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CUA Experts Available to Discuss President Obama’s Second Term

Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to comment on President Obama’s second term. Each source has extensive media experience. For assistance in reaching sources, contact public affairs staffers Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy at 202-319-5600 or

  • PRESIDENTIAL-CONGRESSIONAL RELATIONS — Matthew Green, associate professor of politics, is an expert on Congress, partisanship and party conflict, and presidential-congressional relations. Author of the book The Speaker of the House: A Study of Leadership, he also worked as a legislative assistant in the House of Representatives.

    Contact Green at 202-319-5667 (office), 917-751-1380 (mobile), or

  • POLITICAL RHETORIC - Stephen McKenna, chair of the Department of Media Studies, is an expert in U.S. presidential rhetoric, political rhetoric and propaganda, satirical media, and the rhetoric of advertising. He can comment on President Obama’s inaugural address.

    He has taught a course on Obama, Rhetoric, and Media. He is the author of Adam Smith: The Rhetoric of Propriety (SUNY, 2006) and co-editor of World's Greatest Speeches, 4th ed. (Dover, 1999). He has been quoted in the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Times, and the Toronto Star.

    Contact McKenna at 202-319-5601 or

  • AMERICAN POLITICS - Stephen Schneck, professor of politics, acting dean of the National Catholic School of Social Work and director of CUA's Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, is an expert in the convergence of classical political ideas and the issues of contemporary politics and governance. Schneck has provided commentary for many news organizations, including Time Magazine.

    Contact Schneck at 202-319-6228 or

  • ELECTIONS AND THE ELECTORATE - John Kenneth White, presidential scholar and professor of politics, can provide insights about the changing landscape of American politics that produced Barack Obama's victory in 2012. He has commented on the president’s second term in Canada’s Globe and Mail.

    He is the author of Barack Obama's America: How New Conceptions of Race, Family, and Religion Ended the Reagan Era. White is a veteran source for print journalists and has made numerous television and radio appearances.

    Contact White at 202-319-6136 or

For assistance in reaching sources, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600. To search for other CUA faculty experts, visit the Faculty Experts Guide at