Faculty Experts for News Media

Welcome to the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts faculty experts page, a resource for reporters and producers seeking eminent scholars and researchers for comment on the global impact of science and technology. Areas of expertise include national security, public policy, economics, digital media, science fiction, the history of technology, and many other topics.

Situated within one of the world’s preeminent technological universities, our nearly 150 faculty define and shape the discourse on technology and society, and they have a lot to say about the world around us and what it means to be human in the global technological age.

To begin your inquiry, use our search tool below, or check out our "Expertise for What's Making News" section for faculty members focusing on topics currently making headlines.

Name Areas of Expertise
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Philip Auslander
  • Contemporary Visual Art
  • Film Acting and Production
  • Music and Culture
  • Popular Music, Especially Rock and Glam Rock
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Mariel Borowitz
  • Commercial Space Activity
  • Earth Observation
  • Human Spaceflight
  • NASA and International Space Programs
  • Space Security
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Marilyn Brown
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy Policy
  • Smart Grid and Grid-Integrated Vehicles
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Lindsey Bullinger
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Health Policy
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Social Policy
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Shatakshee Dhongde
  • Deprivation in Education, Health, and Housing
  • Economic Growth
  • Economic Impact Analysis of Public Infrastructure Projects
  • Inequality
  • Poverty
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Danny Hughes
  • Access to Care
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Health Care Utilization
  • Medical Imaging
  • Physician Payments
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Kaye Husbands Fealing
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM Education and Workforce
  • Return on Investment in Scientific Research
  • Science and Technology Policy
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Allen Hyde
  • Globalization
  • Immigrant Communities
  • Income Inequality
  • Residential Segregation
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Dina Khapaeva
  • Death Studies
  • Russian and American Popular Culture
  • Russian Culture and Politics
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Margaret E. Kosal
  • Emerging Technologies with Security Implications
  • Military Issues — force structure, modern warfare, institutional change
  • National Security and Foreign Policy
  • Terrorism — biological, chemical, and nuclear
  • Weapons — biological, chemical, and nuclear
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John Krige
  • Export Controls
  • History of Technology and Science
  • Nuclear Proliferation
  • Technology Transfer
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
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Aaron D. Levine
  • Assisted Reproduction Ethics and Policy
  • Research Ethics
  • Stem Cell Research Ethics and Policy
  • STEM education
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Mary G. McDonald
  • Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality in Sport
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Susana M. Morris
  • African-American Literature
  • Afrofuturism
  • Contemporary Black Life
  • Race and Politics
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Milton Mueller
  • Cybersecurity Public Policy
  • Domain Name and IP Address Policies
  • ICANN
  • International Trade in Information Services
  • Internet Freedom
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Janet Murray
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality
  • Interactive Narrative
  • Interactive Television
  • Narrative Video Games
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Matthew E. Oliver
  • Energy Market Regulation
  • Natural Gas Markets
  • Renewable Energy Policy
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Robert Rosenberger
  • Distracted Driving
  • Hostile Architecture
  • User Experience of Technology
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Lawrence Rubin
  • Arab Foreign Policies
  • Islamic Movements
  • Israel/Palestinian conflict
  • Middle East
  • Nuclear Proliferation
  • Terrorism
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Eric Schatzberg
  • Critiques of Technology
  • History of Technology
  • Nature of Expertise
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Jennifer Singh
  • Autism
  • Autism and Parental Activism
  • Autism Diagnoses
  • Autism Disparities
  • Social and Scientific Understanding of Autism
  • Social Impact of Genetic Research in Autism
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Rachel Whitlark
  • Counterproliferation
  • Nuclear Proliferation
  • Presidential Decision-Making
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
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Joycelyn Wilson
Joycelyn Wilson
  • Hip Hop Studies and Educational Research
  • Digital Media and Design
  • Technology, race, and culture
  • Documentary film
  • Educational anthropology
  • Atlanta Studies
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Lisa Yaszek
  • Popular Culture
  • Race and Gender in Science Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Teaching Science Fiction
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Alasdair Young
  • European Union
  • Trade and Regulation
  • Transatlantic Relations

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In the News Now

These Ivan Allen experts are among those who can comment on issues currently in the news:

Russia/International Space Station

International Space Station

Mariel Borowitz, associate professor of space policy in Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, can provide expert commentary on the implications of Russia's decision to withdraw from the International Space Station. Her initial take? The U.S. and its spacefaring allies will find a way to keep the venerable station flying.

“I think with the notice that they have, there’s a good chance that NASA and its partners can find workarounds to continue to operate the station, even without the Russian involvement,” Borowitz says.

Experts on the Ukraine Conflict

A map of Ukraine

Amid the conflict in Ukraine, the Ivan Allen College has several experts with rich knowledge of the region and its players who can help analyze events and explain what's likely to happen next.

Gen. Philip Breedlove (Ret.), a distinguished professor of the practice in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, is a former NATO commander who can discuss the military aspects of the campaign and how NATO and Western allies are reacting to the Russian incursion.

Robert Bell, also a distinguished professor of the practice in the Nunn School, can address diplomatic issues related to the conflict. He served in civilian posts at NATO, the National Security Council, and as a staffer on the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees.

Tibor Besedes, the Mary S. and Richard B. Inman, Jr. Professor of Economics in the School of Economics, researches the effectiveness of sanctions — including those imposed on Russia following its annexation of Crimea. He can speak to the financial and business ramifications of sanctions, as well as their ability to force behavior change.

Dina Khapaeva is a professor in the School of Modern Languages and an expert on Putin's Russia who can speak to the ideological aspect of the Russian president's vision.

Nadiya Kostyuk, an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy, can address cybersecurity issues related to the conflict.

Nikolay Koposov, a distinguished professor of the practice in the School of History and Sociology, is the author of several books and other publications on Russia, Ukraine's "memory wars" and other issues. He can discuss the reasons for the conflict and Putin's likely goals and actions.

Adam Stulberg is chair and professor in the Nunn School. He can discuss the broad contours of the conflict, especially as it relates to Russia and Russia's relationship with the West.

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