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Dr. Thomas Baldino


Dr. Thomas Baldino
Professor, Political Science, Wilkes University

Dr. Thomas Baldino is a sought-after resource for expert commentary on political events and elections for numerous news organizations, from local media to national networks. Dr. Baldino is regularly quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, Pittsburgh Post Gazette and Harrisburg Patriot News and is a frequent guest on political talk radio programs both nationally and internationally. In addition, he serves as a manuscript editor and proposal reviewer for nearly a dozen political journals and publishing companies including Congressional Quarterly, McGraw-Hill and Columbia University Press. Dr. Baldino spent the fall 2002 semester as a legislative assistant to state Representative Phyllis Mundy, 120th District of Pennsylvania, where he engaged in some research for the representative as well as pursuing his own research agenda. Dr. Baldino was elected to serve on various committees, including the recent Home Rule Study Commission, which studied the viability of the home rule form of county government. He was appointed board member of the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization. In 2005, Dr. Baldino became the first faculty member from the Association of Private Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania to be appointed to the Legislative Office of Research Liasion (LORL) for the 2005-2006 academic year. LORL provides non-partisan research for the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The research group draws on academic support and faculty expertise from participating colleges and universities. Dr. Baldino was also selected to a two-year term as a speaker for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, a state and federally funded program that provides speakers to groups and organizations on such topics as history, culture and politics. Dr. Baldino’s speech is “Colors of the American Political Spectrum.” 

To listen to an audio clip of Dr. Baldino who was featured on NPR.com.
Click on the following link: In Pennsylvania, Democrat Kanjorski In Trouble



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