Professor to Participate in Online Panel Discussion on First Presidential Debate

Erik Bucy is an expert in nonverbal expressions in presidential debates.

WHAT: Texas Tech University debate expert Erik Bucy to participate in a live online panel titled "Science of Presidential Debates"

WHEN: 10 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 27)

EVENT: Newswise, an online news distribution service, will host a panel discussion the morning after the first presidential debate, which is Monday (Sept. 26). The panel, titled "Science of Presidential Debates," provides scientific analysis from a variety of experts on the first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican nominee Donald J. Trump.

Erik Bucy, the Marshall and Sharleen Formby Regents Professor of Strategic Communication in the Texas Tech College of Media & Communication, will participate in the panel. He has performed extensive research and studies into nonverbal expressions in presidential debates and has been utilized in the past as a presidential debate expert.

Bucy will participate in the first of two days of analysis on the debate. Other experts will be available for a similar panel discussion on Wednesday (Sept. 28).

On Tuesday, Bucy will be joined by Simon DeDeo from the Santa Fe Institute, Kristine L. Munoz from the University of Iowa and Tim Ketelaar from New Mexico State University.

More information on the panel and registration can be found here.

CONTACT: Roger Johnson, president, Newswise, (434) 296-9417 or

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