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Virginia Tech Poli-Scientists Can Sort Out #Election Trends, Results

Released: 2-Nov-2012 4:00 PM EDT
Source Newsroom: Virginia Tech
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Newswise — Craig Brians, Ph.D., is an associate professor and associate chairman in the department of political science at Virginia Tech. He is a regular contributor to political science journals. Topics include analyses of the turnout effects and voter learning from negative advertising; bias in news media coverage of US parties' abortion policy; and a long-term analysis of motor voter and election day registration on turnout. He studies the effects of institutions, social settings, mass media information, and personal characteristics on political participation. Brians teaches courses in American politics, elections, public opinion, political communication, and research methods. He provides election night commentary at WVTR, the central and southwest Virginia public radio station. Contact cbrians@vt.edu or call 540-953-1771

Karen M. Hult, Ph.D., is a professor of political science. Professor Hult has written four books: Agency Merger and Bureaucratic Redesign (Pittsburgh, 1987); Governing Public Organizations, co-authored with Charles Walcott (Brooks/Cole, 1990); Governing the White House: From Hoover through LBJ, co-authored with Charles Walcott (Kansas, 1995), a 1996 Choice "Outstanding Academic Book"; and Empowering the White House: Governance under Nixon, Ford, and Carter, co-authored with Charles Walcott (Kansas, 2004), a 2005 Choice "Outstanding Academic Title." She teaches courses dealing with the U.S. Presidency, Judicial Process, The Executive Branch, and State and Local Government. Contact khult@vt.edu or call 540-231-5351

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