Texas Tech University has several experts available to discuss the final weeks of
campaign events and beyond.
As the 18-month presidential campaign winds down, the pressure on the two candidates
and their surrogates ramps up. The final weeks of the campaign include two more debates
between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, a vice presidential campaign tonight (Oct.
4) between Tim Kaine and Mike Pence and 35 days of 24-hour news cycles, social media
posts and ads. Texas Tech University has several experts available to discuss these
events and what they may mean come Nov. 8 and after.
Cunningham can speak about 20th century U.S. history, particularly post-1945 American
political culture. This semester he is teaching a course on American presidential
politics from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan.
Cunningham has written two books focusing on the growth of conservatism in Texas and
McKee can speak about the presidential election, U.S. House and Senate elections,
Texas politics and statewide races.
McKee's recently published research includes white conservative voting for minority
Republican candidates in Senate and gubernatorial elections, voting behavior in different
parts of the South and factors influencing the passage of voter ID laws in states.
To view more of McKee's research, click here.
Levario can talk about race, immigration and border issues.
Levario's recent research includes the transnational context of immigration, militarization
and race in the western United States and northern Mexico. His book "Militarizing
the Border: When Mexicans Became the Enemy" explains current tensions and controversy
over immigration and law enforcement issues near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Comprised of 15 departments, the College offers a wide variety of courses and programs
in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics and natural sciences.
Students can choose from 41 bachelor’s degree programs, 34 master’s degrees and 14
With just under 11,000 students enrolled, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest
college on the Texas Tech University campus.
In fall 2016, the college embarked upon its first capital campaign, Unmasking Innovation: The Campaign for Arts & Sciences. It focuses on five critical areas of need: attracting and retaining top faculty,
enhancing infrastructure, recruiting high-potential students, undergraduate research
and growing the Dean’s Fund for Excellence.