Fact-checking the Sept. 26 presidential debate or prepping for the next one?
Newswise — UNLV — site of the 2016 general election's third and final presidential debate Oct. 19 — has experts available to offer commentary on international, national, state, and local politics and related election issues.
Topics include trade and the economy, race relations, gender dynamics, immigration, national security, and criminal justice.
John Tuman (political science): Tuman, chairman of UNLV's political science department, is well-versed in all aspects of national, state, and local politics. But his niche expertise lies in the intersection of politics with immigrants, Latin America, NAFTA, and foreign aid. Read his recent Q&A on why the Latino vote means more than ever to candidates this election.
David Damore (political science): Damore, a Brookings Institute senior fellow, is renowned as a media darling for his reputation as an expert on all things political. His specialties include American and Latino politics, elections, campaigns, and public policy at the national and state levels. Scroll through clips from the dozens of media appearances under his belt on his university profile.
Dan Lee (political science): Lee is an expert on the American party system (including the impact of the third-party system and the dynamics of issue change in Congress), elections, and general politics. Read his recent Q&A on the importance of Nevada as a swing state during Election 2016.
Tiffiany Howard (political science): Howard looks at politics from the perspective of international security; immigration and refugee policies; political violence, conflict and terrorism; and gender and race.
Jacob Thompson (communication studies): Thompson, coach of UNLV's award-winning debate team, is an expert on use of the tactic during presidential campaigns.
Rob Lang (urban affairs): Lang, director of Brookings Mountain West and UNLV's Lincy Institute, studies the intersection of politics and demographics and their impact on urban areas.
Joanne Goodwin (women’s rights): History professor Goodwin is director of the Women's Research Institute of Nevada at UNLV. Her teaching interests lie in 20th century U.S. history with a specialization in gender, social politics, and women in Las Vegas and throughout the west. To that end, she has worked with others to create the Nevada Women's Archive at UNLV and also directs the Las Vegas Women Oral History Project.
David Fott (political science): Fott's expertise lies in the areas of U.S. presidential power and Nevada politics.
Brandon Manning (African-American studies and gender/sexuality studies): Manning's research and teaching areas include African American literature and culture, Black feminist thought, queer theory, and popular culture. This fall he is teaching a Black Lives Matter course, and he was recently featured in a UNLV story on the subject.
Bill Sousa (criminal justice; policing): Sousa is a criminologist with expertise in police policy and management, international policing, and community crime prevention. His current projects involve studying the impact of body worn cameras on police in Las Vegas and investigations of violence reduction in Las Vegas.
Emily J. Salisbury (criminal justice; corrections/mass incarceration): Salisbury studies mass incarceration, corrections reform, and treatment intervention strategies — with a particular focus on female offenders and gender-responsive policy. She was the project director of two research sites that developed and validated the Women’s Risk/Needs Assessment instruments, a series of correctional assessments specifically designed to treat the needs of women. She also serves as editor-in-chief of Criminal Justice and Behavior, the official academic research journal of the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology. Salisbury recently explained in a UNLV story why the treatment of inmates affects all of us.