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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. 

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  • 04/17/19 The Los Angeles Times

    Adam Goodheart, Director of the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, writes a column in the Los Angeles Times about the Cathedral of Notre Dame, noting that what saved the cathedral from destruction during the fire of April 18 was the ingenuity of its medieval builders.

  • 04/17/19 Politico

    Andrew Oros, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and an expert on East Asia and Japan, is quoted in Politico about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s careful tending of his relationship with President Donald Trump. Oros notes that Abe’s team even studies Trump’s tweets to mimic his language in talking points for the prime minister and his representatives.

  • 03/25/19 BroadwayWorld

    Benjamin Sterling Cannon, lecturer in dance, is highlighted in Broadway World for his work on Lydia R. Diamond’s play Stick Fly at the Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The review notes that the play is powered with “intriguing direction choices” by Cannon, who directs this comic drama about race and privilege and the affluent African American LeVay family.

  • 03/23/19 The Easton Star-Democrat
    Greg Farley, Washington College’s Director of Sustainability, is quoted in the Easton Star-Democrat and MyEasternShore.com, which covered the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy’s third annual climate change conference. Farley told conference participants that the effects of climate change on the Shore threaten those with the least economic opportunity more dramatically than others, and that responding to climate change provides an opportunity to reconstruct marginalized communities.
  • March 6: Deseret News
    Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science and an expert on gender in politics, is quoted in this in-depth Deseret News story about Gayle Ruzicka, president of Utah Eagle Forum, a powerful force in Utah politics. The forum’s and Ruzicka’s views, seen by some as extreme and passé, illustrate the fragmentation of the Republican party, the story states.
  • 02/27/19 InSightCrime

    Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and author of Captured Peace: Elites and Peacebuilding in El Salvador, is interviewed for this analysis in the Latin American politics blog InSight Crime about the corruption endemic in the political establishment of Honduras.

  • 02/09/11 National Public Radio WAMU
    Melissa Deckman, Professor and Chair of Political Science, is interviewed on National Public Radio about speculation that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan may challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary.
  • 02/11/19 World Politics Review

    Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and an expert in Latin American politics, was on site in El Salvador for the recent elections, when voters elected 37-year-old Nayib Bukele as the country’s next president. Her analysis is the lead story in this week’s World Politics Review.

  • 02/01/19 The Baltimore Sun

    Melissa Deckman, Professor and Chair of Political Science, is quoted in The Baltimore Sun about whether Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan may run as a Republican against President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Deckman says it’s unrealistic to think Hogan will run, because the majority of rank-and-file Republican voters still support Trump.

  • 01/20/19 Scientific American

    Aaron Krochmal, Associate Professor of Biology, and his colleague from Franklin & Marshall, Tim Roth, Associate Professor of Psychology, co-wrote a story in Scientific American about their collaborative research into how turtles learn to migrate. “They’re not as charismatic as sea turtles,” the pair writes, “and they sure don’t travel as far (several kilometers for a painted turtle versus several thousand kilometers for a sea turtle), but what they lack in outward charisma they make up in tenacity.”

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  • 04/10/19 The Chestertown Spy

    Bill Schindler, Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab, is interviewed by The Chestertown Spy. In this 10-minute video interview, he talks about why what the Food Lab has to teach students and the public is so critical to our health, diets, and the future of our food systems.

  • 03/13/19 U.S. Congress

    Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and an expert on Latin American politics, testified before Congress at a Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on corruption and impunity in El Salvador. Her testimony begins at 24:13. 

  • March 5: The Chestertown Spy

    College President Kurt Landgraf is interviewed in this Chestertown Spy video about the plans for “Radiant Echo,” a visual installation in the Joseph H. McClain ’37 Atrium of the Toll Science Center that will honor Joseph McLain ’37, a former chemistry professor and president of the College. Landgraf is interviewed with McClain’s daughter Lynn about the installation, which is being designed by Baltimore—based artist Glenn Shrum and his team at Flux Studio.

  • 03/04/19 The Chestertown Spy
    Alicia Kozma, Assistant Professor of Communications and Media Studies, is interviewed in The Chestertown Spy about a new role she’s taken on as a member of the oversight committee of the town’s fledgling RiverArts Film Society. The society is working to bring independent films to the new Chesapeake Movies theater, and Kozma is helping make this new collaboration happen to bring art films to the larger Chestertown community.
  • 02/18/19 The Chestertown Spy

    Adam Goodheart, Director of the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, is interviewed in this video by The Chestertown Spy about the deeper history of the founding of Washington College, placing it in context at the time of its founding right after the American Revolution.

  • 02/01/19 WBOC

    College President Kurt Landgraf is interviewed by WBOC about the potential closure of the hospital in Chestertown. Landgraf says that the hospital’s fate becomes a key economic development issue for the town and the county, as, for example, fewer young faculty will want to come and work at the College and make Chestertown and Kent County their home.

  • 12/15/18 The Weather Channel
    Aaron Krochmal, Associate Professor of Biology, was featured on LiveScience about his ongoing studies of how turtles navigate, and how memory and learning is part of that process. Within 24 hours this story was picked up worldwide and had reached over 12.5 million readers, including a segment on The Weather Channel
  • 10/11/18 The Chestertown Spy

    Matt Palmer, Lecturer in Guitar and an organizer of the Department of Music’s annual Eastern Shore Guitar Festival, is the subject of a Chestertown Spy video interview discussing the versatility of the guitar and the broad diversity of the festival, which brings scores of young classical guitar players to study and perform at the College with maestro performers.

  • 07/18/18 Al Jazeera

    Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and an expert on Latin American politics, is interviewed on Al Jazeera about the recent outbreak of violence in Nicaragua. She says the government was caught by surprise that the protests were so widespread, which is one reason the response was so violent, and she doubts that there will be a successful effort at early elections to oust President Daniel Ortega before the end of his term.

  • 07/31/18 The Chestertown Spy

    Katherine Maynard, Professor of French, is interviewed by the Chestertown Spy about her role in the nonpartisan group Vote Your Voice, which is working to educate people in Kent and northern Queen Anne’s counties about the importance of becoming politically active and exercising their right to vote, especially in the upcoming mid-terms elections.

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  • 02/11/19 Foodie and the Beast

     Bill Schindler, Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab, was interviewed by Nycci Nellis of “Foodie and the Beast” on a live broadcast from Washington, D.C., for the program’s “Industry Night” segment. Nellis called it “a mind-blowing interview.”

  • 02/08/19 Two Weeks Notice: A Latin American Politics Blog

    Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and an expert in Latin American politics, is interviewed on Podcast Episode 63 of “Two Weeks Notice: A Latin American Politics Blog,” about the Salvadoran presidential election. Wade, who has been observing elections in El Salvador for nearly 20 years, witnessed the historic election of 37-year-old Nayib Bukele, and in this podcast talks about why he won, what issues the two dominant parties face, and the role of ideology.

  • 11/01/18 WAMU

    Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science, is interviewed by WAMU in a story about the difficulties that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous has had in getting his message out to voters.

  • 10/30/18 WAMU

    Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science, is interviewed on WAMU for a story about how incumbent Republican Governor Larry Hogan will need Democrat’s support to keep his office. Deckman says Hogan “has governed as the anti-Trump,” which has made him stand out among Republicans and makes him more attractive to Maryland voters across party lines.

  • 10/01/18 Learn True Health
    Bill Schindler, Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab and Associate Professor of Anthropology, is featured on the Learn True Health podcast, talking about how ancestral diets can be used to inform our current food culture and technologies.
  • 09/26/18 Peak Human

    Bill Schindler, Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab and Associate Professor of Anthropology, is interviewed on the Peak Human podcast about human development, how it tracked with food technology, ancient food preparation, and using those techniques to inform current health and food technologies.

  • 08/17/18 The Academic Minute, Inside Higher Ed

    On day 5 of “Washington College Week” on The Academic Minute, Jennie Carr, Assistant Professor of Biology, describes her work at the College’s River and Field Campus studying the nesting and feeding behavior of field sparrows. Carr’s long-term study is helping learn the factors that contribute to nest failure for the birds, whose population has declined 65 percent from 1966 to 2010.

  • 08/16/18 The Academic Minute, Inside Higher Ed
    On day 4 of “Washington College Week” on The Academic Minute, Rachel Durso, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Black Studies, explains how her research with students and a collaboration with the College’s GIS Lab is helping the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence better identify and help victims of domestic violence on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
  • 08/14/18 The Academic Minute, Inside Higher Ed

    On Day 3 of “Washington College Week” on The Academic Minute, Bill Schindler, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab, talks about how our ancestors were far better at choosing and preparing a healthier diet than today’s humans. The Academic Minute is published in Inside Higher Ed and airs on public radio stations across the country.

  • 08/14/18 Inside Higher Ed, The Academic Minute

    On Day 2 of “Washington College Week” on The Academic Minute, Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science, discusses how young women are more involved in politics and more engaged in civic issues than in the past, potentially fundamentally changing the political landscape.