For news-related items on evenings and weekends, or in case of an emergency, contact College News Director Bill Giduz, 704-609-1077.
The listings immediately below feature faculty members with expertise in particularly timely topics who have agreed to share their time and expertise to answer your questions over the telephone or in person. Further down the page you can access the complete list of faculty members and their areas of expertise.
If you cannot reach the party desired, please call the Office of College Communications at 704-894-2240 for assistance in making speaker arrangements.
International Affairs/US Foreign Relations.
- Russell Crandall, Associate Professor of Political Science. [(o) 704-894-2283.] Crandall is a frequent consultant to the U.S. government and has written several books on Latin America, including the second edition of "Driven By Drugs: United States Policy Toward Columbia" (2006). Previously a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Crandall has been an adviser to senior officials in the White House and the Department of Defense and received a CFR Fellowship in 2004-05 that led to nine months of service on the National Security Council as Director for the Western Hemisphere.
- Ken Menkhaus, Professor of Political Science. [(o) 704-894-2291 (h) 704-892-9570.] Menkhaus is a frequent consultant to the U.S. government, U.N. and NGOs on failed states, peacekeeping, and post-war reconstruction in countries like Afghanistan and Somalia. He served as special political adviser in the UN operation in Somalia in 1993-94, was in Somalia during the Black Hawk Down incident, and was a visiting civilian professor at the Peacekeeping Institute of the U.S. Army War College.
- Shelley Rigger, Brown Professor of Political Science. [(o) 704-879-2505.] Rigger is an expert on Taiwan, Chinese-Taiwanese-U.S. relations, and emerging democracies in South Asia. She frequently consults the CIA and the U.S. Congress on China and Taiwan, and is often cited in Taiwanese newspapers.
American Politics and Elections.
- Susan Roberts [(o) 704-894-2458. (h) 704-892-9874.] Roberts is a frequent commentator on radio and television stations about both national and local races.
- Pat Sellers [704-894-2978 (o) 704-655-7485 (h)] offers special expertise in the interdependent relationship between politicians and the media, and has written on a book about how members of Congress attempt to manipulate their media coverage.
Genomics and Synthetic Biology.
A. Malcolm Campbell, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Martin Genomics Program. [(o) 704-894-2692.] Campbell was recently awarded the American Society of Cell Biology's Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education, and is co-author of the first-ever genomics textbook for undergraduates, "Discovering Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics" (2004).
Lance Stell, Dana Professor of Philosophy. [(o) 704-894-2908.] Stell holds a faculty appointment in the department of internal medicine at Carolinas Medical Center, and publishes in medical ethics, ethics, and in philosophy of law. He serves as a consultant to hospitals and professional medical associations.
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