Marquette University experts available for primary elections coverage

August 10, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University will have experts available for media interviews during the primary elections next week.

Please feel free to contact any of the experts below directly. Otherwise, Christopher Stolarski in the Office of Marketing and Communication is happy to help identify the most suitable expert. Chris is available at (414) 288-6060 or at

Media experts available:

The election and health care

Ms. Lisa Grabert
Visiting research professor of nursing
(414) 288-7356

Ms. Grabert most recently served as a senior staff member for health policy at the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means. Her areas of expertise are Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance.


The election and polling

Dr. Charles Franklin
Director of the Marquette University Law School Poll
(Dr. Franklin is unavailable on Tuesday, Aug. 14, but otherwise available).

A nationally-recognized government scholar and pollster, Franklin has established Marquette as the definitive source for information concerning public opinion in Wisconsin.


Political discourse

Justice Janine P. Geske

Justice Geske, a member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1993-98, has hosted a conference examining public discourse in elections. Justice Geske is a retired distinguished professor of law and university trustee.


The election and the economy

Dr. Joseph Daniels
Chair and professor of economics
(414) 288-3368

Issues concerning the Foxconn development and tariffs will continue after the primaries. Dr. Daniels can discuss where the economy is headed and how much impact it will have this election season.


General election issues

Dr. Julia Azari
Associate professor of political science
(414) 288-6211

Dr. Azari's research and teaching interests include the American presidency, American political parties and the politics of the American State.

Dr. Paul Nolette
Associate professor of political science
(414) 288-5821
(Dr. Nolette is unavailable Tuesday night, Aug. 14, but otherwise available).

Dr. Nolette is an expert on American federalism and the interplay between politics and law. With a Ph.D. in political science from Boston College and a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, Dr. Nolette has researched the politics of state attorneys general and wrote Federalism on Trial: State Attorneys General and National Policymaking in Contemporary America.