New expert guide facilitates connection with faculty
The office of university communications at Missouri State University has launched a new Expert Sources Directory to help journalists not only connect easier and more quickly with experts on
campus who can comment on stories but also find out about the latest groundbreaking research.
“This is an effort to better showcase our university experts and enable journalists to engage with us more efficiently as an organization,” said Andrea Mostyn, director of university communications at Missouri State.
Fields of expertise
Missouri State’s Expert Sources Directory currently features about 50 faculty members whose expertise covers areas such as:
- Artificial intelligence and chatterbots
- Childhood and special education issues such as literacy skills, diversity and multiculturalism, bullying and behavioral interventions
- Chronic pain conditions
- Economic growth and forecasting
- Financial planning
- International relations
- Nutrition education
- Political debates and elections
- Race and sports
- Vector-borne diseases such as Zika
Features of Missouri State’s Expert Sources Directory include:
- Find an expert – Expert profiles are indexed by subject and are fully searchable by keyword to help users find the perfect expert.
- Comprehensive expert profiles – Easy to navigate profiles provide educational background, research interests, area of expertise, publications and presentations.
- Multimedia and social media content – Content published by or about experts on multimedia and social media accounts such as YouTube and LinkedIn are integrated into each expert profile to highlight their activities and achievements.
- Direct contact – Users can contact experts directly using the online inquiry form. The request will also be sent to our staff for follow up.
To connect with experts and keep abreast of research initiatives at Missouri State, visit the Expert Sources Directory.