Marquette University News Release

**Photo/Video Opportunities** Marquette University to host Election Day viewing party: Media experts available for election coverage

November 7, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University is hosting an Election Day event and viewing party for students, faculty and staff, which will be held in in Johnston Hall, Room 104 (1131 West Wisconsin Avenue). The non-partisan viewing party, which will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., is being hosted by the departments of Political Science, Communication and Economics. Political science experts (Dr. Karen Hoffman, Dr. Paul Nolette and Dr. Philip Rocco) will also be at the viewing party for media interviews.

Please feel free to contact any of the experts below directly. Otherwise, Chris Jenkins and Joe DiGiovanni in the Office of Marketing and Communication are happy to help identify the most suitable expert.

Media experts available:

Please note that Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin is unavailable as he will be in New York as a member of the ABC News election night analysis team.

The election and health care

Health care will continue to be a debated issue after the election, and whoever is elected president will need to make major decisions regarding the future of health care in the United States. 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?

Dr. Donna McCarthy
Interim dean, College of Nursing
(414) 288-3820 (office)
(608) 334-1032 (cell)
donnalee.mccarthy@marquette.edu

Patricia Schroeder
Clinical assistant professor, College of Nursing
(414) 288-0658 (office)
patricia.schroeder@marquette.edu

Alison Barnes
Professor of law
(414) 288-5368 (office)
(414) 405-2770 (cell)
alison.barnes@marquette.edu

The election and the economy

Discussions about where the economy is headed will only grow louder after the election. 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.

Dr. Abdur Chowdhury
Professor of economics
(414) 288-6915 (office)
(262) 293-9286 (home)
abdur.chowdhury@marquette.edu

The election and the law

Ed Fallone
Associate professor of law
edward.fallone@marquette.edu
(414) 288-5360 (office)

The role of the Electoral College

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

Dr. Paul Nolette
Assistant professor of political science
(414) 288-5821 (office)
(508) 249-9226 (mobile)
paul.nolette@marquette.edu

The future of immigration policy

Dr. Grant Silva
Assistant professor of philosophy
(414) 288-5653 (office)
Grant.silva@marquette.edu

Ed Fallone
Associate professor of law
edward.fallone@marquette.edu
(414) 288-5360 (office)

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 analyze the impact of the swing states.

Dr. Karen Hoffman
Visiting assistant professor of political science
karen.hoffman@marquette.edu

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Chris Jenkins

Chris is the Associate Director of University Communication in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Chris at (414) 288-4745 or christopher.t.jenkins@marquette.edu. View all posts by .