Faculty and Staff Experts

Faculty and staff experts is an up-to-date resource for reporters, producers and others in the media. The list below features Middlebury College faculty and staff whose areas of expertise are relevant to newsworthy issues.

For on-site interviews, we have a dedicated ISDN line and broadcast-quality recording space available in our offices.

If you need assistance identifying a faculty expert, or would like to schedule an interview, please contact the media relations office at 802-443-5794.


Tom Beyer

Russian Language and Literature, Dan Brown, New Technologies for Teaching

Professor of Russian


Jack Byrne

Sustainability, Greening the Campus, Carbon Neutrality

Director of Sustainability Integration


Jeffrey Cason

Study Abroad, Latin American Politics

Dean of International Programs, Knox Professor of Inernational Studies and Politics


Eric Davis

Vermont Politics, National Election Politics

Secretary of the College Emeritus, Professor Emeritus of Political Science


Laurie Essig

Critical Race, Queer Studies, Pop Culture, Plastic Surgery & Economics Gender & Sexuality

Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies


Michael Geisler

Foreign Language Education, Nationalism and National Identity

VP for Language Schools, Schools Abroad, and Graduate Programs; Prof. of German


Jon Isham

Social Entrepreneurship, Environmental Economics and the Climate Movement

Professor of Economics; Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship


Bertram Johnson

Campaign Finance, Media and Politics, State and Local Politics, Intergovernmental Relations

Associate Professor of Political Science


Matthew Kimble

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychological Trauma, Effects of Anxiety Disorders

Associate Professor of Psychology


Michael Kraus

European Politics, the Balkans and U.S. Foreign Policy

Frederick C. Dirks Professor of Political Science


Margaret K. Nelson

"Helicopter Parenting;" Relationship Between Parenting Strategies and New Technologies; Social Impacts of Assisted Reproduction Technologies; Donor Siblings

Hepburn Professor of Sociology


Caitlin Knowles Myers

Economics of Discrimination, Reproductive Policy and Teen Childbearing, Gender Differences in Labor Markets

Associate Professor of Economics


Scott Pardee

Federal Reserve, Finance and Investments

Emeritus Faculty Fellow at the Center for Education in Action

Allison Stanger

Privatization of Power, Contractors, Transparency, American Foreign Policy

Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics


Don Wyatt

Early and Modern China

John M. McCardell, Jr. Distinguished Professor of History


Communications Office