March 18, 2020

COVID-19 experts for general assignment writers

  • Cyber forensics expert on possible computer security issues emerging from telework
  • Realistic ways for parents and families to cope with being stuck at home
  • Supply chain expert on how manufacturers can survive coronavirus shock
  • Sustainable tourism expert on coronavirus impact on tourism and industry responses
  • Work-life expert on how coronavirus is changing paid-time-off, telework policies
  • Sports historian on how pandemics and other crises have affected pro sports

 

Cyber forensics expert on possible computer security issues emerging from telework

Marcus Rogers, professor of cybersecurity and cyber forensics, has 25 years of experience in information technology security, consulting for the military, law enforcement and financial and health care providers. He can discuss the potential cybersecurity hazards from the growing numbers of the workforce operating out of their homes during the pandemic.

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Contact: 765-560-3290, rogersmk@purdue.edu (also available for Skype interviews)

Media contact: Brian Huchel, 765-494-2084, bhuchel@purdue.edu

Realistic ways for parents and families to cope with being stuck at home

David Purpura, an associate professor of human development and family studies, specializes in preschool mathematics and literacy and environments. He can talk about ways families can cope with having children at home as they settle into a new normal of social distancing and telework. His topics include managing expectations, practicing forgiveness, setting schedules and setting creative structure and activities for children.

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Contact: 765-494-2947, purpura@purdue.edu, @davidjpurpura

Media contact: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Supply chain expert on panic buying and restocking at grocery stores

Ananth Iyer, professor of supply chain management and senior associate dean, Krannert School of Management, is director of the Global Supply Chain Management Initiative. He can discuss how grocery stores cope with ‘panic buying” and supply shortages in times of increased consumer demand.

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A supply chain stock image and photograph of the professor is available to journalists via Google Drive.

Contact: 765-494-4514, aiyer@purdue.edu (also available for Skype interviews)

Media contact: Joseph Paul, 765-494-9541, paul102@purdue.edu 

Sustainable tourism expert on coronavirus impact on tourism and industry responses

Jonathon Day, professor of hospitality and tourism management, is chair of the Travel Care Code and author of the book “An Introduction to Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Travel.” He can discuss how natural disasters such as the coronavirus affect tourism communities and businesses, and how the industry can sustainably respond.

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A photograph of the professor is available to journalists via Google Drive.

Contact: 765-496-2084, gjday@purdue.edu (also available for Skype interviews)

Media contact: Joseph Paul, 765-494-9541, paul102@purdue.edu

Work-life expert on how coronavirus is changing paid-time-off, telework policies

Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management, has spent the last three decades studying work-life issues – including work-life balance, workplace flexibility, paid time off and telework – in the public and private sectors. She can discuss how low-income, retail, food service and health care workers often don’t have access to these benefits and might feel pressure to come to work, even if they are sick.

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A sick-day stock image and photograph of the professor is available to journalists via Google Drive.

Contact: 765-494-6852, ekossek@purdue.edu (also available for Skype interviews)

Media contact: Joseph Paul, 765-494-9541, paul102@purdue.edu

Sports historian on how pandemics and other crises have affected pro sports

Randy Roberts, distinguished professor of history, is author of the forthcoming book “War Fever: Boston, Baseball and America in the Shadow of the Great War,” which explores the impact of World War I and the 1918 influenza pandemic on that year’s professional baseball season. He can discuss how club owners and league commissioners have been forced to make tough decisions between canceling or continuing professional sports seasons during times of national crisis.

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A photograph of the professor is available to journalists via Google Drive.

Contact: 765-412-1117, rroberts@purdue.edu

Media contact: Joseph Paul, 765-494-9541, paul102@purdue.edu

Lists of COVID-19 experts for science reporters and health reporters are available online.

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