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The Office of University Communications, based in Storrs, is the hub for news about research, programs and activities throughout the university system. As liaisons to the media, we bring visibility to the critical work spearheaded by faculty and students in labs, lecture halls, and in communities around the world. Consult the following directory for all media relations questions. And, share your story.

Spokespeople on Institutional Matters

Stephanie Reitz
860 486-0871

Tom Breen
860 486-0890


Director of News & Editorial Communications
Kristen Cole
860 486-2997

Editor of UConn Today, the university’s daily news site
Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu
860 486-0893

Editor of UConn Magazine, the university’s alumni publication
Lisa Stiepock


Cybersecurity and advanced information systems, material science, additive manufacturing, pharmaceutical and chemical advances, exercise science, education research
Colin Poitras
860 486-4656

Languages, literature, history, communications, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts, political science
Kenneth Best
860 486-2377

Life Sciences
Animal and plant science, ecology and evolutionary biology, marine science and maritime studies, psychology and nursing
Sheila Foran
860 486-5385

Personalized medicine, genomics, genetics, STEM cells, biomedical engineering, molecular cell biology, neuroscience, clean energy, fuel cells and electrical engineering and business
Kim Krieger
860 486-0361

Climate change, weather modeling, civil and transportation engineering, geology, geophysics, physics, digital media, technology transfer, entrepreneurship
Tim Miller
860 486- 4064

UConn Health
Carolyn Pennington
860 679-4864
Chris DeFrancesco

UConn in the World
Q&As with experts on current events, public engagement, social work and law
David Bauman
860 486-5627

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