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Election Year, Economic Crisis Increase Demand for Faculty Experts

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Florida faculty and staff participate in over ten ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX television interviews.
Dr. Duncan is interviewed by CBS reporter Chuck Webber.

Dr. Duncan is interviewed by CBS reporter Chuck Webber.

Justin Harmon comments to CBS anchor Ben Becker.

Justin Harmon comments to CBS anchor Ben Becker.

Dr. Duncan again comments to ABC's Cathleen O'Toole.

Dr. Duncan again comments to ABC's Cathleen O'Toole.

September 21, 2012

As the presidential election nears, political and economic headlines abound, and demand increases for Northwood University leaders to share insight relating to an assortment of issues.

"It's been a productive week, as Northwood University Florida President Tom Duncan and faculty members have participated in over ten ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX television interviews," said Susan McCreery Florida's Director of Public Relations. "Their ability and willingness to comment on a variety of meaningful subjects ranging from political to environmental issues serves as a valuable public service," she said.

Dr. Tom Duncan has highlighted many of the interviews, while commenting on subjects ranging from the Mideast turmoil, the importance of Hispanic voters in Florida, and what both Obama and Romney need to do to win the state's 29 electoral votes. "Because Florida is so crucial to the electoral calculations of both President Obama and Governor Romney, the two candidates and their vice-presidential nominees will be in our state frequently from now through election day in November," Duncan noted. "My background in political science and government service gives me credibility with the Palm Beach media when they look for expert analysis on the presidential race, and on international topics."

"The fact that Northwood University faculty provides expert commentary to the media during times of economic challenge reinforces their expertise. It reassures me that I am getting the best education available, which will make my degree much more valuable," said Danielle Miller, a Northwood University Sophomore who is majoring in Accounting.

Recently appointed Northwood Florida President in July, Duncan has become recognized as a valued political commentator for CBS, ABC, NBC and FOX television affiliates in the Palm Beach area. He served as a senior staff member to Missouri Governor John Ashcroft in education and policy management, as well as Director of the Missouri Division of Professional Registration, from 1985-1992. Prior to his government service, he was an assistant professor of government and public administration at Evangel College (now Evangel University) in Springfield, Missouri from 1980-1984. He later served colleges and universities in California, Arizona, and Ohio in faculty and administrative capacities.

Duncan earned his PhD. in higher education from the University of Arizona in 2005; an M.A. in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1979; his B.A. in government from Evangel College in 1975; and a course of study in preparation for Anglican ordination with the Anglican Mission in the Americas in South Carolina. In addition to his higher education service, Duncan has remained active as a chaplain and pastor in religious communities in Arizona, Missouri and Wisconsin.

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