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Dr. Camille Charles, professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and director of Penn’s Center for Africana Studies, has done research for the Obama campaign.
Dr. Marie Gottschalk is a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches courses on the American presidency, political development and power in America.
Dr. Donald Kettl is a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of TheNextGovernment.com, a project of Penn’s Fels Institute of Government which analyzes candidates' campaign pledges. He is author of the new book, “The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them.”
Dr. Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, associate director of Penn's Washington Semester Program and author of the book, "Presidents as Candidates,” has written numerous articles analyzing the Bush administration in journals such as the Presidential Studies Quarterly, Brookings Review, Political Science Quarterly and The Journal of Politics.
Dr. Rogers Smith, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, is chair of the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism.
Dr. Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, is an expert on 20th-century American political, urban and social history and the U.S. in the 1960s. Dr. Sugrue is author of "Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North."