UNH NH Primary Experts

ECONOMY

Economy/Recession

Ross Gittell
James R. Carter Professor and Professor of Management
ross.gittell@unh.edu
603-431-7628 (home)
603-862-3340 (work)

Gittell can discuss the New Hampshire and New England economies, economic development, income disparity, and fiscal issues.

Brian Bolton
Assistant Professor of Finance
brian.bolton@unh.edu
603-862-1709 (work)

Bolton can discuss corporate governance, investments, capital structure, IPOs, mergers, real estate, asset pricing, and earnings quality. Prior to becoming a professor, Bolton worked as a senior associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers and a research analyst with Gordon Investment Corp. of Dallas.

Michael Goldberg
Associate Professor of Economics and Roland O'Neal Professor
michael.goldberg@unh.edu
603-862-3385 (work)

Goldberg's expertise is in macroeconomics, financial markets, and monetary policy. His ground-breaking research and development of the Imperfect Knowledge Economics (IKE) model asserts that exact models of purposeful human behavior are beyond the reach of economic analysis.

Jessica Lepler
Assistant Professor of History
jessica.lepler@gmail.com
603-862-3146 (work)

Lepler researches early American history, American economic history, the culture of capitalism, political history, Jacksonian America, intellectual history, legal culture in the 19th century, and Atlantic world history. Her recent research has looked at the Panic of 1837 and the history of economic panics.

Kristin Smith
Family Demographer at the UNH Carsey Institute and Research Assistant Professor of Sociology
kristin.smith@unh.edu
603-862-1290 (work)
603-454-8117 (cell)

Smith's research focuses on women’s labor force participation and work and family policy. She has examined women’s employment, earnings, and wives’ contributions to overall family economic well-being; wives as economic providers and their labor force exits; how families cope with economic turmoil due to either economic restructuring or recessions; the low-wage caregiving workforce; and the interplay between work, family, and child care for parents and children.

Layoffs/Workplace Violence

Paul Harvey
Assistant Professor of Management
paul.harvey@unh.edu
603-862-3301 (work)

Harvey studies how perceptions and emotions influence employee workplace behaviors. His most recent research has looked at entitlement attitudes in the workplace, how personality influences coworker abuse, turnover rates of hostile workers, and abusive supervisors.

Middle Class

Cliff Brown
Associate Professor of Sociology
cliff.brown@unh.edu
603-862-0765 (work)

Brown is an expert in the areas of race, ethnic relations, class, social status, social power, social stratification and mobility, inequality, the environment and social change, and the U.S. labor movement.

Ross Gittell
James R. Carter Professor and Professor of Management
ross.gittell@unh.edu
603-431-7628 (home)
603-862-3340 (work)

Gittell can discuss the New Hampshire and New England economies, economic development, income disparity, and fiscal issues.

Poverty

Beth Mattingly
Director of Research on Vulnerable Families at the UNH Carsey Institute
beth.mattingly@unh.edu
603-862-2961 (work)

Mattingly can discuss women, children, and family well-being. She examines child poverty and how different family policies influence rural, suburban, and urban families and how families adjust their labor force behavior during times of economic strain.

Taxes

Ross Gittell
James R. Carter Professor and Professor of Management
ross.gittell@unh.edu
603-431-7628 (home)
603-862-3340 (work)

Gittell can discuss the New Hampshire and New England economies, economic development, income disparity, and fiscal issues.

Education

Higher Education/Affordability

Bruce Mallory
Professor of Education
bruce.mallory@unh.edu
603-862-3733 (work)

Mallory is an expert in early childhood disability and social policy, comparative early education, higher education leadership and change, and deliberative dialogue and civic engagement.

K-12/Race to the Top

Joe Onosko
Associate Professor of Education
jonosko@comcast.net
603-862-3495

Onosko can discuss trends and issues in social studies education and schooling more generally. His research has focused on authentic learning: creating school environments that challenge and engage students intellectually, and help them find meaningful connections between classroom ideas and the world today.

Todd DeMitchell
Professor of Education and Justice Studies
tad@cisunix.unh.edu
603-862-5043 (work)

DeMitchell studies the impact of court cases and other legal mechanisms on schools, school liability, and adequate supervision. In addition to his research in this area, DeMitchell has two decades of experience in K-12 as a teacher, principal and superintendent.

ENVIRONMENT

Climate Change

Stacy VanDeveer
Associate Professor of Political Science
stacy.vandeveer@unh.edu
603-862-0167

VanDeveer is an expert on international relations, environmental politics, U.S. foreign policy, European politics, international environmental policymaking and its domestic impacts, and the connections between environmental and security issues.

Cameron Wake

Research Associate Professor
cameron.wake@unh.edu
603-862-2329 (work)

Wake researches regional climate and environmental change through the analysis of ice cores and instrumental records. Currently he is leading research programs to assess the impact of climate change in New England and to reconstruct climate change from ice cores recovered from glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau and in the Arctic.

Larry Hamilton
Professor of Sociology
lawrence.hamilton@unh.edu
603-862-1859 (work)

Hamilton's research areas include the Arctic, human dimensions of climatic change, and environmental sociology.

Barry Rock
Professor in UNH’s Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space
barry.rock@unh.edu
603-862-1792 (work)

Rock's research and publications have focused on remote sensing of vegetation. In 2001, he was the lead author and general editor of Preparing for a Changing Climate: New England Regional Overview of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change.

Environmental Protection/Oil Spill

Nancy Kinner
Professor, Co-Director of Coastal Response Research Center
nancy.kinner@unh.edu
603-862-1422 (work)
603-479-3777 (cell)

A professor of civil and environmental engineering at UNH, Kinner can discuss the environmental impact of oil spills such as the recent BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico. She also can discuss spill response, assessment and restoration.

FOREIGN POLICY

China/Asia/Korea

Chris Reardon
Associate Professor of Political Science
chris.reardon@unh.edu
603-436-7376 (home)
603-862-1858 (work)

Reardon is an expert in Chinese domestic and foreign politics, Asian politics and economy, and international relations.

European Politics

Stacy VanDeveer
Associate Professor of Political Science
stacy.vandeveer@unh.edu
603-862-0167

VanDeveer is an expert on international relations, environmental politics, U.S. foreign policy, European politics, international environmental policymaking and its domestic impacts, and the connections between environmental and security issues.

India/Pakistan

Jeannie Sowers
Assistant Professor of Political Science
jeannie.sowers@unh.edu
603-862-1752 (work)

Sowers can discuss Middle East politics, the politics of India and Pakistan, environmental politics, and U.S. foreign policy.

Middle East

Alynna Lyon
Associate Professor of Political Science
alynna.lyon@unh.edu
603-862-0881 (work)

Lyon is an expert in peacekeeping, conflict resolution, international organizations, ethnic identity and nationalism, political violence, U.S. foreign policy, and Middle East politics.

Jeannie Sowers
Assistant Professor of Political Science
jeannie.sowers@unh.edu
603-862-1752 (work)

Sowers can discuss Middle East politics, the politics of India and Pakistan, environmental politics, and U.S. foreign policy.

History of U.S. Foreign Policy

Kurk Dorsey
Associate Professor of History
kd@unh.edu
603-659-6289 (home)
603-862-3022 (work)

Dorsey is a historian who can discuss modern history of the United States, World War II, Canadian history, modern American environmental history, U.S. foreign policy, and the history of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.

HEALTH CARE

Health Care Reform

Bob Woodward
Forrest D. McKerley Endowed Chair in Health Economics
rsw@cisunix.unh.edu
603-862-7032

Woodward is an expert in economics (urban/regional and econometrics), health economics, pharmaco-economics, Medicare, health care reform, and transplantation economics.

Ned Helms
Director of the NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice at UNH and Clinical Professor
edgar.helms@unh.edu
603-862-5030 (work)
603-731-5561 (cell)

Helms is the founding director of the NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice at UNH. He has more than 30 years of experience in New Hampshire health policy and politics, including serving as Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services for New Hampshire, founder and President of a health policy consulting firm (Helms and Company), and chief administrative officer of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Hampshire.

POLITICS

Gay Marriage

Marla Brettschneider
Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies, and Coordinator of the Women's Studies Program
marlab@unh.edu
603-862-4676 (work)

Brettschneider is an expert in political philosophy, feminist theory, queer theory, diversity and democratic theory, and Jewish politics and identity.

Government Accountability

Mel Dubnick
Professor of Political Science
mdubnick@gmail.com
603-862-4083 (work)
617-803-6020 (cell)

Dubnick is an expert in public administration, American government, government accountability, civic education, and public sector ethics. He can discuss accountability of public officials, such as the issues related to the 2008 financial downturn, the BP oil spill, and Hurricane Katrina.

Immigration

Ken Johnson
Professor of Sociology and Senior Demographer at the Carsey Institute
ken.johnson@unh.edu
603-862-2205

Johnson is a nationally recognized expert on demographic trends in rural and urban America. His research examines national and regional population redistribution trends, demographic trends in recreational areas, the impact of immigration, and the relationship between demographic and environmental change.

Laurence French
Senior Research Associate, Justiceworks
frogwnmu@yahoo.com
603-862-1493 (work)

French can discuss U.S.-Mexico immigration policy, the Bosnian-Serbian conflict, ethnic cleansing, genocide, Native American issues, and forensic psychology.

Political Rhetoric/Civility

Bruce Mallory
Professor of Education
bruce.mallory@unh.edu
603-862-3733 (work)
Mallory is an expert in early childhood disability and social policy, comparative early education, higher education leadership and change, and deliberative dialogue and civic engagement.

Jennifer Borda
Associate Professor of Communication
jennifer.borda@unh.edu
603-862-3709 (work)

Borda's areas of expertise include propaganda, persuasion, rhetoric, criticism, film criticism, feminism, feminist politics, and public speaking.

James Farrell
Associate Professor of Communication
james.farrell@unh.edu
603-862-3447 (work)

Farrell can discuss political debates, the history and criticism of American public address, and political and religious discourse.

Presidential History

Ellen Fitzpatrick
Professor of History
eff@cisunix.unh.edu
603-862-3017 (work)

Fitzpatrick is a nationally known presidential historian who regularly appears on PBS' NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. She can discuss modern American political and intellectual history. Her most recent book is “Letters to Jackie: Condolences From A Grieving Nation.”

Kurk Dorsey
Associate Professor of History
kd@unh.edu
603-659-6289 (home)
603-862-3022 (work)

Dorsey is a historian who can discuss modern history of the United States, World War II, Canadian history, modern American environmental history, U.S. foreign policy, and the history of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.

Presidential Polling

Andy Smith
Director of the UNH Survey Center and Associate Professor of Political Science
 andrew.smith@unh.edu
603-868-3309 (home)
603-862-2226 (work)
603-343-7732 (cell)

Smith conducts political polls at the local, regional, and national levels. His areas of expertise include trends regarding political candidates and issues, the New Hampshire Primary, and presidential politics. During the presidential election, his polling data are often cited by national news organizations.

Presidential Politics

Andy Smith
Director of the UNH Survey Center and Associate Professor of Political Science
 andrew.smith@unh.edu
603-868-3309 (home)
603-862-2226 (work)
603-343-7732 (cell)

Smith conducts political polls at the local, regional, and national levels. His areas of expertise include trends regarding political candidates and issues, the New Hampshire Primary, and presidential politics. During the presidential election, his polling data are often cited by national news organizations.

Dante Scala
Associate Professor of Political Science
dante.scala@unh.edu
603-862-1519 (work)
603-540-4018 (cell)

Scala is an expert on the New Hampshire Primary, presidential politics, NH politics, political campaigns and debates, and the U.S. presidency.

Kurk Dorsey
Associate Professor of History
kd@unh.edu
603-659-6289 (home)
603-862-3022 (work)

Dorsey is a historian who can discuss modern history of the United States, World War II, Canadian history, modern American environmental history, U.S. foreign policy, and the history of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.

Racism

Cliff Brown
Associate Professor of Sociology
cliff.brown@unh.edu
603-862-0765 (work)

Brown is an expert in the areas of race, ethnic relations, class, social status, social power, social stratification and mobility, inequality, the environment and social change, and the U.S. labor movement.

Religion

Michele Dillon
Professor of Sociology
 michelle.dillon@unh.edu
781-239-3552 (home)
603-862-2925 (work)

A religion scholar, Dillon has written extensively on Catholicism in the United States and elsewhere, and has been especially interested in the institutional and cultural processes that enable Catholics who selectively disagree with aspects of Catholic teaching to remain loyal to Catholicism. She also has examined the political engagement of the Catholic Church, and of other churches and activist organizations in public moral debates in different western countries.

SAFETY

Violence Against Children

David Finkelhor
Director of the UNH Crimes against Children Research Center, Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory, and Professor of Sociology
david.finkelhor@unh.edu
603-862-2761 (work)
603-767-1010 (cell)

A nationally recognized expert, Finkelhor can discuss child victimization, child maltreatment, child sexual abuse, bullying, cyberbullying, missing and abducted children, child homicide, and family violence.

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