Roosevelt University Faculty Experts

Roosevelt University’s faculty political experts available for media

As local elections take place, Roosevelt University faculty members are always available to speak on a variety of timely topics related to elections and the political environment in general.

Our experts include:

Ralph Martire is the Rubloff Endowed Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University, and the Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, the latter being a bipartisan organization that researches and develops fiscally responsible and evidence based policy initiatives designed to promote social and economic justice. He served on the Equity and Excellence in Education Commission, which was established by the Obama Administration as part of the Civil Rights Division of the Federal Department of Education. Most recently, Professor Martire was appointed to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s finance committee.

David Faris is the program director of Political Science at Roosevelt University and is an internationally published author and scholar. He currently is a contributing writer at The Week, and has published op-eds in many major publications, including The Washington Post, Buzzfeed and The Daily Beast.  David recently published It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics.

For interview requests on these topics and more, please contact:
Nicole Barron

About Roosevelt University 

Roosevelt University, a private institution founded in 1945 on the principles of inclusion and social justice, has more than 4,500 students in five colleges. With campuses in the Chicago Loop and northwest suburban Schaumburg, Roosevelt offers 70 undergraduate and 40 graduate programs across five colleges and online, including arts and sciences, business, performing arts, education and pharmacy. Roosevelt has been ranked the fourth most racially diverse private university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report – Best Colleges Rankings. For more information, visit

kcesarotti • February 1, 2019

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