Booking Information

To book an interview with one of UNCW's experts, please contact the Studio and Production Manager. Scheduling is subject to the availability of our experts and our studio. Our producer is available to support requests if the production manager is unavailable.

Contact Information

Studio & Production Manager

Dustin Miller
phone: (910)962-4082


Heidi Messina
phone: (910)962-7001

Uplink Information

All transmission services, including uplinking, fiber switching and HD over IP are handled by Microspace Communications. Liveshot service from UNC Wilmington is a partnership effort to provide regional television access to Southeastern North Carolina. Signals are delivered in a "first mile" to Microspace who then manages and coordinates the transmission from there. They have a variety of capabilities that can meet almost any delivery requirement. For scheduling an uplink, please contact our Microspace representative:
Bonnie Southard
phone: (919) 850-4500




Experts Exchange

Coupled with UNC Wilmington’s HD live shot capabilities, the university offers a rich resource of faculty and staff experts on a wide variety of topics that fit well with national news trends and top-of-mind topics. The experts listed are well-known in their fields and have agreed to discuss their research, scholarship and expertise with members of the news media. Experts are listed by general topic areas. For more information about a specific expert or to seek experts on topics that are not listed, please call the University Relations office. Contacts are listed on this site under Booking Information.

On Camera Subject Matter Experts

Communication & Media - Rick Olsen, Ph.D.

Olsen is and professor and the department chair of UNC Wilmington Communication Studies. His research projects are typically rhetorical/critical analyses of popular culture artifacts. He has authored entries in an encyclopedia of popular culture and sport, published research on MTV, the NBA Draft, the TV show Desperate Housewives and the popularity of SUVs among others. He has expertise in the following:

Forensics - Midori Albert, Ph.D.

Albert is a professor and forensic anthropologist in the Department of Anthropology at UNC Wilmington with an expertise in the following:

Marine Science & Environment Steve Ross, Ph.D.

Ross is currently a research faculty at UNCW and is also a project leader for the US Geological Survey. He was the Research Coordinator for the NC Coastal Reserve Program for 13 years. He holds graduate adjunct faculty status at NC State University and UNC Wilmington. His area of specialization is ichthyology, particularly ecology and life history. He has conducted numerous, diverse projects in estuaries and offshore waters and has served as chief scientist on many cruises, including those using submersibles. The current work of Dr. Ross and his team involves assessment of the communities of unique deep water habitats. They are examining energy flow (trophodynamics) and relationships of animals to various habitats, including deep coral banks, canyon systems, and rocky areas.

Marine Science & Water Quality - Mike Mallin, Ph.D.

Mallin is a research professor with UNC Wilmington's Center for Marine Science and the Research Coordinator for the Cape Fear River Program and Wilmington Watersheds Program. His expertise lies in the following subjects:

Psychology - Len Lecci, Ph.D.

Lecci studies the factors that influence decision making in different settings. He is currently researching decision making among jurors and decision making among patients as they interact with doctors. In these research projects we are typically interested in the interaction between some individual difference variable (such as degree of pretrial bias) and an experimental variable (such as the level of certainty in a verdict, as controlled through the manipulation of evidence). Other ongoing projects include the assessment of memory functioning, with an emphasis on early detection of memory problems like dementia (see Memory Assessment and Research Services), and the creation of algorithms to better estimate validity coefficients for dichotomous outcomes.

Political Science - Don Habibi, Ph.D.

Don Habibi is Professor of Philosophy at UNCW. He received his B.A. in History from UCLA Magna Cum Laude, and his Masters and Ph.D. from Cornell University in Philosophy. He specializes in Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, and Legal Theory. He joined the faculty at UNCW in 1988, and he is the recipient of several teaching awards. His current research projects focus on Liberalism, Democracy, Human Rights, the Arab/Israeli conflict, and the political culture of the contemporary Middle East. Website

Political Science - Herbert Berg, Ph.D.

Berg is a professor of religion specializing in Islam and the director of international studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Born in Brazil and raised in Canada, he received his B.A. in religious studies and Middle East studies from the University of Waterloo in 1989. He completed his M.A. and Ph.D., in 1990 and 1996 respectively, specializing in Islam at the Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. He then taught at Middlebury College, the University of Vermont and Cornell University before coming to the Department of Philosophy and Religion at UNCW in 1997. Website

Sociology & Criminology - Babette Boyd

Boyd has taught courses in criminal law, criminal courts, juvenile delinquency, minorities and public policy, constitutional law, sex crimes and introduction to criminal justice. She is a licensed attorney and has practiced law in North Carolina, New York, California and Vermont. Boyd has expertise in criminal law and courts having tried numerous jury trials to verdict. She has represented both the prosecution and defense in criminal cases in addition to having handled civil cases. She has developed and led students in a study abroad focused on International Criminal Justice to the International Criminal Court at The Hague, to France, and to Sweden. Boyd hold a J.D. from George Washington University School of Law and a B.A in History from Boston State College. Website

Technology - Ron Vetter, Ph.D.

Ron Vetter is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the UNC Wilmington and co-founder of the technology company Mobile Education LLC. His research interests include mobile computing and wireless networking, parallel and distributed systems, and web-based distance education. His activities have been supported by the USWEST Foundation, NSF, USDA, NASA, and others. Vetter received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from North Dakota State University and his PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota. He has published more than 95 journal, conference, and technical papers. Website

Writing & Literature - Clyde Edgerton, Ph.D.

Clyde Edgerton has published ten novels and a memoir. Three of his novels have been made into movies and stage adaptations have been made for seven of his publications. Edgerton’s short stories and essays have been published in New York Times Magazine, Best American Short Stories, Southern Review, Oxford American, Garden & Gun and other publications. Edgerton is a musician and has performed with musicians including Jim Watson, Mike Craver, Jack King, and Matt Kendrick. Audio albums and CDs on which he has performed include most recently The Bible Salesman, music and story, with Mike Craver. Among Edgerton’s awards are: Guggenheim Fellowship; Lyndhurst Prize; Honorary Doctorates from UNC-Asheville and St. Andrews Presbyterian College; membership in the Fellowship of Southern Writers; the North Carolina Award for Literature; and five notable book awards from the New York Times. Edgerton is a professor of Creative Writing in the MFA program at UNC Wilmington. He lives in Wilmington, NC, with his wife, Kristina, and their children. Website

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