Faculty Experts

University at Buffalo faculty experts can provide commentary and analysis on topics in the news. For help finding a faculty expert, contact UB Media Relations at 716-645-6969 or ub-news@buffalo.edu.

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University at Buffalo experts are available to discuss COVID-19 and the societal impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. View UB experts on COVID-19.

University at Buffalo experts are available to discuss contemporary and historical issues relating to race, racism and racial justice. View UB experts on racial justice.

Expert Tip Sheets:


With its growth in popularity, the diversity of country music and its fans is becoming much more apparent, according to Stephanie Vander Wel.


UB expert Laertis Ikonomou urges the public to be cautious of unproven and unsafe “stem cell” therapies that promise to prevent COVID-19.


Schools choosing to extend remote learning would place stress on teachers attempting to balance motherhood and rising expectations for educators, says UB expert Julie Gorlewski.


The common practice of naming infectious diseases after specific people or places perpetuates xenophobia around the globe, says UB expert Tiffany Karalis Noel.

The views and opinions expressed by faculty in commentary to news media are based on their scholarship and/or research and do not represent the official positions of the University at Buffalo.