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Political/Election Experts

From presidential elections, to local politics, the supreme court and state policy, UNI's political science faculty provide expertise and perspectives on state, regional and national topics.


Donna Hoffman

department head and associate professor, political science

319-273-5916
319-266-3218 (cell)

donna.hoffman@uni.edu

Topics:  American politics, Iowa Caucuses, American presidency, presidential-congressional relations, presidential rhetoric, campaigns and elections

Co-authored a book on how the State of the Union address works as a tool of presidential communication. The book's title is "Addressing the State of the Union: The Evolution and the Impact of the President's Big Speech."

Donna Hoffman


Justin Holmes 

assistant professor, political science

319-273-6305
319-830-0821 (cell)

justin.holmes@uni.edu

Topics: Political communication, public opinion, voting behavior, political advertising, political psychology, campaigns and elections, politics and the internet

Justin Holmes


Christopher Larimer 

associate professor, political science

319-273-6047
319-504-7396 (cell)

christopher.larimer@uni.edu

Topics:  Public policy, political behavior, state boards, Iowa politics, Iowa Caucuses, state legislature, voter turnout, candidate behavior

Blog: http://addins.kwwl.com/blogs/politics_in_iowa/

Christopher Larimer


Ramona McNeal 

assistant professor, political science

319-273-6493

ramona.mcneal@uni.edu

Topics: Impact of Internet on elections and campaigns, political participation, e-government, campaign finance reform, public policy, health and education policy

Ramona McNeal

Scott Peters 

associate professor, political science

319-273-2727

scott.peters@uni.edu

Topics: Law and American politics, selection and retention of state judges, judicial politics, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Constitution/constitutional law

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