Media tip sheet: CSU experts on topics related to the 2022 Colorado and U.S. elections

Several experts at Colorado State University are available to members of the media to discuss election issues in Colorado and the nation.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Jennifer Dimas at or Allison Sylte at

Below are the faculty members and their areas of expertise:

Courtenay Daum, professor of political science, can discuss LGBTQ politics, gender and the law, gender and politics, critical race theory, U.S. civil rights and civil liberties, social justice movements and American constitutional law. 

Robert Duffy, professor of political science, can discuss Colorado elections (state and federal), campaign finance, environmental policy and environmental organizations.

Matthew Hitt, associate professor of political science, can discuss the role of media in political partisanship. He co-authored an article for The Conversation in February 2019 about his research team’s finding that the closure of many local newspapers around the country has fueled political partisanship. Hitt can also address Supreme Court and Congressional issues.

Ernesto Sagás, professor of ethnic studies, can discuss politics and race/ethnicity/identity, immigration politics/policies and what is at the root of what often feels like irreconcilable differences facing the country right now.

Kyle Saunders, professor of political science, can discuss federal elections, Colorado politics, Colorado elections, election administration, voter behavior, voter attitudes, political parties and polling.

Steve Weiss and Jesse Grace, instructors of journalism and media communication, can discuss the controversy over mail-in voting during the 2020 U.S. election, including the Jan. 6 insurrection. Their film “Democracy Vs. The Big Lie: The Truth Behind Mail-in Voting” features interviews with election officials and politicians from both sides of the aisle.