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UHD Experts Available to Address Colin Powell, Supply Chain Crisis, Breast Cancer and Bullying

The following experts are available to address issues including the legacy of Gen. Colin Powell, the supply chain delays that continue to frustrate consumers shopping for the holiday, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Women of color and bullying in schools.

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

Gen. Colin Powell: Dr. Alexander Bielakowski, a military historian and Assistant Professor of History, can address the late Gen. Powell’s legacy as a military leader and U.S. Secretary of State.

Supply Chain Snafu: Supply chain delays are causing consumers to fret about the upcoming holiday season as retailers are struggling to stock shelves. Dietrich von Biedenfeld, Assistant Professor of Business, can address the causes of supply chain snags, the products that may be in short supply and when stores’ inventories may be back up to speed.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Women of Color: Dr. Shahnjayla Conners, UHD Assistant Professor of Health & Behavioral Sciences, can address the decisions faced by women of color after experiencing breast cancer. Dr. Conners recently conducted a study examining the factors influencing Black women to seek breast reconstruction surgery and the barriers they face in receiving this aftercare treatment. She also can address the benefits of reconstructive surgery for survivors.

Bullying in Schools: Dr. Jonathan Schwartz, Dean of UHD's College of Public Service, can address the topic of bullying in schools, in light of the incidents in Houston and Arlington over the past month.



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.