The Catholic University of America

Sept. 29, 2006

CUA Experts Available to Discuss 2006 Elections

Several noted experts on U.S. national politics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss Senate, House and gubernatorial races in the upcoming elections that are being hotly contested by both major U.S. political parties. Each of the sources has extensive media experience and frequently comments for print and broadcast journalists. For assistance in reaching sources, contact Chris Harrison or Katie Lee at 202-319-5600.

  • AMERICAN POLITICS - Stephen Schneck, chair of the CUA Department of Politics, is an expert in the convergence of classical political ideas and the issues of contemporary politics and governance. His areas of expertise also include: the Catholic vote, the framers of the U.S. Constitution, religion and American politics, Christian "just war theory," church/state issues, the political implications of Catholic theology and the political theory of American government. A popular lecturer on campus and in the Washington area, he has spoken before various public groups, organizations and agencies, including frequent appearances before audiences at the Smithsonian Institution.

    Schneck can be reached at 202-319-6228 or by e-mail:

  • ELECTIONS AND THE ELECTORATE - John Kenneth White, Presidential scholar and professor of politics, can provide insight, historical perspective and thoughtful commentary on the election and the impact of values, including moral and Catholic values, on the American electorate. Author of "The Values Divide: American Politics and Culture in Transition," he works extensively with international pollster John Zogby, recently appointed a senior fellow at CUA's Life Cycle Institute. White has coined the phrase "E pluribus duo" to describe the United States' political polarization into two competing political camps. He has served as a guide to the political caucus process for C-SPAN and is a veteran source for print journalists and broadcast news outlets.

    White can be reached at 202-319-6136 or 202-319-5999 or by e-mail:

  • CONGRESSIONAL POLITICS - Matthew Green, assistant professor of politics, is an expert on congressional politics, partisanship and party conflict, congressional elections, and presidential-congressional relations. He has been a Brookings Institution Research Fellow, and his research has appeared in such journals as "American Politics Research," "Legislative Studies Quarterly," and "Electoral Studies." Before receiving his Ph.D., he worked as a legislative assistant in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1998. His most recent publications include an article on intra-party challenges to the Speaker of the House and a forthcoming article on contested House elections.

    Green can be reached at 202-319-5667 (office) or 917-751-1380 (mobile) or by e-mail:

To search for other CUA faculty who serve as experts for the media, visit the online Faculty Experts Guide at: or contact the Office of Public Affairs for more assistance at 202-319-5600.


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Media contact(s):
· Chris Harrison, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600,
· Katie Lee, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600,