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Jill M. Bisco
coronavirus; Risk management; insurance; life insurance; property insurance; casualty insurance; retained asset accounts; insurance claims; insurance contracts; insurance auditing; reinsurance; professional liability; employment practices liability; personal finance;


Toni Bisconti
coronavirus; How to manage fear, panic and anxiety; mental health tips for staying at home and social distancing


Stephen C. Brooks
coronavirus; effect of pandemic on campaigning and voting in Ohio; media and politics; campaign news; campaign advertising


Julie Cajigas
coronavirus; Social Media and how it has prepared us to thrive virtually; social media and its benefits to relationships; dark side of social media - misinformation, and the unrelenting nature of news updates


Ali Dhinojwala
coronavirus; polymer materials for PPE; sterilization of PPE


R. Joel Duff
coronavirus; Biology, virus, genomes; and science communication for the public


Catyh Faye
coronavirus; social psychology; the intersection of science and social issues; study of rumors and morale during crisis and disasters


Amber L. Ferris
coronavirus; Social media addiction & dependency


Sucharita Ghosh
coronavirus; Economic costs associated with a viral outbreak; international trade; international logistics


Maria Hamdani
coronavirus; Employee well-being; stress management; conflict management; leadership


Alexander Hoover
coronavirus; Applied math; epidemiological modeling; network science; parameter estimation; mathematical biology


Rhiannon Kallis
coronavirus; Social media’s role in the pandemic: responses from social network sites/apps; organizations on social media trying to continue sales, celebrities’ roles during pandemic; effects on interpersonal relationships


Karl Kaltenthaler
coronavirus; Global cooperation or lack of cooperation; Trade (trade wars); US role in the world; Islamist Terrorism; ISIS (or IS or ISIL); Al Qaeda; Taliban; Pakistani terrorist groups; Radicalization into Islamist terrorist groups;Drones; Afghanistan; Pakistan; Iraq; Syria; and Middle East security; Counterterrorism; Intelligence issues;National security policy; and Muslim public opinion;


Kevin F. Kern
coronavirus; history of science, technology, and medicine; history of epidemics; history of epidemic responses; Ohio history; history of Gilded Age; Progressive Era;


Julie Lenyk
coronavirus; addiction counseling and support


Ronald Levant
coronavirus; Masculinity - dealing with the feeling of not being in control; the loss of a job and their role as a good provider; loss of sports as entertainment; becoming more integrated into their family life


Richard Londraville
coronavirus; cell biology of coronavirus; molecular biology of coronavirus testing; cell biology; molecular biology; biology of weight loss; fish biology


John MacDonald
coronavirus; fitness; exercising at home; recreation management; adventure recreation (rock climbing, kayaking, backpacking, camping, hiking)


Brad M. Maguth
coronavirus; K-12 teachers adapting to online teaching; online learning; teacher education; and curricular and instructional studies


Erin Makarius
coronavirus; Leading and managing remote workers


Nate Meeker
coronavirus; Online engagement through gaming


Barry Mulholland
coronavirus; Managing personal finances and budgeting; working with creditors; savings


John B. Nicholas
coronavirus; Scams related to COVID-19; Cybersecurity; Technology; Technology Education; Internet of Things; Computing; Computers; Teaching with Technology; Teaching Technology


Terrence (Terry) M. O'Sullivan
coronavirus; Epidemics; public health; infectious disease outbreaks; public health system; public policy; global epidemics; global pandemics; domestic epidemics; domestic pandemics; influenza; SARS; MERS; Ebola; measles; legal implications of disease outbreaks on civil liberties


Robert Peralta
coronavirus; Domestic violence; affects of social inequality in public health


Mahesh Srinivasan
coronavirus; Supply chain management; operations management; logistics; talent management; workforce skills development; international trade; international logistics


Jennifer Tehan Stanley
coronavirus; Older adults’ social and emotional resources and needs; intergenerational tensions during challenging times; older adults and technology


Heather L. Walter
coronavirus; health communication; health advocacy; organizational communication


Amanda Weinstein
coronavirus; How pandemic will affect women's roles at home and in the work force; the effect of the change in the economy on women


Lisa Wiley
coronavirus; drug and alcohol use and misuse; family/domestic violence; teaching and learning online


Stacy Willett
coronavirus; emergency management; disaster science; responding with local EMAs


Juan "Joann" Xi
coronavirus; Medical sociology and health disparity; social demography; migration and Immigrants; aging and life course


Media relations contacts

If you wish to speak with an expert from The University of Akron, please contact one of us at our office or cell numbers.

Cristine Boyd, APR
Director of Media Relations
330-972-6476 (o)
330-687-9269 (c)
cboyd@uakron.edu

Lisa Craig - Senior Media Relations Specialist
330-972-7429 (o)
330-618-6503 (c)
lmc91@uakron.edu

Alex Knisely - Media Relations Specialist
330-972-6477 (o)
aknisely@uakron.edu

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