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
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
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
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.