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NIU faculty share expertise with Chicago media

September 6, 2017

As news media try to sort through a host of complicated topics, they have been turning to NIU faculty for answers. Over the past two weeks, NIU experts were featured in print, online and on Chicago radio and television.

Alicia Schatteman, an associate professor of nonprofit management in the School of Public and Global Affairs, spoke at length on Fox News Chicago, about how to evaluate which charities can make the best use of your gifts when reacting to natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey.

Walker Ashley, a professor in the Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences, spoke with WGN Radio explaining how urban sprawl and other factors have exposed more Americans to the dangers of violent weather. His research on the subject also was featured in Science Magazine and on the website True Viral News.

Julia Ogg, an associate professor of psychology, appeared on WGN Radio’s Opening Bell to discuss the importance of social-emotional skills for children entering school.

Chicago Tonight featured NIU accountancy student Yosue Perez on their website for work he did this summer through NIU’s Summer Research Opportunities Program. Perez created a website that makes it easier for immigrants to find health care in Illinois.