Chapman University’s Vice President for Research, Thomas Piechota will host the next Ask the Experts: U.S. Election Analysis, One Week Later on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Noon – 1:00 p.m. The event will be moderated by Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Dean Jennifer Keene, and feature panelists: Lori Cox Han, Ph. D.; John Compton, Ph. D.;   Kyle Longley, Ph. D.

Join us for a post-election discussion unpacking the results of the 2020 presidential election. The moderated conversation will place the election in historical perspective, consider the role of media and polling, evaluate what the election reveals about U.S. politics and society, and where we might be headed.

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Expert Biographies

Jennifer Keene, Ph. D. is a professor of history and dean of the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. She is a well-published expert on American history and will moderate Ask the Experts: U.S. Election Analysis, One Week Later.

Lori Cox Han, Ph. D. is Professor of Political Science. Her research and teaching expertise include the presidency, women and politics, and media and politics. She is the author of numerous books, including Advising Nixon: The White House Memos of Patrick J. Buchanan (University Press of Kansas, 2019); Presidents and the American Presidency, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2018); Women, Power, and Politics: The Fight for Gender Equality in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2018); and In It to Win: Electing Madam President (Bloomsbury, 2015). She is also the editor of several scholarly volumes, including Madam President? Gender and Politics on the Road to the White House (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2020); Hatred of America’s Presidents: Personal Attacks on the White House from Washington to Trump (ABC-CLIO, 2018); and New Directions in the American Presidency, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2018). Dr. Han is past president of Presidents and Executive Politics, an organized section of the American Political Science Association devoted to the study of the presidency. She received her Ph. D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California.

John Compton, Ph. D. is associate professor and chair of the Political Science department.  His teaching and research interests include American political development, constitutional law, and religion and politics.  In 2012, he was awarded the Law and Society Association’s annual dissertation prize.  His first book, The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution, was published by Harvard University Press in 2014.  In 2015, he received the Cromwell Book Prize for excellence in scholarship in the field of American legal history by a junior scholar (for Evangelical Origins).  Dr. Compton’s articles have appeared in the Review of Politics, American Political Thought, and the Journal of Supreme Court History. His most recent book is The End of Empathy: Why White Protestants Stopped Loving Their Neighbors (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Kyle Longley, Ph. D. is the Director of the War and Society Program and professor of history at Chapman University, recently joining the faculty after more than two decades at Arizona State University.  He specializes in U.S. military history, U.S. foreign relations, and modern American politics. He is the author or editor of nine books on topics ranging from U.S.-Latin American relations to southern politics and the American presidency.  His most recent works include the prize winning, The Morenci Marines:  A Tale of a Small Town and the Vietnam War, Grunts: The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam, LBJ’s 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America’s Year of Upheaval, and In Harm’s Way:  A History of the American Military Experience.  He also is a prize-winning teacher, receiving the Centennial Professorship for outstanding teaching by the Associated Students of Arizona State University and the Zebulon Pearce Award for outstanding professor in the Humanities at ASU.