February 09, 2021

Media Advisory: Experts on former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has several experts available to assist reporters and news crews throughout this week on the U.S. Senate’s impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump.

The experts’ specialties include the historical significance of a second trial and impact on the nation; constitutional issues involved with the proceedings political polarization, American politics (including presidential politics) and more.

These experts – from the Department of Political Science, the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and SIU School of Law – with contact information to arrange for interviews, include:

  • Kenneth Mulligan, associate professor of political science, is currently teaching a course on campaigns and elections. His research and teaching involve American political behavior, media and politics, and public opinion.  He can be reached at 618-201-9634 and kmulliga@siu.edu
  • 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 is available via Zoom and can be reached at 618-303-1240 or jsjacson@siu.edu.
  • Steven J. Macias, associate dean and associate professor, SIU School of Law, specializes in constitutional law. He is available by Zoom or in-person for interviews. He can be reached at smacias@siu.edu or 618-536-8464.