Advisory: Marquette experts available for Summer Olympics stories

July 23, 2021

Olympic RingsMILWAUKEE — As the 2020 Summer Olympics get underway a year later than planned, Marquette University has a wide variety of experts available to provide perspective in Olympics-related news coverage.

For more information on these stories or any other Olympics-related topics, please contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at

Sports Law and Arbitration

Matthew Mitten, professor of law and executive director of the National Sports Law Institute, is in Tokyo serving as an arbitrator with the Court of Arbitration for Sport in its Anti-doping Division for the Olympic games. He can talk generally about legal issues related to the Olympics and the dispute-resolution process, although he cannot comment on any legal disputes filed with or resolved by the CAS in connection with the Tokyo games. You can email him at Please note that Tokyo is 14 hours ahead of Milwaukee in time difference.

Hosting the Olympics during COVID

Dr. Laurieann Klockow, clinical professor of biomedical sciences, teaches courses in pathology and human microbiology. She can discuss a wide array of diseases and viral infections, including the challenges of hosting an Olympics during COVID. You can email her at

Sports Marketing

Dr. Felicia Miller, chair and associate professor of marketing, is an expert on sports marketing, branding and endorsements and can discuss how all those elements play out during one of the world's most-watched events. You can email her at

Marquette Alumni covering the Olympics

Marquette University is also proud of its alumni that will be covering the Olympic games for national outlets, including Trenni Kusnierek, covering tennis for NBC; Nancy Armour, providing coverage for USA Today; and Chris Chavez, covering track and field for Sports Illustrated.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or