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Experts List

Below is a listing of Catawba faculty and staff who have either been selected or volunteered to be included as an expert in their respective fields of work or research. Members of the media may contact these individuals.

AIR POLLUTION

Dr. John E. Wear, Jr.
Director of Catawba Center for the Environment; Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science


AMERICAN POLITICS: Southern politics, state politics, campaigns and elections, bureaucracy, constitutional law

Dr. J. Michael Bitzer
Provost and Professor of Political Science; Chair of History & Politics


ART: History of visual style, Southern art and architecture, digital art

Professor David Pulliam
Professor of Theatre Arts


ARTS EDUCATION: Concepts and issues associated with the foundation, development, current trends, and future of arts education

Dr. Stephen Etters
Associate Professor of Music Education


ATHLETICS: Athletic Health Care & Sports Medicine

Robert Casmus, M.S., ATC
Head Athletic Trainer/Assistant Professor


BIBLE: Biblical Studies & Theology

Dr. Barry Sang
Professor of Religion


BIOLOGY: Including plant communities and plant identifications, general natural history subjects and organism identifications, wildlife biology, natural areas and conservation issues

Dr. Michael Baranski
Professor Emeritus of Biology


ECONOMICS: National Economic Trends & Issues, Southern Economic Trends & Issues

Dr. James Slate
Associate Professor of Economics


CAMBODIA: King Norodom Sihanouk's Reign, Overthrow, Exile and Return to Power by the U.S.

Dr. Paul Baker
Professor of Mathematics

CAMBODIA: Mathematics of the Ancient Khmer (Cambodian) Empire

Dr. Paul Baker
Professor of Mathematics


CHEMISTRY: Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Dr. Mark Sabo
Professor of Chemistry


DATABASES AND DATA MINING

Dr. Pamela Thompson
Associate Professor; Dean of the Ketner School of Business


ECOLOGY: Avian Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Evolutionary Ecology, Mate Choice, and Species Monitoring (particularly of birds and butterflies)

Dr. Joe Poston
Associate Professor of Biology


ECONOMY: National Economic Trends & Issues, Southern Economic Trends & Issues

Dr. James Slate
Associate Professor of Economics


EDUCATION: Reading and Language Arts Education and Middle School Education

Dr. Lou Wilson Kasias
Professor of Teacher Education


E-COMMERCE

Dr. Pamela Thompson
Associate Professor; Dean of the Ketner School of Business


ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: Green design, sustainable community development, watershed protection and land conservation

Dr. John E. Wear, Jr.
Director of Catawba Center for the Environment and Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: Environmentally-friendly energy solutions

Dr. Kenneth Clapp
Senior Vice President, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Director of Catawba's Lilly Center for Vocation and Values


EXOTIC FARE

Dr. J. Michael Wilson
Professor of Modern Foreign Languages


FICTION WRITING / NOVEL PUBLISHING

Dr. Kurt Corriher
Professor of Theatre Arts; Director of the Center for International Studies


GERMANY: Its language and politics

Dr. Kurt Corriher
Professor of Theatre Arts; Director of the Center for International Studies


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Dr. Phillip Frank
Visiting Assistant Professor


INTERNATIONAL MISSION TRIPS

Dr. Paul Baker
Professor of Mathematics


INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Dr. Kurt Corriher
Professor of Theatre Arts


LEADERSHIP

Dr. Michael Bitzer
Provost and Professor of Political Science; Chair of History & Politics


LITERATURE: fiction; the history and development of the american short story; 20th century modern and postmodern literature (american); southern literature; composition

Dr. Forrest Anderson
Assitant Professor of English

LITERATURE: Poetry; Native American Literature; 20th Century American and British Literature; the oral tradition

Dr. Janice Fuller
Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence

LITERATURE: Shakespeare

Dr. Aaron Butler
Assistant Professor of English

LITERATURE: Victorian and Romantic Periods

Dr. David Schroeder
Assistant Professor of English


MARKETING: Marketing & Marketing Research

Dr. Phillip Frank
Visiting Assistant Professor

MARKETING

Dana Campagna Lanham
Instructor of Business


MARS: Victorian ideas about the planet

Dr. David Schroeder
Assistant Professor of English


MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Dr. Nan Zimmerman
Personal Counselor


MOTORSPORTS

Dr. James Hand
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training; Director of Athletic Training Education


MOUNTAIN CULTURE: Customs and food

Cynthia Wittum
Instructor in Communication Arts and Lecturer; Advisor to the student newspaper, The Pioneer


MUSIC: classical music and music history

Dr. Renee McCachren
Professor of Music

MUSIC: Songwriting, blues, jazz, contemporary popular music, music industry, music technology, music plagiarism, traditional Japanese music, Japanese culture, stage fright, world music

Dr. David L. Fish
Professor of Music; Department Chair


NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE FEATURE WRITING

Cynthia Wittum
Instructor in Communication Arts and Lecturer/Advisor to the student newspaper, The Pioneer


PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Physical education methodology; youth soccer/sports

Craig Turnbull
Instructor of Physical Education; NCAA Compliance Director; Senior Assistant Athletic Director


PHYSICAL THERAPY

Dr. James Hand
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Director of Athletic Training Education


PHYSICAL TRAINING

Dr. James Hand
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Director of Athletic Training Education


POLITICAL SCIENCE/ AMERICAN POLITICS: Southern politics, state politics, campaigns and elections, bureaucracy, constitutional law

Dr. J. Michael Bitzer
Provost and Professor of Political Science; Chair of History & Politics


PROGRAMMING

Dr. Pamela Thompson
Associate Professor; Dean of the Ketner School of Business


PSYCHOLOGY: Biopsychology/Physiological Psychology, Behavioral Pharmacology/Translational Research, Behavior modification, Behavioral statistics, Health Psychology

Dr. Erin Wood
Assistant Professor of Psychology

PSYCHOLOGY: Sex differences (those in cognitive abilities); perceptions of others based on physical appearance

Dr. Sheila Brownlow
Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Psychology Department

PSYCHOLOGY: The development of friendships and peer relationships; risk factors associated with childhood and youth violence

Dr. Lyn Boulter
Professor of Psychology


RELIGION AND RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD

Dr. Barry Sang
Professor of Religion


RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Phillip Frank
Visiting Assistant Professor


RUSSIA: How Russian government policies affect Christian mission activities in the country

Dr. Paul L. Baker
Professor of Mathematics


SCIENCE: In literature of the Victorian period and in Science Fiction

Dr. David Schroeder
Assistant Professor of English


SOCIAL MEDIA

Dr. Pamela Thompson
Associate Professor; Dean of the Ketner School of Business

Cynthia Wittum
Associate Professor


SPORTS: Sports in general, Sport Law, Youth Sport, Legal Liability in Sports, and History of Sports

Dr. Tom Appenzeller
Associate Professor and Director of Sport Management

SPORTS: Injury Prevention and Injury Treatment

Dr. James Hand
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Director of Athletic Training Education

SPORTS: Sports MEDIA

Professor Tim Moreland
Associate Professor of Communication Arts


SPRAWL: Consequences of urban sprawl

Dr. Sheila Brownlow
Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Psychology Department


STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MEETING FACILITATION

Dr. Stephen R. Hiatt
Professor of Business


STUDENT MEDIA: Advising a student paper

Cynthia Wittum
Instructor in Communication Arts and Lecturer/Advisor to the student newspaper, The Pioneer


THE SOUTH: Southern politics and politicians of the last 100 years.

Dr. J. Michael Bitzer
Provost and Professor of Political Science; Chair of History & Politics


SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, DESIGN AND LEADERSHIP

Dr. John E. Wear, Jr.
Director of Catawba Center for the Environment and Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science


TEACHER EDUCATION: Science education

Dr. James K. Stringfield
Professor of Education


THEATRE: Theatre in the South, theatre trends and designing for new plays

Professor David Pulliam
Professor of Theatre Arts


U.S.  FOREIGN POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Dr. Norris Feeney
Visiting Assistant Professor of Politic


WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Dr. Pamela Thompson
Associate Professor; Dean of the Ketner School of Business


WRITING: Writing for the Web

Cynthia Wittum
Instructor in Communication Arts and Lecturer/Advisor to the student newspaper, The Pioneer

WRITING:  Tutoring

Dr. Aaron Butler
Assistant Professor of English


YOUTH CULTURE

Dr. Phillip Frank
Visiting Assistant Professor


YOUTH VIOLENCE: Risk factors associated with childhood and youth violence

Dr. Lyn Boulter
Professor of Psychology