Florida President Shares Insight Relating to Israeli Unrest, Fiscal Cliff

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Dr. Duncan makes a guest appearance on WPTV's To the Point. He and Dr. Watson share expertise with Anchor Mike Williams.

Dr. Duncan makes a guest appearance on WPTV's To the Point. He and Dr. Watson share expertise with Anchor Mike Williams.

November 20, 2012

Northwood University Florida President Dr. Tom Duncan recently teamed with South Florida ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates to analyze both local and national headlines relating to the Middle East conflict, a hotly contested Congressional race in Palm Beach, and the importance of preventing financial disaster as the United States approaches the "fiscal cliff," and more.

As President Duncan notes, "The race between incumbent Congressman Allen West (R) and challenger Patrick Murphy (D) went into overtime, as the race wasn't settled for two weeks after Election Day, with a narrow Murphy victory following several partial recounts in the district.. Duncan continued, "South Florida news outlets are very interested in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations taking place in Washington, D.C., as area citizens focus on both spending cuts and the possibility of higher taxes. Also, with a large Jewish population in South Florida, any news about the Middle East quickly becomes a major news story in our region. The Hamas rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip, and Israel's firm response to them, has garnered wide attention in news coverage in South Florida," says Duncan.

Northwood University faculty experts serve as a valuable community resource in times of economic and political uncertainty by readily sharing their expertise with local and national news media.

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.

To view one of Dr. Duncan's recent interviews, please visit WPTV's To The Point segment where he shares insight relating to the contentious Florida race between Congressmen Murphy and West.