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Media Contacts

Emily Vincent
Director, University Media Relations

Bob Burford
Marketing/External Relations Coordinator

Other Kent State Experts

Members of the media can request high-resolution versions of the following images for their editorial coverage. Media should e-mail their request to Emily Vincent at or Bob Burford at of the university’s media relations team. Please include the following information: your name, media organization’s name, e-mail, phone number and a brief description of how these images will be used. Also, please be sure to indicate which image or images you are requesting.

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C. Owen Lovejoy

Kent State University Professor of Anthropology C. Owen Lovejoy is an internationally recognized biological anthropologist who specializes in the study of human origins. He was one of the researchers who introduced the world to “Ardi” (Ardipithecus ramidus), a hominid species that lived 4.4 million years ago. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)


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Jim Dalton

Jim Dalton serves as dean of Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, the only architectural program in Northeast Ohio. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)


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Christopher Woolverton

Christopher Woolverton is professor of environmental health sciences in the university’s new College of Public Health and director of Kent State’s Center for Public Health Preparedness. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

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Oleg Lavrentovich

Kent State is known for the Liquid Crystal Institute where researchers discovered the innovation that fueled the flat panel display industry. Oleg Lavrentovich is director of the Liquid Crystal Institute. The institute is a center for basic and applied liquid crystal research, and its achievements include the discovery and characterization of new liquid crystalline phases and the invention of new types of liquid crystal devices. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)

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J.R. Campbell

J.R. Campbell is director of the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at the university. He is an expert in digital textile technology. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)


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Jean Druesedow

As director of the Kent State University Museum, Jean Druesedow oversees one of the world’s finest collections of high fashion garments. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)



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Jeff Fruit

Jeff Fruit is director of Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, which is one of the nation’s top 20 journalism programs and has established a national reputation for producing well-prepared, professional graduates. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)


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Laura Dzurec

Kent State’s College of Nursing is the fifth-largest nursing school in the country in terms of enrollment. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)


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Katherine Rawson

Katherine Rawson is an assistant professor in Kent State’s Department of Psychology. This past January, she was one of 100 beginning researchers honored by President Barack Obama at the White House, receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)


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Ken Slenkovich

Ken Slenkovich is assistant dean of Kent State’s new College of Public Health, Ohio’s second college of public health. (Photo courtesy of Kent State University)