Online Media Room

Experts Available

Bowling Green State University has three political science professors with extensive experience in radio, television and print media available to comment on a variety of topics surrounding the 2012 Presidential Election. To reach any of the people listed below, contact Dave Kielmeyer, Office of Marketing and Communications, at 419-372-8587 or or Jen Sobolewski, Office of Marketing and Communications, at 419-372-8582 or

BGSU also has HD satellite uplink capabilities through WBGU-TV, a PBS affiliate run by the University.

Dr. Melissa Miller
Associate Professor
Political Science
Ph.D., Northwestern University



Dr. Miller is a specialist in American Politics whose research and teaching focus on voter behavior, political participation, and women’s representation.  Her work appears in Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Politics & Gender, and PS: Political Science and Politics, among others.

Media Appearances:

  • Interview, Correia Braziliense, (Brasilia, Brazil), GOP Caucus in Iowa and Prospects for Candidates
  • Interview, WOSU Radio (Columbus), South Carolina Primary Results and Looking Ahead to Super Tuesday
  • Interview, US News & World Report, Issue 2 on the Ohio Ballot
  • Interview, The New Republic, Issues on the Ohio Ballot in 2011
  • Source for coverage of political advertising by and The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
  • Interviews on 2008 presidential campaign: ABC News; Associated Press; American Journalism Review; New York Review of Books; The (Toledo) Blade; WSPD News/Talk 1370, Toledo; WTOL-TV, Toledo; WTVG-TV, Toledo (political analyst on Conklin & Company, Ohio Primary Night Live Broadcast, Election Night Live Broadcast, various news programs)

Related Links:

Melissa Miller in the The Guardian on President Obama's re-election campaign

Melissa Miller on Mitt Romney in Ohio

Melissa Miller on Wisconsin Public Radio: The War on Women


Dr. David Jackson
Associate Professor
Ph.D. Wayne State University



Dr. Jackson is a specialist on American politics whose work focuses on the relationship between entertainment and politics, celebrity endorsements, the youth vote, social media and politics, and statewide labor issues.

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Dr. Neil Englehart
Associate Professor
Ph.D. UC San Diego



Dr. Englehart is one of the select few who can say they have traveled to North Korea, Burma and Afghanistan for research. His focus is on foreign policy and human rights. Englehart has published extensively in journals such as International Political Science Review, Social Forces, Asian Survey, Dissents and Human Rights Quarterly.

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