In the News: Mahfood, Belo, Hughes, Roberts, Smith

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Mahfood on Gov. Parson's proposal to raise teacher pay in Missouri. 

School of Education Associate Dean Stephanie MahfoodSchool of Education Associate Dean Stephanie Mahfood was interviewed by KMOV on March 7, about a proposal from Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to raise beginning teachers’ salaries from $25,000 per year to $38,000 per year: Missouri ranks last in teacher pay, Parson wants to raise wages (

The interview also was broadcast by stations in Colorado and California.

Belo on boycotts of Russian oil

International Relations Assistant Professor Dani Belo was interviewed live on KMOV during the 4 p.m. newscast on March 8. He discussed the potential impact that the international boycott of Russian oil might have on the Russian-Ukraine conflict, as well as the potential for the conflict coming to a diplomatic conclusion.

Hughes on Hunt Gallery Exhibit 

Professor Jeff Hughes was interviewed by HEC-TV about the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery Exhibition of artwork from Mitchell Squire. The interview is online at Mitchell Squire at Cecille R. Hunt Gallery ( Earlier this academic year, HEC-TV interviewed Hughes about the “Publish or Perish” exhibit at the Hunt Gallery.

Smith on misinformation in Russia-Ukraine conflict

Webster University Professor Julie Smith School of Communications Instructor Julie Smith was interviewed live on KMOX on March 11, about the disinformation being shared online regarding the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

The entire interview is online.

Roberts on Zero-Percent APR

Professor Joe Roberts was interviewed by Money Geek about the pros and cons of zero-percent APR Business credit cards for the article "Expert Advice For Finding the Right Card."

"It is better to use a consumer zero-percent credit card for specific big-ticket items, such as appliances, furniture or for home improvement projects," said Roberrts. "It is unwise to use zero-percent credit cards for purchases like groceries and clothing or daily living expenses."

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