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Election 2012


Providence College’s faculty and staff members are ready to provide their expert opinion on all of today’s hot topics and trends. They are available to respond to all media inquiries regarding their studied areas of expertise. The following is a list of faculty whose research & expertise are relevant to various issues for Election 2012: 


Matthew Guardino, assistant professor of political science;

Teaching at PC since 2012
  • American Politics and Public Policy
  • News Media and Public Opinion
  • Economic and Social Welfare Issues
  • Political Rhetoric
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Introduction to American Politics
  • Empirical Political Analysis
  • Mass Media and Politics
  • Public Opinion and Political Socialization  


Dr. Anthony Affigne, professor of political science;

Teaching at PC since 1991
  • Campaigns and Elections (U.S. and Rhode Island)
  • Environmental Politics (Global, U.S., Rhode Island)
  • Latino Politics (U.S. and Rhode Island)
  • Black Politics and Inter-Minority Relations
  • Immigration Politics and Policy
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Environmental Politics
  • Urban Politics in the United States
  • Race and Politics in the Americas


Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery, associate professor of political science

and director of black studies program;

Teaching at PC since 2008
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Public Policy
  • Political Rhetoric
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Women and Politics
  • Urban Politics
  • Race, Gender and Public Policy
  • African American Politics


Dr. Joseph Cammarano, associate professor of political science;

Teaching at PC since 1997
  • Presidency
  • Congress, Youth, and Politics
  • Public Management/Administration
  • Campaign and Elections
  • Elections and Electoral Behavior
Selected Courses Taught:
  • American Presidency
  • Intro to Politics
  • Public Administration
  • American Government and Politics
  • Capstone in Public Service  
Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs and Community Relations Coordinator
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