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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Metcalf
561-297-3022,
lmetcalf@fau.edu


FAU Experts on State of the Union, Politics

          BOCA RATON, FL (January 21, 2011) – As U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union on Tuesday, January 25, Florida Atlantic University faculty are available to discuss various areas of political science.

American Politics:

  • Kevin Wagner is an assistant professor in the department of political science in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at FAU.  He is an attorney with a doctorate in American politics with an emphasis on U.S. institutions such as the presidency.  Wagner also has expertise in the field of political behavior, including public opinion, campaigning and elections.  Wagner can be reached at 561-297-3218 (office), 561-252-1794 (home) or kwagne15@fau.edu.

  • Dukhong Kim is an assistant professor in the department of political science in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at FAU.  He specializes in American politics, specifically public opinion, political behavior, racial politics, political psychology and the presidency. Kim can be reached at 561-297-3216 (office), 561-394-3445 (home) or dkim4@fau.edu.

  • Marshall Derosa is a professor in the department of political science in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at FAU.  He specializes in American constitutional law and policymaking, international law, law and American society, and the judicial process.  Derosa can be reached at 954-236-1131 (office), 561-723-9988 (cell) or derosa@fau.edu.

  • Kevin Lanning is an associate professor of psychology at FAU’s Wilkes Honors College.  He has published a number of papers on political psychology, including an analysis of the social psychology of the 2004 Presidential Election, and is the editor of the just-published volume Democracy and Disenfranchisement (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008).  He can be reached at 561-799-8652 (office), 561-351-1872 (cell) or lanning@fau.edu.

International Politics:

  • Robert Rabil (Middle East) is an assistant professor and director of graduate studies in the department of political science in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at FAU. His areas of expertise include national and international Security, U.S. foreign policy, U.S.-Arab and U.S.-Muslim relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and politics and economies of the Arab world, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan and Israel. Rabil can be reached at 561-297-3215 (office) or 561-302-0470 (cell) or rrabil@fau.edu.

  • Renat Shaykhhutdinov (former Soviet Union) is an assistant professor of political science in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at FAU.  His teaching and research interests include comparative and international politics, ethnic conflict, research methods, power-sharing arrangements, decentralization, and the politics of the former Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe. Shaykhutdinov is a native of the east European city of Kazan located in the Middle Volga Region and is fluent in Tatar, Russian and Turkish.  He can be reached at 561-297-3775 (office) or rshaykhu@fau.edu.

For FAU experts, contact Lisa Metcalf, associate director of media relations at FAU, at 561-297-3022 or lmetcalf@fau.edu.


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