UW-Eau Claire's Experts Directory provides a list of campus experts who can comment to the media on various topics and issues and who are willing to speak to service and professional groups.

Experts

Middle East politics, history and language; sociopolitical and economic issues related to the Middle East; future of civil society and democracy in the Middle East; Israeli-Palestinian (Arab) peace process; Islam and democracy in developing countries; international political economy; international relations
Cybersecurity, cyber risk, hacking, ethical hacking, ransomware, bug bounty, artificial intelligence (AI), chatbots, e-commerce. Keywords: Cybersecurity, cyber attack, ransomware, bug bounty, ecommerce, artificial intelligence.
molecular biology and molecular genetics including the Human Genome Project, cloning, stem cells, molecular treatments for cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease
general linguistics, sociolinguistics, language variation and change, American social and regional dialects, language and gender, folk linguistics
friendship, human mating, human sex differences, women in math/science/engineering, intelligence, behavior genetics
Climate change; global warming; air pollution; atmospheric science; environment; chemical analysis; measures of sustainability; renewable energy; greenhouse gas; carbon footprint; aerosol; particulate matter.
statistical genetics, association mapping, linkage analysis, ancestry mapping in individuals with ancestry from multiple populations
Amish, Mennonites, Hutterites, Anabaptists, German-Americans, language and identities.
Teaching: guided inquiry, collaborative learning, science writing heuristic. Chemistry: inorganic chemistry, industrial chemical processes, catalysis, plastics, polymers, polymer synthesis, polymer properties, sustainable polymers, renewable polymers, polymer recycling. Strategic partnerships: workforce innovation, economic development, external partnerships and collaborations, strategic alignment, academic program development.
early childhood education, curriculum, parent relationships
Topics related to clinical psychology; mental health and mental illness; trauma; grief and bereavement; life-threatening illness; skills for coping with anxiety and depression; strengthening relationships; communication skills; positive psychology; burnout among mental health professionals. Keywords: psychology; mental health; mental illness; trauma; PTSD; posttraumatic stress; grief; bereavement; life-threatening illness; coping skills; anxiety; depression; communication; relationships; positive psychology; burnout.
Pacific Asia economic issues, China's economic reform
music theory, music of Debussy and Prokofiev
Risk management, university liability, property and auto insurance, safety training, emergency management, risk assessment. ustainability.
International marketing, international business, business in India, Indian culture, culture, India, consumer behavior, Hindi language, study abroad, immersion programs.
nanotechnology, materials science, materials characterization, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, surface science
health care, Internet communities, computer-mediated communication, small-group interaction, AIDS/HIV
Campus expert in the use of student response systems (clickers). Also teaches a distance running class to students and community members culminating in the running of a half or full marathon.
fluvial geomorphology, surface-water hydrology, water resources
Islam in the United States, Islamophobia, religion and politics, religion and sports
teacher preparation, teacher shortage, teacher pipeline, children's literature, equity issues in education. Keywords: teachers, teaching, education.
gender, sexuality, women's sports (Title IX and gender equity in intercollegiate athletics)
Academic skills, study strategies, reading strategies, note-taking strategies, goal setting, online coursework, procrastination, time management.
state and local politics, interest groups, Congress, welfare policy, elections
plastics, polymer science, polymer synthesis, colloids, emulsions, "smart" materials, materials science.
Shakespeare, acting, directing, Star Wars, live performance, playwriting; Keywords: theatre, theater, performance, acting, directing, stage and screen.
same-sex marriage (public opinion), generations and social change, social media, political communication, social movements, metaphor. Keywords: gay marriage, protest, news, politics, civic engagement, media, internet, technology, diversity, culture.
information assurance, information systems security, information systems risk analysis, information ethics, database design, data modeling.
Fake news, information literacy, information design, library instruction. Keywords: document design, research.
Business communication, business presentations, business writing, working with different generations in the work place.
African/Black Psychology Cultural competency Clinical/Counseling psychology  Mental health  
Child health and nutrition (specifically children's fruit and vegetable consumption), climate change public opinion (specifically international views on climate change including China and the United States), public policy, environmental economics, health economics. Keywords: fruits and vegetables, climate change, health, environment, policy.
physical activity and fitness for kids, adults and older adults; cardiovascular disease and exercise; diabetes and exercise; sports training and exercise nutrition for youth and young adults
Superconducting materials and magnets; failure analysis; economic development; small business innovative research grants. Keywords: metallurgy, superconductors, fracture.
Chinese elderly studies, China's population problems and policy, demographic transition, marital quality, sociological data analysis, social research methods. Keywords: activities of daily living, psychological wellbeing, supporting resources, life satisfaction, socioeconomic status.
ground penetrating radar (geophysical method used to investigate near subsurface to understand how land forms were developed, to reconstruct history of an area and to identify buried items), coastal environments, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, archaeology (Israel, France and North America)
Secondary Physical Education Adventure and Outdoor Education
Japanese language, linguistics, syntax, language pedagogy, virtual interactions.
human geography in general (emphasis on place, space, scale and the intersections of people, culture and environment); regional geography of the Middle East (emphasis on Turkey, Anatolia, Istanbul); geography of the Baltic region (emphasis on Finland); geography of food (emphasis on local-regional food systems); rural geographies (emphasis on rural outmigration and rural-urban connections). Keywords: Middle East, Turkey, Anatolia, Istanbul, Armenians, Finland, Baltic, food, food systems, farmers markets, urban-rural, migration, human geography.
U.S. Constitution, Wisconsin Constitution, U.S. Supreme Court, judiciary, courts, freedom of speech, popular culture and politics.
Local economic issues (western Wisconsin), macroeconomics, non-market valuation, politics and economics. Keywords: economy, Eau Claire, western Wisconsin, economic modeling, political economy.
keyboard repertoire and teaching, keyboard performances
information literacy, active learning, game use in education, game design (war games), early to mid-20th-century military conflict
autism, behavior analysis, developmental disabilities
UWEC history; campus history; Eau Claire history; local history; genealogy; archives; local architecture.
Second language learning and teaching, study abroad, intercultural communication, teacher education, Chinese language and culture. Keywords: China, culture, language, study abroad, intercultural communication.
Genocide, ethnic conflict, civil war, Bosnia/Eastern Europe, international conflict, political violence, conflict resolution, U.S. foreign policy, international relations
Educational and developmental psychology. Research interests focus broadly on child and adolescent development, and more specifically on academic motivation, parent involvement/over-parenting, classroom anxiety, and teacher and peer attitudes toward students with disabilities. Teaches courses in child psychology, adolescent development, educational psychology and exceptional children. Able to provide suggestions for helping families and children continue to develop the social and emotional skills necessary for navigating the current challenges of social distancing and school closures due to COVID-19.
cognitive neuroscience, electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), attention, substance abuse and dependence, neuropsychopharmacology, decision-making
Sulfide mining, mineral exploration, economic geology, rock and mineral identification, geology of northern Wisconsin, Precambrian geology. Keywords: sulfide, mining, rocks, geology.
American Indian history, history of the American West, public history, historic preservation
Academic library leadership and administration, library advocacy, library science, information literacy, applied improvisation (using elements of improv in professional development), open educational resources (OER) and scholarly publishing, copyright.
Alcohol use and misuse; adolescent substance use; substance use in the aged population; faculty-student collaborative research. Keywords: alcohol; cannabis.
Materials and chemical analysis and characterization of bulk and trace components; materials failure analysis, outreach to industrial clients needing access to university facilities and expertise.
Family health issues, family nursing strategies to support families in health situations, caring, the family experience of substance use disorder, family experience of chronic illness, family management of chronic illness, supporting patient and family communication, compassionate care, nursing education trends, international research collaboration, leadership strategies, leadership in international organizations. Dr. Meiers received her Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Minnesota where she focused on the meaning of the family member-nurse interaction, and her master’s degree from Winona State University, where she focused on evidence-based nursing education. Her research spans nursing education, clinical practice, theory, and measure development using qualitative and quantitative methods. She is committed to using community-based participatory research approaches to enhance the relevance of outcomes. Dr. Meiers is Past-President of the International Family Nursing Association where she continues to guide international family-focused research collaborations. Clinical interests surround interpreting the family health experience, improving the family-nurse interaction in situations of chronic and critical illness, and understanding family nursing practice. Dr. Meiers presses the bounds for ways to strengthen clinical scholarship as she guides students, faculty, and clinical nurses, many of whom are making meaningful differences for families within their practice.    
Advocacy and Advancing Social Justice Children, Youth, and Families / Child Welfare Leadership Community Social Work Macro Social Work Political and Legislative Social Work Generalist Practice
France, French, linguistics, pronunciation, multilingualism, bilingualism, academic integrity, translators, proficiency, language acquisition.
Fake news, information literacy, digital literacy, research, government documents, and assessment of student learning. Keywords: library, libraries.
plant evolution and hybridization, botany, population genetics, phylogenetics, biodiversity. Keywords: plants, hybridization, evolution, botany, population genetics, phylogenetics.
suicide, self-injury, therapy (dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing), clinical psychology
Journalistic Roles in Conflict zones, Solutions Journalism, International and Development Communication, Media and Humanitarian Action, Press Freedom and Access to Information.
critical theory; film and television studies, especially British; popular music as cultural studies; mystery, detective and crime fiction; modern to contemporary British cultural studies; Ian Curtis and Joy Division. Keywords: critical theory, crime drama, popular music of protest and resistance, postpunk music and culture.
Gerontological Nursing Ethical Leadership in Nursing
trombone, wind conducting, jazz, music education
William Wordsworth, romanticism, transcendentalism, Anglo-American literary relations, bibliography, history of the book
computer networking, computer security, computer network forensics, software engineering, information systems
Cyberbullying, sexting, sextortion, social media, how teens use and misuse technology, bullying, school violence, juvenile justice, criminology theory.
musicology and music history, history of Western European music, non-Western music, music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
voting behavior, public opinion polling, elections, media and politics, political advertising, American Indian politics
health risks, environmental protection, water quality, air quality, poisonings, drug safety, noise exposure
professional etiquette; networking/working a room; preparing for an event/predinner etiquette; the place setting/dining styles/serving order/the meal; tipping/toasting/ending a meal/do's and don'ts
grief, loss, hospice, end of life, children's grief, grief therapy, death and dying, palliative care, interprofessional/interdisciplinary research and education, the effects of personalized music on people with dementia and their caregivers, social work.
Special Education Early Childhood Education Playful Learning Sensory Integration and Processing Collaboration  
eolian geomorphology, soil geomorphology, geoarchaeology, environmental civic engagement. Keywords: soils and land use, geoarchaeology, civic engagement.
Writing centers, diversity, LGBTQ, access, retention, writing across the curriculum, community outreach.
Agricultural health and safety, rural health, immigrant health, Chippewa Valley Free Clinic.
Academic advising; organ donation (specifically, living kidney donation and bone marrow donation); Lake Hallie; process of writing creatively; creative nonfiction writing. Keywords: advising, organ donation, writing, Lake Hallie.
cultural studies, Victorian literature (with emphasis on the relationship between popular texts and literary texts), theory and practice of cultural studies (in the literature classroom and in Victorian literature), British literature/women writers, construction of gender in the 19th century
East Asian history, gender history, medical history
infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance in bacteria, genetically modified foods, genetic engineering as applied to bacteria and their use
Policing policy, state & local politics, public opinion, public policy, political psychology, survey research methods
American Constitutional Law Supreme Court of the United States First Amendment Legal Theory Comparative Law and Politics
Animal behavior, conservation, diversity in STEM, wildlife, ecology, animals, cognition, cooperation, social behavior, leadership, female leadership, evolution, biology, carnivores, mammals, rodents, squirrels, birds, fish, sharks, women in STEM, nature, fieldwork, natural history, research, dominance, dogs, beavers, voles, spotted hyenas, African carnivores, coalitions.
Athletic training, sports medicine, manual therapy, functional movement assessment, injuries/assessment/rehabilitation to the musculoskeletal system. Keywords: musculoskeletal injury, biomechanics, rehabilitation protocols.
new sustainability projects, LEED, BluBox, Sonnentag/County Materials Complex, UW-Eau Claire Science and Health Science Building, energy efficiency, waste. Keywords: sustainability, energy, efficiency, renewable, climate, climate change, Student Office of Sustainability.
Glacial history of Wisconsin, glacial geology of the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age National Scientific Reserve Unit, geology of western Wisconsin, eruption of Mount St. Helens, frac sand mining in Wisconsin, adventures associated with conducting glacial geology research in the wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve (Alaska). Keywords: glacial geology, Wisconsin geology, frac sand, Alaska, Glacier Bay, wilderness research, Mt. St. Helens, volcano, volcanic eruption.
biology, botany, fossils, plants, evolution, evolution vs. creation "science"
Environmental communication, media literacy, communication literacy, mass communication, public speaking, advocacy, protest, social movements, rhetoric, public discourse, civic engagement. Keywords: nature, wilderness, justice, entertainment, popular culture, film, television, speech.
public understanding of DNA science in human medicine and animal conservation, ethical issues in public and private medical research, writing effective user documentation for informed consent and patient education
Classroom technology, distance education, videoconferencing, broadcast engineering, cable television, AV consulting
fundraising, building a comprehensive development program for organizations of all sizes and budgets, public-private partnerships, real estate development — especially student housing, strategic planning for nonprofit management. Keywords: fundraising, foundations, nonprofit management, public-private partnerships.
Streams, aquatic organisms, aquatic ecology, marine biology, insects and other invertebrates. Keywords: macroinvertebrates, non-point source pollution, mountain streams, sharks, Belize, Argentina.
sport and exercise psychology, exercise and cancer recovery
Educational Data Mining Machine Learning Deep Learning
Expertise focuses on internal control and auditing; and managerial accounting, including budget and financial planning and analysis. Also familiar with healthcare financial systems as a certified healthcare financial professional. Serving in nonprofit organizations as a financial board member and working on current unemployment issues, CARES Act (Coronavirus Economic Relief Plan) and financial arrangement with individuals, families and organizations.