The Metropolitan State University of Denver faculty brain trust reaches almost every point on the academic spectrum, and we are always proud to see Roadrunners sharing their knowledge. Each month, the Early Bird highlights a few faculty members who have served as subject-matter experts on timely news topics, providing dynamic perspectives on critical issues.  

Here’s a sampling from July:

Stacey Hervey, MSSc, Criminal Justice and Criminology associate professor, interviewed with NewsNation Dan Abrams Live and 9Newsabout what’s behind the record pace of murders in Denver this year.   

Michala Stock, Ph.D., Anthropology professor, interviewed with Denver Catholic about her and her students’ efforts to relocate the remains of Loretto Heights Sisters to Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery.   

Nicolas Cachanosky, Ph.D., Economics associate professor, interviewed with CBS4 about the latest inflation figures and how the Consumer Price Index reached a 40-year high. 

Kelly Evans, Ph.D. Sports Management assistant professor, interviewed with the Denver Business Journal about Denver not being selected as a host city for 2026 FIFA World Cup matches and what the future holds for the city with other major sporting events. 

Laura Gifford, Ph.D., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences affiliate professor, interviewed with Scripps National about the National Park Service’s backlog of infrastructure repairs and the need to limit park access.  

For a full list of faculty members featured as experts in the media, visit MSU Denver in the News.