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Mark Rozell

Professor of Public Policy

Expertise: Virginia politics, Christian right politics

Rozell is the author of nine books and editor of 16 books on various aspects of American government. He has testified before Congress on several occasions on executive privilege issues and has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad.

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Solon Simmons

Associate Professor, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Expertise: Presidential and congressional elections, class and culture politics, third-party candidates, political views of college professors

Simmons has published widely regarding American elections, the role of outsider presidential candidates and the role of class and culture in politics. His academic interests include the discussion of values and political narratives in the television era as well as examination of the fault lines in American politics over the past half-century. He has also conducted a study of political views and political correctness of faculty members in U.S. colleges and universities. His research has been widely covered in national media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, "The Today Show", NPR and "Meet the Press."

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782,

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Toni-Michelle Travis

Associate Professor of Government and Politics

Expertise: politics

Travis is the author of the annual "The Almanac of Virginia Politics. As a former Fellow at Oxford University's Rothermere American Institute, she conducted research on "The Evolving Color Line" which explores how the old black/white racial division has been changed by the arrival of non-European immigrants who are called "people of color." She also co-authored "The Meaning of Difference," which examines race, gender, social class, sexual orientation and disability. Travis has served as a political analyst on Virginia and national politics on BBC World Service, C-SPAN, CNN, Fox Morning News and the Washington, D.C. affiliates of NBC, CBS and ABC.

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