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The UT Knoxville Experts Guide is a directory of selected faculty who are available to provide quotes, background information, and comments on a wide variety of topics. This is a resource for members of the media but not an exhaustive list of experts.

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Robert Bland on the African-American Experience

Robert Bland specializes in late nineteenth and early twentieth century United States history and focuses on the African American experience and postbellum South.

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Lee Han on Traffic Engineering 

Lee Han is a civil engineer whose expertise includes traffic engineering, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and traffic flow theory.

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Amber Roessner

Amber Roessner on Jimmy Carter

Amber Roessner is an expert on political reporting and has written histories of journalism and a book that focuses on former President Jimmy Carter.

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Krista Wiegand on territorial and maritime disputes

Krista Wiegand has expertise in territorial and maritime disputes, conflict resolution, and international relations.

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Lynne Parker on Artificial Intelligence 

Lynne Parker is the Director of the Artificial Intelligence Tennessee Initiative and an expert in AI, including human-robot interaction.

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Kelsey Ellis on Hurricanes

Kelsey Ellis’s research focuses mainly on extreme and hazardous weather, including hurricanes and tornadoes.

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