UWM faculty members can provide expertise on stories related to the Summer Games in Tokyo. Please contact the UWM Media Services team at media-services-team@uwm.edu if you need help scheduling an interview.

Barbara Meyer
Professor, health sciences
College of Health Sciences
bbmeyer@uwm.edu
Can discuss topics including: How the one-year delay of the Tokyo Games has affected athletes’ preparation, and whether that will affect their performances. Meyer is a sports psychologist who has worked with athletes on site at five Olympic Games. 

Monna Arvinen-Barrow
Associate professor, health sciences
College of Health Sciences
arvinenb@uwm.edu
Can discuss topics including: How the absence of live spectators at the Games might affect how athletes perform. A sports psychologist, she can discuss other topics related to the psychological aspects of performance.

Michael Mirer
Visiting assistant professor, journalism, advertising and media studies
College of Letters and Science
mirer@uwm.edu
Can discuss topics including: Media coverage of the Olympics; commercialization of Games and impact on coverage, including emerging star athletes; sports and activism; gender parity of coverage; how nationalism can impact coverage.