UNI's Donna Hoffman shares political expertise nationwide

Although the government shutdown is over, one thing that has remained the same is that when national media are looking for political expertise, they are turning to the University of Northern Iowa.

Donna Hoffman

Political Science Professor Donna Hoffman was quoted in a CNN story last week, offering her perspective on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s move to cancel President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address until the government reopens.

Hoffman this week was also a guest on the NPR show 1A, broadcast on American University Radio, discussing whether the State of the Union address is still necessary.Political science professor Donna Hoffman was quoted in a CNN story last week, offering her perspective on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s move to cancel President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address until the government reopens.

Hoffman, a nationally known scholar in the areas of the United States presidency and elections, is the co-author of the book “Addressing the State of the Union: The Evolution and Impact of the President’s Big Speech.”

“I am extremely proud of our faculty and the work they do, and it is wonderful to see it recognized at a national level,” said Brenda Bass, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Science. “The quality of Hoffman’s work is a good example of the excellence found in our faculty within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and UNI overall.  And critical to the mission of UNI, this faculty expertise gets shared with students in the classroom.”

CNN link: www.cnn.com/2019/01/24/politics/donald-trump-nancy-pelosi-government-shutdown/index.html

NPR link: the1a.org/shows/2019-01-30/the-state-of-the-state-of-the-union

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