• Welcome to the Troy University Experts Directory

    Troy University faculty and staff are available to provide expert opinion, comment and analysis on a broad range of topics, breaking news events or ongoing developments and trends in their areas of expertise.

    The Experts Directory is designed to serve as a resource for working journalists and is organized alphabetically by topics. A photograph and biographical information on each expert is included as a part of this directory.

    For assistance with arranging interviews or finding an expert, please contact the Office of University Relations at 334-670-3196.

    Arts & Literature
    Dr. Larry Blocher | Dean, College of Communication and Fine Arts
    Expertise: Music Education
    Business & Economics

    -- Economics & Finance

    Dr. George R. Crowley | Associate Professor of Economics

    Expertise: Public economics; Constitutional political economy

    Dr. John A. Dove | Assistant Professor of Economics

    Expertise: State and local public finance; Political economy

    Dr. Thomas L. Hogan | Assistant Professor of Finance

    Expertise: International development; Banking and finance; Monetary theory

    Dr. G.P. Manish | Assistant Professor of Economics

    Expertise: Development economics; History of economics, entrepreneurship

    Dr. Malavika Nair | Assistant Professor of Economics

    Expertise: Financial history; monetary theory; private enterprise

    Dr. Daniel J. Smith | Assistant Professor of Economics

    Expertise: Economic and social cooperation

    Dr. Daniel Sutter | Charles G. Koch Professor of Economics

    Expertise: Societal and economic impacts of extreme weather and natural disasters; Public policies and regulations

    -- Hospitality, Sport & Tourism Management

    Dr. Pakianathan Chelladurai | Distinguished Professor of Sport Management

    Expertise: Leadership; Organizational effectiveness; Group dynamics

    Dr. Anthony Dixon | Interim Chair and Associate Professor

    Expertise: Economic impact and development through sport and tourism; Sport and tourism consumption

    Dr. Marlene A. Dixon | Professor of Sport Management

    Expertise: Sport and Life Quality; Human Resources Management; Work-Family Balance; Intercollegiate Athletics

    Dr. Fred Green | Graduate Program Coordinator and Associate Professor

    Expertise: Fan Attendance at Sporting Events; College Football Rivalries; History/Geography of Sport in the United States.

    Dr. Win (Gi-Young) Koo | Associate Professor of Sport Management

    Expertise: International development; Banking and finance; Monetary theory

    Lynsey Madison | Assistant Professor of Hospitality, Sport & Tourism Management

    Expertise: Event volunteer motivation; Event planning and Management

    Dr. Christina Martin | Coordinator of Assessments and Associate Professor

    Expertise: Sport marketing and communication; Sport Management; Legal aspects of Sport

    Dr. Robert Mathner | Undergraduate Program Coordinator & Associate Professor

    Expertise: Sports wagering; Sportsmanship

    Dr. John Miller | Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services

    Expertise: Sport management; Venue and event management; Sports event security; Sport administration

    Education

    -- Online Learning

    Dr. Glynn Cavin | Associate Vice Chancellor for Distance Learning

    Expertise: Career counseling; the job market; resume development and interviewing skills

    -- Career Services

    Lauren S. Cole | Career Services Coordinator

    Expertise: Career counseling; the job market; resume development and interviewing skills

    -- Library Services

    Dr. Chris Shaffer | Dean, Library Services

    Expertise: Library services, usage and trends; grant writing

    Government & Politics

    -- Comparative Politics

    Dr. Michael O. Slobodchikoff | Lecturer, Department of Political Science

    Expertise: Russia and the former Soviet Union; Relations between Russia and former Soviet states; International conflict and peace; Comparative politics

    Health & Social Sciences
    Dr. Mark Tillman | Interim Dean, College of Health and Human Services

    Expertise: Health and Human Performance, Biomechanics

    International Relations

    -- Korea

    Dr. Daniel A. Pinkston | Lecturer in International Relations

    Expertise: North Korean politics, NK security, NK WMD, NK ballistic missile program, North Korean cyber-security, South Korean politics, SK security, South Korean space program, U.S. Forces Korea, U.S.-SK alliance, inter-Korean relations, North East Asian security, East Asian security, WMD proliferation, nuclear proliferation, and ballistic missiles.

    -- Russia

    Dr. Michael O. Slobodchikoff | Lecturer, Department of Political Science

    Expertise: Russia and the former Soviet Union; Relations between Russia and former Soviet states; International conflict and peace; Comparative politics

    Science & Technology

    -- Aviation

    Col. Al Allenback (U.S. Air Force, Retired) | Program Coordinator and Adjunct Professor

    Expertise: Unmanned Aerial Systems