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ADVISORY: Faculty members available for interviews about elections

EXPERTS ADVISORY

The University of Michigan has several distinguished faculty members on its campuses available for interviews regarding elections in Michigan and nationwide. They include:

Ted Brader’s research and teaching interests include public opinion, political psychology, campaigns and elections, and political parties. An associate research scientist, Center for Political Studies, he is writing a book on the impact of emotion in campaign advertising. He can be reached at (734) 936-1777 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark Guerrieri, political science professor at U-M Dearborn, is an authority on negative campaigning and advertising. He can be contacted in his office at (313) 593-5164 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kenneth Kollman, an associate professor and senior associate research scientist, Center for Political Studies, has researched lobbying strategies in the U.S. and formal models of party competition. He can comment on national political parties and competition. He can be reached at (734) 936-0062 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Arthur Lupia, political science professor and senior research scientist, Center for Political Studies, deals with questions regarding voting and elections, civic competence, parliamentary governance and the role of the media and the Internet in politics. He can be reached at (734) 647-7549 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stephen J. Rockwell, an assistant professor of political science at U-M Flint, teaches courses on American government and politics. Rockwell, whose research interests are American national government and politics, is available to discuss national issues and elections. He can be reached at (810) 762-3470 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michael Traugott, professor of communication studies and senior research scientist, Center for Political Studies, is an authority on political communication, public opinion, media polling and campaign surveys. He can be reached at (734) 763-4702, (734) 764-0420 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nicholas Valentino, assistant professor in communications studies, teaches courses in political communication, public opinion and political socialization. His research interests focus on the impact of mass media during political campaigns on the attitudes and political behavior of citizens. In particular, he has focused on the impact of racial cues in television news and political advertising on political decision-making. He can be reached at (734) 764-3351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.