Media Experts

The following is a list of Bridgewater faculty and staff who are experts in a variety of fields and who are available for interview by the media. Click on the topic for a dropdown box featuring contact information.

Afghanistan History and Politics

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
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Afghan/Pakistan Border

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
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Africa, Southern Region, Culture & Politics

Dr. Mwizenge S. Tembo
Professor of Sociology
540-828-5351
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Amateur Radio

Mr. Andrew L. Pearson
Director, Alexander Mack Memorial Library
540-828-5410
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Anatomy, Human

Dr. Gavin R. Lawson
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5467
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Artifacts, Preservation of

Stephanie S. Gardner
Special Collections Librarian
540-828-8018 or 540-828-5462
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Biology, Human

Dr. Gavin R. Lawson
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5467
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Biology, Molecular

Dr. Stephen F. Baron
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5616
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Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5713
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British and Irish History and Politics

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
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British Imperial History

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
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Career Exploration

Ms. Sherry Talbott
Director of Career Services and Internships
540-828-5369
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Disabilities, Impact of life and learning

Dr. Raymond W. “Chip” Studwell
Director of Academic Support Services
540-828-5370
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Economics, Labor

Dr. David Huffman
Associate Professor of Economics
540-828-5669
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Education, Coaches

Dr. Lori Gano-Overway
Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science
540-828-5728
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Elections

Dr. Bobbi Gentry
Assistant Professor of Political Science
540-828-5320
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Financial Aid

Mr. Scott Morrison
Director of Financial Aid
540-828-5376
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Foreign Policy, United States

Dr. Jamie Frueh
Associate Professor of History and Political Science
540-828-5764
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Gardening

Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger
Associate Professor of Biology
Virginia Cooperative Extension certified Master Gardener
540-828-5713
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Genetics

Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5713
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Graduate School, Application to

Ms. Sherry Talbott
Director of Career Services and Internships
540-828-5369
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Herpetology

Dr. Gavin R. Lawson
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5467
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History, Civil War, U.S.

Dr. Steve Longenecker
Professor of History
540-828-5321
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History, United States

Dr. Steve Longenecker
Professor of History
540-828-5321
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Dr. Chris Versen
Assistant Professor of History
540-515-3791
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Immigration, Adjustment to U.S.

Dr. Mwizenge S. Tembo
Professor of Sociology
540-828-5351
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Immunology

Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5713
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Indian History and Politics

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
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Information

Mr. Andrew L. Pearson
Director, Alexander Mack Memorial Library
540-828-5410
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Islam in South Asia

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
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Jobs, Searching for

Ms. Sherry Talbott
Director of Career Services and Internships
540-828-5369
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Jobs, Interviewing for

Ms. Sherry Talbott
Director of Career Services and Internships
540-828-5369
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Keyboard Performance, Piano & Organ

Dr. Larry C. Taylor
Associate Professor of Music
540-929-5302
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Learning, Strategies and habits of

Dr. Raymond W. “Chip” Studwell
Director of Academic Support Services
540-828-5370
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Library Science and Trends

Mr. Andrew L. Pearson
Director, Alexander Mack Memorial Library
540-828-5410
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Memory, How to improve

Dr. Raymond W. “Chip” Studwell
Director of Academic Support Services
540-828-5370
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Mental Skills Training

Dr. Lori Gano-Overway
Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science
540-828-5728
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Microbiology

Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5713
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Motivation, Achieving and Accomplishment

Dr. Raymond W. “Chip” Studwell
Director of Academic Support Services
540-828-5370
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Dr. Lori Gano-Overway
Associate Professor of Health and Human Sciences
540-828-5728
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Music, Theory and Composition

Dr. Larry C. Taylor
Associate Professor of Music
540-929-5302
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Native American History

Dr. Chris Versen
Assistant Professor of History
540-515-3791
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Neurodegenerative Disorders

Dr. Moshe Khurgel
Assistant Professor of Biology
540-515-3767
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Ornithology

Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5713
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Pakistan History and Politics

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
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Physics, High-Energy Particle

Dr. Deva O'Neill
Assistant Professor of Physics
540-828-8004
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Plastics, Biodegradable

Dr. Stephen F. Baron
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5616
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Politeness Theory

Dr. Randall Young
Associate Professor of Psychology
540-828-5438
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Politics, Global

Dr. Jamie Frueh
Associate Professor of History and Political Science
540-828-5764
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Politics, Political Parties

Dr. Bobbi Gentry
Assistant Professor of Political Science
540-828-5320
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Preservation, Documents/Papers/Photographs

Stephanie S. Gardner
Special Collections Librarian
540-828-8018 or 540-828-5462
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Psychology of Exercise

Dr. Lori Gano-Overway
Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science
540-828-5728
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Psychology of Gossip

Dr. Randall Young
Associate Professor of Psychology
540-828-5438
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Psychology of Teasing

Dr. Randall Young
Associate Professor of Psychology
540-828-5438
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Racism and Biology

Dr. Moshe Khurgel
Assistant Professor of Biology
540-515-3767
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Regeneration

Dr. Moshe Khurgel
Assistant Professor of Biology
540-515-3767
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Religion, American

Dr. Steve Longenecker
Professor of History
540-828-5321
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Religion, Philosophy of

Dr. William Abshire
The Anna B. Mow Endowed Chair
Professor of Philosophy and Religion
540-828-5346
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Reptiles

Dr. Gavin R. Lawson
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5467
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Resumes

Ms. Sherry Talbott
Director of Career Services and Internships
540-828-5369
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Solar Energy

Dr. Ian McNeil
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
540-828-5432
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Stem Cells

Dr. Moshe Khurgel
Assistant Professor of Biology
540-515-3767
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Swordfighting, European

Dr. Gavin R. Lawson
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5467
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Tarzan

Dr. Stanley A. Galloway
Professor of English
540-828-5339
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Voting, Youth

Dr. Bobbi Gentry
Assistant Professor of Political Science
540-828-5320
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The World Wars

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
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Writing, Poetry

Dr. Stanley A. Galloway
Professor of English
540-828-5339
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Writing, Pulp Fiction, 1930s-50s

Dr. Stanley A. Galloway
Professor of English
540-828-5339
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Writing, Resumes

Ms. Sherry Talbott
Director of Career Services and Internships
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Questions? Contact us!

Charles Culbertson
Director of Media Relations and
Editor of Bridgewater Magazine
Office: 540-828-5720
Mobile: 540-280-4061
cculbert@bridgewater.edu

Mary Kay Heatwole
Media Relations Assistant
Office: 540-828-5486
mheatwol@bridgewater.edu

Abbie Parkhurst
Associate Vice President for Marketing & Communications/College Spokeswoman
Office: 540-828-5782
Mobile: 540-294-1441
aparkhur@bridgewater.edu