VU launches Expert Directory for journalists

VU launches Expert Directory for journalists

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September 14, 2021

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University faculty and staff are leading authorities on a wide range of topics and are available to comment on a variety of issues trending in the United States and globally.

The VU Expert Directory is a curated list of diverse faculty and staff from Indiana’s First College. It showcases the wide array of proficiency and expertise among VU faculty and staff.

VU experts are available to assist the media by sharing their insight into an issue or trending topic when journalists are working on stories related to a variety of topics. They draw upon their extensive knowledge and research in their areas of expertise to help audiences better understand a story. VU experts are knowledgeable and highly skilled in their fields and possess immense real-world experience.

VU faculty and staff are committed to serving the public and assisting in the delivery of valuable and impactful information. They are honored to help tell stories key to Hoosiers and the world.

Our experts have been featured by many media outlets, including:

  • VU President Dr. Chuck Johnson appeared on Inside INdiana Business and detailed how VU is the first university to partner with Amazon in a Mechatronics and Robotics Apprenticeship Program.

  • VU Homeland Security and Public Safety Program Director and former FBI agent Lou Caprino shared his expertise on how 9/11 impacted the agency in a WTHI-TV 10 report.

  • VU College of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Dean Curt Coffman was featured in a Vincennes Sun-Commercial story about 17-year cicadas and why the insects hadn’t made an appearance yet in Knox County, Indiana.

  • VU Director of Career Services Donna Taylor Bouchie shared advice with WTWO/WAWV on how to conduct successful virtual job interviews during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • VU Indianapolis American Sign Language and Deaf Studies – Interpreter Preparation Professor Janet Schwall was interviewed in a WTHI-TV 10 report about ways to communicate with the deaf community, particularly during the pandemic.

Members who wish to interview our experts are invited to email External Relations at or call 812-888-4164. If on deadline, journalists can reach University Life Reporter Marcia Martinez, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 314-599-1519.

Search the VU Expert Directory.