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The following experts can provide context, information and opinions this election season. To get in touch with an expert, contact universitycommunications@jmu.edu

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Research Area/School

How to Speak on Elections

Ben Blankenship


Political psychology, trust in elections, trust in government

Marty Cohen

Political Science

Republican party; candidates and Trump’s role; influence of moral issues such as guns and reproductive rights; U.S. Senate races; presidential nominations

David Jones

Political Science

Media and politics

David Kirkpatrick

Madison Center for Civic Engagement

Civic engagement and the health of the U.S. democracy, religion and politics

Marshall Pattie

College of Business

Expatriate Management and Ethics

Bob Roberts

Political Science

Virginia races and politics

Dan Schill


Media/social media and politics, campaigns, political stagecraft

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