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UHD Experts Available to Address Afghanistan Strategy's Effects on POTUS, Parent Anxiety, School District Mask Debate



Mark Kramer, UHD Manager of Electronic Communications

Mike Emery, Director of Communications

The following experts are available to address issues including the political impact of the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, how parents can cope with any anxiety as children return to classrooms and the growing COVID-19 mask debates in local and statewide public school districts.

Experts are available as their schedules permit. To schedule interviews, contact Mark Kramer at kramerm@uhd.edu / 832-967-8789 or Mike Emery at emeryp@uhd.edu / 281-794-4824

Dr. David Branham, Professor of Political Science, can address the political impact of the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and how it may affect President Biden’s approval ratings and legacy.

Dr. Susan Henney, Professor of Political Science, can address how parents can cope with anxieties they’re facing as children return to classrooms with COVID-19 cases on the rise.

Dr. Ron Beebe, Professor of Educational Research, can address the increasing debate regarding COVID-19 mask mandates in public school districts in the Houston area and statewide.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.