Contact Us

Rice University News and Media Relations Team

Suite 200, Allen Center,
MS 300
Houston, TX 77005-2659

To reach the team member who is on call after hours, phone 713-348-6774.


B.J. Almond, senior director




Center for Written, Oral and Visual Communication

Crisis Management Team

Digital Teaching and Learning (MOOC)

Finance and Administration

General Counsel


President’s Office

Program in Writing and Communication

Provost’s Office

Resource Development

Rice Management Company

Rice Thresher

Rice University Police Department

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Vice Provost for Strategic Partnerships


David Ruth, director for national media relations


Monitors all beats for stories that have potential interest to national media

Rice Athletics (for administrative matters)


Jade Boyd, science editor and associate director


BioScience Research Collaborative (for research-related questions)

Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning

Center for Theoretical Biological Physics

Energy and Environmental Initiative (E2I)

George R. Brown School of Engineering

Global Health Initiative/Rice 360

Information Technology (for media calls)

Institute for Biosciences and Bioengineering

Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (K2I)

OpenStax College

Rice Quantum Institute

Wiess School of Natural Sciences


Amy Hodges, senior media relations specialist


Center for Career Development

Center for Civic Leadership

Center for Education

Center for Teaching Excellence

Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows

Dean of Undergraduates (Student Affairs)

Graduate Student Association

International Students and Scholars

Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Residential Colleges

Rice Alliance

Rice Counseling Center

School of Social Sciences

Shell Center for Sustainability

Shepherd School of Music

Student Association


Jeff Falk, associate director for national media relations


Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance

Fondren Library

Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business (with David Ruth)

Rice Media Center

Rice Public Art

Rice University Art Gallery

Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

School of Humanities

Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

The Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Center for Asian Studies


Mike Williams, senior media relations specialist


Assists with science and engineering and other beats as assigned

Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen

Rice Center for Digital Learning and Scholarship

Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology

School of Architecture


Brandon Martin, manager of videography


All beats, as needed


Jennifer Evans, senior editor


Academic Advising

Barbara and David Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center

Facilities Engineering and Planning

Human Resources

Information Technology (for Rice News)

Multicultural Affairs

Naval Sciences

Rice Children’s Campus

Rice Memorial Center/Ley Student Center

Rice News


Arie Wilson Passwaters, Web editor


@Rice (alumni newsletter)

Archived photos


Faculty awards (for commencement)

People, Papers, Presentations (PPPs) in Rice News

Rice News

Student awards


Leah Moreno, news analyst


Dateline Rice

Hometown news releases