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Kansas Political Experts


The following is a list of experts on Kansas Politics and Government who
may be contacted by members of the media, researchers, and scholars:

Dr. Bob Beatty Dr. Bob Beatty
Professor of Political Science, Washburn University
Office: 785-670-1736
email: bob.beatty@washburn.edu
Areas of expertise: The Kansas Governor, Kansas politics and elections, Kansas political advertising, Kansas political debates *Dr. Beatty is the political analyst for Kansas First News (KSNT-TV and KTKA-TV in Topeka).

Dr. Michael Smith

Dr. Michael Smith
Professor of Political Science, Emporia State University
Office: 620-341-5566
Cell: 816-509-4535
email: msmith3@emporia.edu
Areas of expertise: Campaigns and elections, state legislatures, state and local government, campaign management, grassroots politics, interest groups
Dr. Alexandra Middlewood Dr. Alexandra Middlewood
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wichita State University
Phone: 316-978-3404
Email: alexandra.middlewood@wichita.edu
Areas of expertise: Gun politics, public opinion, political behavior and participation, civic engagement, and gender. 

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