Media Tip Sheet: University of Richmond Experts Available to Share Insight on Back-to-School Stories in the Wake of COVID-19

August 5, 2020

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — As the first day of classes around the country draws near, the coronavirus pandemic has students, teachers, and parents alike navigating uncharted territory as school systems solidify plans with safety in mind. Whether learning takes place online or in a socially-distanced classroom — or both — University of Richmond experts can share their insights on how to make the academic year a successful one. 

University of Richmond's Media & Public Relations team has developed an expert guide highlighting faculty and staff who can provide their insights for your stories on this unprecedented school year. 

Featured experts include: 

Kate Cassada on parent-teacher conferences.
Cassada, assistant chair of the educational leadership and policy studies, can provide insight on how to approach parent-teacher conferences. 

Laura Knouse on Managing To-Do Lists
Knouse, a psychology professor and clinical psychologist, can provide tips on how students, parents, and teachers can mentally train themselves to maximize productivity. 

Roger Mancastroppa on Virtual Academic Skills 
Mancastroppa, associate director of the Academic Skills Center at UR, can provide insight on how students can establish strong virtual learning skills. 

Charlynn Small on Stress Management
Small is a clinical psychologist with nearly two decades of experience with students. She can discuss how daily life can trigger stress and what students and parents both can do to help manage it. 

View the full list of experts here