UM-Dearborn Faculty Experts on the 2008 Presidential Primary Debate
History of the Michigan GOP
Martin Hershock, History Professor
Author of an award-winning book on the history of the Republican Party in Michigan. Currently chair of the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Michigan-Dearborn
Elections and the Media
Trevor Thrall, Assistant Professor of Political Science
An expert in politics and the media. Author of a book and several articles on the topic, Thrall will be available to talk about media coverage of the campaign, campaign advertising strategies, and public attitudes toward the candidates.
Election and international financial issues
Ilir Miteza, Associate Professor of Economics
Specializes in international finance, monetary and banking issues.
Arab American issues
Ronald Stockton, Professor of Political Science
One of the principal investigators of the 2003 Detroit Arab American Study, a landmark survey of attitudes and opinions among and about Arabs and Arab Americans in the metropolitan area.
Donald Anderson, Professor of Political Science
Studied and taught numerous courses on the history of the American presidency, especially on the presidential selection process.
Labor and the auto industry
Bruce Pietrykowski, Professor of Economics
Director of UM-Dearbornís Urban and Regional Studies Program. He teaches courses in labor economics and can discuss the Detroit economy and the American auto industry.
Michigan economic issues
Lee Redding, Associate Professor of Business Economics
Research interests in public policy. Conducts studies on the economy of southeastern Michigan, including the major airports and economic innovation.