Virginia Tech’s political experts are on standby to provide media outlets with background and interviews on a variety of topics connected to national, state and local races on Election Day and the days following. Experts and specialty topics include:

  • Voter turnout and voter suppression – Brandy Faulkner

  • Historical significance of women in politics, political representation – Farida Jalazai

  • Media coverage of the election, democracy and trust – Megan Duncan

  • Political behavior of the American electorate – Chad Hankinson

  • Historical context of past elections – Thomas Ewing

  • Election distress, coping with fear and anxiety – Scott Geller

  • The presidency and political transitions – Karen Hult

  • Virginia Amendment 1, limiting partisan gerrymandering – Nicholas Goedert

Schedule an interview

To schedule an interview with any member of the Virginia Tech political team, contact Shannon Andrea by email, or by phone at (703) 399-9494, or Bill Foy by email, or by phone at (540) 998-0288.

Our studio

Virginia Tech's television and radio studios can broadcast live HD audio and video to networks, news outlets, and affiliates interviewing Virginia Tech faculty and staff. The university does not charge for use of its studios. Video is transmitted by LTN Global Communications, Skype, or file sharing (Dropbox, Google Drive, We-Transfer, etc.). Radio interviews can be transmitted by ISDN, Comrex, or file sharing.  

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