Dr. Barb Palmer -2nd from left - on the Atlantic-C-SPAN panel

BW political science professors Lauren Copeland, Barbara Palmer and Tom Sutton were in demand as election and Republican convention analysts for local and national media.

BW Faculty Shine in RNC Media Spotlight

July 27, 2016

In addition to leading BW students on the learning experience of a lifetime, BW political science professors spent the weeks before and during the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland in demand as political analysts for a number of media organizations--both local and national.

Lauren Copeland Ph.D. offered the Christian Science Monitor insights into election strategy for GOP candidates who will appear further down the ticket from presidential nominee Donald Trump, and weighed on the importance of the youth vote for Teen Vogue magazine. Dr. Copeland also appeared on WKSU-NPR radio, cleveland.com and in reports highlighting how the BW students she mentored were learning as "honorary" convention delegates.

Dr. Barb Palmer -2nd from left - on the Atlantic-C-SPAN panelBarbara Palmer, Ph.D. (pictured second from left) who leads BW's Center for Women and Politics of Ohio, was part of an Atlantic Monthly magazine panel broadcast on C-SPAN that focused on women candidates and "Pathways to Power."

Dr. Palmer, along with Tom Sutton, Ph.D., also appeared in a piece by Politifact and Governing magazine journalist Louis Jacobson, tackling "The race to win Ohio: Three key questions for Trump and Clinton." Both professors also served on faculty at The Washington Center's Academic Convention Seminar hosted at BW.

Dr. Tom Sutton appears on WCPN-NPR radio's The Sound of IdeasDr. Sutton, who dissects the political landscape as a regular political analysts for WEWS-TV5, Cleveland's ABC affiliate, examined the 2016 presidential bid by Gov. John Kasich for Governing magazine and scrutinized RNC happenings daily during convention week on WCPN-NPR's "The Sound of Ideas" and WAKR radio's "The Jasen Sokol Show."

In addition, cleveland.com tapped Dr. Sutton to talk on a range of subjects, including two video pieces on the importance of convention speeches and memorable convention speeches, and he also shared RNC insights with high school students in Akron.

As the 2016 campaign heads into the fall, watch for these distinguished BW faculty to continue to be part of the important state and national dialogue surrounding the 2016 election.