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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 Chief Communications Officer Tonia Black-Gold at (704) 637-4393  or  tblackgo@catawba.edu to facilitate an interview with these experts.

AIR POLLUTION

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


ADULT LEARNING / ADULT EDUCATION

Dr. Carrie Graham, MA, ATC
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training


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 / Chair of Religion & Philosophy


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


CLIMATE CHANGE

Dr. Constance Rogers-Lowery
Acting Associate Provost for Faculty Development / Associate Professor of Biology


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


ECONOMICS: Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, Evolution of Financial Practices, Financial Crises, Mergers & Acquisitions,  History of the Corporation and Business, Institutionalist theory, Political Economy

Dr. Eric R. Hake
Professor of Economics


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

Dr. James Slate
Associate Professor of Economics


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


FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION: Haiti , The French Caribbean islands of  Martinique and Guadeloupe, and Louisiana

Dr. Marie-Odile Langhorne
Assistant Professor of Modern Foreign Languages


GENDER STUDIES

Dr. Kerstin Rudolph
Professor of English


HISTORY: Modern German and Modern European History, History of Protest Movements

William Morris
Adjunct in History 


INTERNATIONAL MISSION TRIPS

Dr. Paul Baker
Professor of Mathematics


LEADERSHIP

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


LITERATURE: 19th Century American Literature

Dr. Kerstin Rudolph
Professor of English

LITERATURE: African American Literature

Dr. Kerstin Rudolph
Professor of English

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


MARINE BIOLOGY

Dr. Constance Rogers-Lowery
Acting Associate Provost for Faculty Development / Associate Professor of Biology


MARKETING

Dr. Jeffrey Bowe
Director of the School of Evening and Graduate Studies


MARS: Victorian ideas about the planet

Dr. David Schroeder
Assistant Professor of English


MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (K-12): Teacher Education

Dr. Karen Lucas
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Director of the Academy for Teaching


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


PROFESSION DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Carrie Graham, MA, ATC
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training


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
Title IX Administrator, Associate 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


RELIGION AND RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD

Dr. Barry Sang
Professor of Religion / Chair of Religion & Philosophy


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

Dr. Paul L. Baker
Professor of Mathematics


SALES & SALES TRAINING

Dr. Jeffrey Bowe
Director of the School of Evening and Graduate Studies


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


STEM EDUCATION

Dr. Constance Rogers-Lowery
Acting Associate Provost for Faculty Development / Associate Professor of Biology


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

THEATRE: Theatrical Lighting, Technical Directing, Theatrical Space Planning

Christopher D. Zink
Lighting Design and Technical Theatre


TITLE IX: Compliance, Education, Discrimination Prevention, and Investigation

Dr. Erin Wood
Title IX Administrator, Associate Professor of Psychology


U.S.  FOREIGN POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Dr. Norris Feeney
Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics


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