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The UT Knoxville Experts Guide is a directory of selected faculty and staff 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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Janet Schmitt on the FAFSA

Janet’s expertise focuses on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the FAFSA Simplification Act.

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Brandon Winford

Brandon Winford on Black History

Brandon Winford is a historian of late nineteenth and twentieth century United States and the African American experience. His expertise focuses on civil rights and the history of Black business.

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John Sorochan on turfgrass for FIFA World Cup 2026

John is a leading expert on turfgrass science and management. He is leading a research team to create the perfect pitches for FIFA World Cup 2026.

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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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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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Ted Stank on Shipping Disruptions

Ted Stank is an expert in global supply chain issues and strategic implications of supply chain performance.

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