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


Don Forsyth
Thailand Cave Rescue: What Will the Impact Be on the Boys' Mental Health?
(July 4, BBC)

Musk, Trump, and the Age-Old Mass Psychology Effect That Both Are Successfully Exploiting 
(July 28, CNBC)

Sandra Peart
Girls on the Run Can Help Memphis' Girls Beat Obesity Through Boosting Esteem 
(July 25, Commercial Appeal)

Chris von Rueden
An Extra Dose of Testosterone Increases Men's Preference for High Status Luxury Goods, Study Says
(July 4, Los Angeles Times)

Thad Williamson
A New Compact for the Fourth of July
(July 2, The Hill)


Allison Archer
Explainers are tedious. Fact-checks can feel partisan. Is there a third way?
(April 27, Harvard's Neiman Lab)

Kristin Bezio
Jepson School + Humanities in Leadership
(Aug. 28, NASPA Leadership Podcast)

Lend Me Your Ears: Richard II
(June 12, Slate)

Jessica Flanigan
Libertarianism and Medicine
(Sept. 21, The Washington Post)

The Case for Prescribing Adderall to Kids Who Don't Have ADD
(Oct. 31, Quartz)

Medical Ethics and Healthcare and The Sex Work Debate and a Universal Basic Income
(Dec. 6, The Rubin Report)

The Feminist Case for a Universal Basic Income
(Jan. 25, Slate)

Pharmaceutical Freedom
(June 8, Free Thoughts Podcast)

Don Forsyth
Back to Class: You Hate Working in Groups?
(Feb. 20, Discover Richmond)

Julian Hayter
Analysis: Confederate Monuments Are About Maintaining White Supremacy
(July 27, The Washington Post)

How a Goofy Southern Sitcom Became the Vanguard of the Neo-Confederacy
(Aug. 3, Politico)

Richmond, Va., Grapples With Fate of Confederate Monuments
(Aug. 12, NPR)

As Relations Between Police and Community Fray, Mayor Stoney Must Step Up
(Sept. 13, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Confederate Monuments Are Tributes to Whitewashed History
(Oct. 4, Los Angeles Times)

Essential Reading: 'The Dream is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia' tells a story that is both triumphant and achingly dispiriting
(Nov. 5, Richmond Magazine)

Williams: Will Virginia's Election Results Affect Debate on Confederate Monuments?
(Nov. 16, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

The History and Future of Confederate Monuments
(Mar. 11, CBS 60 MINUTES)
Associated coverage in Richmond Times-Dispatch,, Style Weekly, WTVF, and Orlando Sentinel

Williams: City of Richmond Has Outgrown Its Residency Requirement
(April 6, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Javier Hidalgo
EU Passports for Sale
(Aug. 17, BBC Business Daily)

The Libertarian Case for Open Borders
(Sept. 20, The Washington Post)

Sandra Peart
Having the Courage to Change the World
(May 24, The New York Times, The Financial Post)

Chris von Rueden
Are Large-Scale Societies Outliers When It Comes to Core Elements of Moral Judgement
(May 17, The Evolution Institute)


Kristin Bezio
Academic Alcoves photo series: A Production
(April 18, The Collegian)

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)

Building teamwork, communication skills
(May 12, Idaho State Journal)

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)

The Real Story of Our Monuments
(June 22, Richmond Magazine)

The Table: “We're Talking Monument Avenue”
(June 28, The Cheats Movement Podcast)

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)

Academic Minute: Why Men Care About Status
(Jan. 11, Inside Higher Ed)

Academic Alcoves photo series: Arrays of Arrows
(April 24, The Collegian)

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)

Multiple media appearances as senior policy adviser for opportunity
(includes May 3, WCVE)



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 M.S. Bezio
Pop Culture Trends in Video Games
(June 30, The Kojo Nnamdi Show)

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)