University of Richmond Election Experts

University of Richmond Election Experts

University of Richmond has scholars who can share a variety of political expertise as you cover the upcoming election season.
Ernest McGowen

Voter Behavior

Political science professor Ernest McGowen can discuss campaigns, elections and voter behavior, especially in regards to race, ethnicity, and age. 

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Henry Chambers

Voting Rights

Law professor Henry L. Chambers Jr.'s can discuss a variety of areas related to the law and voting.

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Doug Szdaja

Voting Security

Computer science professor Doug Szdaja can speak to security issues with voting machines.

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Dan Palazzolo

Legislative Implications

Political science professor Dan Palazzolo studies bipartisanship and coalition building in Congress and can discuss the legislative implications of this election.

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Jennifer Bowie

Judicial Implications

Political science professor Jennifer Bowie can discuss the judicial implications of the 2020 election. 

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Jenny Pribble

International Comparisons

Jenny Pribble, an expert in Latin American politics, can compare the U.S. Presidential election with Presidential elections taking place in Latin America.

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Crystal Hoyt

Campaign Messaging

Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, studies how campaign messaging around social class can influence prejudice.

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Joanna Love

Campaigns & Pop Music

Joanna Love, assistant professor of music, researches how music is used to garner support during political campaigns.

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Linda Hobgood

Political Rhetoric

Linda Hobgood, director of the Speech Center and professor of rhetoric and communications studies, studies public speaking, speech writing, and political rhetoric.

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Stephen Long

Foreign Policy

Political science professor Stephen Long can share insights on candidates' stances on foreign policy. 

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Tracy Roof

Public Policy

Tracy Roof, a political science professor, can discuss proposals around public policies such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. 

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Rick Mayes

Healthcare Policy

Rick Mayes, professor of public policy, can speak to candidates' campaign proposals regarding healthcare policy.

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Jessica Flanigan

Charismatic Candidates

Jessica Flanigan, leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics, and law professor, can speak to why voters should be wary of charismatic candidates. 

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Ken Ruscio

Presidential Leadership

Ken Ruscio, a distinguished lecturer in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, studies Presidential leadership and the characteristics of a good leader.

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Jennifer Erkulwater

Social Welfare & Racial Politics 

Political science professor Jennifer Erkulwater,  studies U.S. social welfare, race, and disability politics. 

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Karen Kochel

Student Conversations

Psychology professor Karen Kochel can discuss how teachers can and should talk about the upcoming election in their classrooms.

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Pippa Holloway

History of Voting Rights

History professor Pippa Holloway can discuss current issues around voting rights and the history of voting restrictions.

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Campus Election Programming

Sylvia Gale, Executive Director of University of Richmond's Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, helps students get involved in elections and become agents of change. 

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