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 McCaig, 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)
Doerr Institute for New Leaders
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

Anastasia Bolshakov, news analyst

Dateline Rice
Hometown news releases