Two West Virginia University professors are available to offer commentary on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address given Jan. 24.

Eberly Professor for Outstanding Teaching Robert DiClerico teaches and conducts research on the presidency, political parties and elections, and the politics of agenda setting. His primary research areas are the president and presidential elections.

He is the author of Voting in America (ABC-CLIO, 2004) and The American President 5th edition (Prentice Hall, 2000); and co-author of Choosing Our Choice (Rowan and Littlefield, 2000) and Few are Chosen (McGraw Hill, 1984). He is editor of Campaigns and Elections (Prentice Hall, 2000) and Analyzing the Presidency (Dushkin, 1990).

He may be reached by calling 304-293-3811 or through e-mail

John C. Kilwein, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, specializes in areas of policy analysis, public law and judicial politics. He is scheduled for several meetings in the next few days but can be reached by cell at 304-685-2533. Please leave a message or a text or e-mail him at

Professor Kilwein’s research has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Judicature, Southern Political Review, and State Constitutional Commentaries and Notes, and in the books, Lawyering on the Left: Causes, Politics, and Professional Responsibility (Oxford, 1997) and The Transformation of Legal Aid: Comparative and Historical Studies (Oxford, 1999).



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