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SF State experts available to comment on presidential election and ballot measures


Graeme Boushey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science Graeme Boushey is an expert on American politics and California politics. Boushey's research focuses on state and federal policy making. He can comment on the use of ballot initiatives as a policy making tool and can discuss the individual San Francisco and California ballot measures. He is also available to comment on the presidential election.

Contact Boushey at (415) 338-6888 (office), or gboushey@sfsu.edu

Melissa Camacho, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Melissa Camacho can discuss feminist issues in politics with an expertise in television coverage. She can also provide commentary on television coverage of the political campaigns. Camacho's research project focuses on the use of new technologies as a means of political participation.

Contact Camacho at (415) 338-6526 (office) or mcamacho@sfsu.edu

Teresa Carrillo, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Raza Studies Teresa Carrillo is a political scientist who can comment on the Latino vote and transnational politics.

Contact Carrillo at (415) 338- 2700 or tisa@sfsu.edu

Brian de Vries, Ph.D

Professor of Gerontology and editor of the journal "Sexuality Research and Social Policy," Brian de Vries can comment on Proposition 8. He has written extensively on state recognition of same-sex couples and same-sex marriage and the well-being of lesbian and gay persons.

Contact de Vries at (415) 338-3559 or bdevries@sfsu.edu

Kenneth Monteiro, Ph.D.

Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, psychologist Kenneth Monteiro can give perspective on the issues and psychology of race and effects of the civil rights movement on this presidential election.

Contact Monteiro at (415) 338-1694 or monteiro@sfsu.edu

Belinda Reyes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Raza Studies Belinda Reyes is an economist and past Research Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California.  She can comment on the ethnic vote, immigration policies and other socio-economic issues of the election.

Contact Reyes at (415) 378-5301 or reyesb@sfsu.edu

Robert C. Smith, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science Robert C. Smith is a nationally-recognized expert on African-American politics and voting patterns, national politics, Congress and the presidency. Author of "Encyclopedia of African American Politics," he is currently writing a book on the relationship between conservatism and racism in America.

Contact Smith at (415) 338-7524 (office), or rcs@sfsu.edu

David H. Tabb, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science David Tabb is an authority on African-American and Hispanic politics in California, national politics, statewide and municipal elections, and public opinion polls. Tabb is also available to comment on California Proposition 8.

Contact Tabb at (415) 338-2736 (office), or dtabb@sfsu.edu

Tom Thomas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management Tom Thomas is an expert on governmental environmental policy and energy policy. He can discuss the candidates' energy policies and their effects on business and the economy. Thomas co-founded the first MBA Environmental Management program in the U.S.

Contact Thomas at (415) 338-6086 (office) or tethomas@sfsu.edu

Joseph Tuman, Ph.D.

Tuman is a professor of communication studies who has spent more than two decades following political campaigns, both in academia and as a campaign worker, media consultant and political analyst for television news. Tuman is the author of "Political Communication in American Campaigns." He can comment on campaign communications strategies.

Contact Tuman at (415) 338-1813 (office), or joetuman@sfsu.edu

Daniel Vencill, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics Daniel Vencill is a macroeconomist who can comment on the current financial crisis and the economic policies of the presidential candidates. Vencill has also conducted research on the economics of crime and drug diversion programs in Oakland.

Contact Vencill at (510) 655-3080 (office), or dvencill@sfsu.edu


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