VIDEO: Wilder School Lunch and Learn "All Eyes on Virginia: Analyzing Election 2023" with Bob Holsworth, Ph.D.
Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs for a virtual Lunch and Learn session that will illuminate upcoming directions in government. Renowned political scientist Bob Holsworth, Ph.D., will analyze the 2023 Virginia elections and examine implications for the state. The session will be moderated by Robyn Diehl McDougle, Ph.D. (M.S.’00, Ph.D.’03), Wilder School associate dean of research and outreach and associate professor.
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This presentation is co-sponsored by the VCU Alumni Political Science Caucus, a constituent academic organization of VCU Alumni. The caucus advances the mission of the university by connecting, serving and celebrating VCU political science alumni all over the world. Membership in this organization is automatically conferred on all VCU alumni who graduate with a degree in political science. Learn more
About the speaker
Bob Holsworth, Ph.D., is one of the leading political analysts in Virginia and a managing parter of consulting firm DecideSmart. He is the regular political analyst for WTVR CBS6 in Richmond. His comments on Virginia and national politics have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post and in newspapers throughout Virginia and the nation, and he has appeared on almost all the major American TV networks as well as the BBC and Fuji Television. Holsworth was founding director of both the Center for Public Policy and the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU. He was named one of the 100 Influentials in Virginia Politics by Campaigns and Elections magazine and has received VCU’s Outstanding Teacher Award and SCHEV’s Outstanding Faculty Award. He is a managing principal in DecideSmart, a firm that provides analysis and planning assistance to agencies, local governments, nonprofits and private sector companies with governmental interests.
About the moderator
Robyn Diehl McDougle, Ph.D. (M.S.’00, Ph.D.’03), is the associate dean of research and outreach and an associate professor at the Wilder School. Her primary area of research is program evaluation, project impact and the impact of violent crime on youths and community development. She has also worked with local and state correctional agencies in the development of effective prisoner reentry programs as well as helped create a nationally recognized jailers academy internship program. McDougle has conducted training in leadership, stress management and death investigation for local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies and public safety organizations.