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The media turns to our faculty experts to enhance coverage of a wide range of topics, from international security and economic policy to American history and politics. 


  • Fortune, 06/15/2015 
    Sheila Bair is a panelist at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in London, and weighs on the global trend of smaller population growth.
  • Chronicle of the Horse, 05/18/2015
    Interim president Jay Griswold, a lifelong equestrian, is profiled on the occasion of the first fox chase to celebrate the College’s equestrian team.
  • Reuters, 05/06/2015
    Coverage of president-elect Bair.
  • American Banker, 5/06/2015
    The professional journal shares news of Sheila Bair’s appointment as 28th president of Washington College. In the article, she tells reporter Joe Adler, “Rest assured, I will still be speaking up for financial reform and measures to make sure we have a stable financial system so that we don’t get into another 2008 situation.”
  • Bloomberg News covers the announcement that the former chair of the FDIC chair will be the 28th president of the College. 
  • Yahoo Financial News, May 4, 2015
    President-elect of the College Sheila Bair explains her motivation for writing a book for young adults explaining the causes and consequences of the mortgage crisis and ensuing financial meltdown.
  • JHU Press Blog, March 18, 2015
    The president of the Washington College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Phil Walsh, recounts PBK’s most recent distinguished speaker on the topic of the liberal arts and their role in American society. 
  • National Geographic, April 2015 issue
    Adam Goodheart, the director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College, revisits the route of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train for the magazine’s cover story.
  • The New York Times, 02/03/15
    Economics professor Robert G. Lynch, a visiting fellow at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, studied how the education achievement gap is damaging the U.S. economy. His report is the subject of this article by the Times’s Patricia Cohen.
  • American Craft, February 2015 issue
    In the national publication American Craft, writer and editor Jim Dissette ’71 captures the growing arts scene in this historic riverfront town, including Washington College’s SANDBOX initiative.



  • The Midday Show, 06/30/2015
    History professor Richard Striner, a regular commentator on the Midday Show, chats with host Dan Rodricks about recent events–including the Supreme Court’s decisions on Obamacare and same-sex marriage, and the church murders in Charleston–and how they will affect Obama’s legacy.
  • Starr Center Director Adam Goodheart, a Civil War historian who followed the route of Lincoln’s funeral train to  Springfield, Illinois for a National Geographic cover article, is interviewed for a report on how Lincoln’s legacy is memorialized there and how state budget cuts might affect the historic sites.
  • Ken Rudin’s The Political Junkie, March 6, 2015
    Political science professor Melissa Deckman talks to Rudin about the career of Maryland’s Senator Barbara Mikulski, who has announced she will not run for another term, and about who might campaign for her Senate seat in 2016. The segment on Mikulski begins at approximately 1:00:40 in the podcast.
  • “Maryland Morning,” WYPR Radio, March 4, 2015
    History professor and Lincoln scholar Richard Striner discusses what many believe to be Abraham Lincoln’s most powerful speech, his Second Inaugural Address, delivered 150 years ago today.
  • “The Alan Colmes Show,” FOX News Radio, 06/06/2014
    Colmes talks to Washington College president Mitchell Reiss, author of Negotiating with Evil: When to Talk to Terrorists, about the controversy over the deal that freed POW Bergdahl from his Taliban captors. 
  • Maryland Morning, WYPR, 05/23/2014
    Historian and journalist Adam Goodheart, director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College, talks with host Sheilah Kast about the dubious historical pedigree of Chestertown’s Colonial Tea Party Festival.
  • NPR, All Things Considered
    Host Robert Siegel talks to  Alex Stinton ’14 about his prize-winning poetry.
  • WYPR Radio, 09/25/2012
    Political science professor Melissa Deckman discusses Romney and Obama foreign policy.
  • Maryland Morning, WYPR, 11/06/2012
    The winner of the 2012 George Washington Book Prize, Maya Jasanoff, talks to host Tom Hall about Liberty’s Exiles.
  • All Things Considered, NPR, 10/21/2012
    Professor of English and Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen talks to Guy Raz, host of All Things Considered Weekends, about his new book, Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.