersect in different cultures, especially how cultures see the birth of Christ and express their perspectives in Nativities. He frequently also serves as a resource on canonization and apparitions. A former student of Pope Benedict XVI, Roten served on a Vatican-appointed commission about Mary in the 1990s. Swiss by birth, Roten speaks English, French, German, Swiss-German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Latin and Greek. He ministers in Polish, Hungarian and Lithuanian in the ethnic churches of Dayton. Interviewed by: PBS, The New York Times, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, The Cincinnati Enquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, Denver Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Baltimore Sun and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others.

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Charles J. Russo, J.D., Ed.D.
Charles J. Russo, J.D., Ed.D.
Director, Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership; Research Professor of Law

Russo specializes in legal issues in education and holds a doctorate in education and a law degree. He is widely sought as a guest speaker on related topics and has delivered talks in 29 countries on six continents. Russo has written or helped write more than 280 articles in peer-reviewed journals and written or edited all or parts of 62 books. He also edits two journals and serves on more than a dozen editorial boards. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Columbus Dispatch, Education Law Reporter, School Business Affairs, The Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor and Education Week, among others.

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Wm. David Salisbury
Wm. David Salisbury
Sherman-Standard Register Professor of Cybersecurity Management

Salisbury's areas of expertise include cybersecurity and criminal and terrorist use of information technology. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, MSN Money, Govinfosecurity.com, Infosecurity.com and Bankinfosecurity.com, and Dayton-area media.

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Juan Santamarina
Juan Santamarina
Associate Professor; Chair of Department of History

Fluent Spanish. Juan has been traveling to Cuba and studying and writing about the history of the island for nearly two decades. He has published broadly on the topic of Cuban history and also has been a writer for three documentary films on Cuba, including Cuba: A Lifetime of Passion (2006). The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: International Business Times, U.S. News & World Report, Salon and the Dayton Daily News.

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Jeff Schmitt
Jeff Schmitt
Associate Professor of Law

Schmitt's research explores issues of state power within our federal system. He writes about the extraterritoriality principle, which prohibits states from regulation conduct beyond their borders, and constitutional limitations on a state's choice of law and personal jurisdiction. Schmitt also teaches classes on criminal and civil procedure and contracts.

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Dalindyebo Shabalala
Dalindyebo Shabalala
Assistant Professor of Law

Shabalala's expertise is in contracts, intellectual property and business law. His research focuses on the interaction of intellectual property law, especially patent law, with the rights of indigenous peoples and climate change law.

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Lori Shaw
Lori Shaw
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Lawyering Skills

Shaw's specialties include the death penalty, grand juries and criminal law. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: The Associated Press, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Salon.com, XM Radio's Catholic Channel, National Jurist, Ohio News Network, WLW-AM (Cincinnati), WCPO-TV (Cincinnati) and Dayton-area media.

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Randy Sparks
Randy Sparks
Professor & Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Sparks' areas of expertise are marketing, advertising, market analysis and buyer behavior. He's a been frequent guest to discuss Super Bowl commercials. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Washington Times, CTV (Canada), New Scientist, USA Today, WLW-AM (Cincinnati), WCPO-TV (Cincinnati) and Dayton-area media.

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James Steiner-Dillon
James Steiner-Dillon
Assistant Professor of Law

Steiner-Dillon's areas of expertise include criminal law, evidence, torts, law and science, legal theory and epistemology, which analyzes knowledge and its relationship to truth, belief, justification and skepticism. Before coming to the University of Dayton School of Law, he practiced in the New York City offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, focusing on securities litigation, white collar defense, antitrust and bankruptcy. He is the author of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review article Expertise on Trial, which addresses "the inability of courts to effectively interpret and apply scientific expert testimony to the resolution of legal disputes." The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Excited Utterance podcast.

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Richard Stock
Richard Stock
Director, Business Research Group

Stock, director of the University of Dayton's Business Research Group, has 29 years of experience in economic analysis, program evaluation and market research. In his current role, he forecasts the regional economy and conducts program evaluations in the region in education, health and housing. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: USA Today, Newsweek, The Associated Press, Knight Ridder/Tribune Business Wire, Akron Beacon-Journal, WLW-AM (Cincinnati), POLITICO, ABC News, Cincinnati Enquirer, The Columbus Dispatch, The New York Times, BBC Newsnight, The Wall Street Journal and Dayton-area media.

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Yvonne Sun
Yvonne Sun
Assistant Professor

Sun's research examines how listeria, a bacterium that can contaminate food and cause potentially fatal infections, senses and responds to changes in oxygen and acids in its host environment, and how those conditions affect its ability to cause disease in people.

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Tony Talbott
Tony Talbott
Lecturer; Director, Abolition Ohio; Director of Advocacy, Human Rights Center

Talbott's expertise is in human trafficking, southeast Asia, North Korea and China, human rights, global security, nationalism and identity politics, politics of rural and marginalized people, and social movements. He is the faculty advisor to the New Abolitionist Movement Student Organization and chair of Abolition Ohio at the University of Dayton. Talbott also is a member of the Ohio Attorney General's Human Trafficking Commission and a credentialed Not For Sale Campaign citizen investigator of human trafficking. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Associated Press, CNN International, NPR All Things Considered, Our Sunday Visitor, WVXU-FM (Cincinnati's NPR affiliate), The Columbus Dispatch and Dayton-area media.

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Bill Trollinger
Bill Trollinger
Professor; Director of Core Integrated Studies Program

Trollinger has written extensively on American evangelicalism and fundamentalism, Protestant print culture and the death penalty in the U.S. He wrote Righting America at the Creation Museum: Young Earth Creationism and the Culture Wars with his wife, Susan, who is an English professor at the University of Dayton. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Religion & Politics, GQ, Times Higher Education, The Washington Post, Religion News Service, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Dayton Daily News

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Susan Trollinger
Susan Trollinger
Professor

Trollinger is the author of Selling the Amish: The Tourism of Nostalgia. She also wrote Righting America at the Creation Museum with husband, Bill, who is a history professor at the University of Dayton. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: The Observer (UK), Inside Higher Ed, Ohio Farm Bureau, Religion & Politics, GQTimes Higher Education, The Washington Post, Religion News Service, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Dayton Daily News and the nationally syndicated WAMC-FM Academic Minute.

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Blake Watson
Blake Watson
Professor of Law

Watson can discuss Indian gaming law, oil and gas law, natural resources law, hydraulic fracturing law and property law. Before coming to the School of Law, Watson worked for the Department of Justice where he represented the United States before federal courts of appeal and state supreme courts in cases relating to environmental, natural resources, wildlife, and Indian law. He also assisted on a few cases that went to the Supreme Court. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Several Ohio media regarding Indian casinos and Indian fishing rights in Ohio, The Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Ohio News Network, WLW-AM (Cincinnati), Philadelphia Inquirer and GamblingMagazine.com.

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Robert  J. Wilkens
Robert J. Wilkens
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation; Professor

Wilkens, who once worked for Shell Oil, is an expert in gas prices. He also teaches the graduate course Introduction to Petroleum Engineering. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Dayton-area media.

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Shuang-ye Wu
Shuang-ye Wu
Associate Professor

Wu studies potential impacts of climate change, particularly on coastal and inland flooding. She is an author of Potential Impacts of Sea-level Rise on the Mid- and Upper-Atlantic Region of the United States in the journal Climatic Change and Vulnerability of coastal communities to sea-level rise, a case study of Cape May County, New Jersey in Climate Research. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: Ohio News Network, WVXU-FM (Cincinnati) and Dayton-area media.

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