On Friday the media relations team launched our new online experts directory. We created this resource for the media to be able to find an expert on a variety of topics. International children’s literature? We’ve got an expert on that. Public health? We’ve got twelve. Of course we also have experts in the commonly sought after fields – economy, political science, business – as well as other niche areas.
The experts directory has been a long time in the making, so it’s very exciting to finally see it online, but even more exciting to see people already using it. The day it launched, a few members of the media contacted professors for interviews. One of our professors even emailed me to let me know about his conversation with the reporter.
Right now the directory has 152 experts, but it continues to grow. Media can search for experts by name, department or topic. There’s also a Hot Topics section where we feature current events and suggested experts that can talk about the issues.
This is just the beginning, and we’re all very excited to watch our “baby” grow! Check it out at sdsu.edu/experts and let us know if you have any feedback.