Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

October 12, 2004

Whitworth Professor to Present Analysis of Who Will Win the Presidential Election

Whitworth Political Science Professor Michael Le Roy will give a presentation, "Who Will Win the Election: A Political-Science Analysis," on Monday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth College. A reception will follow Le Roy's presentation, which is sponsored by Whitworth's Murdock Lives of Commitment grant. Admissions is free. For more information about Le Roy's presentation, please call (509) 777-4269.

Le Roy serves as the international-affairs expert for Spokane's KXLY News 4 and teaches courses at Whitworth in international relations, comparative politics, international political economy, and research methods in political science.

Le Roy graduated from Whitworth in 1989 and returned to the college in fall 2002 from Wheaton College, in Illinois, where he was chair of the political-science department. He won Wheaton's faculty-achievement award for excellence in teaching in 1998 and a similar award from the American Political Science Association's honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, in 1999.

Between 1992 and 1994, Le Roy was a Fulbright Scholar at Gothenburg University, in Sweden. His research on civil society, xenophobia and the European Union was published in the journal Comparative Politics. He is also the author of Comparative Politics: Using MicroCaseŽ ExplorIt (2004, third edition); and Comparative Politics: An Introduction (3rd edition), and is the co-author of Research Methods in Political Science (5th edition), with the late Michael Corbett.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college enrolls 2,400 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.


Sarah Brody, interim assistant to the Murdock grant project director, Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4269 or sbrody@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public affairs specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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