The Redbird Scholar is a biannual publication focused on research and creative expression at Illinois State University. The magazine promotes the scholarly activities of Illinois State’s faculty experts, students, and staff, and highlights the private and public grants that support their work.
The Redbird Scholar publishes print editions in September and March, and the content is published online at IllinoisState.edu/RedbirdScholar. Print copies are available at several locations on campus: Hovey Hall’s east entrance; near the entrances to Milner Library, and Schroeder, Stevenson, and Turner halls; at the front desk in the Alumni Center; and inside the Bone Student Center (near the information desk on the first floor). Off campus, the magazine can be found at Bloomington and Normal public libraries.
Your feedback is welcome. Send letters to the editor, comments, suggestions, story ideas, Ask a Redbird Scholar questions, and Redbird media submissions to Redbird Scholar Editor-in-Chief Kevin Bersett at kdberse@IllinoisState.edu or by mail to Campus Box 3420, Normal, Il, 61790-3420. Bersett can also be reached by phone at (309) 438-4329 and through Twitter at @ISUResearch.
Material may be reprinted with prior approval, provided no commercial endorsement is implied and credit is given to the author, to Illinois State University, and to the Redbird Scholar.
The Redbird Scholar is a collaborative effort of the Provost’s Office, University Marketing and Communications, Federal Government Relations, the Graduate School, Media Relations, Research and Sponsored Programs, and State Governmental Relations.
Associate vice president for Research and Graduate Studies
Brian Beam, M.S. ’94, MBA ’10
Executive director of University Marketing and Communications
Director of Graduate Studies
Director of Media Relations
Director of State Governmental Relations
Director of Research and Sponsored Programs
Kevin Bersett, MBA ’17
Sean Thornton ’00, M.S. ’17
Evan Walles ’06
Lyndsie Schlink ’04
Tracy Widergren ’08, M.S. ’15