Media Experts

Kent State University at Stark experts are available to give your story credibility with knowledgeable quotes and comments in their fields of study. 

Interviews can be scheduled with Kent State Stark experts by contacting:

Melissa Seeton
Director, Strategic Communications & Marketing, RC
133E Main Hall


Joel Carbonell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science

  • Latin American Politics
  • International Political Economy/Development
  • International Relations

Lucas Engelhardt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics

  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Cycles
  • Economic Policy

Lee Fox, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

  • Group Behavior/Dynamics
  • Abortion Activism
  • Unions and Collective Bargaining
  • Leadership

Robert Hamilton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Urban Ecology
  • Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
  • Pitcher Plants
  • Wetlands
  • Watersheds

Leslie Heaphy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

  • Negro Baseball League
  • Women in Sports
  • African-American Sporting Pioneers

Erin Hollenbaugh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

  • Privacy Concerns on the Internet
  • Social Media (Facebook, blogging)
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Facilitating Relationships through Online Communication

Ralph Menning, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History

  • Germany
  • International Relations
  • Middle East Peace Negotiations

Deepraj Mukherjee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics

  • Macroeconomics
  • Global Economic Issues
  • Emerging Country Economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)


Chris Paveloi, M.Ed.
Assistant Director of Career Services

  • Matching Students' Majors with the Right Occupations
  • How to Prepare for Employment after College
  • Current Employment Trends for Northeastern Ohio

Alicia Pieper, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

  • Family Issues and Relationships

Christopher Post, Ph.D.

Professor of Geography

  • Demography
  • Regional Issues (U.S. and Canada)
  • Culture and Landscape
  • Monuments and Memorialization

Carrie Schweitzer, Ph.D.

Professor of Earth Sciences

  • Evolution and Extinction
  • Biogeography
  • Paleoecology
  • Paleontology
  • Crabs, Mudge and Ghost Shrimp Fossils

Scott Tobias, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

  • Video Games
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Families and Society
  • Family Life Education
  • Family Policy

Lisa Waite, M.A.

Senior Lecturer of Communication Studies

  • Communication Practices in the Workplace
  • Stage Fright and Performance Phobias
  • Counterculture Communication