Marquette experts available for Presidential Inauguration topics
Jan. 13, 2021
MILWAUKEE — After the most closely watched election in the history of the United States, the 2021 presidential inauguration is nearing on Wednesday, Jan. 20, and members of the Marquette University faculty are available as experts on topics related to the event.
Please contact any of these experts directly, or contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at email@example.com or (414) 202-9329.
Catholicism and the presidency
Joe Biden is the second Catholic President after John F. Kennedy. Dr. Kate Ward, assistant professor of theological ethics, can discuss Catholic motifs in Biden's speeches/public appearances, Catholic teaching and his policy priorities, important trends in Catholicism during Biden's lifetime. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20th amendment and the transition process
Dr. Paul Nolette, chair and associate professor of political science, can discuss the 20th Amendment, which sets the inauguration date at Jan. 20, as well as the legal angles in the transition to a new administration. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Procedures of the presidential inauguration
Dr. Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, can discuss the procedures of the presidential inauguration and its surrounding importance. She can be reached at Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presidential rhetoric and speeches
Dr. Karen Hoffman, adjunct associate professor of political science and the associate director of the Les Aspin Center for Government, is an expert in presidential rhetoric and can discuss inaugural speeches and media coverage of the event. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Policies in the first 100 days
Dr. Amber Wichowsky, associate professor, and Dr. Philip Rocco, assistant professor, of political science, can discuss public policy-related issues in President Biden’s first 100 days and what issues he is expected to tackle shortly after taking office. Wichowsky can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rocco can be reached at email@example.com.
About Kevin Conway
Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.