General media inquiries:

After-hours assistance:

Public safety or crime


UW Health or UW Hospital and Clinics:

UW System External Relations:

UW-Madison Public Records Custodian Lisa Hull

Experts Guide

The UW–Madison Experts Guide offers journalists the expertise of faculty and staff at one of the nation’s leading research universities.

Topic-specific contacts

University Communications staff help reporters get the information they need on a wide range of research, learning and outreach topics across the university. Listed below are media relations staff and their areas of expertise:

John Lucasexecutive director, 608-262-8287
Topics: Breaking news, campus operations, public safety, general student life or administrative issues.

Chris Barncardscience, 608-890-0465
Topics: Engineering, energy, UW Arboretum, computer sciences, mathematics, psychology, Global Health Institute.

Susannah Brooksstudent life, arts and humanities 608-262-3846
Topics: Arts and humanities, including English, music, art, theater, philosophy, and women’s studies. Student affairs, climate and diversity, student health, volunteerism and service learning and libraries.

Greg Bumpadministration, 608-890-2166
Topics: Administration, personnel issues, legal affairs, state and federal relations, admissions and enrollment management, housing, journalism and mass communications, political science.

Terry Devittscience, 608-262-8282
Topics: Scientific research, including astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, geography, geology, life sciences, mathematics, physics, primate research, research museums and zoology; also UW–Madison’s primary contact on stem cell research.

Käri Knutsonprofessional schools and social sciences/administration, 608-265-9870
Topics: Business, law, education, human ecology, history, capital projects, physical plant, campus facilities, transportation, construction and building projects.

Meredith McGlone, director of news and media relations, 608-263-7523
Topics:  Breaking news, campus operations, faculty experts, media access to campus, public safety, public records requests.

David Tenenbaum, science and entrepreneurship, 608-265-8549
Topics: The Why Files, technology transfer, botany, geoscience, forest and wildlife ecology.

Kelly April Tyrrellscience, 608-262-9772
Topics: Anthropology, atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, geography, geosciences, physics, zoology, environment, conservation and sustainability

Broadcast, video and photography

If you are a radio or television reporter or producer, or an advertising agency or production company with a specific request regarding matters such as permission to film in campus locations, please contact broadcast specialist Peter Kleppin at 608-262-8292.

If you have photography needs or are inquiring about available high-resolution images, please contact senior photographer Jeff Miller at 608-262-0067.