Media Advisory

UF experts and for elections season

The following University of Florida sources are available to speak to news media about a range of election-season topics:

Sharon W. Austin

  • polssdw@polisci.ufl.edu
  • Title(s): Associate Professor, Director of African American Studies, UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Areas of interest: American government, urban politics, African American politics, African American mayoral elections, rural African American political activism, African American political behavior.

Stephen C. Craig

  • sccraig@ufl.edu
  • (352) 273-2377
  • Title(s): Professor, Director of Political Campaigning Program, Field Chair (Political Behavior), Department of Political Science, UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Areas of interest: Political behavior, American politics, public opinion and political behaviors, campaigns and elections, attitude measurement, and survey research

Juan E. Gilbert

  • juan@ufl.edu
  • (352) 563-0784
  • Title: The Banks Preeminence Chair in Engineering, UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
  • Areas of interest: Electronic voting systems, information security, database, data science and informatics, human-centered computing.
  • Note: Gilbert is the developer of Prime III, a software enabling voters with disabilities to easily participate in the electoral process.

Lynn Leverty

  • lleverty@aa.ufl.edu
  • Title(s): Senior Lecturer, Associate Director of the Askew Institute on Politics and Society, Department of Political Science, UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Areas of interest: Public administration, ethics, immigration, women in politics, public policy.

Michael D. Martinez

  • Martinez@ufl.edu
  • (352) 271-2363
  • Title(s): Professor, Department of Political Science, UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Areas of interest: Political behavior, roles of political conflict in landmark legislation, comparative politics, empirical theories of politics.

Michael P. McDonald

  • mcdonald@ufl.edu
  • (352) 273-2371
  • Title(s): Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Areas of interest: American politics, elections, methodology.
  • Note: Using a web-based, open source software, his org website is helping to depoliticize the redistricting process.

Beth Rosenson

  • rosenson@ufl.edu
  • (352) 392-0262 ext. 232
  • Title(s): Associate Professor, Field Chair (American politics), Department of Political Science, UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Areas of interest: American politics, state legislatures and Congress, legislative voting behavior, political ethics, corruption, political reform, American political development, media and politics.

Daniel A. Smith

  • dasmith@ufl.edu
  • (352) 273-2346
  • Title(s): Professor, UF Research Foundation Professor, Department of Political Science, UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Areas of interest: Political behavior, state politics, direct democracy, voting rights and elections

Trysh Travis

  • ttravis@ufl.edu
  • (352) 273-0393
  • Title(s): Associate Professor, Waldo W. Neikirk Term Professor, Center for Women’s Studies & Gender Research.
  • Areas of interest: Women and gender issues in the campaign

Phillip J. Williams

  • pjw@latam.ufl.edu
  • (352) 392-0375
  • Title(s): Director of Center for Latin American Studies, professor of political science
  • Areas of interest: Hispanic vote

 

Amy Stein

  • stein@law.ufl.edu
  • (352) 273-0953
  • Title: professor, UF Levin College of Law
  • Areas of interest: clean energy law, environmental law, electric grid governance, energy reliability and federalism.

 

Jon Mills

  • mills@law.ufl.edu
  • (352) 273-0835
  • Title(s): professor UF Levin College of Law, director of the Center for Governmental Responsibility, and former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.
  • Areas of interest: constitutional law – including the Florida Constitution – environmental law and legislation. Mills, who had a hand in writing the legislation, is a supporter of the passage of Amendment 2.