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Villanova University 2020 Election Experts

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Villanova University experts can provide insight on the 2020 election and the key issues that will impact the electoral process. Below, Villanova's faculty share their expertise on topics ranging from politics to healthcare to economics and race and society.

If you're interested in speaking with any of our experts, email mediaexperts@villanova.edu and we will be happy to coordinate an interview.

Terri Boyer, EdD, Founding Director, Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership; Associate Professor, Education and Counseling discusses how gender impacts how an electorate perceives a candidate and how Kamala Harris' "ambition" isn't always seen as a positive attribute by voters.

Camille Burge, PhD, associate professor of political science, discusses the effectiveness of political advertisements.

Camille Burge, PhD, associate professor of political science, discusses the range of emotions facing partisans in the 2020 election.

 

 

Camille Burge, PhD, associate professor of political science, discusses the need for Democrats to gain support from an extremely broad base of potential voters. 

Camille Burge, PhD, associate professor of political science, discusses how there remains a strong base of support for President Trump.

Aronte Bennett, PhD, associate professor of marketing and business law, discusses how President Trump's Twitter activity follows a hero's journey narrative.

Jason Steinhauer, director of the Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, talks about the competing narratives we see in the presidential campaigns of Joe Biden and Donald Trump. 

Terri Boyer, EdD, Founding Director, Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership; Associate Professor, Education and Counseling discusses major inequities and cracks in public policy (workforce, childcare, education, healthcare) that disproportionately impact women and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).

Aronte Bennett, PhD, associate professor of marketing & business law, looked at the diverse 2020 candidate pool and analyzed tweets to see how they were being perceived and discussed.

Aronte Bennett, PhD, associate professor of marketing and business law, talks about her research on how politicians are viewed as brands or people and whether or not they were seen as being warm or competent as factors in whether an individual voters for them.

Jason Steinhauer, director of the Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, discusses the impact disinformation and misinformation will have leading up to the 2020 election.

Camille Burge, PhD, associate professor of political science, discusses the emotions facing racial and ethnic minorities in the 2020 election.

Joseph Comber, PhD, an Associate Teaching Professor of Biology with expertise in public health, vaccines and immunology discusses the role of the federal government in educating the public about scientific myths vs. facts.

Joseph Comber, PhD, an Associate Teaching Professor of Biology with expertise in public health, vaccines and immunology discusses the steps the next administration must take to help the U.S. recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joseph Comber, PhD, an Associate Teaching Professor of Biology with expertise in public health, vaccines and immunology discusses why science has become a partisan issue.

Joseph Comber, PhD, an Associate Teaching Professor of Biology with expertise in public health, vaccines and immunology discusses the efficacy of the Trump administration's coronavirus pandemic response.

Samantha Chapman, PhD, a Professor of Biology with expertise in global climate change, coastal ecosystems and invasive plant species discusses a hopeful future if climate change is addressed at the federal level in the United States.

Samantha Chapman, PhD, a Professor of Biology with expertise in global climate change, coastal ecosystems and invasive plant species discusses democratic president candidate Joe Biden's plan to address climate change if elected president.

Samantha Chapman, PhD, a Professor of Biology with expertise in global climate change, coastal ecosystems and invasive plant species discusses what the consequences for the U.S. and the world will be if the next administration does not take legal action to mitigate climate change.

Samantha Chapman, PhD, a Professor of Biology with expertise in global climate change, coastal ecosystems and invasive plant species discusses how climate change and justice are linked.

Samantha Chapman, PhD, a Professor of Biology with expertise in global climate change, coastal ecosystems and invasive plant species discusses republican incumbent Donald Trump's plan to address climate change if re-elected.

Samantha Chapman, PhD, a Professor of Biology with expertise in global climate change, coastal ecosystems and invasive plant species discusses the importance of the U.S's involvement in the Paris Agreement, and what each candidate has said they will do regarding it, if elected.