October 13, 2020
Media Advisory: U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing
Southern Illinois University Carbondale has several experts available to assist reporters and news crews with perspective on the political aspects of the confirmation hearing of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. The experts’ specialties include political polarization, judicial decision making, presidential politics and more.
- Benjamin Bricker, associate professor of political science, is now teaching a University Honors Program class on the 2020 elections. He also teaches courses in constitutional law and administrative law. His research interests include judicial decision making and political polarization. He can be reached at 202-664-3873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Scott Comparato, associate professor of political science, teaches courses in judicial process, constitutional law, civil liberties and criminal rights, and his research interests include judicial decision making and state supreme courts. He can be reached at 618-453-1154 or email@example.com.
- John Jackson, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute visiting professor, has more than four decades of political expertise and research in presidential politics, campaigns and elections. He can be reached at 618-303-1240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- John T. Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, spent 26 years in Washington, D.C., covering Congress and economic issues for Market News International before his arrival at SIU Carbondale in 2018. He has been a guest on the PBS NewsHour and C-SPAN. He can be reached at 618-453-4009 or email@example.com.