UMSL political scientists in the news

A pair of political scientists at the University of Missouri–St. Louis provided their expertise this week on a trio of news stories.

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a story about issues Missouri lawmakers will address during the remaining two weeks of the current legislative session. The story aired May 3 on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU. (Click above to hear the entire story).

Terry Jones, professor of political science at UMSL, was quoted May 2 in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article about criticism Robert G. Lowery, mayor of Florissant, Mo., has receiving. In the article, Jones was quoted specifically in regard to the fact that Florissant operates as a “strong mayor” form of government.

Jones pointed out that few Missouri cities had such a system, then broke down the form of government’s pros and cons. The full story can be read here:

Jones also wrote an article analyzing the public’s opinion on the role race had in Barack Obama’s election to president. That article appeared May 3 in the St. Louis Beacon. Visit to read Jones’ article.

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