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Faculty Experts

William Rosenberg, PhD

Professor, Department of Politics

College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise:

Politics

Rosenberg specializes in local, regional and national politics and presidential elections and is a recognized expert on the American presidency and presidential campaigns. He has authored more than 60 articles, papers and technical reports and co-authored two books on presidential elections: The Politics of Disenchantment: Bush, Clinton, Perot and the Press (Praeger Publishers, New York, 1991) and New Verdicts (Paragon House, New York, 1995).

Rosenberg also studies U.S. and public opinion, political polling and research methods used in polling. He is an expert in public opinion, applied research and evaluation, all of which he teaches at Drexel.


For news media inquiries, contact Emily Storz at els332@drexel.edu, 215.895.2705 (office) or 609.351.3592 (cell). 

In the News

  • Trump, Ukraine, Impeachment and Elections

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sept. 23 on POTUS XM 124 in a segment about President Trump, Ukraine, impeachment and upcoming elections.

  • POTUS XM 124: Trump, Congress, the Courts and Public Opinion

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on May 20 on POTUS XM 124 about the issues associated with Trump, Congress, the Courts and public opinion.

  • Biden Announces Campaign HQ in Philly

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on May 16 by KWY-Newsradio (1060-AM) regarding Joe Biden's announcement of Philadelphia as his national campaign headquarters.

  • William Rosenberg with Tim Farley Self Contained

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on April 8 on POTUS XM 124 about the release of the Mueller Report, the Barr Summary, Congressional reaction, and Joe Biden as a Presidential candidate.

  • Dr William Rosenberg with Tim Farley Self Contained

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed Feb. 25 on POTUS XM 124 about the current status and future politics of the border wall as well as the pathway forward in terms of the Mueller report and other investigations.

  • What Does President Trump’s Expected National Emergency Announcement Mean For The Average American?

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in Feb. 14 KYW-TV (CBS-3) segment about how Trump’s declaration of a national emergency over border security will affect the average American.

  • Drexel Professor Weighs in on State of the Union Address, Democratic Response


    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 5 KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) story about the State of the Union address.

  • POTUS 124: 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination Process

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed onSirius XM Radio's "POTUS 124" program on Jan. 2 discussing the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination process.

  • Dr William Rosenberg with Tim Farley self contained

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio's "POTUS 124" program on Nov. 19 in segments about the 2018 midterm elections and the White House revoking CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press credential.

  • Drexel Political Science Professor Bill Rosenberg Offers Reaction To 2018 Midterm Elections

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a Nov 7 KYW-TV (CBS-3) segment about how President Trump's agenda will be affected now that the Democrats have taken control of the House.

  • The Fall 2018 Midterm Elections

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio's "POTUS 124" program on Nov. 5 2018 about the Midterm elections.

  • GOP Representative Proposes Banning All Political Discussions in Pennsylvania Classrooms

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 24 Newsweek article about proposed state legislation that would ban political discussions in all K-12 classrooms if approved.

  • William Rosenberg on Mueller Investigation

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio's "POTUS 124" program on May 21 in a segment about the Mueller investigation.  

  • William Rosenberg with Tim Farley: Legitimacy, Authority, and Sovereignty

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio's "POTUS 124" program on May 7 to discuss legitimacy, authority, and sovereignty in the time of Trump.


  • PA18 District Special Election

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio's "POTUS 24" program on March 12 about the special election for the US House of Representatives race in the PA18 District and the foreshadowing of the 2018 elections.

  • Bill Rosenberg on SiriusXM POTUS

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio's "POTUS 24" program on Feb. 26 discussing the NRA, CPAC, the gun debate and the tipping point for social movements.

  • The Alabama Senate Race and Its Effect on Other Races

    David S. Cohen, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, authored a Jan. 14 opinion piece for WHYY.org offering six ways Philadelphia can woo Amazon with better bike lanes.

  • The Alabama Senate Race

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio’s “POTUS 124” program on Dec. 18 speaking on a number of areas including the impact of the Alabama Senate race and its trend line along with other recent elections. He also discussed the Tax Bill, how the public views it now and how they may view it going forward, particularly in different types of states and among different types of voters.

  • Alabama Senate Race and Its Trend With Recent Elections

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio’s “POTUS 124” program on Dec. 18 speaking on a number of areas including the impact of the Alabama Senate race and its trend line along with other recent elections. He also discussed the tax bill, how the public views it now and how they may view it going forward, particularly in different types of states and among different types of voters.

  • Tax Reform, Roy Moore and the Flynn Investigation

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio’s “POTUS 124” program on Dec. 4 on a number of areas including the Tax Reform Bill, Republican politics related to Roy Moore, and the Flynn Investigation.

  • Supreme Court Ruling On President Trump’s Travel Ban Raises Plenty Of Uncertainty

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in June 26 KYW-TV (CBS-3)/KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) story in regards to the Supreme Court ruling on President Trump’s travel ban. Rosenberg was also interviewed on June 19 on a Sirius XM Radio’s “POTUS 124” broadcast to analyze the Trump Investigations and other national issues.


  • Local Expert Weighs in on Flynn's Immunity Request

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in an April 1 WTXF-TV (FOX-29) story about General Flynn, the first national security advisor appointed by President Donald Trump and his request for immunity.

  • Trump Presser Draws Strong Reaction From Political, Media Experts

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Science, was interviewed in a Jan. 11 KYW-TV (CBS-3) news segment about president-elect Donald Trump's recent press conference, his first in six months. Rosenberg was also interviewed on Sirius XM Radio's "POTUS 124" program on Jan. 11 regarding the press conference.

  • Police Brutality, Trump Presidential Win Sparks Civil Unrest Across US

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Dec. 22 Sputnik News story regarding post-election demonstrations.

  • Ivanka Trump's Jewelry Brand

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on a Nov. 16 KYW-TV (CBS-3) segment regarding the ethical and legal capacities of Ivanka Trump’s jewelry brand promoting items worn by the president-elect’s daughter during her father’s media campaigns.

  • How Did Pollsters Not See President-Elect Trump Coming?

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Nov. 9 KYW-TV (CBS-3) news story about the pre-analysis and polls indicating a Hillary Clinton win, but resulting in a Donald Trump president-elect. Rosenberg discusses the margin of error and other factors that contributed to the projected outcome in relation to the actual result.

  • How Did Pollsters Not See President-Elect Trump Coming?

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Nov. 9 KYW-TV (CBS-3) news story about the pre-analysis and polls indicating a Hillary Clinton win, but resulting in a Donald Trump president-elect. Rosenberg discusses the margin of error and other factors that contributed to the projected outcome in relation to the actual result.

  • Rosenberg and the Presidential Election

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio’s “POTUS 124” program on Nov. 8 discussing the outcome of the Presidential election including the polls, campaigns and where we go from here.

  • Sen. John McCain Promises GOP Will Unite To Keep Liberal Justices Off Bench

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Oct. 18 KYW-TV (CBS-3) story regarding the legality behind Arizona Senator John McCain, campaigning for Pat Toomey, and the promise he made that the GOP would unite to keep liberal justices off the bench in the event of a Clinton presidential win.

  • How PACs Continue to Grow An Increased Role In American Politics

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on an Oct. 10 KYW-TV (CBS-3) story about the role of super PACs in the presidential race. He was also interviewed in KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) on Oct. 9 in a story about the second presidential debate.

  • Donal Trump Reframes His Call For Stop-and-Frisk Policing

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 22 Newsday story about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's call for increased "stop and frisk" policing and why he may need to reframe his stance.

  • Is it Time for a Third Party?

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a New York Times ‘Upfront’ story about the possibilities of a third party candidate in the U.S. presidential race, the story will be available in print on Sept. 19.

  • The Political Impact of the National Conventions

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was interviewed in a July 18 KYW-TV (CBS-3) news segment about the political impact and unfolding of the Democratic National Convention and the Republic National Convention.

  • Social Media Plays Key Role In Democratic Congressional Sit-In

    William Rosenberg, PhD, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed by KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) June 23 on the use of broadcasting apps on social media during the Democratic congressional sit-in on gun control issues.

  • The Path to Nomination

    Bill Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, appeared on EBRU-TV’s “Fresh Outlook” March 19 and appeared in four different segments covering the path to nomination for presidential candidates, the Supreme Court nomination, FIFA, and various topics during a lightning round. Additionally, Rosenberg appeared on WTFX-TV (FOX-29) March 20 to discuss the presidential election and the upcoming Pennsylvania primary.

  • Political Expert Breaks Down Tuesday's Primary Results

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, appeared on EBRU.TV's "Fresh Outlook" March 12. He participated in three different segments. Then, on March 16, Rosenberg was on KYW-TV (CBS-3) analyzing the presidential primaries from the night before and what more the election could hold this year.

  • CNN Democratic Debate

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed during a March 7 broadcast of POTUS Radio (XM-130) about the recent Democratic debate.

  • Rosenberg Explains Super Tuesday Results

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed live on KYW-TV (CBS-3) on March 2 about the primary election results on "Super Tuesday."

  • A Look to the Campaign for Presidents Day

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in the Bucks County Courier Times on Feb. 15 about President’s Day. He also was interviewed on WXTF-TV (FOX-29) on Feb. 14 about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

  • 2016 New Hampshire Primary and the GOP Debate

    William Rosenberg, PhD,a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on EBRU-TV's "Fresh Outlook" on Feb. 13 about the New Hampshire primary and the refugee crisis. He also was interviewed on POTUS XM Radio 130 by host Kent Klein, analyzing the South Carolina Republican Debate on Feb. 13.

  • In Lenfest's Gift, Much Potential for Media

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on POTUS XM Radio 130 on Jan. 13, analyzing the president's State of the Union Address. He also was interviewed on KYW-TV (CBS-3) on Jan. 13 regarding the State of the Union Address. He appeared on EBRU-TV’s “Fresh Outlook” on the topic of gun laws and mental health. Research by Rosenberg was mentioned in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on Jan. 14 about H.F. Lenfest, chairman of the Philadelphia Media Network, donating the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com to the Philadelphia Foundation.

  • GOP Debate: Democratic Nominees

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was a panelist on EBUR-TV’s “Fresh Outlook” analyzing the recent Republican debate on Oct. 31.

  • Russia Helping Syria

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on POTUS XM 124 on Oct. 29 analyzing the Third Republican Presidential debate, which was held on Oct. 28. He also was a panelist on EBUR-TV’s “Fresh Outlook" on Oct. 24 regarding Russia, Syria, the presidential election and other topics.

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  • The Democratic Presidential Debate

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on POTUS-XM 124 on Oct. 14, analyzing the first Democratic Presidential debate.

  • Breaking Out of a Crowded Field

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Aug. 9 about the Republican candidates for president. 

  • Christie's Presidential Campaign

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 28 KYW-TV (CBS-3) story about the possibility of Governor Chris Christie announcing his presidential candidacy this week.

  • Philly Mayoral Candidates Prepare for Primary

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a May 17 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) segment about Tuesday’s Democratic primary for mayor.

  • Fresh Outlook

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on EBRU-TV’s “Fresh Outlook” on March 14 about the controversy surrounding Hilary Clinton’s email address and the upheaval in Ferguson, among other topics.

  • Philadelphia City Council Candidate Hijacks Domain Names To Steer Voters From His Opponent

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on KYW-TV (CBS-3) on Jan. 28 about city council candidates purchasing domain names of their opponents.

  • When an Apology Falls Short of Remorse

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on Nov. 24 about Lincoln University’s president’s apology for his comments about rape and other high profile apologies.

  • Political Observers See Hard Legislative Road Ahead For Tom Wolf

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a Nov. 5 KYW Newsradio segment about newly elected Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf.

  • What Do These Midterm Results Tell Us?

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a Nov. 5 KYW-TV (CBS-3) segment about the results of the midterm elections.

  • Mega-Donors Give Big in State Elections

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Oct. 30 Time article about donors in state elections.

  • A GOP-led Senate could mean more Obama executive orders

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Oct. 15 Washington Times article about the possibility of a Republican Senate for President Obama’s final two years of office.

  • Crisis In Syria: Humanitarian Aid Is Needed

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on EBRU-TV on Oct. 13 for stories on Syrian refugees and the ISIS crisis, the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Nobel Prize winners. He also was interviewed on WCAU-TV (NBC-10) on Oct. 9 regarding the upcoming governors’ race in PA and the impact of Clinton and Christie visiting Pennsylvania on that race and their own possible upcoming presidential campaigns.

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  • Should US Troops Engage in Combat?

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on EBRU-TV on Sept. 18 about whether or not U.S. troops should engage in combat with ISIL.

  • US vs. ISIL

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on EBRU-TV about the likely messages of President Obama in his televised address about ISIS on Sept. 9. He also was interviewed on this topic on POTUS-XM radio on Sept. 10.

  • US Foreign Policy Under the Scanner

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on EBRU-TV on Sept. 4 about foreign policy.

  • Ferguson, Journalists Overseas and Ebola

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on EBRU-TV’s “Fresh Outlook” on Aug. 23 about various topics including the shooting, politics, and optics in Ferguson, Missouri, the Ebola patient situation, the killing of journalists internationally and political corruption.

  • Polling

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on WPHL-TV (Phl-17)’s “in Focus” on April 12 about polling.

  • Governor Christie

    Dr. Bill Rosenberg, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a November 3 WCAU-TV (NBC 10) “At Issue” segment about Governor Chris Christie’s chances in the 2013 election for governor.

  • Government Shutdown

     Dr. Bill Rosenberg, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in an October 1 KYW-TV (CBS-3) segment about the government shutdown.

  • Privacy Invasion

    Dr. William Rosenberg, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, appeared on an August 18 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) “At Issue” segment about privacy invasion.

  • RNC threat to networks over Hillary Clinton programs: Is it wise? Is it real?

    Dr. William Rosenberg, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article on August 5 about the RNC threatening television networks that plan to air programs on Hillary Clinton.

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