Marquette University News Release

Marquette experts available for post-election coverage

November 6, 2012

Faculty available to comment on issues that defined the election

From the issues that defined the election and will continue to define politics moving forward – health care, the economy and education – to how to come together after a closely-contested race, Marquette University has a variety of experts available for post-election coverage.

Please feel free to contact any of these experts directly; otherwise, Andy Brodzeller, Christopher Stolarski and Kate Venne in the Office of Marketing and Communication are happy to help identify the most suitable expert.

Coming together after the election
Between a bitter gubernatorial recall election, a heated U.S. Senate race and a closely contested presidential campaign, how do we get back to civil discourse? Janine Geske, former State Supreme Court Justice and distinguished professor of law, hosted a conference last June that examined how public discourse got to this point and how to move forward.

Janine Geske
Distinguished professor of law and former State Supreme Court Justice
(414) 288-7877 (office)
(414) 390-0298 (home)

The election and health care
How might health care change given who is elected President, and how will government decisions affect health care insurance for middle-class Americans and for the un- and under-insured?

Mary Ann Lough, R.N.
Assistant professor of nursing
Director, Marquette Clinic for Women and Children
414.288.3828 (office)
414.254.4327 (cell)

Alison Barnes
Professor of Law
414.288.5368 (office)
414.405.2770 (cell)

The election and the economy
How much impact will the election have on the economy and where is the economy headed? Abdur Chowdhury, a member of the Chicago Fed’s academic advisory council and former chair of the U.N.’s Economic Commission in Europe, weighs in.

Abdur Chowdhury
Professor of economics
(414) 288-6915 (office)
(262) 293-9286 (home)

The election and education
The impact of quality education on improving the country’s economy and ability to compete in a global marketplace was debated throughout the election. Teacher preparation and urban education expert Bill Henk and college admissions and financial aid expert Roby Blust weigh in on the role of education moving forward.

Bill Henk
Dean, College of Education
(414) 288-7376 (office)

Roby Blust
Dean of admissions and enrollment planning
(414) 288-7004 (office)

The role of the Electoral College
Following what is likely to be a tight race for president, is the Electoral College even still needed? Experts weigh in on the Electoral College’s history, significance and role.

Paul Nolette
Assistant professor of political science
(414) 288-5821 (office)
(508) 249-9226 (mobile)

J. Gordon Hylton
Professor of law
(414) 288-5372 (office)
(434) 249-9226 (mobile)

Elections and voter behavior
Political science faculty are available to weigh in on which sections of the electorate made all of the difference in the race and provide analysis about the impact of swing states.

Amber Wichowsky
Assistant professor of political science
(414) 288-3422 (office)
(608) 609-1448 (mobile)

John McAdams
Associate professor of political science
(414) 288-3425 (office)
(414) 963-0304 (home)

Karen Hoffman
Visiting assistant professor of political science

About Andy Brodzeller

Andy Brodzeller

Andy is an associate director of university communication in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Andy at (414) 288-0286 or View all posts by .