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University of Delaware experts in public health, civil justice, climate change, economics and energy can discuss the Biden Administration’s first 100 days.


Jennifer Horney


Founding director of UD's epidemiology program and nationally known expert on COVID-19 who can provide insight into the Biden Adminstration's potential response to the virus and the ongoing rollout of the vaccine. 

Kimberly Oremus

Kimberly Oremus


Examines how climate change policy will impact marine environments. She also studies the economics of fisheries and marine transboundary issues as well as fishery management and international agreements.

Leland Ware

Leland Ware

Racial justice

Former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice explores policy changes in education and law as they relate to race. Expert on civil rights and civil liberties law, employment law and constitutional law. 


A.R. Siders

Climate change

A core faculty member in UD's Disaster Research Center, she studies climate change adaptation policies, with an emphasis on managed retreat and environmental justice. Examines potenital policy changes by the new administration.

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James Butkiewicz


Macroeconomist specializing in policy analysis and determinants of economic growth who provides expertise on the Biden Adminstration's economic plan. Historical areas of study include the economics of the Great Depression.

Kelvin Lee - NIIMBL

Kelvin Lee

Science and research

Provides insight on the reemergence of science and research as a key focus in the Biden Administration. He is director of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals.

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Dannagal Young

Political discourse

Research interests include the effects of political media, public opinion and the psychology of political humor. Examines how to bridge the divide between Trump supporters and opponents.

Jeremy Firestone - Wind Energy

Jeremy Firestone


Policy scientist who can provide a glimpse at the future of energy and its impacts in the Biden Administration: Offshore wind power, renewable energy, climate change policy, wildlife conservation and management.


Sheng Lu


Examines international trade and trade policy will shift as president-elect Biden takes over for Trump. Examines the economic, trade and supply chain impact of COVID-19, especially related to the fashion apparel industry.


Erin Cassese

Gender and politics

Expert on political psychology, gender stereotypes, public opinion who examines the Biden Administration's emphasis on gender equality. Also studies the behavior of women as voters and candidates for political office.

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