Faculty, Staff Provide Election Insight through Speakers and Experts Bureau

Dr. Stuart Greenfield, adjunct associate professor of economics (right), on set at FOX 7 News.

This election season, ACC employees have been sharing their expertise beyond the classroom. Politically-minded faculty and staff are showing up in print, on TV, and on the radio, providing analysis on the campaigns, candidates, debates, and voter participation.

The History Department’s Dr. David Lauderback is regularly featured on KEYE’s Fridays with Uncle Fred segments to discuss the election – rising early to give insight to the station’s morning audience.

“ACC has phenomenal faculty with a remarkable pool of experience and expertise that makes a difference,” Lauderback says. “Working with media enables us to share what we know and build closer ties with the communities we serve.”

The Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) was in the media spotlight after releasing a report on voter behavior, principally authored by Blake Farrar, adjunct assistant professor of government. Peck Young, CPPPS director, did in-depth interviews with KUT, the Associated Press, and other media outlets. He’s also regularly interviewed for his overall political knowledge.

On election night, visit kvue.com from 8-9 p.m. to see Cathy Setzer Andrews, associate professor of government, on the station’s live web show. She’ll talk about issues that affected the campaign and the election-related conversations taking place that night on Twitter and Facebook.

Peck Young, director of ACC's Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (right), speaks with KUT's Ben Philpott.

“I’m looking forward to taking part in the excitement of the night,” says Setzer Andrews. “I was involved in politics for many years, so it’ll be interesting to be analyzing it from a different perspective.”

It’s all part of the re-launch of ACC’s Speakers and Experts Bureau, which connects the media and community groups to ACC faculty and staff. The Speakers and Experts Bureau – which has a new webpage – is overseen by Public Information and College Marketing (PICM).

PICM is always on the lookout for new experts to add to the list. All it takes is a willingness to speak to the news media or community groups about your area of expertise.

Sign up for ACC’s Speakers and Experts Bureau


Ready to sign up? Here’s what you need to provide:

  • Name
  • Contact information (including best non-office phone number)
  • Areas of expertise (e.g., subject matter, instructional format, particular student service, etc.)

Send this information to experts@austincc.edu – and you’ll be on your way to sharing your expertise.

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