Expert sources for journalists

The University of Akron has many faculty who are nationally recognized experts in their fields.

They can provide journalists with insight and analysis on a wide range of topics — from the science of polymers to workplace issues, constitutional law, airline security, health care, politics and the economy.

Listed below are just some of our areas of expertise. To arrange interviews on these or other topics, please contact the assigned PR representative. To call the rep, dial 330-972 and the extension listed below. 

Arts and Humanities
Art and Art History Denise Henry ext. 6477
Art Education Denise Henry ext. 6477
  Interpersonal and Organizational Communication Denise Henry ext. 6477
Mass Media Denise Henry ext. 6477
WZIP-FM Denise Henry ext. 6477
Z-TV Denise Henry ext. 6477
Business Management / Economy
Banking/Finance Regulation Dan Minnich ext. 6476
Entrepreneurship Dan Minnich ext. 6476
Local and state economy Dan Minnich ext. 6476
Marketing/Direct marketing/Market research Dan Minnich ext. 6476
U.S./World economy Dan Minnich ext. 6476
Education
Early childhood education Denise Henry ext. 6477
Exercise science/Sports studies Denise Henry ext. 6477
Literacy Denise Henry ext. 6477
Longer school year in K-12 Denise Henry ext. 6477
Special education Denise Henry ext. 6477
Teacher licensure in Ohio Denise Henry ext. 6477
Engineering and Hard Sciences
Biology Denise Henry ext. 6477
Biomedical engineering/1-76 biomedical
corridor in Akron area
Denise Henry ext. 6477
Chemical and biomolecular engineering Denise Henry ext. 6477
Chemical sciences Denise Henry ext. 6477
Civil engineering Denise Henry ext. 6477
Computer science/Technology Denise Henry ext. 6477
Geology/Environmental science Denise Henry ext. 6477
Liquid Crystal technology Denise Henry ext. 6477
Mechanical engineering Denise Henry ext. 6477
Physics/space/applied mathematics Denise Henry ext. 6477
Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
  • Akron Polymer Training
  • National Polymer Innovation Center
  • World-class polymer research
  • Denise Henry ext. 6477
    General University  
    Honors College Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Student Activities/Student Life Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Health Care
    Austen BioInnovation Institute Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Biomedical/I-76 Biomedical Corridor in Akron Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Ethics Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Exercise Science Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Gerontology/Adult care Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Health care policy/Reform, U.S. Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Nursing shortage/nursing faculty shortage Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Nutrition Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Law  
    Constitutional Law
  • Ohio/U.S.
  • Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Civil/Criminal Justice Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Criminal profiling Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Criminal Law/trials Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Ethics Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Intellectual property and technology Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Judiciary/Courts
  • Federal
  • State
  • Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Scientific evidence Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Trusts and estate law Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Women and the law Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Politics
    Air travel/Airline security Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Campaign finance law Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Health care reform Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Homeland security Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Local and state politics
    • Akron/Summit County/Northeast Ohio
    • State of Ohio
    Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Presidential politics Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Race and politics Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Religion and politics Denise Henry ext. 6477
    U.S. war on terror Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Summit College
    Allied Health Technology Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Criminal Justice Technology/Criminal Profiling Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Engineering & Science Technology Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Hospitality Management Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Police Academy Denise Henry ext. 6477
    Workforce Development/Continuing Education Denise Henry ext. 6477
    University of Akron Administration
    Board of Trustees Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Campus safety Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Diversity/Inclusive Excellence Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Financial Aid Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    President Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Provost Dan Minnich ext. 6476
    Student Affairs Dan Minnich ext. 6476