L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Wilder School Lunch and Learn - Elections: 2022 and Beyond with Bob Holsworth, Ph.D.

Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs to kick off 2023 with a virtual Lunch and Learn session that will illuminate future directions in government. Renowned political scientist Bob Holsworth, Ph.D., will analyze the 2022 election results and examine the implications for the 2023 General Assembly races in Virginia and the national contests in 2024.

The session will be moderated by Robyn Diehl McDougle, Ph.D. (M.S.’00/GPA; Ph.D.’03/H&S), Wilder School associate dean of research and outreach and associate professor.

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This event 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 is one of the leading political analysts in Virginia. He is the regular political analyst for WTVR CBS6 in Richmond, and his commentary on Virginia and national politics have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post and newspapers throughout the nation. He has appeared on most major American TV networks as well as the BBC and Fuji Television. He was named one of the 100 Influentials in Virginia Politics by Campaigns and Elections magazine.
Holsworth is the founding director of the Center for Public Policy and dean of the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. He received VCU’s Outstanding Teacher Award and the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia’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., 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.