Several West Virginia University faculty members will be available to offer reaction and expert commentary to the media tonight (Jan. 13) and in the coming days following Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s State of the State address.
WVU faculty who can dissect the speech and offer analysis include:
Economy and community development:
John Deskins is director of the WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research and an associate professor in the College of Business and Economics. He can be reached at 304.293.7876 or John.Deskins@mail.wvu.edu.
Steve Cutright is the director of WVU’s Brickstreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Center’s priorities include promoting entrepreneurial education, community engagement and economic development in West Virginia. He can be reached at 304.293.7221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rochelle “Rocky” S. Goodwin is senior associate vice president for academic and public strategy in WVU’s John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics and works closely with the University’s Center for Big Ideas. The Center’s priorities include promoting entrepreneurial education, community engagement and economic development in West Virginia. Goodwin can be reached at 304.400.4963 or email@example.com.
Karen Kunz, an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration, specializes in public budgeting and fiscal policy, and financial markets regulation. She is also on the board of directors for the American Association of Budget and Program Analysts (aapba.org). She can be reached at Karen.Kunz@mail.wvu.edu.
Brian Anderson is the director of WVU’s Energy Institute and the GE Plastics Material Engineering Professor of Chemical Engineering. He can be reached at 304.293.6631 or Brian.Anderson@mail.wvu.edu.
Timothy Carr, WVU’s Marshall Miller professor of Geology, teaches shale-gas and oil short courses internationally and works with the U.S. Department of State to assist countries in developing the expertise to establish and regulate unconventional resources. He can be reached at Tim.Carr@mail.wvu.edu.
Gypsy Denzine, dean of the College of Education and Human Service, is a professor of educational psychology and conducts research in the area of college student development, learning and motivation. She can be reached at Gypsy.Denzine@mail.wvu.edu.
Gregory Hand is founding dean of the School of Public Health. Currently, Dr. Hand’s focus at WVU is on developing the public health workforce needed to serve the state in the 21st century and improving the state’s health status. He can be reached at 304.293.2502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carl Sullivan is a professor and vice chair in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at the WVU School of Medicine. He serves as medical director of Substance Abuse Programs for WVU Medicine. In addition, Sullivan has served as director of the West Virginia Addiction Training Institute for 25 years. He has testified before the House of Representatives Appropriations Sub-Committee on prescription opioid abuse in Appalachia. Media requests should be directed to Angela Jones-Knopf at email@example.com.
Marc Haut is the chair of the WVU Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry. He also serves as psychology section chief, program director of neuropsychology, research advisor and professor in the Departments of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, Neurology and Radiology. He can be reached at 304.293.5323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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