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Media and Public Information

Issues and Crisis Team

University Spokesperson
Emily Gerkin Guerrant

Deputy Spokesperson
Dan Olsen

Director of Public Relations
Sydney Hawkins

Media Contacts by College and Topic

Kim Ward, Senior Public Relations Manager

Colleges and units: Education, James Madison, Social Science, Veterinary Medicine, Law

  • College of Social Science: Psychology, economics, history, criminal justice, child development, human resources/labor relations, economics, sociology, political science, public policy, anthropology, Asian Pacific American studies, Chicano/Latino studies
  • College of Education: Teacher preparation, reading levels/scores, disability awareness/training, counseling, kinesiology, education psychology, education policy
  • Veterinary Medicine: Large- and small-animal clinical sciences, pathobiology and diagnostic investigation, pharmacology and toxicology, zoonotic diseases
  • James Madison: Domestic and global public affairs, equity and justice
  • Law: Indigenous law, social justice, business and regulatory law, immigration law, animal law, first amendment

Emilie Lorditch, Science Public Relations Manager

Colleges and units: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams/FRIB, Engineering, Natural Science, Lyman Briggs

  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources: Agricultural science; entomology; horticulture; forestry; fisheries and wildlife; water; climate change; food science and human nutrition; planning, design and construction; packaging and community sustainability
  • College of Natural Science: Biochemistry, biology, chemistry, cell and molecular biology, computational mathematics, earth and environmental sciences, geography, genetics, mathematics, microbiology, neuroscience, plant science, physics and astronomy
  • College of Engineering: Biomedical, biosystems, chemical engineering and material science, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, electrical and mechanical engineering

Alex Tekip, Public Relations Manager

Colleges and units: Arts and Letters, Communication Arts and Sciences, Broad College of Business, International Studies and Programs, Music, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, Honors College

  • College of Arts and Letters: African American and African studies, apparel and textile design, art, art history and design, graphic design, film studies, literature, linguistics, languages and cultures, philosophy, religion, romance and classical studies, Native American studies, women’s and gender studies, theatre
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences: Journalism, advertising, public relations, social media, game design and development, user experience and technologies, telecommunication, health and risk communication, communicative science and disorders
  • Broad College of Business: Supply chain, hospitality, finance, accounting, human resources, marketing, management, real estate, sports business management, entrepreneurship, sales, risk management, wealth management, corporate sustainability
  • College of Music: Instrumental music, music performance, music education, Jazz studies, music theory, composition, conducting
  • Arts and culture: Broad Art Museum, MSU Museum, Wharton Center for Performing Arts, W.J. Beal Botanical Garden, libraries, cultural collections

Sydney Hawkins, Director of Public Relations

Colleges and units: Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Nursing, Health Sciences, Public Health, MSU Health Care, Henry Ford Health + MSU Partnership

  • Colleges of Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine: Primary care, mental health, public health, gastroenterology, medical research, infectious disease, cancer, neurosciences, psychiatry, pharmacy, emergency medicine, children’s health, women’s health, health disparities, rural health, pharmacology and toxicology
  • College of Nursing: Clinical practice, research, workforce development, research, health care delivery
  • Health Sciences: Workforce development, innovation, partnerships, administration
  • MSU Health Care: Clinical services and practice, joint ventures, key partnerships
  • Henry Ford Health + MSU Partnership: Research, health disparities, clinical services