Politics & Government Experts

Anthony Nownes

Professor of Political Science

Anthony Nownes is a professor of political science whose research looks at lobbyists and interest groups within the United States at the local, state, and national levels. He’s also written about the impact of celebrity endorsements in political campaigns.


John Haas

Associate professor of communications studies

John Haas is an associate professor of communications studies whose areas of expertise include hate speech, public speaking, organizational communication, and interpersonal communication.


Nick Geidner

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Nick Geidner is an assistant professor of journalism whose interests include social media, including how it is used in television and influences politics; new technologies in journalism; and military reporting, focusing on the Medal of Honor.


Mongi Abidi

Mongi Abidi

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Mongi Abidi is an expert in artificial intelligence who has worked with the US government on projects including placing robots in war zones.


Elizabeth Avery Foster

Associate Professor of Public Relations

Elizabeth Avery Foster, an associate professor of public relations, focuses on political and public health campaigns and crisis communications.