Students to Watch Election Returns with Political Science Professors

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On Tuesday, November 4 beginning at 8:30 p.m. Xavier students will gather in the Husman Residence Hall on Xavier’s campus to watch the election returns come in. For the first two hours, they will be joined by two faculty from the Department of Political Science. After that, the students will watch on their own.
Mack Mariani, Assistant Professor of Political Science, has been at Xavier for one. A Buffalo native, he earned his BA at Canisius College (1991) and his MA and PhD at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University (1992, 2006). Mariani's teaching and research interests include campaigns and elections, congress and the legislative process, women and politics, and political internships/experiential learning. He is co-author of Diverging Parties (Westview Press, 2003) and co-editor of the Insider's Guide to Political Internships (Westview Press, 2002).  He teaches: Introduction to American Politics and Government, Presidential/Congressional Campaign Internship, Congress and the Legislative Process, Campaign Strategy and Persuasion, and Gender and Politics: Women, Elections, and Representation. 
Tiest Sondaal is a visiting instructor in political science at Xavier this year. He earned his master’s in political science (2007) from the University of Cincinnati and a BA cum laude from Xavier (2003) in International Affairs: Modern Europe. No stranger to competition himself, Sondaal was a star player on the men’s soccer team while a Xavier undergraduate.