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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.