11/13/17: Dr. John Geer, Distinguished Professor & Chair of Political Science, Vanderbilt University

With a year now passed since the election, what have we learned?  What happened with the 2016 polls?  What is the status of both major parties?    What can we expect in 2018?  These and other questions will be addressed by Dr. John Geer, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Political Science at Vanderbilt University.

John G. Geer is currently Vice Provost of Academic and Strategic Affairs. Geer earned his PhD from Princeton University (1986), securing his BA from Franklin and Marshall College (1980).

Geer has published 5 books and over 20 articles on presidential politics and elections, and recently served as Editor of The Journal of Politics (2005-2009). His most recent book is In Defense of Negativity: Attacks Ads in Presidential Campaigns published by the University of Chicago Press, which won the Goldsmith Book prize from Harvard University (2008). He has provided extensive commentary in the news media on politics, including live nationwide interviews for FOX, CNN, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, ABC, and NPR. Geer has also written op-ed pieces for Politico, The Washington Post, LA Times, USA Today, and Chicago Tribune.