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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

Gregory Buckles

College Admissions, Application Process

Dean of Admissions

Jack Byrne

Sustainability, Greening the Campus, Carbon Neutrality

Director of Sustainability Integration

 work(802) 443-5043

Jeffrey Cason

Study Abroad, Latin American Politics

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Schools, Knox Professor of International Studies and Politics

 work(802) 443-5404

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

Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Sociologist

 work(802) 443-5355

Jon Isham

Social Entrepreneurship, Environmental Economics and the Climate Movement

Professor of Economics; Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship

 work(802) 443-5761

Bertram Johnson

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

Associate Professor of Political Science

 work(802) 443-5399

Matthew Kimble

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

Associate Professor of Psychology

 work(802) 443-5402

Michael Kraus

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

Frederick C. Dirks Professor of Political Science

 work(802) 443-5306

Sujata Moorti

Social Media Activism; Television’s Portrayal of Crime, Sexual Assault, and Race; Indian Cinema, including Bollywood

Charles A. Dana Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

 work(802) 443-5735

Margaret K. Nelson

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

Hepburn Professor of Sociology


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

 work(802) 443-5023

Don Wyatt

Early and Modern China

John M. McCardell, Jr. Distinguished Professor of History

 work(802) 443-5548