Penn State’s faculty experts with media experience are available to provide context and commentary on a variety of topics. You can search by name or by topic to identify the most appropriate expert for your story.

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Earth Science

Climate, Energy and the Environment

The effects of human-caused climate change continue to ripple around the world. Penn State experts are at the forefront of the science behind the effects and possible solutions.

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Politics & Policy


The Penn State community includes a wide range of faculty members and researchers who contribute to an open, public dialogue on important political issues across the state, nation and world. Our faculty often speak with the media on research related to issues that are top of mind during elections.

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Earth Science

Extreme Weather

The recent arrival of El Nino could lead to new record temperatures and an increased risk for heavy rainfall and drought in certain locations around the world, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. On top of El Nino, data show that the past eight years have been the warmest in modern history, leading to an increase in extreme weather events. From hurricanes to catastrophic flooding, weather disasters cost the U.S. more than $165 billion in 2022, according to NOAA.

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Health & Medicine

Infectious Disease Experts

Penn State has one of the largest clusters of infectious disease, data and policy scientists in its Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD), where researchers are readily available to help us better understand how new pandemic viruses emerge, mutate and evolve; the efficacy of vaccines and therapeutics in development; and the mathematic modeling that can measure public health outcomes and identify ways to manage outbreaks.

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Law and Policy

Internet and technology

Penn State has experts in both information technology, such as AI and machine learning, and online communications, such as social media and broadband.

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Social Sciences

Russia-Ukraine conflict

​Penn State has a wide range of faculty experts who are readily available to give insight on the evolving and ongoing economic, political, cultural and legal impacts of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.

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Penn State expertise spans far beyond those that we have currently featured on the site. Call us at 814-865-7517 or contact a member of the media relations staff

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