These Kennesaw State University faculty members are available to provide analysis and perspectives…

Georgia (Sep 17, 2012) — These Kennesaw State University faculty members are available to provide analysis and perspectives on the 2012 national, state and local elections.  Especially important this year is the faculty’s expertise covering a wide range of topics related to the presidential elections — from domestic and international policy, electoral politics, public opinion and campaign financing — to  specific issues like Social Security, the national budget, deficit reduction, national security and the Middle East.  Feel free to contact any of Kennesaw State’s faculty experts directly.  If you don’t see who and what you’re looking for in the list below, please contact Sabbaye McGriff in University Relations at 678-797-2550 or at smcgrif1@kennesaw.edu.

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Charity Butcher, assistant professor of political science

American foreign policy and the presidential elections

cbutche2@kennesaw.edu, 678-797-2929


Jeff DeWitt, associate professor, political science,

Current presidential election, public opinion and media coverage

jdewitt@kennesaw.edu, 678-797-2271


Robin Dorff, dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of political science

Presidential elections and campaigns, national security developments and policy Issues, national security implications of elections

rdorff@kennesaw.edu, 770-423-6124


Sarita Gregory, assistant professor of political science

Civic engagement, African-American politics and youth participation

sgrego11@kennesaw.edu, 770-423-6790


Maia Hallward, associate professor of Middle East politics

The role of the Middle East in U.S. electoral politics

mhallwar@kennesaw.edu, 678-797-2155


Barbara Neuby, professor of political science

Budget,  debt, deficits, Social Security and  financial issues in elections

bneuby@kennesaw.edu, 770-423-6466


Andy Pieper, assistant professor of political science

Religion and politics and conflicts within the political parties

apieper1@kennesaw.edu, 770-423-6687


Susan Raines, professor of conflict management

Divisiveness in electoral politics and the impact on society, environmental politics and policy

sraines@kennesaw.edu, 770-423-6037


Kerwin Swint, professor of political science

Presidential election process and campaigns, political parties, and Georgia politics

kswint@kennesaw.edu, 770-423-6633


Robert Smith, chair, Department of Political Science and International Affairs and associate professor of public administration

Ethics and politics

rsmit279@kennesaw.edu, 770-423-6227


Richard Vengroff, professor of political science

 Canada and U.S. electoral politics

rvengrof@kennesaw.edu, 770-423-6124


Jasmine Younge, assistant professor of political science (part time)

Separation of church and state, the African-American vote, social justice and ethics

jyounge@kennesaw.edu, 770-423-6227




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