A West Virginia University political scientist will be available Tuesday night (May 11) to comment on primary election results.

Neil Berch is an associate professor in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. His areas of specialization include state and local politics, American electoral and legislative politics and public policy.

Berch has written articles on women candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, tax progressivity in the states and the effects of challenger spending in U.S. House elections. His articles have appeared in American Politics Quarterly , Political Research Quarterly and Southeastern Political Review .

He has a doctorate from the University of Washington.

Berch can be reached at 412-341-8033 (home phone) or 412-445-3957 (cell phone).