UH Offers Experts for Shooting Massacre in Las Vegas

For your story planning purposes, the University of Houston is making these experts available on the topics below. UH experts can be available to national media for live high definition broadcast interviews through our VideoLink ReadyCam™ system.


Stephen Barth, professor, attorney:  Barth has more than 20 years of experience in hospitality operations, including line positions, management and ownership and is a hotel security expert; founder of HospitalityLawyer.com and several other legal websites; founding member of the Hospitality Industry Bar Association; author of Hospitality Law and co-author of Restaurant Law Basics; highly sought-after speaker who has addressed more than 200 organizations and hotels around the world. Media Contact: Chris Stipes at 713.743.8186 or cdstipes@uh.edu 


Erica Csizek, associate professor: Ciszek can speak to the role of social media in the development of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, considering what role sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram play in representing what’s happening at the time of the attack and the events following the tragedy. Media Contact: Sara Tubbs at 713.743.4248 or sstubbs2@uh.edu


Carla Sharp, director of Clinical Training and the Developmental Psychopathology Lab: Sharp can speak about the psychological impact of mass shootings on adults and children. She has published many child psychology articles including those on childhood depression, juvenile psychopathy and the emotional reactivity and emergence of conduct problems and internalizing symptoms in children. Media Contact: Sara Tubbs at 713.743.4248 or sstubbs2@uh.edu