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Faculty in the News

Jepson's faculty provide commentary on a range of topics for diverse media outlets.


Jessica Flanigan
Our View: EpiPens Need to be Easier to Obtain
(Aug. 31, Winston-Salem Journal)

Don Forsyth
Mistaken Suspect in Dallas Massacre Says He Was 'Defamed'
(July 8, Bloomberg)

Damage Control: Police are increasing their precision when handling riots and protests
(March 5, American City & County)

Al Goethals
The Eternal Appeal of the Underdog
(July 8, MiNDFOOD)

Julian Hayter
Vilification of Black Lives Matter is nothing new
(July 15, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Richmond's Mayor Stoney must weather outside forces
(Feb. 17, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Bedden is Bounced for Better or Worse
(April 25, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Crystal Hoyt
The Many Advantages of Being a Nasty Woman
(Oct. 29, Psychology Today)

At 2.6 million strong, Women's Marches crush expectations
(Jan. 21, USA Today)

Peter Kaufman
This Wicked World
(Dec. 13, Ultimate Concerns podcast)

Sandra J. Peart
How To Be Your Own Leadership Development Coach
(Sept. 9, Fast Company)

Kenyan students in Barack Obama Leadership Program visit Richmond university
(Aug. 18, The Progress-Index)

Kenya students visit Jepson School of Leadership Studies
(Aug. 22, NPR)

Three Steps to Great Leadership
(Sept. 20, Time)

Kerstin M. Soderlund
Kenyan students in Barack Obama Leadership Program visit Richmond university
(Aug. 18, The Progress-Index)

Chris von Rueden
Social status and measuring reproductive sucess in the modern nonindustrial man
(Sept. 6,

Dr. Christopher von Rueden - Faculty Author Interview
(Oct. 26, Podcasts@Boatwright)

The Conversation About Trump Should Consider the Evolution of Men's Political Psychology
(Op-ed: Nov. 7, The Evolution Institute)

Thad Williamson
For VP, Kaine a bold choice
(Op-ed: July 25, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Why Tim Kaine is a Smart — and Progressive — Pick for Vice President
(Op-ed: July 27, In These Times)

How Did We End Up Here?
(July 29, Richmond Magazine)

Field Notes: Stoney's Education Platform
(Aug. 10, Richmond Magazine)

A serious plan to reduce Lancaster's poverty rate requires honesty about segregation, expert says
(Aug. 26, LancasterOnline)

Williamson column: Mayoral campaign
(Op-ed: Aug. 29, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

NCAA pullout over transgender bathroom law could cost North Carolina millions
(Sept. 13, NBC)

Richmond's poverty rate is second-highest in Virginia
(Sept. 16, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Opinion: Three life lessons you may not expect from Bob Dylan
(Op-ed: Oct. 25, Style Weekly)

Mayor Levar M. Stoney announces administration appointments
(Jan. 19, Jan. 30, multiple news outlets)


Don Forsyth
The Wrath of Beyoncé's Beyhive: How Fans Have Lost the Plot
(April 30, The Guardian)

Julian Hayter
A positive among the attack ads in the Gecker-Sturtevant race
(November 3, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Richmond mayor blends church and state
(January 12, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Will mayor's race be one for the ages?
(April 22, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Richmond needs strong City Council too
(June 21, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Sandra Peart
On Thankfulness and Remembering
(Op-ed: November 14, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Around Robin Hood's Barn
(March 20, Economic Principals)

Ernesto Semán
What Obama Should Know About Macri's Argentina
(Op-ed: March 23, The New York Times)


Kristin Bezio
Women's voices rightly pushing to advance gaming culture
(Op-ed: November 15, Multiple outlets)

Julian Hayter
Voters can forgive without forgetting
(March 26, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Double segregation
(Op-ed: Aug. 12, Style Weekly)

Peter Kaufman
discusses new book series
(Interview: L.A. Review of Books)

Sandra J. Peart
John & Harriet: Still Mysterious
(A review of Hayek on Mill: The Mill-Taylor Friendship and Other Writings by Friedrich Hayek, edited by Sandra J. Peart: March 13, The New York Review of Books)

Are we ‘too dumb’ for democracy? Thoughts on leadership and discussion in a democratic society
(Op-ed: Nov. 1, The New York Times, In Leadership)

Terry L. Price
Price discusses ethics, leadership, and voter decisions
(Article: Jan. 15, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Chris von Rueden
How social status affects your health
(Op-ed: Dec. 12, The New York Times)

What's your status? Health risks of low social status
(Article: Oct. 8, ScienceDaily)

Thad Williamson featured in multiple articles on being the director of the city's first comprehensive antipoverty initiative
(Article, Nov. 7; Article: Sept. 2,  Washington Post)


Malthusian ideas, used and abused; a book review by Jepson Dean Sandra Peart on influential political economist Thomas Robert Malthus
(Article: June 8, Chronicle of Higher Education)

Thad Williamson: The man driving the city's anti-poverty initiatives
(Article: June 3, RVA News)

Mayor names University of Richmond professor Thad Williamson to anti-poverty post
(Article: April 16, Richmond Times-Dispatch; WRIC)

Opinion Pieces

Joanne B. Ciulla
Searching For Mandela: What a Study of Mandela Tells Us About Studying Leaders
(Blog: March 28, Elgar)

Donelson R. Forsyth
The seduction of March Madness
(Article: March 17, Newsday and other outlets)

Why the madness on Black Friday?
(Article: Nov. 29, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

George R. Goethals
John F. Kennedy: The peace president?
(Article: Nov. 12, Multiple outlets)

Julian Hayter
The rest of the dream
(Article: Aug. 27, Style Weekly)

Voting blocks
(Article: July 30, Style Weekly)

Crystal L. Hoyt

Surprising psychology can make the country healthier
(Article: June 10, Scientific American)

To be or not to be? Should obesity be a disease?
(Article: March 23, The Psych Report)

Should obesity be a 'disease'?
(Article: Feb. 21, The New York Times)

In leadership, mindsets matter
(Article: Nov. 7, The New York Times)

Peter Iver Kaufman
What did Shakespeare think about religion?
(Article: March 23, Christian Today)

Gary L. McDowell
A time for music, a time for politics
(Article: Feb. 9, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Thad Williamson
Reality check
(Article: March 18, Style Weekly)

Education in Virginia: An open letter to Virginia's new governor
(Article: Dec. 13, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Will Obama's words on inequality be backed by deeds?
(Article: Dec. 12, Al Jazeera America)

Scout's honor
(Article: Dec. 10, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Mandela sought balance between capitalism and socialism
(Article: Dec. 9, Al Jazeera America)

Remarkable leadership
(Article: Nov. 20, Inside Carolina)

Ultimate goals
(Article: Aug. 13, Style Weekly)


Donelson R. Forsyth
Yellen likely to join other women in key economic roles
(Article: Oct. 13, USA Today

When passions for teams get out of hand
(Article: Sept. 27, SFGate)

Popular in Latino community, money pools a community approach to lending
(Article: Sept. 20, Cronkite News)

George R. Goethals

The right stuff. What makes a hero?
(Article: Dec. 9, Japan Today)

If Derek Jeter wants to limp around, let him limp around
(Article: Sept. 13, TIME)

Julian Hayter

What is Black History Month's role today?
(Article: Feb. 15, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Crystal L. Hoyt

Why women make better money managers
(Article: Jan. 17, TODAY)

Thad Williamson

Action plan: Dwight Jones' anti-poverty task force asks the mayor to follow his heart
(Article: March 4, Style Weekly)

Broadcast Media

Kristin M. S. Bezio
Diversity in video games
Interview (The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Feb. 25)

Joanne B. Ciulla
The ethics of GM's bad decision
Interview (WTVR, April 2)

Jessica Flanigan
WTVR (Channel 6) on access to investigational drugs

WRIC (Channel 8) on physicians paid by pharmaceutical companies

WRIC (Channel 8, Nov. 21) on genetic testing

Donelson R. Forsyth
Grading Greek life on college campuses
Interview (NHPR, Feb. 12)

CKNW  (Vancouver) on mob mentality

Julian Hayter
WRVA's  (Newsradio 1140) Jimmy Barrett

Crystal L. Hoyt
Psychological consequences of calling obesity a disease
Interview (NPR, April 22)

Research Highlighted

Crystal L. Hoyt
Does labeling obesity as a disease backfire?
(Article: Jan. 28, Psychology Today, U.S. News, Huffington Post and other outlets)

Christopher von Rueden
ScienceDaily features professor's research on evolutionary benefit of human personality traits
(Article: Oct. 21)