Vanderbilt professor to speak about elections

Vanderbilt professor to speak about elections

Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 6:00 pm

The Messenger 09.26.12

John Geer, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, will present a lecture titled “Negativity and the 2012 Presidential Election: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” at 7:30 tonight at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
His presentation will be held in Watkins Auditorium of the Boling University Center.
Geer has published five books and over 25 articles on presidential politics and elections and is now editor of The Journal of Politics. His most recent book is “Gateways 4 Democracy.” In 2006, he published “In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaigns,” which won Harvard University’s Goldsmith Prize. He has also published “From Tea Leaves to Opinion Polls and Nominating Presidents.”
He has provided extensive commentary in the news media on politics, including live nationwide interviews for FOX, CNN, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, ABC and NPR. Geer has also written op-ed pieces for Politico, The Washington Post, LA Times, USA Today and The Chicago Tribune.
Currently, he is chair of the Department of Political Science and co-director of the Vanderbilt Poll.
For more information, contact Honors Programs director Dr. Lionel Crews at (731) 881-7436 or email him at

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