Media Kit

Welcome to the online media kit for Dr. Amy Tiemann: author, educator, child safety advocate, and media producer.

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries regarding Dr. Amy Tiemann’s work please contact:

Michelle Pratico


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Dr. Tiemann’s expertise has been featured on numerous major media outlets including:


Dr. Amy Tiemann on ABC News explains the smartest ways to keep your children safe:

The CBS Early Show, “Mothers of Career Reinvention”:

On the Today Show, “Opting Out?” discussion:

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice reviews – Raves from 6 major critics. 100% Fresh on

Selected Recent Media Coverage

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    The Atlantic

    “President Obama met with the families of the African-American athletes of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, offering praise that Franklin Roosevelt didn’t.” (September 29, 2016) Full Article

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    NBC News

    “Relatives of Jesse Owens and Other 1936 Black Olympians Finally Visit White House” (September 29, 2016) Full Article

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    “Obama recognizes snubbed 1936 black Olympic athletes” chronicled in documentary Olympic Pride, American Prejudice. (October 19, 2016) Full Article

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    NPR’s All Things Considered

    “Black U.S. Olympians Won In Nazi Germany Only To Be Overlooked At Home” (August 13, 2016) Full Article

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    WUNC North Carolina Public Radio’s The State of Things

    Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: The 1936 Olympics” (September 20, 2016) Full Interview

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    The News & Observer

    “Road to 1936 Berlin rolls through 2016 Chapel Hill,” (September 28, 2016) Full Article

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    “Chansky’s Notebook: The Untold Story From The 1936 Olympics,” (September 20, 2016) Full Article

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    Shadow and Act

    Olympic Pride, American Prejudice won the 2016 BronzeLens Best Documentary and Audience Awards (September 8, 2016) Full Article

Selected presentations by Dr. Amy Tiemann

  • NAMI North Carolina statewide conference, plenary speaker
  • Alamance County Women’s Luncheon guest speaker
  • MAHEC conference on ACEs, Adverse Childhood experiences, presented the most popular breakout session
  • Mojo Recharge Retreat leader
  • Presentations at numerous schools and Universities, both public and independent, including:
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • UNC School of Medicine—Department of Family Medicine
  • Brown University
  • Stanford University
  • Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco CA
  • East Chapel Hill High School
  • Mary Scroggs Elementary School, Chapel Hill
  • Frank Porter Graham Elementary School, Chapel Hill
  • Carolina Friends School, Durham NC
  • Montessori Community School, Durham NC
  • Montessori School of Raleigh
  • Community Independent School, Pittsboro NC
  • Mother’s groups and women’s groups across the United States and beyond, including Mothers & More, MomsRising, and the Tokyo American Club in Japan
  • Author appearances at major independent book stores including:
  • Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh NC
  • Malaprop’s Books, Asheville NC
  • McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey Michigan
  • Vroman’s Bookstore, Sierra Madre California


Amy Tiemann’s University Degrees

  • PhD in Neuroscience from Stanford University
  • ScB in Neuroscience from Brown University

Self-defense/personal safety expertise and martial arts training

  • Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International certified instructor
  • Center co-director, Kidpower North Carolina
  • Member of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International’s Senior Leadership Council
  • Co-creator of “Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels of Society” with Kidpower Founder and Executive Director Irene van der Zande
  • Member of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Title IX Task Force that rewrote the University’s policy on sexual assault
  • Shodan first-degree black belt in To-Shin Do Ninjustu martial arts; working toward nidan second-degree black belt
  • Coach in Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts Coach-Trainer Program
Media Inquiries

For media inquiries regarding Dr. Amy Tiemann’s work please contact:

Michelle Pratico