Election Center

GVSU Expert Sources


The 2014 midterm and gubernatorial elections will have great importance in Michigan and nationally. Grand Valley State University has experts available for comment.

Browse the topics at left for some of our top experts. For topics not listed or assistance in scheduling interviews, contact Nate Hoekstra in University Communications at (616) 331-8138.





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Advertising and Public Relations professor Tim Penning weighs in on the value of national publicity for a local candidate. "Being on a national list is far less important than addressing the list of local issues. There's an old adage attributed to former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill: 'all politics is local.'"



Michael Wolfe

Michael Wolfe

Michael Wolfe is an associate professor of psychology who can address the effect that specific words have on the way one... more


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