Villanova University Political Faculty Experts

With just a week to go to the 2012 Presidential election political campaigns are sprinting to the finish. Villanova University faculty experts from a variety of disciplines can provide insightful analysis and commentary for a wide range of news stories. Below, categorized by area of expertise, is a reference list of Villanova political faculty experts available as sources.

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Economy/Jobs/Unemployment:
• Peter Zaleski, PhD, Economics
• Cheryl Carleton, PhD, Economics
• David Fiorenza, Economics (Worked as Political Consultant – State Level)

Elections:
• David Barrett, PhD, Political Science
• Lara Brown, PhD, Political Science
• John Johannes, PhD, Political Science

Gender and Politics:
• Lara Brown, PhD, Political Science
• Christine Kelleher Palus, PhD, Public Administration
• Cheryl Carleton, PhD, Economics

U.S. Congress:
• John Johannes, PhD, Political Science
• David Barrett, PhD, Political Science
• Lara Brown, PhD, Political Science

Local Politics:
• Craig Wheeland, PhD, Public Administration (Local and Municipal level)
• Christine Kelleher Palus, PhD, Public Administration

Immigration Politics:
• Catherine Wilson, PhD, Public Administration
• Beth Lyon, JD, Law School (Laws and policies affecting immigrant workers)
• Michele Pistone, LLM, JD, Law School (Immigration law and asylum)

Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Government and Business:
• Robert Langran, PhD, Political Science
• Tuan Samahon, JD, Law School

National Security/Intelligence:
• David Barrett, PhD, Political Science
• Lauren Ouziel, JD, Law School

Political Advertising and Marketing:
• Charles “Ray” Taylor, PhD, Marketing and Business Law
• John A. Murphy, PhD, Marketing and Business Law

Foreign Policy:
• Hafeez Malik, PhD, Political Science (Pakistan)
• Lowell Gustafson, PhD, Political Science (International Relations)

Public Health:
• Kelly Nestor, MSN, ANP-BC, Nursing (Health Policy, Gerontology)
• Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD, RN, Nursing (Community and Public Health)
• Elizabeth Blunt, PhD, RN, APN, BC, Nursing (Primary Care; Critical role nurse practitioners will play in the future of US healthcare)
• Marcia Costello, PhD, RD, LPN, Nursing (Nutrition)
• Denice Ferko-Adams, MPH, RD, LPN, Nursing (Obesity Prevention and Education, obesity-related issues)
• Michael Moreland, JD, PhD, Law School (Health Law)

Media and Politics:
• Matthew Kerbel, PhD, Political Science
• Leonard Shyles, PhD, Communication

Religion and Politics:
• Catherine Wilson, PhD, Public Administration
• Brett Wilmot, PhD, Ethics
• Michael Moreland, JD, PhD, Law School (Religion and Law)

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