IU experts are ready to talk about the 2020 election

 

 

 

 

 

IU experts are ready to talk about the election

Set against the backdrop of a pandemic, an economic recession and nationwide social unrest, the 2020 general election is likely to be one of the most important elections in U.S. history. Indiana University experts are available to discuss voting, candidates and the election, as well as the issues that may be important to voters at the ballot box.

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American politics and elections

Heather Akou | Campaigns, elections and voting | Expert bio

Heather Akou is co-area coordinator of fashion design and director of the Sage Fashion Collection in the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at IU Bloomington. She is a historian of fashion, dress and the body. Akou can discuss campaign clothing and the politics of dress.

Contact info: 812-855-6163, hakou@indiana.edu

Media contact: Barbara Brosher, 812-855-1175, bbrosher@iu.edu


Nicholas Almendares | Campaigns, elections and voting | Expert bio

Nicholas Almendares is associate professor of law in the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington. His research focuses on accountability and democracy across areas of law, such as class-action lawsuits, separation of powers, collective responsibility and campaign financing. He can comment on election laws, campaign finance laws, protests and democracy, and the influence of courts on democracy.

Contact info: 812-856-7834, nalmend@iu.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Matthew Baggetta | Campaigns, elections and voting | Expert bio

Matthew Baggetta is an associate professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington and an expert on civil society and voluntary associations. He can comment on the impact that the coronavirus has had on organizations' abilities to maintain and recruit members as well as the financial impact of event cancellations on organizations and on the paid staff employed by them. He can also discuss how political campaigns and get-out-the-vote efforts have been hit by the need for physical distance.

Contact info: 812-855-2783, baggettm@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Elizabeth Bennion | Campaigns, elections and voting | Expert bio

Elizabeth Bennion is the founding director of IU South Bend's American Democracy Project and host of WNIT's live weekly television program "Politically Speaking." A nationally recognized expert on civic education and political engagement, Bennion is working on several publications reporting the results of a national survey of student leaders and a series of voter registration field experiments.

Contact info: 574-520-4128, ebennion@iusb.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Ted Carmines | Campaigns, elections and voting | Expert bio

Edward G. Carmines is a Distinguished Professor, Warner O. Chapman Professor of Political Science and Rudy Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. He is also the director of IU's Center on American Politics and the research director at IU's Center on Representative Government. His research focuses on American politics, especially elections, public opinion and political behavior.

Contact info: 812-855-5065, carmines@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Aaron Dusso | Campaigns, elections and voting | Expert bio

Aaron Dusso is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. His work focuses primarily on the political psychology of electoral behavior, with an emphasis on the Big Five personality traits, authoritarianism, civic aptitude and correct voting. He has also studied organized interests, lobbying and influence.

Contact info: 317-278-0704, cadusso@iupui.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-274-2195, schwarbj@iu.edu


Marie Eisenstein | Campaigns, elections and voting | Expert bio

Marie Eisenstein is an associate professor of political science at IU Northwest. She is an expert on presidential politics, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, and political and religious tolerance. She publishes on both political tolerance and social trust in relation to democratic values in a free society, and how religion intersects with those values.

Contact info: 219-980-6522, cmaeisens@iun.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Beth Fossen | Campaigns, elections and voting | Expert bio

Beth Fossen is an assistant professor of marketing in the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington. Fossen can discuss political marketing and the impact television ads have on voters' political views.

Contact info: 812-856-0821, bfossen@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Mark Fraley | Campaigns, elections and voting | Expert bio

Mark Fraley is the associate director of PACE, the Political and Civic Engagement program in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. He has extensive experience in community organizing, political campaigning, legislative relations, strategic communications and nonprofit management; he can comment on those topics and student voting.

Contact info: 812-855-7758, fraleym@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Marjorie Hershey | Campaigns, elections and voting | Expert bio

Marjorie Hershey is a professor emerita of political science in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent work is on party activists and on media coverage of the Trump campaign and presidency. She can comment on the general presidential election in terms of voting methods, campaign techniques and platform issues.

Contact info: 812-345-5073, hershey@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Sheila Kennedy | Campaigns, elections and voting | Expert bio

Sheila Suess Kennedy is a professor in the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and an affiliate faculty member in the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, both at IUPUI. She is available to comment on civic literacy and engagement, gerrymandering, voting and polling, and misinformation.

Contact info: 317-274-2895, shekenne@iupui.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Steven Webster | Campaigns, elections and voting | Expert bio

Steven Webster is an assistant professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. His research focuses on the role of anger in American politics, and he has also written extensively on the growth of "negative partisanship" in the American electorate, as well as the growing amount of polarization between Democrats and Republicans.

Contact info: 515-343-9407, swwebste@iu.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Gerald Wright | Campaigns, elections and voting | Expert bio

Gerald Wright is chair of the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington and is an expert in American politics, public opinion and elections. He can comment on the possible effects of the pandemic on public opinion and election outcomes.

Contact info: 812- 606-4035, wright1@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Paul Helmke | Civic engagement | Expert bio

Paul Helmke is former president and CEO of the Brady Center/Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and three-term mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and a professor of practice at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington. He is available to comment on civic engagement and education, mayoral and nonprofit leadership and gun control.

Contact info: 812-855-2275, phelmke@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Leslie Lenkowsky | Civic engagement | Expert bio

Leslie Lenkowsky is a professor emeritus of public affairs and philanthropic studies in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. He is available to discuss volunteering and civic engagement, nonprofits and public policy, education and social welfare policy, and the leadership of Vice President Mike Pence.

Contact info: 812-855-4072, llenkows@iupui.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Lisa-Marie Napoli | Civic engagement | Expert bio

Lisa-Marie Napoli is director of PACE, the Political and Civic Engagement program in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. She is an expert in public policy education and civic skills development and can speak about ways people are staying civically engaged while safely social distancing.

Contact info: 812-855-0123, lnapoli@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Frank Nierzwicki Jr. | Civic engagement | Expert bio

Frank Nierzwicki is a clinical assistant professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He is able to comment on civic engagement and community development at the state and local level.

Contact info: 812-855-0773, fnierzwi@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Asaf Lubin | Election legitimacy | Expert bio

Asaf Lubin is an associate professor of law in the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington and a fellow at IU's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. Lubin's research centers on the intersection of law and technology, and he can comment on regulation of foreign election interference, foreign intelligence and surveillance, and foreign misinformation and disinformation. He can also speak to political profiling and micro targeting used by campaigns and the voters' rights to privacy and data protection.

Contact info: 254-722-1979, lubina@iu.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


William D. Popkin | Election legitimacy | Expert bio

William D. Popkin is the Walter W. Foskett Professor Emeritus of Law in the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington. A nationally recognized scholar in tax and legislation, he can comment on statutory interpretation as well as constitutional and political issues that may arise if election results are contested by either candidate.

Contact info: 812-855-4376, popkin@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Nicholas Browning | Political communication | Expert bio

Nicholas Browning is an assistant professor of public relations at The Media School at IU Bloomington. Browning's research focuses on organization-public relationships and the impacts that organizational ethics and actions have on these relationships within business and political contexts.

Contact info: 812-856-1935, nickphd@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Nicholas Casas | Political communication | Expert bio

Nicholas "Nico" Casas is assistant librarian for teaching and learning at IU Northwest, where he delivers instruction sessions for classes throughout campus, with an emphasis on information literacy. His research interests include fake news and misinformation.

Contact info: 219-980-6806, ncasas@iun.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Julia Fox | Political communication | Expert bio

Julia R. Fox is an associate professor in the communication science unit at The Media School at IU Bloomington. Her research examines how people process and remember mediated messages, particularly television news and humor. Her most recent studies have examined comedic news programs as sources of political information.

Contact info: 812-855-9935, jurfox@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Betsi Grabe | Political communication | Expert bio

Betsi Grabe is a professor and the associate dean of The Media School at IU Bloomington. Her scholarly work focuses on the influence of media images on human comprehension of their social world. She is co-leader of IU's Observatory on Social Media, a research center that investigates how information and misinformation spread online.

Contact info: 812-606-9743, grabe@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Chris Lamb | Political communication | Expert bio

Chris Lamb is a professor of journalism in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. His areas of expertise include political humor and satire, and in 2020 he co-edited a book titled "The Art of the Political Put-down: The Greatest Comebacks, Ripostes, and Retorts in History."

Contact info: 317-537-2596, lambch@iupui.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-274-2195, schwarbj@iu.edu


KT Lowe | Political communication | Expert bio

KT Lowe, assistant librarian for instruction at IU East, developed the Fake News LibGuide, likely the first library guide dedicated to the topic, that has had over 105,000 views worldwide. She has presented at conferences for the American Library Association and has led community workshops on distinguishing accurate news from fake news.

Contact info: 765-973-8434, lowekat@iu.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Elaine Monaghan | Political communication | Expert bio

Elaine Monaghan, a professor of practice in The Media School at IU Bloomington who has worked for two decades in international journalism, can comment on how to find credible information about elections and political candidates from legitimate news sources.

Contact info: 812-856-2781, emonagha@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Jason Peifer | Political communication | Expert bio

Jason Peifer is an assistant professor of journalism at The Media School at IU Bloomington. His research interests center on political perceptions, examining how facets of the contemporary media environment can influence different interpretations about news media and political figures. Peifer is also affiliated with IU's Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies.

Contact info: 812-855-2755, jpeifer@iu.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Fabio Rojas | Political movements and public opinion | Expert bio

Fabio Rojas is a professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. His main research interest is organizational analysis and its intersections with political sociology. His book, "From Black Power to Black Studies: How a Radical Social Movement Became an Academic Discipline," uses data from the Black studies movement to show how social movements generate lasting organizational change.

Contact info: 812-856-1491, frojas@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Vanessa Cruz Nichols | Political movements and public opinion | Expert bio

Vanessa Cruz Nichols is an assistant professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. Her research interests include Latino politics, political participation, public opinion, identity politics and experiments. Her most recent studies have focused on the spillover effects of immigration policy enforcement on political and civic engagement among Latinos and the whitewashing cues that minority political candidates use to minimize racial and partisan opposition.

Contact info: vcruznic@iu.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Carl Weinberg | Political movements and public opinion | Expert bio

Carl Weinberg is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of History and senior lecturer in PACE, the Political and Civic Engagement program in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. He is an expert on American history, social movements and culture wars. He can comment on the ways the current social unrest may affect the upcoming election.

Contact info: 812-856-5111, crweinbe@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Andrew Whitehead | Political movements and public opinion | Expert bio

Andrew L. Whitehead is an associate professor of sociology and co-director of the Association of Religion Data Archives -- the world's largest online religion data archive -- at the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at IUPUI. His research focuses on religion in contemporary American culture, and in 2019 he co-authored an article titled "Make America Christian Again: Christian Nationalism and Voting for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election."

Contact info: 864-508-6149, aw122@iu.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-274-2195, schwarbj@iu.edu


Raymond Haberski | Religion and politics | Expert bio

Raymond Haberski is a professor of history and director of American studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. He also directs the Institute for American Thought and is part of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture. He can comment on the historical context of debates and election procedures in the United States.

Contact info: 317-292-2566, haberski@iupui.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-274-2195, schwarbj@iu.edu


Dawn Johnsen | The U.S. Supreme Court | Expert bio

Dawn Johnson is the Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law in the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington and served in the U.S. Justice Department under President Bill Clinton. She is an expert in constitutional law and presidential power, and she can comment on the composition of the U.S. Supreme Court as laid out in the Constitution as well as decisions made by the court.

Contact info: 812-855-3942, djohnsen@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Steve Sanders | The U.S. Supreme Court | Expert bio

Steve Sanders is a professor of law in the Maurer School of Law and an adjunct professor in the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Political Science at IU Bloomington. His areas of expertise include constitutional law and the U.S. Supreme Court, and he can comment on the future of the Supreme Court and other federal courts as well as presidential powers and separation of powers.

Contact info: 812-855-1775, stevesan@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Business and the economy

Suneal Bedi | Corporate responsibility | Expert bio

Suneal Bedi is an assistant professor of marketing in the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington. He is available to comment on corporate law and business ethics, marketing ethics, and the First Amendment.

Contact info: 812-855-4920, sbedi@iu.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Todd Haugh | Corporate responsibility | Expert bio

Todd Haugh is an assistant professor of business law and ethics in the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington. He is available to discuss white collar and corporate crime, federal sentencing, and business ethics.

Contact info: 812-855-6539, thaugh@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Steven Kreft | Corporate responsibility | Expert bio

Steven Kreft is a clinical professor of business economics and public policy in the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington. He is available to discuss corporate social responsibility, sustainable business strategy, and nonmarket risks from activists and public policy.

Contact info: 812-856-4965, skreft@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Andrew Butters | Economic impact of COVID-19 | Expert bio

Andrew Butters is an assistant professor of business economics and public policy in the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington. He is available to comment on the impact of stay-at-home orders, stimulus packages, and other responses to COVID-19 on the economy.

Contact info: 812-855-5768, rabutter@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Timothy Slaper | Economic impact of COVID-19 | Expert bio

Timothy Slaper is the research director at the Kelley School of Business' Indiana Business Research Center at IU Bloomington. He is available to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on industries and workforces, economic development, trade and foreign investment, and the impact on the Indiana economy.

Contact info: 812-855-7475, tslaper@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Sarah Jane Hughes | Economic policy | Expert bio

Sarah Jane Hughes is university scholar and fellow in the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington. She is an expert in virtual currencies, payments, commercial law, cybersecurity, privacy, consumer protection and banking regulation. She can comment on how the election may affect consumer protection laws and cryptocurrency.

Contact info: 812-855-6318, sjhughes@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Leandra Lederman | Economic policy | Expert bio

Leandra Lederman is the William W. Oliver Professor of Tax Law and director of the tax program in the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington. Her areas of expertise include federal income tax law, tax compliance and evasion, tax controversies, and tax administration. She can comment on the presidential candidates' tax returns as well as how the elections may affect the future of tax laws in the U.S.

Contact info: 812-855-6149, llederma@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Shana Wallace | Economic policy | Expert bio

Shana Wallace is professor of practice in the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington. She practiced both criminal and civil antitrust law for over a decade with the U.S Department of Justice's Antitrust Division and can comment on antitrust law, including the potential impact of the election on the investigation and regulation of big tech.

Contact info: 812-855-3789, wallshan@iu.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Catherine Bonser-Neal | Financial markets | Expert bio

Cathy Bonser-Neal is an associate professor of finance in the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI. She can comment on national and international financial markets as well as issues dealing with economic policy and growth.

Contact info: 317-274-3448, cneal@iupui.edu

Media contact: Kevin Fryling, 812-856-2988, kfryling@iu.edu


Steve Jones | Financial markets | Faculty profile

Steve Jones is a professor of finance in the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI. He can comment on financial markets as they relate to the election.

Contact info: 317-278-7771, sljones@iupui.edu

Media contact: Kevin Fryling, 812-856-2988, kfryling@iu.edu


Kyle Anderson | Labor issues | Expert bio

Kyle Anderson is a clinical assistant professor of business economics in the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI. He can comment on topics related to labor issues, economic inequality, and monopolies and trust-busting as they relate to the election.

Contact info: 317-274-0150, kyjander@indiana.edu

Media contact: Kevin Fryling, 812-856-2988, kfryling@iu.edu


Kristoph Kleiner | Labor issues | Expert bio

Kristoph Kleiner is an assistant professor of finance in the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington. He is available to comment on unemployment, small business, bankruptcies and foreclosures, the job market, and labor issues in corporate finance.

Contact info: 812-856-7182, kleinerk@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Arthur Lopez | Labor issues | Expert bio

Arthur Lopez is a clinical professor of business law and ethics in the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington. He can comment on employment discrimination, civil rights and social justice, ethical decision-making, and public corruption.

Contact info: 812-855-8126, lopezaa@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


D. Eric Schansberg | Labor issues | Expert bio

Eric Schansberg is a professor of economics in the School of Business at IU Southeast and is an expert in poverty and inequality, labor economics and health care. He is the author of "Poor Policy: How Government Harms the Poor," and can talk about how government policy affects income inequality and poverty in America.

Contact info: 812-941-2527, dschansb@ius.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt | Labor issues | Expert bio

Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt is the Willard and Margaret Carr Professor of Labor and Employment Law at the IU Maurer School of Law. A nationally recognized teacher and scholar on the subjects of labor and employment law, Dau-Schmidt can comment on unions, collective bargaining, employment law, employment contracts, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, workers compensation, unemployment compensation and pensions.

Contact info: 8812-855-0697, kdauschm@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Rebecca Spang | Political implications of recessions | Expert bio

Rebecca Spang is a professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington and a historian of politics, culture and consumption. She can speak about how plagues, pandemics and the subsequent economic fallout have influenced politics and revolutions in the past.

Contact info: 812-856-4671, rlspang@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Kindred Winecoff | Political implications of recessions | Expert bio

William Kindred Winecoff, an associate professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington, can discuss the domestic and international political economy of the COVID-19 crisis, including the governmental responses (and non-responses) to it, the potential for global coordination, and the crisis' impact on economic and political stability both in the United States and around the world.

Contact info: 618-303-2766, rwkwineco@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Sarah Bauerle Danzman | Trade | Expert bio

Sarah Bauerle Danzman is assistant professor in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at IU Bloomington. She is an expert on the international economy and foreign investment, connections between candidates and corporations, and the U.S.-China economic rivalry. She recently worked with the State Department around the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and can speak to COVID-19-related supply-chain issues in relation to foreign policy and diplomacy, export controls and more.

Contact info: 812-856-9113, sbauerle@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Wendy Leutert | Trade | Expert bio

Wendy Leutert is the GLP-Ming Z. Mei Chair of Chinese Economics and Trade in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at IU Bloomington. She can comment on the economic impact of COVID-19 on the Chinese economy and U.S.-China economic relations.

Contact info: rwleutert@iu.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Ellie Mafi-Kreft | Trade | Expert bio

Ellie Mafi-Kreft is a clinical associate professor of business economics and public policy in the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington. She can comment on the international political economy, including Brexit and its aftermath.

Contact info: 812-855-2775, emafikre@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Climate and energy

Shahzeen Attari | Climate change | Expert bio

Shahzeen Attari is an associate professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington whose research focuses on human behavior and resource use. She is available to comment on climate and energy issues, specifically perceptions of climate change science and environmentalism at home.

Contact info: 812-855-1467, sattari@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


James Shanahan | Climate communication | Expert bio

James Shanahan is dean of The Media School at IU Bloomington. His research interests focus on media effects and public opinion, with a special focus on communication in relation to science and the environment. His studies in this area have dealt with the impact of media on environmental attitudes, the environmental content of media and the narrative structure of environmental news. He is also an affiliate of IU's Environmental Resilience Institute.

Contact info: 812-855-1963, jes30@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbisa@iu.edu


A. James Barnes | Environmental law and policy | Expert bio

A. James Barnes is a professor of law and of public and environmental affairs in the Maurer School of Law and the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington. He can comment on environmental law, and domestic and international environmental policy.

Contact info: 812-855-4079, barnesaj@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Sanya Carley | Environmental law and policy | Expert bio

Sanya Carley is an associate professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington who can discuss climate and energy issues, specifically energy policy and economics, electricity markets, renewable energy, energy-based economic development, and energy insecurity.

Contact info: 812-856-0920, scarley@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


David Konisky | Environmental law and policy | Expert bio

David Konisky is an associate professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington who can comment on climate and energy topics including environmental politics and policy, regulation and compliance, public opinion on energy and climate change, energy insecurity, and state politics and policy.

Contact info: 812-855-6990, dkonisky@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Vicky J. Meretsky | Climate change | Expert bio

Vicky Meretsky is a conservation biologist and professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington. She can comment on the impacts of climate change on natural resources and conservation and on endangered species management.

Contact info: 812-855-3836, meretsky@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Foreign Policy

Sarah Bauerle Danzman | Diplomacy | Expert bio

Sarah Bauerle Danzman is an assistant professor in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at IU Bloomington. She is an expert on the international economy and foreign investment, connections between candidates and corporations, and the U.S.-China economic rivalry. She recently worked with the State Department around the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and can speak to COVID-19-related supply-chain issues in relation to foreign policy and diplomacy, export controls and more.

Contact info: 812-856-9113, sbauerle@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Wendy Leutert | Diplomacy | Expert bio

Wendy Leutert is the GLP-Ming Z. Mei Chair of Chinese Economics and Trade in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at IU Bloomington. She is an expert in international trade and bilateral investment treaties and can comment on the Chinese economy and U.S.-China economic relations.

Contact info: rwleutert@iu.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Kindred Winecoff | Diplomacy | Expert bio

William Kindred Winecoff is an associate professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. His areas of expertise include international finance, international trade and trade agreements, and global interdependence. He can discuss the domestic and international political economy of the COVID-19 crisis, the potential for global coordination, and the crisis's impact on economic and political stability both in the United States and around the world.

Contact info: 618-303-2766, wkwineco@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Vanessa Cruz Nichols | Immigration | Expert bio

Vanessa Cruz Nichols is an assistant professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. Her research interests include Latino politics, political participation, public opinion, identity politics and experiments. Her most recent studies have focused on the spillover effects of immigration policy enforcement on political and civic engagement among Latinos.

Contact info: vcruznic@iu.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Gerardo Gonzalez | Immigration | Expert bio

Gerardo Gonzalez is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and dean emeritus of the School of Education at IU Bloomington. He can speak about immigration issues, U.S.-Cuba relations and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Contact info: 812-856-8022, gonzalez@indiana.edu

Media contact: Chuck Carney, 812-855-1892, ccarney@iu.edu


Feisal Istrabadi | National security | Expert bio

Feisal Istrabadi is a professor of practice in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and the Maurer School of Law and is director of the IU Center for the Study of the Middle East. He is a former ambassador to Iraq and an expert in constitutional democracy, Iraqi politics, and the building of legal and political institutions in countries in transition from dictatorship to democracy. He can comment on foreign policy and national security issues, particularly in the Middle East, that may arise from the election.

Contact info: 812-855-2724, fistraba@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Asaf Lubin | National security | Expert bio

Asaf Lubin is an associate professor of law in the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington and a fellow at IU's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. Lubin's research centers on the intersection of law and technology, and he can comment on regulation of foreign election interference, foreign intelligence and surveillance, and foreign misinformation and disinformation.

Contact info: 254-722-1979, lubina@iu.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu

Health and safety

Thomas Duszynski | Coronavirus response | Expert bio

Thomas Duszynski is the director of epidemiology education in the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. He is an expert in infectious disease epidemiology, field epidemiology and public health surveillance, and he can discuss these topics in relation to the novel coronavirus.

Contact info: 317-274-4319, tduszyns@iu.edu

Media contact: Andrea Zeek, 317-278-1703, anzeek@iu.edu


Shandy Dearth | Coronavirus response | Expert bio

Shandy Dearth is the director of undergraduate epidemiology education at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. An expert in infectious disease surveillance, emergency preparedness planning and public health informatics, she can discuss these topics in relation to COVID-19.

Contact info: 317-274-2185, sdearth@iu.edu

Media contact: Andrea Zeek, 317-278-1703, anzeek@iu.edu


Peter Federman | Coronavirus response | Expert bio

Peter Federman is an assistant professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI whose current work investigates how administrative officials and elected politicians make decisions that affect the public. He is available to comment on emergency management and the response to COVID-19, public policy and management, and policing and public safety.

Contact info: 413-695-7146, federman@iu.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


D. Eric Schansberg | Health care policy | Expert bio

D. Eric Schansberg is a professor of economics in the School of Business at IU Southeast and is an expert in poverty and inequality, labor economics and health care. He can comment on the impact of COVID-19 on economic inequalities and health care policy.

Contact info: 812-941-2527, dschansb@ius.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Kosali Simon | Health care policy | Expert bio

Kosali Simon is a Herman B Wells Endowed Professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and associate vice provost for health sciences. She can comment on health care issues including health economics and policy, private and public insurance regulation, and the Affordable Care Act.

Contact info: 812-856-3850, simonkos@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Coady Wing | Health care policy | Expert bio

Coady Wing is an associate professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He is available to comment on health occupation regulation, health and economic welfare of veterans, and the Affordable Care Act.

Contact info: 812-855-0563, cwing@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Virginia Vitzthum | Health care policy | Expert bio

Virginia Vitzthum is a professor of anthropology and a senior research scientist at the Kinsey Institute at IU. She can comment on women's reproductive health and health policy including contraception, abortion, post-abortion care, pre-natal care, pregnancy loss, maternity/parental leave, breastfeeding, and health disparities. She can also offer a perspective on how the U.S. compares internationally on these topics.

Contact info: 812-855-7686, vitzthum@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Beth Trammell | Mental health | Expert bio

Beth Trammell is an associate professor of psychology at IU East and an experienced clinician who has worked with children and families for over 15 years. She can discuss how to manage emotions related to the upcoming election and how to teach kids to be good citizens.

Contact info: 765-973-8362, batramme@iue.edu

Media contact: Barbara Brosher, 812-855-1175, bbrosher@iu.edu


Jody Madeira | Reproductive rights | Tipsheet

Jody Madiera is a professor of law, Louis F. Niezer Faculty Fellow and co-director of the Center for Law, Society and Culture at the IU Maurer School of Law. Her most recent book, "Taking Baby Steps: How Patients and Fertility Clinics Collaborate in Conception," takes readers inside the infertility experience, including dealing with infertility-related emotions, forming treatment relationships with medical professionals, confronting difficult decisions and negotiating informed consent.

Contact info: 812-856-1082, jmadeira@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Dawn Johnsen | Reproductive rights | Expert Bio

Dawn Johnson is the Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law in the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington. From 1988 to 1993, she was legal director of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, and she currently serves on the board of the Guttmacher Institute, a leading sexual and reproductive health research and policy organization. She can comment on how the outcome of the election and the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court could affect reproductive rights.

Contact info: 812-855-3942, djohnsen@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Seema Mohapatra | Reproductive rights | Tipsheet

Seema Mohapatra, an associate professor of law and dean's fellow in the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law at IUPUI, can discuss the need for reproductive justice and support for policies that benefit families in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact info: 317-278-4736, mohap@iu.edu

Media contact: John Schwarb, 317-503-1312, schwarbj@iu.edu


Social justice and inequality

Boyd Bradshaw | Access to education | Expert bio

Boyd Bradshaw is the associate vice chancellor for enrollment management and chief enrollment officer at IUPUI, with more than 17 years of experience in the field of enrollment management. He is available to discuss student financial aid in higher education and related topics such as free college and student debt forgiveness.

Contact info: 317-274-3880, bobradsh@iupui.edu

Media contact: Chuck Carney, 812-855-1892, ccarney@iu.edu


Gerardo Gonzalez | Access to education | Expert bio

Gerardo Gonzalez is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and dean emeritus of the School of Education at IU Bloomington. He can speak about immigration issues, U.S.-Cuba relations and DACA.

Contact info: 812-856-8022, gonzalez@indiana.edu

Media contact: Chuck Carney, 812-855-1892, ccarney@iu.edu


Monica Johnson | Access to education | Expert bio

Monica Johnson is university director of diversity education and cross-cultural engagement and director of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center at IU Bloomington. She is available to discuss marginalized groups within higher education, Black women in American higher education, Black culture in higher education, race and social justice.

Contact info: 812-855-6476, momgreen@indiana.edu

Media contact: Chuck Carney, 812-855-1892, ccarney@iu.edu


Phil Schuman | Access to education | Expert bio

Phil Schuman is the executive director of financial wellness and education at Indiana University. He is available to discuss student debt forgiveness, financial aid for higher education and related student-finance topics.

Contact info: 812-855-6804, phaschum@iu.edu

Media contact: Chuck Carney, 812-855-1892, ccarney@iu.edu


Elaine Hernandez | Health care inequities | Expert bio

Elaine Hernandez is an assistant professor of medical sociology, with interdisciplinary training in public health and health demography, in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. She is available to comment on inequities in health and health care as well as how to prevent or alleviate them.

Contact info: 651-338-4190, ehernan@indiana.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


D. Eric Schansberg | Health care inequities | Expert bio

D. Eric Schansberg is a professor of economics in the School of Business at IU Southeast and is an expert in poverty and inequality, labor economics and health care. He can comment on the impact of COVID-19 on economic inequalities and health care policy.

Contact info: 812-941-2527, dschansb@ius.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Julie Manning Magid | Income inequality | Expert bio

Julie Manning Magid is a professor of business law in the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI. She can comment on economic inequality as it relates to gender discrimination and maternal mortality. She is also able to address topics related to discrimination policy.

Contact info: 317-274-2275, jmagid@indiana.edu

Media contact: Kevin Fryling, 812-856-2988, kfryling@iu.edu


Steve Sanders | LGBTQ+ and gender issues | Expert bio

Steve Sanders is a professor of law at the IU Maurer School of Law, adjunct professor in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Political Science, and affiliated faculty in the Department of Gender Studies and The Kinsey Institute. His scholarship focuses on the 14th Amendment's guarantees of equal protection and due process, with a special focus on issues affecting LGBTQ people and same-sex couples.

Contact info: 812-855-1775, stevesan@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Natalie Hipple | Policing | Expert bio

Natalie Hipple is an associate professor of criminal justice in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington. She is an expert on gun violence, problem-solving policing, incident reviews, restorative justice and the evaluation of criminal justice programs.

Contact info: 812-856-2756, nkroovan@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Jeannine Bell | Racism and racial inequalities | Expert bio

Jeannine Bell is the Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law in the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington and a nationally recognized scholar in the area of policing and hate crime. Her most recent book, "Hate Thy Neighbor: Move-in Violence and the Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Housing," uses stories about real people to show how white Americans continue to patrol racial borders. She can comment on hate crimes, police violence, racial discrimination and voter suppression.

Contact info: 812-856-5013, jeabell@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Kevin D. Brown | Racism and racial inequalities | Expert bio

Kevin D. Brown is the Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law in the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington. Brown has published nearly 60 articles or comments on issues related to race, law and education, and he can speak to media about racism and affirmative action in the context of the election.

Contact info: 812-855-6145, brownkd@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Breanca Merritt | Racism and racial inequalities | Expert bio

Breanca Merritt is a clinical assistant professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI and is the founding director of the Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy at the IU Public Policy Institute. She is available to discuss racial and ethnic disparities, evictions, affordable housing, homelessness, social service provisions, poverty reduction, community development, and state and local policy decisions.

Contact info: 317-278-1344, breanca@iupui.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Ellen Wu | Racism and racial inequalities | Expert bio

Ellen Wu is associate professor in the Department of History, director of the Asian American Studies Program and affiliated faculty in the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. She focuses her research, writing and teaching interests on Asian Americans, race and immigration, and she is the author of "The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority."

Contact info: 812-855-6344, wue@indiana.edu

Media contact: Marah Yankey, 812-856-1442, mqharbis@iu.edu


Kristen Jozkowski | Sexual misconduct | Expert bio

Kristen Jozkowski is a William L. Yarber Professor of Sexual Health and a senior scientist at the Kinsey Institute at IU and a professor in the School of Public Health in Bloomington. She can discuss sexual misconduct and consent topics, including harassment and assault.

Contact info: 812-855-7686, knjozkow@iu.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


Zoe Peterson | Sexual misconduct | Expert bio

Zoe Peterson is a clinical psychologist and maintains a dual appointment with the Kinsey Institute and the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at IU Bloomington. She is able to comment on sexual misconduct and consent topics, specifically including harassment, assault and consent, and the influence of sexual-aggression allegations on political figures.

Contact info: 812-856-8063, zdpeters@iu.edu

Media contact: Mary Keck, 812-856-2148, marykeck@iu.edu


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