Elon faculty talk media, politics in 2012 campaign season

Three professors have made news in recent days by analyzing issues related to the upcoming elections.


Two faculty members in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, along with a colleague from the School of Communications, were featured by regional television news broadcasts in recent days for their expertise related to election-season issues.

Associate Professor Sharon Spray, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, was interviewed by WGHP Fox 8 in the Piedmont Triad for reasons behind increased voter registration this year. Days later, political science Assistant Professor Dion Farganis spoke with WFMY News 2 in Greensboro, N.C., about the impact the presidential election in November may (or may not) have on gun rights.

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Associate Professor Rich Landesberg gave an extended interview to News 14 Carolina’s “Capital Tonight” program in which he reflected on media coverage of the presidential race and the recent political conventions in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C.