As President Barack Obama’s second-term swearing-in approaches on Monday, Jan. 21, Dr. William Rosenberg, a professor of political science at Drexel University, is available for interviews with the media. He can discuss such things as Obama’s major first-term accomplishments, the most pressing challenges – domestically and internationally – facing the nation in his second term, what we can expect from his speech and some historic highlights from inaugurations past.
Rosenberg is a well-known expert in the presidential election process, public opinion and media related to the campaigns. He is the author of more than 80 articles, papers and technical reports, and the co-author of two books related to public opinion and public policy: News Verdicts, the Debates and Presidential Campaigns and The Politics of Disenchantment: Bush, Clinton, Perot and the Press.
Rosenberg has been a research consultant for a variety of public and private organizations within the city, region and nation. He is also a regular analyst for television, radio and newspapers. Rosenberg served as a campaign analyst for CNN and the BBC during the 2008 Presidential election. In addition to these appearances, Rosenberg served as the debate analyst for POTUS XM Channel 130 after the Democratic and Republican debates for the 2008 Presidential Election and continues to serve there, as well as other media outlets, as a political analyst.
Rosenberg founded the Drexel University Survey Research Center and served as its director for 20 years. He has taught applied research methods techniques at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a member of Mid-West Association of Public Opinion Researchers (MAPOR) for more than 20 years, he has been a regular presenter and chair at the annual conferences, as well as a member of its executive board. He has served as president of MAPOR, as well as on the Ethics and Standards Committee of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).