Huston-Tillotson University Experts for Media Interviews
Linda Y. Jackson
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Carol L. Adams-Means, Ph.D., M.A., Journalism, University of Texas Austin; Post-Doctorate, Management and Marketing, University of Florida Gainesville
Associate Professor of Communication
Areas of expertise: African American culture, African Americans culture and history in Texas and East Austin, African American women, new media.
Paula Battistelli, Ph.D., Washington State University
Assistant Professor of English, Department of Humanities and Fine Arts
Areas of expertise: Freshman composition, writing assessment, developmental/basic writing instruction, working class studies, working class literature, history of college writing instruction, history of writing instruction at nontraditional educational institutions.
Mike Hart, MA, University of Tennessee; M.F.A., Texas State University
Assistant Professor of English/Communications
Areas of expertise: Language and emerging media, especially web development and digital design
James Kraft, Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion
Areas of expertise: Interreligious dialogue; the impact the serious consideration of religious diversity has on the justification of religious belief; religion and violence; the rationality of religious belief; and religious disagreement.
Amanda M. Masino, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Biology
Areas of expertise: Genetics, developmental biology, cellular and molecular biology, and anatomy.
Rosalee Martin, Ph.D., LPC, LCDC, LMSW-ACP, University of Texas at Austin
Professor of Sociology
Areas of expertise: Alcohol and drug abuse; sexual abuse; counseling; HIV/AIDS; conflict resolution; gang behavior; welfare issues; human sexuality; social work; etc. Licensed Professional Counselor; Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor; Licensed Master Social Worker; Advanced Clinical Practitioner.
Debra L. Murphy, Ph.D., M.P.H., Texas Christian University
Professor of Psychology
Principal Investigator/Coordinator of the HT Health/Mental Health Connection Project (an HIV/AIDS Project)
Areas of expertise: Racial disparities in health and mental health, including the implementation, evaluation, and research of prevention and intervention programs in the area of health promotion and disease prevention, including HIV/AIDS, specifically with regard to minorities, women, and youth. Other areas of focus: eHealth and Youth Empowerment.
Katherine Durham Oldmixon, Ph.D., English UT-Austin
Director of the Writing Program, Associate Professor of English Department of Humanities and Fine Arts, President, Austin Poetry Society 2007-2008,
Areas of research: Literary Studies, with emphases in English medieval literature, British and world literatures, language and culture, folklore and cultural theory; Writing Studies, with emphases in Creative Writing/Poetry, writing centers, and multimodal composition. Ethnographic research in Caribbean cultural performance, especially salsa, and active member of the salsa community in Austin. A poet and works with local poetry, art and theater organizations. Serves on the board of Texas Folklife Resources as president of Austin Poetry Society. Has strong community connections with Austin International Poetry Festival, Austin Poetry Guild, ProArts Collective, Puerto Rican Dance and Folklore, Texas Writers’ League, and various Latino organizations and artists.
Horacio Peña, B.A., M.A. National University (Nicaragua); Ph.D., UT-Austin
Professor of Spanish
Areas of expertise: Mexican American and Latino studies. Noted author.
Raymond Rose, M. Ed., Rhode Island College
Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology; Coordinator of Instructional Technology/Distance Education
Areas of expertise: Instructional Technology; online education; virtual education; distance education; access and equity to online education; digital opportunity (aka digital divide, digital equity).
Janice Sumler-Edmond, Ph.D. Georgetown University; J.D., UCLA School of Law
Professor of History and Director of the W.E.B. DuBois Honors Program
Areas of expertise: United States History, African-American History, and Antebellum America and the Reconstruction Era.